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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Chris Renschler, a University at Buffalo associate professor of geography, was recently appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to the New York State Respond Commission, which is tasked with finding ways to ensure New York State is ready to respond to future weather-related disasters.

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Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel associate Lindsay M. McKenna was selected to serve this week as a presenter on probate proceedings at P/S Probate & Administration of Estates, a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.

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The American Red Cross Mohawk Valley Chapter named Clarence native Jennifer Balog chapter executive. The chapter covers Oneida, Herkimer and Otsego counties. Balog is a graduate of ECC and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Company Connections

Independent Health’s MyIH mobile app was named Gold Web Health Award winner in the “Mobile Application: Tool and Resource” category at the 14th annual Web Health Awards, presented by the Health Information Resource Center. MyIH was judged against nearly 400 entries, including those from industry leaders in health care.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $60,490 federal contract for fluid pressure regulating valves from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Servotronics Inc., Elma, was awarded a $52,596 federal contract for torque motors from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Ensil Technical Services, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $29,450 federal contract for electronic components from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Patents

Title: Using promiscuous and nonpromiscuous data to verify card and reader identity

No.: 8,322,608

Inventors: Davis, Michael L. (Amherst); Hulusi, Tam (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Assignee: Assa Abloy AB (Sweden)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012

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Title: Oxygen supply method and apparatus

No.: 8,323,378

Inventors: Swami, Sadashiv (Tonawanda); Barrett, Philip A. (Tonawanda); Kelly, Richard Martin (Buffalo)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012