The Western New York Paralegal Association recently named Laura A. Kryta president of its 2013-14 board of directors. Kryta is a para- legal with Phillips Lytle. Other officers include: first vice president/director of programming and education, Sue Ann Sarra, the Miserendino Law Firm; second vice president/director of membership and NFPA representative, Annette Worthington, Hodgson Russ; treasurer and ESAPA representative, Edith Feiling, Phillips Lytle; secretary, Diane W. Capicotto, Hiscock Barclay; and director of marketing and public relations and director of corporate sponsorship, Michelle M. Coxford, Phillips Lytle.


Child Advocacy Center of Niagara honored the following Niagara County Child Abuse Intervention Project members for hard work and dedication: Golden CAIPer, Debbie Stevenson, senior caseworker, Niagara County Department of Social Services; Tough CAIPer, Travis Mapes, detective, Lockport Police Department; Newbie CAIPer, Kara Sciarrino, family services advocate, Child Advocacy Center of Niagara; Honorable Mention CAIPer, Martha LaCorte, crime victim specialist, New York State Police; and Honorary CAIPer, Mary Brennan-Taylor, vice president, YWCA of Niagara.


David J. Luzon, a partner with Phillips Lytle, was recently elected secretary of the Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York.

Company Connections

Buffalo Pumps, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $50,000 federal contract for the repair of centrifugal pumps from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.


Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $50,000 federal contract for the repair of dehydrator units from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.


Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $727,386 federal contract for the repair of motional transducers from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.


SCMC, a construction management firm wholly owned by Seneca Holdings and the Seneca Nation of Indians, was recently awarded a $2.7 million contract with Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant on its premises.


Title: Method and system for displaying portions of recorded media content instances

No.: 8,468,454

Inventor: Poslinski, Thomas (Elma)

Assignee: Sony Corp. (Tokyo

Date issued: June 18, 2013


Title: Expandable retrieval device

No.: 8,468,678

Inventors: Laduca, Paul (Buffalo); Salahieh, Amr (Saratoga, Calif.); Schultz, Michael (Santa Cruz, Calif.); Broome, Thomas E. (Shakopee, Minn.)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed (Maple Grove, Minn.)

Date issued: June 25, 2013