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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Phillips Lytle LLP partner Sharon Prise Azurin was elected to a three-year term on the board of trustees of Trocaire College. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, her MBA, with distinction, from the University at Buffalo School of Management and her JD, cum laude, from the UB School of Law.

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Rich Baseball president of operations Jonathan A. Dandes was reappointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to his fourth consecutive term on the UB Council. The term will run from through 2020. The UB Council serves as the primary oversight and advisory body to the university, its president and senior officers.

Company Connections

TxMQ, a Buffalo-based IBM consulting firm, is launching a new practice area involving enterprise portals, Web content management and enterprise content management. The effort will be headed by Erasmus Tapera, a 22-year veteran in the IT industry.

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Radio station ESPN 1520 (WWKB-AM) is adding a business news segment to its Buffalo Means Business show from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturdays. The show is hosted by Buddy Shula. The first news segment airs Jan. 14.

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FB Displays & Designs created a new tabletop display for Saint-Gobain to debut at the 2013 Compounding World Forum in Philadelphia. Saint-Gobain is a global leader in the development and production of Boron Nitride solutions with a focus on technical support and innovation. FB Displays & Designs, in Williamsville, provides event marketing solutions.

Patents

Title: Ultrasonic fingerprint scanning using a plane wave

No.: 8,601,876

Inventors: Schneider, John K. (Snyder); Kitchens, Jack C. (Tonawanda); Baker, James T. (Lockport) Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego)

Date issued: Dec 10, 2013

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Title: Breathing-gas delivery and sharing system and method

No.: 8,602,026

Inventors: Fuhrman, Bradley P. (Buffalo); Dowhy, Mark S. (West Seneca)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: Dec. 10, 2013