The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11:10:10

Systems and methods for soliciting customers using computer readable media
Patent    7,831,513
Systems and methods are provided for soliciting customers using solicitation media. The solicitation media distributed to customers may comprise computer readable media that stores information pertaining to offer(s) for one or more product(s) or service(s) …[private]

The computer readable media may also be provided with logic or program instructions that cause the customer’s computer to perform certain functions. By way of example, the functionality provided through the computer readable media may facilitate the selection of a product or service that is best suited for the customer’s needs, as well as assist a customer to complete and/or submit an application or request for an offered product or service. In addition to serving as a solicitation tool, the computer readable media may also serve as a financial transaction card that is associated with a financial product offered to the customer, such as a credit card or debit card.
Inventors: Ronald F. Kishen (Glen Allen); Nick Dumas-Brown (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corp. (Falls Church, Va.)
Nov. 9, 2010

Medication organizing system
Patent 7,828,148
An improved medication organizing system for allowing patients to rapidly and easily prepare hermetically sealed dosage packages to set up their medication regime for a week, month, or longer period of time. The device includes seven hoppers to allow the patient to prepare a set of hermetically sealed medication packages for a given time for each day of the week. After being filled, each package in the set of seven packages is hermetically sealed simultaneously by simply loading the set into a sealing unit and pulling a lever. Sealing of the packages does not require manual manipulation of the individual packages by the user, such as would be required for medication organizers utilizing individual packages with zip-lock seals. The medication organizing system allows patients who lack manual dexterity, such as elderly patients, to easily prepare medication dosages for an extended period of time. The medication organizing system enables the preparation of small, easily transportable packages of medication that can be quickly and easily filled, sealed, handled, and reopened by any user, including the elderly.
Inventors: James B. Gibson (Midlothian)
Nov. 9, 2010

Method for producing a tobacco rod with a hollow passageway extending therethrough
Patent 7,827,994
The present invention is directed at various apparatus and methods for forming a sealed hollow core tobacco rod. The methods of the invention at least comprise passing a trimmed tobacco column and paper under a tongue that widens and flattens the column and paper; forming the tobacco and paper into a cylindrical shape; forming an inner hollow core; maintaining the hollow core shape; and outputting the sealed hollow core tobacco rod.
Inventors: Steven F. Spiers (Midlothian); Wesley G. Sanderson (Chester); Steven R. Rinehart (Chesterfield)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2010

Small molecule inhibitors of botulinum neurotoxins
Patent 7,825,154
Disclosed herein are methods of inhibiting the activity of Botulinum neurotoxin A metalloprotease with the compounds disclosed herein. Also disclosed are methods of treating, inhibiting or preventing intoxication caused by bacteria of at least one bacterial strain in a subject, and pharmaceutical and cosmetic compositions comprising the compounds disclosed herein.
Inventors: Sina Bavari (Frederick, Md.); Rick Gussio (Frederick, Md.); James C. Burnett (Richmond)
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, D.C.)
Nov. 2, 2010

Thermal performance garments comprising a bleach tolerant outer shell fabric of polypyridobisimidazole and polybenzobisoxazole fibers
Patent    7,825,049
The invention concerns a flame-resistant garment having an outer shell fabric comprising 50 to 95 parts by weight of a polybenzobisoxazole fiber and 5 to 50 parts by weight of a polypridobisimidazole fiber having an inherent viscosity of greater than 20 dl/g.
Inventors: Reiyao H. Zhu (Midlothian); Richard Young (Richmond)
Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Nov. 2, 2010

Application server providing personalized voice enabled web application services using extensible markup language documents
Patent 7,831,430
A unified web-based voice messaging system provides voice application control between a web browser and an application server via an hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) connection on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The application server, configured for executing a voice application defined by XML documents, selects an XML document for execution of a corresponding voice application operation based on a determined presence of a user-specific XML document that specifies the corresponding voice application operation. The application server, upon receiving a voice application operation request from a browser serving a user, determines whether a personalized, user specific XML document exists for the user and for the corresponding voice application operation. If the application server determines the presence of the personalized XML document for a user-specific execution of the corresponding voice application operation, the application server dynamically generates a personalized HTML page having media content and control tags for personalized execution of the voice application operation; however if the application server determines an absence of the personalized XML document for the user-specific execution of the corresponding voice application operation, the application server dynamically generates a generic HTML page for generic execution of the voice application operation. Hence, a user can personalize any number of voice application operations, enabling a web-based voice application to be completely customized or merely partially customized.
Inventors: Lewis D. Dodrill (Richmond); Satish Joshi (Glen Allen); Ryan A. Danner (Glen Allen); Steven J. Martin (Richmond)
Assignee: Cisco Technology Inc. (San Jose, Calif.)
Nov. 9, 2010

Thermal performance garments comprising an ultraviolet light tolerant outer shell fabric of polypyridobisimidazole and polybenzobisoxazole fibers
Patent 7,829,482
The invention concerns a flame-resistant garment having an outer shell fabric comprising 5 to 40 parts by weight of a polybenzobisoxazole fiber and 60 to 95 parts by weight of a polypridobisimidazole fiber having an inherent viscosity of greater than 20 dl/g.
Inventors: Reiyao H. Zhu (Midlothian); Richard Young (Richmond)
Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Nov. 9, 2010

PIPD comfort fabrics and articled made therefrom
Patent 7,829,483
The invention concerns a fabric useful in apparel and garments comprising an intimate blend of staple fibers, the blend of fibers comprising 55 to 95 parts by weight of a polypyridobisimidazole fiber having an inherent viscosity of greater than 20 dl/g and a tensile modulus of greater than 120 GPa (820 gpd); and 5 to 45 parts by weight of a flexible fiber having a tensile modulus of less than 10 GPa (70 gpd).
Inventors: Susan L. Lovasic (Chester); Reiyao Zhu (Midlothian); Richard Young (Richmond)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Nov. 9, 2010

Garments comprising high strength extreme thermal performance outer shell fabric of polybenzimidazole and polypyridobisimidazole fibers
Patent 7,829,481
This invention concerns a flame-resistant garment having an outer shell fabric comprising 50 to 95 parts by weight of a polypyridobisimidazole fiber having an inherent viscosity of greater than 20 dl/g and 5 to 50 parts by weight of polybenzimidazole fiber.
Inventors: Reiyao H. Zhu (Midlothian); Richard Young (Richmond)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Nov. 9, 2010

Amphiphile-modified sorbents in smoking articles and filters
Patent 7,827,996
Smoking articles which involve the use of amphiphile-modified sorbents are disclosed. The amphiphile-modified sorbent has at least one amphiphilic compound bound to an inorganic molecular sieve substrate. The amphiphile-modified sorbent selectively removes certain constituents from cigarette smoke, while maintaining other constituents, such as those that contribute to flavor. Methods for making cigarette filters and smoking articles using amphiphile-modified sorbents, as well as methods for smoking a cigarette containing an amphiphile-modified sorbent, are also provided.
Inventors: Jay A. Fournier (Richmond); Zhaohua Luan (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2010

Variable vapor barrier for humidity control
Patent 7,829,197
Disclosed is a composition comprising a neutralized acid copolymer or ionomer thereof, an organic acid, and optionally other polymers, having a ratio of wet cup permeance to dry cup permeance greater than 10. The composition is useful as a variable vapor barrier for moisture control of buildings. Also disclosed are articles comprising the variable vapor composition and methods of their use.
Inventors: John Chu Chen (Hockessin, Del.); Sam L. Samuels (Landenberg, Pa.); Ashok Harakhlal Shah (Midlothian)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Nov. 9, 2010

Hard armor composite
Patent 7,827,898
A hard armor composite includes a rigid facing and a ballistic fabric backing. The fabric backing is carried by the facing, and includes an array of bundled high-performance fibers. The fibers have a tensile strength greater than 7 grams per denier and a denier per filament ratio of less than 5.4.
Inventors: Andrew D. Park (Midlothian); Dave Park (Walnut, Calif.); Alexander J. Park (Midlothian); William B. Perciballi (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Assignee: Armorworks Enterprises LLC (Chandler, Ariz.)
Nov. 9, 2010

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