The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.20.11

Universal knowledge information and data storage system
Patent 7,984,014
A system is provided for storing knowledge, information and data (KID). The system includes a plurality of sources of KID, at least one receiver of KID from the plurality of sources, a universal knowledge, information and data store and an interface coupling the receiver and the UKIDS. The interface provides a plurality of logical partitions for storing KID within the UKIDS. In one embodiment, a first level of the logical partitions segregates information into personal and professional KID. A plurality of second personal levels under the first personal level segregates KID storage into a teams of people subset, an activities and organization subset and an organization and administration subset. A plurality of second professional levels under said first professional level segregates KID storage into a clients subset, an output subset, a teams subset and an administration subset.
Inventors: Michael R. Song (Guilford, Conn.); Timothy Burress (Richmond)
Assignee: Cohesive Knowledge Solutions Inc. (Guilford, Conn.)
July 19, 2011

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Stroboscopic illuminator
Patent 7,982,407
A photographic illumination system, comprising a first stroboscopic flash tube, for emitting an intense broadband illumination pulse comprising ultraviolet rays; a second stroboscopic flash tube, for emitting a continuous series of broadband illumination pulses comprising ultraviolet rays; an optional filter, within a common optical path of the first and second stroboscopic flash tubes, for filtering a portion of the broadband illumination; and a control, for synchronizing the illumination pulse of the first stroboscopic flash tube with an external trigger pulse, wherein the second stroboscopic flash tube provides an output suitable for use by a human, unaided by viewing accessories, to compose a subject at a distance from the first and second stroboscopic flash tubes, and the first stroboscopic flash tube provides an output pulse suitable for exposure of an image capture medium. Both tubes are preferably manufactured to maintain the same spectral signature by adjusting fill pressure and gas mixture, and envelope material.
Inventors: Roy Larimer (Richmond)
July 19, 2011[private]

Method of making pouched tobacco product
Patent 7,980,251
A pouched tobacco product includes a lined pouch material of a web and a water-soluble liner adjacent the web and a tobacco component contained within the lined pouch material. The water-soluble liner is interposed between the web and the tobacco component. The liner preferably reduces staining of the web by the tobacco component. Additionally, the liner may include a flavorant.
Inventors: Warren D. Winterson (Chester); Timothy D. Cochran (Richmond); Tommy C. Holland (Midlothian); Karen M. Torrence (Chester); Steve Rinehart (Chesterfield); G. Robert Scott (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
July 19, 2011

Bearing puller
Patent 7,980,604
A novel and improved puller that provides a safe and efficient manner and tooling to remove bearings, bushings, gears, etc. The invention is simple and highly efficient is its design and use due to incorporating multiple design elements into the main collets or bearing adapters. My present invention uses a simple split collet machined accurately to precisely fit the bearing being removed, in addition the same collet incorporates an upper threaded section to allow the removal sleeve to easily and precisely fit to the collet while at the same time the threaded removal sleeve securely keeps the collet together and properly aligned with the bearing and shaft axis to provide easy and accurate operation. Another design integrated into my puller is the ball thrust bearing on the end of the pressure or removal screw. This anti-friction thrust bearing eliminates undue friction and provides very free rotation of the pressure screw.
Inventors: Michael J. Punaro (Glen Allen)
July 19, 2011

Can opener
Patent D641,601
July 19, 2011
Claims the ornamental design for a can opener.
Inventors: Brian C. Bock (Midlothian)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. (Glen Allen)

Card structures for enhanced stacking strength
Patent 7,980,390
A display card (200) including a front layer (230) and a back layer (210), wherein at least a portion of the front layer (230) is connected to at least a portion of the back layer (210), a blister (220) supported by at least one of the front layer (230) and the back layer (210), and at least one support tube (240) defined by the front layer (230) and the back layer (210), wherein the support tube is formed by folding the front layer (230) relative to the back layer (210).
Inventors: Christopher J. Hession (Mechanicsville); Meredith Karow (Hatboro, Pa.)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corp. (Richmond)
July 19, 2011

Processes for hydrolyzing polyphosphoric acid in shaped articles
Patent 7,977,453
The present invention relates to processes for hydrolyzing polyphosphoric acid in shaped articles.
Inventors: Christopher W. Newton (Richmond)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.); Magellan Systems International LLC (Richmond)
July 12, 2011

High linear density, high modulus, high tenacity yarns and methods for making the yarns
Patent 7,976,943
The present invention relates to a yarn, comprising (a) a plurality of fibers having an orientation angle of no more than 8.0 degrees and made of a para-aramid having an inherent viscosity of 5.2 to 6.2 dl/g, (b) a linear density of at least 2666 dtex (2400 denier), (c) a modulus of at least 810 grams per dtex (900 grams per denier), and (d) a tenacity of at least 18 grams per dtex (20 grams per denier). The invention further relates to methods of making such yarn.
Inventors: Chitrangad; Bhatnagar (Richmond, VA)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, DE)
July 12, 2011

Ballistic-resistant panel including high modulus ultra high molecular weight polyethylene tape
Patent 7,976,932
A ballistic resistant panel including a strike face portion and a backing portion. The strike face portion includes a plurality of interleaved layers of non-fibrous ultra high molecular weight polyethylene tape. The backing portion includes a plurality of interleaved layers of cross-plied fibers of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. The entire stack of interleaved layers is compressed at high temperature and pressure to form a ballistic resistant panel having a strike face on one side. It has been found that ballistic resistance increases as the weight ratio of the strike face portion with respect to the backing portion decreases. A composite panel having a strike face Tensylon tape with at most 40% of the total weight of the panel exhibits improved ballistic resistance properties as compared to a monolithic structure of strictly interleaved layers of cross-plied high modulus fibers.
Inventors: Fielder S. Lyons (Phoenix, Ariz.); Jeffrey A. Mears (Chandler, Ariz.); Gene C. Weedon (Richmond); Kenneth C. Harding (Midlothian); Lisa Owen (Charlotte, N.C.); Peter A. Russell (Liberty Township, Ohio); Joseph Mitchell (Charlotte); Erik Johnson (Phoenix)
Assignee: BAE Systems Tensylon H.P.M Inc. (Monroe, N.C.)
July 12, 2011

Non-fibrous high modulus ultra high molecular weight polyethylene tape for ballistic applications
Patent 7,976,930
A non-fibrous ultra high molecular weight polyethylene tape having a width of 1-inch or greater and a modulus of 1,400 grams per denier or greater. The non-fibrous UHMWPE tape is obtained by compression molding ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene powder at a temperature below its melting point and then drawing and stretching the entire resultant compression molded UHMWPE sheet, with no slitting or splitting of the sheet, at a draw ratio of at least 100:1. The UHMWPE tape can be produced in weights of 6,000 to 90,000 denier or greater. The UHMWPE tape of the present invention minimizes the effect of stress concentrators that are prevalent with fibers and thereby enables the tape to be drawn at much higher draw ratios than is possible with fibrous UHMWPE. When used in ballistics panels, the high modulus high molecular weight polyethylene tape of the present invention improves ballistic performance by providing enhanced dissipation of the impact energy of a projectile.
Inventors: Gene C. Weedon (Richmond); Kenneth C. Harding (Midlothian); Lisa Owen (Charlotte)
Assignee: BAE Systems Tensylon H.P.M. Inc. (Monroe)
July 12, 2011

Bead feeder
Patent 7,975,877
A bead feeder for serially delivering beads to a downstream location comprises a bead supply wheel which rotates about a vertical axis. The bead supply wheel includes a bead supply bowl and a plurality of radially arranged channels below the bowl connected to rotate with the bowl. Discharge openings in the bowl are in alignment with the radially arranged channels to delivery beads to those channels, and a bead receiving pocket is positioned at the outer end of each channel. A transfer wheel picks up beads from the bead receiving pockets and transfers those beads to a delivery wheel by vacuum transfer and release. The delivery wheel serially delivers the beads to the downstream location.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Chesterfield); Travis M. Garthaffner (Midlothian); George R. Scott (Midlothian); Jeremy J. Straight (Midlothian); James D. Evans (Chesterfield); David Goldstein (Chester); Martin Heidorn (Chesterfield)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
July 12, 2011

Slow cooker
Patent D641,202
This initial patent claims the ornamental design for a slow cooker.
Inventors: Brian Bock (Midlothian); Mark C. Steiner (Midlothian)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (Glen Allen)
July 12, 2011

Double door crate cover
Patent D641,169
This initial patent claims the ornamental design for a double door crate cover.
Inventors: Stella Clary (Mechanicsville)
July 12, 2011

Packaging method for gloves providing nonbinding dispensing of individual items
Patent 7,975,455
A packaging method for gloves that provides nonbinding dispensing of individual gloves. The method includes providing a durable and re-sealable container and a plurality of ambidextrous gloves constructed of rubber, placing a plurality of tightly packed gloves in a fluffing machine, air fluffing and tumbling the plurality of gloves for a period of time, loading a measured amount of gloves in the container, applying a cover to the container, and providing a seal around the juncture of the cover and the container.
Inventors:Kurt G. Abrahamsen (Powhatan)
July 12, 2011[/private]

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