The R&D Dept.: local patents for 9.14.11

Ring toss skill game
Patent 8,011,664
A multi-player ring toss game is described. The game includes multiple arms extending from a support stand. Players toss rings or similar objects that are tethered to the arms and attempt to hook them on hooks. In specific implementations, the ring toss game is foldable and portable using a folding mechanism to convert the apparatus from a playing position to a storing position.
Inventors: Cleighton L. Hilbert Jr. (Richmond); Joseph Hewes Parrish III (Raleigh, N.C.)
Assignee: 5 Mississippi LLC (Richmond)
Sept. 6, 2011

Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery
Patent 8,016,788
An apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container and an actuator. The actuator includes a release member and an energy storage member having a first position and a second position. In the first position, the energy storage member has a first potential energy. In the second position the energy storage member has a second potential energy. The energy storage member is configured to convert a portion of the first potential energy into kinetic energy when moved from the first position to the second position to move the medicament container within the housing. The energy storage member has a longitudinal axis offset from a longitudinal axis of the medicament container. The release member is configured to selectively deploy the energy storage member from its first position to its second position.
Inventors: Evan Thomas Edwards (Richmond); Eric Shawn Edwards (Richmond); Mark J. Licata (Doswell)
Assignee: Intelliject, Inc. (Richmond)
Sept. 13, 2011

Air bus transportation system
Patent 8,015,925
A transportation system includes a vehicle having wings, a propulsion system, a lifting gear coupling the vehicle to an undercarriage, and a guidance assembly movably connecting the undercarriage to guide rails. The wings generate aerodynamic lift when the vehicle exceeds a first speed. The lifting gear supports a load of the vehicle in a first position in relation to the undercarriage when the vehicle travels at less than the first speed, allows the vehicle to lift to a second position in relation to the undercarriage as the vehicle accelerates beyond the first speed, and maintains the vehicle in the second position when the vehicle exceeds the first speed. The guidance assembly shiftingly engages the guide rails through rollers that are in rolling contact with the guide rails when the vehicle is in the first position and are displaced from the guide rails when the vehicle is in the second position.
Inventors: Abner J. Simon (Richmond)
Sept. 13, 2011


Ballistic resistant body armor articles
Patent 8,015,617
The present invention relates to body armor articles for resisting ballistic objects. The articles comprise woven fabric layers and sheet layers. The woven fabric layers are made from yarns having a tenacity of at least 7.3 grams per dtex and a modulus of at least 100 grams per dtex. The sheet layers comprise non-woven random oriented fibrous sheets and/or non fibrous films. The woven fabric layers and the sheet layers are stacked together comprising a first core section which includes at least two repeating units of, in order, at least one of the woven fabric layers then at least one of the sheet layers. The sheet layers comprise 0.5 to 30 wt % of the total weight of the article.
Inventors: Leopoldo Alejandro Carbajal (Newark, Del.); Minshon J. Chiou (Chesterfield); Patrick F. Fitzgerald (Colonial Heights)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Sept. 13, 2011

Administering contracts over data network
Patent 8,015,113
A method for administering performance of a contract over a data network includes storing a lien waiver and receiving an application for payment over the data network from a contract participant based on performance under the contract. The stored lien waiver is retrieved and sent to the participant via the data network upon approval of the application for payment. The at least one data tag may be included in the lien waiver prior to storing the lien waiver.
Inventors: James C. Petersen (Richmond), Cole; Stephen (Durham, NC), Barbour; Todd (Chapel Hill, NC), Creedle; Sherwood (South Hill, VA)
Assignee: Hart Business Solutions, LLC. (South Hill, VA)
Sept. 6, 2011

Phosphonates useful as modulators of activity
Patent 8,017,596
The invention concerns novel phosphonate derivatives, preparation method, use thereof as ligands modulating T lymphocyte activity and pharmaceutical compositions comprising them.
Inventors: Jean-Louis Montero (Valflaunes, France); Ibrahim Zgani (Richmond); Chantal Menut (Montferrier sur Lez, France); Valerie Gallois (Paris, France)
Assignee: Innate Pharma, S.A. (Marseilles, France)
Sept. 13, 2011

Environmentally resistant ballistic composite based on a fluorocarbon-modified matrix binder
Patent 8,017,530
Ballistic resistant fabrics and articles that retain their superior ballistic resistance performance after exposure to liquids such as sea water and organic solvents, such as gasoline and other petroleum-based products. The fabrics incorporate a fluorine-containing polymeric binder composition and an optional surfactant.
Inventors: Henry G. Ardiff (Chesterfield); Ralf Klein (Midlothian); David A. Hurst (Richmond); Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond); Brian D. Arvidson (Chester); Lori L. Wagner (Richmond)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
Sept. 13, 2011

Cross-plied composite ballistic articles
Patent 8,017,529
A multilayered composite fabric, the composite fabric comprising a first fabric comprising first and second non-woven unidirectionally oriented fiber layers. Each of the fiber layers is in a resin matrix and the fibers comprise high tenacity fibers. The fibers in the two fiber layers are disposed at an angle with respect to each other. The composite fabric includes a second fabric comprising multi-directionally oriented fibers optionally in a resin matrix. The second fabric also comprises high tenacity fibers. The first and second fabrics are bonded together to form the composite fabric, which has improved ballistic resistant properties. Plastic films may be adhered to one or both outer surfaces of the first fabric and can serve as the bonding agent between the two fabrics. Also described is a method of making a composite fabric.
Inventors: Brian D. Arvidson (Chester); Henry G. Ardiff (Chesterfield); Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond); David A. Hurst (Richmond); Lori L. Wagner (Richmond)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
Sept. 13, 2011

Superabsorbents having superior permeability and conveying properties
Patent 8,017,549
A superabsorbent having superior permeability and conveying properties comprises a permeability enhancing agent and a cohesion control agent and has a free swell gel bed permeability of at least 15 Darcies and a Hausner ratio in the range of 1.18 to 1.34.
Inventors: Norbert Herfert (Altenstadt, Germany); Martin Wendker (Wentorf, Germany); Hermann Josef Feise (Kleinniedesheim, Germany); Hanno Rudiger Wolf (Heidelberg, Germany); Bill Chiang (Charlotte, N.C.); Guy Thomas Woodrum (Midlothian)
Assignee: BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Sept. 13, 2011

Formation of nano-or micro-scale phenolic fibers via electrospinning
Patent 8,012,399
Electroprocessed phenolic nanofibers, microfibers, beads, and films and materials including these electroprocessed materials are prepared using a delivery means (10), a grounded collecting means (20) and a power supply (30) for generating an electric field.
Inventors: Diane Gee (Richmond); Gary Wnek (Cleveland, Ohio); John Layman (Chester); Georgios D. Karles (Richmond); Mark Zhuang (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Sept. 6, 2011

Preparation of mixed metal oxide catalysts from nanoscale particles
Patent 8,011,374
Mixed metal oxide catalysts are prepared by combining first nanoscale particles and second nanoscale particles to form a mixture of nanoscale particles and then the mixture is heated to form a mixed metal oxide catalyst. The mixed metal oxide catalysts, which are capable of reducing the concentration of carbon monoxide in the mainstream smoke of a cigarette during smoking, are incorporated into a smoking article component such as tobacco cut filler, cigarette paper and/or cigarette filter material.
Inventors: Shahryar Rabiei (Richmond); Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian); Mohammad R. Hajaligol (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA, Inc. (Richmond)
Sept. 6, 2011

Method and system for implementing and managing an enterprise identity management for distributed security
Patent 8,015,205
An Enterprise Identity Management system includes a registration component, an ownership component, and an audit component. The registration component is configured to associate a user ID with specific accounts that are accessible via a computer system. The ownership component is configured to verify the ownership of the accounts. The audit component is configured to perform periodic checks to ensure the validity of the association between the user ID and the ownership of the accounts.
Inventors: Michael Richard Barrett (Phoenix, Ariz.); David Armes (Phoenix); Fred Bishop (Glendale, Ariz.); James Shelby (Phoenix); Elliott Glazer (Chesterfield); Phillip W. Steitz (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Stephen P. Gibbons (Glendale)
Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (New York)
Sept. 6, 2011

Arrangement in a local computer for sending voice messages to a unified communications system
Patent 8,014,499
A user computer, for example a personal computer (PC), includes a recorder configured for generating an audio file having an identifier enabling a unified messaging system to identify the audio file as a voice message, and an e-mail client configured for sending the audio file to a prescribed destination corresponding to a unified messaging subscriber voice mail inbox, enabling the unified messaging subscriber to use the unified messaging system for retrieval of the audio file as a stored voice message.
Inventors: Robert Raymond Sealey (Brighton, Australia); David S. Gress (Mechanicsville)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.)
Sept. 6, 2011

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