The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 11.23.11

Package assembly of display cards
Patent 8,056,721
The invention provides a package assembly(100) including a base including a bottom portion (112) and a plurality of vertically oriented display cards (130)arranged on the base. Each display card includes a top edge (138), a bottom edge (140),a display portion (134) and a first support portion (136) attached to the display portion along a vertical fold (150). The display portion of each card is preferably disposed in a different plane and at a first angle with respect to the first support portion, wherein the bottom edge ofeach card is disposed on the base. The display cards are configured and adapted to withstand a vertical load applied to the package assembly. In accordance with another aspect, the invention can further include a shipping cover (160)disposed over the display cards, the shipping cover configured and adapted to protect the display cards during shipment.
Inventors: Christopher Hession (Mechanicsville)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation (Richmond)
Nov. 15, 2011

Cloning of cytochrome P450 genes from Nicotiana[private]
Patent 8,058,504
The present invention relates to p450 enzymes and nucleic acid sequences encoding p450 enzymes in Nicotiana, and methods of using those enzymes and nucleic acid sequences to alter plant phenotypes.
Inventors: Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (Richmond)
Nov. 15, 2011

Isotopically-enriched boron-containing compounds, and methods of making and using same
Patent 8,062,965
An isotopically-enriched, boron-containing compound comprising two or more boron atoms and at least one fluorine atom, wherein at least one of the boron atoms contains a desired isotope of boron in a concentration or ratio greater than a natural abundance concentration or ratio thereof. The compound may have a chemical formula of B.sub.2F.sub.4. Synthesis methods for such compounds, and ion implantation methods using such compounds, are described, as well as storage and dispensing vessels in which the isotopically-enriched, boron-containing compound is advantageously contained for subsequent dispensing use.
Inventors: Robert Kaim (Brookline, Maine); Joseph D. Sweeney (Winsted, Conn.); Oleg Byl (Southbury, Conn.); Sharad N. Yedave (Danbury, Conn.); Edward E. Jones (Woodbury, Conn.); Peng Zou (Ridgefield, Conn.); Ying Tang (Brookfield, Conn.); Barry Lewis Chambers (Midlothian); Richard S. Ray (New Milford, Conn.)
Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.)
Nov. 22, 2011

Melt spinning blends of UHMWPE and HDPE and fibers made therefrom
Patent 8,057,897
Compositions that are intimate blends of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and which are melt spinnable. The compositions include certain quasi-spherical particles. Also disclosed is a method of melt spinning from such compositions and the multi-filament fibers produced thereby. The fibers of the invention are useful in a variety of applications.
Inventors: Thomas Yiu-Tai Tam (Richmond); Norman Aminuddin (Midlothian); John A. Young (Midlothian)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
Nov. 15, 2011

Fungi resistant asphalt and asphalt sheet materials
Patent 8,057,881
A fungi resistant asphalt is combined with a base sheet to form a fungi resistant asphalt containing sheet material. Typically, the base sheet is a fibrous base sheet that, by itself, may or may not be fungi resistant. The fungi resistant asphalt is at least partially absorbed by the base sheet to form the fungi resistant asphalt containing sheet material and typically forms one or both major surfaces of the fungi resistant asphalt containing sheet material.
Inventors: Ralph Michael Fay (Lakewood, Colo.); Angela R. Bratsch (Monument, Colo.); Blake Boyd Bogrett (Littleton, Colo.); Anthony E. Moore (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Johns Manville (Denver, Colo.)
Nov. 15, 2011

Composition of decimal floating point data, and methods therefor
Patent 8,060,545
A decimal floating point finite number in a decimal floating point format is composed from the number in a different format. A decimal floating point format includes fields to hold information relating to the sign, exponent and significand of the decimal floating point finite number. Other decimal floating point data, including infinities and NaNs (not a number), are also composed. Decimal floating point data are also decomposed from the decimal floating point format to a different format.
Inventors: Shawn D. Lundvall (Midlothian); Eric M. Schwarz (Gardiner, N.Y.); Ronald M. Smith Sr. (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.); Phil C. Yeh (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, N.Y.)
Nov. 15, 2011

Crystalline pharmaceutical
Patent 8,058,433
New crystalline forms of lopinavir are disclosed.
Inventors: Daniel A. Dickman (Longmont, Colo.); Sanjay Chemburkar (Gurnee, Ill.); James J. Fort (Midlothian); Rodger F. Henry (Park City, Ill.); David Lechuga-Ballesteros (Santa Clara, Calif.); Yuping Niu (Nyack, N.Y.); William Porter (Vernon Hills, Ill.)
Assignee: Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, Ill,)
Nov. 15, 2011

Process and apparatus for direct chill casting
Patent 8,056,611
In one embodiment, an apparatus for direct chill casting of metal includes an open ended mold cavity formed by a casting surface with an upper end and a lower end, a refractory sleeve located at the upper end of the mold cavity being adapted to receive molten metal, a coolant delivery system below the lower end of the mold for supplying coolant to chill the descending hot metal body, and a boron nitride ring mounted between the refractory sleeve and the peripheral wall of the mold cavity. Another embodiment further includes a downspout instead of a refractory sleeve that is located at the upper end of the mold cavity being adapted to receive molten metal having a flow control rod or a floating baffle where the flow control rod controls the amount of molten metal to enter the mold cavity.
Inventors: David R. Gildemeister (Murrysville, Pa.); James L. Kirby (Mechanicsville); Ray T. Richter (Murrysville, Pa.); Charles W. Shanko (Summerville, S.C.)
Assignee: Alcoa Inc. (Pittsburgh)
Nov. 15, 2011[/private]

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