The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11.6.13

Voltage conservation using advanced metering infrastructure and substation centralized voltage control
Patent 8,577,510
A voltage control and conservation (VCC) system is provided, which includes three subsystems, including an energy delivery (ED) system, an energy control (EC) system and an energy regulation (ER) system. The VCC system is configured to monitor energy usage at the ED system and determine one or more energy delivery parameters at the EC system. The EC system may then provide the one or more energy delivery parameters to the ER system to adjust the energy delivered to a plurality of users for maximum energy conservation.
Inventors: Phillip W. Powell (Richmond); Steven K. Parker (Glen Allen); Melissa A. Bollbach (Richmond); Mark L. Pruett (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Dominion Resources, Inc. (Richmond); Virginia Electric and Power Company (Richmond)
November 5, 2013

Branched succinimide dispersant compounds and methods of making the compounds
Patent 8,575,390
In accordance with the disclosure, one aspect of the present application is directed to a dispersant compound comprising the reaction product of (i) a hydrocarbyl carbonyl compound, (ii) a polycarbonyl compound having at least three carbonyl acylating functions, and (iii) a primary amine moiety of a polyamine. Methods of making and methods of using the dispersant compound are also disclosed.
Inventors: John T. Loper (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
November 5, 2013

Smoking article with coaxial tobacco rod
Patent 8,573,230
A smoking article having a cylindrical tube of smokable material having an outer wrapper, a concentric rod of smokable material coaxially positioned within the cylindrical tube of a smokable material, and an inner wrapper separating the cylindrical tube and the concentric rod. A filter attaches to the tobacco rod with an annular film positioned between the filter and the tobacco rod. The annular film increases the resistance-to-draw of the cylindrical tube during smoking.
Inventors: Shuzhong Zhuang (Richmond); Georgios D. Karles (Richmond); Raquel M. Olegario (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
November 5, 2013

Solid oral sensorial products including stain inhibitor
Patent 8,568,801
A solid oral sensorial product includes at least one botanical material and at least one phosphate containing stain inhibitor. The botanical material is selected from the group consisting of tobacco, tea, coffee, cocoa, and combinations thereof.
Inventors: Donald E. Miser (Chesterfield); William R. Sweeney (Richmond); Qinglin Li (Richmond); Jerome A. Merski (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
October 29, 2013

Book-like packaging structure for receiving a blister pack
Patent 8,567,606
A book-like packaging structure for receiving at least one blister pack having at least one receptacle. The book-like packaging structure includes at least one inner blister pack retainer for receiving the at least one blister pack, the at least one inner blister pack retainer having an inner edge, an outer edge, a first retainer portion and a second retainer portion, said second retainer portion adjacent an inner spine panel having a width equal to or greater than the depth of the at least one receptacle; and a cover for enclosing the at least one inner blister pack retainer, the cover having a first cover portion having an inner edge, a second cover portion having an inner edge and a spine, the spine joined to the inner edge of the first cover portion and the inner edge of the second cover portion, wherein the inner spine panel rests against the spine such that the inner edge of the at least one inner blister pack retainer is positioned adjacent to the spine of the cover. A method of making a book-like packaging structure is also provided.
Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah (Midlothian); Dominic Howard (New Canaan, Conn.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
October 29, 2013

Pair of weights for a dumbbell or barbell
Patent D692,969
Claims the ornamental design for pair of weights for a dumbbell or barbell.
Inventors: David Robert Davies, III (North Chesterfield)
Assignee: Atlas Barbell, LLC (North Chesterfield)
November 5, 2013

Pendant hanger
Patent D692,792
Claims the ornamental design for a pendant hanger.
Inventors: Elizabeth Haynes (Mechanicsville)
November 5, 2013

Fabric softener active composition
Patent 8,569,224
A fabric softener active composition, comprising at least 50% by weight of a bis-(2-hydroxypropyl)-dimethylammonium methylsulphate fatty acid ester having a molar ratio of fatty acid moieties to amine moieties of from 1.5 to 1.99, wherein the average chain length of the fatty acid moieties is from 16 to 18 carbon atoms and the iodine value of the fatty acid moieties, calculated for the free fatty acid, is from 0.5 to 50, and from 0.5 to 5% by weight fatty acid provides high softening performance and good storage stability in aqueous dispersion and can be handled and processed in a liquid state without addition of a flammable solvent.
Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Kohle (Mainhausen, Germany); Ulrike Kottke (Grossenhausen-Linsengericht, Germany); Harald Jakob (Hasselroth, Germany); Jens Hildebrand (Midlothian)
Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH (Essen, Germany)
October 29, 2013

Coated articles
Patent 8,568,892
A coated article includes a substrate having on its surface a coating that includes a polymer selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropylcellulose, poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) and mixtures of these, a surfactant, colloidal silica, and a crosslinker selected from the group consisting of water-soluble titanium salts and water-soluble or water-dispersible organic crosslinkers. The coating may be formed by applying a dispersion of the coating composition in a diluent to the substrate and subsequently drying the coated substrate to evaporate the diluent.
Inventors: Chen Zhao (Newark, Del.); David Volsin (Midlothian); Cornell Chappell, Jr. (Petersburg)
Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership (Chester)
October 29, 2013

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