The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 5.28.14

System and method for progressive transitions portfolio investment management
Patent No. 8,732,060
The present invention discloses a system and a method providing for a progressive transition of the holdings within a portfolio that takes periodic gains as the market rises and utilizes a portion of those gains to buy back in as the market falls while providing for a gradual reduction in the volatility of the portfolio. Many existing systems only allow one stop-loss or trailing stop-loss value to be used resulting in the complete liquidation of the investment once the target value is breached while some  newer systems involve the use of two or more different protection levels per security, some of which  may adjusted to reflect market performance and some of which may be essentially fixed. As will be  appreciated by those in the art, the various systems may be adjusted to reflect the financial goals and risk tolerance of particular clients.
Inventors: Dalal Maria Salomon (Richmond, Va.), Philip Justin vanBlaricom (Richmond, Va.), Daniel Buford Ludwin (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee:  D2V Technologies, LLC (Richmond, Va.)
May 20, 2014

Process for the preparation of polyalkenyl succinic anhydrides
Patent No. 8,728,995
A polyalkenyl succinic anhydride is prepared with low amounts of resinous or chlorinated byproducts  in a two-step process whereby a polyalkene is first reacted with an unsaturated organic acid in a thermal ene reaction, followed with exposure to a gaseous halogen in presence of an additional amount of the unsaturated organic acidic reagent. The foregoing process produces a polyisobutenyl succinic
anhydride having a high ratio of succinic anhydride functional groups to polyisobutenyl backbone groups. Such a polyisobutenyl succinic anhydride is particular suitable for the production of oil-soluble hydrocarbyl succinimides that have good dispersant properties when added to lubricating oil compositions.
Inventors: Chente Huang (Midlothian, Va.), John T. Loper (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee:  Afton Chemical Corporation (Richmond, Va.)
May 20, 2014

Coaxial catheter systems for transference of medium
Patent No. 8,728,053
A method, technique and system is disclosed for the delivery of therapeutic agents and/or into the bulk brain tissues and other parts, tissues and organs of the body, including vasculature. A novel form of coaxial catheter provides a means for implanting an outer tube into the brain, then inserting an inner tube into the outer tube and aligning them such that port holes on both of the tubes will overlap and permit a flux
of the therapeutic agent to flow into the brain in such a way as to minimize the effects of trapped air, virtually eliminate backflow of the agent, and avoid the potential for additional damage to the brain since only one surgical placement of the outer tube is needed. Similarly, the method, technique system may be utilized to remove fluids or other medium from the brain, tissues, and organs to minimize the effects of escaped air or negative pressure.
Inventors: William Broaddus (Midlothian, Va.), Zhi-Jian Chen  (Glen Allen, Va.), George Gillies  (Charlottesville, Va.)
Assignee:  University of Virginia Patent Foundation (Charlottesville, Va.)
May 20, 2014

Berm and method of construction thereof
Patent No. 8,727,664
A berm to increase capacity of an existing landfill comprises a reinforced portion and backfill material. The landfill  comprises a waste-receiving recess having a surface and an outer perimeter, an edge surface peripherally adjacent  at least a portion of the outer perimeter, and an existing accumulation of waste within the recess having a collective top surface. The reinforced portion has opposing inner and outer surfaces and comprises structural fill material and a plurality of reinforcing members disposed therein. The backfill material has an inner surface adjacent the inner surface of the reinforced portion. The backfill material comprises contaminated fill material and is at least partially encapsulated by an impermeable membrane. At least a portion of the berm sits on at least a portion of the edge surface of the landfill. Portions of the berm are substantially parallel to corresponding portions of the outer perimeter.
Inventors: Carlton Dudding (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee:  AWT IP, LLC (Glen Allen, Va.)
May 20, 2014

Compositions for binding to assay substrata and methods of using
Patent No. 8,728,829
Compositions and methods for binding to assay substrata in a stable and protective manner, thereby enhancing assay performance, are provided. The compositions comprise lyotropic materials (for example, lyotropic liquid and/or liquid crystalline materials) and may contain macromolecular standards, markers or capture compounds. The compositions are capable of binding to assay substrata such as that of chips that are employed for MALDI and SELDI mass spectroscopy analyzes and plates that are used for ELISA type assays.
Inventors: David M. Anderson (Ashland, Va.), Richard G. Saul (Ashland, Va.)
Assignee:  Lyotropic Therapeutics, Inc. (Ashland, Va.)
May 20, 2014

NH3 oxidizer gas distributor
Patent No. 8,734,728
Ammonia oxidizers are disclosed that can include gas distributors and distribution rings to improve the distribution of the flow of a gas feedstream across a catalyst bed in the ammonia oxidizer. The gas distributors include circular plates that have holes through which the gas feedstream is distributed across the catalyst bed. In some examples, the gas distributors also have a sidewall. The distribution rings are attached to the inner wall of the ammonia oxidizer at a predetermined distance below the gas distributor.
Inventors: Jing Guo (Moseley, Va.), Matthew Warren (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee:  Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
May 27, 2014

Method and apparatus for the production of high tenacity polyolefin sheet
Patent No. 8,734,700
A process for the production of virtually full density polyolefin suitable for further processing by drawing to form a high tenacity, highly oriented polyolefin sheet comprising: a) feeding a metered amount of polyolefin powder into the nip between two vertically stacked and heated calender rolls through application of the polyolefin powder to the apex of the topmost of the two heated calender rolls; b) rolling the powder through the nip until a coherent sheet of polyolefin sheet is produced: and c) once a coherent polyolefin sheet exits the nip adjusting the temperature in the nip to obtain specific tensile and elongation properties. Apparatus for the performance of such a process is also described.
Inventors: Kenneth C. Harding (Midlothian, Va.), Gene C. Weedon (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee:  E I Du Pont de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
May 27, 2014

Fuel composition comprising a nitrogen-containing compound
Patent No. 8,734,540
A fuel additive concentrate comprising at least one aryl amine; and at least one metal-containing compound is disclosed. In an aspect, the fuel additive concentrate can be synergistic. Fuel composition comprising the fuel additive concentration and methods of combusting the fuel composition are also disclosed. Moreover, methods of enhancing research octane number, increasing fuel economy, and reducing the carbon footprint of a vehicle are also disclosed.
Inventors: Allen A. Aradi (Glen Allen, Va.), May Duffield Thomas (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee:  Afton Chemical Corporation (Richmond, Va.)
May 27, 2014

Flooring system for bowling alley
Patent No. 8,734,263
A prefabricated flooring system used in a section of a bowling lane such as an approach section. The flooring system includes a plurality of wooden boards having a longitudinal axis. The plurality of wooden boards each having substantially flat side edges along the longitudinal axis. Interior boards of the plurality of wooden boards are bonded together by an adhesive applied on the side edges and two of the outermost boards of the plurality of boards are bonded only on one side edge by the adhesive to adjacent corresponding interior boards to form a preformed approach section of wooden boards. In one aspect, the boards have a thickness of approximately that of the bowling lane. In another aspect, the preformed approach section has a width greater than that of the bowling lane.
Inventors: Gary J. Ford (Chesterfield, Va.), Mark D. Kilpatrick (Richmond, Va.), Phillip W. Whitaker, Jr. (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee:  Qubicaamf Worldwide LLC (Mechanicsville, Va.)
May 27, 2014

Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
Patent No. 8,733,370
Wrapper for cigarette manufacture includes transversely extending band regions applied by a printing technique, such as gravure printing. The band regions comprise starch, an anti-wrinkling agent such as 1,2 propylene glycol or glycerin, and optionally calcium carbonate.  Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
Inventors: Ping Li (Glen Allen, Va.), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Va.), Rajesh K. Garg (Richmond, Va.), Randall E. Baren (Glen Allen, Va.), Marc W. Rose (Mechanicsville, Va.), Peter J. Lipowicz (Midlothian, Va.), Tony A. Phan (Richmond, Va.), Timothy S. Sherwood (Midlothian, Va.), Szu-Sung Yang (Midlothian, Va.), Donald E. Miser (Chesterfield, Va.), Milton E. Parrish (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee:  Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond, Va.)
May 27, 2014

Food processor
Patent No. 8,733,239
A food processor includes a base, a container having a side wall and an open end including a rim, and a lid  for engaging the open end of the container in an operating position and a storage position. The lid has a  top wall with a first and second principal surface, an annular ledge with a first and second side, and a food chute extending from the first principal surface generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the top wall. The food chute has a length and extends away from the container with the second side of the annular ledge contacting the rim of the container when the lid is in the operating position. When the lid is in the storage position, the food chute extends into an interior of the container with the first side of the annular ledge contacting the rim of the container.
Inventors: Michael W. Allen (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee:  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
May 27, 2014

Aqueous cold-cure flexible stabilizer formulations
Patent No. 8,735,458
Aqueous cold-cure flexible foam stabilizer including the following components: a) from .gtoreq.0.1 to .ltoreq.80%
by weight of at least one water-insoluble polysiloxane compound having a molecular weight of from .gtoreq.300 g/mol to .ltoreq.10 000 g/mol, b) .gtoreq.2% by weight of water, c) .gtoreq.0.1% by weight of surfactant, d) from .gtoreq.0  to 10% by weight of additives selected from the group consisting of thickeners, antifreezes, organic solvents and biocides, e)  .gto req.0% by weight of water-soluble siloxane(s), with the proportion by weight of the abovementioned components being selected so that the sum of the proportions by weight of the components is not more than 100% by weight, based on the aqueous cold-cure flexible foam stabilizer formulation.
Inventors: Martin Glos (Borken, Germany), William Bunting (Chester, Va.), Harald Modro (Gladbeck, Germany), Mladen Vidakovic (Duisburg, Germany)
Assignee:  Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH (Essen, Germany)
May 27, 2014

Superabsorbent polymer compositions having a triggering composition
Patent No. 8,734,948
The present invention relates to absorbent compositions which exhibit swelling, deswelling, and reswelling behavior. More specifically,
absorbent compositions of this invention swell and absorb fluids after exposure to aqueous fluids, deswell and release fluids from the
swollen absorbent compositions, and may also reswell and absorb fluids. The swelling-deswelling-reswelling behavior allows enhanced
liquid distribution in absorbent composites.
Inventors: Gonglu Tian (Henrico), Scott J. Smith (Dusseldorf, Germany), Yaru Shi (Greensboro, N.C.), Richard N. Dodge (Appleton, Wisc.), Jian Qin (Appleton, Wisc.)
Assignee:  Evonik Stockhausen, LLC (Greensboro, N.C.)
May 27, 2014

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