The R&D Dept.: Local patents for Oct. 15, 2014

Helmets for protection against rifle bullets
Patent No. 8,853,105
A helmet shell is formed having an outer section of fibrous layers, a middle section of fibrous layers and an inner section of fibrous layers. The outer section layers contain high tenacity abrasive fibers in a resin matrix. The middle section layers contain high strength polyolefin fibers and are in the form of woven or knitted fabrics with a resin matrix. The inner section layers contain high strength polyolefin fibers and are in the form of non-woven fabrics with a resin matrix. The helmet is lightweight and resists penetration of rifle bullets.
Inventors: Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond, Va.); Bradley L. Grunden (Richmond, Va.); Brian D. Arvidson (Chester, Va.); Lori L. Wagner; (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Low temperature resistor for superconductor circuits
Patent No. 8,852,959
An integrated circuit and methods for fabricating the circuit are provided. The circuit integrates at least one circuit element formed from a material that is superconducting at temperatures less than one hundred milliKelvin and at least one resistor connected to the circuit element. The resistor is formed from an alloy of transition metals that is resistive at temperatures less than one hundred milliKelvin.
Inventors: John J. Talvacchio (Ellicott City, Md.); Erica C. Folk (Linthicum Heights, Md.); Sean R. McLaughlin (Severn, Md.); David J. Phillips (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee: Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. (Falls Church, Va.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Fuel additives for treating internal deposits of fuel injectors
Patent No. 8,852,297
A method for cleaning up internal components of a fuel injector for a diesel engine. The method includes operating a fuel injected diesel engine on a fuel composition that includes a major amount of diesel fuel and from about 5 to about 500 ppm by weight of a reaction product derived from (a) a hydrocarbyl substituted dicarboxylic acid, anhydride, or ester and (b) an amine compound or salt thereof of the formula ##STR00001## wherein R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a hydrocarbyl group containing from about 1 to about 15 carbon atoms, and R.sup.1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a hydrocarbyl group containing from about 1 to about 20 carbon atoms. The reaction product is characterized by a particular FTIR spectrum.
Inventors: Xinggao Fang (Midlothian, Va.); Scott D. Schwab (Richmond, Va.); Julienne M. Galante-Fox (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Product dispensing system with container-product interaction
Patent No. 8,851,302
A product dispensing system including a dispenser having a front end longitudinally opposed from a rear end, the dispenser including a container support deck extending at least partially between the front and rear ends, and a lower support deck positioned below the container support deck, the lower support deck defining a product display area, a container positioned on the container support deck, the container defining an internal volume and including an interference member extending into the internal volume, and a number of products received in the internal volume and arranged in at least a first row and a second row, the second row being positioned above the first row, wherein the interference member is positioned to restrict longitudinal movement at least one product in the second row.
Inventors: Steven W. Burton (Richmond, Va.); Bipin Raman Patil (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corp. (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Multi-layer article comprising polyimide nanoweb
Patent No. 8,852,808
This invention provides a multi-layer article comprising a first electrode material, a second electrode material, and a porous separator disposed between and in contact with the first and the second electrode materials, wherein the porous separator comprises a nanoweb consisting essentially of a plurality of nanofibers of a fully aromatic polyimide. Also provided is a method for preparing the multi-layer article, and an electrochemical cell employing the same. A multi-layer article comprising a polyimide nanoweb with enhanced properties is also provided.
Inventors: Pankaj Arora (Chesterfield, Va.); Stephane Francois Bazzana (Wilmington, Del.); T. Joseph Dennes (Parkesburg, Penn.); Eric P. Holowka (Havertown, Penn.) ; Lakshmi Krishnamurthy (Wilmington, Del.); Stephen Mazur (Wilmington, Del.), Glen E. Simmonds (Avondale, Penn.)
Assignee: E I du Ponte de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Coating comprising multipopulation fumed silica particles
Patent No. 8,853,317
The invention provides a coating comprising fumed silica particles, wherein the fumed silica particles comprise aggregates of primary particles, wherein (a) the primary particles have a bimodal or multimodal particle size distribution representing populations of particles having at least a smallest average primary particle size and a largest average primary particle size, and wherein primary particles having a smaller average primary particle size are attached to primary particles having a larger average primary particle size, or (b) the aggregates have a bi-modal or multi-modal aggregate size distribution, and a carrier. The invention additionally provides a method for preparing a coated article comprising the coating.
Inventors: Angelica M. Sanchez Garcia (Somerville, Mass.); Brian G. Prevo (Arlington, Mass.); Joseph B. Carroll (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Cabot Corp. (Boston, Mass.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Fuel composition
Patent No. 8,852,299
There is disclosed a method for combusting a secondary organometallic compound in an engine including (a) combining a secondary organometallic compound and methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl, (b) introducing the combination from (a) into a fuel, and (c) causing the fuel from (b) to be combusted in the engine.
Inventors: Allen A. Aradi (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Fuel composition containing iron and manganese to reduce spark plug fouling
Patent No. 8,852,298
There is disclosed a method of reducing the conductivity of deposits formed from the combustion of a fuel comprising an iron-containing compound, said method comprising adding a manganese-containing compound to the fuel.
Inventors: Lawrence J. Cunningham (Mechanicsville, Va.); Allen A. Aradi (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Pyrrolidine-2,5-dione derivatives for use in friction modification
Patent No. 8,853,422
The present disclosure relates to a compound of the formula I or a tribologically acceptable salt, solvate, hydrate, or proadditive thereof, wherein R1, R2 and R4 are as defined herein. Such novel pyrrolidine, or succinimide, derivatives may be useful as friction modifiers in lubricant compositions. This disclosure also relates to a method of using such friction modifier compounds in lubricating fluid formulations to lubricate machine parts, including gear, axle, engine, and transmission parts, and to lubricant compositions containing such friction modifier compounds. ##STR00001##
Inventors: Roger M. Sheets (Pagosa Springs, Co.); Nubar Ozbalik (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 7, 2014

Software factory health monitoring
Patent No. 8,863,073
A method, system, and computer-readable medium for maintaining a health of a software factory that creates custom software in a standardized manner is presented. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes the steps of: defining work packets to perform sub-functions of a custom software; tracking a transmission of the work packets to an assembly line in a software factory; monitoring any retrieval of software artifacts that are used to create the work packets; monitoring any on-going changes of work activities that are contained in the work packets; determining if execution of the work packets conforms to governance guidelines for the software factory; monitoring the software factory to ensure that the work packets comply with an architecture of the software factory; tracking quality metrics for an execution of the work packets in an assembly line in the software factory; and transmitting all tracked and monitored information to a dashboard.
Inventors: Jarir K. Chaar (Tarrytown, N.Y.); Ronald D. Finlayson (Blythewood, S.C.); Thomas A. Jobson Jr. (New Paltz, N.Y.); Naomi M. Mitsumori (Richmond, Va.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
Oct. 14, 2014

Performance outcomes benchmarking
Patent No. 8,862,656
A technique for benchmarking performance outcomes is disclosed. In one embodiment, the technique is realized by creating and managing feedback reports for a benchmarking process. More particularly the technique includes acquiring primary data at the source, compiling the data in an analytically meaningful manner for benchmarking, preparing web-based reports and maintaining and managing cumulative historical data and reports.
Inventors: Vladislav Olchanski (Richmond, Va.); Viktor E. Bovbjerg; (Richmond, Va.), Stephen E. Zimberg (Weston, Fla.); Louis F. Rossiter (Richmond, Va.); Vadim Polyakov (Richmond, Va.); Jennifer S. Green (Lynchburg, Va.)
Assignee: Chironet (Richmond, Va.)
Oct. 14, 2014

Compositions and methods to deter illicit uses of fertilizers
Patent No. 8,858,673
Fertilizers may include one or more additives that render the fertilizer more resistant to further processing such as thermal processing and/or aqueous-based processing that may otherwise be employed in the attempt to produce explosive materials from the fertilizer. The one or more additives may include materials that increase the chances of detection by providing a visual or olfactory indication of further processing. The one or more additives may include materials that make further processing more difficult or dangerous.
Inventors: James Kweeder (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
Oct. 14, 2014

Protein kinase inhibitors
Patent No. 8,859,553
The present invention relates to compounds of Formula I: ##STR00001## as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, isomers, or solvates thereof, wherein the variables are described herein. The present invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions which comprise the compounds of Formula I, and to methods for inhibiting protein kinase and methods of treating diseases, such as cancers, inflammation.
Inventors: Chunrong Yu (Glen Allen, Va.); Haihong Huang (Beijing, China); Dongfeng Zhang (Beijing, China); Peng Li (Beijing, China)
Assignee: Astar Biotech (Richmond)
Oct. 14, 2014

Method for protection of peptides or proteins against non-enzymatic deamidation
Patent No. 8,858,927
Stabilization of water-containing solutions or lyophilizates of proteins and peptides against non-enzymatic deamidation degradation reactions at asparaginyl or glutaminyl residues is achieved using organic anions, such as saccharin, benzenesulfonic acid, gentisic acide or N-acetyltryptophan which have a pKa within the range of 0.5 to 3.5.
Inventors: David Anderson (Ashland, Va.)
Assignee: Lyotropic Therapeutics Inc. (Ashland, Va.)
Oct. 14, 2014

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