The R&D Dept.: Local patents for Dec. 10, 2014

Simulated medicament delivery device having an electronic circuit system
Patent No. 8,899,987
Medicament delivery devices and simulated medicament delivery devices are described herein. An apparatus includes a simulated medicament injector. The simulated medicament injector includes a battery isolation member and an electronic circuit system having a processor. The battery isolation member is configured to selectively decouple a battery from the processor.
Inventors: Eric Shawn Edwards (Moseley, Va.), Evan Thomas Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.), T. Spencer Williamson (Richmond), Kai R. Worrell (Hopkins, Minn.), David A. Weinzierl (Andover, Minn.)
Assignee: Kaleo Inc. (Richmond)
Dec. 2, 2014

Tape backup method
Patent No. 8,904,080
A secure data parser is provided that may be integrated into any suitable system for securely storing and communicating data. The secure data parser parses data and then splits the data into multiple portions that are stored or communicated distinctly. Encryption of the original data, the portions of data, or both may be employed for additional security. The secure data parser may be used to protect data in motion by splitting original data into portions of data, that may be communicated using multiple communications paths.
Inventors: Don Martin (Chesterfield, Va.), Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, Texas), Mark S. O’Hare (Coto De Caza, Calif.)
Assignee: Security First Corp. (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
Dec. 2, 2014

Automated migration to a new copy services target storage system to manage multiple relationships simultaneously while maintaining disaster recovery consistency
Patent No. 8,904,131
A system according to one embodiment, includes one or more source volumes on a source storage subsystem from which data is copied in first copy services relationships, the one or more source volumes being accessible to an application; one or more original target volumes on an original target storage subsystem to which data is copied in the first copy services relationships; logic configured for selecting a new target storage subsystem to replace the original target storage subsystem; logic configured for creating second copy services relationships between one or more new target volumes on the new target storage subsystem and the one or more source volumes on the source storage subsystem using multi-target functionality; and logic configured for terminating the first copy services relationships after all of the second copy services relationships are full duplex.
Inventors: Amy N. Blea (Round Rock, Texas), David R. Blea (Tucson, Ariz.), Gregory E. McBride (Vail, Ariz.), John J. Wolfgang (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
Dec. 2, 2014

Optical attachment for reducing the focal length of an objective lens
Patent No. 8,903,232
An optical attachment having five or six elements and configured to be operably arranged on the image side of an objective lens to reduce the focal length and focal ratio of the objective lens is disclosed. The optical attachment is particularly suitable for adapting objective lenses designed with a relatively large working distance for a large format size to cameras having a smaller format size and relatively small permissible working distance. The optical attachments disclosed herein have high image quality at large aperture over a large field of view, and can be well-corrected for all major aberrations.
Inventors: J. Brian Caldwell (Petersburg, Va.)
Assignee: Caldwell Photographic Inc. (Petersburg, Va.)
Dec. 2, 2014

High strength ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene tape articles
Patent No. 8,906,485
Processes for the production of high strength polyethylene tape articles from high strength ultra-high molecular weight multi-filament yarns, and to the tape articles, fabrics, laminates and impact resistant materials made therefrom.
Inventors: Thomas Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond), Mark Benjamin Boone (Mechanicsville, Va.), Steven Correale (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)
Dec. 9, 2014

Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
Patent No. 8,905,043
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), Randall E. Baren (Glen Allen, Va.), Marc W. Rose (Mechanicsville, Va.), Peter J. Lipowitz (Midlothian, Va.), Tony A. Phan (Richmond), 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)
Dec. 9, 2014

Process of forming an aramid copolymer
Patent No. 8,907,052
The invention concerns processes for forming a polymer comprising residues of 2-(4-amino phenyl)-5(6)amino benzimidazole (DAPBI), paraphenylene diamine (PPD), and terephthaloyl dichloride, comprising the steps of: (a) forming a slurry of DAPBI in a solvent system comprising an organic solvent and an inorganic salt; (b) adding less than a stoichiometric amount, relative to the amount of DAPBI, of terephthaloyl dichloride to the slurry; (c) agitating the slurry to react the DAPBI and terephthaloyl dichloride to form an oligomeric solution; (d) adding PPD to the oligomeric solution and agitating until essentially all of the PPD is dissolved, followed by the addition of terephthaloyl dichloride to form a prepolymer solution; and (e) allowing the prepolymer solution to form a polymer.
Inventors: Kiu-Seung Lee (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
Dec. 9, 2014

Cigarettes and cigarette filters including activated carbon for removing nitric oxide
Patent No. 8,905,042
Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang (Richmond), Mark Zhuang (Richmond), Shahryar Rabiei (Richmond), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Dec. 9, 2014

Sodium chlorine spray treatment of the leaves present on tobacco plants to significantly reduce TSNAs in cured tobacco produced therefrom
Patent No. 8,905,041
Methods for increasing the concentration of antioxidants during senescence and curing of tobacco leaves include application of a chemical solution. The methods include spraying the solution onto the tobacco plant prior to harvest and/or applying the chemical solution to the soil surrounding roots of growing tobacco plants. The application of the chemical solution preferably occurs between topping and harvest, and is optimized to simulate the production of antioxidants and interfere with the formation of TSNAs during curing. The tobacco can be burley tobacco subjected to air curing.
Inventors: Qinglin Li (Richmond), Walter Hempfling (Mechanicsville, Va.), Marc Robert Krauss (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond, VA)
Dec. 9, 2014

Enhanced subjective activated carbon cigarette
Patent No. 8,905,037
A smoking article having a tobacco rod and a filter attached to the tobacco rod, which filters the first puff differently than subsequent puffs. The tobacco rod includes an inner rod of tobacco material having an impervious outer wrap and an impervious cap at an upstream end thereof and an outer rod of tobacco material, wherein the inner rod of tobacco material is concentrically positioned with respect to the outer rod of tobacco material. The filter includes an outer cellulose acetate filter and an inner activated carbon filter, wherein the inner activated carbon filter is concentrically positioned with respect to the outer cellulose acetate filter.
Inventors: Peter Lipowicz (Midlothian, Va.), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris Inc. (Richmond)
Dec. 9, 2014

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