The R&D Dept.: Local patents for May 6, 2015

Low friction linear tracking tone arm
Patent No. 9,019,806
This invention is provides a means of playing LP records with minimal distortion. Low distortion is achieved by eliminating tracking error normally associated with pickup cartridges mounted to pivoting tone arms. This invention discloses a tone arm that constrains the motion of the stylus to straight radial path, mimicking the cutting path of the record lathe, supported on parallel rails by free rolling spherical bearings. Unlike many previous linear tracking tone arms, this invention does not rely on air pressure or servo motor mechanisms. The use of free rolling bearings or axles between parallel tracks fashioned from rails, rods or tubes, eliminates all sources of lateral friction other than pure static and rolling friction of the balls on the rails, rods or tubes. In the preferred embodiment, the fixed rods or tubes are driven synchronously, thereby eliminating static friction of the supporting rolling balls. Friction is further reduced using magnetic or buoyant support of the tone arm to reduce bearing load to that amount minimally sufficient to maintain full contact between the rolling balls and the upper and lower rods.
Inventors: Thomas Lloyd Bowden Sr. (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
April 28, 2015

Heat lamp test for identification of oil spots
Patent No. 9,019,500
A system for differentiating between oil spots and non-oil spots in a wrapped article comprising a web and a wrapped material. The system includes a heat source that applies heat to a wrapped article for a predetermined amount of time when the wrapped article is placed in a sample area on a surface that is arranged at a predetermined distance away from a heating element of the heat source; and a light source that provides backlighting to the web of the wrapped article when the web has been separated from the wrapped material and placed on a viewing surface of the light source. A method for differentiating between oil spots and non-oil spots in wrapped articles and a field test kit are also provided.
Inventors: Narendra K. Meruva (Midlothian, Va.), Christopher B. McFarlane (Richmond), Jennifer H. Smith (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc. (Richmond)
April 28, 2015

Gasoline fuel composition for improved performance in fuel injected engines
Patent No. 9,017,431
A method for improving performance of fuel injectors, and a method for cleaning fuel injectors for an internal combustion engine. The methods include operating the engine on a fuel composition comprising a major amount of fuel and from about 1 to about 200 ppm by weight based on a total weight of the fuel of a reaction product of (i) a hydrocarbyl substituted compound containing at least one tertiary amino group and (ii) a halogen substituted C2-C8 carboxylic acid, ester, amide, or salt thereof, wherein the reaction product as made is substantially devoid of free anion species.
Inventors: Xinggao Fang (Midlothian, Va.), Scott D. Schwab (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
April 28, 2015

Alkanolamides and their use as fuel additives
Patent No. 9,017,430
The present invention relates to alkanolamide-containing compositions, and more particularly to alkanolamide-containing compositions formed by the reaction of a fatty acid and diethanolamine (DEA) which contain low levels of undesirable by-products. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as fuel additives.
Inventors: William J. Colucci (Glen Allen, Va.), Abbas Kadkhodayan (Collinsville, Ill.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
April 28, 2015

Reflecting bandwidth and priority in network attached storage I/O
Patent No. 9,021,142
A method for processing a first input/output (I/O) request on a network attached storage (NAS) device that includes receiving the first I/O request from a source by the NAS device, placing the first I/O request in an I/O queue associated with the NAS device, wherein the first I/O request is placed in the I/O queue based on a priority of the first I/O request using a remote storage access protocol, and when the first I/O request is associated with the highest priority in the I/O queue, determining whether a bandwidth associated with the source of the first I/O request is exceeded, processing the first I/O request if the bandwidth associated with the source of the first I/O request is not exceeded, and placing the first I/O request in sleep mode if the bandwidth associated with the source of the first I/O request is exceeded.
Inventors: Sunay Tripathi (Palo Alto, Calif.), William H. Moore (Fremont, Calif.), Brian L. Wong (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Oracle America Inc. (Redwood Shores, Calif.)
April 28, 2015

Rigid structural and low back face signature ballistic UD/articles and method of making
Patent No. 9,023,452
Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having enhanced a dynamic storage modulus, which correlates to low composite backface signature.
Inventors: Thomas Yiu-Tai Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), John Armstrong Young (Midlothian, Va.), Ronnie Moore (Midlothian, Va.), David A Hurst (Richmond)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
May 5, 2015

Rigid structure UHMWPE UD and composite and the process of making
Patent No. 9,023,451
Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having enhanced flexural properties, which correlates to low composite backface signature. The composites are useful for the production of hard armor articles, including helmet armor.
Inventors: Thomas Yiu-Tai Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), Brian Waring (Chester, Va.), Henry Gerard Ardiff (Chesterfield, Va.), Bradley Grunden (Midlothian, Va.), John Armstrong Young (Midlothian, Va.), Ralf Klein (Midlothian, Va.), David A. Hurst (Richmond), Brian Duane Arvidson (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
May 5, 2015

High lap shear strength, low back face signature UD composite and the process of making
Patent No. 9,023,450
Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having high interlaminar lap shear strength between component fiber plies or fiber layers, which correlates to low composite backface signature. The high lap shear strength, low backface signature composites are useful for the production of hard armor articles, including helmet armor.
Inventors: Thomas Yiu-Tai Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), Brian Waring (Chester, Va.), Henry Gerard Ardiff (Chesterfield, Va.), Bradley Grunden (Midlothian, Va.), David A. Hurst (Richmond), John Armstrong Young (Midlothian, Va.), Ralf Klein (Midlothian, Va.), Brian Duane Arvidson (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
May 5, 2015

Adhesive bonding composition and method of use
Patent No. 9,023,249
A polymerizable composition includes at least one monomer, a photoinitiator capable of initiating polymerization of the monomer when exposed to light, and a phosphor capable of producing light when exposed to radiation (typically X-rays). The material is particularly suitable for bonding components at ambient temperature in situations where the bond joint is not accessible to an external light source. An associated method includes: placing a polymerizable adhesive composition, including a photoinitiator and energy converting material, such as a down-converting phosphor, in contact with at least two components to be bonded to form an assembly; and, irradiating the assembly with radiation at a first wavelength, capable of conversion (down-conversion by the phosphor) to a second wavelength capable of activating the photoinitiator, to prepare items such as inkjet cartridges, wafer-to-wafer assemblies, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and the like.
Inventors: Zakaryae Fathi (Detroit, Mich.), James Clayton (Detroit, Mich.), Harold Walder (Detroit, Mich.), Frederic A. Bourke Jr. (Detroit, Mich.), Ian Stanton (Durham, N.C.), Jennifer Ayres (Raleigh, N.C.), Joshua T. Stecher (Durham, N.C.), Michael Therien (Durham, N.C.), Eric Toone (Durham, N.C.), Dave Gooden (Durham, N.C.), Mark Dewhirst (Durham, N.C.), Joseph A. Herbert (Richmond), Diane Fels (Morrisville, N.C.), Katherine S. Hansen (Davis, Calif.)
Assignee: Immunolight (Detroit, Mich.)
Duke University (Durham, N.C.)
May 5, 2015

Medical injector simulation device
Patent No. 9,022,980
An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system coupled to the simulated medicament delivery device. The electronic circuit system is configured to output an electronic output associated with a use of the simulated medicament delivery device.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Mosely, Va.), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.), Spencer T. Williamson (Richmond), Kai R. Worrell (Hopkins, Minn.), David A. Weinzierl (Andover, Minn.)
Assignee: kaleo Inc. (Richmond)
May 5, 2015

Remotely-controlled emergency aerial vehicle
Patent No. 9,022,322
Devices, systems and methods for utilizing a remotely-controlled aerial vehicle for emergency situations are disclosed. In an aspect of the present disclosure, a remotely-controlled aerial vehicle consisting of a rotor with interchangeably attached blades, a camera, an antenna for transmitting data, and rescue equipment which may be used to assist an endangered person on location is disclosed. In another aspect, the aerial vehicle further comprises a light source to assist in the use of the device at night, a pressure gun to assist in the delivery of rope or other materials in mountain side situations, an explosive device dropping mechanism, and a cable hoist.
Inventors: Curnell Melvin Westbrook Sr. (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
May 5, 2015

Covers with a multiplicity of sensors for training mannequins, punching bags or kicking bags
Patent No. 9,021,857
A training mannequin has a multiplicity of sensors mounted in a removable covering to measure the efficacy of a specific attack in a localized region, and informs the user of the effects of that attack in terms of the physiological damage it would cause if the attack were inflicted on a typical human.
Inventors: James Conrad Squire (Buena Vista, Va.), Elizabeth White Baker (Richmond), Huston David Clements (Lexington, N.C.)
Assignee: Matts (Richmond)
May 5, 2015

Medicament delivery device for administration of opioid antagonists including formulations for naloxone
Patent No. 9,022,022
Medicament delivery devices for administration of opioid antagonists are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container disposed within the housing and an energy storage member disposed within the housing. The medicament container is filled with a naloxone composition that includes naloxone or salts thereof, a tonicity-adjusting agent, and a pH adjusting agent, whereby the osmolality of the naloxone composition ranges from about 250-350 mOsm and the pH ranges from about 3-5. The energy storage member is configured to produce a force to deliver the naloxone composition.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.), Frank E. Blondino (Henrico)
Assignee: kaleo Inc. (Richmond)
May 5, 2015

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