The R&D Dept.: Local patents for Dec. 16, 2015

Basecoat composition and associated paperboard structure
Patent No. 9,206,553
A paperboard structure including a paperboard substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface and a basecoat applied to the first major surface and/or the second major surface, the basecoat including a pigment component, the pigment component including all pigments in the basecoat, wherein the pigment component has a median particle size between about 3 and about 8 micrometers, and wherein at most about 15 percent by weight of the pigment component has a particle size smaller than 1 micrometer.
Inventors: Steven G. Bushhouse (New Kent, Va.), Gary P. Fugitt (Rockville, Va.), Sven S. Arenander (Richmond)
Assignee: WestRock MWV LLC (Norcross, Ga.)
Dec. 8, 2015

Calcium neutral and overbased mannich and anhydride adducts as detergents for engine oil lubricants
Patent No. 9,206,373
A sulfur-free metal or ammonium salt compound, a method of making the compound, and a lubricant additive concentrate, and lubricant composition containing the compound. The compound is made by reacting a phenolic compound reacted with an aldehyde and an amine, with a compound selected from the group consisting of an acylating agent and an electrophilic compound.
Inventors: Michael J. McLaughlin (Richmond,), Naresh Mathur (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Dec. 8, 2015

Cigarette filter
Patent No. 9,204,668
A process of producing a cigarette filter comprises the steps of assembly a filter segment comprising a hollow tube with a filter plug at one end thereof and a space adjacent the plug. The filter segment is horizontally positioned, and the space is partially filled with a predetermined amount of particulate filter material by applying vacuum to the end filter plug to thereby drawn the particulate material into the space. An elongate filter plug is horizontally positioned in alignment with and adjacent to the filled filter segment, and the filled filter segment and the elongate filter plug are moved together until that plug abuts the particulate filter material to thereby seal the space and the particulate material therein. The formed filter is ultimately joined to a wrapped tobacco rod.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Dec. 8, 2015

Determining energy consumption in a structure
Patent No. 9,207,267
Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for measuring the supply of a consumable product/energy source, such as electrical power, to a facility over time and analyzing the measurements to determine the consumption or supply of the product by one or more loads and/or sources in the facility, and to determine induced and residual heat flow through the facility’s envelope. Various aspects compare the measured supply of the consumable product to a database of consumption signatures, which characterize access to the consumable product by particular users. Operating conditions and facility characteristics, such as temperatures, load factors, insulation factors, etc., may be further considered in determining a particular user’s access of the consumable product. To aid in the controlling of energy use, thermal resistance factors of the building are determined, which are based on the induced and residual heat flow through the facility.
Inventors: Michael Craig Scelzi (Glen Allen, Va.), James Scelzi (Paducah, Ky.), Allan H. Vaitses (Marion, Mass.), William Shawn Bonwell (Montpelier, Va.), Mark Christopher Hartman (Amelia, Va.)
Assignee: NETESCO LLC (Richmond)
Dec. 8, 2015

Handgun automatic sighting system
Patent No. 9,212,867
A handgun sighting system that adjusts the intensity of a lighted front sight based on the ambient light conditions. A sighting rib on the handgun includes an electronic circuit having a power supply, a light emitting diode (LED), a photocell, and a reed switch. A holster for use with the sighting system includes a magnet therein. Return of the handgun to the holster brings the reed switch of the weapon in close proximity to the magnet and deactivates the LED and the electronic circuit. Withdrawal of the handgun from the holster activates the LED and the electronic circuit. The handgun sighting system automatically adjusts the intensity of the LED in accordance with changes in the ambient light conditions, as measured by the photocell, to provide an optimal sighting presentation for the shooter.
Inventors: William Q. Patterson (Crozier, Va.), Steven Woodward (N. Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: N/A
Dec. 15, 2015

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