The R&D Dept.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 8.9.12

A company in Mechanicsville has a patent for a plastic water bottle launcher. Plus patents from VCU, a Shockoe Slip company and an invention from a photographic firm in Petersburg.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 4.25.12

A local inventor is trying to patent a new type of grip for golf putters. And for all those menthol cigarette fans out there, Philip Morris has a new patent just for you.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 3.1.1.12

A local man is trying to patent his own toothbrush design. An inventor in Manakin-Sabot has patented a new method for curing tobacco. And another local named his invention after himself.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 3.28.12

Patents this week for MeadWestvaco, Philip Morris, La-Z-Boy and others. Plus a local man filed an initial patent for his own shoe design.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 2.15.12

VCU gets the green light for patents on couple inventions, including a new invention for headphones. Plus patents for MeadWestvaco, Hamilton Beach, Philip Morris and more.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 2.1.12

Patents this week for Capital One, Intelliject and Philip Morris. Plus Freddie Mac received a patent for a system that helps it determine the likelihood that a loan will close.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 1.18.12

Loads of patents this week including inventions from MeadWestvaco, Afton Chemical and a high-tech defense contractor in Ashland.