The R&D Dept.

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.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 1.4.12

A bowling-related patent this week. Plus patents from Afton Chemical, NASA and a new type of cigarette pack from Philip Morris.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 12.21.11

A patent for an electric can opener this week. Plus, some highly technical patents from local inventors working for IBM, Sony, Honeywell and others.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 12.7.11

A ton of local patents this week were issued to VCU, AMF, Phillip Morris, and Hamilton Beach. Plus a patent for a local inventor for a method of collecting healthcare-related debt.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 11.9.11

A Midlothian man has invented a new kind of sports shoulder pads. A Colonial Heights company patented an air freshener device. Plus, patents from Capital One, Afton Chemical and Phillip Morris.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 10.26.11

Capital One is getting into the wireless transaction business. Plus an interesting medical patent from VCU, patents from Altria and a new and improved blender from Hamilton Beach.