The R&D Dept.

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.

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.