The R&D Dept.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 11.23.11

The tobacco industry is getting even more high tech as an Altria subsidiary was issued a patent this week for cloning nicotine genes. Plus patents from MeadWestvaco, IBM, Honeywell and others.

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.

The R&D Dept.: Patents for 10.12.11

A Petersburg company has invented a knife with a heated blade. And Philip Morris has a slew of new patents including a chewable tobacco pouch.

The R&D Dept.: local patents for 9.14.11

A Richmond company called 5 Mississippi LLC has patented a new game. Plus, another patent for Shockoe Bottom based drugmaker Intelliject.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 8.17.11

The patent office’s “approved” stamp has been busy lately as a ton of patents were granted for local inventors all over town including one for an airplane in Midlothian.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 8.3.11

Inventions from some interesting local companies this week including a company a call The Bill Police and Wealthcare Capital Management.