Philip Morris may be selling fewer cigarettes these days, but that’s not stopping it from patenting all kinds of smoking related inventions.
The R&D Dept.
The latest local patents include a closet with a built-in piggy bank, a bridge system for stringed instruments, a blender and a kitchen appliance that can keep food hot and cold at the same time.
In the R&D Dept. this week, a new surgical tool, a food product checking system for grading food and a new grip for devices like walkers. Plus a bunch of more technical ones from local manufacturers and a new credit card user option at Capital One.
A local inventor has a new apparatus for an indoor fire place. Plus industrial patents from a handful of other companies.
Mostly industrial patents this week, including packaging innovations from MeadWestvaco and Philip Morris.
A new patent for moving dough at AMF. A new shower cleaning sprayer device by S.C. Johnson & Son and a variation on a muscle relaxer created by an Ashland inventor.
A Midlothian inventor created a new pill organizer for the elderly. Plus an armor composite.
A new cooking device for the kitchen and a new dog harness from Premier Pet Products. Plus lots of technical patents related to cigarettes and fire-retardant clothing.
Only two patents this week, both complicated. One seems to be related to Philip Morris’ electric cigarette.
Some technical stuff this week, including a genetic marker from a VCU lab and some materials processes. And a drinking game innovation for “Beer Pong.”