The R&D Dept.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 8.1.12


A man in Richmond is looking to patent a bookshelf. Plus new innovations coming down the pike at Afton Chemical, Philip Morris and more.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.25.12


Patents for MeadWestvaco, Philip Morris and the UVA Patent Foundation. Plus, a Mechanicsville man has invented a process of star navigation for missile systems. BizSense Pro shows you the innovations local companies have coming down the pike.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.11.12

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UVA and VCU get together for a medical patent; a Shockoe Slip drug maker, Afton Chemical and Hamilton Beach each file for patent protection; and two locals come up with a way to repair broken zippers.

The R&D Dept.: Patents for 6.20.12


A busy week for patents with inventions from Afton Chemical, Magellan Systems, Altria, Dupont and a local man who patented a tuning device for drums.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 6.6.12


A patent for a high-tech wound dressing from a Richmond company. A local man invents a training system for bank shots in billiards. And a Mechanicsville company gets a patent for an automated bowling system.

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.

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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.