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The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 1.23.13

Michael Schwartz January 23, 2013 0

Production of micronized encapsulated tobacco particles for tobacco flavor delivery from an oral pouch
Patent 8,356,606
A method of providing a comestible plant material taken orally by coating a micronized plant material with a first layer of polysaccharides or proteins, then a second layer of polysaccharides or proteins is disclosed. A bi-encapsulated plant material produced by this process is also disclosed.
Inventors: Tapashi Sengupta (Barrington, Ill.); Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond); William R. Sweeney (Richmond); Douglas A. Fernandez (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 22, 2013

Smoking articles enhanced to deliver additives incorporated within electroprocessed microcapsules and nanocapsules, and related methods
Patent 8,353,811
A large variety of electroprocessed capsules can be produced to encapsulate a variety of additives within the subcompartments or substructures of the manufactured capsule. Furthermore, the manufactured capsules can be arranged within a filter of a smoking article during the manufacturing process. By modifying the various parameters that control the electrospraying or electrospinning processes, capsules can be manufactured that vary in composition, in substructural organization, and in dimension. A capsule produced by electrospraying comprises at least one polymeric material that encapsulates or supports the retention of at least one flavorant and/or non-flavorant within the capsule. A polymeric material provides a supporting structure for encapsulating at least one flavorant and/or non-flavorant additive. The capsules that can be produced by various electrospraying processes described below include microcapsules in a micro-scaled range, nanocapsules in a nano-scaled range, and various mixtures of microcapsules and nanocapsules.
Inventors: Zhihao Shen (Richmond); Manuel Marquez (Midlothian); Samuel I. Ogle (Colonial Heights); William D. Thweatt (Chester); Jon A. Regrut (Richmond)
Assignee: Phillip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2013

Smoking articles with restrictor and aerosol former
Patent 8,353,302
Provided is a smoking article including a smokeable filler with a high aerosol former content and a filter. Preferably, the smokeable filler includes about 4 wt % glycerin to about 35 wt % glycerin. The filter includes a cylindrical tube attached to the tobacco rod with tipping paper, a first filter segment at a location along said cylindrical tube adjacent and in a downstream relation to said tobacco rod, and a flow restricting filter segment at a location adjacent and in a downstream relation to the first filter segment. In an embodiment, the filter also includes a cavity adjacent and in a downstream relation to the flow restricting filter segment, and a ventilation zone at a location along the cavity including perforations that extend through the tipping paper and the cylindrical tube. Preferably, the ventilation zone is in a downstream relation to the flow restricting filter segment.
Inventors: Raquel Olegario (Richmond); San Li (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2013

Sodium chloride spray treatment of soil surrounding tobacco plants to reduce TSNAs
Patent 8,353,300
Methods for increasing the concentration of antioxidants during senescence and curing of tobacco leaves include application of a chemical solution. The methods include spraying the solution onto the tobacco plant prior to harvest and/or applying the chemical solution to the soil surrounding roots of growing tobacco plants. The application of the chemical solution preferably occurs between topping and harvest, and is optimized to stimulate the production of antioxidants and interfere with the formation of TSNAs during curing. The tobacco can be burley tobacco subjected to air curing.
Inventors: Qinglin Li (Richmond); Walter Hempfling (Mechanicsville); Marc Robert Krauss (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2013

Tobacco flavor applicator
Patent 8,353,299
A system of applying liquid flavor to cut tobacco material includes a first tank of concentrated liquid flavor and a second tank of water. A venturi device is constructed and arranged to receive and meter concentrated liquid flavor and water from the first and second tanks and to discharge mixed flavor and water from an outlet end. A first line is connected between the first tank and a suction port on the venturi device, and a second line is connected between the second tank and an intake port on the venturi device. A spray assembly is in fluid communication with the discharge outlet of the venturi device for applying mixed flavor and water to cut tobacco.
Inventors: James L. Sherron (Midlothian); Ashok Kumar (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2013

Smoking article with impaction filter segment
Patent 8,353,298
A smoking article having a cylinder of smoking material and a filter system attached to the cylinder of smoking material. The filter system includes an upstream plug of filtering material, a downstream plug of filtering material, and a cavity between the upstream plug of filtering material and the downstream plug of filtering material. A flow restrictor is positioned within the cavity and has at least one orifice and a series of perforations provide ventilation to the smoking article.
Inventors: Michael Braunshteyn (Richmond); Rowland W. Dwyer (Richmond); San Li (Midlothian); Raquel Olegario (Richmond); Gail Yoss (Chesterfield)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2013

Railway car roller bearing
Patent 8,356,945
A bearing assembly is provided having a roller bearing a cone forming an inner race fitted around the journal portion of an axle. A cup forms an outer raceway that combines with the inner raceway to receive roller elements. A backing ring is centered to the shaft fillet. Tapered roller elements are located between and contact the inner and outer raceways. A cage is comprised of an inner ring, and outer ring, and a plurality of pocket bars extend between the inner and outer rings. The pocket bars of the cage include a protrusion that is received in a groove in the cone.
Inventors: Michael Mason (Richmond); Paul A. Hubbard (Petersburg)
Assignee: Amsted Rail Company, Inc. (Chicago)
Jan. 22, 2013

Railway car bearing seal
Patent 8,356,941
A bearing assembly is provided having a roller bearing with an inner raceway fitted around the journal portion of an axle. An outer raceway combines with the inner raceway to receive roller elements. An improved lubricant seal arrangement is provided between the wear ring and the supporting outer raceway comprising a stator element, a rotor element and a flinger element.
Inventors: Michael Mason (Richmond); Paul A. Hubbard (Petersburg); Mark Fetty (Chesterfield)
Assignee: Amsted Rail Company, Inc. (Chicago)
Jan. 22, 2013

Software factory
Patent 8,359,566
A method, system and computer-readable medium for creating software in a standardized manner are presented. The method includes the steps of: receiving, at a software factory, a description of software needs from a customer; creating, in the software factory, a project proposal that meets performance criteria found in the description of software needs; inducting the project proposal into the software factory, where inducting the project proposal initially evaluates the project proposal’s compatibility with a capacity of the software factory; parsing the project proposal into major functional areas; retrieving work packets that are appropriate for the project proposal, where the work packets are pre-stored, reusable, self-contained, discrete units of software code; assembling the work packets into a deliverable software; testing the deliverable software; and delivering the deliverable software to the customer.
Inventors: Jarir K. Chaar (Tarrytown, N.Y.); Ronald D. Finlayson (Blythewood, S.C.); Juan P. Giraldo (Gainesville, Va.); Steven R. Lang (Bradenton, Fla.); Naomi M. Mitsumori (San Jose, Calif.); Hari Rajagopal (Elizabeth, Colo.); Francis X. Reddington (Richmond); Terri A. Vines (East Palo Alto, Calif.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, N.Y.)
Jan. 22, 2013

Lid holder for cooking vessel
Patent 8,356,726
A cooking vessel for cooking foodstuff includes a base having an outer sidewall, a generally hollow interior and a generally open top. A lid is removably mounted to the base and complimentarily covers the open top of the base in a first position. A mounting support is attached to the outer sidewall of the base. A lid holder is removably mounted to the mounting support. The lid holder supports the lid in a second position. The open top of the base at least partially exposing the hollow interior when the lid is in the second position.
Inventors: Mark K. Romandy (Midlothian); David Schandel (Richmond); James R. Gaynor (Richmond)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (Glen Allen)
Jan. 22, 2013

Skin treatments containing carboxylic acid-substituted idebenone derivatives and methods of preparation and use thereof
Patent 8,354,550
The present invention relates to novel carboxylic acid-substituted idebenone derivatives, skin treatment compositions containing these carboxylic acid-substituted idebenone derivatives, methods of treating skin changes by topical application of these carboxylic acid-substituted idebenone derivatives, and their methods of synthesis. The carboxylic acid-substituted idebenone derivatives of the present invention are unexpectedly effective in treating skin, particularly with respect to skin tolerance. When included in a topical composition, the carboxylic acid-substituted idebenone derivatives of the present invention have an antioxidant effect that is useful in treating a skin change.
Inventors: Falko Diedrich (Kaufungen, DE); Birgit Neudecker (Fuldatat-Rothwesten, DE); Eberhard Wieland (Stuttgart, DE); Joseph A. Lewis II (Chesterfield); Joseph C. Dinardo (Vesuvius, Va.); Andrew S. Thompson (Mountainside, N.J.); James Alan Kerschen (Somerset, N.J.); Peter C. Wade (Somerset, N.J.)
Assignee: Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Jan. 15, 2013

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