The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 7.6.11

Fund for hedging real estate ownership risk using financial portfolio theory and data feed for analyzing the financial performance of a portfolio that includes real estate
Patent 7,970,684
A method for creating an investment fund and selling shares in the fund to individual investors, each of whom has an investment ratio defined by a dollar amount of direct real estate investments held by the investor outside of the fund divided by a dollar amount of shares in the fund held by the individual investor. A target range of the investment ratio is selected for the fund. A target geographical region is selected where individual investors in the fund hold the direct real estate investments. A model composite portfolio is identified having an asset combination that includes: (i) direct real estate investment held by an individual investor in the target geographical region, and (ii) shares in the fund held by the individual investor. The asset combination in the model composite portfolio has an investment ratio that is within the target range. An optimal fund asset allocation is selected for the composite model portfolio in order to diversify and/or hedge risks associated with the direct real estate investment held by the model composite portfolio. Shares of the fund are sold to individual investors that hold direct real estate investments in the target geographic region and have investment ratios in the target range.
Inventors: Peter Benda (Glen Allen)
June 28, 2011


Health insurance subrogation data management
Patent 7,970,632
A computer-implemented method where a party other than the patient’s health plan, requests patient records from a health provider, thereby triggering the health provider to submit identifying demographic data of the requesting party and additionally, if different, the name of the health provider’s patient for whom the party requested records on, where the submission by the health provider is made to the patient’s health plan, allowing the health plan to gain improved knowledge on the patient’s involvement in an injury claim, thereby improving the health plan’s subrogation operations.
Inventors: Stephen Ambrose (Richmond)
June 28, 2011

Method of making monofilament fishing lines of high tenacity polyolefin fibers
Patent 7,966,797
A method of making colored monofilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin fishing line, comprising the steps of feeding a substantially untwisted multifilament ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin yarn; coating the substantially untwisted multifilament yarn with a colorant; twisting the coated multifilament yarn; and heating the twisted multifilament yarn to a temperature and for a time sufficient to at least partially fuse adjacent filaments together while stretching the yarn. The resultant product is a colored monofilament fishing line that has improved color-fastness and abrasion resistance.
Inventors: Huy Nguyen (Midlothian); Thomas Y-T Tam (Chesterfield); Brian Waring (Chester)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
June 28, 2011

System and method for performing web based in-view monitoring
Patent 7,970,647
Methods and apparatuses for performing dynamic Web-based market analysis are disclosed. A Web server presents a Web page including content to a user, via a browser located at the user’s computer or workstation. The content in the Web page may be provided by third party entities that pay predetermined fees to have the Web server render their content in a Web page. While the user views the site, detailed user activities associated with the content, including in-view activities associated with viewable content in the Web page, are collected in a client side data store. After a trigger event occurs, such as the client side data store fills up, the collected data is sent back to the Web server where its is stored in a server side data store. An analytical program executed by the Web server retrieves the collected response data from the data store and performs market analysis on the collected response data. The analytical program produces results associated with the effectiveness of the content included the Web page. A middleware program, executing in the Web server, retrieves the result data and produces billing records, that may also include content effectiveness reports, and sends the billing records to respective third party entities that supplied the content for billing and marketing purposes.
Inventors: Arthur Koeppel (Richmond); Jonathan Turner (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation (Falls Church)
June 28, 2011

Systems and methods for retrospective home value scoring
Patent 7,974,854
Systems and methods are provided for providing, based on a model, an indication that an appraisal value for a property is likely to be faulty. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving information representative of at least one of a borrower, a property, or one or more demographics, such that the received information corresponds to a date. The method determines a score based on the received information and the model, such that the score provides the indication of the likelihood that the appraisal value was faulty on the date.
Inventors: Michael Bradley (Chesterfield); J. Douglas Gordon (Arlington, Va.); Pamela Sims (North Arlington, Va.); Douglas McManus (Bethesda, Md.); Morgan Snyder (Clifton, Va.); Mathew Klena (Falls Church)
Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) (McLean, Va.)
July 5, 2011

Compositions for the reversal and detoxification of anesthetics and other compounds and methods of their use
Patent 7,968,124
Methods of attenuating the toxic or medically undesirable effects of drugs and toxins in a human by administering to a human an injectable formulation comprised of a dispersion of particles comprised of reversed cubic or reversed hexagonal lyotropic liquid crystalline material. The particles absorb or adsorb or otherwise sequester and attenuate the effect of drugs and toxins, and may be used as a rescue or reversal agent, or as a prophylaxis. The invention is especially applicable in reversing adverse effects of local anesthetics inadvertently delivered systemically, and attenuating the therapeutic effects of general anesthetics in the course of treatment.
Inventors: David Anderson (Ashland); Vincent Conklin (Richmond); Benjamin Cameransi (Georgetown, S.C.)
Assignee: Lyotropic Therapeutics Inc. (Ashland)
June 28, 2011

Hot surface hydrolysis of polyphosphoric acid in spun yarns
Patent 7,968,030
The present invention relates to processes for hydrolyzing polyphosphoric acid in spun multifilament yarns.
Inventors:    Newton; Christopher W (Richmond, VA), Allen; Steven R (Midlothian, VA), Moore; Steven D (Powhatan, VA)
Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.); Magellan Systems International (Richmond)
June 28, 2011

Processes for hydrolysis of polyphoshoric acid in polyareneazole filaments
Patent 7,968,029
The present invention relates to processes for hydrolyzing polyphosphoric acid in polyareneazole filaments.
Inventors: Christopher Newton (Richmond)
Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.); Magellan Systems International (Richmond)
June 28, 2011

Nanoalloy fuel additives
Patent 7,967,876
There is disclosed a composition comprising an alloy represented by the following generic formula (A.sub.a).sub.n(B.sub.b).sub.n(C.sub.c).sub.n(D.sub.d).sub.n( . . . ).sub.n; wherein each capital letter and ( . . . ) is a metal; wherein A is a combustion modifier; B is a deposit modifier; C is a corrosion inhibitor; and D is a combustion co-modifier/electrostatic precipitator enhancer; wherein each subscript letter represents compositional stoichiometry; wherein n is greater than or equal to zero; and wherein the alloy comprises at least two different metals; and with the proviso that if the metal is cerium, then its compositional stoichiometry is less than about 0.7. There is also disclosed a fuel additive comprising an alloy; a fuel composition comprising the fuel additive composition; methods of making the fuel additive composition; and methods of using the disclosed alloy.
Inventors: Allen Aradi (Glen Allen); Carl Esche Jr. (Richmond); Katrina McIntosh (Midlothian); Tze-Chi Jao (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
June 28, 2011

Purified rhIGF-I/rhIGFBP-3 complexes and their method of manufacture
Patent 7,968,679
Complexes of IGF-I and IGFBP-3 with new levels of purity are provided. Chromatographic techniques have been developed that remove contaminants, such as mass and charge variants of IGFBP-3. The new techniques enable the production of high-quality pharmaceutical compositions comprising IGF-I/IGFBP-3 complexes.
Inventors: Mark Sleevi (Midlothian); Glen Kelley (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Insmed Incorporated (Glen Allen)
June 28, 2011

Patent D641,124
The ornamental design for a receptacle, as shown and described.
Inventors: Kurt Rampton (Charlotte, N.C.); Edgar Montague (Charlotte); William Riley (Richmond); Sean Anderson (Powhatan)
Assignee: Recall Corp. (Norcross, Ga.)
July 5, 2011

Ballistic-resistant article including one or more layers of cross-plied uhmwpe tape in combination with cross-plied fibers
Patent 7,972,679
A ballistic-resistant molded article having a sandwich-type structure including two outer portions of a first high modulus material surrounding an inner portion of a second high modulus material. The outer portions are comprised of a plurality of interleaved layers of adhesive coated cross-plied non-fibrous ultra high molecular weight polyethylene tape. The inner portion is comprised of a plurality of interleaved layers of high modulus cross-plied fibers embedded in resin. The stack of interleaved layers is compressed at high temperature and pressure to form a hybrid sandwich ballistic-resistant molded article that includes a mix of high modulus materials. It has been found that ballistic resistance is higher for the hybrid structure than for a monolithic structure of comparable areal density.
Inventors: Fielder Stanton Lyons (Phoenix); Jeffrey Mears (Chandler, Ariz.); Gene Weedon (Richmond); Kenneth Harding (Midlothian); Lisa Owen (Charlotte); Peter Russell (Liberty Township, Ohio); Joseph Mitchell (Charlotte); Erik Johnson (Phoenix)
Assignee: BAE Systems Tensylon H.P.M. (Monroe, N.C.)
July 5, 2011

Print media case
Patent D640,870
Claims The ornamental design for a print media case, substantially as shown and described.
Inventors: Michael Regan (Dublin, Ireland); Arunkumar Madanagopal (San Diego); Erin Parker Simon (Richmond)
Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company (Houston)
July 5, 2011

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