The R&D Dept.: Patents for 8.30.11

System and method for detecting and filtering unsolicited and undesired electronic messages
Patent 8,005,899
A sending device locates and stores identifying information for each electronic message sent by the device. A receiving device, upon receipt of an electronic message, locates identifying information for the electronic message and the purported sending device of the message. The receiving device communicates a confirmation request to the purported sending device which contains identifying information for the message. The sending device receives confirmation messages and replies to such messages confirming that the message was sent if identifying information in the confirmation request corresponds to identifying information stored by the sending device and denying that the message was sent if the identifying information in the confirmation request does not correspond to stored data.
Inventors: Brian D. Cunningham (Powhatan)
Assignee: Message Level LLC (Richmond)
Aug. 23, 2011 [private]

Method for making a titanium-containing lubricant additive
Patent 8,008,237
A method for making a titanium-containing lubricant additive, a lubricant additive concentrate made by the method and a lubricating composition containing the additive concentrate. The method includes reacting titanium alkoxide with water in a reaction medium that includes a dispersant to provide a homogeneous titanium-containing additive product. The additive product made by the method is substantially devoid of acidic components.
Inventors: Naresh C. Mathur (Midlothian); Jeffrey M. Guevremont (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation (Richmond)
Aug. 30, 2011

Lubricant compositions
Patent 8,003,584
There is disclosed a lubricating composition comprising a friction modifier and a base oil comprising less than about 3% by weight of tetracycloparaffins. Methods of making and using the composition are also disclosed.
Inventors: Mark T. Devlin (Richmond); Tze-chi Jao (Glen Allen); John T. Loper (Richmond); Helen T. Ryan (London, Great Britain); Carl K. Esche (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corporation (Richmond)
Aug. 23, 2011

Emissions control system for diesel fuel combustion after treatment system
Patent 8,006,652
An emissions control system for the after treatment of a fuel combustion process exhaust stream includes an exhaust passageway. The exhaust passageway allows for passage of an exhaust stream containing exhaust byproducts from the combustion of a fuel that includes a manganese compound. The exhaust stream includes a manganese compound which complexes with at least one of the exhaust byproducts.
Inventors: Gregory H. Guinther (Richmond); Joseph W. Roos (Mechanicsville); David M. Human (Midlothian); Scott D. Schwab (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Intangibles LLC (Richmond)
Aug. 30, 2011


In situ synthesis of composite nanoscale particles
Patent 8,006,703
A method of making composite nanoscale particles comprising subjecting a starting material to laser energy so as to form a vapor and condensing the vapor so as to form the composite nanoscale particles, wherein said composite nanoscale particles comprise a first metal and/or a first metal oxide incorporated in nanoscale particles of an oxide of a second metal, the first metal being different than the second metal. The starting material can comprise first and second metals or compounds of the first and second metals. The composite nanoscale particles can be formed in a reaction chamber wherein a temperature gradient is provided. The atmosphere in the chamber can be an inert atmosphere comprising argon or a reactive atmosphere comprising oxygen. The composite nanoscale particles are useful for low-temperature and near-ambient temperature catalysis. The composite nanoscale particles can be incorporated in the tobacco cut filler, cigarette paper and/or cigarette filter material of a cigarette to catalyze the oxidation of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide.
Inventors: Sarojini Deevi (Midlothian); Rangaraj S. Sundar (Midlothian); Yezdi B. Pithawalla (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Aug. 30, 2011

Blank for forming sleeve including a pocket
Patent 8,006,835
An elongate blank for forming a sleeve includes a plurality of panels. The panels include two rear panels. When the blank is folded to form the sleeve, an outer rear panel overlies an inner rear panel and a pocket is formed between these panels. The pocket is configured to contain one or more objects. The sleeve is adapted to be placed on a container, such as a package containing smoking articles. The pocket can contain another tobacco product, such as one or more promotional smokeless tobacco products.
Inventors: Pamela D. Moore (Gloucester); Stephen J. Bellamah (Midlothian),; Dominic J. C. Howard (New Canaan, Conn.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Aug. 30, 2011

In vitro germinal centers
Patent 8,003,387
The present invention incorporates germinal centers (GCs) into three-dimensional (3D) engineered tissue constructs (ETCs). In an embodiment, we have incorporated the GC in the design of an artificial immune system (AIS) to examine immune responses to vaccines and other compounds. Development of an in vitro GC adds functionality to an AIS, in that it enables generation of an in vitro human humoral response by human B lymphocytes that is accurate and reproducible, without using human subjects. The invention also permits evaluation of, for example, vaccines, allergens, and immunogens, and activation of human B cells specific for a given antigen, which can then be used to generate human antibodies. In an embodiment of the present invention the function of the in vitro GC is enhanced by placing FDCs and other immune cells in a 3D ETC; FDCs appear more effective over a longer time (antibody production is sustained for up to about 14 days.
Inventors: Selva Sukumar (Berkeley, Calif.); Mohey Eldin M. El Shikh (Richmond); John G. Tew (Mechanicsville); Guzman Sanchez-Schmitz (Orlando); Donald Drake, III (Orlando); Luis Mosquera (Oviedo, Fla.); Eric Mishkin (Winter Springs, Fla.); Anatoly M. Kachurin (Orlando); Russell Higbee (Orlando); Conan Li (Los Altos, Calif.); William L. Warren (Orlando); Heather Fahlenkamp (Cleveland)
Assignee: Sanofi Pasteur Vaxdesign Corp. (Orlando)
Aug. 23, 2011

Method and apparatus to provide failover capability of cached secure sessions
Patent 8,006,091
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing failover capability of cached secure sessions is presented. A cached secure session involving a first device and a second device is identified. The cached secure session is encrypted and replicated to a failover device. The encrypted session is then decrypted on the failover device. An occurrence of a hot failover involving the second device is detected, and processing resumes between the first device and the failover device.
Inventors: Eric A. Fritzges (Marietta, Ga.); Larry D. Bisel (Canton, Ga.); Edward C. Kersey (Alpharetta, Ga.); Patrick D. Tate (Dunwoody, GA); Bruce F. Wong (Athens, Ga.); Bradley D. Dike (Glen Allen); Andre Justin Pecqueur (Roswell, Ga.); Shaheed Bacchus (Athens, Ga.)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.)
Aug. 23, 2011

Workflow decision management with workflow modification in dependence upon user reactions
Patent 8,010,700
Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for workflow decision management. Embodiments include maintaining a device state history; identifying a device usage pattern in dependence upon the device state history; identifying a workflow scenario in dependence upon the device usage pattern; identifying a workflow in dependence upon the workflow scenario; executing the workflow; identifying a user reaction to the execution of the workflow; identifying an unsuccessful device-controlling action in dependence upon the user reaction; and modifying the workflow in dependence upon the identified unsuccessful device-controlling action. Typical embodiment also include recording, as a representation of a negative user reaction, a determined change between the device attribute value set by executing the workflow and the current value of the device attribute in a user reaction log.
Inventors: William A. Brown (Raleigh); Richard W. Muirhead (Tyler, Texas); Francis X. Reddington (Richmond)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, N.Y.)
Aug. 30, 2011

Propagation of misfit dislocations from buffer/Si interface into Si
Patent 8,008,181
Misfit dislocations are redirected from the buffer/Si interface and propagated to the Si substrate due to the formation of bubbles in the substrate. The buffer layer growth process is generally a thermal process that also accomplishes annealing of the Si substrate so that bubbles of the implanted ion species are formed in the Si at an appropriate distance from the buffer/Si interface so that the bubbles will not migrate to the Si surface during annealing, but are close enough to the interface so that a strain field around the bubbles will be sensed by dislocations at the buffer/Si interface and dislocations are attracted by the strain field caused by the bubbles and move into the Si substrate instead of into the buffer epi-layer. Fabrication of improved integrated devices based on GaN and Si, such as continuous wave (CW) lasers and light emitting diodes, at reduced cost is thereby enabled.
Inventors: Zuzanna Liliental-Weber (El Sobrante, Calif.); Rogerio Luis Maltez (Porto Alegre, Brazil); Hadis Morkoc (Richmond); Jinqiao Xie (Raleigh)
Assignee: The Regents of The University of California (Oakland, Calif.)
Aug. 30, 2011

Protective marine barrier system
Patent 8,007,202
A system to protect structures in a marine environment from the effects of an impact force. The system includes a plurality of floatable devices (panels) and a plurality of fibrous networks. The fibrous networks include high tenacity fibers which extend at least in a generally horizontal direction and are in communication with the plurality of floatable panels. The plurality of fibrous networks are disposed in a generally parallel arrangement with respect to each other and are vertically spaced apart by a distance not exceeding about 12 inches (30.5 cm). The system is designed to be spaced from the structure to be protected.
Inventors: Gregory A. Davis (Mechanicsville); Barbara M. Costain (Richmond); Carolyn S. Westmark (Richmond); Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond)
Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
Aug. 30, 2011

Method and system for implementing and managing an enterprise identity management for distributed security in a computer system
Patent 8,010,562
A method and system for facilitating the management of user identities includes an ownership component, a registration component, and a servicing component. When a user first desires to access a system using the present invention, the registration component verifies the user’s ownership of the underlying account by asking a variety of questions. Thereafter, when a user desires to service his account, the user may be re-queried to determine if he is attempting to access the correct information. An authentication and access component provides the functionality to access a system of the present invention. An audit component can be configured to periodically monitor the various accounts to ensure a continued linking between users and accounts.
Inventors: Michael Richard Barrett (San Francisco); David Armes (Phoenix); Fred Bishop (Glendale, Ariz.); James Shelby (Phoenix); Elliott Glazer (Chesterfield); Philip W. Steitz (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Stephen P. Gibbons (Tucson, Ariz.)
Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (New York)
Aug. 30, 2011

Fabrics with strain-responsive viscous liquid polymers
Patent 8,008,217
A penetration resistant article with an area density less than 1.5 lb/ft.sup.2 made of a plurality of fibrous fabric layers that have applied thereto about 1 to 8 percent by weight of a polymer having a glass transition temperature in the range of minus 40 to about C. and a zero shear melt viscosity 2.times.10.sup.6 to about 10.sup.13 poise at C.
Inventors: Kalika Ranjan Samant (Hockessin, Del.); Bryan Benedict Sauer (Boothwyn, Pa.); Minshon J. Chiou (Chesterfield)
Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Aug. 30, 2011

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