The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 5.22.13

Apparatus and method for providing browser audio control for voice enabled web applications
Patent 8,448,059
A unified web-based voice messaging system provides voice application control between a web browser and an application server via an hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) connection on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. The web browser receives an HTML page from the application server having an XML element that defines data for an audio operation to be performed by an executable audio resource. The web browser selectively executes the audio operation based on whether the web browser detects the presence of the executable audio resource. If the web browser does not have the executable audio resource, then the web browser ignores the XML element, and merely presents any other recognized HTML tags. However if the web browser has access to an executable audio resource that understands the XML element, then the web browser executes the audio operation based on enhanced audio control specified by the XML element. Hence, a web browser can be used to provide enhanced voice control for voice enabled web applications, merely by possession of an executable audio resource that recognizes the XML element that specifies the enhanced audio control required for the audio operation to be performed.
Inventors: Lewis Dean Dodrill (Richmond); Satish Joshi (Glen Allen); Ryan Alan Danner (Richmond); Steven J. Martin (Richmond)
Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.)
May 21, 2013

Approach for data integrity in an embedded device environment
Patent 8,448,023
A system for providing data integrity in an embedded device environment. One approach is operating an embedded control engine with non-battery backup power and providing data backup with inexpensive memory. Just data having changes may be provided to a volatile memory such as an SRAM module. After an accumulation of a certain amount of data, the data may be moved onto a relatively larger non-volatile memory, such as an NVRAM module or other type of flash memory. Non-battery backup power may maintain the SRAM module for a period after a power loss, so as to retain data. After restoration of power, data from NVRAM and SRAM modules may be read by the backup service to recreate the last known state of the control engine before the power loss.
Inventors: Owen Michael James (Richmond); Daniel Giorgis (Glen Allen); John Sublett (Richmond)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
May 21, 2013

High molecular weight poly(alpha-olefin) solutions and articles made therefrom
Patent 8,444,898
A robust process for the continuous preparation of solutions of high molecular weight UHMW PO that is capable of producing strong materials at high production capacity, is conservative of capital and energy requirements, and the articles made therefrom.
Inventors: Thomas Y.-T. Tam (Richmond); Qiang Zhou (Midlothian); John A. Young (Midlothian); Charles R. Arnett (Richmond); John D. Brodie (Richmond); Conor J. Twomey (Tipperary, Ireland); Lori L. Wagner (Richmond); Sheldon Kavesh (Whippany, N.J.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc (Morristown, N.J.)
May 21, 2013

Paper comprising PIPD floc and process for making the same
Patent 8,444,814
The invention concerns a paper comprising polypyridobisimidazole floc having a length of from 1.0 to 15 mm, where the apparent density of the paper is from 0.1 to 0.4 g/cm.sup.3 and the tensile strength of the paper in N/cm is at least 0.000052X*Y, where X is the volume portion of polypyridobisimidazole in the total solids of the paper in % and Y is basis weight of the paper in g/m.sup.2.
Inventors: Mikhail R. Levit (Glen Allen)
May 21, 2013

Low voltage electrolysis of water
Patent 8,444,847
A method is provided for conducting electrolysis at or below 1.23 V. The method comprises filling an electrolysis reactor having an aluminum anode and a copper cathode with a sufficient amount of solution such that at least a portion of the anode and the cathode are immersed in the solution; the solution comprising water, an electrolyte and a catalyst; and applying a voltage across the reactor of less than or equal to 1.23 V. The solution is comprised of water, aluminum sulfate and an ammonium salt. The method allows for total gas to be produced at a rate in excess of the theoretical maximum 1.06 l/min at a current of 93 amps.
Inventors: Craig Evans (Harrisburg, Pa.); Brian Evans (Bartlett, Ill.); John Evans Sr. (State College, Pa.); Randy Evans (Midlothian); John Evans Jr. (State College, PA); Todd E. Starner (Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.)
May 21, 2013

Triaxial braid fabric architectures for improved soft body armor ballistic impact performance
Patent 8,443,706
A fabric comprising a first plurality of yarns, a second plurality of yarns and a third plurality of yarns wherein the first, second and third pluralities of yarns have a yarn orientation that is different from each other. The third plurality of yarns is oriented in an axial direction. The second plurality of yarns is interwoven with the first plurality of yarns. The third plurality of yarns have no crimp. The yarns of the second plurality of yarns have an average linear density greater than or equal to the average linear density of the yarns of the first plurality of yarns and the yarns of the third plurality of yarns have an average linear density greater than the average linear density of the yarns of the second plurality of yarns and less than three times the average linear density of the yarns of the first plurality of yarns.
Inventors: Ronald G. Egres Jr. (Midlothian)
Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
May 21, 2013

Polyareneazole/thermoset pulp and methods of making same
Patent 8,444,817
The present invention relates to thermoset and polyareneazole pulp for use as reinforcement material in products including for example fluid seals and friction materials, as a processing aid including its use as a thioxotrope, and as a filter material. The pulp comprises (a) irregularly shaped, thermoset fiber fibrous structures, (b) irregularly shaped, polyareneazole fibrous structures and (c) water whereby thermoset fiber fibrils and/or stalks are substantially entangled with polyareneazole fibrils and/or stalks. The invention further relates to processes for making such thermoset and polyareneazole pulp.
Inventors: Achim Amma (Richmond)
Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
May 21, 2013

Pulp comprising polypyridobisimidazole and other polymers and methods of making same
Patent 8,444,815
The present invention relates to fibrous pulp comprising a combination of polypyridobisimidazole fibrous structures and fibrous structures derived from another polymer. The invention further relates to processes for making such pulp and articles comprising the pulp.
Inventors: Achim Amma (Richmond); Kevin A. Mulcahy (Ashland)
Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
May 21, 2013

System and methods for providing financial account information over a network
Patent 8,442,872
A system and method for providing financial account messages to customers while accessing web sites is disclosed. Methods, systems and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention enable a financial account issuer to provide an application to customer’s computer system over a network. The application may be configured to provide various messages associated with the customer’s financial account provided by the financial account issuer while the customer browses web sites. The financial account messages may be configured to provide interactive and dynamically changing account status information based on attempted purchases of goods and/or services by the customer at merchants’ web sites. The application may also be configured to provide rating information associated with web sites accessed by the customer.
Inventors: Jonathan Turner (Richmond); Arthur Koeppel (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corporation (McLean, Va.)
May 14, 2013

Propeller blade pitch control system
Patent 8,439,640
A propeller blade pitch control system includes a propeller hub for mounting at least one propeller blade, and a propeller shaft which rotates about an axis to rotationally drive the propeller hub. A pitch change yoke located within the propeller hub is configured to change a pitch of the at least one propeller blade in response to hydraulic fluid flow to a pitch change actuator. A propeller gearbox includes a first, rear end and a second, forward end located between the first, rear end and the pitch change yoke, and is configured to apply torque to the propeller hub. A hydraulic transfer bearing located between the first, rear end and the second, forward end of the propeller gearbox is operable to selectively permit a flow of hydraulic fluid from at least one hydraulic flow controller to the pitch change actuator.
Inventors: David V. Arel (Richmond); Robert H. Perkinson (Somers, Conn.)
Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation (Windsor Locks, Conn.)
May 14, 2013

Composite mesoporous/microporous materials and their use in smoking articles for removing certain gas phase constituents from tobacco smoke
Patent 8,439,047
Cut filler compositions, cigarettes, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided, which involve the use of a composite mesoporous/microporous material. The composite material is capable of removing at least one constituent from tobacco smoke, preferably selectively. The composite material may also be used for removing at least one constituent from tobacco smoke through sorption and/or catalysis. The composite material comprises channels interconnecting at least one mesoporous region and at least one microporous region. The mesopores of the composite material may further comprise a carbon lining and/or be further functionalized with a surfactant. Alternatively, the composite material may further comprise a metal, a metal oxide, or mixtures thereof.
Inventors: Jay A. Fournier (Richmond); Zhaohua Luan (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
May 14, 2013

Pulsed aerosol generation
Patent 8,442,390
An aerosol generator periodically forms aerosolized fragrance material by repeatedly supplying a liquid fragrance material to a capillary passage via only capillary action and heating the capillary passage, such that the liquid fragrance material at least partially volatilizes and is driven out of an outlet of the capillary passage. A wick feeds the liquid fragrance material to an inlet of the capillary passage by capillary action. An apparatus and method for generating such an aerosolized fragrance material, as well as the methods of heating, are disclosed.
Inventors: Walter A. Nichols (Chesterfield); David Keeler (Midlothian); Christopher Tucker (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
May 14, 2013

Flavored packaging insert for smokeless tobacco
Patent 8,440,023
A package of smokeless tobacco includes a flavor patch located in the package to provide flavor to smokeless tobacco. Also disclosed is a method of packaging smokeless tobacco by combining a package with a flavor patch disposed inside the package, the flavor patch comprising a flavor and an adsorbent, so that the flavor patch resides in an interior of the package; and adding smokeless tobacco to the package with the flavor patch.
Inventors: Andrew N. Carroll (Chesterfield); Steven J. Hovjacky (Chesterfield); Beverly C. Woodson (Ruther Glen)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
May 14, 2013

Composite mesoporous/microporous materials and their use in smoking articles for removing certain gas phase constituents from tobacco smoke
Patent 8,439,047
Cut filler compositions, cigarettes, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided, which involve the use of a composite mesoporous/microporous material. The composite material is capable of removing at least one constituent from tobacco smoke, preferably selectively. The composite material may also be used for removing at least one constituent from tobacco smoke through sorption and/or catalysis. The composite material comprises channels interconnecting at least one mesoporous region and at least one microporous region. The mesopores of the composite material may further comprise a carbon lining and/or be further functionalized with a surfactant. Alternatively, the composite material may further comprise a metal, a metal oxide, or mixtures thereof.
Inventors: Jay A. Fournier (Richmond); Zhaohua Luan (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
May 14, 2013

Rotatable coffee maker
Patent 8,438,968
A coffeemaker includes a bottom of a coffeemaker adapted to be placed onto and supported by a surface. Three or more wheel assemblies are mounted onto the bottom of the coffeemaker. The wheel assemblies rotate in substantially a straight line. The wheel assemblies are mounted on an imaginary circle on the bottom of the coffeemaker, and the straight line of rotation of each of the wheels is substantially tangent to the imaginary circle.
Inventors: Dean C. Warner (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (Glen Allen)
May 14, 2013

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