R&D Dept.: Local patents for 6.5.13

Real-time product matching
Patent 8,458,062
A system and method for providing real time financial product matching is disclosed. In one embodiment, the real time financial product matching system may store one or more financial product data records. Each financial product data record may be associated with a financial product. The real time financial product matching system may receive a customer data record associated with a customer, the customer data record including a customer preference related to financial products. The real time financial product matching system may then match the customer with one or more financial products in real time by comparing the customer data record to the one or more financial product data records. And, the real time financial product matching system may present the matched one or more financial products to the customer in real time.
Inventors: Rajsaday Dutt (Glen Allen); Yousef Gibran Master (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)
June 4, 2013

Method and system of adaptive control for reducing motion artifacts and patient dose in four dimensional computed tomography
Patent 8,457,717
Motion artifacts and patient dose during 4D CT imaging are reduced by adaptive control of data acquisition. The respiration signal (310) and CT data acquisition (340) are linked, such that `bad` data from erratic breathing cycles that cause artifacts is not acquired by pausing CT data acquisition (360) when erratic breathing is detected, and not resuming CT data acquisition until steady-state respiration is resumed. Training data is used to develop a tolerance envelope for a respiratory signal such that for erratic breathing cycles the respiratory signal is not within the tolerance envelope (330).
Inventors: Paul J. Keall (Richmond); Jeffrey F. Williamson (Richmond)
Assignee: Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.)
June 4, 2013

Hollow/porous fibers and applications thereof
Patent 8,453,653
In one embodiment is provided a polymer blend of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA), wherein the poly(vinylacetate) is present in an amount ranging between about 20 wt % and about 80 wt %, and poly(acrylic acid) is present in an amount ranging between about 80 wt % and about 20 wt %, based on the total weight of the blend. In another embodiment is provided a fiber produced from this polymer blend, and which has cells therein. In another embodiment is provided a flavorant release material comprising the porous fiber disclosed herein, and one or more flavorants disposed in a longitudinally extending core within the fiber. In another embodiment is provided a polymer fiber membrane containing a hollow, porous fiber formed from the polymer blend disclosed herein. In another embodiment is provided a filter containing the fiber described herein. In another embodiment is provided a process for producing the fibers disclosed herein by addition of the polymers to an extruder or blender, and extruding or melt spinning the mixture into a fiber containing cells therein.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond); Harrison L. Yu (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
June 4, 2013

Carton handle with bottle neck avoidance
Patent 8,453,920
A carton is defined for packaging a plurality of articles. The carton includes a plurality of carton walls at least one of which includes a slot handle that comprises at least one foldable hand flap. The at least one foldable hand flap has an article receiving section for receiving a portion of an article in the carton when the at least one foldable hand flap is folded inwardly of the carton.
Inventors: Garrett K. Schemmel (Atlanta); Bradford J. Walling (Chesterfield)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC (Richmond)
June 4, 2013

Method of applying carbon nanotube films to plastic substrates
Patent H2,275
A method of forming a film of carbon nanotubes on a substrate includes deposition a solution of electrically charged carbon nanotubes on the surface of a substrate, adsorption of the electrically charged carbon nanotubes onto a surface the substrate of opposite electrical charge through dip coating, using a material with a surface electrical charge opposite to that of the electrically charged carbon nanotubes, and formation of a film of carbon nanotubes on the substrate, wherein the film comprises a plurality of electrically charged nanotubes extending in varying orientations but parallel to a facing surface of the substrate.
Inventors: Timothy P. Burgin (Mechanicsville)
Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, D.C.)
June 4, 2013

Hermetically sealed paperboard container with enhanced barrier performance
Patent 8,448,844
A hermetically sealed paperboard container including a container body component including upper and lower ends, the body component being formed from a blank including a paperboard layer having first and second major sides, a first sealant layer on the first major side, a barrier layer on the second major side, and a second sealant layer on the barrier layer, wherein the blank includes first and second longitudinal ends, the first longitudinal end being skived to a predetermined thickness for a predetermined width, the skived portion being folded over onto the blank and heat-sealed to the first sealant layer to form a folded first longitudinal end, and wherein the body component includes an overlapped seam including the folded first longitudinal end positioned inside the second longitudinal end, a bottom component sealed to the lower end; and a lid component hermetically sealed to the upper end.
Inventors: Zhiquan Yan (Richmond)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corp. (Richmond)
May 28, 2013

Product dispenser with low product indicator
Patent 8,448,815
A product dispenser including a frame configured to support a plurality of products and flag element connected to the frame, the flag element being moveable relative to the frame from a first, un-deployed configuration when the flag element is engaged with at least one of the products, to a second, deployed configuration when the flag element is not engaged with the products.
Inventors: Andrew B. Sholl (Cranbury, N.J.); John Gelardi (Midlothian); Aaron L. Bates (Moseley); Laurel Thomas (Richmond); Caleb S. Loftin (Richmond)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corp. (Richmond)
May 28, 2013

Product dispensing system with biasing assembly
Patent 8,448,792
A product dispensing system including a container that defines an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, the container housing a plurality of products within the internal volume, and a push member extending through the opening, the push member being biased into engagement with the products in the container.
Inventors: John Gelardi (Midlothian); Ryan Bailey (Richmond)
Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corp. (Richmond)
May 28, 2013

Production of polycrystalline silicon in substantially closed-loop systems
Patent 8,449,848
Production of polycrystalline silicon in a substantially closed-loop process is disclosed. The processes generally include decomposition of trichlorosilane produced from metallurgical grade silicon.
Inventors: Satish Bhusarapu (Houston); Yue Huang (Midlothian); Puneet Gupta (Houston)
Assignee: MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (St. Peters, Mo.)
May 28, 2013

Stabilized uncoated particles of reversed liquid crystalline phase materials
Patent 8,449,863
Uncoated particles of reversed cubic phase or reversed hexagonal phase material containing an active disposed within are provided. The uncoated particles have an ionic charge that is sufficient to stabilize them in dispersion in a liquid, e.g. a polar solvent. The active that is disposed within the particles may be, for example, a pharmaceutical or nutriceutical compound.
Inventors: David Anderson (Ashland)
Assignee: Lyotropic Therapeutics, Inc. (Ashland)
May 28, 2013

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