Elevator mechanism and related components
An elevator assembly having a looped track assembly and a chain assembly having rollers which roll on the looped track assembly. The chain assembly includes spaced apart pin holders extending from the chain. A sprocket drive assembly engages the chain assembly.
Inventors: Samuel R. Namala (Mechanicsville); LeRoy T. Warren, Jr. (Richmond); Charles A. Lee (Williamsburg); Mark D. Kilpatrick (Richmond)
Assignee: QUBICAAMF Worldwide LLC (Mechanicsville, VA)
August 6, 2013
System and method for providing a reward
A method and system for insuring a reward of an individual are disclosed. The method may include processing information associated with an account of the individual having an associated reward, the reward being redeemable for a good or service. Insurance coverage may be provided for the reward based upon the information, the insurance coverage operable for reissuing at least a portion of the reward after the reward is redeemed for the good or service and after a qualified loss occurs in relation to the good or service.
Inventors: Joshua Bufford (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)
August 13, 2013
System and method for suppressing radio frequency transmissions
A system and method for suppressing radio frequency (“RF”) transmissions includes a transmitter for transmitting electronic signals that suppresses (e.g., prevents, disrupts, jams, interferes with or otherwise disables) RF transmissions. Some embodiments of the invention include a transmitter that suppresses one or more signals transmitted from a target transmitter in an RF transmission system to a target receiver in a wireless device operating in the RF transmission system to prevent, disrupt, jam, interfere with or otherwise disable an RF transmission between the target transmitter and the target receiver in the wireless device (i.e., target wireless device). These systems and methods may be used to interrupt communication, command and control of non-friendly combatant. These systems and methods may also be used to suppress RF transmissions to prevent the detonation of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
Inventors: Robert Haywood Brumley, II (Weems, Va.); Michael J. Reedy (South Riding, Va.); Robert Haywood Brumley, III (Richmond)
Assignee: Pegasus Global Strategic Solutions LLC (Reston, Va.)
Aug. 6, 2013
Administering a contract over a data network
A computer-based method for administering performance of a contract uses a server accessible by multiple performing parties through a data network, such as the Internet. The method includes receiving performance data at the server from at least one of the performing parties through the data network. The performance data indicates an amount of work performed under the contract by the performing party, and may further include an amount of materials stored. A payment amount is determined based on the performance data. A schedule of values associated with performance of the contract may be initially stored, so that determining the payment amount is further based on comparing the performance data with the schedule of values. The payment amount is sent from the server to other performing parties through the data network. The other performing parties may be notified by an email indicating, for example, that the payment amount has been approved.
Inventors: Sherwood Creedle (South Hill); Michael W. Petersen (Richmond); Tom Obermeyer (Richmond); Eric Kukanic (Richmond)
Assignee: Hart Business Solutions, L.L.C. (South Hill)
August 13, 2013
Surge protective device with thermal decoupler and arc suppression
A device may include a metal-oxide varistor (MOV), wherein the MOV increases in temperature as a voltage applied across the MOV exceeds a rated voltage. The device may include a first conductor contacting the MOV and a second conductor contacting the MOV. The second conductor may be configured to disconnect from the MOV when the MOV reaches a threshold temperature. The device may include an enclosure to surround the MOV, the first conductor, and the second conductor, wherein the enclosure includes a non-conductive fluid to suppress arcing.
Inventors: Marco Antonio Guarniere (Richmond); Martin William Guy (Chester)
Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc. (Wilmington, Del.)
August 6, 2013
Consolidated payment account system and method
The present invention provides a system and method for providing and/or facilitating complete on-line payment services while protecting the privacy of the transaction participants. The comprehensive payment service is based upon a consolidated account used to store value acquired through on-line transactions. The invention provides private payment numbers for protecting the identities of the participants and includes processes for authenticating participants, authorizing transactions, and settling payments. Thus, the present invention enables merchants to effectively accept non-standard forms of payment without changing their current payment infrastructures and enables the provision of value for purchases at any network merchant using any source of value.
Inventors: David Armes (Phoenix); Fred A. Bishop (Glendale, Ariz.); Lydia C. Breck (New York, N.Y.); Jeff Fehlhaber (Glendale); Gabriella P. Fitzgerald (New York); Elliott Glazer (Chesterfield); Sohail Hussain (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Margaret C. Mitchell (Phoenix); Trey Neeman (Glendale); Leah M. Sweet (Goodyear, Ariz.); Dirk White (Temecula, Calif.); Jessica Zoob (New York)
Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Multilayer sealant film
A multilayer film suitable for sealing containers such as used for food packaging, and methods of making the film, are described. The film is particularly suitable for sealing containers made from polylactic acid (PLA). The multilayer film includes a) a substrate that includes a polymeric base layer; and b) on the substrate, a heatseal layer containing a PLA homopolymer or copolymer. The heatseal layer further includes dispersed therein an adhesion promoter, or alternatively the substrate further includes the adhesion promoter in a layer on a surface of the polymeric base layer between and adjacent the base layer and the heatseal layer. An antifog agent may also be included in the heatseal layer or on the surface of the heatseal layer opposite the substrate.
Inventors: Fenghua Deng (Richmond)
Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership (Chester)
August 13, 2013
High molecular weight poly(alpha-olefin) solutions and articles made therefrom
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 (Clonmel Co, Ireland); Lori L. Wagner (Richmond); Sheldon Kavesh (Whippany, N.J.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)
August 13, 2013
Brush seal with stress and deflection accommodating membrane
A brush seal usable in high temperature sealing applications having brush bristles and a sealing membrane of stress and deflection accommodating construction capable of longitudinal extensibility. Sealing membrane has one portion slidably overlapped with another portion. In one embodiment, membrane is folded over itself providing slidable overlapping in one direction and is formed of overlapping membrane sheets providing slidable overlapping in another direction. In another embodiment, membrane has spaced apart deformation regions providing longitudinal extensibility in accommodating stress and/or deflection. Membrane can be made of metallic foil having a thickness no greater than brush bristle width or diameter and is embeddable in bristles of the brush seal.
Inventors: Roger Ferryman (Moseley); Patrick Fitzgerald (Richmond)
Assignee: Sealeze, a Unit Of Jason, Inc. (Richmond)
August 13, 2013
Antenna with dielectric having geometric patterns
An antenna includes a ground plane, a dielectric disposed on the ground plane, and an electrically-conductive radiator disposed on the dielectric. The dielectric includes at least one layer of a first dielectric material and a second dielectric material that collectively define a dielectric geometric pattern, which may comprise a fractal geometry. The radiator defines a radiator geometric pattern, and the dielectric geometric pattern is geometrically identical, or substantially geometrically identical, to the radiator geometric pattern.
Inventors: Kenneth L. Dudley (Newport News); Holly A. Elliott (Newport News); Robin L. Cravey (Hampton); John W. Connell (Yorktown); Sayata Ghose (Newport News); Kent A. Watson (New Kent); Joseph G. Smith, Jr. (Smithfield)
Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA (Washington, D.C.)
August 13, 2013