The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 9.11.13

Fuel additives for treating internal deposits of fuel injectors
Patent 8,529,643
A method for cleaning internal components of a fuel injector for a diesel engine. The method includes operating a fuel injected diesel engine on a fuel composition comprising a major amount of fuel and from about 10 to about 100 ppm by weight based on the total weight of the fuel composition of (A) a compound of the formula: ##STR00001## and tautomers and enantiomers thereof, wherein R.sup.2 is a hydrocarbyl group having a number average molecular weight ranging from 100 to 5000.
Inventors: Julienne M. Galante-Fox (Midlothian); Scott D. Schwab (Richmond); Xinggao Fang (Midlothian)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Sept. 10, 2013

Wireless devices for storing a financial account card and methods for storing card data in a wireless device
Patent 8,528,812
A wireless device is enabled to receive a financial account card that is inserted into a card slot of the wireless device. The wireless device reads card data from the financial account card when it is inserted into the slot and programs an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag or a memory included in the wireless device. The wireless device may then be used to provide payment by transmitting the card data via radio frequency to a nearby RFID reader using the RFID tag. The financial account card may also be ejected from the wireless device and swiped by a magnetic card reader.
Inventors: Gregory M. Gannon (Hanover)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)
Sept. 10, 2013

Triangular shaped flower stem wrap with outer plastic covering
Patent 8,522,475
A horticultural cut flower container assembly having a triangular shaped piece of flexible foam material with the ends of the triangular shaped foam material being adapted to be folded over the stem ends of a bunch of cut flowers. An elastic band is placed over the folded foam material to hold foam material in a folded configuration and an outer plastic bag is placed over the folded foam material and stem ends.
Inventors: Wayne Castleberry (Richmond)
Sept. 3, 2013

Smoking article having exothermal catalyst downstream of fuel element
Patent 8,528,567
A smoking article having a heat source at a first end of the smoking article and a catalyst adjacent to the heat source. The catalyst is capable of catalyzing carbon monoxide from the heat source to carbon dioxide and water. A filter segment is located at a second end of the smoking article opposite the first end with an aerosol generating segment disposed between the catalyst and the filter segment.
Inventors: Mohammad R. Hajaligol (Midlothian)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Sept. 10, 2013

Shopping cart infant seat
Patent 8,528,916
An infant seat mounted on a shopping cart permits an infant to be carried while avoiding interference with a nesting function of the shopping cart. The infant seat includes a mounting plate that can be fastened to the shopping cart at a gate that can pivot about an axis to permit the infant seat to pivot with the gate during shopping cart nesting. The infant seat can be mounted to the shopping cart at a desired mounting angle with the optional use of wedges that have particular angles of inclination. The combination of wedges can be used to produce a desired mounting angle for different types of shopping carts to which the infant seat is fastened. Mounting angle indicia can be provided on the infant seat to help determine a proper or desired mounting angle for the infant seat. A gauge to determine a proper or desired mounting angle can be used with the indicia to obtain the desired mounting angle. The infant seat is weather resistant and provides a robust support for temporarily transporting an infant on a shopping cart.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Newton, N.J.); Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Company, Inc. (Wharton, N.J.)
Sept. 10, 2013

Generic framework for porting legacy process automation assets to a new control system
Patent 8,533,233
An extensible, object-oriented framework describes various generic elements of legacy automation systems. That framework is used as a basis for porting one or more of those elements to another (“target”) automation system. Objects in the framework, known as “extensions,” adapt information from the legacy system to a corresponding, generic representation. Compilers express those representations in the target system. The framework thus translates the “old” automation configuration for use in a “new” automation system. The scheme can be extended to accommodate arbitrary control systems (i.e., other manufacturers and product lines), new sub-domains within the automation domain (e.g. operator interfaces, batch control etc.) and new target systems without altering the core framework.
Inventors: Thomas Deininger (Ambler, Pa.); Michael S. Horn (Bath, Pa.); Jung Min Oh (Sellersville, Pa.); Michael Hogan (Schwenksville, Pa.); William F. Raines (Midlothian)
Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc. (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Sept. 10, 2013

Fabrication of nanovoid-imbedded bismuth telluride with low dimensional system
Patent 8,529,825
A new fabrication method for nanovoids-imbedded bismuth telluride (Bi–Te) material with low dimensional (quantum-dots, quantum-wires, or quantum-wells) structure was conceived during the development of advanced thermoelectric (TE) materials. Bismuth telluride is currently the best-known candidate material for solid-state TE cooling devices because it possesses the highest TE figure of merit at room temperature. The innovative process described here allows nanometer-scale voids to be incorporated in Bi–Te material. The final nanovoid structure such as void size, size distribution, void location, etc. can be also controlled under various process conditions.
Inventors: Sang-Hyon Chu (Newport News); Sang H. Choi (Poquoson); Jae-Woo Kim (Newport News); Yeonjoon Park (Yorktown); James R. Elliott (Vesuvius, Va.); Glen C. King (Yorktown); Diane M. Stoakley (Ashland)
Assignee: National Institute of Aerospace Associates (Hampton); The United States of America as represented by the Administration of NASA (Washington, D.C.)
Sept. 10, 2013

Method and system to preview new cacheable content
Patent 8,527,711
A method to preview new cacheable content may include adding a skip-cache element to a request to preview the new cacheable content before replacing any existing content in a cache or caching the new content. The method may also include bypassing cache processing for the request in response to the request including the skip-cache element and the skip-cache element being defined in a cache policy.
Inventors: Madhu K. Chetuparambil (Raleigh); Ching-Chi A. Chow (Cary, N.C.); Darl Crick (Keswick, Calif.); Andrew J. Ivory (Durham, N.C.); Nirmala Kodali (Glen Allen)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, N.Y.)
Sept. 3, 2013

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