The R&D Dept.: Local patents for Aug. 26, 2015

Multiple-memory application-specific digital signal processor
Patent No. 9,111,068
An integrated circuit device is provided comprising a circuit board and one or more digital signal processors implemented thereon. The digital signal processor comprises a data unit comprising a function core configured to perform a specific mathematical expression in order to perform at least a portion of a specific application and an instruction memory storing one or more instructions configured to send commands to the control unit and the data unit to perform the specific application, and a control unit configured to control the flow of data between a plurality of memory banks and the function core for performing the specific application, and the plurality of memory banks coupled to each of the one or more digital signal processors and comprising at least two or more local memory banks integrated onto the circuit board.
Inventors: Clay S. Gloster (McLeansville, N.C.), Wanda D. Gay (Richmond), Michaela E. Amoo (Silver Spring, Md.)
Assignee: Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
August 18, 2015

Bivalent ligands for the treatment of neurological disorders
Patent No. 9,107,954
Bivalent ligands that contain two pharmacophores linked through a spacer, one of which interacts with the .mu.-opioid receptor (MOR) and the other of which interacts with the co-receptor CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5), are used for the treatment of neurological disorders such as those associated with AIDS.
Inventors: Yan Zhang (Glen Allen, Va.), Kurt F. Hauser (Midlothian, Va.), Dana E. Selley (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
August 18, 2015

Cigarette filter
Patent No. 9,107,455
A cigarette filter containing a mesoporous silicate molecular sieve modified by an aminoalkylsilyl group. The modified molecular sieve reacts with selected components of cigarette smoke to remove or reduce the concentration of the components without adversely affecting desirable flavor constituents of the smoke. The modified molecular sieve preferably is SBA-15, MCM-41 or MCM-48 modified by 3-aminopropylsilyl groups. The modified molecular sieve may be incorporated into the filter by inclusion into a space therein or into one or more of the filter elements or into a fibrous component.
Inventors: Jay A. Fournier (Richmond), Zhaohua Luan (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
August 18, 2015

Catalyst to reduce carbon monoxide in the mainstream smoke of a cigarette
Patent No. 9,107,452
Cut filler compositions, cigarette paper, cigarette filters, cigarettes, methods for making cigarettes and methods for smoking cigarettes are provided, which involve the use of a catalyst capable converting carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. The catalyst comprises nanoscale metal and/or metal oxide particles supported on high surface area support particles. The catalyst can be prepared by combining a metal precursor solution with high surface area support particles to form a mixture, or by combining a metal precursor solution with a colloidal solution to form a mixture, and then heat treating the mixture.
Inventors: Sarojini Deevi (Midlothian, Va.), Kent B. Koller (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
August 18, 2015

System and method for providing contactless payment with a near field communications attachment
Patent No. 9,111,193
A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack.
Inventors: Thomas S. Poole (Chantilly, Va.), Paul Young Moreton (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)
August 18, 2015

Ion implantation system and method
Patent No. 9,111,860
An ion implantation system and method, providing cooling of dopant gas in the dopant gas feed line, to combat heating and decomposition of the dopant gas by arc chamber heat generation, e.g., using boron source materials such as B.sub.2F.sub.4 or other alternatives to BF.sub.3. Various arc chamber thermal management arrangements are described, as well as modification of plasma properties, specific flow arrangements, cleaning processes, power management, eqillibrium shifting, optimization of extraction optics, detection of deposits in flow passages, and source life optimization, to achieve efficient operation of the ion implantation system.
Inventors: Edward E. Jones (Woodbury, Conn.), Sharad N. Yedave (Danbury, Conn.), Ying Tang (Brookfield, Conn.), Barry Lewis Chambers (Midlothian, Va.), Robert Kaim (Brookline, Mass.), Joseph D. Sweeney (New Milford, Conn.), Oleg Byl (Southbury, Conn.), Peng Zou (Ridgefield, Conn.)
Assignee: Entegris Inc. (Billerica, Mass.)
August 18, 2015

Inhibitors of crystallization in a solid dispersion
Patent No. 9,107,830
A pharmaceutical composition is disclosed which comprises a solid dispersion of a pharmaceutical compound in a water soluble carrier, such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), and a crystallization inhibitor, such as polyvinylpyrrolidone or hydroxypropylmethylcellulose. The solid dispersion may optionally be encapsulated in hard gelatin capsules, compressed into a tablet, or may be granulated with a pharmaceutically acceptable granulating agent. Also disclosed are methods of making said solid dispersion and methods of treatment employing said solid dispersion.
Inventors: James J. Fort (Midlothian, Va.), Steven L. Krill (Gurnee, Ill.), Devalina Law (Libertyville, Ill.), Yihong Qiu(Gurnee, Ill.), Eric A. Schmitt (Libertyville, Ill.)
Assignee: Abbvie Inc. (North Chicago, Ill.)
August 18, 2015

Silicate-containing antifog coatings
Patent No. 9,110,229
A coating composition including an alkali metal silicate, a wetting agent, and a hydrophilic antifog agent forms an antifog coating on a substrate. The coating may be applied to the surface of a film from an aqueous dispersion of the ingredients, followed by drying to form a composite film.
Inventors: Chen Zhao (Newark, Del.), Cornell Chappell Jr. (Petersburg, Va.)
Assignee: Dupont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership (Chester, Va.)
August 18, 2015

Methods and compositions for inhibiting metal corrosion in heated aqueous solutions
Patent No. 9,115,432
Disclosed are methods for inhibiting corrosion of metals in contact with heated water or heated aqueous solutions during, for example, food and beverage packaging operations including, for example, cooking, pasteurization and/or sterilization through the use of one or more stannous salts and/or reducing agents.
Inventors: John Richardson (Hanover, Va.), Richard H. Tribble (Henrico, Va.), Shauna R. Hopkins (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Chemtreat Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
August 25, 2015

Kitchen appliance with locking handles
Patent No. 9,113,743
A kitchen appliance includes a housing that defines a cavity. A heating or cooling element is disposed within the housing to heat or cool the cavity. A container fits within the cavity. A lid at least partially covers the container when placed thereon. At least one handle assembly is engageable by a user for carrying the kitchen appliance, and includes a handle anchor positioned on the housing and a handle pivotably connected thereto. The handle is pivotable between an engaged position in which at least a portion of the handle contacts the lid to retain the lid in sealing engagement with the container rim, and a disengaged position in which the portion of the handle is spaced-apart from the lid to permit the lid to be removed from the container rim. The handle includes a locking mechanism for locking the handle in the engaged position.
Inventors: Michael G. Sandford (Mechanicsville, Va.), David Matthew Schandel (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
August 25, 2015

Multilayer reinforced hose
Patent No. 9,115,831
A multilayer hose comprising in order, (i) a thermoplastic inner liner, (ii) at least one first fibrous reinforcement layer comprising continuous filament yarns having a yarn tenacity of at least 13 grams per dtex, (iii) at least one second fibrous reinforcement layer comprising continuous filament yarns having a yarn tenacity of at least 13 grams per dtex, and (iv) a thermoplastic outer cover wherein the continuous filament yarns of the at least one second fibrous reinforcement layer have a yarn modulus greater than the yarn modulus of the continuous filament yarns of the at least one first fibrous reinforcement.
Inventors: Mark Allan Lamontia (Landenberg, Penn.), David William Litchfield (Midlothian, Va.), Caio P. Faury (Barueri, Brazil)
Assignee: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
August 25, 2015

Production of polycrystalline silicon by the thermal decomposition of silane in a fluidized bed reactor
Patent No. 9,114,997
Processes for producing polycrystalline silicon by thermal decomposition of silane are disclosed. The processes generally involve thermal decomposition of silane in a fluidized bed reactor operated at reaction conditions that result in a high rate of productivity relative to conventional production processes.
Inventors: Satish Bhusarapu (Houston, Texas), Puneet Gupta (Houston, Texas), Yue Huang (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: SunEdison Inc. (Maryland Heights, Mo.)
August 25, 2015

Production of polycrystalline silicon by the thermal decomposition of silane in a fluidized bed reactor
Patent No. 9,114,996
Processes for producing polycrystalline silicon by thermal decomposition of silane are disclosed. The processes generally involve thermal decomposition of silane in a fluidized bed reactor operated at reaction conditions that result in a high rate of productivity relative to conventional production processes.
Inventors: Satish Bhusarapu (Houston, Texas), Puneet Gupta (Houston, Texas), Yue Huang (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: SunEdison Inc. (Maryland Heights, Mo.)
August 25, 2015

Building material including temperature transducer
Patent No. 9,116,182
Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for measuring the supply of a consumable product/energy source, such as electrical power, to a facility over time and analyzing the measurements to determine the consumption or supply of the product by one or more loads and/or sources in the facility, and to determine induced and residual heat flow through the facility’s envelope. Various aspects compare the measured supply of the consumable product to a database of consumption signatures, which characterize access to the consumable product by particular users. Operating conditions and facility characteristics, such as temperatures, load factors, insulation factors, etc., may be further considered in determining a particular user’s access of the consumable product. To aid in the controlling of energy use, thermal resistance factors of the building are determined, which are based on the induced and residual heat flow through the facility.
Inventors: Michael Craig Scelzi (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: NetESCO LLC (Richmond)
August 25, 2015

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