The R&D Dept.: Local patents for Sept. 9, 2015

Computer application maturity illustration system with recovery exercise date display and analytics
Patent No. 9,122,781
An application maturity illustration system is provided. Such a system may determine a maturity of a computer application, and display same. The determination may include determining an inventory score, an operational status, a management score reflective of a ratio of an actual management value to a desired management value, a risk score and a future score for the computer application. The future score may be reflective of a projected relative importance of the computer application. The processor may operate to display a GUI that includes inventory score, operational status score, management score, risk score and the future score in a horizontal row. The vertical column may be located either along the top most portion of the GUI with respect to a user viewing the GUI or at the bottom most portion of the GUI with respect to a user viewing the GUI. The GUI may also be configured to display a recovery exercise date region. The recovery exercise date region may be color-coded.
Inventors: Gandhi Goutam (Richmond)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, N.C.)
September 1, 2015

Folded dispensing unit and blank
Patent No. 9,120,612
A folded dispensing unit and a blank therefore, wherein the blank is adapted to be glued and shipped in a folded condition and erected and further folded at a point of sale, and a method of erecting the glued and folded blank. The dispensing unit includes an interior slot adapted to receive a carton including a plurality of individual products to be dispensed.
Inventors: Scott A. Fath (Richmond), Carl Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc. (Richmond)
September 1, 2015

Cigarette wrapper with printed catalyst
Patent No. 9,119,421
A wrapper for a smoking article includes a web; and a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper, wherein the patterned deposit comprises catalyst particles. The patterned deposit can include a nanoparticle catalyst that is capable of catalyzing the conversion of a constituent gas component in the mainstream and/or sidestream smoke of the smoking article. The constituent gas component can be carbon monoxide and/or nitric oxide and the catalyst particles can be iron oxide. Also provided is a smoking article comprising a tobacco rod having a wrapper formed around the tobacco rod, the wrapper including a patterned deposit on at least a portion of one surface of the wrapper. A method of making the wrapper and a method of making a smoking article utilizing the wrapper are also provided.
Inventors: Ping Li (Richmond), Shalva Gedevanishvili (Richmond), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Va.), Weijun Zhang (Richmond), Rajesh K. Garg (Richmond), Hector Alonso (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
September 1, 2015

Continuous process for providing superheated liquid to a vessel
Patent No. 9,121,648
A process for continuously providing superheated liquid to a chemical process vessel by providing a first heating device capable of heating an entire liquid effluent stream from the vessel, the first heating device receiving the entire liquid effluent stream from the vessel and returning a heated liquid stream to the vessel; filling a similar second heating device with liquid from the liquid effluent stream prior to applying any heat to the second heating device; heating and increasing the liquid effluent stream supplied to the second heating device while decreasing the liquid effluent stream provided to the first heating device until the second heating device is receiving and returning all the heated liquid stream to the vessel, while adjusting heat to the devices as needed to maintain the heated liquid below the flash point and maintain the desired total amount of superheated liquid provided to the vessel.
Inventors: David S. Bell (Mechanicsville, Va.), Jorge J. Castro Velez (Bear, Del.), Robert K. Cox (Landenberg, Penn.), Donald Hugh Marlow (Midlothian, Va.), Charles A. Orrock (North Chesterfield, Va.), Ronald William Pagano (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
September 1, 2015

Systems and methods for remote monitoring in a computer network
Patent No. 9,122,600
Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data migration operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data migration operations. Upon detection of hardware or software problems, the reporting manager or monitor agent automatically communicates with elements affected by the problem to gather selected hardware, software, and configuration information, analyzes the information to determine causes of the problem, and issues a problem report containing at least a portion of the selected information. The problem report is communicated to a remote monitor that does not possess access privileges to the elements, allowing automated, remote monitoring of the elements without compromising security of the computer network or elements.
Inventors: Parag Gokhale (Marlboro, N.J.), Rajiv Kottomtharayil (Marlboro, N.J.), Srinivas Kavuri (Bangalore, India), Anand Prahlad (Bangalore, India), Suresh Parpatakam Reddy (Hyderabad, India), Robert Keith Brower Jr. (Midlothian, Va.), Jared Meade (South River, N.J.)
Assignee: Commvault Systems Inc. (Tinton Falls, N.J.)
September 1, 2015

Composite material and method for making
Patent No. 9,120,251
This invention relates to an improved method for making composite structures by dispersing a high tenacity fiber such as aramid in a polymeric matrix to form a premix, combining the premix with a natural fiber such as wood flour and extruding the resulting mixture through a fiber alignment plate and die such that the fibers are substantially aligned in the flow direction of the extrudate.
Inventors: Jill A. Conley (Midlothian, Va.), Brian E. Foy (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
September 1, 2015

Wastewater treatment methods
Patent No. 9,120,686
The present invention relates to improved wastewater treatment systems and methods. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes microbial consortia and the final effluent of the treated wastewater is remarkably clean, and has low levels of hazardous chemicals, unwanted nutrient values and/or total solids. Advantageously, the wastewater treatment system and method of the present invention reduces the use of chemical compounds in the treatment process. Further, valuable biomasses can be produced from the wastewater using the treatment process of the present invention.
Inventors: Adelheid R. Kuehnle (Honolulu, Hawaii), Martin Johnson (Chester, Va.), Robert J. Schurr (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Assignee: Kuehnle AgroSystems Inc. (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Sunscreen compositions
Patent No. 9,126,059
The present invention provides a taste-masked sunscreen composition comprising at least one sunscreen and a spider ester wherein the sunscreen and the spider ester are in intimate association. A method of making the taste-masked sunscreen composition is provided.
Inventors: Bhalchandra Somabhai Patel (Glen Allen, Va.), Jay Roberts Dickerson (Midlothian, Va.), Gary Robert Agisim (Henrico, Va.), Richard John Kenny (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Wyeth LLC (New York, N.Y.)
September 8, 2015

System and method for generating a modified web page by inline code insertion in response to an information request from a client computer
Patent No. 9,130,765
A method of accessing information through a network server from information sources in a computer communication network. A request for requested information from a requested information source is sent using a network client. The request is intercepted by the network server, which sends the request to the requested information source. The requested information is received from the requested information source, using the network server. The network server modifies the requested information by inserting format and request instructions into the requested information and then sending the modified requested information containing the format and request instructions to the client computer. The client computer uses the format and request instructions to send a request for supplemental information. The request for supplemental information is associated with supplemental information from a supplemental information source, and the associated supplemental information is sent from the supplemental information source to the network client.
Inventors: Michael Carringer (Knoxville, Tenn.), Mark Schmid (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: N/A
September 8, 2015

Aramid copolymer
Patent No. 9,127,143
The invention concerns polymer powder comprising 2-(4-amino phenyl)-5 (6) amino benzimidazole (DAPBI), paraphenylene diamine, and terephthaloyl dichloride, capable of being dissolved in a solvent system comprising (i) N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) or dimethylacetamide (DMAC) and (ii) an inorganic salt; wherein said polymer is capable of being redissolved in said solvent system after said polymer has been removed from said solvent system.
Inventors: Kiu-Seung Lee (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
September 8, 2015

Durable concrete and method for producing the same
Patent No. 9,126,864
A concrete mix for producing freeze-thaw durable concrete having enhanced strength properties, like compressive strength, abrasion resistance, impact strength, toughness, is disclosed. The novel concrete mix contains deformable solid elements in place of 4-8% entrained air for good durability of concrete under freeze-thaw cycles.
Inventors: Ashok H. Shah (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: NAVS LLC (Midlothian, Va.)
September 8, 2015

Virtual machine fault tolerance
Patent No. 9,128,884
One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for hosting a virtual machine from a snapshot. In particular, a snapshot of a virtual machine hosted on a primary computing device may be created. The virtual machine may be hosted on a secondary computing device using the snapshot, for example, when a failure of the virtual machine on the primary computing device occurs. If a virtual machine type (format) of the snapshot is not supported by the secondary computing device, then the virtual machine within the snapshot may be converted to a virtual machine type supported by the secondary computing device. In this way, the virtual machine may be operable and/or accessible on the secondary computing device despite the failure. Hosting the virtual machine on the secondary computing device provides, among other things, fault tolerance for the virtual machine and/or applications comprised therein.
Inventors: Eric Paul Forgette (Mechanicsville, Va.), Deepak Kenchammana-Hosekote (Mountain View, Calif.), Shravan Gaonkar (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Arthur Franklin Lent (Newton, Mass.)
Assignee: NetApp Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.)
September 8, 2015

Point of dispense chilling for blended iced beverage machines
Patent No. 9,127,881
A machine for dispensing blended iced beverages is characterized by a cabinet for storing a plurality of supplies of beverage ingredients and a refrigeration system for chilling an interior of the cabinet to chill the beverage ingredient supplies. A duct extends between the cabinet interior and a remote point of delivery of the beverage ingredients and a tubing bundle extends from the supplies and through the duct to the delivery point to deliver beverage ingredients from the supplies to the delivery point. The interior of the duct is chilled to chill the tubing bundle and beverage ingredients in the tubing bundle, so that chilled beverage ingredients are always provided to the point of delivery, even when the machine is idle for an extended period of time. Various techniques are provided for chilling the interior of the duct.
Inventors: Douglas Anderson (St. Charles, Ill.), Nikolay Popov (Naperville, Ill.), Shaji Kulangara Veettil (Kerala, India), Neravati Sudhir Kumar (Karnataka, India), James E. Gooding Jr. (Mechanicsville, Va.), Santhosh Kumar (Naperville, Ill.)
Assignee: Comehus Inc. (St. Paul, Minn.)
September 8, 2015

Nanoemulsions and processes for their preparation, and their use as formulations of plant protection agents and/or pesticides and/or cosmetic preparations
Patent No. 9,126,163
Nanoemulsions and processes for their preparation, and their use as formulations of plant protection products and/or pesticides and/or cosmetic preparations.
Inventors: Sabine Giessler-Blank (Dortmund, Germany), Ralph Scheuermann (Essen, Germany), Joachim Venzmer (Essen, Germany), David Lindsay (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Evonik Degussa Gmbh (Essen, Germany)
September 8, 2015

Pouch product with improved seal and method
Patent No. 9,126,704
A pouch product includes a pouch wrapper formed of a web having a longitudinal integrated fin and lap seal. The pouch wrapper contains a filling material including tobacco or non-tobacco material and optional additives. The longitudinal integrated fin and lap seal is formed on a forming collar incorporated in a pouching apparatus.
Inventors: Dwight D. Williams (Powhatan, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc. (Richmond)

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