The R&D Dept.: Local patents for Dec. 2, 2015

Amide alcohol friction modifiers for lubricating oils
Patent No. 9,193,932
A lubricating oil comprises a major amount of a base oil and a minor amount of an additive package, wherein the additive package comprises one or more friction modifiers including a reaction product of a hydroxy acid represented by HOCH.sub.2CO.sub.2H and an amine represented by the formula II: ##STR00001## wherein R is a linear or branched, saturated, unsaturated, or partially saturated hydrocarbyl having about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms; X is oxygen or –NH; and m is an integer from about 1 to about 4. The friction modifiers may include one or more compounds of the Formula I: ##STR00002## wherein X is selected from oxygen, –NR1, and a glycolic amide moiety; and R and each R1 are independently selected from linear or branched, saturated, unsaturated, or partially saturated hydrocarbyl having about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms and one but not both of R and R1 can be hydrogen; and m is an integer from about 1 to about 4. Methods of improving thin film and/or boundary layer friction are also provided.
Inventors: John T. Loper (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Nov. 24, 2015

Tape backup method
Patent No. 9,195,839
A secure data parser is provided that may be integrated into any suitable system for securely storing and communicating data. The secure data parser parses data and then splits the data into multiple portions that are stored or communicated distinctly. Encryption of the original data, the portions of data, or both may be employed for additional security. The secure data parser may be used to protect data in motion by splitting original data into portions of data, that may be communicated using multiple communications paths.
Inventors: Mark S. O’Hare (Coto De Caza, Calif.), Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, Texas), Don Martin (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Security First Corp. (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
Nov. 24, 2015

Impact resistant, torsion-reducing protective athletic gear using shear thickening fluid
Patent No. 9,195,839
An athletic tape or protective athletic sleeve is formed from an impregnated fabric substrate that is sealed on both sides. The impregnated fabric includes a shear thickening fluid that is made up of a suspension solution and solid particles. The shear thickening fluid is sealed within the fabric through use of sealing layers on both sides of the fabric.
Inventors: Shawn Edan Holt (Chesterfield, Va.), Michael Paul Perez (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Presidium Athletics (Chesterfield, Va.)
Nov. 24, 2015

System and method for remote deposit system
Patent No. 9,195,977
Described is a method and system for a remote deposit system. The method comprises receiving facsimile data corresponding to facsimile of a plurality of checks, constructing digitized images of the checks as a function of the facsimile data, gathering check data from each of the digitized images, and processing the check data according to a check processing procedure to settle transactions referenced by each of the checks.
Inventors: Steven Davis (Ossining, N.Y.), Stephen A. Schutze (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: EFT Network Inc. (Hawthorne, N.Y.)
Nov. 24, 2015

Film comprising a mixture of poly (M-phenylene isophthalamide) and copolymer made from (6)-amino-2-(P-aminophenyl) benzimidazole
Patent No. 9,193,841
This invention relates to a film comprising a mixture of at least a first polymer and a second polymer; the first polymer derived from the reaction of one or more amine monomers and a plurality of acid monomers, wherein the one or more amine monomers includes at least 60 mole percent 5(6)-amino-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzimidazole, based on the total amount of amine monomers; and the plurality of acid monomers include those having a structure of Cl–CO–Ar.sub.1–CO–Cl & Cl–CO–Ar.sub.2–CO–Cl wherein Ar.sub.1 is an aromatic group having para-oriented linkages and Ar.sub.2 is an aromatic group having meta-oriented linkages, and wherein the plurality of acid monomers has at least 50 mole percent of the monomer containing aromatic group Ar.sub.2; and the second polymer derived from the reaction of metaphenylene diamine and isophthaloyl chloride.
Inventors: Kiu-Seung Lee (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
Nov. 24, 2015

Apparatus, system, and method for aftertreatment control and diagnostics
Patent No. 9,194,273
A method includes providing an exhaust stream for an internal combustion engine, where the exhaust stream is fluidly coupled to an aftertreatment component. The method includes optically determining an amount of an exhaust gas constituent in the exhaust stream. The method further includes modifying a model stored on a computer readable medium in response to the amount of the exhaust gas constituent. The model is an engine NO.sub.x generation model, a catalyst NO.sub.x storage model, a catalyst NO.sub.x conversion model, a catalyst NO to NO.sub.2 conversion model, a catalyst conversion efficiency model, an engine soot generation model, and/or a urea hydrolysis model.
Inventors: John M. Janssen (Henrico, Va.), Frederick H. Lindner (North Vernon, Ind.), Matthew L. Schneider (Seymour, Ind.)
Assignee: Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Ind.)
Nov. 24, 2015

Method to apply multiple coatings to a fiber web
Patent No. 9,200,874
A method for applying multiple polymeric coatings onto a fibrous substrate. More particularly, a method for applying multiple polymeric coatings onto fibrous substrates without regard to chemical or physical incompatibilities of the polymeric coating materials. A first polymeric material is applied onto at least one fibrous substrate, and a second polymeric material is applied onto a support. The fibrous substrate and support are joined, contacting the first polymeric material with the second polymeric material, followed by separating the support from the fibrous substrate, such that at least a portion of the second polymeric material remains on the first polymeric material on the fibrous substrate.
Inventors: Henry G. Ardiff (Chesterfield, Va.), Brian D. Arvidson (Chester, Va.), Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond), Lori L. Wagner (Richmond), Duane R. Prior (Richmond)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)
Dec. 1, 2015

Chemical-mechanical planarization composition having benzenesulfonic acid and per-compound oxidizing agents, and associated method for use
Patent No. 9,200,180
A composition and associated method for chemical mechanical planarization (or other polishing) are described. The composition contains an abrasive, benzenesulfonic acid compound, a per-compound oxidizing agent, and water. The composition affords tunability of removal rates for metal, barrier layer materials, and dielectric layer materials in metal CMP processes. The composition is particularly useful in conjunction with the associated method for metal CMP applications (e.g., step 2 copper CMP processes).
Inventors: Gautam Banerjee (Chandler, Ariz.), Timothy Frederick Compton (Casa Grande, Ariz.), Junaid Ahmed Siddiqui (Richmond), Ajoy Zutshi(Chandler, Ariz.)
Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Allentown, Penn.)
Dec. 1, 2015

Treatment planning for electroporation-based therapies
Patent No. 9,198,733
The present invention provides systems, methods, and devices for electroporation-based therapies (EBTs). Embodiments provide patient-specific treatment protocols derived by the numerical modeling of 3D reconstructions of target tissue from images taken of the tissue, and optionally accounting for one or more of physical constraints or dynamic tissue properties. The present invention further relates to systems, methods, and devices for delivering bipolar electric pulses for irreversible electroporation exhibiting reduced or no damage to tissue typically associated with an EBT-induced excessive charge delivered to the tissue.
Inventors: Robert E. Neal II (Richmond) , Paulo A. Garcia (Christiansburg, Va.), Rafael V. Davalos (Blacksburg, Va.), John H. Rossmeisl (Blacksburg, Va.), John L. Robertson (Floyd, Va.)
Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. (Blacksburg, Va.)
Dec. 1, 2015

Direct reduction of iron (DRI) pellet treatments
Patent No. 9,200,339
An aspect provides a method of treating direct reduced iron (DRI) pellets, by applying a foam to the DRI pellets. The foam may include a foam having an expansion ratio of about 20-40 and a bubble size of about 200 microns or less. The foam may include one or more additives, such as anti-corrosion agent(s), oxidizing agents, and dust reducing binder(s). The foam(s) may be applied in a single stage or in multiple stages and may be applied to hot or cold DRI pellets. Other aspects are described and claimed.
Inventors: Donald C. Roe (Jamison, Penn.), Joseph Hamnik (Saraland, Ala.), James Wilkins (North Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Chemtreat Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
Dec. 1, 2015

Tier cap forming apparatus
Patent No. 9,199,426
A pallet tier cap forming apparatus is provided for forming a horizontal planar paperboard blank into a pallet tier cap. The blank includes a generally rectangular center panel having four edges, and four flaps connected by fold lines with the center panel edges, respectively. A blank transport device initially displaces the blank laterally in a first diagonal direction for simultaneous engagement with a first orthogonally arranged pair of drag walls, and vertically upwardly, thereby to break downwardly about associated fold lines a first pair of adjacent flaps of the blank. The blank is further displaced laterally in the first direction, thereby to reversely fold back the first pair of flaps about the associated wall junctions toward an acute angle relative to the blank center panel. The blank is then displaced in the opposite diagonal direction, and the forming steps are repeated to fold downwardly simultaneously a second pair of flaps.
Inventors: Johannes J.M. de Koning (Glen Allen, Va.), Geoffrey J. Parnell (Moseley, Va.), Stephen V. Turner (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee: Flexicell Inc. (Ashland, Va.)
Dec. 1, 2015

Game clip popularity based control
Patent No. 9,199,165
Example apparatus and methods concern managing the encoding and storing of game clips that are automatically generated to record video game highlights. Encoding game clips for smooth streaming using adaptive bit rates requires significant processing resources and storing the multiple bit rate encodings consumes significant storage. Therefore, example apparatus and methods compute a predicted popularity for a game clip based on user factors (e.g., status), video game factors (e.g., popularity), game clip factors (e.g., importance of event, uniqueness of event), or other factors. Predicted popularity may differ from actual popularity, therefore the popularity score may be recomputed using actual observations (e.g., number of views of the game clip). Additionally, actual observations may identify correlations between the factors used to predict popularity and the factors that actually determine popularity. Therefore, the prediction function may be dynamically updated to improve the prediction function and thus to improve the user experience.
Inventors: Jessica Zahn (Redmond, Wash.), Stephen Husak (Glen Allen, Va.), Alvin Chen (Bellevue, Wash.), Daniel Broekman (Bellevue, Wash.), Ramon Zarazua Borri (Redmond, Wash.)
Applicant: Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, Wash.)
Dec. 1, 2015

Esters of alkoxylated quaternary ammonium salts and fuels containing them
Patent No. 9,200,226
A fuel soluble additive for a gasoline or diesel engine, a method for making the additive, a fuel containing the additive, a method for improving performance of fuel injectors for an engine. The fuel soluble additive includes an esterified quaternary ammonium salt derived from a tertiary amine, an epoxide, a proton donor and an anhydride.
Inventors: Xinggao Fang (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Dec. 1, 2015

Assign photographers on an event invite and automate requesting, uploading, and sharing of photos and videos for an event
Patent No. 9,202,205
Methods, program products and systems to assign photographers on an event invite and automate requesting, uploading and sharing of the event’s photos/videos are described here. The solution would allow to assign photographers for an event using the event’s invite itself, indirectly triggering the auto-creation of a new photo/video album and allowing the photographer invitees to upload their photos/videos for the event, either real-time or manually at a later time. Thereafter, once an event is complete, the event’s photo/video album would be either automatically or manually shared with the event’s guests depending upon the preferences set by the event’s owner.
Inventors: Ankit Dilip Kothari (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: N/A
Dec. 1, 2015

Food processor with locking bail handle
Patent No. 9,198,540
A kitchen appliance for processing foodstuff includes a housing, a bowl, a bowl lid, and a bail handle. The bowl is removably mountable onto the housing and comprises an upper rim defining a mouth for selectively receiving a rotatable tool within the bowl. The bowl lid is removably mountable onto the upper rim of the bowl and comprises a top wall and a flange depending downwardly therefrom. The bail handle is pivotably affixed to opposing sides of the housing. The bail handle is pivotable between (1) a disengaged position in which the bowl lid may be removed from the bowl and in which the bowl may be removed from the housing and (2) an engaged position in which the bail handle applies downward pressure on the bowl lid to retain the bowl lid on the upper rim of the bowl and to retain the bowl on the housing.
Inventors: Drew Carlson (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands,Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
Dec. 1, 2015

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