The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 9.7.16

Correlated image mapping pointer
Patent No. 9,430,831
A system (106) visualizing an image registration mapping in an intuitive interactive manner. The system includes a display and one or more processors. The processors are programmed to receive a first image and a second image and obtain an image registration mapping from the first image to the second image. Even more, the processors are programmed to display the first image adjacent to the second image on the display and obtain one or more reference image locations. Each of the reference image locations is defined in the coordinate frame of one of the first image and the second image. Moreover, the processors are programmed to highlight each of the reference image locations on the one of the first image and the second image and highlight a correlated image location for each of the reference image locations in the other one of the first image and the second image. The correlated image locations are determined using the image registration mapping.
Inventors: Karl Antonin Bzdusek (Madison, Wisc.), Carl Graham Rowbottom (Heald Green, Great Britain), Nicholas Gordon Lance Hardcastle (Clifton Hill, N.H.), Jeffrey Vincent Siebers (Richmond)
Assignee:  Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, Wisc.)
Aug. 30, 2016

Composition and method for treating hemorrhoids and/or anorectal disorders
Patent No. 9,427,416
The invention provides an oil-in-water emulsion useful in the treatment of anorectal disorders comprising a local anesthetic, vasoconstrictor, glycerin and water, and method of preparation of the emulsion and a method for treating hemorrhoids using the composition of the invention.
Inventors:  Gary Robert Agisim (Henrico, Va.), Richard John Kenny (Glen Allen, Va.), Miron Gerard Still (Richmond), Ellen Bland Gilliam (Hopewell, Va.), Helen Elizabeth Taylor (Richmond)
Assignee:  Wyeth  (New York, N.Y.)
Aug. 30, 2016

Refrigeration control using a door handle proximity sensor
Patent No. 9,427,097
A temperature-controlled display device includes a temperature-controlled space and a refrigeration circuit configured to provide cooling for the temperature-controlled space. The refrigeration circuit is configured to operate in multiple cooling modes including a normal refrigeration mode and an anti-ingression mode. A proximity sensor is configured to detect an object such as a human hand or forearm within a detection zone adjacent to a door handle of the temperature-controlled display device. A controller estimates a distance between the handle and the detected object using an input from the proximity sensor. The controller causes the refrigeration circuit to transition between the multiple cooling modes based on the estimated distance.
Inventors:  Jules G. Choueifati (Richmond),  Lyman W. Wycoff (Chester, Va.)
Assignee:  Hill Phoenix Inc. (Conyers, Ga.)
Aug. 30, 2016

Smokeless tobacco articles
Patent No. 9,427,019
Tobacco articles having tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco articles can provide tobacco to an adult consumer in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to furnish tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. The tobacco can be integrally molded with a plastic material so that at least a portion of the tobacco is disposed in pores of the matrix.
Inventors:  Frank Scott Atchley (Midlothian, Va.), James Arthur Strickland (Richmond),  James M. Rossman (Tampa, Fla.)
Assignee:  U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
Aug. 30, 2016

Multilayered sheet
Patent No. 9,428,864
This invention pertains to a layered sheet comprising an inherently flame resistant high strength fiber wet-laid nonwoven carrier having a first and second surface and an inorganic refractory layer adjacent to at least one surface of the carrier wherein the refractory layer has a dry area weight of from 15 to 50 gsm and the bond strength between the refractory layer and the surface of the paper is at least 0.25 lb/in, preferably at least 0.8 lb/in, wherein the carrier comprises from 70 to 90 weight percent of aramid fibers and from 10 to 30 weight percent of polymeric binder, is hydrophilic, has a thickness of from 0.025 to 0.175 mm and a density of from 0.25 to 1.1 g/cc.
Inventors:  Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee:  E I Du Pont De Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Aug. 30, 2016

Limb protection device
Patent No. 9,427,347
A joint-supporting device comprises tensile members extending from a proximal cuff secured to the limb above the joint to a distal cuff secured to the limb below the joint, supplementing the tensile characteristics of the joint’s tendons, ligaments, and other structure. The device may also comprise structure for limiting the range of motion and angular velocity of the joint.
Inventors:  Daniel Scott Pflaster  (Charlotte, Vt.), Joseph J. Crisco (Barrington, R.I.), Russell D. Fiore (Lincoln, R.I.), Wendy Drumm  (Providence, R.I.), Richard L. Miller (Needham, Mass.), Carl A. Kirker-Head (Sturbridge, Mass.), Kristin Jugenheimer Size (Waltham, Mass.), Gregory Scott Torrisi (Midlothian, Va.), Peter Swai (Wakefield, Mass.), Jennifer Linnane (Melrose, Mass.), Christopher John Morse (Malden, Mass.)
Assignee:  Hosso Inc. (Providence, R.I.)
Aug. 30, 2016

Optical communication system
Patent No. 9,438,341
The present disclosure describes an automated, cognitive based computing system using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to sense, predict, and infer network conditions, configured to dynamically manage transmission of information between communication nodes. The communication nodes comprise orbital nodes positioned in orbit above earth and terrestrial nodes coupled with earth interconnected via a hybrid mesh network topology. One or more automated, cognitive based physical computing processors, using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to sense, predict, and infer network conditions, determine a target terrestrial node to receive information initially stored on a first orbital node; determine transmission conditions between the target terrestrial node and the first orbital node based on output signals from sensors; dynamically determine whether transmission conditions between the first orbital node and the target terrestrial node prevent optical transmission of the information directly from the first orbital node to the target terrestrial node; and, responsive to a determination that transmission conditions prevent optical transmission of the information to the target terrestrial node from the first orbital node, automatically transmit the information along an alternate route between the first orbital node and the target terrestrial node, wherein the alternate route includes transmission between some orbital node and an alternative target terrestrial node other than the target terrestrial node.
Inventors:  Robert H. Brumley II (Weems, Va.), Robert H. Brumley III (Richmond, Va.), Richard Rosenthal (Leesburg, Va.), Steven Birrell (Charles Town, W.Va.), Michael J. Reedy (Kingsport, Tenn.),  Fletcher W. Brumley (Washington, D.C.)
Assignee:  Laser Light Communications  (Reston, Va.)
Sept. 6, 2016

Method of making a sandwich panel
Patent No. 9,434,142
A method of making a composite sandwich panel comprises the steps of (i) making a core structure, (ii) making at least one facesheet, (iii) bonding at least one of the at least one facesheets to the core structure, wherein the growth of a carbon nanotube structure is achieved during at least one of steps (i) to (iii).
Inventors:  Mikhail R. Levit (Glen Allen, Va.), Llewellyn Bentley Richardson III  (Chesterfield, Va.), Warren Francis Knoff (Richmond, Va.), Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee:  E I Du Pont De Nemours and Company (Wilmington, Del.)
Sept. 6, 2016

Bacteriophage and methods of making and using
Patent No. 9,433,239
Bacteriophage are provided, and methods of making and using the bacteriophage also are provided.
Inventors:  Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Va.), Elisabeth Miller (Chesterfield, Va.), James Arthur Strickland (Richmond), Ujwala Warek (Chester, Va.)
Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Sept. 6, 2016

Modified creatine compounds
Patent No. 9,434,753
The invention discloses creatine derivatives that are represented by Formula (I), Formula (II), and Formula (III); wherein Z is a functional group; Y is a mitochondrial targeting agent, a cationic ammonium group, or a polypeptide containing at least one positively charged amino acid residue; each R.sub.1 is independently hydrogen, alkyl, or a phosphate group; R.sub.2 a linker; R.sub.3 is a spacer group; R.sub.4 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, or heterocyclic; or R.sub.4 and R.sub.1, or R.sub.4 and R.sub.3, together with the nitrogen atoms to which they are attached form a heterocyclic ring, and W is hydrogen or alkyl. ##STR00001##
Inventors:  Shaharyar M. Khan (Charlottesville, Va.), Robert Gadwood (Portage, Mich.), Arthur Glenn Romero (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee:  Gencia Corp. (Charlottesville, Va.)
Sept. 6, 2016

Inflatable data center
Patent No. 9,439,329
A data center can include an inflatable enclosure in which rack computer systems can be installed and can provide computing capacity. The inflatable enclosure includes an inflatable structure which is at least partially inflated based on cooling air discharged into the inflatable enclosure by one or more cooling modules. A cooling module can include a cooling system and a cooling air vent, where the cooling system adjustably induces a stream of cooling air and the cooling air vent adjustably directs the cooling air stream into a particular space enclosed by an inflatable structure. The inflatable enclosure can be established by separate modules positioned on opposite sides of a space and an inflatable structure which extends across the space between the modules. The inflatable structure can be extended over additional spaces to expand the inflatable enclosure, thereby providing additional space to install rack computer systems.
Inventors:   Stephanie Towner (Ashland, Va.),  Brock Robert Gardner (Seattle, Wash.), Giorgio Arturo Pompei (Seattle, Wash.)
Assignee:  Amazon Technologies Inc. (Reno, NV)
Sept. 6, 2016

Kitchen appliance for processing foodstuff and method of operating same
Patent No. 9,433,324
A kitchen appliance includes a housing enclosing a motor and a switch mechanism. A bowl is removably mountable onto the housing. At least one actuation member is movable between a first position and a second position. A bowl lid is removably mountable onto the upper rim of the bowl. When the bowl lid is properly positioned onto the upper rim of the bowl, the motor is actuated or permitted to be actuated by pressing downwardly on the lid such that at least a portion of one of a plurality of flanges of the bowl contacts at least a portion of the actuation member to force the actuation member to the second position.
Inventors: Michael G. Sandford (Mechanicsville, Va.), Ernest B. Pryor (Maidens, Va.)
Assignee:  Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
Sept. 6, 2016

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