The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 6.28.17

Mobile telephone firewall and compliance enforcement system and methods
Patent No. 9,686,236
Methods, systems, and software for mediating SMS messages, and especially type 0 SMS messages, in a wireless mobile communications device configured to send and receive data using a GSM protocol and including a subscriber identity module (“SIM”) including electronic hardware and computer software executed by the hardware such that the SIM is configured to send, receive, and process messages using a Short Message System (“SMS”) between the wireless mobile communications device and a communications network. One aspect includes a method for mediating SMS messages comprising: configuring electronic hardware on the wireless mobile communications device to implement a firewall on the wireless mobile communications device, the firewall configured to identify and optionally mediate infrastructure SMS messages.
Inventors:  Jerry N. Lukin (Richmond), Mihaela Mihaylova (Rolling Meadows, Ill.), Nathan Klonoski (Alexandria, Va.), Robert Adam McKay (Sterling, Va.), Sam Emara (Fairfax, Va.), Steven Hildner (Leesburg, Va.), Terry Bahr (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Thomas Shanley (Ashburn, Va.), Timothy C. Berzins (Annapolis, Md.), Wesley W. Driver (Herndon, Va.)
Assignee:  Mantech Advanced Systems International Inc. (Herndon, Va.)
June 20, 2017

Helmets for protection against rifle bullets
Patent No. 9,683,815
A helmet shell is formed having an outer section of fibrous layers, a middle section of fibrous layers and an inner section of fibrous layers. The outer section layers contain high tenacity abrasive fibers in a resin matrix. The middle section layers contain high strength polyolefin fibers and are in the form of woven or knitted fabrics with a resin matrix. The inner section layers contain high strength polyolefin fibers and are in the form of non-woven fabrics with a resin matrix. The helmet is lightweight and resists penetration of rifle bullets.
Inventors:  Ashok Bhatnagar (Richmond), Bradley L. Grunden (Midlothian, Va.), Brian D. Arvidson (Chester, Va.), Lori L. Wagner (Richmond)
Assignee:  Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)
June 20, 2017

Isotopically-enriched boron-containing compounds, and methods of making and using same
Patent No. 9,685,304
An isotopically-enriched, boron-containing compound comprising two or more boron atoms and at least one fluorine atom, wherein at least one of the boron atoms contains a desired isotope of boron in a concentration or ratio greater than a natural abundance concentration or ratio thereof. The compound may have a chemical formula of B.sub.2F.sub.4. Synthesis methods for such compounds, and ion implantation methods using such compounds, are described, as well as storage and dispensing vessels in which the isotopically-enriched, boron-containing compound is advantageously contained for subsequent dispensing use.
Inventors: Robert Kaim (Brookline, Mass.), Joseph D. Sweeney (New Milford, Conn.), Oleg Byl (Southbury, Conn.), Sharad N. Yedave (Danbury, Conn.), Edward E. Jones (Woodbury, Conn.), Peng Zou (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Ying Tang (Brookfield, Conn.), Barry Lewis Chambers (Midlothian, Va.), Richard S. Ray (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Assignee:  Entegris Inc. (Billerica, Mass.)
June 20, 2017

Method and system for generating electronic forms for purchasing financial products
Patent No. 9,691,072
The present invention provides a system and method for generating electronic forms for purchasing a financial product, such as a variable annuity. The present invention enables a user (e.g., an agent, a seller, etc.) to access a web-based application where pre-interview data of a client may be entered. The web-based application may then setup interview transaction templates based on various rules and other considerations for gathering appropriate information from a client. The transaction may be stored on the user’s desktop device which may be used to remotely gather interview data from a client. During the interview process, the user may collect data offline. At the end of the interview process, the user may reconnect with the web-based application for transmitting data to a server. The server may then generate the appropriate forms based on the interview data gathered remotely and/or other sources of information.
Inventors:  Jean Linnenbringer (Mechanicsville, Va.), William Hedish (Richmond), Jay Ryan (Richmond), Mary Jane Watkins (Richmond), Matthew Majikes (Richmond)
Assignee:  Genworth Holdings Inc. (Richmond)
June 27, 2017

Decomposition of decimal floating point data
Patent No. 9,690,580
A decimal floating point finite number in a decimal floating point format is composed from the number in a different format. A decimal floating point format includes fields to hold information relating to the sign, exponent and significand of the decimal floating point finite number. Other decimal floating point data, including infinities and NaNs (not a number), are also composed. Decimal floating point data are also decomposed from the decimal floating point format to a different format.
Inventors:  Shawn D. Lundvall (Richmond), Eric M. Schwarz (Gardiner, N.Y.), Ronald M. Smith Sr. (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Phil C. Yeh (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
Assignee:  International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
June 27, 2017

Composition for surface voltage reduction in distillate fuel
Patent No. 9,688,929
Additive composition mixtures and methods for synergistically maintaining low surface voltages of distillate fuels that include a synergistic conductivity improver additive composition for a distillate fuel. The additive composition includes: A) a mixture of (i) alkenyl polysulfone polymer, (ii) C16-C24 substituted maleic/polyamine copolymer, (iii) sulfonic acid, and (iv) aromatic solvent; and B) a mixture of (i) alkenyl polysulfone polymer, (v) polymeric reaction product of a C8-C18 aliphatic amine or diamine with epichlorohydrin; (iii) sulfonic acid, (iv) aromatic solvent; and optionally (vi) a quaternary ammonium compound. The additive composition contains from 30 to 60 wt. % component (A) and from 30 to 60 wt. % component (B) based on a total weight of the additive composition.
Inventors:  Jon A. Regrut (Richmond)
Assignee:  Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
June 27, 2017

Moist smokeless tobacco product for oral usage having on a portion of the outer surface at least one friction reducing strip that provides texture during use
Patent No. 9,688,929
A moist smokeless tobacco product for oral use comprises a pre-portioned piece of tobacco material semi-dissolvable, a super-hydrated membrane coating comprising a soluble, non-cross-linked component and an insoluble, cross-linked component, and a texture component. The tobacco material comprises moist smokeless tobacco. The texture component reduces the slipperiness and/or increases the friction of the moist smokeless tobacco product when placed in a user’s mouth.
Inventors:  Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Va.), Shengsheng Liu (Richmond), William R. Sweeney (Richmond), Feng Gao (Richmond), Tapashi Sengupta (Barrington, Ill.)
Assignee:  Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
June 27, 2017

Magnetic football helmet to reduce concussion injuries
Patent No. 9,687,037
Helmets which harness magnetic forces to reduce the force of impact collisions to helmets during contact sports, thus reducing the likelihood that athletes sustain a physical injury such as a traumatic brain injury and/or a neck injury, are described. The helmets incorporate strong magnets into the shell such that a repulsive magnetic force is generated between opposing helmets, thus reducing impact forces. Each helmet includes a protective shell and at least one magnet which is arranged or configured to provide for a spatially modulated magnetic array.
Inventors:  Raymond J. Colello (Chesterfield, Va.), Rebecca E. Caffrey (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee:  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
June 27, 2017

Slide push pack for smoking articles
Patent No. 9,687,026
A slide push pack for smoking articles and a method of packaging smoking articles are disclosed. The slide push pack includes an outer shell and an inner shell. The outer shell has a front panel, a back panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel, the back panel having a pair of guide rails and an inner channel, the front panel having a front finger window. The inner shell is configured to receive a pack of smoking articles. The inner shell includes an inner back panel, an outer back panel, a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel, and a hinged-lid. The hinged-lid has a hinged-lid back panel configured to attach the hinged-lid to the back panel of the inner shell, and wherein the inner back panel includes an upper tab, and the outer back panel includes a mid-tab and a lower retention tab.
Inventors:  James Lindsay Clark (Chesterfield, Va.), Robert T. Mitten (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 27, 2017

Infant carrier holder
Patent No. 9,688,299
An infant carrier holder has a floor with a ramp and sidewalls and is mounted to a shopping cart. The ramp and sidewalls can contribute to stably supporting an infant carrier. The holder serves as a mechanical interface between an infant carrier, which can be received in the holder, and the shopping cart. The holder can be concavely shaped to assist in shopping cart nesting in addition to supporting a received infant carrier at a desired angle. The holder can be adjustably mounted to a gate or a basket of the shopping cart and may/may not interfere with nesting operations. The holder permits an infant carrier to be supported on a shopping cart without using a significant amount of shopping cart space or interfering with nesting operations.
Inventors:  Paul Giampavolo (Newton, N.J.), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee:  Safe-Strap Co. Inc. (Wharton, N.J.)
June 27, 2017

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