The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 8.9.17

Varnish mitigation process
Patent No. 9,719,535
A method of flushing a hydraulic system including a fluid circuit and an in-service fluid flowing therein includes fluidly coupling a kidney loop to the fluid circuit such that at least a portion of the in-service fluid may flow therethrough, the kidney loop including a depth media filter and a micro-glass filter arranged in a parallel flow pattern and introducing a solvent cleaner into the in-service fluid at a concentration level between approximately 2.5% and approximately 6%, the solvent cleaner including at least one hydrocarbon group V fluid. The method further includes maintaining a temperature of the in-service fluid between approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit and approximately 155 degrees Fahrenheit and controlling the flow of the in-service fluid at a flow rate between approximately 3 gallons per minute and approximately 6.8 gallons per minute.
Inventors:  Daniel M. Oehler (West Chester, Penn.) Douglas James Muennich (Kings Mills, Ohio), David L. Wooton (Beaverdam, Va.)
Assignee:  Reladyne (Blue Ash, Ohio)
Aug. 1, 2017

System and methods for providing financial account information over a network
Patent No. 9,721,277
A system and method for providing financial account messages to customers while accessing web sites is disclosed. Methods, systems and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention enable a financial account issuer to provide an application to customer’s computer system over a network. The application may be configured to provide various messages associated with the customer’s financial account provided by the financial account issuer while the customer browses web sites. The financial account messages may be configured to provide interactive and dynamically changing account status information based on attempted purchases of goods and/or services by the customer at merchants’ web sites. The application may also be configured to provide rating information associated with web sites accessed by the customer.
Inventors:  Jonathan Turner (Richmond), Arthur Koeppel (Richmond)
Assignee:   Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)
Aug. 1, 2017

Rigid structure UHMWPE UD and composite and the process of making
Patent No. 9,718,237
Fabrication of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties. More particularly, ballistic resistant fibrous composites having enhanced flexural properties, which correlates to low composite backface signature. The composites are useful for the production of hard armor articles, including helmet armor.
Inventors: Thomas Yiu-Tai Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), Brian Waring (Chester, Va.), Henry Gerard Ardiff (Chesterfield, Va.), Bradley Grunden (Midlothian, Va.), John Armstrong Young (Midlothian, Va.), Ralf Klein (Midlothian, Va.), David A. Hurst (Richmond), Brian Duane Arvidson (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)
Aug. 1, 2017

Stable proton exchange membranes and membrane electrode assemblies
Patent No. 9,728,800
A proton exchange membrane and a membrane electrode assembly for an electrochemical cell such as a fuel cell are provided. A catalytically active component is disposed within the membrane electrode assembly. The catalytically active component comprises particles containing a metal oxide such as silica, metal or metalloid ions such as ions that include boron, and a catalyst. A process for increasing peroxide radical resistance in a membrane electrode is also provided that includes the introduction of the catalytically active component described into a membrane electrode assembly.
Inventors:  Kimberly Gheysen Raiford (Hockessin, Del.), Junaid Ahmed Siddiqui (Richmond)
Assignee:  The Chemours Co. FC (Wilmington, Del.)
Aug. 8, 2017

Lubricant compositions for improved engine performance
Patent No. 9,725,673
The disclosure provides a lubricant composition for lubricating an engine, a method for operating an engine and an additive concentrate. The lubricant composition includes a base oil of lubricating viscosity; one or more metal dialkyldithiophosphates having more than 75 mole percent of alkyl groups derived from 4-methyl-2-pentanol, and from about 0.1 to about 2.0 percent by weight of detergent derived from an alkyl phenol or sulfurized alkyl phenol based on a total weight of the lubricant composition. An amount of the one or more metal dialkyldithiophosphate in the lubricant composition ranges from about 0.01 to about 0.10 percent by weight phosphorus based on a total weight of the lubricant composition. The lubricant composition has a total a total base number (TBN) of about 5.0 to about 10.0.
Inventors:  Paul G. Griffin (Glen Allen, Va.), Jeremy P. Styer (Richmond)
Assignee:  Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Aug. 8, 2017

Airship powered aerospace vehicle
Patent No. 9,725,192
An aerospace vehicle comprising an airplane or spacecraft, operatively coupled to an airship balloon containing lighter than air gas adapted to elevate the vehicle. A control system adapted to deflate the balloon upon reaching a specific altitude by directing the gas to a propulsion system and high pressure gas chambers for powering the vehicle at a greater speed or to a greater altitude. The balloon can be retracted into the vehicle to achieve a better aerodynamic shape and further re-inflated for decreasing the speed of the vehicle upon reaching a destination.
Inventors:  Kevin Arash Peyman (Richmond), Nazmi Peyman (Richmond)
Assignee:  N/A
Aug. 8, 2017

Electronic smoking article
Patent No. 9,723,876
An electronic smoking article includes a first section containing a liquid supply reservoir including liquid material, a heater operable to heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol, and a wick in communication with the liquid material and operable to deliver the liquid material to the heater, and a second section containing a power supply. The first section is connected to the second section at a breakaway connection. The breakaway connection includes a weakened region.
Inventors:  Edmond J. Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Va.), Geoffrey Brandon Jordan (Midlothian, Va.), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Va.), Steve R. Rinehart (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Aug. 8, 2017

Asymmetrical multilateral decision support system
Patent No. 9,727,640
A system and methodology which can effectively provide decision makers with a better means of making decisions in a way that greatly improves the availability, reliability, and relevance of the information which they provide and use to make decisions. The system and methodology facilitates maximizing mutual utility in the context of a mutual decision between multiple users and groups of users identified generally as Parties and Counterparties and performs user specified actions based on meeting mutual threshold parameters. The system provides significant technical advantages over the prior art in that it uses helps Parties and Counterparties identify optimal arrangements and configurations with less errors, fewer computational cycles, less storage medium, and a smaller amount of time than would be possible using prior art systems.
Inventors:  Erin C. Despain (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee:  N/A
Aug. 8, 2017

Natural skin-care serum
Patent No. 9,724,290
A skin care composition for topical use wherein the composition comprises avocado & coconut cream oil, cucumber extract and dandelion root’s extract and a method to prepare the composition comprising mixing coconut cream and avocado fruit to make a paste, followed by heating to remove moisture and then extract oil. Mixing the oil obtained with cucumber extract and dandelion extract. The composition is used as anti-aging and moisturizing composition and suitable to all skin types.
Inventors: Lois Fairley (Chester, Va.)
Assignee:  Lois Fairley (Chester, Va.)
Aug. 8, 2017

Devices, systems, and methods for medicament delivery
Patent No. 9,724,471
Certain exemplary embodiments comprise can comprise an auto-injector, which can comprise: a vial configured to store and/or contain an injectable medicament, the vial defining a vial longitudinal axis, and a housing comprising the vial. In various embodiments, the injectable medicament can be a medicine, medication, drug, pharmaceutical, prescriptive, agent, antidote, anti-venom, hormone, stimulant, vasodilator, anesthetic, and/or nutritional supplement that is substantially ready for injection.
Inventors:  Evan T. Edwards  (Charlottesville, Va.), Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.)
Assignee:  kaleo Inc. (Richmond)
Aug. 8, 2017

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