The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 12.13.17

System and method for comprehensive sales and service event processing and reporting

Patent No. 9,836,796

Example systems and methods provide comprehensive sales and service data processing and reporting. Sales and service events that take place at a front end branch of an enterprise may be input into a front end system and transmitted to a backend system where various modules then use the front end system data to generate various data and reports to determine sales incentive metrics and key performance indicators.

Inventors: William Kuster (Richmond), Srirarama Gautham Tanikella (Henrico, Va.), Vikram Pakanati (Richmond), Tracie G. Meador (Powhatan, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)

Dec. 5, 2017

High strength small diameter fishing line

Patent No. 9,834,872

Elongated bodies made from high tenacity polyolefin fibers are provided that are useful as fishing lines, and processes for making the lines. Fibers having tenacities of at least 39 g/denier are braided and fused together to form braided bodies having very small diameters.

Inventors:  Thomas Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), Huy Xuan Nguyen (Midlothian, Va.), Lori L. Wagner (Richmond), Mark Tallent (Midlothian, Va.), Christopher B. Miller (Glen Allen, Va.)

Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Dec. 5, 2017

Baseball and softball pitching training aid

Patent No. 9,833,676

A pitching training aid is provided. The pitching training aid includes an elongated poll having a first end, a second end, and a common axis running from the first end to the second end. The present invention further includes a ball having a slot running from a first side to a second side opposite the first side along a center of the ball. The slot is sized to fit around the elongated poll so that the ball slidably engages the elongated poll along the common center axis. A first stopper is secured to the first end of the elongated poll and a second stopper is secured to the second end of the elongated poll. The first stopper and the second stopper have a diameter greater than a diameter of the elongated poll, thereby preventing the ball from sliding off of the elongated poll.

Inventors:  Robert Frank Smith Jr. (Glen Allen,Va.)

Assignee:  Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Dec. 5, 2017

Reactivating propane dehydrogenation catalyst

Patent No. 9,834,496

Increase propane dehydrogenation activity of a partially deactivated dehydrogenation catalyst by heating the partially deactivated catalyst to a temperature of at least 660.degree. C., conditioning the heated catalyst in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and, optionally, stripping molecular oxygen from the conditioned catalyst.

Inventors:  Matthew Pretz (Lake Jackson, Texas), Lin Luo (Sugar Land, Texas), Susan Domke (Midlothian, Va.), Howard W. Clark (Lake Jackson, Texas), Richard A. Pierce (Lake Jackson, Texas), Andrzej M. Malek (Midland, Mich.), Mark W. Stewart (Pearland, Texas), Brien A. Stears (League City, Texas), Albert E. Schweizer Jr. (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Guido Capone (San Giuliano Milanese, Italy), Duncan P. Coffey (Lake Jackson, Texas), Isa K. Mbaraka (Lake Jackson, Texas)

Assignee:  Dow Global Technologies (Midland, Mich.)

Dec. 5, 2017

Devices, systems and methods for locating and interacting with medicament delivery systems

Patent No. 9,836,948

In some embodiments, a method includes establishing a communications link between a computing device and an adapter. The adapter is configured to receive at least a portion of a medicament delivery device. A wireless signal is received to maintain the communications link. A relative position between the computing device and the adapter is determined. An alarm is produced when the wireless signal is not received within a time period. The alarm is based on the relative position between the computing device and the adapter.

Inventors:  Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.)

Assignee:  kaleo, Inc. (Richmond)

Dec. 5, 2017

Establishing industry ground truth

Patent No. 9,842,297

Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: determining a category of a domain having content documents and gathering search terms frequently used in similar domains associated with the category. A ground truth table has domain search results as discovered from searches by use of the search terms from the similar domains. Ground truths are utilized in later searches for optimal search results.

Inventors:  Lisa Seacat Deluca (Baltimore, Md.), Keith L. Vertrees (Richmond)

Assignee:  International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)

Dec. 12, 2017

Systems and methods for freight tracking and monitoring

Patent No. 9,841,314

System, methods, and computer program products are provided for enhanced freight tracking and monitoring. The system may track the location of a freight shipment within a carrier’s transportation network from the time it is picked up by a carrier from a consignor until it is delivered to a consignee, provide for weight determinations and shipping re-classifications of the freight shipment during transport, and provide real-time status information and reports to the carrier, consignor, and/or consignee.

Inventors:  William Mark Moir (Alpharetta, Ga.), Scott Christopher Vandy (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  United Parcel Service of America Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)

Dec. 12, 2017

Breathable product for protective mass transportation and cold chain applications

Patent No. 9,839,873

The present invention concerns a breathable product for protective mass transportation and cold chain applications, in particular a reflective sheet for covering temperature sensitive products the reflective sheet having at least a first layer made of a highly reflective moisture vapor permeable substrate having an outer side and an inner side, wherein said inner side comprises in addition at least a metal layer deposited by a PVD process to provide a thermal insulation through high reflection low convection while providing controlled moisture vapor permeability.

Inventors:  Serge Rebouillat (Echenevex, France), Malik Zeniti (Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Guy Hopp (Mondercange, Luxembourg), Sylvain Wallerich(Luxembourg, Luxembourg ), Noel Stephen Brabbs (Garnich, Luxembourg), Sabine Gabriel (Harze, Belgium), Ioannis V. Bletsos (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)

Dec. 12, 2017

System and method for comprehensive sales and service event processing and reporting

Patent No. 9,836,796

Example systems and methods provide comprehensive sales and service data processing and reporting. Sales and service events that take place at a front end branch of an enterprise may be input into a front end system and transmitted to a backend system where various modules then use the front end system data to generate various data and reports to determine sales incentive metrics and key performance indicators.

Inventors: William Kuster (Richmond), Srirarama Gautham Tanikella (Henrico, Va.), Vikram Pakanati (Richmond), Tracie G. Meador (Powhatan, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Financial Corp. (McLean, Va.)

Dec. 5, 2017

High strength small diameter fishing line

Patent No. 9,834,872

Elongated bodies made from high tenacity polyolefin fibers are provided that are useful as fishing lines, and processes for making the lines. Fibers having tenacities of at least 39 g/denier are braided and fused together to form braided bodies having very small diameters.

Inventors:  Thomas Tam (Chesterfield, Va.), Huy Xuan Nguyen (Midlothian, Va.), Lori L. Wagner (Richmond), Mark Tallent (Midlothian, Va.), Christopher B. Miller (Glen Allen, Va.)

Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Dec. 5, 2017

Baseball and softball pitching training aid

Patent No. 9,833,676

A pitching training aid is provided. The pitching training aid includes an elongated poll having a first end, a second end, and a common axis running from the first end to the second end. The present invention further includes a ball having a slot running from a first side to a second side opposite the first side along a center of the ball. The slot is sized to fit around the elongated poll so that the ball slidably engages the elongated poll along the common center axis. A first stopper is secured to the first end of the elongated poll and a second stopper is secured to the second end of the elongated poll. The first stopper and the second stopper have a diameter greater than a diameter of the elongated poll, thereby preventing the ball from sliding off of the elongated poll.

Inventors:  Robert Frank Smith Jr. (Glen Allen,Va.)

Assignee:  Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Dec. 5, 2017

Reactivating propane dehydrogenation catalyst

Patent No. 9,834,496

Increase propane dehydrogenation activity of a partially deactivated dehydrogenation catalyst by heating the partially deactivated catalyst to a temperature of at least 660.degree. C., conditioning the heated catalyst in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and, optionally, stripping molecular oxygen from the conditioned catalyst.

Inventors:  Matthew Pretz (Lake Jackson, Texas), Lin Luo (Sugar Land, Texas), Susan Domke (Midlothian, Va.), Howard W. Clark (Lake Jackson, Texas), Richard A. Pierce (Lake Jackson, Texas), Andrzej M. Malek (Midland, Mich.), Mark W. Stewart (Pearland, Texas), Brien A. Stears (League City, Texas), Albert E. Schweizer Jr. (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Guido Capone (San Giuliano Milanese, Italy), Duncan P. Coffey (Lake Jackson, Texas), Isa K. Mbaraka (Lake Jackson, Texas)

Assignee:  Dow Global Technologies (Midland, Mich.)

Dec. 5, 2017

Devices, systems and methods for locating and interacting with medicament delivery systems

Patent No. 9,836,948

In some embodiments, a method includes establishing a communications link between a computing device and an adapter. The adapter is configured to receive at least a portion of a medicament delivery device. A wireless signal is received to maintain the communications link. A relative position between the computing device and the adapter is determined. An alarm is produced when the wireless signal is not received within a time period. The alarm is based on the relative position between the computing device and the adapter.

Inventors:  Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.)

Assignee:  kaleo, Inc. (Richmond)

Dec. 5, 2017

Establishing industry ground truth

Patent No. 9,842,297

Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: determining a category of a domain having content documents and gathering search terms frequently used in similar domains associated with the category. A ground truth table has domain search results as discovered from searches by use of the search terms from the similar domains. Ground truths are utilized in later searches for optimal search results.

Inventors:  Lisa Seacat Deluca (Baltimore, Md.), Keith L. Vertrees (Richmond)

Assignee:  International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)

Dec. 12, 2017

Systems and methods for freight tracking and monitoring

Patent No. 9,841,314

System, methods, and computer program products are provided for enhanced freight tracking and monitoring. The system may track the location of a freight shipment within a carrier’s transportation network from the time it is picked up by a carrier from a consignor until it is delivered to a consignee, provide for weight determinations and shipping re-classifications of the freight shipment during transport, and provide real-time status information and reports to the carrier, consignor, and/or consignee.

Inventors:  William Mark Moir (Alpharetta, Ga.), Scott Christopher Vandy (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  United Parcel Service of America Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)

Dec. 12, 2017

Breathable product for protective mass transportation and cold chain applications

Patent No. 9,839,873

The present invention concerns a breathable product for protective mass transportation and cold chain applications, in particular a reflective sheet for covering temperature sensitive products the reflective sheet having at least a first layer made of a highly reflective moisture vapor permeable substrate having an outer side and an inner side, wherein said inner side comprises in addition at least a metal layer deposited by a PVD process to provide a thermal insulation through high reflection low convection while providing controlled moisture vapor permeability.

Inventors:  Serge Rebouillat (Echenevex, France), Malik Zeniti (Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Guy Hopp (Mondercange, Luxembourg), Sylvain Wallerich(Luxembourg, Luxembourg ), Noel Stephen Brabbs (Garnich, Luxembourg), Sabine Gabriel (Harze, Belgium), Ioannis V. Bletsos (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)

Dec. 12, 2017

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