The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 1.17.18

Printable compostable paperboard

Patent No. 9,863,094

A coated paperboard is disclosed which includes a barrier coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, exhibiting good resistance to oil and grease, no tendency toward blocking, the coated paperboard being fully repulpable as well as compostable. The coated paperboard may further have a printable coating on a surface opposite from the barrier coating.

Inventors:  Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Va.), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond), Steven Parker (Raleigh, N.C.)

Assignee:  WestRock MWV (Norcross, Ga.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Cultured tobacco cells as a matrix for consumable products

Patent No. 9,862,923

Various embodiments are directed to consumable products incorporating a matrix of cultured tobacco cells. Any tobacco variety may be utilized for establishing in vitro tobacco cultures, including native tobacco varieties and genetically modified tobacco varieties derived from any tobacco variety. Various embodiments are directed to methods for producing tobacco products incorporating cellular material and/or extracts derived from tobacco cells cultured in vitro.

Inventors:  Alec J. Hayes (Chesterfield, Va.), Maria Shulleeta (Richmond), Jason W. Flora (Richmond)

Assignee:  Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond) & Philip Morris Products S.A. (Neuchatel, Switzerland)

Jan. 9, 2018

Blanks for display package containing cartomizer blister pack and methods of forming display package for cartomizer blister pack

Patent No. 9,862,161

Blank for display packages containing a cartomizer blister pack include a top panel and a bottom panel connected to a back panel, a front panel connected to the bottom panel, a first glue panel connected to the back panel, a second glue panel connected to the back panel front, a first side panel connected to the front panel, a second side panel connected to the front panel, a first bottom side panel connected to the first glue panel, a second bottom side panel connect to the second glue panel, and a plurality of first cut lines separating the first and second bottom side panels from the bottom panel and the first and second side panels.

Inventors:  Scott A. Fath (Richmond)

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Jan. 9, 2018

Composition and method for treating ketosis in cows

Patent No. 9,861,587

A method for prophylactic treatment of ketosis in a calving cow, the method including orally administering to the cow within a time period of about 12 hours after calving an effective dose of from 20 to 30 g of rumen protected methionine. If the cow falls into a risk category, the cow is administered the dose of rumen protected methionine once a day on the second, third, fourth, and fifth days after calving. Also, a composition including a gelatin capsule and rumen-protected methionine contained within the gelatin capsule that may be administered to a calving cow for the prophylactic treatment of ketosis. The composition may further contain within the gelatin capsule one or more other compounds known to have efficacy on fat or glucose metabolism, such as glucose, propylene glycol, niacin, choline, chromium, calcium propionate, and glucocorticoids.

Inventors:  James M. Rohrer (Burlington, Wisc.), Patrick D. French (North Chesterfield, Va.), Keith F. Moritz (Fort Atkinson, Wisc.)

Assignee:  RP Feed Components (East Troy, Wisc.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Systems and methods for automated determination of network device transiting data attributes

Patent No. 9,866,467

A system for determining network device transiting data attributes includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to run a first script on all static ports of a network and run a second script on all known ports of the network. The system may parse the parameters returned from the first and second scripts to identify one or more identified ports of the known ports. The system may run a third script on the one or more identified ports to force one or more denials at the identified ports. Based on the one or more denials, the system may determine network device transiting data attributes including but not limited to allowed protocols and directionality for each of the one or more identified ports.

Inventors:  Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.), Terence Banks (Culpeper, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

Jan. 9, 2018

System and method for automatically authenticating a caller

Patent No. 9,864,996

Systems and methods include an input interface that receives registration information including a contact number input into a mobile device of a user, a call interface that transmits a call signal to a call center system, wherein the call signal comprises the call signal contact number that placed a call associated with the call signal and a communication interface that transmits the registration information to a profile database that stores the registration information as a profile for authenticating the mobile device user and identifying information from the mobile device of the user during the call. The call center system includes a call authentication processor that retrieves the user profile, an authentication interface that receives the identifying information, and an authentication processor that compares the identifying information with the user profile, and routes the call on an authenticated call path if the identifying information at least partially matches the user profile.

Inventors:  Christopher D. Martin (Midlothian, Va.)

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

Jan. 9, 2018

Systems and methods for freight tracking and monitoring

Patent No. 9,864,968

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.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Synthesis of boronic ester and acid compounds

Patent No. 9,862,745

The invention relates to the synthesis of boronic ester and acid compounds. More particularly, the invention provides improved synthetic processes for the large-scale production of boronic ester and acid compounds, including the peptide boronic acid proteasome inhibitor bortezomib.

Inventors:  Vince Ammoscato (Riverview, Mich.), John E. Bishop (Groton, Mass.), Fang-Ting Chiu (Petersburg, Va.), Achim Geiser (Hunzenschwil, Switzerland), Jean-Marc Gomez (Bubendorf, Switzerland), Robert Hett (Hunzenschwil, Switzerland), Christoph Koellner (Bubendorf, Switzerland), Vithalanand R. Kulkarni (Petersburg, Va.), Young Lo (Petersburg, Va.), Stephen Munk (Riverview, Mich.), I. Fraser Pickersgill (Newton, Pa.)

Assignee:  Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Irreversible electroporation using tissue vasculature to treat aberrant cell masses or create tissue scaffolds

Patent No. 9,867,652

The present invention relates to the field of medical treatment of diseases and disorders, as well as the field of biomedical engineering. Embodiments of the invention relate to the delivery of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) through the vasculature of organs to treat tumors embedded deep within the tissue or organ, or to decellularize organs to produce a scaffold from existing animal tissue with the existing vasculature intact. In particular, methods of administering non-thermal irreversible electroporation (IRE) in vivo are provided for the treatment of tumors located in vascularized tissues and organs. Embodiments of the invention further provide scaffolds and tissues from natural sources created using IRE ex vivo to remove cellular debris, maximize recellularization potential, and minimize foreign body immune response. The engineered tissues can be used in methods of treating subjects, such as those in need of tissue replacement or augmentation.

Inventors:  Michael B. Sano (Blacksburg, Va.), Rafael V. Davalos (Blacksburg, Va.), John L. Robertson (Floyd, Va.), Paulo A. Garcia (Blacksburg, Va.), Robert E. Neal II (Richmond)

Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. (Blacksburg, Va.)

Jan. 16, 2018

Hyperspectral imaging system for monitoring agricultural products during processing and manufacturing

Patent No. 9,870,505

Provided is a method for monitoring a manufacturing process of an agricultural product. The method utilizes hyperspectral imaging and comprises scanning at least one region along a sample of agricultural product using at least one light source of a single or different wavelengths; generating hyperspectral images from the at least one region; determining a spectral fingerprint for the sample of agricultural product from the hyperspectral images; and comparing the spectral fingerprint so obtained to a spectral fingerprint database containing a plurality of fingerprints obtained at various points of the manufacturing process, using a computer processor, to determine which point in the manufacturing process the sample has progressed to.

Inventors:  Henry M. Dante (Midlothian, Va.), Samuel Timothy Henry (Midlothian, Va.), Seetharama C. Deevi (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Jan. 16, 2018

Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery

Patent No. 9,867,938

An apparatus includes a medicament container assembly, a movable assembly, and a spring. The medicament container assembly includes a first plunger defining a first volume, and a second plunger defining a second volume. The movable assembly includes a first movable member and a second movable member. The second movable member can move the second plunger within the medicament container assembly. The first movable member can move the first plunger in a first direction within the medicament container assembly to expel contents of at least the first volume via a needle. The spring is configured to urge the needle in a second direction. The release portion of the first movable member is configured to contact the second movable member after the first movable member moves the first plunger to enable the spring to move the needle in the second direction.

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

Assignee:  Kaleo Inc. (Richmond)

Jan. 16, 2018

Printable compostable paperboard

Patent No. 9,863,094

A coated paperboard is disclosed which includes a barrier coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, exhibiting good resistance to oil and grease, no tendency toward blocking, the coated paperboard being fully repulpable as well as compostable. The coated paperboard may further have a printable coating on a surface opposite from the barrier coating.

Inventors:  Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Va.), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond), Steven Parker (Raleigh, N.C.)

Assignee:  WestRock MWV (Norcross, Ga.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Cultured tobacco cells as a matrix for consumable products

Patent No. 9,862,923

Various embodiments are directed to consumable products incorporating a matrix of cultured tobacco cells. Any tobacco variety may be utilized for establishing in vitro tobacco cultures, including native tobacco varieties and genetically modified tobacco varieties derived from any tobacco variety. Various embodiments are directed to methods for producing tobacco products incorporating cellular material and/or extracts derived from tobacco cells cultured in vitro.

Inventors:  Alec J. Hayes (Chesterfield, Va.), Maria Shulleeta (Richmond), Jason W. Flora (Richmond)

Assignee:  Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond) & Philip Morris Products S.A. (Neuchatel, Switzerland)

Jan. 9, 2018

Blanks for display package containing cartomizer blister pack and methods of forming display package for cartomizer blister pack

Patent No. 9,862,161

Blank for display packages containing a cartomizer blister pack include a top panel and a bottom panel connected to a back panel, a front panel connected to the bottom panel, a first glue panel connected to the back panel, a second glue panel connected to the back panel front, a first side panel connected to the front panel, a second side panel connected to the front panel, a first bottom side panel connected to the first glue panel, a second bottom side panel connect to the second glue panel, and a plurality of first cut lines separating the first and second bottom side panels from the bottom panel and the first and second side panels.

Inventors:  Scott A. Fath (Richmond)

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Jan. 9, 2018

Composition and method for treating ketosis in cows

Patent No. 9,861,587

A method for prophylactic treatment of ketosis in a calving cow, the method including orally administering to the cow within a time period of about 12 hours after calving an effective dose of from 20 to 30 g of rumen protected methionine. If the cow falls into a risk category, the cow is administered the dose of rumen protected methionine once a day on the second, third, fourth, and fifth days after calving. Also, a composition including a gelatin capsule and rumen-protected methionine contained within the gelatin capsule that may be administered to a calving cow for the prophylactic treatment of ketosis. The composition may further contain within the gelatin capsule one or more other compounds known to have efficacy on fat or glucose metabolism, such as glucose, propylene glycol, niacin, choline, chromium, calcium propionate, and glucocorticoids.

Inventors:  James M. Rohrer (Burlington, Wisc.), Patrick D. French (North Chesterfield, Va.), Keith F. Moritz (Fort Atkinson, Wisc.)

Assignee:  RP Feed Components (East Troy, Wisc.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Systems and methods for automated determination of network device transiting data attributes

Patent No. 9,866,467

A system for determining network device transiting data attributes includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to run a first script on all static ports of a network and run a second script on all known ports of the network. The system may parse the parameters returned from the first and second scripts to identify one or more identified ports of the known ports. The system may run a third script on the one or more identified ports to force one or more denials at the identified ports. Based on the one or more denials, the system may determine network device transiting data attributes including but not limited to allowed protocols and directionality for each of the one or more identified ports.

Inventors:  Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.), Terence Banks (Culpeper, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

Jan. 9, 2018

System and method for automatically authenticating a caller

Patent No. 9,864,996

Systems and methods include an input interface that receives registration information including a contact number input into a mobile device of a user, a call interface that transmits a call signal to a call center system, wherein the call signal comprises the call signal contact number that placed a call associated with the call signal and a communication interface that transmits the registration information to a profile database that stores the registration information as a profile for authenticating the mobile device user and identifying information from the mobile device of the user during the call. The call center system includes a call authentication processor that retrieves the user profile, an authentication interface that receives the identifying information, and an authentication processor that compares the identifying information with the user profile, and routes the call on an authenticated call path if the identifying information at least partially matches the user profile.

Inventors:  Christopher D. Martin (Midlothian, Va.)

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

Jan. 9, 2018

Systems and methods for freight tracking and monitoring

Patent No. 9,864,968

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.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Synthesis of boronic ester and acid compounds

Patent No. 9,862,745

The invention relates to the synthesis of boronic ester and acid compounds. More particularly, the invention provides improved synthetic processes for the large-scale production of boronic ester and acid compounds, including the peptide boronic acid proteasome inhibitor bortezomib.

Inventors:  Vince Ammoscato (Riverview, Mich.), John E. Bishop (Groton, Mass.), Fang-Ting Chiu (Petersburg, Va.), Achim Geiser (Hunzenschwil, Switzerland), Jean-Marc Gomez (Bubendorf, Switzerland), Robert Hett (Hunzenschwil, Switzerland), Christoph Koellner (Bubendorf, Switzerland), Vithalanand R. Kulkarni (Petersburg, Va.), Young Lo (Petersburg, Va.), Stephen Munk (Riverview, Mich.), I. Fraser Pickersgill (Newton, Pa.)

Assignee:  Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Jan. 9, 2018

Irreversible electroporation using tissue vasculature to treat aberrant cell masses or create tissue scaffolds

Patent No. 9,867,652

The present invention relates to the field of medical treatment of diseases and disorders, as well as the field of biomedical engineering. Embodiments of the invention relate to the delivery of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) through the vasculature of organs to treat tumors embedded deep within the tissue or organ, or to decellularize organs to produce a scaffold from existing animal tissue with the existing vasculature intact. In particular, methods of administering non-thermal irreversible electroporation (IRE) in vivo are provided for the treatment of tumors located in vascularized tissues and organs. Embodiments of the invention further provide scaffolds and tissues from natural sources created using IRE ex vivo to remove cellular debris, maximize recellularization potential, and minimize foreign body immune response. The engineered tissues can be used in methods of treating subjects, such as those in need of tissue replacement or augmentation.

Inventors:  Michael B. Sano (Blacksburg, Va.), Rafael V. Davalos (Blacksburg, Va.), John L. Robertson (Floyd, Va.), Paulo A. Garcia (Blacksburg, Va.), Robert E. Neal II (Richmond)

Assignee: Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. (Blacksburg, Va.)

Jan. 16, 2018

Hyperspectral imaging system for monitoring agricultural products during processing and manufacturing

Patent No. 9,870,505

Provided is a method for monitoring a manufacturing process of an agricultural product. The method utilizes hyperspectral imaging and comprises scanning at least one region along a sample of agricultural product using at least one light source of a single or different wavelengths; generating hyperspectral images from the at least one region; determining a spectral fingerprint for the sample of agricultural product from the hyperspectral images; and comparing the spectral fingerprint so obtained to a spectral fingerprint database containing a plurality of fingerprints obtained at various points of the manufacturing process, using a computer processor, to determine which point in the manufacturing process the sample has progressed to.

Inventors:  Henry M. Dante (Midlothian, Va.), Samuel Timothy Henry (Midlothian, Va.), Seetharama C. Deevi (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Jan. 16, 2018

Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery

Patent No. 9,867,938

An apparatus includes a medicament container assembly, a movable assembly, and a spring. The medicament container assembly includes a first plunger defining a first volume, and a second plunger defining a second volume. The movable assembly includes a first movable member and a second movable member. The second movable member can move the second plunger within the medicament container assembly. The first movable member can move the first plunger in a first direction within the medicament container assembly to expel contents of at least the first volume via a needle. The spring is configured to urge the needle in a second direction. The release portion of the first movable member is configured to contact the second movable member after the first movable member moves the first plunger to enable the spring to move the needle in the second direction.

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

Assignee:  Kaleo Inc. (Richmond)

Jan. 16, 2018

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