The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 3.28.18

Detection of unauthorized devices on ATMs

Patent No. 9,922,506

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for detecting ATM skimmers, other unauthorized devices, such as hidden video cameras or keypad overlays, and/or possible damage to the ATM based upon radio frequency (RF) signal emitted from the ATM and/or 3D image analysis.

Inventors:  William A. Hodges (Mechanicsville, Va.), Christopher R. Marshall (Glen Allen, Va.), Pierrick Burgain (Richmond)

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

March 20, 2018

System and method for processing and for funding a transaction

Patent No. 9,922,326

Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.

Inventors:  Robert Minter Alexander IV (Richmond), Charles Aaron Rosenblatt (Richmond), Daniel R. O’Malley (Brookline, Mass.), Scott David Grimes (Richmond)

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

March 20, 2018

Printable compostable paperboard

Patent No. 9,920,485

A coated paperboard is disclosed which includes a printable coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax in which the coated paperboard is fully compostable as well as repulpable, and exhibits no tendency toward blocking. The coating may be a multiple layer coating.

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

Assignee:  WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Ga.)

March 20, 2018

Paenibacillus alvei strain TS-15 and its use in controlling pathogenic organisms on crops

Patent No. 9,920,296

The present invention provides a newly isolated bacterial strain of Paenibacillus, designated Paenibacillus alvei strain TS-15 for use as a biocontrol agent in the inhibition and/or elimination of a human foodborne pathogen, e.g., Salmonella, on a plant or plant organ, e.g., a tomato or tomato plant. Strain TS-15 or mutants thereof may also be used in the control of plant pathogens.

Inventors:  Eric W. Brown (Taneytown, Md.), Jie Zheng (Columbia, Md.), Alexander Enurah (Richmond)

Assignee:  The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Service (Washington, D.C.)

March 20, 2018

Electrical watercraft propulsion system

Patent No. 9,919,784

An electric watercraft propulsion system includes a battery assembly capable of generating AC power, an electric motor electrically connected to the battery assembly, and an output drive shaft mechanically connected to the electric motor.

Inventors:  Harry M. Fisher (Richmond)

Assignee:  N/A

Electronic smoking article

Patent No. 9,918,496

An electronic smoking article includes a reservoir containing a liquid material and having an outlet, a capillary having a capillary inlet and a capillary outlet, the capillary inlet of the capillary in communication with the outlet of the reservoir, a heater operable to heat the capillary to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize liquid material contained within the capillary, and a shuttle valve between the outlet of the reservoir and the capillary inlet. The shuttle valve is operable to prevent release of liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in a closed position and is operable to release liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in an open position.

Inventors:  David B. Kane (Richmond), David R. Schiff (Highland Park, N.J.), Tony Gatta (Philadelphia, Pa.), Chris Carrick (Newark, Del.), Jonathan D. Albert (Philadelphia, Pa.

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Packaging sleeve

Patent No. 9,918,493

A sleeve operable to at least partially contain a cylindrical article, the sleeve including opposing planar side panels; bowed dust flaps extending upwardly from said side panels; front and back panels, each having rounded, upper corner portions; and overlapping top panels in superposing relation to upper portions of said bowed dust flaps, said overlapping top panels being mutually secured, whereby said bowed dust flaps are retained in a bowed condition that conforms with said rounded upper panel portions of said front and back panels.

Inventors:  Scott Fath (Richmond), Ryan J. Sousa (Mechanicsville, Va.), Steven R. Rinehart (Chesterfield, Va.)

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

March 20, 2018

Systems and methods for providing predictive quality analysis

Patent No. 9,921,825

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing predictive quality analysis. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system may receive input data associated with a software program and compare the input data with one or more predetermined analysis parameters. The system may further determine at least one risk rating based on the comparison, wherein each risk rating corresponds to a distinct software category. The system may perform additional operations, including determining at least one adjustment to the software program based on the determined at least one risk rating, and prioritizing the at least one adjustment based on a predetermined adjustment priority standard. Furthermore, the system may provide a report including at least an indication of the at least one prioritized adjustment, a timeline for implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment, and plan implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment.

Inventors:  Jyoti Bhardwaj (Glen Allen, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

March 20, 2018

Plunger wave generator apparatus for efficiently producing waves in a body of water

Patent No. 9,920,544

An apparatus for creating a surfing wave in a body of water. An apparatus for the purpose of efficiently producing a variety of surfing waves having a repetition rate and size suitable for surfing. The waves are generated using a controlled up and down motion of mechanical plungers in a way that allows the control of the shape and therefore surf characteristics of the wave. A linear array of plungers is used so that they interact in different ways with bathometry of the body of water and can be changed to further alter the surfing characteristics of the waves. The motion of the individual plungers can be adjusted so that effects of different wave travel distance to the bathometry can be compensated for consistent wave characteristics.

Inventors:  Walter Judson Bennett (Mechanicsville, Va.), Matthew Gunn (Queens Creek, Ariz.), John Bushey (Eden Prairie, Minn.)

Assignee:  N/A

March 20, 2018

Systems and methods for marking individuals with an identifying substance

Patent No. 9,920,565

The present application discloses systems and methods for marking an individual with an identifying substance. The system includes a spray delivery device configured to release a pressurized substance in response to an activation signal, an activation device configured to transmit an activation signal to the spray delivery device, and a power supply, configured to provide power to at least one of the activation devices and the spray delivery devices. The method includes storing a pressurized substance, receiving an activation signal at a spray delivery device, and releasing the pressurized substance in response to the received activation signal.

Inventors:  Thomas G. Bolden (Powhatan, Va.)

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

March 20, 2018

Helmet safety system

Patent No. 9,918,506

A helmet safety system for enhancing visibility of a helmet in a hazardous area includes a helmet that may be worn in a hazardous area. A lighting unit is removably coupled to the helmet. The lighting unit may emit light thereby enhancing visibility of the helmet in the hazardous area.

Inventors:  Glenn Tatum (Powhatan, Va.)

Assignee: N/A

Identification and quantification of multiple nucleic acid targets in complex mixtures

Patent No.  9,926,589

A complex mixture is analyzed for multiple nucleic acid sequences (e.g., DNA or RNA sequences) simultaneously by target specific multiplex amplification followed by single molecule detection of amplicons by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The presence or absence of target nucleic acids can be determined from the presence or absence of specific amplicons for those nucleic acids. In addition, quantification of target nucleic acids in the complex mixture is achieved by determination of the numbers of amplicons.

Inventors:  Jason Reed (Richmond),  Andrey Mikheykin (Richmond)

Assignee:  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)

March 27, 2018

Moist tobacco product and method of making

Patent No. 9,924,739

A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. The soluble component of the super-hydrated membrane coating dissolves upon placement in the mouth, while the insoluble component maintains the tobacco within the coating for the duration of the use of the product. The moist tobacco product is soft and flexible so as to fit comfortably in an oral cavity when placed therein.

Inventors:  Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond), William R. Sweeney (Richmond), Shensheng Liu (Richmond), Kenneth A. Newman (Prince George, Va.), Steven J. Hovjacky (Chesterfield, Va.)

Assignee:  Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)

March 27, 2018

Locking mechanism

Patent No. 9,925,407

A locking mechanism for a shaft provides secure frictional engagement to the shaft while manually operable to be removed from the shaft. There is a first cylinder allowable to slide freely on the shaft. One or more holes retaining one or more balls allow a projection of the balls into an interior of the first cylinder. A tensioning ring (second cylinder) partially overlaps the first cylinder, retains the balls within the holes, and has at least a portion of the inside diameter increasing in diameter. A biasing mechanism acts against the second cylinder to urge the balls into the first cylinder interior to frictionally engage the shaft. Two release mechanisms movable with the biasing mechanism manually actuated against the bias move the second cylinder to allow the balls to freely move within the holes and the locking mechanism to be slid onto and removed from the shaft.

Inventors:  David Robert Davies III (Chesterfield, Va.)

Assignee:  N/A

March 27, 2018

Systems and methods for generating and reading intrinsic matrixed bar codes

Patent No. 9,928,632

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating intrinsic matrixed bar codes, such as Quick Response (“QR”) codes. In one implementation, system for generating an intrinsic matrixed bar code may include an image-receiving device, a processor configured to execute instructions, and a memory storing the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to: receive an image using the image-receiving device, generate a registration mark corresponding to the received image, select coordinates on the received image, overlay one or more matrixed bar codes on the selected coordinates, update the registration mark with the selected coordinates, and overlay the registration mark on the received image.

Inventors:  Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

March 27, 2018

Systems and methods for generating and reading intrinsic matrixed bar codes

Patent No. 9,928,393

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for decoding intrinsic matrixed bar codes, such as Quick Response (“QR”) codes. In one implementation, system for decoding an intrinsic matrixed bar code may include an image-receiving device, a processor configured to execute instructions, and a memory storing the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to: receive an image using the image-receiving device; determine whether the received image contains at least one registration mark; when the received image is determined to have at least one registration mark: determine, from the at least one registration mark, one or more coordinates; when the received image is determined not to have at least one registration mark: determine one or more coordinates based on a detected color shifting of a portion of the image; and extract one or more matrixed bar codes overlaid on the received image and located at the one or more coordinates.

Inventors:  Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

March 27, 2018

Methods for making wet gels and dried gels therefrom

Patent No. 9,926,401

Methods for making wet gels and dried gels therefrom are provided. The method for making a wet gel can include combining a hydroxybenzene compound, an aldehyde compound, and an additive to produce a reaction mixture. The additive can include a carboxylic acid, an anhydride, a homopolymer, a copolymer, or any mixture thereof. At least the hydroxybenzene compound and the aldehyde compound can be reacted to produce a wet gel. The reaction mixture can include about 10 wt % to about 65 wt % of the hydroxybenzene compound, about 5 wt % to about 25 wt % of the aldehyde compound, up to about 85 wt % of the carboxylic acid, up to about 40 wt % of the anhydride, up to about 40 wt % of the homopolymer, and up to about 40 wt % of the copolymer, where weight percent values are based on the combined weight of the hydroxybenzene compound, the aldehyde compound, and the additive.

Inventors:  Xing Dong (Decatur, Ga.), Shahid P. Qureshi (Duluth, Ga.), Christopher M. Lee (Norcross, Ga.), Kelly A. Shoemake (Atlanta, Ga.), Joseph Frank Ludvik (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (Atlanta, Ga.)

March 27, 2018

Power busway interposer

Patent No. 9,929,554

A power busway interposer enables a power busway assembly of energized busway segments to be extended, via coupling additional busway segments to the assembly, while maintaining energization of the assembly. As a result, a power busway assembly providing power support to electrical loads can be extended while maintaining power support to the electrical loads. The interposer includes separate sets of connectors that couple with separate busway segments and a switching device which selectively electrically couples the connectors, so that a power busway connector can be de-energized while another separate power busway connector is coupled to an energized busway segment and then subsequently energized. Extending the power busway assembly can include coupling separate sets of connectors to separate busway segments, where the separate sets of connectors are electrically isolated, and adjusting the switching device to electrically couple the separate sets of connectors, so that power is distributed between coupled busway segments.

Inventors:  Peter George Ross (Olympia, Wash.), Robert David Wilding (Seattle, Wash.), Stephanie Towner (Ashland, Va.), Giorgio Arturo Pompei (Seattle, Wash.)

Assignee:  Amazon Technologies Inc. (Reno, Nev.)

March 27, 2018

Adjustable door frame

Patent No. 9,926,736

A door frame assembly includes integral shim screws in the vertical jambs that facilitate installation of the assembly into a rough opening or doorway. The vertical frame jambs have one or more holes therethrough. Shim screws are positioned in those apertures and are adjustably extendable outwardly therefrom to engage a rough opening to assist in fixing the frame in that opening.

Inventors:  James Thomas Clarke Jr. (Henrico, Va.)

Assignee:  Frame & Mullions (Henrico, Va.)

March 27, 2018

Detection of unauthorized devices on ATMs

Patent No. 9,922,506

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for detecting ATM skimmers, other unauthorized devices, such as hidden video cameras or keypad overlays, and/or possible damage to the ATM based upon radio frequency (RF) signal emitted from the ATM and/or 3D image analysis.

Inventors:  William A. Hodges (Mechanicsville, Va.), Christopher R. Marshall (Glen Allen, Va.), Pierrick Burgain (Richmond)

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

March 20, 2018

System and method for processing and for funding a transaction

Patent No. 9,922,326

Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.

Inventors:  Robert Minter Alexander IV (Richmond), Charles Aaron Rosenblatt (Richmond), Daniel R. O’Malley (Brookline, Mass.), Scott David Grimes (Richmond)

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

March 20, 2018

Printable compostable paperboard

Patent No. 9,920,485

A coated paperboard is disclosed which includes a printable coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax in which the coated paperboard is fully compostable as well as repulpable, and exhibits no tendency toward blocking. The coating may be a multiple layer coating.

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

Assignee:  WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Ga.)

March 20, 2018

Paenibacillus alvei strain TS-15 and its use in controlling pathogenic organisms on crops

Patent No. 9,920,296

The present invention provides a newly isolated bacterial strain of Paenibacillus, designated Paenibacillus alvei strain TS-15 for use as a biocontrol agent in the inhibition and/or elimination of a human foodborne pathogen, e.g., Salmonella, on a plant or plant organ, e.g., a tomato or tomato plant. Strain TS-15 or mutants thereof may also be used in the control of plant pathogens.

Inventors:  Eric W. Brown (Taneytown, Md.), Jie Zheng (Columbia, Md.), Alexander Enurah (Richmond)

Assignee:  The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Service (Washington, D.C.)

March 20, 2018

Electrical watercraft propulsion system

Patent No. 9,919,784

An electric watercraft propulsion system includes a battery assembly capable of generating AC power, an electric motor electrically connected to the battery assembly, and an output drive shaft mechanically connected to the electric motor.

Inventors:  Harry M. Fisher (Richmond)

Assignee:  N/A

Electronic smoking article

Patent No. 9,918,496

An electronic smoking article includes a reservoir containing a liquid material and having an outlet, a capillary having a capillary inlet and a capillary outlet, the capillary inlet of the capillary in communication with the outlet of the reservoir, a heater operable to heat the capillary to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize liquid material contained within the capillary, and a shuttle valve between the outlet of the reservoir and the capillary inlet. The shuttle valve is operable to prevent release of liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in a closed position and is operable to release liquid material from the reservoir when the shuttle valve is in an open position.

Inventors:  David B. Kane (Richmond), David R. Schiff (Highland Park, N.J.), Tony Gatta (Philadelphia, Pa.), Chris Carrick (Newark, Del.), Jonathan D. Albert (Philadelphia, Pa.

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Packaging sleeve

Patent No. 9,918,493

A sleeve operable to at least partially contain a cylindrical article, the sleeve including opposing planar side panels; bowed dust flaps extending upwardly from said side panels; front and back panels, each having rounded, upper corner portions; and overlapping top panels in superposing relation to upper portions of said bowed dust flaps, said overlapping top panels being mutually secured, whereby said bowed dust flaps are retained in a bowed condition that conforms with said rounded upper panel portions of said front and back panels.

Inventors:  Scott Fath (Richmond), Ryan J. Sousa (Mechanicsville, Va.), Steven R. Rinehart (Chesterfield, Va.)

Assignee:  Altria Client Services (Richmond)

March 20, 2018

Systems and methods for providing predictive quality analysis

Patent No. 9,921,825

The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing predictive quality analysis. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system may receive input data associated with a software program and compare the input data with one or more predetermined analysis parameters. The system may further determine at least one risk rating based on the comparison, wherein each risk rating corresponds to a distinct software category. The system may perform additional operations, including determining at least one adjustment to the software program based on the determined at least one risk rating, and prioritizing the at least one adjustment based on a predetermined adjustment priority standard. Furthermore, the system may provide a report including at least an indication of the at least one prioritized adjustment, a timeline for implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment, and plan implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment.

Inventors:  Jyoti Bhardwaj (Glen Allen, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

March 20, 2018

Plunger wave generator apparatus for efficiently producing waves in a body of water

Patent No. 9,920,544

An apparatus for creating a surfing wave in a body of water. An apparatus for the purpose of efficiently producing a variety of surfing waves having a repetition rate and size suitable for surfing. The waves are generated using a controlled up and down motion of mechanical plungers in a way that allows the control of the shape and therefore surf characteristics of the wave. A linear array of plungers is used so that they interact in different ways with bathometry of the body of water and can be changed to further alter the surfing characteristics of the waves. The motion of the individual plungers can be adjusted so that effects of different wave travel distance to the bathometry can be compensated for consistent wave characteristics.

Inventors:  Walter Judson Bennett (Mechanicsville, Va.), Matthew Gunn (Queens Creek, Ariz.), John Bushey (Eden Prairie, Minn.)

Assignee:  N/A

March 20, 2018

Systems and methods for marking individuals with an identifying substance

Patent No. 9,920,565

The present application discloses systems and methods for marking an individual with an identifying substance. The system includes a spray delivery device configured to release a pressurized substance in response to an activation signal, an activation device configured to transmit an activation signal to the spray delivery device, and a power supply, configured to provide power to at least one of the activation devices and the spray delivery devices. The method includes storing a pressurized substance, receiving an activation signal at a spray delivery device, and releasing the pressurized substance in response to the received activation signal.

Inventors:  Thomas G. Bolden (Powhatan, Va.)

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

March 20, 2018

Helmet safety system

Patent No. 9,918,506

A helmet safety system for enhancing visibility of a helmet in a hazardous area includes a helmet that may be worn in a hazardous area. A lighting unit is removably coupled to the helmet. The lighting unit may emit light thereby enhancing visibility of the helmet in the hazardous area.

Inventors:  Glenn Tatum (Powhatan, Va.)

Assignee: N/A

Identification and quantification of multiple nucleic acid targets in complex mixtures

Patent No.  9,926,589

A complex mixture is analyzed for multiple nucleic acid sequences (e.g., DNA or RNA sequences) simultaneously by target specific multiplex amplification followed by single molecule detection of amplicons by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The presence or absence of target nucleic acids can be determined from the presence or absence of specific amplicons for those nucleic acids. In addition, quantification of target nucleic acids in the complex mixture is achieved by determination of the numbers of amplicons.

Inventors:  Jason Reed (Richmond),  Andrey Mikheykin (Richmond)

Assignee:  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)

March 27, 2018

Moist tobacco product and method of making

Patent No. 9,924,739

A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. The soluble component of the super-hydrated membrane coating dissolves upon placement in the mouth, while the insoluble component maintains the tobacco within the coating for the duration of the use of the product. The moist tobacco product is soft and flexible so as to fit comfortably in an oral cavity when placed therein.

Inventors:  Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond), William R. Sweeney (Richmond), Shensheng Liu (Richmond), Kenneth A. Newman (Prince George, Va.), Steven J. Hovjacky (Chesterfield, Va.)

Assignee:  Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)

March 27, 2018

Locking mechanism

Patent No. 9,925,407

A locking mechanism for a shaft provides secure frictional engagement to the shaft while manually operable to be removed from the shaft. There is a first cylinder allowable to slide freely on the shaft. One or more holes retaining one or more balls allow a projection of the balls into an interior of the first cylinder. A tensioning ring (second cylinder) partially overlaps the first cylinder, retains the balls within the holes, and has at least a portion of the inside diameter increasing in diameter. A biasing mechanism acts against the second cylinder to urge the balls into the first cylinder interior to frictionally engage the shaft. Two release mechanisms movable with the biasing mechanism manually actuated against the bias move the second cylinder to allow the balls to freely move within the holes and the locking mechanism to be slid onto and removed from the shaft.

Inventors:  David Robert Davies III (Chesterfield, Va.)

Assignee:  N/A

March 27, 2018

Systems and methods for generating and reading intrinsic matrixed bar codes

Patent No. 9,928,632

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating intrinsic matrixed bar codes, such as Quick Response (“QR”) codes. In one implementation, system for generating an intrinsic matrixed bar code may include an image-receiving device, a processor configured to execute instructions, and a memory storing the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to: receive an image using the image-receiving device, generate a registration mark corresponding to the received image, select coordinates on the received image, overlay one or more matrixed bar codes on the selected coordinates, update the registration mark with the selected coordinates, and overlay the registration mark on the received image.

Inventors:  Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

March 27, 2018

Systems and methods for generating and reading intrinsic matrixed bar codes

Patent No. 9,928,393

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for decoding intrinsic matrixed bar codes, such as Quick Response (“QR”) codes. In one implementation, system for decoding an intrinsic matrixed bar code may include an image-receiving device, a processor configured to execute instructions, and a memory storing the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to: receive an image using the image-receiving device; determine whether the received image contains at least one registration mark; when the received image is determined to have at least one registration mark: determine, from the at least one registration mark, one or more coordinates; when the received image is determined not to have at least one registration mark: determine one or more coordinates based on a detected color shifting of a portion of the image; and extract one or more matrixed bar codes overlaid on the received image and located at the one or more coordinates.

Inventors:  Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)

March 27, 2018

Methods for making wet gels and dried gels therefrom

Patent No. 9,926,401

Methods for making wet gels and dried gels therefrom are provided. The method for making a wet gel can include combining a hydroxybenzene compound, an aldehyde compound, and an additive to produce a reaction mixture. The additive can include a carboxylic acid, an anhydride, a homopolymer, a copolymer, or any mixture thereof. At least the hydroxybenzene compound and the aldehyde compound can be reacted to produce a wet gel. The reaction mixture can include about 10 wt % to about 65 wt % of the hydroxybenzene compound, about 5 wt % to about 25 wt % of the aldehyde compound, up to about 85 wt % of the carboxylic acid, up to about 40 wt % of the anhydride, up to about 40 wt % of the homopolymer, and up to about 40 wt % of the copolymer, where weight percent values are based on the combined weight of the hydroxybenzene compound, the aldehyde compound, and the additive.

Inventors:  Xing Dong (Decatur, Ga.), Shahid P. Qureshi (Duluth, Ga.), Christopher M. Lee (Norcross, Ga.), Kelly A. Shoemake (Atlanta, Ga.), Joseph Frank Ludvik (Midlothian, Va.)

Assignee:  Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (Atlanta, Ga.)

March 27, 2018

Power busway interposer

Patent No. 9,929,554

A power busway interposer enables a power busway assembly of energized busway segments to be extended, via coupling additional busway segments to the assembly, while maintaining energization of the assembly. As a result, a power busway assembly providing power support to electrical loads can be extended while maintaining power support to the electrical loads. The interposer includes separate sets of connectors that couple with separate busway segments and a switching device which selectively electrically couples the connectors, so that a power busway connector can be de-energized while another separate power busway connector is coupled to an energized busway segment and then subsequently energized. Extending the power busway assembly can include coupling separate sets of connectors to separate busway segments, where the separate sets of connectors are electrically isolated, and adjusting the switching device to electrically couple the separate sets of connectors, so that power is distributed between coupled busway segments.

Inventors:  Peter George Ross (Olympia, Wash.), Robert David Wilding (Seattle, Wash.), Stephanie Towner (Ashland, Va.), Giorgio Arturo Pompei (Seattle, Wash.)

Assignee:  Amazon Technologies Inc. (Reno, Nev.)

March 27, 2018

Adjustable door frame

Patent No. 9,926,736

A door frame assembly includes integral shim screws in the vertical jambs that facilitate installation of the assembly into a rough opening or doorway. The vertical frame jambs have one or more holes therethrough. Shim screws are positioned in those apertures and are adjustably extendable outwardly therefrom to engage a rough opening to assist in fixing the frame in that opening.

Inventors:  James Thomas Clarke Jr. (Henrico, Va.)

Assignee:  Frame & Mullions (Henrico, Va.)

March 27, 2018

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