The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.18.18

Systems, devices, and/or methods for managing messages
Patent No. 10,019,532
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method comprising automatically rendering a message to a webpage user, the message created by a webpage operator via an automatic merger of a customized message content that corresponds to a message-generator-selected message identifier with a message template that corresponds to a message-generator-selected message template identifier, the message-generator-selected message identifier and the message-generator-selected message template identifier provided by the message generator to the webpage operator responsive to receipt of data gathered from the webpage user by the webpage operator.
Inventors: Robert M. Dufour (Richmond), Ram Dasari (Midlothian, Va.), Steven John Metsker (Richmond)
Assignee: Fusion Co. (Richmond)
July 10, 2018

Hybrid E-vaping cartridge, E-vaping device including a hybrid E-vaping cartridge, and method of making thereof
Patent No. 10,015,991
The e-vaping cartridge includes a housing body with a first tube extending longitudinally within the housing body and defining a central passage, the first tube further defining at least one first hole. One or more layers of absorbent material are positioned within an inner annulus reservoir around at least a portion of the first tube. A wick is in communication with the central passage where distal ends of the wick traverse the first hole and is in communication with an annulus reservoir. A heater is configured to vaporize a pre-vapor formulation communicated to the wick from the annulus reservoir. The e-vaping device includes the cartridge which is connectable to a power section.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Va.), Edmond Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Va.), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Va.), William J. Crowe (Richmond), Nam Tran (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond, Va.)
July 10, 2018

Systems and methods for providing a redeemable commerce object
Patent No. 10,019,723
A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method. The system may enable a first user to select a redeemable commerce object to be placed within a web page. The system may create the web page that includes a representation of the redeemable commerce object. A second user may be enabled to view the web page and select the redeemable commerce object in order to redeem it. The system may facilitate the transfer of value from to the second user upon redeeming the redeemable commerce object.
Inventors: Ni Kenney (Glen Allen, Va.), Andrew Kenney (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
July 10, 2018

System and method to detect an event associated with a person relative to a bed
Patent No. 10,019,612
A system and method to detect an event associated with a first object relative to a second object and a support is provided. The system can include an antenna at a support to receive the first object, a tag reader in communication with the antenna and a tag located on the second object. In response to detecting a change in impedance of the antenna associated with the presence of the first object, the tag reader communicates a presence signal. In response to detecting the tag within a threshold proximity of the tag reader, the tag reader generates a tag signal. A remoter server is operable to detect an association of the first and second objects based on a comparison a time associated with each of the tag signal and the presence signal, and in response then creates an output indicative of a detected event based on the association for illustration.
Inventors: Charles Theurer (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Douglas Forman (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Brandon Good (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Shaopeng Liu (Niskayuna, N.Y.), David Smith (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Todd Scarola (Glen Allen, Va.), Robert Wallace (Glen Allen Va.), Judith Guzzo (Niskayuna, N.Y.)
Assignee: General Electric Co. (Schenectady, N.Y.)
July 10, 2018

Electronic vaping device and components thereof
Patent No. 10,015,986
A cartomizer of an electronic vaping device includes a heater circuit which is located adjacent an air passage thereof. The heater circuit includes an electrically resistive heater in electrical communication with a secondary coil. A wick extends across the air passage. The wick is configured to draw pre-vapor formulation from a reservoir toward the heater. The heater is configured to heat the pre-vapor formulation to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation and form a vapor. The cartomizer is connectable to a power supply component which includes a power source in electrical communication with a primary coil. The power supply component is configured to induce sufficient voltage in the secondary coil of the heater circuit such that the secondary coil is configured to heat the heater and vaporize the pre-vapor formulation when the primary coil is powered by the power source.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Va.), Douglas A. Burton (Glen Allen, Va.), Patrick J. Cobler (Andover, Mass.), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Va.), Peter Lipowicz (Midlothian, Va.), Kai Cao (Somerville, Mass.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond, Va.)
July 10, 2018

Biometric data brokerage system and method for transfer of biometric records between biometric collection devices and biometric processing services
Patent No. 10,019,498
A biometric data brokerage system (BDPS) and method for transfer of biometric records between at least one biometric collection device (BCD) and at least one biometric processing service (BPS) are disclosed. Embodiments provide a BDPS that utilizes biometric record translation routines that allow for biometric record submissions from any BCD to any BPS, regardless of biometric record format requirements. The need for costly and proprietary biometric record formatting software on BCDs is thereby eliminated.
Inventors: Gregory T. Zarroli (Midlothian, Va.), Robert W. Johnston (Dawson, Pa.), Jay E. Orgeron (Yorktown, Va.), Erik J. Bowman (Great Falls, Va.), Taylor D. Baldwin (Newark, Del.), Harry F. Richardson (Falls Church, Va.), Kody West (Morgantown, W.Va.)
Assignee: Northup Grumman Systems Corp. (Falls Church, Va.)
July 10, 2018

Detection of unauthorized devices on ATMs
Patent No. 10,026,270
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 Services (McLean, Va.)
July 17, 2018

Fluid system evaluation with multiple chemical tracers
Patent No. 10,024,751
Multiple chemical tracers are provided in a fluid system, and measured to evaluate parameters of the system. The multiple chemical tracers include at least one reactive chemical tracer that provides a measurable signal with an intensity that changes as the reactive chemical tracer reacts in the fluid system. The signals of the multiple chemical tracers are compared to each other to evaluate a system parameter, such as temperature, pH, or system events.
Inventors: John Richardson (Hanover, Va.), Kevin White (Richmond), Patrick Wood (Richmond), James Wilkins (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Chemtreat Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
July 17, 2018

Lubricant composition
Patent No. 10,023,824
A lubricant composition and a method of lubricating off-road vehicles and/or machinery. The lubricant composition includes (i) a base oil, (ii) at least one ashless component (A) having the structure P(.dbd.S)(SR.sup.1)(OR.sup.2)(OR.sup.3), wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 are independently selected form the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, cycloalkyl, alcohol, carboxylic acid and ester having 1 to 24 carbon atoms; and (iii) at least one component (B) being a metal dialkyl dithio phosphate salt. The total of ashless components (A) provides to the lubricant composition from 0.010 to 0.080 wt. % phosphorus based on the total weight of the lubricant composition and the total of components (B) provides to the lubricant composition from 0.010 to 0.080 wt. % phosphorus based on the total weight of the lubricant composition.
Inventors: Jonathan W. Bender (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
July 17, 2018

Helicopter hoist systems, devices, and methodologies
Patent No. 10,023,312
A helicopter-hoist system is described. The system may include: hoist equipment, illumination systems, range-measuring equipment, camera(s), communication systems, display devices, processing/control systems including image-processing systems, and power-management systems. The system may also include a smart-hook for measuring a load on the hook. Based on the measured load on the cable, the lighting may be illuminated in different manners. In another aspect, the system may communicate with display devices, which render images of a mission to helicopter crew members or other observers. Measured parameters appurtenant to the mission–such as the weight of the load, height of the smart-hook above a surface, altitude of the aircraft, distance between the aircraft and end of the hook, location of the hook in three-dimensional space, forces on the hook and cable, and other mission-critical information–may be overlaid, or rendered proximate to the real images to provide crew members with a full understanding of a mission.
Inventors: Brad Repp (Fredericksburg, Va.), Brad Pedersen (Mountain Lakes, N.J.), Ezra Johnson (Fredericksburg, Va.), Chad Cariano (Richmond), Chad Dize (Arlington, Va.)
Assignee: Breeze-Eastern (Whippany, N.J.)
July 17, 2018

Disposable cartridge with resealable trapdoor
Patent No. 10,021,911
A resealable disposable microvaporizer cartridge having an outer casing and an inner casing that is radially inwards of the outer casing, a trapdoor, and a tank defined between a radially inward surface of the outer casing and a radially outward surface of the inner casing. The cartridge is sealed by the trapdoor on one end, and the trapdoor is resealable. A disposable mouthpiece can also be provided on the disposable cartridge.
Inventors: Yongjie James Xu (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
July 17, 2018

Secure file sharing method and system
Patent No. 10,027,484
Systems and methods are provided for securely sharing data. A processor forms two or more shares of a data set encrypted with a symmetric key, the data set associated with a first user device, and causes the encrypted data set shares to be stored separately from each other in at least one remote storage location. The processor generates first and second encrypted keys by encrypting data indicative of the symmetric key with a first asymmetric key of first and second asymmetric key pairs associated with the first user device and a second user device, respectively, and causes the encrypted key to be stored in the at least one storage location. To restore the data set, a predetermined number of the two or more encrypted data set shares and at least one of the second asymmetric keys of the first and second asymmetric key pairs are needed.
Inventors: Mark S. O’Hare (Coto De Caza, Calif.), Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, Texas), Don Martin (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Security First Corp. (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
July 17, 2018

Electronic smoking article
Patent No. 10,021,915
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)
July 17, 2018

Slide push pack for smoking articles
Patent No. 10,021,908
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 (North Chesterfiel, Va.), Robert T. Mitten (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 17, 2018

Auto opening cigarette pack outsert
Patent No. 10,023,375
An outsert for affixing to a product package includes a base layer, a top layer, and a printed document. The base layer includes a perforated region arranged to be aligned with a tear tape on an outer wrapping of the package. The top layer is arranged on the base layer and has one or more edge regions adhered to the base layer. The printed document is enclosed in an inner volume established between the base layer and top layer. A laminate layer can be disposed in the inner volume between the top layer and the printed document to increase the rigidity of the outsert.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 17, 2018

Laboratory consumable drying device
Patent No. 10,024,599
A drying device includes a first compartment configured to removably receive a drying chamber. The drying chamber includes a tray capable of receiving one or more racks that are configured to hold a plurality of laboratory consumables. The first compartment includes one or more pistons capable of displacing the tray to agitate the laboratory consumables. A second compartment is attached to the first compartment. The second compartment includes one or more air flow sources for directing a flow of air to the plurality of laboratory consumables and an air filter located proximate to the one or more air flow sources. A method of drying laboratory consumables is also disclosed.
Inventors: Ali Safavi (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Grenova (Richmond)
July 17, 2018

Hold a dental cleaning device on food related accessories
Patent No. 10,021,965
A lollipop toothbrush apparatus includes an edible lollipop head, a hollow handle extending from the lollipop head, and a toothbrush having a handle that fits inside the hollow lollipop handle. The hollow lollipop handle has internal threading configured to receive a complementary threaded portion of the toothbrush handle. The toothbrush is configured to screw into the hollow lollipop handle and form a combined continuous handle for the lollipop.
Inventors: Nevaan Kothari (Henrico, Va.), Riaan Kothari (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: N/A
July 17, 2018

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