The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11.7.18

Tobacco having altered leaf properties and methods of making and using
Patent No. 10,113,174
This disclosure provides tobacco plants having a mutation in PR50 and transgenic tobacco plants containing a PR50 RNAi, and methods of making and using such plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Va.), Alec J. Hayes (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 30, 2018

Systems and methods for generating and managing dynamic customized electronic tokens for electronic device interaction
Patent No. 10,115,104
Systems and methods are provided for generating and managing dynamic customized electronic tokens for electronic device interactions. A system for transferring data between a user device associated with a user and a remote device may include a memory storing instructions and a processor configured to execute the stored instructions. The stored instructions may configure the processor to receive, via a network, transaction information from the remote device, access information associated with an electronic token, and provide the electronic token to the remote device. The electronic token may be associated with at least one of the user or the user device, and a token server may generate the electronic token based on the received transaction information, and determine one or more expiration parameters for the electronic token.
Inventors: Paul Y. Moreton (Glen Allen, Va.), Matthew de Ganon (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.), Thomas S. Poole (Chantilly, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 30, 2018

Random copolymers of acrylates as polymeric friction modifiers, and lubricants containing same
Patent No. 10,113,133
A random copolymer suitable for reducing friction in lubricant compositions is disclosed. The random copolymer can include a short chain acrylate, a long chain acrylate, and a polar acrylate. The random copolymer can have a ratio of short chain acrylate to long chain acrylate of 0 to 2, and a molecular weight number of 1000 to 10000. The disclosure can include a lubricant containing a base oil and the random copolymer. A process for preparing the random copolymer and polymeric friction modifiers is also disclosed.
Inventors: Jiang Ding (Glen Allen, Va,), Joseph Remias (Woodbridge, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Oct. 30, 2018

System, method and computer-accessible medium for secure and compressed transmission of genomic data
Patent No. 10,116,632
An exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium can be provided for generating an encrypted reference-based secure-compression of randomly located short sequence reads from a genome(s), which can, for example, including obtaining information related to the randomly located short sequence reads, obtaining second information related to a plurality of reference sequences for the genome(s), generating third information related to a set of edit calls containing location information based on the first and second information using a base-calling procedure and an alignment procedure, and generating the encrypted reference-based secure-compression of the first information based on the third information. The exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium can facilitate the exemplary chemistry box to generate analog information to be locally and physically separated from informatics box interpreting digital data.
Inventors: Bhubaneswar Mishra (Great Neck, N.Y.), Jason Reed (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: New York University (New York, N.Y.)
Oct. 30, 2018

Vertical circadian horticulture conveyor
Patent No. 10,112,814
A scalable vertical conveyor cyclically carries planters (i.e. trays) in a closed path through a sub-floor dark zone and an above floor illuminated zone. A dark zone, formed below a floor, provides a dark region that simulates nighttime. The rate of travel simulates a growing day, such as, but not limited to a 24 hour growing day. One or more lighting, irrigation and fertigation elements are provided in the illuminated zone. Optionally, the portion of the conveyor in the dark and illuminated zones are adjustable.
Inventors: F. Mack Shelor (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Power Greenhouse Integration (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Oct. 30, 2018

Systems and methods for managing electronic communications
Patent No. 10,122,656
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing electronic communications. According to certain embodiments, an enterprise directory is provided for listing a plurality of enterprises. In one embodiment, the enterprise directory may include an enterprise profile for each enterprise identifying, among other things, a mode of communication for the enterprise. Enterprises that wish to communicate with one another may form partnerships with one another. In one embodiment, a partnership may be formed between two enterprises when one enterprise accepts a partnership request submitted by the other enterprise. Information regarding partnerships between enterprises may be stored in a database. Further, an enterprise user may request to electronically communicate (e.g., via IM, voice, or email) with a user associated with a different enterprise. Users associated with different enterprises may be allowed to communicate electronically with one another if their respective enterprises are in a partnership with one another.
Inventors: Robert West (Chantilly, Va.), Charles G. Woods (Richmond), Andrew B. Warner (Cape Coral, Fla.), Donald Le (Herndon, Va.)
Assignee: Oath Inc. (Dulles, Va.)
Nov. 6, 2018

Detection of unauthorized devices on ATMs
Patent No. 10,121,331
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.)
Nov. 6, 2018

Spectral data analytic cube classifier (SPADACC) for continuous wide area geospatial modeling using normalized and highly dimensional multispectal raster data
Patent No. 10,121,106
A system for enhanced geospatial modeling using a spectral data analytic cube classifier and normalized multispectral raster data, comprising a geospatial modeling server that receives and analyzes input imagery, a data import/export server that provides data for review or interaction and receives data to provide to the analysis server, and a database that stores data, and a method for enhanced geospatial modeling using raster data according to the system of the invention.
Inventors: James Stokes (Richmond), Mark Giaconia (Herndon, Va.)
Assignee: Digitalglobe Inc. (Longmont, Colo.)
Nov. 6, 2018

Abhesive coatings
Patent No. 10,119,035
A monolithic, self-stratifying polymer coating, comprising: inner and outer-most surfaces on opposite sides of the coating, the inner surface being in contact with and adhered to an article; a surface region, extending from the outermost surface to a depth of about 2 nm from the outermost surface; a middle region, extending from a depth of about 2 nm from the outermost surface to a depth of less than about 2000 nm from the outermost surface; and a bulk region, extending from a depth of less than about 2000 nm from the outermost surface to the inner surface; wherein the surface region comprises a fluorous polyoxetane having the formula: (I) wherein n is an integer of 0-1 1, and m is an integer>0, in a greater concentration relative to the middle and bulk regions; wherein the middle region comprises 3F-SiO.sub.1.5 groups in a greater concentration relative to the surface and bulk regions; and wherein the bulk region comprises a polyurethane in a greater concentration relative to the surface and middle regions. ##STR00001##
Inventors: Kenneth J. Wynne (Midlothian, Va.), Wei Zhang (Henrico, Va.), Chenyu Wang (Richmond), Souvik Chakrabarty (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Nov. 6, 2018

Pod assembly, dispensing body, and e-vapor apparatus including the same
Patent No. 10,117,467
An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly and a dispensing body configured to receive the pod assembly. A vaporizer may be disposed in the pod assembly and/or the dispensing body. The pod assembly may include a vapor precursor compartment, a device compartment, and a vapor channel extending from the device compartment and traversing the vapor precursor compartment. The pod assembly is a smart pod configured to receive, store, and transmit information that can be communicated with the dispensing body and/or another electronic device. The proximal portion of the dispensing body includes a vapor passage and a through-hole. The vapor passage may extend from an end surface of the proximal portion to a side wall of the through-hole. The through-hole is configured to receive the pod assembly such that the vapor channel of the pod assembly is aligned with the vapor passage of the dispensing body.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Va.), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Alistair Bramley (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 6, 2018

Inhibition of sensory irritation during consumption of non-smokeable tobacco products
Patent No. 10,117,453
An orally-enjoyable tobacco product includes a portion of smokeless tobacco comprising an active ingredient and either: (1) a collection of tobacco particles at least partially enclosed by a coating comprising a water-soluble non-crosslinked component and a substantially water-insoluble cross-linked component, or (2) a pouch comprising smokeless tobacco enclosed in a water-permeable wrapper. The active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of a mercaptan, camphor, borneol, isoborneol, bornyl acetate, isobornyl acetate, mono-bornyl succinate, mono-isobornyl succinate, mono-bornyl formate, and mono-isobornyl formate. The active ingredient is present in an amount effective to reduce or eliminate the sensory irritation arising from the smokeless tobacco. Also disclosed is a method of making such a product.
Inventors: Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Va.), Justin Heynekamp (Glen Allen, Va.), Timothy B. Langston (Mechanicsville, Va.), Peter Reeh (Erlangen, Germany), Munmaya K. MIshra (Manakin Sabot, Va.), Jason W. Flora (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Nov. 6, 2018

Antimicrobial polymeric compositions
Patent No. 10,117,436
A compound having the formula: ##STR00001## wherein n, y, R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are defined herein, and others, methods of making of and using, and compositions made thereby which have an antimicrobial resistance effect are described.
Inventors: Kenneth J. Wynne (Midlothian, Va.), Souvik Chakrabarty (Ithaca, N.Y.), Wei Zhang (Midlothian, Va.), Asima Chakravorty (Richmond), Olufemi O. Oyesanya (Chesapeake, Va.)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Nov. 6, 2018

Systems and methods for building generic CI/CD pipelines
Patent No. 10,120,670
At least one application may include instructions comprising application instructions and a plurality of separate pipeline definition instructions. The application instructions may be within a virtual container including at least one program that is generically executable in a plurality of different continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) environments. Each of the plurality of separate pipeline definition instructions may be configured for each of the plurality of different CI/CD environments such that each pipeline definition may operate only in the CI/CD environment for which it is created. Each pipeline definition may be configured to cause the CI/CD environment for which it is created to execute the at least one program.
Inventors: Brandon Atkinson (Chesterfield, Va.), Christopher Bowers (Midlothian, Va.), Dallas Edwards (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 6, 2018

Push button release multiple socket holder
Patent No. 10,118,287
A socket holder with a built in locking mechanism that is user controlled and activated by a push button which controls internal locking mechanisms which allow this socket holder to securely store and transport sockets mounted to it. This socket holder can hold multiples of the sockets to its main socket holder body, releasing them only when desired by the user with the push of the push button that controls the internal mechanisms which release the sockets from the socket holder body. This socket holder is designed to organize and securely lock the sockets onto its socket holder body in a way that is dependable and easy to use.
Inventors: William Lawrence Billups Jr. (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: N/A
Nov. 6, 2018

Systems, devices and methods that affect neural tissue through the delivery of a pulsed radio frequency signal generated by an implantable medical device
Patent No. 10,117,580
Radio frequency (RF) energy is transmitted through the application of a RF signal to an external RF energy interface, where the RF signal oscillates at a frequency in an energy transmission band. The transmitted RF energy is received at an implanted medical device, and energy derived from the received RF energy is stored in a direct current (DC) energy storage component of the device. A therapeutic output signal is generated from the stored energy and delivered by the implantable medical device to a patient through one or more electrodes. The therapeutic output signal is configurable to provide either one of RF stimulation therapy and RF ablation therapy, and comprises pulses of an RF signal oscillating at a frequency in a therapy band that is greater than the energy transmission band.
Inventors: Harry Puryear (Shoreview, Minn.), Timothy J. Cox (Leonard, Texas), Serafin Y. Samson (Maple Grove, Minn.), Nazmi Peyman (Glen Allen, Va.), Omid Souresrafil (Maple Grove, Minn.), Gregory F. Molnar (Blaine, Minn.)
Assignee: SynerFuse Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Nov. 6, 2018

ATM skimmer detection based upon incidental RF emissions
Patent No. 10,121,330
The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for detecting ATM skimmers based upon radio frequency (RF) signal. In one aspect, the disclosed embodiments include a system for detecting ATM skimmers including a memory storing instructions and one or more processors that execute the instructions to perform one or more operations for detecting ATM skimmers. The operations may include, for example, receiving radio frequency (RF) signal data corresponding to one or more RF signals detected by an antenna located within communication range of the ATM. The operations may also include determining one or more unidentified RF signals of the detected ATM RF signals that differ from one or more baseline RF signals. The operations may also include determining whether the one or more unidentified RF signals are present for a predetermined period of time, and determining whether a skimmer is present at the ATM based on a determination that the one or more unidentified RF signals are present for the predetermined period of time.
Inventors: William A. Hodges (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 6, 2018

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