The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 1.9.19

Social objectives-based workload resolution in a cloud environment
Patent No. 10,162,676
A content of a social media data is analyzed. The social media data relates to a workload that is to be located on a node. A location corresponding to the social media data is computed. The social media data is regarded as originating from the location. A set of nodes is selected by computing a social distance objective function, the set of nodes includes the node. Each node in the set of nodes is located within a range of distances specified by the social distance objective function. A first subset of nodes is removed from the set of nodes, where the first subset of nodes fails to satisfy another objective function. In response to a second subset of nodes satisfying the social distance objective function and the other objective function, the node is selected from the second subset and the workload is deployed on the node.
Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman (Silver Spring, Md.), John S. Cope (Richmond), Brian M. O’Connell (Cary, N.C.), Michelle Welcks (Tampa, Fla.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
Dec. 25, 2018

Solar-powered collapsible lantern
Patent No. 10,161,582
A solar-powered, collapsible lantern that employs a frame assembly of an umbrella and which is movable between a collapsed, storage position and an expanded, deployed position. The solar-powered lantern includes a plurality of light sources supported by the frame assembly for illumination of the lantern and the surrounding environment when the lantern is manipulated from a collapsed, storage position to an expanded, deployed position. The solar-powered lantern may include a removable hook to suspend the lantern from a suspension point. The hook may be interchanged with a removable stake that is insertable into a support surface, to support or otherwise anchor the lantern on the support surface. The power source may include at least one solar panel configured for selective movement to permit adjustable orientation of the at least one solar panel relative to the sun.
Inventors: Fei Qiu (Richmond), Lin hui Sun (Ningbo, China), Lynda Scott Musante (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia (Richmond)
Dec. 25, 2018

Induction of tumor hypoxia for cancer therapy
Patent No. 10,159,676
Methods and compositions for enhancing the ability of hypoxia-activated bioreductive agents to kill tumor cells within solid tumors are provided. Local regions of hypoxia are created within a tumor, or within a region containing a tumor, resulting in enhanced activation of hypoxia-activated bioreductive agents (e.g. tirapazamine) within the local region. The activated hypoxia-activated bioreductive agents kill tumor cells in the hypoxic region by catalyzing DNA stand breakage within the tumor cells. Because the activity is localized, side effects that typically occur as a result of systemic administration of bioreductive agents are reduced.
Inventors: Ruey-min Lee (Short Hills, N.J.), Peck-sun Lin (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Dec. 25, 2018

Surgical jig assembly for use in the manipulation and fixation of bony structures
Patent No. 10,159,480
A surgical jig assembly that is configured to hold and manipulate a first bone segment and a second bone segment, including: a first member that is configured to be selectively coupled to the first bone segment; a second member coupled to the first member, wherein the second member selectively translates with respect to the first member along a first axis; a third member coupled to the second member, wherein the third member selectively translates with respect to the second member along a second axis, wherein the second axis is perpendicular to the first axis; and a fourth member coupled to the third member, wherein the fourth member selectively translates with respect to the third member along a third axis, wherein the third axis is perpendicular to the first axis and the second axis, and wherein the fourth member is configured to be selectively coupled to the second bone segment.
Inventors:Robert /Tuten (Richmond, VA)
Assignee: N/A
Dec. 25, 2018

Undercounter appliance drain pan
Patent No. 10,159,396
An appliance drain pan comprises an upturned rim around an outer edge of the drain pan, a horizontal rear ledge, a horizontal front ledge, horizontal left and right side support ledges, and a central depression between the rear and front ledges. The central depression is deeper than the rear, front, and side support ledges relative to a top edge of the rim. At least a portion of the central depression extends under at least a portion of each of the side support ledges.
Inventors: Matthew M. Gunn (Richmond)
Assignee: Armory Products Inc. (Richmond)
Dec. 25, 2018

Electronic cigarette
Patent No. 10,159,288
A cartomizer for an electronic smoking article, an electronic smoking article capable of providing a smoking experience without combusting tobacco, and a method of achieving a smoking experience without combusting tobacco are disclosed. The cartomizer can include an annular fluid reservoir having an air flow channel therein; a liquid material within the fluid reservoir; and a heater, which surrounds the fluid reservoir and is operable to heat the fluid reservoir to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material contained within the fluid reservoir to form a saturated vapor within the air flow channel.
Inventors: David B. Kane (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 25, 2018

Packaging sleeve
Patent No. 10,159,276
A sleeve operable to at least partially contain two cylindrical articles in side-by-side or back-to-back relation, the sleeve including first and second openings or a single opening in a bottom thereof and the first and second cylindrical articles contained within the sleeve such that portions of the first and second cylindrical articles are exposed outside the sleeve.
Inventors: Scott Fath (Richmond), Ryan J. Sousa (Mechanicsville, Va.), Steven R. Rinehart (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 25, 2018

Methods of inhibiting, preventing, killing and/or repelling insects using simulated blends of chenopodium
Patent No. 10,159,248
The present invention provides natural and/or simulated, synthetic, synergistic pesticidal compositions comprising terpenes, such as extracts from Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides, or compositions based on those found in Chenopodium ambrosioides near ambrosioides. The present invention also provides methods of using said compositions to kill, inhibit, prevent and/or repel plant pests from contacting and/or damaging plants.
Inventors: Desmond Jimenez (Woodland, Calif.), Giselle Janssen (Mountain View, Calif.), Dennis Long (Demorest, Ga.), Brett Highland (Nokomis, Fla.), Tara Lu (Davis, Calif.), Gerardo Bueno (Davis, Calif.), Nicholas Wright (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Bayer CropScience (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Dec. 25, 2018

Paper-scrim-foil core having extruded polypropylene resin
Patent No. 10,160,191
Embodiments of the invention provide a facer used as protective covering for an insulation product. The facer may include a metallic foil layer, a scrim layer, and a paper layer positioned adjacent the scrim layer. The facer may also include a polypropylene material forming a polypropylene layer positioned adjacent the paper layer and heat bonded to an exposed major surface of the paper layer such that a portion of the polypropylene extends into pores of the paper layer to assist in coupling the polypropylene material to the paper layer.
Inventors: Ralph Michael Fay (Lakewood, Colo.), Anthony Edward Moore (Glen Allen, Va.), Edward Albert Bright (Littleton, Colo.)
Assignee: Johns Manville (Denver, Colo.)
Dec. 25, 2018

Combination paddle shaft and fishing rod
Patent No. 10,159,233
A combination paddle and fishing rod device is disclosed. The device may incorporate a single ended paddle or double ended paddle. In any embodiment, the device allows a fishing reel to be mounted to the shaft of the paddle. The shaft forms a portion of the fishing rod supporting one or more eyelets for guiding fishing line from a fishing reel mounted to the shaft. In one embodiment, the eyelets are connected to the shaft and or an oar blade. In another embodiment, a short fishing rod section having one or more eyelets is connected to the shaft. The device is configured to permit fishing while a user propels a watercraft.
Inventors: Ronald C. Shiflett Jr. (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: N/A
Dec. 25, 2018

System and method for capturing sales tax deduction information from monetary card transactions
Patent No. 10,169,829
Systems and methods are provided for managing sales tax information. The information may be generated, for example, in connection with transactions involving financial accounts, such as a credit card account. The sales tax information may be received electronically from, for example, a merchant or a point of sale device. A determination may be made whether there is any missing sales tax information. If there is missing information a request may be generated and sent to a source having the information. The source may receive the request, retrieve the desired information, and transmit it to the requesting entity. The sales tax information may be stored and later retrieved for presentation to a user, such as the account holder. The account holder may use the information in completing a tax return.
Inventors: Eric D. Fox (Richmond), Robert W. Gregory Jr. (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Jan. 1, 2019

Tripartite cancer theranostic nucleic acid constructs
Patent No. 10,166,300
The presently disclosed subject matter generally relates to genetic constructs and methods for their use in cancer imaging, cancer treatment, and combined imaging and treatment protocols. In particular, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to tripartite cancer theranostic nucleic acid constructs that permit simultaneous cancer specific viral replication, expression of a diagnostic gene product, and expression of a therapeutic gene.
Inventors: Paul B. Fisher (Richmond), Swadesh K. Das (Richmond), Mitchell E. Menezes (Richmond), Devanand Sarkar (Richmond), Martin G. Pomper (Baltimore, Md.)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) & The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.)
Jan. 1, 2019

Sphingosine kinase type 1 inhibitors and uses thereof
Patent No. 10,166,204
Provided are inhibitors of sphingosine kinase Type I that are useful in a number of applications, indications and diseases, as well as for monitoring pharmacokinetics and patient management. These compounds are applicable to treating tumors of the central nervous system, such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Inventors: Sarah Spiegel (Richmond), Robert Elliot Zipkin (Wynnewood, Pa.), Jeffrey Kroll Adams (Fort Washington, Pa.)
Assignee: Enzo Therapeutics Inc. (Farmingdale, N.Y.)
Jan. 1, 2019

Device for facilitating artificial prosthesis installation with measured applied pressure and method therefor
Patent No. 10,166,119
Devices and methods provide for measuring applied pressure on an article, such as a patella construct during a surgical procedure. Embodiments include a clamp having an upper frame arm, a lower frame arm and a clamp assembly, and further include a clamp with a knob assembly and a pressure monitor assembly. Differently sized bushing adapters can be interchangeably employed with a clamp stem to adapt to the relative sizes of objects being clamped.
Inventors: John Stuart Boyer (Henrico, Va.), Bruce Reed Anderson (Richmond)
Assignee: Boyer Anderson (Henrico)
Jan. 1, 2019

Growing system mixing box
Patent No. 10,165,734
A growing system (e.g., greenhouse) is equipped with a mixing box that features a pair of PLC-controlled cooling coils and a heating coil in series. PLC regulated inputs include air and CO.sub.2-containing exhaust. The cooling coils in series facilitate condensation to maintain relative humidity in an acceptable range. At least two stages of cooling are necessary to achieve sufficient condensation and temperature reduction. Condensate is collected for reuse. The heating coil heats cooled CO.sub.2-enriched air to an acceptable temperature for plant health. The output is a temperate low relative humidity CO.sub.2-enriched stream optimal for plant health.
Inventors: F. Mack Shelor (Midlothian, Va.), Doug Tyger (York, Pa.)
Assignee: Greenhouse HVAC (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Jan. 1, 2019

Consolidating and reusing portal information
Patent No. 10,169,005
An approach for consolidating and reusing portal information within different web applications. The approach includes a method that includes retrieving, by at least one computing device, code from an application. The method includes deconstructing, by the at least one computing device, the code into code fragments. The method includes validating, by the at least one computing device, each of the code fragments. The method includes matching, by the at least one computing device, each of the code fragments with server-side components. The method includes generating, by the at least one computing device, a portlet based on the matching.
Inventors: Stanley J. Braun (Tucson, Ariz.), Donald P. Defelice (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Mark R. Ernstberger (Rochester, N.Y.), Susan A. Hearn (Toronto, Canada), Linwood E. Loving (Mechanicsville, Va.), Martin G. McLaughlin (Glasgow, Great Britain), Lindsey M. Mewse (Berks, Great Britain), Donald P. Muller (Highland, N.Y.), James S. K. Young (Oshawa, Canada)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
Jan. 1, 2019

Cloud migration and maintenance controls
Patent No. 10,177,987
Improved interfaces for cloud migration are provided. In one implementation, the interface may include a plurality of quadrants reflecting risk associated with cloud deployment of a plurality of software technology assets along a first axis and cost associated with cloud deployment of the plurality of software technology assets along a second axis as well as a plot point for each of the plurality of software technology assets, each plot point being mapped to one of the plurality of quadrants corresponding to an associated risk and cost of the corresponding software technology asset.
Inventors: Drew Firment (Richmond), Elango Sampandam (Lincolnshire, Ill.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Jan. 8, 2019

Dispersant viscosity index improver-containing lubricant compositions and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 10,174,272
Lubricating oil compositions and methods of their use are provided herein. A lubricating oil composition as described herein includes a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity, an amine-functionalized olefin copolymer dispersant viscosity index improver in an amount of from about 1.5 wt. % to 2.0 wt. % based on the weight of the lubricating oil composition, and a dispersant. The amine-functionalized olefin copolymer dispersant viscosity index improver includes a reaction product of an acylated olefin copolymer and a polyamine. The dispersant includes reaction product of components (A) a hydrocarbyl-dicarboxylic acid or anhydride having a number average molecular weight of from about 500 to about 5000 and (B) at least one polyamine, wherein the reaction product is post-treated with (C) an aromatic carboxylic acid, an aromatic polycarboxylic acid, or an aromatic anhydride, wherein all carboxylic acid or anhydride groups are attached directly to an aromatic ring, and/or (D) a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid or anhydride having a number average molecular weight of less than about 500.
Inventors: Jason Lagona (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Jan. 8, 2019

Carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 10,173,804
A carrier (90) for packaging articles is formed from a single unitary blank (10). The carrier includes primary panels (14, 16, 18, 20) hingedly connected together to form a tubular structure having an interior space. A bottom closure structure (30b, 34b) at least partially closes a lower end of the tubular structure. At least one of the primary panels (16, 20) may include a handle (H1, H2). A handle reinforcing panel (30a, 34a) is secured to the inside surface of the at least one of the primary panels. A partition structure (P1, P2) is hingedly connected to the handle reinforcing panel and disposed in the tubular structure to divide the interior space of the tubular structure into two or more cells for receiving articles.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Ga.)
Jan. 8, 2019

Reinforced wall system
Patent No. 10,174,477
A reinforced wall system comprising fill material, a plurality of facing baskets, a plurality of reinforcing members at least partially disposed within the fill material, and an impermeable membrane at least partially encapsulating at least a portion of the fill material and one or more of the reinforcing members. Each of the plurality of reinforcing members is associated with a corresponding facing basket. An outer end of each reinforcing member is above a substantially horizontal portion of the corresponding facing basket. The facing baskets and the reinforcing members are positioned in a plurality of layers, with each layer comprising one facing basket and one corresponding reinforcing member. The impermeable membrane is positioned to span two or more layers of the plurality of layers. At one or more layers of the plurality of layers, a portion of the impermeable membrane is positioned around an outer end of the corresponding reinforcing member.
Inventors: Carlton Dudding (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: AWT IP (Glen Allen, Va.)
Jan. 8, 2019

Corrosion control for water systems using tin corrosion inhibitor with a hydroxycarboxylic acid
Patent No. 10,174,429
There are provided methods and methods and compositions for suppressing corrosion of a corrodible metal surface that contacts a water stream in a water system. The method comprises introducing into the water stream a treatment composition, the treatment composition including a Tin(II) corrosion inhibitor and a hydroxycarboxylic acid promoter.
Inventors:Rajendra Prasad Kalakodimi (Glen Allen, Va.), Curt Turner (Mechanicsville, Va.), DeAnn Wills-Guy (Ruther Glen, Va.)
Assignee: Chemtreat Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
Jan. 8, 2018

Preparation of polymeric resins and carbon materials
Patent No. 10,173,900
The present application is directed to methods for preparation of polymer particles in gel form and carbon materials made therefrom. The carbon materials can have enhanced electrochemical properties and find utility in any number of electrical devices, for example, as electrode material in ultracapacitors or batteries.
Inventors:Joseph F. Ludvik (Midlothian, Va.), Xing Dong (Decatur, Ga.), Shahid P. Qureshi (Duluth, Ga.), John B. Hines (Atlanta, Ga.), Gerald Knazek (Alpharetta, Ga.), Renette E. Richard (Atlanta, Ga.), Katharine Geramita (Seattle, Wash.), Benjamin E. Kron (Seattle, Wash.), Henry R. Costantino (Woodinville, Wash.), Aaron M. Feaver (Seattle, Wash.), Avery Sakshaug (Lynnwood, Wash.), Leah A. Thompkins (Seattle, Wash.), Alan Tzu-Yang Chang (Renton, Wash.)
Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (Atlanta, Ga.)
Jan. 8, 2019

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