The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 1.23.19

Synergistic dispersants
Patent No. 10,179,886
Lubricant compositions including an additive composition and methods for its use in engines that produce soot. The lubricant composition contains a base oil and an additive composition having (a) at least 0.05 percent by weight of a first dispersant that is a reaction product of A) a hydrocarbyl-dicarboxylic acid or anhydride, and B) at least one polyamine; and (b) at least 0.05 percent by weight, both based on a total weight of the lubricant composition, of a second dispersant that is a reaction product of A’) a hydrocarbyl-dicarboxylic acid or anhydride, 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: Diane Campbell (Chesterfield, Va.), Jason Lagona (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2019

Symmetrically dynamic equalized volume and pressure air management system
Patent No. 10,179,496
An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
Inventors: Matthew Vaughan (Blacksburg, Va.), David Bryan Lewis (Amelia Court House, Va.), Joseph Calaway (Camden, Mich.), George Arrants (Richmond)
Assignee: Base Air Management Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 15, 2019

Systems and methods for generating and reading intrinsic matrixed bar codes
Patent No. 10,181,067
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for decoding 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; at least one processor configured to execute instructions; and at least one memory storing the instructions. The instructions may be to perform operations including receiving an image using the image-receiving device; determining a grid for the image, the grid having a plurality of cells; selecting at least one cell of the grid as a candidate cell for containing an intrinsic matrixed bar code; extracting at least one intrinsic matrixed bar code located within the candidate cell; determining that the at least one extracted matrixed bar code is degraded; and repairing the at least one extracted matrixed bar code.
Inventors: Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Jan. 15, 2019

Tree or plant protection mat
Patent No. 10,178,834
One embodiment provides a modular green roof tray, house plant growth media and horticulture growth media, and a tree protection mat for weed and moisture control made from recycled disposable diapers. The growth medium and tree protection mat contain superabsorbent materials from diaper that can absorb waters and greatly reduce irrigation so to provide a drought resistant feature. One embodiment also provides a manufacturing process to perform 100% recycling of disposed diapers.
Inventors: Wei Zhang (Midlothian, Va.), Hailing Yang (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Zynnovation (Ashland, Va.)
Jan. 15, 2019

Antibodies that recognize a DENN/MADD-domain-containing 1A variant 2 (DENND1A variant 2)
Patent No. 10,183,991
Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the treatment of DENND1A.V2 related disorders, such as PCOS, are provided. In particular, humanized and mouse monoclonal antibodies specific for DENND1A.V2 and methods for using the same are provided.
Inventors: Janette M. McAllister (Hummelstown, Pa.), Jerome F. Strauss (Richmond), Neil D. Christensen (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) & The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, Pa.)
Jan. 22, 2019

Oral product
Patent No. 10,183,016
An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and a mouth-soluble binder dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix.
Inventors: Feng Gao (Midlothian, Va.), Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Va.), Christopher Joseph DiNovi (Ruther Glen, Va.), Phillip M. Hulan (Midlothian, Va.), Diane L. Gee (Chesterfield, Va.), Jason Flora (Richmond), Shuzhong Zhuang (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 22, 2019

Systems and methods for wearable injection guides
Patent No. 10,182,869
Systems and methods for wearable injection guides are described, which include: acquiring one or more digital images of a body region of an individual with at least one image capture device; creating a digitally rendered model of a wearable injection guide from the one or more digital images of the body region of the individual; adding one or more digitally rendered fiducials indicative of at least one treatment parameter to the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide; and forming the wearable injection guide from the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide, the formed wearable injection guide including one or more fiducials corresponding to the one or more digitally rendered fiducials on the digitally rendered model of the wearable injection guide.
Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera (Renton, Wash.), Edward S. Boyden (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), Hon Wah Chin (Palo Alto, Calif.), Gregory J. Della Rocca (Columbia, Mo.), Daniel Hawkins (Pleasanton, Calif.), Roderick A. Hyde (Redmond, Wash.), Muriel Y. Ishikawa (Livermore, Calif.), Jordin T. Kare (San Jose, Calif.), Robert Langer (Newton, Mass.), Eric C. Leuthardt (St. Louis, Mo.), Stephen L. Malaska (Redmond, Wash.), Terence Myckatyn (St. Louis, Mo.), Parag Jitendra Parikh (St. Louis, Mo.), Dennis J. Rivet (Richmond), Joshua S. Shimony (St. Louis, Mo.), Michael A. Smith (Phoeniz, Ariz.), Elizabeth A. Sweeney (Seattle, Wash.), Clarence T. Tegreene (Mercer Island, Wash.), Sharon L. Wolda (Seattle, Wash.), Lowell L. Wood Jr. (Bellevue, Wash.)
Assignee: Elwha (Bellevue, Wash.)
Jan. 22, 2019

Electronic smoking article
Patent No. 10,182,597
An electronic smoking article includes a liquid aerosol formulation, at least one filamentary wick operable to transfer the liquid aerosol formulation, at least one heater operable to at least partially volatilize the liquid aerosol formulation and form an aerosol, a power supply operable to apply voltage across the at least one heater, and a support plate operable to support the at least one heater and the filamentary wick and to form an electrical connection between the at least one heater and the power supply.
Inventors: David Schiff (Highland Park, N.J.), Chris Carrick (Newark, Del.), Eric Hawes (Midlothian, Va.), Ali A. Rostami (Glen Allen, Va.), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Va.), Berina Yerkic-Husejnovic (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 22, 2019

Cigarettes and cigarette filters including activated carbon for removing nitric oxide
Patent NO. 10,182,595
Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang (Richmond), Mark Zhuang (Richmond), Shahryar Rabiei (Richmond), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 22, 2019

Corona-resistant resin-compatible laminates
Patent No. 10,186,353
Laminate structure suitable for use as electrical insulation comprising: a) a corona-resistant layer comprising 90 to 99 weight percent uniformly distributed calcined mica and 1 to 10 weight percent aramid material, the aramid material being in the form of floc, fibrid, or mixtures thereof; b) a support layer comprising unidirectional or woven filament yarns, the support layer having a first and second face; and c) a resin-compatible layer comprising 60 to 80 weight percent uniformly distributed uncalcined mica and 20 to 40 weight percent aramid material, the aramid material being in the form of floc, fibrid, or mixtures thereof; wherein the first face of the support layer is directly bound to the corona-resistant layer and the second face of the support layer is directly bound to the resin-compatible layer; the laminate structure having a total mica content of 60 weight percent or greater.
Inventors: Byoung Sam Kang (Midlothian, Va.), Sang Woo Lee (Seoul, Korea)
Assignee: E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)
Jan. 22, 2019

Ethanol de-oiling for plant based protein extraction
Patent No. 10,182,590
A system and method for de-oiling for generating a protein concentrate therefrom. The method and system includes decorticating a material having an oil content to remove cortex therefrom, the material including a protein therein. The method and system further includes creating a flour from the material having the cortex removed therefrom and removing the oil content from the flour by mixing the flour with ethanol. The method and system further extracts a de-oiled flour therefrom and dries the de-oiled flour using at least one dryer. Therein, the method and system provides for extracting the protein concentrate from the de-oiled flour.
Inventors: Michael A. Spinelli (Moseley, Va.), Krisan Singh (Midlothian, Va.), Reinhold Brand (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: Nutriati Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 22, 2019

ATM skimmer detection based upon incidental RF emissions
Patent No. 10,186,119
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.)
Jan. 22, 2019

Devices and methods for delivering medicaments from a multi-chamber container
Patent No. 10,183,116
An apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container, and a movable assembly. The movable assembly includes a first movable member and a second movable member. The second movable member is configured to move relative to the first movable member to move the movable assembly from a first configuration to a second configuration. A distal end portion of the second movable member is configured to move a plunger disposed within the medicament container in a distal direction when the movable assembly is moved to the second configuration. The movable assembly is configured to move between a first position and a second position to move the medicament container within the housing between a first container position and a second container position.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Va.), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.), Frank E. Blondino (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: kaleo Inc. (Richmond)
Jan. 22, 2019

Systems and methods for intra-operative image acquisition and calibration
Patent No. 10,182,871
A system and method utilizing a camera device containing an inertial measuring unit or similar orientation mechanism to calibrate alignment of the camera device according to a primary image such as displayed on an imaging screen, and then utilizing this calibration data to guide the system or user in acquiring a spatially aligned digital image using the camera device. Steps include recording the spatial orientation of the camera in at least two spatial dimensions when aligned with the primary image, and guiding camera alignment relative to the imaging screen when taking a picture.
Inventors: Noah D. Wollowick (Stamford, Conn.), Andrew J. Cooper (Largo, Fla.), Cameron Albert (Powhatan, Va.)
Assignee: JointPoint Inc. (Belleair Bluffs, Fla.)
Jan. 22, 2019

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