The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 2.20.19

Inhibition of undesired sensory effects by the compound camphor
Patent No. 10,201,180
A smokeless tobacco product or medicinal nicotine product includes nicotine and camphor dissolved in a non-flavored oily carrier. Preferably, the camphor is present in a concentration ranging from about 600 ppm to about 1300 ppm. Also disclosed are methods of making such products.
Inventors: Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Va.), Prasad Polur (Woodbridge, Va.), Maria Gogova (Richmond), Diana McKinney (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Philips Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Feb. 12, 2019

Systems and methods for reducing air losses in refrigerated cases
Patent No. 10,203,145
A refrigerated display case includes a frame, a door, and a lateral flow barrier. The frame includes a first mullion and a second mullion. The frame defines a common refrigerated zone. The door is hingedly mounted to the first mullion. The door is configured to selectively interface with the second mullion. The lateral flow barrier is coupled to one of the first mullion and the second mullion. The lateral flow barrier extends into the common refrigerated zone. The lateral flow barrier partially separates the common refrigerated zone into an first sub-compartment proximate the door and bounded by the lateral flow barrier and an second sub-compartment opposite the first sub-compartment. The lateral flow barrier is not thermally insulating.
Inventors: Roy Bates (Chesterfield, Va.), Lawrence W. Eget (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee: Hill Phoenix Inc. (Conyers, Ga.)
Feb. 12, 2019

Label free method for assessing chemical cardiotoxicity
Patent No. 10,203,320
A label-free resonant waveguide grating biosensor imager system for measuring beat patterns and dynamic mass redistribution (DMR) signals of cultured cardiomyocytes in the absence and presence of a drug molecule. The disclosure also provides a method using the imager system for analyzing the beat patterns and the DMR signals of the cardiomyocytes to assess drug-induced cardiotoxicity.
Inventors: Oberon Denaci Deichmann (Corning, N.Y.), Ye Fang (Painted Post, N.Y.), Ann MeeJin Ferrie (Painted Post, N.Y.) David A. Henry (Fontaine le Port, France), Haibei Hu (Glen Allen, Va.), Corinne Walerack (Veneux les sablons, France), Qi Wu (Painted Post, N.Y.)
Assignee: Corning Inc. (Corning, N.Y.)
Feb. 12, 2019

Performance testing platform that enables reuse of automation scripts and performance testing scalability
Patent No. 10,210,074
A testing platform receives a code for testing, where the code is to be tested using a browser. The testing platform determines a number of a plurality of browsers that are to be used to test the code and generates a number of a plurality of virtual machines to host the plurality of browsers, where the number of the plurality of virtual machines is based on the number of the plurality of browsers. The testing platform assigns an automation script to each virtual machine of the virtual machines to test the code, and monitors execution of the automation script by each virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines. The testing platform performs an action associated with the execution of the automation script by each virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines.
Inventors: Laszlo Szerenyi (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Feb. 19, 2019

Systems, devices, and/or methods for managing drone deliveries
Patent No. 10,210,475
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide an AirBox constructed to receive deliveries from a drone. The AirBox can comprise an automatically openable lid; and a wireless receiver that is constructed to receive data concerning a delivery from the drone. The automatically openable lid can open to receive the delivery from the drone.
Inventors: Brandon Thomas Pargoe (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Drone Delivery Systems Corp. (Glen Allen, VA)

Evaporative fluid cooling apparatuses and methods thereof
Patent No. 10,208,986
An evaporative fluid cooling apparatus includes a cooling housing, at least two fluid coils, an air movement apparatus, and one or more spray apparatuses. The cooling housing defines a cooling chamber with an air housing input and an air housing output. The fluid coils are positioned in and extend across at least a portion of the cooling chamber in a spaced apart stacked arrangement. One of the fluid coils is positioned closer to the air housing output and has a first fluid input configured to be coupled to a fluid return from one or more air handler devices and a first fluid output coupled to a second fluid input to the other fluid coil. The other fluid coil is positioned closer to the air housing input and has a second fluid output configured to be coupled to a fluid supply to the air handler devices.
Inventors: Gerald McDonnell (Midlothian, Va.), Jeffrey Cheesman (Saddle River, N.J.)
Assignee: Great Source Innovations (Wilmington, Del.)
Feb. 19, 2019

Oil detection process and apparatus
Patent No. 10,209,201
An inspection station for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a manufactured product, the inspection station having (a) a conveyor for advancing manufactured product, and (b) an infrared detection apparatus, including (i) a high intensity infrared light source for directing at the manufactured product, and (ii) a high speed NIR spectrometer sensor tuned to detect an emitted signal from a taggant disposed in the oil or lubricant.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux Jr. (Mechanicsville, Va.), William James Faenza (Andreas, Pa.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 19, 2019

Surf pool design and contiguous reef
Patent No. 10,207,168
A surf pool design comprising of an artificial contiguous reef, consisting of a first and second reef sub sections and a specific surf pool design that function together to create a surf pool for recreational surfing. Aspects of the invention provide a surf pool including a contiguous artificial reef of any shape or size. The continuous artificial shaped reef can include an inclined slope traversing the reef from the tip of the first artificial reef sub section to the open end of the second artificial reef sub section. The definition for the purpose of this invention an artificial contiguous reef, is a reef that is angled, contoured and shaped to the bottom of the surf pool. The meaning of pool in the embodiment is any artificially created body of water such as a pool, lake or lagoon which is constructed for the purpose of recreational surfing.
Inventors: Walter Judson Bennett (Mechanicsville, Va.), Matthew Gunn (Queens Creek, Ariz.)
Assignee: N/A
Feb. 19, 2019

Pure algae growth system and method
Patent No. 10,208,276
A tank receives, mixes, and dispenses input materials including algae feed stock, a micro-nutrients, cleaning solution, a sterile gas, a heating/cooling fluid, carbon dioxide, and raw water with a water treatment system. A plurality of output stations include a vent to atmosphere, a heating/cooling media return, a cleaning disposal, and an algae concentrate/product. The vent to atmosphere is coupled to the tank. The heating/cooling media return is coupled to the heating/cooling media supply through the tank. The cleaning solution disposal station is coupled to the tank with a pump followed by a nano bubbler and an algae growing system. An algae concentrate/product station is coupled to the tank. An algae dewatering system is intermediate the tank and the algae concentrate/product. A water return line couples the algae dewatering system and the water treatment system.
Inventors: Martin L. Johnson (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Siftex Equipment Co. Inc. (South Windsor, Conn.)
Feb. 19, 2019

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