The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 6.26.19

Systems and methods for extracting keywords in language learning
Patent No. 10,325,517
Systems, methods, and products for language learning may extract text from various resources having text, using various natural-language processing features, which can be combined with custom-designed learning activities to offer a needs-based, adaptive learning methodology. The system may receive a resource, extract keywords pedagogically valuable to non-native language learning and academic exercises. Metadata describing various aspects of resources from which keywords are extracted may be associated with keywords. Metadata describing various aspects of keywords may also be associated with keywords. Extracted keywords may be stored into a keyword store along with any metadata associated with keywords.
Inventors: Katharine Nielson (Richmond), Na’im Tyson (Mount Vernon, N.Y.), Andrew Breen (New York, N.Y.), Kasey Kirkham (New York, N.Y.)
Assignee: Voxy Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
June 18, 2019

Systems and methods for providing customers with matching rewards
Patent No. 10,325,278
A computer-implemented method for providing account holders with a reward based on similar rewards previously obtained through other accounts. The method includes identifying, using one or more computer processors configured to access an account database, an eligible account based on eligibility criteria, wherein the eligible account is associated with an account of an account holder stored in the account database; receiving identifying data that identifies the eligible account; associating a customer identifier with the identifying data from the eligible account; for each customer identifier, receiving confirmation data associated with a separate account of the account holder, wherein the confirmation data comprises a reward variable; validating, using one or more computer processors, the confirmation data; and rewarding the eligible account with a matching variable, wherein the matching variable is approximately equal to the reward variable.
Inventors: Duane Smith Jr. (Oilville, Va.), Ricardo Alvarez (Richmond), Michael K. Nolan (Richmond), Kristi S. Hebner (Ashland, Va.), Cathryn H. “Katie” Harlow (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (Mclean, Va.)
June 18, 2019

Lubricant compositions for reducing timing chain stretch
Patent No. 10,323,205
A method for reducing timing chain stretch in an engine comprising a step of lubricating said timing chain with a lubricating oil composition that includes a major amount of a base oil; and a minor amount of an additive package including (a) at least one overbased calcium detergent, (b) at least one borated dispersant, (c) a metal dialkyl dithiophosphate, and (d) at least one molybdenum compound. The lubricating oil composition has a TBN value of at least 7.5 mg KOH/g of the lubricating oil composition, at least 80 ppm of molybdenum, based on the total weight of the lubricating oil composition, a weight ratio of total calcium in the lubricating oil composition to total molybdenum in the lubricating oil composition of less than 8.4; and a weight ratio of nitrogen from the dispersant in the lubricating composition to total boron in the lubricating oil composition of from 2.6 to 3.0.
Inventors: Kristin Fletcher (Richmond), William Y. Lam (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
June 18, 2019

Method for producing a transdermal therapeutic system which contains a D2 agonist
Patent No. 10,322,093
A substantially solvent-free matrix layer containing (-)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-6-[propyl-[2-(2-thienyl)ethyl]amino]-1-naphthaleno- l is produced by adding an active substance to an adhesive solution, coating the resultant active substance-containing adhesive solution onto a suitable sheet, and removing the solvents in a drying process to give said substantially solvent-free matrix layer.
Inventors: Walter Mueller (Neuwied, Germany), James V. Peck (Richmond)
Assignee: UCB Biopharma SPRL (Brussels, Belgium) & LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG (Andernach, Germany)
June 18, 2019

Oxidation resistant separator for a battery
Patent No. 10,326,121
A method for preventing oxidation of a polyolefin separator in a lithium ion secondary battery includes the steps of: providing a lithium ion secondary battery having a positive electrode and a polyolefin separator film; and positioning an antioxidative barrier coating between the positive electrode and the polyolefin separator film, the antioxidative barrier coating being made of a polymer having a resistance to oxidation greater than polyethylene.
Inventors: Zhengming Zhang (Rock Hill, S.C.), Pankaj Arora (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Celgard (Charlotte, N.C.)
June 18, 2019

Storage unit replacement using point-in-time snap copy
Patent No. 10,324,801
In one embodiment, I/O operations may be swapped from an original storage unit to a replacement storage unit in a manner which can reduce or eliminate delays caused by copying of data from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. A point-in-time snap copy relationship between the original storage unit and the replacement storage unit of storage locations is established and I/O operations are swapped from the original storage unit to the replacement storage unit. The I/O operations are resumed, accessing the replacement storage unit instead of the original storage unit in the input/output operations issued by the at least one host. Other aspects are described.
Inventors: Amy N. Blea (Round Rock, Texas), David Randall Blea (Tucson, Ariz.), Gregory E. McBride (Vail, Ariz.), William J. Rooney (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.), John Jay Wolfgang (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
June 18, 2019

Detection of potential need to use a larger data format in performing floating point operations
Patent No. 10,324,719
Detection of whether a result of a floating point operation is safe. Characteristics of the result are examined to determine whether the result is safe or potentially unsafe, as defined by the user. An instruction is provided to facilitate detection of safe or potentially unsafe results.
Inventors: Michael F. Cowlishaw (Coventry, Great Britain), Shawn D. Lundvall (Midlothian, Va.), Ronald M. Smith Sr. (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Phil C. Yeh (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, N.Y.)
June 18, 2019

Electronic smoking article
Patent No. 10,321,720
An electronic smoking article includes a liquid supply region including liquid material and a heater-wick element operable to wick liquid material and heat the liquid material to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the liquid material and form an aerosol. The heater-wick element comprises two or more layers of electrically resistive mesh material.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Va.), Geoffrey Brandon Jordan (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 18, 2019

Electronic vaping device
Patent No. 10,321,712
A reservoir assembly for an electronic vaping device includes a reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation, a tube including a first end and a second end, and a sleeve at least partially surrounding the second end of the tube. The first end of the tube extends into the reservoir. The second end of the tube protrudes from the reservoir. The tube includes a hole in a sidewall of the tube at the second end. The sleeve is formed of a wicking material. The sleeve is in fluid communication with the hole in the sidewall of the tube.
Inventors: Peter Lipowicz (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 18, 2019

Medicament delivery device for administration of opioid antagonists including formulations for naloxone
Patent No. 10,322,239
Medicament delivery devices for administration of opioid antagonists are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container disposed within the housing and an energy storage member disposed within the housing. The medicament container is filled with a naloxone composition that includes naloxone or salts thereof, a tonicity-adjusting agent, and a pH-adjusting agent, whereby the osmolality of the naloxone composition ranges from about 250-350 mOsm and the pH ranges from about 3-5. The energy storage member is configured to produce a force to deliver the naloxone composition.
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)
June 18, 2019

Lubricant compositions comprising thiophosphates and thiophosphate derivatives
Patent No. 10,329,511
The invention relates to lubricant additive compositions and lubricant compositions each comprising thiophosphates and thiophosphate derivatives, methods for making and using the same, including methods of lubricating machines and machine parts and methods of extending the useful life of elastomeric seal components of such machines.
Inventors: David Edwards (Richmond), Kristine Durbin (Mechanicsville, Va.), Robert E. McCovick (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
June 25, 2019

System and method for the design, creation and installation of implant-supported dental prostheses
Patent No. 10,327,863
An improved system and method for the design, creation and installation of implant-supported dental prostheses is provided. A network accessible portal facilitates communication among a dental professional, a scanning center, a manufacturing center and others in the design and production of a dental drill guide and prosthesis, utilizing cone beam imaging, a rotatable 3-dimension representation of a patient’s jaw, virtual placement of one or more implants and virtual testing prior to manufacture. Dental professionals may access the portal on a subscription or non-subscription basis.
Inventors: Benson Luther Hall (Richmond), Walter Raleigh Beam (Chester, Va.)
Assignee: Benson Luther Hall (Richmond)
June 25, 2019

Toaster oven control knob and method of controlling a toaster oven
Patent No. 10,327,591
A toaster oven comprising a housing defining a food cavity, an opening defined in the housing, a door movably affixed to the housing, a cooking grid selectively mountable within the housing, one or more heating elements within the housing, a timer controlling activation of the heating elements, and a timer control knob engaged with the timer. The timer control knob is selectively rotatable in a second direction from the off position to a third position to activate at least one of the one or more heating elements until the timer control knob is selectively rotated in the first direction back to the off position. The timer control knob has a selectively movable button, such that the timer control knob is only selectively rotatable in the second direction from the off position to the third position when the button is moved from a first position to a second position.
Inventors: William D. Starr (Richmond)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. (Glen Allen, Va.)
June 25, 2019

Pod assembly, dispensing body, and E-vapor apparatus including the same
Patent No. 10,327,474
At least one example embodiment discloses a pod for an electronic vapor (e-vapor) apparatus. The pod includes a pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein, a device compartment in fluidic communication with the pre-vapor formulation compartment, the device compartment including a processor configured to monitor the pre-vapor formulation compartment and identify the pre-vapor formulation and a vapor channel extending from the device compartment and through the pre-vapor formulation compartment.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Richmond), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Alistair Bramley (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 25, 2019

Pre-vaporization formulation for controlling acidity in an e-vaping device
Patent No. 10,327,472
A pre-vaporization formulation for an e-vaping device includes a vapor former, optionally water, nicotine, nicotine bitartrate and an acid. The pH of the pre-vaporization formulation is between about 4 and about 6. The acid can include one or more of pyruvic acid, formic acid, oxalic acid, glycolic acid, acetic acid, isovaleric acid, valeric acid, propionic acid, octanoic acid, lactic acid, sorbic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, succinic acid, citric acid, benzoic acid, oleic acid, aconitic acid, butyric acid, cinnamic acid, decanoic acid, 3,7-diemthyl-6-octenoic acid, 1-glutamic acid, heptanoic acid, hexanoic acid, 3-hexenoic acid, trans-2-hexenoic acid, isobutyric acid, lauric acid, 2-methylbutyric acid, 2-methylvaleric acid, myristic acid, nonanoic acid, palmitic acid, 4-pentenoic acid, phenylacetic acid, 3-phenylpropionic acid, hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid and sulfuric acid.
Inventors: San Li (Midlothian, Va.), Georgios Karles (Richmond), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Va.), Weiling Li (Moseley, Va.), Rebecca Secrist (Petersburg, Va.), Maria Del Carmen Jarquin (Henrico, Va.), Christopher Di Novi (Richmond), Yezdi Pithawalla (Richmond), David Kane (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 25, 2019

Preformed smokeless tobacco product
Patent No. 10,327,467
Some embodiments of a smokeless tobacco system include one or more preformed smokeless tobacco products configured to generally retain their shape during processing, shipping, and consumer handling. In particular embodiments, each smokeless tobacco product can comprise a moist smokeless tobacco in combination with a selected binder such that the final product is configured to have material properties providing improved handling, an improved mouth feel, and a satisfying flavor profile.
Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Va.), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond), Tommy C. Holland (Midlothian, Va.), Jason Andrew Macko (Richmond), Christopher Joseph DiNovi (Ruther Glen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 25, 2019

Systems, methods and computer readable medium for wireless solicitations
Patent No. 10,332,143
Product offering systems are provided. Product offering systems may include sending an offer to a customer that possesses a mobile computing device and has agreed to receive offers for products via the mobile computing device. Agreeing to receive offers would result in the unique data about the customer being available to offer provider. Unique customer data may include data related to the customers wireless service provider or from a financial account in a financial institution, and collecting customer data about the customer, wherein the customer data comprises financial data and personal data. Product offering systems may further include registering a wireless computing device of the customer to able the device to receive the offer, and determining opportunities to send the offer to the customer by monitoring the customer and the customer data. Product offering systems may also include sending the offer to the customer’s registered device based on the determination of opportunities.
Inventors: Richard Comerford (Glen Allen, Va.), Joseph M. DeFilippo (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
June 25, 2019

Oil detection process and apparatus
Patent No. 10,330,607
A process for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a manufactured product, the process comprising adding a fluorescent taggant to oils or lubricants contained in processing machinery for said product, conveying said product past an infrared detection apparatus, irradiating said product with infrared radiation from said detection apparatus as it passes the detection apparatus, and detecting infrared radiation emitted from said irradiated product.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux Jr. (Mechanicsville, Va.), William James Faenza (Andreas, Pa.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 25, 2019

Axle roller bearing seal shroud
Patent No. 10,330,156
A bearing assembly comprising a bearing cup having two ends, with a pair of outer raceways formed one adjacent each end of the bearing cup. A pair of bearing cones form a pair of inner raceways. Two rows of tapered roller bearings with each row received between one inner raceway and one outer raceway. A pair of wear rings are provided, each having a first axially inwardly directed end in engagement with an outwardly directed end of a bearing cone. A pair of seals each having a first end fitted into one into one of the bearing cup cylindrical counterbores. Each seal has a second end including a resilient element to form a seal with one of the wear rings. A second end of each wear ring is received in a cylindrical counterbore in each annular backing ring. A circular shroud is located radially outer and adjacent to one seal.
Inventors: Paul A. Hubbard (Petersburg, Va.)
Assignee: Amsted Rail Co. Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)
June 25, 2019

Impingement manifold
Patent No. 10,329,941
An impingement manifold includes a fluid inlet passage and a pressurized chamber. The pressurized chamber includes at least one lobe. The at least one lobe includes a flow improving feature configured to minimize vorticity of a flow field within the pressurized chamber, and at least one flow outlet.
Inventors: Michael D. Werkheiser (Petersburg, Va.), Christopher W. Robak (Manchester, Conn.), Thomas J. Martin (East Hampton, Conn.), Matthew E. Lynch (Canton, Conn.)
Assignee: United Technologies Corp. (Farmington, Conn.)
June 25, 2019

Lp(a) subform size identification by capillary isotachophoresis electrophoresis with laser-induced-fluorescence
Patent No. 10,330,690
The application describes methods for determining the concentration and/or particle number of a lipoprotein(a) subform in a biological sample using capillary isotachophoresis laser induced fluorescence (CE-ITP-LIF) and compositional analysis of lipoprotein(a) particles. The ability to measure the concentration and/or particle number of a lipoprotein(a) subform in a biological sample provides a useful diagnostic tool for assessing cardiovascular risk in a subject.
Inventors: Philip Guadagno (Vashon Island, Wash.), Erin Grace (Summers) Bellin (Sandston, Va.)
Assignee: Helena Laboratories Corp. (Beaumont, Texas)
June 25, 2019

Generating a data lineage record to facilitate source system and destination system mapping
Patent No. 10,331,660
A device may generate, in a first data structure of a first system, a data lineage record. The data lineage record may include attributes that are common among a plurality of records of the first data structure. The data lineage record may be used to map the first data structure and a second data structure of a second system. The device may populate the data lineage record with unique values for the attributes. The unique values may be used to identify the attributes of the data lineage record after the data lineage record has been included in the second data structure. The device may provide, from the first system, data included in the first data structure to the second system. The data lineage record may be included in the data provided to the second system. The device may perform an action related to the data provided to the second system.
Inventors: Ann Chapin (Powhatan, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
June 25, 2019

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