The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 10.2.19

Fragrance and chemical dispensers and methods for using the same
Patent No. 10,420,853
Dispensers for fragrance and chemical compounds include paperboard materials and unique shapes to allow for simplified production and use of the dispensers in various environments.
Inventors: Kelly A. Harrigan (Richmond), William T. Riley (Lee’s Summit, Missouri), Devin R. Jensen (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Grandview, Missouri)
Sept. 24, 2019

Tobacco articles and methods
Patent No. 10,420,366
Some embodiments of a tobacco article may include tobacco disposed in a porous matrix. The tobacco article may provide tobacco, tobacco constituents, or both tobacco and tobacco constituents to the consumer’s mouth in the form of particles, liquid, or vapor so as to provide tobacco satisfaction to the consumer. In some circumstances, the tobacco may be integrally molded with a plastic material so that at least a portion of the tobacco is disposed in pores of the matrix.
Inventors: James Arthur Strickland (Richmond), Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Florida)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
Sept. 24, 2019

Utilizing a machine learning model to predict metrics for an application development process
Patent No. 10,423,403
A device receives historical application creation data that includes data associated with creation of a plurality of applications, and processes the historical application creation data, with one or more data processing techniques, to generate processed historical application creation data. The device trains a machine learning model, with the processed historical application creation data, to generate a trained machine learning model, and receives new application data associated with a new application to be created. The device processes the new application data, with the trained machine learning model, to generate one or more predictions associated with the new application, and performs one or more actions based on the one or more predictions associated with the new application.
Inventors: Vijayalakshmi Natarajan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Omari Felix (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Sept. 24, 2019

Voice recognition to authenticate a mobile payment
Patent No. 10,423,959
Systems and methods are provided for authenticating mobile payments from a customer account to a merchant. The systems and methods may include a financial service provider receiving a request to authorize an electronic transaction at a point-of-sale. A financial service provider server computer may verify that the customer is present at the point-of-sale using received location data. An image having distorted text such as a captcha may be transmitted to a device at the point-of-sale, and the customer may read the captcha aloud. A voice sample of the customer may be sent to the financial service provider for comparison to stored voice recordings, to verify that the customer’s voice sample is authentic if the voice matches a previously generated voice recording for the account. If the voice sample is authentic, the financial service provider may authorize the mobile payment.
Inventors: Lawrence Douglas (McLean, Virginia), Paul Y. Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Sept. 24, 2019

Lubricants with magnesium and their use for improving low speed pre-ignition
Patent No. 10,421,922
A lubricating oil composition and method of operating a boosted internal combustion engine. The lubricating oil composition includes greater than 50 wt. % of a base oil, one or more overbased calcium-containing detergents having a TBN greater than 225 mg KOH/g and one or more magnesium-containing detergents. A total amount of calcium from the one or more overbased calcium-containing detergents is from 900 ppm to less than 2400 ppm by weight, and a total amount of magnesium from the one or more magnesium-containing detergents is from 50 ppm to 500 ppm by weight, both based on a total weight of the lubricating oil composition. The lubricating oil composition and the method of using it are effective to reduce low speed pre-ignition events in a boosted internal combustion engine lubricated with the lubricating oil composition.
Inventors: Kristin Fletcher (Midlothian, Virginia), William Y. Lam (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kongsheng Yang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jeremy Styer (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Sept. 24, 2019

Systems and methods for providing variable haptic feedback
Patent No. 10,423,233
A system is provided for generating variable haptic feedback. The system comprises a first haptic feedback device configured to generate haptic feedback according to a received output signal, an input device configured to receive instructions from a remote source, the instructions comprising a haptic feedback output identifier, and a memory device for storing a plurality of haptic feedback profiles, the haptic feedback profiles defining unique haptic feedback patterns characterized at least by a duration and intensity of feedback to be generated by the first haptic feedback device, and said haptic feedback profiles being associated with a haptic feedback output identifier. The system also includes a processor configured to generate and transmit an output signal to the first haptic feedback device according to a haptic feedback profile associated with a received haptic feedback output identifier, said output signal comprising a haptic feedback pattern defined by said haptic feedback profile.
Inventors: James R. Dillon Jr. (Midlothian, Virginia), Todd McPherson (San Francisco, California)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Sept. 24, 2019

Routing packets in multiple destination networks with overlapping address spaces
Patent No. 10,425,330
A packet is analyzed at an outbound end of a tunnel from a first data network to determine whether the packet is directed to a first remote target in a first remote data network over a first tunnel or to a second remote target in a second remote data network over a second tunnel. A target address of the packet is present in both the first remote data network and the second remote data network. When the packet is to be directed to the first remote target in the first remote data network, an octet in the target address of the packet is changed from a first value to a second value, the changing forming a modified packet. When the second value is stored in the octet, the modified packet is caused to be sent to the tunnel for delivery to the second data network.
Inventors: Eric M. Anderson (Friendswood, Texas), Susan A. Hearn (Ontario, Canada), Linwood E. Loving (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Martin G. Mclaughlin (Glasgow, Great Britain), Daniel R. Miller (Prospect, Connecticut), John B. Simmons (Westminster, Colorado)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
Oct. 10, 2019

Personal alarm system and method
Patent No. 10,432,774
A communication device includes an arming component that can generates an arming signal based on arming activation at an arming time, an activation component that can generate an activation signal based on an activation at an activation time, a parameter establishing component that can establish a safety parameter and can generate a safety signal based on a determination of the safety parameter, a communication component that can transmit a data communication, and a disarming component that can generate a disarming signal based on a disarming activation at a disarming time The communication component can transmit the data communication based on the safety signal. The communication component can transmit the data communication based on the activation signal. The communication component can prevent transmission of the data communication based on the disarming signal.
Inventors: Sascha Simon (Warwick, New York), James Rocco Tricarico II (Richmond)
Assignee: Sfara (Hoboken, New Jersey)
Oct. 1, 2019

Systems and methods for transacting at an ATM using a mobile device
Patent No. 10,430,779
The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for transacting at a local financial service provider device using a mobile device. The system may include one or more processors configured to execute instructions to receive transaction data associated with a transaction request including a customer identifier received from a mobile device associated with the customer. Additionally, the processors may receive authentication data associated with the customer that may be provided by the customer operating the mobile device and without requiring the customer to input data directly at the local financial service provider device. The processors may further determine whether the received authentication data authenticates the transaction, authorize the transaction, and provide an indication to the local financial service provider device to perform the transaction based on a determination that the customer operating the mobile device is physically located within a threshold distance away from the local financial service provider device.
Inventors: Mohammed Zafar Iqbal (McLean, Virginia), Kevin Rosengren (Richmond), Max Doerfler (Richmond), Brian DeLuca (Midlothian, Virginia), Anurag Joshi (Glen Allen, Virginia), James Dillon (Midlothian, Virginia), Richie Hollins (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Jamie Warder (Bethesda, Maryland), William A. Hodges (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Ken Allen (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 1, 2019

Induction of tumor hypoxia for cancer therapy
Patent No. 10,426,779
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 to 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, New Jersey), Peck-sun Lin (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Oct. 1, 2019

Retractable high heel shoe
Patent No. 10,426,218
A retractable high heel shoe. The retractable high heel shoe includes a shoe having an upper portion extending perpendicularly upwards from a sole defining an interior volume that can receive a foot therein. A heel having a lower side is affixed to the sole at a rear side of the shoe. The heel includes a plurality of sections that can telescopically move between an extended position and a retracted position.
Inventors: Shirley Harvey (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
Oct. 1, 2019

Electrical connector for an electronic vaping device
Patent No. 10,426,198
At least one example embodiment relates to an e-vaping device. Some example embodiments include a vaporizer assembly, a power supply for supplying power to the vaporizer assembly, a male connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply and a female connector connected to the vaporizer assembly or the power supply. The male connector may include a first male electrode and a second male electrode encompassed by the first male electrode. The female connector may include a first female electrode and a second female electrode encompassed by the first female electrode.
Inventors: Charles Dendy (Richmond), Geoffrey Brandon Jordan (Midlothian, Virginia), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 1, 2019

Moist tobacco product and method of making
Patent No. 10,426,190
A portioned moist tobacco product with a super-hydrated membrane coating and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The super-hydrated membrane coating is formed by ionic cross-linking using two polymers. The soluble component of the super-hydrated membrane coating dissolves upon placement in the mouth, while the insoluble component maintains the tobacco within the coating for the duration of the use of the product. The moist tobacco product is soft and flexible so as to fit comfortably in an oral cavity when placed therein.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond), William R. Sweeney (Richmond), Shensheng Liu (Richmond), Kenneth A. Newman (Prince George, Virginia), Steven J. Hovjacky (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
Oct. 1, 2019

Secure file sharing method and system
Patent No. 10,432,401
Systems and methods are provided for securely sharing data. A processor forms two or more shares of a data set encrypted with a symmetric key, the data set associated with a first user device, and causes the encrypted data set shares to be stored separately from each other in at least one remote storage location. The processor generates first and second encrypted keys by encrypting data indicative of the symmetric key with a first asymmetric key of first and second asymmetric key pairs associated with the first user device and a second user device, respectively, and causes the encrypted key to be stored in the at least one storage location. To restore the data set, a predetermined number of the two or more encrypted data set shares and at least one of the second asymmetric keys of the first and second asymmetric key pairs are needed.
Inventors: Mark S. O’Hare (Coto De Caza, California), Rick L. Orsini (Flower Mound, Texas), Don Martin (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Security First Corp. (Ladera Ranch, California)
Oct. 1, 2019

Method and system of hydrating of virtual machines
Patent No. 10,430,228
Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a method and system for automatically updating a virtual machine image of one or more virtual machines of an auto-scaling group. A computing system receives an indication to update a virtual machine image of a plurality of virtual machines in a plurality of auto-scaling groups. Computing system identifies a subset of the plurality of auto-scaling groups that contains a hydration tag. Computing system locates a version of the virtual machine image different from a current version of the virtual machine image. For each auto-scaling group in the subset of auto-scaling groups, computing system clones a launch configuration for the virtual machines in the auto-scaling group. Computing system stores data associated with each auto-scaling group in a remote location. Computing system updates the virtual machine image of the virtual machines in each auto-scaling group with the new version of the virtual machine image.
Inventors: Bijender Singh (Glen Allen, Virgnia), Amit Mawkin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Zachary McAuliffe (Glen Allen, Virginia), Chris Fanis (Glen Allen, Virginia), Sheo Sinha (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 1, 2019

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