The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11.27.19


Undercounter appliance drain pan
Patent No. 10,478,039
An appliance drain pan comprises a continuous upturned rim around an outer edge of the drain pan, the rim having a top edge; horizontal left and right side support ledges enclosed by the rim; and a central depression between the horizontal left and right side support ledges. The central depression is deeper than side support ledges relative to the 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 (Richmond)
Nov. 19, 2019

Removable and reusable protective envelope to display document
Patent No. 10,482,797
A device for displaying a document comprises a front transparent planar sheet and a rear planar sheet, each sheet having three edges that are coterminous with and permanently affixed to a corresponding edge of the other sheet, thereby forming an envelope having three sealed edges and an open end; an adhesive strip affixed to either the front sheet or the rear sheet and positioned across the open end between the front and rear sheets to selectively seal the open end; and a protective strip removably affixed to the adhesive strip to prevent the open end from sealing when the protective strip is in place on the adhesive strip and to enable the open end to be sealed when the protective strip is removed from the adhesive strip. When the protective strip is removed from the adhesive strip and the open end is sealed, the device is waterproof.
Inventors: Joshua Tawes (Smithfield, Virginia), Joel Tawes (Chesterfield, Virginia), Anthony Stile (Smithfield, Virginia), Britt Hawrylak (Fort Worth, Texas), Matthew Hawrylak (Fort Worth, Texas), Ray M. Hawrylak (Fort Worth, Texas), Joseph Cagle (Smithfield, Virginia), Benjamin L. Brown (Newport News, Virginia)
Assignee: Accelerated Productions (Smithfield, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Basket style carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 10,479,578
A carrier for packaging one or more articles, includes outer walls (12, 16, 18, 22a, 22b, 24a, 24b) which define an interior of the carrier. An intermediate wall (30a, 30b) at least partially segregates the interior of the carrier in a first direction. A partition structure (50a, 52a) divides the interior of the carrier in a second transverse direction. The partition structure is struck, at least in part, from one (16) of the outer walls. The partition structure is configured and arranged to be automatically erected in the interior of the carrier in response to unfolding a flat collapsed folded blank when the carrier is erected.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia), Bradford J. Walling (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Systems and methods for blocking credit card charges
Patent No. 10,482,467
Systems and methods are provided for blocking charges from a merchant to a payment account of a user. An exemplary system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform various operations. The operations may include receiving, from the user, a dispute request to dispute a charge to the payment account applied by the merchant. In response to the dispute request, the operations may include determining whether to block subsequent charges applied by the merchant to the payment account, based on a history of charging activities of the merchant. Responsive to a determination to block subsequent charges, the operations may include adding the merchant to a block-charge list associated with the payment account.
Inventors: Jeffrey Samitt (Glen Allen, Virginia), Zeel Maharshi Jha (Ashburn, Virginia), Colleen Kerr (Washington, D.C.), Henry Feer Joyce (Arlington, Virginia), Joshua M. Wilbur (Potomac, Maryland), John William Schmidt (Falls Church, Virginia), Krystle Voss (Alexandria, Virginia), Riken Shah (Ashburn, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

System and method for token-based payments
Patent No. 10,482,457
A system and method for enhanced token-based payments. The system and method including software and hardware to receive, via a network, a request for authorization; create, in response to the request, a dynamic payment packet (DPP) for payment; transmit, via a network, the DPP; receive, via a network, an authorization request, the DPP, and a transaction ID; receive at least one additional data element relating to the customer involved in the transaction and the transaction itself; and transmit, via a network, the transaction ID, an authorization response, and token.
Inventors: Thomas S. Poole (Chantilly, Virginia), Janusz Michael Niczyporuk (Vienna, Virginia), Paul Young Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Systems and methods for generating and managing dynamic customized electronic tokens for electronic device interaction
Patent No. 10,482,456
Systems and methods are provided for generating and managing dynamic customized electronic tokens for electronic device interactions. A system for transferring data between a user device associated with a user and a remote device may include a memory storing instructions and a processor configured to execute the stored instructions. The stored instructions may configure the processor to receive, via a network, transaction information from the remote device, access information associated with an electronic token, and provide the electronic token to the remote device. The electronic token may be associated with at least one of the user or the user device, and a token server may generate the electronic token based on the received transaction information, and determine one or more expiration parameters for the electronic token.
Inventors: Paul Y. Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia), Matthew de Ganon (Dobbs Ferry, New York), Thomas S. Poole (Chantilly, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Methods and systems for measuring user and system metrics
Patent No. 10,481,995
A method including receiving, from a user device, a user request to access data associated with a web page; generating, by a processor, a first transaction identification; collecting transaction information, the transaction information comprising server-side metrics; integrating, by the processor, the first transaction identification with the transaction information; transmitting, by the processor, the first transaction identification to the user device; receiving, from the user device, client-side data associated with a second transaction identification; integrating, by the processor, the server-side metrics and the client-side data; and analyzing, by the processor, the integrated server-side metrics and the client-side data.
Inventors: Venkata Mandali (Glen Allen, Virginia), Sateesh Mamidala (Glen Allen, Virginia), Arunkumar Natarajan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kadhiresan Kanniyappan (Ashburn, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Government ID card validation systems
Patent No. 10,482,343
Systems and methods for pre-validating a digital image of an identification (ID) card (e.g., a government-issued passport, driver’s license, etc.) are disclosed. A mobile computing device captures image(s) of an ID card. In response, a pre-validation system in communication with the mobile computing device analyzes one or more quality features of the image(s), which includes determining, utilizing a trained neural network (trained using a dataset including images that have been accepted by a post-validation platform and images that have been rejected by the post-validation platform) and based on the one or more quality features, whether at least a first image of the captured image(s) is usable by a remote post-validation process. Responsive to the determining that the at least a first image is usable, the mobile computing device transmits the first image to a remote server for post-validation of the identification card.
Inventors: Chintan Jain (Ashburn, Virginia), Ryan Fox (Kings Park, New York), Monika Valiramani Boyle (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Memory allocation on non-volatile storage
Patent No. 10,482,007
Techniques for allocating memory on non-volatile storage mediums, rather than on RAM storage mediums, are provided. In some embodiments, first functions in program code for allocating memory on RAM storage are replaced with corresponding second functions for allocating memory on non-volatile storage. Library files corresponding to the second functions may be stored in programming language libraries, such that the second function may be defined in order to allocate memory on non-volatile storage. In some embodiments, a library file for allocating memory on RAM storage may be modified such that it instead causes allocation of memory on non-volatile storage. Allocating memory, storing data in memory, or retrieving data in memory may, in some embodiments, include providing instructions for a processor to communicate via a bus associated with non-volatile storage rather than a bus associated with RAM storage.

Inventors: Tyler W. Barrus (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Noblis (Reston, Virginia)
Nov. 19, 2019

Cat activity toy
Patent No. 10,477,837
An interactive cat toy having a passageway holding an object of prey movable in response to a motor between a recessed position within the housing and an extended position outwardly of the housing; and a switch for selectively directing an electric current to flow to the motor, the movement of the object of prey, attracting the attention of a cat, provides physical and mental exercise and activity for the cat. A method is disclosed for moving the object of prey within the passage between the recessed position in the housing and the extended position outwardly of the housing for entertaining and exercise of the cat.
Inventors: Brian Liu (Shenzhen, China), Amanda Sweetnam (Midlothian, Virginia), Baker Zhong (Shenzhen, China)
Assignee: Radio Systems Corp. (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Nov. 19, 2019

Emulsifier for use in lubricating oil
Patent No. 10,479,953
The present disclosure relates to emulsifying agents produced from succinic acids or anhydrides and polyalkylene glycols. The present disclosure also relates to lubricating oils containing such emulsifying agents. The emulsifying agent provides a lubricating oil that is substantially free of an aqueous layer after about 24 hours when tested according to ASTM D7563-10.
Inventors: Andrew Yeung (Henrico, Virginia), Anthony Jarvis (Bebington, Great Britain), ; Matthew Ross (Audenshaw, Great Britain)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Nov. 19, 2019

API and streaming solution for documenting data lineage
Patent No. 10,481,961
A system for tracing data lineage includes a non-transitory computer readable medium and a processor. The processor is configured to execute an application programming interface (API) to perform the following. The processor instantiates a first instance of the API to document a first data lineage in a first data transformation process. The processor instantiates a second instance of the API to document a second data lineage in a second data transformation process. The processor sends the first data lineage and the second data lineage for storage in the non-transitory computer readable medium.
Inventors: Ann Chapin (Powhatan, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services
Nov. 19, 2019

Systems and methods for providing notifications to devices
Patent No. 10,489,789
A system for providing notifications to client devices that includes one or more processors and one or more storage devices. The storage devices may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processors to perform operations. The operations include receiving a transaction notification from a third party; identifying a user account associated with the transaction notification; generating a push notification with a payload describing instructions to display a message and an interactive icon, and a resource identifier associated with the interactive icon, where the resource identifier includes a message ID encoding an interactive session and an action ID encoding a requested action. The operations also include transmitting the push notification to a client device associated with the user account; receiving a first indication indicating a user interaction with the interactive icon, the first indication having the resource identifier and updating the user account based on the action request.
Inventors: Maria-Andrea Gerling-Ospina (Charlottesville, Virginia), Cara Jo Rawls (Midlothian, Virginia), Troy Friedlander (Santa Monica, California), Naveed Khan (Bowie, Maryland), Victor Raul Lopez Vargas (McLean, Virginia), Beth Shoup (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Michael Keating (Washington, D.C.), Angelina Huynh (Reston, Virginia), Erin Ruppert (Frederick, Maryland), Lingyu Chu (Frisco, Texas), Diandrea Kesse (Flower Mound, Texas), Nicole M. Weaver (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jacob Vernon Theodore Yingling (Richmond), Joshua Meyer Wilbur (Potomac, Maryland), Narayana Roa Pagolu (Plano, Texas), Merin J. Samuel (Frisco, Texas)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 26, 2019

Automated bucket policy management arrangements
Patent No. 10,489,144
Arrangements for automatically implementing bucket policy management making it automatic that all affected members are always completely and consistently informed of changes to a policy code as they occur, and making it automatic that a complete and accurate historical record is maintained regarding all policy code changes as they occur over time.
Inventors: Rexwell Minnis (Tysons Corner, Virginia), Lane Martin (Richmond), Warner Emdee (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 26, 2019

Compositions comprising C5 and C6 oligosaccarides
Patent No. 10,487,369
Compositions comprising C5 and C6 saccharides of varying degrees of polymerization and low levels of undesirable impurities, such as compounds containing sulfur, nitrogen, or metals, are disclosed.
Inventors: Daniel Clay Floyd (Richmond,), Kiran Kadam (Golden, Colorado), Srinivas Kilambi (Duluth, Georgia)
Assignee: Renmatix (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
Nov. 26, 2019

Pod assembly, dispensing body, and e-vapor apparatus including the same
Patent No. 10,485,269
An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly and a dispensing body configured to receive the pod assembly. A vaporizer may be disposed in the pod assembly and/or the dispensing body. The pod assembly may include a vapor precursor compartment, a device compartment, and a vapor channel extending from the device compartment and traversing the vapor precursor compartment. The pod assembly is a smart pod configured to receive, store, and transmit information that can be communicated with the dispensing body and/or another electronic device. The proximal portion of the dispensing body includes a vapor passage and a through-hole. The vapor passage may extend from an end surface of the proximal portion to a side wall of the through-hole. The through-hole is configured to receive the pod assembly such that the vapor channel of the pod assembly is aligned with the vapor passage of the dispensing body.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Alistair Bramley (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 26, 2019

Banded papers, smoking articles and methods
Patent No. 10,485,265
Wrapper for cigarette manufacture includes transversely extending band regions applied by a printing technique, such as gravure printing. The band regions comprise starch, an anti-wrinkling agent such as 1,2 propylene glycol or glycerin, and optionally calcium carbonate. Any suitable printing technique can be used to apply the aqueous solution to the banded regions. The pattern of banded regions may be bands, stripes, two-dimensional arrays, undulated regions, and the like along and/or around the tobacco rod. The pattern can be applied in one or more layers. The pattern may be configured so that when a smoking article is placed on a substrate, at least two longitudinal locations along the length of the tobacco rod have film-forming compound located only on sides of the smoking article not in contact with the substrate.
Inventors: Ping Li (Glen Allen, Virginia), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Virginia), Rajesh K. Garg (Richmond), Randall E. Baren (Glen Allen, Virginia), Marc W. Rose (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Peter J. Lipowicz (Midlothian, Virginia), Tony A. Phan (Richmond), Timothy S. Sherwood (Midlothian, Virginia), Szu-Sung Yang (Midlothian, Virginia), Donald E. Miser (Chesterfield, Virginia), Milton E. Parrish (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc. (Richmond)
Nov. 26, 2019

Location-based note sharing
Patent No. 10,492,030
In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method that includes presenting a first user interface (UI) and a second UI on a mobile device. The first UI may include a map display and a control to compose a note. The method may include, in response to a user of the mobile device activating the control to compose the note, presenting a second UI including: an input to receive text for the note, one or more controls to select a picture for the note, and a control to save the note. The method may include, in response to the user activating the control to save the note: determining a location for the note using a geo-location sensor within the mobile device, sending the received text, the selected picture, and the location for the note to a server device, and displaying an indication of the note on the map display based on the location determined for the note.
Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Venkata Mandali (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 26, 2019

Systems and methods for use of distributed ledger technology for recording and utilizing credit account transaction information
Patent No. 10,489,780
The disclosed technology includes a distributed ledger system that can include one or more transaction blocks that are associated with one or more transaction records of an account corresponding to the primary account number. The system may allocate a first type block in a first distributed ledger, and the first type block may be utilized to identify a classification type associated with the first primary account number. The system may receive, at the first node, a first transaction indication associated with the first primary account number. Responsive to receiving the first transaction indication, the system may bind a first transaction block to the first distributed ledger. Transaction blocks may be configured for selective control and/or selective replicated to other nodes of the system. In response to an end-of-cycle indication, the first transaction block may be locked to prevent further modification.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Bradley W. Smith (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 26, 2019

Healthcare asset tracker apparatus and methods
Patent No. 10,488,910
Improved fixed receiver devices including both transmit and receive circuitry and operating on battery power are disclosed. An example transmitter/receiver location device includes a network interface to enable transmission and receipt of messages via a first communication medium and transmission and receipt of messages via a second communication medium. The example device includes a battery to provide power to the device, the battery to have a battery level and to be chargeable. The example device includes a memory to store instructions and data. The example device includes a processor to at least: process a beacon message received via the network interface; generate an information message for a location server based on location information from the beacon message and status information based on the battery level for the device; and adjust an operating state of the device based on the battery level.
Inventors: Matthew Cannell (Glen Allen, Virginia), Phillip Crawley (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: General Electric Co. (Schenectady, N.Y.)
Nov. 26, 2019

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 10,489,781
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission system between transmitting and receiving devices are provided. In an embodiment, each of the transmitting and receiving devices can contain a master key. The transmitting device can generate a diversified key using the master key, protect a counter value and encrypt data prior to transmitting to the receiving device, which can generate the diversified key based on the master key and can decrypt the data and validate the protected counter value using the diversified key. Example embodiments of systems and methods can be used to provide further authentication and added levels of security for transactions.
Inventors: Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), James Ashfield (Midlothian, Virginia), Srinivasa Chigurupati (Long Grove, Illinois)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 26, 2019

Intermetallic magnetically readable medium
Patent No. 10,489,615
An intermetallic or iron aluminide magnetically readable medium and a method of forming and reading the same are provided herein. Also provided is an identification card or tag, a key, an anti-counterfeiting measure, an anti-forging measure. The intermetallic or iron aluminide magnetically readable medium includes a magnetically readable surface, wherein the magnetically readable surface contains one or more first magnetically readable regions of the intermetallic or iron aluminide surrounded by one or more second magnetically readable regions. Additionally, the intermetallic or iron aluminide magnetically readable medium can be coated, encapsulated or concealed within a material.
Inventors: Seetharama C. Deevi (Midlothian, Virginia), Kudumboor Venkat Rao (Stockholm, Sweden), Valter Strom (Stockholm, Sweden), Ziyan Gu (Kista, Sweden)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
Nov. 26, 2019

System and method for high-throughput assessment of cellular cardiotoxicity, drug screening, and cardiogenic factors via online physiological measurements
Patent No. 10,488,390
An integrated system for detecting safety and/or efficacy issues related to potential drug compounds by combining tissue maturation, imaging and electrophysiology measurements, at high throughput, with high signal to noise ratio. Testing includes cardiotoxicity screening, drug screening, and screening for cardiogenic factors via on-line physiological measurements.
Inventors: Nina Tandon (New York, New York), Elisa Cimetta (Long Island City, New York), Kacey Ronaldson (Midlothian, Virginia), Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (New York, New York)
Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, New York)
Nov. 26, 2019

Method for detecting oil on tobacco products and packaging
Patent No. 10,488,386
A process for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a manufactured product, the process comprising adding at least two fluorescent taggants to oils or lubricants contained in processing machinery for said product, irradiating said product, causing at least one of said taggants to fluoresce and detecting radiation emitted by said fluorescing taggant in an oil-contaminated product.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux Jr. (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Robert E. Wood (Nashville, Tennessee)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 26, 2019

Measured dose dispenser and methods of using the same
Patent No. 10,488,242
A two-piece measured-dose dispensing closure includes a cup-shaped measuring chamber and a rotatable dispensing control lid. In use, the dispensing control lid is axially moved relative to the measuring chamber by rotation between a first closed position, a second intermediate dispensing position, and a third drain position.
Inventors: James E. Scotton (Foxboro, Massachusetts), Clifford W. Skillin (Blackstone, Massachusetts), Brandon L. Ramsuer (Henrico, Virginia), William Driskell (Kansas City, Missouri)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Grandview, Missouri)
Nov. 26, 2019

Hydrocyclone separator
Patent No. 10,486,088
A hydrocyclone separator and a method for classifying solid material in liquid suspension are presented. The hydrocyclone separator comprises a head portion having an inlet conduit and an overflow discharge tube arranged in the head portion. The hydrocyclone separator further has an apex discharge port and a tapered separation portion arranged between the head portion and the apex discharge port. The tapered separation portion is tapering distally away from the head portion. Moreover, the hydrocyclone separator has a flow support portion with at least one flow support inlet configured to inject a fluid along at least a portion of an inner surface of the flow support portion towards the apex discharge port, when the hydrocyclone separator is oriented such that the apex discharge port is at a vertically elevated position relative to the overflow discharge tube. Hereby, a hydrocyclone separator capable of achieving improved operational efficiency with reduced risk of clogging the apex discharge port is presented.
Inventors: Brian Knorr (Henrico, Virginia), Lars Gronvall (Trelleborg, Sweden), Matt Gallimore (York, Pennsylvania)
Assignee: Metso Minerals Industries (Waukesha, Wisconsin)
Nov. 26, 2019

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