The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 2.12.20

Intraoral fluid delivery system and method
Patent No. 10,548,814
A system for intraoral fluid delivery comprises a rate-controlled and/or volume-controlled fluid supply device, a reservoir for holding one or more fluids to be delivered to a patient’s oral cavity, a mouthpiece to be worn by a patient at least partially within the patient’s oral cavity, and tubing to carry the one or more fluids from the fluid supply device to the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece comprises a fluid inlet adjacent and/or exterior to the patient’s oral cavity when the mouthpiece is worn by the patient, a fluid outlet posterior to the fluid inlet, and a fluid channel therebetween.
Inventors: Jeffrey Ward Cash (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
Feb. 4, 2020

Adaptive merchandising platform (AMP) mounting system and method of installing thereof
Patent No. 10,548,417
The mounting system includes at least one first crossbar with a first end cavity and a second end cavity, a first support bracket insertable into the first end cavity of the first crossbar, the first support bracket including a first engaging structure, a second support bracket insertable into the second end cavity of the first crossbar, the second support bracket including a second engaging structure. The first and second engaging structures are configured to attach to respective first and second columns of a consumer product display. The first support bracket and the second support bracket each are configured to remain freely and selectively slideable within the first end cavity and the second end cavity following assembly of the mounting system. The mounting system further includes more than one vertical upright connectable to the at least one first crossbar, where the more than one vertical upright includes a third engaging structure.
Inventors: James Buck (Richmond), Mike Detenber (Grand Haven, Michigan), Dathan Zang (Richmond), Adam P. Kiteley (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 4, 2020

Fiber optic patching system
Patent No. 10,551,585
A cassette may include a channel with a lock tab disposed within the channel. Each cassette may be adapted to receive and secure any type of data cable and cable connector. A chassis may include an alignment slot and a key which may extend away from the alignment slot, and the key may have a key aperture. The cassette may be coupled within the alignment slot by inserting the key into the channel so that the lock tab and key aperture are engaged together. Preferably, the portion of the key having the key aperture may be movable away from the portion of the cassette having the lock tab to disengage the lock tab and key aperture so that the cassette is able to be uncoupled from the alignment slot.
Inventors: David M. Mullsteff (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Tactical Deployment Systems (Richmond)
Feb. 4, 2020

Boroxine based seal compatibility agents
Patent No. 10,550,350
The present invention generally relates to compositions for use in lubricating oils. In certain aspects, the present invention is generally directed to boroxine compounds having alkyl groups where one or more of the alkyl groups contains at least 8 carbon atoms. Such compounds may present improved hydrolytic stability, compared to other boroxine compounds. Such boroxine compounds may be used, for example, to improve seal compatibility in an engine. Other aspects of the invention are generally directed to systems and methods for making such boroxine compounds, engine oils containing such boroxine compounds, methods of using such boroxine compounds, or the like.
Inventors: Jason Richard Bell (Powhatan, Virginia), Carl W. Bennett (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Feb. 4, 2020

Lubricants with titanium and/or tungsten and their use for improving low speed pre-ignition
Patent No. 10,550,349
A lubricating oil composition and method of operating a boosted internal combustion engine. The lubricating oil composition includes a major amount of a base oil, one or more overbased calcium-containing detergents having a total base number of greater than 225 mg KOH/gram, to provide greater than 900 ppm by weight to less than 2400 ppm by weight of calcium to the lubricating oil composition, and a low speed pre-ignition reducing amount of one or more titanium-containing compounds to provide from 10 ppm to 3000 ppm titanium and/or one or more tungsten-containing compounds to provide from 125 ppm to 3000 ppm tungsten, all based on the total weight of the lubricating composition. The low speed pre-ignition events in the boosted internal combustion engine may be reduced relative to a number of low speed pre-ignition events in the same engine lubricated with the same lubricating oil without the titanium- and/or tungsten-containing additive.
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)
Feb. 4, 2020

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 10,554,411
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission between contactless card and receiving devices are provided. In an embodiment, the contactless card may be configured to create a cryptogram based on a plurality of keys and a counter. The cryptogram may be transmitted to the receiving device. The contactless card may be configured to transmit a one-time password to the client device. The counter value may be adjusted each time the one-time password is generated, and the counter may be configured to increment in a non-monotonic sequence, the sequence associated with one or more cryptographic algorithms.
Inventors: James Ashfield (Midlothian, Virginia), William Duane (Westford, Massachusetts), Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 4, 2020

Wheeled kitchen apparatus with collapsible work surface
Patent No. 10,548,398
A wheeled kitchen apparatus with a collapsible work surface includes a wheeled cabinet with a cabinet top and four cabinet sides. The cabinet top has a surface with an opening accommodating a basin, and also has a heating unit. The cabinet has four extensions located at the four cabinet sides. The four extensions are configurable between at least two positions including a first position that laterally extends the surface of the top of the cabinet and a second position in which the extensions fold down along the sides of the cabinet. The unit can include running water, including hot and cold water, and can also include an oven. The collapsible work surface permits the apparatus to fit through classroom doors and therefore usable in every school environment. The shape of the extensions, when configured in the upward position, safely moves school-age children away from the potentially dangerous heating unit and other equipment that may pose harm if within reach of the children.
Inventors:Ann Louise Butler (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Edible Education (Midlothian, Virginia)
Feb. 4, 2020

Methods, systems, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media for validating encoded information
Patent No. 10,558,966
A method, system and/or device for validating encoded information, the validation device including a memory having computer readable instructions stored thereon and a database including a plurality of validation rules, and at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to receive formatted data from at least one formatting device, extract attributes associated with encoded information from the formatted data, the extracted attributes including at least one of a formatting device identifier, a store identifier, value information from the encoded information, and time information, validate the formatted data based on the extracted attributes and the plurality of validation rules, store the results of the validation and at least a subset of the extracted attributes in the database, generate modified formatted data compatible with a POS terminal based on the results of the validation, and transmit the modified formatted data to the at least one of formatting device.
Inventors: Michael Fitzsimmons (Richmond), William M. Houston (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 11, 2020

Tobacco articles and methods
Patent No. 10,555,551
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)
Feb. 11, 2020

Flame instability monitoring with draft pressure and process variable
Patent No. 10,558,731
A furnace is monitored by monitoring a statistical variable calculated from a draft measurement and monitoring a process variable related to the operation of the furnace. An abnormal operation of the furnace is determined based upon the statistical variable and the process variable.
Inventors: John Philip Miller (Ardmore, Oklahoma), Joseph H. Sharpe (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Rosemount Inc. (Chanhassen, Minnesota)
Feb. 11, 2020

Method of seaming carpet
Patent No. 10,556,387
A method for joining two carpet segments, each carpet segment having an underside and at least one edge, comprises abutting one edge of one carpet segment with one edge of the other carpet segment, positioning a length of seam tape under the abutting edges, and activating the adhesive to secure the seam tape to the undersides of both carpet segments. The seam tape comprises an elongated base layer being resilient in a longitudinal direction, an intervening layer applied to the base layer, and an adhesive applied to the intervening layer.
Inventors: Daniel Paul Bennett (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Charles L. Bennett (Hopewell, Virginia) & Annette R. Bennett (Hopewell, Virginia)
Feb. 11, 2020

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