The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 3.11.20

Systems and methods for providing automatic teller machine security
Patent No. 10,580,264
Computer implemented systems and methods are provided for an automatic teller machine. In some embodiments, an automatic teller machine may comprise a display, a physical barrier configured to intersect a line of sight from a location adjacent the automatic teller machine to the display, one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to determine that a user is operating the automatic teller machine. The one or more processors may be further configured to alter a degree of opacity of the physical barrier, based on the determining.
Inventors: Robert Smith (Richmond), David Wurmfeld (Falls Church, Virginia), Steve Faletti (Brooklyn, New York), Lisa Whitsitt (San Francisco, California), Janak Dadhaniya (San Francisco, California)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

System and method for providing a credit card with multiple credit lines
Patent No. 10,580,072
A system and method for providing a credit card with multiple lines of credit. One of the disclosed methods include, for example, analyzing credit information of a cardholder to determine a level of risk associated with the cardholder; establishing a general purpose credit line based on the determined level of risk associated with the cardholder, the general purpose credit line being set as a revolving credit line; establishing a private label credit line based on the determined level of risk associated with the cardholder, the private label credit line being set as a revolving credit line; and issuing the credit card to the cardholder with the established general purpose credit line and private label credit line.
Inventors: Robert Arthur Kottmeier Jr.(Arlington, Virginia), Scott Barton (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

Durable electroluminescent signage system and method of manufacture
Patent No. 10,578,282
An electroluminescent lighting system includes an electroluminescent encapsulated and protected inside a solid wall mounting channel. The mounting channel is typically plastic. The mounting channel may itself be printed on its outside display surface, or it may protect a printed surface inside its channel. The mounting channel is sealed on one end by a sealing cap and on its opposite end by an electrical connector that powers the EL lamp inside the channel. This sealed system offers a durable shield for the EL lamp that is mounted inside the channel.
Inventors: Steven Paul Pendlebury (Richmond)
Assignee: Electro-LuminX Lighting Corp. (Richmond)
March 3, 2020

Method for washing laboratory consumables
Patent No. 10,576,175
A method for washing laboratory consumables comprises directing one or more liquid solutions to contact a plurality of laboratory consumables held by a rack, draining the one or more liquid solutions via a waste drain disposed proximate to a washing chamber configured to receive the one or more directed liquid solutions following the contact by the one or more liquid solutions with the plurality of laboratory consumables, and exposing the plurality of laboratory consumables to light in an ultraviolet (UV) range. The directing comprises introducing the one or more liquid solutions into a fluid input and out of a plurality of fluid outputs of a manifold dispenser. The number of fluid outputs is equal to the number of laboratory consumables such that each one of the fluid outputs directs the one or more liquid solutions at a corresponding one of the laboratory consumables.
Inventors: Ali Safavi (Richmond)
Assignee: Grenova (Richmond)
March 3, 2020

Automated analysis system for the detection and screening of neurological disorders and defects
Patent No. 10,575,726
Objects of interest which project beyond the fovea are poorly resolved and lack color information, requiring movement of the eyes in order to obtain a comprehensive image and perception of the surrounding world. Eye movements emanate from different areas of the brain which can be affected by disease and or injury. As such, different neurological disorders will affect a myriad of eye movements in a variety of different ways. An automated system and method, capable of detecting, analyzing and summarizing a person’s eye movements is used to detect (diagnose) (either before or after symptoms of said neurological disease are apparent), confirm a prior diagnosis, and/or to monitor the treatment effectiveness for a variety of neurological diseases, neurological movement disorders and potential brain injuries. The analyzed and summarized eye movements are cataloged, interpreted and utilized in a diagnostic matrix in order to highlight and distinguish abnormal eye movements, and to provide an objective clinical or pre-clinical/pre-symptomatic diagnosis based on the non-invasive testing procedures.
Inventors: Paul A. Wetzel (Richmond), Mark S. Baron (Richmond), George T. Gitchel (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
March 3, 2020

Method of making a heater of an electronic vaping device
Patent No. 10,575,560
A method of forming a heater assembly of an e-vaping device includes bending a wire to form a first lobe and bending the wire to form a second lobe. The first lobe and the second lobe form a generally sinuously-shaped heater having a first set of lobes and a second set of lobe. A first apex of the first lobe is generally opposite a second apex of the second lobe. The method may also include curling the first set of lobes towards the second set of lobes to form a heater having a substantially tubular form. The heater defines an opening there through.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Charles Dendy (Richmond), Nam Tran (Richmond), David Alvarez (Richmond), Patrick McElhinney (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 3, 2020

Rod forming apparatus
Patent No. 10,575,551
An apparatus for the formation of machine-made tobacco rods for use in the production of smoking articles, such as cigars, from tobacco comprising a tacky material. The apparatus includes a pair of transfer and compression belts for receiving and compressing the stream of tobacco, the transfer and compression; a pair of squeeze bars for compressing the tobacco in a direction perpendicular to the pair of transfer and compression belts, the pair of squeeze bars produced from a material comprising a poly(aryl ether ketone); a tongue for receiving the compressed tobacco, the tongue produced from a material comprising a poly(aryl ether ketone); and a folder for folding a wrapper material around the compressed tobacco so as to form a continuous rod of tobacco, the wrapper material provided from a source of wrapper material, the folder produced from a material comprising a poly(aryl ether ketone).
Inventors: Dwight D. Williams (Powatan, Virginia), Mark A. Derigo (Richmond), Gerald M. Dale (Richmond), Charles David Howe (Crewe, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 3, 2020

Emulsion/colloid mediated flavor encapsulation and delivery with tobacco-derived lipids
Patent No. 10,575,550
Flavorants are emulsified in tobacco-derived lipids and encapsulated with biopolymers and polysaccharides. The emulsions include oil-in-water emulsions, oil-in-water-in-oil emulsions, water-in oil emulsions, or water-in-oil-in-water emulsions, and optionally include ethanol and/or propylene glycol in an oil phase.
Inventors: Tapashi Sengupta (Frisco, Texas), Munmaya K. Mishra (Richmond), Douglas A. Fernandez (Henrico, Virginia), William R. Sweeney (Richmond), Tony M. Howell (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
March 3, 2020

Disc conveyor for sample cups and the like
Patent No. 10,577,190
An improved disc feeder/conveyor (2) with optical sensor (200) and return chute (10) for multiple industrial, commercial or agricultural applications. The conveyor (2) comprises a pair of co-rotating (or counter-rotating) roller shafts (11A, 11B) driven by a belt (104) drive. The rollers (11A, 11B) are non-parallel, slightly angled, and the rotation of the shafts frictionally engages, the sample caps or other elements being advanced away from the production line causing the items seated thereon advance. Sensors (200, 202) detect the presence/absence of items on the rollers for gating. Another pair of co- or counter-rotating roller shafts (15A, 15B) may act as a return chute (10).
Inventors: Robert R. Wilt (Chestertown, Maryland), Cornell S. Marschalko (Chesterfield, Virginia), Lou Faustini (Burtonsville, Maryland)
Assignee: The Innovative Technologies Group & Co., Ltd (Jessup, Maryland)
March 3, 2020

Carton having dispensing feature and blank therefor
Patent No. 10,577,160
Carton (90) containing a plurality of containers (C) includes a dispenser defined by a dispenser (80) pattern (40) extending through the carton’s first side panel (14), top panel (16), second side panel (18), and exiting end panel (84). The dispenser (80) is at least partially separable along the dispenser pattern (40) to form an opening into an interior of the carton (90). The dispenser pattern (40) includes first and second tear lines (51, 52) on first and second side exiting end flaps (32, 36) that extend downwardly toward one another from opposite sides of the exiting end panel. The first and second end dispenser patterns do not extend completely across respective first and second side exiting end flaps but stop short of an outer edge of respective first and second side exiting end flaps.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
March 3, 2020

Automated server workload management using machine learning
Patent No. 10,581,958
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing workload among server clusters is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the system may include a memory storing instructions and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute the instructions to determine historical behaviors of the server clusters in processing a workload. The processor may also be configured to execute the instructions to construct cost models for the server clusters based at least in part on the historical behaviors. The cost model is configured to predict a processor utilization demand of a workload. The processor may further be configured to execute the instructions to receive a workload and determine efficiencies of processing the workload by the server clusters based at least in part on at least one of the cost models or an execution plan of the workload.
Inventors: Subodh Kumar (Glen Allen, Virginia), Santosh Bardwaj (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 10,581,611
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.
Inventors: Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Paul Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia), William Duane (Westford, Massachusetts), Colin Hart (Arlington, Virginia), Kaitlin Newman (Washington, D.C.), Lara Mossler (Farmville, Virginia), Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Srinivasa Chigurupati (Long Grove, Illinois), Ian Prince (Toronto, Canada), Wayne Lutz (Fort Washington, Maryland)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 10,579,998
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.
Inventors: Kaitlin Newman (Washington, D.C.), Colin Hart (Arlington, Virginia), Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Lara Mossler (Farmville, Virginia), Sophie Bermudez (Washington, D.C.), Michael Mossoba (Arlington, Virginia), Wayne Lutz (Fort Washington, Maryland), Charles Nathan Crank (Henrico, Virginia), Melissa Heng (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), Kimberly Haynes (Reston, Virginia), Andrew Cogswell (Midlothian, Virginia), Latika Gulati (Vienna, Virginia), Sarah Jane Cunningham (Arlington, Virginia), James Ashfield (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

Tank car lifting apparatus
Patent No. 10,577,226
A method for lifting a tank car is provided. The method can include positioning a lifting apparatus above a tank car, pulling at least one of the first arm and the second arm outward to place the lifting apparatus in an open configuration, lowering the lifting apparatus in the open configuration to surround a tank of the tank car, connecting the second end of the first arm to a first tank car support, connecting the second and of the second arm to a second tank car support, and raising the lifting apparatus to lift the tank car.
Inventors: Barry Isringhausen (Providence Forge, Virginia), Britt Calloway (Midlothian, Virginia), Jonathan Dip (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Cranemasters (Chesterfield, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

Article for scrubbing and cleaning hard surfaces and a method for use thereof
Patent No. 10,576,509
An all-in-one cleaning device, e.g., such as may be used in cleaning the inside of a shower. The device may provide the ability to dispense the composition carried within the device itself, and scrub the composition into or against the surfaces to be cleaned (e.g., shower walls, floors, corners, etc.). Activation of the dispensing mechanism of the cleaning device may dispense a metered dose of composition, in a generally horizontal direction, onto and/or into a nonwoven or other substrate. The dispensing mechanism may not rely on gravity for dispensing, and may be sealed to prevent unwanted backflow of shower water or other material, preventing contamination.
Inventors: Kristina Perlas (Pleasanton, California), Jared Heymann (Pleasanton, California), Steven J. Tomkins (Hershey, Pennsylvania), Rashda Khan (Goleta, California), Aidee Duarte (Pleasanton, California), Kerry D. Azelton (Pleasanton, California), Abhishek Shetty (Glen Allen, Virginia), Arun Agarwal (Pleasanton, California), Sacha Connor (Pleasanton, California), Miranda Helmer (Pleasanton, California), Selina Wang (Pleasanton, California), HyunJoo Lee (Seoul, Korea), Courtney Lytle (San Francisco, California), John Jamieson (Pleasanton, California), Janiece Hope (San Ramon, California)
Assignee: The Clorox Co. (Oakland, California)
March 3, 2020

Systems and methods for exporting auto finance information
Patent No. 10,580,071
This disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for providing personalized financing information and, more particularly, systems and methods for providing personalized financing information via a dealership website using an API associated with a financial service provider. In one embodiment, a system includes memory hardware storing instructions that configure processing hardware to receive a loan request for a buyer via a real-time API that includes at least buyer identification and financial information and information associated at least one inventory item presented on a dealership website. The system may also determine financing information comprising prospective financing terms for the at least one item based on at least the loan request. The server may also provide, to the dealership server via the real-time API, the determined financing information for presentation on the dealership website, including prospective financing terms information corresponding to each of the at least one item.
Inventors: Katherine Forrester (Dallas, Texas), Nicholas Dolle (McKinney, Texas), Xiaoxiang Zhang (McKinney, Texas), Kurt Johnson (Dallas, Texas), Jeffrey Whalen (Little Elm, Texas), David Gray (Ashland, Virginia), Shaun Webb (San Francisco, California), Maninder Suri (Plano, Texas), Ruhaab Markas (Dallas, Texas)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 3, 2020

Bridge and asynchronous channel based bus to provide UI-to-UI asynchronous communication
Patent No. 10,579,577
In a system and method for providing UI-to-UI asynchronous communication, a bridge is coupled to an asynchronous channel based bus that has at least one Galactic channel. The bridge receives each message on the Galactic channel, and converts each message from a channel message format used by the Galactic channel to a common message format. The bridge utilizes a socket to broadcast each converted message to, and receive messages from, the one or more other bridges. The bridge determines that a message received from the one or more other bridges is destined for the Galactic channel. The bridge converts the message into the channel message format used by the Galactic channel. The bridge distributes the converted message to the at least one Galactic channel.
Inventors: Dave Shanley (Ashland, Virginia)
Assignee: VMware (Palo Alto, California)
March 3, 2020

Change monitoring and detection for a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 10,581,851
Aspects described herein allow for systems and methods to monitor production changes to resources in a cloud computing environment and determine whether those changes were performed in accordance with a change management policy. A change order monitoring application receives data from cloud computing audit logs to detect infrastructure changes and combines that data with application information to determine which application was affected. The change order monitoring application then uses a machine learning algorithm to cluster multiple change events together when it is likely that the change events were part of the same change. If cluster of change activity does not appear to be authorized, the change order monitoring application sends an alert to a change management team and an application team to get more information about the activity.
Inventors: Dan File (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Hao Liu (Reston, Virginia), Rajesh Kanna Durairaj (Plano, Texas), Peter Terrana (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)

Automatic torque transmission
Patent No. 10,584,773
An automatic torque transmission with one or more stages, where each stage has a number of available gear ratios. A planetary gear train includes a planet gear, a sun gear, and a ring gear. The planet gear is configured to drive the sun gear at higher speed and lower torque, and the ring gear at lower speed and higher torque. The sun gear is coupled to an input of a differential gear train. The ring gear is coupled to a different input of the differential gear train. A brake clutch can be selectively coupled to the ring gear, to provide selective braking of the ring gear so as to selectively transfer drive from the ring gear to the sun gear.
Inventors: John Siwko (Marlboro, Massachusetts), Robert P. Siwko (Brooklyn, Connecticut), Andrew J. Siwko (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
March 10, 2020

Polyolefin-derived dispersants
Patent No. 10,584,297
Ethylene-C.sub.3-C.sub.10 alpha olefin copolymers, dispersants and lubricating oils/fuel compositions incorporating dispersants, and related methods are generally described herein. The copolymer may comprise ethylene-derived units and C.sub.3-C.sub.10 alpha-olefin-derived units. The C.sub.3-C.sub.10 alpha-olefin-derived units may have a carbon number from three to ten. For example, the C.sub.3-C.sub.10 alpha-olefin-derived units may be propylene-derived units.
Inventors: Nathaniel Cain (Richmond), John T. Loper (Richmond), Lawrence Cunningham (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Joseph W. Roos (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
March 10, 2020

Local delivery of cholesterol-lowering drugs to treat and prevent bacterial vaginosis
Patent No. 10,583,116
Methods of preventing and/or treating bacterial vaginosis are provided. The methods involve administration of cholesterol lowering drugs in combination with agents that reduce cholesterol absorption, and compositions for performing the methods.
Inventors: Kimberly K. Jefferson (Midlothian, Virginia), Abdallah A. Abdelmaksoud (Richmond), Philippe H. Girerd (Midlothian, Virginia), Gregory Buck (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
March 10, 2020

Paper-based container lids and methods for making the same
Patent No. 10,582,787
A paper-based container lid comprises a top wall, a side wall connecting to the top wall, and a sealing channel formed on the side wall for sealingly engaging a rim of the container and securing the lid to the container, wherein the top wall and the side wall are preferably formed from separate blanks.
Inventors: Joel C. Panek (Moseley, Virginia), Wade Harris (Lumberton, Texas), Bhagwandat Mohan (Henrico, Virginia), Rune K. Haraldsson (Ashland, Virginia), Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeremy D. Mowery (Memphis, Tennessee)
Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. (Singapore, Singapore)
March 10, 2020

Dark tobacco inbreds and hybrids comprising reduced nicotine demethylation and nornicotine
Patent No. 10,582,680
The present disclosure provides tobacco inbred plants TND950 (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole (phph) SRC, Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, CMS TND950 SRC, CMS Narrow Leaf Madole SRC, and CMS KY171 SRC, and hybrids PD7305 SRC, PD7309 SRC, PD7312 SRC, PD7318 SRC, and PD7319 SRC. The present disclosure also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present disclosure also includes progeny of the provided plants including hybrids.
Inventors: Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso (Chesterfield, Virginia), Andrew Carl Adams (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond, Virginia)
March 10, 2020

Techniques for dynamic network resiliency
Patent No. 10,587,457
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for dynamic network resiliency, such as by monitoring and controlling the configuration of one or more network components to ensure proper endpoint alignment, for instance. Some embodiments are particularly directed to a tool (e.g., resiliency agent) that can automatically recognize symptoms of issues with a network component, such as autoscaling, latency, traffic spikes, resource utilization spikes, etcetera, and respond appropriately to ensure continued and optimized operation of the network component. In many embodiments, the tool may dynamically reroute endpoint traffic, perform traffic balancing, and/or drive autoscaling to optimize operation of the network component in response to recognizing symptoms.
Inventors: Lindsay Helbing (Newport News, Virginia), Bryan Pinos (Williamsburg, Virginia), Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 10, 2020

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