The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 6.3.20

Automated teller machine (ATM) device with sealed slot
Patent No. 10,665,065
A device may include a first slot on a front portion of the device, and a security bar in an interior of the device. The security bar may comprise a second slot. The device may be configured to rotate the security bar to align the first slot and the second slot. Alignment of the first slot and the second slot may facilitate a transfer between the interior of the device and an exterior of the device.
Inventors: Steve Faletti (Brooklyn, New York), David Kelly Wurmfeld (Fairfax, Virginia), Lisa Whitsitt (Millbrae, California), Janak Dadhaniya (San Francisco, California), Robert Smith (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 26, 2020

Steam iron and methods for preparing a steam iron for shipment
Patent No. 10,662,577
The present disclosure describes a steam iron having a housing, a handle, a soleplate, a water reservoir comprising a water inlet port, a fill door comprising a plug sized to seal the water inlet port, and a blocking member configured to prevent the plug from sealing the water inlet port during shipment of the steam iron. Methods for preparing a steam iron for shipment are also provided.
Inventors: George W. Stamper III (Quinton, Virginia), Rachel Sacks (Richmond)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
May 26, 2020

Methods of analyzing virus-derived therapeutics
Patent No. 10,662,464
Described herein are massively parallel sequencing methods for virus-derived therapeutics such as viral vaccines, including the PVS-RIPO vaccine. The methods allow for the determination of micro-heterogeneity and quantitation of low frequency sequence variants and in the case of PVS-RIPO, are expected to replace the monkey neurovirulence safety test (MNVT) and the mutant analysis by PCR and restriction enzyme cleavage (MAPREC) methods that are currently used to screen lots of RNA virus-derived therapeutics.
Inventors: Trevor Lane Broadt (Frederick, Maryland), Michael D. Harwich (Richmond), William T. Budd (Louisa, Virginia), Gregory A. Meyers (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv (Bethesda, Maryland) & American International Biotechnology (Richmond)
May 26, 2020

Carbon based materials as solid-state ligands for metal nanoparticle catalysts
Patent No. 10,661,251
High activity metal nanoparticle catalysts, such as Pd or Pt nanoparticle catalysts, are provided. Adsorption of metal precursors such as Pd or Pt precursors onto carbon based materials such as graphene followed by solventless (or low-solvent) microwave irradiation at ambient conditions results in the formation of catalysts in which metal nanoparticles are supported on i) the surface of the carbon based materials and ii) in/on/within defects/holes in the carbon based materials.
Inventors: Stanley Eugene Gilliland III (Chesterfield, Virginia), Bernard Frank Gupton (Richmond), Caleb June Kong (Richmond), Brian Raymond Clark (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
May 26, 2020

Liquid aerosol formulation of an electronic smoking article
Patent No. 10,660,365
A liquid aerosol formulation for an electronic smoking article includes an aerosol former, water, nicotine, and an acid including tartaric acid. The acid is included in an amount sufficient to provide the liquid aerosol formulation with a pH ranging from about 4 to about 8.
Inventors: Peter Lipowicz (Midlothian, Virginia), Pauline Marcq (Richmond), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia), Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Georgios D. Karles (Richmond), San Li (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC (Richmond)
May 26, 2020

Oral product
Patent No. 10,660,359
An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix. The oral product is adapted to release the nicotine or derivative thereof from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva.
Inventors: Feng Gao (Midlothian, Virginia), Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Florida), Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Virginia), Christopher Joseph DiNovi (Richmond), Phillip M. Hulan (Midlothian, Virginia), Diane L. Gee (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jason Flora (Richmond), Shuzhong Zhuang (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 26, 2020

Apparatus and method for making sandwich
Patent No. 10,660,343
An apparatus and method are provided for automatically making a pocket sandwich. The apparatus includes a platform configured to support a wrap (such as pita bread, tortillas, or the like) and a rotatable food pocket arranged at a center of the platform. A folding paddle is configured to rotate toward and away from the center of the platform, being placed at a location with respect to the platform such that motion of the folding paddle toward the center of the platform folds a portion of the wrap. The holding arm has a tip at a free end thereof, being movable in a vertical direction toward and away from the center of the platform. The holding arm is configured to contact the wrap and hold the folded pleat in place while the food pocket rotates with respect to the platform to permit the folding paddle to generate a successive pleat.
Inventors: William D. Starr (Richmond), Amy Hollister (Henrico, Virginia), Drew Carlson (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
May 26, 2020

Systems and methods for adjusting the value of distressed properties
Patent No. 10,664,908
Systems and methods are provided for providing an adjustment to a value estimate for a property that is considered distressed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving the estimate of value for the property; determining, based on a model, the adjustment to the estimate of value, such that the model accounts for a characteristic of the property and a characteristic of the loan; and providing the adjustment.
Inventors: James Douglas Gordon (Arlington, Virginia), Pamela W. Sims (Cary, North Carolina), Aohua Chen (Herndon, Virginia), Michael G. Bradley (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) (McLean, Virginia)
May 26, 2020

User interface
Patent No. 10,664,247
Various examples are directed to systems and methods for generating a user interface. The user interface may be based at least in part on an account returns data structure that is generated based on a benchmark returns for a set of benchmark asset classes and on returns for a first account. The user interface comprises a set of columns. A first column comprises a first tile for a first benchmark asset class of the plurality of benchmark asset classes, a second tile corresponding to a second benchmark asset class of the plurality of benchmark asset classes, and a third tile corresponding to the first account. The first tile, the second tile, and the third tile may be ordered in the first column based at least in part on returns for the first account, the first benchmark asset class, and the second benchmark asset class in the first time period.
Inventors: Stephen G. Hubbard (Chesterfield, Virginia), Ian Keith MacEachern (St. Louis, Missouri), Lee Thomas Lindley (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Jason Matthew Couture (St. Louis, Missouri), Andrew Cary Hall (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kurt Loreck (Caseyville, Illinois)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
May 26, 2020

Roll-forming methods for manufacturing roller bearing seal case
Patent No. 10,661,326
A roll-forming manufacturing method of a roller bearing seal case includes (a) roll-forming, from a cylindrical ring, a profiled ring including a first section extending at least along a cylinder axis of the cylindrical ring and a second section extending from the first section inward toward the cylinder axis, and (b) trimming the second section to expand the first aperture to achieve location and geometry according to design parameters. A roll-forming manufacturing method of a roller bearing seal case includes (a) roll-forming, from a cylindrical ring, a first profiled ring having a first section extending along cylinder axis of the cylindrical ring and a second section extending from the first section inward toward the cylinder axis, (b) applying outward pressure to the first section, in direction away from the cylinder axis, to round the first section, and (c) roll-forming a second profiled ring from the first profiled ring.
Inventors: Maximilian Linder (Phillipsburg, New Jersey), James Myers (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Inno-Spin (Phillipsburg, New Jersey)
May 26, 2020

Devices and methods for selective contactless communication
Patent No. 10,664,830
A card having an antenna, one or processors, and memory having stored thereon a first application and a second application configured to receive an input of the card and determine a request associated with the input. The card is further configured to activate, responsive to determining that the request is consistent with a contactless EuroPay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) data standard, the first application. The first application is configured to communicate, via near field communication (NFC), data to the communicating device via the antenna based on the EMV data standard for payment purposes. The card is further configured to activate, responsive to determining that the request is consistent with a near field communication data exchange format (NDEF) standard, the second application. The second application is configured to communicate, via NFC, data to the communicating device via the antenna based on the NDEF standard for verification/identification purposes.
Inventors: Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Kaitlin J. Newman (Washington, D.C.), Wayne David Lutz (Fort Washington, Maryland), Kevin Grant Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), Paul Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 26, 2020

Methods and systems for adapting an application programming interface
Patent No. 10,664,615
A computer-implemented method for adapting an application programming interface (API), according to some embodiments, includes: determining that a data field of API response data satisfies a condition for applying a data security operation to data stored in the data field; and modifying the API response data by performing the data security operation on the data stored in the data field. A computer-implemented method for adapting an application programming interface (API), according to some embodiments, includes: determining that a data field of an API call satisfies a condition for applying a data security operation to data stored in the data field; and performing the data security operation on the data stored in the data field of the API call.
Inventors: Scott Schenkein (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 26, 2020

Electronic vaping device and components thereof
Patent No. 10,660,363
A cartomizer of an electronic vaping device includes a heater circuit which is located adjacent an air passage thereof. The heater circuit includes an electrically resistive heater in electrical communication with a secondary coil. A wick extends across the air passage. The wick is configured to draw pre-vapor formulation from a reservoir toward the heater. The heater is configured to heat the pre-vapor formulation to a temperature sufficient to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation and form a vapor. The cartomizer is connectable to a power supply component which includes a power source in electrical communication with a primary coil. The power supply component is configured to induce sufficient voltage in the secondary coil of the heater circuit such that the secondary coil is configured to heat the heater and vaporize the pre-vapor formulation when the primary coil is powered by the power source.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Douglas A. Burton (Glen Allen, Virginia), Patrick J. Cobler (Andover, Massachusetts), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia), Peter Lipowicz (Midlothian, Virginia), Kai Cao (Somerville, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 26, 2020

Electric power system control with measurement of energy demand and energy efficiency using t-distributions
Patent No. 10,666,048
A method, apparatus, system and computer program is provided for controlling an electric power system, including implementation of voltage measurement using paired t statistical analysis applied to calculating a shift in average usage per customer from one time period to another time period for a given electrical use population where the pairing process is optimized using a novel technique to improve the accuracy of the statistical measurement.
Inventors: Edmund J. Hall (Louisa County, Virginia), Stephen J. Tyler (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Dominion Energy (Richmond)
May 26, 2020

Platform for consulting solution
Patent No. 10,671,601
Receiving a first model associated with a user, a generic model of a generic domain, and a specific domain having an associated domain-specific corpus. A first set of query terms based on elements of the first model, and a second set of query terms based on elements of the generic model, are determined. A third set of query terms is generated based on the first and second sets of query terms. The domain specific corpus is queried using the third set of query terms, and a domain specific model is generated based on results of the querying.
Inventors: Sara H. Basson (White Plains, New York), Kember A.-R. Forcke (Richmond), Richard T. Goodwin (Dobbs Ferry, New York), Kaan K. Katircioglu (Yorktown Heights, New York), Meir M. Laker(Spring Valley, New York), Pietro Mazzoleni (New York City, New York), Nitinchandra R. Nayak (Ossining, New York), John G. Vergo (Yorktown Heights, New York)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
June 2, 2020

Application performance analytics platform
Patent No. 10,671,507
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques of collecting analyzing information on various types of applications in an environment by an application performance analytics platform and acting on the analyzed information. The application performance analytics platform may include at least a monitoring system, a time series database, and an APM tool collector, all of which may be programmatically interfaced with or connected to each other. The APM tool collector may access or pull APM metrics from one or more APM tools and input the metrics to the monitoring system. The time series database may access or pull log files and extract log data for analysis. Based on the analysis, the application performance analytics platform may generate one or more alerts.
Inventors: Anu Prabath (Plano, Texas), Ashish Singam (Mount Prospect, Illinois), Manisha Bodala (Frisco, Texas), Laszlo Szerenyi (Chesterfield, Virginia), Eric Thornton (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
June 2, 2020

Infrastructure resource monitoring and migration
Patent No. 10,671,443
Disclosed herein are computer-implemented method, system, and computer-readable storage-medium embodiments for implementing infrastructure resource monitoring and migration. An embodiment includes retrieving, via an API, a plurality of resource metrics; and ingesting, via a data-processing pipeline, the plurality of resource metrics. Some embodiments may further include queuing, via a stream-processing platform, the plurality of resource metrics. The first set of resource metrics and second set of resource metrics may be selected by at least one computer processor via an application framework. Further embodiments may include populating a time-series database with data comprising the first set of resource metrics and second set of resource metrics, using the at least one computer processor. The at least one computer processor may compute first and second indices corresponding to respective first and second values and perform comparison of the indices. Some embodiments may further include migrating, based on the comparison, a computing service between resources.
Inventors: Ramesh Ramachandran (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
June 2, 2020

Body gesture control system for button-less vaping
Patent No. 10,671,031
A method of detecting a hand-to-mouth (HMG) gesture with an e-vaping device includes detecting movements of the e-vaping device; generating quaternions based on the detected movements; generating movement features based on the generated quaternions; applying the generated movement features to a classifier; and determining whether the detected movements correspond to an HMG based on an output of the classifier.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Midlothian, Virginia), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Terry Bache (Richmond), Niall Gallagher (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 2, 2020

Electronic vaping device and elements thereof
Patent No. 10,667,563
A cartomizer for an electronic smoking article, an electronic smoking article capable of providing a smoking experience without combusting tobacco, and a method of achieving a smoking experience without combusting tobacco are disclosed. The cartomizer can include an annular fluid reservoir having an air flow channel therein; a liquid material within the fluid reservoir; and a heater, which surrounds the fluid reservoir and is operable to heat the fluid reservoir to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material contained within the fluid reservoir to form a saturated vapor within the air flow channel.
Inventors: David B. Kane (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 2, 2020

Systems and methods for remote monitoring in a computer network
Patent No. 10,671,472
Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data migration operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data migration operations. Upon detection of hardware or software problems, the reporting manager or monitor agent automatically communicates with elements affected by the problem to gather selected hardware, software, and configuration information, analyzes the information to determine causes of the problem, and issues a problem report containing at least a portion of the selected information. The problem report is communicated to a remote monitor that does not possess access privileges to the elements, allowing automated, remote monitoring of the elements without compromising security of the computer network or elements.
Inventors: Parag Gokhale (Marlboro, New Jersey), Rajiv Kottomtharayil (Marlboro, New Jersey), Srinivas Kavuri (San Jose, California), Anand Prahlad (Bangalore, India), Suresh Parpatakam Reddy (Hyderabad, India), Robert Keith Brower Jr. (Midlothian, Virginia), Jared Meade (South River, New Jersey)
Assignee: Commvault Systems (Tinton Falls, New Jersey)
June 2, 2020

Coalescing events framework
Patent No. 10,671,450
Coalescing of events associated with an action is disclosed. In particular, the systems and methods can coalesce one or more events associated with an action to optimize processing and reduce jitters. The system first determines if the action can be coalesced. The system then determines a list of events associated with the action that can be coalesced. From that list, the system determines the optimum set(s) of events that are coalesced to minimize jitters. The optimum set(s) of events are then associated with the action, and executed. As a result, the processing of events triggered by an action is optimized and jitters in the resulting user-experience of the user are minimized.
Inventors: Andrew Lankes Street (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Facebook (Menlo Park, California)
June 2, 2020

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