The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.1.20

Systems and methods to manage models for call data
Patent No. 10,694,024
Systems and methods for managing models for call data are disclosed. For example, the system may include one or more memory units storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving, from a user device, an input indicating a segment of a first recorded call and an attribute associated with the segment. The operations may include determining a parameter of a model, wherein the model is associated with the attribute. The operations may include changing the parameter based on the input. The operations may include generating an updated model based on the changed parameter, wherein the updated model may be configured to analyze recorded calls having one or more segments with the same attribute.
Inventors: Sara McDole (Midlothian, Virginia), Premkumar Dhayalan (Richmond), Thomas Zahorik (Charlottesville, Virginia), Saiteja Kamuni (Richmond), Sri Penmatsa (Richmond), Vamsi Rallabandi (Richmond), Danni Tang (Richmond), Suresh Pothireddy (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
June 23, 2020

Re-seal label and container with re-seal label
Patent No. 10,689,176
In an example embodiment, a re-sealable label for covering an opening of a box includes a sheet of polymer material that includes a re-sealable adhesive on an underside thereof. A liner is adhered to the underside of the sheet of polymer material. The liner is configured to cover the opening and includes a foil layer and a paper layer. The sheet of polymer material includes a line of perforations wherein one or more of the perforations of the line of perforations include a rectilinear portion and a non-rectilinear portion.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), Scott A. Fath (Richmond), Andrew Peeler (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 23, 2020

Party accessory storage and display unit
Patent No. 10,689,149
A party accessory storage and display unit has a central portion with two spaced apart planar panels which form a U-shaped opening there between and a display panel hingeably and detachably mounted on the central portion to move between an open position and a closed position adjacent to the central portion. Two pivotal members are each pivotally connected to opposite sides of the central portion to move between a storage condition inside the U-shaped opening and a serving position outside of the U-shaped opening of the central portion. The central portion and the two pivotal members have several compartments for holding accessory items for a social event. A display panel is hingeably attached to the central portion for displaying selected indicia. The unit is easily adapted to be supported by different configurations and sizes of tables, and is easily set up, taken down, and transported.
Inventors: Charrondarous Goode (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
June 23, 2020

Foam heating system
Patent No. 10,688,728
A foam assembly system is provided. The system is configured to heat a surface of foam. After the heating of the foam, an adhesive is applied, typically a high solids adhesive. The foam is then bonded to another foam surface. It has been found that the pre-heating of the foam before adhesive application greatly enhances the bond strength between the foam and the second foam surface to which it is adhered.
Inventors: Robert J. Rose (Richmond), Andrew T. Sinclair (Richmond), Ian L. Churcher (Richmond)
Assignee: Worthen Industries (Nashua, NH)
June 23, 2020

Electronic vaping device with outlet-end illumination
Patent No. 10,687,557
A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes a housing extending along a longitudinal axis of the cartridge, and an outlet-end insert coupled to the outlet end of the housing. The housing at least partially encloses a pre-vapor formulation reservoir and a vapor generator of the cartridge and further channels light via internal reflection through an interior of the housing. The outlet-end insert includes an outlet in flow communication with the vapor generator, directs the vapor generated by the vapor generator out of the cartridge through the outlet, and further emits the light channeled through the interior of the housing. One or more properties of the light are controllable.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Phillip Diana (Midlothian, Virginia), Nam Tran (Richmond), Matthew Caparrelli (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 23, 2020

Connection device, cartridge and electronic vaping device
Patent No. 10,687,554
At least one example embodiment discloses a cartridge for an electronic vapor (e-vapor) apparatus. The cartridge includes a pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a solution therein and a first connector element configured to connect the cartridge to a power section of the e-vapor apparatus. The first connector element includes a processing device configured to communicate with the power section.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Richmond), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Niall Gallagher (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 23, 2020

Chelated metal oxide gel compositions
Patent No. 10,687,535
Described is a homogeneous gel composition with at least antimicrobial, antibacterial, and/or anti-viral properties comprising; a combination of a stable and homogeneous aqueous and/or polyol solution based chelated metal oxide liquid complex suspension and a gel composition free of chelated metal oxides comprising water, polyquaternium, glycerine and hyaluronic acid, wherein the homogeneous gel composition contains chelated metal oxide particles homogeneously suspended in the homogeneous gel composition such that a concentration of the chelated metal oxide particles contained within the homogeneous gel are in a concentration of at least 0.001 weight percent.
Inventors: William Wingfield (Richmond)
Assignee: AG Tech (Richmond)
June 23, 2020

Medicament delivery device and methods for delivering drugs to infants and children
Patent No. 10,688,244
A method of delivering epinephrine includes placing a distal end surface of a medical injector into contact with a target location of a patient. The medical injector includes a housing, an energy storage member, and a medicament container containing a dose of epinephrine effective for administration to the patient experiencing anaphylaxis and having a weight of less than 15 kg. The medicament container is coupled to a needle. The medical injector is actuated such that the energy storage member produces a force to move the needle from a first needle position to a second needle position. A distal tip of the needle extends from the distal end surface by a distance of between 7 millimeters and 8 millimeters when the needle is in the second needle position. A portion of the force is exerted to expel the dose of epinephrine when the needle is in the second position.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Virginia),  (Charlottesville, Virginia), Glen L. Kelley (Glen Allen, Virginia), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Indiana)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
June 23, 2020

Automatic image cropping systems and methods
Patent No. 10,699,413
A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform the steps of a method to automatically crop images. The system may convert a raw image into a grayscale image before applying an edge detection operator to the grayscale image to create an edge image. The system may then create a binary image based on the edge image, identify one or more contours in the binary image, and determine one or more contour bounding image areas surrounding the contour(s). Upon identifying contour bounding image area(s) having user-specified dimensional criteria, the system may determine a minimum bounded image area including those area(s), pad the minimum bounded image area, and crop the raw image based on the padded bounded area.
Inventors: Omar Ahmed Ansari (Richmond)
Assignee: CarMax Business Services (Richmond)
June 30, 2020

Dual-ended lip balm container
Patent No. 10,694,831
A three to six sided lip balm applicator of the present invention comprises a cap, a liner, and a base, having engagement assemblies for engaging the cap to the liner the liner to the base, and a base from one lip balm applicator to an equivalent base from another lip balm applicator to form a lip balm container. The base comprises a partition with stabilizers which emerge from the partition and extend radially toward and overhang an aperture in the partition. The lip balm applicator may contain a domed lip balm, filled directly into the lip balm applicator or components thereof as a mold for manufacturing the domed lip balm, filled to a fill level approaching the partition top but not touching the partition top.
Inventors: Matthew Clifton Keller (Richmond), David Dombrowski (Williamsburg, Virginia), David Charles Fuhrmeister (Chester Springs, Pennsylvania), William H. Valls (Loveland, Ohio), Zachariah S. Simmering (Mansfield, Ohio), Jonathan Keith Markey (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Assignee: PF Consumer Healthcare 1 (Wilmington, Delaware)
June 30, 2020

Packaging sleeve
Patent No. 10,694,780
A sleeve operable to at least partially contain two cylindrical articles in side-by-side or back-to-back relation, the sleeve including first and second openings or a single opening in a bottom thereof and the first and second cylindrical articles contained within the sleeve such that portions of the first and second cylindrical articles are exposed outside the sleeve.
Inventors: Scott Fath (Richmond), Ryan J. Sousa (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Steven R. Rinehart (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
June 30, 2020

Control system for retrograde drill medical device
Patent No. 10,695,073
A rotary, cutting medical device configured to be used during surgeries, such as ACL reconstruction, to drill holes and retrograde sockets is disclosed. The device may include a blade at a distal end that is movable between a first position aligned with a longitudinal axis of the device and a second position nonparallel to the longitudinal axis used to create retrograde sockets. The device may include a blade position control system connecting the blade to distal ends of both the outer tube and inner shaft and configured to control movement of the blade between first and second positions for drilling a hole and then creating a retrograde socket. The device may include a position retention system configured to retain the blade in the second position while allowing the inner s
Inventors: Ken Adams (Naples, Florida), Daniela Garcia (Naples, Florida), Philip S. O’Quinn (Naples, Florida), James P. Bradley (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), William R. Beach (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Arthrex (Naples, Florida)
June 30, 2020

Client device authentication using contactless legacy magnetic stripe data
Patent No. 10,701,560
A technique for generating a diversified encryption key for a contactless legacy magnetic stripe card is disclosed. The diversified key can be generated using a master key, a key diversification value and an encryption algorithm. In one example embodiment, the key diversification value can be provided by the user as a fingerprint, numeric code or photo. The user can provide the key diversification value to the card or a cellphone. The card can generate the diversified key using the user provided key diversification value. The card or the cellphone can transmit the user provided diversification value to the server and the server can regenerate the diversified key using the user provided diversification value.
Inventors: Evan Lerner (Midlothian, Virginia), Lara Mossler (Farmville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
June 30, 2020

Percutaneous arterial to venous anastomosis clip application catheter system and methods
Patent No. 10,695,065
A method of creating an anastomosis includes steps of advancing a distal tip of a catheter device through a first blood vessel into a second blood vessel, while simultaneously advancing a proximal base of the device into the first vessel, contacting a wall of the first vessel with a distal blunt surface on the proximal base. A further step is to retract the distal tip so that a proximal blunt base of the distal tip contacts a wall of the second vessel, thereby capturing the two vessel walls between the blunt surfaces of the proximal base and the distal tip. A controlled pressure is applied between the two blunt surfaces to compress and stabilize the captured tissue and approximate the vessel walls. A clip is deployed through the captured tissue to hold the tissue in place during the anastomosis procedure. The anastomosis is created by applying cutting energy to the captured tissue.
Inventors: Brad M. Kellerman (Escondido, California), Jeffrey E. Hull (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Avenu Medical (San Juan Capistrano, California)
June 30, 2020

Thickened or structured liquid detergent compositions
Patent No. 10,696,935
Liquid detergent compositions can be stably structured using amides of an aliphatic polyamine with two, three or four molecules of fully saturated hydroxyl alkyl acids, even in the presence of hydrolysing detergent ingredients such as lipase enzyme.
Inventors: Liesbet Maria Cornelia Detroch (Machelen, Belgium), Susana Fernandez-Prieto (Bennicassim/Castellon, Spain), Vincenzoi Guida (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium), Michael Klostermann (Essen, Germany), Hans-Jurgen Kohle (Hanau, Germany), Bruno Jean-Pierre Matthys (Brussels, Belgium), Johan Smets (Lubbeek, Belgium), Gonglu Tian (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: The Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 30, 2020

Devices and methods for delivering a lyophilized medicament
Patent No. 10,695,495
An apparatus includes a housing, an actuator, a lock mechanism, and a medicament container. The lock mechanism selectively engages a portion of the housing such that (1) the lock mechanism is maintained in a substantially fixed position when the housing is in a first orientation and (2) the lock mechanism is removable from the housing when the housing is in a second orientation. The medicament container is moved in a proximal direction when the lock mechanism is removed from the housing to mix a first medicament portion contained within the medicament container with a second medicament portion contained within the medicament container. The actuator can be moved from a first position to a second position when the lock mechanism is removed from the housing to release energy stored within an energy storage member such that the medicament container is moved in a distal direction.
Inventors: Frank E. Blondino (Henrico, Virginia), Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Virginia), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Virginia), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Indiana)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
June 30, 2020

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