The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 10.7.20

Blanks and packages for consumer items
Patent No. 10,787,288
The blank includes a plurality of sidewall panels, a first foot panel connected via a first fold line to a first panel of the plurality of sidewall panels, a platform panel connected via a second fold line to the first foot panel, a second foot panel connected via a third fold line to the platform panel, and a tab at least partially defined by one or more cut lines in a second panel of the plurality of sidewall panels. The tab is configured to retain a bottom edge of the second foot panel, upon assembly of the blank into a package. A tear-off section is defined by one or more of the plurality of sidewall panels. The package is made from the blank.
Inventors: Travis Garthaffner (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Sep. 29, 2020

Uses of oxygenated cholesterol sulfates (OCS)
Patent No. 10,786,517
Methods of preventing and/or treating ischemia, organ dysfunction and/or organ failure, including multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), and necrosis and apoptosis associated with organ dysfunction/failure, are provided. For instance, the methods involve contacting organ(s) with an oxygenated cholesterol sulfate (OCS), e.g. 5-cholesten-3,25-diol, 3-sulfate (25H-C3S). The organ(s) may be in vivo (e.g. in a patient that is treated with the OCS) or ex vivo (e.g. an organ that has been harvested from a donor and is to be transplanted).
Inventors: Shunlin Ren (Richmond), Feliz Theeuwes (Los Altos Hills, California), James E. Brown (Los Gatos, California), WeiQi Lin (Emerald Hills, California)
Assignee: Durect Corp. (Cupertino, California) & Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Sep. 29, 2020

Cartridge and e-vaping device with serpentine heater
Patent No. 10,786,005
A cartridge of an e-vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, a heater in the housing, and an absorbent material at least partially surrounding the sinusoidal shaped member. The reservoir is configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The heater has a sinusoidal shaped member translating about an elliptical shape to define a channel there through. The absorbent material is in fluid communication with the reservoir.
Inventors: Shmuel Gavrielov (North Miami Beach, Florida), Yuval Malka (Richmond), Rangaraj S. Sundar (Richmond), Isaac Weigensberg (Richmond), David Rubli (Revava, Israel), Moshe Eliyahu (Beit Shemesh, Israel), Arye Weigensberg (Richmond), Scott A. Fath (Richmond), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Bogdziewicz (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Cartridge and e-vaping device
Patent No. 10,786,004
A cartridge of an e-vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, a heater in the housing, and an absorbent material at least partially surrounding the sinusoidal shaped member. The reservoir is configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The heater has a sinusoidal shaped member translating about an elliptical shape to define a channel there through. The absorbent material is in fluid communication with the reservoir.
Inventors: Shmuel Gavrielov (North Miami Beach, Florida), Yuval Malka (Richmond), Rangaraj S. Sundar (Midlothian, Virginia), Isaac Weigensberg (Richmond), David Rubli (Revava, Israel), Moshe Eliyahu (Beit Shemesh, Israel), Arye Weigensberg (Richmond), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Sep. 29, 2020

Location-based note sharing
Patent No. 10,791,424
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)
Sep. 29, 2020

Techniques and system for optimization driven by dynamic resilience
Patent No. 10,789,142
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for testing computer processes in a network system by simulating computer process faults and identifying risk associated with correcting the simulated fault and identifying computer processes that may depend on the corrected computer process. The interdependent computer processes in a network may be determined by evaluating a risk matrix having a risk score and non-functional requirement score. An analysis of the risk score and non-functional requirement score accounts for interdependencies between computer processes and identified corrective actions that may be used to determine an optimal network environment. The optimal network environment may be updated dynamically based on changing computer process interdependencies and the determined risk and robustness scores.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Sep. 29, 2020

Intrafractional motion reduction system using audiovisual-aided interactive guidance and related methods thereof
Patent No. 10,786,180
A system and method for reducing intrafractional motion of a subject The system includes a subject user device, whereby the user device includes an image acquisition device configured to receive location marker information of the subject to provide location marking data of the subject. The system may also include a digital processor configured to: receive the location marking data and determine movement of the subject relative to the location marker information; and communicate feedback of the movement to the subject to help the subject reduce intrafractional motion.
Inventors: Taeho Kim (Glen Allen, Virginia), Harang Ju (Charlottesville, Virginia), Siyong Kim (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation (Charlottesville, Virginia) & Virginia Commonwealth University Intellectual Property Foundation (Richmond)
Sep. 29, 2020

Transaction exchange platform with snapshot microservice
Patent No. 10,789,600
Aspects described herein may relate to a transaction exchange platform using a streaming data platform (SDP) and microservices to process transactions according to review and approval workflows. The transaction exchange platform may receive transactions from origination sources, which may be added to the SDP as transaction objects. Microservices on the transaction exchange platform may interact with the transaction objects based on configured workflows associated with the transactions. Processing on the transaction exchange platform may facilitate clearing and settlement of transactions. Some aspects may provide for dynamic and flexible reconfiguration of workflows and/or microservices. Other aspects may provide for data snapshots and workflow tracking, allowing for monitoring, quality control, and auditability of transactions on the transaction exchange platform.
Inventors: Earle Michael Lee (Moseley, Virginia), William Planck (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Sep. 29, 2020

Blank with platform panel and foot panel, and package with platform panel and foot panel
Patent No. 10,787,289
The blank includes a plurality of sidewall panels, at least one platform panel extending from a lower end of the blank, the at least one platform panel being configured to be folded to form a platform upon assembly of a package using the blank. At least one foot panel extends from the lower end of the blank, the at least one foot panel being configured to be folded and at least partially positioned under the platform to support at least one portion of the platform upon assembly of the package. A tear-off section is defined by at least a portion of the lower end of the blank. The package is formed from the blank.
Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Sep. 29, 2020

Aqueous pesticide microemulsion
Patent No. 10,785,973
The present invention relates to an aqueous pesticide microemulsion formulation including (a) at least one organic pesticide compound P, which is sparingly soluble in water and which is present in the formulation in dissolved form; (b) at least one organic solvent LM1 selected from C1-C4-alkyl lactates; (c) at least one organic solvent LM2 selected from C5-C12-alkyl lactates; (d) at least one organic solvent LM3 selected from N–(C4-C12 alkyl)pyrrolidones; (e) at least one surfactant S selected from anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants and mixtures thereof; and (f) water.
Inventors: Claude Taranta (Stutensee, Germany), Steffen Schlehuber (Ruppertsberg, Germany), Sarah Thompson (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Wolfgang Meier (Limburgerhof, Germany), Jochen Schreieck (Schifferstadt, Germany), Helmut Mueller (Weisenheim, Germany), Paulo Cesar Queiroz (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Assignee: BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Sep. 29, 2020

Methods for the installation of overhead transmission lines and devices thereof
Patent No. 10,788,643
A method for overhead transmission line installation includes tension pulling a transmission line over a path between a first support structure having a first mounting location and a second support structure having a second mounting location extending from the first mounting location to a first transition location on the second support structure, to a second transition location on the first support structure, and to the second mounting location. The transmission line is mounted at the first mounting location and the second mounting location. The mounting provides a slack portion of the transmission line between the first mounting location and the second mounting location. A portion of the slack portion is mounted proximate to the first mounting location or the second mounting location to provide an overhead transmission line extending between the first mounting location and the second mounting location and a remainder of the slack portion.
Inventors: Walter L. Chappell II (Chester, Virginia), Brian S. Carr (Disputanta, Virginia)
Assignee: Prince George Electric Cooperative (Waverly, Virginia)
Sep. 29, 2020

Text-to-speech modeling
Patent No. 10,789,956
A device may receive a set of audio data files corresponding to a set of calls, wherein the set of audio data files includes digital representations of one or more segments of respective calls of the set of calls, and wherein the set of calls includes audio data relating to a particular industry. The device may receive a set of transcripts corresponding to the set of audio data files. The device may determine a plurality of text-audio pairs within the set of calls, wherein a text-audio pair, of the plurality of text-audio pairs, comprises: a digital representation of a segment a call of the set of calls, and a corresponding excerpt of text from the set of transcripts. The device may train, using a machine learning process, an industry-specific text-to-speech model, tailored for the particular industry, based on the plurality of text-audio pairs.
Inventors: Abhishek Dube (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Sep. 29, 2020

Technologies for interactive predictive control of uninterruptible power supply systems
Patent No. 10,797,513
Technologies for interactive predictive control of uninterruptible power supply systems are disclosed. In an illustrative embodiment, a method of controlling a double-conversion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system may include defining, with a digital signal processor (DSP), a curve as a function of a plurality of user-input reference points associated with an inductor coupled to either an input or an output of the double-conversion UPS system, where the curve is indicative of an electromagnetic behavior of the inductor. The method may also include determining, with the DSP, in response to an application of current to the inductor, an inductance value for the inductor based on the defined curve and the applied current. The method may further include setting, with the DSP, as a function of the determined inductance value, a duty cycle to control switching of at least one of an active rectifier and an inverter of the double-conversion UPS system.
Inventors: Adil Oudrhiri (Richmond), Christopher Alan Belcastro (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG (Baden, Switzerland)
Oct. 6, 2020

Medical injector simulation device and containers for storing delivery devices
Patent No. 10,796,604
An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system coupled to the simulated medicament delivery device. The electronic circuit system is configured to output an electronic output associated with a use of the simulated medicament delivery device.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Virginia), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Virginia), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Virginia), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, India), T. Spencer Williamson (Richmond), Kai R. Worrell (Hopkins, Minnesota), David A. Weinzierl (Andover, Minnesota)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
Oct. 6, 2020

System and method for mobile social networking within a target area
Patent No. 10,796,251
A system and method for mobile social networking within a target area are provided. The method provides for mobile social networking. The method includes receiving a social networking profile, and a target area. The social networking profile has at least one user preference. The method also includes broadcasting the social networking profile to one or more members of the social network within the target area. The method further includes searching within the target area for the one or more members having a preference that is the same or similar to the at least one user preference. The method additionally includes enabling contact with the one or more members having the same or similar at least one user preference.
Inventors: Frederick Joel Mason Jr. (Richmond), Donald Jeffrey Smith (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 6, 2020

Performance engineering platform and metric management
Patent No. 10,795,805
A flexible, adaptive performance test platform allows a test developer to customize performance tests to more realistically determine the impact of network behavior on a system under test. The test platform may be accessed through the use of a Graphic User Interface (GUI) by all developers within an enterprise to generate and execute performance tests prior to release of new systems by the enterprise. In one aspect, the test platform enables developers to share performance tests, thereby leveraging existing work product to reduce the overall system development time. In another aspect, the test platform enables developers to customize performance tests, providing the flexibility to easily specify a duration, scale, geography and/or resource for the test. In another aspect, the test platform enables developers to customize and monitor one or more metrics in accordance with the particular performance goals of the SUT, to enable a developer to more easily identify system issues.
Inventors: Sashi Kandru (Ashburn, Virginia), Navin Yadav (Aurora, Ohio), Joshua McNeil (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 6, 2020

Composite micro-vaporizer wicks
Patent No. 10,792,443
A composite wick is provided for use in a micro-vaporizer having a fluid reservoir and a heating element. The composite wick comprises a wick body positionable so that its upstream surface is in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir and the downstream surface is disposed in opposition to a surface of the heating element. The wick body comprises at least one base wick structure having a plurality of tortuous passages that collectively provide a capillary effect to draw fluid from the reservoir and transport it toward the downstream surface. The wick body further comprises an active material positioned within the wick body so that vaporizable fluid drawn through the wick body contacts and interacts with the active material. The active material is selected to impart a desired characteristic to the vaporizable fluid.
Inventors: Yongjie Xu (Richmond), Donovan Phillips (Richmond)
Assignee: Blackship Technologies Development (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Oct. 6, 2020

Method for making carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign
Patent No. 10,791,758
A carton for displaying articles attachable to a flip sign is disclosed, which includes a box structure having a back panel, a bottom panel, a top panel, a pair of side panels, a top front panel, a bottom front panel, a first inner panel and a second inner panel, the first inner panel having a pair of slots configured to receive a pair of tabs on an outer free edge of the second inner panel. The first and second inner panels rest adjacent to the back panel upon placing a plurality of articles within a recess, which is formed between the top front panel, the bottom front panel, the back panel, and the pair of side panels.
Inventors: Scott Fath (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 6, 2020

Methods and systems to facilitate authentication of a user
Patent No. 10,797,879
Disclosed is a method of facilitating authentication of a user. The method may include performing at least one of generating and receiving, using a processor, a primary cryptographic identifier consisted of a primary public key and a primary private key. Further, the method may include generating, using the processor, a global static user identifier corresponding to the user based on the primary public key. Further, the method may include generating, using the processor, a digital signature corresponding to a service based on a unique identifier associated with the service and the primary cryptographic identifier. Further, the method may include generating, using the processor, a key generation seed based on the digital signature and the global static user identifier. Further, the method may include generating, using the processor, a secondary cryptographic identifier including a secondary public key based on the key generation seed.
Inventors: Lawrence Liu (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
Oct. 6, 2020

Quadruple butterfly coil
Patent No. 10,792,508
Provided herein are embodiments of a Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC) configuration having enhanced focality for stimulation of specific areas of a brain for therapeutic treatment. Finite element simulations were conducted for the QBC, the QBC with a single shield, and the QBC with a double shield. The stimulation profiles for these coil configurations were assessed with 50 anatomically realistic MRI derived head models. The coils were positioned on the vertex and the scalp over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to stimulate the brain. Computer modeling of the coils was performed to determine volume of stimulation, maximum electric field, location of maximum electric field, and area of stimulation across all 50 head models for both coils.
Inventors: Priyam Rastogi (Ames, Iowa), Erik Gordon Lee (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Ravi L. Hadimani (Glen Allen, Virginia), David C. Jiles (Ames, Iowa)
Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation (Ames, Iowa)
Oct. 6, 2020

Bent capillary tube aerosol generator
Patent No. 10,792,442
An apparatus for generating aerosol comprises a capillary tube comprising at least one bend, fluid inlets, and an outlet along the bend. The capillary tube is heated to a temperature sufficient to volatilize fluid in the capillary tube, such that the volatilized fluid discharges from the outlet to form an aerosol.
Inventors: Shane Price (Weaver, Alabama), Evgeni Sychey (Oxford, Alabama), Marc D. Belcastro (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jeffrey A. Swepston (Powhatan, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
Oct. 6, 2020

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