The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 10.21.20

Systems and methods for authorizing a transaction
Patent No. 10,803,463
A system for authorizing a transaction includes one or more processors, and a memory storing instructions. When executed by the one or more processors, the instructions cause the system to perform operations including: receiving a configuration request associated with a financial service account via a web interface; setting a limitation in accordance with the configuration request; and generating a graphic indicium or a card number as a token for authorizing a transaction, associated with the financial service account, which satisfies the limitation in accordance with the configuration request. The token is configured to be printed on a substrate or loaded into an electronic payment system.
Inventors: Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Anthony P. Reynolds (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 13, 2020

Ester nitrates derivatives of aromatic aldehydes with multiple pharmalogic properties to treat sickle cell disease
Patent No. 10,800,751
The invention provides new aromatic aldehyde compounds that have greater potency in increasing the affinity of Hb for oxygen, greater potency for preventing sickling, and additional pharmacologic properties that ameliorate other symptoms of SCD. The invention further provides methods for treating SCD by providing a subject having SCD with a compound according to the invention.
Inventors: Martin Safo (Richmond), Jurgen Venitz (Richmond), Richmond Danso-Danquah (Henrico, Virginia), Tanvi Deshpande (Baltimore, Maryland), Yan Zhang (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Oct. 13, 2020

Convertible carrier
Patent No. 10,800,572
A convertible carrier includes first and second carrier units (101A, 101B). The first carrier unit includes a first side panel (114A) and a first medial panel (110A) disposed opposed to the first side panel. The second carrier unit includes a second side panel (114B) and a second medial panel (110B) disposed opposed to the second side panel. The first and second medial panels are in a face-contacting arrangement to form a medial wall disposed between the first and second side panels. The first and second medial panels are retained in the face-contacting arrangement by at least one hinged connection (149, 161) between the first and second medial panels and by at least one removable joint. The removable joint is formed in part from part (162A) of the first medial panel and in part (162B) from part of the second medial panel.
Inventors: Ekaterina V. Gaidaeva (Atlanta, Georgia), Caleb S. Loftin (Richmond), Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
Oct. 13, 2020

Modifying taste and sensory irritation of smokeless tobacco and non-tobacco products
Patent No. 10,799,548
Tobacco products comprising smokeless tobacco products and active ingredients, including those that antagonize nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, the TRPV1 channel, and/or the TRPA1 channel are disclosed. Nicotine replacement therapies comprising active ingredients, including those that antagonize nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, the TRPV1 channel, and/or the TRPA1 channel. The active ingredient may reduce or eliminate sensory irritation arising due to use of the product. Analgesic compositions comprising active ingredients. Methods of reducing taste and sensory irritation by employing an active ingredient.
Inventors: Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia), Georgios D. Karles (Richmond), Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 13, 2020

Artificial prosthesis installation clamp and method
Patent No. 10,799,254
In the use of devices and methods for measuring applied pressure on an article, such as a patella construct during a surgical procedure, a clamp is provided with arms, an optional external spring, an optional internal spring and a torque knob for applying constant and measurable pressure to the article. Embodiments of the clamp include a spring rod engaged with the torque knob for assisting in applying and retaining desired pressure. Spike elements and a bushing insert are secured to the ends of the arms for retaining the article in place during use. The elements are advantageously assembled and disassembled to facilitate thorough and quick cleaning.
Inventors: John Stuart Boyer (Henrico, Virginia), Bruce Reed Anderson (Richmond)
Assignee: Boyer Anderson LLC (Henrico, Virginia)
Oct. 13, 2020

Functional food and beverage compositions with improved taste through the use of sensates
Patent No. 10,798,961
The present application is directed to sensory technologies for beverages and other products that significantly reduce or fully mask bitterness and/or off-flavor associated with the presence of functional ingredients, such as caffeine or L-phenylalanine. In particular, reduction or masking of the bitterness and/or off-flavor in the beverage or food composition is achieved through the addition of trigeminal sensation-eliciting compounds, referred to herein as sensates, responsible for cooling, warming, tingling, or mouthfeel-type sensations.
Inventors: Pauline Marcq (Richmond), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia), Maria Gogova (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 13, 2020

Skin treatments containing pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) esters and methods of preparation and use thereof
Patent No. 10,799,441
The present invention relates to cosmetic or dermatological compositions containing PQQ or its esters, methods of treating or promoting skin changes by topical application of these compositions, and methods of synthesis of PQQ esters. The PQQ ester-containing compositions of the present invention are unexpectedly effective in treating skin, particularly with respect to skin tolerance. When included in a topical composition, the PQQ esters of the present invention have an antioxidant effect that is useful in treating a skin change.
Inventors: Joseph Abernathy Lewis II (Chesterfield, Virginia), Joseph C. DiNardo (Vesuvius, Virginia)
Assignee: PCR Technology Holdings (Richmond)
Oct. 13, 2020

Dynamic selection of a device from a community of devices as a conduit for location detection mode activation
Patent No. 10,803,731
A first device may determine to activate a location detection mode of a second device. The location detection mode may be related to locating the second device. The second device may not be within a short-range communicative proximity of a wireless transceiver component of the first device. The first device may select a user device, of a plurality of user devices, via which to cause the second device to activate the location detection mode. The first device may provide, via the user device, a set of instructions to cause the second device to activate the location detection mode. The first device may perform one or more other actions related to locating the second device after providing the set of instructions.
Inventors: Venkata Mandali (Glen Allen, Virginia), Arunkumar Natarajan (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 13, 2020

Monitoring system for thermoplastic mask using pressure sensor
Patent No. 10,799,719
The present invention relates to a thermoplastic mask monitoring system using a pressure sensor. Specifically, a thermoplastic mask according to the present invention may include: a mask having a shape determined according to a shape of a first region which is at least a part of a patient’s body by using thermoplasticity, fixing the first region in close contact with the first region, and receiving radiation; and a pressure sensor provided between the mask and the first region and sensing pressure induced by a space generated between the mask and the first region.
Inventors: Min-Seok Cho (Gyeonggi-do, Korea), Tae-Ho Kim (Gyeonggi-do, Korea), Seong-Hee Kang (Gyeonggi-do, Korea), Dong-Su Kim (Gyeonggi-do, Korea), Kyeong-Hyeon Kim (Gyeonggi-do, Korea), Dong-Seok Shin (Incheon, Korea), Si Yong Kim (Glen Allen, Virginia), Tae Suk Suh (Seoul, Korea)
Assignee: The Catholic University of Korea Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation (Seoul, Korea)
Oct. 13, 2020

Stand mixer with bowl lift
Patent No. 10,799,072
A stand mixer includes: a base, the base including a bowl lift framework having first lift features; a support arm attached to the base and extending upwardly therefrom; a head attached to an upper end of the support arm and extending generally horizontally therefrom above the base; and a bowl assembly comprising a bowl and a skirt mounted to the bowl, the skirt including second lift features. The first lift features interact with the second lift features such that, when the bowl assembly is rotated relative to the bowl lift framework, the bowl assembly changes elevation relative to the base between raised and lowered positions.
Inventors: Koen A. Ambrose (Glen Allen, Virginia), Benjamin H. Branson III (Maidens, Virginia), Ernest B. Pryor Jr. (Maidens, Virginia)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Oct. 13, 2020

Process for preparing methionine
Patent No. 10,800,736
A process is used for preparing methionine. Specifically, the process includes the hydrolysis of 5-(2-methylmercaptoethyl)hydantoin (methionine hydantoin) in an alkaline process solution. Further, the by-products that include formate and other anions of organic acids containing 1 to 5 carbon atoms are removed by electrodialysis of the process solution.
Inventors: Daniel Fischer (Midlothian, Virginia), Patrik Stenner (Hanau, Germany), Sebastian Bernhardt (Aschaffenburg, Germany), Harald Jakob (Hasselroth, Germany)
Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH (Essen, Germany)
Oct. 13, 2020

Vapor-permeable, substantially water-impermeable multilayer article
Patent No. 10,800,073
This disclosure relates to an article (e.g., a vapor-permeable, substantially water-impermeable multilayer article) that includes a nonwoven substrate and a film supported by the nonwoven substrate. The film includes a polyolefin, a nanoclay, and a pore-forming filler.
Inventors: Mehdi Afshari (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Fiberweb (Wilmington, Delaware)
Oct. 13, 2020

Obfuscation of information obtained by a card reader
Patent No. 10,810,386
An example method may include transmitting a noise signal through a reader connection of a magnetic reader element. The control component and the magnetic reader element may be associated with a card reader device of a transaction device, and the magnetic reader element may be configured to read a magnetic strip of a transaction card. The method may include receiving, from the magnetic reader element, a reader connection signal from the reader connection. The reader connection signal may include the noise signal. The method may include extracting, from the reader connection signal, a card information signal associated with the transaction card from the magnetic strip. The card information signal may be extracted based on the noise signal. The method may include performing an action associated with the card information signal.
Inventors: Richard Post (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Nathaniel McKinnon (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 20, 2020

Dispensing systems and methods for using the same
Patent No. 10,807,769
Dispensing systems for delivering a product from the inside of a container to a receptacle, cup, or container include valve systems and other dispensing configurations to reduce mess, parts, and costs associated with such dispensing systems.
Inventors: Brandon L. Ramsuer (Henrico, Virginia), Kelly A.Harrigan (Richmond), Niels F. G. Van Wieringen (‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands), Stefan Koster (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Eelco Jan De Man; Eelco (Vlijmen, the Netherlands), Sara D. Falcon (Richmond), William L. Driskell (Lee’s Summit, Missouri)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Grandview, Maryland)
Oct. 20, 2020

Cartridge and e-vaping device with serpentine heater
Patent No. 10,806,188
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 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)
Oct. 20, 2020

Purification of crude polyalkylene oxide polymers with acid functionalized silicas and metal silicates
Patent No. 10,808,076
A method of purifying a crude polyalkylene oxide polymer that contains a catalyst, such as potassium hydroxide. The method comprises contacting the crude polyalkylene oxide polymer with a composition comprising an acid functionalized silicate, such as an acid functionalized magnesium silicate adsorbent containing at least one acid in an amount effective to remove the catalyst from the polyalkylene oxide polymer. Such a method provides for an improved removal of the catalyst from the polyalkylene oxide polymer.
Inventors: Andrey Bagreev (Chesterfield, Virginia), George E. Hicks (Elizabeth, Indiana)
Assignee: The Dallas Group of America, Inc. (Whitehouse, New Jersey)
Oct. 20, 2020

Method and apparatus for producing pouched tobacco product
Patent No. 10,807,753
In a method and apparatus for producing a small pouch with a predetermined amount of particulate material therein, a predetermined amount of the particulate material is portioned from a bulk supply and compacted into a single discrete caplet. The caplet is then deposited into an open hollow pouch closed at one end thereof, and the open end is then closed with the caplet between the closed ends of the pouch. The caplet in the pouch is then compressed to return it to its particulate form. The particulate material may be granular or shredded tobacco.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Chesterfield, Virginia), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
Oct. 20, 2020

Systems and methods for tiered authentication including position-based credentials
Patent No. 10,812,472
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for implementing tiered authentication using position based credentials. In one implementation, a system for associating two user interface devices to provide position-based authentication for a user may include one or more memories storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a first identity associated with a first user interface device, receiving a second identity associated with a second user interface device, receiving credentials associated with the user, receiving a distance threshold, and establishing a credentialing association between the first identity and the second identity based on the credentials and the distance threshold.
Inventors: Paul Y. Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia), Ryan Fox (Lebanon, Ohio), Matthew Thompson (Alexandria, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 20, 2020

Systems and methods for overmolding a card to prevent chip fraud
Patent No. 10,810,475
Systems and methods for overmolding a card are provided. A chip fraud prevention system include a device including a chip and a substrate. The chip may be at least partially encompassed in a chip pocket, and the substrate may be at least partially encompassed by the overmold.
Inventors: Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Stephen Schneider (Midlothian, Virginia), Tyler Maiman (Melville, New York)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 20, 2020

Lubricant containing thiadiazole derivatives
Patent No. 10,808,198
The present disclosure describes a lubricating composition including a) a major part of a base oil of lubricating viscosity wherein the base oil is selected from API Group I, II, III, IV, V, or mixtures thereof, b) a total of 0.001 to 0.536 wt. %, based on the total lubricating composition, of one or more monohydrocarbyl-substituted dimercaptothiadiazole derivative(s) according to Formula (I), or a tautomer or salt thereof, below ##STR00001## wherein R is methyl or C.sub.2 to C.sub.4 alkyl, wherein the total lubricating composition has a sulfur content of up to 2,500 ppm (wt.), c) less than 0.1 wt % phosphite. The disclosure further describes the use of the lubricating composition for lubricating a driveline, a transmission including a manual or automated transmission, a gear, an automated gear, or an axle, and for enhanced FZG test performance. The disclosure further relates to a method for preparing the lubricating composition.
Inventors: Xinggao Fang (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Oct. 20, 2020

Transfer of a transaction from a wounded ATM to another ATM
Patent No. 10,810,562
Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for completing the transaction at another ATM upon determining that an ATM where a transaction being performed is unable to complete the transaction. Upon detection of an error condition at the ATM, a current status of the transaction being performed at the ATM and the error condition may be analyzed to determine an option to complete the transaction. Upon determination that the transaction can be completed at the other ATM, a notification may be sent to the customer. In response to the notification, information identifying the transaction may be received from the other ATM, and a session identifying the transaction may be sent to the other ATM, thereby allowing the transaction to complete at the other ATM.
Inventors: Nathaniel McKinnon (Henrico, Virginia), Ehab M. Awadallah (Annandale, Virginia), Jeremy J. Phillips (Brooklyn, New York)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 20, 2020

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