The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11.4.20

Using machine learning to predict user profile affinity based on behavioral data analytics
Patent No. 10,817,804
A behavioral analytics platform may obtain a first data set associated with a first user and a second data set associated with a second user. The behavioral analytics platform may determine a first set of behavioral categories to classify the historical user activity data associated with the first user based on a first set of behavior vectors and determine a second set of behavioral categories to classify the historical user activity data associated with the second user based on a second set of behavior vectors. The behavioral analytics platform may populate one or more user interfaces that are accessible to the first user and/or the second user based on one or more values representing a degree to which the first set of behavioral categories and the second set of behavioral categories correspond to complementary behavioral tendencies, which may be determined using a machine learning technique.
Inventors: Noble Ozoka (Richmond), Matthew Reedy (Richmond), Andrew Marr (Midlothian, Virginia), Lin Ward (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Findings remediation management framework system and method
Patent No. 10,817,611
Aspects described herein may allow for the receiving, from a detection service, a plurality of configuration parameters, wherein each configuration parameter includes a type of a risk and an associated level of the risk, with a corresponding automated remediation action for each configuration parameter. A remediation management framework authenticates the detection service for access to the remediation management framework and initiates a scanning of a system of interest, based on the plurality of configuration parameters, by the detection service, to identify one or more risk findings. The remediation management framework receives the identified one more risk findings; and matches each of the one or more risk findings with the plurality of configuration parameters, which then triggers by the remediation management framework, the corresponding automated remediation action associated with each of the one or more risk findings.
Inventors: Anthony Glynn (Washington, D.C.), Vu Nguyen (Pittsburg, Canada), Matthew Parr (Leesburg, Virginia), Peter Taffs (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Distributed storage access using virtual target portal groups
Patent No. 10,817,391
The technology disclosed herein enables a group of clients to concurrently access data of a distributed storage system over multiple paths without including a client portion of the distributed storage system. An example method may include: determining, by a processing device, a portal group comprising a plurality of network portals for accessing a storage unit; transmitting data of the portal group to a first client and to a second client, wherein data transmitted to the first client indicates a first network portal is preferred and wherein data transmitted to the second client indicates a second network portal is preferred; and providing access for the first client to the storage unit using a storage session, the storage session providing the first client multiple paths to access the storage unit, wherein one of the multiple paths comprises the first network portal.
Inventors: Jason Dillaman (Richmond)
Assignee: Red Hat (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Oct. 27, 2020

Support assembly with movable leg
Patent No. 10,814,897
A support assembly includes a body, a first bearing assembly, a first fastener, and a leg. The body includes a first aperture centered on an axis. The first bearing assembly includes a first ball bearing. The first fastener is threadably engaged with the first aperture. The leg is selectively repositionable along the axis. The leg includes a support. The first fastener is configured to cooperate with the leg to cause repositioning of the support relative to the body in response to rotation of the first fastener within the first aperture.
Inventors: Jules G. Choueifati (Richmond), Sujith Nishal Rasquinha (Bangalore, India), Akhil Ramesh Hamsagar (Bangalore, India)
Assignee: Hill Phoenix (Conyers, Georgia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Electronic vaping device having formulation level indicator
Patent No. 10,813,384
The e-vaping device includes a vaporizer assembly, which includes a heating element, a pre-vapor formulation reservoir, a pre-vapor formulation level indicator including a plurality of discrete indicator segments, and at least one processor. The pre-vapor formulation reservoir may be configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation and the at least one processor may be configured to determine a difference between a first duty cycle of power supplied to the heating element and a second duty cycle of power supplied to the heating element; and adjust the indicator based on the determined duty cycle difference.
Inventors: Terrance Theodore Bache (Richmond), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 27, 2020

Methods and machines for pouching smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products
Patent No. 10,813,382
A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4 mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Virginia), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond), . (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Burke (Nashville, Tennessee), Christopher Joseph Dinovi (Ruther Glen, Virginia), David Phillips (Richmond), Jason Andrew Macko (Richmond), Robert Smith (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 27, 2020

Tobacco plants having altered amounts of one or more alkaloids in leaf and methods of using such plants
Patent No. 10,813,318
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in the transport of alkaloids from the root to the leaf in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences, and tobacco products made from such plants.
Inventors: Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Ujwala Warek (Chester, Virginia), James Arthur Strickland (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 27, 2020

Compact laser machining head
Patent No. 10,814,425
An improved laser-machining head unit for fabric comprising a diagonal mirror assembly with a tubular sleeve extending downward to an internally threaded distal tip. An annular adapter is provided with an externally-threaded male fining at one end and an internally-threaded receptacle at an opposing end. The externally-threaded male fitting of the adapter is adjustably screw-threaded into the internally threaded distal tip of the tubular sleeve. A laser nozzle has a frusto-conical tip and an annular collar Cm attachment to the adapter, the collar being externally threaded and fixedly screw-inserted into the internally-threaded receptacle of the adapter. In addition, there is a gas inlet affixed to the collar of the laser nozzle for introducing gas at a 90-degree angle thereto. The screw-adjustable configuration ensures proper alignment at all times of the lens, the beam and the nozzle aperture, and air stream.
Inventors: John Murkin (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
Oct. 27, 2020

Methods and systems for securing data in the public cloud
Patent No. 10,819,686
Computer implemented systems and methods are provided for securing data. In some embodiments, a system for securing data may comprise one or more processors configured to receive a request for data over a network. The one or more processors may be configured to identify one or more confidential portions of data within the requested data. The one or more processors may be further configured to transmit the confidential portions of data to a hardware device configured to secure the confidential portions of data, and receive the secured data from the hardware device.
Inventors: Attaullah Baig (Round Rock, Texas), Vishal Parikh (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Flue gas desulfurization system and method for performing flue gas desulfurization
Patent No. 10,814,272
A flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system in which a buffering additive feed directly adds a buffering additive containing acetic acid to either the FGD sump or a stream of the system that is downstream of the sump. In a method for performing flue gas desulfurization, the buffering additive, containing acetic acid, is added to either the sump or the overflow. That is, the buffering additive is added to the FGD system separately from the alkaline feed slurry, which contains lime or limestone.
Inventors: Dale P. Stuart (Glen Allen, Virginia), Rajendra Prasad Kalakodimi (Glen Allen, Virginia), David N. Karlovich (St. Augustine, Florida), Curtis Seebaran (Tampa, Florida), Douglas G. Brown (Treasure Island, Florida)
Assignee: Chemtreat (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Systems and methods for providing a financial discount or reward
Patent No. 10,817,893
The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for providing a discount or reward at the point of sale. In one embodiment a system for providing a discount at the point of sale is disclosed. The system may be configured to receive transaction data relating to one or more purchase transactions and determine discount eligibility of the one or more purchase transactions. The system may also be configured to determine a discount amount based on the determined discount eligibility and the transaction data and apply the discount to the one or more purchase transactions. Further, the system may also be configured to display the applied discount to the user.
Inventors: Moshe Benjamin (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Systems and methods for preventing chip fraud by inserts in chip pocket
Patent No. 10,817,768
Systems and methods for providing fraud prevention inserts in a chip pocket of a card are provided. A chip fraud prevention system includes a device including a chip and one or more fraud prevention inserts. The chip, and the fraud prevention inserts, may be at least partially encompassed in a chip pocket.
Inventors: Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Stephen Schneider (Midlothian, Virginia), Tyler Maiman (Melville, New York)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 27, 2020

Enzymatic method for producing 2-hydroxy-4-methylmercaptobutanoic acid (MHA)
Patent No. 10,815,508
The invention relates to an enzymatic method for producing 2-hydroxy-4-methylmercaptobutanoic acid from 3-methylthio-propanal (3-methylmercaptopropanal (MMP) or “methional”) and carbon dioxide.
Inventors: Arne Skerra (Dachau, Germany), Julia Martin (Freising, Germany), Harald Jakob (Hasselroth, Germany), Daniel Fischer (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH (Essen, Germany)
Oct. 27, 2020

Window shutter system
Patent No. 10,815,722
A window shutter system includes a frame assembly and a shutter. The frame assembly is configured to be coupled to a wall. The frame assembly includes a first rail and a second rail. The first rail includes a first mating feature. The second rail is parallel to the first rail. The shutter is configured to be selectively coupled to, and selectively repositionable along, the first rail and the second rail. The shutter includes a second mating feature, a first side, and a second side. The second mating feature is configured to selectively interface with the first mating feature to maintain a position of the shutter relative to the first rail. The first side is configured to be selectively exposed. The second side is configured to be selectively exposed. The second side is different from the first side.
Inventors: Blanche B. Jones (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
Oct. 27, 2020

Systems and methods for performing a purchase transaction using rewards points
Patent No. 10,825,087
A system and method for performing a purchase transaction using rewards points by receiving a purchase request using a financial account with associated account information, determining based on the account information that the financial account is associated with a rewards program with rewards points, and providing the option to pay for the purchase using the financial account or at least a portion of the rewards points. The purchase may be paid for using rewards points from multiple rewards programs and/or multiple financial accounts.
Inventors: Richard Elliott (Glen Allen, Virginia), Matthew Sextone (Richmond), Patricia Hansen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Rhett Edwards (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 3, 2020

Exhaust tail pipe/emissions filter
Patent No. 10,823,024
An exhaust tailpipe/emissions filter employs a reusable/replaceable insert and is configured to slide into and/or onto the exhaust tailpipe of an automobile to reduce air pollution.
Inventors: Raphael Koroma Chidubem (Richmond), Aaron Darnell Chidubem (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
Nov. 3, 2020

Treatment using dantrolene
Patent No. 10,821,098
Provided are low-volume, safe for injection formulations of dantrolene yielding significant advantages over the currently approved and marketed dantrolene for malignant hyperthermia (MH) threatening anesthetic crisis. Once dantrolene can be made immediately available to patients triggered of MH, the anesthesiologist will be able to focus exclusively on the management of the patient’s physiologic status in this complex and evolving crisis, not on the laborious and time consuming reconstitution process of the rescue agent. The low volume, safe for injection formulations of dantrolene have significant advantages over currently used approaches to the prevention and treatment of pumphead, and other neurological, cognitive and motor dysfunction incident to iatrogenically or trauma induced situations of altered blood flow, including those incurred during surgical procedures involving CPB or related procedures, as well as those incurred during non-normothermic episodes caused iatrogenically or by disease.
Inventors: David Anderson (Ashland, Virginia), Benjamin G. Cameransi Jr. (Georgetown, South Carolina), Vincent M. Conklin (Richmond)
Assignee: Lyotropic Therapeutics (Ashland, Virginia)
Nov. 3, 2020

Systems and methods for offering products using linked transactions
Patent No. 10,825,045
The disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for providing offers for linked transactions. Transaction data corresponding to a first product physically purchased using a financial service account and product identification data identifying the first purchased product are received. The transaction data and the product identification data are associated. A consumer that purchased the first product is determined based on at least the transaction data. Follow-on purchase to offer for sale to the consumer based on the product identification data is determined and a follow-up purchase offer to purchase the follow-on product is generated. The consumer is provided with the follow-on purchase offer to enable the consumer to purchase the follow-on product in an electronic commerce purchase transaction.
Inventors: Thomas S. Poole (Chantilly, Virginia), David E. Keating (Glen Allen, Virginia), Drew Michael Jacobs (Arlington, Virginia), Janusz M. Niczyporuk (Vienna, Virginia), Luke A. Hammock (Washington, D.C.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 3, 2020

Techniques and system for optimization driven by dynamic resilience
Patent No. 10,824,528
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)
Nov. 3, 2020

Composition and method for gel electrophoresis with in-situ calibration
Patent No. 10,823,698
The invention relates to, among other things, a method for performing electrophoresis with in-situ calibration. The method includes combining a volume of a test sample with a volume or quantity of a calibrating sample to form a final volume, where the volume of the calibrating sample includes a known concentration of a calibrator and the final volume includes a known ratio of test sample to calibrating sample. The method also includes depositing a loading fraction in a receiving well of an electrophoretic gel, in which the loading fraction is a fraction of the final volume, and separating the loading fraction along a common separation lane of the electrophoretic gel such that components of the test sample and the calibrator are separated from one another along the common separation lane. The method also includes detecting the calibrator and separated components of the test sample within the common separation lane and measuring the level of the calibrator and separated components of the test sample based on the detecting, thereby performing electrophoresis with in-situ calibration.
Inventors: Philip Guadagno (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Erin Summers (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Helena Laboratories Corp. (Beaumont, Texas)
Nov. 3, 2020

Grafted polymer with soot handling properties
Patent No. 10,822,569
The present disclosure relates to viscosity index modifiers that have dispersant properties and lubricating oil compositions comprising said viscosity index modifiers. The viscosity index modifier is the reaction product of an acylated olefin copolymer, a polyamine, and a dicarboxylic acid or anhydride thereof that can react with a free primary amine of the polyamine to form a ring moiety. The disclosure also relates to the use of lubricant compositions comprising the viscosity index improvers of the disclosure for improving the soot or sludge handling characteristics of an engine lubricant composition, while minimizing the deterioration of engine seals.
Inventors: Sheng Jiang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Joseph S. Bradley (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Nov. 3, 2020

Hard candy confections with low hygroscopicity
Patent No. 10,820,608
A confection is formed of a mixture including at least one first simple carbohydrate, at least one non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate, and at least one hydrocolloid. In some embodiments, the non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate includes disaccharides, trisaccharides, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the hydrocolloid includes a starch hydrolysate having a dextrose equivalent less than 36, and the confection is substantially free of starch hydrolysates having a dextrose equivalent of 36 or greater. In some embodiments, the confection is a hard candy. A method of making a confection includes mixing at least one first simple carbohydrate, at least one non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate, and at least one hydrocolloid to form a mixture. The method also includes heating the mixture, cooking the mixture to a predetermined moisture content, and cooling and working the mixture to form the confection comprising the mixture.
Inventors: Balaji Santhanam (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Julie Hickey (Hummelstown, Pennsylvania), Burton Douglas Brown (Hershey, Pennsylvania), Mahesh Venkatachalam (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: The Hershey Co. (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
Nov. 3, 2020

Wire and cable jacket composition of PA6/66 copolymer base resin for improved processability and properties
Patent No. 10,825,587
Polyamide compositions for use in forming wire or cable jacket compositions. The polyamide compositions include a component of polyamide 6/66 copolymer formed from substantially randomly distributed caprolactam monomers and hexamethylenediamine monomers. The polyamide 6/66 copolymer component may form the entirety of the polyamide composition or alternatively, the polyamide composition may include an amount of polyamide 6 homopolymer blended with the polyamide 6/66 copolymer component. The composition also includes one or more additives, such as at least one UV mitigation component, and the polyamide composition further has at least one of a measured transmittance of at least 70% and a measured haze of less than 60%, as determined by ASTM D1003.
Inventors: John V. Facinelli (Morristown, New Jersey), Xiaohan Zhou (Denville, New Jersey), Kuil Park (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, New Jersey)
Nov. 3, 2020

Smart personal protective equipment
Patent No. 10,825,311
A lock-out, tag-out system for use with an appliance having a door includes a lock for controlling opening of the door. The lock has a locked state and an unlocked state. A controller is communicatively coupled to the lock. An automatic identification and data capture system includes a tag and a reader. The reader is communicatively coupled to the controller. When the reader receives a signal from the tag indicating the presence of the tag within an opening envelope, the reader communicates with the controller to transmit a signal to the lock to change the state of the lock from the locked state to the unlocked state. The tag is located on or in the personal protective equipment item. The system may include a second tag on the appliance, the signal of which is attenuated by a user’s body and compared to the signal from the first tag to determine whether protective equipment is worn.
Inventors: Dalia Taylor (Midlothian, Virginia), Jeffrey L. Garascia (Dublin, Ohio), Vincenzo DiFatta (Wood Dale, Illinois)
Assignee: Wells Lamont Industry Group (Skokie, Illinois)
Nov. 3, 2020

Tobacco granules and method of producing tobacco granules
Patent No. 10,820,622
A smokeless tobacco product includes a plurality of orally disintegrable granules. Each granule has a core and at least one layer surrounding the core. The at least one layer includes tobacco particles and a binder. Also disclosed are methods of making tobacco granules that comprise a core and at least one layer having tobacco particles and a binder.
Inventors: Yan Helen Sun (Midlothian, Virginia), Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Florida)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
Nov. 3, 2020

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