The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 1.13.21

High speed poucher
Patent No. 10,870,503
An apparatus and methods for producing at extremely high production speeds small pouches filled with tobacco or other granular, powdered or solid content. An endless web substrate, with or without flavor film thereon, is formed into a tubular shape with a longitudinal seam. The tube is cut to individual lengths, and a procession of tubes is crimp-closed at one end, filled and crimp-closed at the other end to complete pouch production. During production, the seams formed at the crimped ends of the pouch are parallel to one another and the longitudinal seam of the pouch is midway between the sides of the pouch and orthogonal to the seams formed at the crimped ends of the pouch.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Chesterfield, Virginia), Dwight D. Williams (Powatan, Virginia), Jeremy J. Straight (Midlothian, Virginia), David J. Webb (Jeffersonton, Virginia), Carl G. Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
Dec. 22, 2020

Prodrug and protected forms of 5-hydroxymethylfurfuranal (5-HMF) and its derivatives
Patent No. 10,875,834
Prodrugs and derivatives of 5-hydoxymethyl-2-furfural (5-HMF) with protected or modified aldehyde and/or alcohol moieties are provided. The prodrugs or derivatives exhibit increased bioavailability, e.g. due to having extended half-lives in circulation. The drugs are therefore administered i) at lower doses and/or ii) less frequently than 5-HMF, while still maintaining the beneficial therapeutic effects of 5-HMF.
Inventors: Martin K. Safo (Richmond), Guoyan Xu (Richmond), Yan Zhang (Richmond), Osheiza Abdulmalik (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) & The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Dec. 29, 2020

Symmetrically dynamic equalized volume and pressure air management system
Patent No. 10,875,378
An air management system for a vehicle having a first pneumatic circuit and a second pneumatic circuit, in which the first and second pneumatic circuits are pneumatically connected in a neutral position via a cross-flow mechanism. The first pneumatic circuit includes a first leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a first side of the vehicle. The second pneumatic circuit includes a second leveling valve configured to adjust independently the height of a second side of the vehicle. The first and second leveling valves are configured to establish pneumatic communication between the first and second pneumatic circuits when the first leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the first side of the vehicle and the second leveling valve is not independently adjusting the height of the second side of the vehicle.
Inventors: Matthew Vaughan (Blacksburg, Virginia), David Bryan Lewis (Amelia Court House, Virginia), Joseph Calaway (Camden, Michigan), George Arrants (Richmond)
Assignee: Base Air Management Ltd (Sydney, Austalia)
Dec. 29, 2020

Product portion enrobing process and apparatus
Patent No. 10,875,051
An apparatus for enrobing a product portion can include a polymer spray head arranged to direct a plurality of polymeric fibers in an upward direction and levitate product portions in a polymer enrobing zone above the polymer spray head. Polymeric fibers produced by the polymer spray head can wrap around the product portions levitated in the polymer enrobing zone to create an enrobed product. Side guide structure(s) and/or air knife(s) can be provided adjacent to the polymer enrobing zone to inhibit levitated product portions from falling out of the polymer enrobing zone and/or to guide levitated product portions along a desired path. Exemplary enrobed products include smokeless tobacco products.
Inventors: James David Evans (Chesterfield, Virginia), Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Virginia), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 29, 2020

Method of inserting a removable insulator into an e-vaping device
Patent No. 10,874,148
The method includes configuring a power supply to send an electrical current to a heater in an e-vaping device, the power supply and the heater being in an electrical circuit. The method further includes inserting a removable insulator between electrical elements to disrupt the electrical circuit, the electrical elements being both electrically conductive and electrically passive elements that are in the electrical circuit.
Inventors: Jarrett Keen (Richmond), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 29, 2020

Electronic smoking article
Patent No. 10,874,145
An electronic smoking article includes an outer housing extending in the longitudinal direction, a liquid aerosol formulation, a heater operable to at least partially volatilize at least a portion of the liquid aerosol formulation and form an aerosol, a power supply operable to apply voltage across the heater, at least one light emitting diode, a charging button assembly including a conductive post operable to form a first external, electrical contact at the upstream end of the electronic smoking article, and a second external, electrical contact including a portion of an outer surface of the outer housing at the upstream end of the electronic smoking article. The first and second external, electrical contacts charge the power supply.
Inventors: David R. Schiff (Highland Park, Virginia), Chris Phelan (Richmond), Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Berina Yerkic-Husejnovic (Richmond), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 29, 2020

E-vapor device including capsule containing pre-vapor formulation
Patent No. 10,874,139
An e-vapor device may include a capsule, a mouthpiece configured to receive the capsule, and a vaporizer configured to engage with the mouthpiece to enclose the capsule therebetween. The capsule is configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein. The vaporizer is configured to pierce the capsule to access the pre-vapor formulation therein and to heat the pre-vapor formulation to generate a vapor. Additionally, the vaporizer may be configured to cease a heating of the pre-vapor formulation when a current in the heater structure is less than a reference level. Accordingly, the occurrence of an unpleasant taste resulting from overheating may be reduced or prevented.
Inventor: David Alvarez (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 29, 2020

Systems and methods for managing electronic communications
Patent No. 10,887,256
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing electronic communications. According to certain embodiments, an enterprise directory is provided for listing a plurality of enterprises. In one embodiment, the enterprise directory may include an enterprise profile for each enterprise identifying, among other things, a mode of communication for the enterprise. Enterprises that wish to communicate with one another may form partnerships with one another. In one embodiment, a partnership may be formed between two enterprises when one enterprise accepts a partnership request submitted by the other enterprise. Information regarding partnerships between enterprises may be stored in a database. Further, an enterprise user may request to electronically communicate (e.g., via IM, voice, or email) with a user associated with a different enterprise. Users associated with different enterprises may be allowed to communicate electronically with one another if their respective enterprises are in a partnership with one another.
Inventors: Robert West (Chantilly, Virginia), Charles G. Woods (Richmond), Andrew B. Warner (Cape Coral, Florida), Donald Le (Herndon, Virginia)
Assignee: Verizon Media (New York, New York)
Jan. 5, 2021

Electronic vaping device
Patent No. 10,881,814
In one embodiment, the electronic vaping device includes a cartridge and a battery section. The cartridge and the battery section are connectable so as to define an air inlet between a portion of the cartridge and a portion of the battery section.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Geoffrey Brandon Jordan (Midlothian, Virginia), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia), Ali A. Rostami (Glen Allen, Virginia), Michael J. Mullins (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 5, 2021

Integral porous fiber media with distinguishable density or fiber diameters
Patent No. 10,881,591
The instant disclosure relates to an integral porous fiber media with distinguishable distribution of fiber density, fiber diameter and capillary force. The instant disclosure further relates to a fiber porous media that includes multiple density portions. The disclosed media is a single piece, such that the different density portions are not separable. The disclosed media provides improved liquid delivery properties for a specific liquid delivery device.
Inventors: David Harris (Midlothian, Virginia), Yelena Rogova (Richmond), Qiang Zhou (Moseley, Virginia), Guoqiang Mao (Smyrna, Georgia)
Assignee: Porex Technologies Corp. (Colonial Heights, Virginia)
Jan. 5, 2021

Metal detection device and methods of operation thereof
Patent No. 10,881,323
Disclosed are methods and devices for detecting retained surgical items or other objects having a magnetic signature within a corpus of a patient. The device can comprise a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a distal sensing portion positioned distally of the shaft. The distal sensing portion can comprise one or more gradiometers comprising a plurality of magnetometers. The device can further comprise one or more output components configured to generate a user output to alert a user of a detected object.
Inventors: Luke W. Clauson (Reno, Nevada), Matthew Byrnes Newell (Reno, Nevada), Nicholas G. Lewis (Sparks, Nevada), Michael A. Raye (Reno, Nevada), Jesse D. Adams (Reno, Nevada), Samuel A. Weprin (Richmond)
Assignee: Melzi Corp. (Los Altos, California)
Jan. 5, 2021

Cartridge and e-vaping device
Patent No. 10,881,151
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), Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 5, 2021

Non-combustible vaping element with tobacco insert
Patent No. 10,881,139
An e-vaping device may include a pre-vapor formulation tank configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, an adaptor that includes a vaporizer assembly configured to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation, and a flavor insert positioned to receive vapors formed by the vaporizer assembly. The flavor insert may hold at least one flavorant. The tank, adaptor, and flavor insert may be a non-combustible vaping element that includes a channel into which the flavor insert may be inserted to be positioned to receive the vapors. The flavor insert and the vaporizer assembly may be at opposing ends of the channel. The flavor insert may be a detachable insert configured to be inserted into the tank element. The flavor element may be a tobacco element. The tobacco element may be at least a portion of a cigarette.
Inventors: San Li (Richmond), Ben Ragland (Providence Force, Virginia), Diane Gee (Richmond), Raquel Olegario (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 5, 2021

Use of pectin or other anionic polymers in the stabilization and controlled release of nicotine in oral sensorial tobacco products or nicotine containing non-tobacco oral sensorial products
Patent No. 10,881,134
The use of pectins and/or polymers to prevent nicotine oxidation in tobacco containing products is disclosed. These polymers may be naturally occurring anionic polymers or synthetic polymers. These pectins and/or polymers prevent nicotine from oxidizing into cotinine, nicotine-cis-N-oxide, nicotine-trans-N-oxide, and/or nicotine-1,1-di-N-oxide. Molluscicides, algaecides, pesticides, and stabilized nicotine compositions comprising nicotine and pectin, anionic polymers, or combinations thereof are disclosed.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Jason Flora (Richmond), Georgios D. Karles (Richmond), Christophe Claude Galopin (Chesterfield, Virginia), Diane Gee (Chesterfield, Virginia), John B. Paine III (Midlothian, Virginia), Douglas Antonio Fernandez (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 5, 2021

Smokeless tobacco article
Patent No. 10,881,130
A method for making a smokeless tobacco article can include combining thermoplastic polymer particles with tobacco particles to form a mixture of particles, compressing the mixture of particles within a pressing apparatus to form the mixture into a predetermined shape, separating the mixture from the pressing apparatus such that it retains the predetermined shape, and heating the mixture outside of the pressing apparatus to at least partially melt at least some of the thermoplastic polymer particles and form a matrix of polymer and tobacco particles.
Inventors: Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Virginia), Carl Gregory Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 5, 2021

Multi-barrier wellbore integrity inspection system with eccentricity correction
Patent No. 10,884,158
A downhole inspection system includes a neutron imaging device operable to generate data for detecting potential wellbore anomalies and an electromagnetic imaging device operable to generate data for detecting potential wellbore eccentricity. The neutron imaging device includes a neutron generator operable to emit neutrons, and a neutron detector fixed relative to the neutron generation unit and operable to detect backscattered neutrons from a surrounding environment. The electromagnetic imaging device includes at least one transmitter for generating electromagnetic pulse, and at least one receiver for detecting returning electromagnetic pulse. Correlation of the neutron imaging data with the electromagnetic imaging data provides additional data regarding the potential wellbore anomalies.
Inventors: Ansas Matthias Kasten (Niskayuna, New York), Yuri Plotnikov (Chesterfield, Virginia), Adrian Ivan (Niskayuna, New York), William Robert Ross (Rotterdam, New York)
Assignee: GE Energy Oilfield Technology (Broussard, Louisiana)
Jan. 5, 2021

Browser extension for limited-use secure token payment
Patent No. 10,887,299
Methods and systems for a browser extension system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a browser extension server includes a communication device configured to communicate with a first computing device executing a browser extension application and a web browser application and a second computing device executing an authentication application. The browser extension server further includes a memory storing instructions, and a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving from the first computing device an indication of a financial service account associated with the first computing device, detecting a payment field in a web page provided by the computing device through the web browser application and, in response, generating a secure token mapped to the financial service account. The operations may further include sending the second computing device an authentication request, receiving an authentication response, and populating the payment field with the secure token.
Inventors: Matthew de Ganon (Hartsdale, New York), Kunal Arora (Great Falls, Virginia), Thomas Poole (Chantilly, Virginia), Daniel Kahn (San Francisco, California), Dwij Trivedi (Oakton, Virginia), Paul Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Jan. 5, 2021

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 10,887,106
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission between contactless card and receiving devices are provided. In an embodiment, the contactless card may be configured to create a cryptogram based on a plurality of keys and a counter. The cryptogram may be transmitted to the receiving device. The contactless card may be configured to transmit a one-time password to the client device. The counter value may be adjusted each time the one-time password is generated, and the counter may be configured to increment in a non-monotonic sequence, the sequence associated with one or more cryptographic algorithms.
Inventors: James Ashfield (Midlothian, Virginia), William Duane (Westford, Massachusetts), Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Jan. 5, 2021

Performing hierarchical provenance collection
Patent No. 10,891,174
A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying an event within a system; applying a model to the event to create an aggregated event; and storing the aggregated event.
Inventors: James Collins Davis (Richmond), Lukas Rupprecht (San Jose, California), Deepavali Bhagwat (Cupertino, California), Constantine Arnold (San Jose, California), Wayne Sawdon (San Jose, California)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
Jan. 12, 2021

Regimens of tafenoquine for prevention of malaria in malaria-naive subjects
Patent No. 10,888,558
Methods of prevention of symptomatic malaria in a malaria-naive, G6PD-normal human subject comprising administering to the human subject a compound of Formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of Formula (I). A compound of Formula (I) can be administered prior to potential exposure of a species of Plasmodium, during potential exposure of a species of Plasmodium, and after potential exposure of a species of Plasmodium. The methods of the invention also pertains to kits comprising specific doses of Formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of Formula (I), and instructions for administration of dosing quantity and frequency. The methods of the invention also pertain to determining doses of Formula (I) that meet the general regulatory requirement for a drug to be efficacious in the prevention of malaria in malaria-naive subjects. The methods of the invention further pertain to using the described algorithm to derive dosing regimens which can provide protection against symptomatic malaria in malaria-naive, G6PD-normal subjects. ##STR00001##
Inventors: Geoffrey S. Dow (Washington, D.C,), Bryan L. Smith (Chevy Chase, Maryland), John P. Jones (Richmond), Moshe Shmuklarsky (Bethesda, Maryland), Budda Balasubrahmanyam (Richmond)
Assignee: 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals LLC (Washington, D.C.) & The Government Of The United States As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army (Fort Detrick, Maryland)
Jan. 12, 2021

Systems, devices, and methods for position monitoring and motion compensation
Patent No. 10,888,483
A motion compensation system includes a plurality of RF transmitters, a plurality of direction of arrival sensors, and a positioning table which together are usable to compensate for intrafraction motion of a patient during a medical procedure. The positioning table may be a secondary table arranged next to or above a primary table such as a radiotherapy couch, allowing for repositioning of part of patient such as the head and neck relative to a remainder of the body. The motion compensation system employs a direction of arrival sensor that includes rotating antenna elements in a configuration that improves the ease and accuracy of signal processing and analysis to identify the position of an RF transmitter affixed to a patient. The repositioning table has six degrees of freedom and is safe for use in imaging and radiation intensive environments.
Inventors: Mark Ostyn (Henrico, Virginia), Siyong Kim (Richmond), Woon-Hong Yeo (Richmond), Thomas Dwyer (Richmond), Melvin Rosario (Richmond), Ross Cruikshank (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Daniel Martinez (Ashland, Virginia), Charles Cartin (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Jan. 12, 2021

Support bracket for mounting system
Patent No. 10,888,179
The support bracket includes a major body with a first surface and a second surface, the first surface opposing the second surface. A horizontal shaft extends substantially across an edge of the major body, the horizontal shaft including at least an upper surface, the upper surface extending substantially horizontally away from the first surface of the major body. An engaging structure extends from the major body.
Inventors: James Buck (Richmond), Mike Detenber (Grand Haven, Michigan), Dathan Zang (Richmond), Adam P. Kiteley (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 12, 2021

Modular machine for processing and/or testing rod-shaped articles, and related methods
Patent No. 10,888,110
A processing machine for rod-shaped articles includes a base frame including a back plate extending upward from the base frame; and a plurality of function modules each adapted to perform a manufacturing function on a rod-shaped article. Each function module includes a mounting plate adapted to removably attach the function module to the back plate as a unit, and a dedicated drive motor supported on the mounting plate and adapted to move at least a portion of the function module. The plurality of function modules includes at least one of a rod infeed module, a hopper module, a drum module, a knife module, and a gluing module. A method of configuring a modular processing machine for rod-shaped articles is also described.
Inventors: Peter Mueller (Richmond), Falk Abel (Richmond), Wilfried Hoffmann (Locust Hill, Virginia)
Assignee: Hauni Maschinenbau GMBH (Hamburg, DE)
Jan. 12, 2021

Nitrite-degrading and TSNA-degrading bacteria and methods of making and using
Patent No. 10,888,109
Provided herein are bacterial strains that are capable of degrading nitrite and/or TSNAs. Also provided herein are methods of using such bacterial strains to degrade nitrite and/or TSNAs.
Inventors: Ujwala Warek (Chester, Virginia), Mark T. Nielsen (Nicholasville, Kentucky), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mingwu Cui (Lexington, Kentucky), Xue Luo (Richmond), Xiaohong Jin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Elisabeth Miller (Chesterfield, Virginia), Kwang Choi (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richamond)
Jan. 12, 2021

Slide measuring system for filling pouches and associated method
Patent No. 10,888,108
Systems and methods for measuring tobacco for packaging in pouches are disclosed. A system includes a hopper structured and arranged to hold a granular material in a hopper cavity. The system also includes a measuring system including a measuring cavity and a tube that is slidable in the hopper cavity between a first position unaligned with the measuring cavity and a second position over and aligned with the measuring cavity. The measuring system is configured to continuously communicate a vacuum to the measuring cavity. The measuring system is configured to move a portion of the granular material from the hopper cavity to the measuring cavity when the tube is in the first position. The measuring system is configured to move the portion of the granular material from the measuring cavity to a pouch making machine using pressurized gas that overcomes the vacuum when the tube is in the second position.
Inventors: Herbert C. Longest (Midlothian, Virginia), Jarrold W. Chalkley (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Tamika S. Murrell (Richmond), Jeremy J. Straight (Midlothian, Virginia), Travis M. Garthaffner (Midlothian, Virginia), Leah A. Meyers (Midlothian, Virginia), James D. Evans (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 12, 2021

Methods and compositions related to improved nitrogen utilization efficiency in tobacco
Patent No. 10,888,064
The present disclosure provides metabolic signatures and genetic markers for tracking enhanced nitrogen utilization efficiency phenotypes in tobacco plants and for introgressing enhanced nitrogen utilization efficiency phenotypes into tobacco plants. The disclosure also provides tobacco plants comprising enhanced nitrogen utilization efficiency and methods to the creation of tobacco plants comprising enhanced nitrogen utilization efficiency. The disclosure also provides recombinant polynucleotides and polypeptides for enhancing nitrogen utilization efficiency in modified tobacco plants and tobacco plants comprising the provided recombinant polynucleotides and polypeptides.
Inventors: Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 12, 2021

Paper-scrim-foil core having extruded polypropylene resin
Patent No. 10,889,096
Embodiments of the invention provide a facer used as protective covering for an insulation product. The facer may include a metallic foil layer, a scrim layer, and a paper layer positioned adjacent the scrim layer. The facer may also include a polypropylene material forming a polypropylene layer positioned adjacent the paper layer and heat bonded to an exposed major surface of the paper layer such that a portion of the polypropylene extends into pores of the paper layer to assist in coupling the polypropylene material to the paper layer.
Inventors: Ralph Michael Fay (Lakewood, Colorado), Anthony Edward Moore (Glen Allen, Virginia), Edward Albert Bright (Littleton, Colorado)
Assignee: Johns Manville (Denver, Colorado)
Jan. 12, 2021

System and method of obtaining smoking topography data
Patent No. 10,888,116
An exemplary smoking topography circuit of an electronic aerosol smoking article, includes at least one sensor configured to measure user interaction with the smoking article, a processor, and memory. The processor is configured to detect a smoking event based an output of the at least one sensor, collect data associated with the smoking event, and arrange the data in a pattern that associates the smoking event to shifts in battery voltage. The memory is configured to store the data pattern in a structured multi-byte format.
Inventors: Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia), Douglas A. Burton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Jan. 12, 2021

Transaction exchange platform having streaming transaction data and microservices
Patent No. 10,891,615
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)
Jan. 12, 2021

Systems and methods for saw tooth milling to prevent chip fraud
Patent No. 10,888,940
Example embodiments of systems and methods for milling patterns for a card are provided. A chip fraud prevention system include a device including a chip. The chip may be at least partially encompassed in a chip pocket. The chip pocket may include one or more shapes. The one or more shapes may include one or more peaks and one or more valleys. One or more connections may be communicatively coupled to at least one surface of the chip. The one or more connections may be placed between at least one of the one or more peaks or one or more valleys.
Inventors: Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Stephen Schneider (Midlothian, Virginia), Tyler Maiman (Melville, New York)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Jan. 12, 2021

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