The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 2.24.21

Systems and methods for interactive digital maps
Patent No. 10,921,131
A system for generating a map with spots. The system includes processors and storage devices storing instructions that, when executed, configure the processors to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a map request of a venue, the map request comprising first location data associated with the venue, and transmitting a map data file for the venue, the map data file comprising a presentation of a plurality of spots in the venue and the spots being associated with confidence levels. The operations may also include receiving an add-spot request, the add-spot including data of an additional spot to be added, second location data associated with the additional spot, and verification data. The operations may also include determining a confidence level for the additional spot, modifying the map data file to include a representation of the additional spot, and transmitting the modified map data file.
Inventors: Ana Cruz (Arlington, Virginia), Joseph Boayue (Reston, Virginia), Lee Adcock (Richmond), Christopher Camenares (Falls Church, Virginia), Nahid Farhady Ghalaty (Fairfax, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 16, 2021

Unit dose packaging system (UDPS) having child resistant locking feature with focused push button
Patent No. 10,919,663
A unit dose paperboard package includes an outer paperboard sleeve and an inner paperboard slide card lockably retained within the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve includes a plurality of panels operatively connected to each other such that a top panel of the plurality of panels includes an inner slide card retaining aperture and an inner slide card releasing button defined thereon. The inner slide card includes an inner slide card retaining and releasing panel. The slide card release button includes a longitudinally extending tab defined by a cut in the sleeve, with a root of the tab between ends of the cut, and with a moveable tab edge opposite the root of the tab. The card retaining aperture extends longitudinally past the moveable tab edge in a first direction, but does not extend longitudinally past the root of the tab in a second direction opposite the first direction.
Inventors: Marty Jones (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Norcross, Georgia)
Feb. 16, 2021

Determining problem dependencies in application dependency discovery, reporting, and management tool
Patent No. 10,922,083
Techniques for monitoring operating statuses of an application and its dependencies are provided. A monitoring application may collect and report the operating status of the monitored application and each dependency. Through use of existing monitoring interfaces, the monitoring application can collect operating status without requiring modification of the underlying monitored application or dependencies. The monitoring application may determine a problem service that is a root cause of an unhealthy state of the monitored application. Dependency analyzer and discovery crawler techniques may automatically configure and update the monitoring application. Machine learning techniques may be used to determine patterns of performance based on system state information associated with performance events and provide health reports relative to a baseline status of the monitored application. Also provided are techniques for testing a response of the monitored application through modifications to API calls. Such tests may be used to train the machine learning model.
Inventors: Muralidharan Balasubramanian (Gaithersburg, Maryland), Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Julie Dallen (Vienna, Virginia), David Watson (Arlington, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 16, 2021

Edge-based location-specific warning system for LTE networks
Patent No. 10,924,909
Disclosed is a mobile edge computing system that provides localized emergency responses and warning exclusively to UEs within a venue or area, and provides location-specific warning within the venue or area. The system includes a component that aggregates the S1-mme interface between the MME and a plurality of baseband units and provides read and write access to the S1-mme interface. The disclosed mobile edge computing system can issue cell-specific public warning system (PWS) messages that are customized for and transmitted exclusively to each individual cell within the venue.
Inventors: Patrick Henkle (Homer Glen, Illinois), Vishal Agrawal (Grayslake, Illinois), Jeffrey Courington (Chester, Virginia), Todd Landry (Grayslake, Illinois), Sasi Eswaravaka (Round Lake, Illinois), John Blasko (Grayslake, Illinois), Stephen Turner (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates (Liverpool, New York)
Feb. 16, 2021

Detection of genuine social media profiles
Patent No. 10,924,499
Embodiments include a method, system and computer program product for performing the detection of genuine social media profiles. In some embodiments, a request is received for a target user to join the social network. The request can be used to analyze one or more categories associated with a user profile information of at least one of a requesting user or the target user, and a category score can be calculated for one or more categories. A total score can be calculated from the one or more category scores, and a notification can be provided to the target user indicating the total score.
Inventors: Al Chakra (Apex, North Carolina), Patricia Bui (Henrico, Virginia), Kaji Rashad (Fort Pierce, Florida), Matias Mendieta (Indian Trial, North Carolina)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
Feb. 16, 2021

Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery
Patent No. 10,918,791
An apparatus includes a movable member and a valve coupled to the movable member. The movable member is configured to be disposed within a housing of a medical device and has a first end portion and second end portion. A portion of the first end portion is configured to define a portion of a boundary of a gas chamber. The first end portion defines an opening configured to be in fluid communication between the gas chamber and an area outside the gas chamber. The second end portion is configured to be coupled to a needle configured to deliver a medicament into a body. The valve is configured to selectively allow fluid communication between the gas chamber and the area outside the gas chamber through the opening defined by the first end portion of the movable member.
Inventors: Evan Thomas Edwards (Charlottesville, Virginia), Eric Shawn Edwards (Moseley, Virginia), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Virginia)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
Feb. 16, 2021

Apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium for generating musical pieces
Patent No. 10,930,255
An apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium that generate a harmonized musical piece. The method includes receiving a chord selection including a musical key and a scale selection, generating, within a digital audio work session, a chord progression sequence based on the received chord selection, in response to a detected chord selection change, modifying the chord progression sequence to include a chord progression corresponding to the chord selection change, setting the chord progression sequence as a master sequence, in response to detecting a second progression sequence within the digital audio work session, transmitting an identifier to the second progression sequence setting it as a slave sequence, and establishing a synchronized communication link between the master and the slave sequences such that changes made in the master sequence are automatically effectuated in the slave sequence, and combining the master sequence and the slave sequence to form a composed musical piece.
Inventors: Yakov Vorobyev (Miami, Florida), Louis Ng (Alhambra, California), Michael Cupino (Miami, Florida), Matthew Donner (Davis, California), John Batka (Richmond)
Assignee: Mixed In Key (Miami, Florida)
Feb. 23, 2021

Assessing completion of events
Patent No. 10,931,509
A method for assessing completion of events in a network environment is provided. The method includes receiving a first event vector, generating a second event vector, machine matching the first event vector to the second event vector, and generating an output that includes a variable indicating whether an event corresponding to the first event vector is complete. If each of a plurality of first nodes of the first event vector matches a corresponding one of a plurality of the second nodes of the second event vector, the variable indicates that the event corresponding to the first event vector is complete. If at least one of the plurality of the first nodes of the first event vector is mismatched with the corresponding one of the plurality of the second nodes of the second event vector, the variable indicates that the event corresponding to the first event vector is incomplete.
Inventors: Wesley Boles (Fort Walton Beach, Florida), Alan Scott (Franklin, Tennessee), Julie Leraun Nash (Spring Hill, Tennessee), Donna Ann Nayduch (Ocala, Florida), Gregory McCormack (Gallatin, Tennessee), Thomas Hoy (Nashville, Tennessee), Sean Albert (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: C/HCA (Nashville, Tennessee)
Feb. 23, 2021

Tobacco lozenge
Patent No. 10,925,309
A tobacco lozenge includes a body configured to be wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a matrix including a soluble fiber in an amount greater than or equal to 60 weight percent of the body, tobacco plant tissue dispersed in the matrix, and an additive dispersed in the matrix.
Inventors: Feng Gao (Midlothian, Virginia), Diane L. Gee (Chesterfield, Virginia), Shuzhong Zhuang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Phillip M. Hulan (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Burke (Nashville, Tennessee)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 23, 2021

Wildlife exclusion system and method
Patent No. 10,925,277
A system for limiting access by flying animals to fans of an air-cooled condenser comprises a plurality of perimeter netting segments and interior netting segments. The fans are mounted on a framework and arranged in a matrix. Each fan comprises either (i) a perimeter fan positioned along any one of three or four outer edges of the matrix or (ii) an interior fan. Each perimeter netting segment is adapted to be positioned at least partly below a corresponding one of the perimeter fans. Each interior netting segment is adapted to be positioned at least partly below a corresponding one of the interior fans. Each perimeter netting segment has a first edge adapted to be affixed to the framework and a second edge affixed to a corresponding interior netting segment. At least a portion of each perimeter netting segment is angled inward and downward toward its corresponding interior netting segment.
Inventors: Riad Nabih Dandan (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Dominion Energy (Richmond)
Feb. 23, 2021

Intelligent services for application dependency discovery, reporting, and management tool
Patent No. 10,929,278
Techniques for monitoring operating statuses of an application and its dependencies are provided. A monitoring application may collect and report the operating status of the monitored application and each dependency. Through use of existing monitoring interfaces, the monitoring application can collect operating status without requiring modification of the underlying monitored application or dependencies. The monitoring application may determine a problem service that is a root cause of an unhealthy state of the monitored application. Dependency analyzer and discovery crawler techniques may automatically configure and update the monitoring application. Machine learning techniques may be used to determine patterns of performance based on system state information associated with performance events and provide health reports relative to a baseline status of the monitored application. Also provided are techniques for testing a response of the monitored application through modifications to API calls. Such tests may be used to train the machine learning model.
Inventors: Muralidharan Balasubramanian (Gaithersburg, Maryland), Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Julie Dallen (Vienna, Virginia), David Watson (Arlington, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 23, 2021

Opening pack
Patent No. 10,926,943
In an example embodiment, a pack for tobacco articles comprises an inner sleeve, and an outer box comprising front and back covers that allow access to the inner sleeve when the outer box is opened. The inner sleeve can include a front connecting panel pivotally connecting a front wall of the inner sleeve to an inner surface of the front cover and a back connecting panel pivotally connecting a back wall of the inner sleeve to an inner surface of the back cover. A slot in the outer box is configured to allow opening of the outer box by applying pressure against a bottom wall of the inner sleeve.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), Daniel Richter (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 23, 2021

Heater for fitting orthoses to individual body joint
Patent No. 10,926,449
An orthosis is fitted to a body joint, in a preferred embodiment the equine fetlock, by locating the center of rotation (COR) of the joint; measuring the bones comprising the joint at points located with respect to the COR; selecting the appropriate orthosis from a selection of models thereof; and custom-fitting the orthosis to the individual by heating it to soften a layer of thermoformable foam on the interior of the orthosis, and clamping the orthosis in place over the body joint. A kit of tools for performing the measurements is disclosed, as are a method for location of the COR of the body joint by palpation and a preferred heater.
Inventors: Mouli Ramani (Andover, Massachusetts), Victoria Thompson (South Hamilton, Massachusetts), Kristin Jugenheimer Size (Waltham, Massachusetts), Richard L. Miller (Needham, Massachusetts), Evan Hunter Williams (Boston, Massachusetts), Andrew Jones (Roslindale, Massachusetts), Gregory Scott Torrisi (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Horsepower Technologies (Andover, Massachusetts)
Feb. 23, 2021

Breakable capsules and methods of forming thereof
Patent No. 10,925,310
A breakable capsule such as a seamless breakable capsule useful in a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco product includes an outer shell formed of a cross-linked agar matrix including at least one filler, and an inner core surrounded by the outer shell which comprises a liquid or gel based composition of a flavorant and/or non-flavorant. The cross-linked agar matrix is reinforced with carboxymethyl cellulose that is dispersed throughout the agar matrix so as to fill empty spaces in the agar matrix and inhibit the composition from passing through the empty spaces of the agar matrix.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Douglas Fernandez (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 23, 2021

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