The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 3.24.21

Method for managing operational schedules of cloud-based systems
Patent No. 10,951,542
Techniques for managing cloud-based systems are provided. A user provides search criteria for cloud-based resources through a web-based user interface. A search for the cloud-based resources is conducted based on the search criteria. The web-based interface displays a listing of cloud-based resources matching the search criteria. The user provides an input indicating a request to keep awake a first cloud-based resource. In response, the web-based interface copies an original operating schedule for the first cloud-based resource into a first tag and modifies the original operating schedule contained within a second tag to form a modified operating schedule to cause the cloud-based resource to keep awake. The user can restore the original operating schedule when desired. Alternatively, the web-based interface can automatically restore the original operating schedule when a predetermined time period expires.
Inventors: Ron Meck (Toano, Virginia), James Laiche (Richmond), Daniel Eisenberg (Brooklyn, New York), Jacob Walden (Chesterfield, Virginia), Tianzhen Lin (Fairfax, Virginia), Chienyi Hung (New York, New York), Mamadou Balde (Arlington, Virginia), Celik Sismanturk Celik (Astoria, New York), Jason McGinthy (Glen Allen, Virginia), Scott Foreman (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 16, 2021

Caulk caddy and corresponding method and system
Patent No. 10,946,510
A device for receiving and holding a plurality of objects comprises a main body having a plurality of chambers defined therein and a plurality of resilient tabs attached to or integral with the main body and spaced about a perimeter of the main body. Each chamber has an open top end and is adapted to receive at least one object via its open top end. Each tab is adapted to support the device on a top rim of a bucket such that the main body is elevated off a floor of the bucket. Each tab is adapted to flex inward toward a longitudinal axis of the main body when a downward force is applied to the main body such that the main body and the tabs move downward into the bucket until the main body contacts the floor of the bucket.
Inventors: John Stratiou (Henrico, Virginia), Christopher Murray (Richmond)
Assignee: John Stratioun (Henrico, Virginia)
March 16, 2021

Sphingosine kinase type 1 inhibitors and uses thereof
Patent No. 10,945,971
Provided are inhibitors of sphingosine kinase Type I that are useful in a number of applications, indications and diseases, as well as for monitoring pharmacokinetics and patient management. These compounds are applicable to treating ischemic diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
Inventors: Sarah Spiegel (Richmond), Robert Elliot Zipkin (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania), Jeffrey Kroll Adams (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania)
Assignee: Enzo Therapeutics (Farmingdale, New York) & Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
March 16, 2021

Tobacco compositions
Patent No. 10,945,454
The invention features tobacco compositions and methods of their use and manufacture. Compositions of the invention may be based on a variety of technologies. Technologies include films, tabs, shaped parts, gels, consumable units, insoluble matrices, and hollow shapes. In addition to tobacco, compositions may also contain flavors, colors, and other additives as described herein. Compositions may also be orally disintegrable. Exemplary compositions and methods of their manufacture are described herein.
Inventors: James Arthur Strickland (Richmond), Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Florida), James M. Rossman (Tampa, Florida), Armand J. Desmarais (Inverness, Florida), Scott A. Williams (Greenbrier, Tennessee), Tod J. Miller (Richmond), Cherne W. Johnson (Richmond)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
March 16, 2021

High yielding tobacco with oriental tobacco characteristics
Patent No. 10,945,393
This application provides high yielding tobacco plants with Oriental tobacco aroma and flavor characteristics and development of these plants via breeding. This application also provides hybrid seeds that give rise to high yielding tobacco plants with Oriental tobacco aroma and flavor characteristics. This application provides methods of growing and harvesting high yielding tobacco plants with Oriental tobacco aroma and flavor characteristics. This application further provides tobacco products made from high yielding tobacco plants with Oriental tobacco aroma and flavor characteristics, and methods making such tobacco products.
Inventors: Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso (Chesterfield, Virginia), Greg Davis (Midlothian, Virginia), Jerry W. Morris (Jetersville, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 16, 2021

ATM transaction security using facial detection
Patent No. 10,949,652
Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for securing ATM transactions based on facial detection. The approach contemplates performing facial detection on an image of a user of an ATM when the user authenticates themselves, and comparing the user’s detected face to facial detection results of subsequent images taken at the ATM. Based on this comparison, various security events may be detected and, for any given security event, a particular action may be taken.
Inventors: Ana Cruz (Arlington, Virginia), Vincent Pham (Champaign, Illinois), Nahid Farhady Ghalaty (Fairfax, Virginia), Christopher Camenares (Falls Church, Virginia), Lee Adcock (Midlothian, Virginia), Jason Yl (Arlington, Virginia), Geeta Shyamala (Herndon, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 16, 2021

Systems and methods for generating web pages for database search and search engine optimization
Patent No. 10,949,476
Examples relate to systems and methods for dynamically generating web pages for displaying database items based on metadata included in network URL requests. Some examples disclosed herein may enable receiving a URL comprising a plurality of segments, comparing each segment of the plurality of segments to known segment values, identifying, based on the comparison, searchable segments and one or more searchable categories for the searchable segments, independent of the order of the searchable segments within the URL, determining a search pattern based on the searchable segments and searchable segment categories, performing an inventory search based on the search pattern to return a list one or more inventory items, building web page metadata items based on the search pattern, and generating a web page comprising the web page metadata items and the list of inventory items.
Inventors: Chris Ferguson (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: CarMax Business Services (Richmond)
March 16, 2021

Fluid disinfection with ultraviolet radiation and a chemical disinfectant
Patent No. 10,947,129
There is described an on-line device for controlling a fluid treatment process configured to inactivate a microorganism in a flow of fluid using ultraviolet radiation and a chemical disinfectant. The device includes: a memory for receiving a calculated database of dose response for the ultraviolet radiation and for the chemical disinfectant for a fluid treatment parameter; means to obtain input data about the fluid treatment parameter from the process; means to compare the input data with calculated database; and means to adjust one or more of the amount ultraviolet radiation and the chemical disinfectant added to the flow fluid in response to a difference between the input data and calculated database. There is also described a process for controlling a fluid treatment process configured to inactivate a microorganism in a flow of fluid using ultraviolet radiation and a chemical disinfectant.
Inventors: Siva Rajan Sarathy (London, Canada), Adrian Harrison Murray (London, Canada), Domenico Santoro (London, Canada), John Walton (Colfax, Canada), Paris Neofotistos (Midlothian, Virginia), Yuri Lawryshyn (Midhurst, Canada)
Assignee: Trojan Technologies Group ULC (London, Canada)
March 16, 2021

Switching skyrmions with VCMA/electric field for memory, computing and information processing
Patent No. 10,957,372
A fixed magnetic skyrmion in a memory or Boolean logic or non-Boolean computing element is reversibly switched or switchable (1) with only an electric field and without a magnetic field or spin current; and (2) using voltage control of magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) to reduce the spin current needed to switch the skyrmion. Some embodiments switch between four states: two skyrmion states and two ferromagnetic states. Other embodiments switch between two states which are both skyrmionic, in which case the switching process may use ferromagnetic intermediate states, or both ferromagnetic, in which case the switching process may use skyrmionic intermediate states, or between a Skyrmion and ferromagnetic state. Boolean and non-Boolean logic devices are also provided which are based on these switching methods.
Inventors: Jayasimha Atulasimha (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dhritiman Bhattcaharya (Richmond), Md Mamun Al-Rashid (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
March 23, 2021

Systems and methods for switching electronic accounts using a self-service device
Patent No. 10,956,971
The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for switching electronic accounts using self-service device. The account switch system may receive, from the self-service device, a request to switch an existing electronic account associated with a first provider to a new electronic account associated with a second provider. The account switch system may also receive, from the self-service device, information associated with the existing electronic account. The account switch system may generate the new electronic account associated with the second financial service provider and transfer data, such as funds, associated with the existing electronic account to the new electronic account. The account switch system may send information associated with the new electronic account to the self-service device, and the self-service device may provide a new account card associated with the individual and the new electronic account to the individual that is ready for use.
Inventors: Mark Mendez (Richmond), Adam R. Koeppel (Washington, D.C.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 23, 2021

Browser extension for field detection and automatic population and submission
Patent No. 10,956,902
A networked system includes: a communication device configured to communicate with a computing device executing a browser extension application and a web browser application; a memory storing instructions; and a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising: displaying, through the web browser application, a web page on the computing device, the web page being associated with a merchant and including a field requiring population; receiving, through the browser extension application, a secure token mapped to data corresponding to the field, the browser extension application being configured to: (i) detect the field, (ii) automatically populate the field with the secure token sufficient for a financial service provider system to authenticate, (iii) detect a submission script associated with the web page, and (iv) automatically execute the submission script to submit the secure token to the networked system; and transmitting the secure token to the financial service provider system.
Inventors: Matthew de Ganon (Hartsdale, New York), Thomas S. Poole (Chantilly, Virginia), Paul Y. Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dwii Trivedi (Oakton, Virginia), Kunal Arora (Great Falls, Virginia), Katherine H. McHugh (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 23, 2021

Door system with sliding and hinging capability
Patent No. 10,954,707
A door assembly is provided for which can alternate between a pivoting and a sliding configuration. The door assembly can include a door panel, a track, a first carriage assembly, a second carriage assembly, and a locking mechanism. The first and second carriage assembly can connect the door panel to the track. The first and second carriage assemblies can be slidably movable on the track, and the first carriage assembly can further include a pivot mechanism that pivotably couples the door to the track. The locking mechanism can configure the door between the sliding and pivoting configurations. For example, the locking mechanism can mechanically couple the door panel to the second carriage assembly in the sliding configuration and mechanically decouple the door from the second carriage assembly in the pivoting configuration.
Inventors: Neil Adair McMillan Hailey (Richmond), Matthew Joseph Sozio (Rochester, New York)
Assignee: French Slide (Richmond)
March 23, 2021

Thermoformable copolyester laminate
Patent No. 10,954,054
A laminate includes the following substantially coextensive layers in the following order: (a) a non-sealable, self-supporting, thermoformable copolyester film layer having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface constituting an outermost, exposed surface of the laminate; (b) a laminating adhesive layer on the first surface of the thermoformable copolyester film layer; and (c) a self-supporting, thermoformable structural film layer having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface contacting the laminating adhesive layer. Polyethylene terephthalate constitutes at least 80% by weight of the self-supporting thermoformable copolyester film layer; the thermoformable structural film layer includes a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyamides, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, ionomers, ethylene acrylic acid copolymers, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers, polystyrene, ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers and polyvinylidene chloride; the thermoformable copolyester film layer, the structural film layer and the laminate each shrink less than 5% in length and width upon exposure to boiling water for five seconds; and the laminate is thermoformable and its chloroform-soluble extractives meet the requirements of paragraph h(1) of 21 CFR .sctn. 177.1630 as defined herein.
Inventors: Fenghua Deng (Richmond), Peter N. Nugara (Richmond), Stephen K. Franzyshen (Richmond), Reps M. Haskins (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Dupont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership (Wilmington, Delaware)
March 23, 2021

Device and method for sterilizing and storage of laboratory consumables
Patent No. 10,953,118
A sterilizing and storage device comprises a housing, a door, and a plurality of ultraviolet (UV) lamps. The housing defines an interior chamber and has an opening defined in the housing to enable access to the interior chamber. The interior chamber is divided into a plurality of storage compartments. Each storage compartment is adapted to slidably receive a carrier holding a plurality of laboratory consumables. The door is affixed to the housing and selectively movable between a closed position closing off the opening and an open position enabling access to the interior chamber. The plurality of ultraviolet (UV) lamps is positioned such that each storage compartment receives UV light from a UV lamp positioned above the storage compartment and from a UV lamp positioned below the storage compartment.
Inventors: Ali Safavi (Richmond), Thomas Patrick Finnigan (Richmond)
Assignee: Grenova, Inc. (Richmond)
March 23, 2021

Dissolvable films impregnated with encapsulated tobacco, tea, coffee, botanicals, and flavors for oral products
Patent No. 10,952,452
A process for preparing an orally-enjoyable film of encapsulated plant material includes combining particles of finely divided plant material, a first coating material, and a second coating material, then inducing gelation to form a gel matrix of the particles coated with the first coating material embedded in the second coating material, followed by forming a film from the gel matrix. Also disclosed is a film of coated particles of finely-divided plant material, made of a gel matrix of plant material at least partially surrounded by a first coating material and embedded in a second coating material.
Inventors: Tapashi Sengupta (Barrington, Illinois), Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), William R. Sweeney (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)

Antenna orchestration as a service
Patent No. 10,959,222
A matchmaking service can match a satellite owner/operator with antennas that are available and capable of servicing a communication request from the satellite owner/operator (e.g., to exchange data with the satellite owner/operator’s satellite). The communication request may be received at a ground station service, and information included therein may be compared to capabilities of antennas registered with the ground station service to determine antennas that are compatible with the request. The ground station service may reserve a time slot for a selected compatible antenna to service the request and control the selected compatible antenna (e.g., to track and communicate with the satellite) during the time slot. In some embodiments, the matchmaking of satellite owners/operators to antennas uses models to determine communication parameters for a communication request and to determine capabilities of antennas registered with the ground station.
Inventors: Prabu Ramachandran (Ashburn, Virginia), Nathan Burns (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Amazon Technologies (Seattle, Washington)
March 23, 2021

E-vaping device
Patent No. 10,952,474
The e-vaping device includes a first section with a housing, an inner tube within the housing, a reservoir configured to contain a liquid material, a heater and wick in communication with the reservoir and the inner tube and a first threaded connector at an end of the first section. The first threaded connector has first threads with a non-standard pitch. A second section includes a power supply and a second threaded connector at an end of the second section. The second threaded connector has second threads configured to mate with the non-standard pitch of the first threads. Values of nominal dimensions of the first and second threads, other than the non-standard pitch of the first and second threads, are standard nominal thread dimensions.
Inventors: Steve Rinehart (Chesterfield, Virginia), Barry Smith (Hopewell, Virginia), Charles Dendy (Ruther Glen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 23, 2021

Contextual tapping engine
Patent No. 10,957,143
Various embodiments for contextual tapping engines. For example, an application executing on a computing device may authenticate credentials associated with an account and detect a tap of a contactless card to the computing device. The application may receive, from a communications interface of the contactless card, action data used to determine an action associated with the tap of the contactless card to the computing device. The application may determine a context of the application based on a current output of the application. The application may determine, based on the action data, the determined context, and data associated with the account, a first action associated with the tap of the contactless card to the computing device, the first action associated with at least one of the application and an operating system (OS). The application may initiate performance of the first action based on the tap of the contactless card.
Inventors: Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Colin Hart (Arlington, Virginia), Melissa Yoemans Heng (Glen Allen, Virgnia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 23, 2021

High performance tokenization platform for sensitive data
Patent No. 10,956,591
Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for processing tokenization requests in-memory of an application server. Reliance on remote devices, such as hardware security modules, is reduced because functions associated with processing tokenization requests is performed at the application server instead of the remote devices. Applicant server includes a multi-level cache for storing and accessing data for generating, hashing, and encrypting tokens in response to tokenization requests received from client devices.
Inventors: Rohit Joshi (Glen Allen, Virginia), Marek Bazler (Glen Allen, Virginia), Lan Xie (Chantilly, Virginia), Hao Cheng (Oakton, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 23, 2021

Tobacco nicotine demethylase genomic clone and uses thereof
Patent No. 10,954,526
The present invention features tobacco nicotine demethylase nucleic acid and amino acid sequences, tobacco plants and plant components containing such sequences, including tobacco plants and plant components having reduced expression or altered enzymatic activity of nicotine demethylase, methods of use of nicotine demethylase sequences to create plants having altered levels of nornicotine or N’-nitrosonornicotine (“NNN”) or both relative to a control plant, as well as tobacco articles having reduced levels of nornicotine or NNN.
Inventors: Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
March 23, 2021

Yarn from polymers having different decomposition temperatures and process for forming same
Patent No. 10,954,609
This invention relates to a yarn, and a process for making the yarn, the yarn comprising a plurality of spun filaments having a distinct, continuous, uniform-density sheath of a first polymer surrounding a distinct, continuous core of a second polymer; the first polymer further having a thermal decomposition temperature at least 50 degrees Celsius lower than the thermal decomposition temperature of the second polymer.
Inventors: Mark T. Aronson (Midlothian, Virginia), Alicia Marie Castagna (Framingham, Massachusetts), Joseph D. Trentacosta (Wilmington, Delaware), Paul Douglas Stull (Wilmington, Delaware)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Delaware)
March 23, 2021

Wave container displacement wave generator
Patent No. 10,953,299
The present invention is a shipping container water displacement activated wave generating device for use in a body of water. The wave generating device preferably has displacement forming characteristics that help to create laminar waves which then transverse a slope or artificial surfing reef to create waves which surfing maneuvers can be performed. The water displacement device is a wave container, which is oscillated up and down by mechanical means and the container displaces water to form a swell toward the slope or reefs and creates a wave for surfing.
Inventors: Walter Judson Bennett (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A

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