The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.28.2021

Transaction exchange platform with watchdog microservice
Patent No. 11,068,903
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), Jordan May (Richmond), William Planck (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 20, 2021

Master performance indicator
Patent No. 11,068,827
Provided is a manner of determining a performance indicator score for an entity. A method includes identifying a set of result indicators that contribute to a target result for a defined process. The set of result indicators include a first result indicator, a second result indicator, and a third result indicator. The method also includes determining a first score for the first result indicator, a second score for the second result indicator, and a third score for the third result indicator. Further, the method includes applying a first weight to the first score, a second weight to the second score, and a third weight to the third score. A master performance indicator score is determined based on a combination of the first score, the second score, and the third score as a function of the first weight, the second weight, and the third weight.
Inventors: Ralph H. Groce III (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania), Ryan Swanstrom (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Sean McDermott (Richmond), Linda C.Butt (Mooresville, North Carolina), Jessica Derby (Saint Louis, Minnesota), Christopher Galbraith (Rapid City, South Dakota), Clayton Campbell (Sammamish, Washington)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
July 20, 2021

Synergistic lubricants with reduced electrical conductivity
Patent No. 11,066,622
A method of lubricating at least a portion of a powertrain in a vehicle with an electric motor with a functional fluid composition containing greater than 50 wt % of a base oil; and an additive composition prepared by mixing: a) a hydrocarbyl acid phosphate of the formula (I) to provide at least 50 ppmw phosphorus to the functional fluid composition; ##STR00001## wherein R is a C.sub.1-C.sub.6 hydrocarbyl group and R.sub.1 is selected from hydrogen and a C.sub.1-C.sub.6 hydrocarbyl group; b) an amount of one or more calcium-containing detergent(s) sufficient to provide at least 25 ppmw calcium to the functional fluid composition; and c) one or more nitrogen containing dispersants in an amount sufficient to provide greater than 20 ppmw of nitrogen to the functional fluid composition, all based on the total weight of the functional fluid composition. Functional fluid compositions containing the above-mentioned components and lubricating methods are also disclosed herein.
Inventors: Xinggao Fang (Midlothian, Virginia), Randy Rousseau (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
July 20, 2021

Phosphorous containing compounds and uses thereof
Patent No. 11,066,619
The invention relates to phosphorous-containing compounds useful as antiwear additive components, lubricant additive compositions and lubricant compositions each comprising such compounds, methods for making and using the same, including methods of lubricating machines and machine parts and methods of extending the useful life of elastomeric seal components of such machines.
Inventors: David Edwards (Richmond)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
July 20, 2021

Blender with baffle for reducing noise
Patent No. 11,064,839
A blender includes: a base unit, the base unit including a vent in fluid communication with external air; a motor mounted within the base unit and configured to drive blender blades; a cooling fan mounted in the base unit to draw air though the vent and past the motor; and a conduit formed within the base unit that provides an exit path for air drawn past the motor by the fan. The conduit follows a path that serially includes a reservoir beneath the fan, a first choke point, a first chamber, a second choke point, a second chamber, a third choke point, and a third chamber in fluid communication with an exit port at the rear of the base unit.
Inventors: Paul Diaz (Richmond)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
July 20, 2021

Cigarette wrapper with novel pattern
Patent No. 11,064,729
A wrapper for a smoking article has a base web and a plurality of crenellated bands, each having a diffusivity value in the range of 0 to about 0.2 cm/sec. The add-on material can be applied by gravure printing in a single pass in a chevron pattern such that an apex of the element is co-linear with substantially symmetrically spaced points on a trailing, outer edge of an adjacent chevron element. Testing elements may be simultaneously printed with the add-on material to monitor diffusivity and/or presence of add-on material.
Inventors: Marc Rose (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Timothy S. Sherwood (Midlothian, Virginia), Robert N. Smith (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 20, 2021

Sensor apparatuses and systems
Patent No. 11,064,727
A sensor apparatus may include a conduit structure including an inner surface defining a conduit extending through an interior of the conduit structure, an inlet structure coupled to an end of the conduit structure, and a plurality of sensor devices in hydrodynamic contact with the conduit. The inlet structure may couple with an outlet end of an external tobacco element to hold the outlet end of the external tobacco element in fluid communication with an inlet opening of the conduit structure, such that the conduit structure may receive a generated aerosol from the external tobacco element at the inlet opening,and draw an instance of aerosol through the conduit towards an outlet opening. The instance of aerosol may include at least a portion of the generated aerosol. Each sensor device may generate sensor data indicating a pressure of the instance of aerosol through a separate portion of the conduit.
Inventors: Georgios Karles (Richmond), Jeffery S. Edmiston (Mechanicsville, Virginia), William A. Rees (Richmond), David B. Kane (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 20, 2021

UHMWPE fiber and method to produce
Patent No. 11,066,765
Processes for preparing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, and the fibers and articles produced therefrom. Exposed surfaces of the fibers are subjected to a treatment that enhances the surface energy at the fiber surfaces. Such treated surfaces are subsequently coated with a protective coating immediately after the treatment to increase the shelf life of the treatment. The coating comprises at least one poly(alkyl-oxide) polymer.
Inventors: Henry Gerard Ardiff (Chesterfield, Virginia), Ralf Klein (Midlothian, Virginia), John Armstrong Young (Midlothian, Virginia), Thomas Tam (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Honeywell International (Charlotte, North Carolina)
July 20, 2021

Up-flow water filtration system
Patent No. 11,065,563
The present up-flow water filtration system is made up of three or more layers. In the example of three layers, each layer is individually rigid and capable of supporting loads above it, and each serves a separate function. These layers include the inlet layer on the bottom of the system, the outlet layer at the top of the system, and the central layer in between which contains the filter media. Additionally, the system includes one or more vertical ports that are open above ground and that extend into the central layer and provide access to the central media containment layer for maintenance. There are also several layers of textiles which form the flexible outer casing, as well as internal membranes to separate the different layers and components of the system. Some systems may include inlet and outlet pipes, but other inlet and outlet configurations are possible.
Inventors: Corey Simonpietri (Chesterfield, Virginia), Rinaldo Joseph DiLoreto Jr. (St. Augustine, Florida), Scott Gorneau (South Portland, Maine)
Assignee: Atlantic Construction Fabrics (Richmond)
July 20, 2021

Methods for removing anions from water
Patent No. 11,066,313
Methods are disclosed for treating water containing a target anion to remove the target anion. The methods can include preparing a treatment composition solution that contains a metal treatment agent, adjusting the treatment composition solution to a first pH that is alkaline and then to a second pH that is acidic, and contacting the treatment composition solution with the water that contains the target anion.
Inventors: Vladimir Djukanovic (Glen Allen, Virginia), Nicholas Seymour (Williamsburg, Virginia), William Henderson (Ashland, Virginia), Oleh Weres (Reno, Nevada)
Assignee: Chemtreat (Glen Allen, Virginia)
July 20, 2021

Multi-threaded asynchronous frame processing
Patent No. 1,069,019
Parallel processing of frames by a first and second thread is disclosed. In particular, the systems and methods can process multiple frames in a pipelines manner by a JavaScript thread and a UI thread. The system first executes a first frame by a JavaScript thread during a first time interval. The system then executes the first frame by a UI thread during a second time interval. While the UI thread is executing the first frame, the JavaScript thread executes a second thread in parallel during the second time internal. As a result, latency is added to UI processing while maintaining the same throughput, to add parallelism. The JavaScript and UI threads can be handled by different processors (e.g., using a multi-core processor), thereby adding further parallelism and increasing the efficiency of processing an event.
Inventors: Andrew Lankes Street (Midlothian, Virginia), Jordan Christopher Walke (Saratoga, California), Ashwin Ravindra Bharambe (Sunnyvale, California), Lin He (Los Altos, California)
Assignee: Facebook (Menlo Park, California)
July 20, 2021

Composite scaffold for the repair, reconstruction, and regeneration of soft tissues
Patent No. 11,065,102
A composite scaffold having a highly porous interior with increased surface area and void volume is surrounded by a flexible support structure that substantially maintains its three-dimensional shape under tension and provides mechanical reinforcement during repair or reconstruction of soft tissue while simultaneously facilitating regeneration of functional tissue.
Inventors: Kevin A. Rocco (New Haven, Connecticut), Bhavana Mohanraj (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Jeffrey Ott (New Haven, Connecticut), Justin Bendigo (Reading, Pennsylvania), Jacob Edward Komenda (New Haven, Connecticut), Mark Theodore Aronson (Midlothian, Virginia), Andrew James Carter (Stow, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Biorez (New Haven, Connecticut)
July 20, 2021

Multi-cloud bi-directional storage replication system and techniques
Patent No. 11,068,446
Disclosed are systems, apparatuses and techniques for replicating data between different cloud computing platforms. Examples include storage replicator components operable in different cloud computing platforms. The first storage replicator component may identify the second cloud computing platform as a location to copy a data file in response to an event related to the data file stored in a first cloud computing platform. The first storage replicator component may request a copy of the data file via an application programming interface of the first cloud computing platform. The attributes of the copy of the data file which involve modification to conform to data management conventions of the second cloud computing platform may be determined and modified to comply with conventions of the second cloud computing platform. The modified copy of the data file may be forwarded to the second cloud computing platform for storage.
Inventors: Timothy Haggerty (Henrico, Virginia), Steven Long (Henrico, Virginia), Deepa Rao (Plano, Texas), Eric Henry (Fairfax, Virginia), Yuting Zhou (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 20, 2021

Carton and blank therefor
Patent No. 11,072,474
Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carton (90) for packaging one or more articles (B) and a blank (10) for forming the carton. The carton may have at least one display window (W, DW1, DW2) for presentation of an article therein. The carton comprises a plurality of panels forming walls of a tubular structure including a top wall (16), a first side wall, a base wall, and a second side wall. The carton comprises an end closure structure for partially closing an end of the carton (90). The end closure structure comprises a top end closure flap (30a) hingedly connected to the top wall. At least one side end closure flap is hinged to a corner panel by a first fold line. The corner panel is hinged to one of the first and second side walls by a second fold line.
Inventors: Andrew T. Peeler (Richmond), Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
July 27, 2021

Method of making hybrid e-vaping cartridge, and method of making an e-vaping device including the hybrid e-vaping cartridge
Patent No. 11,071,329
The method of making the e-vaping cartridge includes cutting at least one first hole through a first channel, sliding a housing over the first channel, the at least one first hole providing fluid communication between a first reservoir and a second reservoir, the first reservoir being defined between the housing and the first channel, where the second reservoir is defined between the first channel and a central passage traversing through the first channel. The method further includes inserting at least one first layer of absorbent material within the second reservoir, and positioning a heater and a wick in communication with the central passage. Distal ends of the wick contact the at least one first layer of absorbent material, where the heater is configured to vaporize a pre-vapor formulation that is communicated by the wick from the at least one first layer of absorbent material.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Edmond Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia), William J. Crowe (Richmond), Nam Tran (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 27, 2021

E-vaping device
Patent No. 11,071,326
In some example embodiments, a reservoir assembly may include a reservoir and an isolation structure. The reservoir may hold a pre-vapor formulation. The reservoir may include a first fluid port extending through a housing of the reservoir, where the first fluid port may enable fluid communication between the reservoir and an exterior of the reservoir assembly. The reservoir may be coupled to a vaporizer assembly that includes a second fluid port configured to enable fluid communication between the reservoir and vaporizer assembly, or the reservoir may be coupled to a vaporizer connector assembly that includes a second fluid port configured to enable fluid communication between the reservoir and an exterior through the vaporizer connector assembly. The isolation structure may move in relation to the reservoir and the vaporizer connector assembly to a position where it exposes one of the fluid ports and covers the other.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Mik Dahl (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jon Jarantilla (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Galen Salvador (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jose Jesus Paolo Montalvan (Mandaue, Philippines), Jeroen Kok (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 27, 2021

Carton and carton blank
Patent No. 11,072,456
Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carton (90) for packaging one or more articles (B). The carton (90) comprises a plurality of panels (12, 14, 16, 18) for forming a tubular structure. The plurality of panels comprises: a first side wall panel (12); a first end wall panel (14); a second side wall panel (16); and a second end wall panel (18). A first handle structure (H) is defined in a first one of the plurality of panels (12). The first handle structure (H) comprises a severance line (60) defining at least in part a handle opening. A first end closure panel (22b) forms, at least in part, a top wall (22b/24b/26b/28b) which at least partially closes an upper end of the tubular structure and is hingedly connected to the first one of the plurality of panels (12) by a first hinged connection (23b).
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
July 27, 2021

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