The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 8.11.21

Establishing industry ground truth
Patent No. 11,080,249
Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: determining a category of a domain having content documents and gathering search terms frequently used in similar domains associated with the category. A ground truth table has domain search results as discovered from searches by use of the search terms from the similar domains. Ground truths are utilized in later searches for optimal search results.
Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca (Baltimore, Maryland), Keith L. Vertrees (Richmond)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
Aug. 3, 2021

Multi-platform testing automation
Patent No. 11,080,170
Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are presented for multi-platform testing automation. A method includes electrically triggering, with a rotate command, at least one mechanical actuator to rotate a frame to successively present different faces of the frame to a camera of a mobile hardware device. A method includes simulating one or more touch input events on a mobile hardware device for each successively presented different face of a frame. A method includes receiving data associated with simulated one or more touch input events and a camera of a mobile hardware device from the mobile hardware device over a data network. Received data includes a hierarchical scene tree having a plurality of nodes associated with objects displayed on a screen of at least one of the mobile hardware devices. A method includes dynamically altering a parameter of one or more nodes based on user input.
Inventors: Brandon Dewitt (Bluffdale, Utah), Ryan McBride (Lehi, Utah), Shane Smit (Lehi, Utah), Cristian Chirinos (Pleasant Grove, Utah), Robert Montgomery (West Jordan, Utah), Garrett Thornburg (Richmond), Jonathan Carstens (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Daniel Ries (Provo, Utah)
Assignee: MX Technologies (Lehi, Utah)
Aug. 3, 2021

Transaction exchange platform with watchdog microservice
Patent No. 11,080,120
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)
Aug. 3, 2021

Compositions and methods for gel spinning of polyamides
Patent No. 11,078,601
A composition for forming a fiber includes at least one polyamide and caprolactam. The at least one polyamide has a number average molecular weight between 38,000 Da and 100,000 Da. The polyamide is at least partially dissolved in the caprolactam. The caprolactam comprises between 20 wt. % and 90 wt. % of the composition.
Inventors: Terry Chern (Colonial Heights, Virginia), Nathan Heldenbrand (Chester, Virginia), Yue Hu (Glen Allen, Virginia), John A. Young (Midlothian, Virginia), David J. Loy (Richmond), James A. Kweeder (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, New Jersey)
Aug. 3, 2021

Methods and systems for incorporating nicotine into oral products
Patent No. 11,076,631
This document provides methods and systems for stabilizing nicotine and incorporating nicotine into one or more oral products. This document also provides oral products. Nicotine can be stabilized by mixing liquid nicotine with cellulosic fiber such that the liquid nicotine absorbs into pores of the cellulosic fiber to form a cellulosic fiber-nicotine mixture. In some cases, a cellulosic fiber-nicotine mixture can be combined with one or more binders and molded into an oral product.
Inventors: Feng Gao (Midlothian, Virginia), Shuzhong Zhuang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Diane L. Gee (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Aug. 3, 2021

Stable inoculant compositions and methods for producing same
Patent No. 11,076,603
The present disclosure provides aqueous inoculant compositions and methods for enhancing the survival and/or stability of microbial spores in an inoculant composition. In some embodiments, aqueous inoculant compositions of the present disclosure comprise microbial spores, one or more dispersants, one or more protectants, one or more aqueous additives and a non-aqueous liquid carrier.
Inventors: Dave Greenshields (Sasketchewan, Canada), Kristi Woods (Blacksburg, Virginia), Shaun Raj Selness (Chesterfield, Virginia) Hui Han (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Novozymes Bioag A/S (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) & Monsanto Technology (St. Louis, Missouri)
Aug. 3, 2021

Flame and particulate resistant knit article
Patent No. 11,077,325
An article of protective clothing comprising a durable multilayer fabric laminate formed from i) a first flame resistant knitted fabric made from yarns, the fabric having an average fabric modulus of 8 grams-force of greater; ii) a flame-resistant nonwoven fabric having a machine direction and a cross direction, and consisting of a plurality of continuous filaments having a diameter of less than 1000 nm, the filaments in the fabric being substantially oriented parallel with the machine direction and having stretch and recovery in the cross direction; and iii) a second flame resistant knitted fabric made from yarns, the fabric having an average fabric modulus of 8 grams-force of greater; wherein the nonwoven fabric is positioned between and coextensive with the first and second flame-resistant knitted fabrics; the nonwoven fabric being attached to the first knitted fabric by a set of first attachment points, the attachment points defining a first unattached area having a first effective diameter; the nonwoven fabric also being attached to the second knitted fabric by a set of second attachment points, the attachment points defining a second unattached area having a second effective diameter; wherein both the first unattached area and the second unattached area each have a value A, in square centimeters, according to the formula: C<A</=(14*B)+100 the value B being the sum of the average fabric modulus of the first knitted fabric and the average fabric modulus of the second knitted fabric, in grams-force; and the value C being 5 square centimeters.
Inventors: Natalia V. Levit (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Delaware)
Aug. 3, 2021

High tensile strength paper suitable for use in electrochemical cells
Patent No. 11,078,627
A paper suitable for use as a separator paper in electrochemical cells and an electrochemical cell comprising same, the paper comprising as the sole fibrous components 95 to 100 weight percent fibrils and 0 to 5 weight percent aramid fibrids and having a thickness of 10 to 40 micrometers and a tensile strength of at least 15 megapascals or greater, the fibrils comprising a polymer blend of 80 to 96 weight percent polyparaphenylene terephthalamide and 4 to 20 weight percent of polyvinylpyrrolidone; the fibrils having a diameter of 10 to 2000 nanometers, a length of 0.2 to 3 millimeters, a surface area of 3 to 40 square meters/gram, and a Canadian Standard Freeness of 0 to 10 milliliters.
Inventors: Mehdi Afshari (Midlothian, Virginia), Byoung Sam Kang (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Delaware)
Aug. 3, 2021

Box-in-box container
Patent No. 11,078,010
A container for consumer goods includes a rigid outer box having a hinged lid configured to provide access to an inner volume of the outer box, and a rigid inner box comprising panels separated by fold lines and assembled from an inner box blank. The inner box blank includes a top front panel separated from a top panel by a first transverse fold line, a back panel separated from the top panel by a second transverse fold line, a bottom panel separated from the back panel by a third transverse fold line, a bottom front panel separated from the bottom panel by a fourth transverse fold line, and the top panel and top front panel include side flaps. The inner box blank comprises a plurality of layers including paperboard and bundle wrap.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Aug. 3, 2021

Microwave post-processing for additive manufacturing
Patent No. 11,077,632
In one aspect, methods of post-processing an object made by additive manufacturing are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of post-processing an object described herein comprises providing the object in a microwave absorptive state and exposing the object in the absorptive state to a field of microwave radiation. In some cases, providing an object in a microwave absorptive state comprises heating the object, including by non-microwave heating. Moreover, in some embodiments, the object is exposed to a uniform or substantially uniform field of microwave radiation in a microwave cavity. In addition, in some instances, exposing an object to a field of microwave radiation in a manner described herein comprises increasing the density of the object and/or reducing the volume of the object, including in an isotropic or substantially isotropic manner.
Inventors: Luis N. Folgar (Lake Oswego, Oregon), Carlos E. Folgar (Painted Post, New York), Francisco Folgar (Midlothian, Virginia), Christian E. Folgar (Langhorne, Pennsylvia), Jim Williams (Erwinna, Pennsylvania)
Assignee: 3D Systems (Rock Hill, South Carolina)
Aug. 3, 2021

Startup sequence for roller crusher
Patent No. 11,077,446
System and method for controlling the startup sequence of a roller crusher is disclosed. The roller crusher includes two generally parallel rollers that are separated by a gap where the rollers rotate in an opposite direction. During startup, the gap between the rollers is greater than the gap during normal production and a feeding arrangement is run at a speed that is lower than a normal production feed rate. The rollers are rotated at a predetermined speed that is less than the speed during normal production. Other parameters of the system are set such that material is fed over the entire length of the rollers and the no crushing force is exerted during the startup. The method and system of the present disclosure reduces the amount of stress on the rolls, frame and hydraulic system of the roller crusher.
Inventors: Brian Knorr (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Metso Outotec USA (Waukesha, Wisconsin)
Aug. 3, 2021

Cloud migration and maintenance controls
Patent No. 11,088,920
A cloud migration system for automated monitoring of compliance with cloud migration protocols includes one or more processors configured to execute stored software instructions to: identify a plurality of cloud migration control parameters for assessing cloud deployment readiness of software technology assets; access a Configuration Management Database to identify a plurality of technology assets; access a cloud computing platform to determine a plurality of tagged technology assets; continually determine an efficiency position for the plurality of tagged technology assets based at least on workload utilization for each tagged technology asset; continually determine a cloud migration implementation status based on at least one transition statistic; and generate interface data representing a status of each of the plurality of technology assets according to the efficiency position and cloud migration implementation status.
Inventors: Drew Firment (Richmond), Elango Sampandam (Lincolnshire, Illinois)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Automated bucket policy management arrangements
Patent No. 11,086,613
Arrangements for automatically implementing bucket policy management making it automatic that all affected members are always completely and consistently informed of changes to a policy code as they occur, and making it automatic that a complete and accurate historical record is maintained regarding all policy code changes as they occur over time.
Inventors: Rexwell Minnis (Tysons Corner, Virginia), Lane Martin (Richmond), Warner Emdee (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Product package, blister, carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 11,084,640
A package for packaging an article provides a package including a display card and tape measure mounted thereto. The display card includes a front panel, a rear panel and a pair of easel panels. The pair of easel panels form part of a tubular structure of an easel stand upon with the package may rest. The tape measure may include a tape and a tang mounted to an end of the tape, with the tape partially extended from a housing such that the tang engages with the one of the easel panels such that the extended portion of the tape is displayed. Another aspect of the invention provides a blister for mounting an article to a carrier in the form of a display card. The blister functions as a receiver for receiving a portion of an article, such as a hook mounted to the article.
Inventors: Linh L. Kooc (Richmond), Cullen B. Rosenbrien (Richmond), Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Carton and carton blank
Patent No. 11,084,639
A carton (90) for packaging one or more articles. The carton comprises a plurality of wall forming a tubular structure. The plurality of walls include a top wall (12), first side wall (14) hinged to the top wall by a first hinged connection (13) and a second side wall (18) hinged to the top wall by a second hinged connection. The carton comprises a handle structure comprising a handle aperture (A2) struck at least in part from the top wall and defining in part a handle strap (40a). The handle aperture comprises a first edge (E1) defining in part a grip portion of the handle strap and providing a load-bearing edge; and a second edge (E2) opposing the first edge, the second edge being a non-load-bearing edge. A reinforcing member (S) reinforces the load-bearing edge of the handle aperture.
Inventors: Nathaniel B. Ball (Richmond)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Beverage maker
Patent No. 11,083,331
A beverage maker includes a body and a cover movably attached to the body. The body includes therein (among other components), a hot liquid generator (HLG) having a tank, an inlet for receiving liquid into the tank and an outlet, at least one heater in thermal communication with the liquid in the HLG tank, and a discharge port in fluid communication with the outlet of the HLG for discharge of the liquid. The cover is movably attached to the body between a closed position and an open position. At least one valve permits the discharge of the liquid via the discharge port in a closed position of the cover. The at least one valve is mechanically actuated by the cover in the open position of the cover to substantially prevent the discharge of the liquid via the discharge port.
Inventors: Adam Hanes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Patrick T. Mulvaney (Richmond), Stephen C. Williamson (Arvonia, Virginia)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Browser extension for limited-use secure token payment
Patent No. 11,089,003
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)
Aug. 10, 2021

Programmatic reconciliation of electronic receivables
Patent No. 11,087,296
System and techniques for programmatic reconciliation of electronic receivables are described herein. An electronic payment remittance and an electronic payment may be received. At least one payer profile may be queried using at least one remittance identifier to obtain a remittance payer profile. The at least one payer profile data base may be queried using at least one payment identifier to obtain a payment payer profile. A referential link may be created between the electronic payment remittance and the electronic payment based on an identification that the remittance payer profile matches the payment payer profile and an identification that at least one remittance identifier matches at least one payment identifier. A payment file may be generated and transmitted based on the referential link, the payment file including an association between the electronic payment remittance, the electronic data, and the referential link. The payment file may be transmitted to a computer.
Inventors: Seth M. Blacher (San Francisco, California), Raymond Francis Gatland (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Irvin J. Cooper (Columbia Heights, Minnesota), Karin L. Farnsworth (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kellie L. Thomas (St. Johns, Florida), Derek D. Mohr (Cornelius, North Carolina)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Aug. 10, 2021

Methods and systems for measuring user and system metrics
Patent No. 11,086,753
A method including receiving, from a user device, a user request to access data associated with a web page; generating, by a processor, a first transaction identification; collecting transaction information, the transaction information comprising server-side metrics; integrating, by the processor, the first transaction identification with the transaction information; transmitting, by the processor, the first transaction identification to the user device; receiving, from the user device, client-side data associated with a second transaction identification; integrating, by the processor, the server-side metrics and the client-side data; and analyzing, by the processor, the integrated server-side metrics and the client-side data.
Inventors: Venkata Mandali (Glen Allen, Virginia), Sateesh Mamidala (Glen Allen, Virginia), Arunkumar Natarajan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kadhiresan Kanniyappan (Ashburn, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Lubricants for electric and hybrid vehicle applications
Patent No. 11,085,006
The present disclosure relates to methods of lubricating an electric or a hybrid-electric transmission using a lubricant including a solvent system with a blend of one or more base oils with a branched diester and one or more poly(meth)acrylate copolymers, transmissions therefor, and lubricating compositions suitable for such applications that exhibit good lubricant properties, good electrical properties, and good cooling efficiency at the same time.
Inventors: Yungwan Kwak (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Aug. 10, 2021

Systems and methods for providing variable haptic feedback
Patent No. 11,086,399
A system is provided for generating variable haptic feedback. The system comprises a first haptic feedback device configured to generate haptic feedback according to a received output signal, an input device configured to receive instructions from a remote source, the instructions comprising a haptic feedback output identifier, and a memory device for storing a plurality of haptic feedback profiles, the haptic feedback profiles defining unique haptic feedback patterns characterized at least by a duration and intensity of feedback to be generated by the first haptic feedback device, and said haptic feedback profiles being associated with a haptic feedback output identifier. The system also includes a processor configured to generate and transmit an output signal to the first haptic feedback device according to a haptic feedback profile associated with a received haptic feedback output identifier, said output signal comprising a haptic feedback pattern defined by said haptic feedback profile.
Inventors: James R. Dillon Jr. (Midlothian, Virginia), Todd McPherson (San Francisco, California)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Aug. 10, 2021

Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter and methods
Patent No. 11,083,518
Systems and methods for creating an arteriovenous (AV) fistula comprise an elongate member, a distal member connected to the elongate member and movable relative to the elongate member, and a heating member disposed on at least one of the movable distal member and the elongate member. The distal member comprises structure for capturing tissue to be cut to create the fistula, and the heating member is adapted to cut through the tissue to create the fistula. The elongate member comprises an elongate outer tube. A shaft connects the distal member to the elongate member, and is extendable and retractable to extend and retract the distal member relative to the elongate member.
Inventors: Brad M. Kellerman (Escondido, California), David Trottingwolf Aldridge (Laguna Hills, California), David K. Wrolstad (Yucaipa, California), Mark A. Ritchart (Dana Point, California), Jeffrey E. Hull (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Avenu Medical (San Juan Capistrano, California)
Aug. 10, 2021

Cable storage devices and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 11,084,686
A cable storage device includes a first elongate bracket member attachable to a support structure and having a length extending between a first end and a second end. A second elongate bracket member is configured to be coupled to the first elongate bracket member proximate one of the first end or the second end such that the second elongate member extends in a different direction from the first elongate member when installed on the support structure. At least one set of a plurality of retaining mechanisms is configured to be coupled to the first and second elongate bracket members to receive and store a first cable. The at least one of the at least one set of the plurality of retaining mechanisms is adjustable along the first elongate bracket member or the second elongate bracket member. Methods of installing and making the cable storage device are also disclosed.
Inventors: Walter L. Chappell II (Chester, Virginia), Harold L. Chambers III (Wakefield, Virginia)
Assignee: Prince George Electric Cooperative (Waverly, Virginia)
Aug. 10, 2021

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