The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11.3.21

Computer-based systems configured for automated roll-forward of software package versions and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 11,157,269
In order to facilitate automatic roll-forward updates, embodiments include detecting a failure in a software package. In response to the failure, data indicative of a current version of a software package is extracted from a release directory. In response to the application data, a base repository with a version history of the application is cloned. In response to the cloning, a prior set of changes from the base repository in the temporary directory, where the prior set of changes form an old application version of the application, is imported. In response to the import of the prior set of changes, the current version is overwritten with the prior set of changes to generate a new version. The new version is pushed directly to the base repository and a deployment API causes the new version to replace the current version.
Inventors: Daniel Vincent Safronoff (Vienna, Virginia), James Louis Laiche (Richmond), Bradley Clarke Dellinger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Ron Meck (Toano, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 26, 2021

Capsules, heat-not-burn (HNB) aerosol-generating devices, and methods of generating an aerosol
Patent No. 11,154,086
A capsule for an aerosol-generating device may include a first heater, a second heater, and a frame sandwiched between the first heater and the second heater. The frame may define open spaces therein and have a rigidity that is adequate to support the first heater and the second heater. The open spaces within the frame may be interconnected and sized for aerosol-permeability and capillary action. A nicotine-containing material, such as tobacco, may be disposed within the capsule.
Inventors: Gregory Griscik (Richmond), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 26, 2021

Performance testing platform that enables reuse of automation scripts and performance testing scalability
Patent No. 11,157,393
A testing platform receives a code for testing, where the code is to be tested using a browser. The testing platform determines a number of a plurality of browsers that are to be used to test the code and generates a number of a plurality of virtual machines to host the plurality of browsers, where the number of the plurality of virtual machines is based on the number of the plurality of browsers. The testing platform assigns an automation script to each virtual machine of the virtual machines to test the code, and monitors execution of the automation script by each virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines. The testing platform performs an action associated with the execution of the automation script by each virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines.
Inventors: Laszlo Szerenyi (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)

Systems, methods and computer readable medium for wireless solicitations
Patent No. 11,157,934
Product offering systems are provided. Product offering systems may include sending an offer to a customer that possesses a mobile computing device and has agreed to receive offers for products via the mobile computing device. Agreeing to receive offers would result in the unique data about the customer being available to offer provider. Unique customer data may include data related to the customers wireless service provider or from a financial account in a financial institution, and collecting customer data about the customer, wherein the customer data comprises financial data and personal data. Product offering systems may further include registering a wireless computing device of the customer to able the device to receive the offer, and determining opportunities to send the offer to the customer by monitoring the customer and the customer data. Product offering systems may also include sending the offer to the customer’s registered device based on the determination of opportunities.
Inventors: Richard Comerford (Glen Allen, Virginia), Joseph M. DeFilippo (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Oct. 26, 2021

Lubricants for use in boosted engines
Patent No. 11,155,764
A lubricating oil composition and method of operating a boosted internal combustion engine. The lubricating oil composition includes greater than 50 wt. % of a base oil of lubricating viscosity, calcium, nitrogen, molybdenum and boron. The weight ratio of Ca:N (ppm/ppm) in the lubricating oil composition is greater than 1.3 to less than 3.0, the weight ratio of Ca:Mo (ppm/ppm) in the lubricating oil composition is greater than 6.7 to less than 56.3, and the weight ratio of Ca:B (ppm/ppm) in the lubricating oil composition is greater than 5.0 to less than 9.8. The lubricating oil composition does not contain added magnesium from a magnesium-containing detergent. The lubricating oil composition is resistant to deposit formation in the boosted internal combustion engine, as shown by its ability to ensure a TCO Temperature Increase of less than 9.0% as measured using the 2015 version of the General Motors dexos1.RTM. Turbocharger Coking Test.
Inventors: Kongsheng Yang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kristin Fletcher (Midlothian, Virginia), William Y. Lam (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jeremy Styer (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Oct. 26, 2021

Waste disposal apparatus
Patent No. 11,155,405
A waste disposal apparatus, such as a waste disposal container or unit that is configured to receive used personal care products in a discreet and sanitary manner. Instances of incontinence, menstruation or uncontrollable bodily functions can be a personal situation that is otherwise unknown to others. However, current receptacles available to dispose of used personal care products fail to provide for a hygienic, easily accessible and discreet that is designed for small spaces, such as a home bathroom or public restroom stall.
Inventors: Brenda O’Grady Liistro (Westport, Connecticut), Marta Lorenzoni-Loeb (Hingham, Massachusetts), Joseph M. Clark (London, Ohio), Paul David Maguire (Goochland, Virginia), David Stowers (Morristown, New Jersey), Jeffrey Joss (Union City, New Jersey), Henry Mack (Phillipsburg, New Jersey), Michael Zambelli (Basking Ridge, New Jersey), Adriana Kliegman (New York, New York)
Assignee: Moderntake Product Solutions (Westport, Connecticut)
Oct. 26, 2021

Non-combustible vaping device
Patent No. 11,160,936
A vapor cartridge for a non-combustible vaping device may be configured to receive a flavor cartridge, generate a vapor, and direct the generated vapor through the flavor cartridge to provide a flavored vapor. The flavor cartridge may include an instance of electrically conductive material extending at least partially around the flavor cartridge. The vapor cartridge may include an authentication assembly including a set of electrically conductive instruments may independently and directly contact the instance of electrically conductive material of the flavor cartridge inserted into the vapor cartridge, such that the electrically conductive instruments are electrically connected to each other through the instance of electrically conductive material of the flavor cartridge. The vapor cartridge may be coupled with a base that includes a control circuitry configured to control vapor generation by the vapor generator, based on the electrically conductive instruments being electrically connected to each other through the flavor cartridge.
Inventors: Terry Bache (Richmond), Ryan Newcomb (Richmond), Eric A. Hawes (Midlothian, Virginia), Dmitriy Kirzhner (Richmond), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Danielle Crawford (Richmond), Dwight D. Williams (Richmond), William Eugene Rabbitt (Chesterland, Ohio), Carl Roy Stevens (Stow, Ohio)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 2, 2021

Method of making support bracket
Patent No. 11,160,395
The method includes providing a major body with a first surface and a second surface, the first surface opposing the second surface, the major body being triangular in shape, the major body having a first edge, a second edge and a third edge, connecting a horizontal shaft across the first edge of the major body, the horizontal shaft including at least a first upper surface, the first upper surface extending substantially horizontally away from the first surface of the major body, and forming an engaging structure along the second edge of the major body, the engaging structure extending from the major body, the third edge extending between a first distal end of the horizontal shaft and a second distal end of the engaging structure.
Inventors: James Buck (Richmond), Mike Detenber (Grand Haven, Michigan), Dathan Zang (Richmond), Adam P. Kiteley (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 2, 2021

Insect trap utilizing UV light and method of use thereof
Patent No. 11,160,265
An insect trap useful for trapping flying insects, the insect trap comprising an upper housing including at least one horizontal row of light emitting diodes extending across an outer surface of a curved front wall such that light from each of the light emitting diodes is projected outwardly from the upper housing at a different angle than adjacent light emitting diodes in the horizontal row of light emitting diodes, a base housing including an opening through which insects can enter an interior of the base housing, and an insect trapping element facing the opening in the base housing.
Inventors: Lizbel I. Cajigas (Richmond), Hoc V. Nguyen (Richmond), Peter Edde (Richmond), Anh N. Dinh (Richmond), David Gabriel Bustos (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
Nov. 2, 2021

Computer-implemented systems configured for providing real-time credit offers and credit negotiation for specified transactions and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 11,164,247
In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides an exemplary technically improved method for providing real-time alerts about an app user’s location and the possibility that a user may be contemplating a credit offer from a merchant for a specific credit transaction with the merchant; alerting the user of the entity’s willingness to extend credit for the specific credit transaction(s) with a merchant; negotiating with the user in real-time about the credit terms that the entity may be able to provide in comparison to offers received from existing merchants; and if approved, providing the user with the same or better credit terms than those offered by the merchant for that particular transaction(s); and avoiding any negative impact to the user’s credit scores from a hard inquiry by either the merchant or the entity of the user’s credit history with a credit bureau.
Inventors: Rendheer Joshy (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 2, 2021

Infant carrier holder
Patent No. 11,161,537
An infant carrier holder has a floor with a ramp and sidewalls and is mounted to a shopping cart. The ramp and sidewalls can contribute to stably supporting an infant carrier. The holder serves as a mechanical interface between an infant carrier, which can be received in the holder, and the shopping cart. The holder can be concavely shaped to assist in shopping cart nesting in addition to supporting a received infant carrier at a desired angle. The holder can be adjustably mounted to a gate or a basket of the shopping cart and may/may not interfere with nesting operations. The holder permits an infant carrier to be supported on a shopping cart without using a significant amount of shopping cart space or interfering with nesting operations.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Newton, New Jersey), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Wharton, New Jersey)
Nov. 2, 2021

Ice release coatings
Patent No. 11,162,000
AbstractA compound is provided, having the formula (I), wherein R.sub.S is a soft block polymer; wherein each T is independently a urethane or urea linkage; see formulae (A) and (B); wherein each R.sub.D is independently –CH.sub.3, –CH.sub.2CH.sub.3, –CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.3, or –CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.3; wherein each R’.sub.D is independently –CH.sub.3, –CH.sub.2CH.sub.3, –CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.3, –CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.3, or –OR.sub.D; and wherein each p is independently 1, 2, or 3. Compositions containing the compound, and methods of making and using the compound are provided. ##STR00001##
Inventors: Kenneth J. Wynne (Midlothian, Virginia), Wei Zhang (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Nov. 2, 2021

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