The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 11.17.21

Systems and methods for dynamically ingesting and monitoring online products
Patent No. 11,170,424
A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform the steps of a method to dynamically ingest and monitor online products. The method may include receiving access to a webpage, determining whether the webpage includes a predetermined template, and in response to receiving the predetermined template, ingesting one or more product images and product metadata from the webpage. If no template is found, the system may request search engine optimization metadata to determine if at least one image is of a product before initializing a machine learning algorithm to determine whether the images correspond to product images. If no associated metadata is found, the system may request manual input of associated metadata before displaying, in real-time and in a standardized format, the ingested photos and metadata, allowing a user to select photos representing products of interest.
Inventors:David Meriwether Lee (Richmond), Brantley Evans Gilbert (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Matthew David Reamer (Moseley, Virginia), Matthew James Morrison (Richmond), Michael Jeffrey Pringle (Richmond)
Assignee: CarMax Business Services (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2021

Devices and methods for repairing damage to a tissue
Patent No. 11,167,131
An example device for repairing a tissue is described herein. The device can include a flexible carrier layer, and a support member including a plurality of micro-protrusions extending therefrom. The support member can be at least partially integrated with the flexible carrier layer. Additionally, the flexible carrier layer can be configured to cover at least a portion of the tissue, and the micro-protrusions can be configured to mechanically interface with the tissue.
Inventors: Jonathan Isaacs (Richmond), Isaac Perry Clements (Marietta, Georgia), Andrew Willsie (Lilburn, Georgia), James David Ross (Decatur, Georgia), Alex Weidenbach (Atlanta, Georgia)
Assignee: BioCircuit Technologies (Atlanta, Georgia) & Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2021

Systems and methods for reactive gas-based product treatment
Patent No. 11,166,481
Systems and methods disclosed herein provide an improved high voltage plasma-based product treatment by integrating the plasma reactor into the processing container. This unique device can deliver a high throughput rate of raw food, without adverse effects on quality. The system is operationally efficient, and is capable of being scaled up or down to provide lower or higher throughput rates, depending on the product manufacturer or processor’s needs. In particular, the system obviates the need for further containerization or packaging of product during pasteurization processing.
Inventors: Kevin M. Keener (Ames, Iowa), Daniel White (Chesterfield, Virginia) Daniel Cavanaugh (Alexandria, Virginia), Yaqoot Shaharyar (Northampton, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Clean Crop Technologies (Haydenville, Massachusetts)
Nov. 9, 2021

Methods and systems for securing data in the public cloud
Patent No. 11,171,930
Computer implemented systems and methods are provided for securing data. In some embodiments, a system for securing data may comprise one or more processors configured to receive a request for data over a network. The one or more processors may be configured to identify one or more confidential portions of data within the requested data. The one or more processors may be further configured to transmit the confidential portions of data to a hardware device configured to secure the confidential portions of data, and receive the secured data from the hardware device.
Inventors: Attaullah Baig (Round Rock, Texas), Vishal Parikh (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 9, 2021

Data field transaction repair interface
Patent No. 11,170,019
A method may include receiving a data file comprising receivable information associated with at least one transaction; detecting that the data file fails to conform to a defined format; separating the receivable information into a plurality of fields; receiving input identifying remittance information in the plurality of fields; reformatting the data file according to the input into a reformatted data file; and transmitting the reformatted data file for processing of the remittance information.
Inventors: Seth M. Blacher (San Francisco, California), Karin L. Farnsworth (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kellie L. Thomas (St. Johns, Florida), Irvin J. Cooper (Columbia Heights, Minnesota)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Nov. 9, 2021

Distributed work data management
Patent No. 11,169,970
A device may receive, from a user device, a transaction request associated with a first entity and identify a distributed ledger associated with the first entity, the distributed ledger including a set of blocks recording work data associated with the first entity. The set of blocks may include: a first subset of blocks including data specifying work performed by the first entity, and a second subset of blocks including data verifying a portion of the work performed by the first entity and specified by the data included in the first subset of blocks. The device may determine that a transaction, associated with the transaction request, is associated with the first subset of blocks and the second subset of blocks. Based on predetermined instructions that correspond to the transaction and the distributed ledger, the device may perform the transaction.
Inventors: Walter Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Bradley Smith (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 9, 2021

Hemostasis of wound having high pressure blood flow
Patent No. 11,167,058
Compositions comprising clay minerals and methods for their use in promoting hemostasis are provided. The compositions comprise clay minerals such as bentonite, and facilitate blood clotting when applied to a hemorrhaging wound. Electrospun or electrosprayed materials (e.g. bandages, micron beads, etc.) which include clay minerals, and methods for the treatment of acute hemorrhage, are also provided.
Inventors: Robert F. Diegelmann (Bon Air, Virginia), Kevin R. Ward (Glen Allen, Virginia), Marcus E. Carr (Holland, Pennsylvania), Gary Lee Bowlin (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2021

Methods to analyze hydrocarbon solutions
Patent No. 1,169,117
The present application describes a method to reduce noise and improve data quality when analyzing hydrocarbon compositions with a Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM). In some approaches, the methods described in this disclosure remove at least a portion of volatile components from the hydrocarbon composition to be tested with the QCM.
Inventors: Joseph Anthony Calderone III (Powhatan, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2021

Devices and methods for delivery of substances within a prefilled syringe
Patent No. 11,167,087
An apparatus includes a housing, an energy storage member, a carrier, a medicament container, and a delivery control mechanism. The housing defines a gas chamber configured to receive pressurized gas from the energy storage member to pressurize the gas chamber. The carrier has a proximal surface that defines a portion of the gas chamber. The medicament container is coupled to the carrier and has a distal end portion coupled to a delivery member. The medicament container contains a medicament and includes an elastomeric member that seals the medicament within the medicament container. The delivery control mechanism is coupled to a proximal end portion of the medicament container and includes a flow restriction member for regulating a pressure supplied by the gas chamber and entering into the medicament container that acts on the elastomeric member.
Inventors: Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Indiana), Michael J. Roe (Powhatan, Virginia)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
Nov. 9, 2021

Plectin-1 binding antibodies and uses thereof
Patent No. 11,168,145
Aspects of the disclosure provide compositions and methods for treating cancer characterized by surface expression of plectin-1. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides anti-plectin-1 antibodies. In some embodiments, the anti-plectin-1 antibodies are conjugated to a targeted moiety (e.g., a therapeutic moiety or a detectable label).
Inventors: Kimberly A. Kelly (Goochland, Virginia), Julien Dimastromatteo (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Assignee: Zielbio (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Nov. 9, 2021

Coated paperboard container, method of manufacturing a coated paperboard container, and cup bottom forming apparatus
Patent No. 11,174,063
A method of manufacturing a coated paperboard container includes: providing a coated paperboard bottom blank, the coated paperboard bottom blank comprising a paperboard substrate and a first barrier coating layer on a first outermost surface of the paperboard substrate; heating the coated paperboard bottom blank; shaping the heated coated paperboard bottom blank, thereby forming a peripheral skirt portion about a periphery of a bottom wall portion of the coated paperboard bottom blank; and sealing a coated paperboard sidewall to the first barrier coating layer of the peripheral skirt portion.
Inventors: Eric D. Linvill (Alvsjo, Sweden), Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond), James M. Taylor (Highland Springs, Virginia), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
Nov. 16, 2021

System and method to monitor, guide, and evaluate breathing, utilizing posture and diaphragm sensor signals
Patent No. 11,172,850
Device, system and method to monitor user breathing patterns utilizing posture and diaphragm (breathing) sensor signals. The user worn device comprises a housing attached to a retractable belt that is worn around the user’s trunk. The housing contains both posture and breathing sensors. The device monitors the output signals of these sensors and measures the state of both the user’s posture and diaphragm (e.g. changes in the belt’s length or force on the belt as a function of user breathing) to analyze breathing signals. The system’s processor receives, processes, and transmits sensor signal data, and can also calibrate and interpret these signals utilizing various algorithms. In a preferred embodiment, the posture sensor is an accelerometer, and the retractable belt winds around a spring tensioned spool in the device’s housing. The software can produce posture adjusted user respiration data, and can also be used for breath training and other purposes.
Inventors: Andre Maxim Persidsky (Santa Clara, California), Robin Alexander Ahlund (Richmond)
Assignee: Prana Tech (San Francisco, California)
Nov. 16, 2021

Estimation of peripheral vascular resistance using a miniature piezoelectric sensor
Patent No. 11,172,839
A wearable assembly has a pulse plethysmography (PPG) sensor and a piezoelectric pressure sensor and is attachable to a patient’s finger or other area corresponding to a peripheral vascular region, and further includes a signal processor configured to monitor blood flow dependent measurements and pressure measurements over time, comparing these measurements to determine properties of the vascular region, such as vascular resistance of a blood vessel, vascular radius of the blood vessel, vascular stiffness of the vascular region, blood pressure, and/or cardiac vascular power. The signal processor may apply a hysteresis comparison of the sensor outputs, e.g., using an elliptical model, and in some examples may apply an extended Kalman filter for optimizing output of the vascular region properties.
Inventors: Kevin R. Ward (Superior Township, Michigan), Sardar Ansari (Richmond), Lu Wang (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Kayvan Najarian (Northville, Michigan), Kenn Oldham (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Nov. 16, 2021

Method and apparatus for removing a fouling substance from a pressured vessel
Patent No. 11,173,525
Vessels can be become fouled due to normal operation thereof, for example, during lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysis, and the vessel will become inoperable unless the fouling is removed from the vessel. Accordingly, methods are disclosed herein for removing fouling substances from the interior surfaces of fouled pressurized vessels. The methods utilize a brief rapid change of pressure in the vessel. In some embodiments, the rapid pressure change is a decrease, and the rapid pressure change causes, for example, increased velocity of the fluid flowing in the vessel, flashing of a portion of the fluid to vapor, and removal of the fouling substance adhered to the interior surface of the vessel.
Inventors: Daniel Clay Floyd (Chesterfield, Virginia), Todd Michael Mclarty (Acworth, Georgia), Frederick John Moesler (Berwyn, Pennsylvania), Charles Sebastian Sanderson (Wayne, Pennsylvania)
Assignee: Renmatix (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
Nov. 16, 2021

Systems and methods for data access control and account management
Patent No. 11,178,136
Embodiments of systems and methods for data access control and account management are described. In an embodiment, a server can apply flags to user accounts identified as requiring the user to perform an action or, in the case of potentially compromised access credentials, to offer the user the opportunity to authenticate and create new credentials. A user account database and an access report database can store access credentials, flags, and other relevant information for use by the server to perform various administrative, authentication, and protective actions on user accounts.
Inventors: Lara Mossler (Farmville, Virginia), Baskar Dilli (Austin, Texas), Melissa Heng (Glen Allen, Virginia), Aravindhan Manivannan (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 16, 2021

Tobacco plants exhibiting altered photosynthesis and methods of making and using
Patent No. 11,174,490
This disclosure provides tobacco plants that exhibit altered photosynthesis as well as methods of making and using such plants.
Inventors: Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 16, 2021

Increasing dynamic range of stimulation control
Patent No. 11,173,312
Techniques for configuring electrical stimulation therapy parameters is described. Based on user input, processing circuitry may keep a first therapy parameter substantially constant and increase a value of a second therapy parameter until increasing the second therapy parameter further causes the second therapy parameter to be bigger than threshold value. The processing circuitry may adjust the second therapy parameter value and adjust the first therapy parameter value. Prior to adjustment, the first and second therapy parameters set a first intensity, and after adjustment, the first and second therapy parameters set a second intensity that is greater than or equal to the first intensity. The processing circuitry causes delivery of therapy at the second intensity.
Inventors: Mark Gryzwa (Woodbury, Minnesota), Farshad Esnaashari (St. Paul, Minnesota), Scott Hawkins (Maple Grove, Minnesota), Hector Cantua (Glen Allen, Virginia), Shannon Collins (Xenia, Ohio)
Assignee: Medtronic (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Nov. 16, 2021

Remote monitoring and error correcting within a data storage system
Patent No. 11,175,982
Systems and methods for providing automated problem reporting in elements used in conjunction with computer networks are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of elements that perform data operations and a reporting manager or monitor agent which monitors the elements and data operations. Upon detection of hardware or software problems, the reporting manager or monitor agent automatically communicates with elements affected by the problem to gather selected hardware, software, and configuration information, analyzes the information to determine causes of the problem, and issues a problem report containing at least a portion of the selected information. The problem report is communicated to a remote monitor that does not possess access privileges to the elements, allowing automated, remote monitoring of the elements without compromising security of the computer network or elements.
Inventors: Parag Gokhale (Marlboro, New Jersey), Rajiv Kottomtharayil (Marlboro, New Jersey), Srinivas Kavuri (San Jose, California), Anand Prahlad (Bangalore, India), Suresh Parpatakam Reddy (Hyderabad, India), Robert Keith Brower Jr. (Midlothian, Virginia), Jared Meade (South River, New Jersey)
Assignee: Commvault Systems (Tinton Falls, New Jersey)
Nov. 16, 2021

Auto opening cigarette pack outsert
Patent No. 11,174,085
An outsert for affixing to a product package includes a base layer, a top layer, and a printed document. The base layer includes a perforated region arranged to be aligned with a tear tape on an outer wrapping of the package. The top layer is arranged on the base layer and has one or more edge regions adhered to the base layer. The printed document is enclosed in an inner volume established between the base layer and top layer. A laminate layer can be disposed in the inner volume between the top layer and the printed document to increase the rigidity of the outsert.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 16, 2021

Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter
Patent No. 11,172,976
A catheter-based device tracks over a guidewire which has been placed from a first blood vessel into a second blood vessel. The distal tip of the catheter is advanced into the second vessel while a proximal member remains in the first vessel. Matching blunt tapered surfaces on each of the distal tip and the proximal member are clamped together, with adjacent walls of each vessel between them, after which a known, controlled pressure is applied between the two surfaces. Heat energy is then applied to the blunt surfaces for approximately 1-30 seconds to weld the walls of the two vessels together. After coaptation of the vessel walls, the heat is increased to then cut through the vessel walls to create a fistula of the desired size.
Inventors: Brad M. Kellerman (Escondido, California), David Trottingwolf Aldridge (Laguna Hills, California), David K. Wrolstad (Escondido, California), Mark A. Ritchart (Dana Point, California), Jeffrey E. Hull (Midlothian, Virginia), Gene Reu (San Juan Capistrano, California)
Assignee: Avenu Medical (San Juan Capistrano, California)
Nov. 16, 2021

System and method for creating and managing private subnetworks of LTE base stations
Patent No. 11,178,552
Disclosed is a system and methods for creating and maintaining a virtual subnetwork of telecommunication base stations within a wider telecommunication network. In an LTE-based example, the subnetwork includes a connection aggregator that is coupled between the plurality of eNodeBs internal to the subnetwork and one or more MMEs in the outer network. The connection aggregator intercepts all control plane messages between the MMEs and the internal eNodeBs, remaps eNodeB identifiers, and transmits repackaged messages so that the outer network sees the entire subnetwork as a single “giant” eNodeB. The disclosed system and methods enables the operator of the virtual subnetwork to add and shut down eNodeBs as demand for connectivity fluctuates, and to do so such that all changes are unseen by the outer network.
Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Courington (Chester, Virginia), Vishal Agrawal (Vernon Hills, Illinois), Sasi Eswarakava (Round Lake, Illinois), Massimo Notargiacomo (Castel Bolognese, Italy), Stephen Turner (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Patrick William Henkle (Homer Glen, Illinois)
Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates (Liverpool, New York)
Nov. 16, 2021

Aggregated service status reporter
Patent No. 11,178,235
Systems as described herein may include generating an aggregated service status report for a real-time service delivery platform. A plurality of services running in a service domain may be determined. A request for a status of system behavior corresponding to a particular service may be received. Service connection details of the particular service may be discovered and metric data of real-time data movement may be tracked. Real-time snapshot aggregation of the particular service may be provided. In a variety of embodiments, a real-time system behavior report for the service across availability zones may be presented.
Inventors: Brian Burnett (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Nov. 16, 2021

Redeploying a baseline virtual machine to update a child virtual machine by creating and swapping a virtual disk comprising a clone of the baseline virtual machine
Patent No. 11,175,941
One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for redeploying a baseline VM (BVM) to one or more child VMs (CVMs) by merely cloning virtual drives of the BVM, instead of the entirety of the parent BVM. A temporary directory is created in a datastore that has the target CVMs that are targeted for virtual drive replacement (e.g., are to be “re-baselined”). One or more replacement virtual drives (RVDs) are created in the temporary directory, where the RVDs comprise a clone of a virtual drive of the source BVM. The one or more RVDs are moved from the temporary directory to a directory of the target CVMs, replacing existing virtual drives of the target CVMs so that the target CVMs are thus re-baselined to the state of the parent BVM.
Inventors: George Costea (Durham, North Carolina), Eric Forgette (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: NetApp (San Jose, California)
Nov. 16, 2021

Tongue and tongue assembly for rod forming apparatus, rod forming apparatus with tongue assembly and method of installing tongue assembly on rod forming apparatus
Patent No. 11,172,703
The tongue includes a shaft, the shaft being hollow. The tongue includes an upper plate connected to the shaft. The upper plate includes a first protrusion on a first side of the upper plate, and a second protrusion on the first side of the upper plate. The first protrusion and the second protrusion define a notch. The first protrusion runs along at least part of an upper portion of a longitudinal length of the shaft. The rod forming apparatus includes the tongue. The method installs the tongue on the rod forming apparatus.
Inventors: Dwight D. Williams (Powhatan, Virginia), Howe; Charles David Howe (Crewe, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 16, 2021

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