The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 2.9.22

Digital passport with verified data provenance
Patent No. 11,240,636
Systems and methods for accurately and securely assembling, storing, and leveraging travel data are provided. A method may include detecting a travel event of a user. The method may include recording the travel event in a travel map that is stored in a database. The travel map may be a temporal- and spatial-based record of one or more travel events of the user. The travel map may be stored as a blockchain ledger. The method may include tokenizing sensitive information associated with the user in the database, and calculating a hazard vector. The method may include updating, based at least in part on the hazard vector, a status index associated with the user, and providing the user and a system administrator access to the travel map and the status index. Access may be provided via an online portal configured to be viewed via an application running on a mobile device.
Inventors: Brandon Sloane (Charlotte, North Carolina), Aarron Gull (Commack, New York), Harvey Summers (Richmond), Gilbert Gatchalian (Union, New Jersey), Vijaya L.Vemireddy (Plano, Texas)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Feb. 1, 2022

Semantic translation of data sets
Patent No. 11,238,084
A method may include accessing a semantic map between a schema of a relational database (RDB) and a resource description framework (RDF) data model, the semantic map defined according to a first semantic ontology; applying the semantic map to data loaded from the RDB to generate a first set of semantic objects; storing the first set of semantic objects in a staging RDF triplestore; executing a script to transform the first set of semantic objects into a second set of semantic objects according to a second semantic ontology; and storing the second set of semantic objects into a production RDF triplestore.
Inventors: David Newman (Walnut Creek, California), Omar B. Khan (Richmond)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Real-time automation for monitor and control of electro-mechanical system
Patent No. 11,237,551
A computer-implemented system is provided for monitoring an electro-mechanical device. The system includes a sensor, a data acquisition receiver, and an analysis processor. The sensor measures a parameter of the device as an analog signal. The data acquisition receiver converts the analog signal into a digital signal. The analysis processor assigns the signal data to a condition state responsive to an action mode to control the device. The system is intended for automated implementation in real-time.
Inventors: Daniel P. Holden (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Sean R. Chapin (Richmond), Lynda R. Hester (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Victoria Snyder (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Arlington, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Genetic control of axillary bud growth in tobacco plants
Patent No. 11,236,349
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in axillary bud growth in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences or transgenes of such sequences, and tobacco products made from tobacco leaf harvested from such plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Jaemo Yang (Richmond
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Dynamic electronic notifications based on contextual data
Patent No. 11,238,385
A computer-implemented method may include retrieving, using at least one processor, a goal associated with a user from a user profile; generating, using the at least one processor, based in part on contextual information associated with the user, a plurality of metrics for the goal; based on the plurality of metrics and using the at least one processor, generating an action recommendation with respect to completion of the goal; and presenting the action recommendation to a user device of the user.
Inventors: Richard Randolph Crowder (Glen Allen, Virginia), John C. Brenner (Chesterfield, Virginia) Zar John Toolan (St. Louis, Missouri), Miguel A. Ruiz (Walnut Creek, California), Darrell Todd Slawson (St. Louis, Missouri), Melissa Leisse (Fenton, Missouri), James D. Cahill (Belmont, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces
Patent No. 11,240,091
Systems, methods, articles of manufacture, and computer program products for scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces. An indication of a process event associated with a computer-implemented process may be received. A population of subscribers subscribed to at least one property of one of the process event or the computer-implemented process may be determined. A virtual collaborative workspace for the process event may be generated, the virtual collaborative workspace operative to present context information associated with the process event to a plurality of subscribers. A message may be sent to the population of subscribers indicating the process event, the message comprising a link to access the virtual collaborative workspace. The virtual collaborative workspace may be generated for display responsive to selection of the link by the at least one of the population of subscribers.
Inventors: Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Automatic optimal payment type determination systems
Patent No. 11,238,429
A system for providing a payment includes a processor and a memory configured to cause the system to receive a payment request representative of a payment amount, a payor identification, and a payee identification. The system includes means for determining payor cash holdings and payor available credit as well as authenticating the validity of a payment request and identity of the payor via received biometric data from a payor device. The system may further receive data representative of payee approved payment methods and determine a payment composition based on the payment amount, payor payment preferences, payor cash holdings and payor available credit. Based on the payee approved payment methods, the system may determine one or more payment types. The system may convey the payment amount to the payee in the form of one or more payment types and may fund the payment amount according to the payment composition.
Inventors: Andrew Cohn (Bethesda, Maryland), Katelyn Schultz (New York, New York), Fouad Alkisswani (New York, New York), Richard Elliott (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kylen Dau (Maidens, Virginia), Rajsaday Dutt (Vienna, Virginia), Marcelo Jabif Epsztejn (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Techniques and system for optimization driven by dynamic resilience
Patent No. 11,237,930
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for testing computer processes in a network system by simulating computer process faults and identifying risk associated with correcting the simulated fault and identifying computer processes that may depend on the corrected computer process. The interdependent computer processes in a network may be determined by evaluating a risk matrix having a risk score and non-functional requirement score. An analysis of the risk score and non-functional requirement score accounts for interdependencies between computer processes and identified corrective actions that may be used to determine an optimal network environment. The optimal network environment may be updated dynamically based on changing computer process interdependencies and the determined risk and robustness scores.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Infant carrier transport
Patent No. 11,235,796
Infant carriers are stably supported and transported by being positioned on a frame set on wheels. The frame may include an infant carrier holder with a floor with a ramp and sidewalls. The infant carrier holder may be integral with the frame or may be mounted to a mounting device that can be adjusted for mounting angle or height. A handle is provided to the frame at a position that is suitable for a person in a wheelchair to grasp the frame and move the transport. A handle suitable for a standing person to grasp the frame may optionally be provided. The transport permits a person that may have difficulty carrying or transporting an infant carrier to more easily transport the infant carrier in a standing or a seated position, the latter as may be the case with a wheelchair occupant. The transport may be fastened to the wheelchair.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Naples, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 1, 2022

Reseal label for box in a box re-sealable pack
Patent No. 11,235,919
A container of consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box wherein a pull tab is configured to reseal a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a cover layer larger than the pre-cut opening. The cover layer can be a piece of bundle wrap with a paper layer of the bundle wrap contacting the consumer goods inside the box. The outer box has a hinged lid permanently attached to a connecting tab of the pull tab whereby opening the hinged lid simultaneously opens the pre-cut opening in the inner box by lifting the pull tab. The connecting tab includes adhesive which is partially deadened to decrease adhesion of the connecting tab to the inner box. The pull tab can also include one or more machine readable markings to enhance automated application of the pull tab to an inner box blank during manufacturing of the container.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Titanium plasma coated medical grade thermoplastic or polymer proximal and distal interphalangeal toe implant
Patent No. 11,234,827
A medical grade thermoplastic or polymer implant with an osteoconductive coating is provided, specifically for corrections of the distal and proximal interphalangeal toe joints of the foot. The implant can be either straight or angled, and can be either solid or cannulated for insertion. The implant is sized and shaped depending on the specific anatomy and desired correction. End portions of the implant may be coated with an osteoconductive coating that promotes bone growth, but may reduce radiolucency. Thus, a central portion of the implant may remain uncoated to increase radiolucency of the implant at the region where two bones come together.
Inventors: Albert Eugene Austin (Millersville, Maryland), Steven K. Neufeld (Washington, D.C.), Adam D. McQueen (Powder Springs, Georgia), Simon J. Mest (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Paul S. Cooper (Potomac, Maryland)
Assignee: Trident Orthopedics (Millersville, Maryland)
Feb. 1, 2022

Electronic vaping device and connector assembly
Patent No. 11,245,235
A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed. The connector body may include a base portion that is generally cylindrical, a nose portion extending from a first end of the base portion, and at least two slots extending longitudinally through the base portion and on opposing sides of the nose portion. An electrical lead extends through each of the at least two slots.
Inventors: Bipin Patil (Richmond), Sean Sundberg (Richmond), Kelli McKenna (Richmond), Rangaraj Sundar (Richmond), Greg Nelson (Richmond), David Bennett (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

System and method for processing and for funding a transaction
Patent No. 11,244,318
Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.
Inventors: Robert Minter Alexander IV (Richmond), Charles Aaron Rosenblatt (Richmond),Daniel R. O’Malley (Brookline, Massachusetts), Scott David Grimes (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Systems and methods for modeling computer resource meirics
Patent No. 11,243,863
This disclosure relates generally to system modeling, and more particularly to systems and methods for modeling computer resource metrics. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented computer resource metric modeling method is disclosed. The method may include detecting one or more statistical trends in aggregated interaction data for one or more interaction types, and mapping each interaction type to one or more devices facilitating the transactions. The method may further include generating one or more linear regression models of a relationship between device utilization and interaction volume, and calculating one or more diagnostic statistics for the one or more linear regression models. A subset of the linear regression models may be filtered out based on the one or more diagnostic statistics. One or more forecasts may be generated using the remaining linear regression models, using which a report may be generated and provided.
Inventors: Igor Trubin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mark Schutt (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeffery Robinson (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Micro-vaporizer with multiple liquids
Patent No. 11,241,034
A micro-vaporizer has an annular main body, a vaporization chamber, and a liquid delivery arrangement. The liquid delivery arrangement is configured for sequential delivery of a plurality of vaporizable liquids to the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement has an annular wick having an internal wick surface defining at least a portion of the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement also comprises a liquid reservoir surrounding the wick. The liquid reservoir is configured for storage of at least one vaporizable liquid therein and is in fluid communication with the wick. A heating element is positioned within the vaporization chamber for heating and vaporizing vaporizable liquid at or near the internal wick surface.
Inventors: Yongjie Xu (Richmond), Donovan Phillips (Richmond)
Assignee: Blackship Technologies Development (North Chesterfield, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Apparatus for separating a rigid body from its contents
Patent No. 11,242,171
A high-speed automated separation apparatus comprising a pair of flexible discs, a driver to rotate the flexible discs, a feeder to position a rigid body at a first location between the flexible discs, a spreader and a converger operable upon the flexible discs such that opposing portions of the flexible disc converge upon the positioned rigid body, whereupon the rotating flexible discs rotate the rigid body beyond the first location and content from the rigid body is expelled. The rigid body and the expelled content are then available for reuse.
Inventors: Loren Duvekot (Goochland, Virginia), James D. Evans (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

Information display device and technique
Patent No. 11,244,549
Discussed herein are techniques and implementations for deployment of machine-readable indicia on objects. The deployment can be achieved with a mechanical device to affix the machine-readable indicia to an object. The machine-readable indicia can be applied to the mechanical device, which then can be affixed to the object. The mechanical device can be portable and easily affixed to the object with snap-coupling fasteners. Structures on the mechanical device can help to locate and/or maintain the device on the object.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolol (Fort Meyers, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 8, 2022

Automatic rewards and benefits optimization
Patent No. 11,244,338
A processor may detect a user interaction with a user interface provided through a network by a server. The processor may analyze the user interaction to identify at least one offer associated with at least one item available for purchase through the user interface. The offer may be associated with a first payment type. The processor may process a user transaction to purchase the at least one item. The processing may include automatically applying the first payment type to the transaction.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert A. Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)

Digital passport with verified data provenance
Patent No. 11,240,636
Systems and methods for accurately and securely assembling, storing, and leveraging travel data are provided. A method may include detecting a travel event of a user. The method may include recording the travel event in a travel map that is stored in a database. The travel map may be a temporal- and spatial-based record of one or more travel events of the user. The travel map may be stored as a blockchain ledger. The method may include tokenizing sensitive information associated with the user in the database, and calculating a hazard vector. The method may include updating, based at least in part on the hazard vector, a status index associated with the user, and providing the user and a system administrator access to the travel map and the status index. Access may be provided via an online portal configured to be viewed via an application running on a mobile device.
Inventors: Brandon Sloane (Charlotte, North Carolina), Aarron Gull (Commack, New York), Harvey Summers (Richmond), Gilbert Gatchalian (Union, New Jersey), Vijaya L.Vemireddy (Plano, Texas)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Feb. 1, 2022

Semantic translation of data sets
Patent No. 11,238,084
A method may include accessing a semantic map between a schema of a relational database (RDB) and a resource description framework (RDF) data model, the semantic map defined according to a first semantic ontology; applying the semantic map to data loaded from the RDB to generate a first set of semantic objects; storing the first set of semantic objects in a staging RDF triplestore; executing a script to transform the first set of semantic objects into a second set of semantic objects according to a second semantic ontology; and storing the second set of semantic objects into a production RDF triplestore.
Inventors: David Newman (Walnut Creek, California), Omar B. Khan (Richmond)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Real-time automation for monitor and control of electro-mechanical system
Patent No. 11,237,551
A computer-implemented system is provided for monitoring an electro-mechanical device. The system includes a sensor, a data acquisition receiver, and an analysis processor. The sensor measures a parameter of the device as an analog signal. The data acquisition receiver converts the analog signal into a digital signal. The analysis processor assigns the signal data to a condition state responsive to an action mode to control the device. The system is intended for automated implementation in real-time.
Inventors: Daniel P. Holden (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Sean R. Chapin (Richmond), Lynda R. Hester (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Victoria Snyder (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Arlington, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Genetic control of axillary bud growth in tobacco plants
Patent No. 11,236,349
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in axillary bud growth in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences or transgenes of such sequences, and tobacco products made from tobacco leaf harvested from such plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Jaemo Yang (Richmond
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Dynamic electronic notifications based on contextual data
Patent No. 11,238,385
A computer-implemented method may include retrieving, using at least one processor, a goal associated with a user from a user profile; generating, using the at least one processor, based in part on contextual information associated with the user, a plurality of metrics for the goal; based on the plurality of metrics and using the at least one processor, generating an action recommendation with respect to completion of the goal; and presenting the action recommendation to a user device of the user.
Inventors: Richard Randolph Crowder (Glen Allen, Virginia), John C. Brenner (Chesterfield, Virginia) Zar John Toolan (St. Louis, Missouri), Miguel A. Ruiz (Walnut Creek, California), Darrell Todd Slawson (St. Louis, Missouri), Melissa Leisse (Fenton, Missouri), James D. Cahill (Belmont, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces
Patent No. 11,240,091
Systems, methods, articles of manufacture, and computer program products for scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces. An indication of a process event associated with a computer-implemented process may be received. A population of subscribers subscribed to at least one property of one of the process event or the computer-implemented process may be determined. A virtual collaborative workspace for the process event may be generated, the virtual collaborative workspace operative to present context information associated with the process event to a plurality of subscribers. A message may be sent to the population of subscribers indicating the process event, the message comprising a link to access the virtual collaborative workspace. The virtual collaborative workspace may be generated for display responsive to selection of the link by the at least one of the population of subscribers.
Inventors: Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Automatic optimal payment type determination systems
Patent No. 11,238,429
A system for providing a payment includes a processor and a memory configured to cause the system to receive a payment request representative of a payment amount, a payor identification, and a payee identification. The system includes means for determining payor cash holdings and payor available credit as well as authenticating the validity of a payment request and identity of the payor via received biometric data from a payor device. The system may further receive data representative of payee approved payment methods and determine a payment composition based on the payment amount, payor payment preferences, payor cash holdings and payor available credit. Based on the payee approved payment methods, the system may determine one or more payment types. The system may convey the payment amount to the payee in the form of one or more payment types and may fund the payment amount according to the payment composition.
Inventors: Andrew Cohn (Bethesda, Maryland), Katelyn Schultz (New York, New York), Fouad Alkisswani (New York, New York), Richard Elliott (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kylen Dau (Maidens, Virginia), Rajsaday Dutt (Vienna, Virginia), Marcelo Jabif Epsztejn (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Techniques and system for optimization driven by dynamic resilience
Patent No. 11,237,930
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for testing computer processes in a network system by simulating computer process faults and identifying risk associated with correcting the simulated fault and identifying computer processes that may depend on the corrected computer process. The interdependent computer processes in a network may be determined by evaluating a risk matrix having a risk score and non-functional requirement score. An analysis of the risk score and non-functional requirement score accounts for interdependencies between computer processes and identified corrective actions that may be used to determine an optimal network environment. The optimal network environment may be updated dynamically based on changing computer process interdependencies and the determined risk and robustness scores.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Infant carrier transport
Patent No. 11,235,796
Infant carriers are stably supported and transported by being positioned on a frame set on wheels. The frame may include an infant carrier holder with a floor with a ramp and sidewalls. The infant carrier holder may be integral with the frame or may be mounted to a mounting device that can be adjusted for mounting angle or height. A handle is provided to the frame at a position that is suitable for a person in a wheelchair to grasp the frame and move the transport. A handle suitable for a standing person to grasp the frame may optionally be provided. The transport permits a person that may have difficulty carrying or transporting an infant carrier to more easily transport the infant carrier in a standing or a seated position, the latter as may be the case with a wheelchair occupant. The transport may be fastened to the wheelchair.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Naples, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 1, 2022

Reseal label for box in a box re-sealable pack
Patent No. 11,235,919
A container of consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box wherein a pull tab is configured to reseal a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a cover layer larger than the pre-cut opening. The cover layer can be a piece of bundle wrap with a paper layer of the bundle wrap contacting the consumer goods inside the box. The outer box has a hinged lid permanently attached to a connecting tab of the pull tab whereby opening the hinged lid simultaneously opens the pre-cut opening in the inner box by lifting the pull tab. The connecting tab includes adhesive which is partially deadened to decrease adhesion of the connecting tab to the inner box. The pull tab can also include one or more machine readable markings to enhance automated application of the pull tab to an inner box blank during manufacturing of the container.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Titanium plasma coated medical grade thermoplastic or polymer proximal and distal interphalangeal toe implant
Patent No. 11,234,827
A medical grade thermoplastic or polymer implant with an osteoconductive coating is provided, specifically for corrections of the distal and proximal interphalangeal toe joints of the foot. The implant can be either straight or angled, and can be either solid or cannulated for insertion. The implant is sized and shaped depending on the specific anatomy and desired correction. End portions of the implant may be coated with an osteoconductive coating that promotes bone growth, but may reduce radiolucency. Thus, a central portion of the implant may remain uncoated to increase radiolucency of the implant at the region where two bones come together.
Inventors: Albert Eugene Austin (Millersville, Maryland), Steven K. Neufeld
(Washington, D.C.), Adam D. McQueen (Powder Springs, Georgia), Simon J. Mest (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Paul S. Cooper (Potomac, Maryland)
Assignee: Trident Orthopedics (Millersville, Maryland)
Feb. 1, 2022

Electronic vaping device and connector assembly
Patent No. 11,245,235
A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed. The connector body may include a base portion that is generally cylindrical, a nose portion extending from a first end of the base portion, and at least two slots extending longitudinally through the base portion and on opposing sides of the nose portion. An electrical lead extends through each of the at least two slots.
Inventors: Bipin Patil (Richmond), Sean Sundberg (Richmond), Kelli McKenna (Richmond), Rangaraj Sundar (Richmond), Greg Nelson (Richmond), David Bennett (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

System and method for processing and for funding a transaction
Patent No. 11,244,318
Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.
Inventors: Robert Minter Alexander IV (Richmond), Charles Aaron Rosenblatt (Richmond),Daniel R. O’Malley (Brookline, Massachusetts), Scott David Grimes (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Systems and methods for modeling computer resource meirics
Patent No. 11,243,863
This disclosure relates generally to system modeling, and more particularly to systems and methods for modeling computer resource metrics. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented computer resource metric modeling method is disclosed. The method may include detecting one or more statistical trends in aggregated interaction data for one or more interaction types, and mapping each interaction type to one or more devices facilitating the transactions. The method may further include generating one or more linear regression models of a relationship between device utilization and interaction volume, and calculating one or more diagnostic statistics for the one or more linear regression models. A subset of the linear regression models may be filtered out based on the one or more diagnostic statistics. One or more forecasts may be generated using the remaining linear regression models, using which a report may be generated and provided.
Inventors: Igor Trubin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mark Schutt (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeffery Robinson (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Micro-vaporizer with multiple liquids
Patent No. 11,241,034
A micro-vaporizer has an annular main body, a vaporization chamber, and a liquid delivery arrangement. The liquid delivery arrangement is configured for sequential delivery of a plurality of vaporizable liquids to the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement has an annular wick having an internal wick surface defining at least a portion of the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement also comprises a liquid reservoir surrounding the wick. The liquid reservoir is configured for storage of at least one vaporizable liquid therein and is in fluid communication with the wick. A heating element is positioned within the vaporization chamber for heating and vaporizing vaporizable liquid at or near the internal wick surface.
Inventors: Yongjie Xu (Richmond), Donovan Phillips (Richmond)
Assignee: Blackship Technologies Development (North Chesterfield, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Apparatus for separating a rigid body from its contents
Patent No. 11,242,171
A high-speed automated separation apparatus comprising a pair of flexible discs, a driver to rotate the flexible discs, a feeder to position a rigid body at a first location between the flexible discs, a spreader and a converger operable upon the flexible discs such that opposing portions of the flexible disc converge upon the positioned rigid body, whereupon the rotating flexible discs rotate the rigid body beyond the first location and content from the rigid body is expelled. The rigid body and the expelled content are then available for reuse.
Inventors: Loren Duvekot (Goochland, Virginia), James D. Evans (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

Information display device and technique
Patent No. 11,244,549
Discussed herein are techniques and implementations for deployment of machine-readable indicia on objects. The deployment can be achieved with a mechanical device to affix the machine-readable indicia to an object. The machine-readable indicia can be applied to the mechanical device, which then can be affixed to the object. The mechanical device can be portable and easily affixed to the object with snap-coupling fasteners. Structures on the mechanical device can help to locate and/or maintain the device on the object.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Fort Meyers, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Company (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 8, 2022

Automatic rewards and benefits optimization
Patent No. 11,244,338
A processor may detect a user interaction with a user interface provided through a network by a server. The processor may analyze the user interaction to identify at least one offer associated with at least one item available for purchase through the user interface. The offer may be associated with a first payment type. The processor may process a user transaction to purchase the at least one item. The processing may include automatically applying the first payment type to the transaction.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert A. Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Digital passport with verified data provenance
Patent No. 11,240,636
Systems and methods for accurately and securely assembling, storing, and leveraging travel data are provided. A method may include detecting a travel event of a user. The method may include recording the travel event in a travel map that is stored in a database. The travel map may be a temporal- and spatial-based record of one or more travel events of the user. The travel map may be stored as a blockchain ledger. The method may include tokenizing sensitive information associated with the user in the database, and calculating a hazard vector. The method may include updating, based at least in part on the hazard vector, a status index associated with the user, and providing the user and a system administrator access to the travel map and the status index. Access may be provided via an online portal configured to be viewed via an application running on a mobile device.
Inventors: Brandon Sloane (Charlotte, North Carolina), Aarron Gull (Commack, New York), Harvey Summers (Richmond), Gilbert Gatchalian (Union, New Jersey), Vijaya L.Vemireddy (Plano, Texas)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Feb. 1, 2022

Semantic translation of data sets
Patent No. 11,238,084
A method may include accessing a semantic map between a schema of a relational database (RDB) and a resource description framework (RDF) data model, the semantic map defined according to a first semantic ontology; applying the semantic map to data loaded from the RDB to generate a first set of semantic objects; storing the first set of semantic objects in a staging RDF triplestore; executing a script to transform the first set of semantic objects into a second set of semantic objects according to a second semantic ontology; and storing the second set of semantic objects into a production RDF triplestore.
Inventors: David Newman (Walnut Creek, California), Omar B. Khan (Richmond)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Real-time automation for monitor and control of electro-mechanical system
Patent No. 11,237,551
A computer-implemented system is provided for monitoring an electro-mechanical device. The system includes a sensor, a data acquisition receiver, and an analysis processor. The sensor measures a parameter of the device as an analog signal. The data acquisition receiver converts the analog signal into a digital signal. The analysis processor assigns the signal data to a condition state responsive to an action mode to control the device. The system is intended for automated implementation in real-time.
Inventors: Daniel P. Holden (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Sean R. Chapin (Richmond), Lynda R. Hester (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Victoria Snyder (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Arlington, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Genetic control of axillary bud growth in tobacco plants
Patent No. 11,236,349
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in axillary bud growth in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences or transgenes of such sequences, and tobacco products made from tobacco leaf harvested from such plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Jaemo Yang (Richmond
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Dynamic electronic notifications based on contextual data
Patent No. 11,238,385
A computer-implemented method may include retrieving, using at least one processor, a goal associated with a user from a user profile; generating, using the at least one processor, based in part on contextual information associated with the user, a plurality of metrics for the goal; based on the plurality of metrics and using the at least one processor, generating an action recommendation with respect to completion of the goal; and presenting the action recommendation to a user device of the user.
Inventors: Richard Randolph Crowder (Glen Allen, Virginia), John C. Brenner (Chesterfield, Virginia) Zar John Toolan (St. Louis, Missouri), Miguel A. Ruiz (Walnut Creek, California), Darrell Todd Slawson (St. Louis, Missouri), Melissa Leisse (Fenton, Missouri), James D. Cahill (Belmont, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces
Patent No. 11,240,091
Systems, methods, articles of manufacture, and computer program products for scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces. An indication of a process event associated with a computer-implemented process may be received. A population of subscribers subscribed to at least one property of one of the process event or the computer-implemented process may be determined. A virtual collaborative workspace for the process event may be generated, the virtual collaborative workspace operative to present context information associated with the process event to a plurality of subscribers. A message may be sent to the population of subscribers indicating the process event, the message comprising a link to access the virtual collaborative workspace. The virtual collaborative workspace may be generated for display responsive to selection of the link by the at least one of the population of subscribers.
Inventors: Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Automatic optimal payment type determination systems
Patent No. 11,238,429
A system for providing a payment includes a processor and a memory configured to cause the system to receive a payment request representative of a payment amount, a payor identification, and a payee identification. The system includes means for determining payor cash holdings and payor available credit as well as authenticating the validity of a payment request and identity of the payor via received biometric data from a payor device. The system may further receive data representative of payee approved payment methods and determine a payment composition based on the payment amount, payor payment preferences, payor cash holdings and payor available credit. Based on the payee approved payment methods, the system may determine one or more payment types. The system may convey the payment amount to the payee in the form of one or more payment types and may fund the payment amount according to the payment composition.
Inventors: Andrew Cohn (Bethesda, Maryland), Katelyn Schultz (New York, New York), Fouad Alkisswani (New York, New York), Richard Elliott (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kylen Dau (Maidens, Virginia), Rajsaday Dutt (Vienna, Virginia), Marcelo Jabif Epsztejn (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Techniques and system for optimization driven by dynamic resilience
Patent No. 11,237,930
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for testing computer processes in a network system by simulating computer process faults and identifying risk associated with correcting the simulated fault and identifying computer processes that may depend on the corrected computer process. The interdependent computer processes in a network may be determined by evaluating a risk matrix having a risk score and non-functional requirement score. An analysis of the risk score and non-functional requirement score accounts for interdependencies between computer processes and identified corrective actions that may be used to determine an optimal network environment. The optimal network environment may be updated dynamically based on changing computer process interdependencies and the determined risk and robustness scores.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Infant carrier transport
Patent No. 11,235,796
Infant carriers are stably supported and transported by being positioned on a frame set on wheels. The frame may include an infant carrier holder with a floor with a ramp and sidewalls. The infant carrier holder may be integral with the frame or may be mounted to a mounting device that can be adjusted for mounting angle or height. A handle is provided to the frame at a position that is suitable for a person in a wheelchair to grasp the frame and move the transport. A handle suitable for a standing person to grasp the frame may optionally be provided. The transport permits a person that may have difficulty carrying or transporting an infant carrier to more easily transport the infant carrier in a standing or a seated position, the latter as may be the case with a wheelchair occupant. The transport may be fastened to the wheelchair.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Naples, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 1, 2022

Reseal label for box in a box re-sealable pack
Patent No. 11,235,919
A container of consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box wherein a pull tab is configured to reseal a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a cover layer larger than the pre-cut opening. The cover layer can be a piece of bundle wrap with a paper layer of the bundle wrap contacting the consumer goods inside the box. The outer box has a hinged lid permanently attached to a connecting tab of the pull tab whereby opening the hinged lid simultaneously opens the pre-cut opening in the inner box by lifting the pull tab. The connecting tab includes adhesive which is partially deadened to decrease adhesion of the connecting tab to the inner box. The pull tab can also include one or more machine readable markings to enhance automated application of the pull tab to an inner box blank during manufacturing of the container.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Titanium plasma coated medical grade thermoplastic or polymer proximal and distal interphalangeal toe implant
Patent No. 11,234,827
A medical grade thermoplastic or polymer implant with an osteoconductive coating is provided, specifically for corrections of the distal and proximal interphalangeal toe joints of the foot. The implant can be either straight or angled, and can be either solid or cannulated for insertion. The implant is sized and shaped depending on the specific anatomy and desired correction. End portions of the implant may be coated with an osteoconductive coating that promotes bone growth, but may reduce radiolucency. Thus, a central portion of the implant may remain uncoated to increase radiolucency of the implant at the region where two bones come together.
Inventors: Albert Eugene Austin (Millersville, Maryland), Steven K. Neufeld (Washington, D.C.), Adam D. McQueen (Powder Springs, Georgia), Simon J. Mest (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Paul S. Cooper (Potomac, Maryland)
Assignee: Trident Orthopedics (Millersville, Maryland)
Feb. 1, 2022

Electronic vaping device and connector assembly
Patent No. 11,245,235
A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed. The connector body may include a base portion that is generally cylindrical, a nose portion extending from a first end of the base portion, and at least two slots extending longitudinally through the base portion and on opposing sides of the nose portion. An electrical lead extends through each of the at least two slots.
Inventors: Bipin Patil (Richmond), Sean Sundberg (Richmond), Kelli McKenna (Richmond), Rangaraj Sundar (Richmond), Greg Nelson (Richmond), David Bennett (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

System and method for processing and for funding a transaction
Patent No. 11,244,318
Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.
Inventors: Robert Minter Alexander IV (Richmond), Charles Aaron Rosenblatt (Richmond),Daniel R. O’Malley (Brookline, Massachusetts), Scott David Grimes (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Systems and methods for modeling computer resource meirics
Patent No. 11,243,863
This disclosure relates generally to system modeling, and more particularly to systems and methods for modeling computer resource metrics. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented computer resource metric modeling method is disclosed. The method may include detecting one or more statistical trends in aggregated interaction data for one or more interaction types, and mapping each interaction type to one or more devices facilitating the transactions. The method may further include generating one or more linear regression models of a relationship between device utilization and interaction volume, and calculating one or more diagnostic statistics for the one or more linear regression models. A subset of the linear regression models may be filtered out based on the one or more diagnostic statistics. One or more forecasts may be generated using the remaining linear regression models, using which a report may be generated and provided.
Inventors: Igor Trubin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mark Schutt (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeffery Robinson (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Micro-vaporizer with multiple liquids
Patent No. 11,241,034
A micro-vaporizer has an annular main body, a vaporization chamber, and a liquid delivery arrangement. The liquid delivery arrangement is configured for sequential delivery of a plurality of vaporizable liquids to the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement has an annular wick having an internal wick surface defining at least a portion of the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement also comprises a liquid reservoir surrounding the wick. The liquid reservoir is configured for storage of at least one vaporizable liquid therein and is in fluid communication with the wick. A heating element is positioned within the vaporization chamber for heating and vaporizing vaporizable liquid at or near the internal wick surface.
Inventors: Yongjie Xu (Richmond), Donovan Phillips (Richmond)
Assignee: Blackship Technologies Development (North Chesterfield, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Apparatus for separating a rigid body from its contents
Patent No. 11,242,171
A high-speed automated separation apparatus comprising a pair of flexible discs, a driver to rotate the flexible discs, a feeder to position a rigid body at a first location between the flexible discs, a spreader and a converger operable upon the flexible discs such that opposing portions of the flexible disc converge upon the positioned rigid body, whereupon the rotating flexible discs rotate the rigid body beyond the first location and content from the rigid body is expelled. The rigid body and the expelled content are then available for reuse.
Inventors: Loren Duvekot (Goochland, Virginia), James D. Evans (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

Information display device and technique
Patent No. 11,244,549
Discussed herein are techniques and implementations for deployment of machine-readable indicia on objects. The deployment can be achieved with a mechanical device to affix the machine-readable indicia to an object. The machine-readable indicia can be applied to the mechanical device, which then can be affixed to the object. The mechanical device can be portable and easily affixed to the object with snap-coupling fasteners. Structures on the mechanical device can help to locate and/or maintain the device on the object.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolol (Fort Meyers, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 8, 2022

Automatic rewards and benefits optimization
Patent No. 11,244,338
A processor may detect a user interaction with a user interface provided through a network by a server. The processor may analyze the user interaction to identify at least one offer associated with at least one item available for purchase through the user interface. The offer may be associated with a first payment type. The processor may process a user transaction to purchase the at least one item. The processing may include automatically applying the first payment type to the transaction.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert A. Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)

Digital passport with verified data provenance
Patent No. 11,240,636
Systems and methods for accurately and securely assembling, storing, and leveraging travel data are provided. A method may include detecting a travel event of a user. The method may include recording the travel event in a travel map that is stored in a database. The travel map may be a temporal- and spatial-based record of one or more travel events of the user. The travel map may be stored as a blockchain ledger. The method may include tokenizing sensitive information associated with the user in the database, and calculating a hazard vector. The method may include updating, based at least in part on the hazard vector, a status index associated with the user, and providing the user and a system administrator access to the travel map and the status index. Access may be provided via an online portal configured to be viewed via an application running on a mobile device.
Inventors: Brandon Sloane (Charlotte, North Carolina), Aarron Gull (Commack, New York), Harvey Summers (Richmond), Gilbert Gatchalian (Union, New Jersey), Vijaya L.Vemireddy (Plano, Texas)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Feb. 1, 2022

Semantic translation of data sets
Patent No. 11,238,084
A method may include accessing a semantic map between a schema of a relational database (RDB) and a resource description framework (RDF) data model, the semantic map defined according to a first semantic ontology; applying the semantic map to data loaded from the RDB to generate a first set of semantic objects; storing the first set of semantic objects in a staging RDF triplestore; executing a script to transform the first set of semantic objects into a second set of semantic objects according to a second semantic ontology; and storing the second set of semantic objects into a production RDF triplestore.
Inventors: David Newman (Walnut Creek, California), Omar B. Khan (Richmond)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Real-time automation for monitor and control of electro-mechanical system
Patent No. 11,237,551
A computer-implemented system is provided for monitoring an electro-mechanical device. The system includes a sensor, a data acquisition receiver, and an analysis processor. The sensor measures a parameter of the device as an analog signal. The data acquisition receiver converts the analog signal into a digital signal. The analysis processor assigns the signal data to a condition state responsive to an action mode to control the device. The system is intended for automated implementation in real-time.
Inventors: Daniel P. Holden (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Sean R. Chapin (Richmond), Lynda R. Hester (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Victoria Snyder (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (Arlington, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Genetic control of axillary bud growth in tobacco plants
Patent No. 11,236,349
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in axillary bud growth in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences or transgenes of such sequences, and tobacco products made from tobacco leaf harvested from such plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Jaemo Yang (Richmond
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Dynamic electronic notifications based on contextual data
Patent No. 11,238,385
A computer-implemented method may include retrieving, using at least one processor, a goal associated with a user from a user profile; generating, using the at least one processor, based in part on contextual information associated with the user, a plurality of metrics for the goal; based on the plurality of metrics and using the at least one processor, generating an action recommendation with respect to completion of the goal; and presenting the action recommendation to a user device of the user.
Inventors: Richard Randolph Crowder (Glen Allen, Virginia), John C. Brenner (Chesterfield, Virginia) Zar John Toolan (St. Louis, Missouri), Miguel A. Ruiz (Walnut Creek, California), Darrell Todd Slawson (St. Louis, Missouri), Melissa Leisse (Fenton, Missouri), James D. Cahill (Belmont, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
Feb. 1, 2022

Scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces
Patent No. 11,240,091
Systems, methods, articles of manufacture, and computer program products for scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces. An indication of a process event associated with a computer-implemented process may be received. A population of subscribers subscribed to at least one property of one of the process event or the computer-implemented process may be determined. A virtual collaborative workspace for the process event may be generated, the virtual collaborative workspace operative to present context information associated with the process event to a plurality of subscribers. A message may be sent to the population of subscribers indicating the process event, the message comprising a link to access the virtual collaborative workspace. The virtual collaborative workspace may be generated for display responsive to selection of the link by the at least one of the population of subscribers.
Inventors: Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Automatic optimal payment type determination systems
Patent No. 11,238,429
A system for providing a payment includes a processor and a memory configured to cause the system to receive a payment request representative of a payment amount, a payor identification, and a payee identification. The system includes means for determining payor cash holdings and payor available credit as well as authenticating the validity of a payment request and identity of the payor via received biometric data from a payor device. The system may further receive data representative of payee approved payment methods and determine a payment composition based on the payment amount, payor payment preferences, payor cash holdings and payor available credit. Based on the payee approved payment methods, the system may determine one or more payment types. The system may convey the payment amount to the payee in the form of one or more payment types and may fund the payment amount according to the payment composition.
Inventors: Andrew Cohn (Bethesda, Maryland), Katelyn Schultz (New York, New York), Fouad Alkisswani (New York, New York), Richard Elliott (Glen Allen, Virginia), Kylen Dau (Maidens, Virginia), Rajsaday Dutt (Vienna, Virginia), Marcelo Jabif Epsztejn (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Techniques and system for optimization driven by dynamic resilience
Patent No. 11,237,930
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for testing computer processes in a network system by simulating computer process faults and identifying risk associated with correcting the simulated fault and identifying computer processes that may depend on the corrected computer process. The interdependent computer processes in a network may be determined by evaluating a risk matrix having a risk score and non-functional requirement score. An analysis of the risk score and non-functional requirement score accounts for interdependencies between computer processes and identified corrective actions that may be used to determine an optimal network environment. The optimal network environment may be updated dynamically based on changing computer process interdependencies and the determined risk and robustness scores.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 1, 2022

Infant carrier transport
Patent No. 11,235,796
Infant carriers are stably supported and transported by being positioned on a frame set on wheels. The frame may include an infant carrier holder with a floor with a ramp and sidewalls. The infant carrier holder may be integral with the frame or may be mounted to a mounting device that can be adjusted for mounting angle or height. A handle is provided to the frame at a position that is suitable for a person in a wheelchair to grasp the frame and move the transport. A handle suitable for a standing person to grasp the frame may optionally be provided. The transport permits a person that may have difficulty carrying or transporting an infant carrier to more easily transport the infant carrier in a standing or a seated position, the latter as may be the case with a wheelchair occupant. The transport may be fastened to the wheelchair.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Naples, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Co. (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 1, 2022

Reseal label for box in a box re-sealable pack
Patent No. 11,235,919
A container of consumer goods includes a rigid outer box and a rigid inner box wherein a pull tab is configured to reseal a pre-cut opening in the inner box. The pull tab includes a cover layer larger than the pre-cut opening. The cover layer can be a piece of bundle wrap with a paper layer of the bundle wrap contacting the consumer goods inside the box. The outer box has a hinged lid permanently attached to a connecting tab of the pull tab whereby opening the hinged lid simultaneously opens the pre-cut opening in the inner box by lifting the pull tab. The connecting tab includes adhesive which is partially deadened to decrease adhesion of the connecting tab to the inner box. The pull tab can also include one or more machine readable markings to enhance automated application of the pull tab to an inner box blank during manufacturing of the container.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 1, 2022

Titanium plasma coated medical grade thermoplastic or polymer proximal and distal interphalangeal toe implant
Patent No. 11,234,827
A medical grade thermoplastic or polymer implant with an osteoconductive coating is provided, specifically for corrections of the distal and proximal interphalangeal toe joints of the foot. The implant can be either straight or angled, and can be either solid or cannulated for insertion. The implant is sized and shaped depending on the specific anatomy and desired correction. End portions of the implant may be coated with an osteoconductive coating that promotes bone growth, but may reduce radiolucency. Thus, a central portion of the implant may remain uncoated to increase radiolucency of the implant at the region where two bones come together.
Inventors: Albert Eugene Austin (Millersville, Maryland), Steven K. Neufeld
(Washington, D.C.), Adam D. McQueen (Powder Springs, Georgia), Simon J. Mest (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Paul S. Cooper (Potomac, Maryland)
Assignee: Trident Orthopedics (Millersville, Maryland)
Feb. 1, 2022

Electronic vaping device and connector assembly
Patent No. 11,245,235
A connector assembly of a cartridge of an electronic vaping device may be formed by metal in-molding. The connector assembly may include a connector body that is integrally formed. The connector body may include a base portion that is generally cylindrical, a nose portion extending from a first end of the base portion, and at least two slots extending longitudinally through the base portion and on opposing sides of the nose portion. An electrical lead extends through each of the at least two slots.
Inventors: Bipin Patil (Richmond), Sean Sundberg (Richmond), Kelli McKenna (Richmond), Rangaraj Sundar (Richmond), Greg Nelson (Richmond), David Bennett (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

System and method for processing and for funding a transaction
Patent No. 11,244,318
Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.
Inventors: Robert Minter Alexander IV (Richmond), Charles Aaron Rosenblatt (Richmond),Daniel R. O’Malley (Brookline, Massachusetts), Scott David Grimes (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Systems and methods for modeling computer resource meirics
Patent No. 11,243,863
This disclosure relates generally to system modeling, and more particularly to systems and methods for modeling computer resource metrics. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented computer resource metric modeling method is disclosed. The method may include detecting one or more statistical trends in aggregated interaction data for one or more interaction types, and mapping each interaction type to one or more devices facilitating the transactions. The method may further include generating one or more linear regression models of a relationship between device utilization and interaction volume, and calculating one or more diagnostic statistics for the one or more linear regression models. A subset of the linear regression models may be filtered out based on the one or more diagnostic statistics. One or more forecasts may be generated using the remaining linear regression models, using which a report may be generated and provided.
Inventors: Igor Trubin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mark Schutt (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeffery Robinson (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Micro-vaporizer with multiple liquids
Patent No. 11,241,034
A micro-vaporizer has an annular main body, a vaporization chamber, and a liquid delivery arrangement. The liquid delivery arrangement is configured for sequential delivery of a plurality of vaporizable liquids to the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement has an annular wick having an internal wick surface defining at least a portion of the vaporization chamber. The liquid delivery arrangement also comprises a liquid reservoir surrounding the wick. The liquid reservoir is configured for storage of at least one vaporizable liquid therein and is in fluid communication with the wick. A heating element is positioned within the vaporization chamber for heating and vaporizing vaporizable liquid at or near the internal wick surface.
Inventors: Yongjie Xu (Richmond), Donovan Phillips (Richmond)
Assignee: Blackship Technologies Development (North Chesterfield, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

Apparatus for separating a rigid body from its contents
Patent No. 11,242,171
A high-speed automated separation apparatus comprising a pair of flexible discs, a driver to rotate the flexible discs, a feeder to position a rigid body at a first location between the flexible discs, a spreader and a converger operable upon the flexible discs such that opposing portions of the flexible disc converge upon the positioned rigid body, whereupon the rotating flexible discs rotate the rigid body beyond the first location and content from the rigid body is expelled. The rigid body and the expelled content are then available for reuse.
Inventors: Loren Duvekot (Goochland, Virginia), James D. Evans (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Feb. 8, 2022

Information display device and technique
Patent No. 11,244,549
Discussed herein are techniques and implementations for deployment of machine-readable indicia on objects. The deployment can be achieved with a mechanical device to affix the machine-readable indicia to an object. The machine-readable indicia can be applied to the mechanical device, which then can be affixed to the object. The mechanical device can be portable and easily affixed to the object with snap-coupling fasteners. Structures on the mechanical device can help to locate and/or maintain the device on the object.
Inventors: Paul Giampavolo (Fort Meyers, Florida), Christopher M. Johnson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Safe-Strap Company (Fort Myers, Florida)
Feb. 8, 2022

Automatic rewards and benefits optimization
Patent No. 11,244,338
A processor may detect a user interaction with a user interface provided through a network by a server. The processor may analyze the user interaction to identify at least one offer associated with at least one item available for purchase through the user interface. The offer may be associated with a first payment type. The processor may process a user transaction to purchase the at least one item. The processing may include automatically applying the first payment type to the transaction.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert A. Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
Feb. 8, 2022

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