The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 3.9.22

Obfuscation of information obtained by a card reader
Patent No. 11,263,411
An example method may include transmitting a noise signal through a reader connection of a magnetic reader element. The control component and the magnetic reader element may be associated with a card reader device of a transaction device, and the magnetic reader element may be configured to read a magnetic strip of a transaction card. The method may include receiving, from the magnetic reader element, a reader connection signal from the reader connection. The reader connection signal may include the noise signal. The method may include extracting, from the reader connection signal, a card information signal associated with the transaction card from the magnetic strip. The card information signal may be extracted based on the noise signal. The method may include performing an action associated with the card information signal.
Inventors: Richard Post (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Nathaniel McKinnon (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 1, 2022

Semi-aromatic copolyamides based on caprolactam
Patent No. 11,261,296
The present disclosure provides polyamide 6 copolymers polymerized from caprolactam, tetramethylene diamine, and terephthalic acid monomers. The copolymers exhibit sufficiently high second heat melting points such that they are capable of being processed using traditional melt processing operations, while also being useful for high temperature applications. The copolymer may be used as polymeric base compositions useful for a variety of applications including the manufacture of metal-replacing articles.
Inventors: Veera Nelliappan (Richmond)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, New Jersey)
March 1, 2022

Cigarettes and cigarette filters including activated carbon for removing nitric oxide
Patent No. 11,259,563
Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang (Richmond), Mark Zhuang (Richmond), Shahryar Rabiei (Richmond), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond, Virginia)
March 1, 2022

Carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 11,261,014
Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carrier for packaging one or more articles. The carrier is formed from a set of connected blanks each of which form a top engaging carrier, wherein the blanks are detachably connected together in a matrix fashion wherein each blank has a plurality of top-receiving apertures wherein a first distance (D.sub.1) between the respective centres of two adjacent ones of the apertures of a first blank is less than a second distance (D.sub.2) between the centre of a corner aperture of the first blank and the centre of the adjacent corner aperture of a second blank and wherein the first distance (D.sub.1) is less than a third distance (D.sub.3) between the centre of the corner aperture of the first blank and the centre of the adjacent corner aperture of a third blank.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
March 1, 2022

Orbital plant material feed system
Patent No. 11,259,560
An orbital plant material feed assembly includes a drum structure and hopper assembly. An external surface of the drum structure has a curved shape and includes a peripheral groove. A width of the peripheral groove varies along the external surface of the drum structure. The hopper assembly may define a compression space between the drum structure and a portion of the hopper assembly that covers a portion of the peripheral groove.
Inventors: Dwight David Williams (Powhatan, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 1, 2022

Medicament delivery device configured to produce wireless and audible outputs
Patent No. 11,263,921
An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system. The simulated medicament delivery device includes a housing, and is devoid of a medicament delivery mechanism that causes a medicament to be delivered. The electronic circuit system is coupled to the housing and includes an audible output device and a cover. The housing of the medicament delivery device and the cover of the electronic circuit system collectively define an acoustic enclosure. The audible output device is configured to be disposed within the acoustic enclosure.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Virginia), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Virginia), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Virginia), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Indiana), David A. Weinzierl (Andover, Minnesota)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
March 1, 2022

Systems and methods for providing notifications to devices
Patent No. 11,270,314
A system for providing notifications to client devices that includes one or more processors and one or more storage devices. The storage devices may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processors to perform operations. The operations include receiving a transaction notification from a third party; identifying a user account associated with the transaction notification; generating a push notification with a payload describing instructions to display a message and an interactive icon, and a resource identifier associated with the interactive icon, where the resource identifier includes a message ID encoding an interactive session and an action ID encoding a requested action. The operations also include transmitting the push notification to a client device associated with the user account; receiving a first indication indicating a user interaction with the interactive icon, the first indication having the resource identifier and updating the user account based on the action request.
Inventors: Maria-Andrea Gerling-Ospina; (Charlottesville, Virginia), Cara Jo Rawls (Midlothian, Virginia), Troy Friedlander (Santa Monica, California), Naveed Khan (Bowie, Maryland), Victor Raul Lopez Vargas (McLean, Virginia), Beth Shoup (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Michael Keating (Washington, D.C.), Angelina Huynh (Reston, Virginia), Erin Ruppert (Frederick, Maryland), Lingyu Chu (Frisco, Texas), DiAndrea Kessee (Flower Mound, Texas), Nicole M. Weaver (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jacob Vernon Theodore Yingling (Richmond), Joshua Meyer Wilbur (Potomac, Maryland), Narayana Rao Pagolu (Plano, Texas), Merin J. Samuel (Frisco, Texas)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Tobacco plants having increased nitrogen efficiency and methods of using such plants
Patent No. 11,266,174
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in nitrogen utilization, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences, tobacco plants transgenic for such sequences, and tobacco products made from such plants.
Inventors: Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Envelope gasket
Patent No. 11,268,616
An envelope gasket features a bonded construction. In one example, a virgin PTFE envelope is bonded to a pair of microcellular or expanded PTFE filler material annular rings. The PTFE filler annular rings are then bonded together around a corrugated metal insert ring (on the inner and outer diameter), thus sealing inside microcellular or expanded PTFE. Alternatively, when using expanded graphite filler material annular rings, the PTFE envelope is bonded to the expanded graphite filler rings by pressure and heat, and the filler rings are bonded to each other by pressure during the bonding process.
Inventors: Timothy Meade Heartwell (Chester, Virginia), Alfred Fitzgerald Waterland III (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeffery William Wilson (Colonial Heights, Virginia)
Assignee: Virginia Sealing Products (Prince George, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Apparatus for filling cartridges of e-vapor devices
Patent No. 11,267,593
An apparatus for the automated filling of cartridges of e-vapor devices may include a filling drum configured to receive at least one cartridge of an e-vapor device. The apparatus may additionally include a needle assembly including at least one hypodermic needle. The needle assembly is configured to transition between a lowered state and a raised state. The lowered state is where the hypodermic needle is moved down into the cartridge, while the raised state is where the hypodermic needle is lifted up and away from the cartridge. The apparatus may further include a pump assembly configured to pump a pre-vapor formulation into the cartridge when the needle assembly is in the lowered state. The pump assembly may include a variable amplitude cam system configured to adjust an amount of the pre-vapor formulation for pumping to the cartridge without changing start and stop times for the pumping.
Inventors: Travis Martin Garthaffner (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeremy Jay Straight (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Collapsible tubing caulking gun
Patent No. 11,267,016
The collapsible tubing caulking gun comprises a handle, a trigger, a squeegee, a tube grip, and a nozzle support. The collapsible tubing caulking gun may dispense caulk from a collapsible tube. Activation of the trigger may force the collapsible tube rearwards through the squeegee resulting in the caulk being forced out of the collapsible tube via a nozzle. The collapsible tube may be retained between the tube grip which retains a sealed end of the collapsible tube and the nozzle support which retains the nozzle of the collapsible tube.
Inventors: Milton A. Williams Jr. (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
March 8, 2022

Activating an emergency mode associated with a user device
Patent No. 11,272,346
A device may detect an indication to activate an emergency mode associated with the user device. The emergency mode may be associated with gathering data related to an emergency. The device may determine a manner in which to configure a set of components or a set of actions to perform. The set of components may be associated with gathering the data. The device may activate the emergency mode. The emergency mode may be activated by at least one of: configuring the set of components, or performing the set of actions. The device may gather the data utilizing the set of components. The device may dynamically: store the data utilizing one or more memory resources of the user device after gathering the data, or provide the data to another device. The device may determine to terminate the emergency mode.
Inventors: Rajesh Yanamandra (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

System and method for providing a group account
Patent No. 11,270,286
Systems and methods include a group fund processor having a communications interface that receives account data associated with a primary account from a device over a network, creates a group fund account, and associate one or more limits with the group fund account, an alert interface that transmits an electronic invitation including a description of a first amount to an invited user and receives a response from the invited user to the at least one invitation, wherein the response includes account data associated with a respective group member account of the invited user; and an account processor that links the group fund account to the primary account, and links respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account so that the first amount is transferred from the respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account.
Inventors: Christopher M. Wetzel (Wayne, Pennsylvania), Daniel Beck (Arlington, Virginia), Paul Young Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Methods and systems for removing nitrates in Zero Liquid Discharge applications
Patent No. 11,267,732
Disclosed herein are a method for treating a water stream in a zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system and a ZLD system. The method includes contacting the water stream with a metal agent that reduces a nitrate contained therein to a nitrite, and introducing an amide into the water stream that reduces the nitrite to nitrogen to provide a treated water stream having a reduced nitrate concentration. The ZLD system includes a mix tank, an amide tank including an amide, and a crystallizer. The mix tank includes an inlet for receiving a water stream within the mix tank, and a container including a metal agent. The container is designed to allow the water stream to contact the metal agent. The amide tank is designed to direct the amide into the water stream, and the crystallizer is designed to receive the water stream from the mix tank.
Inventors: Kevin Boudreaux (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Douglas McIlwaine (Ashland, Virginia), Rajendra Prasad Kalakodimi (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: ChemTreat (Glen Allen, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Box blank
Patent No. 11,267,645
A box blank useful for forming a container includes a first layer comprising paperboard, a second layer comprising a paper layer and a foil layer, and an adhesive layer adhering the first layer to the second layer, wherein the foil layer is between the paperboard and the paper layer.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Package with tear-off section and tab retaining foot panel
Patent No. 11,267,606
The package includes sidewall panels, the sidewall panels at least partially forming an outer surface of the package, a first foot panel connected via a first fold line to a front panel of the sidewall panels, a platform panel connected via a second fold line to the first foot panel, the platform panel being configured to support at least one first consumer product within the package, a second foot panel connected via a third fold line to the platform panel, a tab on a back panel of the sidewall panels, the tab configured to retain the second foot panel, and a tear-off section defined by one or more of the sidewall panels.
Inventors: Travis Garthaffner (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Apparatus, system, and method for preventing vehicle door related accidents
Patent No. 11,268,315
This apparatus, system, and method for preventing vehicle door related accidents will help to detect oncoming traffic and/or nearby external objects when an occupant of the vehicle or the vehicle processor demonstrates an intent to open the vehicle door, and it would generate an alert for the vehicle users, or generate an external alert for the outside users, or automatically stop the vehicle door from opening further if there was a possibility of an accident involving the vehicle doors or its users. This invention comprises of an internal alert mechanism to alert vehicle users about the oncoming traffic and/or nearby external objects. This invention also comprises of an external alert mechanism, which would generate alert externally that vehicle door is about to be opened. This invention also comprises of a feature to restrict the vehicle doors from opening further when there is a potential for door related accident.
Inventors: Ankit Dilip Kothari (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Be Topnotch, LLC (Henrico, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Obfuscation of information obtained by a card reader
Patent No. 11,263,411
An example method may include transmitting a noise signal through a reader connection of a magnetic reader element. The control component and the magnetic reader element may be associated with a card reader device of a transaction device, and the magnetic reader element may be configured to read a magnetic strip of a transaction card. The method may include receiving, from the magnetic reader element, a reader connection signal from the reader connection. The reader connection signal may include the noise signal. The method may include extracting, from the reader connection signal, a card information signal associated with the transaction card from the magnetic strip. The card information signal may be extracted based on the noise signal. The method may include performing an action associated with the card information signal.
Inventors: Richard Post (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Nathaniel McKinnon (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 1, 2022

Semi-aromatic copolyamides based on caprolactam
Patent No. 11,261,296
The present disclosure provides polyamide 6 copolymers polymerized from caprolactam, tetramethylene diamine, and terephthalic acid monomers. The copolymers exhibit sufficiently high second heat melting points such that they are capable of being processed using traditional melt processing operations, while also being useful for high temperature applications. The copolymer may be used as polymeric base compositions useful for a variety of applications including the manufacture of metal-replacing articles.
Inventors: Veera Nelliappan (Richmond)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, New Jersey)
March 1, 2022

Cigarettes and cigarette filters including activated carbon for removing nitric oxide
Patent No. 11,259,563
Filters and cigarettes include an activated carbon sorbent capable of selectively removing nitric oxide from mainstream tobacco smoke. Methods for making cigarette filters and cigarettes using the activated carbon sorbent and methods for treating mainstream tobacco smoke produced by smoking a cigarette comprising the sorbent are also provided.
Inventors: Wei-Jun Zhang (Richmond), Mark Zhuang (Richmond), Shahryar Rabiei (Richmond), Firooz Rasouli (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond, Virginia)
March 1, 2022

Carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 11,261,014
Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carrier for packaging one or more articles. The carrier is formed from a set of connected blanks each of which form a top engaging carrier, wherein the blanks are detachably connected together in a matrix fashion wherein each blank has a plurality of top-receiving apertures wherein a first distance (D.sub.1) between the respective centres of two adjacent ones of the apertures of a first blank is less than a second distance (D.sub.2) between the centre of a corner aperture of the first blank and the centre of the adjacent corner aperture of a second blank and wherein the first distance (D.sub.1) is less than a third distance (D.sub.3) between the centre of the corner aperture of the first blank and the centre of the adjacent corner aperture of a third blank.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
March 1, 2022

Orbital plant material feed system
Patent No. 11,259,560
An orbital plant material feed assembly includes a drum structure and hopper assembly. An external surface of the drum structure has a curved shape and includes a peripheral groove. A width of the peripheral groove varies along the external surface of the drum structure. The hopper assembly may define a compression space between the drum structure and a portion of the hopper assembly that covers a portion of the peripheral groove.
Inventors: Dwight David Williams (Powhatan, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 1, 2022

Medicament delivery device configured to produce wireless and audible outputs
Patent No. 11,263,921
An apparatus includes a simulated medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system. The simulated medicament delivery device includes a housing, and is devoid of a medicament delivery mechanism that causes a medicament to be delivered. The electronic circuit system is coupled to the housing and includes an audible output device and a cover. The housing of the medicament delivery device and the cover of the electronic circuit system collectively define an acoustic enclosure. The audible output device is configured to be disposed within the acoustic enclosure.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Virginia), Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Virginia), Mark J. Licata (Doswell, Virginia), Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Indiana), David A. Weinzierl (Andover, Minnesota)
Assignee: kaleo (Richmond)
March 1, 2022

Systems and methods for providing notifications to devices
Patent No. 11,270,314
A system for providing notifications to client devices that includes one or more processors and one or more storage devices. The storage devices may store instructions that, when executed, configure the processors to perform operations. The operations include receiving a transaction notification from a third party; identifying a user account associated with the transaction notification; generating a push notification with a payload describing instructions to display a message and an interactive icon, and a resource identifier associated with the interactive icon, where the resource identifier includes a message ID encoding an interactive session and an action ID encoding a requested action. The operations also include transmitting the push notification to a client device associated with the user account; receiving a first indication indicating a user interaction with the interactive icon, the first indication having the resource identifier and updating the user account based on the action request.
Inventors: Maria-Andrea Gerling-Ospina; (Charlottesville, Virginia), Cara Jo Rawls (Midlothian, Virginia), Troy Friedlander (Santa Monica, California), Naveed Khan (Bowie, Maryland), Victor Raul Lopez Vargas (McLean, Virginia), Beth Shoup (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Michael Keating (Washington, D.C.), Angelina Huynh (Reston, Virginia), Erin Ruppert (Frederick, Maryland), Lingyu Chu (Frisco, Texas), DiAndrea Kessee (Flower Mound, Texas), Nicole M. Weaver (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jacob Vernon Theodore Yingling (Richmond), Joshua Meyer Wilbur (Potomac, Maryland), Narayana Rao Pagolu (Plano, Texas), Merin J. Samuel (Frisco, Texas)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Tobacco plants having increased nitrogen efficiency and methods of using such plants
Patent No. 11,266,174
This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in nitrogen utilization, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences, tobacco plants transgenic for such sequences, and tobacco products made from such plants.
Inventors: Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Envelope gasket
Patent No. 11,268,616
An envelope gasket features a bonded construction. In one example, a virgin PTFE envelope is bonded to a pair of microcellular or expanded PTFE filler material annular rings. The PTFE filler annular rings are then bonded together around a corrugated metal insert ring (on the inner and outer diameter), thus sealing inside microcellular or expanded PTFE. Alternatively, when using expanded graphite filler material annular rings, the PTFE envelope is bonded to the expanded graphite filler rings by pressure and heat, and the filler rings are bonded to each other by pressure during the bonding process.
Inventors: Timothy Meade Heartwell (Chester, Virginia), Alfred Fitzgerald Waterland III (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeffery William Wilson (Colonial Heights, Virginia)
Assignee: Virginia Sealing Products (Prince George, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Apparatus for filling cartridges of e-vapor devices
Patent No. 11,267,593
An apparatus for the automated filling of cartridges of e-vapor devices may include a filling drum configured to receive at least one cartridge of an e-vapor device. The apparatus may additionally include a needle assembly including at least one hypodermic needle. The needle assembly is configured to transition between a lowered state and a raised state. The lowered state is where the hypodermic needle is moved down into the cartridge, while the raised state is where the hypodermic needle is lifted up and away from the cartridge. The apparatus may further include a pump assembly configured to pump a pre-vapor formulation into the cartridge when the needle assembly is in the lowered state. The pump assembly may include a variable amplitude cam system configured to adjust an amount of the pre-vapor formulation for pumping to the cartridge without changing start and stop times for the pumping.
Inventors: Travis Martin Garthaffner (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jeremy Jay Straight (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Collapsible tubing caulking gun
Patent No. 11,267,016
The collapsible tubing caulking gun comprises a handle, a trigger, a squeegee, a tube grip, and a nozzle support. The collapsible tubing caulking gun may dispense caulk from a collapsible tube. Activation of the trigger may force the collapsible tube rearwards through the squeegee resulting in the caulk being forced out of the collapsible tube via a nozzle. The collapsible tube may be retained between the tube grip which retains a sealed end of the collapsible tube and the nozzle support which retains the nozzle of the collapsible tube.
Inventors: Milton A. Williams Jr. (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
March 8, 2022

Activating an emergency mode associated with a user device
Patent No. 11,272,346
A device may detect an indication to activate an emergency mode associated with the user device. The emergency mode may be associated with gathering data related to an emergency. The device may determine a manner in which to configure a set of components or a set of actions to perform. The set of components may be associated with gathering the data. The device may activate the emergency mode. The emergency mode may be activated by at least one of: configuring the set of components, or performing the set of actions. The device may gather the data utilizing the set of components. The device may dynamically: store the data utilizing one or more memory resources of the user device after gathering the data, or provide the data to another device. The device may determine to terminate the emergency mode.
Inventors: Rajesh Yanamandra (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

System and method for providing a group account
Patent No. 11,270,286
Systems and methods include a group fund processor having a communications interface that receives account data associated with a primary account from a device over a network, creates a group fund account, and associate one or more limits with the group fund account, an alert interface that transmits an electronic invitation including a description of a first amount to an invited user and receives a response from the invited user to the at least one invitation, wherein the response includes account data associated with a respective group member account of the invited user; and an account processor that links the group fund account to the primary account, and links respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account so that the first amount is transferred from the respective group member account of the invited user to the group fund account.
Inventors: Christopher M. Wetzel (Wayne, Pennsylvania), Daniel Beck (Arlington, Virginia), Paul Young Moreton (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Methods and systems for removing nitrates in Zero Liquid Discharge applications
Patent No. 11,267,732
Disclosed herein are a method for treating a water stream in a zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system and a ZLD system. The method includes contacting the water stream with a metal agent that reduces a nitrate contained therein to a nitrite, and introducing an amide into the water stream that reduces the nitrite to nitrogen to provide a treated water stream having a reduced nitrate concentration. The ZLD system includes a mix tank, an amide tank including an amide, and a crystallizer. The mix tank includes an inlet for receiving a water stream within the mix tank, and a container including a metal agent. The container is designed to allow the water stream to contact the metal agent. The amide tank is designed to direct the amide into the water stream, and the crystallizer is designed to receive the water stream from the mix tank.
Inventors: Kevin Boudreaux (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Douglas McIlwaine (Ashland, Virginia), Rajendra Prasad Kalakodimi (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: ChemTreat (Glen Allen, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

Box blank
Patent No. 11,267,645
A box blank useful for forming a container includes a first layer comprising paperboard, a second layer comprising a paper layer and a foil layer, and an adhesive layer adhering the first layer to the second layer, wherein the foil layer is between the paperboard and the paper layer.
Inventors: Stephen Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia), James S. Bigelow (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Package with tear-off section and tab retaining foot panel
Patent No. 11,267,606
The package includes sidewall panels, the sidewall panels at least partially forming an outer surface of the package, a first foot panel connected via a first fold line to a front panel of the sidewall panels, a platform panel connected via a second fold line to the first foot panel, the platform panel being configured to support at least one first consumer product within the package, a second foot panel connected via a third fold line to the platform panel, a tab on a back panel of the sidewall panels, the tab configured to retain the second foot panel, and a tear-off section defined by one or more of the sidewall panels.
Inventors: Travis Garthaffner (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 8, 2022

Apparatus, system, and method for preventing vehicle door related accidents
Patent No. 11,268,315
This apparatus, system, and method for preventing vehicle door related accidents will help to detect oncoming traffic and/or nearby external objects when an occupant of the vehicle or the vehicle processor demonstrates an intent to open the vehicle door, and it would generate an alert for the vehicle users, or generate an external alert for the outside users, or automatically stop the vehicle door from opening further if there was a possibility of an accident involving the vehicle doors or its users. This invention comprises of an internal alert mechanism to alert vehicle users about the oncoming traffic and/or nearby external objects. This invention also comprises of an external alert mechanism, which would generate alert externally that vehicle door is about to be opened. This invention also comprises of a feature to restrict the vehicle doors from opening further when there is a potential for door related accident.
Inventors: Ankit Dilip Kothari (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Be Topnotch, LLC (Henrico, Virginia)
March 8, 2022

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