The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 4.6.22

Methods and devices for communication of data between electronic vaping device and external device
Patent No. 11,290,182
An embodiment of an electronic vaping device includes: a memory; a light emitting device configured to optically transmit information associated with the electronic vaping device to an external device; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory and the light emitting device. The processing circuitry may be configured to: collect the information associated with the electronic vaping device; store the information in the memory; detect a triggering event; and initiate optical transmission of the information by the light emitting device in response to detecting the triggering event.
Inventors: Terrance Theodore Bache (Richmond), Dave Schiff (Richmond), Chris Phelan (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Hygienic whistle with enhanced sound-generating chamber
Patent No. 11,289,063
A whistle is structured for promoting hygienic use of the whistle and for maximizing inlet air pressure to generate sound from the whistle. The whistle includes an air inlet having a channelizer for dividing and channeling air flow received from the air inlet through at least two different channels. A sound-generating chamber is in corresponding fluid communication with each of the channels, and an air exhaust is in fluid communication with the sound-generating chamber. The air exhaust is structured and located on the whistle body for generating a sound, and is positioned and structured at a location suitable for directing air flow away from the air exhaust in a generally downwardly and/or opposing direction with respect to a generally horizontal air flow direction at the air inlet.
Inventors: Adam M. Flore (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Ryan Martin (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Christopher Murray (Richmond), Viatcheslav Orlov (Richmond)
Assignee: Whistle Shield (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
March 29, 2022

Enhanced feedback exposure for users based on transaction metadata
Patent No. 11,288,668
Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described herein for the direct sharing and use of transaction data separately from transaction authorization processes. Transaction metadata associated with a transaction may be received and validated. Authorization information corresponding to the transaction may be received. The degree to which the transaction metadata is tested may be based on a predicted time of receipt of the authorization information. The transaction metadata and authorization information may be correlated. A computing device may determine whether to authorize the financial transaction based on the authorization information and the correlated transaction metadata. All or portions of the transaction metadata may be provided to one or more users after the transaction has been authorized or denied.
Inventors: Wesley Perkins (Henrico, Virginia), Venkata Satya Sriram Kalyan Namuduri (Glen Allen, Virginia), David Ross (Richmond), Andrew Coulson (Washington, D.C.), Hunter Roberts (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Systems and methods for caching task execution
Patent No. 11,288,094
Certain disclosed embodiments provide improved systems and methods for processing jobs. The method comprises steps including receiving, from a client device over a network, information representing a job and generating at least two tasks representative of the job. The method further comprises, for each task, assigning, by a processor, a signature to the task representative of whether the task has been processed, determining at least one dataset related to the task, and assigning a signature to the determined at least one dataset. The method further comprises searching, by the processor, a data structure for the task signature, and based on the searching, sending the task over a network to a task executor for processing or locating results associated with the task. The method further comprises sending, over a network, a job result to the client device. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
Inventors: Tao Tao (Jericho, New York), Santosh Bardwaj (Glen Allen, Virginia), Subodh Kumar (Glen Allen, Virginia), Brian Eugley (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Non-invasive wearable biomechanical and physiology monitor for injury prevention and rehabilitation
Patent No. 11,284,838
A wearable device measures, tracks, and monitors a wearer’s physical physiological conditions during a rehabilitation period. Metrics such as temperature, patellar shifting, limb circumference, and acceleration may be collected. Changes in monitored conditions may be assessed for detecting medical abnormalities which require specialized attention, including for example embolisms or infections. A networked communication system and various user interfaces may be used for medical support personnel and patients alike to stay updated with the patient’s rehabilitation progress and to make adjustments in a patient’s individual rehabilitation program.
Inventors: Marissa A. Howard (Richmond), Lance A. Liotta (Bethesda, Maryland), Rachel Naidich (Fairfax, Virginia), Matthew Luu Trang (Nokesville, Virginia), Ish Sethi (Chantilly, Virginia), Rebecca Woodhouse (Oakton, Virginia), Kshamata Neupane (Haymarket, Virginia)
Assignee: George Mason University Research Foundation (Fairfax, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Augmented reality and/or virtual reality based e-vaping device vapor simulation systems and methods
Patent No. 11,284,646
A method, system, device, and/or non-transitory computer readable medium for generating an augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) vapor simulation application, the device including a memory having stored thereon computer readable instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to receive audio signals related to vaping of an e-vaping device from a microphone, determine the vaping characteristics of the vaping based on the audio signals, generate a vaping simulation based on the analyzed characteristics, and transmit the generated vaping simulation to the headset to be displayed on the display panel.
Inventors: Srinivasan Janardhan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia), Yezdi B. Pithawalla (Midlothian, Virginia), Timo Engelke (Richmond), Ulrich Bockholt (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Methods and machines for pouching smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products
Patent No. 11,284,643
A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Virginia), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond), Yan Helen Sun (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Burke (Nashville, Tennessee), Christopher Joseph Dinovi (Ruther Glen, Virginia), David Phillips (Richmond), Jason Andrew Macko (Richmond), Robert Smith (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Vessel screen retaining system and method
Patent No. 11,284,642
Certain embodiments include a screen assembly of a vessel, where the screen assembly includes a plurality of fixed elements and a retainer, and the retainer includes a ring, a plurality of wedges disposed about the ring, and a plurality of keyholes at spaced locations about the ring. Each keyhole includes a bore and a slot extending from the bore into an adjacent wedge of the plurality of wedges, the slots have a width less than the bores, and the retainer may receive the fixed elements through the bores and may be rotated in a relation with the plurality of fixed elements to bring the plurality of fixed elements into simultaneous engagement with the wedges.
Inventors: Nathaniel Hull (Chesterfield, Virginia), Adam Lisbeth (Moseley, Virginia), William Sammler (Carson, Virginia), John Tilley (Tilley, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Iron with heat control display on handle
Patent No. 11,286,612
An iron includes: a housing; a handle attached to an upper portion of the housing; a sole plate attached to a lower portion of the housing; a heating element positioned within the housing to heat the sole plate; a controller operatively connected with the heating element to regulate heat produced by the heating element; and a display mounted on one of the housing and the handle, the display operatively connected with the controller, the display configured such that manipulation of the display selects a heat level associated with the sole plate.
Inventors: Brandon Sung-Hwan Song (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Systems and methods for overmolding a card to prevent chip fraud
Patent No. 11,288,560
Systems and methods for overmolding a card are provided. A chip fraud prevention system include a device including a chip and a substrate. The chip may be at least partially encompassed in a chip pocket, and the substrate may be at least partially encompassed by the overmold.
Inventors: Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Stephen Schneider (Midlothian, Virginia), Tyler Maiman (Melville, New York)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Data processing systems for data request routing
Patent No. 11,290,505
Apparatus and methods for call management is provided. The apparatus may include system architecture comprising a first I/O platform, a processing engine and a second I/O platform. The first I/O platform may receive a call from a calling source and augment the call by pulling data from a calling sources database. The call may then be routed to the processing engine for a determination of whether cached data can satisfy a data request stored in the call. If the cached data cannot respond to the data request in the call, the processing engine may transmit the call to the second I/O platform. The second I/O platform may leverage a vendor data intelligence engine for selecting an appropriate data source to receive the call. The second I/O platform may subsequently format the call for transmission to the appropriate data source and, after the formatting, route the call.
Inventors: Frank J. Yanan (Wheaton, Illinois), William Anderson Hodges (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
March 29, 2022

Methods and products for product tracing and authentication using conductive inks
Patent No. 11,288,683
Example embodiments of a product authentication method may include triggering a first authentication process in response to sensing a conductive ink in proximity to a computing device having a set of sensors and performing a second authentication process. The first authentication process may include initiating an application on the computing device when the set of sensors senses the conductive ink. And the second authentication process may be performed by the application on the computing device and may include sending a code to a remote server and receiving a validity determination from the remote server.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Kevin Harrup (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Systems and methods for facilitating candidate interviews
Patent No. 11,288,532
A system for determining candidate answers during an interview. The system may include a memory storing executable instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include capturing, by an image sensor, a plurality of images comprising a plurality of candidate answers; detecting, based on the captured images, a first bounding box comprising the plurality of the candidate answers; detecting, based on the captured images, a second bounding box comprising a plurality of alphanumeric characters, a first one of the alphanumeric characters being located on a line of software code; calculating a distance from a side of a first bounding box to a side of a second bounding box; and determining, based on the calculated distance, a source code alignment.
Inventors: Anh Truong (Champaign, Illinois), Kate Key (Powhatan, Virginia), Rafferty; Galen (Mahomet, Illinois), Reza Farivar (Champaign, Illinois), Vincent Pham (McLean, Virginia), Austin Walters (Champaign, Illinois), Mark Watson (Sedona, Arizona)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Method for covering and accessing mate lines during building construction
Patent No. 11,293,190
A process for covering, protecting and providing access to mate lines during building construction comprising the steps of preparing a vertical and horizontal mate line closure flap, carrying out a vertical and horizontal mate line access process, carrying out a vertical and horizontal mate line closing process, repeating the vertical and horizontal mate line access and closing processes as required, and carrying out a vertical and horizontal mate line sealing process to complete the building weatherization.
Inventors: Thomas Matthew Baiada (Richmond), Wazir Nobbee (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: DuPont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Delaware)
April 5, 2022

Optimized tissue-preferred promoter and uses thereof
Patent No. 11,293,030
The present disclosure provides the identification of promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Jaemo Yang (Richmond), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Ujwala Warek (Chester, Virginia), James Strickland (Richmond), Jesse Frederick (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 5, 2022

Automated management of a shipping system
Patent No. 11,295,266
A method/system is provided for automatically managing a shipping system, including receiving trip information for a plurality of trips requested by at least one shipper and receiving get-load requests associated with a plurality of carriers to participate in an assignment process to be assigned to execute one or more of the trips. The method further includes tentatively assigning a carrier identified by a get-load request to a trip, triggering a determination whether an EL requirement for the trip is satisfied by an amount of original EL indicated for the carrier, and if not satisfied, requesting adequate immediate digital provision of EL trip coverage for the carrier, only assigning the carrier to the trip after receiving confirmation that the EL trip coverage can be immediately and digitally obtained, and otherwise blocking the get-load request associated with the carrier from participating in an assignment process to be assigned to the trip and/or other equivalent trips.
Inventors: Thomas C. Bredahl (Darien, Connecticut), Kenneth Russo (Iselin, New Jersey), Thomas Kuriakose (Glen Allen, Virginia), Luigi Pedalino (Cedar Knolls, New Jersey), Matthew Gauthier (Pingree Grove, Illinois), Jeffrey Norman Roth (Mountain Lakes, New Jersey)
Assignee: United States Fire Insurance Co. (Morristown, New Jersey)

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 11,297,046
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission between a contactless card, a client device, and one or more servers are provided. The memory of the contactless card may include one or more applets and a counter. The client device may be in data communication with the contactless card and one or more servers, and the one or more servers may include an expected counter value. The client device may be configured to read the counter from the contactless card and transmit it to the one or more servers. The one or more servers may compare the counter to the expected counter value for synchronization. The contactless card and the one or more servers may resynchronize the counter, via one or more processes, based on one or more reads of the one or more applets. The one or more servers may authenticate the contactless card based on the resynchronization.
Inventors: Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), James Ashfield (Midlothian, Virginia), Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
April 5, 2022

Smooth and low density paperboard structures and methods for manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11,293,142
A method for manufacturing a paperboard structure includes passing a paperboard substrate through a hot-hard calender to yield a calendered paperboard substrate, the hot-hard calender including a nip defined by a thermo-roller and a counter roller, wherein a contact surface of the thermo-roller is heated to an elevated temperature. The method then includes applying a basecoat to the calendered paperboard substrate to yield a basecoated paperboard substrate, the basecoat includes a basecoat binder and a basecoat pigment blend. The method further includes applying a topcoat to the basecoated paperboard substrate.
Inventors: Sergio A. Giuste (Midlothian, Virginia), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Terrell J. Green (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Assignee: Westrock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
April 5, 2022

Advanced in-line part average testing
Patent No. 11,293,970
An inspection system may include a controller communicatively coupled to one or more in-line sample analysis tools including, but not limited to, an inspection tool or a metrology tool. The controller may identify defects in a population of dies based on data received from at least one of the one or more in-line sample analysis tools, assign weights to the identified defects indicative of predicted impact of the identified defects on reliability of the dies using a weighted defectivity model, generate defectivity scores for the dies in the population by aggregating the weighted defects in the respective dies in the population, and determine a set of outlier dies based on the defectivity scores for the dies in the population, wherein at least some of the set of outlier dies are isolated from the population.
Inventors: David W. Price (Austin, Texas), Robert J. Rathert (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Kara L. Sherman (Milpitas, California), John Charles Robinson (Austin, Texas), Mike Von Den Hoff (Munich, Germany), Barry Saville (Gansevoort, Great Britain), Robert Cappel (Milpitas, California), Oreste Donzella (San Ramon, California), Naema Bhatti (Milpitas, California), Thomas Groos (Mengerskirchen, Germany), Teng-Song Lim (Singapore, Singapore), Doug Sutherland (Milpitas, California)
Assignee: KLA Corp. (Milpitas, California)
April 5, 2022

 

Methods and devices for communication of data between electronic vaping device and external device
Patent No. 11,290,182
An embodiment of an electronic vaping device includes: a memory; a light emitting device configured to optically transmit information associated with the electronic vaping device to an external device; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory and the light emitting device. The processing circuitry may be configured to: collect the information associated with the electronic vaping device; store the information in the memory; detect a triggering event; and initiate optical transmission of the information by the light emitting device in response to detecting the triggering event.
Inventors: Terrance Theodore Bache (Richmond), Dave Schiff (Richmond), Chris Phelan (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Hygienic whistle with enhanced sound-generating chamber
Patent No. 11,289,063
A whistle is structured for promoting hygienic use of the whistle and for maximizing inlet air pressure to generate sound from the whistle. The whistle includes an air inlet having a channelizer for dividing and channeling air flow received from the air inlet through at least two different channels. A sound-generating chamber is in corresponding fluid communication with each of the channels, and an air exhaust is in fluid communication with the sound-generating chamber. The air exhaust is structured and located on the whistle body for generating a sound, and is positioned and structured at a location suitable for directing air flow away from the air exhaust in a generally downwardly and/or opposing direction with respect to a generally horizontal air flow direction at the air inlet.
Inventors: Adam M. Flore (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Ryan Martin (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Christopher Murray (Richmond), Viatcheslav Orlov (Richmond)
Assignee: Whistle Shield (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
March 29, 2022

Enhanced feedback exposure for users based on transaction metadata
Patent No. 11,288,668
Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described herein for the direct sharing and use of transaction data separately from transaction authorization processes. Transaction metadata associated with a transaction may be received and validated. Authorization information corresponding to the transaction may be received. The degree to which the transaction metadata is tested may be based on a predicted time of receipt of the authorization information. The transaction metadata and authorization information may be correlated. A computing device may determine whether to authorize the financial transaction based on the authorization information and the correlated transaction metadata. All or portions of the transaction metadata may be provided to one or more users after the transaction has been authorized or denied.
Inventors: Wesley Perkins (Henrico, Virginia), Venkata Satya Sriram Kalyan Namuduri (Glen Allen, Virginia), David Ross (Richmond), Andrew Coulson (Washington, D.C.), Hunter Roberts (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Systems and methods for caching task execution
Patent No. 11,288,094
Certain disclosed embodiments provide improved systems and methods for processing jobs. The method comprises steps including receiving, from a client device over a network, information representing a job and generating at least two tasks representative of the job. The method further comprises, for each task, assigning, by a processor, a signature to the task representative of whether the task has been processed, determining at least one dataset related to the task, and assigning a signature to the determined at least one dataset. The method further comprises searching, by the processor, a data structure for the task signature, and based on the searching, sending the task over a network to a task executor for processing or locating results associated with the task. The method further comprises sending, over a network, a job result to the client device. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
Inventors: Tao Tao (Jericho, New York), Santosh Bardwaj (Glen Allen, Virginia), Subodh Kumar (Glen Allen, Virginia), Brian Eugley (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Non-invasive wearable biomechanical and physiology monitor for injury prevention and rehabilitation
Patent No. 11,284,838
A wearable device measures, tracks, and monitors a wearer’s physical physiological conditions during a rehabilitation period. Metrics such as temperature, patellar shifting, limb circumference, and acceleration may be collected. Changes in monitored conditions may be assessed for detecting medical abnormalities which require specialized attention, including for example embolisms or infections. A networked communication system and various user interfaces may be used for medical support personnel and patients alike to stay updated with the patient’s rehabilitation progress and to make adjustments in a patient’s individual rehabilitation program.
Inventors: Marissa A. Howard (Richmond), Lance A. Liotta (Bethesda, Maryland), Rachel Naidich (Fairfax, Virginia), Matthew Luu Trang (Nokesville, Virginia), Ish Sethi (Chantilly, Virginia), Rebecca Woodhouse (Oakton, Virginia), Kshamata Neupane (Haymarket, Virginia)
Assignee: George Mason University Research Foundation (Fairfax, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Augmented reality and/or virtual reality based e-vaping device vapor simulation systems and methods
Patent No. 11,284,646
A method, system, device, and/or non-transitory computer readable medium for generating an augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) vapor simulation application, the device including a memory having stored thereon computer readable instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to receive audio signals related to vaping of an e-vaping device from a microphone, determine the vaping characteristics of the vaping based on the audio signals, generate a vaping simulation based on the analyzed characteristics, and transmit the generated vaping simulation to the headset to be displayed on the display panel.
Inventors: Srinivasan Janardhan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia), Yezdi B. Pithawalla (Midlothian, Virginia), Timo Engelke (Richmond), Ulrich Bockholt (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Methods and machines for pouching smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products
Patent No. 11,284,643
A melt-blown fabric for pouching smokeless tobacco or a smokeless tobacco substitute can include melt-blown polymer fibers. The fabric can have a basis weight of less than 30 gsm and a tensile strength of at least 4mJ in at least one predetermined direction. Method of making the fabric can include melt-blowing a polymeric material against a support surface and bonding the fibers or arranging them in a predetermined orientation. Pouched smokeless tobacco or tobacco substitute products including the fabrics provided herein can provide desirable flavor and tactile experience.
Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Virginia), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond), Yan Helen Sun (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Burke (Nashville, Tennessee), Christopher Joseph Dinovi (Ruther Glen, Virginia), David Phillips (Richmond), Jason Andrew Macko (Richmond), Robert Smith (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Vessel screen retaining system and method
Patent No. 11,284,642
Certain embodiments include a screen assembly of a vessel, where the screen assembly includes a plurality of fixed elements and a retainer, and the retainer includes a ring, a plurality of wedges disposed about the ring, and a plurality of keyholes at spaced locations about the ring. Each keyhole includes a bore and a slot extending from the bore into an adjacent wedge of the plurality of wedges, the slots have a width less than the bores, and the retainer may receive the fixed elements through the bores and may be rotated in a relation with the plurality of fixed elements to bring the plurality of fixed elements into simultaneous engagement with the wedges.
Inventors: Nathaniel Hull (Chesterfield, Virginia), Adam Lisbeth (Moseley, Virginia), William Sammler (Carson, Virginia), John Tilley (Tilley, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Iron with heat control display on handle
Patent No. 11,286,612
An iron includes: a housing; a handle attached to an upper portion of the housing; a sole plate attached to a lower portion of the housing; a heating element positioned within the housing to heat the sole plate; a controller operatively connected with the heating element to regulate heat produced by the heating element; and a display mounted on one of the housing and the handle, the display operatively connected with the controller, the display configured such that manipulation of the display selects a heat level associated with the sole plate.
Inventors: Brandon Sung-Hwan Song (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands (Glen Allen, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Systems and methods for overmolding a card to prevent chip fraud
Patent No. 11,288,560
Systems and methods for overmolding a card are provided. A chip fraud prevention system include a device including a chip and a substrate. The chip may be at least partially encompassed in a chip pocket, and the substrate may be at least partially encompassed by the overmold.
Inventors: Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Stephen Schneider (Midlothian, Virginia), Tyler Maiman (Melville, New York)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Data processing systems for data request routing
Patent No. 11,290,505
Apparatus and methods for call management is provided. The apparatus may include system architecture comprising a first I/O platform, a processing engine and a second I/O platform. The first I/O platform may receive a call from a calling source and augment the call by pulling data from a calling sources database. The call may then be routed to the processing engine for a determination of whether cached data can satisfy a data request stored in the call. If the cached data cannot respond to the data request in the call, the processing engine may transmit the call to the second I/O platform. The second I/O platform may leverage a vendor data intelligence engine for selecting an appropriate data source to receive the call. The second I/O platform may subsequently format the call for transmission to the appropriate data source and, after the formatting, route the call.
Inventors: Frank J. Yanan (Wheaton, Illinois), William Anderson Hodges (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
March 29, 2022

Methods and products for product tracing and authentication using conductive inks
Patent No. 11,288,683
Example embodiments of a product authentication method may include triggering a first authentication process in response to sensing a conductive ink in proximity to a computing device having a set of sensors and performing a second authentication process. The first authentication process may include initiating an application on the computing device when the set of sensors senses the conductive ink. And the second authentication process may be performed by the application on the computing device and may include sending a code to a remote server and receiving a validity determination from the remote server.
Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Kevin Harrup (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
March 29, 2022

Systems and methods for facilitating candidate interviews
Patent No. 11,288,532
A system for determining candidate answers during an interview. The system may include a memory storing executable instructions, and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include capturing, by an image sensor, a plurality of images comprising a plurality of candidate answers; detecting, based on the captured images, a first bounding box comprising the plurality of the candidate answers; detecting, based on the captured images, a second bounding box comprising a plurality of alphanumeric characters, a first one of the alphanumeric characters being located on a line of software code; calculating a distance from a side of a first bounding box to a side of a second bounding box; and determining, based on the calculated distance, a source code alignment.
Inventors: Anh Truong (Champaign, Illinois), Kate Key (Powhatan, Virginia), Rafferty; Galen (Mahomet, Illinois), Reza Farivar (Champaign, Illinois), Vincent Pham (McLean, Virginia), Austin Walters (Champaign, Illinois), Mark Watson (Sedona, Arizona)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
March 29, 2022

Method for covering and accessing mate lines during building construction
Patent No. 11,293,190
A process for covering, protecting and providing access to mate lines during building construction comprising the steps of preparing a vertical and horizontal mate line closure flap, carrying out a vertical and horizontal mate line access process, carrying out a vertical and horizontal mate line closing process, repeating the vertical and horizontal mate line access and closing processes as required, and carrying out a vertical and horizontal mate line sealing process to complete the building weatherization.
Inventors: Thomas Matthew Baiada (Richmond), Wazir Nobbee (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: DuPont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Delaware)
April 5, 2022

Optimized tissue-preferred promoter and uses thereof
Patent No. 11,293,030
The present disclosure provides the identification of promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Jaemo Yang (Richmond), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Ujwala Warek (Chester, Virginia), James Strickland (Richmond), Jesse Frederick (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 5, 2022

Automated management of a shipping system
Patent No. 11,295,266
A method/system is provided for automatically managing a shipping system, including receiving trip information for a plurality of trips requested by at least one shipper and receiving get-load requests associated with a plurality of carriers to participate in an assignment process to be assigned to execute one or more of the trips. The method further includes tentatively assigning a carrier identified by a get-load request to a trip, triggering a determination whether an EL requirement for the trip is satisfied by an amount of original EL indicated for the carrier, and if not satisfied, requesting adequate immediate digital provision of EL trip coverage for the carrier, only assigning the carrier to the trip after receiving confirmation that the EL trip coverage can be immediately and digitally obtained, and otherwise blocking the get-load request associated with the carrier from participating in an assignment process to be assigned to the trip and/or other equivalent trips.
Inventors: Thomas C. Bredahl (Darien, Connecticut), Kenneth Russo (Iselin, New Jersey), Thomas Kuriakose (Glen Allen, Virginia), Luigi Pedalino (Cedar Knolls, New Jersey), Matthew Gauthier (Pingree Grove, Illinois), Jeffrey Norman Roth (Mountain Lakes, New Jersey)
Assignee: United States Fire Insurance Co. (Morristown, New Jersey)

Systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards
Patent No. 11,297,046
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission between a contactless card, a client device, and one or more servers are provided. The memory of the contactless card may include one or more applets and a counter. The client device may be in data communication with the contactless card and one or more servers, and the one or more servers may include an expected counter value. The client device may be configured to read the counter from the contactless card and transmit it to the one or more servers. The one or more servers may compare the counter to the expected counter value for synchronization. The contactless card and the one or more servers may resynchronize the counter, via one or more processes, based on one or more reads of the one or more applets. The one or more servers may authenticate the contactless card based on the resynchronization.
Inventors: Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), James Ashfield (Midlothian, Virginia), Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
April 5, 2022

Smooth and low density paperboard structures and methods for manufacturing the same
Patent No. 11,293,142
A method for manufacturing a paperboard structure includes passing a paperboard substrate through a hot-hard calender to yield a calendered paperboard substrate, the hot-hard calender including a nip defined by a thermo-roller and a counter roller, wherein a contact surface of the thermo-roller is heated to an elevated temperature. The method then includes applying a basecoat to the calendered paperboard substrate to yield a basecoated paperboard substrate, the basecoat includes a basecoat binder and a basecoat pigment blend. The method further includes applying a topcoat to the basecoated paperboard substrate.
Inventors: Sergio A. Giuste (Midlothian, Virginia), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Terrell J. Green (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Assignee: Westrock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
April 5, 2022

Advanced in-line part average testing
Patent No. 11,293,970
An inspection system may include a controller communicatively coupled to one or more in-line sample analysis tools including, but not limited to, an inspection tool or a metrology tool. The controller may identify defects in a population of dies based on data received from at least one of the one or more in-line sample analysis tools, assign weights to the identified defects indicative of predicted impact of the identified defects on reliability of the dies using a weighted defectivity model, generate defectivity scores for the dies in the population by aggregating the weighted defects in the respective dies in the population, and determine a set of outlier dies based on the defectivity scores for the dies in the population, wherein at least some of the set of outlier dies are isolated from the population.
Inventors: David W. Price (Austin, Texas), Robert J. Rathert (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Kara L. Sherman (Milpitas, California), John Charles Robinson (Austin, Texas), Mike Von Den Hoff (Munich, Germany), Barry Saville (Gansevoort, Great Britain), Robert Cappel (Milpitas, California), Oreste Donzella (San Ramon, California), Naema Bhatti (Milpitas, California), Thomas Groos (Mengerskirchen, Germany), Teng-Song Lim (Singapore, Singapore), Doug Sutherland (Milpitas, California)
Assignee: KLA Corp. (Milpitas, California)
April 5, 2022

 

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