The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 5.4.22

Methods of allocating energy generated by a community solar energy system
Patent No. 11,315,200
Implementations of the disclosed subject matter may provide a method of retrieving a data record including historic utility bill statements of a customer, determining a historic energy usage rate of the customer based on the retrieved data record, and determining whether the customer is eligible to subscribe to a community solar energy generating system based on geographic location of the community solar energy generating system, the determined historic energy usage rate of the customer, and the customer’s geographic location. The method may determine an allocation of energy produced by the community solar energy generating system when the eligible customer is enrolled in a subscription to the community solar energy generating system. The method may generate a customer data record for the user based on credits for the allocation of energy of the community solar energy generating system and receiving energy from another energy generating system.
Inventors: Katherine Theiss (Washington, D.C.), Lindsey Maddox (Alexandria, Virginia), Jake Yesbeck (Richmond), Daniel Parker (Washington, D.C.), Angela He (Washington, D.C.), Joel Gamoran (Washington, D.C.), Matthew Bailey (Washington, D.C.)
Assignee: Arcadia Power (Washington, D.C.)
April 26, 2022

Methods to reduce frequency of diesel particulate filter regeneration
Patent No. 11,312,915
The present disclosure relates to a method of reducing regeneration frequency of a diesel particulate filter in a vehicle combusting diesel fuel. The method includes combusting a diesel fuel in a vehicle engine having a diesel particulate filter and wherein the diesel particulate filter requires regeneration thereof. The diesel fuel has less than about 50 ppmw of sulfur and one or more select additives to reduce a measured frequency of regeneration of the diesel particulate filter.
Inventors: Julienne Galante-Fox (Midlothian, Virginia), Brian Sears (Richmond), Timothy J. Whalen (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
April 26, 2022

Article carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 11,312,529
Aspects of the disclosure relate to an article carrier for packaging a plurality of flanged articles, a blank for forming the article carrier. The article carrier comprises a plurality of primary panels for forming a tubular structure and defining an interior thereof. The plurality of primary panels includes a first panel and a second panel opposing the first panel. The article carrier further comprises a partition structure for dividing the interior into two or more article-receiving cells. The partition structure is formed from the first panel and comprises a lateral partition panel. The lateral partition panel is hingedly connected at a proximal end to the first panel by a proximal end fold line and is hingedly connected at a distal end to a glue panel by a distal end joint. The distal end joint between the lateral partition panel and the glue panel comprises a twistable strip extending between and joined with the lateral partition panel and the glue panel.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia), Andrew T. Peeler (Richmond)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
April 26, 2022

Air intake assembly
Patent No. 11,311,049
A vapor generator assembly for an e-vaping device may include a reservoir configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer assembly configured to heat pre-vapor formulation drawn from the reservoir to form a vapor, and an air intake assembly configured to direct ambient air into the vaporizer assembly. The air intake assembly may at least partially define an air inlet that extends at least partially around an outer surface of the vapor generator assembly. The air inlet may be an arcuate air inlet or an annular air inlet. The air intake assembly may at least partially define an inlet channel extending from the air inlet into an interior of the vapor generator assembly to at least partially establish fluid communication between the arcuate air inlet and the vaporizer assembly. The inlet channel may extend coaxially in relation to a longitudinal axis of the vapor generator assembly.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Mik Dahl (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jon Jarantilla (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Galen Salvador (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jose Jesus Paolo Montalvan (Mandaue, Philippines), Jeroen Kok (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 26, 2022

E-vaping device with an insert
Patent No. 11,311,048
The device includes a first section with an airflow passage, a reservoir containing a first pre-vapor formulation, a heater in communication with the reservoir and the airflow passage, the heater configured to at least partially vaporize the first pre-vapor formulation. An insert is in communication with the airflow passage, the insert being downstream of the heater. The insert includes a matrix with one or more portions of a filler material. The filler material is a plant-based cellulose material. The one or more portions defining interstices. A containing structure contains the matrix. The containing structure contacts at least side surfaces of the matrix. A consumable substance infused within the filler material, the at least one first consumable substance including at least one of nicotine, at least one first flavorant, at least one second pre-vapor formulation, a sub-combinations thereof, or a combinations thereof.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Danielle Crawford (Chester, Virginia), Dwight David Williams (Richmond), Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Terry Bache (Richmond), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Shaoyong Yu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 26, 2022

Auto-recovery for software systems
Patent No. 11,314,610
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for building runbooks for new computer-implemented processes by correlating break events from the new processes with break events extant in existing runbooks for existing computer-implemented processes. In addition, fix events associated with the correlated break events are evaluated to determine the likelihood that they will be able to fix the error condition which caused the break event from the new process. The fix events are presented to a human operator who may select and test each fix event to determine if the error condition is directed and, if so, the correlated break event associated with the fix event are merged together and added to a new runbook for the new computer-implement process.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Milind Patel (Frisco, Texas), Surya Avirneni (Plano, Texas), Umang Mistry (Plano, Texas)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
April 26, 2022

Prioritizing requested network resource delivery
Patent No. 11,317,424
A system for prioritizing network resource dispatch may include receiving a request for a network resource from a mobile device associated with a user, the request comprising mobile device and user characteristics, and location information. A request priority may be determined based on some combination of a mobile device score and user score. The request priority is assigned to the request. A highest ranked mobile device request priority is determined, and the network resource is dispatched to a location corresponding to the highest ranked request priority. A heatmap may be generated to illustrate a geographical representation of each mobile device data usage rate at each mobile device respective location. The request priorities may change based on any combination of the mobile device characteristics, user characteristics, location information and the usage characteristics. Therefore, the priority of dispatching the network resource may be determined dynamically and updated as the inputs change.
Inventors: Aaron T. Wodrich (Buckeye, Arizona), Vinod A. Valecha (Pune, India), HuyAnh Dinh Ngo (Sterling Heights, Michigan), John Blackman (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
April 26, 2022

Medially stabilized liquid surge suppressor
Patent No. 11,312,568
A medially stabilized surge suppressor has longitudinal members joined together at opposite ends of the members and a medial disk supporting the members. The longitudinal members are fastened to the medial disks by tabs that pass through elongate slots located in the longitudinal members. The longitudinal members each include a number of flow orifices that enable fluid through the flow orifices as well as between the longitudinal members. The end portions of the longitudinal members are joined at each of first and second junctions by a pin and a washer forming a non-rotable connection between them.
Inventors: Gary K. Maurer (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Gerald Edward Russell (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Liquid Surge Control (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania)
April 26, 2022

Vehicle occupant alarm assembly
Patent No. 11,322,009
A vehicle occupant alarm assembly includes a remote unit that is carried by a caregiver driving a vehicle. The remote unit broadcasts a location signal. A base unit is attachable to a child that is seated in a vehicle and the base unit is in remote communication with an extrinsic communication network. The base unit receives the location signal and the base unit transmits an alert signal to the extrinsic communication network when the location signal falls below a pre-determined signal strength. The remote unit receives an alert from the extrinsic communication network when the base unit transmits the alert signal to the extrinsic communication network. In this way the remote unit alerts the caregiver that the child may be unattended in the vehicle.
Inventors: Jovani Johnson (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
May 3, 2022

Metabolically stable 5-HMF derivatives for the treatment of hypoxia
Patent No. 11,319,292
5-HMF derivative compounds that bind covalently with hemoglobin are provided. Methods of treating sickle cell disease and other hypoxia-related disorders by administering such compounds are also provided.
Inventors: Abdelsattar Mansour Ebeid Omar (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Moustafa El-Sayed El-Araby (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Martin K. Safo (Richmond)
Assignee: King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) & Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Systems and methods for real-time data quantification, acquisition, analysis, and feedback
Patent No. 11,318,350
This disclosure relates to systems, media, and methods for quantifying and monitoring exercise parameters and/or motion parameters, including performing data acquisition, analysis, and providing scientifically valid, clinically relevant, and/or actionable diagnostic feedback. Embodiments may be related to systems, devices, methods, and computer-readable media for providing baseline-adjusted real-time feedback to a user. Embodiments may include determining a type of activity for the user. Embodiment may include receiving data from the one or more motion sensors indicating a time-dependent series of three axis acceleration data and three-axis orientation data. Embodiments additionally may include providing a graphical user interface with a real-time representation of the received data. The real-time representation may include a scaled representation of at least one dimension of the time-dependent series of three axis acceleration data and three-axis orientation data for at least one of the one or more motion sensors based on the updated baseline adjustment.
Inventors: John Douglas (Richmond), Frank Fornari (Naples, Florida)
Assignee: BioMech Sensor (Midlothian, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Additive assembly for electronic vaping device
Patent No. 11,317,654
An additive assembly for an e-vaping device includes an adsorbent material that includes adsorbed carbon dioxide. The additive assembly may be in fluid communication with a vaporizer assembly that forms a generated vapor. The adsorbent material may release the carbon dioxide into the generated vapor based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material. The additive assembly may include a flavor material including a flavorant. The adsorbent material may generate heat based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material, and the flavor material may release flavorant into the generated vapor based at least in part on the heat generated by the adsorbent material. One or more of the adsorbent material and the flavor material may be included in beads. Adsorbent material and flavor material may be included in multiple additive structures within the additive assembly.
Inventors: Georgios Karles (Richmond), Tracy M. Ogbonlowo (Moseley, Virginia), Danielle Crawford (Chester, Virginia), San Li (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Cartridge with dilution air passage, method of making the cartridge, and e-vaping device including the cartridge
Patent No. 11,317,651
The cartridge includes a housing and a reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation. A first tube extends longitudinally within the housing, the first tube at least partially defining an air passage. A vapor generator is in communication with a first portion of the air passage, where the vapor generator is configured to communicate the pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir to the first portion and at least partially vaporize the pre-vapor formulation. A first air inlet is defined by the cartridge, where the first air inlet is in communication with a second portion of the air passage, the second portion being upstream of the vapor generator. A dilution air passage is defined by the cartridge, where a discharge end of the dilution air passage intersect a third portion of the air passage that is downstream of the vapor generator. The method makes the cartridge. The e-vaping device includes the cartridge.
Inventors: San Li (Midlothian, Virginia), Eric Hawes (Richmond), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Robert Arents (Richmond), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Low-nicotine tobacco plants and tobacco products made therefrom
Patent No. 11,317,593
The present application provides tobacco inbred plants dS1746, dS1746MS, dS1564 and dS1564MS. The present application also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present application also includes progeny of the provided plants including hybrids.
Inventors: Andrew C. Adams (Midlothian, Virginia), Marcos F. de Godoy Lusso (Chesterfield, Virginia), Sreepriya Pramod (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Systems and methods data transmission using contactless cards
Patent No. 11,321,546
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission between a contactless card and a receiving application are provided. The transmitting device may include a processor, memory, and communication interface. A receiving application may include instructions for execution on a receiving device having a processor, a memory, a communication interface configured to create a communication field for data communication with the transmitting device, and one or more sensors. Upon movement of the transmitting device, the receiving application is configured to receive, via one or more sensors, feedback information associated with the transmitting device, display one or more instructions regarding the position of the transmitting device relative to the receiving device until the transmitting device enters the communication field. Upon entry into the communication field, the transmitting device is configured to transmit data to the receiving device.
Inventors: Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Colin Hart (Arlington, Virginia), Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), Melissa Heng (Glen Allen, Virginia), Rajko Ilincic (Annandale, Virginia), Jason Ji (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Customized navigation flow
Patent No. 11,321,412
Methods and systems as described herein may enable customized navigation flow for websites/applications. Navigation flows (e.g., the pages, user interfaces, views, etc. that are displayed to a user) may be customized for each user. Navigation parameters may be generated for a user and may indicate a customized navigation flow for the user. The navigation parameters may indicate one or more pages of a website/application and an order that each of the one or more pages should be displayed to the user. The navigation parameters may indicate a trigger for each page. A trigger may indicate an action and/or event that causes a change in display to the next page in the navigation flow. Navigation parameters may be shared between devices, which may enable the user to experience the same navigation flow across multiple websites/applications.
Inventors: Rendheer Joshy (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Methods and systems for adapting an application programming interface
Patent No. 11,321,483
A computer-implemented method for adapting an application programming interface (API), according to some embodiments, includes: determining that a data field of API response data satisfies a condition for applying a data security operation to data stored in the data field; and modifying the API response data by performing the data security operation on the data stored in the data field. A computer-implemented method for adapting an application programming interface (API), according to some embodiments, includes: determining that a data field of an API call satisfies a condition for applying a data security operation to data stored in the data field; and performing the data security operation on the data stored in the data field of the API call.
Inventors: Scott Schenkein (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Systems and methods for solar energy-based computation
Patent No. 11,320,893
An apparatus includes a photovoltaic module and a computation module that is coupled to the photovoltaic module and is configured to receive power therefrom, the computation module being configured to communicate an active message to a controller in response to the computation module transitioning to a power on state and configured to receive a task command from the controller in response to communicating the active message to the controller.
Inventors: Yilu Liu (Knoxville, Tennessee), Robert Gardner (Midlothian, Virginia), Yuru Wu (Knoxville, TN)
Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, Tennessee) &
Dominion Energy (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Compact material collection system
Patent No. 11,319,683
The present disclosure provides a material collection system. The material collection system includes a conduit, a vacuum generator coupled to the conduit, an engine powering the vacuum generator, and a container mounted to a chassis of a vehicle. The vacuum generator generates airflow for drawing material into a material inlet of the conduit. The container receives collected material from the conduit. The material collection system and vehicle can have a gross vehicle weight rating of at or below approximately 26,000 lbs.
Inventors: Britt R. Calloway (Midlothian, Virginia), Robert Mayes (Hanover, Virginia), Tim Stumph (Midlothian, Virginia), Chris Turner (Aylett, Virginia)
Assignee: Old Dominion Brush Co. (Henrico, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Toilet seat assembly
Patent No. 11,317,769
A toilet seat assembly includes a cover that is formed into a closed loop thereby facilitating the cover to be positioned on a rim of a toilet bowl. The cover has an outer diameter is greater than an outer diameter of the toilet bowl such that the cover extends outwardly beyond an outer edge of the rim. A first ring is hingedly coupled to the cover for having a user sit thereon. The first ring has an outside diameter equivalent to the outside diameter of the cover to accommodate an obese user. A second ring is hingedly coupled to the first ring for having the user sit thereon. A lid is hingedly coupled to the cover and the lid is positionable in a lowered position when the second ring is in the lowered position.
Inventors: Johnny Brown (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
May 3, 2022

Methods of allocating energy generated by a community solar energy system
Patent No. 11,315,200
Implementations of the disclosed subject matter may provide a method of retrieving a data record including historic utility bill statements of a customer, determining a historic energy usage rate of the customer based on the retrieved data record, and determining whether the customer is eligible to subscribe to a community solar energy generating system based on geographic location of the community solar energy generating system, the determined historic energy usage rate of the customer, and the customer’s geographic location. The method may determine an allocation of energy produced by the community solar energy generating system when the eligible customer is enrolled in a subscription to the community solar energy generating system. The method may generate a customer data record for the user based on credits for the allocation of energy of the community solar energy generating system and receiving energy from another energy generating system.
Inventors: Katherine Theiss (Washington, D.C.), Lindsey Maddox (Alexandria, Virginia), Jake Yesbeck (Richmond), Daniel Parker (Washington, D.C.), Angela He (Washington, D.C.), Joel Gamoran (Washington, D.C.), Matthew Bailey (Washington, D.C.)
Assignee: Arcadia Power (Washington, D.C.)
April 26, 2022

Methods to reduce frequency of diesel particulate filter regeneration
Patent No. 11,312,915
The present disclosure relates to a method of reducing regeneration frequency of a diesel particulate filter in a vehicle combusting diesel fuel. The method includes combusting a diesel fuel in a vehicle engine having a diesel particulate filter and wherein the diesel particulate filter requires regeneration thereof. The diesel fuel has less than about 50 ppmw of sulfur and one or more select additives to reduce a measured frequency of regeneration of the diesel particulate filter.
Inventors: Julienne Galante-Fox (Midlothian, Virginia), Brian Sears (Richmond), Timothy J. Whalen (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
April 26, 2022

Article carrier and blank therefor
Patent No. 11,312,529
Aspects of the disclosure relate to an article carrier for packaging a plurality of flanged articles, a blank for forming the article carrier. The article carrier comprises a plurality of primary panels for forming a tubular structure and defining an interior thereof. The plurality of primary panels includes a first panel and a second panel opposing the first panel. The article carrier further comprises a partition structure for dividing the interior into two or more article-receiving cells. The partition structure is formed from the first panel and comprises a lateral partition panel. The lateral partition panel is hingedly connected at a proximal end to the first panel by a proximal end fold line and is hingedly connected at a distal end to a glue panel by a distal end joint. The distal end joint between the lateral partition panel and the glue panel comprises a twistable strip extending between and joined with the lateral partition panel and the glue panel.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Virginia), Andrew T. Peeler (Richmond)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Georgia)
April 26, 2022

Air intake assembly
Patent No. 11,311,049
A vapor generator assembly for an e-vaping device may include a reservoir configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, a vaporizer assembly configured to heat pre-vapor formulation drawn from the reservoir to form a vapor, and an air intake assembly configured to direct ambient air into the vaporizer assembly. The air intake assembly may at least partially define an air inlet that extends at least partially around an outer surface of the vapor generator assembly. The air inlet may be an arcuate air inlet or an annular air inlet. The air intake assembly may at least partially define an inlet channel extending from the air inlet into an interior of the vapor generator assembly to at least partially establish fluid communication between the arcuate air inlet and the vaporizer assembly. The inlet channel may extend coaxially in relation to a longitudinal axis of the vapor generator assembly.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Mik Dahl (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jon Jarantilla (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Galen Salvador (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jose Jesus Paolo Montalvan (Mandaue, Philippines), Jeroen Kok (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 26, 2022

E-vaping device with an insert
Patent No. 11,311,048
The device includes a first section with an airflow passage, a reservoir containing a first pre-vapor formulation, a heater in communication with the reservoir and the airflow passage, the heater configured to at least partially vaporize the first pre-vapor formulation. An insert is in communication with the airflow passage, the insert being downstream of the heater. The insert includes a matrix with one or more portions of a filler material. The filler material is a plant-based cellulose material. The one or more portions defining interstices. A containing structure contains the matrix. The containing structure contacts at least side surfaces of the matrix. A consumable substance infused within the filler material, the at least one first consumable substance including at least one of nicotine, at least one first flavorant, at least one second pre-vapor formulation, a sub-combinations thereof, or a combinations thereof.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Danielle Crawford (Chester, Virginia), Dwight David Williams (Richmond), Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Terry Bache (Richmond), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Shaoyong Yu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 26, 2022

Auto-recovery for software systems
Patent No. 11,314,610
Disclosed are hardware and techniques for building runbooks for new computer-implemented processes by correlating break events from the new processes with break events extant in existing runbooks for existing computer-implemented processes. In addition, fix events associated with the correlated break events are evaluated to determine the likelihood that they will be able to fix the error condition which caused the break event from the new process. The fix events are presented to a human operator who may select and test each fix event to determine if the error condition is directed and, if so, the correlated break event associated with the fix event are merged together and added to a new runbook for the new computer-implement process.
Inventors: Bhavik Gudka (Glen Allen, Virginia), Milind Patel (Frisco, Texas), Surya Avirneni (Plano, Texas), Umang Mistry (Plano, Texas)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
April 26, 2022

Prioritizing requested network resource delivery
Patent No. 11,317,424
A system for prioritizing network resource dispatch may include receiving a request for a network resource from a mobile device associated with a user, the request comprising mobile device and user characteristics, and location information. A request priority may be determined based on some combination of a mobile device score and user score. The request priority is assigned to the request. A highest ranked mobile device request priority is determined, and the network resource is dispatched to a location corresponding to the highest ranked request priority. A heatmap may be generated to illustrate a geographical representation of each mobile device data usage rate at each mobile device respective location. The request priorities may change based on any combination of the mobile device characteristics, user characteristics, location information and the usage characteristics. Therefore, the priority of dispatching the network resource may be determined dynamically and updated as the inputs change.
Inventors: Aaron T. Wodrich (Buckeye, Arizona), Vinod A. Valecha (Pune, India), HuyAnh Dinh Ngo (Sterling Heights, Michigan), John Blackman (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
April 26, 2022

Medially stabilized liquid surge suppressor
Patent No. 11,312,568
A medially stabilized surge suppressor has longitudinal members joined together at opposite ends of the members and a medial disk supporting the members. The longitudinal members are fastened to the medial disks by tabs that pass through elongate slots located in the longitudinal members. The longitudinal members each include a number of flow orifices that enable fluid through the flow orifices as well as between the longitudinal members. The end portions of the longitudinal members are joined at each of first and second junctions by a pin and a washer forming a non-rotable connection between them.
Inventors: Gary K. Maurer (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), Gerald Edward Russell (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Liquid Surge Control (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania)
April 26, 2022

Vehicle occupant alarm assembly
Patent No. 11,322,009
A vehicle occupant alarm assembly includes a remote unit that is carried by a caregiver driving a vehicle. The remote unit broadcasts a location signal. A base unit is attachable to a child that is seated in a vehicle and the base unit is in remote communication with an extrinsic communication network. The base unit receives the location signal and the base unit transmits an alert signal to the extrinsic communication network when the location signal falls below a pre-determined signal strength. The remote unit receives an alert from the extrinsic communication network when the base unit transmits the alert signal to the extrinsic communication network. In this way the remote unit alerts the caregiver that the child may be unattended in the vehicle.
Inventors: Jovani Johnson (Richmond)
Assignee: N/A
May 3, 2022

Metabolically stable 5-HMF derivatives for the treatment of hypoxia
Patent No. 11,319,292
5-HMF derivative compounds that bind covalently with hemoglobin are provided. Methods of treating sickle cell disease and other hypoxia-related disorders by administering such compounds are also provided.
Inventors: Abdelsattar Mansour Ebeid Omar (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Moustafa El-Sayed El-Araby (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Martin K. Safo (Richmond)
Assignee: King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) & Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Systems and methods for real-time data quantification, acquisition, analysis, and feedback
Patent No. 11,318,350
This disclosure relates to systems, media, and methods for quantifying and monitoring exercise parameters and/or motion parameters, including performing data acquisition, analysis, and providing scientifically valid, clinically relevant, and/or actionable diagnostic feedback. Embodiments may be related to systems, devices, methods, and computer-readable media for providing baseline-adjusted real-time feedback to a user. Embodiments may include determining a type of activity for the user. Embodiment may include receiving data from the one or more motion sensors indicating a time-dependent series of three axis acceleration data and three-axis orientation data. Embodiments additionally may include providing a graphical user interface with a real-time representation of the received data. The real-time representation may include a scaled representation of at least one dimension of the time-dependent series of three axis acceleration data and three-axis orientation data for at least one of the one or more motion sensors based on the updated baseline adjustment.
Inventors: John Douglas (Richmond), Frank Fornari (Naples, Florida)
Assignee: BioMech Sensor (Midlothian, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Additive assembly for electronic vaping device
Patent No. 11,317,654
An additive assembly for an e-vaping device includes an adsorbent material that includes adsorbed carbon dioxide. The additive assembly may be in fluid communication with a vaporizer assembly that forms a generated vapor. The adsorbent material may release the carbon dioxide into the generated vapor based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material. The additive assembly may include a flavor material including a flavorant. The adsorbent material may generate heat based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material, and the flavor material may release flavorant into the generated vapor based at least in part on the heat generated by the adsorbent material. One or more of the adsorbent material and the flavor material may be included in beads. Adsorbent material and flavor material may be included in multiple additive structures within the additive assembly.
Inventors: Georgios Karles (Richmond), Tracy M. Ogbonlowo (Moseley, Virginia), Danielle Crawford (Chester, Virginia), San Li (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Cartridge with dilution air passage, method of making the cartridge, and e-vaping device including the cartridge
Patent No. 11,317,651
The cartridge includes a housing and a reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation. A first tube extends longitudinally within the housing, the first tube at least partially defining an air passage. A vapor generator is in communication with a first portion of the air passage, where the vapor generator is configured to communicate the pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir to the first portion and at least partially vaporize the pre-vapor formulation. A first air inlet is defined by the cartridge, where the first air inlet is in communication with a second portion of the air passage, the second portion being upstream of the vapor generator. A dilution air passage is defined by the cartridge, where a discharge end of the dilution air passage intersect a third portion of the air passage that is downstream of the vapor generator. The method makes the cartridge. The e-vaping device includes the cartridge.
Inventors: San Li (Midlothian, Virginia), Eric Hawes (Richmond), Raymond Lau (Richmond), Robert Arents (Richmond), Gerd Kobal (Sandy Hook, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Low-nicotine tobacco plants and tobacco products made therefrom
Patent No. 11,317,593
The present application provides tobacco inbred plants dS1746, dS1746MS, dS1564 and dS1564MS. The present application also provides parts of such plants and products made from those parts. The present application also includes progeny of the provided plants including hybrids.
Inventors: Andrew C. Adams (Midlothian, Virginia), Marcos F. de Godoy Lusso (Chesterfield, Virginia), Sreepriya Pramod (Glen Allen, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Systems and methods data transmission using contactless cards
Patent No. 11,321,546
Example embodiments of systems and methods for data transmission between a contactless card and a receiving application are provided. The transmitting device may include a processor, memory, and communication interface. A receiving application may include instructions for execution on a receiving device having a processor, a memory, a communication interface configured to create a communication field for data communication with the transmitting device, and one or more sensors. Upon movement of the transmitting device, the receiving application is configured to receive, via one or more sensors, feedback information associated with the transmitting device, display one or more instructions regarding the position of the transmitting device relative to the receiving device until the transmitting device enters the communication field. Upon entry into the communication field, the transmitting device is configured to transmit data to the receiving device.
Inventors: Jeffrey Rule (Chevy Chase, Maryland), Daniel Herrington (New York, New York), Colin Hart (Arlington, Virginia), Kevin Osborn (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), Melissa Heng (Glen Allen, Virginia), Rajko Ilincic (Annandale, Virginia), Jason Ji (Reston, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Customized navigation flow
Patent No. 11,321,412
Methods and systems as described herein may enable customized navigation flow for websites/applications. Navigation flows (e.g., the pages, user interfaces, views, etc. that are displayed to a user) may be customized for each user. Navigation parameters may be generated for a user and may indicate a customized navigation flow for the user. The navigation parameters may indicate one or more pages of a website/application and an order that each of the one or more pages should be displayed to the user. The navigation parameters may indicate a trigger for each page. A trigger may indicate an action and/or event that causes a change in display to the next page in the navigation flow. Navigation parameters may be shared between devices, which may enable the user to experience the same navigation flow across multiple websites/applications.
Inventors: Rendheer Joshy (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Methods and systems for adapting an application programming interface
Patent No. 11,321,483
A computer-implemented method for adapting an application programming interface (API), according to some embodiments, includes: determining that a data field of API response data satisfies a condition for applying a data security operation to data stored in the data field; and modifying the API response data by performing the data security operation on the data stored in the data field. A computer-implemented method for adapting an application programming interface (API), according to some embodiments, includes: determining that a data field of an API call satisfies a condition for applying a data security operation to data stored in the data field; and performing the data security operation on the data stored in the data field of the API call.
Inventors: Scott Schenkein (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Systems and methods for solar energy-based computation
Patent No. 11,320,893
An apparatus includes a photovoltaic module and a computation module that is coupled to the photovoltaic module and is configured to receive power therefrom, the computation module being configured to communicate an active message to a controller in response to the computation module transitioning to a power on state and configured to receive a task command from the controller in response to communicating the active message to the controller.
Inventors: Yilu Liu (Knoxville, Tennessee), Robert Gardner (Midlothian, Virginia), Yuru Wu (Knoxville, TN)
Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, Tennessee) &
Dominion Energy (Richmond)
May 3, 2022

Compact material collection system
Patent No. 11,319,683
The present disclosure provides a material collection system. The material collection system includes a conduit, a vacuum generator coupled to the conduit, an engine powering the vacuum generator, and a container mounted to a chassis of a vehicle. The vacuum generator generates airflow for drawing material into a material inlet of the conduit. The container receives collected material from the conduit. The material collection system and vehicle can have a gross vehicle weight rating of at or below approximately 26,000 lbs.
Inventors: Britt R. Calloway (Midlothian, Virginia), Robert Mayes (Hanover, Virginia), Tim Stumph (Midlothian, Virginia), Chris Turner (Aylett, Virginia)
Assignee: Old Dominion Brush Co. (Henrico, Virginia)
May 3, 2022

Toilet seat assembly
Patent No. 11,317,769
A toilet seat assembly includes a cover that is formed into a closed loop thereby facilitating the cover to be positioned on a rim of a toilet bowl. The cover has an outer diameter is greater than an outer diameter of the toilet bowl such that the cover extends outwardly beyond an outer edge of the rim. A first ring is hingedly coupled to the cover for having a user sit thereon. The first ring has an outside diameter equivalent to the outside diameter of the cover to accommodate an obese user. A second ring is hingedly coupled to the first ring for having the user sit thereon. A lid is hingedly coupled to the cover and the lid is positionable in a lowered position when the second ring is in the lowered position.
Inventors: Johnny Brown (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
May 3, 2022

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