The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 5.18.22

Utilizing machine learning to reduce cloud instances in a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 11,329,870
A device receives, from a cloud computing environment, cloud instance information associated with cloud instances in the cloud computing environment, and processes the cloud instance information, with a machine learning model, to determine containers for one or more of the cloud instances and whether cloud instances should be removed from the cloud computing environment. The device causes a first subset of the cloud instances to be removed from the cloud computing environment, based on determining which of the cloud instances should be removed, and causes the containers to be created for a second subset of the cloud instances based on determining the containers. The device receives, from the cloud computing environment, cloud container information associated with the containers created in the cloud computing environment, and causes one or more of the containers to be scaled based on the cloud container information.
Inventors: Sunil Narang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Abhishek Kumar Singh (Henrico, Virginia), Nazia Sarang (Henrico, Virginia), Vikas Vijay (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Techniques to generate and store characteristics of a signature on a transaction card circuit
Patent No. 11,328,285
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to perform transaction with transaction cards utilizing characteristics of customer’s signature. Techniques may further include determining characteristics of a signature including a reduced set of data points for the signature and storing the characteristics in secure memory of transaction card. The transaction card including the characteristics are used to perform transactions, such as those performed at Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals.
Inventors: Anthony Reynolds (Richmond), Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Oil and grease resistant paperboard
Patent No. 1,326,308
A coated paperboard comprising a paperboard substrate having a first side and a second side and a coating in contact with the first side of the paperboard substrate, the coating including binder and pigment, the coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, wherein the coated paperboard has a 3M kit test value of at least 3, and wherein the coated paperboard is repulpable.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
May 10, 2022

Durable lubricating fluids for electric vehicles
Patent No. 11,326,123
The present disclosure relates to a durable lubricating fluid for an electric motor or hybrid-electric motor. The disclosed technology relates to a durable lubricating fluid comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity, a thiadiazole or derivative thereof, and an amine salt of a phosphoric acid.
Inventors: Atanu Adhvaryu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Christopher Cleveland (Richmond), Yungwan Kwak (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
May 10, 2022

Push-on support member for fastening tools
Patent No. 11,325,235
A fastening tool of the present invention includes a housing having an underside. The fastening tool also includes a magazine and a support foot connected to one of the housing underside and the magazine. Using a system of cooperating detents formed on the support foot and housing underside (or magazine, as the case may be), the support foot can be quickly and easily removably secured to the fastening tool without using any tools.
Inventors: Jeffrey J. Meyer (Baltimore, Maryland), Stuart E. Garber (Towson, Maryland), Erin Elizabeth Jaskot (Richmond)
Assignee: Black & Decker (New Britain, Connecticut)
May 10, 2022

Method of enhancing interdigitation of bone cement to bone for attachment of prosthesis to bone during arthroplasty
Patent No. 11,324,518
A method of attaching prosthetic implants to bone, applicable to tibia, patella, acetabulum, glenoid, or femur, includes trimming an articular surface of the bone, leaving a trimmed surface. Holes are punched or drilled into the surface in a predetermined array before polymethyl methacrylate bone cement is used to attach the surface to the implant. In an embodiment, the holes are punched by placing a punch-plate with sharpened punch spikes on the surface, and striking the punch plate to drive punches into the trimmed surface. In another embodiment, holes are drilled using a drilling template with predrilled guidance holes placed on the surface of the bone. In another embodiment, holes are drilled by positioning a robotic drill over the trimmed surface; adjusting a drilling pattern of the robotic drill according to the trimmed surface; and using the robotic drill to drill holes of predetermined depth according to the drilling pattern.
Inventors: Douglas W. Van Citters (Hanover, New Hampshire), Bridget E.Shaia (Richmond), Spencer H. Amundsen (Lebanon, New Hampshire), James A. Yang (Palatine, Illinois)
Assignee: The Trustees of Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)
May 10, 2022

Systems and methods for adjusting the value of distressed properties
Patent No. 11,328,355
Systems and methods are provided for providing an adjustment to a value estimate for a property that is considered distressed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving the estimate of value for the property; determining, based on a model, the adjustment to the estimate of value, such that the model accounts for a characteristic of the property and a characteristic of the loan; and providing the adjustment.
Inventors: James Douglas Gordon (Arlington, Virginia), Pamela W. Sims (Cary, North Carolina), Aohua Chen (Herndon, Virginia), Michael G. Bradley (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Board game apparatus
Patent No. 11,325,023
A board game apparatus is disclosed. The board game apparatus has a support assembly, a first member rotatably supported by the support assembly, a second member rotatably supported by the support assembly and covering part of the first member, a board member rotatably supported by the support assembly and including a plurality of apertures, the board member covering the first member and the second member, and a raised member rotatably supported by the support assembly above the board member and forming a gap between the raised member and the board member. A first portion of the first member and a second portion of the second member are visible from above the board member through the plurality of apertures.
Inventors: Stephen L. Keefe (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
May 10, 2022

Fatty acid amides and uses thereof in the treatment of addiction disorder and addiction related conditions
Patent No. 11,324,709
The present invention is directed to a fatty acid amide of an amino acid, including a stereoisomer and a salt thereof for use in the treatment of a patient suffering from any type of addiction disorder, substance abuse disorder, including any condition and symptom associated therewith and including withdrawal syndrome and relapse addiction during and after a rehabilitation treatment of said patient.
Inventors: Raphael Mechoulam (Jerusalem, Illinois), Vincenzo Di Marzo (Naples, Italy), Fabiana Piscitelli (Mondragone, Italy), Aron H. Lichtman (Henrico, Virginia), Imad M. Damaj (Chesterfield, Virginia), Linda Parker (Campbell River, California), Rami Yaka (Kfar Uria, Isreal)
Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel)
May 10, 2022

Automated server workload management using machine learning
Patent No. 11,330,043
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing workload among server clusters is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the system may include a memory storing instructions and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute the instructions to determine historical behaviors of the server clusters in processing a workload. The processor may also be configured to execute the instructions to construct cost models for the server clusters based at least in part on the historical behaviors. The cost model is configured to predict a processor utilization demand of a workload. The processor may further be configured to execute the instructions to receive a workload and determine efficiencies of processing the workload by the server clusters based at least in part on at least one of the cost models or an execution plan of the workload.
Inventors: Subodh Kumar (Glen Allen, Virginia), Santosh Bardwaj (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Systems and methods for use of distributed ledger technology for recording and utilizing credit account transaction information
Patent No. 11,328,292
The disclosed technology includes a distributed ledger system that can include one or more transaction blocks that are associated with one or more transaction records of an account corresponding to the primary account number. The system may allocate a first type block in a first distributed ledger, and the first type block may be utilized to identify a classification type associated with the first primary account number. The system may receive, at the first node, a first transaction indication associated with the first primary account number. Responsive to receiving the first transaction indication, the system may bind a first transaction block to the first distributed ledger. Transaction blocks may be configured for selective control and/or selective replicated to other nodes of the system. In response to an end-of-cycle indication, the first transaction block may be locked to prevent further modification.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Bradley W. Smith (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Tank car lifting apparatus
Patent No. 11,325,814
A method for lifting a tank car is provided. The method can include positioning a lifting apparatus above a tank car, pulling at least one of the first arm and the second arm outward to place the lifting apparatus in an open configuration, lowering the lifting apparatus in the open configuration to surround a tank of the tank car, connecting the second end of the first arm to a first tank car support, connecting the second and of the second arm to a second tank car support, and raising the lifting apparatus to lift the tank car.
Inventors: Barry Isringhausen (Providence Forge, Virginia), Britt Calloway (Midlothian, Virginia), Jonathan Dip (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Cranemasters (Chesterfield, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Package with tear-off section and foot panel supporting platform panel
Patent No. 11,325,742
The package includes sidewall panels, at least one first platform panel configured to support at least one first consumer product within the package, at least one foot panel that is at least partially positioned under the at least one first platform panel to support at least one portion of the at least one first platform panel, and a tear-off section defined by at least a lower end of the package.
Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 10, 2022

Shirt collar stiffening device
Patent No. 11,324,260
A shirt collar stiffening device comprises an elongated bendable main body, a first elongated bendable length adjustment member with a first collar stay member pivotably attached, and a second elongated bendable length adjustment member with a second collar stay member pivotably attached. The elongated bendable main body has a first plurality of loops projecting outward from a first side, and a second plurality of loops projecting outward from a second side. The first elongated bendable length adjustment member is slidably engageable with the main body by inserting a proximal end of the first length adjustment member through two of more of the first plurality of loops of the main body. The second elongated bendable length adjustment member is slidably engageable with the main body by inserting a proximal end of the second length adjustment member through two of more of the second plurality of loops of the main body.
Inventors: Nick T. Tinch (Manassas, Virginia), Paul Maguire (Goochland, Virginia)
Assignee: Nick T. Tinch (Manassas, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Systems and computer-implemented processes for model-based underwriting
Patent No. 11,334,941
Systems and methods are disclosed for determining one or more credit lines based on statistical approximations of credit line optimization models. By approximating the results of the optimization model, the disclosed embodiments may provide real-time account level credit line determinations based on fewer criteria than used in the optimization models. Other aspects of the disclosed embodiments are described herein.
Inventors: Antonello Loddo (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Lu Su (Great Falls, Virginia), Leonard Roseman (Richmond), Ram Narayan (Arlington, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 17, 2022

Systems and methods for disparate quantum computing threat detection
Patent No. 11,334,667
Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for disparate quantum computing (QC) detection. An example system includes QC detection data generation circuitry that generates a first set of QC detection data and generates a second set of QC detection data. The system also includes cryptographic circuitry that generates a first public cryptographic key and a first private cryptographic key via a first post-quantum cryptographic (PQC) technique and generates a second public cryptographic key and a second private cryptographic key via a second PQC technique. The cryptographic circuitry further generates encrypted first QC detection, second QC detection data, and destroys the first private cryptographic key and the second private cryptographic key. The system further includes data monitoring circuitry that monitors for the first encrypted QC detection data and the second encrypted QC detection data.
Inventors: Ramanathan Ramanathan (San Francisco, California), Andrew J. Garner IV (State Road, North Carolina), Abhijit Rao (Irvine, California), Pierre Arbajian (Matthews, North Carolina), Michael Erik Meinholz (Charlotte, North Carolina), Omar B. Khan (Richmond), Ramesh Yarlagadda (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
May 17, 2022

Tamper-evident travel devices equipped with secure re-image file (s)
Patent No. 11,334,662
A method of enhancing travel security features associated with a mobile device is provided. The method may include operating a time clock to store a start device confiscation time in a memory and to store an end device confiscation time in the memory, monitoring the mobile device to detect tampering occurring between the start device confiscation time and the end device confiscation time, and in response to the detecting of tampering, prompting the user for a secure identifier. Upon receipt of the secure identifier, the method may include opening a secure i/o pathway to a re-image file. The secure i/o pathway preferably enables execution of an executable re-image file. The re-image file may be used to re-image a software image of the mobile device. The re-image file may contain a pre-tampered image of the mobile device.
Inventors: Vijaya L. Vemireddy (Plano, Texas), Brandon Sloane (Charlotte, North Carolina), Harvey Summers (Richmond), Eileen D. Bridges (Fort Mill, South Carolina)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
May 17, 2022

Phosphorylated dispersants in fluids for electric vehicles
Patent No. 11,332,689
The present disclosure relates to a lubricating fluid for an electric motor system and a method of lubricating gears and cooling a motor in an electric motor system. In particular, the disclosed technology relates to a lubricating fluid, for use in electric motor vehicle, comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity and at least one phosphorylated dispersant exhibiting increased resistivity after aging.
Inventors: Tsuneo Adachi (Tsukuba, Japan), Lesley Schmid (Richmond), Hideaki Mitsui (Atsugi, Japan), Christopher Cleveland (Richmond), Atanu Adhvaryu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Sanitary food washing stage in food production
Patent No. 11,332,395
Methods and systems are described for providing improved food processing systems by treating wash water in a wash stage of the food processing system with a biocide. Sufficient biocide may be added to significantly reduce the levels of bacteria in the wash stage, which can prevent problems associated with bacteria in downstream processes.
Inventors: John K. Burchtorf (Boise, Idaho), William Henderson (Richmond), Daniel Marsh (Boise, Idaho)
Assignee: ChemTreat (Glen Allen, Virginia)
May 17, 2022

Polymer coated paperboard container and method
Patent No. 11,332,281
A method of forming a coating on a cylindrical paperboard container having a closed end. The method includes the steps of heating a gas from a first temperature to a second temperature; providing the gas to a first inlet of a nozzle; providing a polymer in a liquid state at a third temperature; providing the polymer to a second inlet of the nozzle; and spraying the polymer onto the cylindrical paperboard container using the nozzle; wherein the second temperature is greater than the third temperature; and the second temperature and third temperature are such that the gas maintains the polymer in the liquid state at least until the polymer comes into contact with the cylindrical paperboard container. A system for applying a coating to a plurality of cylindrical paperboard containers and a container for a consumer product are also provided.
Inventors: Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Virginia), Chris Simpson (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Topography apparatus for electronic vaping device
Patent No. 11,331,443
A topography apparatus may be coupled to an e-vaping device, within an interior defined by a housing of the e-vaping device, such that the topography apparatus may be coupled to an e-vaping device that may generate vapor independently of the topography apparatus. The topography apparatus may generate and communicate vapor topography data associated with vapor generation by the e-vaping device without altering an external appearance or vapor-generation performance of the e-vaping device. The topography apparatus may be detachably coupled to the interior of the e-vaping device. The topography apparatus includes an interface assembly configured to couple with a power supply, control circuitry, and/or sensor of the e-vaping device. Such coupling may include coupling with internal power or communication conduits of the e-vaping device, such that the topography apparatus taps into power and/or communication lines of the e-vaping device without requiring modification of the circuitry of the e-vaping device.
Inventors: Isaac Weigensberg (Richmond), Yuval Malka (Richmond), Boris Bessarabov (Richmond), David Rubli (Revava, Israel), Moshe Eliyahu (Beit Shemesh, Israel), Phillip Diana (Richmond), Alex Malamud (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Tobacco plants having reduced nicotine demethylase activity
Patent No. 11,332,753
The present invention generally relates to methods and materials involved in producing tobacco plants having reduced levels of conversion of nicotine to nornicotine. In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to mutations in a nicotine demethylase gene, tobacco plants comprising mutations in a nicotine demethylase gene, and tobacco compositions and products thereof. In other embodiments, the invention is directed toward nicotine demethylase RNA interference, tobacco plants comprising a nicotine demethylase RNA interference transgene, and tobacco compositions and products thereof.
Inventors: Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mark T. Nielsen (Nicholasville, Kentucky), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Network packet capture manager
Patent No. 11,336,542
The packet capture manager uses a multi-tiered storage for storing captured network traffic. Captured packets are stored on a primary storage with a time-to-live according to a retention policy. The packet capture manager receives instructions from one or more network monitoring devices identifying one or more captured packets as packets of interest. The packet capture manager flags the identified packets as packets of interest, moves the flagged packets to a secondary storage, and changes the TTL of the moved packets. A machine learning model analyzes historical data of the instructions received from the one or more network monitoring devices. The packet capture manager uses the machine learning model to identify packets of interest and move identified packets to the secondary storage without specific instructions from a network monitoring device.
Inventors: John Watson (Falls Church, Virginia), Christopher Roosenraad (Vienna, Virginia), Aaron Eppert (Lawrenceburg, India), Travis Scheponik (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 17, 2022

Utilizing machine learning to reduce cloud instances in a cloud computing environment
Patent No. 11,329,870
A device receives, from a cloud computing environment, cloud instance information associated with cloud instances in the cloud computing environment, and processes the cloud instance information, with a machine learning model, to determine containers for one or more of the cloud instances and whether cloud instances should be removed from the cloud computing environment. The device causes a first subset of the cloud instances to be removed from the cloud computing environment, based on determining which of the cloud instances should be removed, and causes the containers to be created for a second subset of the cloud instances based on determining the containers. The device receives, from the cloud computing environment, cloud container information associated with the containers created in the cloud computing environment, and causes one or more of the containers to be scaled based on the cloud container information.
Inventors: Sunil Narang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Abhishek Kumar Singh (Henrico, Virginia), Nazia Sarang (Henrico, Virginia), Vikas Vijay (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Techniques to generate and store characteristics of a signature on a transaction card circuit
Patent No. 11,328,285
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to perform transaction with transaction cards utilizing characteristics of customer’s signature. Techniques may further include determining characteristics of a signature including a reduced set of data points for the signature and storing the characteristics in secure memory of transaction card. The transaction card including the characteristics are used to perform transactions, such as those performed at Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals.
Inventors: Anthony Reynolds (Richmond), Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Oil and grease resistant paperboard
Patent No. 1,326,308
A coated paperboard comprising a paperboard substrate having a first side and a second side and a coating in contact with the first side of the paperboard substrate, the coating including binder and pigment, the coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, wherein the coated paperboard has a 3M kit test value of at least 3, and wherein the coated paperboard is repulpable.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
May 10, 2022

Durable lubricating fluids for electric vehicles
Patent No. 11,326,123
The present disclosure relates to a durable lubricating fluid for an electric motor or hybrid-electric motor. The disclosed technology relates to a durable lubricating fluid comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity, a thiadiazole or derivative thereof, and an amine salt of a phosphoric acid.
Inventors: Atanu Adhvaryu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Christopher Cleveland (Richmond), Yungwan Kwak (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
May 10, 2022

Push-on support member for fastening tools
Patent No. 11,325,235
A fastening tool of the present invention includes a housing having an underside. The fastening tool also includes a magazine and a support foot connected to one of the housing underside and the magazine. Using a system of cooperating detents formed on the support foot and housing underside (or magazine, as the case may be), the support foot can be quickly and easily removably secured to the fastening tool without using any tools.
Inventors: Jeffrey J. Meyer (Baltimore, Maryland), Stuart E. Garber (Towson, Maryland), Erin Elizabeth Jaskot (Richmond)
Assignee: Black & Decker (New Britain, Connecticut)
May 10, 2022

Method of enhancing interdigitation of bone cement to bone for attachment of prosthesis to bone during arthroplasty
Patent No. 11,324,518
A method of attaching prosthetic implants to bone, applicable to tibia, patella, acetabulum, glenoid, or femur, includes trimming an articular surface of the bone, leaving a trimmed surface. Holes are punched or drilled into the surface in a predetermined array before polymethyl methacrylate bone cement is used to attach the surface to the implant. In an embodiment, the holes are punched by placing a punch-plate with sharpened punch spikes on the surface, and striking the punch plate to drive punches into the trimmed surface. In another embodiment, holes are drilled using a drilling template with predrilled guidance holes placed on the surface of the bone. In another embodiment, holes are drilled by positioning a robotic drill over the trimmed surface; adjusting a drilling pattern of the robotic drill according to the trimmed surface; and using the robotic drill to drill holes of predetermined depth according to the drilling pattern.
Inventors: Douglas W. Van Citters (Hanover, New Hampshire), Bridget E.Shaia (Richmond), Spencer H. Amundsen (Lebanon, New Hampshire), James A. Yang (Palatine, Illinois)
Assignee: The Trustees of Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)
May 10, 2022

Systems and methods for adjusting the value of distressed properties
Patent No. 11,328,355
Systems and methods are provided for providing an adjustment to a value estimate for a property that is considered distressed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving the estimate of value for the property; determining, based on a model, the adjustment to the estimate of value, such that the model accounts for a characteristic of the property and a characteristic of the loan; and providing the adjustment.
Inventors: James Douglas Gordon (Arlington, Virginia), Pamela W. Sims (Cary, North Carolina), Aohua Chen (Herndon, Virginia), Michael G. Bradley (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Board game apparatus
Patent No. 11,325,023
A board game apparatus is disclosed. The board game apparatus has a support assembly, a first member rotatably supported by the support assembly, a second member rotatably supported by the support assembly and covering part of the first member, a board member rotatably supported by the support assembly and including a plurality of apertures, the board member covering the first member and the second member, and a raised member rotatably supported by the support assembly above the board member and forming a gap between the raised member and the board member. A first portion of the first member and a second portion of the second member are visible from above the board member through the plurality of apertures.
Inventors: Stephen L. Keefe (Chesterfield, Virginia)
Assignee: N/A
May 10, 2022

Fatty acid amides and uses thereof in the treatment of addiction disorder and addiction related conditions
Patent No. 11,324,709
The present invention is directed to a fatty acid amide of an amino acid, including a stereoisomer and a salt thereof for use in the treatment of a patient suffering from any type of addiction disorder, substance abuse disorder, including any condition and symptom associated therewith and including withdrawal syndrome and relapse addiction during and after a rehabilitation treatment of said patient.
Inventors: Raphael Mechoulam (Jerusalem, Illinois), Vincenzo Di Marzo (Naples, Italy), Fabiana Piscitelli (Mondragone, Italy), Aron H. Lichtman (Henrico, Virginia), Imad M. Damaj (Chesterfield, Virginia), Linda Parker (Campbell River, California), Rami Yaka (Kfar Uria, Isreal)
Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel)
May 10, 2022

Automated server workload management using machine learning
Patent No. 11,330,043
Systems and methods are disclosed for managing workload among server clusters is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the system may include a memory storing instructions and a processor. The processor may be configured to execute the instructions to determine historical behaviors of the server clusters in processing a workload. The processor may also be configured to execute the instructions to construct cost models for the server clusters based at least in part on the historical behaviors. The cost model is configured to predict a processor utilization demand of a workload. The processor may further be configured to execute the instructions to receive a workload and determine efficiencies of processing the workload by the server clusters based at least in part on at least one of the cost models or an execution plan of the workload.
Inventors: Subodh Kumar (Glen Allen, Virginia), Santosh Bardwaj (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Systems and methods for use of distributed ledger technology for recording and utilizing credit account transaction information
Patent No. 11,328,292
The disclosed technology includes a distributed ledger system that can include one or more transaction blocks that are associated with one or more transaction records of an account corresponding to the primary account number. The system may allocate a first type block in a first distributed ledger, and the first type block may be utilized to identify a classification type associated with the first primary account number. The system may receive, at the first node, a first transaction indication associated with the first primary account number. Responsive to receiving the first transaction indication, the system may bind a first transaction block to the first distributed ledger. Transaction blocks may be configured for selective control and/or selective replicated to other nodes of the system. In response to an end-of-cycle indication, the first transaction block may be locked to prevent further modification.
Inventors: Walter Avery Miller (Glen Allen, Virginia), Robert Martin (Glen Allen, Virginia), Bradley W. Smith (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Tank car lifting apparatus
Patent No. 11,325,814
A method for lifting a tank car is provided. The method can include positioning a lifting apparatus above a tank car, pulling at least one of the first arm and the second arm outward to place the lifting apparatus in an open configuration, lowering the lifting apparatus in the open configuration to surround a tank of the tank car, connecting the second end of the first arm to a first tank car support, connecting the second and of the second arm to a second tank car support, and raising the lifting apparatus to lift the tank car.
Inventors: Barry Isringhausen (Providence Forge, Virginia), Britt Calloway (Midlothian, Virginia), Jonathan Dip (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Cranemasters (Chesterfield, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Package with tear-off section and foot panel supporting platform panel
Patent No. 11,325,742
The package includes sidewall panels, at least one first platform panel configured to support at least one first consumer product within the package, at least one foot panel that is at least partially positioned under the at least one first platform panel to support at least one portion of the at least one first platform panel, and a tear-off section defined by at least a lower end of the package.
Inventors: Stephen J. Bellamah (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 10, 2022

Shirt collar stiffening device
Patent No. 11,324,260
A shirt collar stiffening device comprises an elongated bendable main body, a first elongated bendable length adjustment member with a first collar stay member pivotably attached, and a second elongated bendable length adjustment member with a second collar stay member pivotably attached. The elongated bendable main body has a first plurality of loops projecting outward from a first side, and a second plurality of loops projecting outward from a second side. The first elongated bendable length adjustment member is slidably engageable with the main body by inserting a proximal end of the first length adjustment member through two of more of the first plurality of loops of the main body. The second elongated bendable length adjustment member is slidably engageable with the main body by inserting a proximal end of the second length adjustment member through two of more of the second plurality of loops of the main body.
Inventors: Nick T. Tinch (Manassas, Virginia), Paul Maguire (Goochland, Virginia)
Assignee: Nick T. Tinch (Manassas, Virginia)
May 10, 2022

Systems and computer-implemented processes for model-based underwriting
Patent No. 11,334,941
Systems and methods are disclosed for determining one or more credit lines based on statistical approximations of credit line optimization models. By approximating the results of the optimization model, the disclosed embodiments may provide real-time account level credit line determinations based on fewer criteria than used in the optimization models. Other aspects of the disclosed embodiments are described herein.
Inventors: Antonello Loddo (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), Lu Su (Great Falls, Virginia), Leonard Roseman (Richmond), Ram Narayan (Arlington, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 17, 2022

Systems and methods for disparate quantum computing threat detection
Patent No. 11,334,667
Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for disparate quantum computing (QC) detection. An example system includes QC detection data generation circuitry that generates a first set of QC detection data and generates a second set of QC detection data. The system also includes cryptographic circuitry that generates a first public cryptographic key and a first private cryptographic key via a first post-quantum cryptographic (PQC) technique and generates a second public cryptographic key and a second private cryptographic key via a second PQC technique. The cryptographic circuitry further generates encrypted first QC detection, second QC detection data, and destroys the first private cryptographic key and the second private cryptographic key. The system further includes data monitoring circuitry that monitors for the first encrypted QC detection data and the second encrypted QC detection data.
Inventors: Ramanathan Ramanathan (San Francisco, California), Andrew J. Garner IV (State Road, North Carolina), Abhijit Rao (Irvine, California), Pierre Arbajian (Matthews, North Carolina), Michael Erik Meinholz (Charlotte, North Carolina), Omar B. Khan (Richmond), Ramesh Yarlagadda (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
May 17, 2022

Tamper-evident travel devices equipped with secure re-image file (s)
Patent No. 11,334,662
A method of enhancing travel security features associated with a mobile device is provided. The method may include operating a time clock to store a start device confiscation time in a memory and to store an end device confiscation time in the memory, monitoring the mobile device to detect tampering occurring between the start device confiscation time and the end device confiscation time, and in response to the detecting of tampering, prompting the user for a secure identifier. Upon receipt of the secure identifier, the method may include opening a secure i/o pathway to a re-image file. The secure i/o pathway preferably enables execution of an executable re-image file. The re-image file may be used to re-image a software image of the mobile device. The re-image file may contain a pre-tampered image of the mobile device.
Inventors: Vijaya L. Vemireddy (Plano, Texas), Brandon Sloane (Charlotte, North Carolina), Harvey Summers (Richmond), Eileen D. Bridges (Fort Mill, South Carolina)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
May 17, 2022

Phosphorylated dispersants in fluids for electric vehicles
Patent No. 11,332,689
The present disclosure relates to a lubricating fluid for an electric motor system and a method of lubricating gears and cooling a motor in an electric motor system. In particular, the disclosed technology relates to a lubricating fluid, for use in electric motor vehicle, comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity and at least one phosphorylated dispersant exhibiting increased resistivity after aging.
Inventors: Tsuneo Adachi (Tsukuba, Japan), Lesley Schmid (Richmond), Hideaki Mitsui (Atsugi, Japan), Christopher Cleveland (Richmond), Atanu Adhvaryu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Sanitary food washing stage in food production
Patent No. 11,332,395
Methods and systems are described for providing improved food processing systems by treating wash water in a wash stage of the food processing system with a biocide. Sufficient biocide may be added to significantly reduce the levels of bacteria in the wash stage, which can prevent problems associated with bacteria in downstream processes.
Inventors: John K. Burchtorf (Boise, Idaho), William Henderson (Richmond), Daniel Marsh (Boise, Idaho)
Assignee: ChemTreat (Glen Allen, Virginia)
May 17, 2022

Polymer coated paperboard container and method
Patent No. 11,332,281
A method of forming a coating on a cylindrical paperboard container having a closed end. The method includes the steps of heating a gas from a first temperature to a second temperature; providing the gas to a first inlet of a nozzle; providing a polymer in a liquid state at a third temperature; providing the polymer to a second inlet of the nozzle; and spraying the polymer onto the cylindrical paperboard container using the nozzle; wherein the second temperature is greater than the third temperature; and the second temperature and third temperature are such that the gas maintains the polymer in the liquid state at least until the polymer comes into contact with the cylindrical paperboard container. A system for applying a coating to a plurality of cylindrical paperboard containers and a container for a consumer product are also provided.
Inventors: Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Virginia), Chris Simpson (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Topography apparatus for electronic vaping device
Patent No. 11,331,443
A topography apparatus may be coupled to an e-vaping device, within an interior defined by a housing of the e-vaping device, such that the topography apparatus may be coupled to an e-vaping device that may generate vapor independently of the topography apparatus. The topography apparatus may generate and communicate vapor topography data associated with vapor generation by the e-vaping device without altering an external appearance or vapor-generation performance of the e-vaping device. The topography apparatus may be detachably coupled to the interior of the e-vaping device. The topography apparatus includes an interface assembly configured to couple with a power supply, control circuitry, and/or sensor of the e-vaping device. Such coupling may include coupling with internal power or communication conduits of the e-vaping device, such that the topography apparatus taps into power and/or communication lines of the e-vaping device without requiring modification of the circuitry of the e-vaping device.
Inventors: Isaac Weigensberg (Richmond), Yuval Malka (Richmond), Boris Bessarabov (Richmond), David Rubli (Revava, Israel), Moshe Eliyahu (Beit Shemesh, Israel), Phillip Diana (Richmond), Alex Malamud (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Tobacco plants having reduced nicotine demethylase activity
Patent No. 11,332,753
The present invention generally relates to methods and materials involved in producing tobacco plants having reduced levels of conversion of nicotine to nornicotine. In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to mutations in a nicotine demethylase gene, tobacco plants comprising mutations in a nicotine demethylase gene, and tobacco compositions and products thereof. In other embodiments, the invention is directed toward nicotine demethylase RNA interference, tobacco plants comprising a nicotine demethylase RNA interference transgene, and tobacco compositions and products thereof.
Inventors: Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Mark T. Nielsen (Nicholasville, Kentucky), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. (Richmond)
May 17, 2022

Network packet capture manager
Patent No. 11,336,542
The packet capture manager uses a multi-tiered storage for storing captured network traffic. Captured packets are stored on a primary storage with a time-to-live according to a retention policy. The packet capture manager receives instructions from one or more network monitoring devices identifying one or more captured packets as packets of interest. The packet capture manager flags the identified packets as packets of interest, moves the flagged packets to a secondary storage, and changes the TTL of the moved packets. A machine learning model analyzes historical data of the instructions received from the one or more network monitoring devices. The packet capture manager uses the machine learning model to identify packets of interest and move identified packets to the secondary storage without specific instructions from a network monitoring device.
Inventors: John Watson (Falls Church, Virginia), Christopher Roosenraad (Vienna, Virginia), Aaron Eppert (Lawrenceburg, India), Travis Scheponik (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
May 17, 2022

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