The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 7.13.22

Systems and methods to manage models for call data
Patent No. 11,381,677
Systems and methods for managing models for call data are disclosed. For example, the system may include one or more memory units storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving, from a user device, an input indicating a segment of a first recorded call and an attribute associated with the segment. The operations may include determining a parameter of a model, wherein the model is associated with the attribute. The operations may include changing the parameter based on the input. The operations may include generating an updated model based on the changed parameter, wherein the updated model may be configured to analyze recorded calls having one or more segments with the same attribute.
Inventors: Sara McDole (Midlothian, Virginia), Premkumar Dhayalan (Richmond), Thomas Zahorik (Charlottesville, Virginia), Saiteja Kamuni (Richmond), Sri Penmatsa (Richmond), Vamsi Rallabandi (Richmond), Danni Tang (Richmond), Suresh Pothireddy (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Method and system for authorizing card account transactions by geographic region
Patent No. 11,379,848
A method and system for authorizing card account transactions by geographic region by providing data for a user interface displaying geographic regions and merchant locations each corresponding to the location of a merchant where a transaction using a card account may be initiated, receiving a user interface selection representing a request to authorize or restrict card account transactions, receiving authorization requests for desired transactions, and authorizing or restricting the transactions in accordance with the request.
Inventors: Michele D. Matthews (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Composition and methods for producing tobacco plants and products having increased phenylalanine and reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs)
Patent No. 11,377,665
The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), increase phenylalanine, or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs. Also provided are methods and compositions for increasing the expression of chorismate mutase and other transcription factors involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), James Strickland (Richmond), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Multi-chambered container
Patent No. 11,377,274
A container is configured to house a consumer product. The container includes a base, a cap, and an over-cap. The base has a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall. The cap is engaged with the base so as to define a first compartment. The first compartment is configured to house the consumer product. The over-cap is engaged with the base and at least partially defines a second compartment.
Inventors: Christopher J. Hession (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Christopher L. Simpson (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Heat-sealable paperboard structures and associated paperboard-based containers
Patent No. 11,377,251
A paperboard structure including a paperboard substrate having a first major side and a second major side, a barrier coating layer on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, a top coat on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, wherein the barrier coating layer is positioned between the paperboard substrate and the top coat, and a heat-sealable barrier coating layer on the second major side of the paperboard substrate.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Teresa Krug (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
July 5, 2022

Methods and machines for pouching smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products
Patent No. 11,375,740
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 4 mJ 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)
July 5, 2022

Smoking article with reduced tobacco
Patent No. 11,375,742
An exemplary smoking article including a smoking rod filled with a combination including tobacco filler material and cellulose filler material. The tobacco filler material and cellulose filler material can be arranged such that the constituent material particles are generally distributed throughout the smoking rod, the tobacco filler material at least partially surrounds the cellulose filler material along a length of the smoking rod, and/or the cellulose filler material particles have a higher concentration along a central axis of the smoking rod than the tobacco filler material particles.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Shaoyong Yu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Bernard S. Appleton (Chesterfield, Virginia), Weiling Li (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Pre-moistened wipes for use in treating anal rectal irritations and disorders
Patent No. 11,376,293
Many people who suffer from anal rectal discomfort and disorders need fibrous sheet materials which are pre-moistened with a solution for improved cleansing without excessive skin irritation. The invention particularly concerns wet wipes, such as anal-rectal wipes, which comprises a solution comprising hamamelis water or witch hazel, to effectively treat anal-rectal disorders.
Inventors: Gary Robert Agisim (Henrico, Virginia), Robert Alan Friedline (Frenchtown, New Jersey), Richard John Kenny (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: PF Consumer Healthcare 1 (Wilmington, Delaward)
July 5, 2022

Chat communication support assistants
Patent No. 11,381,529
Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide for an agent support application with a plurality of plug-in communication support assistants. Each of the plurality of plug-in communication support assistants monitors communications between the agents and customers for different conversational triggers. Conversational triggers may be any conversation, either by the agent or the customer, that the communication support assistant is trained to detect. Upon detecting one of these conversational triggers, the plug-in communication support assistant provides one or more suggestions to the agent.
Inventors: Kimarie Pike Matthews (Burlingame, California), Richard Castanho (Rutherfordton, North Carolina), Germaine S. Chee (Mill Valley, California), Robin J. Cusimano (San Francisco, California), Brett D. Ehrlich (San Carlos, California), Tyua Larsen Fraser (Livermore, California), Colleen Reardon Graham (Mooresville, North Carolina), Gregory Scott Hill (Midlothian, Virginia), James W. Pedersen (Gilbert, Arizona), Timothy J. Shipman (San Francisco, California)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
July 5, 2022

Baseline modeling for application dependency discovery, reporting, and management tool
Patent No. 11,379,292
Techniques for monitoring operating statuses of an application and its dependencies are provided. A monitoring application may collect and report the operating status of the monitored application and each dependency. Through use of existing monitoring interfaces, the monitoring application can collect operating status without requiring modification of the underlying monitored application or dependencies. The monitoring application may determine a problem service that is a root cause of an unhealthy state of the monitored application. Dependency analyzer and discovery crawler techniques may automatically configure and update the monitoring application. Machine learning techniques may be used to determine patterns of performance based on system state information associated with performance events and provide health reports relative to a baseline status of the monitored application. Also provided are techniques for testing a response of the monitored application through modifications to API calls. Such tests may be used to train the machine learning model.
Inventors: Muralidharan Balasubramanian (Gaithersburg, Maryland), Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Julie Dallen (Vienna, Virginia), David Watson (Arlington, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Electronics enclosure
Patent No. 11,377,260
An enclosure comprises a bottom container and first and second shelves hingedly connected to the enclosure. The first shelf is movable between a storage position in which its shelf receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a first corresponding wall of the bottom container. The second shelf is movable between a storage position in which its receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a second corresponding wall of the bottom container. When the first and second shelves are in their respective storage positions, the receiving portions of the first and second shelves are positioned in a stacked arrangement such that the second shelf receiving portion is higher than the first shelf receiving portion within the bottom container.
Inventors: Michael C. Pittman (Mechanicsville, Virginia), John Wiseman (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Connected Solutions Group (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Customizing product announcements based on product usage
Patent No. 11,379,851
A computer-implemented method includes tracking usage history of a plurality of components of one or more products. An original set of announcements about the one or more products is received, where the original set of announcements includes a plurality of announcement records. The plurality of announcement records are prioritized based on the usage history of the plurality of components. A usage-based set of announcements is generated based on the prioritization of the plurality of announcement records.
Inventors: Al Chakra (Apex, North Carolina), Jerry Stevens (Raleigh, North Carolina), Matias Mendieta (Indian Trail, North Carolina), Patricia Bui (Henrico, Virginia), Kaji Rashad (Fort Pierce, Florida)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
July 5, 2022

Two-part dispensing closure system with internal seal and methods of using the same
Patent No. 11,377,273
A dispensing closure system includes an upper closure portion and a lower closure portion including an axial flow conduit and a vent conduit. The upper closure portion is axially movable relative to lower closure portion between shipping and dispensing positions. A seal is disposed on the lower closure portion over the flow and vent conduits. A peripheral spacing strip is removably secured to the upper closure portion and engages with either the lower closure or the outside of the container to prevent movement. A piercing probe includes piercing elements in alignment with the flow and vent conduits for piercing the seal. In the shipping position, the piercing elements are spaced from the seal. However, when the spacing strip is removed and the upper closure portion is axially moved to the dispensing position, the piercing elements pierce the seal to open the flow conduit and the vent conduit.
Inventors: Thanhhung Le (Henrico, Virginia), Brandon Ramsuer (Henrico, Virginia), John Scott (Olathe, Kansas), Frederick Thompson (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Method of making a heater of an electronic vaping device
Patent No. 11,388,783
A method of forming a heater assembly of an e-vaping device includes bending a wire to form a first lobe and bending the wire to form a second lobe. The first lobe and the second lobe form a generally sinuously-shaped heater having a first set of lobes and a second set of lobe. A first apex of the first lobe is generally opposite a second apex of the second lobe. The method may also include curling the first set of lobes towards the second set of lobes to form a heater having a substantially tubular form. The heater defines an opening there through.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Charles Dendy (Ruther Glen, Virginia), Nam Tran (Richmond), David Alvarez (Richmond), Patrick McElhinney (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Compositions and methods based on PMT engineering for producing tobacco plants and products having altered alkaloid levels
Patent No. 11,384,361
The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dong Qi (Henrico, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Henrico, Virginia), Ujwala Warke (Richmond), James A. Strickland (Virginia Beach, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Nuclear sulfated oxysterol, potent regulator of lipid homeostasis, for therapy of hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglycerides, fatty liver diseases, and atherosclerosis
Patent No. 11,384,115
The sulfated oxysterol 5-cholesten-3.beta., 25-diol 3-sulphate, a nuclear cholesterol metabolite that decreases lipid biosynthesis and increases cholesterol secretion and degradation, is provided as an agent to lower intracellular and serum cholesterol and/or triglycerides, and to prevent or treat lipid accumulation-associated inflammation and conditions associated with such inflammation. Methods which involve the use of this sulfated oxysterol to treat conditions associated with high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides and/or inflammation (e.g. hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, atherosclerosis, etc.) are also provided.
Inventors: Shunlin Ren (Richmond), William M. Pandak (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Sliding packs with flip top hinged lids
Patent No. 11,383,918
In an example embodiment, a slide-action hinged-lid pack comprises a hinged-lid inner pack configured to hold consumer items, the hinged-lid inner pack including a front wall, a back wall, a left side wall, a right side wall, a bottom wall and a hinged-lid pivotally connected to an upper end of the back wall for movement between an open position and a closed position, and an outer shell, and wherein the hinged-lid inner pack can slide from a first position at which the hinged-lid is in the closed position to a second position at which the hinged-lid is in the open position, the outer shell including a first stop tab on an inner side of the back wall, the hinged-lid inner pack including a second stop tab on a tongue extending from the hinged-lid, and the hinged-lid inner pack including a third stop tab on the back wall of the hinged-lid inner pack, the second stop tab operable to engage the first stop tab during movement of the hinged-lid inner pack from the first positon to the second position, and the third stop tab operable to abut the second stop tab when the hinged-lid inner pack is moved to the second position.
Inventors: Brian Casey (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Method and apparatus for producing pouched tobacco product
Patent No. 11,383,873
In a method and apparatus for producing a small pouch with a predetermined amount of particulate material therein, a predetermined amount of the particulate material is portioned from a bulk supply and compacted into a single discrete caplet. The caplet is then deposited into an open hollow pouch closed at one end thereof, and the open end is then closed with the caplet between the closed ends of the pouch. The caplet in the pouch is then compressed to return it to its particulate form. The particulate material may be granular or shredded tobacco.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Richmond), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

High speed poucher
Patent No. 11,383,861
An apparatus and methods for producing at extremely high production speeds small pouches filled with tobacco or other granular, powdered or solid content. An endless web substrate, with or without flavor film thereon, is formed into a tubular shape with a longitudinal seam. The tube is cut to individual lengths, and a procession of tubes is crimp-closed at one end, filled and crimp-closed at the other end to complete pouch production. During production, the seams formed at the crimped ends of the pouch are parallel to one another and the longitudinal seam of the pouch is midway between the sides of the pouch and orthogonal to the seams formed at the crimped ends of the pouch.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Richmond), Dwight D. Williams (Powhatan, Virginia), Jeremy J. Straight (Midlothian, Virginia), David J. Webb (Richmond), Carl G. Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond, VA)

Guidewire systems and methods for preventing wire advancement into the body during catheterization
Patent No. 11,383,066
A guidewire and catheter are disclosed which are configured together so that it is not possible to advance the guidewire into the patient where it may be undesirably retained in the patient. The improved safety is achieved by protrusions on each of the guidewire and catheter which coordinate with one another. Novel methods of catheterization are also disclosed.
Inventors: Michael Vitto (Richmond), Nicholas Brown (Richmond), Chandana Muktipaty (Richmond), Kashyap Venuthurupalli (Richmond), Teri-Yae Yarbrough (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

E-vaping section with flow restrictor to provide desired resistance-to-draw (RTD)
Patent No. 11,382,359
The e-vaping section includes a housing, the housing defining an inlet to allow air to be drawn into and through an airflow path, a reservoir in the housing, the reservoir being configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation, a heater and wick arrangement in fluid communication with the reservoir and the airflow path, the heater and wick arrangement being configured to volatilize the pre-vapor formulation to produce a vapor, a connector on a first end of the e-vaping section, an electrical terminal held within connector, an annular seal in fluid communication with the inlet, the annular seal defining a first air passage of the airflow path, and a flow restrictor being held by the annular seal, the flow restrictor defining a second air passage of the airflow path, the flow restrictor being configured to provide a desired resistance-to-draw (RTD) for the e-vaping section, the annular seal encompassing the flow restrictor.
Inventors: Srinivasan Janardhan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Hawes (Midlothian, Virginia), Yezdi B. Pithawalla (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Product portion enrobing process and apparatus, and resulting products
Patent No. 11,382,350
A method of enrobing a product portion in polymer strands includes mounting at least one product portion on a holding device and passing the at least one product portion through a polymer enrobing zone. The polymer enrobing zone can include a flow of polymeric fibers produced by a polymer spray head. The polymer fibers can wraparound the at least one product portion to produce an enrobed product portion. The holding device can hold the at least one product portion by passing at least partially through the body of the product portion. At least a portion of the holding device is removed from the enrobed product portion. In some cases, the at least one product portion includes smokeless tobacco.
Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Virginia), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond), Yan Helen Sun (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Burke (Nashville, Tennessee), Robert Smith (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Systems and methods of parallel and distributed processing of datasets for model approximation
Patent No. 11,385,901
A system including: at least one processor; and at least one memory having stored thereon computer program code that, when executed by the at least one processor, controls the system to: receive a data model identification and a dataset; in response to determining that the data model does not contain a hierarchical structure, perform expectation propagation on the dataset to approximate the data model with a hierarchical structure; divide the dataset into a plurality of channels; for each of the plurality of channels: divide the data into a plurality of microbatches; process each microbatch of the plurality of microbatches through parallel iterators; and process the output of the parallel iterators through single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) layers; and asynchronously merge results of the SIMD layers.
Inventors: Matthew van Adelsberg (Falls Church, Virginia), Rohit Joshi (Glen Allen, Virginia), Siqi Wang (McLean, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 12, 2022

Package comprising a sealed contact area including a nonwoven having a bonded surface with an embossed impression pattern
Patent No. 11,383,489
This invention relates to a package for providing an enclosed interior environment capable of being sterilized and a gas permeable fibrous nonwoven sheet structure useful in such structure, wherein the nonwoven sheet structure has at least one surface having a pre-sealed, embossed impression pattern; and a particle barrier penetration of below 10%, a Gurley Hill Porosity of 40 seconds or less, and a moisture vapor transport rate of 3500 g/m.sup.2/day or greater.
Inventors: Richard Alan Jackson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, DE)
July 12, 2022

Vapor-permeable, substantially water-impermeable multilayer article
Patent No. 11,383,504
This disclosure relates to an article that includes a nonwoven substrate, a first film supported by the nonwoven substrate, and a second film such that the first film is between the nonwoven substrate and the second film. The first film includes a first polymer and a pore-forming filler. The difference between a surface energy of the first film and a surface energy of the nonwoven substrate is at most about 10 mN/m. The second film includes a second polymer capable of absorbing and desorbing moisture and providing a barrier to aqueous fluids.
Inventors: Mehdi Afshari (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Fiberweb (Wilmington, DE)
July 12, 2022

Data processing systems for data request routing
Patent No. 11,388,264
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)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,048
An example method that includes receiving a geometry of an uncoated component and a measured coating thickness of a coated test; determining a simulated coating thickness based on the geometry and a first spray law including a plurality of first spray law parameters; determining a difference between the simulated coating thicknesses and the measured coating thickness; iteratively adjusting at least one first spray law parameter to determine a respective subsequent spray law and determining a respective subsequent difference between the measured coating thickness and a subsequent simulated coating thickness based on the geometry and the respective subsequent spray law; selecting a subsequent spray law from the plurality of respective subsequent spray laws based on the respective subsequent differences; and controlling a coating process based on the selected subsequent spray law to compensate for the difference.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,047
An example method that includes receiving a geometry of a component that includes a plurality of locations on a surface of the component; determining a first target trajectory including a first plurality of target trajectory points and a second target trajectory including a second plurality of target trajectory points, the first and second trajectories offset in a first direction, and the first and second plurality of trajectory points offset in a second direction; determining a respective target coating thickness of the coating based on a target coated component geometry and the geometry; and determining a respective motion vector of a coating device based on the first and second target trajectories to deposit the respective target coating thickness.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,046
An example method that includes receiving a first geometry of a component in an uncoated state and a second geometry of the component in a coated state; determining a first difference between the second geometry and a first simulated geometry based on the first geometry and a first spray law comprising a plurality of first spray law parameters; iteratively adjusting at least one first spray law parameter to determine a respective subsequent spray law; iteratively determining a respective subsequent difference between the second geometry and a subsequent simulated geometry based on the first geometry and the subsequent respective spray law; selecting a subsequent spray law from the respective subsequent spray laws based on the respective subsequent differences; and controlling a coating process based on the selected subsequent spray law.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Marshall Louis Sweet (Avon, Indiana), Frol Periverzov (Chester, Virginia), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,045
An example method that includes receiving, by a computing device, a geometry of the component that includes a plurality of locations on a surface of the component; determining, by the computing device, a respective target thickness of the coating for each respective location of the plurality of locations based on a target coated component geometry and the geometry of the component; and determining, by the computing device, a number of passes or velocity of a coating device for each respective position of a plurality of positions to achieve the respective target thickness for each respective location.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Marshall Louis Sweet (Avon, Indiana), Frol Periverzov (Chester, Virginia), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Counter-fraud measures for an ATM device
Patent No. 11,386,756
An ATM device may receive a request to process an ATM transaction; dispense, via an instrument dispenser, a plurality of instruments based on the request; perform image segmentation of one or more images of an area surrounding the instrument dispenser, wherein the image segmentation is performed using a deep learning network trained using synthetic models of hands; detect, based on performing the image segmentation, that a user’s hand approaches the instrument dispenser after dispensing the plurality of instruments; determine, after dispensing the plurality of instruments and after detecting that the user’s hand approaches the instrument dispenser, that a portion of the plurality of instruments is present at the instrument dispenser; and perform one or more actions based on determining that the portion of the plurality of instruments is present at the instrument dispenser.
Inventors: Reza Farivar (Champaign, Illinois), Kenneth Taylor (Champaign, Illinois), Austin Walters (Savoy, Illinois), Joseph Ford III (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Rittika Adhikari (Westford, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 12, 2022f

Systems and methods to manage models for call data
Patent No. 11,381,677
Systems and methods for managing models for call data are disclosed. For example, the system may include one or more memory units storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving, from a user device, an input indicating a segment of a first recorded call and an attribute associated with the segment. The operations may include determining a parameter of a model, wherein the model is associated with the attribute. The operations may include changing the parameter based on the input. The operations may include generating an updated model based on the changed parameter, wherein the updated model may be configured to analyze recorded calls having one or more segments with the same attribute.
Inventors: Sara McDole (Midlothian, Virginia), Premkumar Dhayalan (Richmond), Thomas Zahorik (Charlottesville, Virginia), Saiteja Kamuni (Richmond), Sri Penmatsa (Richmond), Vamsi Rallabandi (Richmond), Danni Tang (Richmond), Suresh Pothireddy (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Method and system for authorizing card account transactions by geographic region
Patent No. 11,379,848
A method and system for authorizing card account transactions by geographic region by providing data for a user interface displaying geographic regions and merchant locations each corresponding to the location of a merchant where a transaction using a card account may be initiated, receiving a user interface selection representing a request to authorize or restrict card account transactions, receiving authorization requests for desired transactions, and authorizing or restricting the transactions in accordance with the request.
Inventors: Michele D. Matthews (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Composition and methods for producing tobacco plants and products having increased phenylalanine and reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs)
Patent No. 11,377,665
The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), increase phenylalanine, or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs. Also provided are methods and compositions for increasing the expression of chorismate mutase and other transcription factors involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia), James Strickland (Richmond), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Multi-chambered container
Patent No. 11,377,274
A container is configured to house a consumer product. The container includes a base, a cap, and an over-cap. The base has a bottom wall and a side wall extending from the bottom wall. The cap is engaged with the base so as to define a first compartment. The first compartment is configured to house the consumer product. The over-cap is engaged with the base and at least partially defines a second compartment.
Inventors: Christopher J. Hession (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Christopher L. Simpson (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Heat-sealable paperboard structures and associated paperboard-based containers
Patent No. 11,377,251
A paperboard structure including a paperboard substrate having a first major side and a second major side, a barrier coating layer on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, a top coat on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, wherein the barrier coating layer is positioned between the paperboard substrate and the top coat, and a heat-sealable barrier coating layer on the second major side of the paperboard substrate.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Teresa Krug (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
July 5, 2022

Methods and machines for pouching smokeless tobacco and tobacco substitute products
Patent No. 11,375,740
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 4 mJ 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)
July 5, 2022

Smoking article with reduced tobacco
Patent No. 11,375,742
An exemplary smoking article including a smoking rod filled with a combination including tobacco filler material and cellulose filler material. The tobacco filler material and cellulose filler material can be arranged such that the constituent material particles are generally distributed throughout the smoking rod, the tobacco filler material at least partially surrounds the cellulose filler material along a length of the smoking rod, and/or the cellulose filler material particles have a higher concentration along a central axis of the smoking rod than the tobacco filler material particles.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Shaoyong Yu (Glen Allen, Virginia), Bernard S. Appleton (Chesterfield, Virginia), Weiling Li (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Pre-moistened wipes for use in treating anal rectal irritations and disorders
Patent No. 11,376,293
Many people who suffer from anal rectal discomfort and disorders need fibrous sheet materials which are pre-moistened with a solution for improved cleansing without excessive skin irritation. The invention particularly concerns wet wipes, such as anal-rectal wipes, which comprises a solution comprising hamamelis water or witch hazel, to effectively treat anal-rectal disorders.
Inventors: Gary Robert Agisim (Henrico, Virginia), Robert Alan Friedline (Frenchtown, New Jersey), Richard John Kenny (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: PF Consumer Healthcare 1 (Wilmington, Delaward)
July 5, 2022

Chat communication support assistants
Patent No. 11,381,529
Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which provide for an agent support application with a plurality of plug-in communication support assistants. Each of the plurality of plug-in communication support assistants monitors communications between the agents and customers for different conversational triggers. Conversational triggers may be any conversation, either by the agent or the customer, that the communication support assistant is trained to detect. Upon detecting one of these conversational triggers, the plug-in communication support assistant provides one or more suggestions to the agent.
Inventors: Kimarie Pike Matthews (Burlingame, California), Richard Castanho (Rutherfordton, North Carolina), Germaine S. Chee (Mill Valley, California), Robin J. Cusimano (San Francisco, California), Brett D. Ehrlich (San Carlos, California), Tyua Larsen Fraser (Livermore, California), Colleen Reardon Graham (Mooresville, North Carolina), Gregory Scott Hill (Midlothian, Virginia), James W. Pedersen (Gilbert, Arizona), Timothy J. Shipman (San Francisco, California)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, California)
July 5, 2022

Baseline modeling for application dependency discovery, reporting, and management tool
Patent No. 11,379,292
Techniques for monitoring operating statuses of an application and its dependencies are provided. A monitoring application may collect and report the operating status of the monitored application and each dependency. Through use of existing monitoring interfaces, the monitoring application can collect operating status without requiring modification of the underlying monitored application or dependencies. The monitoring application may determine a problem service that is a root cause of an unhealthy state of the monitored application. Dependency analyzer and discovery crawler techniques may automatically configure and update the monitoring application. Machine learning techniques may be used to determine patterns of performance based on system state information associated with performance events and provide health reports relative to a baseline status of the monitored application. Also provided are techniques for testing a response of the monitored application through modifications to API calls. Such tests may be used to train the machine learning model.
Inventors: Muralidharan Balasubramanian (Gaithersburg, Maryland), Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Virginia), Julie Dallen (Vienna, Virginia), David Watson (Arlington, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Electronics enclosure
Patent No. 11,377,260
An enclosure comprises a bottom container and first and second shelves hingedly connected to the enclosure. The first shelf is movable between a storage position in which its shelf receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a first corresponding wall of the bottom container. The second shelf is movable between a storage position in which its receiving portion is positioned entirely within the bottom container and an in-use position in which its receiving portion at least partially extends beyond a second corresponding wall of the bottom container. When the first and second shelves are in their respective storage positions, the receiving portions of the first and second shelves are positioned in a stacked arrangement such that the second shelf receiving portion is higher than the first shelf receiving portion within the bottom container.
Inventors: Michael C. Pittman (Mechanicsville, Virginia), John Wiseman (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Connected Solutions Group (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
July 5, 2022

Customizing product announcements based on product usage
Patent No. 11,379,851
A computer-implemented method includes tracking usage history of a plurality of components of one or more products. An original set of announcements about the one or more products is received, where the original set of announcements includes a plurality of announcement records. The plurality of announcement records are prioritized based on the usage history of the plurality of components. A usage-based set of announcements is generated based on the prioritization of the plurality of announcement records.
Inventors: Al Chakra (Apex, North Carolina), Jerry Stevens (Raleigh, North Carolina), Matias Mendieta (Indian Trail, North Carolina), Patricia Bui (Henrico, Virginia), Kaji Rashad (Fort Pierce, Florida)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk, New York)
July 5, 2022

Two-part dispensing closure system with internal seal and methods of using the same
Patent No. 11,377,273
A dispensing closure system includes an upper closure portion and a lower closure portion including an axial flow conduit and a vent conduit. The upper closure portion is axially movable relative to lower closure portion between shipping and dispensing positions. A seal is disposed on the lower closure portion over the flow and vent conduits. A peripheral spacing strip is removably secured to the upper closure portion and engages with either the lower closure or the outside of the container to prevent movement. A piercing probe includes piercing elements in alignment with the flow and vent conduits for piercing the seal. In the shipping position, the piercing elements are spaced from the seal. However, when the spacing strip is removed and the upper closure portion is axially moved to the dispensing position, the piercing elements pierce the seal to open the flow conduit and the vent conduit.
Inventors: Thanhhung Le (Henrico, Virginia), Brandon Ramsuer (Henrico, Virginia), John Scott (Olathe, Kansas), Frederick Thompson (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Richmond)
July 5, 2022

Method of making a heater of an electronic vaping device
Patent No. 11,388,783
A method of forming a heater assembly of an e-vaping device includes bending a wire to form a first lobe and bending the wire to form a second lobe. The first lobe and the second lobe form a generally sinuously-shaped heater having a first set of lobes and a second set of lobe. A first apex of the first lobe is generally opposite a second apex of the second lobe. The method may also include curling the first set of lobes towards the second set of lobes to form a heater having a substantially tubular form. The heater defines an opening there through.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Virginia), Charles Dendy (Ruther Glen, Virginia), Nam Tran (Richmond), David Alvarez (Richmond), Patrick McElhinney (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Compositions and methods based on PMT engineering for producing tobacco plants and products having altered alkaloid levels
Patent No. 11,384,361
The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Dong Qi (Henrico, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Henrico, Virginia), Ujwala Warke (Richmond), James A. Strickland (Virginia Beach, Virginia), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Nuclear sulfated oxysterol, potent regulator of lipid homeostasis, for therapy of hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglycerides, fatty liver diseases, and atherosclerosis
Patent No. 11,384,115
The sulfated oxysterol 5-cholesten-3.beta., 25-diol 3-sulphate, a nuclear cholesterol metabolite that decreases lipid biosynthesis and increases cholesterol secretion and degradation, is provided as an agent to lower intracellular and serum cholesterol and/or triglycerides, and to prevent or treat lipid accumulation-associated inflammation and conditions associated with such inflammation. Methods which involve the use of this sulfated oxysterol to treat conditions associated with high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides and/or inflammation (e.g. hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, atherosclerosis, etc.) are also provided.
Inventors: Shunlin Ren (Richmond), William M. Pandak (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Sliding packs with flip top hinged lids
Patent No. 11,383,918
In an example embodiment, a slide-action hinged-lid pack comprises a hinged-lid inner pack configured to hold consumer items, the hinged-lid inner pack including a front wall, a back wall, a left side wall, a right side wall, a bottom wall and a hinged-lid pivotally connected to an upper end of the back wall for movement between an open position and a closed position, and an outer shell, and wherein the hinged-lid inner pack can slide from a first position at which the hinged-lid is in the closed position to a second position at which the hinged-lid is in the open position, the outer shell including a first stop tab on an inner side of the back wall, the hinged-lid inner pack including a second stop tab on a tongue extending from the hinged-lid, and the hinged-lid inner pack including a third stop tab on the back wall of the hinged-lid inner pack, the second stop tab operable to engage the first stop tab during movement of the hinged-lid inner pack from the first positon to the second position, and the third stop tab operable to abut the second stop tab when the hinged-lid inner pack is moved to the second position.
Inventors: Brian Casey (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)

Method and apparatus for producing pouched tobacco product
Patent No. 11,383,873
In a method and apparatus for producing a small pouch with a predetermined amount of particulate material therein, a predetermined amount of the particulate material is portioned from a bulk supply and compacted into a single discrete caplet. The caplet is then deposited into an open hollow pouch closed at one end thereof, and the open end is then closed with the caplet between the closed ends of the pouch. The caplet in the pouch is then compressed to return it to its particulate form. The particulate material may be granular or shredded tobacco.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Richmond), Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Virginia)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

High speed poucher
Patent No. 11,383,861
An apparatus and methods for producing at extremely high production speeds small pouches filled with tobacco or other granular, powdered or solid content. An endless web substrate, with or without flavor film thereon, is formed into a tubular shape with a longitudinal seam. The tube is cut to individual lengths, and a procession of tubes is crimp-closed at one end, filled and crimp-closed at the other end to complete pouch production. During production, the seams formed at the crimped ends of the pouch are parallel to one another and the longitudinal seam of the pouch is midway between the sides of the pouch and orthogonal to the seams formed at the crimped ends of the pouch.
Inventors: Martin T. Garthaffner (Richmond), Dwight D. Williams (Powhatan, Virginia), Jeremy J. Straight (Midlothian, Virginia), David J. Webb (Richmond), Carl G. Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Philip Morris USA (Richmond, VA)

Guidewire systems and methods for preventing wire advancement into the body during catheterization
Patent No. 11,383,066
A guidewire and catheter are disclosed which are configured together so that it is not possible to advance the guidewire into the patient where it may be undesirably retained in the patient. The improved safety is achieved by protrusions on each of the guidewire and catheter which coordinate with one another. Novel methods of catheterization are also disclosed.
Inventors: Michael Vitto (Richmond), Nicholas Brown (Richmond), Chandana Muktipaty (Richmond), Kashyap Venuthurupalli (Richmond), Teri-Yae Yarbrough (Richmond)
Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

E-vaping section with flow restrictor to provide desired resistance-to-draw (RTD)
Patent No. 11,382,359
The e-vaping section includes a housing, the housing defining an inlet to allow air to be drawn into and through an airflow path, a reservoir in the housing, the reservoir being configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation, a heater and wick arrangement in fluid communication with the reservoir and the airflow path, the heater and wick arrangement being configured to volatilize the pre-vapor formulation to produce a vapor, a connector on a first end of the e-vaping section, an electrical terminal held within connector, an annular seal in fluid communication with the inlet, the annular seal defining a first air passage of the airflow path, and a flow restrictor being held by the annular seal, the flow restrictor defining a second air passage of the airflow path, the flow restrictor being configured to provide a desired resistance-to-draw (RTD) for the e-vaping section, the annular seal encompassing the flow restrictor.
Inventors: Srinivasan Janardhan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Eric Hawes (Midlothian, Virginia), Yezdi B. Pithawalla (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Product portion enrobing process and apparatus, and resulting products
Patent No. 11,382,350
A method of enrobing a product portion in polymer strands includes mounting at least one product portion on a holding device and passing the at least one product portion through a polymer enrobing zone. The polymer enrobing zone can include a flow of polymeric fibers produced by a polymer spray head. The polymer fibers can wraparound the at least one product portion to produce an enrobed product portion. The holding device can hold the at least one product portion by passing at least partially through the body of the product portion. At least a portion of the holding device is removed from the enrobed product portion. In some cases, the at least one product portion includes smokeless tobacco.
Inventors: Andrew Nathan Carroll (Chester, Virginia), Shannon Maxwell Black (Richmond), Yan Helen Sun (Midlothian, Virginia), William J. Burke (Nashville, Tennessee), Robert Smith (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
July 12, 2022

Systems and methods of parallel and distributed processing of datasets for model approximation
Patent No. 11,385,901
A system including: at least one processor; and at least one memory having stored thereon computer program code that, when executed by the at least one processor, controls the system to: receive a data model identification and a dataset; in response to determining that the data model does not contain a hierarchical structure, perform expectation propagation on the dataset to approximate the data model with a hierarchical structure; divide the dataset into a plurality of channels; for each of the plurality of channels: divide the data into a plurality of microbatches; process each microbatch of the plurality of microbatches through parallel iterators; and process the output of the parallel iterators through single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) layers; and asynchronously merge results of the SIMD layers.
Inventors: Matthew van Adelsberg (Falls Church, Virginia), Rohit Joshi (Glen Allen, Virginia), Siqi Wang (McLean, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 12, 2022

Package comprising a sealed contact area including a nonwoven having a bonded surface with an embossed impression pattern
Patent No. 11,383,489
This invention relates to a package for providing an enclosed interior environment capable of being sterilized and a gas permeable fibrous nonwoven sheet structure useful in such structure, wherein the nonwoven sheet structure has at least one surface having a pre-sealed, embossed impression pattern; and a particle barrier penetration of below 10%, a Gurley Hill Porosity of 40 seconds or less, and a moisture vapor transport rate of 3500 g/m.sup.2/day or greater.
Inventors: Richard Alan Jackson (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, DE)
July 12, 2022

Vapor-permeable, substantially water-impermeable multilayer article
Patent No. 11,383,504
This disclosure relates to an article that includes a nonwoven substrate, a first film supported by the nonwoven substrate, and a second film such that the first film is between the nonwoven substrate and the second film. The first film includes a first polymer and a pore-forming filler. The difference between a surface energy of the first film and a surface energy of the nonwoven substrate is at most about 10 mN/m. The second film includes a second polymer capable of absorbing and desorbing moisture and providing a barrier to aqueous fluids.
Inventors: Mehdi Afshari (Midlothian, Virginia)
Assignee: Fiberweb (Wilmington, DE)
July 12, 2022

Data processing systems for data request routing
Patent No. 11,388,264
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)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,048
An example method that includes receiving a geometry of an uncoated component and a measured coating thickness of a coated test; determining a simulated coating thickness based on the geometry and a first spray law including a plurality of first spray law parameters; determining a difference between the simulated coating thicknesses and the measured coating thickness; iteratively adjusting at least one first spray law parameter to determine a respective subsequent spray law and determining a respective subsequent difference between the measured coating thickness and a subsequent simulated coating thickness based on the geometry and the respective subsequent spray law; selecting a subsequent spray law from the plurality of respective subsequent spray laws based on the respective subsequent differences; and controlling a coating process based on the selected subsequent spray law to compensate for the difference.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,047
An example method that includes receiving a geometry of a component that includes a plurality of locations on a surface of the component; determining a first target trajectory including a first plurality of target trajectory points and a second target trajectory including a second plurality of target trajectory points, the first and second trajectories offset in a first direction, and the first and second plurality of trajectory points offset in a second direction; determining a respective target coating thickness of the coating based on a target coated component geometry and the geometry; and determining a respective motion vector of a coating device based on the first and second target trajectories to deposit the respective target coating thickness.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,046
An example method that includes receiving a first geometry of a component in an uncoated state and a second geometry of the component in a coated state; determining a first difference between the second geometry and a first simulated geometry based on the first geometry and a first spray law comprising a plurality of first spray law parameters; iteratively adjusting at least one first spray law parameter to determine a respective subsequent spray law; iteratively determining a respective subsequent difference between the second geometry and a subsequent simulated geometry based on the first geometry and the subsequent respective spray law; selecting a subsequent spray law from the respective subsequent spray laws based on the respective subsequent differences; and controlling a coating process based on the selected subsequent spray law.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Marshall Louis Sweet (Avon, Indiana), Frol Periverzov (Chester, Virginia), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Adaptive control of coating thickness
Patent No. 11,385,045
An example method that includes receiving, by a computing device, a geometry of the component that includes a plurality of locations on a surface of the component; determining, by the computing device, a respective target thickness of the coating for each respective location of the plurality of locations based on a target coated component geometry and the geometry of the component; and determining, by the computing device, a number of passes or velocity of a coating device for each respective position of a plurality of positions to achieve the respective target thickness for each respective location.
Inventors: Keith Bourne (Chester, Virginia), Matthew R. Gold (Carmel, Indiana), Marshall Louis Sweet (Avon, Indiana), Frol Periverzov (Chester, Virginia), Benjamin Zimmerman (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 12, 2022

Counter-fraud measures for an ATM device
Patent No. 11,386,756
An ATM device may receive a request to process an ATM transaction; dispense, via an instrument dispenser, a plurality of instruments based on the request; perform image segmentation of one or more images of an area surrounding the instrument dispenser, wherein the image segmentation is performed using a deep learning network trained using synthetic models of hands; detect, based on performing the image segmentation, that a user’s hand approaches the instrument dispenser after dispensing the plurality of instruments; determine, after dispensing the plurality of instruments and after detecting that the user’s hand approaches the instrument dispenser, that a portion of the plurality of instruments is present at the instrument dispenser; and perform one or more actions based on determining that the portion of the plurality of instruments is present at the instrument dispenser.
Inventors: Reza Farivar (Champaign, Illinois), Kenneth Taylor (Champaign, Illinois), Austin Walters (Savoy, Illinois), Joseph Ford III (Manakin Sabot, Virginia), Rittika Adhikari (Westford, Massachusetts)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
July 12, 2022f

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