The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 11.2.22

Stamp Application
Patent No. 11479380
A method and apparatus for applying stamps to a group of packages wherein the stamps are arranged in a predetermined pattern and the packages in the group are arranged in a different pattern, such that the stamps are applied to the packages uniformly and without waste using an apparatus having one or more carriages moveable in the x- and/or y-directions.
Inventor: Patrick McElhinney (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Oxidation Resistant Separator For A Battery
Patent No. 11482759
A lithium ion rechargeable battery comprises: a negative electrode adapted to give up electrons during discharge, a positive electrode adapted to gain electrons during discharge, a microporous separator sandwiched between said positive electrode and said negative electrode, an organic electrolyte being contained within said separator and being in electrochemical communication with said positive electrode and said negative electrode, and an oxidative barrier interposed between said separator and said positive electrode, and thereby preventing oxidation of said separator.
Inventors: Zhengming Zhang (Rock Hill, S.C.); Pankaj Arora (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Celgard (Charlotte, N.C.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Electronic Vaping Device
Patent No. 11478593
In one embodiment, the electronic vaping device includes a cartridge and a battery section. The cartridge and the battery section are connectable so as to define an air inlet between a portion of the cartridge and a portion of the battery section.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Va.); Geoffrey Brandon Jordan (Midlothian, Va.); Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Va.); Ali A. Rostami (Glen Allen, Va.); Michael J. Mullins (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Basket Style Carrier And Blank Therefor
Patent No. 11479394
A carrier for packaging one or more articles, includes outer walls (12, 16, 18, 22a, 22b, 24a, 24b) which define an interior of the carrier. An intermediate wall (30a, 30b) at least partially segregates the interior of the carrier in a first direction. A partition structure (50a, 52a) divides the interior of the carrier in a second transverse direction. The partition structure is struck, at least in part, from one (16) of the outer walls. The partition structure is configured and arranged to be automatically erected in the interior of the carrier in response to unfolding a flat collapsed folded blank when the carrier is erected.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Va.); Bradford J. Walling (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Ga.)
Oct. 25. 2022

Sprayers, Dispensers, And Methods For Using The Same
Patent No. 11478808
Dispensing systems (100) having wands (110) for distributing a spray away from a user include moveable wands (110), wands for locking actuation of the dispensing system (210), wands and dispensers providing gravity fed dispensing solutions (410) for battery-operated devices (500) and improved dispensers.
Inventors: Sara D. Falcon (Richmond); Kelly A. Harrigan (Richmond); Steve L. Sweeton (Lake Winnebago, Mo.); Eelco H. Deman (Vlijmen, Netherlands); Brandon L. Ramsuer (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Grandview, Mo.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Systems And Methods For Improving Invoice Management Using Enhanced Analytical Insight
Patent No. 11481822
An improved invoice management product may include an invoice hub server and an invoice database, and may receive data including one or more invoices, transmit one or more invoice records to an invoice database, identify one or more invoice records for expedited processing, transmit a request to issue an advance payment to a supplier associated with one or more supplier identifiers associated with the one or more invoice records, and transmit a notice to a customer. An Invoice Hub server may receive data comprising one or more invoices, create one or more invoice records based on the one or more invoices, transmit the one or more invoice records to an invoice database, identify one or more invoice records for expedited processing, transmit a request to issue an advance payment to a supplier, and transmit a notice to a customer associated with the one or more invoice records.
Inventors: Eric Lowell (Glen Allen, Va.); Brandon Walsh (Midlothian, Va.); Meredith Van Voorhis (Midlothian, Va.); Paola Thrulow (Powhatan, Va.); Sehyoung Myung (Vienna, Va.); Qiang Xue (Vienna, Va.); Heather Aller (Herndon, Va.); Kristopher Johnson (Glen Allen, Va.); Michael Baird Beers (Richmond); Chad Fisher (Ashland, Va.); Mark Lareau (Henrico, Va.); Karthik Kaimal (Henrico, Va.); Victor Mayaki (Aldie, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 25,2022

Conditioning System
Patent No. 11478014
At least one example embodiment discloses a conditioning system including a first roller, a second roller, a first drive system configured to rotate the first roller in a first rotational direction and rotate the second roller in a second rotational direction and a second drive system configured to move the first roller and the second roller in opposing linear directions, the first drive system and the second drive system being configured to cooperatively control the first roller and the second roller to process a substance.
Inventors: Gregory Alan Holmes (Winston-Salem, N.C.); Carl Gregory Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Syringe System
Patent No. 11478407
A medication component mixing system is formed of a first syringe, such as a female syringe, and a second syringe such as a male syringe, wherein the system is configured to mix a female portion and a male portion of the medication. The female syringe and the male syringe mechanically couple to one another in an end-to-end fashion for mixing of the contents of the female and male portions.
Inventors: Andrew Watkins (Richmond); Qi Li (Richmond); Richard L. Norton (Richmond); Daniel Barnhill (Richmond); Trant Holt (Richmond)
Assignee: Indivior UK Ltd (Hull, Great Britain)
Oct. 25, 2022

Transaction Exchange Platform Having Streaming Transaction Data And Microservices
Patent No. 11481773
Aspects described herein may relate to a transaction exchange platform using a streaming data platform (SDP) and microservices to process transactions according to review and approval workflows. The transaction exchange platform may receive transactions from origination sources, which may be added to the SDP as transaction objects. Microservices on the transaction exchange platform may interact with the transaction objects based on configured workflows associated with the transactions. Processing on the transaction exchange platform may facilitate clearing and settlement of transactions. Some aspects may provide for dynamic and flexible reconfiguration of workflows and/or microservices. Other aspects may provide for data snapshots and workflow tracking, allowing for monitoring, quality control, and auditability of transactions on the transaction exchange platform.
Inventors: Earle Michael Lee (Moseley, Va.); William Planck (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Key Broker For A Network Monitoring Device, And Applications Thereof
Patent No. 11483141
A key broker monitors network traffic metadata and determines which decryption keys are required at one or more packet brokers in order to decrypt relevant traffic required by various network monitoring devices. The key broker retrieves the required keys from a secure keystore distributes them, as needed, to the network packet brokers, and dynamically updates the decryption keys stored in the network packet brokers in response to changes in network traffic.
Inventors: John Watson (Falls Church, Va.); Christopher Roosenraad (Vienna, Va.); Peter P. Kofira (Powhatan, Va.); Travis Scheponik (Midlothian, Va.); Aaron Eppert (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Corrosion Inhibition Treatment For Aggressive Fluids
Patent No. 11479864
Methods and compositions for inhibiting corrosion of metal surfaces in aggressive fluids, including fluids with high total dissolved solids content. The treatment composition can include a stannous corrosion inhibitor and optionally an additive that enhances the corrosion inhibition properties of the stannous component. The additive may include organic compounds having at least one heteroatom.
Inventors: William Henderson (Midlothian, Va.); Patrick Wood (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Chemtreat (Glen Allen, Va.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Water-drainable Air-barrier Tape For Buildings
Patent No. 11479013
A laminate comprises a wicking fabric and a polymeric film adhered to both sides of the wicking fabric, wherein the wicking fabric comprises a plurality of holes, the polymeric films on both sides of the wicking fabric are fused together at each hole, and the laminate functions as an air barrier when measured in accordance with ASTM E2178-13, and allows the passage of liquid water as per ASTM E2273-18.
Inventors: James Dean Katsaros (Midlothian, Va.); Christopher E. Fetterman (Richmond); Mark Stender (Norwood, Minn.)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Del.); Moisture Management (Norwood, Minn.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Systems And Methods For Ordering And Fluid Transfer Printing A Custom-printed Item
Patent No. 11481826
Provided herein are methods and systems for the custom-printing of an item including, e.g., a) accepting customer request data for a workpiece and customer request data for a graphic design to cover at least a portion of the workpiece; b) accepting workpiece identifier data from a workpiece database based on the customer request data; c) accepting print design data from a print design database based on the customer request data for a graphic design; d) associating the print design data with the workpiece identifier data; e) printing the print design data onto a hydrofilm portion; f) placing the hydrofilm portion onto a fluid surface in a dip tank; g) applying an activator to the hydrofilm portion to yield an activated hydrofilm portion; and h) dipping the workpiece into the dip tank, whereby the activated hydrofilm portion is bonded to the workpiece as a result of the dipping.
Inventors: Leslie Karpas (Los Angeles, Ca.); Sky Van Iderstine (Richmond); Morgan Platt (Atlanta, Ga.); Robert P. Welsh (Phoenix, Ariz.); Jessica Searfino (Whitemarsh, Md.); Gautam Bagal (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker (New Britain, Conn.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Lubricant Composition For Reduced Engine Sludge
Patent No. 11479736
The present disclosure describes lubricant compositions effective to minimize average engine sludge through selection of lubricant additives that control the total nitrogen as well as the origin of the nitrogen in the lubricant composition. In aspects, the lubricant compositions herein include at least a base oil of lubricating viscosity, a dispersant system, and at least one antioxidant.
Inventors: Lisa Dingwell (Midlothian, Va.); Michael Rosana (Ashland, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Lubricating And Cooling Fluid For An Electric Motor System
Patent No. 11479735
A lubricating and cooling fluid for an electric motor system including a lubricating base oil, at least one sulfurized component, a dispersant system comprising at least two dispersants, and a friction modifier system comprising at least two friction modifiers. The lubricating and cooling fluid provides good wear and friction performance as well as good copper corrosion and electrical conductivity for use in electric motor system.
Inventors: Ramnath Iyer (Glen Allen, Va.); Christian Windel (Weinstadt, Germany); Jorg Meyer-Berge (Lorch, Germany)
Assignees: Afton Chemical Gmbh (Hamburg, Germany) and Mercedes-Benz Group AG (Stuttgart, Germany)
Oct. 25, 2022

Microemulsion Comprising Quaternary Ammonium Compound, Especially For Production Of Fabric Softener Formulations
Patent No. 11485938
The invention provides for the use of specific microemulsions comprising quaternary ammonium compounds for production of clear fabric softener formulations having improved performance properties, and also the corresponding formulations and a process for production thereof.
Inventors: Verena Dahl (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany); Jochen Kleinen (Heinsburg, Germany); Miyako Hismoto (Glen Allen, Va.); Jens Hildebrand (Johannesberg, Germany); Alexandra Trambitas (Alzenau, Germany); Erin King (Chesterfield, Va.); Kristin Klostermann (Essen, Germany); Iwona Winter (Mulheiman an de Ruhr, Germany); Simone Brascher (Bad Orb, Germany)
Assignee: Evonik Operations Gmbh (Essen, Germany)
Nov. 1, 2022

Development Of Tobacco Varieties With No Or Significantly Reduced Anatabine Content
Patent No. 11484002
A process for producing a reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamine (TSNA) tobacco plant comprising reducing and/or eliminating anatabine biosynthesis in wild-type tobacco plant. In addition, use of such plants for discovery of molecular markers that are closely linked with genes required for anatabine biosynthesis and for discovery of genes required for anatabine biosynthesis. In addition, a smoking composition, a smoking article and a smokeless tobacco oral delivery product contain the tobacco material.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Va.); Rutger Van Der Hoeven (Midlothian, Va.); Ndjido Ardo Kane (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 1, 2022

Automated Tiered Security For Confidential Information And Confidential Information Sharing And Methods Thereof
Patent No. 11487899
Systems and methods of the present disclosure enable automated sharing of confidential information according to tiers of security by receiving an electronic information request from an automated form production application of a computing device associated with a third-party entity. A request security tier associated with the electronic information request is determined according to a security tier of the user-related secure data. At least one authentication requirement associated with the request is determined according to authentication settings of the security tier. An authentication request is generated enabling the user to provide an authentication response to approve the computing device for access to the user-related secure data. The user authentication response is received, the user is authenticated based on the user authentication response and the computing device is allowed to access the user-related secure data to auto-populate each field of an electronic form with associated items of the user-related secure data.
Inventor: Rendheer Joshy (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Polyoxymethylene Polymer Composition That Is Chemical Resistant
Patent No. 11485856
Polyoxymethylene polymer compositions and molded articles made from the composition are disclosed that are fuel resistant, particularly diesel fuel resistant, and resistant to highly acidic solutions. The polymer composition contains a polyoxymethylene polymer generally in an amount from about 90% to about 95% by weight. In addition, the polymer composition contains an add neutralizing agent and a plasticizer at a weight ratio that has been found to significantly improve the add resistant properties of the composition.
Inventors: Sung Hye Kim (Cincinatti, Ohio); Rong Luo (Glen Allen, Va.); Katrina Czenkusch (Elsmere, Ky.)
Assignee: Ticona (Florence, Ky.)
Nov. 1, 2022

System For Configuration And Intelligent Transmission Of Electronic Communications And Integrated Resource Processing
Patent No. 11489794
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a central communication hub, structured for integrating a plurality of electronic communication channels associated with the user, such that the user can utilize disparate electronic communication channels via a central user application. The communications hub is structured for identifying, retrieving and processing electronic communications associated with the user, as well as, automatically initiating actions associated with the communications. The communications hub is also structured for proactively transmitting alerts associated with the electronic communications. The central communication hub also comprises a system for centralized management of records, structured for secure and convenient storage, sharing and retrieval of user records. This can include intelligent automated management of user records.
Inventors: Sean Hart (Fort Mill, S.C.); Kristine Lynn Sykes Spadaccia (Chester, Va.); Rudolph A. Serrao (Basking Ridge, N.J.); Tricia A. Ciavolella (Long Valley, N.J.); Christine Lee Fitzgerald (Boston, Mass.); Robert F. Arimenta Jr. (New York, N.Y.); Timothy Albert Paul (Massapequa, N.Y.); Matthew Brian Wohl (Hamilton, N.J.)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, N.C.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Filtering Results Based On Historic Feature Usage
Patent No. 11487834
Aspects described herein may provide modification of recommendations from a recommendation engine for a product or a device. The recommendation engine may provide initial search results for a particular type of device. The initial search results may be modified to ensure inclusion of devices that include features that the user considers important. Features that the user considers important may be determined based on observing the user’s interaction with another device of the same type. By observing the user’s interaction with the other device over a period of time, features that the user commonly uses and features that the user sparingly uses may be determined. The initial search results may then be modified to remove devices that do not include the features frequently used by the user and therefore considered important to the user.
Inventors: Vyjayanthi Vadrevu (Chicago, Ill.); Joshua Edwards (Philadelphia, Penn.); Phoebe Atkins (Rockville, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

System And Method For Electronic Text Analysis And Contextual Feedback
Patent No. 11487936
Analyzing communications to determine appropriateness and provide recommendations based on prior communications. Prior communications may create a baseline tone based on the sentiment, words, or phrases used in previous communications between the user and the intended recipient and/or other user recipient pairs. Machine learning techniques may be used to continuously update a baseline tone.
Inventors: Lee Adcock (Midlothian, Va.); Nahid Farhady Ghalaty (Fairfax, Va.); Ana Cruz (Arlington, Va.); Geeta Shyamala (Herndon, Va.); Patrick Sofo (Arlington, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Ocular Impedance-based System For Brain Health Monitoring
Patent No. 11484217
Methods and systems monitor and assess brain bioimpedance through the use of an ocular window that assesses dynamic changes in cerebral blood volume (CBV). That ocular window is implemented through an ocular bioimpedance device that, in a non-invasive manner, measures numerous different brain health indicators using the bioimpedance measurements collected through the regions around the eyes. The ocular bioimpedance device may be goggles with localized measurement electrodes that include cathodes and anodes.
Inventors: Kevin Ward (Superior Township, Mich.); Mohamad Hakam Tiba (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Ashwin Belle (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Sardar Ansari (Richmond); Parag G. Patil (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Systems And Method For Automating Security Workflows In A Distributed System Using Encrypted Task Requests
Patent No. 11487573
Methods and systems for automating execution of a workflow by integrating security applications of a distributed system into the workflow are provided. In embodiments, a system includes an application server in a first cloud, configured to receive a trigger to execute the workflow. The workflow includes tasks to be executed in a device of a second cloud. The application server sends a request to process the task to a task queue module. The task queue module places the task request in a queue, and a worker hosted in the device of the second cloud retrieves the task request from the queue and processes the task request by invoking a plugin. The plugin interacts with a security application of the device of the second cloud to execute the task, which yields task results. The task results are provided to the application server, via the worker and the task queue module.
Inventors: Vishal Dilipkumar (Glen Allen, Va.); William Stuart Ratner (Glen Allen, Va.); Akshar Rawal (Swansea, S.C.)
Assignee: Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre Gmbh (Zug, Switzerland)
Nov. 1, 2022

Press-pack Semiconductor Fixtures
Patent No. 11488927
A press-pack semiconductor fixture 200 includes a housing defining an interior passage. A first conductor and a second conductor are mechanically coupled with the housing. The mechanical coupling of the first conductor and the second conductor with the housing is effective to apply a clamping force to a press pack semiconductor. A number of apertures or openings are provided in the housing, the first conductor, and the second conductor to permit fluidic flow 290 between the interior passage 239 and spaces or structures exterior to the housing.
Inventors: Thomas Kendzia III (Rockville, Va.); Gilbert Taylor Miller (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG (Baden, Switzerland)
Nov. 1, 2022

Creation And Loading Of Mapping Data On Autonomous Robotic Devices
Patent No. 11487013
Systems and methods for generating mapping data for an autonomous vehicle (e.g., robotic devices). The methods include obtaining three-dimensional environmental data of an environment from a distance sensor. The three-dimensional environmental data includes information relating to one or more objects in the environment. The method further includes identifying at least one planar layer of two-dimensional data from the three-dimensional environmental data to be included in mapping data based on one or more characteristics of an autonomous vehicle, generating mapping data comprising the at least one planar layer of two-dimensional data from the three-dimensional environmental data, and transmitting the mapping data to the autonomous vehicle for use during operation within the environment.
Inventors: David M. Knuth (Chesterfield, Va.); Philip Hennessy (Midlothian, Va.); Aurle Gagne (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee: Diversey (Fort Mill, S.C.)
Nov.1, 2022

High Authentication Layer To Determine A Person’s Location When Considering Sending A Secure Object
Patent No. 11488214
A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed to enable a bank to send a secure object to a bank customer at a remote location. In addition to performing authentication, the system and method exploit the payment rails to verify transactions by the bank customer, as well as to confirm the physical location of the customer. The bank customer who is successfully verified may receive the secure object by courier at the remote location within a limited time period of the request.
Inventors: Jeremy Phillips (Brooklyn, N.Y.); David Perks (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Telescoping Flagpole Flag Clips
Patent No. 11488502
An adjustable telescoping flagpole that has a plurality of hollow tube sections and a plurality of flagpole clips. The telescoping flagpole may be extended and locked at any point from the fully extended length to the fully compacted length. Each telescoping section of the flagpole has a fixed flagpole clip at the top of the telescoping section and an adjustable clip that may be moved along the telescoping section to produce a flagpole of a desired length.
Inventors: Leighton Klevana (Richmond); Patrick Gallagher (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Dynamic Brands (Richmond)
Nov. 1, 2022

Nicotine Pod Assemblies And Nicotine E-vaping Devices
Patent No. 11484062
A nicotine pod assembly for a nicotine e-vaping device may include a pod body and a connector module. The pod body has an upstream end and a downstream end and is configured to hold a nicotine pre-vapor formulation. The upstream end of the pod body defines a cavity. The connector module is configured to be seated within the cavity of the pod body. The connector module may include an external face and a side face. The external face of the connector module includes at least one electrical contact and defines a pod inlet. The side face of the connector module defines at least one module inlet. The side face of the connector module faces a sidewall of the cavity in the pod body when the connector module is seated within the cavity.
Inventors: Dean Twite (Richmond); Yannick Hourmand (Richmond); Charles Dendy (Ruther Glen, Va.); Bipin Patil (Richmond); Rangaraj S. Sundar (Richmond); Christopher Newcomb (Richmond); Niall Gallagher (Richmond); Raymond W. Lau (Richmond); Eric Hawes (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 1, 2022

Data Driven Resource Allocation User Interface
Patent No. 11488080
A method may include retrieving from a data store default values of intersections of a first type of characteristic of an entity and a second type of characteristics of the entity; presenting a first portion of a user interface on an electronic display device, the first portion of the user interface including an initial matrix of: a plurality of rows, a plurality of columns, wherein, the rows columns intersect to form a plurality of cells and the cells are populated with values based on the retrieved default values. The method may further include receiving a maturity value; calculating a weighted matrix of values based on the received maturity values; applying the weighted matrix to the values of the cells in the initial matrix to generate adjusted values for each of the cells in the initial matrix; and presenting an adjusted matrix based on the adjusted values.
Inventors: Gary Simms (Manassas, Va.); Matthew Stenvall Shejen (Charlotte, N.C.); Benjamin Josiah Robert Huff (Richmond)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, Calif.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Stamp Application
Patent No. 11479380
A method and apparatus for applying stamps to a group of packages wherein the stamps are arranged in a predetermined pattern and the packages in the group are arranged in a different pattern, such that the stamps are applied to the packages uniformly and without waste using an apparatus having one or more carriages moveable in the x- and/or y-directions.
Inventor: Patrick McElhinney (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Oxidation Resistant Separator For A Battery
Patent No. 11482759
A lithium ion rechargeable battery comprises: a negative electrode adapted to give up electrons during discharge, a positive electrode adapted to gain electrons during discharge, a microporous separator sandwiched between said positive electrode and said negative electrode, an organic electrolyte being contained within said separator and being in electrochemical communication with said positive electrode and said negative electrode, and an oxidative barrier interposed between said separator and said positive electrode, and thereby preventing oxidation of said separator.
Inventors: Zhengming Zhang (Rock Hill, S.C.); Pankaj Arora (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Celgard (Charlotte, N.C.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Electronic Vaping Device
Patent No. 11478593
In one embodiment, the electronic vaping device includes a cartridge and a battery section. The cartridge and the battery section are connectable so as to define an air inlet between a portion of the cartridge and a portion of the battery section.
Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker (Midlothian, Va.); Geoffrey Brandon Jordan (Midlothian, Va.); Barry S. Smith (Hopewell, Va.); Ali A. Rostami (Glen Allen, Va.); Michael J. Mullins (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Basket Style Carrier And Blank Therefor
Patent No. 11479394
A carrier for packaging one or more articles, includes outer walls (12, 16, 18, 22a, 22b, 24a, 24b) which define an interior of the carrier. An intermediate wall (30a, 30b) at least partially segregates the interior of the carrier in a first direction. A partition structure (50a, 52a) divides the interior of the carrier in a second transverse direction. The partition structure is struck, at least in part, from one (16) of the outer walls. The partition structure is configured and arranged to be automatically erected in the interior of the carrier in response to unfolding a flat collapsed folded blank when the carrier is erected.
Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle (Chesterfield, Va.); Bradford J. Walling (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems (Atlanta, Ga.)
Oct. 25. 2022

Sprayers, Dispensers, And Methods For Using The Same
Patent No. 11478808
Dispensing systems (100) having wands (110) for distributing a spray away from a user include moveable wands (110), wands for locking actuation of the dispensing system (210), wands and dispensers providing gravity fed dispensing solutions (410) for battery-operated devices (500) and improved dispensers.
Inventors: Sara D. Falcon (Richmond); Kelly A. Harrigan (Richmond); Steve L. Sweeton (Lake Winnebago, Mo.); Eelco H. Deman (Vlijmen, Netherlands); Brandon L. Ramsuer (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corp. (Grandview, Mo.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Systems And Methods For Improving Invoice Management Using Enhanced Analytical Insight
Patent No. 11481822
An improved invoice management product may include an invoice hub server and an invoice database, and may receive data including one or more invoices, transmit one or more invoice records to an invoice database, identify one or more invoice records for expedited processing, transmit a request to issue an advance payment to a supplier associated with one or more supplier identifiers associated with the one or more invoice records, and transmit a notice to a customer. An Invoice Hub server may receive data comprising one or more invoices, create one or more invoice records based on the one or more invoices, transmit the one or more invoice records to an invoice database, identify one or more invoice records for expedited processing, transmit a request to issue an advance payment to a supplier, and transmit a notice to a customer associated with the one or more invoice records.
Inventors: Eric Lowell (Glen Allen, Va.); Brandon Walsh (Midlothian, Va.); Meredith Van Voorhis (Midlothian, Va.); Paola Thrulow (Powhatan, Va.); Sehyoung Myung (Vienna, Va.); Qiang Xue (Vienna, Va.); Heather Aller (Herndon, Va.); Kristopher Johnson (Glen Allen, Va.); Michael Baird Beers (Richmond); Chad Fisher (Ashland, Va.); Mark Lareau (Henrico, Va.); Karthik Kaimal (Henrico, Va.); Victor Mayaki (Aldie, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 25,2022

Conditioning System
Patent No. 11478014
At least one example embodiment discloses a conditioning system including a first roller, a second roller, a first drive system configured to rotate the first roller in a first rotational direction and rotate the second roller in a second rotational direction and a second drive system configured to move the first roller and the second roller in opposing linear directions, the first drive system and the second drive system being configured to cooperatively control the first roller and the second roller to process a substance.
Inventors: Gregory Alan Holmes (Winston-Salem, N.C.); Carl Gregory Miller (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Syringe System
Patent No. 11478407
A medication component mixing system is formed of a first syringe, such as a female syringe, and a second syringe such as a male syringe, wherein the system is configured to mix a female portion and a male portion of the medication. The female syringe and the male syringe mechanically couple to one another in an end-to-end fashion for mixing of the contents of the female and male portions.
Inventors: Andrew Watkins (Richmond); Qi Li (Richmond); Richard L. Norton (Richmond); Daniel Barnhill (Richmond); Trant Holt (Richmond)
Assignee: Indivior UK Ltd (Hull, Great Britain)
Oct. 25, 2022

Transaction Exchange Platform Having Streaming Transaction Data And Microservices
Patent No. 11481773
Aspects described herein may relate to a transaction exchange platform using a streaming data platform (SDP) and microservices to process transactions according to review and approval workflows. The transaction exchange platform may receive transactions from origination sources, which may be added to the SDP as transaction objects. Microservices on the transaction exchange platform may interact with the transaction objects based on configured workflows associated with the transactions. Processing on the transaction exchange platform may facilitate clearing and settlement of transactions. Some aspects may provide for dynamic and flexible reconfiguration of workflows and/or microservices. Other aspects may provide for data snapshots and workflow tracking, allowing for monitoring, quality control, and auditability of transactions on the transaction exchange platform.
Inventors: Earle Michael Lee (Moseley, Va.); William Planck (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Key Broker For A Network Monitoring Device, And Applications Thereof
Patent No. 11483141
A key broker monitors network traffic metadata and determines which decryption keys are required at one or more packet brokers in order to decrypt relevant traffic required by various network monitoring devices. The key broker retrieves the required keys from a secure keystore distributes them, as needed, to the network packet brokers, and dynamically updates the decryption keys stored in the network packet brokers in response to changes in network traffic.
Inventors: John Watson (Falls Church, Va.); Christopher Roosenraad (Vienna, Va.); Peter P. Kofira (Powhatan, Va.); Travis Scheponik (Midlothian, Va.); Aaron Eppert (Lawrenceburg, Ind.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Corrosion Inhibition Treatment For Aggressive Fluids
Patent No. 11479864
Methods and compositions for inhibiting corrosion of metal surfaces in aggressive fluids, including fluids with high total dissolved solids content. The treatment composition can include a stannous corrosion inhibitor and optionally an additive that enhances the corrosion inhibition properties of the stannous component. The additive may include organic compounds having at least one heteroatom.
Inventors: William Henderson (Midlothian, Va.); Patrick Wood (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Chemtreat (Glen Allen, Va.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Water-drainable Air-barrier Tape For Buildings
Patent No. 11479013
A laminate comprises a wicking fabric and a polymeric film adhered to both sides of the wicking fabric, wherein the wicking fabric comprises a plurality of holes, the polymeric films on both sides of the wicking fabric are fused together at each hole, and the laminate functions as an air barrier when measured in accordance with ASTM E2178-13, and allows the passage of liquid water as per ASTM E2273-18.
Inventors: James Dean Katsaros (Midlothian, Va.); Christopher E. Fetterman (Richmond); Mark Stender (Norwood, Minn.)
Assignee: Dupont Safety & Construction (Wilmington, Del.); Moisture Management (Norwood, Minn.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Systems And Methods For Ordering And Fluid Transfer Printing A Custom-printed Item
Patent No. 11481826
Provided herein are methods and systems for the custom-printing of an item including, e.g., a) accepting customer request data for a workpiece and customer request data for a graphic design to cover at least a portion of the workpiece; b) accepting workpiece identifier data from a workpiece database based on the customer request data; c) accepting print design data from a print design database based on the customer request data for a graphic design; d) associating the print design data with the workpiece identifier data; e) printing the print design data onto a hydrofilm portion; f) placing the hydrofilm portion onto a fluid surface in a dip tank; g) applying an activator to the hydrofilm portion to yield an activated hydrofilm portion; and h) dipping the workpiece into the dip tank, whereby the activated hydrofilm portion is bonded to the workpiece as a result of the dipping.
Inventors: Leslie Karpas (Los Angeles, Ca.); Sky Van Iderstine (Richmond); Morgan Platt (Atlanta, Ga.); Robert P. Welsh (Phoenix, Ariz.); Jessica Searfino (Whitemarsh, Md.); Gautam Bagal (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker (New Britain, Conn.)
Oct. 25, 2022

Lubricant Composition For Reduced Engine Sludge
Patent No. 11479736
The present disclosure describes lubricant compositions effective to minimize average engine sludge through selection of lubricant additives that control the total nitrogen as well as the origin of the nitrogen in the lubricant composition. In aspects, the lubricant compositions herein include at least a base oil of lubricating viscosity, a dispersant system, and at least one antioxidant.
Inventors: Lisa Dingwell (Midlothian, Va.); Michael Rosana (Ashland, Va.)
Assignee: Afton Chemical Corp. (Richmond)
Oct. 25, 2022

Lubricating And Cooling Fluid For An Electric Motor System
Patent No. 11479735
A lubricating and cooling fluid for an electric motor system including a lubricating base oil, at least one sulfurized component, a dispersant system comprising at least two dispersants, and a friction modifier system comprising at least two friction modifiers. The lubricating and cooling fluid provides good wear and friction performance as well as good copper corrosion and electrical conductivity for use in electric motor system.
Inventors: Ramnath Iyer (Glen Allen, Va.); Christian Windel (Weinstadt, Germany); Jorg Meyer-Berge (Lorch, Germany)
Assignees: Afton Chemical Gmbh (Hamburg, Germany) and Mercedes-Benz Group AG (Stuttgart, Germany)
Oct. 25, 2022

Microemulsion Comprising Quaternary Ammonium Compound, Especially For Production Of Fabric Softener Formulations
Patent No. 11485938
The invention provides for the use of specific microemulsions comprising quaternary ammonium compounds for production of clear fabric softener formulations having improved performance properties, and also the corresponding formulations and a process for production thereof.
Inventors: Verena Dahl (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany); Jochen Kleinen (Heinsburg, Germany); Miyako Hismoto (Glen Allen, Va.); Jens Hildebrand (Johannesberg, Germany); Alexandra Trambitas (Alzenau, Germany); Erin King (Chesterfield, Va.); Kristin Klostermann (Essen, Germany); Iwona Winter (Mulheiman an de Ruhr, Germany); Simone Brascher (Bad Orb, Germany)
Assignee: Evonik Operations Gmbh (Essen, Germany)
Nov. 1, 2022

Development Of Tobacco Varieties With No Or Significantly Reduced Anatabine Content
Patent No. 11484002
A process for producing a reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamine (TSNA) tobacco plant comprising reducing and/or eliminating anatabine biosynthesis in wild-type tobacco plant. In addition, use of such plants for discovery of molecular markers that are closely linked with genes required for anatabine biosynthesis and for discovery of genes required for anatabine biosynthesis. In addition, a smoking composition, a smoking article and a smokeless tobacco oral delivery product contain the tobacco material.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Va.); Rutger Van Der Hoeven (Midlothian, Va.); Ndjido Ardo Kane (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 1, 2022

Automated Tiered Security For Confidential Information And Confidential Information Sharing And Methods Thereof
Patent No. 11487899
Systems and methods of the present disclosure enable automated sharing of confidential information according to tiers of security by receiving an electronic information request from an automated form production application of a computing device associated with a third-party entity. A request security tier associated with the electronic information request is determined according to a security tier of the user-related secure data. At least one authentication requirement associated with the request is determined according to authentication settings of the security tier. An authentication request is generated enabling the user to provide an authentication response to approve the computing device for access to the user-related secure data. The user authentication response is received, the user is authenticated based on the user authentication response and the computing device is allowed to access the user-related secure data to auto-populate each field of an electronic form with associated items of the user-related secure data.
Inventor: Rendheer Joshy (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Polyoxymethylene Polymer Composition That Is Chemical Resistant
Patent No. 11485856
Polyoxymethylene polymer compositions and molded articles made from the composition are disclosed that are fuel resistant, particularly diesel fuel resistant, and resistant to highly acidic solutions. The polymer composition contains a polyoxymethylene polymer generally in an amount from about 90% to about 95% by weight. In addition, the polymer composition contains an add neutralizing agent and a plasticizer at a weight ratio that has been found to significantly improve the add resistant properties of the composition.
Inventors: Sung Hye Kim (Cincinatti, Ohio); Rong Luo (Glen Allen, Va.); Katrina Czenkusch (Elsmere, Ky.)
Assignee: Ticona (Florence, Ky.)
Nov. 1, 2022

System For Configuration And Intelligent Transmission Of Electronic Communications And Integrated Resource Processing
Patent No. 11489794
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a central communication hub, structured for integrating a plurality of electronic communication channels associated with the user, such that the user can utilize disparate electronic communication channels via a central user application. The communications hub is structured for identifying, retrieving and processing electronic communications associated with the user, as well as, automatically initiating actions associated with the communications. The communications hub is also structured for proactively transmitting alerts associated with the electronic communications. The central communication hub also comprises a system for centralized management of records, structured for secure and convenient storage, sharing and retrieval of user records. This can include intelligent automated management of user records.
Inventors: Sean Hart (Fort Mill, S.C.); Kristine Lynn Sykes Spadaccia (Chester, Va.); Rudolph A. Serrao (Basking Ridge, N.J.); Tricia A. Ciavolella (Long Valley, N.J.); Christine Lee Fitzgerald (Boston, Mass.); Robert F. Arimenta Jr. (New York, N.Y.); Timothy Albert Paul (Massapequa, N.Y.); Matthew Brian Wohl (Hamilton, N.J.)
Assignee: Bank of America Corp. (Charlotte, N.C.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Filtering Results Based On Historic Feature Usage
Patent No. 11487834
Aspects described herein may provide modification of recommendations from a recommendation engine for a product or a device. The recommendation engine may provide initial search results for a particular type of device. The initial search results may be modified to ensure inclusion of devices that include features that the user considers important. Features that the user considers important may be determined based on observing the user’s interaction with another device of the same type. By observing the user’s interaction with the other device over a period of time, features that the user commonly uses and features that the user sparingly uses may be determined. The initial search results may then be modified to remove devices that do not include the features frequently used by the user and therefore considered important to the user.
Inventors: Vyjayanthi Vadrevu (Chicago, Ill.); Joshua Edwards (Philadelphia, Penn.); Phoebe Atkins (Rockville, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

System And Method For Electronic Text Analysis And Contextual Feedback
Patent No. 11487936
Analyzing communications to determine appropriateness and provide recommendations based on prior communications. Prior communications may create a baseline tone based on the sentiment, words, or phrases used in previous communications between the user and the intended recipient and/or other user recipient pairs. Machine learning techniques may be used to continuously update a baseline tone.
Inventors: Lee Adcock (Midlothian, Va.); Nahid Farhady Ghalaty (Fairfax, Va.); Ana Cruz (Arlington, Va.); Geeta Shyamala (Herndon, Va.); Patrick Sofo (Arlington, Va.)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Ocular Impedance-based System For Brain Health Monitoring
Patent No. 11484217
Methods and systems monitor and assess brain bioimpedance through the use of an ocular window that assesses dynamic changes in cerebral blood volume (CBV). That ocular window is implemented through an ocular bioimpedance device that, in a non-invasive manner, measures numerous different brain health indicators using the bioimpedance measurements collected through the regions around the eyes. The ocular bioimpedance device may be goggles with localized measurement electrodes that include cathodes and anodes.
Inventors: Kevin Ward (Superior Township, Mich.); Mohamad Hakam Tiba (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Ashwin Belle (Ann Arbor, Mich.); Sardar Ansari (Richmond); Parag G. Patil (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Systems And Method For Automating Security Workflows In A Distributed System Using Encrypted Task Requests
Patent No. 11487573
Methods and systems for automating execution of a workflow by integrating security applications of a distributed system into the workflow are provided. In embodiments, a system includes an application server in a first cloud, configured to receive a trigger to execute the workflow. The workflow includes tasks to be executed in a device of a second cloud. The application server sends a request to process the task to a task queue module. The task queue module places the task request in a queue, and a worker hosted in the device of the second cloud retrieves the task request from the queue and processes the task request by invoking a plugin. The plugin interacts with a security application of the device of the second cloud to execute the task, which yields task results. The task results are provided to the application server, via the worker and the task queue module.
Inventors: Vishal Dilipkumar (Glen Allen, Va.); William Stuart Ratner (Glen Allen, Va.); Akshar Rawal (Swansea, S.C.)
Assignee: Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre Gmbh (Zug, Switzerland)
Nov. 1, 2022

Press-pack Semiconductor Fixtures
Patent No. 11488927
A press-pack semiconductor fixture 200 includes a housing defining an interior passage. A first conductor and a second conductor are mechanically coupled with the housing. The mechanical coupling of the first conductor and the second conductor with the housing is effective to apply a clamping force to a press pack semiconductor. A number of apertures or openings are provided in the housing, the first conductor, and the second conductor to permit fluidic flow 290 between the interior passage 239 and spaces or structures exterior to the housing.
Inventors: Thomas Kendzia III (Rockville, Va.); Gilbert Taylor Miller (Henrico, Va.)
Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG (Baden, Switzerland)
Nov. 1, 2022

Creation And Loading Of Mapping Data On Autonomous Robotic Devices
Patent No. 11487013
Systems and methods for generating mapping data for an autonomous vehicle (e.g., robotic devices). The methods include obtaining three-dimensional environmental data of an environment from a distance sensor. The three-dimensional environmental data includes information relating to one or more objects in the environment. The method further includes identifying at least one planar layer of two-dimensional data from the three-dimensional environmental data to be included in mapping data based on one or more characteristics of an autonomous vehicle, generating mapping data comprising the at least one planar layer of two-dimensional data from the three-dimensional environmental data, and transmitting the mapping data to the autonomous vehicle for use during operation within the environment.
Inventors: David M. Knuth (Chesterfield, Va.); Philip Hennessy (Midlothian, Va.); Aurle Gagne (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Assignee: Diversey (Fort Mill, S.C.)
Nov.1, 2022

High Authentication Layer To Determine A Person’s Location When Considering Sending A Secure Object
Patent No. 11488214
A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed to enable a bank to send a secure object to a bank customer at a remote location. In addition to performing authentication, the system and method exploit the payment rails to verify transactions by the bank customer, as well as to confirm the physical location of the customer. The bank customer who is successfully verified may receive the secure object by courier at the remote location within a limited time period of the request.
Inventors: Jeremy Phillips (Brooklyn, N.Y.); David Perks (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Nov. 1, 2022

Telescoping Flagpole Flag Clips
Patent No. 11488502
An adjustable telescoping flagpole that has a plurality of hollow tube sections and a plurality of flagpole clips. The telescoping flagpole may be extended and locked at any point from the fully extended length to the fully compacted length. Each telescoping section of the flagpole has a fixed flagpole clip at the top of the telescoping section and an adjustable clip that may be moved along the telescoping section to produce a flagpole of a desired length.
Inventors: Leighton Klevana (Richmond); Patrick Gallagher (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Dynamic Brands (Richmond)
Nov. 1, 2022

Nicotine Pod Assemblies And Nicotine E-vaping Devices
Patent No. 11484062
A nicotine pod assembly for a nicotine e-vaping device may include a pod body and a connector module. The pod body has an upstream end and a downstream end and is configured to hold a nicotine pre-vapor formulation. The upstream end of the pod body defines a cavity. The connector module is configured to be seated within the cavity of the pod body. The connector module may include an external face and a side face. The external face of the connector module includes at least one electrical contact and defines a pod inlet. The side face of the connector module defines at least one module inlet. The side face of the connector module faces a sidewall of the cavity in the pod body when the connector module is seated within the cavity.
Inventors: Dean Twite (Richmond); Yannick Hourmand (Richmond); Charles Dendy (Ruther Glen, Va.); Bipin Patil (Richmond); Rangaraj S. Sundar (Richmond); Christopher Newcomb (Richmond); Niall Gallagher (Richmond); Raymond W. Lau (Richmond); Eric Hawes (Richmond)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Nov. 1, 2022

Data Driven Resource Allocation User Interface
Patent No. 11488080
A method may include retrieving from a data store default values of intersections of a first type of characteristic of an entity and a second type of characteristics of the entity; presenting a first portion of a user interface on an electronic display device, the first portion of the user interface including an initial matrix of: a plurality of rows, a plurality of columns, wherein, the rows columns intersect to form a plurality of cells and the cells are populated with values based on the retrieved default values. The method may further include receiving a maturity value; calculating a weighted matrix of values based on the received maturity values; applying the weighted matrix to the values of the cells in the initial matrix to generate adjusted values for each of the cells in the initial matrix; and presenting an adjusted matrix based on the adjusted values.
Inventors: Gary Simms (Manassas, Va.); Matthew Stenvall Shejen (Charlotte, N.C.); Benjamin Josiah Robert Huff (Richmond)
Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank (San Francisco, Calif.)
Nov. 1, 2022

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