The R&D Dept.: Local patent roundup for 12.14.22

Auto-injectors For Administration Of A Medicament Within A Prefilled Syringe
Patent No. 11517674
An apparatus includes a housing, a carrier, and an expandable assembly. The housing defines an opening configured to selectively place a gas chamber of the housing in fluid communication with an exterior volume. The carrier is movably disposed within the housing and is coupled to a medicament container. A proximal surface of the carrier defines a portion of a boundary of the gas chamber. The expandable assembly has a first member and a second member. The first member is coupled to an elastomeric member disposed within the medicament container, and the second member includes a valve portion. The expandable assembly transitions from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration when the elastomeric member moves within the medicament container. The valve portion moves relative to the opening when the expandable assembly transitions from the first to the second configuration, placing the gas chamber in fluid communication with the exterior volume.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.); Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.); Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.)
Assignee: Kaleo (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Aseptic Screw-cap Assembly
Patent No. 11518580
Disclosed herein is a fluid transfer assembly for dispensing flowable material from a container, the fluid transfer assembly having a spout, a screw cap body, and an aseptic plug, wherein the aseptic plug is configured to form an aseptic seal with the screw cap body.
Inventors: James W. Johnson (Delaware, Ohio)
Assignee: Liqui-Box Corp. (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Digital Marketing Applications For Electronic Cigarette Users
Patent No. 11517042
An electronic cigarette (“e-Cig”) may include functionality for targeted marketing. The marketing may be through communications with a computing device, such as a smartphone. For example, a smartphone application may be used for monitoring e-Cig usage and collecting data regarding the user and the usage. That data may result in targeted marketing. In another example, location information may also be used for targeted advertisements from a retailer.
Inventors: Joseph G. Gorelick (Holliswood, N.Y.); Eyal Peleg (Tsoran, Israel.); Dorron Levy (Givatayim, Israel); Robert Levitz (N. Miami, Fla.); Bernard G. Juster (Netanya, Isreal)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Electronic Device For Producing An Aerosol For Inhalation By A Person
Patent No. 11517685
An electronic device for producing an aerosol for inhalation by a person includes a mouthpiece located at one of opposite longitudinal ends of the device; a liquid container; a transducer that, when actuated, causes a liquid from the container to be aerosolized such that the aerosol may be inhaled from the device by a person through the mouthpiece; and circuitry and a power supply for actuating the transducer. The mouthpiece, the container, and the transducer are located in-line along a longitudinal axis of a housing of the device extending between the opposite longitudinal ends of the device. The container is located between and separates the transducer and the mouthpiece. The container and the transducer are contained within a cartridge that is insertable into and removable from the housing of the device. The container and the transducer are replaceable by the person when the liquid in the container is depleted.
Inventors: Mano Danek (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Assignee: Qnovia (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Non-combustible Aerosol System And Pre-aerosol Formulation Housing
Patent No. 11523470
A non-combustible aerosol system includes a heater configured to supply heat to a heating chamber and a housing configured to be inserted into the heating chamber. The housing defines an internal volume for containing a solid substrate. The housing includes a plurality of internal structures extending from a first end of the housing to a second end of the housing, the plurality of internal structures extending through the internal volume, the plurality of internal structures being configured to heat the solid substrate to generate an aerosol by conducting the heat supplied by the heater to the internal volume.
Inventors: Jason Flora (Richmond); Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Va.); San Li (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Capsules, Heat-not-burn (HNB) Aerosol-generating Devices, And Methods Of Generating An Aerosol
Patent No. 11517684
A capsule for a heat-not-burn (HNB) aerosol-generating device may include a first heater, a second heater, and a frame sandwiched between the first heater and the second heater, and a cannabinoid-containing material. The frame may define open spaces therein and have a rigidity that is adequate to support the first heater and the second heater. The open spaces within the frame may be interconnected and sized for aerosol-permeability and capillary action.
Inventors: Gregory Griscik (Richmond); Raymond W. Lau (Richmond); Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Application Of A Flavorant Particle In A Filter Of A Smoking Article For Delivering Flavor
Patent No. 11517041
A method of manufacturing flavorant particles includes melting a food grade wax and a flavorant into a molten wax; solidifying the molten wax; and grinding the solidified molten wax into a plurality of flavorant particles. Another method of manufacturing flavorant particles includes melting a food grade wax and a flavorant into a molten wax, the molten wax having a melting temperature between about 50° C. to about 70° C.; and spray-chilling the molten wax into at least one solid flavorant particle, the solid flavorant particle having a diameter of between about 0.1 mm to about 2.0 mm.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Oral Product
Patent No. 11517566
An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and a mouth-soluble binder dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix.
Inventors: Feng Gao (Midlothian, Va.); Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Fla.); Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Va.); Christopher Joseph Dinovi (Ruther Glen, Va.); Phillip M. Hulan (Midlothian, Va.); Diane L. Gee (Chesterfield, Va.); Jason Flora (Richmond); Shuzhong Zhuang (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Visualizing Interest Charges Based On Payment Options
Patent No. 11521264
Systems as described herein may visualization interest charges based on payment options. Transaction information associated with a plurality of recurring payment accounts may be received. A calendar view displaying an aggregated daily balance and an aggregated interest charge may be generated. Upon receiving a transaction request with a transaction amount, a projected aggregated daily interest charge may be generated in real-time. After detecting that the projected aggregated daily interest charge exceeds a threshold amount, an alert associated with the calendar view may be generated to recommend an alternative payment method to a user device.
Inventors: Afna Kanhirothan Poilil (Schaumburg, Ill.); Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Va.); Sushu Pitcha (Schaumburg, Ill.)
Assignee: Capital One Services
Dec. 6, 2022

Superconductor Structure With Normal Metal Connection To A Resistor And Method Of Making The Same
Patent No. 11522118
A method of forming a superconductor structure is disclosed. The method comprises forming a superconductor line in a first dielectric layer, forming a resistor with an end coupled to an end of the superconductor line, and forming a second dielectric layer overlying the resistor. The method further comprises etching a tapered opening through the second dielectric layer to the resistor, and performing a contact material fill with a normal metal material to fill the tapered opening and form a normal metal connector coupled to the resistor.
Inventors: Christopher F. Kirby (Gambrills, Md.); Michael Rennie (Ashland, Va.); Daniel J. O’Donnell (Linthicum, Md.); Aurelius L. Graninger (Sykesville, Md.); Aaron A. Pesetski (Gambrills, Md.)
Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. (Falls Church, Va.)
Dec. 6, 2022

Pocket And Drape System For Providing Sterile Fields
Patent No. 11517388
A pocket and drape system which provides one or more sterile fields, as well as the methodology for employing said pocket and drape system is provided. The pocket and drape includes a base drape material having an upper edge, a lower edge, a first side edge, and a second side edge to define a perimeter, where the base drape material also includes an inner surface and an outer surface. A first row of pockets and a second row of pockets are configured on the inner surface of the base drape material. In addition, a flap covers a portion of the inner surface of the base drape material, where the flap has a first surface and an opposing second surface, wherein the flap maintains at least one sterile field.
Inventors: Ann Dine (Sherrills Ford, N.C.)
Assignee: O&M Halyard (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Dec. 6, 2022

Oil, Grease, And Moisture Resistant Paperboard Having A Natural Appearance
Patent No. 11519134
A coated paperboard having a natural appearance is disclosed which includes a barrier coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, exhibiting good resistance to oil, grease, and moisture and having no tendency toward blocking.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Va.); Scott J. Reigel (Columbus, Ga.); Natasha G. Melton (Richmond); Teresa Krug (Henrico, Va.); Steven Parker (Raleigh, N.C.); Terry Clark (Columbus, Ga.)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dec. 6, 2022

System, Device And Method For Stable Airway Management
Patent No. 11523961
Embodiments of a device facilitate controlled positioning and manipulation of an individual’s relative head, neck and jaw positions to facilitate stable airway management. In various embodiments, the device includes a base to which support arms are movably attached. A thrust arm is movably attached to each support arm and a jaw disc is attached to each thrust arm and adapted for rotation in accommodating various shapes and sizes of patient jaws.
Inventors: William L. Welter (Richmond); Vishal Yajnik (Richmond); David Joshua Cohen (Richmond)
Assignee: Stable Airway Management (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Electronic Aerosol-generating Smoking Device
Patent No. 11523635
An electronic aerosol-generating smoking device includes a main body having a heating region for heating aerosol-forming substrate. The main body includes a front housing defining a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate, and a heater in the main body and configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate in the cavity. At least a portion of an internal surface of the main body is at least one of a hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic surface.
Inventors: Michel Bessant (Carouge, Switz.); Fabien Duc (Neuchatel, Switz.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Reservoir Filling System For An Electronic Vaping Device
Patent No. 11528781
A reservoir refill system for an electronic vaping device includes a refill container and a reservoir. The refill container contains a pre-vapor formulation. The refill container includes a body, an opening in the body, and a first interlocking ring including at least one groove or at least one protrusion therein. The reservoir is configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation and includes a reservoir body, an opening in the reservoir body, and a second interlocking ring including at least one groove or at least one protrusion therein at an opening of the reservoir. The first interlocking ring is configured to mate with the second interlocking ring so as to release the pre-vapor formulation from the refill container to the reservoir.
Inventors: Robert Levitz (N. Miami, Fla.); Arie Hotlz (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Systems For Generating A Liquid Aerosol
Patent No. 11523636
An aerosol generating system including a housing defining an airflow outlet; a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an aerosol generator, configured to generate an aerosol from the liquid aerosol-forming substrate; a perforated plate disposed between the aerosol generator and the airflow outlet, the perforated plate defining a plurality of apertures extending through the perforated plate; and an electrode disposed between the aerosol generator and the perforated plate, wherein the perforated plate is electrically conductive, and wherein the electrode and the perforated plate are configured to generate an electrical potential.
Inventors: Jerome Christian Courbat (Neuchatel, Switz.); Oleg Mironov (Neuchatel, Switz.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Automatically Evaluating Application Architecture Through Architecture-as-code
Patent No. 11526775
The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for automatically generating a dynamic system context diagram based on machine-readable code. A method can include receiving, at a rules engine, machine-readable code describing interactions among a plurality of applications in software architecture, evaluating, with the rules engine in communication with a system of record (SoR), compliance of the interactions among the plurality of applications according to the SoR, identifying, with the rules engine, and based on compliance evaluation, one or more dependencies among the plurality of applications, generating, with an output engine, a system context diagram image comprising a graphical representation of the plurality of applications with associated interactions and dependencies, and outputting, for display, the system context diagram image.
Inventors: Zachary Blizzard (Sterling, Va.); Christopher Ocampo (Annandale, Va.); Tanusree McCabe (Washington, D.C.); Bradley Dellinger (Philadelphia, Penn.); Bita Akhlaghi (McLean, Va.); Francois Tur (Edgewater, Md.); Diego Norri (Arlington, Va.); Elizabeth Ashton (Arlington, Va.); Asa Britten (McLean, Va.); Jonathan Tran (Centreville, Va.); Natalia Noyes (Washington, D.C.); Keith Spaar (Arlington, Va.); Richard Dillon (Fairfax, Va.); Abhishek Ravi (Lakeland, Tenn.); Asher Gilani (Montville, N.J.); Daniel Tran (McLean, Va.); Claude Reyes (Sterling, Va.); Christopher Blair (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Method And Composition For Improved Agglomeration Resistance Of Polyamide Polymers
Patent No. 11525035
The present disclosure provides a leaching process and resulting composition which prevents or substantially reduces agglomeration of polyamide 6/66 copolymers. The leaching process includes applying hot water in the presence of an agglomeration inhibitor to the polyamide 6/66 copolymers in order to separate unreacted caprolactam and small molecular weight oligomers from the copolymers while preventing or substantially reducing agglomeration of the copolymers.
Inventors: Veera Nelliappan (Richmond)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, N.J.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Systems And Methods For Defrost Lighting In Refrigerated Cases
Patent No. 11525617
A refrigerated display case includes sidewalls, doors, shelves, a cooling system, a cooling coil defrost system, product defrost lights, and a controller. The sidewalls and doors may define an inner volume of the refrigerated display case. The shelves are positioned within the inner volume of the refrigerated display case, are fixedly coupled with at least one of the sidewalls, and are configured to support a product. The cooling system provides cooling to the inner volume of the refrigerated display case and may include a cooling coil. The cooling coil defrost system provides defrost heating to the cooling coil. Each of the product defrost lights are oriented towards a corresponding one of the shelves. The product defrost lights are configured to emit radiative heating for defrosting the product. The controller is operably coupled with the cooling system, the cooling coil defrost system, and the product defrost lights.
Inventors: Timothy Dean Swofford (Midlothian, Va.); Neil John Rathje (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Hill Phoenix (Conyers, Ga.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Composite Scaffold For The Repair, Reconstruction, And Regeneration Of Soft Tissues
Patent No. 11523895
A composite scaffold having a highly porous interior with increased surface area and void volume is surrounded by a flexible support structure that substantially maintains its three-dimensional shape under tension and provides mechanical reinforcement during repair or reconstruction of soft tissue while simultaneously facilitating regeneration of functional tissue.
Inventors: Kevin A. Rocco (New Haven, Conn.); Bhavana Mohanraj (Philadelphia, Penn.); Jeffrey Ott (New Haven, Conn.); Justin Bendigo (Reading, Penn.); Jacob Edward Komenda (New Haven, Conn.); Mark Theodore Aronson (Midlothian, Va.); Andrew James Carter (Stow, Mass.)
Assignee: Biorez (New Haven, Conn.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Systems And Methods For Defrost Lighting In Refrigerated Cases
Patent No. 11525617
A refrigerated display case includes sidewalls, doors, shelves, a cooling system, a cooling coil defrost system, product defrost lights, and a controller. The sidewalls and doors may define an inner volume of the refrigerated display case. The shelves are positioned within the inner volume of the refrigerated display case, are fixedly coupled with at least one of the sidewalls, and are configured to support a product. The cooling system provides cooling to the inner volume of the refrigerated display case and may include a cooling coil. The cooling coil defrost system provides defrost heating to the cooling coil. Each of the product defrost lights are oriented towards a corresponding one of the shelves. The product defrost lights are configured to emit radiative heating for defrosting the product. The controller is operably coupled with the cooling system, the cooling coil defrost system, and the product defrost lights.
Inventors: Timothy Dean Swofford (Midlothian, Va.); Neil John Rathje (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Hill Phoenix (Conyers, Ga.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Gutter Broom
Patent No. 11523676
A gutter broom is provided. The gutter broom can include a mandrel, one or more carriers, each carrier removably coupled to the mandrel, and one or more bristle strips, each bristle strip removably coupled to one of the carriers. The gutter broom components can be recyclable and modular, requiring no tools for assembly or servicing.
Inventors: Britt R. Calloway (Midlothian, Va.); Josh Coker (New Kent, Va.); Robert Mayes (Hanover, Va.); Tim Stumph (Midlothian, Va.); Chris Turner (Aylett, Va.)
Assignee: Old Dominion Brush Co. (Henrico, Va.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Auto-injectors For Administration Of A Medicament Within A Prefilled Syringe
Patent No. 11517674
An apparatus includes a housing, a carrier, and an expandable assembly. The housing defines an opening configured to selectively place a gas chamber of the housing in fluid communication with an exterior volume. The carrier is movably disposed within the housing and is coupled to a medicament container. A proximal surface of the carrier defines a portion of a boundary of the gas chamber. The expandable assembly has a first member and a second member. The first member is coupled to an elastomeric member disposed within the medicament container, and the second member includes a valve portion. The expandable assembly transitions from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration when the elastomeric member moves within the medicament container. The valve portion moves relative to the opening when the expandable assembly transitions from the first to the second configuration, placing the gas chamber in fluid communication with the exterior volume.
Inventors: Eric S. Edwards (Moseley, Va.); Evan T. Edwards (Charlottesville, Va.); Paul F. Meyers (Fishers, Ind.)
Assignee: Kaleo (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Aseptic Screw-cap Assembly
Patent No. 11518580
Disclosed herein is a fluid transfer assembly for dispensing flowable material from a container, the fluid transfer assembly having a spout, a screw cap body, and an aseptic plug, wherein the aseptic plug is configured to form an aseptic seal with the screw cap body.
Inventors: James W. Johnson (Delaware, Ohio)
Assignee: Liqui-Box Corp. (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Digital Marketing Applications For Electronic Cigarette Users
Patent No. 11517042
An electronic cigarette (“e-Cig”) may include functionality for targeted marketing. The marketing may be through communications with a computing device, such as a smartphone. For example, a smartphone application may be used for monitoring e-Cig usage and collecting data regarding the user and the usage. That data may result in targeted marketing. In another example, location information may also be used for targeted advertisements from a retailer.
Inventors: Joseph G. Gorelick (Holliswood, N.Y.); Eyal Peleg (Tsoran, Israel.); Dorron Levy (Givatayim, Israel); Robert Levitz (N. Miami, Fla.); Bernard G. Juster (Netanya, Isreal)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Electronic Device For Producing An Aerosol For Inhalation By A Person
Patent No. 11517685
An electronic device for producing an aerosol for inhalation by a person includes a mouthpiece located at one of opposite longitudinal ends of the device; a liquid container; a transducer that, when actuated, causes a liquid from the container to be aerosolized such that the aerosol may be inhaled from the device by a person through the mouthpiece; and circuitry and a power supply for actuating the transducer. The mouthpiece, the container, and the transducer are located in-line along a longitudinal axis of a housing of the device extending between the opposite longitudinal ends of the device. The container is located between and separates the transducer and the mouthpiece. The container and the transducer are contained within a cartridge that is insertable into and removable from the housing of the device. The container and the transducer are replaceable by the person when the liquid in the container is depleted.
Inventors: Mano Danek (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Assignee: Qnovia (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Non-combustible Aerosol System And Pre-aerosol Formulation Housing
Patent No. 11523470
A non-combustible aerosol system includes a heater configured to supply heat to a heating chamber and a housing configured to be inserted into the heating chamber. The housing defines an internal volume for containing a solid substrate. The housing includes a plurality of internal structures extending from a first end of the housing to a second end of the housing, the plurality of internal structures extending through the internal volume, the plurality of internal structures being configured to heat the solid substrate to generate an aerosol by conducting the heat supplied by the heater to the internal volume.
Inventors: Jason Flora (Richmond); Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Va.); San Li (Midlothian, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Capsules, Heat-not-burn (HNB) Aerosol-generating Devices, And Methods Of Generating An Aerosol
Patent No. 11517684
A capsule for a heat-not-burn (HNB) aerosol-generating device may include a first heater, a second heater, and a frame sandwiched between the first heater and the second heater, and a cannabinoid-containing material. The frame may define open spaces therein and have a rigidity that is adequate to support the first heater and the second heater. The open spaces within the frame may be interconnected and sized for aerosol-permeability and capillary action.
Inventors: Gregory Griscik (Richmond); Raymond W. Lau (Richmond); Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Application Of A Flavorant Particle In A Filter Of A Smoking Article For Delivering Flavor
Patent No. 11517041
A method of manufacturing flavorant particles includes melting a food grade wax and a flavorant into a molten wax; solidifying the molten wax; and grinding the solidified molten wax into a plurality of flavorant particles. Another method of manufacturing flavorant particles includes melting a food grade wax and a flavorant into a molten wax, the molten wax having a melting temperature between about 50° C. to about 70° C.; and spray-chilling the molten wax into at least one solid flavorant particle, the solid flavorant particle having a diameter of between about 0.1 mm to about 2.0 mm.
Inventors: Munmaya K. Mishra (Manakin Sabot, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Oral Product
Patent No. 11517566
An oral product includes a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity. The body includes a mouth-stable polymer matrix, cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, and a mouth-soluble binder dispersed in the mouth-stable polymer matrix.
Inventors: Feng Gao (Midlothian, Va.); Frank Scott Atchley (Tarpon Springs, Fla.); Gregory James Griscik (Midlothian, Va.); Christopher Joseph Dinovi (Ruther Glen, Va.); Phillip M. Hulan (Midlothian, Va.); Diane L. Gee (Chesterfield, Va.); Jason Flora (Richmond); Shuzhong Zhuang (Glen Allen, Va.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 6, 2022

Visualizing Interest Charges Based On Payment Options
Patent No. 11521264
Systems as described herein may visualization interest charges based on payment options. Transaction information associated with a plurality of recurring payment accounts may be received. A calendar view displaying an aggregated daily balance and an aggregated interest charge may be generated. Upon receiving a transaction request with a transaction amount, a projected aggregated daily interest charge may be generated in real-time. After detecting that the projected aggregated daily interest charge exceeds a threshold amount, an alert associated with the calendar view may be generated to recommend an alternative payment method to a user device.
Inventors: Afna Kanhirothan Poilil (Schaumburg, Ill.); Eric K. Barnum (Midlothian, Va.); Sushu Pitcha (Schaumburg, Ill.)
Assignee: Capital One Services
Dec. 6, 2022

Superconductor Structure With Normal Metal Connection To A Resistor And Method Of Making The Same
Patent No. 11522118
A method of forming a superconductor structure is disclosed. The method comprises forming a superconductor line in a first dielectric layer, forming a resistor with an end coupled to an end of the superconductor line, and forming a second dielectric layer overlying the resistor. The method further comprises etching a tapered opening through the second dielectric layer to the resistor, and performing a contact material fill with a normal metal material to fill the tapered opening and form a normal metal connector coupled to the resistor.
Inventors: Christopher F. Kirby (Gambrills, Md.); Michael Rennie (Ashland, Va.); Daniel J. O’Donnell (Linthicum, Md.); Aurelius L. Graninger (Sykesville, Md.); Aaron A. Pesetski (Gambrills, Md.)
Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. (Falls Church, Va.)
Dec. 6, 2022

Pocket And Drape System For Providing Sterile Fields
Patent No. 11517388
A pocket and drape system which provides one or more sterile fields, as well as the methodology for employing said pocket and drape system is provided. The pocket and drape includes a base drape material having an upper edge, a lower edge, a first side edge, and a second side edge to define a perimeter, where the base drape material also includes an inner surface and an outer surface. A first row of pockets and a second row of pockets are configured on the inner surface of the base drape material. In addition, a flap covers a portion of the inner surface of the base drape material, where the flap has a first surface and an opposing second surface, wherein the flap maintains at least one sterile field.
Inventors: Ann Dine (Sherrills Ford, N.C.)
Assignee: O&M Halyard (Mechanicsville, Va.)
Dec. 6, 2022

Oil, Grease, And Moisture Resistant Paperboard Having A Natural Appearance
Patent No. 11519134
A coated paperboard having a natural appearance is disclosed which includes a barrier coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, exhibiting good resistance to oil, grease, and moisture and having no tendency toward blocking.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Va.); Scott J. Reigel (Columbus, Ga.); Natasha G. Melton (Richmond); Teresa Krug (Henrico, Va.); Steven Parker (Raleigh, N.C.); Terry Clark (Columbus, Ga.)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Ga.)
Dec. 6, 2022

System, Device And Method For Stable Airway Management
Patent No. 11523961
Embodiments of a device facilitate controlled positioning and manipulation of an individual’s relative head, neck and jaw positions to facilitate stable airway management. In various embodiments, the device includes a base to which support arms are movably attached. A thrust arm is movably attached to each support arm and a jaw disc is attached to each thrust arm and adapted for rotation in accommodating various shapes and sizes of patient jaws.
Inventors: William L. Welter (Richmond); Vishal Yajnik (Richmond); David Joshua Cohen (Richmond)
Assignee: Stable Airway Management (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Electronic Aerosol-generating Smoking Device
Patent No. 11523635
An electronic aerosol-generating smoking device includes a main body having a heating region for heating aerosol-forming substrate. The main body includes a front housing defining a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-forming substrate, and a heater in the main body and configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate in the cavity. At least a portion of an internal surface of the main body is at least one of a hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic surface.
Inventors: Michel Bessant (Carouge, Switz.); Fabien Duc (Neuchatel, Switz.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Reservoir Filling System For An Electronic Vaping Device
Patent No. 11528781
A reservoir refill system for an electronic vaping device includes a refill container and a reservoir. The refill container contains a pre-vapor formulation. The refill container includes a body, an opening in the body, and a first interlocking ring including at least one groove or at least one protrusion therein. The reservoir is configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation and includes a reservoir body, an opening in the reservoir body, and a second interlocking ring including at least one groove or at least one protrusion therein at an opening of the reservoir. The first interlocking ring is configured to mate with the second interlocking ring so as to release the pre-vapor formulation from the refill container to the reservoir.
Inventors: Robert Levitz (N. Miami, Fla.); Arie Hotlz (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Systems For Generating A Liquid Aerosol
Patent No. 11523636
An aerosol generating system including a housing defining an airflow outlet; a liquid aerosol-forming substrate; an aerosol generator, configured to generate an aerosol from the liquid aerosol-forming substrate; a perforated plate disposed between the aerosol generator and the airflow outlet, the perforated plate defining a plurality of apertures extending through the perforated plate; and an electrode disposed between the aerosol generator and the perforated plate, wherein the perforated plate is electrically conductive, and wherein the electrode and the perforated plate are configured to generate an electrical potential.
Inventors: Jerome Christian Courbat (Neuchatel, Switz.); Oleg Mironov (Neuchatel, Switz.)
Assignee: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
Dec. 13, 2022

Automatically Evaluating Application Architecture Through Architecture-as-code
Patent No. 11526775
The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for automatically generating a dynamic system context diagram based on machine-readable code. A method can include receiving, at a rules engine, machine-readable code describing interactions among a plurality of applications in software architecture, evaluating, with the rules engine in communication with a system of record (SoR), compliance of the interactions among the plurality of applications according to the SoR, identifying, with the rules engine, and based on compliance evaluation, one or more dependencies among the plurality of applications, generating, with an output engine, a system context diagram image comprising a graphical representation of the plurality of applications with associated interactions and dependencies, and outputting, for display, the system context diagram image.
Inventors: Zachary Blizzard (Sterling, Va.); Christopher Ocampo (Annandale, Va.); Tanusree McCabe (Washington, D.C.); Bradley Dellinger (Philadelphia, Penn.); Bita Akhlaghi (McLean, Va.); Francois Tur (Edgewater, Md.); Diego Norri (Arlington, Va.); Elizabeth Ashton (Arlington, Va.); Asa Britten (McLean, Va.); Jonathan Tran (Centreville, Va.); Natalia Noyes (Washington, D.C.); Keith Spaar (Arlington, Va.); Richard Dillon (Fairfax, Va.); Abhishek Ravi (Lakeland, Tenn.); Asher Gilani (Montville, N.J.); Daniel Tran (McLean, Va.); Claude Reyes (Sterling, Va.); Christopher Blair (Richmond)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Va.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Method And Composition For Improved Agglomeration Resistance Of Polyamide Polymers
Patent No. 11525035
The present disclosure provides a leaching process and resulting composition which prevents or substantially reduces agglomeration of polyamide 6/66 copolymers. The leaching process includes applying hot water in the presence of an agglomeration inhibitor to the polyamide 6/66 copolymers in order to separate unreacted caprolactam and small molecular weight oligomers from the copolymers while preventing or substantially reducing agglomeration of the copolymers.
Inventors: Veera Nelliappan (Richmond)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, N.J.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Systems And Methods For Defrost Lighting In Refrigerated Cases
Patent No. 11525617
A refrigerated display case includes sidewalls, doors, shelves, a cooling system, a cooling coil defrost system, product defrost lights, and a controller. The sidewalls and doors may define an inner volume of the refrigerated display case. The shelves are positioned within the inner volume of the refrigerated display case, are fixedly coupled with at least one of the sidewalls, and are configured to support a product. The cooling system provides cooling to the inner volume of the refrigerated display case and may include a cooling coil. The cooling coil defrost system provides defrost heating to the cooling coil. Each of the product defrost lights are oriented towards a corresponding one of the shelves. The product defrost lights are configured to emit radiative heating for defrosting the product. The controller is operably coupled with the cooling system, the cooling coil defrost system, and the product defrost lights.
Inventors: Timothy Dean Swofford (Midlothian, Va.); Neil John Rathje (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Hill Phoenix (Conyers, Ga.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Composite Scaffold For The Repair, Reconstruction, And Regeneration Of Soft Tissues
Patent No. 11523895
A composite scaffold having a highly porous interior with increased surface area and void volume is surrounded by a flexible support structure that substantially maintains its three-dimensional shape under tension and provides mechanical reinforcement during repair or reconstruction of soft tissue while simultaneously facilitating regeneration of functional tissue.
Inventors: Kevin A. Rocco (New Haven, Conn.); Bhavana Mohanraj (Philadelphia, Penn.); Jeffrey Ott (New Haven, Conn.); Justin Bendigo (Reading, Penn.); Jacob Edward Komenda (New Haven, Conn.); Mark Theodore Aronson (Midlothian, Va.); Andrew James Carter (Stow, Mass.)
Assignee: Biorez (New Haven, Conn.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Systems And Methods For Defrost Lighting In Refrigerated Cases
Patent No. 11525617
A refrigerated display case includes sidewalls, doors, shelves, a cooling system, a cooling coil defrost system, product defrost lights, and a controller. The sidewalls and doors may define an inner volume of the refrigerated display case. The shelves are positioned within the inner volume of the refrigerated display case, are fixedly coupled with at least one of the sidewalls, and are configured to support a product. The cooling system provides cooling to the inner volume of the refrigerated display case and may include a cooling coil. The cooling coil defrost system provides defrost heating to the cooling coil. Each of the product defrost lights are oriented towards a corresponding one of the shelves. The product defrost lights are configured to emit radiative heating for defrosting the product. The controller is operably coupled with the cooling system, the cooling coil defrost system, and the product defrost lights.
Inventors: Timothy Dean Swofford (Midlothian, Va.); Neil John Rathje (Chesterfield, Va.)
Assignee: Hill Phoenix (Conyers, Ga.)
Dec. 13, 2022

Gutter Broom
Patent No. 11523676
A gutter broom is provided. The gutter broom can include a mandrel, one or more carriers, each carrier removably coupled to the mandrel, and one or more bristle strips, each bristle strip removably coupled to one of the carriers. The gutter broom components can be recyclable and modular, requiring no tools for assembly or servicing.
Inventors: Britt R. Calloway (Midlothian, Va.); Josh Coker (New Kent, Va.); Robert Mayes (Hanover, Va.); Tim Stumph (Midlothian, Va.); Chris Turner (Aylett, Va.)
Assignee: Old Dominion Brush Co. (Henrico, Va.)
Dec. 13, 2022

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