The R&D Dept .: Local patent roundup for 4.20.22

Continuous dust accumulation monitoring system
Patent No. 11,300,493
Embodiments of a continuous dust accumulation monitoring system comprise an enclosure adapted for use in electrical hazardous locations, a sample area for collecting ambient dust, a dust accumulation sensor assembly assembly installed in the enclosure configured to generate a signal based on the amount of ambient dust collected on the sample area and a circuit board within the enclosure configured to receive the signal from the dust accumulation sensor assembly. The continuous dust accumulation monitoring system may be connected to hardware control system.
Inventors: George T. Armbruster Jr. (Williamsburg, Virginia), Bruce Ferris (Richmond), Shane Diller (Richmond), Slava Orlov (Richmond)
Assignee: Industrial Intelligence (Williamsburg, Virginia)
April 12, 2022

Package boiler with tandem furnace tubes
Patent No. 11,300,285
A package water tube boiler having a novel radiant tube design which includes one or more additional tubes situated within the combustion section of the boiler. The novel tube design may be used in both hot water and steam applications.
Inventors: Sundeep Bodapati (Richmond), John R. English (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Superior Boiler (Hutchinson, Kansas)
April 12, 2022

Paperboard structure with at least one barrier coating layer
Patent No. 11,299,855
A paperboard structure that includes a paperboard substrate which includes a first major side and a second major side along with at least one barrier coating layer on the first major side. The barrier coating layer (s) may include a binder and a pigment, wherein the binder has a glass transition temperature of at least 20.degree. C., wherein a ratio of the binder to the pigment is at least about 1: 2 by weight.
Inventors: Jiebin Pang (Glen Allen, Virginia), Natasha G. Melton (Richmond), Steven Parker (Raleigh, North Carolina), Teresa Krug (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: WestRock MWV (Atlanta, Georgia)
April 12, 2022

Genetic locus imparting a low anatabine trait in tobacco and methods of using
Patent No. 11,299,743
Provided herein are genetic markers and a coding sequence associated with a low- or ultra-low anatabine trait in tobacco.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Alec J. Hayes (Chesterfield, Virginia), Robert Frank Hart III (Midlothian, Virginia), Yanxin Shen (Glen Allen, Virginia), Jesse Frederick (Richmond), Dongmei Xu (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Assigned: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 12, 2022

Thixotropic rheology modifying agent compositions
Patent No. 11,299,580
Solvents that are suitable for use with polyurethane-polyurea based rheology modifying agents of the type which, in the past, have generally been formulated as solids or viscous liquids. The present solvents enable the rheology modifying agents to be prepared and formulated in a liquid or solution form more suited to prepare coating formulations that include polyurethane-polyurea based rheology modifying agents. The present solvents are N-alkyl substituted caprolactams, including N-methyl caprolactam, N-ethyl caprolactam, N-butyl caprolactam, and mixtures thereof, which are aprotic, non-toxic, have good solvency for polar groups such as those found in polyurethanes and polyureas, are thermally stable, and have high boiling points and low vapor pressure.
Inventors: Edward Asirvatham (Chatham, New Jersey), Jaime A. Flores-Vasquez (Glen Allen, Virginia), Karttikay Moudgil (Johns Creek, Georgia)
Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals (Parsippany, New Jersey)
April 12, 2022

Engineered adult-like human heart tissue
Patent No. 11,299,714
A cardiac organoid containing 3-D matter of adult human heart tissue.
Inventors: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (New York, New York), Keith Yeager (Jersey City, New Jersey), Kacey Ronaldson (Midlothian, Virginia), Stephen Ma (New York, New York), Timothy Chen (New York, New York)
Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, New York)
April 12, 2022

Composite, structural, insulative board
Patent No. 11,298,915
A structural sheathing board has multiple functional benefits with respect to structural support, insulation and moisture barrier. A rigid expanded polystyrene core layer has a structural layer laminated to one face thereof and a made layer laminated to its other face. Each of the structural and make layers has a water resistant barrier layer laminated to the outside thereof. The water resistant barrier repels liquid water, but in one example, it may allow water vapor to pass through it.
Inventors: Geoffrey M. Baldwin (Mechanicsville, Virginia), Joshua A. Elliott (Henrico, Virginia)
Assignee: Specialty Coating & Laminating (Doswell, Virginia)
April 12, 2022

Narrowband IQ extraction and storage
Patent No. 11,303,306
Capturing, extracting and storing narrowband IQ data for later processing enables timely and efficient analysis. As wideband capture of RF information includes noise and non-signal elements, the present invention detects, extracts and stores narrowband IQ signals for later assessment. By transforming a high-volume data stream to a collection of smaller narrowband signals with greatly reduced storage and on-board processing requirements the present invention facilitates the capability to analyze signals of interest in an otherwise denied environment.
Inventors: Nicholas E. Ortyl III (Bedford, Massachusetts), Samantha S. Palmer (Henrico, Virginia), Joseph Payton (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Assigned: Parsons Corp. (Centerville, Virginia)
April 12, 2022

Methods for preparing therapeutically active cells using microfluidics
Patent No. 11,306,288
The present invention is directed to the use of microfluidics in the preparation of cells and compositions for therapeutic uses.
Inventors: Anthony Ward (Rancho Santa Fe, California), Roberto Campos-Gonzalez (Carlsbad, California), Alison Skelley (Riverside, California), Khushroo Gandhi (Palo Alto, California), Curt Civin (Baltimore, Maryland), James C. Sturm (Princeton, New Jersey), Michael Grisham (Richmond)
Assigned by: GPB Scientific, Inc. (Richmond) & University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland) & The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
April 19, 2022

Vaporizer assembly
Patent No. 11,304,448
A vaporizer assembly, which includes a heating element and a conduit assembly configured to direct air to flow through a conduit in fluid communication with the heating element, further includes a dispensing interface assembly configured to be in fluid communication with both the conduit and the vaporizer assembly exterior. The dispensing interface assembly includes a first dispensing interface and a second dispensing interface. The first dispensing interface is in direct fluid communication with the conduit and the heating element. A portion of the second dispensing interface is exposed to the vaporizer assembly exterior. The second dispensing interface is isolated from direct fluid communication with the heating element by the first dispensing interface, and the first dispensing interface is isolated from direct fluid communication with the reservoir by the second dispensing interface. The second dispensing interface is configured to restrict the flow of pre-vapor formulation to the first dispensing interface.
Inventors: Eric Hawes (Glen Allen, Virginia), Raymond W. Lau (Richmond), Mik Dahl (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jon Jarantilla; Jon (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Galen Salvador (Lapu-Lapu, Philippines), Jose Jesus Paolo Montalvan (Mandaue, Philippines), Jeroen Kok (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Assigned: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 19, 2022

Tobacco having altered leaf properties and methods of making and using
Patent No. 11,304,440
This disclosure provides tobacco plants containing a PMT RNAi and tobacco plants having a mutation in PMT, and methods of making and using such plants.
Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi (Midlothian, Virginia), Alec J. Hayes (Chesterfield, Virginia), Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso (Chesterfield, Virginia), Jerry Whit Morris (Jetersville, Virginia)
Assigned: Altria Client Services (Richmond)
April 19, 2022

Selecting a target queue for an electronic communication
Patent No. 11,310,366
In some implementations, a cloud computing system that executes a function may receive an indication of an electronic communication to occur between a customer and an agent. The cloud computing system that executes the function may determine a classification of the electronic communication based on a first set of rules stored in a database of the cloud computing system and attributes associated with the electronic communication. The cloud computing system that executes the function may select, based on the classification of the electronic communication, a target queue from a plurality of potential queues to be associated with the electronic communication based on a second set of rules stored in the database. The cloud computing system that executes the function may select the agent from a plurality of potential agents for the electronic communication based on an association between the agent and the target queue.
Inventors: Selvakannan Dhandapani (Glen Allen, Virginia), Srividya Bodduluri (Glen Allen, Virginia), Gregory C. Deignan (Midlothian, Virginia), Casey M. Minner (Brightwood, Virginia), Christine H. Lindsey (Midlothian, Virginia), Narasimhan Mepperla (Moseley, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
April 19, 2022

Computer-based systems configured to adjust data capacity in a data stream generated from multiple data producer applications and methods of use thereof
Patent No. 11,310,297
A method includes receiving from a transmitting data interface, a data stream mapping of a data input into data shards for transmission in a data stream over a data stream communication channel. Data capacity for a data producing software application from a plurality of data producing software applications is adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of data shards in the data stream assigned to the data producing software application. An updated data stream mapping of the data input into the plurality of data shards is generated by updating a start hash key and an end hash key in a range for each of the data shards assigned to the data producing software application. The updated data stream mapping is sent to the transmitting data interface for adjusting the data capacity in the data stream transmitted over the data stream communication channel of the data producing software application.
Inventors: Yasaswy Rajendraprasad Ravala (McLean, Virginia), Sudha Shiva Kumar Marri (McLean, Virginia), Arunkumar Natarajan (Glen Allen, Virginia), Krystan R. Franzen (McLean, Virginia)
Assignee: Capital One Services (McLean, Virginia)
April 19, 2022

Wipe container
Patent No. 11,305,930
A wipe container that includes a cover member that has a cavity, at least one wipe received in the cavity of the cover member, a base member that has a fluid reservoir, and a partition that is disposed between the cover and base members. The cover member, the base member, and the partition are sealed together to create a perimeter seal. The partition creates a barrier between the wipe on one side and a cleaner on the other side. The container can be introduced into a clean room. Just prior to use, the partition is split open so that the cleaner mixes with water on the wipes.
Inventors: Michael Balestri (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Assignee: Veltek Associates (Malvern, Pennsylvania)
April 19, 2022

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