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The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent from an abstract. The information comes from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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System and methods for assigning slots and resolving slot conflicts in an electrical distribution grid; (U.S. Patent 9,923,825); Dominion Energy Technologies Inc. of Richmond and Astrolink International LLC of Bethesda, Md.: A system and method for detecting and resolving conflicts in transmissions from DTs located on the edge of an electrical power distribution grid. By examining the frame and time slot of the conflict and inferring a possible DT involved in the transmission conflict and reassigning the DT’s transmission to another frame and time slot, the conflict should be resolved and the data being provided by the DT is not necessarily lost nor is its receipt unreasonably delayed.

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Detection of unauthorized devices on ATMs; (U.S. Patent 9,922,506); William A. Hodges of Mechanicsville; Christopher R. Marshall of Glen Allen; Pierrick Burgain of Richmond; Capital One Financial Corp. of McLean: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for detecting ATM skimmers, other unauthorized devices, such as hidden video cameras or keypad overlays, and/or possible damage to the ATM based upon radio frequency (RF) signal emitted from the ATM and/or 3D image analysis.

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Systems and methods for providing predictive quality analysis; (U.S. Patent 9,921,825); Jyoti Bhardwaj of Glen Allen; Capital One Financial Corp.: Methods and systems for providing predictive quality analysis. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system may receive input data associated with a software program and compare the input data with one or more predetermined analysis parameters. The system may further determine at least one risk rating based on the comparison, wherein each risk rating corresponds to a distinct software category. The system may perform additional operations, including determining at least one adjustment to the software program based on the determined at least one risk rating, and prioritizing the at least one adjustment based on a predetermined adjustment priority standard. Furthermore, the system may provide a report including at least an indication of the at least one prioritized adjustment, a timeline for implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment, and plan implementing the at least one prioritized adjustment.

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System and method for processing and for funding a transaction; (U.S. Patent 9,922,326); Robert Minter Alexander IV, Charles Aaron Rosenblatt and Scott David Grimes of Richmond and others; Capital One Financial Corp. of McLean: Method for processing a transaction, the method comprising automatically requesting a transfer from a source account to a destination account via a communication link, receiving the transfer, adjusting destination account data associated with the destination account by increasing a balance of the destination account by an amount of the transfer, receiving transaction data from a merchant indicating an attempted transaction, the transaction data including a transaction amount and data identifying the destination account, and processing the attempted transaction.

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