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HASKINS, Arthur R. Jr., 77, of Richmond, departed this life Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karleen Haskins. He…

A working smoke detector can be a lifesaver, but when it starts beeping at three in the morning, you probably feel more like ripping it out of the ceiling. If you’re tired of waking up to a chirping smoke detector, try these steps to get it working again.

• Altria Client Services LLC received a patent for a battery for an electronic vaping device.

• Altria Client Services LLC received a patent for a vaporizer including a heater assembly and delivery device.

• Altria Client Services LLC received a patent for an air flow design for an e-vaping cartridge, method of making the e-vaping cartridge, and e-vaping device including the cartridge.

• Capital One Services LLC received a patent for systems and methods for cryptographic authentication of contactless cards.

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• Dominion Energy received a patent for systems and methods for volt-ampere reactive control and optimization.

• Capital One Services received a patent for a system and method for mobile social networking within a target area.

• Altria Client Services received a patent for an electronic vaping device and components thereof.

• Altria Client Services received a patent for an aerosol-generating device with sealed compartment.

• Dominion Energy received a patent for systems and methods for volt-ampere reactive control and optimization.

• Capital One Services received a patent for a system and method for mobile social networking within a target area.

• Altria Client Services received a patent for an electronic vaping device and components thereof.

• Altria Client Services received a patent for an aerosol-generating device with sealed compartment.

It’s particularly useful if you have a car that gets parked for long periods of time. So, while you’re at the International Slanket Convention for three weeks, the charger automatically senses a drop in the battery’s voltage and turns itself on and off as needed, keeping the battery ready to go when you get home.

Normally, when you buy a trickle charger at an auto parts store, you open the hood, you attach the clamps on one end of the charger to your battery terminals, and then you plug the other end into a wall socket. When you go to drive the car, you remove the clamps, close the hood and drive away.

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• Children's Group LLC received a patent for a multiuser amusement rocking device.

• Tape-Tab L.P. received a patent for a device for separating, saving and storing an adhesive tape leading edge.

• Powertrain Control Solutions LLC received a patent for a vehicle with anti-collision safety system.

• CarMax Business  Services LLC received a patent for devices, systems, and methods for curing a coating.

• Children's Group LLC received a patent for a multiuser amusement rocking device.

• Tape-Tab L.P. received a patent for a device for separating, saving and storing an adhesive tape leading edge.

• Powertrain Control Solutions LLC received a patent for a vehicle with anti-collision safety system.

• CarMax Business  Services LLC received a patent for devices, systems, and methods for curing a coating.

We’ve also seen situations where owners will accidentally hit the “stop-start” button twice when shutting off the car, and put the car into “accessory mode” without knowing it. If you leave your car in “accessory mode,” things like your radio and heater fan will continue to run and drain your battery.

In terms of chargers, solar chargers put out about 500-1,500 milliamps. So even at the high end, under perfect, sunny conditions, it’s adding about twice as much current as your car is draining just by being parked.

And since conditions are rarely perfect, you’ll just barely be replacing what the computer, the emissions system and the alarm are drawing when the car is off.

Kenya Hunter brings you this week's brief making the rounds section:

• Altria Client Services received a patent for an e-vaping device having a section with a removable insulator between electrically conductive and passive elements;

• Kaleo Inc. received a patent for a medicament delivery device for administration of opioid antagonists including formulations for naloxone;

• Dominion Energy Inc. received a patent for a fastener holder, and

• Virginia Commonwealth University received a patent for nuclear sulfated oxysterol, potent regulator of lipid homeostasis, for therapy of hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglycerides, fatty liver diseases, and atherosclerosis

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