Sherlock Hawkins 2: Did QinetiQ Facebook’s Con Air SWAT Team Gift Wrap Serco’s Perfume Novichok Patent?
Victim of Novichok Dawn Sturgess ‘poisoned by poisonous perfume bottle in just 15 minutes’
“EUROPE Novichok came in ‘expensive’ looking perfume bottle, victim Charlie Rowley says
The nerve agent that poisoned two people in Amesbury was packed in a sealed, brand-name perfume bottle, survivor Charlie Rowley told British media. He says he can’t remember where he found the container.
Amesbury poisoning survivor Charlie Rowley gave the bottle which contained Novichok nerve agent to his girlfriend Dawn Sturgess as a gift, believing it to be perfume, according to interviews he gave to the UK’s ITV and the mass-circulation paper The Sun.
Rowley said he had picked up the bottle, which “looked expensive” and was labeled as perfume, before giving it to his partner. However, he said he was unable to remember where he had found the poison, telling The Sun it was “still a blur.”
Talking to ITV, he said the bottle was inside a cellophane-wrapped sealed box and appeared to be unused. Rowley himself came into contact with the poisonous chemical while mounting a pump dispenser inside it and some of content spilled on his hands.
“It had an oily substance and I smelt it and it didn’t smell of perfume,” he told the TV channel. “It felt oily, so I washed it off really quick, but I didn’t think anything of it.”
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Symptoms started with a headache
When he offered the bottle to Sturgess, whom he had been dating for nearly two years, the 44-year-old woman “recognized the bottle and product as a known brand” and sprayed it on her wrists.
“Within 15 minutes, I believe Dawn said she felt she had a headache and asked me if I had any headache tablets,” Rowley said. “I had a look around the flat, and within that time she said she felt peculiar and needed to lie down in the bath, which at the time I thought was a bit strange.”
“I went into the bathroom and found her in the bath, fully clothed, in a very ill state,” he added.
Rowley says he doesn’t remember falling ill himself, but said his friend told him he was stumbling and “foaming” at the mouth.
Rescuers found both of them unconscious on the day of the incident, June 30th, and transported them to the same Salisbury hospital where Sergei and Yulia Skripal had been treated for an earlier case on Novichok poisoning.
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Harder to ‘think and concentrate’
Doctors put Rowley in an artificial coma for two weeks. When he came to, he found out Sturgess passed away on July 8th.
“I was still on medication when they told me she passed away,” he told the Sun. “I don’t think I will ever be able to get over it.”
When it comes to consequences to his own health, the 45-year-old said it was much harder “to think and concentrate” after the poisoning.
Novichok was developed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. London claims Russia was behind the attack on ex-double agent Skripal in March. Moscow denies involvement.
“Carl M. Lombardi’s Miniature perfume bottle 2002-04-16 US6371334B1 Grant Abstract A device for use in a gift/sample box or for test marketing a perfume, such as to a focus group, includes a smaller or miniature version of a perfume bottle, a removable dispensing vial of perfume, and a top. Various bottle designs can be tested with different perfumes or the same perfume, because the perfume vial is removable from each test bottle. Similarly, the device can be used in a gift/sample pack, the miniature version of the bottle evoking the bottle design of a commercially available perfume which sales it is designed to improve, and having a smaller volume of perfume that a merely smaller version of the bottle in which the commercially available perfume is sold.”
“RESPIRA THERAPEUTICS Inc’s [Novichok] Powder dispersion devices and methods 2013-12-26 US20130340754A1 Application Abstract A dry powder inhaler may include a powder storage, an inlet channel, a dispersion chamber, and an outlet channel. A geometry of the inhaler may be such that a flow profile is generated within the dispersion chamber that causes an actuator to oscillate, enabling the actuator when oscillating to deaggregate powdered medicament within the dispersion chamber to be aerosolized and entrained by the air and delivered to a patient through the outlet channel.
The powder dispersion devices and methods in accordance with the present disclosure may be applicable in many scenarios. For example, APIs (Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients), or active agents, that may be used with any of the mechanisms described within the context of the present disclosure may include .. Examples of nerve agents may include G series such as Tabun (GA), Sarin (GB), Soman (GD), Cyclosarin (GF), GV series such as Novichok agents, GV (nerve agent), V series such as VE, VG, VM, and the like. … As mentioned above, the example bead 302 disposed within the example chamber 104 may oscillate in a manner similar to that described in U.S. application Ser. No. 13/469,963, filed 11 May 2012, entitled “Bead-Containing Dry Powder Inhaler.” However, in accordance with the present disclosure, the bead 302 may not include a pre-coated powder on its surface. Rather, powder may be separately introduced into the chamber 104 from a receptacle such as dose containment or dosing chamber, or other temporary holding compartment or region, or from another dry powder inhaler, as described further below. With this configuration, the powder may be initially placed into a dose containment chamber. When a patient inhales from a mouthpiece, air may be drawn through the dose containment chamber which moves the powder into the chamber 104, where it encounters the bead 302 oscillating primarily along the longitudinal axis L (see e.g., FIG. 3).”
“Based on the technology developed by QinetiQ North America subsidiary Cyveillance (http://www.cyveillance.com/web/news/press_rel/2011/2011-06-06.asp), the QinetiQ North America SEPA solution is specifically applicable to the wide ranging need of government agencies to identify attacks targeting government executives and organizations. By combining Cyveillance’s cyber intelligence capabilities with QinetiQ North America’s expertise in the federal market, government organizations are able to utilize a tailored solution that helps protect against infiltration attempts, espionage campaigns and foreign threats. Unlike any other solution on the market, SEPA is able to effectively examine the content and context of an email, along with the methods and behavior of embedded Web page links, to judge the trustworthiness of the email.”
“Vencore Services and Solutions Inc Cyveillance Inc Social Engineering Protection Appliance US9123027B2 Methods and systems for detecting social engineering attacks comprise: extracting one or more non-semantic data items from an incoming email; determining whether the one or more non-semantic data items match information stored in a data store of previously collected information; performing behavioral analysis on the one or more non-semantic data items; analyzing semantic data associated with the email to determine whether the non-semantic data matches one or more patterns associated with malicious emails; and based on the determining, performing, and analyzing, identifying the email as potentially malicious or non-malicious. The system also includes processes for collecting relevant information for storage within the data store and processes for harvesting information from detected social engineering attacks for entry into the data store and seeding of the collection processes.”
“The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal involves the collection of personally identifiable information of 87 million Facebook users and reportedly a much greater number more that Cambridge Analytica began collecting in 2014. The data was allegedly used to attempt to influence voter opinion on behalf of politicians who hired them. Following the discovery, Facebook apologized amid public outcry and risen stock prices. The way that Cambridge Analytica collected the data was called “inappropriate”. … Facebook sent a message to these users believed to be affected, saying the information likely included one’s “public profile, page likes, birthday and current city”. Some of the app’s users gave the app permission to access their News Feed, timeline, and messages. The data was detailed enough for Cambridge Analytica to create psychographical profiles of the subjects of the data. The data also included the locations of each person. For a given political campaign, the data was detailed enough to create a profile which suggested what kind of advertisement would be most effective to persuade a particular person in a particular location for some political event.”
“MoD Boscombe Down (ICAO: EGDM) is the home of a military aircraft testing site, located near the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. The site is currently run, managed and operated by QinetiQ; the private defence company created [in a joint venture with Serco’s Con Air SWAT team network] as part of the breakup of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) in 2001 by the UKMinistry of Defence (MoD). It is also the home of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS).”
“Serco Inc. Capabilities Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Software Support Develop, demonstrate, implement and transition technologies to improve software/hardware development, fielding and sustainment support for chemical/biological detection and reconnaissance systems, individual and collective protection systems, decontamination systems, and information management systems for the Warfighter and First Responder, Homeland Defense and civil support activities.”
“Jerome H. Lemelson’s Prisoner tracking and warning system and corresponding methods US6054928A A system and method for tracking, monitoring and learning prisoner or parolee behavior involves obtaining prisoner or parolee data and monitoring data for at least one individual prisoner or parolee, storing the prisoner or parolee data and monitored data into a database, learning prisoner or parolee behavior from the prisoner or parolee data and the monitored data in the database, and updating the prisoner or parolee data and the monitored data in the database. Expert system (i.e. including but not limited to fuzzy logic, reinforcement learning, neural networks, artificial intelligence, etc.) algorithms are executed for determining and analyzing deviated behavior by the prisoner or parolee. A parole level is assigned to the prisoner or parolee and it is determined whether the prisoner or parolee is to be moved up or down a parole level depending on whether the prisoner or parolee behavior does not constitute or does constitute prisoner or parolee violations. Furthermore, the system tracks, monitors, and learns the behavior of the prisoner or parolee by controlling and regulating the permitted/prohibited locations or sectors, the permitted/prohibited location or sector dwell times, the permitted/prohibited travel routes, the permitted/prohibited travel times that the prisoner or parolee spends at or between various locations.”
“Facebook Inc’s Facial Recognition Using Social Networking Information 2015-07-21 US9087273B2 Grant Abstract In particular embodiments, one or more images associated with a primary user are received. The image(s) may comprise single images, a series of related images, or video frames. In each image, one or more faces may be detected and/or tracked. For each face, one or more candidates are selected who may be identified with the face. Each candidate may be connected to the primary user within a social network. A candidate score for each candidate associated with a detected face. Finally, the winning candidate is determined, and a suggestion to identify the detected face as being the winning candidate is presented. Some embodiments may operate upon video clips as the video is captured by a mobile device. Some embodiments may operate upon series of images as they are uploaded to or viewed on a website.”
“Serco Awarded $95 Million Patent Classification Contract with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office November 30, 2015 RESTON, VA – November 30, 2015 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today the Company has been awarded a patent classification services contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Serco will provide initial patent classification and reclassification services to support USPTO’s core mission of examining, granting, and disseminating patents and trademarks. The recompete contract has a one-year base period with four one-year option periods, and is valued at $95 million over the five-year period, if all options and award terms are exercised.”