Patents Represented by Attorney Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC
  • Patent number: 8348340
    Abstract: A seat structure has a main body and a seating surface element attached to the main body extending in a longitudinal direction. A back element is connected to a rear end of the seating surface element and is reclinable and extends in a vertical direction. The back element includes a back plate and a pair of back rods respectively positioned on both lateral sides of said back plate. An upper end flap is connected to an upper end of the back plate in a forward tiltable manner. A displacement member is supported on the back rods and is vertically displaceable. A first connection element connects the displacement member and upper end flap to tilt the upper end flap forward according to displacement of the displacement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aprica Children's Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ichiro Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 8346773
    Abstract: Data is analyzed by a computer for the automated creation of a new data structure for information technology objects. The objects represent technical components from the mechanical engineering sector or the electrical industry and are assigned to a company. The objects to be structured are captured and then subjected to a parsing. Technical relationships are then created between the parsed objects to construct technical metrics. The data structure is derived from the technical metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: ecs Beratung & Service GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Sporer, Katharina Schulte
  • Patent number: 8346344
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described for determining the location of a object inside a patient. Three dimensional image data of the patient is obtained by an imaging modality such as a C-arm X-ray device. The same or another imaging modality may be used to obtain projection radiographic images, having a coordinate system that can be registered with respect to that of the three dimensional image. The location of one or more features of a medical treatment device such as a needle or a catheter introduced into the imaging filed of view is determined either by an operator or by image analysis, in at least two projection radiographic images, and the position of the feature located in the three-dimensional volume. The projection on a radiographic image of a vector joining a first and a second position is used to assist in guiding the medical treatment device inside of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marcus Pfister, Laura Johnson
  • Patent number: 8347395
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for monitor mirroring in the display of data requiring confidentiality is disclosed, including a computer system, an identification unit that identifies the data requiring confidentiality, and a filter unit that filters the identified data requiring confidentiality, so that only the filtered data and data not requiring confidentiality are shown on the monitor. The screen content of the monitor can thereupon be mirrored onto a further monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Axel Fischer
  • Patent number: 8341062
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for determining performance bonds for fixed payoff products, i.e. contracts which payoff a fixed amount based on the outcome of an underlying event regardless of the value thereof. The worst outcome of the overall portfolio, which may contain more multiple instruments, is calculated, allowing the portfolio to have both long and short positions on the same underlying event and offsets among instruments within the portfolio. A universe of outcomes is constructed including single events with single outcomes, and the probability thereof, and single events with multiple outcomes, each with a probability thereof. Each outcome has an associated price and probability. Low probability events will have low values, resulting in a lower margin requirement. The margin requirement is then the amount of the maximum loss that the portfolio can sustain for any possible outcome of the underlying event, adjusted for the probability thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Dale A. Michaels, Edward Gogol
  • Patent number: 8334636
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling unit (24) for transmitting high-frequency mechanical vibrations from a vibration generator (12) onto a tool (34). Said coupling unit comprises in input part (22) and an output part (30) that are interconnected via two identical vibration bars (26, 28), said bars being off-set from each other. The bars may have the shape of quadrants to provide the output movement in a direction that forms an angle of 90° with the direction of the input movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Thoms
  • Patent number: 8332305
    Abstract: A system for trading comprises a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to: receive an indication to automatically group a set of investment instruments; determine a set of possible strategies from the set of investment instruments; determine a set of groupings of strategies from the set of possible strategies; and determine one or more selected groupings from the set of groupings of strategies based at least in part on a selection criteria. The memory is coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: OptionMonster Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Aric Forsythe
  • Patent number: 8323255
    Abstract: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50 A to about 90 A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section and has durometer hardness in the range of about 5 A to about 49 A. A selectively collapsible, substantially spherical retention balloon is attached coaxially and exterior of the first catheter section such that the proximal-most end of the retention balloon is coincident to the proximal-most end of the first section of the waste collection catheter, the substantially spherical retention balloon having an inflated size so as to be sufficiently large enough to retain the patient proximal end of the catheter in the patient's rectum without being so large as to trigger a defecatory response in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Nick Martino, James G. Schneider, Peter M. von Dyck, Jae Hwang Kim, John S. Minasi
  • Patent number: 8326663
    Abstract: A system is described for optimizing lead close rates. The system may create a seller scoring model that may be “trained” by a sales lead data over a period of time. The scoring model may be used to measure the performance of sellers in terms of handling and closing sales leads. The scoring model may be used to predict the sellers' close rates for future leads. The system may normalize the sellers based on lead volume to increase the confidence level in the scoring model. The system may utilize the scoring model to determine lead specific handling instructions for future leads to optimize sellers' close rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Leapfrog Online Customer Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Tzaras R. Christon, Lewis Eric Wagner, Richard T. Schneider, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8322744
    Abstract: A stroller has a frame assembly, a seat assembly mounted to the frame assembly, and a hub assembly carried by the seat assembly. The hub assembly has a hub axis, a first hub part connected to the stroller, and a second hub part connected to the first hub part and to the seat assembly. A cup holder is connected to the first hub part. The second hub part and the seat assembly can be rotated about the hub axis relative to the first hub part to adjust a recline position of the seat assembly while the cup holder does not rotate therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Ahnert, Patrick W. Laffan, Robert T. Pike
  • Patent number: 8322530
    Abstract: A storage container system has a plurality of container bases and lids. Each base has a bottom, a continuous side wall extending up from the bottom and terminating at a top edge, an interior storage space within the side wall above the bottom, and an open top bounded by the top edge. Each lid has a main panel section, a perimeter skirt around the main panel section, a top side, and a bottom side. Each lid is configured to close off the open top of any one of the plurality of container bases by connecting a part of the perimeter skirt to the side wall near the top edge. Each lid has a first connecting structure with a lid-to-lid component and a mating lid-to-lid component. Each lid-to-lid component is configured to connect to the mating lid-to-lid component on any other one of the plurality of lids to connect any two of the plurality of lids together. Each lid also has a lid-to-base component, which is part of a second connecting structure and is different from the first connecting structure components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian D. Furlong
  • Patent number: 8321333
    Abstract: Determination of a margin requirement associated with a plurality of financial instruments within a portfolio is disclosed for analyzing the portfolio including determining a first and second time-series of returns for the financial instruments, where the second time-series occurs after the first, and calculating the correlation between the first and second time-series of returns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventor: Pavan Shah
  • Patent number: 8316999
    Abstract: A brake assembly for a stroller has a wheel rotatable about a wheel axis and a plurality of pockets on the wheel spaced from and circumferentially around the wheel axis. A brake lever has an actuator arm and a link arm fixedly connected to one another and is movable between a braking orientation and a released orientation. A boss is driven by the link arm between a braking position and a released position corresponding respectively to the braking and released orientations of the brake lever. A biasing mechanism is configured to bias and retain the boss into engagement with one of the plurality of pockets when the brake lever is moved to the braking orientation and to bias and retain the boss out of engagement with the plurality of pockets when the brake lever is moved to the released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Solinski, Todd D. Sorzano, Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8317394
    Abstract: An improved x-ray system having a DAP measurement chamber is provided. An x-ray system has a radiation path, which extends between an x-ray radiation source and a detector. A beam splitter is arranged in the radiation path, the beam splitter being used to inject visible light into the radiation path. The DAP measurement chamber is arranged in the radiation path between the x-ray radiation source and the beam splitter. An improved collimator having a DAP measurement chamber is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ingo Klemm
  • Patent number: 8316481
    Abstract: A child containment system includes a child containment structure defining an interior space to be occupied by an infant and including an infant support surface within the interior space, and an infant support unit configured for use in a first operational mode in which the infant support unit is coupled to the child containment structure and disposed within the interior space above the infant support surface. The infant support unit and the child containment structure include respective connectors to secure the infant support unit in the first operational mode. The infant support unit includes a frame configured for use of the infant support unit in a second operational mode in which the infant support unit is independent of the child containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 8315938
    Abstract: A system for option analysis comprises a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to receive a selection of a strategy to analyze for an underlying security; calculate a spectral map data for the strategy for the underlying security; and provide the spectral map data for the strategy to a display. The memory is coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: OptionMonster Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Aric Forsythe
  • Patent number: 8311613
    Abstract: A system for determining a position of a catheter is provided. An electrode is on a catheter. A plurality of reference electrodes are provided. Each of the plurality of reference electrodes are configured to transmit or receive a signal to or from the electrode, respectively. A processor is operable to determine a position of the catheter as a function of an electrical characteristic based on the signals. The plurality of reference electrodes are not positioned on or in a body surface along three mutually orthogonal axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Kenneth Danehorn
  • Patent number: 8311934
    Abstract: A system and method for factoring in a trader's trading activity into the margin requirements is disclosed. In the securities arena, day traders are assessed different margins than non-day-traders, however, the specific profile of the trader is analyzed (that is, the same rule applies to all day traders).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Jodi L. Abudarham, Dale A. Michaels
  • Patent number: 8310407
    Abstract: A large display is provided for the representation of medical images. The large display comprises at least a first and a second zone which can be controlled and operated independently of each other. Furthermore, an image configuration is provided which describes the representation on the large display during normal operation. Also provided is an emergency image configuration which describes the representation in the second zone of the large display in the event of failure or fault of the representation in the first zone. In the event of a fault, provision is made for switching over to an emergency operating mode in which the representation in the second zone is determined by the emergency configuration. The present embodiments have the advantage of providing protection against a failure of the large display, failure of which would disrupt medical operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernd Keuenhof
  • Patent number: 8306902
    Abstract: A computer network and method for electronically trading combinations of derivatives. One preferred method of trading includes providing quotes information to a central server, and determining indicative quotes for combination trades, and providing the non-binding, indicative quotes to market participants (which typically includes subscribers, but may also include market makers). A participant may then submit an e-RFQ, which is a request for a binding quote for the combination of derivatives. Market Makers may then elect to submit a binding quote for the corresponding derivative combination. Market participants may then elect to enter a binding order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl