Patents Represented by Attorney Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC
  • Patent number: 8253121
    Abstract: A method for creating a therapy plan for a particle therapy, in which a filter is used to adjust the depth of penetration of the particle beam and an immobilization device is used to immobilize a body region of a patient to be treated, includes adjusting the geometry of a deformable mass of a filter to the geometry of the immobilization device. The deformable filter mass is applied, at least partially, to the immobilization device. A planning data record is obtained with recordings of the filter, so that the properties of the filter are determined on the basis of the recordings and are used in the therapy plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tobias Gnutzmann, Tim Use
  • Patent number: 8245870
    Abstract: A drinking container has a bottle with an open top, a cap assembly attachable to the bottle to cover the open top, and a drinking spout with a top opening on the cap assembly. A spout cover is removably fitted on the top opening of the drinking spout. A flexible tether is connected to the spout cover and to the cap assembly or the bottle. The tether is looped unto itself permitting the spout cover and a portion of the tether to be extended to reach the top opening and to be retracted withdrawing the spout cover to a position remote from the drinking spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Larry T. McKinney, Jacob Connelly
  • Patent number: 8249973
    Abstract: A system and method for using asymmetrical offsets for products in a risk management analysis system are disclosed. Conventional systems assign symmetrical offsets for products, that is, if two products have an 80% correlation they each would be assigned an offset of 80% with respect to each other. However, it is desirable to allow for asymmetrical offsets. In the disclosed system and method, when two products have a correlation of 80%, one may be assigned an offset of 75% and the other may be assigned an offset of 80%. There are many reasons to vary the offset between the products. The varying offset may reflect an asymmetry in the risk in one of the products, such as being traded in an illiquid market or in a less desirable venue. The varying offset may correct for an imbalance in spread credits due to special charges from intra spreading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Dale A. Michaels, Edward Gogol
  • Patent number: 8234408
    Abstract: A system for differentiating unique systems and/or users sharing a common address may include an interface, a device identifier, a communication interceptor and a communication processor. The interface may be operative to receive a designation of a plurality of devices and/or users and a specification of corresponding services to be provisioned. The device identifier may be operative to cause the devices to provide a unique identifier with each communication originated by the device and store the unique identifier and the associated specification in a memory. The communication interceptor may be operative to intercept a communication originated by one of the devices and determine the unique identifier associated with the communication. The communication processor may be operative to determine the associated device and/or user specific service to be provisioned based on the unique identifier and process the communication in accordance with the associated device and/or user specific service to be provisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: CloudShield Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peder J. Jungck
  • Patent number: 8230536
    Abstract: A changing table for a playard has a flexible platform sized to support a child and a changing table mount arranged to releasably engage the platform to the playard. The changing table mount can have a plurality of straps each having a fastener and removably received in corresponding slots of the playard. The changing table mount can comprise a zipper releasably connecting the changing table to the playard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Jeffrey David Swan, Neil C. Penza, Todd D. Sorzano, Matthew J. Ransil, Thomas J. Pollack, Jonathan M. Pacella, Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8229838
    Abstract: An electronic trading system utilizes a Match Engine that receives orders, stores them internally, calculates tradable combinations and advertises the availability of real and implied orders in the form of market data. The tradable combinations may include spread orders where one leg of the spread has a different tick size than the other or where the tick of the spread contract is different from the tick size in one or both legs. A method and system for calculating on-tick leg prices in an equitable and predictable manner is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Milne, Aleksandr Sedlin
  • Patent number: 8224730
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments utilize hedge ratios to determine the optimal hedge ratio and associated scanning spread. This tells traders what ratios of the quantities of products they should have in their portfolio in order to maintain the status of the portfolios as delta neutral, i.e. be delta hedged, and receive optimal margin credits therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammed Hadi, Amy Stephen, Ketan Patel, Dmitriy Glinberg
  • Patent number: 8210610
    Abstract: A child seat for a juvenile product has a seating surface with a first section, a second section, and a seat bight region between the first and second sections. A lap belt is coupled to the child seat near the seat bight region. A first crotch strap is coupled to the child seat on the first section side of the seat bight region and is connectable to the lap belt in a first harness configuration rendering the first section as the seat bottom of the seating surface. The child seat has a removable pad insert with a second crotch strap. With the pad insert installed over the first section of the seating surface, the pad insert positions the second crotch strap on the second section side of the seat bight region. The second crotch strap is connectable to the lap belt in a second harness configuration rendering the second section as the seat bottom of the seating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy L. Berkey, John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV
  • Patent number: 8214278
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing correlation between the assets given by the trader for collateral and that trader's open positions is disclosed. Thus, if the collateral is correlated to the trader's open positions, then some offset can be given. If there is no correlation then the collateral is valued in the conventional way. For example, if a trader provides t-bills as collateral for an account that has open positions (e.g. short futures) in T-bills, then that trader's account can be credited with some offset since the value of T-bills and T-bill futures are highly correlated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Dale A. Michaels, Edward Gogol
  • Patent number: 8213564
    Abstract: A method for determining attenuation coefficients for an object using a movable x-ray source and a detector for recording projections is provided. The method includes defining a trajectory for the movable x-ray source, defining filtering lines for the filtering of projection data, and defining positions on the filtering lines, at which the projection derivative is to be formed using a mathematical algorithm for a back-projection. The method also includes defining sampling positions on the trajectory, traversing, by the x-ray source, the trajectory and recording a projection for each sampling position. Projection derivatives with respect to the trajectory path are calculated numerically for each of the positions directly on the filtering lines, and using a mathematical algorithm, attenuation coefficients are determined for the object from the calculated projection derivatives, for the reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Dennerlein, Holger Scherl
  • Patent number: 8210562
    Abstract: A baby carriage includes: a pair of front legs; a pair of connecting members; a pair of guide sleeves respectively fixed to intermediate regions of the pair of front legs; a pair of rear legs having their upper ends pivotally connected to the pair of connecting members, respectively; a pair of push bars sidably held by the pair of connecting members and the pair of guide sleeves, respectively; width-direction connecting means for connecting left and right sides of the baby carriage each formed by each front leg, each rear leg, and each push bar to each other; and a canopy having its both ends in a width direction respectively connected to and held by the pair of push bars at a position lower than the pair of connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Aprica Children's Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ichiro Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 8209799
    Abstract: A gap protection device for an examining table includes a guide rail, a protecting chain and a rigid rope. The guide rail is fixed onto the non-moving part of the examining table. One end of the protecting chain is fixed onto the body of the examining table and is movable along the guide rail so as to cover the gap between the body and the non-moving part of the examining table. The two ends of the rigid rope are respectively connected to the two ends of the protecting chain. When the examining table is moved, the closed loop formed by the protecting chain and the rigid rope circulates synchronously under the drive of the examining table, such that the protecting chain covers the gap between the body and the non-moving part of the examining table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hong Shang, Ning Tao Yang, Xiang Zhang, Ping Zhu
  • Patent number: 8210563
    Abstract: A stroller includes a frame, a pivot joint assembly mounted on the frame, and a handle coupled to the frame at the pivot joint assembly. The handle rotates about a pivot axis defined by the pivot joint assembly between first and second positions relative to the frame. A latch assembly includes a projection and is movable between a latched state in which the latch assembly secures the handle in either the first position or the second position and a released state in which the handle is released for movement between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Patrick W. Laffan, Stephen Ahnert, Devon T. Siesholtz, Branden McCorkel, Robert T. Pike, Joseph T. Grintz
  • Patent number: 8203553
    Abstract: A method for calculating an image in the context of a volume visualization by ray casting using a plurality of computing nodes is provided. The method includes subdividing a volume that is to be visualized into subvolumes assigned to the plurality of computing nodes; assigning a subdivision of data to volume points and storing the subdivision of data in a memory associated with the plurality of computing nodes, the subdivision corresponding to the assignment of subvolumes to nodes; and computing at least one pixel by generating a ray leading through the volume, wherein computing includes taking into account points lying on the ray one after another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiegesellschaft
    Inventors: Jesko Schwarzer, Klaus Engel, Alexander Ehlert, Frederik Lange
  • Patent number: 8204082
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for enhancing the infrastructure of a network such as the Internet is disclosed. A packet interceptor/processor apparatus is coupled with the network so as to be able to intercept and process packets flowing over the network. Further, the apparatus provides external connectivity to other devices that wish to intercept packets as well. The apparatus applies one or more rules to the intercepted packets which execute one or more functions on a dynamically specified portion of the packet and take one or more actions with the packets. The apparatus is capable of analyzing any portion of the packet including the header and payload. Actions include releasing the packet unmodified, deleting the packet, modifying the packet, logging/storing information about the packet or forwarding the packet to an external device for subsequent processing. Further, the rules may be dynamically modified by the external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: CloudShield Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peder J. Jungck, Matthew Donald Drown, Sean M. Goller
  • Patent number: 8198608
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to lowering the widening of a radiation beam, for example, using a chamber arranged between a beam output and an object to be irradiated. The chamber is filled with a gas or a gas mixture, the average atomic number of which is smaller than that of air, and the volume expansion of which is changeable. The advantage here is that a widening of a radiation beam caused by multiple scattering is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Detlef Mattern
  • Patent number: 8196824
    Abstract: A method for detecting installed or associated components that are each identified by at least one unique identifier is provided. The identifiers may be read out by at least one reader device. The identifiers, for detecting the respective components, are read out automatically by the reader device. All the serialized components of the system are identified and detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Marco Lallemang
  • Patent number: 8195271
    Abstract: A system and method of treating tachycardias and similar syndromes by the use of catheter ablation of tissue is described. A computed tomography (CT)-like image of the heart is obtained and processed to segment the various types of tissue. Papillary muscle areas are identified and displayed differently from the other nearby tissues so that the muscles can be avoided during treatment to avoid or minimize damage to the muscles during ablation treatment. Electrophysical data and scar tissue may also be identified in the image, which may be of the endoscopic type. The position of the catheter may be displayed as a synthetic image on the endoscopic view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: D662759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Calphalon Corporation
    Inventors: Lars Blacken, Joel Tetreault, Sarah Pantaleo
  • Patent number: D664386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Aprica Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ohnishi, Hiroshi Nakayama