Patents Represented by Attorney Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC
  • Patent number: 8195275
    Abstract: A system and method of evaluating the effectiveness of antiangionetic therapy is described. A patient or test animal is treated with an antiangionetic substance. Magnetic resonance imaging data is obtained prior to and subsequent to the treatment. The parameters of the imaging process are configured so that, by administering a intravascular contrast agent, the relative size of the microvascular and the total vascular volumes in a region of interest may be obtained, so as to form a vascular size index. The value of the vascular size index and other pharmacokinetic data obtained by the administration of a diffusible contrast agent are used to assess the efficacy of the treatment or the antiangionetic substance being studied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Zwick, Ralph Strecker, Fabian Kiessling, Arne Hengerer, Sebastian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8193869
    Abstract: A device has a resonator coupled to input and output nodes, the resonator being characterized by a transducer to drive the output node, and further characterized by a feedthrough capacitance such that portions of the input signal bypass the transducer to allow a spurious signal to reach the output node. The device includes a compensation capacitor coupled to the output node to define a compensation capacitance in accordance with the feedthrough capacitance. A phase inversion circuit is coupled to the compensation capacitance to generate a compensation signal and coupled to the output node such that the spurious signal is offset by the compensation signal. In some cases, a differential amplifier of the phase inversion circuit has the compensation capacitance in a feedback path to offset the feedthrough capacitance. In these and other cases, the compensation capacitance and the feedthrough capacitance may be unmatched to avoid overcompensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Discera, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Brown, Wan-Thai Hsu, Kenneth R. Cioffi
  • Patent number: 8187111
    Abstract: A child motion device includes a frame providing a structural support relative to a reference surface and including an arm pivotably coupled to the structural support for reciprocating movement with a resonant frequency, a child supporting device coupled to the arm and spaced from the reference surface by the frame, and a drive system including a motor configured to drive the arm such that the child supporting device reciprocates along a motion path at a frequency matched to the resonant frequency. The drive system is configured to adjust a duty cycle of the motor to control a speed at which the child support device moves along the motion path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Velderman, Joshua E. Clapper
  • Patent number: 8186706
    Abstract: A foldable stroller frame has a frame structure with two laterally spaced apart frame sides. The frame structure is three dimensionally foldable from an in-use configuration to a folded configuration. A fold joint assembly is provided on a part of the frame structure and is configured to maintain the frame structure in the in-use configuration. An actuator is coupled to the frame structure and is capable of actuation with one hand of a user to release the fold joint assembly. The frame structure can then move from the in-use configuration to the folded configuration using only the one hand and the frame sides are laterally closer to one another in the folded configuration than in the in-use configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8182271
    Abstract: A system and method for certifying a trainee to use a device is disclosed. The system and method include a testing computer configured to create an answer log containing at least one answer given by the trainee to at least one question of a certification test and a centralized grading server in communication with the testing computer, the centralized grading server configured to receive the answer log from the testing computer, evaluate the answer log to determine if the trainee has passed the certification test, and provide a license file providing a license file if the trainee passes the certification test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Katharina Socher
  • Patent number: 8177240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller skate (2), in particular an inline roller skate, comprising a plurality of rollers (4, 6, 8, 10). In order to simplify braking and to improve the dosage of the braking force and the driving stability of essentially inline roller skates during braking, the roller skate (2) comprises a first frame part (12), which is or can be rigidly connected to a shoe and in which at least one of the front rollers (4, 6) is rotatably mounted, a second frame part (14), in which at least two rear rollers (8, 10) are rotatably mounted, the two frame parts (12, 14) being pivotable about a pivoting axis (24) which is parallel to the rotational axes of the rollers (4, 6, 8, 10), and a braking element (34) that can be pressed against at least one of the rear rollers (8, 10) during pivoting of the two frame parts (12, 14) relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Bernd Ressin
  • Patent number: 8173979
    Abstract: A method for generating and visualizing an ion beam profile is provided. The method includes specifying an incidence direction of a particle beam, specifying a target region that is to be irradiated by said particle beam, creating an ion beam profile from points that are located on a downstream side of the target region or that are located in front of the target region and project onto the contour of the target region with respect to the incidence direction, and displaying a graphical representation of the ion beam profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Shettihalli Murali
  • Patent number: 8167147
    Abstract: A dish drainer assembly has a basket with a bottom and a side wall extending up from a perimeter of the bottom. The side wall terminates at a top edge. A cut out is formed in a part of the side wall and has an upper edge that is lower than the top edge of the remainder of the side wall. A drying accessory has a plurality of fingers spaced apart from one another and is configured to removably attach to the basket in a first position and a second position different from the first. The fingers are oriented differently in each of the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Seth Frankel, Joy Burns, Sarah Rosenbach, Randall Lewis, James Talmage Davis, II, Colin Greenidge, Brad Cracchiola, Soren Ingomar Petersen
  • Patent number: 8165908
    Abstract: An interactive software application provides workflow assistance related to the proper performance of work steps in the workflow. The workflow assistance may include step by step instructions detailing the proper operation of the user interface to complete the current work step. Additionally, the workflow assistance may include a virtual simulation demonstrating the proper operation of the user interface to complete the work step. Alternate workflow assistance may be provided for alternate manners of completing the work step. The software application also may initiate the performance of a work step via a primary operation on an icon associated with the work step. Workflow assistance associated with the work step may be presented via a secondary operation performed on the icon. Workflow assistance also may be directly accessible from the user interface or from a help menu superimposed upon other images displayed on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nikolaus Bolle, Klaus-Michael Pauls, Klaus Ullrich, Bernhard Schild, Michael Nofz, Ute Feuerlein
  • Patent number: 8164445
    Abstract: A method for cableless transmission of operating signals from a mobile remote control unit to a medical device is provided. The method includes recording a transmission quality measurement, and blocking the transmission of the operating signals if the transmission quality measurement or a distance measurement between the remote control unit and a receiver unit of the device fulfills a predetermined trigger criteria. A step detection process is carried out by the remote control unit, and a change in the transmission quality measurement is taken into account if a step movement is determined in the step detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Kagermeier, Dietmar Sierk, Daniel Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 8160324
    Abstract: A method for analyzing image errors in an image dataset of a medical imaging device is provided. The method includes transmitting the image dataset to a central computing center, analyzing the image errors by a server of the computing center, determining a type of image error in the image dataset, and forwarding the image dataset to a service technician who is responsible for the type of image error determined in the image dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Axel Fischer, Hermann-Josef Krämer
  • Patent number: 8157808
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insertion instrument for an endoprosthesis (1), which comprises a neck part (12) and a shaft part (10) which is to be inserted into a medullary cavity, comprising a clamping device (2) which is provided with a holding fork (25) and a thrust bearing (26), which are embodied in such a manner that the endoprosthesis (1) is held fixedly in a clamped state and is released in an unclamped state, in addition to a striker device (3). The aim of the invention is to simplify the safe and precise insertion thereof such that a guide rail (23) for a striker element is arranged in a fixed manner on the clamping device (2) and is oriented in such a manner that a path, which is determined by the guide rail, leads to an end face of the endoprosthesis (1) which is held in the clamping device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Arnold Keller
  • Patent number: 8152850
    Abstract: An intervertebral-disc prosthesis for insertion into an intervertebral disc compartment has a first and a second constituent element (10,10?) each being provided on one side with a joint member (28,28?) and on the other side with an abutment face which abuts against adjacent vertebrae. The abutment faces have a convexly curved region that has at least substantially the shape of a ramp. Preferably the region is surrounded by an annular flat region having a larger roughness than the curved region. The curved region may have a vertex which contacts a vertex of a dome formed in the adjacent vertebra. This facilitates rotation of the constituent element within the intervertebral disc compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: spontech spine intelligence group AG
    Inventor: Franz Copf, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8156440
    Abstract: A graphic user interface as well as related methods and logic for a DICOM transfer configuration are provided. For example, a first image object corresponding to an origin node is provided. A second image object corresponding to a destination node is provided. The second image object includes an indicator associated with a DICOM transfer. At least one link image object is between the first image object and the second image object. The link image object is indicative of a potential DICOM transfer. The first, second, and link image objects are displayed in a user interface. The potential DICOM transfer is operable to be configured via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Franz Amon
  • Patent number: 8154224
    Abstract: A medical examination or treatment facility comprising at least one display facility that can be moved in space is provided. The facility includes one or a plurality of lighting facilities arranged in a distributed manner to illuminate the space. It is possible to change the brightness and/or position of the individual lighting facilities automatically by a control or regulation facility as a function of a captured spatial position and/or orientation of the object, in particular of the display facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Matthias Wedel
  • Patent number: 8155271
    Abstract: The present embodiments related to a device having a device element to which a high voltage can be applied. The device is provided with at least one additional conducting element which is disposed, embodied and connected in such a way that the element is assigned a defined potential value and a change to the electric field generated by the high voltage in the sense of a more favorable field distribution is effected by means of position, shape and potential value. According to the invention, maximum loads on switching elements are avoided and undesirable phenomena such as voltage breakdowns or flow voltages are counteracted as a result of the more favorable field distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Beyerlein, Richard Eichhorn, Werner Kühnel, Sabine Missel
  • Patent number: 8148703
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for determining and monitoring parameters of a radiation treatment. The apparatus produces a first image of a region of a patient body to be radiated using a medical imaging process, determines a parameter setting of a radiation system using the first image, and provides the radiation treatment to the body region to be radiated using the radiation system with the determined parameter setting. The apparatus further produces a second image of the body region radiated with the parameter setting, automatically comparing the first image and the second image, and generates a deviation signal when a difference between the first image and the second image exceeds a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andres Sommer
  • Patent number: 8146989
    Abstract: A child soothing device includes a frame comprising a structural support, a housing coupled to the structural support and comprising a cover with an opening, and a speaker including a speaker driver and a speaker chamber. The speaker driver has a diaphragm disposed relative to the opening in the cover for external sound wave propagation via displacement of the diaphragm, and the speaker chamber has a volume defined by the housing and in communication with the diaphragm for internal sound wave propagation via the displacement of the diaphragm. The device further includes a partition within the housing to further define the volume of the speaker chamber. The volume may include a region obliquely oriented relative to the diaphragm to support a low frequency response of the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Godiska, Joshua E. Clapper, Nick Efthemios Papageorge
  • Patent number: 8139671
    Abstract: The invention discloses an arrangement and an associated method for contactless transmission of electrical signals between two units 1, 2, wherein a first unit 1 has a transmitting element 11 emitting electrical signals and at least one conductor 13 connected thereto, and wherein a second unit 2 has a receiving element 29 and a coupling element 31 connected thereto. The coupling element 31 is formed by means of a resistance material and decouples an electrical signal carried in the conductor 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robin Granger, Helmut Repp, Michael James Sisson
  • Patent number: D659411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventors: Adam Hyman, Mikael Bäckström