Patents Represented by Attorney Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC
  • Patent number: 8087108
    Abstract: A sink protector is provided that includes a frame defining a frame opening, and a grate supported by the frame. The grate includes a first grate section and a second grate section, each having a perimeter and a plurality of wires extending across each grate section to provide structure for supporting various items to be deposited in a sink. The grate is sufficiently porous to allow the unobstructed passage of water and food particles therethrough. The grate sections are pivotally connected such that at least one of the grate sections pivots about the other grate section to allow unencumbered access to the sink drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: Joy Burns, Sarah Rosenbach, Randall Lewis, Brad Cracchiola
  • Patent number: 8087680
    Abstract: A stroller is configured to transport interchangeable child seats. The stroller includes a stroller frame having a first set of connection locations removably attach to a first child seat. The frame also includes a removable child seat adapter that can be connected to the stroller frame such that the stroller frame presents a second set of connection locations that removably attach to a second child seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Patrick Nolan
  • Patent number: 8087416
    Abstract: A hair clip having two body members pivotally coupled together by a concealed-spring hinge mechanism. The hinge mechanism includes a housing and a spring concealed within the housing in normal use of the hair clip. In typical commercial embodiments, the housing is integrally formed with a first one of the body members in a one-step process. The housing defines an inner-end access opening through which the spring is inserted during the manufacturing process. The access opening is closed off by a second one of the body members when the hair clip is assembled for use. The hair clip may be manufactured with the housing initially fabricated on the first body member in a one-piece construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Defenbaugh, Justin Recchion
  • Patent number: 8086513
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for determining performance bonds related to fixed payoff products, i.e. contracts which payoff a fixed amount based on the outcome of an underlying event regardless of the particular value of the underlying event. The worst outcome of the overall portfolio, which may contain more than one instrument, is calculated. This permits the portfolio to have both long and short positions on the same underlying event and offsets, e.g. long (bought but not closed out) and short (sold but not closed out) positions, among instruments in the portfolio are factored in. A universe of outcomes is constructed including single events with single outcomes, and the probability thereof, an single events with multiple outcomes, each with a probability thereof. This universe is implemented in a matrix probabilities on different outcomes, also referred to as “strikes.” Each strike/outcome then has an associated price and probability, typically factored together as single value reflective of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Dale A. Michaels, Edward Gogol
  • Patent number: 8086515
    Abstract: A method of settling trades includes the steps of obtaining an authenticated delivery instrument, wherein the authenticated delivery instrument is authenticated by a first exchange and may be used to settle a trade undertaken on the first exchange. An electronic proxy is issued for the delivery instrument, wherein the electronic proxy may be exchanged for the authenticated delivery instrument and where the electronic proxy is used to settle a trade undertaken on a second exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Hawrysz
  • Patent number: 8085868
    Abstract: A transmitter includes a modulating and combining circuit to which signals are supplied and modulated into in-phase and quadrature-phase signals. The in-phase and quadrature-phase signals are combined in a closed-loop voltage summing circuit. The voltage summing circuit is an amplifier using capacitors as negative feedback elements. The negative feedback improves the linearity of the modulator. An LC tank circuit at the output of the voltage summing circuit bandpass filters the output before being applied to a power amplifier and eventually transmitted by an antenna. A multi-summing amplifier with different frequency tuning can be used for a multi-band transmitter design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Yan Cui
  • Patent number: 8083389
    Abstract: A medical examination apparatus is provided. The examination apparatus includes an examination area in which an examinee is examined using an imaging device. The examination apparatus includes at least one planar lighting device emitting homogeneous light via its light radiating surface. The lighting device includes at least one light source by which at least part of the examination area and/or of the area peripheral to the examination area can be illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Helmreich, Martin Ramsauer, Michael Richenberger
  • Patent number: 8079100
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a patient during radiation therapy includes a treatment table that is pivotable about a horizontal axis, and a laser measurement system which is designed to indicate a non-horizontal orientation of the treatment table to be adopted during the radiation therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Herrmann, Eike Rietzel, Andres Sommer
  • Patent number: 8078523
    Abstract: An alert system that notifies an Exchange's staff of a trade that appears to be outside of an expected market range of prices includes an input device, determination logic, evaluation logic, and alert logic. The determination logic derives a theoretical no-bust range of prices based on data received from the input device. The theoretical no-bust range of prices are prices above and below a synthesized market price, within which an erroneous trade cannot be cancelled. The evaluation logic monitors trades and compares those trades to the theoretical no-bust range of prices. The alert logic notifies the Exchange's staff when the evaluation logic identifies a potentially erroneous trade that lies outside the theoretical no-bust range of prices. A method of notifying the Exchange of a trade that potentially lies outside of an expected range of prices includes monitoring an input range of prices and deriving the theoretical no-bust range of prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Mazen Chadid, Elizabeth D. Freeman, Mahesh G. Hira, Robert J. Wilcox, Matthew J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8070075
    Abstract: The description is given of a sanitary water-outflow fitting, in particular a tub-filling mixer unit, having a water-outflow housing (1) and a jet former for a wide-surface-area water-outlet jet (19), the jet former being arranged in the housing. The water-outflow housing (1) comprises an elongate supply channel (21) which runs essentially perpendicularly to the water-outlet jet (19), tapers in a funnel like manner in the throughflow direction and is bounded by an intermediate wall (37). The intermediate wall (37) has a multiplicity of throughflow holes (51), via which the supply channel (21) is connected to an elongate distributor chamber (11) essentially parallel to it. The distributor chamber (11) has at least one water-outlet channel (9) leading to the water outflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hansa Metallwerke AG
    Inventors: Heinz Schmidt, Werner Weinmann
  • Patent number: 8073078
    Abstract: A high performance radio frequency receiver includes an isolated transconductance amplifier with large binary and stepped gain control range, controlled impedance, and enhanced blocker immunity, for amplifying and converting a radio frequency signal to multiple electrically isolated currents; a pulse generator for generating in-phase and quadrature pulses; a crossover correction circuit and pulse shaper for controlling a crossover threshold of the pulses and interaction between in-phase and quadrature mixers; and a double balanced mixer for combining the RF signal with the pulses to generate an intermediate frequency or baseband zero intermediate frequency current-mode signal. The intermediate frequency signal and second order harmonics may be filtered with a high frequency low pass filter and a current injected complex direct-coupled filter. IIP2 calibration of the in-phase and quadrature channels may be optimized using the isolated transconductance amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kaczman, Manish N. Shah
  • Patent number: 8073764
    Abstract: A risk management system and method is disclosed which utilizes a flexible and configurable set of spreading techniques which may be incorporated into existing risk management software to enhance functionality, flexibility and accuracy. In the disclosed embodiments, multiple different types of spreading are combined to allow for a more accurate assessment of risk. In one exemplary embodiment, a subset of the derivative products held by a futures trader are first analyzed by the scanning based spreading methodology. Typically, futures products in the same class of products (e.g. equity futures or agricultural futures) would be analyzed together by the scanning based spreading methodology. Then an average delta would be calculated for that subset. Using that delta, that subset would then be analyzed in relation to the remaining derivative products (not in the subset) using a delta based spreading methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Dale A. Michaels, Edward Gogol
  • Patent number: 8073754
    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: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Glinberg, Tae S. Yoo, Dale A. Michaels, Edward Gogol
  • Patent number: 8070179
    Abstract: A foldable stroller has a frame assembly that can be moved from an in-use configuration to a folded configuration. A storage latch for the foldable stroller has a catch part carried on a first frame part that extends transversely between left and right frame sides. The storage latch also has a latch part carried on a second frame part that extends transversely between the left and right frame sides, at least one of the latch or catch parts moving from a stowed position to a latching position adjacent the other of the parts as the frame assembly is moved to the folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8069864
    Abstract: A hair retaining clip includes a first claw portion, and a second claw portion pivotally connected to the first claw portion. A primary hinge may provide the pivotal connection between the first claw portion and the second claw portion, aligned along a primary hinge axis. At least one deployable handle extends from one of the first claw portion and the second claw portion, and may be movable between a deployed configuration and a stowed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Chininis, Jose Longoria
  • Patent number: 8070226
    Abstract: An infant car seat base assembly has a base section with a top side, a bottom side, an upright base panel on a first end, and first and second openings vertically spaced apart on the upright base panel. A foot is attached to the first end and is slidable along the upright base panel in a direction generally normal to a plane of the bottom side between a first position and a second position. The foot has a foot body and a resilient, flexible leg extending up from the foot body. The flexible leg is exposed on an exterior of the base section and has a back side facing the upright base panel. The foot has a guide leg extending up from the foot body adjacent the flexible leg and positioned behind the upright base panel. A tab protrudes from the back side of the flexible leg and is sized to selectively seat in each of the first and second openings. The flexible leg biases the tab toward the upright base panel to seat in a selected one of the first and second openings when aligned therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Dingler, Jason Arnold, Craig Weber
  • Patent number: 8073863
    Abstract: A metadata management system is described for a business intelligence architecture having a metadata repository for content that defines a user environment of the business intelligence architecture. The metadata management system includes a user interface generator to display information regarding a plurality of objects in the metadata repository and to facilitate selection of a group of the plurality of objects, a content editor to evaluate the content stored in the metadata repository for each object of the selected group and to modify in a batch job the content for each object of the selected group for storage of the modified content in the metadata repository, and a communication manager to issue instructions for the storage of the modified content in the metadata repository, the instructions being configured in accordance with a communication protocol of the business intelligence architecture utilized to control the metadata repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: BSP Software LLC
    Inventors: Andrew G. Rachmiel, Neil P. Morgan, Dariusz Danielewski
  • Patent number: 8071966
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a control device for controlling an irradiation procedure, which is designed in such a way that a target volume is irradiated by at least two irradiation procedures. In each irradiation procedure, an energy of a particle beam is varied in such a way that the target volume is irradiated layer-wise in layers that are spatially arranged one behind another. A sequence in which the layers of the target volume are irradiated in one of the irradiation procedures is varied from irradiation procedure to irradiation procedure, in terms of a direction of incidence of the particle beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Kaiser, Peter van Haβelt
  • Patent number: 8070227
    Abstract: A car seat is configured to rest on a seat of a vehicle and to support a child, and the car seat has a shell with a front side and a rear side and a seating surface on the front side. A first contact surface is defined on a part of the car seat facing generally opposite the seating surface. The first contact surface is oriented to support the car seat with the seating surface at a first seat incline. One or more adapter bodies are carried on the car seat and movable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The one or more adapter bodies each define a second contact surface. With the adapter bodies in the stowed position, the first contact surface is exposed to rest on the vehicle seat. With the adapter bodies in the deployed position, the one or more second contact surfaces are exposed and oriented to support the car seat with the seating surface at a second seat incline different than the first seat incline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Brunick, Neil C. Penza, Craig Weber
  • Patent number: 8066300
    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 connecting members, respectively; a pair of push bars slidably held by the pair of connecting members and the pair of guide sleeves, respectively; a pair of slide members provided slidably on upper regions of the pair of rear legs, respectively; a back cross member having its upper end pivotally connected to the pair of slide members and its lower end pivotally connected to respective lower regions of the pair of rear legs; and a bottom cross member having its front end pivotally connected to respective lower ends of the pair of push bars, and its rear end pivotally connected to respective intermediate regions of the pair of rear legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Aprica Children's Products Inc.
    Inventor: Ichiro Ohnishi