Patents by Inventor Paul Schmid

Paul Schmid has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140337200
    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: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Patent number: 8799136
    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: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Publication number: 20140183272
    Abstract: A track set configured to be mounted to a wall by a plurality of wall mounts, the track set having: a tower: a first upper track section configured to receive toy vehicles from a top portion of the tower; a second lower track section, wherein the first upper track section is angularly positioned such that toy vehicles traveling along the first track section move towards a second lower track section, wherein the second lower track section is configured to direct the toy vehicles towards a bottom portion of a tower; a corkscrew rotationally secured to the tower; and a motor coupled to the corkscrew, wherein operation of the motor causes the corkscrew to rotate, wherein rotation of the corkscrew causes the toy vehicles to move from the bottom portion of the tower to the top portion of the tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Stacy L. O'Connor, Eric Ostendorff, Paul Schmid, Michael Nuttall, Sun Leung, Eric So, Glenn Yu, Amanda L. Bright
  • Patent number: 8608527
    Abstract: A track set and a plurality of wall mounts is disclosed herein, each of the plurality of wall mounts having: a planar member; a mount member configured to be snap fittingly engaged into the planar member; wherein the mount member is configured to releasably engage a front surface of the planar member and wherein the front surface of planar member further comprises a ledge portion that is configured to engage a bottom portion of the mount member and a1 feature that is configured to engage an upper portion of the mount member. The track set having a first track segment configured to engage at least one of the plurality of wall mounts and direct an object in a first direction generally down the first track segment; and a U-turn device configured to receive the object from the first track segment and redirect the object it in a direction substantially opposite to the first direction down a second track segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy L. O'Connor, Eric Ostendorff, Paul Schmid, Michael Nuttall, Sun Leung, Eric So, Glenn Yu, Amanda L. Bright
  • Patent number: 8574023
    Abstract: A play set for toy vehicles is provided, the play set having: a ramp member pivotally mounted to the play set for movement between a first un-deployed position wherein toy vehicles travelling thereon will be directed under an upper track section and a deployed position wherein vehicles travelling thereon will be launched up into the upper track section; a first mechanism coupled to the ramp member for moving the ramp member between the first position and the second position; and a second mechanism for releasing a floor portion of the upper track section such that toy vehicles located thereon are dropped through an opening in the upper track section, wherein the second mechanism is only actuated after a predetermined number of vehicles are located on the upper track section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schmid, Michael Nuttall
  • Publication number: 20130232055
    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: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Chicago Merchantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Patent number: 8494947
    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: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Publication number: 20130052913
    Abstract: A play set for toy vehicles is provided, the play set having: a ramp member pivotally mounted to the play set for movement between a first un-deployed position wherein toy vehicles travelling thereon will be directed under an upper track section and a deployed position wherein vehicles travelling thereon will be launched up into the upper track section; a first mechanism coupled to the ramp member for moving the ramp member between the first position and the second position; and a second mechanism for releasing a floor portion of the upper track section such that toy vehicles located thereon are dropped through an opening in the upper track section, wherein the second mechanism is only actuated after a predetermined number of vehicles are located on the upper track section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Paul Schmid, Michael Nuttall
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120164914
    Abstract: A track set and a plurality of wall mounts is disclosed herein, each of the plurality of wall mounts having: a planar member; a mount member configured to be snap fittingly engaged into the planar member; wherein the mount member is configured to releasably engage a front surface of the planar member and wherein the front surface of planar member further comprises a ledge portion that is configured to engage a bottom portion of the mount member and a feature that is configured to engage an upper portion of the mount member. The track set having a first track segment configured to engage at least one of the plurality of wall mounts and direct an object in a first direction generally down the first track segment; and a U-turn device configured to receive the object from the first track segment and redirect the object it in a direction substantially opposite to the first direction down a second track segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Stacy Lynn O'Connor, Eric Ostendorff, So Kar Fai (Eric So), Paul Schmid, Michael Nuttall, Leung Yat San (Sun Leung), Glenn Yu
  • Publication number: 20110086574
    Abstract: A toy vehicle track set is provided. The track set, designed to be used with non-motorized toy vehicle, enables a toy vehicle to travel in a vertical loop without a loop track segment. The track set includes base with an entrance ramp and an exit ramp that enables a toy vehicle to enter and exit a vehicle carrier located at the end of a pendulum arm. The pendulum arm rotates in a vertical loop as a result of the kinetic energy of the toy vehicle and the spring energy of a coil spring located in an axle that couples the pendulum arm to a pillar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Wayne Nuttall, Paul Schmid
  • Publication number: 20090299893
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Patent number: 7584140
    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: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantille Exchange, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher S. Whittington, Paul A. Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Publication number: 20050119964
    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: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Neal Brady, Tom Paronis, Christopher Whittington, Paul Schmid, Jon Dahl
  • Patent number: 6672974
    Abstract: A practice putting device, adapted for use with a golf putter club having a putter blade, a shaft and a handle, is provided for guiding the blade of the club on a straight line through the putting stroke. The device comprises a clamp means for holding the shaft of the putter club and a carriage having first and second arms pivotally mounted to the clamp means in a horizontal plane for upward and downward arc pivotable movement of the arms. The device is used with an elongated planar board wherein the board is positioned on the putting surface. The shaft of the putter is secured in the clamping means and the carriage (and arms) of the putting device are adjusted so that they are substantially transverse to the plane of the board. When the putter head is moved to strike the ball, the putter blade is moved transverse to the golf ball as the putter head is moved back and forth with the arms of the device in contact with the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: TST & Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph J. Tartagni, Paul Schmid
  • Patent number: 6158277
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and to a device for the determination of the adhesion tendency of cotton by using cotton samples, whereby the sample taken from the material to be tested is opened down to the individual fiber as in the spinning process, and the fibers thus obtained are deposited on a testing surface under the influence of a certain centrifugal force in the form of a fiber ring. Following complete feeding of the sample, the deposited fiber ring is removed and the quantity of the fibers remaining caught on the testing surface is counted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: ITV-Institut fur Textil-und Verfahrenstrechnik
    Inventors: Peter Artzt, Mehdi Azarschab, Hans-Paul Schmid
  • Patent number: 5669502
    Abstract: A vial holder is provided which is easily loaded with a vial, retains the vial in a rigid manner and permits the vial to be discharged in a simple manner. The vial holder can also exhibit two vial retention sections for simultaneously rigidly holding two vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Ong, Paul Schmid, Cliff Wood, David G. Bragin
  • Patent number: 4729360
    Abstract: A damper element is proposed which serves to damp a pulsating fluid flow, in particular to smooth out and reduce pressure fluctuations arising in fuel supply systems for internal combustion engines in motor vehicles. The damper element includes a base and a cap, which are welded to one another and a damper diaphragm is clamped between these elements. The damper diaphragm, in order to prevent diffusion of the fluid into a damper chamber of the cap, is embodied either as a polyimide diaphragm or as a combination of a fabric diaphragm and a polyimide diaphragm. The clamping area of the cap is embodied as inclined slightly toward the damper diaphragm by an angle .alpha., so that a long-term fastening and sealing of the damper diaphragm is assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Fehrenbach, Wolfgang Golderer, Kurt Herbst, Erwin Krimmer, Paul Schmid, Wilhelm Sorg, Eberhard Utz
  • Patent number: 4243377
    Abstract: A fluid flow control valve for use in liquified gas-filled lighters or the like to limit the maximum rate of flow, and corresponding height of flame, as a function of the degree of compression of a filter mass through which the gas must flow, including simple means for varying the degree of compression and a stop to establish a predetermined maximum flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Inventor: Paul Schmid
  • Patent number: 3935110
    Abstract: A filter having two plate-shaped cover members whose opposite major faces are formed with grooves are sealed to each other to form a chamber in which opposite surfaces of a layer of filtering material are engaged by the grooved major faces and bound the grooves. A conduit and an opening in one cover member constitute an inlet path, and an opening in the other cover member and another conduit constitute an outlet path for the fluid to be filtered and the filtered fluid respectively, both paths being transverse to the two major faces. The fluid entering the chamber is deflected at right angles from the inlet path into a direction parallel to the major faces, and the filtered fluid is correspondingly deflected into the outlet path to avoid erosion of the filtering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: GHH Basel AG
    Inventors: Paul Schmid, Albert Droesch