Patents by Inventor Thomas Rafferty

Thomas Rafferty 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).

  • Patent number: 10552929
    Abstract: A system for moving money between accounts of traders by a central counterparty to facilitate a plurality of payments, i.e. the movement of funds, there between is disclosed which provides a flexible mechanism which supports simpler accounting, new types of derivatives contracts as well new types fees. The disclosed futures contract, referred to as a “payor” contract, comprises a “no-uncertainty” futures contract, i.e. the initial value and settlement value parameters are defined, that leverages the mechanisms of the clearing system to, for example, accommodate related payments. Accordingly, a 1-to-many relationship between contracts and prices is provided whereby each price component may be assigned its own payor contract. The function of the payor contract may be to guarantee the movement of money from related positions. In one embodiment, payor contracts are dynamically created whenever a payment is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Co, Timothy McCourt, Thomas Rafferty, John Kerpel, David Boberski, Edward M. Gogol, John Wiley, Steve Youngren, John Labuszewski
  • Patent number: 9896813
    Abstract: A method of preventing soil erosion in, among areas, seaside locations, includes drilling holes in the ground and filling the holes with a mixture of the soil and gelatin, and then curing the mixture in situ to form a barrier against soil erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Ford, Gavin Garland, Randy Garland, Albert Kim, Ian Lindberg, John Lindberg, Michael Mirabito, Michael Nogaj, Thomas Rafferty, Rahul Rangarajan, Michael Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20170051463
    Abstract: A method of preventing soil erosion in, among areas, seaside locations, includes drilling holes in the ground and filling the holes with a mixture of the soil and gelatin, and then curing the mixture in situ to form a barrier against soil erosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas Ford, Gavin Garland, Randy Garland, Albert Kim, Ian Lindberg, John Lindberg, Michael Mirabito, Michael Nogaj, Thomas Rafferty, Rahul Rangarajan, Michael Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20170004592
    Abstract: A system for moving money between accounts of traders by a central counterparty to facilitate a plurality of payments, i.e. the movement of funds, there between is disclosed which provides a flexible mechanism which supports simpler accounting, new types of derivatives contracts as well new types fees. The disclosed futures contract, referred to as a “payor” contract, comprises a “no-uncertainty” futures contract, i.e. the initial value and settlement value parameters are defined, that leverages the mechanisms of the clearing system to, for example, accommodate related payments. Accordingly, a 1-to-many relationship between contracts and prices is provided whereby each price component may be assigned its own payor contract. The function of the payor contract may be to guarantee the movement of money from related positions. In one embodiment, payor contracts are dynamically created whenever a payment is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Co, Timothy McCourt, Thomas Rafferty, John Kerpel, David Boberski, Edward M. Gogol, John Wiley, Steve Youngren, John Labuszewski
  • Patent number: 9458587
    Abstract: Soil erosion in, among other areas, seaside locations, is prevented by the steps of: drilling holes in the ground; filling these holes with a mixture of the soil and gelatin, then curing the mixture in situ to form a barrier against soil erosion. The holes form stabilization walls and are placed seaside to a structure to be protected from erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas Ford, Gavin Garland, Randy Garland, Albert Kim, Ian Lindberg, John Lindberg, Michael Mirabito, Michael Nogaj, Thomas Rafferty, Rahul Rangarajan, Michael Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20150139732
    Abstract: A method of preventing soil erosion in, among areas, seaside locations, includes drilling holes in the ground and filling the holes with a mixture of the soil and gelatin, and then curing the mixture in situ to form a barrier against soil erosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Ford, Gavin Garland, Randy Garland, Albert Kim, Ian Lindberg, John Lindberg, Michael Mirabito, Michael Nogaj, Thomas Rafferty, Rahul Rangarajan, Michael Shepherd