Private Ugochukwu Njoku
Harry M Yudenfriend, Daniel F Casper, John R Flanagan, Matthew J Kalos, Dale F Riedy, Louis W Ricci, Roger G Hathorn, Gustav E Sittmann, Ugochukwu C Njoku, Catherine C Huang, Scott M Carlson: Determining the state of an I/O operation. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, John Campbell, January 31, 2012: US08108570

A state of an input/output (I/O) operation in an I/O processing system is determined. A request for performing the I/O operation is received from an I/O operating system at a channel subsystem and forwarded to a control unit controlling an I/O device for executing the I/O operation. After a predeter ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, David Wayne Cosby, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Measuring a cohortS velocity, acceleration and direction using digital video. International Business Machines Corporation, Yee & Associates P C, John R Pivnichny, January 31, 2012: US08107677 (15 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying positional data for an object moving in an area of interest. Positional data for each camera in a set of cameras associated with the object is retrieved. The positional data identifies a location of each camera in ...

Stéphane Bilodeau
Stéphane Bilodeau: Energy accummulator system. Groupe Énerstat, Norton Rose Or, January 31, 2012: US08107804

An energy accumulator system for accumulating heat from a heat source for subsequent supply to a heat demand, comprises an energy accumulator having a storage material in a heat-exchange relation with the heat source so as to store heat produced by the heat source. A controller is connected to the e ...


Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Dennis F McNamara Jr, Suzanne M Scott, Jason A Rittenhour, Charles W Hull, Mehdi Mojdeh: Cartridge for solid imaging apparatus and method. 3D Systems, William A Simons, Keith A Roberson, January 31, 2012: US08105066 (6 worldwide citation)

A solid imaging apparatus is provided that includes a replaceable cartridge containing a source of build material and an extendable and retractable flexible transport film for transporting the build material layer-by-layer from the cartridge to the surface of a build in an image plane. An operator u ...

Moody Hadi
Michal Koblas, Muhammed Hadi, Ketan B Patel, Ankeet Dehdia, Mu Wang: System and method for multi-factor modeling, analysis and margining of credit default swaps for risk offset. Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, January 31, 2012: US08108281 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for determining a margin requirement associated with a plurality of financial instruments within a portfolio is disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of data associated with the plurality of financial instruments within the portfolio, determining a shock value for each of a p ...

Eugene Fitzgerald
Matthew T Currie, Anthony J Lochtefeld, Richard Hammond, Eugene Fitzgerald: Semiconductor structures employing strained material layers with defined impurity gradients and methods for fabricating same. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Slater & Matsil L, January 31, 2012: US08106380

Semiconductor structures and devices including strained material layers having impurity-free zones, and methods for fabricating same. Certain regions of the strained material layers are kept free of impurities that can interdiffuse from adjacent portions of the semiconductor. When impurities are pre ...

Wenyi Zhao, Christopher J J Hasser, William C Nowlin, Brian D Hoffman: Methods and systems for robotic instrument tool tracking with adaptive fusion of kinematics information and image information. Intuitive Surgical Operations, January 31, 2012: US08108072 (256 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the invention, a method for a robotic system is disclosed to track one or more robotic instruments. The method includes generating kinematics information for the robotic instrument within a field of view of a camera; capturing image information in the field of view of the camera ...

Fausto Olmos, Brad Culbert, Bob Flower: Intervertebral implant. Interventional Spine, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 31, 2012: US08105382 (189 worldwide citation)

An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant is provided that can comprise upper and lower body portions that can each have proximal and distal wedge surfaces disposed at proximal and distal ends thereof. An actuator shaft disposed intermediate the upper and lower body portions can be actuated ...

Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro, Richard C Fortier, Jeffrey C Cerier: Surgical instrument. Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, David M Driscoll Esq, January 31, 2012: US08105350 (188 worldwide citation)

The surgical instrument includes a distal tool, a rigid or flexible elongated shaft that supports the distal tool, and a proximal handle or control member, where the tool and the handle are coupled to the respective distal and proximal ends of the elongated shaft via distal and proximal bendable mot ...