James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert Lee Angell, Robert R Friedlander, James R Kraemer: Generating cohorts based on attributes of objects identified using video input. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, April 9, 2013: US08417035 (20 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating video based cohorts. Digital video data is processed to identify a set of size and shape based attributes associated with the set of objects. The digital video data comprises metadata describing the set of objects. ...

Sagy Pundak Mintz
Sagy Pundak Mintz, Patricia A Messina, Thomas R Zagara: Managing hedge orders for synthetic spread trading. Trading Technologies International, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 9, 2013: US08417621 (2 worldwide citation)

Hedge legs for synthetic spread trading strategies are managed as attached or detached from a synthetic spread order. A legged hedge order may be changed, adjusted, deleted, cancelled or otherwise managed according to changes, adjustments, deletions ad/or cancellations of the synthetic spread order ...

Bahman Qawami
Robert Chin Tse Chang, Henry Ricardo Hutton, Farshid Sabet Sharghi, Haluk Kent Tanik, Ron Barzilai, Meytal Soffer, Mei Yan, Patricia Dwyer, Po Yuan, Bahman Qawami: Media card command pass through methods. SanDisk Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 9, 2013: US08417866 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods for transmitting application specific or extended commands between a host and a memory card are disclosed. Commands for an extended card protocol are embedded in messages, along with a marker, in the data or command portion of a base card transmission protocol that is used to communicate bet ...

Isaiah Oladeji
Isaiah O Oladeji: Zinc oxide film and method for making. Sisom Thin Films, Robert J Lauf, April 9, 2013: US08414971

A method for depositing a solid film of ZnO onto a substrate from a reagent solution includes a reservoir of reagent solution maintained at a sufficiently low temperature to inhibit homogeneous reactions within the reagent solution. The reagent solution contains a source of Zn, a source of O, and mu ...

James Kraemer Ph.D.
Robert R Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R Kraemer: Use of constraint-based linear programming to optimize hardware system usage. International Business Machines Corporation, John R Pivnichny, Law Office of Jim Boice, April 9, 2013: US08418184

A computer implemented method, system, and/or computer program product optimizes systems usage. A work request is decomposed into units of work. A processor selectively sends each unit of work from the work request to either a first system or a second system for execution, depending on a work constr ...

Chris Blackburn
Rory L Block, Christopher W Blackburn, Chih Hui Jan, James P Simmermon, Terry D Warkentin: Gaming terminal network with a message director. WMS Gaming, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 9, 2013: US08414397 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in a gaming network for transmitting event messages from gaming terminals to a central server and, consequently, routing each event message to an appropriate application. The system may include multiple gaming function specific servers with multiple applications on each server ...

Danyel, Ernie Aranyi, Richard Simpson: Surgical stapling apparatus. Covidien, April 9, 2013: US08413871 (272 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus is provided including a cartridge assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; an anvil assembly defining a tissue contacting surface; and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly and the tissue ...

Chad P Boudreaux, Frederick E Shelton IV, Bret W Smith, Daniel J Abbott: Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 9, 2013: US08414577 (247 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a first portion encapsulated by a membrane and a second portion comprising a surgical instrument body and a cavity in the surgical instrument body. The cavity is configured to receive the first portion. The second portion comprises a first region comprising an opening ...

Nihir Patel: Surgical fastening apparatus. Covidien, April 9, 2013: US08413872 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening apparatus having a fastener retaining frame including a first annular portion having a plurality of retainers circumferentially disposed thereon and a second annular portion having a plurality of circumferentially arranged perforations. The fastener retaining frame is detachably ...

Alessandro Pastorelli, Michael A Murray, William Bruce Weisenburgh II, Federico Bilotti, Laszlo Csiky, Todd Phillip Omaits: Surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 9, 2013: US08413870 (201 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument (1) comprises a staple fastening assembly (4) in the distal region of said instrument, the staple fastening assembly (4) including a cartridge device (8) which comprises at least one closed row (17, 18) of staples and defines a wavy distal end surface (14), and an anvi ...