Patents by Inventor Ben Berkowitz

Ben Berkowitz 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: 20190175056
    Abstract: Described herein is a catheter and method for catheter assembly. The flexible substrate includes a number of layers, where each layer has a number of printed wires. The printed substrate is environmentally protected. The printed substrate is rolled and inserted into the catheter. Connectors are attached to each end of the rolled substrate. The connectors are connected to sensors at a distal end of the catheter and with electrical cards or a cable connector at a proximate end of the catheter. At least one layer of the substrate is connected to a coil in a magnetic sensor. A layer in which the traces are shorted in the distal end is used to measure a magnetic interference. These measurements are used by a processor or hardware to cancel out the magnetic interference effect on the other layers. In an implementation, another printed substrate can be wrapped within the catheter shaft and used for non-magnetic type sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Shemer Shmaryau Berkowitz, Sharona Ben Shoshan, Eden Kidishman
  • Patent number: 10279480
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media applicable to robots, such as balancing robots. Some implementations are directed to determining multiple measures of a property of a robot for a given time and determining a final measure of the property of the robot for the given time based on the multiple measures. One or more control commands may be generated based on the final measure of the property and provided to one or more actuators of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Holson, Jeffrey Bingham, Ben Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 10081102
    Abstract: An example system includes a transmission having a first plurality of gears and an extent of backlash. The system also includes a first motor connected to an input shaft of the transmission and a second motor connected to an output shaft of the transmission through a second plurality of gears. A first gear ratio of a first plurality of gears is greater than a second gear ratio of the second plurality of gears. The system may receive a command to change a direction of rotation of the output shaft from a first direction to a second direction. In response to the received command, the first motor may drive the transmission through a first portion of the extent of backlash deadband. The second motor may drive the transmission through a second portion of the extent of backlash deadband. The second portion may be greater than the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Ben Berkowitz, Jeffrey Bingham, Seth Gilbertson
  • Patent number: 9409298
    Abstract: An arcuate metal element for detecting a rotary force and generating a deformation in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Rethink Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Josiah Rosmarin, Ben Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20130275060
    Abstract: An arcuate metal element for detecting a rotary force and generating a deformation in response thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Josiah Rosmarin, Ben Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20130270399
    Abstract: Rotation of a joint from a first angular position to a second angular position without damage to a cable therein utilizes a spirally wound cable in a space between inner and outer cylinders of the joint. In various embodiments, the cable is wrapped around an outer surface of the inner cylinder at the first angular position and unwrapped from the outer surface of the inner cylinder at the second angular position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Ben Berkowitz, Josiah Rosmarin
  • Patent number: D697104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rethink Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Noelle Dye, Peter Swai, Ben Berkowitz, Jonathan Bond, Michael Lewis, Andrew Wallace, Kristin Size, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Goodrich
  • Patent number: D720378
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rethink Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Noelle Dye, Ben Berkowitz, Jonathan Bond, Michael Lewis, Andrew Wallace, Michael Caine