Patents by Inventor Benjamin Cohen

Benjamin Cohen 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: 10730077
    Abstract: A drop perception system is disclosed that includes an open housing structure having an internal volume, an open top and an open bottom, and a plurality of perception units positioned to capture perception data within the internal volume at a plurality of locations between the open top and the open bottom of the open housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10730078
    Abstract: An automated shuttle sorter is disclosed that includes a carriage that is movable from a load position at which the carriage may be loaded, and at least two destination locations into which any contents of the carriage may be provided from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10726071
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for predicting an outcome in response to a detected event. In one aspect, the method includes actions of maintaining a database of data records with a knowledge graph, receiving a stream of real-time data that includes data records, and from time-to-time as the real-time data is received: identifying a set of one or more attributes associated with a real-time event represented by one of the data records received, identifying a data record in the knowledge graph representing an event-outcome pair, determining that an event of the event-outcome pair has historically been associated with triggering an outcome of the event-outcome pair, and, executing a set of rules defining logic associated with the event-outcome pair specifying that the outcome will occur at a time that is subsequent to a time in which the one of the data records is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kensho Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Taycher, Samantha Whitmore, Predrag Gruevski, Colin Carroll, Carolyn Ranti, Benjamin Cohen, Eugene Yurtsev, Matthew Taylor, Adam Broun
  • Patent number: 10727122
    Abstract: A self-aligned via interconnect structures and methods of manufacturing thereof are disclosed. The method includes forming a wiring structure in a dielectric material. The method further includes forming a cap layer over a surface of the wiring structure and the dielectric material. The method further includes forming an opening in the cap layer to expose a portion of the wiring structure. The method further includes selectively growing a metal or metal-alloy via interconnect structure material on the exposed portion of the wiring structure, through the opening in the cap layer. The method further includes forming an upper wiring structure in electrical contact with the metal or metal-alloy via interconnect structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Backes, Brian A. Cohen, Joyeeta Nag, Carl J. Radens
  • Patent number: 10723019
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, the invention provides an end effector for use with a programmable motion device. The end effector includes a pair of mutually opposing surfaces, at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces being movable with respect to an end effector support structure for supporting the at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200223058
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a plurality of supply bins providing supply of a plurality of objects, with the plurality of supply bins being provided with a bin conveyance system, a programmable motion device in communication with the bin conveyance system, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected supply bin, and a movable carriage for receiving the selected object from the end effector of the programmable motion device, and for carrying the selected object to one of a plurality of destination containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10712688
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes providing a print agent comprising chargeable particles in a carrier fluid to a print agent concentration apparatus (600). The print agent may be passed between a conveyor (604) and an electrode (602), and a potential applied to cause the chargeable particles to be attracted to the conveyor and to form a concentrated layer of particles on the conveyor. A proportion of the carrier fluid may be separated from the concentrated layer of particles and a thickness of a remaining layer on the conveyor may be measured. It may be determined if the measured thickness of the layer meets predetermined criteria and, if not, an operational parameter of the print agent concentration apparatus may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Dayan, Ezra Cohen, Marc Klein
  • Publication number: 20200215684
    Abstract: A programmable motion system is disclosed that includes a dynamic end effector system. The dynamic end effector system includes an end effector that is coupled via a dynamic coupling to the programmable motion system, wherein the dynamic coupling provides that at least a portion of the end effector may spin with respect to an other portion of the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200218865
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that include an articulated arm and a first perception system for inspecting an object, as well as a plurality of additional perception systems, each of which is arranged to be directed toward a common area in which an object may be positioned by the robotic arm such that a plurality of views within the common area may be obtained by the plurality of additional perception systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200216747
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for mineral oil production, in which an aqueous saline surfactant formulation comprising a surfactant mixture of at least one anionic surfactant of the general formula R1—O—(CH2C(CH3)HO)x, —(CH2CH2O)y—SO3M and at least one amionic surfactant of the general formula R2—O—(CH2CH2O)2—SO3M and a base is injected through injection boreholes into a mineral oil deposit, and crude oil is withdrawn from the deposit through production boreholes. The invention further relates to the surfactant mixture, a concentrate comprising the surfactant mixture and a manufacturing process as well as the use of the surfactant mixture and the con- centrate in the production of mineral oil from underground mineral oil deposits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christian BITTNER, Ashok Kumar MISHRA, Kathrin COHEN, Clara Maria HERNANDEZ MORALES, Prapas LOHATEERAPARP, Hans-Christian RATHS, Michael BUESCHEL, Gabriela ALVAREZ JUERGENSON, Thomas ALTMANN, Benjamin WENZKE
  • Publication number: 20200215577
    Abstract: A method of processing objects is disclosed using a programmable motion device. The method includes the steps of acquiring an object from a plurality of mixed objects at an input area, perceiving identifying indicia in connection with the object, assigning an intermediate station to a destination location for the object responsive to the identifying indicia in connection with the object, and moving the acquired object toward the intermediate station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200218246
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system is disclosed for processing objects. The system includes a plurality of bins including objects to be distributed by the processing system, said plurality of bins being provided in at least a partially generally circular arrangement, a programmable motion device that includes an end effector for grasping and moving any of the objects, said programmable motion device being capable of reaching any of the objects within the plurality of bins, and a plurality of destination containers for receiving any of the objects from the plurality of bins, said plurality of destination containers being provided in a region that is generally within the at least partially generally circular arrangement of the plurality of bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200219326
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for virtual try-on of items such as spectacles. A virtual try-on interface may be implemented at a server or at a user device, and may use collision detection between three-dimensional models of the spectacles and of a user's face and head to determine the correct size and position of the spectacles for virtual try-on. With the determined size and position, a virtual representation of the spectacles is superimposed on an image of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: David Goldberg, Michael Rakowski, Benjamin Cohen, Ben Hall, Brian Bernberg, Hannah Zachritz
  • Publication number: 20200206952
    Abstract: An end effector system is disclosed for a robotic system that includes a primary acquisition system that includes a primary end effector, and a secondary retention system that substantially surrounds at least a portion of the primary acquisition system, wherein at least a portion of the primary acquisition system may be drawn up within at least a portion of the secondary retention system such that the primary end effector system may be used to select an object from a plurality of objects, and the secondary retention system may be used to secure the object for rapid transport to an output destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200206908
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a perception unit for perceiving identifying indicia representative of an identity of a plurality of objects received from an input conveyance system, and an acquisition system for acquiring an object from the plurality of objects at an input area using an end effector of the programmable motion device. The programmable motion device is adapted for assisting in the delivery of the object to an identified processing location. The identified processing location is associated with the identifying indicia and the identified processing location is provided as one of a plurality of processing locations. The system also includes a delivery system for receiving the object in a carrier and for delivering the object toward the identified processing location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200205932
    Abstract: A system includes a balloon catheter having a shaft, an inflatable balloon fitted at a distal end of the shaft, and multiple electrodes disposed on the inflatable balloon, a display, and a processor configured to receive signals that are indicative of respective electrode positions of the multiple electrodes in 3D space, compute the respective electrode positions of the multiple electrodes based on the received signals, from among a plurality of virtual planes defined by different respective groups of the electrode positions, select a virtual plane that contains a maximum number of the electrode positions to within a given tolerance, fit a virtual circle to the electrode positions that are within the given tolerance of the selected virtual plane, and render to the display a 3D representation of the balloon catheter based on a position and orientation of the fitted virtual circle in 3D space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lior Zar, Turgeman Aharon, Natan Sharon Katz, Benjamin Cohen, Limor Provizor
  • Publication number: 20200211280
    Abstract: Image processing is carried out by accepting an array of voxels that include data representing a physical property of a 3-dimensional object, segmenting the array of voxels into a plurality of regional subarrays of voxels that respectively satisfy predetermined criteria, transforming the subarrays into respective triangular meshes, the meshes having triangles that surround the subarrays and intercept the outer voxels of the subarrays, and rendering the triangular meshes on a display
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Cohen, Lior Zar, Aharon Turgeman, Natan Sharon Katz
  • Publication number: 20200198124
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system for processing objects is disclosed. The storage, retrieval and processing system includes a plurality of storage bins, a plurality of destination bins, and a processing programmable motion device. The plurality of storage bins provides storage of a plurality of objects, where the plurality of storage bins are in communication with a gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving selected bins to a bin processing location. The plurality of destination bins are in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system for moving a selected destination bin to the processing location. The processing programmable motion device is at the processing location and is in communication with the gantry retrieval conveyance system. The processing programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected storage bin and depositing the selected object in the selected destination bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10691704
    Abstract: This specification describes systems and methods for a domain-based search engine. One aspect of the invention provides a computer implemented method including: receiving a query that identifies an entity; identifying a domain that has the entity as a member; obtaining an entity-to-domain weight; identifying a precedent set connected to the domain; obtaining a precedent-set-to-domain weight; identifying an event in the precedent set; determining a score for the event based at least in part on (i) the entity to domain weight and (ii) the precedent set to domain weight; and providing rendering data for the event when the score satisfies a specified threshold. The rendering data can include a selectable link and the method can further include receiving a selection of the selectable link and in response to receiving the selection, providing rendering data that is indicative of an impact of the event on an entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Kensho Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Taycher, Benjamin Cohen, Predrag Gruevski, Michael Shulman
  • Publication number: 20200187825
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a body part visualization system includes a medical instrument configured to be inserted into a body part of a living subject, a display, and processing circuitry configured to compute location coordinates of the medical instrument in the body part, and render to the display a first three-dimensional (3D) representation of the body part, the first 3D representation showing an external surface of the body part with a moving window, which moves over the external surface in the first 3D representation responsively to the computed location coordinates of the medical instrument so as to provide, via the window, an internal view of the first 3D representation of the body part, the internal view including a second 3D representation of at least a part of the medical instrument at the computed location coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: MEIR BAR-TAL, Aharon Turgeman, Benjamin Cohen