Patents by Inventor David B. BERMAN

David B. BERMAN 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: 20220002811
    Abstract: A multi-gene model is employed in methods for accurately classifying benign and malignant prostate cancer and reliably identifying prostate cancer in samples, with false positive and negative rates below 7%. A single gene model is employed in methods for detecting aggressive prostate cancer, prostate cancer patients at risk of developing biochemical recurrence, and prostate cancer patients suitable for treatment with an additional and/or alternative therapy. The methods may be implemented with next generation sequencing (NGS) or methylation-specific PCR (MSP). The MSP may use a mastermix specifically designed for use with bisulfite converted DNA in singleplex and multiplex assays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: David M. Berman, Palak Patel, John B.A. Okello, Robert Gooding, Atsunari Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11114842
    Abstract: A component includes first and second switches in series and connected between a power source and a coil of contacts of a safety relay. A first controller controls the first switch with a close signal that closes the first switch or a first PWM signal that opens and closes the first switch on each PWM cycle. A second controller controls the second switch with a close signal that closes the second switch or a second PWM signal that opens and closes the second switch on each PWM cycle. A PWM sensing circuit connected to the coil sends a sensed PWM signal to an input of the first and second controllers. The first controller sends the first PWM signal while the second controller sends a close signal and vice-versa. The controllers verify that the received PWM signal matches the sent PWM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yanbin Zhang, Yutao Wang, David M. Messersmith, David B. Berman
  • Patent number: 10747508
    Abstract: For function block framework generation, a method generates a function block framework for a hardware device. The function block framework includes function block framework source code and a function block framework description. The hardware device includes a logic engine and automation hardware. The function block framework presents a standard interface to a function block core executed by the logic engine. The method instantiates the function block framework and the function block core as an executable image for the hardware device. The method further configures the logic engine to execute the executable image using the function block framework description. The method executes the executable image with the logic engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benfeng Tang, Tao Song, LingLai Li, Zhen Wei, Bingchao Tang, David W. Siegler, David B. Berman, John P. Caspers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Liz V. Bahl Prosak
  • Publication number: 20200210154
    Abstract: For function block framework generation, a method generates a function block framework for a hardware device. The function block framework includes function block framework source code and a function block framework description. The hardware device includes a logic engine and automation hardware. The function block framework presents a standard interface to a function block core executed by the logic engine. The method instantiates the function block framework and the function block core as an executable image for the hardware device. The method further configures the logic engine to execute the executable image using the function block framework description. The method executes the executable image with the logic engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benfeng Tang, Tao Song, LingLai Li, Zhen Wei, Bingchao Tang, David W. Siegler, David B. Berman, John P. Caspers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Liz V. Bahl Prosak
  • Publication number: 20190151031
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating and presenting an electronic display of guidance for performing a robotic medical procedure may include receiving a plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving or identifying objective data defining one or more of a duration or a patient outcome of the robotic medical procedure; executing an algorithm to identify a pattern across the plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving information about an instance of the robotic medical procedure to be performed in the future for a patient outside the population; automatically generating guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure; and generating and presenting an electronic display of the guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jose C. LACAL, David B. BERMAN, Abdullah Z. ABBASI
  • Patent number: 10226302
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating and presenting an electronic display of guidance for performing a robotic medical procedure may include receiving a plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving or identifying objective data defining one or more of a duration or a patient outcome of the robotic medical procedure; executing an algorithm to identify a pattern across the plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving information about an instance of the robotic medical procedure to be performed in the future for a patient outside the population; automatically generating guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure; and generating and presenting an electronic display of the guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jose C. Lacal, David B. Berman, Abdullah Z. Abbasi
  • Publication number: 20160331474
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating and presenting an electronic display of guidance for performing a robotic medical procedure may include receiving a plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving or identifying objective data defining one or more of a duration or a patient outcome of the robotic medical procedure; executing an algorithm to identify a pattern across the plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving information about an instance of the robotic medical procedure to be performed in the future for a patient outside the population; automatically generating guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure; and generating and presenting an electronic display of the guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Jose C. LACAL, David B. BERMAN, Abdullah Z. ABBASI