Patents by Inventor David Tompkins

David Tompkins 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: 10786363
    Abstract: Spacerless artificial disc replacements (ADR) are disclosed. One preferred embodiment includes two saddle-shaped components to facilitate more normal spinal flexion, extension, and lateral bending while limit axial rotation, thereby protecting the facet joints and the annulus fibrosus (AF). Either or both of the superior and inferior components are made of a hard material such as chrome cobalt, titanium, or a ceramic including alumina, zirconia, or calcium phosphate. The articulating surfaces of the ADR are also preferably highly polished to reduce friction between the components. Metals, alloys or other materials with shape-memory characteristics may also prove beneficial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20200214717
    Abstract: Embolic coil implant systems and methods whereby coils are mechanically detachable are disclosed. The coils include a retention element that may be releasably retained within the distal end of an implant tool. The implant tool may include a fulcrum configured to engage a first filament and prevent the release of the coil when the first filament is engaged. Alternatively, an urging means and aperture may be disposed within the sidewall of the implant tool, and a first filament may, in conjunction with the aperture and sidewall, releasably retain the coil until the first filament is withdrawn. The implant tool may also include an alignment member for aligning the first filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Penumbra, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Tompkins, Arani Bose, Delilah Hui, David Barry, Stephen Pons, Aleksander Leynov
  • Patent number: 10627998
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to performing data science operations. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a data science system that improves data science operations as well as enhances a user's experience in performing data science operations. For example, the data science system provides an improved framework that enables a data source to be paired with one or more algorithms to create a data science operation. In many instances, the data science operation outputs visual results, such as charts and graphs, that are easy for the user to understand. Further, using the framework, the data science system provides tools that enable the user to further customize data science operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20190307575
    Abstract: This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRs) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disk replacement (ADR) translates from a fixed posterior COR that lies posterior to the COR of the TDR to facilitate normal disc motion. The use of two or more CORs allows more flexion and more extension than permitted by the facet joints and the artificial facet (AF). AF joint-like components may also be incorporated into the design to restrict excessive translation, rotation, and/or lateral bending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20190274839
    Abstract: Spacerless artificial disc replacements (ADR) are disclosed. One preferred embodiment includes two saddle-shaped components to facilitate more normal spinal flexion, extension, and lateral bending while limit axial rotation, thereby protecting the facet joints and the annulus fibrosus (AF). Either or both of the superior and inferior components are made of a hard material such as chrome cobalt, titanium, or a ceramic including alumina, zirconia, or calcium phosphate. The articulating surfaces of the ADR are also preferably highly polished to reduce friction between the components. Metals, alloys or other materials with shape-memory characteristics may also prove beneficial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10405868
    Abstract: Embolic coil implant systems and methods whereby coils are mechanically detachable are disclosed. The coils include a retention element that may be releasably retained within the distal end of an implant tool. The implant tool may include a fulcrum configured to engage a first filament and prevent the release of the coil when the first filament is engaged. Alternatively, an urging means and aperture may be disposed within the sidewall of the implant tool, and a first filament may, in conjunction with the aperture and sidewall, releasably retain the coil until the first filament is withdrawn. The implant tool may also include an alignment member for aligning the first filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Penumbra, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Tompkins, Arani Bose, Delilah Hui, David Barry, Stephen Pons, Aleksander Leynov
  • Patent number: 10353882
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a data science system that packages data science operations. The data science system packages a data science operation with a component descriptor or service descriptor to allow the data science system to easily apply and execute the data science operations using data from a variety sources. As described herein, the data science system also enables a user to provide data science packages to a marketplace as well as retrieve data science packages created by other users from the marketplace. Further, the data science system can customize a data science package obtained from the marketplace to perform data science operations using data belonging to the user or using user-specified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10299947
    Abstract: A system for mechanically deploying intraluminal implants is disclosed. The system is used with an implant that is delivered and/or deployed via a pull wire and includes a handle having a funnel and receiving channel for receiving the pull wire, a slider having a thumb grip and a wedge, and a shuttle having a grabber for grasping the pull wire. The thumb grip is pulled proximally to retract the wedge to cause the grabber to grasp the wire and retract the shuttle but not the wire. An extension spring linked between the slider and the shuttle abruptly pulls the shuttle to retract the pull wire after the slider is fully retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Penumbra, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bennett, Erin Vitus, Matt Vargas, Arani Bose, Stephen Pons, Ben Tompkins, David Barry
  • Patent number: 10299933
    Abstract: This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRs) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disk replacement (ADR) translates from a fixed posterior COR that lies posterior to the COR of the TDR to facilitate normal disc motion. The use of two or more CORs allows more flexion and more extension than permitted by the facet joints and the artificial facet (AF). AF joint-like components may also be incorporated into the design to restrict excessive translation, rotation, and/or lateral bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10298721
    Abstract: A system is described to determine a work distribution model for a computing application deployed on a cloud. In one embodiment, the system comprises a launch request detector, a provisioning module, and a work distribution module. The launch request detector may be configured to detect a request from a client device to launch a computing application. The provisioning module may be configured to provision an application container on a virtual instance of a machine for executing the computing application. The work distribution module may be configured to generate a work distribution model for the computing application, the work distribution model indicating a first portion of the computing application to be executed on the client device and a second portion of the computing application to be executed on the virtual instance of a machine. The client device may be a desktop device or a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10271956
    Abstract: Spacerless artificial disc replacements (ADR) are disclosed. One preferred embodiment includes two saddle-shaped components to facilitate more normal spinal flexion, extension, and lateral bending while limit axial rotation, thereby protecting the facet joints and the annulus fibrosus (AF). Either or both of the superior and inferior components are made of a hard material such as chrome cobalt, titanium, or a ceramic including alumina, zirconia, or calcium phosphate. The articulating surfaces of the ADR are also preferably highly polished to reduce friction between the components. Metals, alloys or other materials with shape-memory characteristics may also prove beneficial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20190042068
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to performing data science operations. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a data science system that improves data science operations as well as enhances a user's experience in performing data science operations. For example, the data science system provides an improved framework that enables a data source to be paired with one or more algorithms to create a data science operation. In many instances, the data science operation outputs visual results, such as charts and graphs, that are easy for the user to understand. Further, using the framework, the data science system provides tools that enable the user to further customize data science operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10133452
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to performing data science operations. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a data science system that improves data science operations as well as enhances a user's experience in performing data science operations. For example, the data science system provides an improved framework that enables a data source to be paired with one or more algorithms to create a data science operation. In many instances, the data science operation outputs visual results, such as charts and graphs, that are easy for the user to understand. Further, using the framework, the data science system provides tools that enable the user to further customize data science operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20180293622
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically updating a device that has intermittent network connectivity are described in this disclosure. The method includes receiving, at an electronic device from a server, a notification containing information about a promotion for at least one product, determining, based on the received notification, a change in the promotion for the at least one product, updating an action associated with the promotion based on the determined change in the promotion, and executing the updated action associated with the promotion without a network connection to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: David Tompkins, Naga Ramesh Chalapalli, Sundararajan Chellappan, Ataur Khan
  • Publication number: 20180116820
    Abstract: This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRs) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disk replacement (ADR) translates from a fixed posterior COR that lies posterior to the COR of the TDR to facilitate normal disc motion. The use of two or more CORs allows more flexion and more extension than permitted by the facet joints and the artificial facet (AF). AF joint-like components may also be incorporated into the design to restrict excessive translation, rotation, and/or lateral bending.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 9930302
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing screen burn-in. The method includes identifying information about an electronic device having a display. The method also includes determining a version of a video be sent to the electronic device and one or more times for the electronic device to display the determined video version based on the identified information. Additionally, the method includes sending information about the determined video version and the one or more times to the electronic device. The video includes display of a sequence of different colors for different durations designed to at least remediate or reduce screen burn-in of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naga Ramesh Chalapalli, David Tompkins, Michael Ricker, Sundararajan Chellappan, Ataur Rahman Khan
  • Patent number: 9877841
    Abstract: This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRs) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disk replacement (ADR) translates from a fixed posterior COR that lies posterior to the COR of the TDR to facilitate normal disc motion. The use of two or more CORs allows more flexion and more extension than permitted by the facet joints and the artificial facet (AF). AF joint-like components may also be incorporated into the design to restrict excessive translation, rotation, and/or lateral bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20180004784
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a data science system that packages data science operations. The data science system packages a data science operation with a component descriptor or service descriptor to allow the data science system to easily apply and execute the data science operations using data from a variety sources. As described herein, the data science system also enables a user to provide data science packages to a marketplace as well as retrieve data science packages created by other users from the marketplace. Further, the data science system can customize a data science package obtained from the marketplace to perform data science operations using data belonging to the user or using user-specified parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20180004363
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to performing data science operations. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a data science system that improves data science operations as well as enhances a user's experience in performing data science operations. For example, the data science system provides an improved framework that enables a data source to be paired with one or more algorithms to create a data science operation. In many instances, the data science operation outputs visual results, such as charts and graphs, that are easy for the user to understand. Further, using the framework, the data science system provides tools that enable the user to further customize data science operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: David Tompkins
  • Publication number: 20170230625
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for managing screen burn-in. The method includes identifying information about an electronic device having a display. The method also includes determining a version of a video be sent to the electronic device and one or more times for the electronic device to display the determined video version based on the identified information. Additionally, the method includes sending information about the determined video version and the one or more times to the electronic device. The video includes display of a sequence of different colors for different durations designed to at least remediate or reduce screen burn-in of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Naga Ramesh Chalapalli, David Tompkins, Michael Ricker, Sundararajan Chellappan, Ataur Rahman Khan