Patents by Inventor Eric Finley

Eric Finley 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: 20210177391
    Abstract: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from the secondary distraction corridor to thereby create an operative corridor to the surgical target site, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James E. Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert F. Kaula, Jeffrey J. Blewett
  • Publication number: 20210174393
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for updating a webpage to provide prepurchase promotions to consumers are discussed herein. A prepurchase promotion may refer to preliminary promotional mechanism that may be accepted but is not an actual (e.g., redeemable) promotion until subsequent to merchant approval of one or more promotion parameters. An example apparatus may include circuitry configured to: generate a bid acceptance table; provide a prepurchase impression of a prepurchase promotion to a consumer device; receive bid data from the consumer device indicating an initial consumer-defined accepted value; transmit a bid acceptance likelihood value corresponding to the initial consumer-defined accepted value; receive an updated consumer-defined accepted value and update the merchant webpage to include the prepurchase impression in response to determining that the updated consumer-defined accepted value satisfies the internal minimum accepted value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Eric LEFKOFSKY, Daniel ROARTY, Matthew Joseph HANSON, Zachary FINLEY, David William KUNST, Feras KARABLIEH
  • Publication number: 20210133913
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide techniques to disaggregate an architecture of a system on a chip integrated circuit into multiple distinct chiplets that can be packaged onto a common chassis. In one embodiment, a graphics processing unit or parallel processor is composed from diverse silicon chiplets that are separately manufactured. A chiplet is an at least partially packaged integrated circuit that includes distinct units of logic that can be assembled with other chiplets into a larger package. A diverse set of chiplets with different IP core logic can be assembled into a single device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Matam, Lance Cheney, Eric Finley, Varghese George, Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Altug Koker, Josh Mastronarde, Iqbal Rajwani, Lakshminarayanan Striramassarma, Melaku Teshome, Vikranth Vemulapalli, Binoj Xavier
  • Patent number: 10980524
    Abstract: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from the secondary distraction corridor to thereby create an operative corridor to the surgical target site, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James E. Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert F. Kaula, Jeffrey J. Blewett
  • Patent number: 10983581
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to techniques for resource load balancing based on usage and/or power limits are described. In an embodiment, resource load balancing logic causes a first resource of a processor to operate at a first frequency and a second resource of the processor to operate at a second frequency. Memory stores a plurality of frequency values. The resource load balancing logic also selects the first frequency and the second frequency based on the stored plurality of frequency values. Operation of the first resource at the first frequency and the second resource at the second frequency in turn causes the processor to operate under a power budget. The resource load balancing logic causes change to the first frequency and the second frequency in response to a determination that operation of the processor is different than the power budget. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Altug Koker, Yoav Harel, Kenneth Brand, Chandra Gurram, Eric Finley, Bhushan Borole, Carlos Nava Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10909652
    Abstract: A disaggregated processor package can be configured to accept interchangeable chiplets. Interchangeability is enabled by specifying a standard physical interconnect for chiplets that can enable the chiplet to interface with a fabric or bridge interconnect. Chiplets from different IP designers can conform to the common interconnect, enabling such chiplets to be interchangeable during assembly. The fabric and bridge interconnects logic on the chiplet can then be configured to confirm with the actual interconnect layout of the on-board logic of the chiplet. Additionally, data from chiplets can be transmitted across an inter-chiplet fabric using encapsulation, such that the actual data being transferred is opaque to the fabric, further enable interchangeability of the individual chiplets. With such an interchangeable design, higher or lower density memory can be inserted into memory chiplet slots, while compute or graphics chiplets with a higher or lower core count can be inserted into logic chiplet slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Lance Cheney, Eric Finley, Varghese George, Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Josh Mastronarde, Naveen Matam, Iqbal Rajwani, Lakshminarayanan Striramassarma, Melaku Teshome, Vikranth Vemulapalli, Binoj Xavier
  • Patent number: 10803548
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide techniques to disaggregate an architecture of a system on a chip integrated circuit into multiple distinct chiplets that can be packaged onto a common chassis. In one embodiment, a graphics processing unit or parallel processor is composed from diverse silicon chiplets that are separately manufactured. A chiplet is an at least partially packaged integrated circuit that includes distinct units of logic that can be assembled with other chiplets into a larger package. A diverse set of chiplets with different IP core logic can be assembled into a single device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Matam, Lance Cheney, Eric Finley, Varghese George, Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Altug Koker, Josh Mastronarde, Iqbal Rajwani, Lakshminarayanan Striramassarma, Melaku Teshome, Vikranth Vemulapalli, Binoj Xavier
  • Publication number: 20200320786
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for spinal anatomy segmentation. In one example, the method includes combining a fully convolutional network with a residual neural network. The method also includes training the combined fully convolutional network with the residual neural network from end to end. The method also includes receiving at least one medical image of a spinal anatomy. The method also includes applying the fully convolutional network with the residual neural network to at least one medical image and segmenting at least one vertebral body from the at least one medical image of the spinal anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel Kadoury, Eric Finley
  • Publication number: 20200294180
    Abstract: A disaggregated processor package can be configured to accept interchangeable chiplets. Interchangeability is enabled by specifying a standard physical interconnect for chiplets that can enable the chiplet to interface with a fabric or bridge interconnect. Chiplets from different IP designers can conform to the common interconnect, enabling such chiplets to be interchangeable during assembly. The fabric and bridge interconnects logic on the chiplet can then be configured to confirm with the actual interconnect layout of the on-board logic of the chiplet. Additionally, data from chiplets can be transmitted across an inter-chiplet fabric using encapsulation, such that the actual data being transferred is opaque to the fabric, further enable interchangeability of the individual chiplets. With such an interchangeable design, higher or lower density memory can be inserted into memory chiplet slots, while compute or graphics chiplets with a higher or lower core count can be inserted into logic chiplet slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Lance Cheney, Eric Finley, Varghese George, Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Josh Mastronarde, Naveen Matam, Iqbal Rajwani, Lakshminarayanan Striramassarma, Melaku Teshome, Vikranth Vemulapalli, Binoj Xavier
  • Publication number: 20200289210
    Abstract: Methods are provided for planning, performing, and assessing of surgical correction to the spine during a spinal surgical procedure. These methods are implemented by a control unit through a GUI to digitize screw locations, digitize anatomical reference points, accept one or more correction inputs, and generate one or more rod solution outputs shaped to engage the screws at locations distinct from the originally digitized locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Scholl, Robert E. Isaacs, Shannon White, Albert Pothier, Robert German, Eric Finley, James E. Gharib, Mark Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200294181
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide techniques to disaggregate an architecture of a system on a chip integrated circuit into multiple distinct chiplets that can be packaged onto a common chassis. In one embodiment, a graphics processing unit or parallel processor is composed from diverse silicon chiplets that are separately manufactured. A chiplet is an at least partially packaged integrated circuit that includes distinct units of logic that can be assembled with other chiplets into a larger package. A diverse set of chiplets with different IP core logic can be assembled into a single device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Matam, Lance Cheney, Eric Finley, Varghese George, Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Altug Koker, Josh Mastronarde, Iqbal Rajwani, Lakshminarayanan Striramassarma, Melaku Teshome, Vikranth Vemulapalli, Binoj Xavier
  • Publication number: 20200281578
    Abstract: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from the secondary distraction corridor to thereby create an operative corridor to the surgical target site, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James E. Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert F. Kaula, Jeffrey J. Blewett
  • Publication number: 20200237207
    Abstract: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site. Some embodiments of the surgical access system may be particularly suited for establishing an operative corridor to a surgical target site in the spine. Such an operative corridor may be established through the retroperitoneal space and the psoas muscle during a direct lateral, retroperitoneal approach to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Luiz Pimenta, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley
  • Publication number: 20200229878
    Abstract: A method comprising acquiring an image of a surgical site of a patient. The method includes capturing motion data of an instrument based on a user defined path to the surgical site. The method includes determining a motion path based on the captured motion data. The motion path corresponds to an actuation of one or more components of a robotic device. The method includes displaying a portion of the motion path onto the image. The method includes determining one or more instructions for actuating the one or more components along the determined motion path. The method includes providing the one or more instructions to the robotic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Finley, James Grotting
  • Patent number: 10709509
    Abstract: Methods are provided for planning, performing, and assessing of surgical correction to the spine during a spinal surgical procedure. These methods are implemented by a control unit through a GUI to digitize screw locations, digitize anatomical reference points, accept one or more correction inputs, and generate one or more rod solution outputs shaped to engage the screws at locations distinct from the originally digitized locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scholl, Robert E. Isaacs, Shannon White, Albert Pothier, Robert German, Eric Finley, James E. Gharib, Mark Peterson
  • Patent number: 10695044
    Abstract: A system for accessing a surgical target site and related methods, involving an initial distraction system for creating an initial distraction corridor, and an assembly capable of distracting from the initial distraction corridor to a secondary distraction corridor and thereafter sequentially receiving a plurality of retractor blades for retracting from the secondary distraction corridor to thereby create an operative corridor to the surgical target site, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, James E. Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert F. Kaula, Jeffrey J. Blewett
  • Patent number: 10653308
    Abstract: A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site. Some embodiments of the surgical access system may be particularly suited for establishing an operative corridor to a surgical target site in the spine. Such an operative corridor may be established through the retroperitoneal space and the psoas muscle during a direct lateral, retroperitoneal approach to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz Pimenta, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley
  • Publication number: 20200085590
    Abstract: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve root before, during, or after a surgical procedure; and/or (c) assess pedicle integrity before, during or after pedicle screw placement, all in an automated, easy to use, and easy to interpret fashion so as to provide a surgeon-driven system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: James E. Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert F. Kaula, Jeffrey J. Blewett, Eric Finley, Scot Martinelli
  • Publication number: 20200077950
    Abstract: The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing percutaneous pedicle integrity assessments involving the use of neurophysiology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley, Jamil Elbanna, James Gharib, Allen Farquhar, Norbert Kaula, Jeffrey Blewett
  • Publication number: 20200069377
    Abstract: A method comprising capturing a pose of a surgical tool at a surgical site of a patient. The method includes determining a range of movement of the surgical tool at the surgical site, in response to the captured pose. The method includes displaying a representation of the determined range of movement onto an image associated with the surgical site. The method includes providing one or more instructions to limit a movement of a robotic device according to the determined range of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Finley, Justin Smith