Patents by Inventor Nicholas Ellens

Nicholas Ellens 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: 11487751
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for operation of a feature management platform. A feature management platform is an end-to-end platform developed to manage the full lifecycle of data features. For example, to create a stateful feature, the feature management platform can receive a processing artifact from a computing device. The processing artifact defines the stateful feature, including the data source to retrieve event data from, when to retrieve the event data, the type of transform to apply, etc. Based on the processing artifact, the feature management system generates a processing job (e.g., the API defines a pipeline), which when initiated generates a vector that encapsulates the stateful feature. The vector is transmitted to the computing device that locally hosts a model, which generates a prediction that is transmitted to the feature management platform. Subsequently, the predication and stateful feature can be transmitted to other computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Mavrommatis, Pankaj Rastogi, Sumanth Venkatasubbaiah, Qingbo Hu, Karthik Prakash, Nicholas Jeffrey Hoh, Frank Wisniewski, Abhishek Jain, Caio Vinicius Soares, Yuwen Ellen Wu
  • Patent number: 10760949
    Abstract: Appliances, methods, and systems (e.g., utilities) for use in analyzing received pressure waves to obtain and deduce various types of meaningful information therefrom (e.g., testing operation of an acoustic device that generates beams of acoustic energy). A pressure sensor in the disclosed system makes use of a piezoelectric layer or film (e.g., polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)) that has been substantially uniformly poled prior to interconnection with electrodes that are configured to send electrical signals to a controller or the like for generation of a dynamic, image (e.g., 2D) representing the received pressure waves. Among other advantages, the disclosed system leverages excellent economy of scale, can be configured in different arrangements with reduced cost, and limits the need for adapters or reverse engineering (e.g., as it can operate independently of the design of a probe or system under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Acertara Acoustic Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Levi Moore, Nicholas Ellens, James Gessert
  • Publication number: 20200080888
    Abstract: Appliances, methods, and systems (e.g., utilities) for use in analyzing received pressure waves to obtain and deduce various types of meaningful information therefrom (e.g., testing operation of an acoustic device that generates beams of acoustic energy). A pressure sensor in the disclosed system makes use of a piezoelectric layer or film (e.g., polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)) that has been substantially uniformly poled prior to interconnection with electrodes that are configured to send electrical signals to a controller or the like for generation of a dynamic, image (e.g., 2D) representing the received pressure waves. Among other advantages, the disclosed system leverages excellent economy of scale, can be configured in different arrangements with reduced cost, and limits the need for adapters or reverse engineering (e.g., as it can operate independently of the design of a probe or system under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Levi Moore, Nicholas Ellens, James Gessert
  • Publication number: 20200001121
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a transducer design for minimally invasive focused ultrasound (MIFU). The present invention allows flexible control of a focused ultrasound wave using mechanical and electrical control. The transducer array is implemented on a flexible substrate that can be mechanically controlled through two or more physical configurations. As with conventional electronic “steering,” the transducer elements can be controlled electronically to provide adjustable focus of the ultrasound. The combination of mechanical and electronic control provides the device a very flexible method for delivering focused ultrasound. The invention also includes a design that allows integration of ultrasound and endoscopic image guidance. The ultrasound guidance includes anatomical visualization and functional imaging (e.g. blood flow and coagulation of vasculature). The ultrasound imaging transducer is used for thermometry within the region of interest for treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Amir Manbachi, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Nicholas Ellens, Xiaoxuan Zheng, Micah Belzberg, Alan Cohen, Henry Brem