Patents by Inventor Philip Berman

Philip 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).

  • Patent number: 10372118
    Abstract: An energy monitoring system includes a memory storing instructions to execute an energy modeling technique and processing circuitry for executing the instructions to operate the energy modeling technique. The energy modeling technique includes receiving energy data from a plurality of segments representative of one or more logical subgroups. The energy modeling technique includes categorizing the energy data of the logical subgroups into a plurality of segments. The energy modeling technique includes organizing the plurality of segments into a plurality of state-based hierarchical levels. The energy modeling technique includes calculating energy usage and factors associated with the plurality of state-based hierarchical levels via an energy model. The energy modeling technique includes outputting a visualization representative of the energy data corresponding to each of the segments to a monitoring and control system, resulting in a graphical representation accessible by a user-viewable screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Linglai Li, Guolin Zhang, David Brandt, Fred M. Discenzo, Philip Kaufman, David Berman, Phillip Bush, Sean C. Schmelzer, Steven Lombardi, Noel Henderson, Richard A. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20150173827
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device having a tubular outer shaft and an inner shaft is disclosed. The tubular outer shaft includes an axis and a distal end region. The distal end region includes a distal-most tip and a cutting edge defining a window in the outer shaft proximal along the axis to the distal-most tip. The inner shaft inner shaft coaxially maintained within the outer shaft such that the inner shaft is movable about the axis with respect to the outer shaft and wherein a portion of the inner shaft is exposed in the window of the outer shaft. A first electrode is disposed on the outer shaft in a region proximal along the axis to the window, and a second electrode is electrically isolated from the first electrode and disposed on the inner shaft. The second electrode is exposed in the window of the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Eliot F. Bloom, Philip Berman, Wenjeng Li, David J. Little, Dana A. Oliver, John R. Prisco, Phillip P. Brown, Patrick Richart
  • Patent number: 8192439
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical system for implanting pedicle screw assemblies to be connected by a spinal rod is disclosed. In one form, the system includes a plurality of holding mechanisms for the pedicle screw assemblies, each holding mechanism for being inserted through an incision and configured to receive tools along an axis thereof for driving a screw anchor of the pedicle screw assembly into a vertebra and securing the spinal rod thereto and a rod inserter that is configured to adjustably hold the rod and insert the rod through a common incision with one of the holding mechanism for being fed into position in an initial direction that is transverse to the axes of the holding mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew N. Songer, Matthew P. Gephart, Philip Berman, Bobby Steven Lynch, Ernie N. Corrao
  • Patent number: 7922727
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical system for implanting pedicle screw assemblies to be connected by a spinal rod is disclosed. In one form, the system includes a plurality of holding mechanisms for the pedicle screw assemblies, each holding mechanism for being inserted through an incision and configured to receive tools along an axis thereof for driving a screw anchor of the pedicle screw assembly into a vertebra and securing the spinal rod thereto and a rod inserter that is configured to adjustably hold the rod and insert the rod through a common incision with one of the holding mechanism for being fed into position in an initial direction that is transverse to the axes of the holding mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew N. Songer, Matthew P. Gephart, Philip Berman, Bobby Steven Lynch, Ernie N. Corrao
  • Patent number: 7918878
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical system for implanting pedicle screw assemblies to be connected by a spinal rod is disclosed. In one form, the system includes a plurality of holding mechanisms for the pedicle screw assemblies, each holding mechanism for being inserted through an incision and configured to receive tools along an axis thereof for driving a screw anchor of the pedicle screw assembly into a vertebra and securing the spinal rod thereto and a rod inserter that is configured to adjustably hold the rod and insert the rod through a common incision with one of the holding mechanism for being fed into position in an initial direction that is transverse to the axes of the holding mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew N. Songer, Matthew P. Gephart, Philip Berman, Bobby Steven Lynch, Ernie N. Corrao
  • Publication number: 20080039839
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical system for implanting pedicle screw assemblies to be connected by a spinal rod is disclosed. In one form, the system includes a plurality of holding mechanisms for the pedicle screw assemblies, each holding mechanism for being inserted through an incision and configured to receive tools along an axis thereof for driving a screw anchor of the pedicle screw assembly into a vertebra and securing the spinal rod thereto and a rod inserter that is configured to adjustably hold the rod and insert the rod through a common incision with one of the holding mechanism for being fed into position in an initial direction that is transverse to the axes of the holding mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Songer, Matthew Gephart, Philip Berman, Bobby Lynch, Ernie Corrao
  • Publication number: 20080039840
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical system for implanting pedicle screw assemblies to be connected by a spinal rod is disclosed. In one form, the system includes a plurality of holding mechanisms for the pedicle screw assemblies, each holding mechanism for being inserted through an incision and configured to receive tools along an axis thereof for driving a screw anchor of the pedicle screw assembly into a vertebra and securing the spinal rod thereto and a rod inserter that is configured to adjustably hold the rod and insert the rod through a common incision with one of the holding mechanism for being fed into position in an initial direction that is transverse to the axes of the holding mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Songer, Matthew Gephart, Philip Berman, Bobby Lynch, Ernie Corrao