Patents by Inventor Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen 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: 9220598
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance. In various embodiments, the covering is suitable for a variety of procedure specific uses. Implantation tools may be provided for placing the covering at a surgical site. Kits may be provided including variously sized or shaped coverings and one or more tools for use in placing the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal R. Betz, Scott Boden, Munish Chandra Gupta, Michael F. O'Brien, Harvinder Sandhu, Alexis Shelokov, Georgiana Shelokov, Daryl R. Sybert, Alexander Vaccaro, Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Robert Cohen, Cristy Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9191792
    Abstract: A system and method for the insertion of additional content to messages sent between mobile communications devices. The system provides for a point system which allows users of the system to accumulate points for additional content sent with text messages. The points may be used for various functions such as purchasing premium services or may be applied towards the user's service charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150312364
    Abstract: A communications system including a plurality of mobile user computing devices, and a service provider subsystem for enabling communications between any of the mobile user computing devices and enterprise network systems. The service provider subsystem has a plurality of clusters strategically distributed across at least one geographical region and interconnected by a global services bus. Each of the clusters includes a plurality of nodes interconnected to a distributed memory storage bus. Each of the nodes includes a service manager module for monitoring services available to the node, a service access point module for enabling communications between the node and enterprise network systems, a client access point module for enabling communications between the node and at least one of the mobile user computing devices, and a message control point module for managing communications between the client access point module and the service access point module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Paul R. Bayliss, Robert A. Cohen, Gareth O. Collins, Kai Y. Yip, Daniel E. Zeck
  • Publication number: 20150264345
    Abstract: A method for decoding a bitstream, including compressed pictures of a video, wherein each picture includes one or more slices, wherein each slice includes one or more blocks of pixels, and each pixel has a value corresponding to a color, for each slice, first obtains a reduced number of colors corresponding to the slice, wherein each color is represented as a color triplet and the reduced number of colors is less than or equal to a number of colors in the slice. Then, for each block, a prediction mode is determined, wherein an independent uniform prediction mode is included in a candidate set of prediction modes. For each block, a predictor block is generated, wherein all values of the predictor block have a uniform value according to a color index when the prediction mode is set as the independent uniform prediction mode. Lastly, the predictor block is added to a reconstructed residue block to form a decoded block as output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Xingyu Zhang, Anthony Vetro
  • Publication number: 20150264383
    Abstract: A method decodes blocks in pictures of a video in an encoded bitstream by storing previously decoded blocks in a buffer. The previously decoded blocks are displaced less than a predetermined range relative to a current block being decoded. Cached blocks are maintained in a cache. The cached blocks include a set of best matching previously decoded blocks that are displaced greater than the predetermined range relative to the current block. The bitstream is parsed to obtain a prediction indicator that determines whether the current block is predicted from the previously decoded blocks in the buffer or the cached blocks in the cache. Based on the prediction indicator, a prediction residual block is generated, and in a summation process, the prediction residual block is added to a reconstructed residual block to form a decoded block as output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro, Kazuo Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9104791
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simulating a medical procedure are disclosed. For example, one described system for simulating a medical procedure includes a physics module configured to model at least one physical property of a user-defined organic object associated with a patient; a display module configured to cause a display of the user-defined organic object; a script module configured to execute a user-defined medical procedure script; a simulation module in communication with the physics module, the display module, and the script module, the simulation module configured to execute a simulation of the medical procedure based at least in part on the user-defined model of the organic object and the user-defined medical procedure script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Cohen, Mark S. Meents, Walter E. Ratzat, Kenneth Heyman
  • Patent number: 9101475
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance. In various embodiments, the covering may be formed of a collagen material and is suitable for a variety of procedure specific uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Robert Cohen, Cristy Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9070085
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to expert modeling in a KM system and provide method, system and computer program product for organically ranked knowledge and categorization for a KM system. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for organically ranked knowledge and categorization in a KM system can be provided. The method can include bookmarking answer content for a first end user of the knowledge management system, suggesting a set of categories previously associated with the answer content by other end users of the knowledge management system, and categorizing the bookmarked answer content with a category selected from the set of categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: KANA SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Arseneault, Vani T. Chiganmy, Robert Cohen, David P. Cokely, Enzo Guadagnoli, David M. Heath, Stefanie L. Moses, Sergio A. Rubio, Hector C. Torres
  • Publication number: 20150124871
    Abstract: A method decodes a picture that is encoded and represented by blocks in a bitstream, by first determining, from the bitstream, motion associated with the block. Using a model, the motion is mapped to indices indicating a subset of quantized transform coefficients to be decoded from the bitstream. Then, values are assigned and reinserted to the quantized transform coefficients not in the subset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Velibor Adzic, Anthony Vetro
  • Patent number: 9014499
    Abstract: In a decoder, a desired image is estimated by first retrieving coding modes from an encoded side information image. For each bitplane in the encoded side information image, syndrome bits or parity bits are decoded to obtain an estimated bitplane of quantized transform coefficients of the desired image. A quantization and a transform are applied to a prediction residual obtained using the coding modes, wherein the decoding uses the quantized transform coefficients of the encoded side information image. The estimated bitplanes of quantized transform coefficients of the desired image are combined to produce combined bitplanes. Then, an inverse quantization, an inverse transform and a prediction based on the coding modes are applied to the combined bitplanes to recover the estimate of the desired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Shantanu Rane, Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro
  • Patent number: 8997796
    Abstract: A durable, semi-rigid, single-layered flexible duct having a sleeve made of a single aluminum layer and a resilient wound element disposed at the mid-point of the overlap region of the aluminum layer. The wound element imparts corrugations to the sleeve, such that the duct is extendible between a compacted configuration suitable for storage and for shipping and an extended configuration suitable for installation in a gas transport arrangement. Closely and evenly-spaced ridges that are situated in between the corrugations, add rigidity and durability to the duct. The inward-facing surface of the aluminum ribbon is substantially smooth and featureless except for the helical corrugations imparted by wire winding and the closely and evenly-spaced ridges. The aluminum sleeve is of a predetermined thickness rendering the duct substantially rigid when in an extended configuration and enabling the duct to maintain its substantial rigidity upon extension from a compacted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Allan Liebson, Graeme Anthony Liebson, Robert Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150085923
    Abstract: In a decoder, a desired image is estimated by first retrieving coding modes from an encoded side information image. For each bitplane in the encoded side information image, syndrome bits or parity bits are decoded to obtain an estimated bitplane of quantized transform coefficients of the desired image. A quantization and a transform are applied to a prediction residual obtained using the coding modes, wherein the decoding uses the quantized transform coefficients of the encoded side information image, and is based on previously decoded bitplanes in a causal neighborhood. The estimated bitplanes of quantized transform coefficients of the desired image are combined to produce combined bitplanes. Then, an inverse quantization, an inverse transform and a prediction based on the coding modes are applied to the combined bitplanes to recover the estimate of the desired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shantanu Rane, Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro, Kazuo Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20150085920
    Abstract: In a decoder, a desired image is estimated by first retrieving coding modes from an encoded side information image. For each bitplane in the encoded side information image, syndrome bits or parity bits are decoded to obtain an estimated bitplane of quantized transform coefficients of the desired image. A quantization and a transform are applied to a prediction residual obtained using the coding modes, wherein the decoding uses the quantized transform coefficients of the encoded side information image. The estimated bitplanes of quantized transform coefficients of the desired image are combined to produce combined bitplanes. Then, an inverse quantization, an inverse transform and a prediction based on the coding modes are applied to the combined bitplanes to recover the estimate of the desired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Shantanu Rane, Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro
  • Publication number: 20150018024
    Abstract: A system and method for the insertion of additional content to messages sent between mobile communications devices. The system provides for a point system which allows users of the system to accumulate points for additional content sent with text messages. The points may be used for various functions such as purchasing premium services or may be applied towards the user's service charges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Cohen
  • Patent number: 8929455
    Abstract: A method codes pictures in a bitstream, wherein the bitstream includes coded pictures to obtain data for associated TUs and data for generating a transform tree, and a partitioning of coding units (CUs) into Prediction Units (PUs), and data for obtaining prediction modes or directions associated with each PU. One or more mapping tables are defined, wherein each row of each table has an associated index and a first set of transform types to be used for applying an inverse transformation to the data in TU. The first set of transform types is selected according to an index, and then a second set of transform types is applied as the inverse transformation to the data, wherein the second set of transform types is determined according to the first set of transform types and a transform-toggle flag (ttf) to obtain a reconstructed prediction residual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro
  • Publication number: 20140307780
    Abstract: A bitstream corresponding to an encoded video is decoded. The encoded video includes a sequence of frames, and each frame is partitioned into encoded blocks. For each encoded block, an edge mode index is decoded based on an edge mode codeword and a prediction mode. The edge mode index indicates a subset of predetermined partitions selected from a partition library according to the prediction mode. The encoded block is partitioned based on the edge mode index to produce two or more block partitions. To each block partition, a coefficient rearrangement, an inverse transform and an inverse quantization is applied to produce a processed block partition. The processed block partitions are then combined into a decoded block for a video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Sudeng Hu, Anthony Vetro
  • Publication number: 20140304209
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to expert modeling in a KM system and provide method, system and computer program product for organically ranked knowledge and categorization for a KM system. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for organically ranked knowledge and categorization in a KM system can be provided. The method can include bookmarking answer content for a first end user of the knowledge management system, suggesting a set of categories previously associated with the answer content by other end users of the knowledge management system, and categorizing the bookmarked answer content with a category selected from the set of categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Robert L. Arseneault, Vani T. Chiganmy, Robert Cohen, David P. Cokely, Enzo Guadagnoli, David M. Heath, Stefanie L. Moses, Sergio A. Rubio, Hector C. Torres
  • Patent number: 8849261
    Abstract: A system and method for the insertion of additional content to messages sent between mobile communications devices. The system provides for a point system which allows users of the system to accumulate points for additional content sent with text messages. The points may be used for various functions such as purchasing premium services or may be applied towards the user's service charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140286948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases, such as scleroderma, by administering to a subject a CTLA4 molecule that block endogenous B7 molecules from binding their ligands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert COHEN, Suzette Belder-Carr, David Hagerty, Robert James Peach, Jean-Claude Becker
  • Patent number: 8811760
    Abstract: A system and a method for decoding at least a portion of an image includes determining a current prediction mode based on a combination of a prediction mode residue and a function of at least one previous prediction mode and decoding the portion of the image using the current prediction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Xiaozhong Xu, Anthony Vetro