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).

  • Publication number: 20140192866
    Abstract: Specifically, a method decodes a picture. The picture is encoded and represented by blocks in a bitstream. For each block, a remap flag is obtained from the bit-stream. The block is either a remapped reconstructed block or a non-remapped reconstructed block. Either the non-mapped reconstructed block or an inverse remapped reconstructed block is output according to the remap flag. The remapped reconstructed block maximizes a similarity with the neighboring blocks, as compared to the similarity of the non-mapped reconstructed block and the neighboring blocks, by applying point operations to the remapped reconstructed block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro
  • Patent number: 8775357
    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: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    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
  • Patent number: 8767835
    Abstract: A video encoded as a bit stream is decoded by maintaining a set of dictionaries generated from decoded prediction residual signals, wherein elements of the set of dictionaries have associated indices. A current macroblock is entropy decoded and inverse quantized to produce decoded coefficients. For the current macroblock, a particular dictionary of the set of dictionaries is selected according to a prediction mode signaled in the bit stream, and particular elements of the particular dictionary are selected according to a copy mode signal in the bit stream and the associated index. The particular elements is scaled and combined, using the decoded coefficients, to reconstruct a current decoded macroblock prediction residual signal. Then, the current decoded macroblock prediction residual signal is combined with previously decoded macroblocks to generate an output macroblock of a reconstructed video, wherein the steps are performed in a decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Jewon Kang, Anthony Vetro
  • Publication number: 20140169451
    Abstract: Blocks in pixel images are template matched to select candidate blocks and weights according to a structural similarity and a perceptual distortion of the blocks. The perceptual distortion is a function of a just-noticeable-distortion (JND). A filter outputs a prediction residual between the block and the candidate blocks. The prediction residual is transformed and quantized to produce a quantized prediction residual using the JND. The matching and quantizing is optimized jointly using the perceptual distortion. Then, the quantized prediction residual and the weights are entropy encoded into a bit-stream for later decoding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Guoxin Jin, Anthony Vetro
  • Patent number: 8750634
    Abstract: A bitstream includes coded pictures, and split-flags for generating a transform tree. The bit stream is a partitioning of coding units (CUs) into Prediction Units (PUs). The transform tree is generated according to the split-flags. Nodes in the transform tree represent transform units (TU) associated with the CUs. The generation splits each TU only if the corresponding split-flag is set. For each PU that includes multiple TUs, the multiple TUs are merged into a larger TU, and the transform tree is modified according to the splitting and merging. Then, data contained in each PU can be decoded using the TVs associated with the PU according to the transform tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A Cohen, Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun
  • Patent number: 8722632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases, such as Sjogren's syndrome, by administering to a subject a CTLA4 molecule that block endogenous B7 molecules from binding their ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Robert Cohen, Suzette Belder-Carr, David Hagerty, Robert James Peach, Jean-Claude Becker
  • Publication number: 20140115030
    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: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Paul R. Bayliss, Robert A. Cohen, Gareth O. Collins, Kai Y. Yip, Daniel E. Zeck
  • Patent number: 8703718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases, such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, by administering to a subject a CTLA4 molecule that block endogenous B7 molecules from binding their ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Robert Cohen, Suzette Belder-Carr, David Hagerty, Robert James Peach, Jean-Claude Becker
  • Publication number: 20140067505
    Abstract: The subject matter discloses a method, comprising obtaining transaction history of a specific customer at a voucher related business, predicting future transactions of the specific customer at the voucher related business according to the transaction history of a specific customer, said future transactions are associated with a predefined time range; determining a personalized voucher to be issued to the specific customer for the predefined time range to be redeemed at the voucher related business according to the predicted future transactions, wherein at least one step of the method is performed by a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SAGARMATHA LTD.
    Inventors: Noam RON, Robert Cohen
  • Patent number: 8630341
    Abstract: A video encoded as a bit stream is decoded using trained sparse orthonormal transforms generated from decoded prediction residual signals, wherein the transforms have associated indices. A current macroblock is entropy decoded and inverse quantized to produce decoded coefficients. For the current macroblock, an L0-norm regularized training process generates a set of mode-dependent sparse orthonormal inverse transforms, selected according to a prediction mode signaled in the bit stream. Decoded coefficients are inverse transformed and then are combined with previously decoded macroblocks to generate an output macroblock of a reconstructed video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Osman G Sezer, Anthony Vetro
  • Publication number: 20130279820
    Abstract: A bitstream includes coded pictures, and split-flags for generating a transform tree. The bit stream is a partitioning of coding units (CUs) into Prediction Units (PUs). The transform tree is generated according to the split-flags. Nodes in the transform tree represent transform units (TU) associated with the CUs. The generation splits each TU only if the corresponding split-flag is set. For each PU that includes multiple TUs, the multiple TUs are merged into a larger TU, and the transform tree is modified according to the splitting and merging. Then, data contained in each PU can be decoded using the TVs associated with the PU according to the transform tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun
  • Publication number: 20130251713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases, such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, by administering to a subject a CTLA4 molecule that block endogenous B7 molecules from binding their ligands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: ROBERT COHEN, SUZETTE BELDER-CARR, DAVID HAGERTY, ROBERT JAMES PEACH, JEAN-CLAUDE BECKER
  • Publication number: 20130245537
    Abstract: A disposable skin-worn device for the transdermal delivery at least one dose of charged therapeutic substances, including granisetron, by iontophoresis, the device comprising a donor reservoir containing an amount of a therapeutic substance to be delivered transdermally by iontophoresis, a counter reservoir, a source of electric power connected in a circuit between the donor reservoir and the counter reservoir and a control system for controlling current flow in the circuit to enable at least one dose of the therapeutic substance to be delivered transdermally by iontophoresis and wherein the control system includes a control element selected from the group consisting of a sensor activated by an external signal and a switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Carter R. Anderson, Walter L. Sembrowich, Russell L. Morris, Robert Cohen
  • Publication number: 20130230518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases, such as Sjogren's syndrome, by administering to a subject a CTLA4 molecule that block endogenous B7 molecules from binding their ligands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: ROBERT COHEN, SUZETTE BELDER-CARR, DAVID HAGERTY, ROBERT JAMES PEACH, JEAN-CLAUDE BECKER
  • Patent number: 8497247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, by administering to a subject a CTLA4 molecule that block endogenous B7 molecules from binding their ligands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Robert Cohen, Suzette Carr, David Hagerty, Robert James Peach, Jean-Claude Becker
  • Patent number: 8494290
    Abstract: A bitstream includes coded pictures, and split-flags for generating a transform tree. The bit stream is a partitioning of coding units (CUs) into Prediction Units (PUs). The transform tree is generated according to the split-flags. Nodes in the transform tree represent transform units (TU) associated with the CUs. The generation splits each TU only if the corresponding split-flag is set. For each PU that includes multiple TUs, the multiple TUs are merged into a larger TU, and the transform tree is modified according to the splitting and merging. Then, data contained in each PU can be decoded using the TUs associated with the PU according to the transform tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cohen, Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun
  • Publication number: 20130185244
    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: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    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: 8469062
    Abstract: A durable, semi-rigid, flexible duct including a pair of coaxial sleeves, namely an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve disposed parallel to and about the inner sleeve and a resilient wound element disposed between the sleeves. Each of the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve constitutes an aluminum foil ribbon. The wound element imparts corrugations to the two sleeves, 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. Both the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve are 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 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Allan Liebson, Robert Cohen, Graeme Anthony Liebson
  • Publication number: 20130153076
    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: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Allan Liebson, Graeme Anthony Liebson, Robert Cohen
  • Patent number: 8463373
    Abstract: A disposable skin-worn device for the transdermal delivery at least one dose of charged therapeutic substances, including granisetron, by iontophoresis, the device comprising a donor reservoir containing an amount of a therapeutic substance to be delivered transdermally by iontophoresis, a counter reservoir, a source of electric power connected in a circuit between the donor reservoir and the counter reservoir and a control system for controlling current flow in the circuit to enable at least one dose of the therapeutic substance to be delivered transdermally by iontophoresis and wherein the control system includes a control element selected from the group consisting of a sensor activated by an external signal and a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Carter R. Anderson, Walter L. Sembrowich, Russell L. Morris, Robert Cohen