Patents by Inventor Arnold Oyola

Arnold Oyola 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: 20220008046
    Abstract: A biopsy system driver includes a motor having a rotatable output shaft, a support structure, a drive shaft, an elongate lead screw and a biopsy instrument drive member. The drive shaft is rotatably coupled to the support structure and includes or is otherwise operatively connected to the motor output shaft such that activation of the motor rotates the drive shaft. The elongate lead screw is coupled to the drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft rotates the lead screw about an axis of the lead screw. The lead screw is axially translatable relative to the drive shaft and to the support structure. The biopsy instrument drive member is threadably coupled to the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw causes axial translation of one of the lead screw and biopsy instrument drive member relative to the other one and to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stand, Kevin M. Thompson, Christian M. Ulm, Arnold Oyola, Fareeha Safir, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Peter Wolton
  • Patent number: 11045172
    Abstract: A biopsy system driver includes a motor having a rotatable output shaft, a support structure, a drive shaft, an elongate lead screw and a biopsy instrument drive member. The drive shaft is rotatably coupled to the support structure and includes or is otherwise operatively connected to the motor output shaft such that activation of the motor rotates the drive shaft. The elongate lead screw is coupled to the drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft rotates the lead screw about an axis of the lead screw. The lead screw is axially translatable relative to the drive shaft and to the support structure. The biopsy instrument drive member is threadably coupled to the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw causes axial translation of one of the lead screw and biopsy instrument drive member relative to the other one and to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stand, III, Kevin M. Thompson, Christian M. Ulm, Arnold Oyola, Fareeha Safir, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Peter Wolton
  • Patent number: 10881383
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a motorized driver having a drive member operatively coupled with a needle interface of a biopsy needle assembly that is removably installed on the motorized driver, wherein the motorized driver actuates the drive member to thereby actuate the biopsy needle assembly via the needle interface. A system controller that controls operation of the motorized driver is configured to perform a homing process including determining a system test failure or a needle removal condition in which a biopsy needle assembly installed on the motorized driver has been or should be removed from the motorized driver. Upon determining a system test failure or needle removal condition, the controller positions the drive member in a drive member home position for receiving a new biopsy needle assembly to be installed on the motorized driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Oyola, Joseph A. Stand, III, Christian Michael Ulm, Debra Sue Pare, David Anthony Gilstrap, Rangarajan Krishnamurthi, Thomas Fisk
  • Publication number: 20200222117
    Abstract: A robotic introducer system comprises a first assembly comprising a cable control assembly configured for use in a plurality of medical procedures, a second assembly comprising a distal link extension assembly configured for fewer uses than the first assembly, and a third assembly comprising an articulating probe assembly, coupled between the first and second assemblies and configured for fewer uses than the second assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brett Zubiate, Thomas J. Calef, Gabriel A. Johnston, Ian Joseph Darisse, Michael S. Castro, Arnold Oyola, Kevin Gilmartin, Joseph A. Stand, III, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20200129205
    Abstract: Described is a tool positioning system comprising an introduction device, a first tool support and a second tool support. The introduction device is constructed and arranged to slidingly receive an articulating probe. The first tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a first tool. The first tool support is oriented toward a first operator location. The second tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a second tool. The second tool support is oriented toward a second operator location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Salvatore Castro, Chistopher P. DeGeorge, J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Maxwell Flaherty, Arnold Oyola, Joseph A. Stand, III, Samuel F. Straface
  • Publication number: 20190059865
    Abstract: A biopsy system includes a motorized driver having a drive member operatively coupled with a needle interface of a biopsy needle assembly that is removably installed on the motorized driver, wherein the motorized driver actuates the drive member to thereby actuate the biopsy needle assembly via the needle interface. A system controller that controls operation of the motorized driver is configured to perform a homing process including determining a system test failure or a needle removal condition in which a biopsy needle assembly installed on the motorized driver has been or should be removed from the motorized driver. Upon determining a system test failure or needle removal condition, the controller positions the drive member in a drive member home position for receiving a new biopsy needle assembly to be installed on the motorized driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Arnold OYOLA, Joseph A. STAND, III, Christian Michael ULM, Debra Sue PARE, David Anthony GILSTRAP, Rangarajan KRISHNAMURTHI, Thomas FISK
  • Publication number: 20180317893
    Abstract: A biopsy system driver includes a motor having a rotatable output shaft, a support structure, a drive shaft, an elongate lead screw and a biopsy instrument drive member. The drive shaft is rotatably coupled to the support structure and includes or is otherwise operatively connected to the motor output shaft such that activation of the motor rotates the drive shaft. The elongate lead screw is coupled to the drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft rotates the lead screw about an axis of the lead screw. The lead screw is axially translatable relative to the drive shaft and to the support structure. The biopsy instrument drive member is threadably coupled to the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw causes axial translation of one of the lead screw and biopsy instrument drive member relative to the other one and to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stand, III, Kevin M. Thompson, Christian M. Ulm, Arnold Oyola, Fareeha Safir, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Peter Wolton
  • Publication number: 20180206923
    Abstract: A system for performing a medical procedure is provided comprising at least one tool and a tool support for supporting a distal portion of the tool. An operator manipulates a human interface device and produces control signals sent to a controller. The controller manipulates the tool support based on the received control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Oyola, Joseph Stand, Kevin Gilmartin, Ian Darisse, Robert Didomenico, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10022110
    Abstract: A biopsy system driver includes a motor having a rotatable output shaft, a support structure, a drive shaft, an elongate lead screw and a biopsy instrument drive member. The drive shaft is rotatably coupled to the support structure and includes or is otherwise operatively connected to the motor output shaft such that activation of the motor rotates the drive shaft. The elongate lead screw is coupled to the drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft rotates the lead screw about an axis of the lead screw. The lead screw is axially translatable relative to the drive shaft and to the support structure. The biopsy instrument drive member is threadably coupled to the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw causes axial translation of one of the lead screw and biopsy instrument drive member relative to the other one and to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stand, III, Kevin M. Thompson, Christian M. Ulm, Arnold Oyola, Fareeha Safir, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Peter Wolton
  • Patent number: 9901410
    Abstract: A system for performing a medical procedure is provided comprising at least one tool and a tool support for supporting a distal portion of the tool. An operator manipulates a human interface device and produces control signals sent to a controller. The controller manipulates the tool support based on the received control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Oyola, Joseph Stand, Kevin Gilmartin, Ian Darisse, Robert Didomenico, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20180021060
    Abstract: Described is a tool positioning system comprising an introduction device, a first tool support and a second tool support. The introduction device is constructed and arranged to slidingly receive an articulating probe. The first tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a first tool. The first tool support is oriented toward a first operator location. The second tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a second tool. The second tool support is oriented toward a second operator location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Salvatore Castro, Chistopher P. DeGeorge, J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Maxwell Flaherty, Arnold Oyola, Joseph A. Stand, III, Samuel F. Straface
  • Publication number: 20170368681
    Abstract: An articulating probe, comprises a first mechanism including a first link comprising a first longitudinal axis, a first articulation surface and a first motion-limiting element; and a second link comprising a second longitudinal axis, a second articulation surface and a second motion-limiting element. An articulation joint comprises the first articulation surface and the second articulation surface and constructed and arranged to allow two degree-of-freedom articulation of the second link relative to the first link. A motion resisting assembly comprises the first motion limiting element and the second motion limiting element, wherein the motion resisting assembly is constructed and arranged to resist rotation of the second link about the second longitudinal axis relative to the first longitudinal axis of the first link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Zubiate, Arnold Oyola, Dale Whipple, Joseph A. Stand, Robert Didomenico, William H. Kennefick, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9757856
    Abstract: An articulating probe, comprises a first mechanism including a first link comprising a first longitudinal axis, a first articulation surface and a first motion-limiting element; and a second link comprising a second longitudinal axis, a second articulation surface and a second motion-limiting element. An articulation joint comprises the first articulation surface and the second articulation surface and constructed and arranged to allow two degree-of-freedom articulation of the second link relative to the first link. A motion resisting assembly comprises the first motion limiting element and the second motion limiting element, wherein the motion resisting assembly is constructed and arranged to resist rotation of the second link about the second longitudinal axis relative to the first longitudinal axis of the first link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Oyola, Brett Zubiate, Dale Whipple, Joseph A. Stand, Robert Didomenico, William H. Kennefick, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9675380
    Abstract: Described is a tool positioning system comprising an introduction device, a first tool support and a second tool support. The introduction device is constructed and arranged to slidingly receive an articulating probe. The first tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a first tool. The first tool support is oriented toward a first operator location. The second tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a second tool. The second tool support is oriented toward a second operator location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Salvatore Castro, Christopher P. DeGeorge, J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Maxwell Flaherty, Arnold Oyola, Joseph A. Stand, III, Samuel F. Straface
  • Patent number: 9572628
    Abstract: An articulating probe, comprises a first mechanism including a first link comprising a first longitudinal axis, a first articulation surface and a first motion-limiting element; and a second link comprising a second longitudinal axis, a second articulation surface and a second motion-limiting element. An articulation joint comprises the first articulation surface and the second articulation surface and constructed and arranged to allow two degree-of-freedom articulation of the second link relative to the first link. A motion resisting assembly comprises the first motion limiting element and the second motion limiting element, wherein the motion resisting assembly is constructed and arranged to resist rotation of the second link about the second longitudinal axis relative to the first longitudinal axis of the first link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MEDROBOTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brett Zubiate, Arnold Oyola, Dale Whipple, Joseph A. Stand, Robert Didomenico, William H. Kennefick, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20160262840
    Abstract: An articulating probe, comprises a first mechanism including a first link comprising a first longitudinal axis, a first articulation surface and a first motion-limiting element; and a second link comprising a second longitudinal axis, a second articulation surface and a second motion-limiting element. An articulation joint comprises the first articulation surface and the second articulation surface and constructed and arranged to allow two degree-of-freedom articulation of the second link relative to the first link. A motion resisting assembly comprises the first motion limiting element and the second motion limiting element, wherein the motion resisting assembly is constructed and arranged to resist rotation of the second link about the second longitudinal axis relative to the first longitudinal axis of the first link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Zubiate, Arnold Oyola, Dale Whipple, Joseph A. Stand, Robert Didomenico, William H. Kennefick, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20160089121
    Abstract: A biopsy system driver includes a motor having a rotatable output shaft, a support structure, a drive shaft, an elongate lead screw and a biopsy instrument drive member. The drive shaft is rotatably coupled to the support structure and includes or is otherwise operatively connected to the motor output shaft such that activation of the motor rotates the drive shaft. The elongate lead screw is coupled to the drive shaft such that rotation of the drive shaft rotates the lead screw about an axis of the lead screw. The lead screw is axially translatable relative to the drive shaft and to the support structure. The biopsy instrument drive member is threadably coupled to the lead screw such that rotation of the lead screw causes axial translation of one of the lead screw and biopsy instrument drive member relative to the other one and to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stand, III, Kevin M. Thompson, Christian M. Ulm, Arnold Oyola, Fareeha Safir, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Peter Wolton
  • Publication number: 20150342690
    Abstract: A robotic introducer system comprises a first assembly comprising a cable control assembly configured for use in a plurality of medical procedures, a second assembly comprising a distal link extension assembly configured for fewer uses than the first assembly, and a third assembly comprising an articulating probe assembly, coupled between the first and second assemblies and configured for fewer uses than the second assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Brett Zubiate, Thomas J. Calef, Gabriel A. Johnston, Ian Joseph Darisse, Michael S. Castro, Arnold Oyola, Kevin Gilmartin, Joseph A. Stand, III, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20150282835
    Abstract: Described is a tool positioning system comprising an introduction device, a first tool support and a second tool support. The introduction device is constructed and arranged to slidingly receive an articulating probe. The first tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a first tool. The first tool support is oriented toward a first operator location. The second tool support comprises at least one guide element constructed and arranged to slidingly receive a second tool. The second tool support is oriented toward a second operator location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Medrobotics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Salvatore Castro, Christopher P. DeGeorge, J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Maxwell Flaherty, Arnold Oyola, Joseph A. Stand, III, Samuel F. Straface
  • Patent number: D870895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Kathryn Asad, Mark A. Catron, Eric Collins, Kenneth F. DeFreitas, David Gilstrap, Alan J. Harvey, Joseph Kapushion, Kraig J. Kruger, Henry Landry, Arnold Oyola, Christian M. Ulm, David VandeRiet, Samantha E. Vish, Joseph A. Stand, III