Patents by Inventor Billy Nussbaumer

Billy Nussbaumer 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: 20190231454
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Patent number: 10292778
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180325609
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180271605
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Patent number: 10039605
    Abstract: Described herein are a sterile handle for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the sterile handle adds functionalities and an interface to existing surgical tools such that the robotic system may be commanded from the sterile field during surgery. The sterile handle permits a user, such as a surgeon, to physically manipulate the location of the end-effector of a robotic surgical system. The sterile handle may include an input device that allows the user to limit the movement of the end-effector, such as limiting the movement to translations or rotations only. The sterile handle may detect the presence of a user's hand. This ensures the end-effector is only moved when the user manipulates the sterile handle and reduces the likelihood that the end-effector is moved unintentionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Patent number: 10004562
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180021096
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not required increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Publication number: 20180008358
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not required increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Publication number: 20170333057
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel
  • Patent number: 9750510
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel
  • Publication number: 20160128789
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel
  • Publication number: 20160081754
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not required increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: KB Medical SA
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Patent number: 9283048
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not require increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KB MEDICAL SA
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Patent number: 9241771
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KB Medical SA
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel
  • Publication number: 20150366624
    Abstract: Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used to obtain access to vertebrae while protecting soft tissues in the surrounding area. The dilators may be used to provide a working channel through which the operation is performed. Standard dilators may be used with a robotic surgical system to provide precise guidance of surgical tools. A dilator may be held by the robot and automatically repositioned when the surgeon adjusts a trajectory for performing the surgery. The dilator itself may be used as a surgical instrument guide along with dilator adaptors that adjust the diameter of a portion of the dilator to allow for different sized tools to be guided by the dilator. Alternatively, surgical instrument guides may also be held by the robotic arm such that tools are guided by a surgical instrument guide through the dilator to perform a medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Jimmy Villard
  • Publication number: 20150223897
    Abstract: Described herein are a sterile handle for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the sterile handle adds functionalities and an interface to existing surgical tools such that the robotic system may be commanded from the sterile field during surgery. The sterile handle permits a user, such as a surgeon, to physically manipulate the location of the end-effector of a robotic surgical system. The sterile handle may include an input device that allows the user to limit the movement of the end-effector, such as limiting the movement to translations or rotations only. The sterile handle may detect the presence of a user's hand. This ensures the end-effector is only moved when the user manipulates the sterile handle and reduces the likelihood that the end-effector is moved unintentionally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20150202009
    Abstract: Described herein are a sterile drape and adapter for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the sterile drape and adapter cover a robotic surgical arm and prevent contamination of a sterile field. The sterile drape may attached to the robotic arm via a sterile adapter that ensures the drape is tightly stretched over the tool holder and robot interface to provide a structure that provides for repeatable and rigid positioning of the sterile drape. Tightly stretching the drape over the sterile adapter and tightening the tool holder to the robotic arm using, for example, a tightening screw, reduces the likelihood of folds in the drape between the tool holder and robot interface. Thus, errors between the robot model and the actual situation because of the position of the tool holder relative to the robot interface are minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Billy Nussbaumer, Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Publication number: 20150196365
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel
  • Publication number: 20150100066
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not require increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: KB Medical SA
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin