Patents by Inventor Brandon D. Itkowitz

Brandon D. Itkowitz 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: 20220175473
    Abstract: An exemplary processing system of a computer-assisted surgical system identifies an object in a surgical space, accesses a model of the object, identifies a pose of the object in the surgical space, aligns the model with the pose of the object to define depth data for the model in the surgical space, and generates a depth map in the surgical space for at least a portion of the object based on the depth data for the model. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Heath Feather, Rohitkumar Godhani, Brian D. Hoffman, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Adam T. Schmidt, Siddarth Sen
  • Patent number: 11351005
    Abstract: A method comprises displaying a surgical environment image. The surgical environment image includes a virtual control element for controlling a component of a surgical system, and the virtual control element includes a real-time image of the component of the surgical system in the surgical environment image. The method further comprises displaying an image of a body part of a user. The body part is used to interact with the virtual control element. The method further comprises receiving a gesture of the body part of the user in a predetermined motion, via a gesture based input device registering movement of the body part of the user, while the body part interacts with the virtual control element. The method further comprises adjusting a setting of the component of the surgical system based on the received gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Paul W. Mohr, Theodore W. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20220142721
    Abstract: A system and method of view restoration include a computer-assisted device having an imaging device and a controller coupled to the imaging device. The controller is configured to record kinematic information, imaging information, or both the kinematic information and the imaging information before movement of the imaging device from a first repositionable arm to a second repositionable arm or from a first workspace port to a second workspace port; detect the movement of the imaging device from the first repositionable arm to the second repositionable arm or from the first workspace port to the second workspace port; determine, in response to the detection, a desired position and orientation of the imaging device based on the recorded kinematic information, the recorded imaging information, or both the recorded kinematic information and the recorded imaging information; and move the imaging device based on the desired position and orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon D. ITKOWITZ, Yiming MEI
  • Patent number: 11317979
    Abstract: A medical imaging system comprises a teleoperational assembly configured to control the movement of a medical instrument including an instrument tip and a processing unit including one or more processors. The processing unit is configured to determine an instrument tip position and determine a position error associated with the instrument tip position. The processing unit is also configured to determine at least one instrument tip bounding volume based upon the position error and determine if the instrument tip is within a field of view of an imaging instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Brian D. Hoffman, Paul W. Mohr
  • Publication number: 20220125534
    Abstract: Techniques for determining an ergonomic center for an input control include an input control and a control unit including one or more processors. Movement of the input control during teleoperation is usable to command corresponding movement of an end effector. One or more control points are associated with the input control. The control unit is configured to detect a start of a repositioning movement for the input control, detect an end of the repositioning movement, determine one or more corresponding end positions, each corresponding end position being a position of a control point of the one or more control points at the end of the repositioning movement, determine an input control reference point based on the one or more corresponding end positions, and aggregate the input control reference point with at least one previously obtained input control reference point to determine an ergonomic center for the input control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon D. ITKOWITZ, Michael L. HANUSCHIK, Paul W. MOHR, Arjang M. HOURTASH
  • Publication number: 20220117662
    Abstract: An exemplary system (100) determines an insertion trajectory that a surgical instrument is predicted to follow when inserted into a surgical space. The system provides, for display by a display device, an image that depicts a portion of the surgical space captured by the imaging device and at least a portion of a representation of the insertion trajectory in the surgical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Marisa C. Babb, Craig Gotsill, Sophia R. Hannaford, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Jason S. LaFrenais, Daniel W. Nissenbaum
  • Patent number: 11260535
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20220047343
    Abstract: A method comprises obtaining, for one or more medical instruments coupled to a teleoperational medical system, one or more corresponding medical instrument positions relative to a field of view of at least one imaging instrument coupled to the teleoperation medical system. The method also comprises initiating, for a selected medical instrument of the one or more medical instruments, generation of a corresponding indicator to a user. The corresponding indicator may be based on a position of the selected medical instrument relative to the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Paul W. Mohr
  • Patent number: 11246671
    Abstract: Systems and methods of recentering an input control include a control unit configured to suspend teleoperated control of an end effector by the input control in response to a recentering request, determine a recentering move for the input control to provide positional and orientational harmony between the input control and the end effector, execute the recentering move, and reinstate teleoperated control of the end effector by the input control. In some embodiments, to determine the recentering move the control unit is configured to determine one or more first positions associated with the end effector, map the first positions to a view coordinate system, map the first positions from the view coordinate system to a console workspace coordinate system, and determine one or more second positions for one or more control points on the input control, the control points corresponding to the mapped first positions in the console workspace coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Michael L. Hanuschik, Paul W. Mohr, Arjang M. Hourtash
  • Publication number: 20220015851
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgical system includes a function selection system configured to detect an actuation and a de-actuation of a user input mechanism associated with a user control mechanism for controlling a surgical instrument coupled to a manipulator arm of a computer-assisted surgical system, the user input mechanism configured to facilitate activation and deactivation of a clutch mode of operation in which the user control mechanism is decoupled from controlling the surgical instrument. Based on the detecting of the actuation and the de-actuation of the user input mechanism, the function selection system determines information associated with the user input mechanism and the user control mechanism, compares the information to a set of defined criteria, and performs, when the information satisfies the set of defined criteria, a function associated with a different mode of operation of the computer assisted surgical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Adrian N. Bedard
  • Publication number: 20210401516
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system for performing a medical procedure in a surgical field includes a dynamic guided setup system having step-by-step setup instructions for setting up a teleoperational assembly having at least one motorized surgical arm configured to assist in a surgical procedure. It also includes a user interface configured to communicate the step-by-step setup instructions to a user. The dynamic guided setup system is configured to automatically recognize completion of a first setup step based on detected physical arrangement of at least one surgical arm on a teleoperational assembly and automatically display a prompt for a subsequent setup step after the recognizing completion of the first setup step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hanuschik, Joseph Arsanious, Julie L. Berry, Paul G. Griffiths, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Paul W. Mohr
  • Publication number: 20210369365
    Abstract: A robotic system comprises a display that is viewable by an operator. An operator reference frame is defined relative to the display or the operator viewing the display. The robotic system also includes an input device movable by the operator and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to present, in the display, a first image of a first tool captured by an imaging device, receive, from the operator, a first indication that a first axis of the input device is aligned with a corresponding axis of the first tool in the first image, and in response to the first indication, determine a first alignment relationship between the imaging device and the first tool based on a second alignment relationship between the operator reference frame and the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ambarish G. Goswami, Paul G. Griffiths, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Tao Zhao
  • Publication number: 20210353378
    Abstract: A system and method of maintaining a tool position and orientation for a computer-assisted device include a control unit and an articulated structure coupled to the control unit and including a plurality of joints. The articulated structure is configured to support an instrument. The control unit is configured to determine an error that is introduced to a position of the instrument, an orientation of the instrument, or both the position of the instrument and the orientation of the instrument by movement of a first joint of the plurality of joints; and drive at least a second joint of the plurality of joints to reduce the error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon D. ITKOWITZ, Nitish SWARUP, Paul G. GRIFFITHS, Goran LYNCH
  • Patent number: 11154374
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system for performing a medical procedure in a surgical field includes a dynamic guided setup system having step-by-step setup instructions for setting up a teleoperational assembly having at least one motorized surgical arm configured to assist in a surgical procedure. It also includes a user interface configured to communicate the step-by-step setup instructions to a user. The dynamic guided setup system is configured to automatically recognize completion of a first setup step based on detected physical arrangement of at least one surgical arm on a teleoperational assembly and automatically display a prompt for a subsequent setup step after the recognizing completion of the first setup step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hanuschik, Joseph Arsanious, Julie L. Berry, Paul G. Griffiths, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Paul W. Mohr
  • Patent number: 11129684
    Abstract: A system and method of maintaining a tool position and orientation for a computer-assisted device include an articulated structure including a plurality of joints and a control unit coupled to the articulated structure. The control unit is configured to determine whether a cannula or an instrument is coupled to a distal end of the articulated structure and in response to determining that the cannula or the instrument is coupled to the distal end of the articulated structure: determine an initial position and orientation of the instrument prior to detection of a disturbance in a first joint of the plurality of joints; determine, during the disturbance in the first joint, a current position and orientation of the instrument; determine a difference between the current position and orientation and the initial position and orientation; and drive at least a second joint of the plurality of joints based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Nitish Swarup, Paul G. Griffiths, Goran Lynch
  • Publication number: 20210256749
    Abstract: A robotic system may comprise a first robotic arm operatively coupleable to a first tool. The first tool has a first working end. The system may also comprise an image capture device, a display, and a processor. The processor may be configured to cause an image of a work site, which was captured by the image capture device from a perspective of an image reference frame, to be displayed on the display. The image of the work site includes an image of the first working end of the first tool. The processor may also determine a position of the first working end of the first tool in the image of the work site and render a tool information overlay at the position of the first working end of the first tool in the image of the work site. The tool information overlay visually indicates state information for the first tool. The processor may also change the tool information overlay while the first tool is in a first operational state by changing a brightness of the tool information overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Daniel J. Halabe, Christopher J. Hasser, Brian David Hoffman, David Q. Larkin, Catherine J. Mohr, Paul W. Mohr, Tao Zhao, Wenyi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20210212780
    Abstract: Integrated table motion includes a device including a control unit and an arm having one or more joints and a distal portion. The control unit is configured to receive a table movement request from a separate table, determine whether to allow the table movement request based on one or more of whether a type of movement in the table movement request is permitted, whether one or more instruments mounted to the device are within a field of view of an imaging device, or whether one or more instruments mounted to the device are withdrawn into respective cannulas, allow the table to perform the table movement request based on the determining; track movement of the table while the table performs the table movement request; and maintain, using the joint(s) and based on the tracked movement of the table, a position and/or an orientation of the distal portion relative to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon D. ITKOWITZ, Paul G. GRIFFITHS, Jason HEMPHILL, Goran A. LYNCH, Daniel N. MILLER, Patrick O'GRADY, Nitish SWARUP, Kamyar ZIAEI
  • Publication number: 20210212773
    Abstract: A console for a medical includes a display, an eye tracking input module, a second input module, and one or more processors coupled to the display, the eye tracking input module, and the second input module. The one or more processors is configured to perform operations including receiving a first user input from the eye tracking input module; determining, based on the first user input, whether a gaze of a user is directed toward an activation region of the display; in response to determining that the gaze of the user is directed toward the activation region, displaying, via the display, a control; receiving a second user input from the second input module; and adjusting the control based on the second user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Heath Feather, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Alexandre V. Matveev
  • Publication number: 20210153960
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system for performing a medical procedure in a surgical field includes a teleoperational assembly having a plurality of motorized surgical arms configured to assist in a surgical procedure. It also includes an input device configured to receive an input to move all the arms of the plurality of motorized surgical arms to a pre-established position. A processing system is configured to receive the input form the input device and output control signals to each arm of the plurality of motorized surgical arms to move each arm to the pre-established position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffiths, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Thomas R. Nixon
  • Publication number: 20210132701
    Abstract: A system and method of assisting operator engagement with input devices includes a repositionable structure configured to support a physical input device, a hand detection system, and a control unit. The repositionable structure includes one or more actuators. The physical input device is configured to be operated by a hand of an operator. The control unit is configured to detect the hand of the operator using the hand detection system and in response to a trigger condition, command the one or more actuators to move the input device from a first orientation to a second orientation, wherein the second orientation is closer to a grasping orientation of the hand than the first orientation is to the grasping orientation of the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Xingchi HE, Brandon D. ITKOWITZ