Patents by Inventor Bryan WYLIE

Bryan WYLIE 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: 11107292
    Abstract: A virtual environment may be generated, the environment including a procedurally generated virtual property. The virtual property may include various features automatically generated based upon a procedural rule set, so as to provide variability between two or more virtual properties. One or more procedurally generated virtual properties may be provided to a user, and various virtual tools may be provided via which the user may identify relevant aspects corresponding to risk associated with the virtual property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Little, Deanna L. Stockweather, Nathan C. Summers, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Karen Wylie
  • Publication number: 20200000319
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprises receiving a model of a tissue region, steering a distal end of a catheter within a body to a first area of a tissue region, and obtaining a first image from the distal end of the catheter of the first area of the tissue region. The method further comprises mapping the first image of the first area of the tissue region to the model of the tissue region and displaying the first image of the first area of the tissue region on the model of the tissue region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Antony Jonathan Fields, Zachary J. Malchano, Chris Rothe, Veerappan Swaminathan, Jason Paul Watson, Bryan Wylie
  • Patent number: 10470643
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprises activating a control mechanism on a catheter handle in a first direction with respect to a user to steer a distal end of a catheter within a body in a second direction while the catheter handle is in a first rotational position. The control mechanism includes a first indicator associated with the first direction. The computer implemented method also includes obtaining an image from the distal end of the catheter of a tissue region of interest within the body and calibrating a first rotational motion of the catheter handle with a rotational motion of the image. With the catheter handle in a second rotational position that is different than the first rotational position, the control mechanism activated in the first direction with respect to the user moves the distal end of the catheter in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Antony Jonathan Fields, Zachary J. Malchano, Chris Rothe, Veerappan Swanimathan, Jason Paul Watson, Bryan Wylie
  • Publication number: 20190192222
    Abstract: An open-irrigated catheter system includes a catheter body and a tip assembly, coupled to a distal end of the catheter body. The tip assembly includes an exterior wall that is conductive for delivering radio frequency (RF) energy for an RF ablation procedure, and that defines an interior region. The exterior wall includes a number of proximal irrigation ports and a number of distal irrigation ports. At least one fluid chamber is defined within the interior region and is in fluid communication with at least one of the proximal irrigation ports and the distal irrigation ports. At least one fluid lumen extends from a fluid source, through the catheter body, to the tip assembly, and is in fluid communication with the at least one fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mark D. Mirigian, Isaac J. Kim, Mark D. Forrest, Desmond Cheung, Guy R. Harvey, Ravi Kurse, Ofelia Ortiz, Simplicio A. Velilla, Oanh Nguyen, Bryan Wylie, Taiki Esheim
  • Publication number: 20180049804
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy are described herein where a hood having a deployable elongated feature can extend beyond a distal face of the hood. The elongated feature can channel the energy to the deeper regions within the tissue (such as trabeculated regions or other tissue structures) such that the energy can be delivered to the target tissue despite small or large irregularities in the target tissue surface (or region) and/or changes in the relative distances between the hood and the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Drews, Leslie Oley, Vahid Saadat, Bryan Wylie
  • Patent number: 9814522
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy are described herein where a hood having a deployable elongated feature can extend beyond a distal face of the hood. The elongated feature can channel the energy to the deeper regions within the tissue (such as trabeculated regions or other tissue structures) such that the energy can be delivered to the target tissue despite small or large irregularities in the target tissue surface (or region) and/or changes in the relative distances between the hood and the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Drews, Bryan Wylie, Leslie Oley, Vahid Saadat
  • Publication number: 20160374755
    Abstract: An open-irrigated catheter system includes a catheter body and a tip assembly, coupled to a distal end of the catheter body. The tip assembly includes an exterior wall that is conductive for delivering radio frequency (RF) energy for an RF ablation procedure, and that defines an interior region. The exterior wall includes a number of proximal irrigation ports and a number of distal irrigation ports. At least one fluid chamber is defined within the interior region and is in fluid communication with at least one of the proximal irrigation ports and the distal irrigation ports. At least one fluid lumen extends from a fluid source, through the catheter body, to the tip assembly, and is in fluid communication with the at least one fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mark D. Mirigian, Isaac J. Kim, Mark D. Forrest, Desmond Cheung, Guy R. Harvey, Ravi Kurse, Ofelia Ortiz, Simplicio A. Velilla, Oanh Nguyen, Bryan Wylie, Taiki Esheim
  • Publication number: 20150250382
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Zachary J. Malchano, Jason Paul Watson, Anthony Jonathan Fileds, Chris Rothe, Bryan Wylie, Veerappan Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 9055906
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Zachary J. Malchano, Jason P. Watson, Antony J. Fields, Chris A. Rothe, Bryan Wylie, Veerappan Swaminathan
  • Publication number: 20130172726
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid SAADAT, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Jason Paul WATSON, Antony Jonathan FIELDS, Chris A. ROTHE, Bryan WYLIE, Veerappan SWAMINATHAN
  • Publication number: 20120059366
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy are described herein where a hood having a deployable elongated feature can extend beyond a distal face of the hood. The elongated feature can channel the energy to the deeper regions within the tissue (such as trabeculated regions or other tissue structures) such that the energy can be delivered to the target tissue despite small or large irregularities in the target tissue surface (or region) and/or changes in the relative distances between the hood and the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. DREWS, Bryan WYLIE, Leslie OLEY, Vahid SAADAT
  • Publication number: 20100292558
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid SAADAT, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Jason Paul WATSON, Antony Jonathan FIELDS, Chris A. ROTHE, Bryan WYLIE, Veerappan SWAMINATHAN
  • Publication number: 20100256629
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treatment of the ostium are described herein. Examples of such devices include inflatable balloons which have one or more raised pores along a distal portion which act as conduits for providing saline flow from the balloon to facilitate visualization of the contacted tissue as well as providing for a conduction path for energy delivery. The balloon may be configured in various shapes to facilitate contact of the balloon in and against the ostium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan WYLIE, Edmund TAM, Gregory SCHMITZ, Isidro M. GANDIONCO, Lee James CARMACK, Vahid SAADAT, Veerappan SWAMINATHAN, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Zachary WEST