Patents by Inventor Daniel H. Jones

Daniel H. Jones 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: 10368054
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes an endoscope; an image sensor array is disposed to image a field of view adjacent to the endoscope, each sensor includes a pixel array that is separate from the pixel arrays of other sensors; and a light source is disposed to illuminate the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones
  • Publication number: 20190224758
    Abstract: Example alignment systems for aligning a drill bit with respect to a gang channel and methods of use are described herein. An example alignment system for use with a drill includes a drill block having a guide portion and an attachment portion. The attachment portion is configured to be removably coupled to a foot of the drill such that the drill block is positioned between the foot and a drill bit of the drill. A longitudinal axis of the drill block is coaxial with a longitudinal axis of the drill bit when the attachment portion is coupled to the foot. The guide portion is configured to at least partially contact an inner surface of opposing legs of a gang channel to thereby center the drill bit between the opposing legs of the gang channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Trevor A. Hartnagel, Steven L. Guynn, Daniel C. Forbes, Steven H. Jones
  • Patent number: 10350009
    Abstract: A system to produce a replacement anatomical structure, comprising: a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D) endoscope disposed to image a structure within a field of view that includes target tissue; at least one processor configured to: produce a first Q3D model of an anatomical structure that includes target tissue; produce a second Q3D model of the anatomical structure that includes remainder tissue in a location from which the target has been tissue removed; and produce a third Q3D model of a replacement structure based at least in part upon the first Q3D model and the second Q3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones
  • Patent number: 10334227
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D) endoscope that is inserted through a first port providing access to a body cavity to a first position at which a first 3D image of a first portion of an anatomical structure is captured from a perspective of said endoscope. A first Q3D model is produced based upon the captured first image. The endoscope is inserted through a second port providing access to the body cavity to a second position at which a second image of a second portion of the anatomical structure is captured. A second quantitative Q3D model is produced based upon the captured second image. The first Q3D model and the second Q3D model are combined together to produce an expanded Q3D model of the anatomical structure. The expanded Q3D model can be stored for further manipulation or can be displayed in 3D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20170181809
    Abstract: A method is provided to align a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D) model of a three dimensional (3D) structure with a 3D visual representation of a sub-surface target object internal to the anatomical structure, the method comprising: identifying fiducial points within the external surface of the 3D structure represented in the 3D visual representation; identifying the same fiducial points within the Q3D model; aligning the identified fiducial points in the 3D visual representation with the identified fiducial points in the Q3D model; and producing a visual image representation of the 3D structure that includes a view of an external surface and a view of the internal sub-surface target structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H. Jones
  • Publication number: 20170181798
    Abstract: A system to produce a replacement anatomical structure, comprising: a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D) endoscope disposed to image a structure within a field of view that includes target tissue; at least one processor configured to: produce a first Q3D model of an anatomical structure that includes target tissue; produce a second Q3D model of the anatomical structure that includes remainder tissue in a location from which the target has been tissue removed; and produce a third Q3D model of a replacement structure based at least in part upon the first Q3D model and the second Q3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones
  • Publication number: 20170181808
    Abstract: A system is provided to provide haptic feedback during a medical procedure comprising: a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D); a surgical instrument disposed to deform a tissue structure; a haptic user interface device configured to provide an indication of tissue structure deformation in response to information indicative of the measure of tissue structure deformation; and a processor configured to produce a Q3D model that includes information indicative of a measure of tissue structure deformation and to provide the information indicative of the measure of tissue structure deformation to the haptic user interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones, Christopher Allenby
  • Publication number: 20170188011
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes an endoscope; an image sensor array is disposed to image a field of view adjacent to the endoscope, each sensor includes a pixel array that is separate from the pixel arrays of other sensors; and a light source is disposed to illuminate the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones
  • Publication number: 20170180704
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a quantitative three-dimensional (Q3D) endoscope that is inserted through a first port providing access to a body cavity to a first position at which a first 3D image of a first portion of an anatomical structure is captured from a perspective of said endoscope. A first Q3D model is produced based upon the captured first image. The endoscope is inserted through a second port providing access to the body cavity to a second position at which a second image of a second portion of the anatomical structure is captured. A second quantitative Q3D model is produced based upon the captured second image. The first Q3D model and the second Q3D model are combined together to produce an expanded Q3D model of the anatomical structure. The expanded Q3D model can be stored for further manipulation or can be displayed in 3D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones
  • Publication number: 20170172662
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a Q3D endoscope disposed to image a field of view and a processor that produces a Q3D model of a scene and identifies target instruments and structures. The processor is configured to display the scene from a virtual field of view of an instrument, to determine a no fly zone around targets, to determine a predicted path for said instruments or to provide 3D tracking of said instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Dorin Panescu, Daniel H Jones, Christopher Allenby
  • Patent number: 8627494
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to classify and convey data to satisfy a client request. The classification system is a two dimensional data classification system, including a first dimension pertaining to subject matter and a second dimension pertaining to data security. A partition is dynamically created, and data that satisfies the request populates the created partition to convey parsed data based satisfying both dimensions of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel H. Jones, Thomas G. Lendacky, Emily J Ratliff, George C. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110067113
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to classify and convey data to satisfy a client request. The classification system is a two dimensional data classification system, including a first dimension pertaining to subject matter and a second dimension pertaining to data security. A partition is dynamically created, and data that satisfies the request populates the created partition to convey parsed data based satisfying both dimensions of the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel H. Jones, Thomas G. Lendacky, Emily J. Ratliff, George C. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20100227984
    Abstract: Rigid-rod polymer fiber filaments, such as poly (p-phenylenebenzobisoxazole) (PBO), having improved retention of physical properties are prepared by preparing a polymer solution and extruding that solution to form a filament, and then treating that filament with water, base solution, and water. The treated filament may be further heat-treated, or further treated with water. The treated filaments are less susceptible to the degradation caused by heat, humidity, and UV radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Thuy DANG, Paul E. Liggett, Dhiraj H. Darjee, Daniel H. Jones, James I. Mascolino
  • Publication number: 20100058486
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for limiting access to a virtual sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) and secure transport of information between two virtual SCIFs. The method may comprise creating a virtual SCIF, allowing access to the to the virtual SCIF to only those virtual subjects having the proper security clearance as analyzed by an access rule set loaded into an object request broker, creating a second virtual SCIF, creating a key lockable secure container to transport the information from the first virtual SCIF to the second virtual SCIF, and restricting access to the key to unlock the secure container in the second virtual SCIF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George C. Wilson, Daniel H. Jones, Emily J. Ratliff, Thomas G. Lendacky
  • Publication number: 20090193343
    Abstract: A method of avoiding virtual world fatigue by generating an active avatar in an avatar wallet. The method includes creating and storing an active avatar in the avatar wallet, selecting target worlds for the active avatar to visit, modifying the initial appearance, the user information, the contact map and the characteristic sharing information of the active avatar in accordance with user preferences with respect to each of the target worlds so as to generate a version of the active avatar for each of the target worlds, and initiating a submission of a version of the active avatar to the corresponding target world such that the version is automatically tailored to allowable avatar properties of the corresponding target world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel H. Jones, Thomas G. Lendacky, Emily J. Ratliff, George C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5344902
    Abstract: An improved polymerization process wherein starting material such as monomer, a mixture of monomers, a partially polymerized product, or a mixture of fully polymerized product and monomer or monomer mixture is reacted with an initiator such as an organic peroxide, hydroperoxide or perester and a quaternary ammonium salt under polymerization conditions wherein polymerization or further polymerization of the starting material is initiated. The initiator and quaternary ammonium salt are miscible with the polymerization mixture in the absence of solvent. An improved polymerization process is also provided wherein a crosslinked polymer structure is formed from an unsaturated polymer in a polymerizable monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Occidental Research Corporation
    Inventors: H. James Harwood, Daniel H. Jones, Andrew W. Talkington, Stephen D. Goodrich
  • Patent number: D294557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Inventor: Daniel H. Jones
  • Patent number: D306822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventor: Daniel H. Jones