Patents by Inventor Daniel P. BONNY

Daniel P. BONNY 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: 11986255
    Abstract: A method for registering one or more surfaces associated with a bone for implant revision procedures includes a digitizer used to digitize surface points on remaining cement, bone surfaces, or both. The bone is adapted to hold a primary implant and from which the primary implant was removed. The position of the one or more surfaces associated with bone is registered by computing at least one of: a generic set of one or more planes using the surface points or a best match between a known implant geometry and the surface points. A computer-assisted surgical system is also provided to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20230355317
    Abstract: A system for confirming registration of a bone involved in a joint replacement procedure is provided. The system includes a three-dimensional (3-D) bone model of the bone registered to a bone location, a visible light camera, and a display. The visible light camera captures images of the bone in the camera’s field-of-view (FOV). The display is configured to display the captured images of the FOV and an image of the 3-D bone model, where the displayed location of the image of the 3-D bone model corresponds to the location of the 3-D bone model registered to the bone location. The registration may be confirmed if the displayed location of the image of the bone as captured by the visible light camera corresponds to the displayed location of the 3-D bone model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Zuhars, Daniel P. Bonny, Saleh Tabandeh
  • Publication number: 20230248435
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to aid in planning at least a portion of a total knee arthroplasty procedure. The system and method automatically aligns the implant components and the bones according to a desired clinical alignment goal with minimum user input. The system and method further allows the user to adjust the position and orientation of the femur, tibia, or implant in a clinical direction regardless of a pre-adjusted position and orientation of the femur, tibia, or implant. The graphical user interface is provided that includes a three-dimensional (3-D) view window, a view options window, a patient information window, an implant family window, a workflow-specific tasks window, and a limb and knee alignment measures window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Saurabh Jain
  • Patent number: 11717353
    Abstract: A process for confirming registration of bones involved in a joint replacement procedure is provided that includes a three dimensional (3-D) models of the bones being generated. The bones are tracked with a tracking device attached to each of the bones to allow 6-degrees of freedom (DOF) tracking during the joint replacement procedure. The 3-D models to the bones are registered and the bones having the tracking device are moved. A corresponding motion in the 3-D models with the moving of the bones is then observed. The registration of the 3-D models to the bone when the observations of the 3-D models move in correspondence with the actual bones is then confirmed or an alarm when an algorithm detects the 3-D bone models move unexpectedly during the movement of the bones. A system for confirming registration of bones involved in the joint replacement procedure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Zuhars, Daniel P. Bonny, Saleh Tabandeh
  • Patent number: 11653976
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to aid in planning at least a portion of a total knee arthroplasty procedure. The system and method automatically aligns the implant components and the bones according to a desired clinical alignment goal with minimum user input. The system and method further allows the user to adjust the position and orientation of the femur, tibia, or implant in a clinical direction regardless of a pre-adjusted position and orientation of the femur, tibia, or implant. The graphical user interface is provided that includes a three-dimensional (3-D) view window, a view options window, a patient information window, an implant family window, a workflow-specific tasks window, and a limb and knee alignment measures window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Saurabh Jain
  • Publication number: 20230137702
    Abstract: A method for verifying the calibration of a digitizer during a computer-assisted medical procedure is provided utilizing a tracked digitizer and a secondary tracking array (e.g., a bone tracking array). A medical system for performing the computerized method for verifying the calibration of a digitizer during a computer-assisted medical procedure is provided. A method for verifying the calibration of a tracking array relative to a feature with the system includes a first calibration definition and a second calibration definition transmitted to the tracking system. A first feature and a second feature together are assembled. The calibration is verified by computing the deviations between the tracked position of the first feature and the tracked position of the second feature using: a recorded position and orientation of the first and second tracking array, and the uploaded first calibration definition and the uploaded second calibration definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Henderson, Daniel P. Bonny
  • Publication number: 20220323163
    Abstract: A surgical device is provided includes a hand-held portion with a working portion movably coupled to the hand-held portion for driving a tool. Actuators are provided for moving the working portion with each of the actuators having a travel range. An indicator notices a user when at least one of actuators is: (i) within the travel range; (ii) approaching a travel limit of the travel range; or (iii) outside the travel range. A surgical system is also provided inclusive the surgical device and a computing system configured to activate the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220323162
    Abstract: A surgical device is provided includes a hand-held portion with a working portion movably coupled to the hand-held portion for driving a tool. Actuators are provided for moving the working portion with each of the actuators having a travel range. An indicator notices a user when at least one of actuators is: (i) within the travel range; (ii) approaching a travel limit of the travel range; or (iii) outside the travel range. A surgical system is also provided inclusive the surgical device and a computing system configured to activate the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Patent number: 11457980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating planar cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the planar cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the planar cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220265377
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220265376
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220249107
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220184823
    Abstract: A protective drape for a robotic arm is provided. The protective drape may be used with robotic arm that are required to operate in varied environments that illustratively include industrial applications, a sterile surgical suite for patient care, and a clean room for manufacturing sensitive electronic components. In each of these applications, there is a need to prevent contaminants from infiltrating from the environment to the robot and affecting operation of the robot itself or the robotic system, as well to prevent contaminants from the robot from infecting a patient or contaminating an assembly or process product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Saleh Tabandeh, Timothy Pack, Randall Hanson, Michael E. Hoppe, Nathan A. Netravali, Avery N. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11141169
    Abstract: A saw guide for guiding a surgical saw or drill includes a guide portion having one or more guide slots, the one or more guide slot or hole configured to guide a surgical saw or drill. The guide portion has an attachment portion forming a clamping slot between the guide portion and the attachment portion. A clamp locking mechanism is assembled to the guide portion and has one or more cams in contact with the attachment portion. An alignment system for surgical bone cutting procedures is provided that includes bone pins inserted within a virtual plane relative to a cut plane to be created on a subject's bone. One of the aforementioned guides is configured to be received onto the bone pins, one or more guide slots within said guide, said one or more guide slots configured to guide a surgical saw to make surgical cuts on the subject's bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P Bonny, Timothy J. Pack
  • Publication number: 20210153946
    Abstract: A method for registering one or more surfaces associated with a bone for implant revision procedures includes a digitizer used to digitize surface points on remaining cement, bone surfaces, or both. The bone is adapted to hold a primary implant and from which the primary implant was removed. The position of the one or more surfaces associated with bone is registered by computing at least one of: a generic set of one or more planes using the surface points or a best match between a known implant geometry and the surface points. A computer-assisted surgical system is also provided to execute the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20210128252
    Abstract: A process for confirming registration of bones involved in a joint replacement procedure is provided that includes a three dimensional (3-D) models of the bones being generated. The bones are tracked with a tracking device attached to each of the bones to allow 6-degrees of freedom (DOF) tracking during the joint replacement procedure. The 3-D models to the bones are registered and the bones having the tracking device are moved. A corresponding motion in the 3-D models with the moving of the bones is then observed. The registration of the 3-D models to the bone when the observations of the 3-D models move in correspondence with the actual bones is then confirmed or an alarm when an algorithm detects the 3-D bone models move unexpectedly during the movement of the bones. A system for confirming registration of bones involved in the joint replacement procedure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Zuhars, Daniel P. Bonny, Saleh Tabandeh
  • Patent number: 10905496
    Abstract: A process for confirming registration of bones involved in a joint replacement procedure is provided that includes a three dimensional (3-D) models of the bones being generated. The bones are tracked with a tracking device attached to each of the bones to allow 6-degrees of freedom (DOF) tracking during the joint replacement procedure. The 3-D models to the bones are registered and the bones having the tracking device are moved. A corresponding motion in the 3-D models with the moving of the bones is then observed. The registration of the 3-D models to the bone when the observations of the 3-D models move in correspondence with the actual bones is then confirmed or an alarm when an algorithm detects the 3-D bone models move unexpectedly during the movement of the bones. A system for confirming registration of bones involved in the joint replacement procedure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Zuhars, Daniel P. Bonny, Saleh Tabandeh
  • Publication number: 20200237441
    Abstract: A process for confirming registration of bones involved in a joint replacement procedure is provided that includes a three dimensional (3-D) models of the bones being generated. The bones are tracked with a tracking device attached to each of the bones to allow 6-degrees of freedom (DOF) tracking during the joint replacement procedure. The 3-D models to the bones are registered and the bones having the tracking device are moved. A corresponding motion in the 3-D models with the moving of the bones is then observed. The registration of the 3-D models to the bone when the observations of the 3-D models move in correspondence with the actual bones is then confirmed or an alarm when an algorithm detects the 3-D bone models move unexpectedly during the movement of the bones. A system for confirming registration of bones involved in the joint replacement procedure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joel ZUHARS, Daniel P. BONNY, Saleh TABANDEH
  • Publication number: 20200008813
    Abstract: A saw guide for guiding a surgical saw or drill includes a guide portion having one or more guide slots, the one or more guide slot or hole configured to guide a surgical saw or drill. The guide portion has an attachment portion forming a clamping slot between the guide portion and the attachment portion. A clamp locking mechanism is assembled to the guide portion and has one or more cams in contact with the attachment portion. An alignment system for surgical bone cutting procedures is provided that includes bone pins inserted within a virtual plane relative to a cut plane to be created on a subject's bone. One of the aforementioned guides is configured to be received onto the bone pins, one or more guide slots within said guide, said one or more guide slots configured to guide a surgical saw to make surgical cuts on the subject's bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Timothy J. Pack
  • Publication number: 20190175283
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to optically track a subject's anatomy without the need for the use of invasive pins and screws currently used to support and attach six-degree-of-freedom fiducial arrays directly to the bone. The system and method is especially advantageous for surgical procedures involving brittle or osteoporotic bone or any other procedure where the preservation of surrounding healthy bone is desirable. The system and method are advantageous for computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty, revision knee arthroplasty, and other medical procedures where the position and orientation (POSE) of bone surface cuts planes are critical for successful placement and correct alignments of joint implants. Often, these procedures require a form of external support to reduce the motion of the bones relative to the computer-assisted device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel P. BONNY, Joel ZUHARS