Patents by Inventor David Erik Lizdas

David Erik Lizdas 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: 20180140381
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for guiding the placement of orthodontic brackets are provided. The system can include an at least one indexing tool designed to conform to at least a portion of a patient's teeth or alveolar process. The system can receive signals from a sensor at the indexing tool as well as signals from a sensor at a bracket positioning tool in order to track spatial location—and/or orientation of one or more brackets relative to the surface of the patient's actual or modeled teeth. A method for guiding the placement of orthodontic brackets involves detecting the location and/or orientation of a bracket with respect to at least one tooth of a patient and notifying the orthodontist that the actual bracket position and/or orientation meets specified criteria with respect to planned placement coordinates for the bracket. The method can further include collecting the planned placement coordinates for each bracket tooth combo during a planning phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: NIKOLAUS GRAVENSTEIN, CALOGERO DOLCE, SAMSUN LAMPOTANG, DAVID ERIK LIZDAS
  • Publication number: 20170372640
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described for providing modularity, tracking and simulation features of a mixed reality simulator. A modular approach to tracking systems, tracked instruments, and interchangeable modular physical models is described. Enhanced indicators and indicator interfaces improve imaging probe and instrument orientation and alignment with respect to a physical target, including but not necessarily within a combined physical and virtual system; these include anisotropy indicators, indicators of alignment in both in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound or other imaging techniques, and perpendicularity indicators for better placement of probes and instruments over curved surfaces. A universal needle hub is described that integrates tracking system components and simulation feedback components usably with varying needle types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: SAMSUN LAMPOTANG, DAVID ERIK LIZDAS, BARYS VALERIEVICH IHNATSENKA
  • Publication number: 20170221387
    Abstract: An interactive mixed reality simulator is provided that includes a virtual 3D model of internal or hidden features of an object; a physical model or object being interacted with; and a tracked instrument used to interact with the physical object. The tracked instrument can be used to simulate or visualize interactions with internal features of the physical object represented by the physical model. In certain embodiments, one or more of the internal features can be present in the physical model. In another embodiment, some internal features do not have a physical presence within the physical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Samsun LAMPOTANG, David Erik LIZDAS
  • Patent number: 9626805
    Abstract: An interactive mixed reality simulator is provided that includes a virtual 3D model of internal or hidden features of an object; a physical model or object being interacted with; and a tracked instrument used to interact with the physical object. The tracked instrument can be used to simulate or visualize interactions with internal features of the physical object represented by the physical model. In certain embodiments, one or more of the internal features can be present in the physical model. In another embodiment, some internal features do not have a physical presence within the physical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, David Erik Lizdas, Isaac Thomas Luria
  • Publication number: 20160133056
    Abstract: An interactive mixed reality simulator is provided that includes a virtual 3D model of internal or hidden features of an object; a physical model or object being interacted with; and a tracked instrument used to interact with the physical object. The tracked instrument can be used to simulate or visualize interactions with internal features of the physical object represented by the physical model. In certain embodiments, one or more of the internal features can be present in the physical model. In another embodiment, some internal features do not have a physical presence within the physical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Samsun LAMPOTANG, Nikolaus GRAVENSTEIN, David Erik LIZDAS, Isaac Thomas LURIA, Matthew James PETERSON
  • Patent number: 9251721
    Abstract: An interactive mixed reality simulator is provided that includes a virtual 3D model of internal or hidden features of an object; a physical model or object being interacted with; and a tracked instrument used to interact with the physical object. The tracked instrument can be used to simulate or visualize interactions with internal features of the physical object represented by the physical model. In certain embodiments, one or more of the internal features can be present in the physical model. In another embodiment, some internal features do not have a physical presence within the physical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, David Erik Lizdas, Isaac Thomas Luria, Matthew James Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140343425
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided in which the orientation of an ultrasonic image display is configured to match the ultrasound probe orientation for ease of interpretation. The position and the orientation of an ultrasound probe are tracked using a tracking device having one or more position and orientation sensors. The orientation of a displayed ultrasound image is automatically adjusted to reflect the position and orientation of the ultrasound probe relative to the body structure being imaged. In some embodiments, a background image (with possible landmarks) is provided based on the location and orientation of the tracked ultrasound probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: BARYS VALERIEVICH IHNATSENKA, SAMSUN LAMPOTANG, DAVID ERIK LIZDAS, DIETRICH GRAVENSTEIN, ANDRE BOEZAART
  • Patent number: 8605133
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a panoramic, interactive, seamless, intuitive, high-resolution and yet extensive simulation tool capable of simulating dynamic events that alter the panoramic view in response to the user's actions or inaction. The dynamic panorama simulation can generate and display novel scenes that are not limited to static “canned” content that has been previously photographed, rendered, recorded, captured or filmed thus providing great flexibility, contextual authenticity and liveliness and, in some instances, unanticipated and surprising but accurate developments in the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, David Erik Lizdas, John Joseph Tumino, Nikolaus Gravenstein
  • Publication number: 20120280988
    Abstract: An interactive mixed reality simulator is provided that includes a virtual 3D model of internal or hidden features of an object; a physical model or object being interacted with; and a tracked instrument used to interact with the physical object. The tracked instrument can be used to simulate or visualize interactions with internal features of the physical object represented by the physical model. In certain embodiments, one or more of the internal features can be present in the physical model. In another embodiment, some internal features do not have a physical presence within the physical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, David Erik Lizdas, Isaac Thomas Luria, Matthew James Peterson
  • Publication number: 20100157018
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a panoramic, interactive, seamless, intuitive, high-resolution and yet extensive simulation tool capable of simulating dynamic events that alter the panoramic view in response to the user's actions or inaction. The dynamic panorama simulation can generate and display novel scenes that are not limited to static “canned” content that has been previously photographed, rendered, recorded, captured or filmed thus providing great flexibility, contextual authenticity and liveliness and, in some instances, unanticipated and surprising but accurate developments in the simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, David Erik Lizdas, John Joseph Tumino, Nikolaus Gravenstein
  • Patent number: 7128578
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for simulating a pneumatic system. The method can include dividing a pneumatic system into logical component sections. Each of the logical component sections can be visually rendered in a graphical user interface. Also, user modification of control element settings in the logical component sections can be permitted. Subsequently, gas flows within the logical component sections can be animated using individually rendered gas molecule icons coupled to corresponding animation scripts. Each of the scripts can determine an animation direction and animation rate for a corresponding one of the gas molecule icons. In particular, the actual pneumatic system can be an anesthesia machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, David Erik Lizdas, Edwin Boediono Liem
  • Publication number: 20030233049
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for simulating a pneumatic system. The method can include dividing a pneumatic system into logical component sections. Each of the logical component sections can be visually rendered in a graphical user interface. Also, user modification of control element settings in the logical component sections can be permitted. Subsequently, gas flows within the logical component sections can be animated using individually rendered gas molecule icons coupled to corresponding animation scripts. Each of the scripts can determine an animation direction and animation rate for a corresponding one of the gas molecule icons. In particular, the actual pneumatic system can be an anesthesia machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, David Erik Lizdas, Edwin Boediono Liem