Patents by Inventor Dorian Averbuch

Dorian Averbuch 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: 11026644
    Abstract: Methods and systems for navigating to a target through a patient's bronchial tree are disclosed including a bronchoscope, a probe insertable into a working channel of the bronchoscope and including a location sensor, and a workstation in operative communication with the probe and the bronchoscope, the workstation including a user interface that guides a user through a navigation plan and is configured to present a central navigation view including a plurality of views configured for assisting the user in navigating the bronchoscope through central airways of the patient's bronchial tree toward the target, a peripheral navigation view including a plurality of views configured for assisting the user in navigating the probe through peripheral airways of the patient's bronchial tree to the target, and a target alignment view including a plurality of views configured for assisting the user in aligning a distal tip of the probe with the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Andrew E. Brown, David J. Miel, Matthew W. Baker, Dorian Averbuch, Eyal Klein, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Publication number: 20210161424
    Abstract: A method of modeling lung movement includes acquiring images of a patient's lungs during the patient's breathing cycle, detecting an electromagnetic field with a plurality of sensors attached to the patient, determining location data from signals received from the plurality of sensors, and modeling the patient's lung movements based on the determined location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventor: Dorian Averbuch
  • Patent number: 11024026
    Abstract: A method for using an assembled three-dimensional image to construct a three-dimensional model for determining a path through a lumen network to a target. The three-dimensional model is automatically registered to an actual location of a probe by tracking and recording the positions of the probe and continually adjusting the registration between the model and a display of the probe position. The registration algorithm becomes dynamic (elastic) as the probe approaches smaller lumens in the periphery of the network where movement has a bigger impact on the registration between the model and the probe display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oren Weingarten, Leo Joskowicz, Igor Markov, Ivan Vorobeychyk, Ran Cohen
  • Patent number: 10918273
    Abstract: A device for use during a medical imaging process, the device including a support structure and a plurality of radiopaque markers, the support structure configured to be positioned in proximity to at least a portion of a body of a patient during the medical imaging process, the plurality of radiopaque markers attached to the support structure, the plurality of radiopaque markers being positioned in a pattern such that an image capturing a given portion of the pattern is unique from an image capturing any other given portion of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BODY VISION MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Eliron Amir, Willy Fenchenko, Eyal Cohen, Yoel Chaiutin, Kirill Pevzner, Dima Sezganov
  • Publication number: 20200352675
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the instant invention provides a device including: (a) at least one sleeve composed of a material configured to exhibit a sufficient flexibility to reduce tissue damage; (b) a locking mechanism configured to secure the at least one sleeve into a position complementary to a bronchial airway; (c) a plurality of locatable elements; and where the size of the at least one sleeve is sufficient to be introduced into the bronchial airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventor: Dorian Averbuch
  • Publication number: 20200315554
    Abstract: The present invention is disclosing several methods related to intra-body navigation of radiopaque instrument through natural body cavities. One of the methods is disclosing the pose estimation of the imaging device using multiple images of radiopaque instrument acquired in the different poses of imaging device and previously acquired imaging. The other method allows to resolve the radiopaque instrument localization ambiguity using several approaches, such as radiopaque markers and instrument trajectory tracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Dorian AVERBUCH, Eliron AMIR, Dima SEZGANOV, Eyal COHEN
  • Publication number: 20200268277
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Patent number: 10674936
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Patent number: 10674970
    Abstract: The present invention is disclosing several methods related to intra-body navigation of radiopaque instrument through natural body cavities. One of the methods is disclosing the pose estimation of the imaging device using multiple images of radiopaque instrument acquired in the different poses of imaging device and previously acquired imaging. The other method allows to resolve the radiopaque instrument localization ambiguity using several approaches, such as radiopaque markers and instrument trajectory tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Body Vision Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Eliron Amir, Dima Sezganov, Eyal Cohen
  • Publication number: 20200170623
    Abstract: A method, including obtaining at least one preoperative image from an imaging modality; identifying, on the at least one preoperative image, at least one element located within an area of interest; obtaining at least one intraoperative image; highlighting the at least one element on the at least one intraoperative image; navigating a radial endobronchial ultrasound probe to the area of interest using the at least highlighted at least one element; acquiring a plurality of radial endobronchial ultrasound images; extracting a plurality of two-dimensional representations of the element, each of the plurality of two-dimensional representations of the element being extracted from a corresponding one of the plurality of radial endobronchial ultrasound images; reconstructing a three-dimensional representation of the element from the plurality of two-dimensional representations of the element; and projecting a two-dimensional projection of the three-dimensional representation of the element on at least one of the at l
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Body Vision Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Dorian AVERBUCH
  • Publication number: 20200046436
    Abstract: The present invention discloses several methods related to intra-body navigation of a radiopaque instrument through natural body cavities. One of the methods discloses the pose estimation of the imaging device using multiple images of radiopaque instrument acquired in the different poses of imaging device and previously acquired imaging. The other method resolves the radiopaque instrument localization ambiguity using several approaches, such as radiopaque markers and instrument trajectory tracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Tal Tzeisler, Eran Harpaz, Dorian Averbuch
  • Publication number: 20200046214
    Abstract: A device for use during a medical imaging process, the device including a support structure and a plurality of radiopaque markers, the support structure configured to be positioned in proximity to at least a portion of a body of a patient during the medical imaging process, the plurality of radiopaque markers attached to the support structure, the plurality of radiopaque markers being positioned in a pattern such that an image capturing a given portion of the pattern is unique from an image capturing any other given portion of the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Eliron Amir, Willy Fenchenko, Eyal Cohen, Yoel Chaiutin, Kirill Pevzner, Dima Sezganov
  • Publication number: 20190388005
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Publication number: 20190362552
    Abstract: Navigation through a network of body passages, such as through the airways, is improved by a method of displaying information which provides a fly-through visualization of the passageway. As landmarks or waypoints are passed, the view changes to a next segment in a planned pathway to a target. Such a visualization technique avoids tunnel vision, such as that encountered while using real-time endoscopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Dorian Averbuch
  • Patent number: 10478092
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Patent number: 10453257
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying virtual bronchoscopy views while navigating through an airway of a virtual bronchoscopy are disclosed. The method comprises determining a first location and a first direction at the first location, storing the first location and the first direction in memory, displaying a first virtual camera view corresponding to the first location, determining a second location corresponding to movement through the airway of the virtual bronchoscopy, storing the second location in the memory, displaying a second virtual camera view corresponding to the second location, determining a second direction based on the first location and the second location, storing the second direction in the memory, determining a third location corresponding to further movement through the virtual bronchoscopy, and determining whether the further movement is in a forward direction or a backward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Rahaf Merkine, Dorian Averbuch, Elad D. Lachmanovich
  • Publication number: 20190304091
    Abstract: A method for using an assembled three-dimensional image to construct a three-dimensional model for determining a path through a lumen network to a target. The three-dimensional model is automatically registered to an actual location of a probe by tracking and recording the positions of the probe and continually adjusting the registration between the model and a display of the probe position. The registration algorithm becomes dynamic (elastic) as the probe approaches smaller lumens in the periphery of the network where movement has a bigger impact on the registration between the model and the probe display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oren Weingarten, Leo Joskowicz, Igor Markov, Ivan Vorobeychyk, Ran Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190290249
    Abstract: A system and method for enhanced navigation for use during a surgical procedure including planning a navigation path to a target using a first data set of computed tomography images previously acquired; navigating a marker placement device to the target using the navigation path; placing a plurality of markers in tissue proximate the target; acquiring a second data set of computed tomography images including the plurality of markers; planning a second navigation path to a second target using the second data set of computed tomography images; navigating a medical instrument to a second target; capturing fluoroscopic data of tissue proximate the target; and registering the fluoroscopic data to the second data set of computed tomography images based on marker position and orientation within the real-time fluoroscopic data and the second data set of computed tomography images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Oren P. Weingarten, Dorian Averbuch
  • Publication number: 20190274583
    Abstract: A method of accounting for the movement of the lungs during an endoscopic procedure such that a previously acquired image may be dynamically registered with a display showing the position of a locatable guide. After an initial image set is acquired, an area of interest is identified and the movement thereof due to breathing is mathematically modeled. Patient movement sensors are then used to provide information on the patient's breathing patterns. This information is entered into the mathematical model in order to update the registration between the image set and a display showing the position of the locatable guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: DORIAN AVERBUCH
  • Patent number: 10406325
    Abstract: An anchoring mechanism and method for anchoring a device within a biological conduit include an expandable element configured for retaining the device at a desired angle relative to a central axis of the biological conduit. A steering mechanism is preferably provided for orienting the device prior to operation of the anchoring mechanism. The anchoring mechanism and method are employed in drug delivery devices, brachytherapy devices or for anchoring a catheter or sheath to provide a working channel for reliable guidance of a wide range of tools to a target location within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Dorian Averbuch