Patents by Inventor Govinda PAYYAVULA

Govinda PAYYAVULA 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: 20200222129
    Abstract: A computer-assisted medical system includes manipulators, a user input system, a user output system comprising a display device, and a controller configured to execute instructions to perform operations. The operations include, in a pairing mode and in response to a first set of signals generated by the user input system, causing a virtual selector shown on the display device to move relative to an imagery shown on the display device. The operations further include, in the pairing mode, associating a first manipulator with a portion of the user input system based on movement of the virtual selector relative to a represented location of the first instrument, and, in a following mode, controlling motion of the first instrument in accordance to a second set of signals generated by the user input system in response to operation of the portion of the user input system by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel H. Gomez, Ian E. McDowall, Govinda Payyavula, John Ryan Steger
  • Publication number: 20200015918
    Abstract: A teleoperational system comprises a teleoperational control system and a teleoperational manipulator configured for operating an instrument in an environment. The teleoperational system also comprises an operator controller in communication with the teleoperational control system. The teleoperational control system includes a processing unit including one or more processors. The processing unit is configured to determine whether an operator of the operator controller has a head portion directed toward a display region of a display device and based on a determination that the operator's head portion is directed toward the display region, initiate an operator following mode in which movement of the operator controller provides a corresponding movement to the teleoperational manipulator. The teleoperational system may be a teleoperational medical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Govinda Payyavula, Simon P. DiMaio, John William Henrie, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Anthony M. Jarc
  • Publication number: 20190209145
    Abstract: Control of an endoscope in a surgical system is described. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled by movement of the surgeon's head or face at a surgeon's console. In some embodiments the endoscope control system includes one or more sensors, one or more actuators, and one or more processors coupled to the one or more sensors and the one or more actuators. The one or more processors are configured to receive one or more sensor signals from the one or more sensors, the one or more sensor signals indicating movement of a head of a surgeon and providing an indication of movement of an image received by an endoscope, generate one or more actuation signals based on the indication of movement, and actuate the one or more actuators using the one or more actuation signals to move the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10265057
    Abstract: Control of the endoscope in a surgical system is described. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled by movement of the surgeon's head or face at a surgeon's console. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled using sensors integrated with a surgeon's headrest mounted on the surgeon's console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20160183930
    Abstract: Control of the endoscope in a surgical system is described. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled by movement of the surgeon's head or face at a surgeon's console. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled using sensors integrated with a surgeon's headrest mounted on the surgeon's console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Peter M. HERZLINGER, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. MILLER
  • Publication number: 20140051921
    Abstract: A method for performing a surgical procedure includes adjusting an encoding configuration of a video encoder in response to receiving an input associated with a change of state of a surgical system performing the surgical procedure, and encoding image data of the surgical procedure captured after the change of state based on the adjusted encoding configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian E. MILLER, Joey CHAU, Govinda PAYYAVULA