Patents by Inventor Harrith M. Hasson

Harrith M. Hasson 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: 7997903
    Abstract: A medical training apparatus comprises a frame defining a work space simulating a body cavity and having an access opening to allow introduction of a medical instrument to the working space from externally of the working space. A sensor platform is rotationally mounted in the working space for rotating the platform to select angular positions for performing a series of simulated medical procedures. A plurality of modules are mounted around a perimeter of the platform. Each module comprises a different model upon which an associated medical procedure can be performed with a medical instrument. A plurality of sensors are each operatively associated with one of the modules for sensing progress of the associated medical procedure. A control unit is coupled to the sensors for monitoring progress of the medical procedures and providing an indication of status of the medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Realsim Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Harrith M. Hasson, Paul Yarin
  • Publication number: 20040142314
    Abstract: A medical training apparatus comprises a frame defining a work space simulating a body cavity and having an access opening to allow introduction of a medical instrument to the working space from externally of the working space. A sensor platform is rotationally mounted in the working space for rotating the platform to select angular positions for performing a series of simulated medical procedures. A plurality of modules are mounted around a perimeter of the platform. Each module comprises a different model upon which an associated medical procedure can be performed with a medical instrument. A plurality of sensors are each operatively associated with one of the modules for sensing progress of the associated medical procedure. A control unit is coupled to the sensors for monitoring progress of the medical procedures and providing an indication of status of the medical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Applicant: Harrith M. Hasson
    Inventors: Harrith M. Hasson, Paul Yarin
  • Patent number: 6277127
    Abstract: The combination of a medical instrument having a main body and a support. The support includes a base, a seating assembly on the base having a first seating surface against which the main body of the medical instrument abuts with the medical instrument in the operative position on the support, and a keeper assembly. The keeper assembly is mounted for guided movement relative to the base between a first position, wherein the keeper assembly maintains the medical instrument in the operative position, and a second position, wherein the medical instrument can be removed from the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5984948
    Abstract: A device for facilitating the performance of a medical procedure in a cavity bounded by a tissue. The device has a body with a first opening therethrough to define a first passageway for a medical instrument to be directed from externally of the cavity through an opening in the tissue to the cavity, and an exposed surface that can be placed against the tissue around the opening therethrough with the device in an operative state relative to the tissue. A second opening through the body defines a second passageway through which a tying instrument can be directed from externally of the tissue through the body and into the cavity bounded by the tissue. A first repositionable element is movable between first and second positions relative to the body. In the first position, the first repositionable element allows a suturing thread to be placed into and removed from a holding position. In the second position, the first repositionable element captively maintains a suturing thread in the holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5947743
    Abstract: A training apparatus having a frame and a support assembly having a reconfigurable support surface in the form of a flexible sheet. A first connector on the support assembly is selectively releasably held on the frame in first and second positions. The support surface has a first configuration with the first connector in the first position and a second configuration with the first connector in the second position. At least one model is provided on the support surface upon which a procedure can be performed with an instrument to at least one of a) simulate a medical procedure and b) practice a movement that may be encountered in the performance of a medical procedure. The models are supported on the flexible sheet such that they are universally movable in a similar manner as are organs in human body cavities during medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5873732
    Abstract: A training apparatus has a frame defining a working space simulating a body cavity and an access opening in communication with the working space to allow introduction of an instrument to the working space from externally of the working space. A first model is provided upon which a procedure can be performed with an instrument to at least one of a) simulate a medical procedure and b) practice a movement that may be encountered in the performance of a medical procedure The first model and frame cooperate in such a manner that the first model is allowed to be selectively maintained on the frame in a plurality of different positions relative to the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5830232
    Abstract: A device for facilitating the performance of a medical procedure in a cavity bounded by tissue. The device has a body with a first opening therethrough to define a first passageway for a medical instrument to be directed from externally of the cavity through an opening in the tissue to the cavity and an exposed surface that can be placed against the tissue around the opening therethrough with the device in an operative state relative to the tissue. A second opening is provided through the body to define a second passageway through which a tying instrument can be directed from externally of the tissue through the body and into the cavity bounded by the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5792164
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having a body with a proximal end and a distal end, a working element, first structure for mounting the working element on the body for movement relative to the body between first and second positions, and second structure on the body for a) moving the working element selectively between the first and second position from a location remote from the working element and b) maintaining the working element in each of the first and second positions. The second structure includes an actuating element and third structure for mounting the actuating element on the body for movement relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventors: Nick Lakatos, Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5743884
    Abstract: A sealing structure for an elongate medical instrument. The sealing structure includes a first sealing member having a first body with oppositely facing first and second surfaces and a peripheral edge and a second sealing member having a second body with oppositely facing third and fourth surfaces and a peripheral edge. A housing has a peripheral wall to surroundingly engage the peripheral edges of the first and second bodies with the first and second sealing members in operative relationship, wherein the second surface on the first body facially abuts to the third surface on the second body. The first body has at least a first portion that is compressible and deformable, with the second body having at least a second portion that is likewise compressible and deformable. There is an opening in the first portion of the first body that extends through the first body from the first surface to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventors: Harrith M. Hasson, Nick Lakatos
  • Patent number: 5681325
    Abstract: A jig/support to consistently maintain a surgical instrument in a desired position within a vagina, uterus, or other body cavity, whether through a natural opening or an incision in the patient. The jig/support includes an instrument holder and structure cooperating between at least one of a support for a patient, a rigid base, and a patient and the instrument holder for maintaining the instrument holder in a preselected position relative to the one of the patient support, rigid base, and patient. An instrument held by the instrument holder can be controllably introduced and held consistently in a preselected, desired position within the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5658272
    Abstract: A support for a surgical instrument, having a base that defines a seat with a concave surface and a flat surface facing in a first direction for placement against tissue and a connector having a convex surface to abut to and move universally relative to the concave base surface. A sleeve with a passage through which a surgical instrument can be directed is attached to the connector such that the sleeve follows universal movement of the connector relative to the base. Cooperating structure on the connector and base maintains the connector and base in an operative position in which the convex surface on the connector resides adjacent to the plane of the flat base surface and does not project significantly in the first direction beyond the flat base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5628757
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for holding a needle, which instrument has first and second elongate jaws movable selectively towards and away from each other between a) an open position in which a needle can be placed between the jaws and b) a closed position in which the jaws can captively embrace a needle. A structure, and preferably a sleeve, is movable lengthwise relative to and against at least one of the first and second jaws between first and second positions to thereby move the jaws between their open and closed positions. There is a seat on one of the first and second jaws for reception of a needle to be held by the surgical instrument and a cam surface on the other of the first and second jaws for wedging a needle in the needle seat in the one of the first and second jaws as an incident of the jaws being moved from their open position into their closed position to thereby positively hold a needle in an operative position on the needle holding instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5601577
    Abstract: An instrument for facilitating the formation of a knot in a flexible line having a first portion extending through a tissue/organ and first and second free ends projecting away from the first portion. The instrument has a body defining a passage through which the first and second free ends of the flexible line can be passed in a first direction to be exposed at a tying location on the body. First structure is provided on the body for supporting a suture loop defined by wrapping the first and second free ends of the flexible line around each other. Second structure is provided on the body, spaced from the first structure, for releasably holding one of the first and second free ends of the flexible line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5580344
    Abstract: A guide for a cannula extending through a tissue and into a cavity in which a surgical procedure is to be performed. The guide has first and second plates cooperatively defining a through passageway for a cannula. Structure connects between the first and second plates to allow selective altering of the relative positions of the first and second plates to thereby change the configuration of the through passageway defined cooperatively between the first and second plates. A conversion unit can be used to draw the plates away from each other to enlarge an incision into which the first and second plates extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5562680
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting the performance of laparoscopic pelvic procedures. The apparatus has a first structure for engaging a uterus to effect stabilization thereof and a second structure for holding a spacing material such as a resilient moisture absorbent material into the vaginal fornix. The first and second structures are cooperatively engaged to allow the resilient moisture absorbent material held by the second structure to be selectively movably positioned relative to a uterus which is engaged by the first structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5540675
    Abstract: A support for a surgical instrument which support has a first sleeve with a through bore to allow passage of the instrument through the sleeve bore and tissue into a cavity in which a surgical procedure is to be performed and defining an outer surface to be pressed against the tissue, and structure for stabilizing the position of the sleeve relative to tissue through which the instrument is directed. There is connecting structure acting between the stabilizing structure and sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5507796
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having a body, a tissue engaging and manipulating finger, and first structure for mounting the finger to the body. The finger has second structure thereon at first and second spaced locations to allow tissue engaged thereby to bridge the first and second spaced locations to allow a needle to be conveniently directed into a tissue engaged by the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5507756
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating the tying of a knot in a flexible line that has a first portion extending through a tissue/organ and first and second free ends extending away from the first portion and wrapped around each other to thereby define a loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5368598
    Abstract: A method of repositioning at least one of an organ and a vessel by performing the steps of: providing an instrument having an elongate section with an exposed surface; directing the elongate section into one of an organ and a vessel with the elongate section in a first state; and reconfiguring the elongate section to a second state to thereby cause the exposed surface of the elongate section to bear against the one of the organ and vessel to thereby effect positioning of the one of the organ and vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson
  • Patent number: 5338302
    Abstract: A cannula having a sleeve with a body having proximal and distal ends and defining a through passageway. First structure is provided on the body to define a first shoulder to abut a tissue wall through which the body extends. Second structure is provided on the body to define a second shoulder to abut a tissue wall through which the body extends. The first and second structures are spaced from each other to permit the first and second shoulders to abut separate, spaced tissue walls through which the body extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Harrith M. Hasson