Patents by Inventor Henry C. Lin

Henry C. Lin 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: 20190136286
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of diagnosing constipation and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by screening for the presence of abnormally high levels of methane and/or methanogenic organisms in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Patent number: 10278782
    Abstract: Described herein is a teleoperational medical system for performing a medical procedure in a surgical field. The teleoperational system comprises an eye tracking unit and a control unit. The eye tracking unit includes an image display configured to display to a user an image of the surgical field, at least one eye tracker configured to measure data about a gaze point of the user, and a processor configured to process the data to determine a viewing location in the displayed image at which the gaze point of the user is directed. The control unit is configured to control at least one function of the teleoperational medical system based upon the determined viewing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Jarc, Henry C. Lin, Jonathan Michael Sorger
  • Publication number: 20180253994
    Abstract: A system quantifying clinical skill of a user, comprising: collecting data relating to a surgical task done by a user using a surgical device; comparing the data for the surgical task to other data for another similar surgical task; quantifying the clinical skill of the user based on the comparing of the data for the surgical task to the other data for the other similar surgical task; outputting the clinical skill of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Carol E. REILEY, Gregory D. HAGER, Balakrishnan VARADARAJAN, Sanjeev Pralhad KHUDANPUR, Rajesh KUMAR, Henry C. LIN
  • Patent number: 10066254
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of diagnosing constipation and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by screening for the presence of abnormally high levels of methane and/or methanogenic organisms in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Patent number: 10008129
    Abstract: A system quantifying clinical skill of a user, comprising: collecting data relating to a surgical task done by a user using a surgical device; comparing the data for the surgical task to other data for another similar surgical task; quantifying the clinical skill of the user based on the comparing of the data for the surgical task to the other data for the other similar surgical task; outputting the clinical skill of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Carol E. Reiley, Gregory D. Hager, Balakrishnan Varadarajan, Sanjeev Pralhad Khudanpur, Rajesh Kumar, Henry C. Lin
  • Publication number: 20180153632
    Abstract: A surgical method is provided for use with a teleoperated surgical system (surgical system), the method comprising: recording surgical instrument kinematic information indicative of surgical instrument motion produced within the surgical system during the occurrence of the surgical procedure; determining respective kinematic signatures associated with respective surgical instrument motions; producing an information structure in a computer readable storage device that associates respective kinematic signatures with respective control signals; comparing, during a performance of the surgical procedure surgical instrument kinematic information during the performance with at least one respective kinematic signature; launching, during a performance of the surgical procedure an associated respective control signal in response to a match between surgical instrument kinematics during the performance and a respective kinematic signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Brent Tokarchuk, Mahdi Azizian, Joey Chau, Simon P. DiMaio, Brian D. Hoffman, Anthony M. Jarc, Henry C, Lin, Ian E. McDowall, William C. Nowlin, John D. Seaman, Jonathan M. Sorger
  • Publication number: 20170221385
    Abstract: A system and method for quantifying clinical skill of a user, comprising: collecting data relating to a surgical task done by a user using a surgical device; comparing the data for the surgical task to other data for another similar surgical task; quantifying the clinical skill of the user based on the comparing of the data for the surgical task to the other data for the other similar surgical task; outputting the clinical skill of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Carol E. REILEY, Gregory D. HAGER, Balakrishnan VARADARAJAN, Sanjeev Pralhad KHUDANPUR, Rajesh KUMAR, Henry C. LIN
  • Patent number: 9691290
    Abstract: Systems for quantifying clinical skill of a user, comprising: collecting data relating to a surgical task done by a user using a surgical device; comparing the data for the surgical task to other data for another similar surgical task; quantifying the clinical skill of the user based on the comparing of the data for the surgical task to the other data for the other similar surgical task; outputting the clinical skill of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Carol E. Reiley, Gregory D. Hager, Balakrishnan Varadarajann, Sanjeev Pralhad Khudanpur, Rajesh Kumar, Henry C. Lin
  • Publication number: 20170172675
    Abstract: Described herein is a teleoperational medical system for performing a medical procedure in a surgical field. The teleoperational system comprises an eye tracking unit and a control unit. The eye tracking unit includes an image display configured to display to a user an image of the surgical field, at least one eye tracker configured to measure data about a gaze point of the user, and a processor configured to process the data to determine a viewing location in the displayed image at which the gaze point of the user is directed. The control unit is configured to control at least one function of the teleoperational medical system based upon the determined viewing location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Jarc, Henry C. Lin, Jonathan Michael Sorger
  • Publication number: 20170095543
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject. SIBO-caused conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, impaired mentation, impaired memory, halitosis, tinnitus, sugar craving, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, drug sensitivity, an autoimmune disease, and Crohn's disease. Also disclosed are a method of screening for the abnormally likely presence of SIBO in a human subject and a method of detecting SIBO in a human subject. A method of determining the relative severity of SIBO or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject, in whom small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been detected, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Henry C. Lin, Mark Pimentel
  • Patent number: 9358245
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manipulating the rate of gastrointestinal transit in a mammalian subject. Also disclosed is the use, in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of constipation, of a selective inhibitor of methanogensis, a methanogen-displacing probiotic agent, or a prebiotic agent that inhibits the growth of methanogenic bacteria or promotes the growth of competing non-methanogenic intestinal flora. Alternatively, in accordance with the invention, is disclosed the use in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diarrhea, of methane or a methane precursor, a methanogenic or other methane-enhancing probiotic agent, or a methanogenesis-enhancing prebiotic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Patent number: 9358276
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject. SIBO-caused conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, impaired mentation, impaired memory, halitosis, tinnitus, sugar craving, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, drug sensitivity, an autoimmune disease, and Crohn's disease. Also disclosed are a method of screening for the abnormally likely presence of SIBO in a human subject and a method of detecting SIBO in a human subject. A method of determining the relative severity of SIBO or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject, in whom small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been detected, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Henry C. Lin, Mark Pimentel
  • Publication number: 20160098933
    Abstract: A system and method for quantifying clinical skill of a user, comprising: collecting data relating to a surgical task done by a user using a surgical device; comparing the data for the surgical task to other data for another similar surgical task; quantifying the clinical skill of the user based on the comparing of the data for the surgical task to the other data for the other similar surgical task; outputting the clinical skill of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Carol E. REILEY, Gregory D. HAGER, Balakrishnan VARADARAJANN, Sanjeev Pralhad KHUDANPUR, Rajesh KUMAR, Henry C. LIN
  • Patent number: 9196176
    Abstract: Systems and methods for training users. Surgical data related to surgical procedures done by expert level users is collected from surgical robots. The surgical data is segmented into surgemes and dexemes. The training users are trained at a level of the surgemes and/or a level of the dexemes by guiding the training users with surgical simulators to practice the surgemes and/or the dexemes, wherein the surgical simulators simulate surgery done by an expert level user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gregory D. Hager, Carol E. Reiley, Balakrishnan Varadarajann, Sanjeev Pralhad Khudanpur, Henry C. Lin, Rajesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 9192618
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manipulating the rate of gastrointestinal transit in a mammalian subject. Also disclosed is the use, in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of constipation, of a selective inhibitor of methanogensis, a methanogen-displacing probiotic agent, or a prebiotic agent that inhibits the growth of methanogenic bacteria or promotes the growth of competing non-methanogenic intestinal flora. Alternatively, in accordance with the invention, is disclosed the use in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diarrhea, of methane or a methane precursor, a methanogenic or other methane-enhancing probiotic agent, or a methanogenesis-enhancing prebiotic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Publication number: 20150306190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject. SIBO-caused conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, impaired mentation, impaired memory, halitosis, tinnitus, sugar craving, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, drug sensitivity, an autoimmune disease, and Crohn's disease. Also disclosed are a method of screening for the abnormally likely presence of SIBO in a human subject and a method of detecting SIBO in a human subject. A method of determining the relative severity of SIBO or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject, in whom small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been detected, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Henry C. Lin, Mark Pimentel
  • Patent number: 9066962
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manipulating the rate of gastrointestinal transit in a mammalian subject. Also disclosed is the use, in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of constipation, of a selective inhibitor of methanogensis, a methanogen-displacing probiotic agent, or a prebiotic agent that inhibits the growth of methanogenic bacteria or promotes the growth of competing non-methanogenic intestinal flora. Alternatively, in accordance with the invention, is disclosed the use in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diarrhea, of methane or a methane precursor, a methanogenic or other methane-enhancing probiotic agent, or a methanogenesis-enhancing prebiotic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Publication number: 20150099713
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manipulating the rate of gastrointestinal transit in a mammalian subject. Also disclosed is the use, in the manufactiurc of a medicament for the treatment of constipation, of a selective inhibitor of methanogensis, a methanogen-displacing probiotic agent, or a prebiotic agent that inhibits the growth of methanogenic bacteria or promotes the growth of competing non-methanogenic intestinal flora. Alternatively, in accordance with the invention, is disclosed the use in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diarrhea, of methane or a methane precursor, a methanogenic or other methane-enhancing probiotic agent, or a methanogenesis-enhancing prebiotic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Publication number: 20140228431
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manipulating the rate of gastrointestinal transit in a mammalian subject. Also disclosed is the use, in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of constipation, of a selective inhibitor of methanogensis, a methanogen-displacing probiotic agent, or a prebiotic agent that inhibits the growth of methanogenic bacteria or promotes the growth of competing non-methanogenic intestinal flora. Alternatively, in accordance with the invention, is disclosed the use in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diarrhea, of methane or a methane precursor, a methanogenic or other methane-enhancing probiotic agent, or a methanogenesis-enhancing prebiotic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Mark Pimentel, Henry C. Lin
  • Publication number: 20140206636
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject. SIBO-caused conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, impaired mentation, impaired memory, halitosis, tinnitus, sugar craving, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, drug sensitivity, an autoimmune disease, and Crohn's disease. Also disclosed are a method of screening for the abnormally likely presence of SIBO in a human subject and a method of detecting SIBO in a human subject. A method of determining the relative severity of SIBO or a SIBO-caused condition in a human subject, in whom small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been detected, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventors: Henry C. Lin, Mark Pimentel