Patents by Inventor Jacob Schieffelin Brauer

Jacob Schieffelin Brauer 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: 20210369366
    Abstract: A control system controls an endoscope probe in manual mode or robot mode. The system comprises a handle attached to the probe; a portable display controller connectable to the handle; a robotic controller in communication with the handle and/or the portable display controller; and a support platform to which the probe and the portable device controller are attachable according to control mode. In manual mode, the handle is detached from the platform and connected to the portable display controller such that the probe is manually navigated to a first position inside a lumen. In robot mode, the handle is attached to the platform such that the robotic controller cooperates with the handle to robotically navigate the probe to a second position inside the lumen. The portable display controller includes a control section for manipulating the probe and a display section for displaying images of the lumen acquired in both modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Charles George Hwang, Yolonda Lorig Colson, Hisashi Tsukada, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Patent number: 10794732
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method for detecting a position of a rotating optical fiber is provided. The apparatus includes at least one rotating optical fiber that rotates about an axis of rotation and that emits light towards a surface and at least two stationary fibers for transmitting light reflected from a surface, each of the at least two stationary fibers having a known predetermined position relative to each other and to the axis of rotation of the at least one rotating optical fiber. At least one detector is configured to detect an intensity of light transmitted through each of the at least two stationary fibers within a given time interval and at least one calculator is configured to use the detected intensities and the known predetermined positions of each of the at least two stationary fibers to determine a relative angular position of the rotating optical fiber with respect to the at least two stationary fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Altshuler, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Anderson Thi Mach
  • Publication number: 20200313346
    Abstract: A connector apparatus configured to connect to a connection port in order to transfer data and/or electrical power between two electronic devices or between an electronic device and an electrical outlet, the connector apparatus comprising: a first part configured to connect to the connection port by friction; two or more coupling portions which can engage or disengage when a force is applied to at least one of the coupling portions; and a retracting mechanism which pulls the two or more coupling portions towards each other when the coupling portions are separated by a separating force larger than a threshold force; wherein the first part remains connected to the connection port, while the two or more coupling portions engage or disengage when the force is applied and/or while the retracting mechanism pulls the two or more coupling portions towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Charles George Hwang, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Alexander Altshuler, Aleksey Danilkin
  • Publication number: 20200149929
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method for detecting a position of a rotating optical fiber is provided. The apparatus includes at least one rotating optical fiber that rotates about an axis of rotation and that emits light towards a surface and at least two stationary fibers for transmitting light reflected from a surface, each of the at least two stationary fibers having a known predetermined position relative to each other and to the axis of rotation of the at least one rotating optical fiber. At least one detector is configured to detect an intensity of light transmitted through each of the at least two stationary fibers within a given time interval and at least one calculator is configured to use the detected intensities and the known predetermined positions of each of the at least two stationary fibers to determine a relative angular position of the rotating optical fiber with respect to the at least two stationary fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Altshuler, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Anderson Thi Mach
  • Publication number: 20200129048
    Abstract: A medical apparatus such as a catheter or endoscope that has a stretchable sheath is provided. The medical apparatus comprises an elongate core, a sheath substantially surrounding the elongate core, and a window attached to the distal end of the sheath. The sheath comprises an elastomeric section and is concentrically disposed and is configured to allow the length of the sheath to conform to the length of the elongate core and may also comprise a semi-rigid section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Alan Hamm, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Publication number: 20200038110
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting multi-probe guidance are disclosed. The system comprises: a medical guidance apparatus comprising: a rotatable portion which is rotatable around a first axis; an arc guide attached to or integrally formed with the rotatable portion, and a probe holder movably mounted on the arc guide. The probe holder is rotatable around a second axis perpendicular to the first axis by being translated along an arcuate path defined by the shape of the arc guide. In one embodiment, the probe holder includes a plurality of probe channels to guide a corresponding plurality of probes parallel to each other towards a subject. In other embodiment, the probe holder includes a single probe channel which is offset from a center point of the guidance apparatus by a fixed distance such that each probe can be inserted sequentially through a different insertion point without colliding at the center point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Barret Daniels, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Antonio Bonillas Vaca, Derek John Hugger, John E. Longan, Christopher Wayne Thurrott
  • Patent number: 10530976
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for color imaging and an increased field of view using spectrally encoded endoscopy techniques. At least one of the apparatuses includes an illumination unit having two or more spectrally dispersive gratings positioned, for example, on different planes or on the same plane but having grating vectors at an angle to each other such that bands of spectrally dispersed light propagating from the gratings propagate on different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Takeuchi, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Anderson Mach, Badr Elmaanaoui, Sarika Verma, Kenji Yamazoe, Toshiyuki Sudo, Michio Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20190298154
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for correcting distortion of a spectrally encoded endoscopy (“SEE”), more specifically, the subject disclosure provides a calibration tool calibrating a rotating spectrally encoded endoscope, which may be reused to recalibrate the endoscope throughout the lifecycle, and which may further act to protect the endoscope during packaging, shipping and handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Anderson Thi Mach, Tzu-Yu Wu, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Publication number: 20190231182
    Abstract: Some systems comprise a light source; a spectrometer; an optical scope that has a longitudinal axis and that includes a rotatable optical assembly, which is coupled to the light source and to the spectrometer; and an oscillating-drive device that is coupled to the optical scope. Also, the oscillating-drive device and the optical scope are configured such that the oscillating-drive device can oscillate the rotatable optical assembly of the optical scope through greater than 90° of rotation around the longitudinal axis of the optical scope. And some systems comprise an optical scope that includes a rotatable optical assembly and a spooling mechanism. The rotatable optical assembly includes one or more light-guiding components. Furthermore, the spooling mechanism is configured to wind or unwind the one or more light-guiding components when the rotatable optical assembly rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Zhuo Wang, Alex Altshuler, Anderson Thi Mach
  • Patent number: 10321810
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus, systems, methods of making, and methods of using a configuration in an optical arrangement for spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) probe can be provided. For example, the probe can comprise a fixed guiding portion and a rotatable dispersive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Canon U.S.A., Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ikuta, Dukho Do, DongKyun Kang, Guillermo J. Tearney, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Publication number: 20190174038
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for color imaging and an increased field of view using spectrally encoded endoscopy techniques. At least one of the apparatuses includes an illumination unit having two or more spectrally dispersive gratings positioned, for example, on different planes or on the same plane but having grating vectors at an angle to each other such that bands of spectrally dispersed light propagating from the gratings propagate on different planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Seiji TAKEUCHI, Jacob Schieffelin BRAUER, Anderson MACH, Badr ELMAANAOUI, Sarika VERMA, Kenji YAMAZOE, Toshiyuki SUDO, Michio ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10288868
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus, systems, methods of making, and methods of using a configuration in an optical arrangement for forward viewing spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) probe can be provided. For example, the probe can comprise a light focusing component, a light guiding component, a light reflecting component, and a grating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: CANON U.S.A., INC., THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guillermo J. Tearney, Dongkyun Kang, Mitsuhiro Ikuta, Kenji Yamazoe, Anderson Thi Mach, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Patent number: 10194065
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for color imaging and an increased field of view using spectrally encoded endoscopy techniques. At least one of the apparatuses includes an illumination unit having two or more spectrally dispersive gratings positioned, for example, on different planes or on the same plane but having grating vectors at an angle to each other such that bands of spectrally dispersed light propagating from the gratings propagate on different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Takeuchi, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Anderson T. Mach, Badr Elmaanaoui, Sarika Verma, Kenji Yamazoe, Toshiyuki Sudo, Michio Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20170354317
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus, systems, methods of making, and methods of using a configuration in an optical arrangement for spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) probe can be provided. For example, the probe can comprise a fixed guiding portion and a rotatable dispersive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ikuta, Dukho Do, DongKyun Kang, Guillermo J. Tearney, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Publication number: 20170035281
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for color imaging and an increased field of view using spectrally encoded endoscopy techniques. At least one of the apparatuses includes an illumination unit having two or more spectrally dispersive gratings positioned, for example, on different planes or on the same plane but having grating vectors at an angle to each other such that bands of spectrally dispersed light propagating from the gratings propagate on different planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Seiji TAKEUCHI, Jacob Schieffelin BRAUER, Anderson T. MACH, Badr ELMAANAOUI, Sarika VERMA, Kenji YAMAZOE, Toshiyuki SUDO, Michio ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20160341951
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus, systems, methods of making, and methods of using a configuration in an optical arrangement for forward viewing spectrally encoded endoscopy (SEE) probe can be provided. For example, the probe can comprise a light focusing component, a light guiding component, a light reflecting component, and a grating component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Guillermo J. Tearney, Dongkyun Kang, Mitsuhiro Ikuta, Kenji Yamazoe, Anderson Thi Mach, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer
  • Publication number: 20030181934
    Abstract: A powered surgical apparatus can be used with a source of irrigation fluid and a source of suction. The powered surgical apparatus can include a cutting blade assembly and a handle. The handle can include an upper portion defining a distal section connectable to the cutting blade assembly and a lower portion extending downwardly from the upper portion. The handle can be connectable to the source of irrigation fluid and the source of suction. The system can also include a manually actuable input device that provides at least one signal relevant to at least one operation of the system, and a controller that receives the at least one input signal and provides an output signal to perform the at least one operation of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: GYRUS ENT L.L.C.
    Inventors: Constance Elaine Johnston, Phillip Andrew Ryan, Carrie Deanne Mills, Perry Robin Mykleby, Andrew Christopher Burroughs, Benjamin Leo Rush, Tasos George Karahalios, Jacob Schieffelin Brauer, Rodney Hal Monson, Eric Christopher Sugalski, Dickon Isaacs, James Gerard Tappel, Thomas Franz Enders, Benjamin Mark Chow, Energy Cruse, Scott Andrew Brenneman