Patents by Inventor Jason Paul WATSON

Jason Paul WATSON 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: 20210186558
    Abstract: A surgical cannula includes a camera disposed at the distal end to permit visualization of tissue. A hinge pivotably couples the camera to the cannula and permits the camera to pivot from a first position at the distal end of the cannula to a second position different than the first position at the distal end of the cannula. Some implementations include a pointed distal tip that carries the camera. Some implementations include two cameras posed back to back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventor: Jason Paul Watson
  • Publication number: 20210183025
    Abstract: Systems and methods of presenting an image of a portion of a surgical scene on a display device associated with an endoscope include receiving, from the endoscope, a source image representing a view of the surgical scene as captured using the endoscope. The systems and methods further include devices configured to, by one or more processing devices, apply a distortion correction to at least a portion of the source image to generate a modified image, wherein the modified image includes a central region, and a peripheral region surrounding the central region, wherein a first degree of distortion correction in the central region is higher than a second degree of distortion correction in the peripheral region. The systems and methods further include devices configured to present the modified image on the display device associated with the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: Jason Paul Watson
  • Patent number: 10874428
    Abstract: A surgical cannula includes a camera disposed at the distal end to permit visualization of tissue. A hinge pivotably couples the camera to the cannula and permits the camera to pivot from a first position at the distal end of the cannula to a second position different than the first position at the distal end of the cannula. Some implementations include a pointed distal tip that carries the camera. Some implementations include two cameras posed back to back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Paul Watson
  • Publication number: 20200197072
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting undesirable electrocautery arcing events during an electrocautery surgical procedure may include introducing an electrosurgical treatment instrument to a surgical site to perform an electrocautery surgical procedure. A healthcare provider may view the surgical site with a surgical camera assembly having a surgical field-of-view. The healthcare provider also may view a portion of the electrosurgical treatment instrument with an electrocautery arc detection system including an arc detection camera having an arc detection field-of-view different than the surgical field-of-view obtained by the surgical camera. The electrocautery arc detection system may identify thermal infrared emission or tissue color changes as indicators of undesirable electrocautery arcing. Some implementations alert a healthcare provider of undesirable electrocautery arcing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Paul Watson
  • Publication number: 20200154024
    Abstract: An imaging system and method includes a rolling shutter sensor that captures a plurality of images of a scene, a time-varying illumination source that illuminates the scene, and a processor that receives the plurality of images from the rolling shutter sensor and separates the plurality of images into a plurality of feeds. Each of the plurality of images is captured as a series of lines. The rolling shutter sensor and the time-varying illumination source are operated synchronously to cause a plurality of on-cadence lines of the rolling shutter sensor to receive more illumination from the time-varying illumination source than a plurality of off-cadence lines of the rolling shutter sensor. Each of the plurality of feeds has a different contribution of the time-varying illumination source to an overall illumination of the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Paul WATSON, Ian E. MCDOWALL
  • Publication number: 20200000319
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprises receiving a model of a tissue region, steering a distal end of a catheter within a body to a first area of a tissue region, and obtaining a first image from the distal end of the catheter of the first area of the tissue region. The method further comprises mapping the first image of the first area of the tissue region to the model of the tissue region and displaying the first image of the first area of the tissue region on the model of the tissue region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Antony Jonathan Fields, Zachary J. Malchano, Chris Rothe, Veerappan Swaminathan, Jason Paul Watson, Bryan Wylie
  • Patent number: 10470643
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprises activating a control mechanism on a catheter handle in a first direction with respect to a user to steer a distal end of a catheter within a body in a second direction while the catheter handle is in a first rotational position. The control mechanism includes a first indicator associated with the first direction. The computer implemented method also includes obtaining an image from the distal end of the catheter of a tissue region of interest within the body and calibrating a first rotational motion of the catheter handle with a rotational motion of the image. With the catheter handle in a second rotational position that is different than the first rotational position, the control mechanism activated in the first direction with respect to the user moves the distal end of the catheter in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Antony Jonathan Fields, Zachary J. Malchano, Chris Rothe, Veerappan Swanimathan, Jason Paul Watson, Bryan Wylie
  • Publication number: 20190083174
    Abstract: A tissue treatment assembly comprising an elongate flexible energy delivery device extending along a longitudinal axis and terminating at a distal opening and a circuit assembly including a plurality of conductors wrapped in a spiral configuration around the elongate flexible energy delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Paul Watson, Edmund Tam, Vahid Saadat
  • Publication number: 20190059942
    Abstract: A surgical cannula includes a camera disposed at the distal end to permit visualization of tissue. A hinge pivotably couples the camera to the cannula and permits the camera to pivot from a first position at the distal end of the cannula to a second position different than the first position at the distal end of the cannula. Some implementations include a pointed distal tip that carries the camera. Some implementations include two cameras posed back to back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jason Paul Watson
  • Patent number: 10111705
    Abstract: Electrode placement and connection systems are described which allow for the electrical connection and maintenance of one or more electrodes positioned on a substrate which is subjected to a variety of mechanical stresses. Electrodes may also be formed on flexible circuit assemblies integrated within or along the hood. The circuit assemblies may also provide structural support to the hood during delivery and/or deployment. Such a system may include an imaging hood having an aperture through which transparent fluid is flowed and one or more electrodes positioned along or about the hood. As the hood is configured between a low-profile and opened configuration, these electrodes may remain electrically coupled despite the mechanical stresses subjected to the electrodes and the connections thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Paul Watson, Edmund Tam, Vahid Saadat
  • Patent number: 9254090
    Abstract: Tissue contrast imaging systems are described which detect differences in tissue contrasts to obtain images of the tissue region. The systems may be used to obtain images of the cardiac tissues particularly in a blood-filled environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Paul Watson, Vahid Saadat
  • Publication number: 20150250382
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, Zachary J. Malchano, Jason Paul Watson, Anthony Jonathan Fileds, Chris Rothe, Bryan Wylie, Veerappan Swaminathan
  • Publication number: 20130172726
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid SAADAT, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Jason Paul WATSON, Antony Jonathan FIELDS, Chris A. ROTHE, Bryan WYLIE, Veerappan SWAMINATHAN
  • Publication number: 20120150046
    Abstract: Tissue contrast imaging systems are described which detect differences in tissue contrasts to obtain images of the tissue region. The systems may be used to obtain images of the cardiac tissues particularly in a blood-filled environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Paul WATSON, Vahid SAADAT
  • Publication number: 20100292558
    Abstract: In vivo visualization systems are described which facilitate tissue treatment by a user in utilizing real time visualized tissue images with generated three-dimensional models of the tissue region of interest, such as the left atrial chamber of a subject's heart. Directional indicators on the visualized tissue as well as the imaging systems may be utilized while other variations may utilize image rotation or manipulation of visualized tissue regions to facilitate catheter control. Moreover, visualized tissue regions may be combined with imaged tissue regions as well as navigational information to further facilitate tissue treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Voyage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid SAADAT, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Jason Paul WATSON, Antony Jonathan FIELDS, Chris A. ROTHE, Bryan WYLIE, Veerappan SWAMINATHAN