Patents by Inventor Jason T. Wilson

Jason T. Wilson 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: 9283043
    Abstract: A system for microsurgery includes a first assembly and a second assembly, each including: (1) a planar remote center of motion (RCM) device configured to constrain motion of a surgical instrument attached to the planar RCM device such that an axis of the surgical instrument passes through the RCM while remaining in a planar region defined based on a rotational orientation of the planar RCM device; and (2) a rotational device attached to the planar RCM device and configured such that an axis of rotation of the rotational device passes through the remote center of motion. The rotational orientation of the planar RCM device is defined about the axis of rotation. The first assembly and the second assembly are configured to be positioned such that a distance between the remote centers of motion of the first assembly and the second assembly is no greater than two centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Tsu-Chin Tsao, Steven D. Schwartz, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Jason T. Wilson, Stephen W. Prince, Jean-Louis Bourges
  • Patent number: 8945140
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved phacoemulsification procedures involving the use of processed non-visual three-dimensional data (i.e. diagnostic scan data) to provide a surgeon with additional guidance concerning the distance separating a working end of a phacoemulsification instrument and the posterior capsule of the eye during a surgical procedure involving the removal of the crystalline lens of an eye. Such information is implemented to aid the surgeon in cutting or scoring the lens to a desired depth while minimizing the risk of penetrating the posterior portion of the capsule with the working end of the instrument. Some embodiments provide for the visual and/or auditory conveyance of distance information to the surgeon. Additional embodiments can provide for overlaying visual representations of selected structure information with the images provided to the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason T. Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8836723
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides augmented reality methods and systems where two or more component optical images are optically overlaid via one or more beam splitters to form composite optical images. In some embodiments a second component optical image is an electronic optical image (an image from an electronically controlled emission source) while the first component optical image is one of a physical optical image (an image of a physical object from which diffuse reflection occurs), an electronic optical image, an emission optical image (an image from a non-electronic source that emits radiation), or a hybrid optical image (composed of at least two of a physical optical image, and electronic optical image, or an emission optical image). In some embodiments the first and second component optical images are used to provide feedback concerning the quality of the overlaying and appropriate correction factors to improve the overlay quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsu-Chin Tsao, Jason T. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130123798
    Abstract: A system for microsurgery includes a first assembly and a second assembly, each including: (1) a planar remote center of motion (RCM) device configured to constrain motion of a surgical instrument attached to the planar RCM device such that an axis of the surgical instrument passes through the RCM while remaining in a planar region defined based on a rotational orientation of the planar RCM device; and (2) a rotational device attached to the planar RCM device and configured such that an axis of rotation of the rotational device passes through the remote center of motion. The rotational orientation of the planar RCM device is defined about the axis of rotation. The first assembly and the second assembly are configured to be positioned such that a distance between the remote centers of motion of the first assembly and the second assembly is no greater than two centimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Tsu-Chin Tsao, Steven D. Schwartz, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Jason T. Wilson, Stephen W. Prince, Jean-Louis Bourges
  • Publication number: 20120022408
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to improved surgical procedures such as ophthalmic procedures that utilize overlaid visual representations of three-dimensional data or other data with direct or indirect visual images of a surgical region (e.g. the eye) to provide improved information to a surgeon to speed surgical procedures and/or to provide improved outcomes of those procedures. In some embodiments, ophthalmic procedures are combined cataract removal and astigmatism reduction procedures. In other embodiments the ophthalmic procedures are corneal refractive surgical procedures that reshape the cornea to reduce astigmatism or other aberrations. In some ophthalmic procedures the three-dimensional data is topography data associated with the anterior surface of the cornea. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional data may be enhanced or replaced with aberrometric data associated with the optical path of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason T. Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120022546
    Abstract: Specific embodiments of the invention are directed to improved phacoemulsification procedures involving the use of processed non-visual three-dimensional data (i.e. diagnostic scan data) to provide a surgeon with additional guidance (i.e. more than that generally obtained from visual observation of the working area) concerning the distance separating a working end of a phacoemulsification instrument and the posterior portion of the capsule of the eye during surgical procedures involving the removal of the crystalline lens of an eye (e.g. a cataract removal procedure). Such separation (i.e. distance or gap) information may be used to aid the surgeon in cutting or scoring the lens to a desired depth while minimizing the risk of penetrating the posterior portion of the capsule with the working end of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason T. Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120007839
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide augmented reality methods and systems where two or more component optical images are optically overlaid via the use of one or more beam splitters to become composite optical images wherein in some embodiments a second component optical image is an electronic optical image (an image from an electronically controlled emission source) while the first component optical image is one of a physical optical image (an image of a physical object from which diffuse reflection occurs), an electronic optical image, an emission optical image (an image from a non-electronic source that emits radiation), or a hybrid optical image (which composed of at least two of a physical optical image, and electronic optical image, or an emission optical image). In some embodiments the first and second component optical images are used to provide feedback concerning the quality of the overlaying and appropriate correction factors to improve the overlay quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Tsu-Chin Tsao, Jason T. Wilson