Patents by Inventor Jean-Daniel Boissonnat

Jean-Daniel Boissonnat 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: 20200323593
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Eve Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Patent number: 10709506
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Publication number: 20170112576
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Eve Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Patent number: 9532838
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Publication number: 20140135985
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: INRIA Roquencourt, Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Patent number: 8571710
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions defusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Publication number: 20120253515
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus and systems may also be used in nonsurgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions defusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: INRIA Roquencourt, Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Patent number: 8170716
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Patent number: 8059877
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Corporation
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Patent number: 7634124
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Corporation
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Patent number: 7607440
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart
  • Patent number: 7551761
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Publication number: 20090052759
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Publication number: 20090041321
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Publication number: 20090040221
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Patent number: 7457444
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Publication number: 20070293734
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicants: Intuitive Surgical, Inc., INRIA Roquencourt
    Inventors: Eve Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary Guthart
  • Patent number: 7047165
    Abstract: A method of generating a hybrid grid of a heterogeneous formation crossed by one or more geometric discontinuities such as, for example, an underground formation where one or more wells have been drilled, or a fractured formation, by combining structured grids and non-structured grids in order to carry out simulations in accordance with a defined numerical pattern is disclosed. Hybrid gridding is performed by associating a first structured grid (G1) for gridding of the heterogeneous medium considering discontinuities thereof with second structured, radial type grids (G2) for gridding of a zone around each pipe or well, which allows better consideration of constraints linked with flows in the zone. In order to connect the first grid of the medium and the second well grids, non-structured transition grids (G3) are interposed there between. A power diagram technique is used, which is particularly advantageous in that it allows appropriate connection of non-regular structured grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Sophie Balaven, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Chakib Bennis, Sylvain Sarda
  • Publication number: 20050033114
    Abstract: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and forming a centered path consecutively joining centers of the spheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat
  • Publication number: 20030109780
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is processed and used to create a model of a surgical site, which can then be used to select advantageous entry port sites for two or more surgical tools based on multiple criteria. Advantageous robot positioning may also be determined, based on the entry port locations and other factors. Validation and simulation may then be provided to ensure feasibility of the selected port placements and/or robot positions. Such methods, apparatus, and systems may also be used in non-surgical contexts, such as for robotic port placement in munitions diffusion or hazardous waste handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicants: INRIA Roquencourt, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eve C. Coste-Maniere, Louai Adhami, Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, Alain Carpentier, Gary S. Guthart