Patents by Inventor Joan Savall

Joan Savall 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: 10799309
    Abstract: A foot pedal assembly for controlling a robotic surgical system includes a foot pedal assembly base including an axle, a foot pedal slidably and pivotally coupled to the axle, and a sensor arrangement configured to detect an axial position of the foot pedal along the axle and a pivoted position of the foot pedal around the axle. Different combinations of different detected axial positions and detected pivoted positions are correlateable to different functions of the robotic surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Joseph Cone, Joan Savall
  • Patent number: 10786327
    Abstract: An immersive display for use in a robotic surgical system includes a support arm, a housing mounted to the support arm and configured to engage with a face of the user, at least two eyepiece assemblies disposed in the housing and configured to provide a three-dimensional display, and at least one sensor, wherein the sensor enables operation of the robotic surgical system, and wherein the support arm is actuatable to move the housing for ergonomic positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Anderson, Joan Savall, Brent Nobles, Allegra Shum, Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Publication number: 20200289212
    Abstract: A handheld user interface device for controlling a robotic system may include a member, a housing at least partially disposed around the member and configured to be held in the hand of a user, and a tracking sensor system disposed on the member and configured to detect at least one of position and orientation of at least a portion of the device. At least one of the detected position of the portion of the device and detected orientation of the portion of the device is correlatable to a control of the robotic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Joan SAVALL, Allegra Anna Lenta SHUM, Jose Luis CORDOBA, Yiqi ZENG
  • Patent number: 10736701
    Abstract: A handheld user interface device for controlling a robotic system may include a member, a housing at least partially disposed around the member and configured to be held in the hand of a user, and a tracking sensor system disposed on the member and configured to detect at least one of position and orientation of at least a portion of the device. At least one of the detected position of the portion of the device and detected orientation of the portion of the device is correlatable to a control of the robotic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Joan Savall, Allegra Anna Lenta Shum, Jose Luis Cordoba, Yiqi Zeng
  • Publication number: 20200237467
    Abstract: Wearable user interface devices are described. A wearable user interface device can include a wearable base connected to a trackable device component by a linkage. The linkage can connect to a pivoted support that the trackable device is mounted on, and which maintains poses when the user interface device is not manipulated by a user's hand The pivoted support has several orthogonal axes intersecting at a center of rotation located inside a device body of the trackable device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joan Savall, Richard Edward DeMartini, Randall Blake Hellman, Denise Ann Miller, Anette Lia Freiin von Kapri, Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy
  • Publication number: 20200222124
    Abstract: A user console for controlling a remote surgical robotic instrument may include an adjustable ergonomic seat assembly comprising a seat pan, where the seat assembly is configurable between a seated configuration and an elevated configuration, and where the seat pan has a higher anteverted position in the elevated configuration than in the seated configuration. The user console may further include a display configured to receive real time surgical information, and one or more controls for remotely controlling the robotic instrument. The display and/or the one or more controls may have multiple positions and change position automatically according to a seating profile associated with at least one user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joan SAVALL, Pablo E. GARCIA KILROY, Brent NOBLES, David MOORE
  • Publication number: 20200214773
    Abstract: A user system for a robotic surgical system, the user system including a handheld groundless user interface device configured to control the robotic surgical system, and a user console. The user console includes a seat and a first adjustable, ergonomic arm support linkage coupled to the seat, in which the first arm support linkage is movable between a folded storage configuration and at least one unfolded use configuration corresponding to at least one of a user characteristic and a surgical task characteristic. The at least one unfolded use configuration may be pre-stored in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brent Michael NOBLES, Joan SAVALL
  • Publication number: 20200205922
    Abstract: A method for engaging and disengaging a surgical instrument of a surgical robotic system including receiving a sequence of user inputs from one or more user interface devices of the surgical robotic system; determining, by one or more processors communicatively coupled to the user interface devices and the surgical instrument, whether the sequence of user inputs indicates an intentional engagement or disengagement of a teleoperation mode in which the surgical instrument is controlled by user inputs received from the user interface devices; in response to determining of engagement, transition the surgical robotic system into the teleoperation mode; and in response to determining of disengagement, transition the surgical robotic system out of the teleoperation mode such that the user interface devices are prevented from controlling the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Taylor Joseph Cone, Joan Savall, Anette Lia Freiin von Kapri, Eric Mark Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200143789
    Abstract: Communication apparatus and devices for surgical robotic systems are described. The communication apparatus can include a user console in communication with a communication device having a surgical tool. The communication device can include a microphone to convert a sound input into an acoustic input signal. The communication device can transmit the acoustic input signal to the user console for reproduction as a sound output for a remote operator. The surgical tool can include an endoscope having several microphones mounted on a housing. The surgical tool can be a sterile barrier having a microphone and a drape. The microphone(s) of the surgical tools can face a surrounding environment such that a tableside staff is a source of the sound input that causes the sound output, and a surgeon and the table side staff can communicate in a noisy environment. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Denise Ann Miller, Joan Savall, Geoffrey Robert Russell
  • Publication number: 20200138534
    Abstract: A surgical robotic system is disclosed to include an operating table, a plurality of robotic arms and surgical instruments, a user console, and a control tower. The plurality of robotic arms are mounted on the operating table and can be stowed folded under the table for storage. The user console has one or more user interface devices, which function as master devices to control the plurality of surgical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy, Karen S. Koenig, Andrea Bajo, Robert T. Wiggers, Joan Savall, Eric M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200125131
    Abstract: A foot pedal system for controlling a surgical robotic system, the foot pedal system comprising a foot pedal assembly movably coupled to a foot pedal assembly platform. The foot pedal assembly having a foot pedal base, a foot pedal pivotally coupled to the foot pedal base, and a foot pedal platform, the foot pedal base operable to slide across the foot pedal platform along an x-axis and a y-axis to an arrangement of activation positions. The foot pedal platform operable to translate and rotate with respect to the foot pedal assembly platform to any position along the foot pedal assembly platform, and the foot pedal platform is operable to engage or disengage with the foot pedal assembly platform at the any position along the foot pedal assembly platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Taylor Cone, Joan Savall
  • Patent number: 10617484
    Abstract: User interface devices are disclosed. The device can include a body that can be held in a user's hand. The body has an outer surface that can be gripped by fingers of the user's hand to facilitate translation and rotation of the body by the user's hand. The device can include one or snore sensors disposed within the body. In some embodiments, the one or more sensor can provide one or both of position and orientation information of the body to a control system. The body can provide feedback to the user via the exterior surface of the body that is gripped by the user's fingers and/or can receive control inputs from the user via one or more of translation of the body, rotation of the body, pressing of the outer surface with the user's fingers, and changing of the angular orientation of the longitudinal axis of the body. Methods of using a user interface device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Karen Shakespear Koenig, Jose Luis Cordoba Matilla, Joan Savall
  • Patent number: 10568703
    Abstract: A user system for a robotic surgical system, the user system including a handheld groundless user interface device configured to control the robotic surgical system, and a user console. The user console includes a seat and a first adjustable, ergonomic arm support linkage coupled to the seat, in which the first arm support linkage is movable between a folded storage configuration and at least one unfolded use configuration corresponding to at least one of a user characteristic and a surgical task characteristic. The at least one unfolded use configuration may be pre-stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent Michael Nobles, Joan Savall
  • Patent number: 10568704
    Abstract: A user console for controlling a remote surgical robotic instrument may include an adjustable ergonomic seat assembly comprising a seat pan, where the seat assembly is configurable between a seated configuration and an elevated configuration, and where the seat pan has a higher anteverted position in the elevated configuration than in the seated configuration. The user console may further include a display configured to receive real time surgical information, and one or more controls for remotely controlling the robotic instrument. The display and/or the one or more controls may have multiple positions and change position automatically according to a seating profile associated with at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Joan Savall, Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy, Brent Nobles, David Moore
  • Publication number: 20200058284
    Abstract: Communication apparatus and devices for surgical robotic systems are described. The communication apparatus can include a user console in communication with a communication device having a surgical tool. The communication device can include a microphone to convert a sound input into an acoustic input signal. The communication device can transmit the acoustic input signal to the user console for reproduction as a sound output for a remote operator. The surgical tool can include an endoscope having several microphones mounted on a housing. The surgical tool can be a sterile barrier having a microphone and a drape. The microphone(s) of the surgical tools can face a surrounding environment such that a tableside staff is a source of the sound input that causes the sound output, and a surgeon and the tableside staff can communicate in a noisy environment. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Denise Ann Miller, Joan Savall, Geoffrey Robert Russell
  • Patent number: 10565977
    Abstract: Communication apparatus and devices for surgical robotic systems are described. The communication apparatus can include a user console in communication with a communication device having a surgical tool. The communication device can include a microphone to convert a sound input into an acoustic input signal. The communication device can transmit the acoustic input signal to the user console for reproduction as a sound output for a remote operator. The surgical tool can include an endoscope having several microphones mounted on a housing. The surgical tool can be a sterile barrier having a microphone and a drape. The microphone(s) of the surgical tools can face a surrounding environment such that a tableside staff is a source of the sound input that causes the sound output, and a surgeon and the tableside staff can communicate in a noisy environment. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Denise Ann Miller, Joan Savall, Geoffrey Robert Russell
  • Publication number: 20200022761
    Abstract: A foot pedal assembly for controlling a robotic surgical system. The foot pedal assembly including a foot pedal base, a foot pedal and a sensor. The foot pedal moves relative to the foot pedal base and has a contact surface extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the foot pedal. The contact surface is to come into contact with a foot of a user during use of the foot pedal assembly for controlling the robotic surgical system and the distal end is farther away from a heel of the foot than the proximal end during use of the assembly for controlling the robotic surgical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Taylor Cone, Joan Savall
  • Publication number: 20200015598
    Abstract: Surgical robotic systems including a user console for controlling a robotic arm or a surgical robotic tool are described. The user console includes components designed to automatically adapt to anthropometric characteristics of a user. A processor of the surgical robotic system is configured to receive anthropometric inputs corresponding to the anthropometric characteristics and to generate an initial console configuration of the user console based on the inputs using a machine learning model. Actuators automatically adjust a seat, a display, or one or more pedals of the user console to the initial console configuration. The initial console configuration establishes a comfortable relative position between the user and the console components. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hossein Mousavi Hondori, Joan Savall, Hamid Reza Sani, Brent Michael Nobles
  • Publication number: 20200012116
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic three-dimensional display system for surgical robotics has an autostereoscopic three-dimensional display configured to receive and display video from a surgical robotics camera, and a first sensor assembly and a second sensor assembly. A processor is configured to detect and track an eye position or a head position of a user relative to the display based on processing output data of the first sensor assembly, and to detect and track a gaze of the user based on processing output data of the second sensor assembly. The processor further is configured to modify or control an operation of the display system based on the detected gaze of the user. A spatial relationship of the display also can be automatically adjusted in relation to the user based on the detected eye or head position of the user to optimize the user's visualization of three-dimensional images on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Bernhard A. Fuerst, Pablo Garcia Kilroy, Joan Savall, Anette Lia Freiin Von Kapri
  • Publication number: 20200008896
    Abstract: A foot pedal assembly for controlling a robotic surgical system includes a foot pedal assembly base including an axle, a foot pedal slidably and pivotally coupled to the axle, and a sensor arrangement configured to detect an axial position of the foot pedal along the axle and a pivoted position of the foot pedal around the axle. Different combinations of different detected axial positions and detected pivoted positions are correlateable to different functions of the robotic surgical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Taylor Joseph Cone, Joan Savall