Patents by Inventor Joseph P. Orban, III

Joseph P. Orban, III 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: 11534205
    Abstract: Gas-tight seal assemblies for us during minimally invasive surgery include various aspects. A wiper seal includes a sealing portion and a surrounding flex portion. Upper and lower faces of the sealing portions are angled with reference to an inserted instrument, the upper face's angle being more acute with reference to the instrument's shaft than the lower face's angle. The flex portion is corrugated, support ribs are in one or more corrugation grooves, and the support ribs allow the groove to easily collapse but resist the groove widening. The support ribs also prevent the sealing portion from inverting. An instrument insertion guide is positioned over the sealing portion and moves laterally with the sealing portion. A latch piece removably secures the seal assembly to a cannula. An anti-inversion piece prevents the wiper seal from inverting when an instrument is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C Reid, Justin Krom, Tyler J. Morrissette, Joseph P. Orban, III, William A. Burbank, David DeTroy
  • Publication number: 20220203048
    Abstract: A medical device includes a device body and an insufflation fitting coupled to and extending from the device body. The insufflation fitting includes an annular high-flow fitting portion and an annular low-flow fitting portion extending away from the device body from the annular high-flow fitting portion. The annular high-flow fitting portion includes a first inner surface and a radially outward sealing surface generally reverse from the first inner surface. The annular low-flow fitting portion includes an inner sealing surface and a first radially outward surface generally reverse from the inner sealing surface. The first inner surface of the annular high-flow fitting portion and the inner sealing surface of the annular low-flow fitting portion define an insufflation gas flow passageway through the insufflation fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald G. Litke, Justin Krom, Joseph P. Orban, III
  • Publication number: 20220105283
    Abstract: A medical device includes a device body and an insufflation fitting coupled to and extending from the device body. The insufflation fitting includes an annular low-flow fitting and an annular high-flow fitting. The annular low-flow fitting includes a radially outward surface generally reverse of a first inner sealing surface. The inner sealing surface defines a flow passageway for insufflation gas. The annular high-flow fitting includes a second inner sealing surface extending around and radially offset from the radially outward surface of the low-flow fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald G. Litke, Justin Krom, Joseph P. Orban, III
  • Publication number: 20220008100
    Abstract: A cannula includes a tube having a central passage extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the tube along a longitudinal axis of the tube. A first cross section of the passage taken at or adjacent the distal end of the tube and in a plane normal to the longitudinal axis has a first cross-sectional shape, the first cross-sectional shape being non-circular. A second cross section of the passage taken through a portion of the tube proximal to the distal end of the tube and in a plane normal to the longitudinal axis has a second cross-sectional shape. The first cross-sectional shape is different from the second cross-sectional shape. Systems related to cannulas and tools for insertion through cannulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald G. LITKE, Joseph P. ORBAN, III, Justin KROM, John W. ZABINSKI, Nathan VENSKYTIS
  • Publication number: 20210386494
    Abstract: A teleoperational system receives a movement command in response to movement of an input device, in response to determining an instrument is being controlled based on the movement of the input device, maps the movement command to a first movement of the instrument in an instrument frame using a first mapping, and in response to determining a tissue probe is being controlled based on the movement of the input device, maps the movement command to a second movement of the tissue probe in a tissue probe frame using a second mapping. The first mapping maps motion in an input direction in the input frame to an instrument direction in the instrument frame. The second mapping maps motion in the input direction to a tissue probe direction in the tissue probe frame. The instrument direction corresponding with the input direction. The tissue probe direction not corresponding with the input direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Ryan Steger, Brian M. Crews, Craig R. Gerbi, Tyler J. Morrissette, Margaret M. Nixon, Joseph P. Orban, III, Theodore W. Rogers, Alain Sadaka, Charles E. Swinehart, Michael Turner, Kerry S. Wang
  • Patent number: 11129683
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system comprises an input device and a manipulator configured to couple with and move an instrument. The system also comprises a control system including one or more processors. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into an instrument workspace in a corresponding direction to a field of view of the workspace, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a first mapping. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into the instrument workspace in a non-corresponding direction to the field of view, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a second mapping. The second mapping includes an inversion of the first mapping for at least one direction of motion of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Ryan Steger, Brian M. Crews, Craig R. Gerbi, Tyler J. Morrissette, Margaret M. Nixon, Joseph P. Orban, III, Theodore W. Rogers, Alain Sadaka, Charles E. Swinehart, Michael Turner, Kerry S. Wang
  • Publication number: 20210267703
    Abstract: A surgical drape for a patient side cart of a teleoperated surgical system may comprise a body sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of an arm or main column of the patient side cart, and an attachment device feature connected to the body, the attachment device feature being configured to install the surgical drape to the arm or main column so as to cover at least a portion of the arm or main column with the surgical drape. In an installed position of the surgical drape on the arm or the main column, the attachment device feature is positioned at a location in sensing proximity of a sensor of the patient side cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Roman L. DEVENGENZO, Michael L. HANUSCHIK, Gerard J. LABONVILLE, Paul W. MOHR, Tyler J. MORRISSETTE, Joseph P. ORBAN, III
  • Publication number: 20210251655
    Abstract: An instrument access device of a teleoperated surgical system includes an envelope, a clamp, and a plurality of ports. The envelope includes a distal opening and a cavity. The clamp is in the distal opening of the envelope. The plurality of ports are coupled to the envelope. The plurality of ports are proximal to the clamp and the distal opening of the envelope. Each of the plurality of ports includes a seal, which is sized and shaped to seal an outer surface of a cannula and to fix a position of the cannula relative to the port and the envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald G. Litke, Kyle Miller, Jake A. Luckman, Joseph P. Orban, III
  • Patent number: 11000331
    Abstract: A cover for an electrosurgical instrument having a wrist structure and an end effector is provided. The cover includes a hollow elongated structure, which includes a tip cover portion and a base cover portion integrally connected to the tip cover portion. The tip cover portion has a distal end with an opening therethrough sized to receive the end effector of the electrosurgical instrument and is composed of a first, electrically insulative material having a flexibility sufficient to allow the end effector to be manipulated while the end effector is received in the opening. The base cover portion is composed of a second material having a higher tear strength than the first material. The tip cover portion and the base cover portion overlap at an overlap region configured to receive the wrist structure of the electrosurgical instrument when the end effector is received in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Krom, Kenneth L. Gong, Richard D. Gresham, Scott E. Manzo, Joseph P. Orban, III
  • Patent number: 10932877
    Abstract: A surgical drape for a patient side cart of a teleoperated surgical system may include a body and an attachment device feature. The body may be sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of an arm or main column of the patient side cart. The attachment device feature may be connected to the body. The attachment device feature may be configured to install the surgical drape to the arm or main column so as to cover at least a portion of the arm or main column with the surgical drape. The attachment device feature may be detectable by a sensor in an installed position of the surgical drape on the arm or main column. At least one of the main column and the arm may include a sensor to detect an attachment device feature of a surgical drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman L. Devengenzo, Michael L. Hanuschik, Gerard J. Labonville, Paul W. Mohr, Tyler J. Morrissette, Joseph P. Orban, III
  • Publication number: 20210022819
    Abstract: An articulable medical device includes a link, a transfer member, a tool member, and a non-drive wire. The tool member has a base portion movably coupled to the transfer member, and a contact portion configured to engage a target tissue. The transfer member is rotatably coupled to the link to rotate with the tool member relative to the link from a first orientation to a second orientation. The non-drive wire has a first end portion coupled to an energy source, a second end portion coupled to the tool member contact portion, and a central portion between the first and second end portions that includes a transition portion disposed within a cavity defined within the base portion of the tool member, a distal portion of the link, or the transfer member, which has a compact first configuration in the first orientation and an expanded second configuration in the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant DUQUE, Lawrence KERVER, David I. MOREIRA RIDSDALE, Harsukhdeep Singh RATIA, Joseph P. ORBAN, III, Zhou YE
  • Publication number: 20200100815
    Abstract: Gas-tight seal assemblies for us during minimally invasive surgery include various aspects. A wiper seal includes a sealing portion and a surrounding flex portion. Upper and lower faces of the sealing portions are angled with reference to an inserted instrument, the upper face's angle being more acute with reference to the instrument's shaft than the lower face's angle. The flex portion is corrugated, support ribs are in one or more corrugation grooves, and the support ribs allow the groove to easily collapse but resist the groove widening. The support ribs also prevent the sealing portion from inverting. An instrument insertion guide is positioned over the sealing portion and moves laterally with the sealing portion. A latch piece removably secures the seal assembly to a cannula. An anti-inversion piece prevents the wiper seal from inverting when an instrument is withdrawn. An assembly may include device. The seal assembly may rotate within a cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Robert C. Reid, Justin Krom, Tyler J. Morrissette, Joseph P. Orban, III, William A. Burbank, David DeTroy
  • Publication number: 20200078109
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system comprises an input device and a manipulator configured to couple with and move an instrument. The system also comprises a control system including one or more processors. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into an instrument workspace in a corresponding direction to a field of view of the workspace, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a first mapping. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into the instrument workspace in a non-corresponding direction to the field of view, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a second mapping. The second mapping includes an inversion of the first mapping for at least one direction of motion of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John Ryan Steger, Brian M. Crews, Craig R. Gerbi, Tyler J. Morrisette, Margaret M. Nixon, Joseph P. Orban, III, Theodore W. Rogers, Alain Sadaka, Charles E. Swinehart, Michael Turner, Kerry S. Wang
  • Patent number: 10463395
    Abstract: Gas-tight seal assemblies for use during minimally invasive surgery include various aspects. A wiper seal includes a sealing portion and a surrounding flex portion. Upper and lower faces of the sealing portions are angled with reference to an inserted instrument, the upper face's angle being more acute with reference to the instrument's shaft than the lower face's angle. The flex portion is corrugated, support ribs are in one or more corrugation grooves, and the support ribs allow the groove to easily collapse but resist the groove widening. The support ribs also prevent the sealing portion from inverting. An instrument insertion guide is positioned over the sealing portion and moves laterally with the sealing portion. A latch piece removably secures the seal assembly to a cannula. An anti-inversion piece prevents the wiper seal from inverting when an instrument is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C Reid, Justin Krom, Tyler J Morrissette, Joseph P Orban, III, William A Burbank, David DeTroy
  • Patent number: 10327837
    Abstract: A vessel sealer has a stepped jaw that allows the jaw to have an overall shape and a width that provides desired strength, shape, and functionality while permitting a smaller raised portion to apply the sealing pressure. The smaller area applying the sealing pressure allows an actuating mechanism to apply a clinically desired sealing pressure without exceeding the force or torque limitations of the actuating mechanism and can limit thermal spread during a sealing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Orban, III, Amy E. Kerdok, Hubert Stein
  • Publication number: 20190015148
    Abstract: A cover for an electrosurgical instrument having a wrist structure and an end effector is provided. The cover includes a hollow elongated structure, which includes a tip cover portion and a base cover portion integrally connected to the tip cover portion. The tip cover portion has a distal end with an opening therethrough sized to receive the end effector of the electrosurgical instrument and is composed of a first, electrically insulative material having a flexibility sufficient to allow the end effector to be manipulated while the end effector is received in the opening. The base cover portion is composed of a second material having a higher tear strength than the first material. The tip cover portion and the base cover portion overlap at an overlap region configured to receive the wrist structure of the electrosurgical instrument when the end effector is received in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Justin KROM, Kenneth L. GONG, Richard D. GRESHAM, Scott E. MANZO, Joseph P. ORBAN, III
  • Patent number: 10039594
    Abstract: A cover for an electrosurgical instrument having a wrist structure and an end effector is provided. The cover includes a hollow elongated structure, which includes a tip cover portion and a base cover portion integrally connected to the tip cover portion. The tip cover portion has a distal end with an opening therethrough sized to receive the end effector of the electrosurgical instrument and is composed of a first, electrically insulative material having a flexibility sufficient to allow the end effector to be manipulated while the end effector is received in the opening. The base cover portion is composed of a second material having a higher tear strength than the first material. The tip cover portion and the base cover portion overlap at an overlap region configured to receive the wrist structure of the electrosurgical instrument when the end effector is received in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Krom, Kenneth L. Gong, Richard D. Gresham, Scott E. Manzo, Joseph P. Orban, III
  • Patent number: 9770157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to calibration target devices, assemblies and methods for use with imaging systems, such as a stereoscopic endoscope. A calibration assembly includes: a target surface extends in three dimensions with calibration markers and a body with an interface that engages an endoscope so the markers are within the field of view. A first calibration marker extends along a first plane of the target surface and a second marker extends along a second plane of the target surface. The planes are different and asymmetric relative to the field of view as seen through the endoscope. Three-dimensional targets, in particular, enable endoscopic calibration using a single image (or pair of images for a stereoscopic endoscope) to reduce the calibration process complexity, calibration time and chance of error as well as allow the efficient calibration of cameras at different focus positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. Morrissette, Tao Zhao, Joseph P. Orban, III, Brian David Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20170127912
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to calibration target devices, assemblies and methods for use with imaging systems, such as a stereoscopic endoscope. A calibration assembly includes: a target surface extends in three dimensions with calibration markers and a body with an interface that engages an endoscope so the markers are within the field of view. A first calibration marker extends along a first plane of the target surface and a second marker extends along a second plane of the target surface. The planes are different and asymmetric relative to the field of view as seen through the endoscope. Three-dimensional targets, in particular, enable endoscopic calibration using a single image (or pair of images for a stereoscopic endoscope) to reduce the calibration process complexity, calibration time and chance of error as well as allow the efficient calibration of cameras at different focus positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. Morrissette, Tao Zhao, Joseph P. Orban, III, Brian David Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20170086934
    Abstract: A surgical drape for a patient side cart of a teleoperated surgical system may include a body and an attachment device feature. The body may be sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of an arm or main column of the patient side cart. The attachment device feature may be connected to body. The attachment device feature may be configured to install the surgical drape to the arm or main column so as to cover at least a portion of the arm or main column with the surgical drape. The attachment device feature may be detectable by a sensor in an installed position of the surgical drape on the arm or main column. At least one of the main column and the arm may include a sensor to detect an attachment device feature of a surgical drape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman L. DEVENGENZO, Michael L. HANUSCHIK, Gerard J. LABONVILLE, Paul W. MOHR, Tyler J. MORRISSETTE, Joseph P. ORBAN III