Patents by Inventor Kristen S. Moe

Kristen S. Moe 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: 9962230
    Abstract: Organization systems for surgical instruments and associated methods and systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument organization system can be configured for use in a medical environment, and can include a flexible, sterile container having a lower portion. The container can include an attachment system configured to elastically couple one or more surgical instruments to the lower portion of the container. In some embodiments, the container can be carried by a portable base coupled to a platform via an adjustable support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Kristen S. Moe, Randall Bly, Blake Hannaford
  • Publication number: 20170340390
    Abstract: Example methods and systems to facilitate osteocutaneous free flap reconstructions are provided. One example method involves causing a surgical navigation system to display a representation of a patient undergoing surgery; receiving input data representing one or more osteotomies made during the surgery to form a defect within the patient; determining a donor site for a bone graft having a contour that corresponds to the defect within the patient using a geometric alignment algorithm to identify, as the donor site, a portion of the bone graft that virtually aligns with the defect; generating a virtual template representing the bone graft; displaying the generated virtual template representing the bone graft within the representation of the patient as a navigational guide for harvesting of the bone graft; and displaying the generated virtual template positioned into the defect within the representation as a navigational guide for reconstructing the defect using the harvested bone graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Richard A. Harbison, Yangming Li, Randall Bly, Nava Aghdasi, Blake Hannaford, Kristen S. Moe, Jeffrey J. Houlton
  • Patent number: 9775640
    Abstract: A surgical device that has an external sheath having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion through an opening of a body and a plurality of tool components extending from the distal end of the external sheath. The tool components are independently deflectable with respect to each other and with respect to the external sheath and removable from the device without requiring withdrawal of the sheath through the opening of the body. The external sheath is flexible and deflectable intermediate the distal and proximal ends. This permits the device to be steered in a curvilinear manner towards a surgical target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Dosher, Diana C. W. Friedman, Daniel Glozman, Blake Hannaford, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 9622828
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana C. W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 9498194
    Abstract: Organization systems for surgical instruments input devices and associated methods and systems are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a surgical instrument input device organization system can include a first interface configured to receive input from a user and a second interface communicatively coupled to the first interface via a link. The second interface can include a module sized to receive a surgical input instrument device and an actuator configured to engage a movable surface of the surgical instrument input device in response to input received from the user at the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Kristen S. Moe, Randall Bly, Blake Hannaford
  • Patent number: 9474580
    Abstract: Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site. Thus, for example, an operator operating a local surgical cockpit can teleoperate using a remote surgical module on a patient in the same room as the surgeon, or surgeons located in multiple safe locations can telemanipulate remote multiple surgical robots on a patient in or close to a war zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Blake Hannaford, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20150297295
    Abstract: Organization systems for surgical instruments and associated methods and systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument organization system can be configured for use in a medical environment, and can include a flexible, sterile container having a lower portion. The container can include an attachment system configured to elastically couple one or more surgical instruments to the lower portion of the container. In some embodiments, the container can be carried by a portable base coupled to a platform via an adjustable support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Kristen S. Moe, Randall Bly, Blake Hannaford
  • Publication number: 20150025547
    Abstract: Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site. Thus, for example, an operator operating a local surgical cockpit can teleoperate using a remote surgical module on a patient in the same room as the surgeon, or surgeons located in multiple safe locations can telemanipulate remote multiple surgical robots on a patient in or close to a war zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Hannaford, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20140313172
    Abstract: Organization systems for surgical instruments input devices and associated methods and systems are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a surgical instrument input device organization system can include a first interface configured to receive input from a user and a second interface communicatively coupled to the first interface via a link. The second interface can include a module sized to receive a surgical input instrument device and an actuator configured to engage a movable surface of the surgical instrument input device in response to input received from the user at the first interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Kristen S. Moe, Randall Bly, Blake Hannaford
  • Publication number: 20140114338
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Diana C.W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 8617197
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana C. W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20120203069
    Abstract: A soft tissue protection surgical shield protects collateral soft tissue from damage during a surgical procedure within a surgical space of a body. The shield comprises an elongated flexible shield having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has a first opening and the distal end has a second opening. The shield further comprises a side wall between the proximal and distal ends that defines the first and second openings. The side wall is conformal to the surgical space and arranged to resist perforation by surgical instruments in use during the surgical procedure, and also to define and maintain the access pathway to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Blake Hannaford, Randall A. Bly, James S. Pridgeon, Eugene G. Chen, Kristen S. Moe, Louis Kim, Jacob Rosen
  • Publication number: 20110257672
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Diana C.W. FRIEDMAN, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20110238079
    Abstract: Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site. Thus, for example, an operator operating a local surgical cockpit can teleoperate using a remote surgical module on a patient in the same room as the surgeon, or surgeons located in multiple safe locations can telemanipulate remote multiple surgical robots on a patient in or close to a war zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: BLAKE HANNAFORD, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20110118551
    Abstract: A collateral soft tissue protection surgical device protects collateral soft tissue from damage during a surgical procedure within a surgical space of a body. The device comprises an elongated flexible sheath having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has a first opening and the distal end has a second opening. The sheath further comprises a side wall between the proximal and distal ends that defines the first and second openings. The side wall is conformal to the surgical space and arranged to resist perforation by surgical instruments in use during the surgical procedure, and also to define and maintain the access pathway to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy CIPOREN, Jesse A. Dosher, Diana C.W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Louis Kim, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Dinesh Ramanathan, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20110118543
    Abstract: A surgical device comprises an external sheath having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion through an opening of a body and a plurality of tool components extending from the distal end of the external sheath. The tool components are independently deflectable with respect to each other and with respect to the external sheath and removable from the device without requiring withdrawal of the sheath through the opening of the body. The external sheath is flexible and deflectable intermediate the distal and proximal ends. This permits the device to be steered in a curvilinear manner towards a surgical target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. DOSHER, Diana C.W. Friedman, Daniel Glozman, Blake Hannaford, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar