Patents by Inventor Louai Adhami

Louai Adhami 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: 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: 9607528
    Abstract: A surgery simulator includes a physical surrogate surgical interface that represents an interface between a user and a simulated patient in a simulated surgical scenario that involves manipulation of both simulated hard and soft tissue. Sensor(s) sense the user's manipulation of the surrogate surgical interface. A surgical simulation generator generates a real time 3D surgical simulation of the surgical scenario based on the manipulation sensed by the sensor(s). The real time 3D surgical simulation comprises real time simulation state data. The surgical simulation generator renders the real time simulation state data into a real time computer graphics generated video representation of the surgical simulation and provides the real time video representation to a display for real time viewing by the user. The surgical simulation generator simulates effects of the manipulation on both simulated hard tissue and simulated soft tissue of the simulated patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SIMQUEST INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Dwight A. Meglan, Daniel R. King, Albert Dvornik, Julien Lenoir, Louai Adhami
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140057236
    Abstract: A surgery simulator includes a physical surrogate surgical interface that represents an interface between a user and a simulated patient in a simulated surgical scenario that involves manipulation of both simulated hard and soft tissue. Sensor(s) sense the user's manipulation of the surrogate surgical interface. A surgical simulation generator generates a real time 3D surgical simulation of the surgical scenario based on the manipulation sensed by the sensor(s). The real time 3D surgical simulation comprises real time simulation state data. The surgical simulation generator renders the real time simulation state data into a real time computer graphics generated video representation of the surgical simulation and provides the real time video representation to a display for real time viewing by the user. The surgical simulation generator simulates effects of the manipulation on both simulated hard tissue and simulated soft tissue of the simulated patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Dwight A. MEGLAN, Daniel R. KING, Albert DVORNIK, Julien LENOIR, Louai ADHAMI
  • Patent number: 8639485
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying a medical model of a physical system is disclosed. One disclosed system includes a graphical user interface configured to display at least one parameter associated with the medical model and receive a modification of the at least one parameter. The system also includes a processor configured to receive the modification of the at least one parameter from the graphical user interface and execute a simulation of a part of the medical model including the modification of the at least one parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Immersion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Connacher, Robert B. Falk, Milan Ikits, Michael DiCuccio, Donald D. Nelson, Louai Adhami, Iyanka Ponnamperuma, Dhananjay Joshi, Lionel Grenier
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20090202972
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and associated software for providing a virtual reality experience for a user, particularly a virtual training experience, are described herein. A server associated with a virtual training system according to one embodiment, among others, comprises memory and a network interface. The memory is configured to store virtual training software and a simulation variations database. The virtual training software comprises training simulation logic adapted to provide a virtual training experience. The simulation variations database comprises data associated with preset variations to the virtual training experience. The network interface is configured to communicate with a remote client device within a network and is further configured to receive a first set of information from the client device associated with the virtual training software. Also, the network interface is further configured to transmit a second set of information to the client device associated with the virtual training software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Louai Adhami, Robert Falk, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20070124128
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying a medical model of a physical system is disclosed. One disclosed system includes a graphical user interface configured to display at least one parameter associated with the medical model and receive a modification of the at least one parameter. The system also includes a processor configured to receive the modification of the at least one parameter from the graphical user interface and execute a simulation of a part of the medical model including the modification of the at least one parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Hugh Connacher, Robert Falk, Milan Ikits, Michael DiCuccio, Donald Nelson, Louai Adhami, Iyanka Ponnamperuma, Dhananjay Joshi, Lionel Grenier
  • 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