Patents by Inventor Marco Zenati

Marco Zenati 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: 11020062
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a medical procedure performed in a clinical environment is provided. An audio recorder is configured to produce a verbal data signal that is representative of a verbal communication occurring in the clinical environment, and a data analyzer is configured to detect an adverse condition based upon the verbal data signal. An alert module is configured to alert an operator upon the detection of an adverse condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VALCO ACQUISITION LLC AS DESIGNEE OF WESLEY HOLDINGS, LTD
    Inventors: David W. Wagner, Marco Zenati, J. C. Flaherty, R. M. Flaherty, Jason Maron
  • Publication number: 20200146638
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a medical procedure performed in a clinical environment is provided. An audio recorder is configured to produce a verbal data signal that is representative of a verbal communication occurring in the clinical environment, and a data analyzer is configured to detect an adverse condition based upon the verbal data signal. An alert module is configured to alert an operator upon the detection of an adverse condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Wagner, Marco Zenati, J. C. Flaherty, R. M. Flaherty, Jason Maron
  • Patent number: 10537291
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a medical procedure performed in a clinical environment is provided. An audio recorder is configured to produce a verbal data signal that is representative of a verbal communication occurring in the clinical environment, and a data analyzer is configured to detect an adverse condition based upon the verbal data signal. An alert module is configured to alert an operator upon the detection of an adverse condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: VALCO ACQUISITION LLC AS DESIGNEE OF WESLEY HOLDINGS, LTD
    Inventors: David W. Wagner, Marco Zenati, J. C. Flaherty, R. M. Flaherty, Jason Maron
  • Publication number: 20190274521
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engines). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Patent number: 10149607
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engine). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh-of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Patent number: 10076235
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engine). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh—of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Publication number: 20180153481
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a medical procedure performed in a clinical environment is provided. An audio recorder is configured to produce a verbal data signal that is representative of a verbal communication occurring in the clinical environment, and a data analyzer is configured to detect an adverse condition based upon the verbal data signal. An alert module is configured to alert an operator upon the detection of an adverse condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Wagner, Marco Zenati, J. C. Flaherty, R. M. Flaherty, Jason Maron
  • Patent number: 9788799
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a medical procedure performed in a clinical environment is provided. An audio recorder is configured to produce a verbal data signal that is representative of a verbal communication occurring in the clinical environment, and a data analyzer is configured to detect an adverse condition based upon the verbal data signal. An alert module is configured to alert an operator upon the detection of an adverse condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Surgical Safety Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Wagner, Marco Zenati, J. C. Flaherty, R. M. Flaherty, Jason Maron
  • Publication number: 20170156569
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engine). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Patent number: 9591964
    Abstract: A system that includes a highly articulated robotic probe having a first mechanism comprising a plurality of first links, and a second mechanism comprising a plurality of second links. The second mechanism is configured to surround at least a portion of the first mechanism. The system includes a feeder mechanism configured to advance and retract the highly articulated robotic probe, and a computing device in communication with the feeder mechanism. The computing device is configured to receive two-axis data from an input device, translate the two-axis position data into three-axis coordinate system data, and adjust a position of one or more second mechanism motors based on the three-axis coordinate system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth of Higher Education
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Publication number: 20160246929
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and computer system for reducing errors associated with a situated interaction performed by at least two agents of a sociotechnical team and for augmenting situation awareness of the at least two agents. Also, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium used to store instructions relating to the computer method and the computer system. The situated interaction can be surgery and the at least two agents can be members of a surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicants: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, VETERANS AFFAIRS, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, Jason Maron
  • Publication number: 20160174816
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engine). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Patent number: 9265582
    Abstract: Rather than trying to immobilize a living, moving organ to place the organ in the fixed frame of reference of a table-mounted robotic device, the present disclosure teaches mounting a robot in the moving frame of reference of the organ. A miniature crawling robotic device can be introduced, in the case of the heart, into the pericardium through a port, attach itself to the epicardial surface, and then, under the direct control of the surgeon, travel to the desired location for treatment. The problem of beating-heart motion is largely avoided by attaching the device directly to the epicardium. The device can be used for other organs and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh
    Inventors: Cameron N. Riviere, Nicholas A. Patronik, Marco A. Zenati, George D. Stetten
  • Publication number: 20150164491
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engine). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Howard M. CHOSET, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Publication number: 20150164436
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a medical procedure performed in a clinical environment is provided. An audio recorder is configured to produce a verbal data signal that is representative of a verbal communication occurring in the clinical environment, and a data analyzer is configured to detect an adverse condition based upon the verbal data signal. An alert module is configured to alert an operator upon the detection of an adverse condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Surgical Safety Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Maron, Marco Zenati, David W. Wagner, R. M. Flaherty, J. C. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9011318
    Abstract: A highly articulated robotic probe (HARP) is comprised of a first mechanism and a second mechanism, one or both of which can be steered in desired directions. Each mechanism can alternate between being rigid and limp. In limp mode the mechanism is highly flexible. When one mechanism is limp, the other is rigid. The limp mechanism is then pushed or pulled along the rigid mechanism. The limp mechanism is made rigid, thereby assuming the shape of the rigid mechanism. The rigid mechanism is made limp and the process repeats. These innovations allow the device to drive anywhere in three dimensions. The device can “remember” its previous configurations, and can go anywhere in a body or other structure (e.g. jet engine). When used in medical applications, once the device arrives at a desired location, the inner core mechanism can be removed and another functional device such as a scalpel, clamp or other tool slid through the rigid sleeve to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburg—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Howard M. Choset, Alon Wolf, Marco A. Zenati
  • Publication number: 20120271318
    Abstract: Rather than trying to immobilize a living, moving organ to place the organ in the fixed frame of reference of a table-mounted robotic device, the present disclosure teaches mounting a robot in the moving frame of reference of the organ. A miniature crawling robotic device can be introduced, in the case of the heart, into the pericardium through a port, attach itself to the epicardial surface, and then, under the direct control of the surgeon, travel to the desired location for treatment. The problem of beating-heart motion is largely avoided by attaching the device directly to the epicardium. The device can be used for other organs and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Cameron N. Riviere, Nicholas A. Patronik, Marco A. Zenati, George D. Stetten
  • Patent number: 8162925
    Abstract: Rather than trying to immobilize a living, moving organ to place the organ in the fixed frame of reference of a table-mounted robotic device, the present disclosure teaches mounting a robot in the moving frame of reference of the organ. That task can be accomplished with a wide variety of robots including a miniature crawling robotic device designed to be introduced, in the case of the heart, into the pericardium through a port, attach itself to the epicardial surface, and then, under the direct control of the surgeon, travel to the desired location for treatment. The problem of beating-heart motion is largely avoided by attaching the device directly to the epicardium. The problem of access is resolved by incorporating the capability for locomotion. The device and technique can be used on other organs and on other living bodies such as pets, farm animals, etc. Because of the rules governing abstracts, this abstract should not be used in construing the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Cameron N. Riviere, Nicholas A. Patronik, Marco A. Zenati, George D. Stetten
  • Publication number: 20110295060
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: University of Pittsburgh of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel
  • Patent number: 8007504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel