Patents by Inventor Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter 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: 20210369106
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting an intraocular lens, for implantation into an eye, includes a controller having a processor and a tangible, non-transitory memory on which instructions are recorded. The controller is configured to selectively execute a machine learning model trained with a training dataset. Execution of the instructions by the processor causes the controller to obtain pre-operative objective data for the patient, including one or more anatomic eye measurements. The controller is configured to obtain pre-operative questionnaire data for the patient, including at least one personality trait. The pre-operative objective data and the pre-operative questionnaire data are entered as respective inputs to the machine learning model. A predicted subjective outcome score for the patient is generated as an output of the machine learning model. The intraocular lens is selected based in part on the predicted subjective outcome score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: John Alfred Campin, Brant Gillen, Martin Gründig, Robert Moore, George Hunter Pettit, Mark Andrew Zielke
  • Patent number: 11185259
    Abstract: An obturator assembly includes an obturator at least partially positionable within a lumen of a device. The obturator has a distal end with a tip portion and an opposing proximal end. A sensor assembly is at the tip portion. The sensor assembly is configured to sense one or more environmental characteristics and to generate one or more signals representative of the one or more environmental characteristics. A hub is operatively coupled to the obturator. The hub is also operatively coupled to electronic circuitry that is coupled in signal communication with the sensor assembly. In certain embodiments, the electronic circuitry is configured to receive the one or more signals from the sensor assembly and transmit the one or more signals to remote reception circuitry and/or display a datum representative of the one or more environmental characteristics on a display of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Mark Hunter, Paul Walker, Jeff O'Bryan
  • Patent number: 11160532
    Abstract: A method of generating an image of a medical instrument using a medical apparatus includes a catheter, a medical instrument assembly, and an imaging assembly. The catheter has a first working channel terminating with a first distal exit, and a second working channel terminating with a second distal exit. The medical instrument assembly has a medical instrument adapted to be housed within the first working channel and adapted to be extendable through the first distal exit to an extended position beyond the first distal exit to intercept a target tissue. The imaging assembly includes an imaging device adapted to be housed within the second working channel and is extendable through the second distal exit to an extended position beyond the second distal exit. The imaging device is adapted to generate an image in an image plane of the distal end of the medical instrument when the distal end of the medical instrument is extended out the first distal exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Troy L Holsing
  • Patent number: 11109740
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric, perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Publication number: 20210251779
    Abstract: The present invention provides A prosthetic device (10) having an anchor portion (30) in combination with a base portion (12) which is connected to said anchor portion (30). An elongate digit (14) is coupled to a first portion of a pivot connection (16a) mounted on the base portion (12), whilst a second portion of a pivot connection (16b) is mounted on the proximal end (14a) of the digit (14) and is connected to the first portion (16a) of the pivot connection (16). A linear actuator (40) within the elongate digit (14) has a first portion (40a) secured to the elongate digit (14) for movement therewith and a second portion (40b) remote therefrom and axially movable relative thereto and is operable with said pivot connection (16) to thereby to cause pivotal movement of said digit (14) around said pivot connection (16a, 16b) upon axial movement of said second portion (40b) of said linear actuator (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Mark HUNTER
  • Publication number: 20210224984
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system and method of use is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient, wherein the surgical instrument, as provided, may be a steerable surgical catheter with a biopsy device and/or a surgical catheter with a side-exiting medical instrument, among others. Additionally, systems, methods and devices are provided for forming a respiratory-gated point cloud of a patient's respiratory system and for placing a localization element in an organ of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Publication number: 20210173077
    Abstract: The disclosed technology teaches testing an autonomous vehicle: shielding a GNSS receiving antenna of the vehicle from ambient GNSS signals while the vehicle is under test and supplanting the ambient GNSS signals with simulated GNSS signals. Testing includes using a GNSS signal generating system: receiving the ambient GNSS signals using an antenna of the system and determining a location and acceleration of the vehicle from the GNSS signals, accessing a model of an augmented environment that includes multi-pathing and obscuration of the GNSS signals along a test path, based on the determined location—generating the simulated GNSS signals to feed to the vehicle, in real time—simulating at least one constellation of GNSS satellite sources modified according to the augmented environment, based on the determined location, and feeding the simulated signals to a receiver in the vehicle, thereby supplanting ambient GNSS as the autonomous vehicle travels along the test path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Spirent Communications PLC
    Inventors: Colin Richard Ford, Mark Geoffrey Holbrow, Steve Hickling, Mark Hunter, Guy Buesnel, Neil Bennett, Daniel Martin
  • Publication number: 20210137351
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric, perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: 10997757
    Abstract: A typography system modifies the shape of a subject character in a line of text based on neighboring characters to the left and right of the subject character. At least one font definition file comprises a plurality of character definitions that each represents one of the characters in the font. Each character definition includes a plurality of alternate forms that are each associated with at least one left neighboring character and at least one right neighboring character. A font adjustment module receives as an input a character to be output, at least one left neighboring character, and at least one right neighboring character. The font adjustment module then selects from the plurality of alternate forms a selected form that is associated with the at least one left neighboring character and the at least one right neighboring character. The font adjustment module then outputs the selected form of the character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: 10977789
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient, wherein the surgical instrument, as provided, may be a steerable surgical catheter with a biopsy device and/or a surgical catheter with a side-exiting medical instrument, among others. Additionally, systems, methods and devices are provided for forming a respiratory-gated point cloud of a patient's respiratory system and for placing a localization element in an organ of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Publication number: 20210068904
    Abstract: A medical instrument assembly including a handle assembly having a first handle portion and a second handle portion proximate the second end, wherein the second handle portion is slidably engaged with the first handle portion. A first localization element is attached to the first handle portion and a second localization element is attached to the second handle portion. A medical instrument is mechanically coupled to the second handle portion and a translation of the second handle portion with respect to the first handle portion causes a coincident and coextensive translation of the medical instrument. The amount of translation of the medical instrument is adapted to be determined by calculating the distance between the first localization element and the second localization element. The first and second localization elements may be electromagnetic sensors which positions may be determined by a navigation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee, Mark Hunter, Troy L. Holsing
  • Publication number: 20210052314
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for treating targeted tissue using cryoablation. An introducer canula and a cryoprobe are inserted the targeted tissue. The cryoprobe is cooled and an ice ball is formed. The cryoprobe is removed while the ice ball is still frozen, and an ultrasound catheter is inserted. Ultrasound generated within the ice ball is used to determine the distance from the ultrasound catheter to a perimeter of the ice ball. This is repeated at different angles to model a slice of the ice ball. The ultrasound catheter is moved radially, and the process is repeated to create a model of at least a portion of the ice ball. The ice ball model can be displayed on a registered set of images representing the targeted tissue to ensure that the tissue lies within the treatment zone of the ice ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: 10898057
    Abstract: A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric, perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Holsing, Mark Hunter
  • Patent number: 10835324
    Abstract: A medical instrument assembly including a handle assembly having a first handle portion and a second handle portion proximate the second end, wherein the second handle portion is slidably engaged with the first handle portion. A first localization element is attached to the first handle portion and a second localization element is attached to the second handle portion. A medical instrument is mechanically coupled to the second handle portion and a translation of the second handle portion with respect to the first handle portion causes a coincident and coextensive translation of the medical instrument. The amount of translation of the medical instrument is adapted to be determined by calculating the distance between the first localization element and the second localization element. The first and second localization elements may be electromagnetic sensors which positions may be determined by a navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lee, Mark Hunter, Troy L. Holsing
  • Publication number: 20200353211
    Abstract: An obturator assembly includes an obturator positionable within a lumen of a device and movable within the lumen between a first position and a second position. The obturator includes a distal tip portion, wherein, with the obturator in the first position, the distal tip portion limits fluid communication through the lumen and, with the obturator in the second position, the distal tip portion provides fluid communication through the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Mark Hunter, Paul Walker, Jeffrey C. O'Bryan
  • Publication number: 20200265584
    Abstract: A local extension method for segmentation of anatomical treelike structures includes receiving an initial segmentation of 3D image data including an initial treelike structure. A target point in the 3D image data is defined, and a region of interest based on the target point is extracted to create a sub-image. Highly tubular voxels are detected in the sub-image, and a spillage-constrained region growing is performed using the highly tubular voxels as seed points. Connected components are extracted from the results of the region growing. The extracted components are pruned to discard components not likely to be connected to the initial treelike structure, keeping only candidate components likely to be a valid sub-tree of the initial treelike structure. The candidate components are connected to the initial treelike structure, thereby extending the initial segmentation in the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hunter, Andrew Dougherty
  • Patent number: D906209
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cruiser Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Spencer, Mark Hunter Basenberg, Jr., Michael J. Schwartz
  • Patent number: D912587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cruiser Accessories, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Spencer, Mark Hunter Basenberg, Jr.
  • Cup
    Patent number: D934633
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Desiree Hunter, Liza Morris, Roy Joseph Seiders, Mark Carlson Rane
  • Cup
    Patent number: D935278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Desiree Hunter, Liza Morris, Roy Joseph Seiders, Mark Carlson Rane