Patents by Inventor Michael R Bailey

Michael R Bailey 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: 11960665
    Abstract: A drape for an input control console of an elongate device may comprise a main drape section configured to fit over the input control console via a main opening at one end of the main drape section. The drape may also comprise a plurality of pockets. Each of the plurality of pockets may include a pocket opening that is attached to a respective secondary opening in the main drape section. Each of the plurality of pockets may be configured to be anchored, at the pocket opening, to a side surface of a respective raised ring or bezel on the input control console using a respective tightening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Bailey, Federico Barbagli, Reuben D. Brewer, Christopher R Carlson, Vincent Duindam, Tania K. Morimoto, Michael D. Paris, Oliver J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11919617
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for splicing airframe components. One embodiment is a method for assembling an airframe of an aircraft. The method includes forming a first skin of a first circumferential section of fuselage, the first skin including a distal portion comprising a lip and a shoulder, aligning a second skin of a second circumferential section of fuselage with the shoulder such that the lip overlaps the second skin, and affixing the first skin and the second skin together via a circumferential splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Macko, Byron James Autry, James R. Kendall, Samuel James Knutson, Brian T. Peters, Michael J. Bailey, Matthew S. Stauffer, Steven Wanthal, Santiago M. Mejia, Sara Murphy
  • Publication number: 20240043825
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating patterns in tissue growth for tissue engineering are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for arranging biological cells along predetermined patterns using an ultrasound includes: emitting the ultrasound by an ultrasound transducer; transmitting the ultrasound through a holographic lens toward a plurality of cells; and generating a pressure field in the predetermined patterns. The predetermined pattern includes a plurality of mutually parallel transverse planes. The parallel transverse planes are configured to entrap groups of cells of the plurality of cells. The axial pressure gradients within the parallel transverse planes are smaller than a first predetermined threshold. The lateral pressure gradients within the parallel transverse planes are larger than a second predetermined threshold. In response to generating the pressure field, the groups of entrapped cells are aligned within parallel transverse planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, University of Rochester
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Adam D. Maxwell, Mohamed Abdalla Ghanem, Diane Dalecki
  • Patent number: 11857813
    Abstract: High intensity focused ultrasound systems for treating tissue are disclosed herein. A system of treating tissue in a patient in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology can include, for example, an ultrasound source having a focal region and configured to deliver high intensity focused ultrasound energy to a target site in tissue of the patient. The system can further include a controller operably coupled to the ultrasound source. The controller comprises a pulsing protocol for delivering the high intensity focused ultrasound energy with the ultrasound source to the target site. The controller is configured to cause the ultrasound source to pulse high intensity focused ultrasound waves to lyse cells in a volume of the tissue of the subject while preserving an extracellular matrix in the volume of the tissue exposed to the high intensity focused ultrasound waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Yak-Nam Wang, Michael R. Bailey, Tatiana D. Khokhlova, Wayne Kreider, Adam D. Maxwell, George R. Schade, Vera A. Khokhlova
  • Publication number: 20230104557
    Abstract: Methods and systems for tuning lithotripsy frequency to target size are disclosed. In one embodiment, a lithotripsy system for comminuting a stone in a body includes: a burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) therapy transducer configured to transmit smooth ultrasound waves within a burst of ultrasound waves toward the stone; and a controller configured to determine operating frequency of the ultrasound waves of the therapy transducer. The operating frequency of the ultrasound waves is determined as: f = Const . c d where: d is a diameter of the stone, f is the frequency of the ultrasound waves, c is a wave speed in the stone, and Const. is a predetermined constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Adam D. Maxwell, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov
  • Patent number: 11583299
    Abstract: A method for attempting to fragment or comminute an object in a body using ultrasound includes producing a burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) waveform by a therapy transducer. The BWL waveform is configured to fragment or comminute the object. The BWL waveform includes a first burst of continuous ultrasound cycles and a second burst of continuous ultrasound cycles. A burst frequency corresponds to a frequency of repeating the bursts of the BWL waveform. The method also includes determining a cycle frequency f of the continuous ultrasound cycles within the first burst and the second burst based on a target fragment size D, where the cycle frequency is: f(MHz)=0.47/D(mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Adam D. Maxwell, Bryan W. Cunitz, Wayne Kreider, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Ryan S. Hsi, Michael R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11580945
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a focused ultrasound wave into a medium to form (i) an ultrasound intensity well within the medium that exhibits a first range of acoustic pressure and (ii) a surrounding region of the medium that surrounds the ultrasound intensity well and exhibits a second range of acoustic pressure that exceeds the first range of acoustic pressure. The method further includes confining an object within the ultrasound intensity well. Additionally, an acoustic lens is configured to be acoustically coupled to an acoustic transducer. The acoustic lens has a varying longitudinal thickness that increases proportionally with respect to increasing azimuth angle of the acoustic lens. Another acoustic lens is configured to be acoustically coupled to an acoustic transducer. The acoustic lens includes a plurality of segments. Each of the plurality of segments has a varying longitudinal thickness that increases proportionally with respect to increasing azimuth angle of the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Adam D. Maxwell, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Wayne Kreider, Michael R. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20230038081
    Abstract: Non-planar holographic beam shaping lenses for acoustics are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an ultrasonic therapy system that is configured to apply ultrasound to a target in a body includes: an ultrasonic transducer configured to generate the ultrasound; and a customizable holographic lens configured to focus the ultrasound onto a focal area of a target that is an object or a portion of the object in the body. The customizable holographic lens is designed and produced based on the target. Furthermore, the customizable holographic lens is curved to mate with a front surface of the ultrasonic transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Mohamed Abdalla Ghanem, Adam D. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 11096604
    Abstract: Methods, computing devices, and computer-readable medium are described herein related to producing detection signals configured to induce an excited state of an object. A computing device may receive reflection signals, where the reflection signals correspond to at least one detection signals reflected from the object. Based on the received reflection signals, a presence of the object in the excited state may be determined. Further, an output device may provide an indication of the presence of the object in the excited state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Wei Lu, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Bryan Cunitz
  • Publication number: 20210187330
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for ultrasound beam shaping are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an ultrasonic therapy system is configured to apply ultrasound to a target in a body. The system includes: an ultrasonic transducer configured to generate the ultrasound; and a customizable lens configured to focus the ultrasound onto a focal area of the target. The target is an object or a portion of the object in the body. The customizable lens is designed and produced based on at least one acquired image of the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Adam D. Maxwell, Akshay Purushottamji Randad, Mohamed Abdalla Ghanem
  • Publication number: 20210038924
    Abstract: High intensity focused ultrasound systems for treating tissue are disclosed herein. A system of treating tissue in a patient in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology can include, for example, an ultrasound source having a focal region and configured to deliver high intensity focused ultrasound energy to a target site in tissue of the patient. The system can further include a controller operably coupled to the ultrasound source. The controller comprises a pulsing protocol for delivering the high intensity focused ultrasound energy with the ultrasound source to the target site. The controller is configured to cause the ultrasound source to pulse high intensity focused ultrasound waves to lyse cells in a volume of the tissue of the subject while preserving an extracellular matrix in the volume of the tissue exposed to the high intensity focused ultrasound waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yak-Nam Wang, Michael R. Bailey, Tatiana D. Khokhlova, Wayne Kreider, Adam D. Maxwell, George R. Schade, Vera A. Khokhlova
  • Publication number: 20200222728
    Abstract: An example method includes generating an acoustic ultrasound wave that is focused at a focal point. The method further includes sequentially directing the focal point upon distinct portions of an object to form respective shock waves at the distinct portions of the object. The method further includes, via the respective shock waves, causing the distinct portions of the object to boil and form respective vapor cavities. The method further includes causing substantially uniform ablation of a region of the object that comprises the distinct portions. The substantially uniform ablation is caused via interaction of the respective shock waves with the respective vapor cavities. An example ablation system and an example non-transitory computer-readable medium, both related to the example method, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Vera Khokhlova, Michael R. Bailey, Navid Farr, Tatiana D. Khokhlova, Wayne Kreider, Adam D. Maxwell, Ari Partanen, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, George R. Schade, Yak-Nam Wang
  • Publication number: 20200227018
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a focused ultrasound wave into a medium to form (i) an ultrasound intensity well within the medium that exhibits a first range of acoustic pressure and (ii) a surrounding region of the medium that surrounds the ultrasound intensity well and exhibits a second range of acoustic pressure that exceeds the first range of acoustic pressure. The method further includes confining an object within the ultrasound intensity well. Additionally, an acoustic lens is configured to be acoustically coupled to an acoustic transducer. The acoustic lens has a varying longitudinal thickness that increases proportionally with respect to increasing azimuth angle of the acoustic lens. Another acoustic lens is configured to be acoustically coupled to an acoustic transducer. The acoustic lens includes a plurality of segments. Each of the plurality of segments has a varying longitudinal thickness that increases proportionally with respect to increasing azimuth angle of the segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Adam D. Maxwell, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Wayne Kreider, Michael R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10667831
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ultrasonic probes and systems incorporating the probes. The probes are configured to produce an ultrasonic therapy exposure that, when applied to a kidney stone, will exert an acoustic radiation force sufficient to produce ultrasonic propulsion. Unlike previous probes configured to produce ultrasonic propulsion, however, the disclosed probes are engineered to produce a relatively large (both wide and long) therapy region effective to produce ultrasonic propulsion. This large therapy region allows the probe to move a plurality of kidney stones (or fragments from lithotripsy) in parallel, thereby providing the user the ability to clear several stones from an area simultaneously. This “broadly focused” probe is, in certain embodiments, combined in a single handheld unit with a typical ultrasound imaging probe to produce real-time imaging. Methods of using the probes and systems to move kidney stones are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: University of Washington, Sonomotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Bryan Cunitz, Barbrina Dunmire, Adam Maxwell, Oren Levy
  • Patent number: 10535332
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a focused ultrasound wave into a medium to form (i) an ultrasound intensity well within the medium that exhibits a first range of acoustic pressure and (ii) a surrounding region of the medium that surrounds the ultrasound intensity well and exhibits a second range of acoustic pressure that exceeds the first range of acoustic pressure. The method further includes confining an object within the ultrasound intensity well. Additionally, an acoustic lens is configured to be acoustically coupled to an acoustic transducer. The acoustic lens has a varying longitudinal thickness that increases proportionally with respect to increasing azimuth angle of the acoustic lens. Another acoustic lens is configured to be acoustically coupled to an acoustic that increases proportionally with respect to increasing azimuth angle of the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Adam D. Maxwell, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Wayne Kreider, Michael R. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190314045
    Abstract: Targeting methods and devices for non-invasive therapy delivery are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for targeting an object in a body using ultrasound includes: producing a therapy ultrasound waveform configured to fragment or comminute the object in the body using a therapy transducer of an ultrasound probe; and acquiring a sound waveform by a receiver. The sound waveform is at least in part caused by interactions of the therapy ultrasound with the object. The method also includes generating an indication of a targeting accuracy based on the acquired sound waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan Cunitz, Kennedy Hall, Mathew Sorenson, Michael R. Bailey, Adam D. Maxwell, Barbrina Dunmire, Oren Levy, Doug Corl, Paul Fasolo
  • Patent number: 10251657
    Abstract: Methods, computing devices, and a computer-readable medium are described herein related to fragmenting or comminuting an object in a subject using a burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) waveform. A computing device, such a computing device coupled to a transducer, may carry out functions for producing a BWL waveform. The computing device may determine a burst frequency for a number of bursts in the BWL waveform, where the number of bursts includes a number of cycles. Further, the computing device may determine a cycle frequency for the number of cycles. Yet further, the computing device may determine a pressure amplitude for the BWL waveform, where the pressure amplitude is less than or equal to 8 MPa. In addition, the computing device may determine a time period for producing the BWL waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Adam D. Maxwell, Bryan W. Cunitz, Wayne Kreider, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Ryan S. Hsi, Michael R. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190069803
    Abstract: Methods, computing devices, and computer-readable medium are described herein related to producing detection signals configured to induce an excited state of an object. A computing device may receive reflection signals, where the reflection signals correspond to at least one detection signals reflected from the object. Based on the received reflection signals, a presence of the object in the excited state may be determined. Further, an output device may provide an indication of the presence of the object in the excited state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Wei Lu, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Bryan Cunitz
  • Patent number: 10136835
    Abstract: Methods, computing devices, and computer-readable medium are described herein related to producing detection signals configured to induce an excited state of an object. A computing device may receive reflection signals, where the reflection signals correspond to at least one detection signals reflected from the object. Based on the received reflection signals, a presence of the object in the excited state may be determined. Further, an output device may provide an indication of the presence of the object in the excited state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Michael R. Bailey, Wei Lu, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Bryan Cunitz
  • Publication number: 20180133520
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to methods for characterizing nonlinear ultrasound fields and associated systems and devices. In several embodiments, for example, a method of calculating output of a high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device comprises treating a target site with a multi-element HIFU array. In some embodiments, the array comprises a generally spherical segment. The method can further include simulating a field of the array by setting a boundary condition for the array. The boundary condition can be set by simplifying at least one geometrical aspect of the generally spherical segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Vera A. Khokhlova, Petr Yuldashev, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Michael R. Bailey, Lawrence A. Crum