Patents by Inventor Michael R. Treat

Michael R. Treat 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: 20190151104
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for joint (e.g., shoulder) arthroplasty. In one aspect, there is provided a device for determining inclination and/or version of a prosthetic head with respect to a prosthetic stem. In another aspect, there is provided a joint (e.g., shoulder) prosthesis. In another aspect, there is provided a method for setting an inclination angle and/or a version angle of a prosthetic head with respect to a stem implanted or to be implanted in a bone of a joint (e.g., shoulder).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John W. Sperling, Aaron C. Treat, Bruce R. Kline, Michael B. Larson
  • Patent number: 8567880
    Abstract: Systems and methods that process a plurality of surgical instruments for cleaning and/or packaging. A device identifies a robot-ready insert having a predetermined configuration for accepting at least one type of surgical instrument. The surgical instruments are identified and oriented according to type using an automated apparatus. Specialized tools are also provided for automatically opening and closing surgical instruments, flipping instruments and assisting in the processing and maintenance of surgical instruments. The automated apparatus then places each of the surgical instrument types in one or more predetermined areas of the insert, configured to accept a predetermined set of surgical instrument types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Robotic Systems & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, David Michael Brady, Russell Baker, Jack M. Kaplan, David Berk
  • Publication number: 20110262250
    Abstract: Systems and methods that process a plurality of surgical instruments for cleaning and/or packaging. A device identifies a robot-ready insert having a predetermined configuration for accepting at least one type of surgical instrument. The surgical instruments are identified and oriented according to type using an automated apparatus. Specialized tools are also provided for automatically opening and closing surgical instruments, flipping instruments and assisting in the processing and maintenance of surgical instruments. The automated apparatus then places each of the surgical instrument types in one or more predetermined areas of the insert, configured to accept a predetermined set of surgical instrument types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ROBOTIC SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, David Michael Brady, Russell Baker, Jack M. Kaplan, David Berk
  • Patent number: 8016820
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Patent number: 7997847
    Abstract: Systems and methods that process a plurality of surgical instruments for cleaning and/or packaging. A device identifies a robot-ready insert having a predetermined configuration for accepting at least one type of surgical instrument. The surgical instruments are identified and oriented according to type using an automated apparatus. Specialized tools are also provided for automatically opening and closing surgical instruments, flipping instruments and assisting in the processing and maintenance of surgical instruments. The automated apparatus then places each of the surgical instrument types in one or more predetermined areas of the insert, configured to accept a predetermined set of surgical instrument types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Robotic Systems & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, David Michael Brady, Russell Baker, Jack M. Kaplan, David Berk
  • Publication number: 20110005342
    Abstract: Systems and methods that process a plurality of surgical instruments for cleaning and/or packaging. A device identifies a robot-ready insert having a predetermined configuration for accepting at least one type of surgical instrument. The surgical instruments are identified and oriented according to type using an automated apparatus. Specialized tools are also provided for automatically opening and closing surgical instruments, flipping instruments and assisting in the processing and maintenance of surgical instruments. The automated apparatus then places each of the surgical instrument types in one or more predetermined areas of the insert, configured to accept a predetermined set of surgical instrument types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: ROBOTIC SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, David Michael Brady, Russell Baker, Jack M. Kaplan, David Berk
  • Publication number: 20090234347
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kuchlick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Patent number: 7588566
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Publication number: 20080114349
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises two oppositely-positioned working numbers each having proximal and distal ends and each having a working surface. The instrument also comprises at least one ring member affixed to a least one of the working members to encompass one or more of a user's fingers. In one embodiment at least one working surface has a heating element to cut or seal and cut tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Michael R. Treat
  • Patent number: 7317275
    Abstract: A device and method for propelling objects using periodic or harmonic vibrations is described. The device comprises a flexible substrate or surface and a source of vibrational energy that is applied to the substrate or surface. Specific embodiments include a device which can move along a flat surface, which can climb a smooth vertical or slanted wall, which can move along a ceiling while suspended upside down, which can climb up a smooth hollow tube, or which can move through liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventor: Michael R. Treat
  • Patent number: 7211079
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises two oppositely-positioned working numbers each having proximal and distal ends and each having a working surface. The instrument also comprises at least one ring member affixed to a least one of the working members to encompass one or more of a user's fingers. In one embodiment at least one working surface has a heating element to cut or seal and cut tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventor: Michael R. Treat
  • Patent number: 7211080
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Patent number: 7164968
    Abstract: A robotic system, and corresponding method, performs the function of a human scrub technician in an operating room. A device, and associated method for using the device, performs one, or more, of the following functions: instrument identification, instrument localization, instrument handling, interaction with a human, and integration of functions through a cognitive system. A method for movement of the device comprises the steps of modeling the arm of the robot to create a model comprising elements of finite mass joined by junctions, using an algorithm to calculate results of the effect of applying force to the elements of the model, using attractive, replusive and postural forces in the algorithm, and using the results of the model to direct motion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Martin T. Lichtman, David M. Brady
  • Patent number: 7083613
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises two oppositely-positioned working numbers each having proximal and distal ends and each having a working surface. The instrument also comprises at least one ring member affixed to a least one of the working members to encompass one or more of a user's fingers. In one embodiment at least one working surface has a heating element to cut or seal and cut tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventor: Michael R. Treat
  • Patent number: 6908463
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Patent number: 6860880
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Publication number: 20040073205
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H. Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Publication number: 20030216836
    Abstract: A robotic system, and corresponding method, performs the function of a human scrub technician in an operating room. The present invention is directed to a device, and associated method for using the device, which performs one, or more, of the following functions: instrument identification, instrument localization, instrument handling, interaction with a human, and integration of functions through a cognitive system. A method for movement of the device comprises the steps of modeling the arm of the robot to create a model comprising elements of finite mass joined by junctions, using an algorithm to calculate results of the effect of applying force to the elements of the model, using attractive, replusive and postural forces in the algorithm, and using the results of the model to direct motion of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Martin T. Lichtman, David M. Brady
  • Publication number: 20030195498
    Abstract: An instrument and method are provided for sealing and joining or hemostatically dividing tissue, which is particularly suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The instrument makes use of the controlled application of a combination of heat and pressure to seal adjacent tissues, to join adjacent tissues, or to anastomose tissues, whereby tissue is heated for an optimal time and at an optimal temperature under optimal pressure to maximize tissue seal strength while minimizing collateral tissue damage. The instrument of the present invention is lightweight and therefore portable, and is particularly useful in field conditions where a source of external power may not be readily available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Michael R. Treat, Fred H, Co, George D. Hermann, Thomas A. Howell, Theodore R. Kucklick, Michelle Y. Monfort, Kenneth H. Mollenauer
  • Patent number: 6632182
    Abstract: A flexible or rigid endoscope biopsy device provides for the taking of multiple biopsy specimens from different sites, and for separating and storing these specimens in a partitioned container. The distal end of this device consists of a grasper which can bite or cut off a bit of tissue. The proximal end of the inner tubing is connected via the handle end of the device to a multi-chambered specimen storage device, which is itself connected to suction. The storage device has several chambers, each of which may be lined up with the inner tubing, by rotating the top of the storage device. After some or all of the storage subpartitions have been filled with specimens, the storage device can be detached from the inner tubing and handle of the device and labeled and sent directly to the pathology lab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventor: Michael R. Treat