Patents by Inventor Michael Sela

Michael Sela 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: 10925675
    Abstract: An optical imaging system for imaging a target during a medical procedure. The imaging system includes an optical assembly including moveable zoom optics and moveable focus optics. The system includes a zoom actuator and a focus actuator for positioning the zoom and focus optics, respectively. The system includes a controller for controlling the zoom and focus actuators independently in response to received control input. The system includes a camera for capturing an image of the target from the optical assembly. The system may be capable of performing autofocus during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Tammy Kee-Wai Lee, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Cameron Anthony Piron, Brent Andrew Bailey, Sagar Saxena, Sean Adrian Conroy, Kamyar Abhari, Kai Michael Hynna, Gal Sela, Kelly Noel Dyer, Joshua Lee Richmond
  • Patent number: 10925676
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for controlling a surgical navigation system are provided. The method 1 comprises receiving image data at a processor from a tracking system; receiving, at a processor, an identifier of a surgical instrument within a field of view of the tracking system; generating, at the processor, output data based on the identifier of the surgical instrument; and transmitting the output data to at least one output device connected to the processor, for controlling the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Anthony Piron, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Gal Sela, Joshua Lee Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Stephen B. E. McFadyen, Kelly Noel Dyer, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop
  • Patent number: 10901620
    Abstract: A storage system and method for thin provisioning are provided. In one embodiment, a storage system is provided comprising a memory and a controller. The controller is configured to provide a logical exported capacity of the memory to a host, wherein the logical exported capacity is greater than an actual storage capacity of the memory; receive a command from the host to write data to a logical address; determine whether there is available actual storage capacity in the memory to write the data; and write the data to a physical address in memory that corresponds to the logical address only if it is determined that there is available actual storage capacity in the memory to write the data. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Shaharabany, Michael Zaidman, Rotem Sela, Hadas Oshinsky
  • Publication number: 20200405433
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic validation, registration correction for surgical navigation during medical procedures involving confirmation of registration between previously registered virtual objects, in a common coordinate frame of a surgical navigation system and an operating room, and intra-operatively acquired imaging during the medical procedure in the common coordinate frame. The method involves displaying intra-operatively acquired imaging of the surgical field, containing the real objects corresponding to the previously registered virtual objects, with the real objects being tracked by a tracking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Gal Sela, Cameron Piron, Michael Wood, Joshua Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Stephen McFadyen, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop
  • Patent number: 10828114
    Abstract: Methods and systems for outputting depth data during a medical procedure on a patient. Depth data is outputted, representing at least one of relative depth data and general depth data. Tracking information about the position and orientation of a medical instrument and depth information about variations in depth over a site of interest are used. Relative depth data represents the depth information relative to the position and orientation of the instrument. General depth data represents the depth information over the site of interest independently of the position and orientation of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Kamyar Abhari, Gal Sela, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Kai Michael Hynna, Kelly Noel Dyer, Tammy Kee-wai Lee
  • Patent number: 10799316
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for dynamic validation, correction of registration for surgical navigation during medical procedures on a patient which involves confirmation of registration between one or more previously registered virtual objects, such as surgical tools etc. in a common coordinate frame of a surgical navigation system and an operating room, and intra-operatively acquired imaging during the medical procedure in the common coordinate frame. The method includes displaying intra-operatively acquired imaging of the surgical field containing the one or more real objects corresponding to the one or more previously registered virtual objects, with the real objects being tracked by a tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Gal Sela, Cameron Piron, Michael Wood, Joshua Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Stephen McFadyen, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop
  • Patent number: 10786314
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging apparatus and methods for performing hyperspectral imaging of a surgical field, involving: an external optical imaging device for externally imaging internal tissue through a surgical access port, the access port having a port wall having a light-diffusing surface texture, whereby reflectance of the port wall is decreasable, and the external optical imaging device having an illuminated exoscope, the illuminated exoscope having: a longitudinal housing; an optical imaging assembly provided within the longitudinal housing; an imaging camera interfaced with the optical imaging assembly for detecting images collected by the optical imaging assembly; and one or more illumination sources supported by the longitudinal housing, wherein an illumination axis associated with each illumination source is offset from an imaging axis of the optical imaging assembly; a remote light source; a spectral filtering device in optical communication with the remote light source; and a light guide having a prox
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptic Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wood, Cameron Piron, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Gal Sela, Joshua Richmond, Stephen McFadyen
  • Patent number: 10768580
    Abstract: A time-to-digital converter is provided. The time-to-digital converter includes a delay circuit configured to iteratively delay a reference signal for generating a plurality of delayed reference signals. Further, the time-to-digital converter includes a plurality of sample circuits each configured to sample an oscillation signal based on one of the plurality of delayed reference signals. The time-to-digital converter additionally includes a control circuit configured to de-activate at least one of the plurality of sample circuits based on a predicted value of the phase of the oscillation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Yair Dgani, Michael Kerner, Elan Banin, Evgeny Shumaker, Gil Horovitz, Ofir Degani, Rotem Banin, Aryeh Farber, Rotem Avivi, Eshel Gordon, Tami Sela
  • Patent number: 10660705
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which local tissue diagnostic measurements are correlated with archival local tissue diagnostic data from prior tissue analyses to supplement diagnostic measurements with tissue analysis data from prior tissue analyses having similar local tissue diagnostic data. The tissue analysis data may include information such as pathology data, outcome data, and diagnosis data. The archived local tissue diagnostic data and the tissue analysis data may be stored in a database, and employed for a wide variety of methods, involving preoperative, intraoperative, and/or postoperative phases of a medical procedure. Methods and systems are also provided for displaying, on a medical image shown in a user interface, hyperlinked reference markers associated with tissue analyses, where the reference markers are shown at locations corresponding to local tissue analyses, and where associated diagnostic data and/or tissue analysis may be viewed by selecting a given reference marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Piron, Gal Sela, Monroe M. Thomas, Simon Alexander, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Michael Wood, Alex Panther, Joshua Richmond, Wes Hodges, David Gallop
  • Publication number: 20200015908
    Abstract: A hyperspectral imaging apparatus and methods for performing hyperspectral imaging of a surgical field, involving: an external optical imaging device for externally imaging internal tissue through a surgical access port, the access port having a port wall having a light-diffusing surface texture, whereby reflectance of the port wall is decreasable, and the external optical imaging device having an illuminated exoscope, the illuminated exoscope having: a longitudinal housing; an optical imaging assembly provided within the longitudinal housing; an imaging camera interfaced with the optical imaging assembly for detecting images collected by the optical imaging assembly; and one or more illumination sources supported by the longitudinal housing, wherein an illumination axis associated with each illumination source is offset from an imaging axis of the optical imaging assembly; a remote light source; a spectral filtering device in optical communication with the remote light source; and a light guide having a prox
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL WOOD, Cameron Piron, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Gal Sela, Joshua Richmond, Stephen McFadyen
  • Publication number: 20190388160
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for intraoperatively confirming location of tissue structures during medical procedures. Preoperative image data of a patient's skeletal structure in a vicinity of an anatomical part undergoing a medical procedure is acquired. During the procedure, after exposing tissue intraoperative image data is acquired by scanning a selected region of tissue, in a vicinity of the skeletal structure using Polarization Sensitive-Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT). Regions of tissue exhibiting structural organization in the vicinity of the skeletal structure are identified from the intraoperative (PS-OCT) image data. Geometrically correlating and registering the intraoperative (PS-OCT) image data with the preoperative image data of the skeletal structure in the vicinity of the anatomical part is then performed using a priori known anatomical information about the regions of tissue exhibiting structural information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael WOOD, Cameron PIRON, Murugathas YUWARAJ, Gal SELA, Joshua RICHMOND, Stephen MCFADYEN
  • Publication number: 20190384230
    Abstract: A time-to-digital converter is provided. The time-to-digital converter includes a delay circuit configured to iteratively delay a reference signal for generating a plurality of delayed reference signals. Further, the time-to-digital converter includes a plurality of sample circuits each configured to sample an oscillation signal based on one of the plurality of delayed reference signals. The time-to-digital converter additionally includes a control circuit configured to de-activate at least one of the plurality of sample circuits based on a predicted value of the phase of the oscillation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yair Dgani, Michael Kerner, Elan Banin, Evgeny Shumaker, Gil Horovitz, Ofir Degani, Rotem Banin, Aryeh Farber, Rotem Avivi, Eshel Gordon, Tami Sela
  • Publication number: 20190307362
    Abstract: Navigation and simulation systems and methods for minimally invasive therapy in which the navigation system imports a planning method using patient specific pre-operative images. The navigation system uses intraoperative imaging during the medical procedure to update the preoperative images and provides images of tracked surgical tools along the surgical path prepared from the preoperative images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Cameron Piron, Michael Wood, Gal Sela, Joshua Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop, Alex Panther, Nishanthan Shanmugaratnam, William Lau
  • Patent number: 10433763
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is navigation and simulation systems and methods for minimally invasive therapy in which the navigation system imports a planning method using patient specific pre-operative images. The navigation system uses intraoperative imaging during the medical procedure to update the preoperative images and provides images of tracked surgical tools along the surgical path prepared from the preoperative images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Piron, Michael Wood, Gal Sela, Joshua Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop, Alex Panther, Nishanthan Shanmugaratnam, William Lau
  • Publication number: 20190247129
    Abstract: Methods and systems for outputting depth data during a medical procedure on a patient. Depth data is outputted, representing at least one of relative depth data and general depth data. Tracking information about the position and orientation of a medical instrument and depth information about variations in depth over a site of interest are used. Relative depth data represents the depth information relative to the position and orientation of the instrument. General depth data represents the depth information over the site of interest independently of the position and orientation of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kamyar ABHARI, Gal SELA, Michael Frank Gunter WOOD, Kai Michael HYNNA, Kelly Noel DYER, Tammy Kee-wai LEE
  • Publication number: 20190223704
    Abstract: A flexible high resolution endoscope is provided herein. The endoscope comprises: a plurality of optical fiber bundles; a plurality of lenses in a one-to-one relationship with the plurality of optical fiber bundles; and, a plurality of cameras in a one-to-one relationship with the plurality of optical fiber bundles, each respective optical fiber bundle, of the plurality of optical fiber bundles, having a respective lens, of the plurality of lenses, located at a respective distal end, and a camera, of the plurality of cameras, located at a respective proximal end, the plurality of optical fiber bundles being coupled together at a common distal end, and otherwise being uncoupled from one another, a bending radius of the endoscope defined by a largest respective bending radius of each of the plurality of optical fiber bundles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Jy-Shyang Chen, Kamyar Abhari, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Gal Sela
  • Publication number: 20190220200
    Abstract: A storage system and method for thin provisioning are provided. In one embodiment, a storage system is provided comprising a memory and a controller. The controller is configured to provide a logical exported capacity of the memory to a host, wherein the logical exported capacity is greater than an actual storage capacity of the memory; receive a command from the host to write data to a logical address; determine whether there is available actual storage capacity in the memory to write the data; and write the data to a physical address in memory that corresponds to the logical address only if it is determined that there is available actual storage capacity in the memory to write the data. Other embodiments are possible, and each of the embodiments can be used alone or together in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Amir SHAHARABANY, Michael ZAIDMAN, Rotem SELA, Hadas OSHINSKY
  • Patent number: 10292771
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are provided for illuminating tissue with monochromatic or broadband light and imaging light that has been reflected back from the tissue. Imaging may be white-light imaging or hyperspectral imaging. The system can be a stand-alone hyperspectral imaging system, integrated as part of an external video scope, or as an auxiliary imaging module on an external videoscope. Various elements of a video scope that is particularly suited for minimally invasive surgery is first presented and then its configurations suitable for hyperspectral imaging are explained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wood, Cameron Piron, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Gal Sela, Joshua Richmond, Stephen McFadyen
  • Publication number: 20180208674
    Abstract: A method of treating triple negative breast cancer in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a combination of at least two anti epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) antibodies exhibiting binding to different epitopes on the EGF-R, thereby treating triple negative breast cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosef YARDEN, Michael SELA, Ruth MARON, FERRARO Daniela Aleida
  • Patent number: 9926564
    Abstract: Monomeric and multimeric aptamers are provided. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions which comprise same and methods of using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosef Yarden, Michael Sela, Georg Mahlknecht, Ruth Maron, Bilha Schechter