Patents by Inventor Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson 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: 10653497
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a surgical robot system may include an end-effector element configured for controlled movement and positioning and tracking of surgical instruments and objects relative to an image of a patient's anatomical structure. In some embodiments the end-effector and instruments may be tracked by surgical robot system and displayed to a user. In some embodiments, tracking of a target anatomical structure and objects, both in a navigation space and an image space, may be provided by a dynamic reference base located at a position away from the target anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Crawford, Chris Major, Michael Bartelme, Nobert Johnson, Stephen Cicchini
  • Publication number: 20200151901
    Abstract: An augmented reality system is provided for use with a medical imaging scanner. The AR system obtains a digital image from a camera, and identifies a pose of a gantry of the medical imaging scanner based on content of the digital image. The gantry includes a movable C-arm supporting an imaging signal transmitter and a detector panel that are movable along an arc relative to a station. A range of motion of the movable C-arm along the arc is determined based on the pose. A graphical object is generated based on the range of motion and the pose, and is provided to a display device for display as an overlay relative to the medical imaging scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10646280
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting unexpected movement of a surgical instrument during a robot-assisted surgical procedure are provided. The surgical robot system may be configured to measure forces and torques experienced by the surgical instrument during the surgical procedure and determine if the forces and torques are within an acceptable range. The robot system is further configured to notify the user of the presence of the unexpected movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10646283
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to augmented reality navigation systems and methods of their use that, inter alia, address the need for systems and methods of robotic surgical system navigation with reduced distraction to surgeons. Augmented reality navigation systems disclosed herein enable a surgeon to maintain focus on a surgical site and/or surgical tool being used in a surgical procedure while obtaining a wide range of navigational information relevant to the procedure. Navigational information can appear in the augmented reality navigation system as being presented on virtual displays that sit in a natural field of view of a surgeon during a procedure. Navigational information can also appear to be overlaid over a patient's anatomy. Augmented reality navigation systems comprise a head mounted display comprising an at least partially transparent display screen, at least one detector connected to the head mounted display for identifying real-world features, and a computer subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Johnson, Jeffrey Forsyth, Neil Crawford, Sanjay Joshi, Bessam Al Jewad, Weston Healy, Christine Russ, Ken Jones
  • Publication number: 20200121331
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for performing a transcorporeal microdecompression are described. The transcorporeal microdecompression may include a bone void plug allograft and specialized instruments for performing the procedure. This procedure may be performed under navigation and/or with robotic assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ross Morris, Neil Crawford, Norbert Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200121880
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for providing positive pressure therapy and a bias-flow venting system configured to reduce discernable draft generated by exhausted air are disclosed herein. The respiratory mask has a ball jointed elbow, one or more detachable forehead pieces and a headgear with a spacer fabric region. The elbow is configured to be removable when oriented to a predetermined position. The forehead pieces are provided in one or more sizes. The spacer fabric region having two or more layers wherein the raw edges are turned to the inside of the layers. The seal having improved seal performance and accommodating a wider variety of facial geometries. The bias-flow system having a tube and exhaust holes radially aligned on a bead of the tube. The bias-flow system also having an annular component exhaust holes and a shroud having a plenum chamber around the exhaust holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Simon Mittermeier, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Matthew James Pedersen, Sophia Adele Johnson, Mark John Arrowsmith
  • Patent number: 10573023
    Abstract: An augmented reality system is provided for use with a medical imaging scanner. The AR system obtains a digital image from a camera, and identifies a pose of a gantry of the medical imaging scanner based on content of the digital image. The gantry includes a movable C-arm supporting an imaging signal transmitter and a detector panel that are movable along an arc relative to a station. A range of motion of the movable C-arm along the arc is determined based on the pose. A graphical object is generated based on the range of motion and the pose, and is provided to a display device for display as an overlay relative to the medical imaging scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10518054
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for providing positive pressure therapy and a bias-flow venting system configured to reduce discernable draft generated by exhausted air are disclosed herein. The respiratory mask has a ball jointed elbow, one or more detachable forehead pieces and a headgear with a spacer fabric region. The elbow is configured to be removable when oriented to a predetermined position. The forehead pieces are provided in one or more sizes. The spacer fabric region having two or more layers wherein the raw edges are turned to the inside of the layers. The seal having improved seal performance and accommodating a wider variety of facial geometries. The bias-flow system having a tube and exhaust holes radially aligned on a bead of the tube. The bias-flow system also having an annular component exhaust holes and a shroud having a plenum chamber around the exhaust holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Simon Mittermeier, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Matthew James Pedersen, Sophia Adele Johnson, Mark John Arrowsmith
  • Publication number: 20190392605
    Abstract: Some systems include an illuminator configured to illuminate a scene, a detector configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from the scene, one or more retroreflective tags, and an image processor. Each of the one or more retroreflective tags is attached to or positioned near a corresponding target and is configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation from the illuminator toward the detector. The image processor can identify electromagnetic radiation reflected by one or more retroreflective tags to determine the presence of one or more retroreflective tags and corresponding targets in the scene. Retroreflective tags can include retroreflective portions and non-retroreflective portions such that, when electromagnetic radiation is incident upon the retroreflective tag, the retroreflective tag reflects the electromagnetic radiation in a pattern that corresponds to a code uniquely corresponding to the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Andrew Holliday, Timothy J. Wheatley, Neil Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190380794
    Abstract: A surgical robot system includes a robot. The robot includes a robot base and a robot arm coupled to the robot base. The robot also includes an end-effector coupled to the robot arm. The robot is configured to control movement of the end-effector to perform a surgical procedure. The robot also includes an inertial measurement unit coupled to the robot arm. The surgical robot system also includes camera that is configured to capture one or more pictures or videos used to determine a location of the end-effector. The inertial measurement unit is configured to capture one or more measurements used to determine the location of the end-effector when a view of the camera is occluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Bessam Al Jewad, Thomas Calloway, Norbert Johnson, Neil R. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20190377337
    Abstract: A system for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at a destination includes a landing coordination control unit that is configured to switch the UAV from a normal operating mode to a landing mode in response to the UAV entering a regulated airspace in relation to the destination. The normal operating mode includes normal instructions for flying and navigating to the destination. The landing mode includes landing instructions for a landing sequence into a landing zone at the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Millie Irene Sterling, Matthew B. Hendrian, Cash Neil Johnson, Jeremy Richards
  • Patent number: 10494363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound according to formula (I) wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of 5- and 6-membered heteroaryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (4-6)-membered heterocycloalkyl and phenyl; R2 is selected from (C1-C3)alkyl and halo(C1-C3)alkyl; R3 is selected from phenyl, 5-membered heteroaryl and 6-membered heteroaryl; R4 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, (C1-C4)alkyl and halo(C1-C4)alkyl; X1 is selected from CH, C(Rb) and N, X2 is selected from CH and N; Y is selected from —NH— and —O—; m is 0 or 1; n is 0 or 1; L represents a bond, —O—, —NH— or —N(Rc)—; or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, or solvates thereof. The invention relates further to intermediates for the preparation of said compounds, to said compounds for use in therapy, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said compounds, to methods of treating diseases with said compounds, and to the use of said compounds in the manufacture of medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Leo Pharma A/S
    Inventors: Patrick Stephen Johnson, Kevin Neil Dack, Krister Henriksson
  • Publication number: 20190360810
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods for video based sensor fusion with respect to mobile structures. A mobile structure may include at least one imaging module and multiple navigational sensors and/or receive navigational data from various sources. A navigational database may be generated that includes data from the imaging module, navigational sensors, and/or other sources. Aspects of the navigational database may then be used to generate an integrated model, forecast weather conditions, warn of dangers, identify hard to spot items, and generally aid in the navigation of the mobile structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Johnson, Richard Jales, Gordon Pope, Christopher Gatland, Paul Stokes, Aaron Ridout, Chris Jones, Jay E. Robinson, Neil R. Owens, Peter Long
  • Publication number: 20190311490
    Abstract: An augmented reality system is provided for use with a medical imaging scanner. The AR system obtains a digital image from a camera, and identifies a pose of a gantry of the medical imaging scanner based on content of the digital image. The gantry includes a movable C-arm supporting an imaging signal transmitter and a detector panel that are movable along an arc relative to a station. A range of motion of the movable C-arm along the arc is determined based on the pose. A graphical object is generated based on the range of motion and the pose, and is provided to a display device for display as an overlay relative to the medical imaging scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: 10429838
    Abstract: A system for landing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at a destination includes a landing coordination control unit that is configured to switch the UAV from a normal operating mode to a landing mode in response to the UAV entering a regulated airspace in relation to the destination. The normal operating mode includes normal instructions for flying and navigating to the destination. The landing mode includes landing instructions for a landing sequence into a landing zone at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Millie Irene Sterling, Matthew B. Hendrian, Cash Neil Johnson, Jeremy Richards
  • Patent number: D860446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Jeff Forsyth, Chris Major, Andrew Berkowitz, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: D860447
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Jeff Forsyth, Chris Major, Andrew Berkowitz, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: D860448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Jeff Forsyth, Chris Major, Andrew Berkowitz, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: D864389
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Jeff Forsyth, Chris Major, Andrew Berkowitz, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: D865172
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Crawford, Jeff Forsyth, Chris Major, Andrew Berkowitz, Norbert Johnson