Patents by Inventor Oded Zur

Oded Zur 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: 20190388005
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Patent number: 10478092
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Publication number: 20190223760
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren P. Weingarten
  • Patent number: 10285623
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren Weingarten
  • Publication number: 20190000347
    Abstract: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic and treatment tools may be advanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Oded Zur, Raphael Meloul
  • Patent number: 10154798
    Abstract: A catheter having a sensor at a distal end thereof, useable to detect and create signals from an electromagnetic field. The sensor is constructed and arranged to leave a lumen of the catheter open such that it may be used to pass instruments therethrough once a target location has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur
  • Patent number: 10070801
    Abstract: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic and treatment tools may be advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Oded Zur, Raphael Meloul
  • Patent number: 9575140
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking an object through a three dimensional space is provided that uses the generation and detection of various magnetic fields to provide three-dimensional location data. The integrity of the generated magnetic fields are monitored against a baseline in order to detect compromise by the unintentional introduction of a foreign metallic or magnetic object in the procedural space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Oded Zur
  • Publication number: 20160174874
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: DORIAN AVERBUCH, ODED ZUR, OREN WEINGARTEN
  • Patent number: 9271803
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren Weingarten
  • Publication number: 20150327791
    Abstract: A catheter having a sensor at a distal end thereof, useable to detect and create signals from an electromagnetic field. The sensor is constructed and arranged to leave a lumen of the catheter open such that it may be used to pass instruments therethrough once a target location has been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: BENNY GREENBURG, DORIAN AVERBUCH, ODED ZUR
  • Patent number: 9113813
    Abstract: A catheter having a sensor at a distal end thereof, useable to detect and create signals from an electromagnetic field. The sensor is constructed and arranged to leave a lumen of the catheter open such that it may be used to pass instruments therethrough once a target location has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur
  • Patent number: 8932207
    Abstract: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic and treatment tools may be advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Oded Zur, Raphael Meloul
  • Publication number: 20140107465
    Abstract: A catheter having a sensor at a distal end thereof, useable to detect and create signals from an electromagnetic field. The sensor is constructed and arranged to leave a lumen of the catheter open such that it may be used to pass instruments therethrough once a target location has been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: BENNY GREENBURG, DORIAN AVERBUCH, ODED ZUR
  • Patent number: 8611984
    Abstract: A catheter having a sensor at a distal end thereof, useable to detect and create signals from an electromagnetic field. The sensor is constructed and arranged to leave a lumen of the catheter open such that it may be used to pass instruments therethrough once a target location has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur
  • Publication number: 20130245432
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren Weingarten
  • Patent number: 8467589
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren Weingarten
  • Patent number: 8452068
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren Weingarten
  • Publication number: 20120226100
    Abstract: A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being advanced through the working channel of a standard bronchoscope. The probe also includes a working channel through which various diagnostic and treatment tools may be advanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Benny Greenburg, Oded Zur, Raphael Meloul
  • Patent number: 8218847
    Abstract: A registration method whereby a sensor-based approach is used to establish initial registration and whereby upon the commencement of navigating an endoscope, image-based registration methods are used in order to more accurately maintain the registration between the endoscope location and previously-acquired images. A six-degree-of-freedom location sensor is placed on the probe in order to reduce the number of previously-acquired images that must be compared to a real-time image obtained from the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: superDimension, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dorian Averbuch, Oded Zur, Oren Weingarten