Patents by Inventor Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy

Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy 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: 20200261159
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. The virtual reality system may simulate a robotic surgical environment in which a user may operate both a robotically-controlled surgical instrument using a handheld controller and a manual laparoscopic surgical instrument while adjacent a patient table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Mark Johnson, Pablo Eduardo GARCIA KILROY, Bernard Fai Kin SIU, Haoran YU
  • Patent number: 10711848
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to electrolaminate clutches and transmissions are disclosed. A device can include: an input shaft that can be coupled to an electrolaminate sheet; an output shaft that can be coupled rigidly to a spring positioned over the input shaft, where the spring includes a tab that fits a groove of a spring capture ring that can be positioned over the input shaft; and a drum connected to an electrical ground between the electrolaminate sheet and the spring capture ring, where the drum can be coupled rigidly to the spring capture ring. Then, when a voltage is applied to the electrolaminate sheet, the electrolaminate sheet can clamp to the drum and impart rotation of the input shaft to the drum. The imparted rotation can cause the spring capture ring and the spring to rotate and clamp down on the input shaft, imparting rotation to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Karen Shakespear Koenig, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Brian Keith McCoy, Allegra Anna Lenta Shum, Joseph Stephen Eckerle
  • Patent number: 10617484
    Abstract: User interface devices are disclosed. The device can include a body that can be held in a user's hand. The body has an outer surface that can be gripped by fingers of the user's hand to facilitate translation and rotation of the body by the user's hand. The device can include one or snore sensors disposed within the body. In some embodiments, the one or more sensor can provide one or both of position and orientation information of the body to a control system. The body can provide feedback to the user via the exterior surface of the body that is gripped by the user's fingers and/or can receive control inputs from the user via one or more of translation of the body, rotation of the body, pressing of the outer surface with the user's fingers, and changing of the angular orientation of the longitudinal axis of the body. Methods of using a user interface device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Karen Shakespear Koenig, Jose Luis Cordoba Matilla, Joan Savall
  • Patent number: 10610303
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. The virtual reality system may simulate a robotic surgical environment in which a user may operate both a robotically-controlled surgical instrument using a handheld controller and a manual laparoscopic surgical instrument while adjacent a patient table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Eric Mark Johnson, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Bernard Fai Kin Siu, Haoran Yu
  • Publication number: 20200022775
    Abstract: A hyperdexterous surgical system is provided. The system can include one or more surgical arms coupleable to a fixture and configured to support one or more surgical tools. The system can include an electronic control system configured to communicate electronically with the one or more robotic surgical tools. The control system can electronically control the operation of the one or more surgical tools. The system can include one or more portable handheld controllers actuatable by a surgeon to communicate one or more control signals to the one or more surgical tools via the electronic control system to operate the one or more surgical tools. The one or more portable handheld controllers can provide said one or more control signals from a plurality of locations of an operating arena, allowing a surgeon to be mobile during a surgical procedure and to remotely operate the one or more surgical tools from different locations of the operating arena.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Thomas D. Egan, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Publication number: 20200008901
    Abstract: A hyperdexterous surgical system is provided. The system on include one or more surgical arms coupleable in a fixture and configured to support one or more surgical tools. The system can include an electronic control system configured to communicate electronically with the one or more robotic surgical tools. The control system can electronically control the operation of the one or more surgical tools. The system can include one or more portable handheld controllers actuatable by a surgeon to communicate one or more control signals to the one or more surgical tools via the electronic control system to operate the one or more surgical tools. The one or more portable handheld controllers can provide said one or more control signals from a plurality of locations of an operating arena, allowing a surgeon to be mobile during a surgical procedure and to remotely operate the one or more surgical tools from different locations of the operating arena.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Thomas D. Egan, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Publication number: 20190343594
    Abstract: A hyperdexterous surgical system is provided. The system can include one or more surgical arms coupleable to a fixture and configured to support one or more surgical tools. The system can include an electronic control system configured to communicate electronically with the one or more robotic surgical tools. The control system can electronically control the operation of the one or more surgical tools. The system can include one or more portable handheld controllers actuatable by a surgeon to communicate one or more control signals to the one or more surgical tools via the electronic control system to operate the one or more surgical tools. The one or more portable handheld controllers can provide said one or more control signals from a plurality of locations of an operating arena, allowing a surgeon to be mobile during a surgical procedure and to remotely operate the one or more surgical tools from different locations of the operating arena.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Thomas D. Egan, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Patent number: 10383699
    Abstract: A hyperdexterous surgical system is provided. The system can include one or more surgical arms coupleable to a fixture and configured to support one or more surgical tools. The system can include an electronic control system configured to communicate electronically with the one or more robotic surgical tools. The control system can electronically control the operation of the one or more surgical tools. The system can include one or more portable handheld controllers actuatable by a surgeon to communicate one or more control signals to the one or more surgical tools via the electronic control system to operate the one or more surgical tools. The one or more portable handheld controllers can provide said one or more control signals from a plurality of locations of an operating arena, allowing a surgeon to be mobile during a surgical procedure and to remotely operate the one or more surgical tools from different locations of the operating arena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Thomas D. Egan, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Patent number: 10376337
    Abstract: A hyperdexterous surgical system is provided. The system can include one or more surgical arms coupleable to a fixture and configured to support one or more surgical tools. The system can include an electronic control system configured to communicate electronically with the one or more robotic surgical tools. The control system can electronically control the operation of the one or more surgical tools. The system can include one or more portable handheld controllers actuatable by a surgeon to communicate one or more control signals to the one or more surgical tools via the electronic control system to operate the one or more surgical tools. The one or more portable handheld controllers can provide said one or more control signals from a plurality of locations of an operating arena, allowing a surgeon to be mobile during a surgical procedure and to remotely operate the one or more surgical tools from different locations of the operating arena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Thomas D. Egan, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Patent number: 10371237
    Abstract: A belt wave drive transmission system and method are shown involving a first rotor (10) having a first drum configured to rotate about its axis of rotation and a second rotor (20) having a second drum configured to rotate about its axis of rotation, where the first rotor (10) is constrained to orbit concentrically about the axis of rotation of the second drum. A belt (30) encircles the first and second drums to couple the first (10) and second (20) rotors such that the first rotor (10) moves concentrically around the second rotor (20) as the belt (30) advances about a circumference of the second drum. In further refinements, the system and method involve electrically controllably coupling at least one of the first and second rotors to the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Karen Shakespear Koenig, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 10299883
    Abstract: A hyperdexterous surgical system is provided. The system can include one or more surgical arms coupleable to a fixture and configured to support one or more surgical tools. The system can include an electronic control system configured to communicate electronically with the one or more robotic surgical tools. The control system can electronically control the operation of the one or more surgical tools. The system can include one or more portable handheld controllers actuatable by a surgeon to communicate one or more control signals to the one or more surgical tools via the electronic control system to operate the one or more surgical tools. The one or more portable handheld controllers can provide said one or more control signals from a plurality of locations of an operating arena, allowing a surgeon to be mobile during a surgical procedure and to remotely operate the one or more surgical tools from different locations of the operating arena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Thomas D. Egan, Karen Shakespear Koenig
  • Publication number: 20190133689
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. The virtual reality system may simulate a robotic surgical environment in which a user may operate both a robotically-controlled surgical instrument using a handheld controller and a manual laparoscopic surgical instrument while adjacent a patient table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Mark Johnson, Pablo Eduardo GARCIA KILROY, Bernard Fai Kin SIU, Haoran YU
  • Publication number: 20190085913
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to electrolaminate clutches and transmissions are disclosed. A device can include: an input shaft that can be coupled to an electrolaminate sheet; an output shaft that can be coupled rigidly to a spring positioned over the input shaft, where the spring includes a tab that fits a groove of a spring capture ring that can be positioned over the input shaft; and a drum connected to an electrical ground between the electrolaminate sheet and the spring capture ring, where the drum can be coupled rigidly to the spring capture ring. Then, when a voltage is applied to the electrolaminate sheet, the electrolaminate sheet can clamp to the drum and impart rotation of the input shaft to the drum. The imparted rotation can cause the spring capture ring and the spring to rotate and clamp down on the input shaft, imparting rotation to the output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Karen Shakespear Koenig, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Brian Keith McCoy, Allegra Anna Lenta Shum, Joseph Stephen Eckerle
  • Publication number: 20190000578
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. The virtual reality system may be used to expedite the R&D cycle during development of a robotic surgical system, such as by allowing simulation of potential design without the time and significant expense of physical prototypes. The virtual reality system may also be used to test a control algorithm or a control mode for a robotic surgical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Haoran YU, Pablo Eduardo GARCIA KILROY, Bernard Fai Kin SIU, Eric Mark JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20190005848
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. Within the virtual reality system, various user modes enable different kinds of interactions between a user and the virtual robotic surgical environment. For example, one variation of a method for facilitating navigation of a virtual robotic surgical environment includes displaying a first-person perspective view of the virtual robotic surgical environment from a first vantage point, displaying a first window view of the virtual robotic surgical environment from a second vantage point and displaying a second window view of the virtual robotic surgical environment from a third vantage point. Additionally, in response to a user input associating the first and second window views, a trajectory between the second and third vantage points can be generated sequentially linking the first and second window views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo GARCIA KILROY, Eric Mark JOHNSON, Bernard Fai Kin SIU, Haoran YU
  • Publication number: 20190005838
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. The system may generate a virtual robotic surgical environment using a client application, where the virtual robotic surgical environment includes at least one virtual robotic component. In response to a user input to move the at least one virtual robotic component in the virtual robotic surgical environment, the system may pass status information regarding the at least one virtual robotic component from the client application to a server application, generate an actuation command based on the user input and the status information using the server application, pass the actuation command from the server application to the client application, and move the at least one virtual robotic component based on the actuation command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Haoran YU, Pablo Eduardo GARCIA KILROY, Bernard Fai Kin SIU, Eric Mark JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10138953
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to electrolaminate clutches and transmissions are disclosed. A device can include: an input shaft that can be coupled to an electrolaminate sheet; an output shaft that can be coupled rigidly to a spring positioned over the input shaft, where the spring includes a tab that fits a groove of a spring capture ring that can be positioned over the input shaft; and a drum connected to an electrical ground between the electrolaminate sheet and the spring capture ring, where the drum can be coupled rigidly to the spring capture ring. Then, when a voltage is applied to the electrolaminate sheet, the electrolaminate sheet can clamp to the drum and impart rotation of the input shaft to the drum. The imparted rotation can cause the spring capture ring and the spring to rotate and clamp down on the input shaft, imparting rotation to the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Karen Shakespear Koenig, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Brian Keith McCoy, Allegra Anna Lenta Shum, Joseph Stephen Eckerle
  • Patent number: 10136949
    Abstract: Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for gathering and analyzing data for robotic surgical systems are provided. In general, the methods, systems, and devices can allow data to be gathered regarding use in a surgical procedure of a robotic surgical system that includes a plurality of movable arms each configured to couple to a surgical instrument. The gathered data can be used to determine a recommended initial position of the arms for future surgical procedures using the robotic surgical system. The recommended initial position can be provided to users of the robotic surgical system in the future surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin D. Felder, Bernard Siu, Sina Nia Kosari, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 10086147
    Abstract: Described herein is a smart dose monitoring device. The dose monitoring device may include electronics such as motion sensors, orientation sensors, and timers related to monitoring the time of and amount of dose administered during an injection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Mircea Stefan Despa, Andrew Richards, Sundeep Kankanala, Jonathan Hofius, Thomas P. Low, Jose Luis Cordoba Matilla, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Karen Shakespear Koenig, Joseph Eckerle
  • Publication number: 20180168759
    Abstract: User interface devices are disclosed. The device can include a body that can be held in a user's hand. The body has an outer surface that can be gripped by fingers of the user's hand to facilitate translation and rotation of the body by the user's hand. The device can include one or snore sensors disposed within the body. In some embodiments, the one or more sensor can provide one or both of position and orientation information of the body to a control system. The body can provide feedback to the user via the exterior surface of the body that is gripped by the user's fingers and/or can receive control inputs from the user via one or more of translation of the body, rotation of the body, pressing of the outer surface with the user's fingers, and changing of the angular orientation of the longitudinal axis of the body. Methods of using a user interface device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Pablo Eduardo Garcia KILROY, Karen Shakespear KOENIG, Jose Luis Cordoba MATILLA, Joan SAVALL