Patents by Inventor Pinhas Gilboa

Pinhas Gilboa 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: 10743748
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter including a locatable guide with a sheath, particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope. A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip of the guide in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide is withdrawn, leaving the sheath secured in place. The sheath is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20200237197
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter including a locatable guide with a sheath, particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope. A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip of the guide in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide is withdrawn, leaving the sheath secured in place. The sheath is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20190269307
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter including a locatable guide with a sheath, particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope. A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip of the guide in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide is withdrawn, leaving the sheath secured in place. The sheath is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20190208995
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter including a locatable guide with a sheath, particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope. A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip of the guide in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide is withdrawn, leaving the sheath secured in place. The sheath is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: PINHAS GILBOA
  • Patent number: 10321803
    Abstract: Systems and methods for endoscopic procedures employ a first technique to ensure initial correct alignment of an endoscope (100) with a desired target (10). A reference image (51) is then acquired from an imaging arrangement associated with the endoscope. During a subsequent stage of the procedure, tracking of the endoscope position relative to the target is performed partially or entirely by image-based tracking by comparing features in real-time video image (52) produced by imaging arrangement with features in the reference image (51). The feature comparison may be performed visually by a user, or may be automated to offer more specific corrective suggestions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Pinhas Gilboa, Danny Blecher, Benny Greenburg
  • Publication number: 20170238790
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter including a locatable guide with a sheath, particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope. A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip of the guide in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide is withdrawn, leaving the sheath secured in place. The sheath is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Pinhas GILBOA
  • Patent number: 9642514
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30) is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip (34) of the guide (32) in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide (32) is withdrawn, leaving the sheath (40) secured in place. The sheath (40) is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20160199009
    Abstract: A system for facilitating manual alignment of a needle with a planned path of insertion includes first and second cameras supported in fixed spaced relation by a frame such that the optical axes of the cameras form between them an angle of more than 30 degrees, and preferably roughly 90 degrees. A processing system generates video displays for both cameras. A line in each of the video displays corresponding to an input planned path of insertion is determined, and a visual indication of that line is generated on the video displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Pinhas GILBOA
  • Patent number: 9202387
    Abstract: A system and method for planning volumetric treatment by percutaneous needle procedures obtains a volumetric image data set of a subject including an identifiable region requiring treatment. An effective treatment volume is defined relative to the needle position for at least one needle carrying a treatment applicator. One or more proposed inserted needle position is defined such that a effective treatment volume corresponding to the one or more proposed inserted needle position provides coverage of the region requiring treatment. The effective treatment volume for one or more needles can then be visualized in the context of slices of 3D image data. One or more entry point and corresponding virtual target are then defined relative to a frame of reference of the volumetric image data set for use in navigation of the at least one needle to the corresponding proposed inserted needle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: STRYKER LEIBINGER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20150223668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for endoscopic procedures employ a first technique to ensure initial correct alignment of an endoscope (100) with a desired target (10). A reference image (51) is then acquired from an imaging arrangement associated with the endoscope. During a subsequent stage of the procedure, tracking of the endoscope position relative to the target is performed partially or entirely by image-based tracking by comparing features in real-time video image (52) produced by imaging arrangement with features in the reference image (51). The feature comparison may be performed visually by a user, or may be automated to offer more specific corrective suggestions to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: PINHAS GILBOA, DANNY BLECHER, BENNY GREENBURG
  • Patent number: 9055881
    Abstract: Systems and methods for endoscopic procedures employ a first technique to ensure initial correct alignment of an endoscope (100) with a desired target (10). A reference image (51) is then acquired from an imaging arrangement associated with the endoscope. During a subsequent stage of the procedure, tracking of the endoscope position relative to the target is performed partially or entirely by image-based tracking by comparing features in real-time video image (52) produced by imaging arrangement with features in the reference image (51). The feature comparison may be performed visually by a user, or may be automated to offer more specific corrective suggestions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Super Dimension Ltd.
    Inventors: Pinhas Gilboa, Danny Blecher, Benny Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20140221921
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30) is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip (34) of the guide (32) in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide (32) is withdrawn, leaving the sheath (40) secured in place. The sheath (40) is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Pinhas GILBOA
  • Publication number: 20140188204
    Abstract: A catheter is navigated within a body cavity of a patient. This navigation is enabled by the provision of the transmitter of electromagnetic radiation under platform, a receiver of electromagnetic radiation rigidly attached to fluoroscope, and a receiver of radiation rigidly attached to the catheter, all three of which are connected by wires to a computer. The computer displays, on a display unit, the image of the body cavity acquired by the fluoroscope, with an icon representing the catheter superposed on the image in the location and orientation of catheter relative to the body. There is no representational imaging device equipped with a receiver in the apparatus of the current invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Patent number: 8696548
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30) is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip (34) of the guide (32) in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide (32) is withdrawn, leaving the sheath (40) secured in place. The sheath (40) is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Patent number: 8696685
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30) is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip (34) of the guide (32) in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide (32) is withdrawn, leaving the sheath (40) secured in place. The sheath (40) is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Patent number: 8565858
    Abstract: A catheter is navigated within a body cavity of a patient. This navigation is enabled by the provision of the transmitter of electromagnetic radiation under platform, a receiver of electromagnetic radiation rigidly attached to fluoroscope, and a receiver of radiation rigidly attached to the catheter, all three of which are connected by wires to a computer. The computer displays, on a display unit, the image of the body cavity acquired by the fluoroscope, with an icon representing the catheter superposed on the image in the location and orientation of catheter relative to the body. There is no representational imaging device equipped with a receiver in the apparatus of the current invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Patent number: 8363259
    Abstract: A method is described for producing printed patches to provide a plurality of color markings and high-contrast markings as aligned arrangements of fiducial points. The printed color markings facilitate optical image processing and the printed high-contrast markings facilitate high-contrast image processing. These fiducial points enable a visible area of interest to be located by a person and associated with relevant high-contrast imaging data. This method includes providing a patch; printing at least one arrangement of color markings on the patch; and printing at least one arrangement of high-contrast markings on the patch. According to further features of certain embodiments the markings are aligned, can designate the same point, or can be disjointed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Activiews Ltd.
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20120215096
    Abstract: A system and method for planning volumetric treatment by percutaneous needle procedures obtains a volumetric image data set of a subject including an identifiable region requiring treatment. An effective treatment volume is defined relative to the needle position for at least one needle carrying a treatment applicator. One or more proposed inserted needle position is defined such that a effective treatment volume corresponding to the one or more proposed inserted needle position provides coverage of the region requiring treatment. The effective treatment volume for one or more needles can then be visualized in the context of slices of 3D image data. One or more entry point and corresponding virtual target are then defined relative to a frame of reference of the volumetric image data set for use in navigation of the at least one needle to the corresponding proposed inserted needle position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Activiews Ltd.
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20110237897
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30) is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip (34) of the guide (32) in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide (32) is withdrawn, leaving the sheath (40) secured in place. The sheath (40) is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa
  • Patent number: 7998062
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter (30) including a locatable guide (32) with a sheath (40), particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope (14). A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter (30) is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip (34) of the guide (32) in the reference coordinate system. Insertion of the catheter is typically via a working channel of a convention bronchoscope. Once the tip of the catheter is positioned at the target, the guide (32) is withdrawn, leaving the sheath (40) secured in place. The sheath (40) is then used as a guide channel to direct a medical tool to target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: superDimension, Ltd.
    Inventor: Pinhas Gilboa