Patents by Inventor Roman Devengenzo

Roman Devengenzo 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: 20180318023
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods include a teleoperated system including a kinematic structure having a joint, a drive or brake system for controlling the joint, and a computing unit coupled with the drive or brake system. The computing unit is configured to detect that the joint is between a software defined range of motion limit for the joint and a physical range of motion limit for the joint, the software defined range of motion limit being spaced a distance apart from the physical range of motion limit and delay for a duration of time, in response to detecting the joint between the software defined range of motion limit and the physical range of motion limit, applying the drive or brake system to stop motion of the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffiths, Paul W. Mohr, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Thomas R. Nixon, Roman Devengenzo
  • Patent number: 10028793
    Abstract: Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to facilitate preparation of the system for use. In some embodiments, actively driven joints will move a platform structure that supports multiple manipulators in response to movement of one of the manipulators, facilitating and expediting the arrangement of the overall system by moving those multiple manipulators as a unit into alignment with the workspace. Systems and methods are also provided to keep one, some, or all joints of the kinematic chain off a hardstop or physical range of motion limit associated with the joint or to otherwise maintain a desired range of motion for one, some, or all joints of the kinematic chain when exiting a set-up mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffiths, Paul W. Mohr, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Thomas R. Nixon, Roman Devengenzo
  • Publication number: 20180092339
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can provide an automated mass rearing system for insect larvae. The automated mass rearing system can facilitate hatching, feeding, monitoring the growth and emergence of insect larvae and pupae. In some embodiments, the automated mass rearing system can include a production unit, a transportation unit, a storage unit, a dispensing unit, and a monitoring unit. In some embodiments, this automated mass rearing system can facilitate mass mosquito growth from egg hatching all the way through to full adults or certain stages in between such as the larvae rearing process (i.e., from larvae to pupae) with little or no human intervention. By automating the rearing and transportation of insect eggs, larvae, and pupae, deaths or developmental issues can be minimized. Various techniques and apparatuses are used in this automation that causes minimal disturbance to the insects during development, and thereby maximizing survival rate and fitness of the insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Massaro, Robert Sobecki, Charles Behling, Victor Criswell, Tiantian Zha, Roman Devengenzo
  • Publication number: 20180079074
    Abstract: In one variation, a pulley arrangement includes a base pulley portion rotatable within a driving plane, an adjustable pulley portion coupled to the base pulley portion wherein the adjustable pulley portion is rotatable relative to the base pulley portion within the driving plane, and a driving member including an end coupled to the adjustable pulley portion wherein at least a portion of the driving member is wrapped at least partially around the adjustable pulley portion. In another variation, a pulley arrangement includes a base pulley portion rotatable around an axis, an adjustable pulley portion coupled to the base pulley portion and movable in a first direction parallel to the axis, and a sliding block engaged with the adjustable pulley portion, wherein the sliding block moves in a second direction different from the first direction, in response to compression of the adjustable pulley portion against the base pulley portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Roman DEVENGENZO, Matthew Reagan WILLIAMS, Stephen John MORFEY, Ricardo Alfonso LEÓN, Andrew METZGER, Karen Shakespear KOENIG, Vijay SOUNDARARAJAN
  • Patent number: 9919424
    Abstract: Example methods and systems are disclosed for performing automated tasks with a robot system. In one example, a robot system includes a robotic arm and an end-effector coupled to the robotic arm. The end-effector is actuatable among more than two states of actuation. The robot system also includes an analog control switch located on the end-effector. The analog control switch is actuatable among more than two switch positions. The analog control switch is configured such that actuation of the analog control switch among the more than two switch positions causes a corresponding actuation of the end-effector among the more than two states of actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Roman Devengenzo
  • Publication number: 20170112580
    Abstract: Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to facilitate preparation of the system for use. In some embodiments, actively driven joints will move a platform structure that supports multiple manipulators in response to movement of one of the manipulators, facilitating and expediting the arrangement of the overall system by moving those multiple manipulators as a unit into alignment with the workspace. Systems and methods are also provided to keep one, some, or all joints of the kinematic chain off a hardstop or physical range of motion limit associated with the joint or to otherwise maintain a desired range of motion for one, some, or all joints of the kinematic chain when exiting a set-up mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Griffiths, Paul W. Mohr, Brandon D. Itkowitz, Thomas R. Nixon, Roman Devengenzo
  • Patent number: 8998799
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system comprises a manipulator arm including a spring loaded input and a spring loaded plunger. The system also comprises a sterile adaptor. The sterile adaptor includes a housing, an electrical contact coupled to the housing, and a retractor plate assembly including a top retractor plate and a bottom retractor plate. The retractor plate assembly is movably disposed relative to the housing and adapted to engage the spring loaded plunger. The sterile adaptor also includes a disc captured between and rotatable relative to the top retractor plate and the bottom retractor plate. The disc has a first surface adapted to engage the spring loaded input and a second rotatable surface adapted to engage a surgical instrument in a sterile field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Orban, III, S. Christopher Anderson, Roman Devengenzo, Bruce M. Schena, Michael Prindiville, Thomas G. Cooper, William A. Burbank
  • Publication number: 20120247489
    Abstract: A sterile drape with integrated sterile adaptor, a telerobotic surgical system, and method of use are provided for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Orban, III, S. Christopher Anderson, Roman Devengenzo, Bruce Schena, Michael Prindiville, Thomas G. Cooper, William Burbank
  • Patent number: 8216250
    Abstract: A sterile drape with integrated sterile adaptor, a telerobotic surgical system, and method of use are provided for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Orban, III, S. Christopher Anderson, Roman Devengenzo, Bruce M. Schena, Michael Prindiville, Thomas G. Cooper, William A. Burbank
  • Publication number: 20100174293
    Abstract: A sterile drape with integrated sterile adaptor, a telerobotic surgical system, and method of use are provided for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Orban, III, S. Christopher Anderson, Roman Devengenzo, Bruce Schena, Michael Prindiville, Thomas G. Cooper, William Burbank
  • Publication number: 20100163057
    Abstract: A sterile adaptor, a sterile drape with the integrated sterile adaptor, and a telerobotic surgical system including the sterile drape with a drape interface are provided. The adaptor, drape, and system allow for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals between a robotic arm and a surgical instrument in the sterile field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Christopher Anderson, Joseph P. Orban, III, Bruce Schena, Thomas G. Cooper, Roman Devengenzo
  • Publication number: 20100116082
    Abstract: A spatial linkage including an inboard gimbal plate that provides a ground for the spatial linkage, an outboard gimbal plate, and at least three links that couple the outboard gimbal plate to the inboard gimbal plate. Each link has a longitudinal axis and two pivotal couplings disposed at opposite ends of the longitudinal axis. Each link is pivotally coupled to the outboard gimbal plate at a first end of the longitudinal axis and pivotally coupled to the inboard gimbal plate at a second end of the longitudinal axis opposite the first end. The pivotal couplings allow the outboard gimbal plate to move relative to the inboard gimbal plate and preventing relative rotation between the outboard gimbal plate and the inboard gimbal plate. Counterweight is coupled to at least one of the links on the opposite side of the inboard gimbal plate from the outboard gimbal plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Schena, Roman Devengenzo
  • Patent number: 7699855
    Abstract: A sterile adaptor, a sterile drape with the integrated sterile adaptor, and a telerobotic surgical system including the sterile drape with a drape interface are provided. The adaptor, drape, and system allow for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals between a robotic arm and a surgical instrument in the sterile field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Christopher Anderson, Joseph Orban, III, Bruce Schena, Thomas G. Cooper, Roman Devengenzo
  • Patent number: 7677129
    Abstract: A spatial linkage including an inboard gimbal plate that provides a ground for the spatial linkage, an outboard gimbal plate, and three links that couple the outboard gimbal plate to the inboard gimbal plate. Each link has a longitudinal axis and two pivotal couplings disposed at opposite ends of the longitudinal axis. Each link is pivotally coupled to the outboard gimbal plate at a first end of the longitudinal axis and pivotally coupled to the inboard gimbal plate at a second end of the longitudinal axis opposite the first end. The pivotal couplings allow the outboard gimbal plate to move relative to the inboard gimbal plate and preventing relative rotation between the outboard gimbal plate and the inboard gimbal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Schena, Roman Devengenzo
  • Patent number: 7666191
    Abstract: A sterile drape with integrated sterile adaptor, a telerobotic surgical system, and method of use are provided for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Orban, III, S. Christopher Anderson, Roman Devengenzo, Bruce Schena, Michael Prindiville, Thomas G Cooper, William Burbank
  • Publication number: 20090084216
    Abstract: A spatial linkage including an inboard gimbal plate that provides a ground for the spatial linkage, an outboard gimbal plate, and three links that couple the outboard gimbal plate to the inboard gimbal plate. Each link has a longitudinal axis and two pivotal couplings disposed at opposite ends of the longitudinal axis. Each link is pivotally coupled to the outboard gimbal plate at a first end of the longitudinal axis and pivotally coupled to the inboard gimbal plate at a second end of the longitudinal axis opposite the first end. The pivotal couplings allow the outboard gimbal plate to move relative to the inboard gimbal plate and preventing relative rotation between the outboard gimbal plate and the inboard gimbal plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Schena, Roman Devengenzo
  • Publication number: 20070142969
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for setting, maintaining, and adjusting a cable tension in a telerobotic surgical system are provided. A cable tensioning apparatus includes, in one example, an arm, a pulley rotatably coupled to the arm, and a base operably coupled to the arm, the base including a translation mechanism for changing the position of the pulley to control a tension of a cable movable along the pulley. A termination block includes, in one example, a block including two cable pathways with each cable pathway having a retaining means for a ball fitting, and a support for moving a cable along the two cable pathways, the cable including a ball fitting in each of the cable pathways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Roman Devengenzo, Todd Solomon, Thomas Cooper
  • Publication number: 20070137371
    Abstract: A telescopic insertion axis, a robotic surgical system including the telescopic insertion axis, and a method of instrument insertion are provided. In one embodiment, a telescopic insertion axis includes a base link operably coupled to a distal end of a manipulator arm, and a carriage link movably coupled to the base link along a lengthwise axis, the carriage link including an instrument interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Roman Devengenzo, Thomas Cooper, Bruce Schena
  • Publication number: 20070137372
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an insertion axis of a robotic manipulator is provided, the insertion axis including a base link operably coupled to a distal end of a manipulator arm, and a carriage link movably coupled to the base link along a lengthwise axis, the carriage link including a remote printed circuit assembly and transceiver for wirelessly communicating with a main printed circuit assembly external to the insertion axis. A robotic surgical system including such an insertion axis and a method for wireless communication in the system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Roman Devengenzo, Alan Loh
  • Publication number: 20070119274
    Abstract: An instrument interface of a robotic manipulator and a surgical system including the instrument interface are provided. In one embodiment, the instrument interface includes a spring-loaded input for providing axial load and torque to a sterile adaptor capable of operably coupling an instrument. In another embodiment, a robotic surgical manipulator system includes a manipulator assembly, including a base link operably coupled to a distal end of a manipulator arm, and a carriage link movably coupled to the base link along a lengthwise axis, the carriage link including an integrated instrument interface. The system further includes an instrument operably coupled to the carriage link via the instrument interface, and a processor operably coupled to the manipulator assembly for sensing presence of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Roman Devengenzo, Thomas Cooper, Joseph Orban, Bruce Schena, Alan Loh, S. Anderson