Patents by Inventor Simon Sharon

Simon Sharon 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: 20230009618
    Abstract: A modular robotic surgical system comprising: a base; a plurality of tool-receivers arranged as separate units, each tool-receiver unit operable to move an elongate surgical tool received therein; a plurality of interface coupling pairs, each coupling pair comprising a first coupler as part of the base and a second coupler as part of each of the tool-receiver units; wherein each of the tool-receiver units is independently and interchangeably attachable to the base via the coupling pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicants: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Idan BOADER, Evgeny KOFMAN, Eran COHEN, Eyal MORAG, Harel GADOT, Moshe SHOHAM
  • Publication number: 20220331059
    Abstract: A device for securing an ablation tool may have a backbone and a securing portion including a body and a cover, the body slides along the backbone to a lower position and then the cover affixedly receives a head member of the ablation tool. In another version, a leg portion is removably attachable to the securing portion and an upper portion projects out of the opening in the body portion from above and removably attaches to the leg portion that fits into the opening from below. In another version, a rotatable securing portion has a first portion pivotably connected to the leg portion, a second portion affixedly receive the head member when the securing portion rotates closed and a third portion affixedly attaches to the leg portion when the securing portion rotates closed. If the head member does not fit with the cover, a one-piece or two-piece adaptor is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ben GALILI, Frank SCHENK, Simon SHARON, Danna PERLMAN, Edna GADON, Dmitriy PETROVICH, Dmitry RADCHENKO
  • Publication number: 20220296321
    Abstract: A compact robotic device for driving movement of two or more elongate surgical tools configured for a telescopic arrangement when said two or more elongate surgical tools are at least partially received within said device, the device comprising: a housing comprising walls which define an inner volume including at least two inner pathways for accommodating the two or more elongate surgical tools; the housing encasing: a plurality of motors, and two or more tool actuation assemblies configured at a position of each of the two or more inner pathways; the actuation assemblies driven by the plurality of motors and configured to operably contact an elongate surgical tool at least partially received in the inner pathway to at least one of advance, retract and/or roll said elongate surgical tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicants: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Idan BOADER, Evgeny KOFMAN, Moshe SHOHAM, Eran COHEN, Eyal MORAG
  • Publication number: 20220233273
    Abstract: A holder apparatus for enabling secure coupling of a variety of medical tool types, having different head member configurations, to a medical device. The apparatus has at least two housing portions that open and close to receive the head member, and an adjustment mechanism that adjusts to the height and/or shape of the head member, such that there is no relative movement between the housing portions and the head member. The adjustment mechanism may be a ratchet mechanism, a semi-flexible fastener, or a moldable material disposed on one or more of the housing portions. There may be a locking mechanism to lock together the housing portions, and a tightening mechanism to secure the grip of the housing portions on the head member. The housing portions may be configured to allow removal of at least a portion of the medical tool from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Ben GALILI, Frank SCHENK, Simon SHARON, Danna PERLMAN, Edna GADON
  • Patent number: 11331163
    Abstract: A holder apparatus for enabling secure coupling of a variety of medical tool types, having different head member configurations, to a medical device. The apparatus has at least two housing portions that open and close to receive the head member, and an adjustment mechanism that adjusts to the height and/or shape of the head member, such that there is no relative movement between the housing portions and the head member. The adjustment mechanism may be a ratchet mechanism, a semi-flexible fastener, or a moldable material disposed on one or more of the housing portions. There may be a locking mechanism to lock together the housing portions, and a tightening mechanism to secure the grip of the housing portions on the head member. The housing portions may be configured to allow removal of at least a portion of the medical tool from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: XACT ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Galili, Frank Schenk, Simon Sharon, Danna Perlman, Edna Gadon
  • Patent number: 11291515
    Abstract: A compact robotic device for driving movement of two or more elongate surgical tools configured for a telescopic arrangement when said two or more elongate surgical tools are at least partially received within said device, the device comprising: a housing comprising walls which define an inner volume including at least two inner pathways for accommodating the two or more elongate surgical tools; the housing encasing: a plurality of motors, and two or more tool actuation assemblies configured at a position of each of the two or more inner pathways; the actuation assemblies driven by the plurality of motors and configured to operably contact an elongate surgical tool at least partially received in the inner pathway to at least one of advance, retract and/or roll said elongate surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon Sharon, Idan Boader, Evgeny Kofman, Moshe Shoham, Eran Cohen, Eyal Morag
  • Publication number: 20220071723
    Abstract: An assembly for driving linear movement and roll movement of an elongate surgical tool, comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a central lumen extending along the shaft long axis; the elongate shaft comprising a plurality of apertures extending across walls of the elongate shaft and into the central lumen; a set of wheels positioned opposing each other and aligned on two sides of the central lumen, the set of wheels at least partially extending through the apertures beyond the walls of the elongate shaft and into the central lumen to contact an elongate surgical tool received therein; the set of wheels being coupled to the elongate shaft and configured to rotate with the elongate shaft as a single unit when the elongate shaft is rotated about the shaft long axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicants: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Idan BOADER, Moshe SHOHAM, Eran COHEN, Eyal MORAG
  • Patent number: 11241291
    Abstract: A modular robotic surgical system includes one or more tool-receiver units arranged as separate units, each tool-receiver unit operable to move a first elongate surgical tool received therein. The device also includes a base comprising one or more motors, the base operable to move a second elongate surgical tool attached to the base or received therein, the base serving as a mounting for the one or more tool-receiver units, each of the tool-receiver units is independently and interchangeably attachable to the base via a mechanical coupling interface which transfers one or more of: driving force for driving movement of the first elongate surgical tool received within the unit; electrical power supply to one or more components of the unit which drive movement of the first elongate surgical tool received within the unit; and data for controlling movement of the first elongate surgical tool received within the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon Sharon, Idan Boader, Evgeny Kofman, Moshe Shoham, Eran Cohen, Eyal Morag, Harel Gadot
  • Patent number: 11213362
    Abstract: An assembly for driving linear movement and roll movement of an elongate surgical tool, comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a central lumen extending along the shaft long axis; the elongate shaft comprising a plurality of apertures extending across walls of the elongate shaft and into the central lumen; a set of wheels positioned opposing each other and aligned on two sides of the central lumen, the set of wheels at least partially extending through the apertures beyond the walls of the elongate shaft and into the central lumen to contact an elongate surgical tool received therein; the set of wheels being coupled to the elongate shaft and configured to rotate with the elongate shaft as a single unit when the elongate shaft is rotated about the shaft long axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon Sharon, Idan Boader, Moshe Shoham, Eran Cohen, Eyal Morag
  • Publication number: 20210346052
    Abstract: A device for insertion of a flexible needle or other such instrument into a tissue, incorporating a collapsible support guide which supports that part of the needle which has not yet penetrated the tissue, preventing it from buckling, and an arrangement which pulls the needle from its proximal end to provide sufficient force for the penetration process. The collapsible support guide can be a pair of flexible strips connected along their length and enclosing the needle along its uninserted length in order to support it, with a mechanism at the distal end of the device to peel the strips from the needle as it is inserted. Insertion can be achieved by a pair of rollers engaging and advancing the strips distally. Alternatively, a telescopic support tube can be used to support the needle, the tube collapsing telescopically as the needle is inserted, to maintain clearance above the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ben GALILI, Ofer ARNOLD, Simon SHARON, Daniel GLOZMAN
  • Publication number: 20210282875
    Abstract: A modular robotic surgical system comprising: one or more tool-receiver units arranged as separate units, each tool-receiver unit operable to move a first elongate surgical tool received therein; a base comprising one or more motors, the base operable to move a second elongate surgical tool attached to the base or received therein, the base serving as a mounting for the one or more tool-receiver units; wherein each of the tool-receiver units is independently and interchangeably attachable to the base via a mechanical coupling interface which transfers one or more of: driving force for driving movement of the first elongate surgical tool received within the unit; electrical power supply to one or more components of the unit which drive movement of the first elongate surgical tool received within the unit; and data for controlling movement of the first elongate surgical tool received within the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Idan BOADER, Evgeny KOFMAN, Moshe SHOHAM, Eran COHEN, Eyal MORAG, Harel GADOT
  • Publication number: 20210251709
    Abstract: An assembly for driving linear movement and roll movement of an elongate surgical tool, comprising: an elongate shaft comprising a central lumen extending along the shaft long axis; the elongate shaft comprising a plurality of apertures extending across walls of the elongate shaft and into the central lumen; a set of wheels positioned opposing each other and aligned on two sides of the central lumen, the set of wheels at least partially extending through the apertures beyond the walls of the elongate shaft and into the central lumen to contact an elongate surgical tool received therein; the set of wheels being coupled to the elongate shaft and configured to rotate with the elongate shaft as a single unit when the elongate shaft is rotated about the shaft long axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Idan BOADER, Moshe SHOHAM, Eran COHEN, Eyal MORAG
  • Patent number: 11083488
    Abstract: A device for insertion of a flexible needle or other such instrument into a tissue, incorporating a collapsible support guide which supports that part of the needle which has not yet penetrated the tissue, preventing it from buckling, and an arrangement which pulls the needle from its proximal end to provide sufficient force for the penetration process. The collapsible support guide can be a pair of flexible strips connected along their length and enclosing the needle along its uninserted length in order to support it, with a mechanism at the distal end of the device to peel the strips from the needle as it is inserted. Insertion can be achieved by a pair of rollers engaging and advancing the strips distally. Alternatively, a telescopic support tube can be used to support the needle, the tube collapsing telescopically as the needle is inserted, to maintain clearance above the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: XACT ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Galili, Ofer Arnold, Simon Sharon, Daniel Glozman
  • Publication number: 20210236217
    Abstract: A compact robotic device for driving movement of two or more elongate surgical tools configured for a telescopic arrangement when said two or more elongate surgical tools are at least partially received within said device, the device comprising: a housing comprising walls which define an inner volume including at least two inner pathways for accommodating the two or more elongate surgical tools; the housing encasing: a plurality of motors, and two or more tool actuation assemblies configured at a position of each of the two or more inner pathways; the actuation assemblies driven by the plurality of motors and configured to operably contact an elongate surgical tool at least partially received in the inner pathway to at least one of advance, retract and/or roll said elongate surgical tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicants: Microbot Medical Ltd., Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Idan BOADER, Evgeny KOFMAN, Moshe SHOHAM, Eran COHEN, Eyal MORAG
  • Publication number: 20210046277
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-cleaning catheter system for fluid passage including a catheter, configured to be implanted in a body cavity of a subject and including at least one aperture fluidly coupling the catheter to the outside thereof, a cleaning unit configured for motion in the catheter such as to at least one of mechanically prevent, remove and mitigate occlusion in the at least one aperture, and an implantable controller. The cleaning unit is functionally associated with the controller, which is configured to (i) receive at least one signal indicative of a state of occlusion in the catheter, and (ii) provide an indication of the state of occlusion at least if the at least one signal indicates a blockage in the catheter and/or (iii) activate the cleaning unit if the at least one signal indicates a blockage of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Or SAMOOCHA, Simon SHARON, Yosef PORAT, Moshe SHOHAM, Harel GADOT, Idan BOADER, Danna PERLMAN, Eyal BEN-MOSHE
  • Publication number: 20210038861
    Abstract: Disclosed is s self-cleaning catheter system with self-monitoring capabilities. The catheter system includes a catheter configured to be implanted in a body cavity of a subject, a cleaning unit configured for motion within the catheter such as to mechanically prevent and/or remove or mitigate blockage of at least a section of the catheter, an implantable sensor, and an implantable controller functionally associated with the cleaning unit and configured for activation thereof. The implantable sensor is communicatively associated with the implantable controller and is configured to detect motion of the cleaning unit, and to output one or more signals indicative of the motion of the cleaning unit. The implantable controller is configured to receive the one or more signals from the implantable sensor and, based, at least, thereon, to provide at least one motion indication, at least when the one or more signals are indicative of malfunctioning of the cleaning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Or SAMOOCHA, Simon SHARON, Yosef PORAT
  • Publication number: 20200353231
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implantable catheter for fluid passage, including a catheter tube, a catheter tip member including one or more apertures and an open proximal end, and a cleaning unit at least partially positioned within the catheter tip member. The catheter tip member is connected at the proximal end thereof to the catheter tube, thereby fluidly coupling the catheter tube to an exterior of the catheter. The cleaning unit is configured for movement within the catheter tip member such as to mechanically prevent, mitigate, and/or remove blockage in the one or more apertures when the catheter tip member is implanted in a body cavity. The catheter tip member further includes a stopper configured to be engaged by a tip portion of a mandrel, such as to prevent the mandrel from reaching and/or damaging the cleaning unit when using the mandrel to guide the catheter tip member into the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Simon SHARON, Or SAMOOCHA, Idan BOADER
  • Publication number: 20190223977
    Abstract: A holder apparatus for enabling secure coupling of a variety of medical tool types, having different head member configurations, to a medical device. The apparatus has at least two housing portions that open and close to receive the head member, and an adjustment mechanism that adjusts to the height and/or shape of the head member, such that there is no relative movement between the housing portions and the head member. The adjustment mechanism may be a ratchet mechanism, a semi-flexible fastener, or a moldable material disposed on one or more of the housing portions. There may be a locking mechanism to lock together the housing portions, and a tightening mechanism to secure the grip of the housing portions on the head member. The housing portions may be configured to allow removal of at least a portion of the medical tool from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ben GALILI, Frank SCHENK, Simon SHARON, Danna PERLMAN, Edna GADON
  • Publication number: 20170258489
    Abstract: A device for insertion of a flexible needle or other such instrument into a tissue, incorporating a collapsible support guide which supports that part of the needle which has not yet penetrated the tissue, preventing it from buckling, and an arrangement which pulls the needle from its proximal end to provide sufficient force for the penetration process. The collapsible support guide can be a pair of flexible strips connected along their length and enclosing the needle along its uninserted length in order to support it, with a mechanism at the distal end of the device to peel the strips from the needle as it is inserted. Insertion can be achieved by a pair of rollers engaging and advancing the strips distally. Alternatively, a telescopic support tube can be used to support the needle, the tube collapsing telescopically as the needle is inserted, to maintain clearance above the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Ben GALILI, Ofer ARNOLD, Simon SHARON, Daniel GLOZMAN
  • Patent number: D976399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Eyal Carmi, Michael Blumenfeld, Eran Zur, Stav Havazelet, Yoav Tikochinsky, Simon Sharon, Idan Boader, Oren Cohen, Eran Cohen, Eyal Morag