Patents by Inventor Szymon Kostrzewski

Szymon Kostrzewski 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: 20190231454
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Patent number: 10357257
    Abstract: Described herein is an anti-skid surgical instrument for use in preparing holes in bone tissue. The disclosed surgical instrument provides the ability to prepare a precise hole in bone tissue during surgery (e.g., spinal surgeries and pedicle screw placement, intramedullary screw placement). The disclosed surgical instrument accomplishes precise hole placement regardless of whether the angle between the drill axis and surface of the bone tissue is perpendicular. The disclosed technology includes a flat drilling surface which is perpendicular to the surface of the body of the surgical instrument. This reduces the likelihood of the surgical instrument skidding on the surface of the bone tissue and thereby increases the precision of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KB Medical SA
    Inventor: Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10292778
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180325609
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180289432
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for use in preparing holes in bones. In certain embodiments, the trajectory followed in preparing a hole in a bone is optimized by adjusting characteristics of rotation of a drill bit (e.g., an anti-skiving drill bit). In certain embodiments, a change in material is determined once a hard outer layer of a bone has been drilled. Subsequently, characteristics of rotation of a drill bit are altered to allow natural features of a patient's anatomy to guide the drill bit. In this way, certain hard walls of certain bones can act to redirect a drill bit. The change in material may be determined, and/or characteristics of rotation altered, by a surgeon or a robotic surgical system (e.g., automatically). In certain embodiments, a robotic surgical system notifies a surgeon of a change in material to prompt the surgeon to alter the characteristics of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Chetan Patel
  • Publication number: 20180271605
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180263714
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the systems, apparatus, and methods disclosed herein relate to robotic surgical systems with built-in navigation capability for patient position tracking and surgical instrument guidance during a surgical procedure, without the need for a separate navigation system. Robotic based navigation of surgical instruments during surgical procedures allows for easy registration and operative volume identification and tracking. The systems, apparatus, and methods herein allow re-registration, model updates, and operative volumes to be performed intra-operatively with minimal disruption to the surgical workflow. In certain embodiments, navigational assistance can be provided to a surgeon by displaying a surgical instrument's position relative to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Jean-Marc Wismer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan Patel
  • Patent number: 10039605
    Abstract: Described herein are a sterile handle for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the sterile handle adds functionalities and an interface to existing surgical tools such that the robotic system may be commanded from the sterile field during surgery. The sterile handle permits a user, such as a surgeon, to physically manipulate the location of the end-effector of a robotic surgical system. The sterile handle may include an input device that allows the user to limit the movement of the end-effector, such as limiting the movement to translations or rotations only. The sterile handle may detect the presence of a user's hand. This ensures the end-effector is only moved when the user manipulates the sterile handle and reduces the likelihood that the end-effector is moved unintentionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180200002
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the systems, apparatus, and methods disclosed herein relate to robotic surgical systems with built-in navigation capability for patient position tracking and surgical instrument guidance during a surgical procedure, without the need for a separate navigation system. Robotic based navigation of surgical instruments during surgical procedures allows for easy registration and operative volume identification and tracking. The systems, apparatus, and methods herein allow re-registration, model updates, and operative volumes to be performed intra-operatively with minimal disruption to the surgical workflow. In certain embodiments, navigational assistance can be provided to a surgeon by displaying a surgical instrument's position relative to a patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Jean-Marc Wismer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Publication number: 20180200016
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and apparatus of surgical instruments engineered for integration with robotic surgical systems to enhance precision in surgical procedures. Also described herein are methods of using such surgical instruments in performing surgical procedures. The use of such surgical instruments reduce complications arising from misalignment during surgery. The disclosed technology assists in stages of a surgical procedure that require a precise trajectory to be followed. Surgical instrument guides are attached to a universal surgical instrument guide, which is engineered to attach directly or indirectly with a robotic arm of a robotic surgical system. Surgical instruments can then be precisely guided along an axis defined by the universal surgical instrument guide. Individual instruments are easily inserted and removed from the channel of the universal surgical instrument guide, thus allowing a range of instruments to be used throughout a procedure while maintaining the surgical trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Olivier Chappuis, Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Publication number: 20180199951
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and apparatus of surgical instruments engineered for integration with robotic surgical systems to enhance precision in surgical procedures. Also described herein are methods of using such surgical instruments in performing surgical procedures. The use of such surgical instruments reduce complications arising from misalignment during surgery. The disclosed technology assists in stages of a surgical procedure that require a precise trajectory to be followed. Surgical instrument guides are attached to a universal surgical instrument guide, which is engineered to attach directly or indirectly with a robotic arm of a robotic surgical system. Surgical instruments can then be precisely guided along an axis defined by the universal surgical instrument guide. Individual instruments are easily inserted and removed from the channel of the universal surgical instrument guide, thus allowing a range of instruments to be used throughout a procedure while maintaining the surgical trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Olivier Chappuis, Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10004562
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument holder for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the surgical instrument holder is an interface between the robotic arm and a surgical instrument used during surgery. This interface may hold the surgical instrument precisely, rigidly, and in a stable manner while permitting a surgeon to easily and quickly install or withdraw the instrument in case of emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer
  • Publication number: 20180110573
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system for performing surgery, the system includes a robotic arm having a force and/or torque control sensor coupled to the end-effector and configured to hold a first surgical tool. The robotic system further includes an actuator that includes controlled movement of the robotic arm and/or positioning of the end-effector. The system further includes a tracking detector having optical markers for real time detection of (i) surgical tool position and/or end-effector position and (ii) patient position. The system also includes a feedback system for moving the end effector to a planned trajectory based on the threshold distance between the planned trajectory and the actual trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Publication number: 20180042684
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for placing screws in the spine using a robot attached to a passive structure. The present invention also related to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for removing volumes in the body of a patient using a robot attached to a passive structure and to a device to carry out said methods. The present invention further concerns a device suitable to carry out the methods according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Philippe Berard, Charles Baur, John Michael Duff, Kishore Sandu
  • Publication number: 20180021096
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not required increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Publication number: 20180008358
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgical procedure. The system features a portable robot arm with end effector for precise positioning of a surgical tool. The system requires only minimal training by surgeons/operators, is intuitive to use, and has a small footprint with significantly reduced obstruction of the operating table. The system works with existing, standard surgical tools, does not required increased surgical time or preparatory time, and safely provides the enhanced precision achievable by robotic-assisted systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Olivier Chappuis, Billy Nussbaumer, Daniel Gehriger, Roderik Berthelin
  • Publication number: 20180008353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for placing screws in the spine using a robot attached to a passive structure. The present invention also related to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for removing volumes in the body of a patient using a robot attached to a passive structure and to a device to carry out said methods. The present invention further concerns a device suitable to carry out the methods according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Philippe Berard, Charles Baur, John Michael Duff, Kishore Sandu
  • Patent number: 9833292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for placing screws in the spine using a robot attached to a passive structure. The present invention also related to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for removing volumes in the body of a patient using a robot attached to a passive structure and to a device to carry out said methods. The present invention further concerns a device suitable to carry out the methods according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Philippe Berard, Charles Baur, John Michael Duff, Kishore Sandu
  • Publication number: 20170333057
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel
  • Patent number: 9750510
    Abstract: Described herein is a surgical instrument guide for use with a robotic surgical system, for example, during spinal surgery. In certain embodiments, the guide is attached to or is part of an end effector of a robotic arm, and provides a rigid structure that allows for precise preparation of patient tissue (e.g., preparation of a pedicle) by drilling, tapping, or other manipulation, as well as precise placement of a screw in a drilled hole or affixation of a prosthetic or implant in a prepared patient situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Billy Nussbaumer, Roderik Berthelin, Chetan K. Patel