Patents by Inventor Thomas Lendvay

Thomas Lendvay 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: 20200078608
    Abstract: Methods for diagnosing a pathologic tissue membrane, as well as a focused ultrasound apparatus and methods of treatment are disclosed to perform ureterocele puncture noninvasively using focused ultrasound-generated cavitation or boiling bubbles to controllably erode a hole through the tissue. An example ultrasound apparatus may include (a) a therapy transducer having a treatment surface, wherein the therapy transducer comprises a plurality of electrically isolated sections, (b) at least one concave acoustic lens defining a therapy aperture in the treatment surface of the therapy transducer, (c) an imaging aperture defined by either the treatment surface of the therapy transducer or by the at least one concave acoustic lens and (d) an ultrasound imaging probe axially aligned with a central axis of the therapy aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Adam Maxwell, Ryan Hsi, Thomas Lendvay, Pasquale Casale, Michael Bailey
  • Patent number: 10350439
    Abstract: Methods for diagnosing a pathologic tissue membrane, as well as a focused ultrasound apparatus and methods of treatment are disclosed to perform ureterocele puncture noninvasively using focused ultrasound-generated cavitation or boiling bubbles to controllably erode a hole through the tissue. An example ultrasound apparatus may include (a) a therapy transducer having a treatment surface, wherein the therapy transducer comprises a plurality of electrically isolated sections, (b) at least one concave acoustic lens defining a therapy aperture in the treatment surface of the therapy transducer, (c) an imaging aperture defined by either the treatment surface of the therapy transducer or by the at least one concave acoustic lens and (d) an ultrasound imaging probe axially aligned with a central axis of the therapy aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Adam Maxwell, Ryan Hsi, Thomas Lendvay, Pasquale Casale, Michael Bailey
  • Patent number: 9736167
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing remotely-operable devices are provided. A security device can receive a plurality of commands to control a remotely-operable device in a remote environment. At least one command in the plurality of commands can include command data that is related to the remotely-operable device. The security device can receive a plurality of responses to the plurality of commands. The security device can process the plurality of commands and the plurality of responses to determine a signature related to an operator that issued the plurality of commands for the remotely-operable device. The security device can determine an identity of the operator based on the signature. The security device can generate an identity report that includes the identity of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: University of Washington Through its Center For Commercialization
    Inventors: Howard Jay Chizeck, Tamara Bonaci, Thomas Lendvay
  • Publication number: 20160287909
    Abstract: Methods for diagnosing a pathologic tissue membrane, as well as a focused ultrasound apparatus and methods of treatment are disclosed to perform ureterocele puncture noninvasively using focused ultrasound-generated cavitation or boiling bubbles to controllably erode a hole through the tissue. An example ultrasound apparatus may include (a) a therapy transducer having a treatment surface, wherein the therapy transducer comprises a plurality of electrically isolated sections, (b) at least one concave acoustic lens defining a therapy aperture in the treatment surface of the therapy transducer, (c) an imaging aperture defined by either the treatment surface of the therapy transducer or by the at least one concave acoustic lens and (d) an ultrasound imaging probe axially aligned with a central axis of the therapy aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Adam Maxwell, Ryan Hsi, Thomas Lendvay, Pasquale Casale, Michael Bailey
  • Publication number: 20160057152
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing remotely-operable devices are provided. A security device can receive a plurality of commands to control a remotely-operable device in a remote environment. At least one command in the plurality of commands can include command data that is related to the remotely-operable device. The security device can receive a plurality of responses to the plurality of commands. The security device can process the plurality of commands and the plurality of responses to determine a signature related to an operator that issued the plurality of commands for the remotely-operable device. The security device can determine an identity of the operator based on the signature. The security device can generate an identity report that includes the identity of the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Howard Jay Chizeck, Tamara Bonaci, Thomas Lendvay
  • Patent number: 9148443
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing remotely-operable devices are provided. A security device can receive a plurality of commands to control a remotely-operable device in a remote environment. At least one command in the plurality of commands can include command data that is related to the remotely-operable device. The security device can receive a plurality of responses to the plurality of commands. The security device can process the plurality of commands and the plurality of responses to determine a signature related to an operator that issued the plurality of commands for the remotely-operable device. The security device can determine an identity of the operator based on the signature. The security device can generate an identity report that includes the identity of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: University of Washington Through its Center for Commericalization
    Inventors: Howard Jay Chizeck, Tamara Bonaci, Thomas Lendvay
  • Publication number: 20150044654
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for evaluating surgical skills. A computing device can receive a request to evaluate media content of surgical skills with an evaluation form for evaluating the surgical skills. The computing device can determine evaluator groups. The computing device can provide the media content and the evaluation form to each evaluator group. The computing device can receive evaluations of the surgical skills from at least one evaluator of each evaluator group. Each evaluation can include at least one partially-completed evaluation form. The computing device can determine, for each evaluator group, one or more per-group scores of the surgical skills, where the per-group scores for a designated evaluation group are based on an analysis of the evaluations of the surgical skills from the evaluators in the designated evaluation group. The computing device can provide the one or more per-group scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Lendvay, Carolyn Chen, Timothy Mariusz Kowalewski, Lee W. White
  • Publication number: 20140068770
    Abstract: Methods and systems for securing remotely-operable devices are provided. A security device can receive a plurality of commands to control a remotely-operable device in a remote environment. At least one command in the plurality of commands can include command data that is related to the remotely-operable device. The security device can receive a plurality of responses to the plurality of commands. The security device can process the plurality of commands and the plurality of responses to determine a signature related to an operator that issued the plurality of commands for the remotely-operable device. The security device can determine an identity of the operator based on the signature. The security device can generate an identity report that includes the identity of the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Howard Jay Chizeck, Tamara Bonaci, Thomas Lendvay