Patents by Inventor Timothy PACK

Timothy PACK 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: 11872005
    Abstract: A system and process is provided for dynamically positioning or repositioning a robot in a surgical context based on workspace and task requirements, manipulator requirements, or user preferences to execute a surgical plan. The system and method accurately determines and indicates an optimal position for a robot with respect to a patient's anatomy before or during a surgical procedure. Optimal positions for a robot are intuitively indicated to a user. surgical procedures can illustratively include surgery to the knee joint, hip joint, spine, shoulder joint, elbow joint, ankle joint, jaw, a tumor site, joints of the hand or foot, and other appropriate surgical sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Think Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Saleh Tabandeh, Joel Zuhars, Daniel Patrick Bonny, Timothy Pack, Randall Hanson, Michael Hoppe, Nathan A. Netravali
  • Publication number: 20230414295
    Abstract: An installation tool for installing a tracking member on a substrate is provided that includes a body with at least one guide hole located at a first end of the body for guiding a fixation element into the substrate. A holding mechanism is provided for holding the body to the fixation element. A coupler located at an opposing end of the body is provided for coupling the tracking member to the body. A removable handle has an opening for receiving at least portion of the coupler inside the removable handle. A system is also provide that includes the installation tool and a tracking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Pack, Moran Gera, Stefan W. Kreuzer
  • Publication number: 20220323162
    Abstract: A surgical device is provided includes a hand-held portion with a working portion movably coupled to the hand-held portion for driving a tool. Actuators are provided for moving the working portion with each of the actuators having a travel range. An indicator notices a user when at least one of actuators is: (i) within the travel range; (ii) approaching a travel limit of the travel range; or (iii) outside the travel range. A surgical system is also provided inclusive the surgical device and a computing system configured to activate the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220323163
    Abstract: A surgical device is provided includes a hand-held portion with a working portion movably coupled to the hand-held portion for driving a tool. Actuators are provided for moving the working portion with each of the actuators having a travel range. An indicator notices a user when at least one of actuators is: (i) within the travel range; (ii) approaching a travel limit of the travel range; or (iii) outside the travel range. A surgical system is also provided inclusive the surgical device and a computing system configured to activate the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Patent number: 11457980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating planar cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the planar cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the planar cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220265377
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220265376
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220249107
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Stephen M. Howell, Timothy Pack, Kyle Kuznik, Babak Kianmajd
  • Publication number: 20220184823
    Abstract: A protective drape for a robotic arm is provided. The protective drape may be used with robotic arm that are required to operate in varied environments that illustratively include industrial applications, a sterile surgical suite for patient care, and a clean room for manufacturing sensitive electronic components. In each of these applications, there is a need to prevent contaminants from infiltrating from the environment to the robot and affecting operation of the robot itself or the robotic system, as well to prevent contaminants from the robot from infecting a patient or contaminating an assembly or process product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Saleh Tabandeh, Timothy Pack, Randall Hanson, Michael E. Hoppe, Nathan A. Netravali, Avery N. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20220023511
    Abstract: A biocompatible surgical article is provided for cutting biological tissue or implantation in contact therewith. The surgical article has a composition of tungsten carbide—nickel with a percentage of additional metal carbides present. A typical composition in total weight percentages is WC 85 to 95%, Cr3C2, Mo2C, VC each alone or in combination being present from 0 to 2%, and Ni constituting the remainder. The composition is formed to have a mean grain size of between 200 and 800 nm with a particle dispersion index (Pdl) corresponding to (the square of the standard deviation)/(mean grain size) of between 0 and 0.6, and in some embodiments between 0.02 and 0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicants: THINK SURGICAL, INC., EXTRAMET PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Pack, Christopher Douglas, Joel Zuhars, Micah Forstein
  • Publication number: 20210205037
    Abstract: A system and process is provided for dynamically positioning or repositioning a robot in a surgical context based on workspace and task requirements, manipulator requirements, or user preferences to execute a surgical plan. The system and method accurately determines and indicates an optimal position for a robot with respect to a patient's anatomy before or during a surgical procedure. Optimal positions for a robot are intuitively indicated to a user. surgical procedures can illustratively include surgery to the knee joint, hip joint, spine, shoulder joint, elbow joint, ankle joint, jaw, a tumor site, joints of the hand or foot, and other appropriate surgical sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Saleh Tabandeh, Joel Zuhars, Daniel Patrick Bonny, Timothy Pack, Randall Hanson, Michael Hoppe, Nathan A. Netravali
  • Patent number: 10888996
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a base with a manipulator is attached to the base. At least one sensor is associated with the manipulator. The at least one sensor detects a trajectory of an external disturbance on the manipulator or an external cue from a user. A controller is provided that converts the trajectory detected by the at least one sensor to an input signal or the external cue detected by the at least one sensor to an input signal. A drive system receives the input signal, and in response to the input signal powers the base or to power the base in a trajectory corresponding to the external cue. A method for intuitive motion control of the robotic system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Saleh Tabandeh, Timothy Pack
  • Patent number: 10864050
    Abstract: A system and process is provided for dynamically positioning or repositioning a robot in a surgical context based on workspace and task requirements, manipulator requirements, or user preferences to execute a surgical plan. The system and method accurately determines and indicates an optimal position for a robot with respect to a patient's anatomy before or during a surgical procedure. Optimal positions for a robot are intuitively indicated to a user, surgical procedures can illustratively include surgery to the knee joint, hip joint, spine, shoulder joint, elbow joint, ankle joint, jaw, a tumor site, joints of the hand or foot, and other appropriate surgical sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Saleh Tabandeh, Joel Zuhars, Daniel Patrick Bonny, Timothy Pack, Randall Hanson, Michael Hoppe, Nathan A. Netravali
  • Publication number: 20200170751
    Abstract: A fiducial attachment device for securement of one or more fiducials to a bone is provided that includes a bracket body having a first hole adapted to receive a first bone pin at a non-parallel angle ? and having a second hole adapted to receive a second bone pin at a non-parallel angles ??, the angles ? and ?? being relative to a center line of said bracket body between the first hole and the second hole. The bracket body sometimes having an aperture therein for knob attachment. A fiducial attachment member extends away from the bracket body, where a distal end of the fiducial attachment member is an attachment point for the one or more fiducials. A method of using the fiducial attachment device is also provided. A system for using a fiducial attachment device of during a surgical procedure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Pack, Joel Zuhars
  • Publication number: 20190290361
    Abstract: A method of creating an augmented implant for a subject's bone or joint is provided. A virtual bone or joint model of the subject's bone or joint is obtained, the bone or joint model inclusive of bone property data for the subject's bone or joint including at least topology, density, and microarchitecture data. At least one of a size, a type, a geometry and a position for a virtual implant model is determined with respect to the bone or joint model to replace the region for removal using a processor. A stability region in the bone or joint surrounding the position of the implant model is located based on the bone or joint property data. The implant model is augmented with one or more stability features to interact with the stability region to improve implant stability using said processor or another processor. The augmented implant is so created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stan G. SHALAYEV, In K. MUN, Micah FORSTEIN, Kyle KUZNIK, Timothy PACK
  • Publication number: 20190069962
    Abstract: A system and process is provided for dynamically positioning or repositioning a robot in a surgical context based on workspace and task requirements, manipulator requirements, or user preferences to execute a surgical plan. The system and method accurately determines and indicates an optimal position for a robot with respect to a patient's anatomy before or during a surgical procedure. Optimal positions for a robot are intuitively indicated to a user, surgical procedures can illustratively include surgery to the knee joint, hip joint, spine, shoulder joint, elbow joint, ankle joint, jaw, a tumor site, joints of the hand or foot, and other appropriate surgical sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Saleh TABANDEH, Joel ZUHARS, Daniel Patrick BONNY, Timothy PACK, Randall HANSON, Michael HOPPE, Nathan A. NETRAVALI
  • Publication number: 20180344409
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating planar cuts on a bone are provided utilizing one or more cutting guides assembled to a plurality of bone pins, where the bone pins are inserted on the bone coincident with one or more virtual pin planes defined relative to one or more of the planar cuts. Alignment guides are also disclosed herein that aid in the creation of pilot holes for receiving a cutting block in a desired position and orientation (POSE). An articulating surgical device actively positions the bone pins coincident with the virtual plane to ensure the cutting guides, when assembled to the pins, aligns one or more guide slots in the desired POSE to create the planar cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel P. BONNY, Joel ZUHARS, Stephen M. HOWELL, Timothy PACK, Kyle KUZNIK, Babak KIANMAJD
  • Publication number: 20180200014
    Abstract: A protective drape for a robotic system is provided. The protective drape may be used with robotic systems that are required to operate in varied environments that illustratively include industrial applications, a sterile surgical suite for patient care, and a clean room for manufacturing sensitive electronic components. In each of these applications, there is a need to prevent contaminants from infiltrating from the environment to the robot and affecting operation of the robot itself or the robotic system, as well to prevent contaminants from the robot from infecting a patient or contaminating an assembly or process product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel P. BONNY, Joel ZUHARS, Saleh TABANDEH, Timothy PACK, Randall HANSON, Michael E. HOPPE, Nathan A. NETRAVALI, Avery A. GOLDSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20180065252
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a base with a manipulator is attached to the base. At least one sensor is associated with the manipulator. The at least one sensor detects a trajectory of an external disturbance on the manipulator or an external cue from a user. A controller is provided that converts the trajectory detected by the at least one sensor to an input signal or the external cue detected by the at least one sensor to an input signal. A drive system receives the input signal, and in response to the input signal powers the base or to power the base in a trajectory corresponding to the external cue. A method for intuitive motion control of the robotic system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Saleh TABANDEH, Timothy PACK