New York College of Health Professions announces a valuable addition to their world class Intellectual Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its Chairman under the College’s Intellectual Properties policy. This patent represents a surgical instrument that allows surgeons to view and compare what they are seeing as if it were in the traditional format of a slide that is used during biopsies, and match it against medical databases during surgery, thus providing the surgeon real time analysis and information.
“This is a major breakthrough in surgery and will provide more information to the surgeon throughout the procedure,” says Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College of Health Professions. “We believe that this state-of-the-art equipment will become the standard in surgical procedures.”
This new instrument has a protrusion that transforms what the surgeon sees during a procedure into an image resembling a conventional slide image. The image is then transported to databases that will match and analyze it against millions of stored images and deliver real time information to the surgeon, allowing for informed decisions to be made instantaneously.
Donald Spector, inventor of this and hundreds of prior patents in many diverse fields says, “The combination of surgical expertise with what the surgeon sees, coupled with the real time analysis using the latest internet technology and artificial intelligence is an exciting project that has the potential to revolutionize medicine and hopefully save lives.”
Spector is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors in the world and a futurist. He has donated countless patents to the Intellectual Properties portfolio of New York College of Health Professions, of which he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. His diversified patent portfolio includes a Wearable Biosensor, 3D-printing for orthopedic inserts, LEDs that disrupt DNA to kill pathogens and other life-saving technologies. Spector has also recently been granted patents for WiFi, Wi-Max and Bluetooth streaming for internet stations that can be used on smart phones to control imaging and sound with many applications, including use in home environments.
He has opened up several billion dollar industries. He had the first patents on location based advertising – one of the first super apps. He licensed the first hydraulic exerciser, the MuscleWorker, to AMF and licensed products to Hasbro, Mattel and Jaxx Pacific, the three major toy manufacturers in the U.S. He licensed the Aroma Disc system, the first electronic fragrancer, and Bristol-Myers Squibb set up a separate division for Spector and his patents. In his diverse career, he has been Chairman of a record label and authored ‘The Self Improved’, distributed by Random House in the United States and Citic Press in China. He has also been a Broadway executive producer. With his cousin, Sam Rubin, owner of John Henry the richest horse in the history of racing, the partners parlayed one of Spector’s earliest patents into a fragrance empire with Charles of the Ritz.
With Spector’s many contributions, New York College of Health Professions is working with major universities and corporations in order to commercialize their expansive intellectual properties portfolio.