Patents by Inventor Alan Bachman

Alan Bachman 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: 20240197315
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2024
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Patent number: 11944289
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Patent number: 11837361
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing care data are described. The method includes building a virtual model of a physical medical device. Training is provided to a patient associated with the physical medical device to properly use the physical medical device by manipulating the virtual model. First care data associated with a first sensor associated with the physical medical device and second care data associated with a second sensor is received by a cloud service. The cloud service analyzes the first care data to obtain a first care data score and analyzes the second care data to obtain a second care data score. The cloud service scores, using a machine learning algorithm, the first care data score and the second care data score to obtain a combined care score. The cloud service determines whether the combined care score is greater than a threshold. The cloud service triggers an emergency procedure when it is determined that the combined care score is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Aetna Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Behuria, Alan Bachman, Vatsamanu Marulachary, Anthony J. Cevoli
  • Publication number: 20230190320
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to arms or forearms of medical devices that are configured to couple with quick-release end effectors, quick-release end effectors for use with such medical devices, and arms or forearms coupled to such quick-release end effectors. Certain forearms and end effectors have magnetic couplings, while others have mechanical couplings, and further implementations have both magnetic and mechanical couplings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Shane Farritor, Jeff Shasho, Alan Bachman, Kenneth Blier
  • Publication number: 20230116756
    Abstract: A device for use in laparoscopic surgery is provided. The device has a plurality of telescoping sections positioned in and movable relative to a protective sheath between an extended configuration, wherein a body section of a first one of the telescoping sections is spaced apart from a body section of a second one of the telescoping sections, and a retracted configuration wherein the body section of the first one of the telescoping sections is in contact with the body section of the second one of the telescoping sections. A tissue interaction portion is configured to interact with tissue in response to the manipulation of a device actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: BOLDER SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Mata, Alan Bachman, Richard N. Granger, Gerald Wheeler, Allison B. Lyle
  • Publication number: 20230111500
    Abstract: A device for use in laparoscopic surgery is provided. The device has a plurality of telescoping sections positioned in and movable relative to a protective sheath between an extended configuration, wherein a body section of a first one of the telescoping sections is spaced apart from a body section of a second one of the telescoping sections, and a retracted configuration wherein the body section of the first one of the telescoping sections is in contact with the body section of the second one of the telescoping sections. A tissue interaction portion is configured to interact with tissue in response to the manipulation of a device actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: BOLDER SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Mata, Alan Bachman, Richard N. Granger, Gerald Wheeler, Allison B. Lyle
  • Patent number: 11576695
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to arms or forearms of medical devices that are configured to couple with quick-release end effectors, quick-release end effectors for use with such medical devices, and arms or forearms coupled to such quick-release end effectors. Certain forearms and end effectors have magnetic couplings, while others have mechanical couplings, and further implementations have both magnetic and mechanical couplings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Virtual Incision Corporation
    Inventors: Shane Farritor, Jeff Shasho, Alan Bachman, Kenneth Blier
  • Publication number: 20220338864
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Patent number: 11419603
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Patent number: 11311707
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device (100) comprising a housing (200) having a proximal end, a distal end, and a length therebetween, an activation device (300) disposed within the housing (200), a bottle (400) at least partially receivable in the proximal end of the housing (200), the bottle (400) containing a fluid medium therein and sealed by a laminate seal element, wherein the laminate seal element is proximate the activation device (300) and disposed a predetermined distance dimension therefrom, and a foam pad (500) coupled to a distal end of the housing (200), wherein the bottle (400) is axially movable with respect to the housing (200) at least the predetermined distance dimension to engage the laminate seal element with the activation device (300) to dispense the fluid medium from the bottle (400) through the foam pad. A method of using such a delivery device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PROFESSIONAL DISPOSABLES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Follman, Alan Bachman, John Tanayan, Margarita Bastos
  • Publication number: 20210369265
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Patent number: 11160962
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device and method is provided, comprising a handle, a plate, a foam applicator coupled to a bottom surface of the plate and impregnated with an antiseptic solution. A lid member protects the foam applicator from an external environment and defines at least one aperture therein, wherein the lid member is coupled to the plate to form a breakable seal between the plate and the lid member. A tray member, having a bottom surface and at least one sidewall to define a volume therein, contains the foam applicator. The foam applicator is hermetically sealed from the external environment by the lid member, plate and tray member. The lid member is detachable from both the plate and the tray to release the foam applicator from the fluid delivery device and is in a ready-to-use condition without further activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PROFESSIONAL DISPOSABLES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Follman, Alan Bachman, John Tanayan, Vincent Mata, Jeff Ransden
  • Patent number: 11134928
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20210272690
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing care data are described. The method includes building a virtual model of a physical medical device. Training is provided to a patient associated with the physical medical device to properly use the physical medical device by manipulating the virtual model. First care data associated with a first sensor associated with the physical medical device and second care data associated with a second sensor is received by a cloud service. The cloud service analyzes the first care data to obtain a first care data score and analyzes the second care data to obtain a second care data score. The cloud service scores, using a machine learning algorithm, the first care data score and the second care data score to obtain a combined care score. The cloud service determines whether the combined care score is greater than a threshold. The cloud service triggers an emergency procedure when it is determined that the combined care score is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ajay Behuria, Alan Bachman, Vatsamanu Marulachary, Anthony J. Cevoli
  • Patent number: 11103234
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20210177259
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing care data using an edge computing device are provided. The edge computing device is connected to a cloud service. The edge computing device receives a machine learning algorithm from the cloud service. The edge computing device receives first care data from a first sensor and second care data from a second sensor. The edge computing device analyzes the first care data to obtain a first care data score and analyzes the second care data to obtain a second care data score. Next, the edge computing devices scores, using the machine learning algorithm, the first care data score and the second care data score to obtain a combined care score. The edge computing device determines whether the combined care score is greater than a threshold. The edge computing device triggers an emergency procedure when it is determined that the combined care score is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Ajay Behuria, Alan Bachman, Manu Marulachary, Anthony J. Cevoli
  • Publication number: 20200367882
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20200360016
    Abstract: A device for use in laparoscopic surgery is provided. The device has a plurality of telescoping sections positioned in and movable relative to a protective sheath between an extended configuration, wherein a body section of a first one of the telescoping sections is spaced apart from a body section of a second one of the telescoping sections, and a retracted configuration wherein the body section of the first one of the telescoping sections is in contact with the body section of the second one of the telescoping sections. A tissue interaction portion is configured to interact with tissue in response to the manipulation of a device actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Mata, Alan Bachman, Richard N. Granger, Gerald Wheeler, Allison B. Lyle
  • Patent number: 10806446
    Abstract: A medical device and related methods are disclosed. The device has a plurality of telescoping sections and an outer sheath at least partially encapsulating the plurality of telescoping sections. The outer sheath is configured to prevent buckling of the plurality of telescoping sections. A first one of the plurality of telescoping sections has a first notch. A second one of the plurality of telescoping sections has a head portion. The first notch of the first one of the plurality of telescoping sections is configured to slidably receive at least a portion of the head portion of the second one of the plurality of telescoping sections. The first one and the second one of the plurality of telescoping sections are slidable relative to each other between and extended setting and a retracted setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bolder Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Mata, Alan Bachman, Richard N. Granger, Gerald Wheeler, Allison B. Lyle
  • Patent number: 10779813
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman