Patents by Inventor Dale E. Whipple

Dale E. Whipple 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: 20190247068
    Abstract: A tissue resecting device includes an end effector assembly including a proximal hub housing and a cutting member extending distally from the proximal hub housing, and a handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly includes a handle housing, a drive casing extending distally from the handle housing, a drive rotor extending through and distally from the drive casing, and a seal ring disposed about the drive rotor. In an at-rest position, the seal ring is sealingly engaged between the drive casing and the drive rotor to inhibit fluid ingress into the annular space. Upon engagement of the end effector assembly with the handpiece assembly, a portion of the proximal hub housing is configured to urge the seal ring from the at-rest position to a displaced position wherein the seal ring is displaced from the drive rotor to reduce friction therebetween upon rotation of the drive rotor relative to the drive casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: DALE E. WHIPPLE
  • Publication number: 20190117269
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Publication number: 20190083775
    Abstract: Methods for effectuating ovarian denervation include advancing a disruptor intravaginally to access an ovarian nerve and applying the disruptor to the ovarian nerve to denervate the ovarian nerve to limit ovarian sympathetic neural activity and control hormonal secretion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Dale E. WHIPPLE, Mirielle K. AKILIAN, Nikolai D. BEGG, Chad A. PICKERING
  • Publication number: 20190083160
    Abstract: Methods for effectuating ovarian denervation include advancing a disruptor intravaginally to access an ovarian nerve and applying the disruptor to the ovarian nerve to denervate the ovarian nerve to limit ovarian sympathetic neural activity and control hormonal secretion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Dale E. WHIPPLE, Mirielle K. AKILIAN, Nikolai D. BEGG, Chad A. PICKERING
  • Publication number: 20190083164
    Abstract: Methods for effectuating ovarian denervation include advancing a disruptor intravaginally to access an ovarian nerve and applying the disruptor to the ovarian nerve to denervate the ovarian nerve to limit ovarian sympathetic neural activity and control hormonal secretion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Dale E. WHIPPLE, Mirielle K. AKILIAN, Nikolai D. BEGG, Chad A. PICKERING
  • Patent number: 10136924
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Publication number: 20170215924
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 9655657
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Publication number: 20160374731
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 9463049
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Publication number: 20160000471
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 9155579
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140180347
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 8663288
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products LLC
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 8313516
    Abstract: The present invention generally provides a polyaxial fixation device having a shank with a spherical head formed on a proximal end thereof, and a receiver member having an axial passage formed therein that is adapted to polyaxially seat the spherical head of the shank. The polyaxial bone screw further includes an engagement member that is adapted to provide sufficient friction between the spherical head and the receiver member to enable the shank to be maintained in a desired angular orientation before locking the spherical head within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Thomas V. Doherty, Dale E. Whipple, Niall Casey, Mark T. Hall
  • Patent number: 8133262
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies having a large diameter for fixing a spinal connection element to bone and methods of assembly are described. The assembly includes a receiver member for receiving the spinal connection element, a bone-engaging shank for engaging bone, a retaining member for retaining the head of the shank within the receiver member and a locking member for locking the retaining member within the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale E. Whipple
  • Publication number: 20080234765
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for reducing a rod disposed within or adjacent to a rod-receiving head of a spinal implant. In general, a rod reduction device is provided that can removably mate to the rod-receiving head of a spinal implant and be effective to reduce a rod disposed within or adjacent to the rod-receiving head. In an exemplary embodiment, the rod reduction device can include a clamping member that is adapted to removably mate to a rod-receiving head of a spinal implant and a rod-reducing arm that is rotatably matable to the clamping member. The rod-reducing arm can be configured such that rotation of the arm with respect to the clamping member is effective to reduce a rod into the rod-receiving head of the spinal implant that is mated to the clamping member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Frasier, Paul G. Beaudoin, John R. Cournoyer, Michael S. Varieur, Dale E. Whipple, Thomas J. Runco
  • Patent number: 6981983
    Abstract: The systems and methods of the present invention provide for soft tissue reconstruction using a fixation device that coapts two intact anatomic structures to each other. In one embodiment, these systems and methods are used to reconstruct defects or abnormalities in the female pelvic floor by using fixation devices to produce a paravaginal suspension of the affected tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventors: Peter L. Rosenblatt, Dale E. Whipple
  • Patent number: 6962592
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for cutting allograft bone implants from donor bone. Die sets of standard sizes are installed in a press. Donor bone is then placed in position between the upper and the lower parts of a matched cutting set comprising a hollow cylindrical cutting blade, a mandrel, and a table which establishes a gap around the mandrel which guides the blade. After the bone to be shaped has been properly placed, a shaped cutting blade is driven through the donor bone, producing a precisely shaped allograft implant. The invention provides for rapid change out of blades, rapid cleaning, and easy maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Cortek, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland F. Gatturna, Andrew R. Sennett, Richard Faherty, Dale E. Whipple
  • Patent number: 6800093
    Abstract: A spinal implant replaces excised tissue removed during spine surgery. This implant includes fasteners which firmly attach it to vertebrae adjacent to excised tissue so as to transmit tension and torsional loads to and from those vertebrae. The body of the implant has through cavities into which bone growth material is placed during surgery. The body of the implant also has a finite modulus of elasticity in compression so as to share compressive loads with emplaced bone growth material and with new bony growth facilitated by the emplaced material and the load sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Cortek, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Nicholson, Scott G. Tromanhauser, Dale E. Whipple