Patents by Inventor Daniel E. Alesi

Daniel E. Alesi 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: 20190201104
    Abstract: A surgical hub is disclosed. The surgical hub includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to receive first image data from a first image sensor, the first image data represents a first field of view, receive second image data from a second image sensor, wherein the second image data represents a second field of view, and display, on a display coupled to the processor, a first image rendered from the first image data corresponding to the first field of view and a second image rendered from the second image data corresponding to the second field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris, Daniel E. Alesi
  • Patent number: 9084599
    Abstract: A low-profile surgical stapler enables a large-sized staple to be delivered into a body cavity through a small opening or port. The surgical stapler includes a handle having a trigger movably coupled to the handle. The surgical stapler also includes an elongated, tubular shaft extends distally from the handle. The tubular shaft includes a proximal end secured to the handle and a distal end in which a deployment opening is formed. A staple deploying assembly is disposed within an interior of the shaft for discharging staples from the deployment opening at the distal end of the shaft, the staple deploying assembly supporting a staple such that a longitudinal axis of the staple is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The deployment opening is shaped and dimensioned to permit the deployment of the staples from within the shaft, out of the deployment opening and into adjacent tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Michael J. Stokes, Jason L. Harris, Daniel E. Alesi, Lawrence Crainich
  • Patent number: 8801732
    Abstract: A method of deploying a surgical fastener using the steps of introducing a fastener into a body of a patient while the fastener is in a first shape forming a first loop. Moving end segments of the fastener away from each other substantially along an entire length thereof. And forming the fastener into a second loop having a width greater than a width of the first loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Lawrence Crainich, Michael J. Stokes, Mark S. Zeiner, Daniel E. Alesi
  • Patent number: 8187176
    Abstract: A method for laparoscopically preventing insufflation of the small bowel during gastric procedures includes applying an obstruction member at the pyloric sphincter to block the passage of gas from the gastric cavity into the small bowel and insufflating the gastric cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Zeiner, Lawrence Crainich, Daniel E Alesi
  • Publication number: 20100191258
    Abstract: A method of deploying a surgical fastener using the steps of introducing a fastener into a body of a patient while the fastener is in a first shape forming a first loop. Moving end segments of the fastener away from each other substantially along an entire length thereof. And forming the fastener into a second loop having a width greater than a width of the first loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Lawrence Craininch, Michael J. Stokes, Mark S. Zeiner, Daniel E. Alesi
  • Patent number: 7670318
    Abstract: A prepackaged safety needle device has fitted to a holder a double-ended needle assembly and a needle protection housing pivotally connected to the neck of the housing. The hub of the double-ended needle is mated to the neck of the holder. A circumferential sleeve extending from the neck of the holder envelops the hub so that when the needle that extends away from the holder is capped by a sheath, the lower portions of the sheath would coact with the sleeve to form a relatively tight fit. The configurations of the sleeve and the sheath with respect to the needle hub, at their respective interacting portions are such that a tortuous path is established which allows sterilizing gas to pass into the space capped by the sheath, but yet prevents bacteria or other contaminants from intruding into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Alesi, David R. MacLean
  • Publication number: 20090275964
    Abstract: A rolling instrument for rolling the outside surface of the stomach for reducing stomach volume in bariatric surgery includes an elongated tubular body that is sufficiently flexible to allow for access to the outside surface. The tubular body includes a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is shaped and dimensioned for use by the medical practitioner performing the medical procedure and includes a handle for manipulation of the rolling instrument. The distal end of the tubular body includes a mechanism allowing for gripping of the stomach in a manner permitting rolling thereof. A coiled retainer shaped and dimensioned is provided for application to the rolled portion of the stomach in a manner holding the rolled portion of the stomach in its rolled configuration. The coiled retainer includes a helically coiled body having a first end and a second end, the first end is pointed such that it may puncture tissue as the coiled body is rotated during its application to the stomach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Stokes, Daniel E. Alesi, Mark S. Ortiz, Thomas E. Albrecht, James T. Spivey, Lawrence Crainich
  • Publication number: 20090275961
    Abstract: A restriction system for joining anterior and posterior walls of a gastric cavity in the performance of the gastric reduction surgery includes a first restriction ring and a second restriction ring shaped and dimensioned for engagement with the first restriction ring for effectively decreasing the volume available within the gastric cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Zeiner, Thomas E. Albrecht, Michael J. Stokes, Daniel E. Alesi, Lawrence Crainich, Mark S. Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20090272786
    Abstract: A low-profile surgical stapler enables a large-sized staple to be delivered into a body cavity through a small opening or port. The surgical stapler includes a handle having a trigger movably coupled to the handle. The surgical stapler also includes an elongated, tubular shaft extends distally from the handle. The tubular shaft includes a proximal end secured to the handle and a distal end in which a deployment opening is formed. A staple deploying assembly is disposed within an interior of the shaft for discharging staples from the deployment opening at the distal end of the shaft, the staple deploying assembly supporting a staple such that a longitudinal axis of the staple is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The deployment opening is shaped and dimensioned to permit the deployment of the staples from within the shaft, out of the deployment opening and into adjacent tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Michael J. Stokes, Jason L. Harris, Daniel E. Alesi, Lawrence Crainich
  • Publication number: 20090023997
    Abstract: A method for endoscopically preventing insufflation of the small bowel during gastric procedures includes applying an obstruction member at the pyloric sphincter to block the passage of gas from the gastric cavity into the small bowel and insufflating the gastric cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Zeiner, Lawrence Crainich, Daniel E. Alesi
  • Publication number: 20090023984
    Abstract: A method for laparoscopically preventing insufflation of the small bowel during gastric procedures includes applying an obstruction member at the pyloric sphincter to block the passage of gas from the gastric cavity into the small bowel and insufflating the gastric cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Zeiner, Lawrence Crainich, Daniel E. Alesi
  • Publication number: 20090024148
    Abstract: A method for forming plications of the gastric cavity is achieved by forming a tissue fold along a gastric wall of the gastric cavity and securing the tissue fold with a fastener, wherein the step of securing includes positioning at least one buttress between the tissue of the gastric wall and the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Michael J. Stokes, Daniel E. Alesi, Jason L. Harris, Lawrence Crainich
  • Patent number: 7264606
    Abstract: A method for providing at least partial bypass of the heart to supplement the pumping function of the heart to thereby enable the surgeon to perform various surgical procedures thereon includes providing a circulatory assist system having a portable extracorporeal axial flow pump with a pump housing, a rotating pumping member disposed in the pump housing and inlet and outlet cannulated tubes respectively connected to inlet and outlet ports of the pump housing, accessing the patient's left atrium of the heart with the inlet cannulated tube, accessing the aorta with the outlet cannulated tube, actuating the rotating pumping member to draw oxygenated blood from the left atrium of the heart through the lumen of the inlet cannulated tube and into the inlet port of the pump housing whereby the pumping member imparts mechanical energy to the oxygenated blood passing through the pump housing and directs the oxygenated blood through the outlet port and through the lumen of the outlet cannulated tube to be transferred
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Jarvik, Daniel E. Alesi, John F. Klinger, Robert J. Geiste, Steven R. Day, Keith Payea, Kenneth G. Hammerquist, Steven J. Stern, Francis X. Kaczynski, Mark Howansky, Deborah M. Cashin
  • Publication number: 20040191116
    Abstract: A method for providing at least partial bypass of the heart to supplement the pumping function of the heart to thereby enable the surgeon to perform various surgical procedures thereon includes providing a circulatory assist system having a portable extracorporeal axial flow pump with a pump housing, a rotating pumping member disposed in the pump housing and inlet and outlet cannulated tubes respectively connected to inlet and outlet ports of the pump housing, accessing the patient's left atrium of the heart with the inlet cannulated tube, accessing the aorta with the outlet cannulated tube, actuating the rotating pumping member to draw oxygenated blood from the left atrium of the heart through the lumen of the inlet cannulated tube and into the inlet port of the pump housing whereby the pumping member imparts mechanical energy to the oxygenated blood passing through the pump housing and directs the oxygenated blood through the outlet port and through the lumen of the outlet cannulated tube to be transferred
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Jarvik, Daniel E. Alesi, John F. Klinger, Robert J. Geiste, Steven R. Day, Keith Payea, Kenneth G. Hammerquist, Steven J. Stern, Francis X. Kaczynski, Mark Howansky, Deborah M. Cashin
  • Patent number: 6716189
    Abstract: A method for providing at least partial bypass of the heart to supplement the pumping function of the heart to thereby enable the surgeon to perform various surgical procedures thereon includes providing a circulatory assist system having a portable extracorporeal axial flow pump with a pump housing, a rotating pumping member disposed in the pump housing and inlet and outlet cannulated tubes respectively connected to inlet and outlet ports of the pump housing, accessing the patient's left atrium of the heart with the inlet cannulated tube, accessing the aorta with the outlet cannulated tube, actuating the rotating pumping member to draw oxygenated blood from the left atrium of the heart through the lumen of the inlet cannulated tube and into the inlet port of the pump housing whereby the pumping member imparts mechanical energy to the oxygenated blood passing through the pump housing and directs the oxygenated blood through the outlet port and through the lumen of the outlet cannulated tube to be transfe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Jarvik, Daniel E. Alesi, John F. Klinger, Robert J. Geiste, Steven R. Day, Keith Payea, Kenneth G. Hammerquist, Steven J. Stern, Francis X. Kaczynski, Mark Howansky, Deborah M. Cashin
  • Patent number: 6582397
    Abstract: A needle safety device has a collar and a housing pivotally connected thereto. Cooperating locking members are provided at the collar and the respective lower sections of the housing so that, once the housing is pivoted to be in alignment with the collar, the locking members would coactingly mate with each other to thereby retain the housing to the collar. To ensure that the coacting locking members could not be sabotaged by the sidewalls of the housing being deliberately forced away from the collar, barriers in the form of guard flaps or arms are provided at the collar so as to prevent those sections of the sidewall that are susceptible to being forced away from the collar from being exposed. As an added benefit, the guard flaps could be used as an anchor to provide stabilization for the use of a hypodermic needle fitted with the safety needle device of the instant invention during a subcutaneous procedure to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Portex, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Alesi, Roddi J. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20030028152
    Abstract: A prepackaged safety needle device has fitted to a holder a double-ended needle assembly and a needle protection housing pivotally connected to the neck of the housing. The hub of the double-ended needle is mated to the neck of the holder. A circumferential sleeve extending from the neck of the holder envelops the hub so that when the needle that extends away from the holder is capped by a sheath, the lower portions of the sheath would coact with the sleeve to form a relatively tight fit. The configurations of the sleeve and the sheath with respect to the needle hub, at their respective interacting portions are such that a tortuous path is established which allows sterilizing gas to pass into the space capped by the sheath, but yet prevents bacteria or other contaminants from intruding into the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel E. Alesi, David R. MacLean
  • Publication number: 20020193744
    Abstract: A needle safety device has a collar and a housing pivotally connected thereto. Cooperating locking members are provided at the collar and the respective lower sections of the housing so that, once the housing is pivoted to be in alignment with the collar, the locking members would coactingly mate with each other to thereby retain the housing to the collar. To ensure that the coacting locking members could not be sabotaged by the sidewalls of the housing being deliberately forced away from the collar, barriers in the form of guard flaps or arms are provided at the collar so as to prevent those sections of the sidewall that are susceptible to being forced away from the collar from being exposed. As an added benefit, the guard flaps could be used as an anchor to provide stabilization for the use of a hypodermic needle fitted with the safety needle device of the instant invention during a subcutaneous procedure to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel E. Alesi, Roddi J. Simpson
  • Patent number: 6309376
    Abstract: A safety device to be used with a winged intravenous infusion assembly has a base that is adaptable to fit over the body of the infusion assembly. Attached to the base is a housing that is pivotable to a position in substantial alignment along the longitudinal axis of the base for enveloping a needle extending from the infusion assembly when the housing is pivoted to the alignment position. Locking mechanisms may be provided in the housing for preventing movement of the housing relative to the needle once the needle is enveloped by the housing. The base can be configured to include a tubular portion that slidably fits over the front end of the infusion assembly or a pair of arms that intimately embrace the body of the infusion assembly. Alternatively, the safety device could be cast from the same mold as the IV infusion assembly so that the molded IV infusion assembly could have directly extending therefrom the safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Sims Portex, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Alesi
  • Publication number: 20010008963
    Abstract: A safety device to be used with a winged intravenous infusion assembly has a base that is adaptable to fit over the body of the infusion assembly. Attached to the base is a housing that is pivotable to a position in substantial alignment along the longitudinal axis of the base for enveloping a needle extending from the infusion assembly when the housing is pivoted to the alignment position. Locking mechanisms may be provided in the housing for preventing movement of the housing relative to the needle once the needle is enveloped by the housing. The base can be configured to include a tubular portion that slidably fits over the front end of the infusion assembly or a pair of arms that intimately embrace the body of the infusion assembly. Alternatively, the safety device could be cast from the same mold as the IV infusion assembly so that the molded IV infusion assembly could have directly extending therefrom the safety device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 19, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel E. Alesi