Patents by Inventor Derek J. Leatzow

Derek J. Leatzow 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: 20210085324
    Abstract: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In one embodiment, the head may be larger in diameter than the coil body. The fasteners may also be mounted on a guide rod or mandrel that passes through a through-hole of the head and the coil body. The shaft may also include a guiding element that contacts and stabilizes the coil body as the fastener is deployed from a distal end of the shaft. When the head approaches and contacts the guiding element, the guiding element may deflect to permit the head to pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Kevin J. Ranucci, Derek J. Leatzow, Keith A. Grider
  • Publication number: 20200391910
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage container includes a lid housing with a drink opening, a slider member, and a seal assembly. The seal assembly has a seal arm, a seal and a spring. The slider member slides linearly about the lid housing. A cam pivotally connected to the slider member engages the seal arm. The slider member and cam operate to move the seal arm from an open position to a sealed position. The drink opening is open when the seal arm is in the open position, and the drink opening is closed by the seal when the seal arm is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Derek J. Leatzow, Richard E. Ellison, Kurtis M. Sward, Micaela K. McCabe, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens
  • 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: 20200339310
    Abstract: A food container system includes a container, a lid and an elastic sleeve. The container has a cavity defined by sidewalls and a bottom. The container also has a shoulder with an undercut around a perimeter of the container. The lid has a central portion, an exterior border, and a plurality of receivers having openings and a tab. Each of the tabs have first and second pivot members that are pivotally retained in the openings in the receivers to allow the tabs to be pivoted between an open position and a locked position. The tabs have a flange with a protrusion that engages the undercut to secure the lid to the container in the locked position. The elastic sleeve is secured around the container to protect the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Kurtis M. Sward, Richard E. Ellison, Jill Pearson, Micaela K. McCabe, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens, Jaswanth Chowdary Gonuguntla, Derek J. Leatzow, Jordan Sward
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190290277
    Abstract: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a head attached to the coil body. The head may include at least one external thread adapted to engage with a corresponding internal thread of a delivery device. The head may include a through hole adapted to receive a rod therethrough for guiding and/or driving the surgical fastener from the delivery device. The through hole may have a non-circular configuration that complements at least a portion of the shape of a non-circular rod. The coil body may also define a channel with a non-circular configuration. The non-circular through hole and/or channel may be engaged and rotated by the non-circular rod to rotate the surgical fastener for delivery and insertion of the fastener into the prosthesis and/or tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Brand, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Saurav V. Gupta, Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20190209159
    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: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20190209147
    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: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20190209158
    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: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20190038136
    Abstract: A surgical system including a tubular shaft having a wall defining an outer surface and an inner surface disposed about an inner space, the tubular shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The system also includes a light emitter and a light sensor disposed at the distal end of the tubular shaft, and one or more conductors electrically coupled to the light emitter or the light sensor. The one or more conductors extend from the distal end of the tubular shaft to the proximal end of the shaft, and are disposed radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Gunn, Sean Corrigan, Daniel Joseph Greene, Derek J. Leatzow, Marcus Stephen Papadopoulos, Paul Le Rolland, Tomas Matusaitis
  • Publication number: 20170304757
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, JR., Daniel J. Greene
  • Patent number: 9776117
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Daniel J. Greene, Ryan L. Francis, Sean J. Corrigan, Charles Steven Pint, Frank E. Garrett, Jr.
  • Patent number: D802757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Snyder, Danielle L. Clay, Michael Lau, Keith A. Grider, Antonio J. Belton, Sean Corrigan, Derek J. Leatzow
  • Patent number: D809652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Snyder, Danielle L. Clay, Michael Lau, Keith A. Grider, Antonio J. Belton, Sean Corrigan, Derek J. Leatzow
  • Patent number: D901979
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Glen C. Gilmore, III, Micaela K. McCabe, Steven N. Pinelli, Derek J. Leatzow, Richard E. Ellison
  • Patent number: D901990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Kurtis M. Sward, Richard E. Ellison, Jill Pearson, Micaela K. McCabe, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens, Jaswanth C. Gonuguntla, Derek J. Leatzow, Jordan Sward
  • Patent number: D902647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Micaela K. McCabe, Brian M. Clemens, Steven N. Pinelli, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Richard E. Ellison, Derek J. Leatzow, Kurtis M. Sward
  • Patent number: D903406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Micaela K. McCabe, Brian M. Clemens, Steven N. Pinelli, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Richard E. Ellison, Derek J. Leatzow, Kurtis M. Sward
  • Patent number: D906055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Micaela K. McCabe, Steven N. Pinelli, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Derek J. Leatzow, Brian M. Clemens, Richard E. Ellison, Kurtis M. Sward
  • Patent number: D910368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Micaela K. McCabe, Steven N. Pinelli, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Derek J. Leatzow, Brian M. Clemens, Richard E. Ellison, Kurtis M. Sward