Patents by Inventor Frederick E. Shelton, IV

Frederick E. Shelton, IV 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: 20220370135
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities for managing surgical consequences in a simulated surgical task may be provided. A simulation environment to simulate a surgical task defined by a set of environmental parameters may be received. Surgical interaction data may be received. In examples, the surgical interaction data may comprise an indication of a triggering event and/or an indication of consequence environmental parameters. The surgical interaction data may be associated with a surgical task. The consequence environmental parameters may be associated with the triggering event. User interaction data may be received. The user interaction data may be based on a user action within the simulation environment and may be associated with a surgical task. On a condition that the received user interaction data matches the triggering event, the simulation environment may be modified, for example, based on the consequence environmental parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Jason L. Harris, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20220375570
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities for simulating a surgical setup may be provided. In examples, a plurality of simulations of a surgical procedure may be executed. Each simulation may simulate activity in a surgical operating room with a respective one of a plurality of surgical setups. In examples, each surgical setup may comprise a respective surgical equipment setup and/or a respective surgical staff setup. A plurality of performance scores may be generated. In examples, each of the plurality of performance scores may correspond to a respective surgical setup. Each of the plurality of performance scores may be based on a performance of the respective surgical setup in simulation. A first surgical setup from the plurality of surgical setups may be determined, for example, based on the plurality of performance scores. The first surgical setup may be outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20220370691
    Abstract: A surgical staple comprising a substrate and one or more coatings which delay the bioabsorption of the substrate. The coating can be selected so as to affect the environment surrounding the staple once the staple is implanted in the patient. The effect on the environment can cause the bioabsorption to occur within a desired time frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jason M. Rector, Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Ryan W. McGhee, Benjamin A. Roll, Shashi S. Pathak, Shannon L. Jones, Stefan Beck
  • Publication number: 20220375620
    Abstract: An interactive and dynamic surgical simulation system may be used in the context of a computer-implemented interactive surgical system. The surgical simulation system may provide coordinated surgical imagining. A processor may be configured to execute a simulation of a surgical procedure. The surgical procedure may be simulated in a simulated surgical environment. The processor may generate a first visual representation and a second visual representation. The first visual representation may be of a first portion of the simulated surgical environment. The second visual representation may also be of the first portion of the simulated surgical environment. The processor may coordinate generation of the first visual representation and the second visual representation such that the first visual representation and the second visual representation correspond to a common event in the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20220370117
    Abstract: Surgical instruments and system and methods for using surgical instruments are disclosed. A surgical instrument comprises an end effector comprising an ultrasonic blade and clamp arm, an ultrasonic transducer, and a control circuit. The ultrasonic transducer ultrasonically oscillates the ultrasonic blade in response to a drive signal from a generator. The end effector receives electrosurgical energy to weld tissue. The control circuit determines a resonant frequency measure indicative of a thermally induced change in resonant frequency and a electrical continuity measure; calculates a weld focal point based on the determined measures, controls closure of the clamp arm to vary a pressure applied by the clamp arm to provide a threshold control pressure to the tissue loaded into the end effector, and maintains a gap between the ultrasonic blade and clamp arm at a point proximal to the proximal end of the tissue. Pressure is varied based on corresponding weld focal point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris, James M. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20220370137
    Abstract: A computing device for simulating a surgical procedure may be configured to receive first two-dimensional (2D) image data of a first human organ of a first patient and second 2D image data of a second human organ of a second patient. The computing device may be configured to generate 3D image data from an aggregation of the first 2D image data and the second 2D image data and based on 3D reconstruction reference data. The computing device may be configured to map a shape of a deformable 3D model of a simulated human organ to correspond to the spatial information of the 3D image data. The computing device may be configured to map a surface of the deformable 3D model of the simulated human organ to correspond to the visual information of the 3D image data. The computing device may be configured to output the deformable 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20220370133
    Abstract: An interactive and dynamic surgical simulation system may be used in the context of a computer-implemented interactive surgical system. The surgical simulation system may enable simulation-based directed surgical development. A processor may be configured to receive a plurality of training task-environment parameter sets from a surgical data system. The processor may generate, for each training task-environment parameter set, a plurality of candidate action sets. Each candidate action set, when executed within the simulated environment indicated by the corresponding training task-environment, set may cause performance, with a corresponding effectiveness, of the simulated surgical task. This information may be used to train a model to then determine the target action set. The target action set may represent a way of performing the simulated surgical task, optimized according to defined effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Dwight Alan Meglan
  • Publication number: 20220374414
    Abstract: A system for validating data purportedly generated in a medical procedure is disclosed. The system includes a medical hub, at least one remote server communicatively coupled to the medical hub, and a medical instrument communicatively coupled to the medical hub. The system is configured to access the data, validate the data to determine if the data is validly generated by the medical procedure, determine that the data contains at least one flaw or error, and improve data integrity by preventing the at least one flaw or error from being integrated into a larger dataset associated with the at least one remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20220370065
    Abstract: Stapling devices and staple cartridges are disclosed. A stapling device can include a jaw configured to sequentially receive a plurality of dissimilar staple cartridges having different bioabsorbable components. An adjustment module can implement a firing control algorithm based on which dissimilar staple cartridge is received in the jaw. A staple cartridge can include staples comprised of a bioabsorbable metal alloy and configured to degrade at a staple degradation rate over an expected staple life in the patient. A staple cartridge can also include an implantable layer comprised of a bioabsorbable polymer and configured to degrade at a layer degradation rate over an expected layer life in the patient. The staple degradation rate and the implantable degradation rate can be different. The implantable layer can mechanically support at least a portion of a staple for a time in the expected staple life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20220370138
    Abstract: An interactive and dynamic surgical simulation system may be used in the context of a computer-implemented interactive surgical system. An operating-room-based surgical data system may aggregate surgical activity data that is indicative of a performance of a live surgical procedure. The surgical simulation device may receive the surgical activity data from the operating-room-based surgical data system. And the surgical simulation device may simulate a surgical task based on surgical activity data. The surgical activity data may be structured by a procedure plan data structure. The procedure plan data structure may be common to the operating-room-based surgical data system and the surgical simulation device. The procedure plan data structure may be configured to covey information indicative of equipment, technique, and surgical steps in a structured format such that the equipment, technique, and surgical steps of the live surgical procedure are reflected in the simulated surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Jason L. Harris, Kevin M. Fiebig, Dwight Alan Meglan
  • Publication number: 20220370069
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method can comprise obtaining a first staple cartridge and obtaining a second staple cartridge, wherein the first staple cartridge and the second staple cartridge comprise the same length and the same width. The method can further comprise inserting the first staple cartridge into a channel comprising a keyed profile, wherein complete insertion of the first staple cartridge into the channel is prevented by the keyed profile. Additionally, the method can comprise inserting the second staple cartridge into the channel, wherein complete insertion of the second staple cartridge into the channel is permitted by the keyed profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Robert J. Simms, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Nichole Y. Kwee
  • Publication number: 20220370136
    Abstract: A computing device may be configured to obtain first data associated with a first simulated surgical procedure and second data associated with a second simulated surgical procedure. The first data and the second data may be associated with a surgical task of the surgical procedure. The computing device may be configured to generate aggregation data from the first data and the second data. The computing device may be configured to determine from the aggregation data a first causal relation between a first surgical choice of the first data and a surgical aspect of the first data and a second causal relation between a second surgical choice of the first data and a corresponding surgical aspect of the second data. The computing device may be configured to display the first causal relation with the first data and the second causal relation with the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20220370134
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities for simulating a surgical task may be provided. In examples, a request for a simulation of the surgical task may be received. For example, the surgical task may comprise a medical procedure and a medical procedure context. Surgical event data associated with the surgical task may be received, for example, responsive to a database query. For example, the surgical event data may comprise historical data associated with the medical procedure and/or context data associated with the medical procedure context. One or more simulation parameter values may be generated, for example, based on the surgical event data. The simulation may be executed based on the simulation parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20220370064
    Abstract: A method of pairing bioabsorbable staples in a staple cartridge with the tissue being treated such that the staples are structurally sufficient during the healing window of the tissue but completely bioabsorb shortly thereafter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20220370070
    Abstract: An end effector including an anvil and a staple cartridge assembly is disclosed. The staple cartridge assembly comprises a deck having steps defined thereon for compressing tissue positioned between the anvil and the staple cartridge assembly to different pressures. The staple cartridge assembly further comprises staples having different unformed heights removably stored therein. The staples are deformed against the anvil to different formed heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Anil K. Nalagatla, Brian F. DiNardo, Disha V. Estera, Chester O. Baxter, III, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20220370126
    Abstract: A return pad of an electrosurgical system is disclosed. The return pad includes a plurality of conductive members and a plurality of sensing devices. The conductive members are configured to receive radio frequency current applied to a patient. The sensing devices are configured to detect at least one of the following: a nerve control signal applied to the patient; and a movement of an anatomical feature of the patient resulting from application of the nerve control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Cameron R. Nott, Tamara S, Widenhouse, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20220370131
    Abstract: A computing device for generating a surgical procedure plan via surgical simulation may include a processor. The processor may be configured to obtain an indication of a surgical task. The surgical task may be associated with a surgical step of the surgical procedure plan. The processor may be configured to obtain a surgical choice and a corresponding predicted surgical outcome. The surgical choice and the corresponding predicted surgical outcome may be associated with the surgical task. The processor may be configured to generate a visualization of the surgical choice and the corresponding predicted surgical outcome in a simulated environment. The processor may be configured to obtain an indication of the surgical choice being selected. The processor may be configured to store the surgical choice in the surgical procedure plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Dwight Alan Meglan, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Publication number: 20220370132
    Abstract: An interactive and dynamic surgical simulation system may be used in the context of a computer-implemented interactive surgical system. The surgical simulation system may enable enhanced navigation, such as to provide simulation support during a live surgical procedure. A processor may be configured to identify a procedure plan for a live surgical procedure and identify a stored simulation of a surgical procedure that corresponds to the procedure plan. The processor may determine, from information received during the live surgical procedure, a present portion of the live surgical procedure. And the processor may retrieve, from the stored simulation, a portion of the stored simulation that corresponds to the present portion of the live surgical procedure. The portion of the simulation that corresponds to the present portion of the live surgical procedure may then be presented for user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Dwight Alan Meglan
  • Patent number: 11504115
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CILAG GMBH INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Peyton Hopson, Rao Bezwada, Chester O. Baxter, III, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Patent number: 11504125
    Abstract: A stapling assembly includes a cartridge, an anvil, and an adjunct. The cartridge has rows of staples disposed therein for deployment into tissue. The cartridge includes a knife slot extending therethrough between the rows for receiving a knife to cut tissue. The anvil is positioned opposite the cartridge. The adjunct is releasably retained on the cartridge or the anvil. The adjunct can be delivered to tissue by deployment of the staples from the cartridge. The adjunct can have a first shape, and a first adjunct portion can exhibit first expansion behavior in response to receipt of a volume of fluid, and a second adjunct portion can exhibit second expansion behavior in response to receipt of the volume of fluid such that the adjunct adopts a second shape. The difference between the first and second expansion behavior applies different pressures to different portions of tissue having the adjunct stapled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Vendely, Jason L. Harris, Jacqueline Anim