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: 20210322020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical system that includes a surgical hub couplable with inventory items of an institution, and a cloud-based analytics system communicatively coupled to the surgical hub. The cloud-based analytics system is configured to receive a selection of a surgical procedure to be performed; determine a property of a tissue to be treated in the surgical procedure; select from the inventory items a surgical device for use in the surgical procedure based on the tissue property; and suggest using the surgical device in the surgical procedure based on availability of the surgical device in inventory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara S. Widenhouse, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210322019
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cloud computing system for use with surgical hubs communicatively coupled to surgical instruments in surgical procedures. The cloud computing system includes an input/output interface configured for receiving raw data from the surgical hubs, wherein the raw data are generated from operation of the surgical instruments in the surgical procedures. The cloud computing system further includes a data collection and aggregation module configured to: identify patterns in the raw data; generate metadata based on the patterns; aggregate raw data into data sets based on a predetermined classification system; and store aggregated data sets in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara S. Widenhouse, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210322017
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical system that includes a first modular device and aa surgical hub, including a control circuit configured to receive first perioperative data from a second modular device; anonymize the first perioperative data; receives second perioperative data from a third modular device; anonymize the second perioperative data; and adjust at least one setting of the first modular device based on contextual information derived from the anonymized first and second perioperative data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara S. Widenhouse
  • Publication number: 20210322018
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical system, comprising surgical hubs configured to be communicatively coupled to surgical instruments in surgical procedures; and a cloud computing system, comprising an input/output interface configured for accessing data from the surgical hubs. The cloud computing system is configured to aggregate surgical instrument data and patient outcome date from the surgical hubs; determine a correlation between the surgical instrument data and the patient outcome data; access a live surgical procedure data for a live surgical procedure; and determine an irregularity in the live surgical procedure data based on the correlation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara S. Widenhouse, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210322014
    Abstract: A method of displaying an operational parameter of a surgical system is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a cloud computing system of the surgical system, first usage data, from a first subset of surgical hubs of the surgical system; receiving, by the cloud computing system, second usage data, from a second subset of surgical hubs of the surgical system; analyzing, by the cloud computing system, the first and the second usage data to correlate the first and the second usage data with surgical outcome data; determining, by the cloud computing system, based on the correlation, a recommended medical resource usage configuration; and displaying, on respective displays on the first and the second subset of surgical hubs, indications of the recommended medical resource usage configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara S. Widenhouse
  • Publication number: 20210322015
    Abstract: A method of improving an operational parameter of a surgical system using data analytics is disclosed. The method includes transmitting, from each of a plurality of surgical hubs of the surgical system, operational data of a plurality of surgical instruments communicatively coupled to the plurality of surgical hubs, to a cloud computing system of the surgical system; aggregating, by the cloud computing system, the operational data into aggregate medical resource data; analyzing, by the cloud computing system, the aggregate medical resource data to determine a recommendation to change the operational parameter based on the analyzed aggregate medical resource data, wherein the aggregate medical resource data comprises one or more of usage data, patient derived parameter data, surgical performance data, and surgical outcome data; receiving, by the plurality of surgical hubs, the recommendation from the cloud computing system; and displaying, by the plurality of surgical hubs, the recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Patent number: 11147554
    Abstract: Surgical instrument systems comprising lockouts are disclosed. The systems comprise a firing member, a staple cartridge assembly, and a lockout member. The lockout member, movable between an unlocked position and a locked position, is configured to prevent the firing member from being advanced through the staple cartridge assembly when the lockout member is in its locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Taylor W. Aronhalt, Austin E. Wise, Morgan R. Hunter, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 11147549
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including an end effector that has a selectively reciprocatable implement movably supported therein. The implement is selectively advanceable in a distal direction upon application of a rotary actuation motion thereto and retractable in a proximal direction upon application of a rotary retraction motion thereto. An elongate shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and is configured to transmit the rotary actuation motion and rotary retraction motion to the reciprocatable implement from a robotic system that is configured to generate the rotary actuation motion and said rotary retraction motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Richard W. Timm, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11147547
    Abstract: A surgical stapler comprising stored or storable staple cartridges is disclosed. The staple cartridges can have different unfired sizes. In at least one instance, a first stored staple cartridge comprises first staples having a first unfired height and a second stored staple cartridge comprises second staples having a second unfired height which is different than the first unfired height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11147607
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, system and method for adjusting a compression force applied by a surgical instrument are disclosed. The method includes determining tissue impedance of tissue in contact with an end effector of the surgical instrument, determining a tissue type based on the tissue impedance, selecting a first energy modality to deliver to the surgical instrument, generating a first signal waveform based on the first energy modality, selecting a second energy modality to deliver to the surgical instrument, generating a second signal waveform based on the second energy modality, outputting the first and second signal waveform to deliver energy to the end effector, and adjusting a compression force applied by the end effector by changing a size of a gap between the tissue and the clamp arm based on a proportion of the first signal waveform to the second signal waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 11147551
    Abstract: A staple cartridge insertable into a surgical stapling instrument is disclosed. The staple cartridge comprises a threaded rod and a firing member configured to move from a proximal unfired position toward a distal position as the threaded rod is rotated in a first direction. The firing member comprises a first portion comprising a first camming member, wherein an anvil of the surgical stapling instrument receives the first portion when the firing member in the proximal unfired position and a second portion comprising a second camming member, wherein a staple cartridge jaw of the surgical stapling instrument receives the second portion when the firing member is in the proximal unfired position, and wherein the first portion and the second portion are configured to maintain a distance between the anvil and the staple cartridge jaw during a staple firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventor: Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11147553
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The end effector assembly comprises a first jaw defining a channel therein, a second jaw, and a threaded rod extending within the channel. The end effector assembly further comprises a replaceable staple cartridge comprising a sled, wherein the replaceable staple cartridge is configured to be seated in the channel, and a firing member operably engaged with the threaded rod, wherein the sled and the firing member are configured to move from a proximal position toward a distal position when the threaded rod is rotated in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventor: Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20210315573
    Abstract: A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut. The E-beam firing bar affirmatively spaces the anvil from the elongate channel to assure properly formed closed staples, especially when an amount of tissue is clamped that is inadequate to space the end effector. In particular, an upper pin of the firing bar longitudinally moves through an anvil slot and a channel slot is captured between a lower cap and a middle pin of the firing bar to assure a minimum spacing. Forming the E-beam from a thickened distal portion and a thinned proximal strip enhances manufacturability and facilitates use in such articulating surgical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael E. Setser, Kevin R. Doll, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210315571
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil. The end effector also comprises a staple driver assembly comprising a plurality of staple drivers. Each staple driver supports one of the plurality of staples and is configured such that, when the staple driver assembly is actuated, each staple driver drives the staple into the staple forming surface of the anvil. A first quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a first height and a second quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a second height, wherein the first height is less than the second height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Joseph C. Hueil, Jerome R. Morgan, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20210315566
    Abstract: A surgical tool configured for operation in connection with a robotic system. The surgical tool includes a shaft and an end effector extending distally from the shaft. The end effector comprises a first jaw member and a second jaw member movable relative to the first jaw member from a closed position to an open position in response to at least one axial motion. In addition, the surgical tool includes a motor configured to generate at least one rotational motion and a motion conversion assembly operably coupled to the motor and the second jaw member, wherein the motion conversion assembly is configured to convert the at least one rotational motion to the at least one axial motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: David C. Yates, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210315561
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising an end effector configured to perform a plurality of end effector functions is disclosed. The surgical instrument further comprises a drive shaft which is both rotatable and translatable to drive the end effector functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Charles J. Scheib, Adam D. Hensel, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20210315574
    Abstract: A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. An E-beam firing bar moves distally through the clamped end effector to sever tissue and to drive staples on each side of the cut. The E-beam firing bar affirmatively spaces the anvil from the elongate channel to assure properly formed closed staples, especially when an amount of tissue is clamped that is inadequate to space the end effector. In particular, an upper pin of the firing bar longitudinally moves through an anvil slot and a channel slot is captured between a lower cap and a middle pin of the firing bar to assure a minimum spacing. Forming the E-beam from a thickened distal portion and a thinned proximal strip enhances manufacturability and facilitates use in such articulating surgical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael E. Setser, Kevin R. Doll, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210315580
    Abstract: A method of displaying an operational parameter of a surgical system is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a cloud computing system of the surgical system, first usage data, from a first subset of surgical hubs of the surgical system; receiving, by the cloud computing system, second usage data, from a second subset of surgical hubs of the surgical system; analyzing, by the cloud computing system, the first and the second usage data to correlate the first and the second usage data with surgical outcome data; determining, by the cloud computing system, based on the correlation, a recommended medical resource usage configuration; and displaying, on respective displays on the first and the second subset of surgical hubs, indications of the recommended medical resource usage configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara S. Widenhouse
  • Publication number: 20210315577
    Abstract: A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. Various embodiments are configured to be operably attached to a robotic system to receive actuation/control motions therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael E. Setser, Kevin R. Doll, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20210315576
    Abstract: A surgical severing and stapling instrument, suitable for laparoscopic and endoscopic clinical procedures, clamps tissue within an end effector of an elongate channel pivotally opposed by an anvil. Various embodiments are configured to be operably attached to a robotic system to receive actuation/control motions therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael E. Setser, William B. Weisenburgh, II