Patents by Inventor Hilary A. Reinhardt

Hilary A. Reinhardt 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).

  • Patent number: 11992212
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue, includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip that is bent, angled, or curved and extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The placement tip is elastically deformable when the placement tip is subject to a clamping force, such as when the end effector is closed with the jaws in contact or when tissue is clamped between the jaws of the end effector. When the placement tip deflects, relative angles defined in part by the placement tip vary compared to an initial state without the clamping force. Furthermore, a distal end of the placement tip may change position based on the state of deflection of the placement tip in response to the clamping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20240023966
    Abstract: A method for adaptive control of surgical network control and interaction is disclosed. The surgical network includes a surgical feedback system. The surgical feedback system includes a surgical instrument, a data source, and a surgical hub configured to communicably couple to the data source and the surgical instrument. The surgical hub includes a control circuit. The method includes receiving, by the control circuit, information related to devices communicatively coupled to the surgical network; and adaptively controlling, by the control circuit, the surgical network based on the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Mark S. Zeiner, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 11786251
    Abstract: A method for adaptive control of surgical network control and interaction is disclosed. The surgical network includes a surgical feedback system. The surgical feedback system includes a surgical instrument, a data source, and a surgical hub configured to communicably couple to the data source and the surgical instrument. The surgical hub includes a control circuit. The method includes receiving, by the control circuit, information related to devices communicatively coupled to the surgical network; and adaptively controlling, by the control circuit, the surgical network based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Mark S. Zeiner, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20230255628
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue, includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip that is bent, angled, or curved and extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The placement tip is elastically deformable when the placement tip is subject to a clamping force, such as when the end effector is closed with the jaws in contact or when tissue is clamped between the jaws of the end effector. When the placement tip deflects, relative angles defined in part by the placement tip vary compared to an initial state without the clamping force. Furthermore, a distal end of the placement tip may change position based on the state of deflection of the placement tip in response to the clamping force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20230225730
    Abstract: A method of surgical stapling that uses a surgical instrument operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The method includes positioning the end effector at a desired site for surgical stapling. The method also includes controlling one or more of the jaws of the end effector to place the end effector in an open position. The method also includes positioning the end effector such that tissue is located between the jaws. The method also includes clamping the tissue between the jaws by moving at least one of the jaws toward the other jaw. The method also includes advancing a firing beam of the apparatus from a proximal position to a distal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt, Christopher J. Hess, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Daniel L. Baber
  • Patent number: 11564684
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue, includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip that is bent, angled, or curved and extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The placement tip is elastically deformable when the placement tip is subject to a clamping force, such as when the end effector is closed with the jaws in contact or when tissue is clamped between the jaws of the end effector. When the placement tip deflects, relative angles defined in part by the placement tip vary compared to an initial state without the clamping force. Furthermore, a distal end of the placement tip may change position based on the state of deflection of the placement tip in response to the clamping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 11564687
    Abstract: A method of surgical stapling that uses a surgical instrument operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The method includes positioning the end effector at a desired site for surgical stapling. The method also includes controlling one or more of the jaws of the end effector to place the end effector in an open position. The method also includes positioning the end effector such that tissue is located between the jaws. The method also includes clamping the tissue between the jaws by moving at least one of the jaws toward the other jaw. The method also includes advancing a firing beam of the apparatus from a proximal position to a distal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt, Christopher J. Hess, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Daniel L. Baber
  • Publication number: 20220249097
    Abstract: A method for adaptive control of surgical network control and interaction is disclosed. The surgical network includes a surgical feedback system. The surgical feedback system includes a surgical instrument, a data source, and a surgical hub configured to communicably couple to the data source and the surgical instrument. The surgical hub includes a control circuit. The method includes receiving, by the control circuit, information related to devices communicatively coupled to the surgical network; and adaptively controlling, by the control circuit, the surgical network based on the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Mark S. Zeiner, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 11304699
    Abstract: A method for adaptive control of surgical network control and interaction is disclosed. The surgical network includes a surgical feedback system. The surgical feedback system includes a surgical instrument, a data source, and a surgical hub configured to communicably couple to the data source and the surgical instrument. The surgical hub includes a control circuit. The method includes receiving, by the control circuit, information related to devices communicatively coupled to the surgical network; and adaptively controlling, by the control circuit, the surgical network based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Mark S. Zeiner, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 11185327
    Abstract: A method of surgical stapling that uses a surgical instrument operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The method includes positioning the end effector at a desired site for surgical stapling. The method also includes controlling one or more of the jaws of the end effector to place the end effector in an open position. The method also includes positioning the end effector such that tissue is located between the jaws. The method also includes clamping the tissue between the jaws by moving at least one of the jaws toward the other jaw. The method also includes advancing a firing beam of the apparatus from a proximal position to a distal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt, Christopher J. Hess, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Daniel L. Baber
  • Publication number: 20210201646
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for use with a surgical hub in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector, a communication module configured to wirelessly pair the surgical instrument to the surgical hub, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to detect a first security violation, cause the surgical instrument to generate a first response to the first security violation, store a record of the first security violation, detect a second security violation, and cause the surgical instrument to generate a second response to the second security violation, wherein the second response is escalated from the first response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 10943454
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for use with a surgical hub in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector, a communication module configured to wirelessly pair the surgical instrument to the surgical hub, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to detect a first security violation, cause the surgical instrument to generate a first response to the first security violation, store a record of the first security violation, detect a second security violation, and cause the surgical instrument to generate a second response to the second security violation, wherein the second response is escalated from the first response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20190206563
    Abstract: A method for adaptive control of surgical network control and interaction is disclosed. The surgical network includes a surgical feedback system. The surgical feedback system includes a surgical instrument, a data source, and a surgical hub configured to communicably couple to the data source and the surgical instrument. The surgical hub includes a control circuit. The method includes receiving, by the control circuit, information related to devices communicatively coupled to the surgical network; and adaptively controlling, by the control circuit, the surgical network based on the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Mark S. Zeiner, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20190206216
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for use with a surgical hub in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector, a communication module configured to wirelessly pair the surgical instrument to the surgical hub, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to detect a first security violation, cause the surgical instrument to generate a first response to the first security violation, store a record of the first security violation, detect a second security violation, and cause the surgical instrument to generate a second response to the second security violation, wherein the second response is escalated from the first response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Hilary A. Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20190175173
    Abstract: A method of surgical stapling that uses a surgical instrument operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The method includes positioning the end effector at a desired site for surgical stapling. The method also includes controlling one or more of the jaws of the end effector to place the end effector in an open position. The method also includes positioning the end effector such that tissue is located between the jaws. The method also includes clamping the tissue between the jaws by moving at least one of the jaws toward the other jaw. The method also includes advancing a firing beam of the apparatus from a proximal position to a distal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt, Christopher J. Hess, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Daniel L. Baber
  • Publication number: 20190000481
    Abstract: A method of surgical stapling that uses a surgical instrument operable to compress, staple, and cut tissue. The instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector with a pair of jaws. A placement tip extends distally from one of the jaws of the end effector. The method includes positioning the end effector at a desired site for surgical stapling. The method also includes controlling one or more of the jaws of the end effector to place the end effector in an open position. The method also includes positioning the end effector such that tissue is located between the jaws. The method also includes clamping the tissue between the jaws by moving at least one of the jaws toward the other jaw. The method also includes advancing a firing beam of the apparatus from a proximal position to a distal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hilary A. Reinhardt, Christopher J. Hess, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Daniel L. Baber