Patents by Inventor James S. Pridgeon

James S. Pridgeon 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: 9775640
    Abstract: A surgical device that has an external sheath having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion through an opening of a body and a plurality of tool components extending from the distal end of the external sheath. The tool components are independently deflectable with respect to each other and with respect to the external sheath and removable from the device without requiring withdrawal of the sheath through the opening of the body. The external sheath is flexible and deflectable intermediate the distal and proximal ends. This permits the device to be steered in a curvilinear manner towards a surgical target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Dosher, Diana C. W. Friedman, Daniel Glozman, Blake Hannaford, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 9622828
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana C. W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 9474580
    Abstract: Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site. Thus, for example, an operator operating a local surgical cockpit can teleoperate using a remote surgical module on a patient in the same room as the surgeon, or surgeons located in multiple safe locations can telemanipulate remote multiple surgical robots on a patient in or close to a war zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Blake Hannaford, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20150025547
    Abstract: Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site. Thus, for example, an operator operating a local surgical cockpit can teleoperate using a remote surgical module on a patient in the same room as the surgeon, or surgeons located in multiple safe locations can telemanipulate remote multiple surgical robots on a patient in or close to a war zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Hannaford, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20140114338
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Diana C.W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 8617197
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana C. W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20120203069
    Abstract: A soft tissue protection surgical shield protects collateral soft tissue from damage during a surgical procedure within a surgical space of a body. The shield comprises an elongated flexible shield having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has a first opening and the distal end has a second opening. The shield further comprises a side wall between the proximal and distal ends that defines the first and second openings. The side wall is conformal to the surgical space and arranged to resist perforation by surgical instruments in use during the surgical procedure, and also to define and maintain the access pathway to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Blake Hannaford, Randall A. Bly, James S. Pridgeon, Eugene G. Chen, Kristen S. Moe, Louis Kim, Jacob Rosen
  • Publication number: 20110257672
    Abstract: An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Diana C.W. FRIEDMAN, Blake Hannaford, Devin Karns, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20110238079
    Abstract: Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site. Thus, for example, an operator operating a local surgical cockpit can teleoperate using a remote surgical module on a patient in the same room as the surgeon, or surgeons located in multiple safe locations can telemanipulate remote multiple surgical robots on a patient in or close to a war zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SPI SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: BLAKE HANNAFORD, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20110118551
    Abstract: A collateral soft tissue protection surgical device protects collateral soft tissue from damage during a surgical procedure within a surgical space of a body. The device comprises an elongated flexible sheath having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has a first opening and the distal end has a second opening. The sheath further comprises a side wall between the proximal and distal ends that defines the first and second openings. The side wall is conformal to the surgical space and arranged to resist perforation by surgical instruments in use during the surgical procedure, and also to define and maintain the access pathway to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy CIPOREN, Jesse A. Dosher, Diana C.W. Friedman, Blake Hannaford, Louis Kim, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Dinesh Ramanathan, Laligam Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20110118543
    Abstract: A surgical device comprises an external sheath having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion through an opening of a body and a plurality of tool components extending from the distal end of the external sheath. The tool components are independently deflectable with respect to each other and with respect to the external sheath and removable from the device without requiring withdrawal of the sheath through the opening of the body. The external sheath is flexible and deflectable intermediate the distal and proximal ends. This permits the device to be steered in a curvilinear manner towards a surgical target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. DOSHER, Diana C.W. Friedman, Daniel Glozman, Blake Hannaford, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S. Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar