Patents by Inventor Jason L. Harris

Jason L. Harris 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: 20240225757
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided in which movement of a tool is controlled based on sensed parameters. In one embodiment, an electromechanical tool is provided having an instrument shaft and an end effector formed thereon. The electromechanical tool is configured to be mounted on an electromechanical arm, and the electromechanical tool is configured to move with or relative to the electromechanical arm and perform surgical functions. A controller is operatively coupled to the electromechanical arm and the electromechanical tool and is configured to retard advancement of the electromechanical tool toward a tissue surface based on a sensed amount of displacement of a tissue surface, a strain on the tissue of the patient, the temperature of the electromechanical tool, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Chad E. Eckert, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20240226464
    Abstract: Provided herein are drug administration devices, methods, and systems for adjusting drug delivery to a patient to allow drug dosage to be adjusted based on a variety of different factors influencing the patient during administration of the drug. In one embodiment, a drug administration device or system can have a drug holder with a drug therein to be delivered to a patient, one or more sensors that are configured to gather various data associated with the patient, and at least one processor that can analyze the data gathered by the one or more sensors and adjust delivery of the drug based on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Francesco N. ALBERTINI, Gregory J. BAKOS, Michael A. BARATTA, Michael CANNAMELA, Anthony R. DIUBALDI, Yueheng DOU, Wayne DREVETS, James A. FLEMING, Jason L. HARRIS, Kevin L. HOUSER, Emma Louise HUBERT, Michael HUTCHINSON, Monica A. KAPIL, Peter KRULEVITCH, Chaley John LARSON, Wouter Jacques Noel LEQUIEU, Kui LIU, IV, Frederick E. SHELTON, IV, George SZABO, Steven M. VESOLE, Jingli WANG, Hong YAN
  • Patent number: 12029506
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Publication number: 20240221878
    Abstract: A device, such as a computing device or a surgical device, may receive surgical operation data associated with a surgical operation. Based on the surgical operation data, a device may identify a surgical device to be used for a surgical operation and/or one or more surgical steps associated with a surgical operation. Based on the identified surgical device, the one or more surgical steps, and/or the surgical operation data, a device may determine an allowable operation range controlling a surgical device for a surgical procedure. A device may receive an adjustment input configuration to control a surgical device for a surgical step. A device may determine whether the adjustment input configuration is outside of the determined allowable operation range. Based on a determination that the adjustment input configuration is outside of the determined allowable operation range, a device may block the adjustment input configuration to control a surgical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Kevin M. Fiebig, Shane R. Adams, Aaron Chow, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20240215800
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including detecting a modular surgical device within bounds of a surgical operating room; connecting the modular surgical device to a surgical hub; connecting the surgical hub to a cloud-based system; transmitting surgical data associated with a surgical procedure being performed in the surgical operating room from the modular surgical device to the surgical hub; and transmitting the surgical data from the surgical hub to the cloud-based system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara Widenhouse
  • Publication number: 20240216065
    Abstract: A surgical computing device may include a processor configured to implement two neural networks, a primary neural network trained with a procedure focus and support neural network trained with a patient focus. Data indicative of a surgical patient, a target procedure, and a proposed procedure plan may be input to the support neural network. The support neural network may generate a patient specific mapping from this data. The patient specific mapping and the data indicative of a surgical patient, a target procedure, and a proposed procedure plan may be input to the primary neural network. The primary neural network may output a modified procedure plan that is different from the proposed procedure plan. In an example, the support neural network is trained to isolate anatomical elements. And the primary neural network is trained to identify procedure plans associated with improved patient outcomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20240221894
    Abstract: A surgical computing system may provide first information about a surgical procedure to a recommendation model. The first information may include the identity of an observation point of a surgical device to be used during the surgical procedure. The surgical device may collect data descriptive of an object of the observation point. The surgical computing system may receive second information from the recommendation model. The second information may be indicative of a recommended schema for the observation point. The recommended schema may define a timing via which the surgical device is to collect data. The surgical computing device may send, to the surgical device, an instruction to collect, during the surgical procedure, data descriptive of an object of the observation point according to the timing defined by the recommended schema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Kevin M. Fiebig, Shane R. Adams, Jacqueline Corrigan Aronhalt, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20240221937
    Abstract: A surgical computer-implement surgical system may include a surgical computing system (e.g., a surgical hub), one or more surgical data sources in communication with the surgical computing system, a surgical device in communication with the surgical computing system, and a processor. Data generated by the one or more surgical data sources may be received by the processor. Such data may be used, by the processor, to train a machine learning (ML) model (e.g., a neural network). ML model may be deployed to affect an operation of the surgical device. For example, the ML model may be deployed to the surgical hub to affect an operation of the surgical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Aaron Chow, Kevin M. Fiebig, Shane R. Adams, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jacqueline Corrigan Aronhalt
  • Publication number: 20240221893
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a surgical computing system with support for machine learning model interaction. Data exchange behavior between machine learning (ML) models and data storages may be determined and implemented. For example, data exchange may be determined based on privacy implications associated with a ML model and/or data storage. Data exchange may be determined based on processing goals associated with ML models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20240221895
    Abstract: A surgical computer-implement surgical system may include a surgical computing system (e.g., a surgical hub), one or more surgical data sources in communication with the surgical computing system, a surgical device in communication with the surgical computing system, and a processor. Data generated by the one or more surgical data sources may be received by the processor. Such data may be used, by the processor, to train a machine learning (ML) model (e.g., a neural network). The ML model may be deployed to affect an operation of the surgical device. For example, the ML model may be deployed to the surgical hub to affect an operation of the surgical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Shane R. Adams, Kevin M. Fiebig, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 12023026
    Abstract: A staple cartridge configured to defeat a staple firing lockout is disclosed. Also disclosed is a staple cartridge configured to defeat a jaw closure lockout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 12023029
    Abstract: A flexible assembly for use within an articulated component of a motor driven surgical system is disclosed comprising a flexible shaft circuit strip comprising a plurality of wires, a knife bar comprising a first laminated plate disposed along a first side of the flexible shaft circuit strip and a second laminated plate disposed along a second side of the flexible shaft circuit strip, and a leaf spring disposed between the first side of the flexible shaft circuit strip and the first laminated plate. The knife bar is configured to reciprocate along a longitudinal axis of the flexible shaft circuit strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 12016565
    Abstract: Various exemplary surgical adjuncts with medicants affected by activator materials are provided. In general, an adjunct is provided with at least one medicant that is configured to be activated by an activator material. The adjunct can be delivered to a tissue of a patient, where the adjunct can be implanted. Various activator materials can be configured to activate the at least one medicant retained by the adjunct, the activation causing any one or more of a variety of actions. For example, the at least one medicant can be activated so as to yield at least one of a signal and/or an effect on the adjunct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 12016564
    Abstract: A fastener cartridge assembly for use with a circular surgical fastening device. The fastener cartridge assembly includes a cartridge body that has a circular deck. A plurality of fastener cavities is provided in the circular deck. Each fastener cavity includes two cavity ends wherein one cavity end of each of the fastener cavities is positioned on a first circular axis having a first radius and wherein the other cavity end of each fastener cavity is positioned on a second circular axis that has a second radius that differs from the first radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Jerome R. Morgan, Mark S. Zeiner, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 12016611
    Abstract: A robotic surgical arm includes a puck containing motors to drive an end effector. A tool assembly attached to the puck generates ultrasonic and/or radio frequency energy to apply to tissue disposed between the jaws of the end effector. The tool assembly can include modular components such as a modular shaft that can include an ultrasonic transducer, nonvolatile memory, wireless interface, and/or a power source. The power source allows the modular shaft to communicate wirelessly with the robotic arm. The tool assembly can be moved from one robotic arm to another while remaining powered by the power source. The tool assembly can include sensors to determine a location or movement of the tool assembly after being detached from the robotic surgical arm. The modular shaft can be moved from a robotic arm to a handle manually controlled by a surgeon and back again to the robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris, Jerome R. Morgan, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 12016560
    Abstract: Surgical methods involving cutting and sealing tissue include affixing a first adjunct material to tissue at a treatment site, such as by stapling the adjunct to tissue. A second adjunct material is applied to at least a portion of the first adjunct material such that the second adjunct material interacts with the first adjunct material to form a seal in an area of the tissue covered by at least one of the first and the second adjunct material. The resulting tissue sealing structure, which includes a combination of the two adjuncts, is believed to be superior to the sealing properties of either adjunct alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Bret W. Smith
  • Patent number: 12016566
    Abstract: A surgical instrument receives an indication to provide adaptive control of surgical instrument functions. The indication may indicate to provide adaptable staple height operating range, to control motors associated with tissue compression, and/or to operate using the operational parameters associated with previous surgical procedures. The surgical instrument may determine values for parameters associated with the identified function and adapt the control of the identified function based upon the determined parameters. The surgical instrument may adapt a display of staple height operating range based on parameters indicating a size of an anvil head. The surgical instrument may control motors associated with tissue compression based on parameters indicating force applied in the instrument. The surgical instrument may operate according to operational parameters identified by a surgical hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20240197352
    Abstract: Thresholds can be assigned for one or more parameters in connection with the operation of a surgical device. An ultimate threshold can trigger a desired action, including cessation of operations or modification of operations, if the ultimate threshold is reached, or predicted to be reached. In addition, a marginal threshold can trigger a desired action, including improving operations such as slowing operations where the value of a parameter is measured to be between the values defined by a marginal threshold and an ultimate threshold. Multiple thresholds, based on multiple parameters, can be defined, further enabling calibrated usage, such as slowing operations based on exceeding both a marginal threshold based on number of sterilization cycles and exceeding a marginal threshold based on extent to which current draw exceeds a certain value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2024
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 12011163
    Abstract: Tissue irregularity complication(s) may be predicted based on biomarker measurements obtained before a surgery and/or during the surgery via one or more sensing systems. For example, a computing system may monitor the patient biomarker(s) including tissue perfusion pressure, lactate, oxygen saturation, VO2Max, respiration rate, autonomic tone, sweat rate, heart rate variability, skin conductance, GI motility, edema and/or hydration state. Based on the prediction, the computing system may generate a control signal configured to alter a matter in which a surgical cutting and stapling device and/or a surgical energy operate, to adjust a surgical procedure plan, to adjust a surgical instrument selection, indicate a probability of the tissue irregularity complication, and/or to indicate a suggested adjustment to surgical procedure plan, surgical approach, and/or surgical instrument selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chad E. Eckert, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 12011166
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that includes a shaft assembly that defines a shaft axis and includes a proximal articulation joint that defines a first articulation axis that is transverse to the shaft axis and a distal articulation joint that defines a second articulation axis that is transverse to the shaft axis and the first articulation axis. The instrument further includes an anvil that is non-removably attached to the shaft assembly and a channel that is removably attachable to the shaft assembly and configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chester O. Baxter, III, Jason L. Harris