Patents by Inventor Jeffrey D. Messerly

Jeffrey D. Messerly 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 20210315579
    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: 20210315582
    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: 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: 20210315581
    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
  • Patent number: 11134978
    Abstract: Provided is a system and medical device that includes self diagnosing control switches. The control switch may be slidable within a slot in order to control activation of some function of the medical device. Due to natural wear and tear of movement of a control switch, the distances along the sliding slot that correspond to how much energy is used for the function may need to be adjusted over time in order to reflect the changing physical attributes of the actuator mechanism. The self diagnosing control switches of the present disclosures may be configured to automatically adjust for these thresholds using, for example, Hall effect sensors and magnets. In addition, in some cases, the self diagnosing control switches may be capable of indicating external influences on the controls, as well as predict a time until replacement is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 11129670
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a controller configured to control application of RF or ultrasonic energy at a low level when displacement or intensity of a button is above a first threshold but below a second threshold higher than the first threshold, and control application of RF or ultrasonic energy at a high level when the displacement or intensity exceeds the second threshold. In another aspect, a surgical instrument comprises a first sensor configured to measure a tissue characteristic at a first location, a second sensor configured to measure the tissue characteristic at a second location, and a controller configured to, based at least in part on the measured tissue characteristic at the first location and the second location, control application of RF or ultrasonic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 11129666
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and modular surgical system that allows for a user of modular surgical instruments to manipulate an end effector directly from the instrumentation contained in the handle assembly. A nozzle assembly that is detachable from a handle assembly may include an onboard circuitry board that allows for the RF generator to attach directly to the nozzle assembly and supply RF energy to the end effector, while also interfacing with a microprocessor of the handle assembly. In some aspects, the unique circuitry of the nozzle assembly also allows for shaft rotation while still supplying proper energy and functionality to the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, David C. Yates, Mark A. Davison, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11103301
    Abstract: An interchangeable tool assembly is disclosed. The interchangeable tool assembly includes a first jaw configured to support a staple cartridge during a first time period and a radio-frequency cartridge during a second time period. A second jaw is coupled to the first jaw. A surface of the second jaw defines a plurality of staple forming pockets configured to form staples driven from the staple cartridge. An electrically insulative material covers segments of the surface of the second jaw other than the staple forming pockets. The staple forming pockets define at least one return path for radio-frequency energy delivered by the radio-frequency cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates
  • Patent number: 11103270
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises a body, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft, and an end effector. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The body comprises a pivotal trigger. The shaft couples the end effector and the body together. The end effector comprises a clamp arm and an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the ultrasonic transducer. The ultrasonic blade is operable to deliver ultrasonic vibrations to tissue. Pivotal movement of the trigger causes movement of the clamp arm. The trigger includes a compliant feature configured to limit the amount of force delivered to tissue by the clamp arm. The flexible feature may comprise a flexible band, living hinge, a series of living hinges, or a flexible tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Ryan M. Asher, John B. Schulte, Randal T. Byrum, Jose D. Vasquez, Thomas C. Gallmeyer, Benjamin M. Boyd, Amy L. Marcotte, Jacob S. Gee, Jonathan T. Batross, Jeffrey D. Messerly
  • Patent number: 11090104
    Abstract: A control circuit configured to receive a control signal that defines a first phase and a second phase from a surgical generator. The control circuit may include a first resistor, a second resistor in parallel with the first resistor, and a switch in series with the second resistor. The switch may be configured to transition between an open state and a closed state corresponding to an operational mode of a surgical instrument. In the first phase of the control signal, the control circuit is configured to communicate surgical instrument information to the surgical generator. In the second phase of the control signal and in the open state of the switch, the control circuit is configured to provide a first output. In the second phase of the control signal and in the closed state of the switch, the control circuit is configured to provide a second output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey D. Messerly, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Nathan J. Price, Matthew C. Miller, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, Jr., Joseph A. Brotz, John E. Hein
  • Patent number: 11090110
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a controller configured to control application of RF or ultrasonic energy at a low level when displacement or intensity of a button is above a first threshold but below a second threshold higher than the first threshold, and control application of RF or ultrasonic energy at a high level when the displacement or intensity exceeds the second threshold. In another aspect, a surgical instrument comprises a first sensor configured to measure a tissue characteristic at a first location, a second sensor configured to measure the tissue characteristic at a second location, and a controller configured to, based at least in part on the measured tissue characteristic at the first location and the second location, control application of RF or ultrasonic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20210220036
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a shaft assembly comprising a shaft and an end effector coupled to a distal end of the shaft; a handle assembly coupled to a proximal end of the shaft; a battery assembly coupled to the handle assembly; a radio frequency (RF) energy output powered by the battery assembly and configured to apply RF energy to a tissue; an ultrasonic energy output powered by the battery assembly and configured to apply ultrasonic energy to the tissue; and a controller configured to, based at least in part on a measured tissue characteristic, start application of RF energy by the RF energy output or application of ultrasonic energy by the ultrasonic energy output at a first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Kevin L. Houser, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Geoffrey S. Strobl
  • Publication number: 20210220058
    Abstract: An interactive control unit is disclosed. The interactive control unit includes an interactive touchscreen display, an interface configured to couple the control unit to a surgical hub, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to receive input commands from the interactive touchscreen display located inside a sterile field and transmit the input commands to the surgical hub to control devices coupled to the surgical hub located outside the sterile field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Peter K. Shires, Monica L. Z. Rivard, Cory G. Kimball, David C. Yates, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Daniel W. Price, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11065048
    Abstract: A flexible assembly of a motor driven surgical system may include a flexible shaft circuit strip and a knife bar having a first laminated plate disposed along a first side of the circuit strip and a second laminated plate disposed along a second side of the circuit strip. The knife bar may reciprocate along a longitudinal axis of the circuit strip. Each laminated plate may be composed of a pair of laminated plates. The flexible assembly may include a first leaf spring disposed between the first side of the circuit strip and the first laminated plate, and a second leaf spring disposed between the second side of the circuit strip and the second laminated plate. The flexible assembly may be disposed within at least a portion of a distal portion of an articulating shaft and at least a portion of an articulation connector of the surgical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20210212770
    Abstract: An interactive control unit is disclosed. The interactive control unit includes an interactive touchscreen display, an interface configured to couple the control unit to a surgical hub, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to receive input commands from the interactive touchscreen display located inside a sterile field and transmit the input commands to the surgical hub to control devices coupled to the surgical hub located outside the sterile field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Peter K. Shires, Monica L. Z. Rivard, Cory G. Kimball, David C. Yates, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Daniel W. Price, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan