Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Shaw

Jeffrey M. Shaw 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: 5839639
    Abstract: A collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument for use with a surgical stapler. The collapsible anvil assembly includes an anvil shaft and a plurality of anvil segments, having staple clinching buckets thereon, flexibly affixed to the anvil shaft which are movable between a collapsed or radially inwardly deflected condition and an expanded or radially outwardly deflected condition. Immobilizing means in the form of an axially slidable locking ring is provided to fix and maintain the anvil segments in the expanded condition. Mounting element are also provided for subsequent detachable mounting of the anvil assembly on a surgical stapler. The collapsible anvil assembly may also include a suction purse stringing device which attracts and holds a surrounding tissue section within the anvil segments. Additionally, an axially slidable tissue holding ring or snap cap is provided to lock the held tissue section within the anvil segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: LaserSurge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Alex Kobilansky, Theodore J. Tiberio, Jeffrey M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 5697943
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for carrying and attaching separate components of a compression anastomosis device to the end of tissue of a tubular hollow organ, which includes an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end; first and second compression anastomosis device components; a supporting member operatively associated with the distal end of the elongated housing, for supporting the first and second compression anastomosis device components; and assembling structure associated with the supporting member and operable from the proximal end of the elongated housing, for assembling the first and second compression anastomosis device components within tubular body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Roger J. Greenwald, Theodore J. Tiberio, Jeffrey M. Shaw, John F. Hammond
  • Patent number: 5562686
    Abstract: An apparatus for suturing body tissue is provided having an elongated housing, first and second jaws pivotably mounted to the distal portion of elongated housing, and first and second needles movable with respect to the first and second jaws. A first actuating mechanism is operatively associated with the first and second jaws such that actuation moves the jaws from the first position to a second position. A second actuating mechanism is operatively associated with the first and second needles wherein actuation advances the first and second needles into body tissue. Each of the jaws has a recess for receiving body tissue and a ferrule attached to each end of the suture such that advancement of the needles engages the ferrule to pull the ferrule and suture through the body tissue when the needle is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Roger J. Greenwald, Theodore J. Tiberio, Jeffrey M. Shaw, John F. Hammond, Peter W. J. Hinchliffe
  • Patent number: 5503635
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for forming a compression anastomosis of a hollow organ. The apparatus comprising a first collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the first collapsible member having a longitudinal bore defined by an inner surface, a first mating member, locking structure disposed on the first collapsible member for locking the first collapsible member with the first mating member, a second collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the second collapsible member having a longitudinal bore defined by an inner surface, a second mating member, locking structure disposed on the second collapsible member for locking the second collapsible member with the second mating member, and the first member adapted to interlock with the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jude S. Sauer, Roger J. Greenwald, Theodore J. Tiberio, Jeffrey M. Shaw, John F. Hammond