Patents by Inventor Jeffrey R. ROEDER

Jeffrey R. ROEDER 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: 20210401530
    Abstract: A sheath for a surgical instrument may include a sleeve having a distal end and proximal end, and a retention mechanism at a proximal end portion of the sleeve. The retention mechanism may comprise a sleeve attachment portion configured to be attached to the sleeve at the proximal end portion, and a locking collar extending from the sleeve attachment portion, wherein the locking collar is configured to receive a connector portion of a surgical instrument. The locking collar further may include a locking feature movable between a first configuration, in which the sheath is moveable relative to the surgical instrument, and a second configuration, in which the locking feature is configured to engage with the connector portion to retain the sheath in position on the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. ROEDER, William J. PARK
  • Patent number: 11129687
    Abstract: A sheath for a surgical instrument may include a sleeve having a distal end and proximal end, and a retention mechanism at a proximal end portion of the sleeve. The retention mechanism may comprise a sleeve attachment portion configured to be attached to the sleeve at the proximal end portion, and a locking collar extending from the sleeve attachment portion, wherein the locking collar is configured to receive a connector portion of a surgical instrument. The locking collar further may include a locking feature movable between a first configuration, in which the sheath is moveable relative to the surgical instrument, and a second configuration, in which the locking feature is configured to engage with the connector portion to retain the sheath in position on the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Roeder, William J. Park
  • Publication number: 20210282760
    Abstract: A wound retractor includes a sleeve with proximal and distal ends, an inner ring inside the sleeve between the proximal and distal ends, and an outer ring outside the sleeve between the proximal and distal ends. The inner ring includes a tapered outer surface that increases in diameter from a proximal end of the inner ring toward a distal end of the inner ring. The outer ring includes a tapered inner surface that increases in diameter from a proximal end of the outer ring toward a distal end of the outer ring. A portion of the sleeve is captured between the tapered outer surface and the tapered inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald G. Litke, Jake A. Luckman, Jeffrey R. Roeder
  • Publication number: 20190298469
    Abstract: A sterile surgical drape includes at least one assembly for managing and retaining sterile surgical drape on a part of a computer-assisted surgical system. For example, an assembly for managing and retaining sterile surgical drape is used to configure the surgical drape on a portion of the computer-assisted surgical system so that the sterility of sterile portions of the surgical drape is not compromised, and so that the physical integrity of the surgical drape is not compromised. Any one of a hinged cinch assembly, a hinged cinch and attachment element assembly, and an alignment and attachment element assembly, or any combination of the hinged cinch assembly, the hinged cinch and attachment element assembly, and the alignment and attachment element assembly can be attached to a surgical drape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Craig R. RAMSTAD, Jeffrey R. ROEDER, Jeffrey D. BROWN, Robert E. HOLOP, Anthony K. McGROGAN
  • Publication number: 20190223966
    Abstract: A computer-assisted teleoperated system includes a pre-load assembly in an instrument manipulator that is under the control of a controller. The controller can automatically cause the preload assembly to engage and disengage a preload. A surgical apparatus includes an instrument manipulator assembly and a sterile adapter assembly. The sterile adapter assembly is mounted in the distal face of the instrument manipulator assembly. When the preload assembly configures the instrument manipulator assembly to apply a preload force on the sterile adapter assembly, the sterile adapter assembly is removable from the distal face of the instrument manipulator. The sterile adapter assembly includes a mechanical sterile adapter assembly removal lockout and a mechanical instrument removal lockout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Jeffrey R. Roeder, Daniel H. Gomez, Arjang M. Hourtash, Thomas Brennan-Marquez, Probal Mitra
  • Publication number: 20190021805
    Abstract: A sheath for a surgical instrument may include a sleeve having a distal end and proximal end, and a retention mechanism at a proximal end portion of the sleeve. The retention mechanism may comprise a sleeve attachment portion configured to be attached to the sleeve at the proximal end portion, and a locking collar extending from the sleeve attachment portion, wherein the locking collar is configured to receive a connector portion of a surgical instrument. The locking collar further may include a locking feature movable between a first configuration, in which the sheath is moveable relative to the surgical instrument, and a second configuration, in which the locking feature is configured to engage with the connector portion to retain the sheath in position on the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. ROEDER, William J. PARK