Patents by Inventor Jerome J. Morgan

Jerome J. Morgan 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: 11185325
    Abstract: An end effector of a surgical stapling instrument is disclosed. The end effector comprises a staple cartridge and an anvil jaw comprising a tissue compression surface. The staple cartridge jaw comprises a deck, staple cavities, and staples stored in the staple cavities. The deck comprises first and second deck portions. A first tissue gap is defined between the first deck portion and the tissue compression surface when the end effector is in a closed configuration. A second tissue gap is defined between the second deck portion and the tissue compression surface when the end effector is in the closed configuration. The second tissue qap is larger than the first tissue gap. The second deck portion at least partially surrounds the staple cavities and is positioned vertically below the first deck portion. A distinct gap is defined between the first and second deck portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Lauren S. Weaner, Jerome R. Morgan, Michael J. Vendely, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Chester O. Baxter, III, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Patent number: 11154297
    Abstract: A staple cartridge assembly includes, one, a plurality of staples movable between unfired positions and fired positions and, two, a layer, such as a tissue thickness compensator and/or a buttress material, for example, wherein the staples are configured to at least partially capture the layer when the staples are moved between the unfired positions and the fired positions. The layer can include a cushioning member at least partially extending around a peripheral portion of the tissue thickness compensator. The layer can include features which create a flexible transition between the tissue supported by the layer and the staples and the unsupported tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Jerome R. Morgan, Katherine J. Schmid, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11123069
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, a cartridge, and a staple driver actuator. The end effector is operable to manipulate tissue. The end effector comprises a lower jaw, a pivotable anvil, and a translating cutter. The translating cutter is operable to translate relative to the lower jaw and the anvil when the anvil is pivoted toward the lower jaw to manipulate tissue. The cartridge is insertable into the lower jaw and includes a plurality of staples. The staple driver actuator is disposed within the cartridge. The staple driver actuator comprises a secondary cutting element. The translating cutter of the end effector is operable to drive the staple driver actuator distally to staple and cut tissue substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Chester O. Baxter, III, Jerome R. Morgan, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 11109864
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, an end effector, a cartridge, and a staple driver actuator. The end effector is operable to manipulate tissue. The end effector comprises a lower jaw, a pivotable anvil, and a translating cutter. The translating cutter is operable to translate relative to the lower jaw and the anvil when the anvil is pivoted toward the lower jaw to manipulate tissue. The cartridge is insertable into the lower jaw and includes a plurality of staples. The staple driver actuator is disposed within the cartridge. The staple driver actuator comprises a secondary cutting element. The translating cutter of the end effector is operable to drive the staple driver actuator distally to staple and cut tissue substantially simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Chester O. Baxter, III, Jerome R. Morgan, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 9439649
    Abstract: A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has a force delivery system which communicates a changing force to a user of the surgical instrument when a limit of a surgical function is reached. A sensor senses position of a moving element to communicate a signal to the force delivery system. In various embodiments, the system generates a vibratory force to signal the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome J. Morgan, Richard L. Leimbach, Mark D. Overmyer
  • Patent number: 8763879
    Abstract: A surgical cutting and fastening instrument having an end effector including a housing for holding staples and a sled having a camming surface for ejecting the staples. The instrument has a main drive shaft assembly for pushing the sled through the housing to eject the staples. Also included is a motor operatively coupled to the actuation shaft. The motor includes a drive assembly. The instrument further includes a sensor in the drive assembly to measure an actuation load. The instrument further includes a sensor for measuring a power output of the motor. The instrument further includes a console for remote control of the motor, the console comprising hand manipulated controls. The instrument further includes a means for providing proportionate feedback from the sensors to the hand manipulated controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome J. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20110155784
    Abstract: A surgical cutting and fastening instrument having an end effector including a housing for holding staples and a sled having a camming surface for ejecting the staples. The instrument has a main drive shaft assembly for pushing the sled through the housing to eject the staples. Also included is a motor operatively coupled to the actuation shaft. The motor includes a drive assembly. The instrument further includes a sensor in the drive assembly to measure an actuation load. The instrument further includes a sensor for measuring a power output of the motor. The instrument further includes a console for remote control of the motor, the console comprising hand manipulated controls. The instrument further includes a means for providing proportionate feedback from the sensors to the hand manipulated controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome J. Morgan