Patents by Inventor Jerome R. Morgan

Jerome R. 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: 10376263
    Abstract: A surgical system includes an anvil that has, one, an elongate slot extending longitudinally along a length of the anvil and, two, a plurality of first staple-forming pockets. The surgical system further includes an anvil modification member releasably attachable to the anvil, wherein the anvil modification member comprises a plurality of second staple-forming pockets. In addition, the surgical system also includes a staple cartridge that has a plurality of staples formable by the plurality of first staple-forming pockets when the anvil modification member is not attached to the anvil, and wherein the staples are formable by the plurality of second staple-forming pockets when the anvil modification member is attached to the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jerome R. Morgan, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10368867
    Abstract: A surgical stapling system comprising a lockout is disclosed. The lockout is configured to prevent the stapling system from performing a stapling firing function if an unspent staple cartridge is not fully seated in the stapling system. In various instances, the lockout is configured to permit the stapling system to perform a jaw clamping function even though an unspent staple cartridge is not fully seated in the stapling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Christopher J. Hess, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190223871
    Abstract: A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical end effector coupled to the housing. The housing may include a contact arrangement that is configured to permit power to be supplied to the motor only when the housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle P. Moore, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Mark H. Ransick, Eugene L. Timperman
  • Patent number: 10349939
    Abstract: A method of applying a buttress to a surgical stapler end effector comprises positioning a buttress assembly between an anvil and a staple cartridge of the end effector. The buttress assembly comprises a buttress body and an adhesive material. The adhesive material faces either an underside of the anvil or a deck of the staple cartridge. The anvil is in an open position relative to the staple cartridge during the act of positioning the buttress assembly between the anvil and the staple cartridge. The method further comprises moving the anvil toward the staple cartridge then moving the anvil back to the open position. The buttress assembly is adhered to the underside of the anvil or the deck of the staple cartridge via the adhesive material with the anvil moved back to the open position. The adhesive material comprises a bioabsorbable polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Rao S. Bezwada, Christopher W. Widenhouse, Jason L. Harris, Prudence A. Turner, Mark S. Zeiner, Charles J. Scheib, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10342533
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument comprising a shaft, a firing member, a closure member, a manually-actuatable closure trigger, and a motor is disclosed. The shaft is configured to support a stapling assembly. The firing member is configured to transmit a firing motion to the stapling assembly. The closure member is configured to transmit a closing motion to the stapling assembly. The manually-actuatable closure trigger is operable to impart the closing motion to the closure member. The manually-actuatable closure trigger is mechanically coupled to a jaw of the stapling assembly such that a load can be transmitted between the jaw and the manually-actuatable closure trigger. The motor is operably coupled to the firing member to impart the firing motion to the firing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, John N. Ouwerkerk, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190201111
    Abstract: Various robotic surgical systems are disclosed. A robotic surgical system comprises a first motor; a second motor; and a robotic surgical tool. The robotic surgical tool comprises: a first rotary driver configured to receive a first rotary motion from the first motor; a second rotary driver configured to receive a second rotary motion from the second motor; an output drive; and a shifter configured to selectively couple the first rotary driver and the second rotary driver to the output drive. The first rotary driver and the second rotary driver are configured to concurrently supply torque to the output drive in a high-torque operating state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Publication number: 20190201136
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including establishing a first communication link between a surgical visualization system outside a sterile field in an operating room and a primary display inside the sterile field, transmitting an image frame from the surgical visualization system to the primary display, establishing a second communication link between a surgical robotic hub in the operating room and the primary display, and transmitting another image frame from the surgical robotic hub to the primary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara Widenhouse, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190201137
    Abstract: Various surgical systems are disclosed. A surgical system can include a surgical robot and a surgical hub. The surgical robot can include a control unit in signal communication with a control console and a robotic tool. The surgical hub can include a display. The surgical hub can be in signal communication with the control unit. A facility can include a plurality of surgical hubs that communicate data from the surgical robots to a primary server. To alleviate bandwidth competition among the surgical hubs, the surgical hubs can include prioritization protocols for collecting, storing, and/or communicating data to the primary server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Publication number: 20190200992
    Abstract: A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical end effector coupled to the housing. The housing may include a contact arrangement that is configured to permit power to be supplied to the motor only when the housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle P. Moore, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Mark H. Ransick, Eugene L. Timperman
  • Publication number: 20190201120
    Abstract: Various surgical systems are disclosed. A surgical system comprises a robotic system. The robotic system comprises a control unit; a robotic arm comprising an attachment portion; a first sensor system in signal communication with the control unit; and a second sensor system. The first sensor system is configured to detect a position of the attachment portion. A surgical tool is removably attached to the attachment portion. The second sensor system is independent of the first sensor system and is configured to detect a position of the surgical tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Publication number: 20190206555
    Abstract: A cloud based analytics medical system comprises a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, an input/output interface to access data from medical hub communication devices, each coupled to a surgical instrument, and a database to store the data. The processor aggregates medical resource usage data from the medical hubs. The medical resource usage data comprises data pertaining to medical products and indication of efficiency based on usage, disposal records, and location data describing which medical facility the medical product was allocated to and patient outcome data pertaining to a procedure that utilized the medical product. The processor can determine a correlation between positive outcomes from the outcome data and location data of the medical product, generate a medical recommendation to change a medical resource usage practice based on the correlation, and display the medical recommendation to a medical hub at the local facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome R. Morgan, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Publication number: 20190200906
    Abstract: An image acquisition system includes a plurality of illumination sources, each configured to emit light having a specified central wavelength, a first light sensing element having a first field of view and configured to receive illumination reflected from a portion of a surgical site, a second light sensing element having a second field of view and configured to receive illumination reflected from a second portion of the surgical site, and a computing system. The computing system is configured to receive data from the first light sensing element and from the second light sensing element, compute imaging data based on the data received from the first and second light sensing elements, and transmit the imaging data for receipt by a display system. The second field of view may overlap at least a portion of the first field of view. A control system of the image acquisition system may function similarly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates, Raymond E. Parfett, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190200993
    Abstract: A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical end effector coupled to the housing. The housing may include a contact arrangement that is configured to permit power to be supplied to the motor only when the housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle P. Moore, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Mark H. Ransick, Eugene L. Timperman
  • Publication number: 20190201119
    Abstract: A cloud based analytics medical system comprises a processor, a memory, an input/output interface to access data from medical hub communication devices, each coupled to a surgical instrument, and a database. The processor generates medical usage patterns of medical devices based on aggregation usage data of medical devices from medical hubs and aggregates patient outcome data from medical hubs. Patient outcome data comprises data pertaining to steps performed and corresponding timings for each step in patient procedures and allocation of resources used in procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Gregory J. Bakos, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190200991
    Abstract: A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical end effector coupled to the housing. The housing may include a contact arrangement that is configured to permit power to be supplied to the motor only when the housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle P. Moore, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Mark H. Ransick, Eugene L. Timperman
  • Publication number: 20190201139
    Abstract: Various surgical systems are disclosed. A surgical system comprises a hub comprising a generator; a robot comprising a tool mount; an energy tool releasably mounted to the tool mount and operably coupled to the generator; a control console; and a wireless communication path extending between the energy tool and the control console. A wired communication path extends between the energy tool and the control console. The wireless communication path is configured to transmit data indicative of a detected tissue parameter to the control console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, David C. Yates, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20190200994
    Abstract: A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical end effector coupled to the housing. The housing may include a contact arrangement that is configured to permit power to be supplied to the motor only when the housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle P. Moore, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Mark H. Ransick, Eugene L. Timperman
  • Publication number: 20190205001
    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 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Peter K. Shires, Monica L. 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: 10335151
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises an end effector, an elongate shaft assembly, a housing, a rotatable drive screw, a firing member configured to be advanced during a firing cycle by the rotatable drive screw, and a sled member configured to be advanced during the firing cycle to eject staples from a staple cartridge to form a staple pattern At least a portion of the sled member is positioned distal to the staple pattern at a completion of the firing cycle. The housing comprises a plurality of rotatable disks couplable to a robotic device. The surgical instrument further comprises means for closing the end effector to a clamped position and opening the end effector to an unclamped position. The means is coupled to a first one of the plurality of rotatable disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael E. Setser, Kevin R. Doll, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10335144
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument comprising a stapling assembly, a shaft, a firing member, a closure member, a manually-actuatable closure trigger, and a motor is disclosed. The stapling assembly comprises a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw is movably coupled to the second jaw. The shaft is configured to support the stapling assembly. The firing member is configured to transmit a firing motion to the stapling assembly. The firing member comprises a cutting member, a first camming member configured to engage the first jaw, and a second camming member configured to engage the second jaw. The closure member is configured to transmit a push-to-close motion to the stapling assembly. The manually-actuatable closure trigger is operable to impart the push-to-close motion to the closure member. The motor is operably coupled to the firing member to impart the firing motion to the firing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, John N. Ouwerkerk, Jerome R. Morgan, Jeffrey S. Swayze