Patents by Inventor John I. Shipp

John I. Shipp 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: 20190282221
    Abstract: A seal assembly that seals opening in the wall of a blood vessel has a first sealing element for placing inside the lumen of the blood vessel and to engage the interior wall surface, a shaft integrally formed with the first sealing element and fixed in a predetermined configuration relative to the first sealing element, an outer floating element slidingly movable along the shaft; and a second sealing element, the second sealing element slidingly movable relative to the first sealing element along the shaft to engage the outer floating element and position the outer floating element against the exterior surface and the first sealing element against the interior surface of the blood vessel to seal the opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20190209208
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible. The feature in its expanded state prevents withdrawal of the cannula. A collar is pushed distally until it releasably cinches to the outside of the abdominal cavity thereby creating an airtight seal and stabilizing the assembly. The collar has a friction fit with the cannula designed to prevent excessive force against the cavity walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: APOLLO CAMERA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John I. Shipp, Jeffrey White
  • Publication number: 20190175160
    Abstract: A device and a method for sealing an opening in the wall of a blood vessel is provided. The device includes an automatic mechanism, a shaft fixedly connected to the automatic mechanism, a seal assembly attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a pushing rod also engaging the seal assembly, the automatic mechanism moving the pushing rod from a first position to a second position in response to the shaft being pulled distally a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Patent number: 10307145
    Abstract: A seal assembly that seals opening in the wall of a blood vessel has a first sealing element for placing inside the lumen of the blood vessel and to engage the interior wall surface, a shaft integrally formed with the first sealing element and fixed in a predetermined configuration relative to the first sealing element, an outer floating element slidingly movable along the shaft; and a second sealing element, the second sealing element slidingly movable relative to the first sealing element along the shaft to engage the outer floating element and position the outer floating element against the exterior surface and the first sealing element against the interior surface of the blood vessel to seal the opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CYNDRX, LLC
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Patent number: 10231754
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible. The feature in its expanded state prevents withdrawal of the cannula. A collar is pushed distally until it releasably cinches to the outside of the abdominal cavity thereby creating an airtight seal and stabilizing the assembly. The collar has a friction fit with the cannula designed to prevent excessive force against the cavity walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APOLLO CAMERA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John I. Shipp, Jeffrey White
  • Patent number: 10182803
    Abstract: A device and a method for sealing an opening in the wall of a blood vessel is provided. The device includes an automatic mechanism, a shaft fixedly connected to the automatic mechanism, a seal assembly attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a pushing rod also engaging the seal assembly, the automatic mechanism moving the pushing rod from a first position to a second position in response to the shaft being pulled distally a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CYNDRX, LLC
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20190008508
    Abstract: A method of forming and deploying an improved absorbable fastener for hernia mesh fixation is disclosed. The absorbable fastener of the present disclosure functions to securely fasten tough, non macro-porous, and relative inelastic mesh to soft tissue. The fastener is formed from co-polymers of lactide and glycolide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Patent number: 10098634
    Abstract: A method of forming and deploying an improved absorbable fastener for hernia mesh fixation is disclosed. The absorbable fastener of the present invention functions to securely fasten tough, non macro-porous, and relative inelastic mesh to soft tissue. The fastener is formed from co-polymers of lactide and glycolide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20170258493
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible. The feature in its expanded state prevents withdrawal of the cannula. A collar is pushed distally until it releasably cinches to the outside of the abdominal cavity thereby creating an airtight seal and stabilizing the assembly. The collar has a friction fit with the cannula designed to prevent excessive force against the cavity walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: APOLLO CAMERA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John I. Shipp, Jeffrey White
  • Patent number: 9662139
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible. The feature in its expanded state prevents withdrawal of the cannula. A collar is pushed distally until it releasably cinches to the outside of the abdominal cavity thereby creating an airtight seal and stabilizing the assembly. The collar has a friction fit with the cannula designed to prevent excessive force against the cavity walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: APOLLO CAMERA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John I. Shipp, Jeffrey White
  • Patent number: 9332983
    Abstract: A method of forming and deploying an improved absorbable fastener for hernia mesh fixation is disclosed. The absorbable fastener of the present invention functions to securely fasten tough, non macro-porous, and relative inelastic mesh to soft tissue. The fastener is formed from co-polymers of lactide and glycolide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20160074034
    Abstract: A method of forming and deploying an improved absorbable fastener for hernia mesh fixation is disclosed. The absorbable fastener of the present invention functions to securely fasten tough, non macro-porous, and relative inelastic mesh to soft tissue. The fastener is formed from co-polymers of lactide and glycolide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20160066898
    Abstract: A device and a method for sealing an opening in the wall of a blood vessel is provided. The device includes an automatic mechanism, a shaft fixedly connected to the automatic mechanism, a seal assembly attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a pushing rod also engaging the seal assembly, the automatic mechanism moving the pushing rod from a first position to a second position in response to the shaft being pulled distally a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20160038129
    Abstract: A seal assembly that seals opening in the wall of a blood vessel has a first sealing element for placing inside the lumen of the blood vessel and to engage the interior wall surface, a shaft integrally formed with the first sealing element and fixed in a predetermined configuration relative to the first sealing element, an outer floating element slidingly movable along the shaft; and a second sealing element, the second sealing element slidingly movable relative to the first sealing element along the shaft to engage the outer floating element and position the outer floating element against the exterior surface and the first sealing element against the interior surface of the blood vessel to seal the opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20160030081
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible. The feature in its expanded state prevents withdrawal of the cannula. A collar is pushed distally until it releasably cinches to the outside of the abdominal cavity thereby creating an airtight seal and stabilizing the assembly. The collar has a friction fit with the cannula designed to prevent excessive force against the cavity walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: APOLLO CAMERA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John I. Shipp, Jeffrey White
  • Patent number: 9155550
    Abstract: A cannula assembly for use in laproscopic surgery includes a cannula having a proximal end for use in orientating the assembly into an abdominal cavity, a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a passage through which surgical instruments can be inserted. An expandable feature in the form of an anchor is located toward the distal end of the cannula and is selectively expandable and collapsible. The feature in its expanded state prevents withdrawal of the cannula. A collar is pushed distally until it releasably cinches to the outside of the abdominal cavity thereby creating an airtight seal and stabilizing the assembly. The collar has a friction fit with the cannula designed to prevent excessive force against the cavity walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: APOLLO CAMERA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John I. Shipp, Jeffrey White
  • Patent number: 9138215
    Abstract: A seal assembly that seals opening in the wall of a blood vessel has a first sealing element for placing inside the lumen of the blood vessel and to engage the interior wall surface, a shaft integrally formed with the first sealing element and fixed in a predetermined configuration relative to the first sealing element, an outer floating element slidingly movable along the shaft; and a second sealing element, the second sealing element slidingly movable relative to the first sealing element along the shaft to engage the outer floating element and position the outer floating element against the exterior surface and the first sealing element against the interior surface of the blood vessel to seal the opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: VI Bravoseal, LLC
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Patent number: 9131931
    Abstract: A device and a method for sealing an opening in the wall of a blood vessel is provided. The device includes an automatic mechanism, a shaft fixedly connected to the automatic mechanism, a seal assembly attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a pushing rod also engaging the seal assembly, the automatic mechanism moving the pushing rod from a first position to a second position in response to the shaft being pulled distally a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: VI Bravoseal, LLC
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20140207184
    Abstract: A seal assembly that seals opening in the wall of a blood vessel has a first sealing element for placing inside the lumen of the blood vessel and to engage the interior wall surface, a shaft integrally formed with the first sealing element and fixed in a predetermined configuration relative to the first sealing element, an outer floating element slidingly movable along the shaft; and a second sealing element, the second sealing element slidingly movable relative to the first sealing element along the shaft to engage the outer floating element and position the outer floating element against the exterior surface and the first sealing element against the interior surface of the blood vessel to seal the opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20140207183
    Abstract: A device and a method for sealing an opening in the wall of a blood vessel is provided. The device includes an automatic mechanism, a shaft fixedly connected to the automatic mechanism, a seal assembly attached to the distal end of the shaft, and a pushing rod also engaging the seal assembly, the automatic mechanism moving the pushing rod from a first position to a second position in response to the shaft being pulled distally a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: John I. Shipp