Patents by Inventor John Mensch

John Mensch 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: 10456154
    Abstract: The teachings herein provide an instrument comprising a forceps. The forceps comprise a hand piece; a tubular member connected to the hand piece; and a jaw assembly connected to the hand piece. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw element and a second jaw element. The first jaw element includes a gripping section and a flexing section. The flexing section includes an arcuate section. The second jaw element opposes the first jaw element and includes a gripping section. The tubular member is moveable onto the arcuate section of the first jaw element so that the flexing section of the first jaw element is flexed and the jaw assembly is moved into a closed position. The first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both include a stiffening spine so that the jaw assembly is substantially rigid in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil M. Murdeshwar, John Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Kester J. Batchelor, Richard A. Thompson, II, Evan M. Leingang, Jeffrey J. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20180125562
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hand piece, a heating power supply, and a therapy power supply. The hand piece includes a first electrode including a heater. The heating power supply selectively provides heating power to the heater. The therapy power supply selectively provides therapeutic power to the first electrode. The medical device is changeable between operating a first electrosurgical configuration and a second electrosurgical configuration. In the first electrosurgical configuration, the heating power supply provides the heating power to the heater to heat the first electrode and the therapy power supply provides the therapeutic power to the first electrode. A single conductor line carries the heating power to the heater and the therapeutic power to the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, John Mensch, Juye Boon Lim, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 9918774
    Abstract: A medical device is provided that includes a hand piece, a heating power supply, and a therapy power supply. The hand piece includes a first electrode including a heater. The heating power supply selectively provides heating power to the heater. The therapy power supply selectively provides therapeutic power to the first electrode. The medical device is changeable between operating a first electrosurgical configuration and a second electrosurgical configuration. In the first electrosurgical configuration, the heating power supply provides the heating power to the heater to heat the first electrode and the therapy power supply provides the therapeutic power to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, John Mensch, Jyue Boon Lim, Riyad Moe
  • Patent number: 9901388
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument connectivity system providing monopolar and bipolar plugs each having a plurality of conductors which allow for use of combination monopolar/bipolar electrosurgical devices with industry standard electrosurgical generator outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard Curtis, Jyue Boon (Jonas) Lim, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, John Mensch
  • Publication number: 20170319263
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument connectivity system providing monopolar and bipolar plugs each having a plurality of conductors which allow for use of combination monopolar/bipolar electrosurgical devices with industry standard electrosurgical generator outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard Curtis, Jyue Boon (Jonas) Lim, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, John Mensch
  • Patent number: 9668805
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system comprising: a handpiece including: a first and second power connector; and one or more moveable members having a first and second position; and an activation circuit having a first and second switch state, wherein the activation circuit in the first switch state does not allow either a first or second electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece; wherein in the second switch state, and the one or more moveable members in the first position, the activation circuit allows the first electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece so that a first therapy current extends between the first and second power connectors, and wherein in the second switch state, and the one or more moveable members in the second position, the second electrosurgical therapy signal exits the handpiece so that a second therapy current extends between the first power connector and the second power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI INC
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, Theodore Blus, Riyad Moe, John Mensch
  • Publication number: 20170100147
    Abstract: The teachings herein provide an instrument comprising a forceps. The forceps comprise a hand piece; a tubular member connected to the hand piece; and a jaw assembly connected to the hand piece. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw element and a second jaw element. The first jaw element includes a gripping section and a flexing section. The flexing section includes an arcuate section. The second jaw element opposes the first jaw element and includes a gripping section. The tubular member is moveable onto the arcuate section of the first jaw clement so that the flexing section of the first jaw element is flexed and the jaw assembly is moved into a closed position. The first jaw element, the second jaw element, or both include a stiffening spine so that the jaw assembly is substantially rigid in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Nikhil M. Murdeshwar, John Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Kester J. Batchelor, Richard A. Thompson, II, Evan M. Leingang, Jeffrey J. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150320485
    Abstract: A medical device is provided that includes a hand piece, a heating power supply, and a therapy power supply. The hand piece includes a first electrode including a heater. The heating power supply selectively provides heating power to the heater. The therapy power supply selectively provides therapeutic power to the first electrode. The medical device is changeable between operating a first electrosurgical configuration and a second electrosurgical configuration. In the first electrosurgical configuration, the heating power supply provides the heating power to the heater to heat the first electrode and the therapy power supply provides the therapeutic power to the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, John Mensch
  • Publication number: 20140336645
    Abstract: An article comprising: a housing comprising: i. a barrel portion, wherein a shaft capable of unidirectional or bidirectional movement is disposed within the barrel portion; wherein the shaft comprises a proximal end and a distal end; and wherein a pair of jaws is located at the distal end of the shaft; and ii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: John Mensch, Riyad Moe, Jeffrey Nelson, Michael P. Baden
  • Publication number: 20140276798
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument connectivity system providing monopolar and bipolar plugs each having a plurality of conductors which allow for use of combination monopolar/bipolar electrosurgical devices with industry standard electrosurgical generator outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard Curtis, Jyue Boon (Jonas) Lim, Tsuyoshi Hayashida, John Mensch
  • Publication number: 20140276797
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system comprising: a handpiece including: (a) a first power connector; (b) a second power connector; and (c) one or more moveable members having a first position and a second position; and an activation circuit having a first switch state and a second switch state, wherein the activation circuit in the first switch state does not allow either a first electrosurgical therapy signal or a second electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece; wherein when the activation circuit is in the second switch state and the one or more moveable members are in the first position the activation circuit allows the first electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece so that a first therapy current extends between the first power connector and the second power connector, and wherein when the activation circuit is in the second switch state and the one or more moveable members are in the second position the activation circuit allows the second electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, Theodore Blus, Riyad Moe, John Mensch
  • Publication number: 20140276772
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system comprising: a handpiece including: a first power connector; a second power connector; and one or more moveable members having a first position and a second position; and an activation circuit having a first switch state and a second switch state, wherein the activation circuit in the first switch state does not allow either a first electrosurgical therapy signal or a second electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece; wherein when the activation circuit is in the second switch state and the one or more moveable members are in the first position the activation circuit allows the first electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece so that a first therapy current extends between the first power connector and the second power connector, and wherein when the activation circuit is in the second switch state and the one or more moveable members are in the second position the activation circuit allows the second electrosurgical therapy signal to exit the handpiece so that a s
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Richard J. Curtis, Theodore Blus, Riyad Moe, John Mensch