Patents by Inventor Joseph Bilweis

Joseph Bilweis 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: 5242427
    Abstract: A surgical instrument of the trocar type, comprising a cannula, a needle engaged in the cannula, and manually controlled locking means suitable for selectively locking the needle in translation relative to the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bilweis
  • Patent number: 5196022
    Abstract: The ligating assembly comprises a trocar (20) and a one-piece element (10) constituted by a body (11) fittable to the end of the trocar, and by a thread (14) extending from said body and forming binding means, the body including a threading channel (16) receiving the free end (15) of the thread at one of its ends and opening out inside the trocar at its other end, the thread and the channel being provided with tightening means such as co-operating notched regions (17, 18) formed on the outside surface of the thread and on the inside surface of the threading channel, serving to hold the thread in place once it has been inserted at least partially into the channel. The assembly may also include means insertable in the trocar for grasping and pulling the free end of the thread after it has been threaded through the threading channel to project beyond the channel inside the trocar, thereby enabling the ligature to be tightened by pulling on the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bilweis
  • Patent number: 5196003
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, in particular for endoscopic surgery, wherein the instrument comprises a tube provided at its proximal end with a flexible suction cup and at its distal end with a bulb such that the volume of the bulb is in communication with the suction cup via the tube in order to enable the suction cup to be applied against and to adhere to tissues or organs for displacment under the control of pressure and/or suction from the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bilweis
  • Patent number: 5195507
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, in particular for endoscopic surgery, the instrument comprising a tube designed to be connected at its distal end to inflation/deflation means and provided at its proximal end with an inflatable spatula which communicates with the inflation/deflation means via a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bilweis
  • Patent number: 4878890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a perihepatic prosthesis characterized in that it comprises at least one wing constituted of a central part intended to surround a lobe of the liver and a peripheral fixing part, the said peripheral part having a first transverse edge intended to be fixed on the preliminarily sectioned falciform ligament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bilweis
  • Patent number: 4084692
    Abstract: A surgical thread dispenser comprising a reel for holding the thread wound thereon, a reel case enclosing the reel on one side and around the periphery thereof with an opening in the periphery for dispensing the thread, and a finger ring attached to the casing and adapted so that when the ring is placed over one finger of the surgical practitioner, the reel case is positioned in the palm of the practitioner's hand and lengths of the surgical thread may be conveniently withdrawn from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bilweis