Patents by Inventor Joseph Orban, III

Joseph Orban, III 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: 20180132890
    Abstract: A reducer device for insertion into a surgical cannula includes a tubular member having a proximal opening and a distal opening and an electrically conductive component configured and positioned to provide an electrically conductive path from an interior of the tubular member to an exterior of the tubular member. The electrically conductive path is localized along an axial length of the tubular member. A method of configuring a surgical device includes positioning a surgical cannula within an incision of a patient's body wall, positioning a reducer device within the surgical cannula, and positioning a surgical instrument within the reducer device. Positioning the surgical instrument within the reducer device includes forming an electrically conductive pathway between the surgical cannula and the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler MORRISSETTE, Justin KROM, Joseph ORBAN III
  • Patent number: 9320568
    Abstract: A surgical drape comprises an exterior surface adjacent to a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure and an interior surface forming a cavity for receiving a non-sterile portion of a robotic surgical system. The surgical drape also includes a first vent through the interior and exterior surfaces spaced apart from a second vent through the interior and exterior surfaces to create convection heat venting through the surgical drape. The exterior and interior surfaces include a window for positioning adjacent to a monitor screen, the window having a static charge. The drape further comprises second drape section connected to a first drape section and including an instrument sterile adapter for engaging a surgical tool and another non-sterile portion of the robotic surgical system, the sterile adapter configured to transfer signals between the surgical tool and the other non-sterile portion of the robotic surgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Orban, III, Lisa Heaton, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20120232566
    Abstract: An improved sterile drape, system, and method for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes an exterior surface adjacent to a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure, and an interior surface forming a cavity for receiving the non-sterile portion of a robotic surgical system, such as a manipulator. The drape further includes a fastener coupled to the exterior surface for securing the sterile drape to the non-sterile portion of the robotic surgical system while reducing the volume of the sterile drape. Advantageously, the drape allows for quick and simple installation and increases visualization of the patient by reducing the size of the drape with more form fitting features, while allowing for freedom of movement of the manipulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Orban, III, Lisa Heaton, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20100200002
    Abstract: An improved sterile drape, system, and method for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes an exterior surface adjacent to a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure, and an interior surface forming a cavity for receiving the non-sterile portion of a robotic surgical system, such as a manipulator. The drape further includes a fastener coupled to the exterior surface for securing the sterile drape to the non-sterile portion of the robotic surgical system while reducing the volume of the sterile drape. Advantageously, the drape allows for quick and simple installation and increases visualization of the patient by reducing the size of the drape with more form fitting features, while allowing for freedom of movement of the manipulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Orban III, Lisa Heaton, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7727244
    Abstract: An improved sterile drape, system, and method for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes an exterior surface adjacent to a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure, and an interior surface forming a cavity for receiving the non-sterile portion of a robotic surgical system, such as a manipulator. The drape further includes a fastener coupled to the exterior surface for securing the sterile drape to the non-sterile portion of the robotic surgical system while reducing the volume of the sterile drape. Advantageously, the drape allows for quick and simple installation and increases visualization of the patient by reducing the size of the drape with more form fitting features, while allowing for freedom of movement of the manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Orban, III, Lisa Heaton, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G Cooper
  • Patent number: 7699855
    Abstract: A sterile adaptor, a sterile drape with the integrated sterile adaptor, and a telerobotic surgical system including the sterile drape with a drape interface are provided. The adaptor, drape, and system allow for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system to maintain a sterile barrier between the sterile surgical field and the non-sterile robotic system while also providing an interface for transferring mechanical and electrical energy and signals between a robotic arm and a surgical instrument in the sterile field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Christopher Anderson, Joseph Orban, III, Bruce Schena, Thomas G. Cooper, Roman Devengenzo
  • Patent number: 7445598
    Abstract: In an organ retractor including a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal plane, and at least one organ support assembly operatively coupled to the shaft. The organ support assembly includes a plurality of ribs having a first position, in which each of the plurality of ribs is parallel with one another, and a second position, in which a first rib of the plurality of ribs is transverse with respect to a second rib of the plurality of ribs. The at least one organ support assembly is pivotable from a first orientation, in which each of the plurality of ribs is disposed in the longitudinal plane of the shaft, to a second orientation, in which each of the plurality of ribs is disposed at an angle relative to the longitudinal plane of the shaft, and a support extending between and connected to each of the plurality of two ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Joseph Orban, III
  • Publication number: 20050245965
    Abstract: Reinforcing lumen rings are configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g. as formed by the circular endoscopic stapling apparatus, in an open condition. The reinforcing lumen rings can include an annular ring having an outer terminal edge and an inner terminal edge, the outer terminal edge having a diameter which is substantially equal to an outer diameter of the staple cartridge assembly and the inner terminal edge having a diameter which is substantially equal to an inner diameter of the staple cartridge assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Orban III, Timothy Nolan
  • Patent number: 6953139
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a proximal end operatively connected to the handle assembly includes a distal end extending through the elongated body. A control rod locking member is provided to prevent movement of the control rod until the disposable loading unit is fully secured to the elongated body of the stapling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Milliman, Frank J. Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F. Lehn
  • Patent number: 6669073
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a proximal end operatively connected to the handle assembly includes a distal end extending through the elongated body. A control rod locking member is provided to prevent movement of the control rod until the disposable loading unit is fully secured to the elongated body of the stapling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Milliman, Frank J. Viola, Joseph Orban, III, Randolph F. Lehn
  • Patent number: 6330965
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Milliman, Frank J. Viola, Joseph Orban, III, Randolph F. Lehn
  • Patent number: 6241139
    Abstract: A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventors: Keith L. Milliman, Frank J. Viola, Joseph Orban, III, Randolph F. Lehn
  • Patent number: 6079606
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a firing lockout assembly including a linearly movable plunger which is movable into operative engagement with a locking member to move the locking member from a first position obstructing longitudinal advancement of an actuation shaft to a second position permitting longitudinal advancement of the actuation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Milliman, Frank J. Viola, Joseph Orban, III, Randolph F. Lehn