Patents by Inventor Joshua Young

Joshua Young 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: 20210315659
    Abstract: A new and innovative medical sizing instrument and method are provided for determining an appropriate depth and/or length of a clavicle hook plate for a patient. The provided medical sizing instrument may enable a surgeon to determine an appropriate hook depth without having to switch between different components, such as a series of templates. In an example, a surgeon may insert the medical sizing instrument into a patient the same as the surgeon would a clavicle hook plate, adjust the hook depth on the medical sizing instrument until a hook depth is obtained that appropriately maintains the anatomical alignment of the patient's clavicle and acromion, and read an indicated depth on the medical sizing instrument. The surgeon may then remove the medical sizing instrument from the patient and select the appropriate clavicle hook plate to insert into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Young, Caleb Martin, Joshua P. Federspiel, Andrew William Seykora
  • Publication number: 20210285604
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas discharge apparatus for liquefied hydrogen storage tanks, the gas discharge apparatus including a receptacle mounted to a liquefied hydrogen storage tank, the receptacle having a stationary valve configured to be opened by external force mounted therein, a multistage opening and closing device coupled to the receptacle such that the position of the multistage opening and closing device is adjustable, the multistage opening and closing device being configured to be opened by reaction force transmitted from the receptacle when moved relative to the receptacle, the multistage opening and closing device having a sliding valve configured to push open the stationary valve in the state in which the multistage opening and closing device is open, and a manipulation unit configured to move the multistage opening and closing device relative to the receptacle such that the sliding valve and the stationary valve are sequentially opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: HYLIUM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Seo Young KIM, Jai Hyun CHOI, Eun Yeob CHO, Joshua Kim SCHIMPF
  • Publication number: 20210285603
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquefied hydrogen filling apparatus configured such that connection between liquefied hydrogen injection lines is performed stepwise, whereby there is no concern of leakage of liquefied hydrogen the moment the liquefied hydrogen injection lines are connected to each other, and therefore it is possible to guarantee safety and to prevent loss of fuel. In addition, the state of connection between the liquefied hydrogen injection lines is securely maintained, whereby there is no concern of separation due to internal pressure at the time of filling or other external force, and therefore it is possible to perform safe filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: HYLIUM INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Seo Young KIM, Jai Hyun CHOI, Eun Yeob CHO, Joshua Kim SCHIMPF
  • Publication number: 20210259788
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a detector that includes an array of pixels configured to detect light reflected by a surgical device and generate a first signal. The first signal includes a first dataset representative of a visible image of the surgical device. The surgical system also includes a processor configured to receive the first signal and a second signal representative of one or more operating parameters of the surgical device. The processor is also configured to generate a modified image of the surgical device that includes information related to one or more operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Joshua Young, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Andrew Beckman
  • Publication number: 20210052276
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a surgical tool with an end effector adjacent a surgical site, the end effector including a housing having a tapered section that defines an inner surface, first and second arcuate jaw members protruding distally from the housing and defining a channel therebetween, each arcuate jaw member exhibiting a curved profile shaped to receive an arcuate surgical clip, and a feedbar movable within the housing. The method further including urging the arcuate surgical clip against the inner surface, advancing the feedbar within the housing to engage and follow the inner surface and thereby flexing the feedbar downward and into engagement with the arcuate surgical clip, advancing the arcuate surgical clip with the feedbar into interposition between the first and second arcuate jaw members, and collapsing the first and second arcuate jaw members to crimp the arcuate surgical clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Demetrius Harris, Joshua Young, Sarah Worthington, Stephen D. Geresy
  • Patent number: 10918445
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a detector that includes an array of pixels configured to detect light reflected by a surgical device and generate a first signal. The first signal includes a first dataset representative of a visible image of the surgical device. The surgical system also includes a processor configured to receive the first signal and a second signal representative of one or more operating parameters of the surgical device. The processor is also configured to generate a modified image of the surgical device that includes information related to one or more operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Joshua Young, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Andrew Beckman
  • Publication number: 20210030438
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar housing defining a working chamber, a cannula extending from the trocar housing, and a tool stabilizing device arranged within at least one of the working chamber and the cannula. The tool stabilizing device includes an annular body and a plurality of radial adjustment leaves extending radially inward from the annular body and cooperatively forming an adjustable iris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Mark D. Overmyer, Joshua Young
  • Publication number: 20200383701
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar housing that defines a working chamber, and a cannula having opposing proximal and distal ends and defining a lumen that extends between the proximal and distal ends. One or more windows are defined in the cannula at or near the distal end, and one or more compliant deflection devices are arranged at or near the distal end and at least partially receivable within the one or more windows. Each compliant deflection device includes a radial biasing member that extends radially inward toward a centerline of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Morgan, Jason Harris, Andrew Beckman, Robert Koch, JR., Joshua Young, Kevin Houser
  • Patent number: 10828043
    Abstract: End effectors with increased clip loading capacity include those configured to dispense arcuate surgical clips. Such end effectors may comprise: a housing; and first and second arcuate jaw members protruding distally from the housing. Each arcuate jaw member has a curved profile and is shaped to receive an arcuate surgical clip having a complementary curved profile therebetween. Surgical tools may comprise the end effectors operably coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Demetrius Harris, Joshua Young, Sarah Worthington, Stephen D. Geresy
  • Patent number: 10797441
    Abstract: A cable retention system for a power distribution unit includes a tether and a tether mount. The tether has an elongate portion and an attachment portion, and the attachment portion includes a channel therein. The tether mount has a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end. The base is adapted to attach the proximal end of the tether mount to the power distribution unit. The tether is adapted to be secured to the tether mount by snap-fitting the head of the tether mount into the channel of the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Utz, William Krietzman, Joshua Young, Anderson Hungria
  • Publication number: 20200289218
    Abstract: Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for near field communication (NFC) between a surgical instrument and a robotic surgical system are provided. In general, a surgical tool is configured to move between different modes of communication with a robotic surgical system to which the tool is releasably and replaceably coupled. The different modes of communication are detectable by the robotic surgical system by the tool's frequency of NFC with the robotic surgical system. The tool includes a mechanism configured to be manipulated by a user of the tool to move the tool between the different modes of communication. The tool operating in a first mode of communication indicates to the robotic surgical system that the tool is operating in a normal state. The tool operating in each of one or more additional modes of communication indicates that the tool is operating in an error state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mark D. Overmyer, Joshua Young, David C. Yates, James Hoffmaster, Ammon Wright, Vincenzo Barbato
  • Patent number: 10765434
    Abstract: An end effector for a surgical clip applier includes a body having, a clip revolver rotatably coupled within a bore of the body and containing one or more surgical clips, a torsion member constrained between the body and the clip revolver to exert rotational force on the clip revolver, and a clip advancer that is slidingly coupled within an inner bore of the clip revolver. The inner bore of the clip revolver includes a plurality of grooves in which the clip advancer may translate. The clip advancer aligns with a distal-most surgical clip as it travels within a first of the grooves. The torsion member rotates the clip revolver as the clip advancer travels distally from the first groove so that the clip advancer travels into a second groove of the grooves, such that the clip advancer is in alignment with a second distal-most surgical clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Demetrius Harris, Joshua Young, Sarah Worthington, Stephen D. Geresy
  • Patent number: 10758270
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar housing that defines a working chamber, and a cannula coupled to the trocar housing at a proximal end to facilitate communication between the cannula and the working chamber. A tool stabilizing device is coupled to at least one of the trocar housing and the cannula and is actuatable to stabilize and center a surgical tool within the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason Harris, Joshua Young, Stephanie Toy, Jerry Morgan
  • Patent number: 10758269
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar housing that defines a working chamber, and a cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen that extends between the proximal and distal ends. The cannula is coupled to the trocar housing at the proximal end to facilitate communication between the lumen and the working chamber. A plurality of compliant deflection devices are provided at or near the distal end of the cannula, and each compliant deflection device includes a radial biasing member that extends radially inward toward a centerline of the cannula to center a surgical tool within the lumen and minimize unintended oscillation and vibration of the surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Morgan, Jason Harris, Andrew Beckman, Robert Koch, Jr., Joshua Young, Kevin Houser
  • Patent number: 10743871
    Abstract: End effectors with increased clip loading capacity include a housing having a tapered section at a distal end; first and second jaw members protruding distally from the tapered section; a surgical clip feeder arranged within the housing and configured to contain a plurality of surgical clips therein; and a feedbar longitudinally movable between the housing and the plurality of surgical clips, the feedbar having a distal portion engageable with a distal-most surgical clip of the plurality of surgical clips within the tapered section. The plurality of surgical clips is arrangeable within the surgical clip feeder at a non-zero angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the end effector. Actuation of the feedbar engages and advances the distal-most surgical clip out of the surgical clip feeder and into interposition between the first and second jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Scott, Nathan Cummings, Tyler Brehm, Michael Stokes, Disha Labhasetwar, Joshua Young
  • Publication number: 20200246044
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar housing that defines a working chamber, and a cannula having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the cannula is coupled to the trocar housing at the proximal end to facilitate communication between the cannula and the working chamber. A plurality of radial support members are arranged at or near the distal end and comprise a plurality of keystones arranged side by side to form a ring within the cannula. Each radial support member extends radially inward toward a centerline of the cannula to center a surgical tool within the cannula and thereby minimize unintended oscillation and vibration of the surgical tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Young
  • Patent number: D890749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Boris Draca, Joshua Young Probst, Shih-Heng Chen
  • Patent number: D897337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Joshua Young Probst, Jason T. Minehart
  • Patent number: D919615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Young Probst, Jason T. Minehart
  • Patent number: D919620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason T. Minehart, Joshua Young Probst