Patents by Inventor Mark S. Ortiz

Mark S. Ortiz 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: 9750629
    Abstract: An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed on the first end of the elongated member. The fastener is configured to engage the second end of the elongated member so that the elongated member forms a loop around the organ or duct. A tension element is disposed for movement within the elongated member. A drive element is associated with and engages the tension element for causing the tension element to control the tension applied by the elongated member against a patient's body organ or duct. A tension release mechanism is associated with the tension element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Dlugos, Jr., Randal T. Byrum, Toralf Bork, Rocco Crivelli, Dean L. Garner, Alec J. Ginggen, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Donna L. Korvick, David T. Krumanaker, Amy L. Marcotte, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Kyle P. Moore, Daniel J. Mumaw, Anil K. Nalagatla, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Bret W. Smith, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Patrick J. Swindon, Richard W. Timm, Eric W. Thompson, Lauren S. Weaner
  • Patent number: 9750660
    Abstract: A system for stimulating the release of satiety hormone in a subject comprises a stimulus device (1) having a tissue engaging portion (2) intended to be placed in contact with a target tissue (3) of a gastrointestinal system of the subject, a movement device (15) linked with the tissue engaging portion (2) and operable to move the tissue engaging portion (2), thereby mechanically stimulating the target tissue (3), and an anchoring device for permanently fastening the stimulus device (1) in a target location at the gastrointestinal system such that the tissue engaging portion (2) engages the target tissue (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Felder, Mark S. Ortiz, Alessandro Pastorelli, Michele D' Arcangelo, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Patent number: 9717494
    Abstract: Provided herein are medical apparatuses and methods and more particularly devices and methods for positioning and anchoring a lining to a hollow body organ, such as a stomach, intestine or gastrointestinal tract. For example, in one embodiment, an endoluminal applier includes a fastening assembly configured to receive tissue and lining, a suction device configured to acquire tissue and lining, and a stitching mechanism configured to stitch into the fastening cavity and to apply a running suture to the tissue portion and lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Alessandro Pastorelli, Michele D'Arcangelo, Mark S. Ortiz, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Publication number: 20170119384
    Abstract: A method for suture lacing includes providing a suture with a needle attached thereto, inserting the needle and suture into an organ through a passageway, throwing a single stitch through a first tissue member, throwing a single stitch through an opposed and spaced apart second tissue member, repeating the preceding step at least once, bringing the first and second tissue members in contact by tensioning the suture, whereby suture drag is minimized during the tensioning and even tissue compression substantially achieved, and securing the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20170079637
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 9545191
    Abstract: A method for suture lacing includes providing a suture with a needle attached thereto, inserting the needle and suture into an organ through a passageway, throwing a single stitch through a first tissue member, throwing a single stitch through an opposed and spaced apart second tissue member, repeating the preceding step at least once, bringing the first and second tissue members in contact by tensioning the suture, whereby suture drag is minimized during the tensioning and even tissue compression substantially achieved, and securing the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Stokes, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 9538997
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20170000638
    Abstract: A duodenal sleeve assembly comprises a sleeve, an expandable sealing member, a tether, and an expandable anchor. The sleeve is secured to the sealing member. The tether couples the anchor with the sealing member. A deployment instrument comprises a shaft assembly, a first retention member, and a second retention member. The first retention member selectively secures the sealing member to the shaft assembly. The second retention member selectively secures the anchor to the shaft assembly. When the first retention member is released, the sealing member expands outwardly to seal the proximal end of the sleeve against the mucosa of the patient's duodenum. When the second retention member is released, the anchor expands outwardly within the stomach to anchor the sleeve assembly relative to the stomach. The tether traverses the pylorus. The sleeve isolates chyme from enzymes in the duodenum; and the mucosa of the duodenum from nutrients in the chyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Mark S. Ortiz, David B. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20160367802
    Abstract: A system for stimulating the release of satiety hormone in a subject comprises a stimulus device which is implantable in the subject and adapted to apply an electrical stimulus to a tissue of a gastrointestinal system of said subject, and a detection device which is implantable in the subject and adapted to continuously monitoring at least one of a mechanical characteristic and an electrical characteristic of the subject to detect an ingestion of food by said subject, wherein the detection device cooperates with the stimulus device such that the stimulus device applies said electrical stimulus in response to a detected ingestion of food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Toralf Bork, Rocco Crivelli, Mathilde Miguras, Martin Pfleiderer, Yanik Tardy, Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Ortiz, Alessandro Pastorelli, Michele D' Arcangelo
  • Patent number: 9492167
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis of the shaft, articulation of the end effector relative to the shaft, and actuation of an end effector, e.g., closing, firing, and/or cutting. In other embodiments, a single cable actuator is provided and is movable between a first position, in which it is effective to rotate an end effector without actuating (i.e., closing and firing) the end effector, and a second position, in which it is effective to actuate the end effector without rotating the end effector. In other aspects, methods and devices are provided for moving a flexible neck formed on a distal end of an accessory channel for use with an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Mark S. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9480590
    Abstract: Endoluminal sleeve device (1) for internally lining a section of the GI tract, comprising a sleeve (2) configured for deployment inside a GI tract, the sleeve (2) having walls of a flexible material defining a sleeve lumen (3), a proximal end (4) defining a proximal lumen opening (5), and a distal end (6) defining a distal lumen opening (7), a tubular anchoring portion (8) forming said proximal lumen end (4) and defining anchoring seats (9) delimited each one by an annular collar (11) forming an opening through which adjacent tissue portions (12) can be pulled into the anchoring seats (9), expansion means adapted to act on the tissue portions (12) arranged in the anchoring seats (9) such that the tissue portions (12) expand to a dimension greater than the opening of the annular collar (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, Mark S. Zeiner, Jason L. Harris, Matthew D. Holcomb, Michael J. Stokes
  • Patent number: 9456917
    Abstract: A duodenal sleeve assembly comprises a sleeve, an expandable sealing member, a tether, and an expandable anchor. The sleeve is secured to the sealing member. The tether couples the anchor with the sealing member. A deployment instrument comprises a shaft assembly, a first retention member, and a second retention member. The first retention member selectively secures the sealing member to the shaft assembly. The second retention member selectively secures the anchor to the shaft assembly. When the first retention member is released, the sealing member expands outwardly to seal the proximal end of the sleeve against the mucosa of the patient's duodenum. When the second retention member is released, the anchor expands outwardly within the stomach to anchor the sleeve assembly relative to the stomach. The tether traverses the pylorus. The sleeve isolates chyme from enzymes in the duodenum; and the mucosa of the duodenum from nutrients in the chyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Mark S. Ortiz, David B. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20160249930
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking the rotatable shroud to prevent rotation thereof about a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair
  • Patent number: 9427580
    Abstract: An implantable system for stimulating the release of satiety hormone in a subject comprises a stimulus device which is implantable in the subject and adapted to apply an electrical stimulus to a tissue of a gastrointestinal system of said subject, and a detection device which is implantable in the subject and adapted to continuously monitoring at least one of a mechanical characteristic and an electrical characteristic of the subject to detect an ingestion of food by said subject, wherein the detection device cooperates with the stimulus device such that the stimulus device applies said electrical stimulus in response to a detected ingestion of food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Toralf Bork, Rocco Crivelli, Mathilde Miguras, Martin Pfleiderer, Yanik Tardy, Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Ortiz, Alessandro Pastorelli, Michele D'Arcangelo
  • Patent number: 9402626
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device. In one embodiment, methods and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis of the shaft, articulation of the end effector relative to the shaft, and actuation of an end effector, e.g., closing, firing, and/or cutting. In other embodiments, a single cable actuator is provided and is movable between a first position, in which it is effective to rotate an end effector without actuating (i.e., closing and firing) the end effector, and a second position, in which it is effective to actuate the end effector without rotating the end effector. In other aspects, methods and devices are provided for moving a flexible neck formed on a distal end of an accessory channel for use with an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20160192917
    Abstract: A surgical instrument particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that is adjacent to the effector for insertion into the trocar. The elongated shaft assembly further has a proximal portion that is remote from the distal portion such that the proximal portion protrudes from the trocar when the end effector and distal portion are inserted therethrough. The control handle is articulatably coupled to the proximal portion of said elongated shaft assembly to enable the surgeon to move the handle portion to a more ergonomically comfortable position while carrying out the endoscopic procedure. Various articulation joint embodiments and locking arrangements are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Mark S. Ortiz, Leslie M. Fugikawa
  • Publication number: 20160192916
    Abstract: A surgical instrument particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that is adjacent to the effector for insertion into the trocar. The elongated shaft assembly further has a proximal portion that is remote from the distal portion such that the proximal portion protrudes from the trocar when the end effector and distal portion are inserted therethrough. The control handle is articulatably coupled to the proximal portion of said elongated shaft assembly to enable the surgeon to move the handle portion to a more ergonomically comfortable position while carrying out the endoscopic procedure. Various articulation joint embodiments and locking arrangements are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Mark S. Ortiz, Leslie M. Fugikawa
  • Publication number: 20160192997
    Abstract: Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis of the shaft, articulation of the end effector relative to the shaft, and actuation of an end effector, e.g., closing, firing, and/or cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160192996
    Abstract: Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis of the shaft, articulation of the end effector relative to the shaft, and actuation of an end effector, e.g., closing, firing, and/or cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160192918
    Abstract: A surgical instrument particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that is adjacent to the effector for insertion into the trocar. The elongated shaft assembly further has a proximal portion that is remote from the distal portion such that the proximal portion protrudes from the trocar when the end effector and distal portion are inserted therethrough. The control handle is articulatably coupled to the proximal portion of said elongated shaft assembly to enable the surgeon to move the handle portion to a more ergonomically comfortable position while carrying out the endoscopic procedure. Various articulation joint embodiments and locking arrangements are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Mark S. Ortiz, Leslie M. Fugikawa