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).

  • Publication number: 20150119849
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for activating brown adipose tissue (BAT) with cooling. Generally, the methods and devices can activate BAT to increase thermogenesis, e.g., increase heat production in the patient, which over time can lead to weight loss and/or improved metabolic function. In one embodiment, a medical device is provided that activates BAT by cooling tissue having a high density of cold sensitive thermoreceptors and/or by cooling BAT depots directly, thereby increasing thermogenesis in the BAT and inducing weight loss and/or improved metabolic function through energy expenditure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: The General Hospital Corporation D/B/A Massachusetts Gerneral Hospital, ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Taylor W. Aronhalt, Lee M. Kaplan, Nicholas Stylopoulos, Jason L. Harris, Dwight D. Henninger, James W. Voegele, Mark S. Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20150090759
    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: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 8992422
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20150080915
    Abstract: A surgical clip is provided for ligating or transecting tissue, such as vessels, other tubular ducts, and the like and a surgical clip applier device for delivering and applying the surgical clip to the tissue. The surgical clip can include a spine and opposed arms extending from the spine where the arms can define a clamping length. In a resting state, the clip can be biased to a closed position such that the ends of each opposed arm are disposed in proximity to each other. With such biasing, when applied to a tissue, such as with a surgical clip applier, the clip can exert a positive clamping pressure to the tissue along the clamping length to seal the tissue and limit passage of fluids, such as blood, from the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Chad P. Boudreaux, Mark S. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8973803
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus may comprise a handle assembly, a shaft, an end effector, an articulation joint, and an articulation actuator. The handle assembly comprises a first portion and a second portion moveable relative to the first portion. The end effector, connected to the shaft by the articulation joint, is configured to perform an end effector function when the second portion is actuated. The articulation actuator, which is configured to move the end effector relative to the shaft, and the second portion may be moveable in an actuation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    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
  • Publication number: 20150065938
    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: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Mark S. Ortiz, David B. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20150060521
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, wherein the shaft defines an axis, and a disposable loading unit which is assembled to the shaft in a direction which is transverse to the shaft axis. Such a connection between the disposable loading unit and the shaft can prevent, or at least inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument. The surgical stapling instrument and/or disposable loading unit can further include a threaded collar and/or detent assembly configured to hold the disposable loading unit in place. In various embodiments, a disposable loading unit can include a lockout feature which can prevent, or at least inhibit, an expended disposable loading unit from being reassembled to the elongated body of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 8961406
    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: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    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 Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20150045850
    Abstract: An implantable system for stimulating the release of satiety hormone in a subject comprises a stimulus device (11) 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 (11) such that the stimulus device (11) applies said electrical stimulus in response to a detected ingestion of food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20150038987
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to medical apparatuses and methods and more particularly to devices and methods for positioning and anchoring a lining to a hollow body organ, such as a stomach, intestine or gastrointestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Harris, Alessandro Pastorelli, Michele D'Arcangelo, Mark S. Ortiz, Mark Steven Zeiner
  • Publication number: 20150011919
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Felder, Mark S. Ortiz, Alessandro Pastorelli, Michele D' Arcangelo, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Patent number: 8915931
    Abstract: A surgical clip is provided for ligating or transecting tissue, such as vessels, other tubular ducts, and the like and a surgical clip applier device for delivering and applying the surgical clip to the tissue. The surgical clip can include a spine and opposed arms extending from the spine where the arms can define a clamping length. In a resting state, the clip can be biased to a closed position such that the ends of each opposed arm are disposed in proximity to each other. With such biasing, when applied to a tissue, such as with a surgical clip applier, the clip can exert a positive clamping pressure to the tissue along the clamping length to seal the tissue and limit passage of fluids, such as blood, from the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Paul Boudreaux, Mark S. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8911471
    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: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 8876761
    Abstract: Methods and devices create an intestinal braking effect, are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and may be reversible. These methods and devices are accomplished via stabilized implantable systems and ingestible pills. In one embodiment, a method of producing satiety comprising the steps of accessing a gastrointestinal tract of a patient and implanting an intraintestinal therapeutic substance eluting implant. The implant is capable of eluting a satiety inducing substance selected from at least one of a nutrient, a specific satiety inducing bio-active substance, pancreatic polypeptides, free fatty acids, cholecystokinin, amino acids, glutamine, lipids, linoleic acid, or a combination thereof, from the implant into the gastrointestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Albrecht, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Sean P. Conlon, Michael S. Cropper, Denzel Z. Herrera-Davis, Daniel F. Dlugos, Jr., Jason L. Harris, Christopher J. Hess, Prasanna Malaviya, Glenda C. Marsh, Mark S. Ortiz, Mark D. Overmyer, Alessandro Pastorelli, Galen C. Robertson, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Stokes, James W. Voegele, Lauren S. Weaner, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Christopher W. Widenhouse, Tamara S. Vetro Widenhouse, James A. Woodard, Jr., David C. Yates, Mark S. Zeiner, Andrew M. Zwolinski
  • Patent number: 8875972
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a surgical stapling instrument can include a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, wherein the shaft defines an axis, and a disposable loading unit which is assembled to the shaft in a direction which is transverse to the shaft axis. Such a connection between the disposable loading unit and the shaft can prevent, or at least inhibit, the disposable loading unit from being unintentionally displaced proximally and/or distally relative to the shaft of the surgical instrument. The surgical stapling instrument and/or disposable loading unit can further include a threaded collar and/or detent assembly configured to hold the disposable loading unit in place. In various embodiments, a disposable loading unit can include a lockout feature which can prevent, or at least inhibit, an expended disposable loading unit from being reassembled to the elongated body of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Weisenburgh, II, Jerome R. Morgan, Kyle P. Moore, Mark H. Ransick, Steven G. Hall, Randall J. Tanguay, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Galen C. Robertson, Andrew M. Zwolinski, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Thomas W. Huitema, Glen A. Armstrong, Shailendra K. Parihar, Donna L. Korvick, Richard W. Timm, Kevin R. Doll, Bret W. Smith, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Joshua R. Uth, Charles J. Scheib, Geoffrey C. Hueil, Mark S. Ortiz, Douglas B. Hoffman, Patrick A. Weizman, Dean B. Bruewer, Gregory B. Blair, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 8876844
    Abstract: An exemplary anastomosis device comprises a proximal ring, a distal ring, and a middle ring. The middle ring has apertures configured to communicate a fluid such as an adhesive. The exemplary anastomosis device also has arms joining the proximal ring to the center member and arms joining the distal ring to the center member. The anastomosis device is configured to move from an unactuated position, where it has a generally cylindraceous configuration, to an actuated position, where it has a generally rivet-like configuration. The anastomosis device may be used to provide and secure an anastomosis between adjacent tissue walls. Adhesive may be communicated through the apertures of the middle ring of the anastomosis device to seal or strengthen the anastomosis. An applier may be used to deploy the anastomosis device and to communicate the adhesive through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, Fredrick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 8870742
    Abstract: An implantable restriction device can be configured to provide a restriction in a patient, for example as a function of the pressure of fluid. The implantable restriction device can include one or more sensors configured to sense a variety of parameters, such as pressure of the fluid within the implantable restriction device, pulse width, pulse amplitude, pulse count, pulse duration, or frequency, electrical characteristics, or other parameters. Data obtained by the one or more sensors (for example, the data representing pressure, pulse characteristics, and so on) may be communicated to a device located external to the patient, such as a data logger, using telemetry coils or other communicators. The data logger may store the data, and may communicate the data to a remote location via a network such as the Internet. A docking station may be provided to couple the data logger to a network and/or to recharge a cell in the data logger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Dlugos, Jr., Peter Brockmeier, Matthew A. Berger, Randal T. Byrum, Kevin R. Doll, Gaspar M. Gayoso, Dustin R. Jensen, David T. Krumanaker, Amy L. Marcotte, Mark S. Ortiz, David N. Plescia, David C. Yates
  • Publication number: 20140305986
    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: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    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
  • Publication number: 20140291383
    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: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8834498
    Abstract: A method and devices for accomplishing the successful anastomosis of two hollow organ structures are disclosed. The method includes bringing the structures together, applying at least one fastener to hold the structures together and form a connection site, and applying, as alternatives or in conjunction, an adhesive, a wrap and/or a buttress about the connection site. Various examples of fasteners, fastener appliers, adhesives, adhesive initiators and buttress rings also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal T. Byrum, Robert P. Gill, William D. Kelly, Ronald J. Kolata, Mark S. Ortiz, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Douglas J. Turner, James W. Voegele