Patents by Inventor Michael J. Vendely

Michael J. Vendely 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: 20190254666
    Abstract: Staple cartridge assemblies for use with surgical stapling instruments and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Scaffolds for use with a surgical staple cartridge and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Vendely, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20190254655
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Peyton Hopson, Rao Bezwada, Chester O. Baxter, III, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Publication number: 20190254667
    Abstract: Staple cartridge assemblies for use with surgical stapling instruments and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Scaffolds for use with a surgical staple cartridge and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Vendely, Victoria Dalessandro, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20190254654
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Chester O. Baxter, III, Michael J. Vendely, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Publication number: 20190254670
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Peyton Hopson, Rao Bezwada
  • Publication number: 20190254658
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Chester O. Baxter, III, Michael J. Vendely
  • Publication number: 20190254661
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely
  • Publication number: 20190254669
    Abstract: Staple cartridge assemblies for use with surgical stapling instruments and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Scaffolds for use with a surgical staple cartridge and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely
  • Publication number: 20190254656
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Peyton Hopson, Rao Bezwada
  • Publication number: 20190254659
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Three dimensional adjuncts for use with a surgical stapling assembly and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Mark S. Zeiner, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chester O. Baxter, III
  • Publication number: 20190254664
    Abstract: Staple cartridge assemblies for use with surgical stapling instruments and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Scaffolds for use with a surgical staple cartridge and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Vendely, Victoria Dalessandro, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10368864
    Abstract: A motorized surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a displacement member, a motor coupled to the displacement member, a control circuit coupled to the motor, and a position sensor coupled to the control circuit. The control circuit is configured to determine a velocity of the displacement member via the position sensor, and cause the display to present an indicia that is indicative of the velocity of the displacement member, wherein a portion of the display occupied by the indicia corresponds to the velocity of the displacement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Sarah A. Worthington, Michael J. Vendely, Chester O. Baxter, III, Christopher J. Hess, Douglas E. Withers
  • Patent number: 10363032
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The end effector a first jaw, a second jaw, and a staple cartridge. The first jaw has an anvil that is configured to form a plurality of staples. The first jaw is movable relative to the second jaw from an open configuration toward a closed configuration for capturing the tissue therebetween and forming the staples therein. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of staples, a body, and a deck. The body is received by the second jaw. The deck has a plurality of staple pockets such that the plurality of staples are configured to pass through staple pockets. The deck is configured to selectively move relative to the body from a first position to a second position for adjusting a height of the deck relative to the anvil while the body is received in the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Charles J. Scheib, Michael J. Vendely, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10363035
    Abstract: A surgical stapler including an end effector having various embodiments of a lockout assembly is described. The lockout assembly can control the rotation of a drive member that extends through the end effector. A sled can be positioned along the drive member and caused to translate along the drive member upon rotation of the drive member. As such, the lockout assembly can prevent movement of the sled by controlling the ability of the drive member to rotate. The lockout assembly can assist with preventing inadvertent firing of the end effector, such as when there is no cartridge present or a spent cartridge (e.g., the cartridge does not have any staples).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10357248
    Abstract: A stretchable buttress assembly includes a planar fabric layer and a biocompatible adhesive layer. The planar fabric layer is configured to stretch along a stretch axis. The planar fabric layer includes extensible fibers and non-extensible fibers. The extensible fibers are arranged in a repeatable pattern. The extensible fibers are oriented along respective paths that are each parallel to the stretch axis. The non-extensible fibers are arranged in a repeatable pattern and engaged with the extensible fibers. The adhesive layer is applied to the planar fabric and is configured to removably adhere the planar fabric layer to an end effector of a surgical stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Victoria Dalessandro, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 10357247
    Abstract: A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an elongated channel configured to support a staple cartridge, an anvil pivotably connected to the elongated channel, a knife mechanically coupled to the staple cartridge, an electric motor and a control circuit electrically connected to the electric motor. The control circuit is configured to change a firing motion of the surgical instrument based on a combination of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Charles J. Scheib
  • Patent number: 10349940
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a platform, a buttress assembly, at least one retainer member, and an indicator. A portion of the platform is exposed in a gap defined by the housing. The buttress assembly is exposed in the gap defined by the housing. The retainer member is configured to selectively retain the buttress assembly against the platform. The retainer member is further configured to release the buttress assembly from the platform in response to a clamping action of an end effector positioned in the gap defined by the housing. The indicator is configured to provide indication of a state of one or both of the buttress assembly or the at least one retainer member. The indicator is further configured to change state in response to a change of state of one or both of the buttress assembly or the at least one retainer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Trevor J. Barton, Michael J. Vendely, Jason L. Harris, Emily A. Schellin, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Charles J. Scheib, Prudence A. Turner
  • Patent number: 10349938
    Abstract: Various exemplary surgical adjuncts with medicants affected by activator materials are provided. In general, an adjunct is provided with at least one medicant that is configured to be activated by an activator material. The adjunct can be delivered to a tissue of a patient, where the adjunct can be implanted. Various activator materials can be configured to activate the at least one medicant retained by the adjunct, the activation causing any one or more of a variety of actions. For example, the at least one medicant can be activated so as to yield at least one of a signal and/or an effect on the adjunct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Tamara S. Widenhouse, Cortney E. Henderson, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Chad E. Eckert, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 10342532
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a platform, a buttress assembly, at least one retainer member, and a lockout alignment feature. A portion of the platform is exposed in a gap defined by the housing. The buttress assembly is positioned on the platform. The buttress assembly is exposed in the gap defined by the housing. The at least one retainer member is configured to selectively retain the buttress assembly against the platform. The at least one retainer member is further configured to release the buttress assembly from the platform in response to a clamping action of an end effector positioned in the gap defined by the housing. The lockout alignment feature is configured to prevent the at least one retainer member from releasing the buttress assembly form the platform unless the end effector is located at a predetermined position in relation to the buttress assembly during clamping of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Trevor J. Barton, Emily A. Schellin, Michael J. Vendely, Jason L. Harris, Charles J. Scheib
  • Patent number: 10342542
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a platform, a buttress assembly, a retainer member, and a release assembly. The housing defines a gap that is configured to receive a portion of an end effector of a surgical stapler. A portion of the platform is exposed in the gap defined by the housing. The buttress assembly is positioned on the platform and is exposed in the gap defined by the housing. The retainer member is configured to selectively retain the first buttress assembly against the platform. The release assembly is in communication with the retainer member. The release assembly is configured to store energy. The release assembly is further configured to release the stored energy to thereby cause the at least one retainer to release the first buttress assembly from the platform in response to a clamping action of an end effector positioned in the gap defined by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Trevor J. Barton, Mark S. Zeiner, Emily A. Schellin, Prudence A. Turner, Charles J. Scheib, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely