Patents by Inventor Michael W. Goldenbogen

Michael W. Goldenbogen 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: 10786253
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that includes a surgical end effector that has a first jaw and a second jaw that is pivotally attached to the first jaw for pivotal travel between a fully open position and a fully closed position by an axially movable closure member. The instrument further includes an axially movably firing member that has at least one jaw engagement feature that is configured to apply additional closure motions to the second jaw as the axially movable firing member is moved from a proximal most position to a distalmost position within the first end effector jaw. When the closure member is in a starting position and the axially movable firing member is in the proximal most position, a distal end of the closure member is distal to a distal end of the at least one jaw engagement feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Patent number: 10758232
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that includes a first jaw and a second jaw that is coupled to the first jaw for selective pivotal travel relative thereto between a fully open position and a fully closed position. An axially movable closure member is selectively axially movable in a closure direction to move the second jaw from the fully open position to the fully closed position and in an axial opening direction to move the second jaw from the fully closed position to the fully open position. The axially movable closure member includes a first jaw opening feature that is configured to apply a first jaw opening motion to the second jaw and a second jaw opening feature is axially spaced from the first jaw opening feature and is configured to apply a second jaw opening motion to the second jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jordan B. Wong, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Patent number: 10729509
    Abstract: A surgical instrument assembly comprising an end effector, a shaft assembly, a closure drive system, and a firing drive system is disclosed. The surgical instrument assembly further comprises a dual lock configured to engage a closure member and a firing member to prevent the firing member from being advanced distally from a proximal firing stroke position before the closure member is in a distal closure stroke position. The dual lock is further configured to prevent the closure member from being retracted from the distal closure stroke position before the firing member is returned to the proximal firing stroke position after the firing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Patent number: 10716565
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a shaft and an end effector that is articulatable relative to the shaft is disclosed. First and second independently movable articulation drivers are coupled to the surgical end effector to apply articulation motions thereto. The first articulation driver is attached to the surgical end effector by a first link that extends transversely relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the shaft. The second articulation driver is attached to the surgical end effector by a second link that extends transversely relative to the longitudinal axis and the first link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Publication number: 20190183597
    Abstract: A surgical instrument assembly comprising an end effector, a shaft assembly, a closure drive system, and a firing drive system is disclosed. The surgical instrument assembly further comprises a dual lock configured to engage a closure member and a firing member to prevent the firing member from being advanced distally from a proximal firing stroke position before the closure member is in a distal closure stroke position. The dual lock is further configured to prevent the closure member from being retracted from the distal closure stroke position before the firing member is returned to the proximal firing stroke position after the firing stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Publication number: 20190183504
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a shaft and an end effector that is articulatable relative to the shaft is disclosed. First and second independently movable articulation drivers are coupled to the surgical end effector to apply articulation motions thereto. The first articulation driver is attached to the surgical end effector by a first link that extends transversely relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the shaft. The second articulation driver is attached to the surgical end effector by a second link that extends transversely relative to the longitudinal axis and the first link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Publication number: 20190000466
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising an end effector, a shaft, and an articulation joint is disclosed. The shaft comprises a frame defining a longitudinal shaft axis and, in addition, a closure actuator translatable relative to the frame. The closure actuator comprises a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a link rotatably connected to the proximal and distal portions about proximal and distal link axes, wherein the proximal and distal link axes define a longitudinal link axis therebetween. The end effector is rotatably connected to the shaft about an articulation axis defined by the articulation joint, wherein the end effector is articulatable between an unarticulated position and an articulated position, wherein the articulation axis is offset from the longitudinal shaft axis, and wherein the longitudinal link axis is not collinear with the longitudinal shaft axis when the end effector is in either the unarticulated position or the articulated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Publication number: 20190000460
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that includes a surgical end effector that has a first jaw and a second jaw that is pivotally attached to the first jaw for pivotal travel between a fully open position and a fully closed position by an axially movable closure member. The instrument further includes an axially movably firing member that has at least one jaw engagement feature that is configured to apply additional closure motions to the second jaw as the axially movable firing member is moved from a proximal most position to a distalmost position within the first end effector jaw. When the closure member is in a starting position and the axially movable firing member is in the proximal most position, a distal end of the closure member is distal to a distal end of the at least one jaw engagement feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Jason L. Harris, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Publication number: 20190000463
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that includes a first jaw and a second jaw that is coupled to the first jaw for selective pivotal travel relative thereto between a fully open position and a fully closed position. An axially movable closure member is selectively axially movable in a closure direction to move the second jaw from the fully open position to the fully closed position and in an axial opening direction to move the second jaw from the fully closed position to the fully open position. The axially movable closure member includes a first jaw opening feature that is configured to apply a first jaw opening motion to the second jaw and a second jaw opening feature is axially spaced from the first jaw opening feature and is configured to apply a second jaw opening motion to the second jaw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Jordan B. Wong, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Patent number: 10166024
    Abstract: A clamp having at least first and second elongate clamping portions adapted to be placed on opposite sides of the hollow anatomical structure. The first and second elongate clamping portions respectively include ends coupled together with respective resilient urging members configured to urge at least one of the first and second elongate clamping portions toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions from an open position into a clamping position to occlude the hollow anatomical structure. The clamp includes tissue ingrowth structure on the clamping portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: IDx Medical, Ltd., Atricure Inc., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Jason I. Glithero, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Chadd R. Tyler, Todd A. Hall, Delos M. Cosgrove
  • Patent number: 10154841
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument comprising an elongate shaft assembly that defines a shaft axis and includes a surgical end effector that is operably coupled thereto by an articulation joint. The surgical end effector includes a cartridge support member that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein. The surgical instrument further includes a longitudinally movable firing beam that extends through the articulation joint and is selectively axially movable from a starting position to an ending position within the surgical end effector. A firing beam locking assembly comprising a biasing member is operably supported on the articulation joint and is configured to apply a biasing motion to the firing beam to bias the firing beam into a locked position wherein the firing beam is prevented from moving from the starting to the ending position unless an unfired surgical staple cartridge is operably supported in the cartridge support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Lauren S. Weaner, Adam D. Hensel, Austin E. Wise, Daniel V. Jones, Josiah J. Brinkerhoff, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Publication number: 20160367247
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument comprising an elongate shaft assembly that defines a shaft axis and includes a surgical end effector that is operably coupled thereto by an articulation joint. The surgical end effector includes a cartridge support member that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein. The surgical instrument further includes a longitudinally movable firing beam that extends through the articulation joint and is selectively axially movable from a starting position to an ending position within the surgical end effector. A firing beam locking assembly comprising a biasing member is operably supported on the articulation joint and is configured to apply a biasing motion to the firing beam to bias the firing beam into a locked position wherein the firing beam is prevented from moving from the starting to the ending position unless an unfired surgical staple cartridge is operably supported in the cartridge support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Lauren S. Weaner, Adam D. Hensel, Austin E. Wise, Daniel V. Jones, Josiah J. Brinkerhoff, Michael W. Goldenbogen
  • Publication number: 20120059400
    Abstract: A clamp having at least first and second elongate clamping portions adapted to be placed on opposite sides of the hollow anatomical structure. The first and second elongate clamping portions respectively include ends coupled together with respective resilient urging members configured to urge at least one of the first and second elongate clamping portions toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions from an open position into a clamping position to occlude the hollow anatomical structure. The clamp includes tissue ingrowth structure on the clamping portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicants: IDX MEDICAL, LTD, THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, ATRICURE, INC.
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Jason I. Glithero, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Chadd R. Tyler, Todd A. Hall, Delos M. Cosgrove
  • Publication number: 20090012545
    Abstract: A clamp (10) having at least first and second elongate clamping portions (2, 4) adapted to be placed on opposite sides of the hollow anatomical structure (40). The first and second elongate clamping portions (2, 4) respectively include ends coupled together with respective resilient urging members (6, 8) configured to urge at least one of the first and second elongate clamping portions (2, 4) toward the other of the first and second elongate clamping portions (2, 4) from an open position into a clamping position to occlude the hollow anatomical structure (40). The clamp (10) is shaped annularly such that it may surround the hollow anatomical structure (40) in the open position and reorient into a flattened shape in the clamping position to occlude the hollow interior of the hollow anatomical structure (40). Apparatus of the invention further include clamp delivery and actuation devices (80, 200) adapted to deploy the clamp (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicants: IDX MEDICAL, LTD., ATRICURE, INC.
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Jason I. Glithero, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Chadd R. Tyler, Todd A. Hall
  • Publication number: 20080208324
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for occluding an anatomical structure including a device having at least first and second clamp portions adapted to cooperate to move from an open position adjacent an anatomical structure to a closed position engaging and occluding the anatomical structure. A system for delivery of a fluid to affect occlusion of an anatomical structure is provided, as well as an applicator for deploying occlusion devices having different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Jason I. Glithero, Livyn O. Okorocha, James G. Tappel, Eric E. Bielefeld, Michael W. Goldenbogen, Chadd R. Tyler, Todd A. Hall, Stephen C. Robinson, Greg R. Furnish