Patents by Inventor Nathan J. Price

Nathan J. Price 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: 20150182276
    Abstract: A method for determining motional branch current in an ultrasonic transducer of an ultrasonic surgical device over multiple frequencies of a transducer drive signal. The method may comprise, at each of a plurality of frequencies of the transducer drive signal, oversampling a current and voltage of the transducer drive signal, receiving, by a processor, the current and voltage samples, and determining, by the processor, the motional branch current based on the current and voltage samples, a static capacitance of the ultrasonic transducer and the frequency of the transducer drive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey D. Messerly, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Nathan J. Price, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, JR., Joseph A. Brotz, John E. Hein
  • Publication number: 20150182251
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Aaron C. Voegele, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140287893
    Abstract: An exercise support having a base with a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end and a second end. Preferably, the base is curved to form generally an S-shape. Attached to the bottom surface is a support member. A narrowed or head section is formed at the second end of the base. Preferably a pair of handles extend outwardly from the narrowed section for gripping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan J. Price
  • Patent number: 8749116
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Nathan J. Price
  • Patent number: 8546996
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price
  • Publication number: 20120310262
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price
  • Publication number: 20120310263
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price
  • Publication number: 20120310264
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price
  • Publication number: 20110082486
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an apparatus and method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price