Patents by Inventor Robert A. Rousseau

Robert A. Rousseau 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: 20220225983
    Abstract: A needle camera adaptor includes a tube-shaped body having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis, and a lumen that extends along the longitudinal axis. A centrally-located lateral access opening is formed in an outer wall of the tube-shaped body. A needle securing channel is formed in the outer wall and extends between the lateral access opening and the distal end of the tube-shaped body. A curved suture needle is disposed within the needle securing channel. The needle securing channel and the curved suture needle extend along an axis that defines an oblique angle with the longitudinal axis of the needle camera adaptor. A visualization device, facing distally, is positioned within the lumen at the proximal end of the tube-shaped body. The lateral access opening, the needle securing channel, and the curved suture needle are located within a field of view of the visualization device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Doug Souls, Robert Rousseau, Alexander M. Cannara, Noha Elmouelhi, Jared Schneider, Wayne Holloway
  • Patent number: 11395069
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be less than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: B&W Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20220104812
    Abstract: A system for making a surgical suture having a reformed tip includes a receiver die having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an elongated channel formed in the top surface that extends between first and second ends of said receiver die. The elongated channel includes a suture channel having a first end and a second end, a first sloping surface that extends downwardly between the first end of the suture channel and the first end of the receiver die, and a second sloping surface that extends downwardly between the second end of the suture channel and the second end of the receiver die. The system includes an upper die having a top surface and a bottom surface that opposes the top surface of the receiver die. The system has an open die position in which the bottom surface of the upper die is spaced away from the top surface of the receiver die and a closed die position in which the bottom surface of the upper die is in contact with the top surface of the receiver die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 11224421
    Abstract: A method of making a surgical suture having a reformed tip includes providing an elongated fiber having a first end, a second end, a central axis extending between the first and second ends thereof, and an outer surface that defines a cross-sectional dimension of the elongated fiber, and compressing a center region of the elongated fiber that is located between the first and second ends thereof for reshaping the center region into a core mass and a deformed mass that extends laterally outside the cross-sectional dimension of said elongated fiber. The method includes separating the deformed mass of the center region from the core mass of the center region so that only the core mass remains for interconnecting the first and second ends of the elongated fiber, and after separating the deformed mass from the core mass, reshaping the core mass into a reformed mass having a reformed mass central axis that is offset from the central axis of the elongated fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 11207068
    Abstract: A surgical stapler having an anvil including a plurality of staple forming pockets for forming staples. The staple forming pockets include first and second staple forming cups configured to receive first and second legs of a staple respectively. The first staple forming cup within each staple forming pocket has a different depth from the second staple forming cup within that staple forming pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Shaun Weadock, Robert Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20210369276
    Abstract: Novel compositions and systems for closure of wounds are disclosed. The compositions provide devices of improved flexibility and elasticity and are readily applied to wound sites or over wound closure devices. The present invention is also directed to a novel platinum catalyst for use in such compositions. The catalyst provides for rapid curing on topical surfaces such as skin and bonds to such surfaces in about 2-5 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Duan Li Ou, Robert Rousseau, Leo B. Kriksunov, Julian Quintero
  • Patent number: 11137019
    Abstract: A joint assembly between a first component and a second component comprises a ball portion configured to be connected to the first component. A socket is configured to be connected to the second component or ground and comprises a socket base, a socket cover, and a spherical joint cavity within the assembled socket base and socket cover to receive the ball portion to form a spherical joint. At least one biasing member is in the joint assembly. A clamp clamps the socket base to the socket cover such that the at least one biasing member biases the socket base and the socket cover toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Rousseau, Benoit Lupien, Steve Boulais, Jean-Francois Menard
  • Publication number: 20200390441
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for the securement of dermal tissues. The device provides approximation and eversion of the tissue as well as the placement of a fixation element that bridges a wound. The fixation element may be produced in several fixed or dynamic configurations that may or may not alter the ability to engage tissue in response to stresses placed upon the fixation member post-deployment. The delivery device inserts the fastener percutaneously through the epidermis into the sub-dermal position without entering the wound margins with any part of the approximation portion of the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, SR.
  • Patent number: 10812909
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be less than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10786248
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for the securement of dermal tissues. The device provides approximation and eversion of the tissue as well as the placement of a fixation element that bridges a wound. The fixation element may be produced in several fixed or dynamic configurations that may or may not alter the ability to engage tissue in response to stresses placed upon the fixation member post-deployment. The delivery device inserts the fastener percutaneously through the epidermis into the sub-dermal position without entering the wound margins with any part of the approximation portion of the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon. Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20200285448
    Abstract: Polymeric fibers, and apparatuses for and methods of processing such fibers to be useful as sutures, where at least one end of a fiber includes a termination feature. The termination feature is formed through the application of energy to a coiled region of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10765546
    Abstract: A device that is inserted through the abdominal wall and into the digestive tract of a human is disclosed. The device may be placed through a method such as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). The device includes a gastrostomy style structure that provides fluid communication with the external environment of the patient with the internal contents of the stomach. The device is produced with a series of slotted collection channels that preferentially, when connected to a source of negative relative pressure, directs a significant volume of the high calorie fluidic components of the chyme out of the digestive tract, preventing exposure to the absorptive tissues of the digestive tract when simple sugars and carbohydrates are consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10746269
    Abstract: A linear actuator comprises a motor for producing a bi-directional rotational output. A casing is connected to the motor at a proximal end, the casing having an inner cavity defining a joint surface. A threaded shaft is within the inner cavity of the casing and actuated by the motor for rotation. A sliding tube assembly has a sliding tube in sliding arrangement with the inner cavity of the casing for moving in translation in an axial direction relative to the casing. A pair of traveling nuts is connected to the sliding tube assembly for moving with the sliding tube in the axial direction, the traveling nuts being operatively engaged to the threaded shaft for converting a rotational motion of the threaded shaft into a translation of the sliding tube, the traveling nuts being on opposite sides of a member of the sliding tube assembly connecting the traveling nuts to the sliding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Rousseau, Steve Boulais, Benoit Lupien, Jean-Francois Menard
  • Publication number: 20200163669
    Abstract: A method of making a surgical suture having a reformed tip includes providing an elongated fiber having a first end, a second end, a central axis extending between the first and second ends thereof, and an outer surface that defines a cross-sectional dimension of the elongated fiber, and compressing a center region of the elongated fiber that is located between the first and second ends thereof for reshaping the center region into a core mass and a deformed mass that extends laterally outside the cross-sectional dimension of said elongated fiber. The method includes separating the deformed mass of the center region from the core mass of the center region so that only the core mass remains for interconnecting the first and second ends of the elongated fiber, and after separating the deformed mass from the core mass, reshaping the core mass into a reformed mass having a reformed mass central axis that is offset from the central axis of the elongated fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20200145759
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be less than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20200121484
    Abstract: A novel medical device for treating obesity is disclosed. The device is inserted through the oral cavity and into the digestive tract of a human. The device is a passive catheter-style structure that preferentially directs a significant volume of the high calorie fluidic components of the chyme through the digestive tract, preventing exposure to the absorptive tissues of the digestive tract and, in some forms, stimulates negative feedback to the patient when simple sugars and carbohydrates are consumed. The device may be installed or removed though the use of standard endoscopy, or may be offered in the form of an ingestible device. The device may be inflatable or preformed for use within the digestive tract. Also disclosed is a novel method of using the medical device to control obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20200120424
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be less than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10548753
    Abstract: A novel medical device for treating obesity is disclosed. The device is inserted through the oral cavity and into the digestive tract of a human. The device is a passive catheter-style structure that preferentially directs a significant volume of the high calorie fluidic components of the chyme through the digestive tract, preventing exposure to the absorptive tissues of the digestive tract and, in some forms, stimulates negative feedback to the patient when simple sugars and carbohydrates are consumed. The device may be installed or removed though the use of standard endoscopy, or may be offered in the form of an ingestible device. The device may be inflatable or preformed for use within the digestive tract. Also disclosed is a novel method of using the medical device to control obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10547949
    Abstract: A loudspeaker diaphragm (12) comprising a woven fibre body supports damping material (25), for example PVA polymer, on a rearward-facing surface (24). The woven fibre body may be formed of lengths (14) non-metallic fibre material (for example glass fibre) coating with a thin metal coating (32). The mass of the layer of damping material (25) may be less than the mass of the woven fibre body. An attractive sparkly looking loudspeaker diaphragm (12) may thus be provided which damps undesirable vibration whilst providing a flatter frequency-response curve (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas O'Brien, Martial André Robert Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10470760
    Abstract: Tissue securement fibers of reduced cross sectional area and methods of making them are disclosed. The fibers comprising reduced cross sectional areas provide higher degrees of flexibility by providing discrete bending zones most useful in applications when the fiber is bent at an included angle less than 180°, more particularly when the included angle is less than 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rousseau