Patents by Inventor Scott Heneveld

Scott Heneveld 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: 20200360012
    Abstract: A system for passing suture through biological tissue using a cannula, introducer or other minimally invasive means, to approximate, ligate, fixate and/or close biological tissue. The system includes a hand grip in operative communication with an elongated tubular member having a jaw mechanism disposed on the tubular member distal end. The elongated tubular member housing a deformable tubular needle therein having a curvilinear portion and an internal lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20200281583
    Abstract: A system for piercing through biological tissue and providing access to internal structures; particularly, intra-abdominal structures, and closing an opening in the tissue. The system includes a suture guide sub-system having a tissue positioning sub-system for engaging segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening and a suture passer sub-system that slideably engages the suture guide sub-system. The suture passer sub-system includes suture deployment and capture means that is configured to removably secure a suture thereto and deliver the suture to the segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Patent number: 10765422
    Abstract: A system for passing suture through biological tissue using a cannula, introducer or other minimally invasive means, to approximate, ligate, fixate and/or close biological tissue. The system includes a hand grip in operative communication with an elongated tubular member having a jaw mechanism disposed on the tubular member distal end. The elongated tubular member housing a deformable tubular needle therein having a curvilinear portion and an internal lumen. The jaw mechanism includes a needle shield that is configured to deflect and flex when the tubular member is slidably translated into the needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Passer Stitch, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Patent number: 10702263
    Abstract: A system for piercing through biological tissue and providing access to internal structures; particularly, intra-abdominal structures, and closing an opening in the tissue. The system includes a suture guide sub-system having a tissue positioning sub-system for engaging segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening and a suture passer sub-system that slideably engages the suture guide sub-system. The suture passer sub-system includes suture deployment and capture means that is configured to removably secure a suture thereto and deliver the suture to the segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Suture Ease, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Patent number: 10660636
    Abstract: A suture apparatus having a housing, actuator and capture rod, the actuator being engaged to the capture rod to form an actuator-capture rod assembly, an elongated cannula shaft having a lumen that extends through the shaft, and capture rod retraction means, the housing including an internal region that is configured to receive and support the capture rod retraction means, actuator proximal end and actuator rod distal end therein, wherein said capture rod retraction means is in communication with said actuator. The actuator-capture rod assembly and capture rod retraction means being positioned and configured to transition from a retracted position to an extended position when an actuation force is applied to the actuator and return the retracted position by the retraction means when the actuation force is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20200155144
    Abstract: A trocar wound closure system includes a suture passing needle and a guide for directing the needle through the wound site. A distal portion of the needle includes a capture rod with a slot. An obturator tube with a cutout section can be axially actuated to align the cutout section with the slot, and then moved out of alignment so as to capture the suture. The guide includes at least two tracks for directing the needle through the tissue track. A suture catcher is located adjacent to the exit of each track and configured to be actuated from a radially extended configuration to a retracted configuration so as to capture the suture section inserted through each loop. Radially expandable arms at distal section are movable between an expanded configuration and a slender configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Scott HENEVELD
  • Patent number: 10595857
    Abstract: A trocar wound closure system includes a suture passing needle and a guide for directing the needle through the wound site. A distal portion of the needle includes a capture rod with a slot. An obturator tube with a cutout section can be axially actuated to align the cutout section with the slot, and then moved out of alignment so as to capture the suture. The guide includes at least two tracks for directing the needle through the tissue track. A suture catcher is located adjacent to the exit of each track, and configured to be actuated from a radially extended configuration to a retracted configuration so as to capture the suture section inserted through each loop. Radially expandable arms at distal section are movable between an expanded configuration and a slender configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20200046341
    Abstract: A suture passer comprising: a shaft having an axis; a first jaw mounted to the shaft in alignment with the axis, the first jaw being configured to releasably support a length of suture thereon; a second jaw movably mounted to the shaft; and a needle movably mounted to the shaft, the needle having a hook and being configured to reciprocate in alignment with the axis so that the hook can selectively pass by the second jaw and engage suture releasably supported on the first jaw; wherein the first jaw comprises a spring for selectively binding the suture to the first jaw, and further wherein the spring comprises a recess for receiving the suture therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: David Skinlo, Scott Heneveld, Thomas Weisel, Daren Stewart, Andrew Lantz, Roger Pisarnwongs
  • Patent number: 10512454
    Abstract: A trocar wound closure system includes a suture passing needle and a guide for directing the needle through the wound site. A distal portion of the needle includes a capture rod with a slot. An obturator tube with a cutout section can be axially actuated to align the cutout section with the slot, and then moved out of alignment so as to capture the suture. The guide includes at least two tracks for directing the needle through the tissue track. A snare loop is located adjacent to the exit of each track, and configured to be actuated from a radially extended configuration to a retracted configuration so as to capture the suture section inserted through each loop. Radially expandable arms at distal section are movable between an expanded configuration and a slender configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20190365378
    Abstract: A system for piercing through biological tissue and providing access to internal structures; particularly, intra-abdominal structures, and closing an opening in the tissue. The system includes a suture guide sub-system having a tissue positioning sub-system for engaging segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening and a suture passer sub-system that slideably engages the suture guide sub-system. The suture passer sub-system includes suture deployment and capture means that is configured to removably secure a suture thereto and deliver the suture to the segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20190254646
    Abstract: A dual functioning instrument set, comprising a needle and guide, has not only the capabilities to enter and insufflate the abdominal cavity but also the ability of a suture passer to carry and retrieve suture for closure of the incision sites at the end of the procedure. The needle contains a deployable snare that is used to pass and retrieve suture. The guide is used to repeatedly locate the needle relative to the inner abdominal wall allowing for consistent placement of sutures. For insufflation purposes, obturator tips having different distal structures are provided for shielding the sharp needle tip after insertion through a body wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Scott HENEVELD
  • Patent number: 10357243
    Abstract: A suture passer comprising: a shaft having an axis; a first jaw mounted to the shaft in alignment with the axis, the first jaw being configured to releasably support a length of suture thereon; a second jaw movably mounted to the shaft; and a needle movably mounted to the shaft, the needle having a hook and being configured to reciprocate in alignment with the axis so that the hook can selectively pass by the second jaw and engage suture releasably supported on the first jaw; wherein the first jaw comprises a spring for selectively binding the suture to the first jaw, and further wherein the spring comprises a recess for receiving the suture therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Skinlo, Scott Heneveld, Thomas Weisel, Daren Stewart, Andrew Lantz, Roger Pisarnwongs
  • Publication number: 20190167257
    Abstract: A system for passing suture through biological tissue using a cannula, introducer or other minimally invasive means, to approximate, ligate, fixate and/or close biological tissue. The system includes a hand grip in operative communication with an elongated tubular member having a jaw mechanism disposed on the tubular member distal end. The elongated tubular member housing a deformable tubular needle therein having a curvilinear portion and an internal lumen. The jaw mechanism includes a needle shield that is configured to deflect and flex when the tubular member is slidably translated into the needle shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Patent number: 10299774
    Abstract: A dual functioning instrument set, comprising a needle and guide, has not only the capabilities to enter and insufflate the abdominal cavity but also the ability of a suture passer to carry and retrieve suture for closure of the incision sites at the end of the procedure. The needle contains a deployable snare that is used to pass and retrieve suture. The guide is used to repeatedly locate the needle relative to the inner abdominal wall allowing for consistent placement of sutures. For insufflation purposes, obturator tips having different distal structures are provided for shielding the sharp needle tip after insertion through a body wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Patent number: 10278690
    Abstract: A suture passer comprising: a shaft having an axis; a first jaw mounted to the shaft in alignment with the axis, the first jaw being configured to releasably support a length of suture thereon; a second jaw movably mounted to the shaft; and a needle movably mounted to the shaft, the needle having a hook and being configured to reciprocate in alignment with the axis so that the hook can selectively pass by the second jaw and engage suture releasably supported on the first jaw; wherein the first jaw comprises a spring for selectively binding the suture to the first jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Skinlo, Scott Heneveld, Thomas Weisel, Roger Pisarnwongs
  • Patent number: 10231730
    Abstract: A suture apparatus having a housing, actuator and capture rod, the actuator being engaged to the capture rod to form an actuator-capture rod assembly, an elongated cannula shaft having a lumen that extends through the shaft, and capture rod retraction means, the housing including an internal region that is configured to receive and support the capture rod retraction means, actuator proximal end and actuator rod distal end therein, wherein said capture rod retraction means is in communication with said actuator. The actuator-capture rod assembly and capture rod retraction means being positioned and configured to transition from a retracted position to an extended position when an actuation force is applied to the actuator and return the retracted position by the retraction means when the actuation force is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20180344313
    Abstract: A system for piercing through biological tissue and providing access to internal structures; particularly, intra-abdominal structures, and closing an opening in the tissue. The system includes a suture guide sub-system having a tissue positioning sub-system for engaging segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening and a suture passer sub-system that slideably engages the suture guide sub-system. The suture passer sub-system includes suture deployment and capture means that is configured to removably secure a suture thereto and deliver the suture to the segments of tissue disposed proximate the tissue opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20180235603
    Abstract: A surgical instrument set includes capabilities to obtain access and close the fascial/peritoneal layer at the trocar wound site in a quick, consistent and reproducible manner at the end of a procedure. To facilitate closure of the wound, the system includes a scope guide, an obturator/adaptor, a suture passing needle used in combination with a closure guide apparatus which has suture capture features disposed at or near the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: SCOTT HENEVELD
  • Publication number: 20170367693
    Abstract: A suture apparatus having a housing, actuator and capture rod, the actuator being engaged to the capture rod to form an actuator-capture rod assembly, an elongated cannula shaft having a lumen that extends through the shaft, and capture rod retraction means, the housing including an internal region that is configured to receive and support the capture rod retraction means, actuator proximal end and actuator rod distal end therein, wherein said capture rod retraction means is in communication with said actuator. The actuator-capture rod assembly and capture rod retraction means being positioned and configured to transition from a retracted position to an extended position when an actuation force is applied to the actuator and return the retracted position by the retraction means when the actuation force is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: SCOTT HENEVELD
  • Publication number: 20170238922
    Abstract: A trocar wound closure system includes a suture passing needle and a guide for directing the needle through the wound site. A distal portion of the needle includes a capture rod with a slot. An obturator tube with a cutout section can be axially actuated to align the cutout section with the slot, and then moved out of alignment so as to capture the suture. The guide includes at least two tracks for directing the needle through the tissue track. A suture catcher is located adjacent to the exit of each track, and configured to be actuated from a radially extended configuration to a retracted configuration so as to capture the suture section inserted through each loop. Radially expandable arms at distal section are movable between an expanded configuration and a slender configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: SCOTT HENEVELD