Patents by Inventor Scott Manzo

Scott Manzo 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: 10058329
    Abstract: This application is directed to a surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. A tactile indication mechanism is also provided for notifying a surgeon that the device has been fired and for notifying a surgeon that the anvil head has been unapproximated a distance sufficient to permit the anvil head to tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard D. Gresham, Scott Manzo, Ernest Aranyi, Robert Geiste, Bruce Jankowski, Keith Milliman
  • Patent number: 9693794
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge is provided to couple to a mechanical wrist of a surgical instrument for a robotic surgical system. The replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge includes two end effectors, a fastener to rotatably couple the two end effectors together, and a cam mechanism. At least one of the two end effectors is a moveable end effector having a jaw portion, an off-center portion, and a base portion. The cam mechanism is coupled to the base portion of the at least one moveable end effector to pivot it about the fastener to open and close the jaw portion of the at least one moveable end effector with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Manzo
  • Patent number: 9649174
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method is disclosed in which a lock sensing mode is entered for a robotic surgical instrument. In the lock sensing mode, the degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument are switchably reduced. Further in the lock sensing mode, one or more end effectors of the robotic surgical instrument are switchably clamped together in the robotic surgical instrument. An increased level of torque may also be applied to the end effectors to increase a gripping force applied by the one or more end effectors in response to the reduced degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitish Swarup, Scott Manzo
  • Publication number: 20160174989
    Abstract: This application is directed to a surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. A tactile indication mechanism is also provided for notifying a surgeon that the device has been fired and for notifying a surgeon that the anvil head has been unapproximated a distance sufficient to permit the anvil head to tilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Richard D. Gresham, Scott Manzo, Ernest Aranyi, Robert Geiste, Bruce Jankowski, Keith Milliman
  • Patent number: 9307994
    Abstract: This application is directed to a surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. A tactile indication mechanism is also provided for notifying a surgeon that the device has been fired and for notifying a surgeon that the anvil head has been unapproximated a distance sufficient to permit the anvil head to tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard D. Gresham, Scott Manzo, Ernest Aranyi, Robert Geiste, Bruce Jankowski, Keith Milliman
  • Patent number: 9050120
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method is disclosed in which a lock sensing mode is entered for a robotic surgical instrument. In the lock sensing mode, the degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument are switchably reduced. Further in the lock sensing mode, one or more end effectors of the robotic surgical instrument are switchably clamped together in the robotic surgical instrument. An increased level of torque may also be applied to the end effectors to increase a gripping force applied by the one or more end effectors in response to the reduced degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nitish Swarup, Scott Manzo
  • Patent number: 9014856
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a control system for a robotic surgical instrument is provided including a torque saturation limiter, a torque to current converter coupled to the torque saturation limiter, and a motor coupled to the torque to current converter. The torque saturation limiter receives a desired torque signal for one or more end effectors and limits the desired torque to a range between an upper torque limit and a lower torque limit generating a bounded torque signal. The torque to current converter transforms a torque signal into a current signal. The motor drives an end effector of one or more end effectors to the bounded torque signal in response to the first current signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Manzo, Nitish Swarup
  • Patent number: 9002518
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a control system for a robotic surgical instrument is provided including a torque saturation limiter, a torque to current converter coupled to the torque saturation limiter, and a motor coupled to the torque to current converter. The torque saturation limiter receives a desired torque signal for one or more end effectors and limits the desired torque to a range between an upper torque limit and a lower torque limit generating a bounded torque signal. The torque to current converter transforms a torque signal into a current signal. The motor drives an end effector of one or more end effectors to the bounded torque signal in response to the first current signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Manzo, Nitish Swarup
  • Patent number: 8911428
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. A positively positionable multi-disk wrist mechanism includes a plurality of disks or vertebrae stacked in series. Each vertebra is configured to rotate in pitch or in yaw with respect to each neighboring vertebra. Actuation cables are used to manipulate and control movement of the vertebrae. In specific embodiments, some of the cables are distal cables that extend from a proximal vertebra through one or more intermediate vertebrae to a distal vertebra, while the remaining cables are medial cables that extend from the proximal vertebra to one or more of the intermediate vertebrae. The cables are actuated by a pivoted plate cable actuator mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Daniel T. Wallace, Stacey Chang, S. Christopher Anderson, Dustin Williams, Scott Manzo
  • Patent number: 8862101
    Abstract: A voicemail message management system and method are provided. A list of voicemail messages is displayed on a screen such as a cellular telephone screen. Indicators specify whether messages are new, urgent, saved, not yet heard, and the like. Other attributes can also be displayed, including for example indications as to source of a message, message duration, date/time, caller, urgent or private, and the like. These indicators provide guidance to the user for selecting which messages he or she would like to hear at a given time. The user can listen to messages, delete them, move them, categorize them, and perform other operations in any order the user chooses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Integrated Cabinet Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas L. Brackbill, Ronald J. Fernandez, Mark D. Klein, Michael J. Kolbly, Michael Scott Manzo, Ronald D. Stelter
  • Patent number: 8594298
    Abstract: A personal call management system allows a user to specify how incoming telephone calls should be handled. The user can specify various parameters including modes, filters, schedules, and the like. Incoming calls are routed to a specified telephone number, or sent to voicemail, or otherwise disposed of. Users can change modes manually or can specify automatic mode selection based on time of date, day of week, location, and/or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Klein, Michael Scott Manzo, Tamara Hills Mahmood, Andrew M. Maurer, Michael J. Kolbly, Ronald D. Stelter, Douglas L. Brackbill
  • Publication number: 20130279666
    Abstract: A voicemail message management system and method are provided. A list of voicemail messages is displayed on a screen such as a cellular telephone screen. Indicators specify whether messages are new, urgent, saved, not yet heard, and the like. Other attributes can also be displayed, including for example indications as to source of a message, message duration, date/time, caller, urgent or private, and the like. These indicators provide guidance to the user for selecting which messages he or she would like to hear at a given time. The user can listen to messages, delete them, move them, categorize them, and perform other operations in any order the user chooses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas L. Brackbill, Ronald J. Fernandez, Mark D. Klein, Michael J. Kolbly, Michael Scott Manzo, Ronald D. Stelter
  • Publication number: 20130277412
    Abstract: This application is directed to a surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. A tactile indication mechanism is also provided for notifying a surgeon that the device has been fired and for notifying a surgeon that the anvil head has been unapproximated a distance sufficient to permit the anvil head to tilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Richard D. Gresham, Scott Manzo, Ernest Aranyi, Robert Geiste, Bruce Jankowski, Keith Milliman
  • Publication number: 20130110130
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a control system for a robotic surgical instrument is provided including a torque saturation limiter, a torque to current converter coupled to the torque saturation limiter, and a motor coupled to the torque to current converter. The torque saturation limiter receives a desired torque signal for one or more end effectors and limits the desired torque to a range between an upper torque limit and a lower torque limit generating a bounded torque signal. The torque to current converter transforms a torque signal into a current signal. The motor drives an end effector of one or more end effectors to the bounded torque signal in response to the first current signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: SCOTT MANZO, NITISH SWARUP
  • Patent number: 8398634
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge is provided to couple to a mechanical wrist of a surgical instrument for a robotic surgical system. The replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge includes two pluggable end effectors and a pair of spring latches. The two end effectors are moveable end effectors having a jaw portion, an off-center portion, and a base portion in one embodiment. The replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge may further include a fastener to rotatably couple the end effectors together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Manzo, Lisa Heaton
  • Patent number: 8396456
    Abstract: A voicemail message management system and method are provided. A list of voicemail messages is displayed on a screen such as a cellular telephone screen. Indicators specify whether messages are new, urgent, saved, not yet heard, and the like. Other attributes can also be displayed, including for example indications as to source of a message, message duration, date/time, caller, urgent or private, and the like. These indicators provide guidance to the user for selecting which messages he or she would like to hear at a given time. The user can listen to messages, delete them, move them, categorize them, and perform other operations in any order the user chooses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Avaya Integrated Cabinet Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas L. Brackbill, Ronald J. Fernandez, Mark D. Klein, Michael J. Kolbly, Michael Scott Manzo, Ronald D. Stelter
  • Patent number: 8349019
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for performing surgical anastomotic procedures are disclosed herein. The apparatus for performing the surgical anastomotic procedure includes a tubular sleeve defining an axial lumen therethrough, a positioning tube defining an axial lumen therethrough, an expansion assembly having a tubular body and an expandable tip operatively coupled to a distal end thereof, and an anchoring assembly. The positioning tube is preferably configured and adapted to be slidably received within the axial lumen of the tubular sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Scott Manzo
  • Publication number: 20120220831
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. A positively positionable multi-disk wrist mechanism includes a plurality of disks or vertebrae stacked in series. Each vertebra is configured to rotate in pitch or in yaw with respect to each neighboring vertebra. Actuation cables are used to manipulate and control movement of the vertebrae. In specific embodiments, some of the cables are distal cables that extend from a proximal vertebra through one or more intermediate vertebrae to a distal vertebra, while the remaining cables are medial cables that extend from the proximal vertebra to one or more of the intermediate vertebrae. The cables are actuated by a pivoted plate cable actuator mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Intuititve Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Daniel T. Wallace, Stacey Chang, S. Christopher Anderson, Dustin Williams, Scott Manzo
  • Patent number: 8231638
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method is disclosed in which a lock sensing mode is entered for a robotic surgical instrument. In the lock sensing mode, the degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument are switchably reduced. Further in the lock sensing mode, one or more end effectors of the robotic surgical instrument are switchably clamped together in the robotic surgical instrument. An increased level of torque may also be applied to the end effectors to increase a gripping force applied by the one or more end effectors in response to the reduced degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitish Swarup, Scott Manzo
  • Patent number: 8224484
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method is disclosed in which a lock sensing mode is entered for a robotic surgical instrument. In the lock sensing mode, the degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument are switchably reduced. Further in the lock sensing mode, one or more end effectors of the robotic surgical instrument are switchably clamped together in the robotic surgical instrument. An increased level of torque may also be applied to the end effectors to increase a gripping force applied by the one or more end effectors in response to the reduced degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitish Swarup, Scott Manzo