Patents by Inventor Steven J. Carusillo

Steven J. Carusillo 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: 20200352619
    Abstract: A surgical handpiece includes a shell, an energy applicator, a transmission component, a lid, a latch and a data tag. The shell defines a void for receiving a power module and an opening through which the power module is inserted into and removed from the void. The energy applicator is attached to the shell. The energy applicator, when actuated, outputs energy for application to a tissue to perform a medical/surgical task. The transmission component is disposed in the shell for transmitting energy output by the power module to the energy applicator. The lid moveably is mountable to the shell to cover the shell opening. The latch is moveably attached to the shell or the lid for holding the lid in a latched state. The data tag is mounted to the latch so as to move with the latch, the data element including data identifying the handpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Stryker Far East, Inc.
    Inventors: Viren Mistry, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Publication number: 20200323543
    Abstract: A drill for driving a drill bit into a solid object such as bone. The drill includes a rotor with a bore that transmits rotational movement to the drill bit. The drill bit extends through the rotor bore. A probe extends forward from the drill to measure bore depth. The probe is moveably mounted to the drill so as to extend into the rotor bore. As the drill and drill bit advance forward the probe remains static. As a result of the advancement of the drill the rotor extends over the proximal end of the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: 9089318
    Abstract: A solid medical waste collection system for collecting solid medical waste. The system includes a mobile cart with a bag for storing the waste. A pre-detection apparatus detects metal-containing objects prior to placing them inside the bag to reduce costs to the facility in which the cart is employed. The system may also include a bag-tensioning mechanism for securing the bag to the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce D. Henniges, Richard F. Huyser, Douglas L. Tyler, Sr., Jerry A. Culp, Chris Philipp, Donald M. Malackowski, James G. Walen, Dennis A. Stratton, Paul A. Welch, Steven J. Carusillo, David S. Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20140200546
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device is provided for delivering fluid to a target site such as an intervertebral disc during discography. The fluid delivery device includes pressure and volume sensors to determine the pressure and the volume of the fluid delivered to the intervertebral disc. The fluid delivery device is hand-held during use and includes a syringe assembly having a plunger with threads that enables controlled discharge of the fluid from the fluid delivery device by rotating the plunger in a housing of the fluid delivery device. The fluid delivery device includes a communication module to wirelessly transfer data to an external device outside of a sterile field, while the fluid delivery device is in the sterile field. The fluid delivery device may also include a physiological sensor to monitor involuntary pain responses based on changing physiological parameters such as increases in body temperature or blood pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karen L. Smit, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: 8672886
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device is provided for delivering fluid to a target site such as an intervertebral disc during discography. The fluid delivery device includes pressure and volume sensors to determine the pressure and the volume of the fluid delivered to the intervertebral disc. The fluid delivery device is hand-held during use and includes a syringe assembly having a plunger with threads that enables controlled discharge of the fluid from the fluid delivery device by rotating the plunger in a housing of the fluid delivery device. The fluid delivery device includes a communication module to wirelessly transfer data to an external device outside of a sterile field, while the fluid delivery device is in the sterile field. The fluid delivery device may also include a physiological sensor to monitor involuntary pain responses based on changing physiological parameters such as increases in body temperature or blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Karen L. Smit, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Publication number: 20110245760
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device is provided for delivering fluid to a target site such as an intervertebral disc during discography. The fluid delivery device includes pressure and volume sensors to determine the pressure and the volume of the fluid delivered to the intervertebral disc. The fluid delivery device is hand-held during use and includes a syringe assembly having a plunger with threads that enables controlled discharge of the fluid from the fluid delivery device by rotating the plunger in a housing of the fluid delivery device. The fluid delivery device includes a communication module to wirelessly transfer data to an external device outside of a sterile field, while the fluid delivery device is in the sterile field. The fluid delivery device may also include a physiological sensor to monitor involuntary pain responses based on changing physiological parameters such as increases in body temperature or blood pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karen L. Smit, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Publication number: 20110156903
    Abstract: A solid medical waste collection system for collecting solid medical waste. The system includes a mobile cart with a bag for storing the waste. A pre-detection apparatus detects metal-containing objects prior to placing them inside the bag to reduce costs to the facility in which the cart is employed. The system may also include a bag-tensioning mechanism for securing the bag to the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Bruce D. Henniges, Richard F. Huyser, Douglas L. Tyler, SR., Jerry A. Culp, Chris Philipp, Donald M. Malackowski, James G. Walen, Dennis A. Stratton, Paul A. Welch, Steven J. Carusillo, David S. Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 7959607
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device is provided for delivering fluid to a target site such as an intervertebral disc during discography. The fluid delivery device includes pressure and volume sensors to determine the pressure and the volume of the fluid delivered to the intervertebral disc. The fluid delivery device is hand-held during use and includes a syringe assembly having a plunger with threads that enables controlled discharge of the fluid from the fluid delivery device by rotating the plunger in a housing of the fluid delivery device. The fluid delivery device may also include a communication module to wirelessly transfer data to an external device outside of a sterile field, while the fluid delivery device is in the sterile field. The fluid delivery device may also include a physiological sensor to monitor involuntary pain responses based on changing physiological parameters such as increases in body temperature or blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Karen L. Smit, Steven J. Carusillo, David J. Gennrich, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Michael Strickler
  • Publication number: 20100268250
    Abstract: A surgical system for use in performing medical procedures on a body of a patient is provided. The system includes a manipulator having a tool mounting arrangement including a power transmitter. The manipulator is capable of moving the tool mounting arrangement with at least one degree of freedom. The system has a tool support including a power receiver. A sterile barrier is arranged between the robotic mechanism and the tool support to isolate the robotic mechanism from the sterile environment. The tool support is engageable with the tool mounting arrangement with the sterile barrier therebetween. The power transmitter and power receiver can wirelessly transmit power across the sterile barrier between the manipulator and the tool support when the tool support is engaged with the tool mounting arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: MicroDexterity Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Michael STUART, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Publication number: 20040260271
    Abstract: A catheter for delivering medication from a fluid source to an anatomical site of a patient and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The catheter comprises an elongated tube extending between an open proximal end and a closed distal end. The elongated tube includes a catheter wall having an inner surface that bounds a lumen for conveying the fluid from the fluid source. A plurality of openings are defined in the catheter wall to discharge the fluid from the lumen to the anatomical site. A reinforcing coil is disposed within the lumen to improve fluid delivery and provide kink resistance to the catheter. The reinforcing coil has spaced convolutions in an unstretched state. An annular flow space is defined between the reinforcing coil and the inner surface of the catheter wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Richard F. Huyser, Jason D. Toman, Brian J. VanderWoude, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: 5207697
    Abstract: A pistol-shaped surgical handpiece comprises a pistol-shaped housing including a forward/rearward extending barrel and a handle fixedly depending from the barrel. A motor and control circuit are supported in the barrel. The motor drives a tool carrier at the front end of the barrel. In one preferred embodiment, the housing is of formed sheet metal and the motor, control unit and a drive train for driving the tool carrier, are mounted as a sealed unitary cartridge within the sheet metal barrel. In one embodiment, the battery is inserted upward into the bottom of the handle and telescopes therein for a substantial distance to permit a relatively compact handle arrangement while yet permitting a full size handle rigidly joined to the barrel of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Carusillo, David H. Grulke
  • Patent number: 5136469
    Abstract: A compact, hermetically sealed, heat dissipating electric power unit comprises a P.C. board having a hole therethrough. A semiconductor electric power control device fits loosely in the hole. A backer of heat and electric current conductive material is bonded in heat and electric current conductive contact (1) with the P.C. board around the perimeter of the hole to hermetically seal the corresponding end of the hole and (2) with an opposed first electrode of the device, the backer acting as an electric current path and at least part of a heat sink for the device, the backer and P.C. board having similar thermal expansion coefficients so as to maintain the hermetic seal. An electrically conductive ground ring is electrically conductively fixed on the other face of the P.C. board and is electrically connected to the second electrode of the device and acts as a further electric current path. A cover of ceramic material has a thermal expansion coefficient similar to that of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Carusillo, Ralph S. Robertson, John Izenbaard
  • Patent number: 4994022
    Abstract: A blood conservation system capable of receiving blood and lipids from a patient. A reservoir is releasably connectable to a patient for receiving body liquids, including blood. A transfusion unit is attached for receiving blood from the reservoir. The reservoir includes a valve unit actuable for transferring blood to the transfusion unit but preventing transfer of lipids. The valve unit also controls venting of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Steffler, Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: 4661768
    Abstract: A signal generating circuit useful in determining the value of a capacitor includes a charging source having a resistive element and a plurality of switches, each switch being positionable between a first, open position and a second, closed position in response to logic signals. The switches are thereby controllable for sequentially connecting a first reference capacitor of known value and a second capacitor to the resistive element for charging said capacitors to a potential. An oscillating comparator network establishes a trigger reference voltage and generates a clocking pulse when the sequentially detected charge potential of the capacitors is equal to the trigger reference voltage. A logic network is connected to the comparator network for generating the logic signals in response to the clocking pulse and the logic network includes a network for resetting the signal generating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Johnson Service Company
    Inventor: Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: 4558274
    Abstract: An apparatus useful in determining the value of a capacitor includes a first bilateral switch for flowing a charging current through a resistive element to an initially-depleted first capacitor of known value. The first capacitor is thereby charged to the potential of a trigger reference over a resulting first time period. A second bilateral switch is provided for flowing a charging current through the same resistive element to an initially-depleted second capacitor, thereby charging it to the potential of the same trigger reference over a resulting second time period. A device such as an oscilloscope or frequency counter is used for determining these time periods and the value of the unknown second capacitor may thereupon be computed using disclosed formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Johnson Service Company
    Inventor: Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: 4542436
    Abstract: A capacitive pressure transducer of the deflecting diaphragm type is adapted to be coupled to a capacitance transducing circuit and includes a generally planar, electrically conductive base member support upon a first insulative substrate. A sensor member is supported upon a second insulative substrate in a generally parallel, spaced relationship from the base member and coacts with the base member to form a sensor capacitor. A reference member is generally coplanar with and in electrical isolation from the sensor member and coacts with the base member to form a reference capacitor. The sensor and reference members each have a plurality of segments interposed one with another. The sensor and reference capacitors have pressure-dependent capacitance values Cs and Cr respectively such that, for discrete pressures selected within an operative range of pressures, the output signals from the transducing circuit will be substantially linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Johnson Service Company
    Inventor: Steven J. Carusillo
  • Patent number: D329092
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Carusillo, Kris D. Eager, David H. Grulke