Patents by Inventor Wayne P. Young

Wayne P. Young 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: 20130274758
    Abstract: An improved surgical dilator extractor is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a trocar cannula and expanded, forming a tissue receiving space, at the distal end. The tissue receiving space is enlarged by passing a grasper through a lumen of the dilator extractor to interact with a guide surface on the interior of dilator extractor to expand a dilator portion having a single leaf beyond the natural resiliency of the leaf. The tissue being extracted is then manipulated into the space with the grasper. The tissue is then removed from the cavity by the surgeon applying a force onto the dilator extractor that insures the elongation of the tissue and temporarily dilates the entry wound to the extent necessary for the tissue to be removed. Alternative embodiments of the surgical dilator extractor and related instrument tool sets and methods for the use thereof also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, John I. Shipp
  • Publication number: 20100268178
    Abstract: An improved surgical dilator extractor is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a trocar cannula and expanded, forming a tissue receiving space, at the distal end. The tissue receiving space is enlarged by passing a grasper through a lumen of the dilator extractor to interact with a guide surface on the interior of dilator extractor to expand a dilator portion having a single leaf beyond the natural resiliency of the leaf. The tissue being extracted is then manipulated into the space with the grasper. The tissue is then removed from the cavity by the surgeon applying a force onto the dilator extractor that insures the elongation of the tissue and temporarily dilates the entry wound to the extent necessary for the tissue to be removed. Alternative embodiments of the surgical dilator extractor and related instrument tool sets and methods for the use thereof also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, Keith Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 7572266
    Abstract: A surgical ligation instrument and method for ligating a fluid carrying structure are provided. In one aspect, there is provided a surgical ligation instrument and method for deploying a spring clip over the fluid carrying structure without pre-clamping the fluid carrying structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, Keith Ratcliff, George R. Trutza
  • Patent number: 7041055
    Abstract: An improved surgical dilator extractor is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a trocar cannula and expanded, forming a tissue receiving space, at the distal end. The tissue receiving space is enlarged by passing a grasper through a lumen of the dilator extractor to interact with a guide surface on the interior of dilator extractor to expand a dilator portion having a single leaf beyond the natural resiliency of the leaf. The tissue being extracted is then manipulated into the space with the grasper. The tissue is then removed from the cavity by the surgeon applying a force onto the dilator extractor that insures the elongation of the tissue and temporarily dilates the entry wound to the extent necessary for the tissue to be removed. Alternative embodiments of the surgical dilator extractor and related instrument tool sets and methods for the use thereof also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, John I. Shipp, Keith Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 6981966
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided for permitting the introduction of a surgical instrument into a patient's body while providing a substantial seal about the instrument. The valve assembly includes a sealing gasket assembly providing a fluid tight seal before instrument insertion, and is configured and dimensioned for accommodating an instrument and providing a substantial fluid tight seal after insertion of an instrument. The valve assembly may further include a deformable sealing member having a substantially central aperture for accommodating the instrument. The sealing member provides a substantial seal about the instrument when the instrument is passed therethrough impeding the egress of fluids and gasses through the valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: United States Surgical
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Salvatore Castro, Henry Sienkiewicz, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Douglas J. Cuny, Wayne P. Young
  • Publication number: 20040225192
    Abstract: An improved surgical dilator extractor is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a trocar cannula and expanded, forming a tissue receiving space, at the distal end. The tissue receiving space is enlarged by passing a grasper through a lumen of the dilator extractor to interact with a guide surface on the interior of dilator extractor to expand a dilator portion having a single leaf beyond the natural resiliency of the leaf. The tissue being extracted is then manipulated into the space with the grasper. The tissue is then removed from the cavity by the surgeon applying a force onto the dilator extractor that insures the elongation of the tissue and temporarily dilates the entry wound to the extent necessary for the tissue to be removed. Alternative embodiments of the surgical dilator extractor and related instrument tool sets and methods for the use thereof also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: SURGICON, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, John I. Shipp, Keith Ratcliff
  • Publication number: 20030195472
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided for permitting the introduction of a surgical instrument into a patient's body while providing a substantial seal about the instrument. The valve assembly includes a sealing gasket assembly providing a fluid tight seal before instrument insertion, and is configured and dimensioned for accommodating an instrument and providing a substantial fluid tight seal after insertion of an instrument. The valve assembly may further include a deformable sealing member having a substantially central aperture for accommodating the instrument. The sealing member provides a substantial seal about the instrument when the instrument is passed therethrough impeding the egress of fluids and gasses through the valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Salvatore Castro, Henry Sienkiewicz, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Douglas J. Cuny, Wayne P. Young
  • Patent number: 6569120
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided for permitting the introduction of a surgical instrument into a patient's body while providing a substantial seal about the instrument. The valve assembly includes a sealing gasket assembly providing a fluid tight seal before instrument insertion, and is configured and dimensioned for accommodating an instrument and providing a substantial fluid tight seal after insertion of an instrument. The valve assembly may further include a deformable sealing member having a substantially central aperture for accommodating the instrument. The sealing member provides a substantial seal about the instrument when the instrument is passed therethrough impeding the egress of fluids and gasses through the valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Salvatore Castro, Henry Sienkiewicz, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Douglas J. Cuny, Wayne P. Young
  • Patent number: 6190414
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant for facilitating fusion of adjacent vertebrae includes an implant member dimensioned to be at least partially positioned within an intervertebral space defined between adjacent vertebrae. The implant member includes first and second vertebral engaging plates operatively connected to each other for respectively engaging vertebral end plates of the adjacent vertebrae and having discontinuous surfaces to engage the vertebral end plates and promote bone ingrowth. A displacement member is associated with the engaging plates and is deployable to cause relative movement of the engaging plates to thereby at least laterally displace the engaging plates whereby in a deployed position the engaging plates are in supportive engaged relation with the adjacent vertebrae. The first and second engaging plates are preferably pivotally connected to each other at respective end portions thereof to define a reduced entry profile to facilitate insertion within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Surgical Dynamics Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, Peter W.J. Hinchliffe
  • Patent number: 5954259
    Abstract: A self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, a gear motor assembly disposed within the handle assembly, a power source disposed within the handle assembly for energizing the motor assembly, an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly, a cartridge assembly detachably connected to a distal end portion of the elongated body, and an elongated drive shaft extending through the elongated body and detachably coupling the motor assembly to the cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Viola, Daniel E. Alesi, Dominick L. Mastri, Wayne P. Young, Richard N. Granger, Kenneth E. Toso
  • Patent number: 5817109
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a handle and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the handle and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage magazine is provided for storing a plurality of surgical staples at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section. The staple storage magazine is pivotable between a first position in alignment with the longitudinal axis of the endoscopic section and a second position at an acute angle to the longitudinal axis. An elongated pusher system is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally. A trigger mechanism is provided to actuate the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. McGarry, David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne P. Young, Lisa W. Heaton, Salvatore Castro
  • Patent number: 5807376
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for performing surgical tasks during laparoscopic procedures which includes an elongated body, a mechanical hand operatively associated with a distal portion of the elongated body and including a plurality of articulated fingers, and an actuation assembly operatively associated with the proximal portion of the elongated body for controlling the operation of the mechanical hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Viola, Dominick L. Mastri, Ghaleb A. Sater, Wayne P. Young, Frank M. Rende, III
  • Patent number: 5779130
    Abstract: A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body and a disposable cartridge assembly detachably supported in a distal end portion of the body. The cartridge assembly includes a frame configured to engage the distal end portion of the body, a housing supported within the frame and containing a plurality of surgical fasteners, an anvil mounted for movement with respect to the housing, an actuation assembly configured to translate relative to the housing and the anvil to progressively move the anvil from an open position to a closed position and to sequentially eject the surgical fasteners from the housing to be formed against the anvil, and an axial drive screw mounted in the frame and threadably associated with the actuation assembly for effectuating the longitudinal translation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Alesi, Robert J. Geiste, Dominick L. Mastri, Wayne P. Young, Kenneth E. Toso
  • Patent number: 5772660
    Abstract: A trocar which automatically deactivates upon penetration through a body wall includes a housing portion, an obturator shaft mounted with respect to the housing portion and having proximal and distal ends, a conductor element extending at least partially along the obturator shaft for conducting energy from an energy source and a conductive tip member associated with the distal end of the obturator shaft for penetrating tissue. The conductive tip member is mounted for movement relative to the obturator shaft between a first position in communication with the conductor element and a second position disassociated from the conductor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, Dominick L. Mastri, Darryl S. Pereira
  • Patent number: 5716352
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for performing surgical tasks during laparoscopic procedures which includes an elongated body, a mechanical hand operatively associated with a distal portion of the elongated body and including a plurality of articulated fingers, and an actuation assembly operatively associated with the proximal portion of the elongated body for controlling the operation of the mechanical hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Viola, Dominick L. Mastri, Ghaleb A. Sater, Wayne P. Young, Frank M. Rende, III
  • Patent number: 5680981
    Abstract: A self-contained powered surgical stapling apparatus is provided which includes an elongate body, a fastener applying assembly including an anvil for forming a surgical fastener driven thereagainst, a motor assembly and power source for energizing the motor assembly disposed within the elongate body, and a pusher driven by the motor assembly for driving a surgical fastener toward the anvil to be formed thereby and fastened to body tissue. The apparatus is configured for utilization during conventional invasive surgical procedures as well as endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical procedures by providing a detachable extension shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Carlo A. Mililli, Wayne P. Young, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Dominick L. Mastri, Henry Bolanos, Leonard Stern
  • Patent number: 5657921
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus has a handle assembly and an elongated body which extends distally from the handle assembly. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongated body and includes a cartridge housing a plurality of staples and an anvil movable between an open position and a closed position. An actuation assembly is configured to translate through the fastener applying assembly to effect progressive closure of the anvil and concomitantly effect sequential ejection of staples from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, Daniel E. Alesi, Kenneth E. Toso
  • Patent number: 5653373
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue along an arcuate path. Each surgical fastener may be in the form of a two-part fastener having a pronged fastener portion for piercing body tissue, and an apertured retainer dimensioned and configured for engaged reception of the pronged fastener portion in interference fit therewith for gripping the body tissue therebetween. Alternatively, the fasteners may be in the form of deformable staples. The apparatus preferably includes an arcuately shaped member for holding a plurality of the fastener portions in generally aligned relation, a correspondingly arcuately shaped member spaced from the fastener portion holding member for gripping body tissue therebetween and for releasably holding a plurality of the retainers in generally aligned relation and positioned opposite the fasteners when the body tissue is positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J. Geiste, Wayne P. Young, Stephen W. Gerry, Frank M. Rende, III
  • Patent number: 5653374
    Abstract: A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and includes a cartridge housing a plurality of staples and an anvil actuable to move between an open position and a closed position. A motor assembly is disposed within the elongate body for driving an actuation assembly configured to translate through the fastener applying assembly to progressively close the anvil and sequentially eject staples from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne P. Young, Daniel E. Alesi, Kenneth E. Toso, Henry Bolanos
  • Patent number: 5645553
    Abstract: A suture fastening device which includes a first member having a base and first and second legs projecting in a lengthwise direction along the base. The legs are parallel to each other and are resiliently biased toward a spaced apart position in relation to each other. A second member is provided and includes an aperture for receiving the first and second legs of the first member. The first and second members are connected by a hinge portion. A suture is held in serpentine fashion by positioning the suture transversely across both legs and locking the first member to the second member by forcing the legs through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Kolesa, Dominick L. Mastri, Wayne P. Young, Henry Bolanos