Patents by Inventor Wayne Siebrecht

Wayne Siebrecht 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: 10433941
    Abstract: A dental solution dispenser includes a body having a first end, a second end, and including a front housing at the first end, a twist back at the second end, and a grip that interposes the front housing and the twist back. An applicator tip is coupled to the body at the first end, and an ampoule assembly is positioned within the body and includes an ampoule sealed at one end with a frangible seal and defining a fluid chamber for storing a dental solution. A mandrel extends longitudinally within the body and provides a piercing member. The twist back is rotatable relative to the grip to pierce the frangible seal with the piercing member. A trigger is coupled to the body and pivotable between an engaged position, where the trigger engages the ampoule assembly, and a disengaged position, where the trigger disengages the ampoule assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YOUNG MICROBRUSH, LLC
    Inventors: John Frymark, Todd Korup, Donald Melnikoff, Michael Nix, Robert E. Kreutzer, Jr., Richard Gaggioli, Wayne Siebrecht, Scott Rote, Aaron B. Eiger, Nathan Wicker, Kent Solberg
  • Publication number: 20180361035
    Abstract: Devices with a motor that, when connected to a cannula, rotates the cannula while removing adipose tissue from a surgical site. The device provides a direct pathway, for aspirated adipose tissue, from a tip of the cannula to a location where tubing is attached to the device. The pathway does not pass through the motor that provides the angular rotation of the cannula. Instead, the path for the adipose tissue passes through a removable coupler that is connected to the cannula. The cannula may also have a direct flow path for adipose tissue that does not pass through the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adnan I. Merchant, David B. Mogill, Wayne A. Siebrecht
  • Patent number: 10004836
    Abstract: Devices with a motor that, when connected to a cannula, rotates the cannula while removing adipose tissue from a surgical site. The device provides a direct pathway, for aspirated adipose tissue, from a tip of the cannula to a location where tubing is attached to the device. The pathway does not pass through the motor that provides the angular rotation of the cannula. Instead, the path for the adipose tissue passes through a removable coupler that is connected to the cannula. The cannula may also have a direct flow path for adipose tissue that does not pass through the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SOUND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Adnan I. Merchant, David B. Mogill, Wayne A. Siebrecht
  • Patent number: 9974604
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a handle movable between first and second positions for transitioning an end effector assembly between states and to a third position for returning the handle. A latch arm coupled to the handle includes one or more engagement members. A latch block defines a guide track having a latching path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong, an engagement portion configured to engage the engagement member(s) to latch the handle in the second position, and a return path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong. A first step interdisposed between the latching path and engagement portion guides the engagement member(s) into engagement with the engagement portion and inhibits the engagement member(s) from returning along the latching path. A second step interdisposed between the engagement portion and the return path guides the engagement member(s) along the return path and inhibits the engagement member(s) from re-engaging the engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Eric R. Larson, John J. Kappus, Wayne Siebrecht
  • Publication number: 20180125742
    Abstract: A manipulation therapy apparatus, system, and method is disclosed which allows a user to perform manual manipulation therapy through traction to a treatment area on their own, to easily control the amount and direction of manipulation without the need for lubrication. The manipulation therapy apparatus comprises a vacuum chamber with a handle and an air cavity, a skin sealing gasket, a pressure relief valve, and a brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Donald Melnikoff, Wayne Siebrecht
  • Publication number: 20160324608
    Abstract: A dental solution dispenser includes a body having a first end, a second end, and including a front housing at the first end, a twist back at the second end, and a grip that interposes the front housing and the twist back. An applicator tip is coupled to the body at the first end, and an ampoule assembly is positioned within the body and includes an ampoule sealed at one end with a frangible seal and defining a fluid chamber for storing a dental solution. A mandrel extends longitudinally within the body and provides a piercing member. The twist back is rotatable relative to the grip to pierce the frangible seal with the piercing member. A trigger is coupled to the body and pivotable between an engaged position, where the trigger engages the ampoule assembly, and a disengaged position, where the trigger disengages the ampoule assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Young Microbrush, LLC
    Inventors: John Frymark, Todd Korup, Donald Melnikoff, Michael Nix, Robert E. Kreutzer, JR., Richard Gaggioli, Wayne Siebrecht, Scott Rote, Aaron B. Eiger, Nathan Wicker, Kent Solberg
  • Publication number: 20160045252
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a handle movable between first and second positions for transitioning an end effector assembly between states and to a third position for returning the handle. A latch arm coupled to the handle includes one or more engagement members. A latch block defines a guide track having a latching path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong, an engagement portion configured to engage the engagement member(s) to latch the handle in the second position, and a return path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong. A first step interdisposed between the latching path and engagement portion guides the engagement member(s) into engagement with the engagement portion and inhibits the engagement member(s) from returning along the latching path. A second step interdisposed between the engagement portion and the return path guides the engagement member(s) along the return path and inhibits the engagement member(s) from re-engaging the engagement portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: ERIC R. LARSON, JOHN J. KAPPUS, WAYNE SIEBRECHT
  • Patent number: 9192432
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a handle movable between first and second positions for transitioning an end effector assembly between states and to a third position for returning the handle. A latch arm coupled to the handle includes one or more engagement members. A latch block defines a guide track having a latching path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong, an engagement portion configured to engage the engagement member(s) to latch the handle in the second position, and a return path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong. A first step interdisposed between the latching path and engagement portion guides the engagement member(s) into engagement with the engagement portion and inhibits the engagement member(s) from returning along the latching path. A second step interdisposed between the engagement portion and the return path guides the engagement member(s) along the return path and inhibits the engagement member(s) from re-engaging the engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Eric R. Larson, John J. Kappus, Wayne Siebrecht
  • Patent number: 9113941
    Abstract: An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto that supports a pair of jaws disposed at a distal end thereof. A drive assembly having a drive shaft with a proximal end is operable to move the jaws relative to one another from an open to closed positions. A knife assembly is operable to advance a knife through tissue disposed between the jaws and includes a flange disposed thereon. A knife lockout is included that has a flange configured to engage the proximal end of the drive shaft and a lockout arm configured to engage the flange of the knife assembly to prevent movement thereof. Movement of the jaws to the closed position causes the proximal end of the drive shaft to engage the flange on the lockout which causes the lockout arm to disengage the flange on the knife assembly to permit advancement of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John J. Kappus, Thomas J. Gerhardt, Jr., Wayne Siebrecht, Larry Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150012022
    Abstract: Devices with a motor that, when connected to a cannula, rotates the cannula while removing adipose tissue from a surgical site. The device provides a direct pathway, for aspirated adipose tissue, from a tip of the cannula to a location where tubing is attached to the device. The pathway does not pass through the motor that provides the angular rotation of the cannula. Instead, the path for the adipose tissue passes through a removable coupler that is connected to the cannula. The cannula may also have a direct flow path for adipose tissue that does not pass through the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Adnan I. Merchant, David B. Mogill, Wayne A. Siebrecht
  • Patent number: 8864747
    Abstract: Described are embodiments that include a device with a motor that when connected to a cannula rotates the cannula while removing adipose tissue from a surgical site. The device provides a direct pathway, for aspirated adipose tissue, from a tip of the cannula to a location where tubing is attached to the device. The pathway does not pass through the motor that provides the angular rotation of the cannula. Instead, the path for the adipose tissue passes through a removable coupler that is connected to the cannula. The embodiments provide a cannula that rotates but also has a direct flow path for adipose tissue that does not pass through the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sound Surgical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adnan I. Merchant, David B. Mogill, Wayne A. Siebrecht
  • Patent number: 8858518
    Abstract: Described are embodiments of a canister, system, and method of filtering fat. Embodiments include a sidewall that defines a volume, a filter with a screen, a first port, a second port, and at least one vane which allows for manual agitation of lipoaspirate within the volume. The first port is used to draw fluid from below the filter, forcing excess fluid in the lipoaspirate to be quickly extracted. The vane allows the lipoaspirate to be repeatedly drawn over the filter to aide in removing of liquids from fat in the lipoaspirate. The treated fat may then be removed from the volume through an outlet port and reinjected into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Mark E. Schafer, Wayne A. Siebrecht, Constantino G. Mendieta, Kevin J. Hight, Adnan I. Merchant
  • Patent number: 8840639
    Abstract: An endoscopic forceps is provided and includes a housing having a handle assembly including a movable handle having a mechanical interface disposed thereon. An end effector assembly connected to a distal end of the shaft includes a pair of first and second jaw members movable relative to one another from an open to a clamping position. A drive assembly includes a resilient member. A lock assembly is pivotably coupled to the housing and in operative communication with the movable handle. The lock assembly is movable with the handle assembly. The mechanical interface moves along the lock assembly when the movable handle is moved proximally causing the lock assembly to rotate about the pivot point and into communication with the resilient member such that the resilient member is prevented from moving distally against the bias provided therefrom such that the first and second jaw members remain in the clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gerhardt, Jr., Wayne Siebrecht, Keir Hart
  • Patent number: 8795183
    Abstract: Described are embodiments including methods and devices for venting a handpiece of a medical device. These embodiments provide a vent for the handpiece. A porous membrane is positioned over an opening of the vent to allow gas, including steam, to enter and escape from the handpiece and prevent liquids from entering the handpiece. Other embodiments include methods and devices for holding an ultrasonic driver assembly within a handpiece and preventing the ultrasonic driver assembly from rotating within the handpiece. These embodiments include positioning the ultrasonic driver assembly such that the ultrasonic driver assembly is held in place at a node of the ultrasonic driver assembly and an anti-rotation mechanism is also located at the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sound Surgical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wayne A. Siebrecht, David J. Wesley, David B. Mogill, Daniel S. Goldberger
  • Publication number: 20130325057
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a handle movable between first and second positions for transitioning an end effector assembly between states and to a third position for returning the handle. A latch arm coupled to the handle includes one or more engagement members. A latch block defines a guide track having a latching path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong, an engagement portion configured to engage the engagement member(s) to latch the handle in the second position, and a return path configured to guide the engagement member(s) therealong. A first step interdisposed between the latching path and engagement portion guides the engagement member(s) into engagement with the engagement portion and inhibits the engagement member(s) from returning along the latching path. A second step interdisposed between the engagement portion and the return path guides the engagement member(s) along the return path and inhibits the engagement member(s) from re-engaging the engagement portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: ERIC R. LARSON, JOHN J. KAPPUS, WAYNE SIEBRECHT
  • Patent number: 8529566
    Abstract: An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto that supports a pair of jaws disposed at a distal end thereof. A drive assembly having a drive shaft with a proximal end is operable to move the jaws relative to one another from an open to closed positions. A knife assembly is operable to advance a knife through tissue disposed between the jaws and includes a flange disposed thereon. A knife lockout is included that has a flange configured to engage the proximal end of the drive shaft and a lockout arm configured to engage the flange of the knife assembly to prevent movement thereof. Movement of the jaws to the closed position causes the proximal end of the drive shaft to engage the flange on the lockout which causes the lockout arm to disengage the flange on the knife assembly to permit advancement of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John J. Kappus, Thomas J. Gerhardt, Wayne Siebrecht, Larry Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130231662
    Abstract: An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto that supports a pair of jaws disposed at a distal end thereof. A drive assembly having a drive shaft with a proximal end is operable to move the jaws relative to one another from an open to closed positions. A knife assembly is operable to advance a knife through tissue disposed between the jaws and includes a flange disposed thereon. A knife lockout is included that has a flange configured to engage the proximal end of the drive shaft and a lockout arm configured to engage the flange of the knife assembly to prevent movement thereof. Movement of the jaws to the closed position causes the proximal end of the drive shaft to engage the flange on the lockout which causes the lockout arm to disengage the flange on the knife assembly to permit advancement of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: JOHN J. KAPPUS, THOMAS J. GERHARDT, JR., WAYNE SIEBRECHT, LARRY JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8430876
    Abstract: An endoscopic forceps includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto that supports a pair of jaws disposed at a distal end thereof. A drive assembly having a drive shaft with a proximal end is operable to move the jaws relative to one another from an open to closed positions. A knife assembly is operable to advance a knife through tissue disposed between the jaws and includes a flange disposed thereon. A knife lockout is included that has a flange configured to engage the proximal end of the drive shaft and a lockout arm configured to engage the flange of the knife assembly to prevent movement thereof. Movement of the jaws to the closed position causes the proximal end of the drive shaft to engage the flange on the lockout which causes the lockout arm to disengage the flange on the knife assembly to permit advancement of the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: John J. Kappus, Thomas J. Gerhardt, Wayne Siebrecht, Larry Johnson
  • Patent number: D680640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sound Surgical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adnan I. Merchant, David B. Mogill, Wayne A. Siebrecht
  • Patent number: D799040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Young Microbrush, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Melnikoff, Wayne Siebrecht, Aaron Eiger, Kent Solberg