Patents by Inventor Wells D. Haberstich

Wells D. Haberstich 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: 20190239883
    Abstract: A surgical stapler includes an anvil half having an anvil channel member and a cartridge half having a cartridge channel member. A latching lever is coupled to the cartridge channel member and is pivotable between a closed position in which the lever fixes the anvil channel member relative to the cartridge channel member, and an open position in which the lever permits relative movement between the channel members. A locking member coupled to a proximal portion of the cartridge half is movable between a locked position when the lever is in the closed position and an unlocked position when the lever is in the open position. In the locked position the locking member captures the projection and locks the anvil half proximal portion to the cartridge half proximal portion. In the unlocked position the locking member releases the projection and permits separation of the proximal portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Chester O. Baxter, III, Jason Jones, Michael J. Stokes, Anil K. Nalagatla, Hector Chow, Matthew S. Corbin, Omar J. Vakharia, Wells D. Haberstich
  • Publication number: 20190159769
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10182805
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20180263620
    Abstract: A surgical suturing device has an elongate shaft has a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis between the proximal and distal ends. An actuator is connected to the proximal end of the elongate shaft. A circular needle applier is on the distal end of the elongate shaft. The circular needle applier has an arced needle and a needle driver operatively connected to the actuator to rotate the arced needle in a circular path. A joint is positioned between the proximal and distal ends of the elongate shaft. The joint is operatively connected to the actuator to selectively articulate the shaft. A bearing is on the shaft positioned distally of the joint. The bearing is operatively connected to the actuator to selectively rotate the circular needle applier about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: MARK S. ZEINER, WELLS D. HABERSTICH, DAVID T. MARTIN, JAMES A. WOODARD, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180221003
    Abstract: A biopsy device may be used to obtain and store multiple tissue samples. The device permits the tissue samples to be stored in a sequenced fashion within a generally transparent tissue storage chamber disposed at a proximal end of the biopsy device. The tissue samples can be stored on flexible tissue sample strips arranged around the circumference of a rotating vacuum manifold disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Wells D. Haberstich, Kenneth E. Hogue, Michele D'Arcangelo, Trevor W.V. Speeg
  • Patent number: 10004528
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector. The shaft assembly extends distally from the body. The end effector is located at a distal end of the shaft assembly. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade, a clamp arm, and a sleeve. The ultrasonic blade is configured to vibrate at an ultrasonic frequency. The clamp arm is configured to move toward the ultrasonic blade. The sleeve extends along at least part of the length of an outer portion of the ultrasonic blade or the clamp arm. The sleeve is configured to prevent tissue from contacting a portion of the ultrasonic blade or clamp arm covered by the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Craig N. Faller, Cory G. Kimball, David J. Cagle, Benjamin D. Dickerson, II, Kristen Denzinger, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Phillip H. Clauda, Ryan M. Asher, Frederick L. Estera, Omar J. Vakharia, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Richard W. Timm, Richard C. Smith, Paul F. Riestenberg, Wells D. Haberstich, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9986982
    Abstract: A biopsy device comprises a probe and a holster. The probe has a distally extending needle including a transverse tissue receiving aperture. A cutter is translatable relative to the needle to sever tissue protruding through the aperture. A thumbwheel is manually operable to rotate the needle to reorient the angular position of the aperture about the longitudinal axis defined by the needle. The thumbwheel is positioned obliquely with the longitudinal axis. A cable driven mechanism in the holster drives the cutter. A rotatable tissue sample holder is coupled with the probe, and has chambers configured to receive tissue samples communicated proximally through a lumen defined by the cutter. A piezoelectric motor in the holster drives the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, John A. Hibner, Andrew P. Nock, Wells D. Haberstich, Gregory W. Johnson, Jessica P. Leimbach, Michael R. Ludzack
  • Patent number: 9974523
    Abstract: A biopsy device may be used to obtain and store multiple tissue samples. The device permits the tissue samples to be stored in a sequenced fashion within a generally transparent tissue storage chamber disposed at a proximal end of the biopsy device. The tissue samples can be stored on flexible tissue sample strips arranged around the circumference of a rotating vacuum manifold disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Wells D. Haberstich, Kenneth E. Hogue, Michele D'Arcangelo, Trevor W. V. Speeg
  • Patent number: 9968339
    Abstract: A biopsy device comprises a probe body, a cannula extending distally from the probe body, a cutter moveable relative to the cannula to sever tissue, and a tissue sample holder coupled with the probe body. The tissue sample holder comprises a rotatable member having a plurality of recesses to receive tissue samples. The rotatable member can be operable to successively index each recess relative to a lumen defined by the cutter. A cover portion may be associated with the rotatable member and permits one or more recesses to be viewable through the cover. The recesses may be configured to carry one or more tissue samples as the rotatable member is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Trevor W. V. Speeg, Bennie Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols, Wells D. Haberstich, Gavin M. Monson, Robert F. Weikel
  • Patent number: 9867600
    Abstract: A tissue retrieval device includes a tubular member, an expandable member, and a tissue retrieval bag. The introducer tube is sized to be inserted into a patient through a trocar. The bag may be selectively opened by the expandable member within the patient. The bag may receive a tissue specimen and be withdrawn from the patient. The bag may be manipulated for packing within the tubular member in a variety of ways. Manipulation of the bag may include folding the bag about axes that are perpendicular to or parallel to the tubular member; rolling the bag about axes that are perpendicular to or parallel to the tubular member; or wrapping the bag about the expandable member, wrapping the bag about a rod, or twisting the bag at a position distal to the expandable member. The tubular member may comprise an environmentally responsive capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, Atul M. Godbole, Wells D. Haberstich, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9782215
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical device comprises a handle assembly, a shaft assembly, and a removable transducer module. The transducer module includes a waveguide, a locking mechanism, and an electronics assembly including at least one button. The handle assembly includes a trigger assembly configured to actuate the button(s) of the electronics assembly when the transducer module is coupled with the handle assembly. The shaft assembly engages the waveguide of the transducer module and is disposed at the distal end of the handle assembly. The distal end of the shaft assembly includes a harmonic blade. When assembled with the handle assembly, the transducer module is capable of providing ultrasonic energy to the harmonic blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Wells D. Haberstich, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 9724089
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a drive gear assembly, and a drive arm. The housing defines a channel that receives a needle such that the needle is movable within the channel. The drive gear assembly is positioned within the housing and includes a first gear, a second gear, and a rack. The rack is translatable relative to the housing and is coupled with the first and second gears to rotate the first and second gears. The drive arm is coupled with the drive gear assembly and engages the needle to move the needle within the channel of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: David T. Martin, Wells D. Haberstich, James A. Woodard, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170215851
    Abstract: A biopsy device comprises a probe and a holster. The probe has a distally extending needle including a transverse tissue receiving aperture. A cutter is translatable relative to the needle to sever tissue protruding through the aperture. A thumbwheel is manually operable to rotate the needle to reorient the angular position of the aperture about the longitudinal axis defined by the needle. The thumbwheel is positioned obliquely with the longitudinal axis. A cable driven mechanism in the holster drives the cutter. A rotatable tissue sample holder is coupled with the probe, and has chambers configured to receive tissue samples communicated proximally through a lumen defined by the cutter. A piezoelectric motor in the holster drives the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, John A. Hibner, Andrew P. Nock, Wells D. Haberstich, Gregory W. Johnson, Jessica P. Leimbach, Michael R. Ludzack
  • Publication number: 20170079637
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20170020492
    Abstract: A biopsy device may be used to obtain and store multiple tissue samples. The device permits the tissue samples to be stored in a sequenced fashion within a generally transparent tissue storage chamber disposed at a proximal end of the biopsy device. The tissue samples can be stored on flexible tissue sample strips arranged around the circumference of a rotating vacuum manifold disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Wells D. Haberstich, Kenneth E. Hogue, Michele D'Arcangelo, Trevor W.V. Speeg
  • Patent number: 9538997
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 9538994
    Abstract: A biopsy device may include a needle, a cutter, and a handpiece. A vacuum pump in the handpiece may provide a vacuum to the needle and/or to the cutter. A pressure pump in the handpiece may also provide pressurized air to the needle and/or to the cutter. A motor in the handpiece may drive the vacuum pump, the pressure pump, and/or the cutter. A vacuum sensor may sense a vacuum level within the biopsy device, and cause initiation of operational cycles in response to sensed vacuum levels. Portions of a valving mechanism and a clutching mechanism may be integrally formed. A clutching and valving mechanism may be driven by a first battery-powered motor; and a cutter, pressure pump, and vacuum pump by a second battery-powered motor. A biopsy device may thus provide vacuum, pressurized air, and power from within a handpiece, such that the biopsy device is tetherless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, William D. Dannaher, Wells D. Haberstich
  • Patent number: 9526516
    Abstract: A surgical device comprises an elongate shaft having an outer tube and an inner rod positioned in the outer tube. The outer tube and inner rod each comprise a distal end and a proximal end. An actuator is operably connected to the proximal ends of the outer tube and the inner rod. An end effector is adapted for in vivo attachment to and detachment from the elongate shaft. The end effector comprises an outer casing comprising a first detent mating feature adapted to engage the distal end of the outer tube; an inner shuttle axially moveable relative the outer casing, the shuttle comprising a second detent mating feature adapted to engage the distal end of the inner rod; and a pair of surgical jaws having an opened position and closed position dependant on the relative axial position of the shuttle and casing. A tubular loader is sized to receive the end effector, the tubular loader comprising third detent mating feature adapted engage end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Shailendra K. Parihar, Wells D. Haberstich
  • Patent number: 9504453
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible core biopsy system uses a biopsy device having intuitive graphical displays and a detachable remote keypad that advantageously allows convenient control even within the close confines afforded by a localization fixture installed within a breast coil that localizes a patient's breast and guides a probe of the biopsy device relative to the localized breast. A control module for interactive control and power generation are remotely positioned and communicate and transmit rotational mechanical energy via sheathed cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Wells D. Haberstich, Raj G. Raghavendran, John A. Hibner
  • Patent number: 9486184
    Abstract: A biopsy device may be used to obtain and store multiple tissue samples. The device permits the tissue samples to be stored in a sequenced fashion within a generally transparent tissue storage chamber disposed at a proximal end of the biopsy device. The tissue samples can be stored on flexible tissue sample strips arranged around the circumference of a rotating vacuum manifold disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hibner, Wells D. Haberstich, Kenneth E. Hogue, Michele D'Arcangelo, Trevor W. V. Speeg