Patents Assigned to Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Patent number: 10314575
    Abstract: A suture fixation device and method thereof is provided. The suture fixation device includes a suture fiber having a length of about 24 to 40 inches and a plurality of knots spaced apart from each other along the length of the suture fiber. Each of the plurality of knots has an overall width of about 3.0 to 4.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: William Rodriguez, Riley J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190172373
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for creating a computer model of a patient specific joint for treatment planning. The method includes identifying a ligament of a joint of a patient under a load at a predefined position of the joint. The method further includes constructing, with the use of a computer, a computer model of the joint of the patient having: a first bone model, a second bone model, and a ligament model connecting the first and second bone models corresponding to the identified ligament, wherein the ligament model is constructed as at least one fiber based on a predefined slack length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Carl Imhauser, Kevin Schafer
  • Patent number: 10293031
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and methods for activating and promoting mineralization in tissue that does not normally mineralize, specifically intervertebral discs. The composition comprises agents that increase the expression of the gene that encodes TNAP and/or the activation, amount or activity of TNAP protein, and agents that decrease the expression of ANK and/or ENPP and/or the activation, amount or activity of these proteins. The composition can be in the form of a cell or cells. The invention also relates to methods of using the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Matthew E. Cunningham, Agata Krzyzanowska
  • Patent number: 10213364
    Abstract: A delivery vehicle for delivering biological products to a surgical site is provided that includes a container for housing the biological product and a fastener that extends from the container for securing the container at a location adjacent to the surgical site. The container is a flexible container having an access that is moveable between an open position and a closed position prior to and after being secured to the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventor: William Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10195038
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for total elbow replacement are provided to allow a surgeon to intraoperatively select a linked or unlinked constraint by utilizing a connection located on the body of the ulnar and/or humeral stem. Additional modularity also allows the selection of a cemented or cementless stem as described herein. The modularity and adjustability provides a number of advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: LIMACORPORATE SPA, NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Michele Pressacco, Nicola Del Negro, Andrea Fattori, Robert N. Hotchkiss, Mark P. Figgie, Timothy M. Wright, Joseph D. Lipman, Darrick Lo
  • Patent number: 10198968
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for creating a computer model of a patient specific joint for treatment planning. The method includes identifying a ligament of a joint of a patient under a load at a predefined position of the joint. The method further includes constructing, with the use of a computer, a computer model of the joint of the patient having: a first bone model, a second bone model, and a ligament model connecting the first and second bone models corresponding to the identified ligament, wherein the ligament model is constructed as at least one fiber based on a predefined slack length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Carl Imhauser, Kevin Schafer
  • Publication number: 20180318463
    Abstract: A method for intraoperatively measuring joint contact mechanics of a patient's joint is provided. The method includes inserting a sensor between first and second bones of a joint. Then a predetermined force is applied to one of the first and second bones. Afterwards, contact mechanics such as, contact stresses, contact areas and/or forces are measured between the first and second bones in response to the applied predetermined force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Suzanne Maher, Scott Rodeo, Russell Warren, Hongsheng Wang, Mario Lustri
  • Patent number: 10070972
    Abstract: A method for intraoperatively measuring joint contact mechanics of a patient's joint is provided. The method includes inserting a sensor between first and second bones of a joint. Then a predetermined force is applied to one of the first and second bones. Afterwards, contact mechanics such as, contact stresses, contact areas and/or forces are measured between the first and second bones in response to the applied predetermined force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Suzanne Maher, Scott Rodeo, Russell Warren, Hongsheng Wang, Mario Lustri
  • Patent number: 10028722
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method is provided for assisting cartilage diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and includes the steps of acquiring 3D osteocartilaginous parameters by using multimodal 3D tracked devices; incorporating these parameters into a volumic anatomic osteocartilaginous model from which a bone tracking virtual real-time environment is built; three-dimensionally computing an osteocartilaginous quality score from this multiparametric 3D osteocartilaginous model; providing real-time navigation in this 3D virtual environment in order to make ongoing therapeutic assessments and adjustments; and updating steps 1 to 3 according to the performed therapy. It will be appreciated that the above steps are compatible with arthroscopic procedures involving cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Hospital for Special Surgery, Perception Raisonnement Action En Medecine, L'Universite Joseph Fourier
    Inventors: Alexandre Marie Moreau-Gaudry, Philippe Cinquin, Christopher Plaskos, Carinne Granchi, Ronald S. Adler
  • Patent number: 10024844
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for treating a subject with an EGFR dependent pathology. The method comprises the step of administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent (“First Agent”) that decreases the biological activity of iRhom1 and an effective amount of an agent (“Second Agent”) that decreases the biological activity of iRhom2. Alternatively, the method comprises the step of administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent (“First Agent”) that modulates formation of a complex between iRhom 1 and TACE and an effective amount of an agent (“Second Agent”) that modulates formation of a complex between TACE and iRhom2. Also disclosed are assays for identifying such agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Hospital for Special Surgery, University Health Network
    Inventors: Carl Blobel, Thorsten Maretzky, David McIlwain, Tak Wah Mak
  • Patent number: 9993256
    Abstract: A customized unicompartmental tibial cutting guide for orthopedic surgery is provided. The tibial cutting guide includes a first mating surface having a customized patient-specific negative contour to match a corresponding contour of an anterior region of a tibia of a patient and a second mating surface extending transverse to the first mating surface to a midpoint of a tibial plateau of a medial or lateral condyle of the tibia. The second mating surface includes a customized patient-specific negative contour to match a corresponding contour of a mid-region of the tibial plateau of the medial or lateral condyle. The second mating surface is limited to a region between an intercondyloid eminence and a lateral or medial edge of the tibial plateau. The tibial cutting guide also includes a first cutting guide surface and a second cutting guide surface positioned transverse to the first cutting guide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Joseph D. Lipman, Geoffrey H. Westrich
  • Publication number: 20170361063
    Abstract: A multi-catheter infusion system and method for the localized delivery of medications while minimally affecting patient mobility for an extended period of time. The multi-catheter infusion system includes a cannula and a plurality of catheters. The cannula includes a first end for connecting to a drug delivery system and a second end for connecting to the plurality of catheters. The plurality of catheters are in fluid communication with the cannula for delivering a drug to a target area of a patient. Each catheter includes a multi-orifice distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventor: Stavros Memtsoudis
  • Publication number: 20170340278
    Abstract: An apparatus for evaluating motions of a joint is provided that is designed for determining stability of an anatomical joint. The apparatus includes a support frame, a fixation assembly for securing a first body segment of a joint, and a displacement assembly mounted to the support frame. The fixation assembly includes an axis of rotation movable relative to the support frame. The displacement assembly includes a first frame pivotably mounted to the support frame and rotatably connected to a first end of the fixation assembly, and a second frame pivotably mounted to the support frame and rotatably connected to a second end of the fixation assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventor: Carl Imhauser
  • Patent number: 9809854
    Abstract: This invention related to methods and assays for screening for, identifying, and predicting the severity and clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Specifically, this invention provides various biomarkers for the prediction of flares of the disease both in number and severity, as well as clinical manifestations of the disease, and methods of using these biomarkers to correctly subclassify patients with this disease, and prescribe appropriate treatment. The invention also provides for biomarkers of lupus disease activity, i.e., flares, as well as biomarkers for the prediction of future flares, and methods of using these biomarkers. The invention also provides, in these biomarkers, targets and methods for drug development and basic research for SLE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Mary K. Crow, Mikhail Olferiev
  • Patent number: 9750491
    Abstract: Improved instruments (tools) and surgical techniques are provided for use in surgical procedures that treat femoroacetabular impingement of both the Cam and Pincer types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Friedrich Boettner, Joseph Lipman
  • Publication number: 20170162078
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for creating a computer model of a patient specific joint for treatment planning. The method includes identifying a ligament of a joint of a patient under a load at a predefined position of the joint. The method further includes constructing, with the use of a computer, a computer model of the joint of the patient having: a first bone model, a second bone model, and a ligament model connecting the first and second bone models corresponding to the identified ligament, wherein the ligament model is constructed as at least one fiber based on a predefined slack length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Carl Imhauser, Kevin Schafer
  • Publication number: 20170119284
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining 3D load displacement characteristics of an anatomical joint formed by a first body portion and a second body portion moveable with respect to the first body portion. The apparatus includes a first frame for receiving and securing the first body portion and a load displacement assembly. The load displacement assembly includes a first axis for alignment with a first anatomical plane of the joint, a second frame for receiving and securing the second body portion. The second frame is movable relative to the first frame. The load displacement assembly also includes a first counterweight configured to balance the weight of the second frame, a force for applying a load to the second frame, and a displacement sensor for measuring displacement of the second frame relative to the first frame upon application of the force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Carl Imhauser, Brendan Dugan
  • Patent number: 9579106
    Abstract: Patient specific shoulder component implant instruments are described for hemi and total, normal and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED, MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Darrick Lo, Joseph Lipman, Andrew D. Pearle
  • Publication number: 20170042536
    Abstract: A suture fixation device and method thereof is provided. The suture fixation device includes a suture fiber having a length of about 24 to 40 inches and a plurality of knots spaced apart from each other along the length of the suture fiber. Each of the plurality of knots has an overall width of about 3.0 to 4.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: William Rodriguez, Riley J. Williams
  • Patent number: D815282
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Daniel S. Choi, Joseph Lipman, Mark P. Figgie, Robert Hotchkiss