Patents Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220008062
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tissue repair device. The device includes a handle, a knob coupled to the handle, and a needle coupled to the handle. The needle includes a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end including a slot, wherein a first anchor is housed within the distal end and a second anchor is housed within the slot and located proximal to the first anchor, An actuator disposed within the needle and operatively coupled to the knob, wherein advancement of the knob allows for engagement of the actuator with the first anchor and subsequent advancement of the first anchor via the actuator. A method of tissue repair is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, William R. Davis, Scott Freedman
  • Patent number: 11219444
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface of a clavicle bone in a direction perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle bone. A method of treating an acromioclavicular joint injury includes forming axially aligned passages through a patient's clavicle and coracoid process, passing a fastener having a concave surface through the passages, positioning the concave surface of the fastener against a top surface of the patient's clavicle with a long axis of the fastener extending perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle, positioning a fastener having a planar profile below the patient's coracoid process, and adjusting a suture that couples the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 11219442
    Abstract: A suture anchoring system having an implant body that defines a bore space extending longitudinally about a central axis from a proximal end to a distal end of the implant body. A tapering interference portion is provided on an interior surface of the implant body and extends into the bore space, the taper being toward the central axis of the implant body bore space from the proximal end to the distal end of the implant body. An anchor has a threaded anchor portion extending therefrom and defines a threaded bore, where the extended threaded anchor portion configured to be received in the bore space of the implant body. A slot is defined in the threaded anchor portion, the slot configured to receive the interference portion of the implant body; and a threaded plug is configured to be received in the threaded bore of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Housman
  • Patent number: 11219467
    Abstract: Improved instruments for modifying a shape of a proximal femur of a patient for installation of a stem of a femoral component of a prosthetic hip during hip replacement surgery, comprising a handle including an elongated shaft extending downward approximately in a z-direction, a first offset extending from a bottom of the elongated shaft approximately in a y-direction, a second offset extending from the second offset approximately in an x-direction, and a shaping member elongated downward from the second offset approximately in the z-direction. Provided is an improved femoral broach and an improved osteotome. Also provided is a method of improving a patient's positioning during hip replacement surgery by using a variable configuration mattress for positioning the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Kelman
  • Patent number: 11213396
    Abstract: A modular variable blade augment including an augment component and a blade component. The blade component includes a buttress portion and a neck portion, with the neck portion having a body segment and a face segment that is contoured for mating engagement with an outer surface of the acetabular shell. The augment component has a first opening sized and shaped to receive insertion of the body segment, and which is also sized to accommodate selective adjustment of linear and angular orientations of the blade component relative to the augment component when the body segment is positioned in the first opening. Additionally, the body segment has a length that is sized to facilitate direct contact of the face segment with the acetabular shell when the modular variable blade augment is in an assembled configuration. Further, cement can be injected into the internal cavity to unitize the connection between the acetabular shell and the blade component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Kristin Anderson, Jeffrey Joel Shea, Richard Douglas Lambert
  • Patent number: 11207138
    Abstract: A process according to certain embodiments includes generating a distal femur model including an intercondylar surface model, receiving information related to user-selected points on the intercondylar surface model, generating a datum line extending between the points, generating an axis line, and determining an AP axis based upon the axis line. Generating the axis line includes performing an axis line procedure including generating a plurality of planes along the datum line, generating a plurality of contours at intersections between the intercondylar surface model and the planes, generating saddle points at local extrema of the contours, and fitting the axis line to the saddle points. The process may further include generating an updated datum line based upon the axis line, and performing a subsequent iteration of the axis line procedure using the updated datum line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Mirdo, Yangqiu Hu
  • Patent number: 11207079
    Abstract: A system (200) and method (600) for identifying cutting tools for use during a surgical procedure are described. For example, the system includes a cutting tool assembly (210) including a shaft (212) having a cutting element (214) and at least one identifying feature (216) that uniquely corresponds to the cutting element. The system further includes a drive assembly (220) including a reference pin (224), a motor (230) mechanically connected to the drive assembly, a control unit (240) configured to activate the motor to move the cutting tool assembly such that the reference pin engages with the at least one identifying feature, a sensor system (226) configured to determine positioning information related to the reference pin when the reference pin engages the at least one identifying feature, and a computing unit (250) configured to receive the positioning information from the sensor system and identify the cutting element based upon the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Corpa De La Fuente, Brett Bell
  • Publication number: 20210393412
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for providing orthopedic augments having recessed pockets that receive a fixation material. The orthopedic augments include an outer surface that interfaces with a patient's tissue or bone, an inner surface that interfaces with an implant and having a recessed pocket configured to receive a fixation material, a rim around at least a portion of the recessed pocket, and a port in the rim, wherein the recessed pocket extends along the inner surface in at least a lateral direction from the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Shea, Daniel R. Goldberg, Nathaniel M. Quinn, Stanley Tsai
  • Patent number: 11202643
    Abstract: An anchor delivery system includes both a straight and curved drill guide along with a flexible drill, a flexible obturator and a flexible anchor inserter. The curved drill guide has a distal tip with approximately a 15° bend from the primary axis of the drill guide. Both the drill and the obturator have a reduced diameter section to improve flexibility during passage through the curved drill guide. Additionally, a surface of the inserter shaft has a laser cut pattern which permits flexing of the inserter around the inner diameter of the curved drill guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Marc Joseph Balboa, Matthew Edwin Koski, Benjamin Hall
  • Publication number: 20210386908
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant comprising a titanium substrate having silver deposited thereon, wherein the silver is operable to be eluted at a rate of at least 0.25 ?g/cm2 24 h-1, for at least 14 consecutive days, in use. The invention also extends to a method of producing an orthopaedic implant and use of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Wilson, John Rose, Nathaniel Kelley Grusin
  • Patent number: 11197476
    Abstract: The compositions of the present invention comprise at least one medium polarity oil and at least one antibacterial agent, the combination of which produces a synergistic antibacterial effect against bacterial biofilms. Methods are disclosed for the reduction of bacteria in and/or elimination of bacterial biofilms on biological and non-biological surfaces, as well as methods for the treatment of wounds, skin lesions, mucous membrane lesions, and other biological surfaces infected or contaminated with bacterial biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Aleksa Jovanovic, Lei Shi, Eric Roche, Paul Renick
  • Patent number: 11197679
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for drilling holes (420, 422) in a target bone (414) are described. For example, the system includes a cutting tool (330), a navigation system (310) configured to track a position of the cutting tool, and a computer-assisted surgical (CAS) system (340) operably connected to the cutting tool and the navigation system. The CAS system can be configured to determine an implant component (100) to be implanted on the target bone (414), determine a cutting block position for preparing the target bone to receive the implant component, determine a plurality of pin locations (420, 422) for securing the cutting block (416) based upon the determined cutting block position, and selectively provide instructions to the cutting tool to cut a hole when the cutting tool is in a position adjacent to at least one of the determined plurality of pin locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Branislav Jaramaz, Constantinos Nikou
  • Publication number: 20210369461
    Abstract: Anatomically shaped augments that are configured for implantation in a bone and which have one or more reliefs. A distal end of an outer portion of the augment can have a shape that is configured to generally conform to the shape of a metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction of an intramedullary canal of a bone. A proximal end of the outer portion can have a shape that is configured to generally conform to a shape of the metaphyseal region of the intramedullary canal. The reliefs can be configured to reduce a size of the augment and enhance the degree of freedom in the implant positioning and/or sizing of the augment. Further, such reliefs may contour the augment so as to prevent cortical bone contact and/or prevent contact with the implant device that may be associated with misalignment between an intramedullary canal and metaphyseal or diaphyseal regions of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Ryan Dees, Jeffrey N. Yeager, Angela Mines, Paul Charles Crabtree
  • Patent number: 11185402
    Abstract: Systems for delivering a sheet-like implant including a means of deploying and orienting the sheet-like implant within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore R. Kucklick
  • Patent number: 11179148
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tissue repair device. The device includes a handle, a knob coupled to the handle, and a needle coupled to the handle. The needle includes a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end including a slot, wherein a first anchor is housed within the distal end and a second anchor is housed within the slot and located proximal to the first anchor. An actuator disposed within the needle and operatively coupled to the knob, wherein advancement of the knob allows for engagement of the actuator with the first anchor and subsequent advancement of the first anchor via the actuator. A method of tissue repair is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, William R. Davis, Scott Freedman
  • Patent number: 11179266
    Abstract: Devices to secure the hand of a patient to a limb positioning device while evenly distributing the applied traction load across the patient's hand and wrist are disclosed. The hand is placed in the open position into a soft mitten, while an anatomically-shaped plate is attached to the mitten for supporting the palm of the hand in the open position. Straps are then secured around the patient's wrist and hand. Finally, the entire device is overwrapped an elastic bandage and secured to the limb positioning device. When traction is applied, the shape of the plate, the construction of the mitten, and the straps combine to allow low-contact pressure across the patient's hand and wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Zahynacz, William D. Obendorf, Graham Smith, Scott Trenhaile
  • Publication number: 20210353321
    Abstract: Determining orientation of cutting windows of a mechanical resection instrument. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including: sensing a location of a cutting window through an outer tube of the mechanical resection instrument, the sensing based on a magnetic field strength of a first magnet; sensing a location of a cutting window through an inner tube concentrically disposed within the outer tube, the sensing based on a combined magnetic field strength of the first magnet and a second magnet; and stopping a rotation of the inner tube relative to the outer tube with the cutting window through the outer tube and the cutting window through the inner tube in a predetermined orientation, the stopping based on the combined magnetic field strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicants: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG, SMITH & NEPHEW ASIA PACIFIC PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Rafal Z. JEZIERSKI, Peter M. CESARINI, Christopher D. MCDONALD
  • Publication number: 20210353281
    Abstract: Methods of joint repair employing sutures and attached fixation devices are discussed. For example, a bone block graft procedure (e.g., Latarjet) is discussed which employs fixation devices to secure contact between graft surfaces of two bones. A suture construct, including a continuous suture loop routed through a first fastener, is secured to a first bone. Looped ends of the suture loop are passed through passageways formed in the two bones. The looped suture ends are further routed through a second fastener. The second fastener is mounted to the second bone and a sliding knot, formed in the looped suture ends, is advanced into contact with the second fastener. The suture is further tensioned using a tensioner device to secure the two bones together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 11172995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for registering a first anatomical structure (1) which is articulately coupled to a second anatomical structure (2), the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the steps of: acquiring second structure correlation data describing the spatial position of at least one correlation feature (3) relative to the second anatomical structure (2); acquiring coupling data describing a positional fixation (6) of the first anatomical structure (1) relative to the second anatomical structure (2), which is set by the articulated coupling (4) between the first anatomical structure (1) and the second anatomical structure (2); determining, based on the second structure correlation data and the coupling data, first structure correlation data describing the spatial position of the at least one correlation feature (3) relative to the first anatomical structure (1). The present invention further relates to a corresponding computer program and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Newphew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Lars Dohmen, Mario Schubert, Anna Wiedenmann
  • Patent number: 11172966
    Abstract: An intramedullary bone transport nail configured for axial bone segment transport by an externally applied magnetic field includes a nail body defining an internal chamber; locking portions for locking respective ends of the nail body in first and second bone fragments of a long bone, respectively; and a transport carriage assembly that is arranged in an axially movable manner within the internal chamber of the nail body and has an aperture for accommodating a transport bone segment screw for fixing a middle bone segment of the long bone to the bone transport carriage. The nail body defines an elongated longitudinal opening to allow axial motion of the transport bone segment screw as the transport carriage assembly moves axially by rotation of a threaded rod affixed to a magnetic driver. Rotation of the threaded rod is achieved by application of torque to the magnetic driver by a rotating external magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Farley, Haden Janda, Paul Bell