Patents Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190336142
    Abstract: A system and method for harvesting autologous tissue, mincing it into fragments that are visible and measurable when filtered, and delivering a portion of the tissue back into the patient without the need to directly touch the tissue. During the same surgical procedure, the tissue can be mixed with a biocompatible agent before introduction into the repair site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Torrie, Kenneth W. Krause
  • Patent number: 10463773
    Abstract: A wound dressing apparatus includes a wound dressing member dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed. The wound dressing member including an internal vacuum reservoir and has a port in communication with the vacuum reservoir for applying subatmospheric pressure to the vacuum reservoir to facilitate removal of fluid from the wound bed. The wound dressing member includes a visual pressure indicator associated therewith for indicating a level of pressure within the vacuum reservoir. The visual pressure indicator includes color indicia having a plurality of colors corresponding to a condition of the pressure within the vacuum reservoir. The wound dressing member includes a lower absorbent member positionable adjacent the wound bed and an upper member which at least partially defines the vacuum reservoir. At least one of the top member and the lower absorbent member has the visual pressure indicator mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, E. David Fink, Katja Grundmeier
  • Patent number: 10463506
    Abstract: A trial medical instrument for aligning an acetabular component, comprising: a first portion configured to fit within a patient's acetabulum; and a second portion extending from the first portion; wherein the second portion extends from the first portion in a direction that mimics a shape formed by a femoral implant component coupled with an acetabular implant component when a femur to which the femoral implant component is coupled is in a position relative to an acetabulum to which the acetabular implant component is coupled that is near an extent of a typical range of motion of the femur. As used herein, the phrase “extent of a typical range of motion” describes typical angular displacements of a femur as usually limited by patient anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Kelman, John Clausen, M. Scott Elliott, David L. Evans, Kevin W. Belew, David W. Rister, Phillip E. Frederick, Russell Walter
  • Publication number: 20190328379
    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: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard J. Bourque, William R. Davis, Scott Freedman
  • Publication number: 20190321026
    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: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20190321025
    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 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10449032
    Abstract: A suture anchor delivery device includes a handle and first and second knobs coupled to the handle. A shaft is coupled to the handle and the shaft includes an outer member, an inner member disposed within the outer member and a driver disposed within the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Paulk, Richard M. Lunn
  • Patent number: 10448980
    Abstract: A variable angle locking implant includes a bone plate having a lower surface, an upper surface, and at least one opening extending from the lower surface to the upper surface along an axis. The opening has a plurality of fins oriented along a plane. The axis is non-perpendicular to a tangent of a projection of the lower surface across the opening, the tangent defined at the intersection between the axis and the projected lower surface, and/or the plane is non-parallel to the tangent. The implant includes at least one fastener, and the plurality of fins are deflectable relative to a head portion of the fastener such that the fastener can be inserted and retained at any one of a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Baker, Ryan Stevenson, Darin S. Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10448942
    Abstract: A deformable or flexible suture anchor having apertures secures a suture to a skeletal structure via holes drilled through the skeletal structure, and passing the suture therethrough. A deformable structure permits the anchor to resiliently deform or bend for passing through an aperture, and resume a size larger than the passed aperture for securement on an opposed side of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Matthew E. Koski
  • Patent number: 10441438
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes locating distal lateral and medial condyles and posterior lateral and medial condyles a femoral bone model, and determining a posterior resection plane based on locations of the distal lateral and medial condyles, one or more dimensions of a prospective femoral implant, and one or more surgical preferences. The method may further include determining a first distance between the posterior medial condyle and the posterior resection plane and a second distance between the posterior lateral condyle and the posterior resection plane, determining a difference between a target value and an average of the first distance and the second distance, wherein the target value is associated with a thickness of the prospective femoral implant, and selecting a desired femoral implant size based on the difference between the target value and the average determined for each of a plurality of possible femoral implant sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Rahman, Yangqiu Hu, Kyle Lonidier
  • Publication number: 20190307568
    Abstract: A surgical fastener comprising a generally flat, circular body and a generally cylindrical post fixedly coupled to a center of the body extending perpendicular to the body. Both of the body and the post include through holes configured for passage of a suture. A length of the post is selected to extend through both of a bone graft and at least a portion of bone for providing shear and/or anti-rotational support to the surgical fastener across a fracture line in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mason Bettenga
  • Patent number: 10433833
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second fixation members, a flexible member coupled to the first and second fixation members, and a limiting element coupled to the flexible member. The limiting element is movable relative to the second fixation member and acts to limit loosening of the flexible member relative to the second fixation member. The limiting element can be slidably received by the flexible member. The flexible member can be coupled to the fixation members such that pulling on a free end of the flexible member shortens a length of the flexible member between the fixation members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, George Sikora, Paul Alexander Torrie, Steven W. Ek
  • Patent number: 10434718
    Abstract: The present disclosure allows for more controlled modification of the input data to a Rapid Manufacturing Technologies (RMT) machinery to compensate for systematic error of the manufacturing process, such as directional build discrepancies, by performing the opposite effect to the input data. The modification is achieved with minimal unwanted distortions introduced to other portions of the structure to be built by decoupling the global scaling effects on the whole structure from the desired local effects on certain portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Lloyd Landon
  • Patent number: 10426462
    Abstract: An instrument for securing a knot disposed in surgical suture is provided. The instrument includes a side-loading channel disposed along the side of a knot pusher, the side-loading channel configured to receive the suture into the knot pusher. A method of operation is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Haberman, Stephen Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10426495
    Abstract: Surgical procedures, tools and implants are disclosed for both conventional and reverse shoulder implant surgeries. The improved procedures, tools and implants relate to humeral head resurfacing, humeral head resection for standard implants, humeral head resection for reverse shoulder implants, glenoid resurfacing for standard shoulder implants and glenoid resurfacing for reverse shoulder implants. 3D scans and x-rays are used to develop virtual models of the patient anatomy, identify patient specific landmarks for anchoring guide wire installation blocks, templates and drill guides. 3D scans are also used to design patient specific tools and implants for the shoulder implant procedures and to pre-operatively determine the appropriate inclination and retroversion angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Keith Bonin, Jr., David L Brumfield, Raymond H. Roberson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10413640
    Abstract: A method of incorporating silver and/or copper into a biomedical implant includes: providing an implant having an outer surface; depositing silver and/or copper onto the outer surface of the implant; diffusing the silver and/or copper into a subsurface zone adjacent the outer surface; and oxidizing or anodizing the implant after the diffusion step to form an oxidized or anodized layer that contains at least some amount of elemental silver, elemental copper or silver or copper ions or compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek D. Pawar, John Rose, Carolyn Weaver
  • Publication number: 20190274697
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides have modular configurations and are adapted to accommodate a wide range of anatomy. The surgical drill guides are adapted to be removed while leaving a guide wire in its intended location in human bone. The distal end of the drill guide acts as a safety stop for the guide wire by preventing the guide wire from penetrating too far past the far side of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Santangelo, Anthony O'Leary, Matthew Dennis Cunningham, Scott Faucett, Jeffrey Wyman, Chun Liu, Roman Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10405901
    Abstract: A variable angle locking implant includes a bone plate having a lower surface, an upper surface, and at least one opening extending from the lower surface to the upper surface along an axis. The opening has a plurality of fins oriented along a plane. The axis is non-perpendicular to a tangent of a projection of the lower surface across the opening, the tangent defined at the intersection between the axis and the projected lower surface, and/or the plane is non-parallel to the tangent. The implant includes at least one fastener, and the plurality of fins are deflectable relative to a head portion of the fastener such that the fastener can be inserted and retained at any one of a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Baker, Ryan Stevenson, Darin S. Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10405846
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10406037
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White