Patents Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240197487
    Abstract: Orthopedic systems, methods, and instrumentation for preforming knee arthroplasty. In some embodiments, the systems, methods, and instruments utilized improved quick connect mechanisms such as, for example, snap-fit connectors, to facilitate easier assembly and disassembly of the various components. For example, various connection mechanisms for coupling a tibial base trial to a guide (e.g., a fin punch guide), and/or for coupling the guide (e.g., fin punch guide) to a punch. In use, the systems, methods, and instruments provide an improved workflow for facilitating knee arthroplasty surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Aaron N. Little, Jeffrey N. Yeager, Tom J. Francis, Jason S. Jordan, Tedd Dixon
  • Publication number: 20240188971
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Keith BONIN, Jr., David L. BRUMFIELD, Raymond H. ROBERSON, Jr.
  • Patent number: 12007292
    Abstract: Methods of measuring a force using a tracking system are disclosed. A first vector is determined between a first tracking array and a second tracking array on a tool. The tool has a flexible portion that has a known modulus of elasticity and moment of inertia. A force is applied to the tool, and a second vector is determined between the first tracking array and the second tracking array. An amount of deflection is determined for the tool, and the magnitude and direction of the applied force are determined based on at least the amount of deflection, the modulus of elasticity and the moment of inertia. Information pertaining to the magnitude and direction of the applied force is provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Samuel C. Dumpe, Brett Bell
  • Patent number: 12002566
    Abstract: Embodiments of reduced pressure systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system can include a source of negative pressure and a controller configured to present GUI screens for controlling and monitoring operation of the system. The controller can be configured to receive, via the GUI, an adjustment of a negative pressure therapy parameter and adjust (or cause adjustment) of the operation of the negative pressure source based on received adjustment. The controller can be further configured to record historical data parameters associated with negative pressure therapy parameters. The controller can also be configured to transmit (or cause transmission) over a communication channel at least some of recorded historical data. The system can be configured to provide external connectivity for accomplishing various activities, such as location tracking, compliance monitoring, tracking of operational data, remote selection and adjustment of therapy settings, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Kealoha Young Deutsch, William W. Gregory, Kory A. Gunnerson, Kathryn Ann Leigh, Andrew P. Muser, Karl W. Vanderbeek
  • Patent number: 11998676
    Abstract: Variable aspiration control in surgical procedures. At least one example is a method of performing a surgical procedure, the method comprising: driving, by a surgical controller, a motor within a handpiece coupled to a resection instrument, the driving causes mechanical resection of tissue by the resection instrument; aspirating, by a peristaltic pump associated with the surgical controller, fluid and tissue fragments through a suction lumen of the resection instrument during the resection of tissue; and modulating, by the surgical controller, speed of the peristaltic pump during the driving and aspirating, the modulating responsive to an interface device defined on an exterior surface of the handpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lynn, Johnson E. Goode
  • Patent number: 11998186
    Abstract: Methods and devices for tissue fixation. A cortical button with a rib between two slotted openings. The rib increases the cortical button structural rigidity without increasing palpability. An adjustable loop construct with two discrete locking passages that provides manageable loop reduction and improved tissue coupling. The adjustable loop construct may be coupled to tissue via a passing construct. An assembly with a reduction bar, a button and an adjustable loop construct, the assembly provided assembled in a first configuration that disassembles to guide steps of tissue fixation. The reduction bar may be assembled to the reduction bar for reducing the adjustable loop construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Ali Hosseini, Christopher David MacCready, Kendra O'Malley, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Zenan Qi, Benjamin Michael Hall, Chun Liu, Paul McGovern, Han Teik Yeoh
  • Patent number: 11998278
    Abstract: A method and system for updating a bone model for a surgical procedure is provided. The computer system can include a display screen for displaying a GUI that allows a user to define one or more shapes to generate a selected volume of a bone model. The computer system can update the bone model to remove the selected volume as defined by the user. The computer system can display the updated bone model to the user and/or use the updated bone model to guide the surgeon to remove the portions of the patient's bone corresponding to the updated bone model under robotic assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Samuel C. Dumpe, Riddhit Mitra
  • Publication number: 20240173136
    Abstract: A modular acetabular cup assembly includes an acetabular cup, and a liner seated in the cup. The cup includes an end face, an apex opposite the end face, and a central axis extending between the apex and a center point of the end face. The liner includes an articular surface having a center of rotation which defines a pivot point of the acetabular cup assembly. In certain embodiments, the pivot point is laterally offset from the center point such that the end face is located between the pivot point and the apex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2024
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Rister, Stephen J. Lee, Jeffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 11992253
    Abstract: Electrosurgical procedures. At least some of the example methods for detecting that an electrosurgical wand is effected by a blockage, including supplying a high frequency energy to an active electrode of an electrosurgical wand; drawing an electrically conductive fluid from the vicinity of the active electrode; sensing a temperature signal indicative of a temperature of the electrically conductive fluid drawn from the vicinity of the active electrode; and cycling the high frequency energy supplied upon the temperature of the electrically conductive fluid drawn from the vicinity of the active electrode exceeding a first threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Woloszko, Jonathan L. Gaspredes, Thomas P. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11992396
    Abstract: Methods for delivering a sheet-like implant to a target site including a means of deploying and orienting the sheet-like implant within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore R. Kucklick
  • Patent number: 11992601
    Abstract: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a wound is provided. The system includes a wound dressing cover dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject to establish a reservoir over the wound bed in which subatmospheric pressure may be maintained, a subatmospheric pressure mechanism including, a housing, a vacuum source disposed in the housing, and a collection canister in fluid communication with the vacuum source. The system further includes an exudate conduit in fluid communication with the wound dressing and the collection canister for collecting exudate removed from the reservoir and deposited in the collection canister under influence of the vacuum source and a vent conduit in fluid communication with the collection canister and the wound dressing for introducing air into the reservoir to facilitate flow of exudate through the exudate conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Vess, Chirag B. Shah, Richard M. Braga, David R. Swisher
  • Publication number: 20240164816
    Abstract: Methods and devices for bone adjustment, such as limb lengthening, are disclosed. For example, in one embodiment, a bone adjustment device may include a proximal portion configured to attach to a first bone portion, a distal portion configured to attach to a second bone portion, a motorized drive assembly, a control circuitry operably coupled to the motorized drive assembly, the motorized drive assembly and the control circuitry being hermetically sealed within a motor compartment, a driving element having a first end operatively coupled to the motorized drive assembly and a second end operatively coupled to the distal portion, the control circuitry is operative to receive wireless control signals from an external computing device, the motorized drive assembly is configured to be actuated based on the control signals to force rotation of the driving element to cause movement of the distal portion away from the proximal portion. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Sied W. Janna, Darren J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20240164884
    Abstract: Systems for delivering a sheet-like implant including a means of deploying and orienting the sheet-like implant within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventor: Theodore R. Kucklick
  • Publication number: 20240156534
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques and systems to adapt an arthroplasty system to particular users based on historical arthroplasty procedures associated with the user. Furthermore, the present disclosure provides that settings for an arthroplasty system associated with a user during multiple arthroplasty procedures can be captures. A ML model can be trained to infer settings for subsequent arthroplasty procedures for the user and the arthroplasty system adapted based on the inferred settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Rahul Khare, Riddhit Mitra, Matthew Russell, Astha Prasad
  • Patent number: 11980381
    Abstract: Fluid management in surgical procedures. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: supplying fluid to a surgical site inside a patients body, drawing fluid from the surgical site through a first instrument by a first pump at a first flow rate, the first flow rate during the drawing responsive to expected or actual visibility within the surgical site; and then performing a surgical resection within the surgical site using the first instrument, the performing the surgical resection changes the first flow rate; and adjusting, by a fluid management system after the surgical resection, the first flow rate responsive to the expected or actual visibility within the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventor: Jean Woloszko
  • Patent number: 11974763
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and determining the size and orientation of a reamed portion of a patient's bone are disclosed. A tracking array and/or point probe may be inserted into an adapter device. The adapter device comprising a plurality of openings, having various connection means therein, such that when the tracking array is inserted into the adapter, a secure and robust connection is created. A reamer, stem, or similar tool may then be inserted into the opposing side of the adapter, during which, a secure and robust connection is created between the adapter and the tool. Thus, through the use of Computer Assisted Surgery Systems, a more accurate representation of the patient's anatomy can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte Limited
    Inventors: Samuel C. Dumpe, Branislav Jaramaz, Rahul Khare, Roger Ryan Dees, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11977817
    Abstract: A system and method for pre-operatively optimizing a fit of an orthopaedic implant relative to a particular individuals anatomy is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Brian W. McKinnon, Ruxandra C. Marinescu Tanasoca, Randy C. Winebarger, William L. Bowers, Jr., James B. Wiebe, III, Nathaniel M. Lenz, Zachary C. Wilkinson, Sean M. Haddock, Ryan L Landon
  • Patent number: 11974787
    Abstract: Variable angle holes in bone plates structured to facilitate the formation of axial compression or tension of a bone, or which can assist in bone distraction. The variable angle hole can extend about a central axis and includes an inwardly extending wedge wall. The variable angle hole can be sized to receive insertion of a fixation element at a location at which a central longitudinal axis of the fixation element is axially offset from the central axis of the variable angle hole by an offset distance at least when the fixation element is initially driven into bone at least in a transverse direction. The wedge wall can be configured to be engaged by a portion of the fixation element in a manner that axially displaces at least one of the bone plate, the fixation element, and/or bone(s) in a direction that can generally reduce or increase the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel E. Rapalo, Timothy J. Petteys, Nicholas S. Ritchey, Charles R. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11974818
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, surgical tracking devices, and systems that facilitate improved tracking in surgical environments are disclosed. With this technology, a fiber optic shape sensing (FOSS) device is rigidly attached to patient anatomy and/or surgical instrument(s) to facilitate location and/or flexibility tracking. The data provided by the FOSS device can be analyzed and registered to preoperative or intraoperative 3D anatomy model(s). The FOSS device can be attached to a surgical instrument to provide intraoperative guidance, used to locate a hollow needle for tracking bones in a minimally invasive manner, and/or used to detect bending in an instrument such as an arthroscope or tissue removing burr shaft, for example. The tracked location and/or flexibility data provided by the FOSS device can also be used to automatically control the location and/or operation of a surgical instrument during a surgical proceeding to facilitate improved surgical accuracy and patient outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Nathan Anil Netravali, Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 11974903
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a housing enclosing a source of negative pressure and a controller configured to operate the source of negative pressure to provide negative pressure wound therapy to a wound. The housing can also include a communications controller configured to wirelessly transmit and receive data using a communications antenna positioned on an antenna board. The antenna board can be mounted to a communications board that include the communications controller. The antenna board can be electrically connected to the communications board via a single connector on the communications board. The antenna's ground plane can be positioned on the communications board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Manveer Brar, William W. Gregory, Felix Clarence Quintanar