Patents Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20240138899
    Abstract: Method and system of control of conductive fluid during coagulation using radio frequency energy. At least one example is of sealing blood vessels, the method comprising: applying, by an electrosurgical controller, radio frequency (RF) energy between two electrodes of a coagulation wand, the two electrodes abutting tissue at a surgical site, and the RF energy at a coagulation energy; supplying, by the electrosurgical controller, a flow of conductive fluid to the surgical site; measuring, by the electrosurgical controller, a value indicative of impedance of tissue and conductive fluid between the two electrodes; and decreasing, by the electrosurgical controller, the flow of conductive fluid as the value indicative of impedance decreases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Christopher J. LYNN, Johnson E. GOODE, Douglas G. EVANS
  • Publication number: 20240138894
    Abstract: There is disclosed an orthopaedic impactor, comprising: a strike assembly arranged to impart a force to an object; and a winding arranged to receive a current and thereby generate a magnetic field. The winding is arranged to interact with the strike assembly so that, in use, a magnetic field generated by the winding causes the strike assembly to move so as to impart the force to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Ruben Doyle
  • Patent number: 11969223
    Abstract: Surgical systems and methods are disclosed for creating a 3D model of a patient's affected area using an imaging device, using the model to determine an implant orientation and position, creating patient-matched instrumentation, placing the patient-matched instrumentation on the patient's anatomy, registering a computer-assisted surgical tool, and acquiring registration information. The methods and systems also include associating the surgical tool with a computer to perform a computer assisted surgery. Also disclosed are embodiments of patient-matched instrumentation to acquire registration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Patent number: 11969166
    Abstract: Systems and methods of repairing tissue are disclosed. Systems and methods may repair an opening through a hip capsule. Systems and methods preferably repair the tissue while minimally encroaching on the tissue immediately behind the repair, such as the hip joint tissues. Some systems may repair the tissue with a suture passer having a needle that slides in axial alignment with the passer and includes a first recess for passing the suture in a first axial direction and a second recess for passing the suture in an opposing axial direction. Some systems may pass a portion of a repair construct in a retrograde direction, placing the repair construct in a preferred arrangement accommodating for the stresses on the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Torrie, Jessica Marie Grabinsky, Marc Joseph Balboa, Benjamin Michael Hall, Timothy Young
  • Publication number: 20240130771
    Abstract: There is disclosed an orthopaedic impactor, comprising: a strike assembly arranged to impart a force to an object; and a winding arranged to receive a current and thereby generate a magnetic field. The winding is arranged to interact with the strike assembly so that, in use, a magnetic field generated by the winding causes the strike assembly to move so as to impart the force to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Ruben Doyle
  • Publication number: 20240130791
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for determining a surgical plan for an arthroplasty procedure using constraint modeling are disclosed. For example, a method for determining a surgical plan may include determining a constraint model associated with an anatomical model the constraint model configured to indicate at least one valid configuration of an implant model in association with the anatomical model, receiving placement input indicating placement of the implant in association with the anatomical model, and performing, based on the placement input, a violation process based on a violation event responsive to the placement input violating the constraint model, or a placement process positioning the implant according to the placement input. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz, Samuel C. Dumpe, Rahul Khare
  • Patent number: 11963725
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking position and orientation of a surgical tool during a surgical procedure and providing feedback to a user are described. For example the system includes a surgical tool configured to perform at least a portion of the surgical procedure, a tracking system configured to monitor and record position information related to the surgical tool, a processing system, and a display. The processing system can be configured to receive the position information, determine optimal position information for the surgical tool during the surgical procedure, compare the received position information against the optimal position information to determine a conformance level for the user, and generate a user performance record. The display can be configured to receive and display the user performance record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Constantinos Nikou