Patents by Inventor Daniel A Shimko

Daniel A Shimko has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11406436
    Abstract: A device for mixing and dispensing bone material is provided. The device comprises a tubular member having an interior surface configured to receive bone material and a fluid to mix the bone material disposed within the tubular member. The tubular member is flexible and has a proximal opening configured to slidably receive a plunger, and a distal opening configured to dispense a mixed bone material from the interior surface of the tubular member. The plunger is less flexible than the tubular member. Methods of mixing and dispensing bone material are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Daniel Shimko
  • Patent number: 11392906
    Abstract: A custom cryptographic token and smart contract that is configured to exist in one of two groups and is issued by the same bank or depository institution that also collects corresponding fiat currency deposits. The two groups are a circulation group and a non-circulation group. The non-circulation group is not associated with any given user, but rather an issuing entity. Custom cryptographic tokens residing in the circulation group are associated with a user and are traded according to smart contract protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Custodia Bank, Inc.
    Inventors: Caitlin Frances Long, Bryan Allen Bishop, Zev Naftali Shimko, Britney Dawn Reddy, Charles Daniel Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220062508
    Abstract: A bone implant for enclosing bone material is provided. The bone implant comprises a covering, which can be a biodegradable mesh. The covering is configured to be rolled into a diameter to at least partially enclose the bone material within the covering. In some embodiments, the covering also includes a closure member, the closure member configured to hold the covering in a rolled configuration to a predetermined diameter to at least partially enclose the bone material. A kit and a method of using the bone implant are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Cheyenne S. Rhodes, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20220062503
    Abstract: A bone implant for enclosing bone material is provided. The bone implant comprises a covering, which can be a biodegradable mesh. The covering is configured to be rolled into a diameter to at least partially enclose the bone material within the covering. In some embodiments, the covering includes a body portion and a closure portion adjacent to the body portion. The closure portion is configured to hold the covering in a rolled configuration to a predetermined diameter to at least partially enclose the bone material. A kit and a method of using the bone implant are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Cheyenne S. Rhodes, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210402060
    Abstract: A method of making an electron beam irradiated osteoinductive implant is provided. The method comprises exposing an osteoinductive implant containing demineralized bone matrix (DBM) fibers to electron beam radiation at a dose of from about 10 kilograys to 100 kilograys for a period of time. The electron beam irradiation reduces microorganisms in the osteoinductive implant, and the electron beam irradiated osteoinductive implant retains osteoinductive properties. Methods of implantation and an irradiated osteoinductive implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly W. Schlachter, Erick Vasquez, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210386910
    Abstract: Provided is an injectable implant configured to fit at or near a bone defect to promote bone growth, the injectable implant comprising lyophilized demineralized bone matrix (DBM) being in fiber and particle forms; alginate; and a liquid carrier, wherein the DBM is in an amount of about 20 wt. % to about 40 wt. % of a total weight of the injectable implant, the alginate is in an amount of from about 3 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of the total weight of the injectable implant, and the liquid carrier is in an amount from about 50 wt. % to about 70 wt. % of the total weight of the injectable implant. A moldable implant and methods of making the implants are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC
    Inventors: Kerem N. Kalpakci, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210282825
    Abstract: A surgical injection device includes at least one tubular element defining a passageway. The passageway is configured for disposal of a selected volume of an agent and an evacuator disposed within the passageway. An actuator is engageable with the evacuator to entirely expel the selected volume of the agent from the passageway to a selected site. Spinal constructs, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Anthony J. Melkent, William D. Armstrong, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 11103618
    Abstract: Provided is an injectable implant configured to fit at or near a bone defect to promote bone growth, the injectable implant comprising lyophilized demineralized bone matrix (DBM) being in fiber and particle forms; alginate; and a liquid carrier, wherein the DBM is in an amount of about 20 wt. % to about 40 wt. % of a total weight of the injectable implant, the alginate is in an amount of from about 3 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of the total weight of the injectable implant, and the liquid carrier is in an amount from about 50 wt. % to about 70 wt. % of the total weight of the injectable implant. A moldable implant and methods of making the implants are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerem N. Kalpakci, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210260254
    Abstract: Provided is a lyophilized implant configured to fit at or near a bone defect to promote bone growth, the lyophilized implant containing a biodegradable polymer in an amount of about 0.1 wt. % to about 20 wt. % of the implant, mineral particles in an amount from about 0.1 wt. % to about 75 wt. % of the implant, and an oxysterol in an amount of about 5 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of the implant. Methods of making and using the implant are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Reves, David S. Scher, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 11090411
    Abstract: A method of making an electron beam irradiated osteoinductive implant is provided. The method comprises exposing an osteoinductive implant containing demineralized bone matrix (DBM) fibers to electron beam radiation at a dose of from about 10 kilograys to 100 kilograys for a period of time. The electron beam irradiation reduces microorganisms in the osteoinductive implant, and the electron beam irradiated osteoinductive implant retains osteoinductive properties. Methods of implantation and an irradiated osteoinductive implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly W. Schlachter, Erick Vasquez, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210177622
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine comprises the steps of: inserting a surgical instrument into a tissue cavity, the surgical instrument including an image guide oriented relative to a sensor to communicate a signal representative of a position of the surgical instrument relative to the tissue cavity; displaying a selected configuration with a distal end of the surgical instrument in the tissue cavity; tracking movement of the selected configuration in the tissue cavity with a tracking device that communicates with a processor to generate data for display of the movement; and determining a volume of the tissue cavity based on the data. Systems, spinal constructs, implants and surgical instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Daniel A. Shimko, Mark C. Dace
  • Publication number: 20210180019
    Abstract: A tissue treatment apparatus and method for treating bone tissue has a controller, an enclosure, a reagent supply system, a draining configuration, and a gas relief valve is controlled by the controller. A bioactive agent may be applied through the reagent supply system. Optionally provided is a gas evacuation assembly, a gas supply unit, a thermal unit for heating or cooling reagents or gases, a sonication unit, any or each operated by the controller. The method provides for programming controller to effect a treatment procedure. In an embodiment of the present application the treatment procedure effects demineralization of the bone material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Subhabrata Bhattacharyya, David R. Kaes, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 11020160
    Abstract: A surgical injection device includes at least one tubular element defining a passageway. The passageway is configured for disposal of a selected volume of an agent and an evacuator disposed within the passageway. An actuator is engageable with the evacuator to entirely expel the selected volume of the agent from the passageway to a selected site. Spinal constructs, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Anthony J. Melkent, William D. Armstrong, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210145588
    Abstract: A bone implant holding and shaping tray is provided. The tray includes a first segment having a distal end and a first surface sized to hold and shape at least a portion of the bone implant with bone material. The tray includes a second segment having a second surface sized to hold and shape at least a portion of the bone implant with bone material, the second segment having a proximal end configured to be coupled to the distal end of the first segment so as to extend the first surface to hold and shape the bone implant. Methods of making and using the bone implant holding and shaping tray are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Cheyenne S. Rhodes, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 10987450
    Abstract: Provided is a lyophilized implant configured to fit at or near a bone defect to promote bone growth, the lyophilized implant containing a biodegradable polymer in an amount of about 0.1 wt. % to about 20 wt. % of the implant, mineral particles in an amount from about 0.1 wt. % to about 75 wt. % of the implant, and an oxysterol in an amount of about 5 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of the implant. Methods of making and using the implant are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Reves, David S. Scher, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 10913930
    Abstract: A tissue treatment apparatus and method for treating bone tissue has a controller, an enclosure, a reagent supply system, a draining configuration, and a gas relief valve is controlled by the controller. A bioactive agent may be applied through the reagent supply system. Optionally provided is a gas evacuation assembly, a gas supply unit, a thermal unit for heating or cooling reagents or gases, a sonication unit, any or each operated by the controller. The method provides for programming controller to effect a treatment procedure. In an embodiment of the present application the treatment procedure effects demineralization of the bone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Subhabrata Bhattacharyya, David R. Kaes, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210022867
    Abstract: An implantable composition, method of making and using the implantable composition is provided. The implantable composition comprising a first set of fibers and a second set of fibers, the first set of fibers manufactured to have a first binding surface, the second set of fibers manufactured to have a second binding surface, the first binding surface of the first set of fibers configured to bind at least at or near the second binding surface of the second set of fibers and the second set of fibers configured to bind at least at or near the first binding surface of the first set of fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20210000518
    Abstract: A device for hydrating particulate bone material is provided. The device comprises a tubular member having an interior surface and an exterior surface. The interior surface is configured to receive the particulate bone material and a hydration fluid. The exterior surface has a plurality of pores configured to allow the hydration fluid to flow into the interior surface of the tubular member and hydrate the particulate bone material. The plurality of pores are smaller in size than the particulate bone material. Methods of dispensing particulate the bone material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel A. Shimko, Jared J. Diegmueller, Jonathan M. Dewey, Kerem N. Kalpakci, Erick Vasquez
  • Publication number: 20200405364
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of making hydrated bone material is provided, the method comprising providing a bone material in a chamber, the bone material comprising a plurality of shaped bone particles or macroparticles, each of the plurality of shaped bone particles or macroparticles having a substantially uniform size, shape and porosity; and mixing each of the plurality of shaped bone particles with liquid in the chamber under pressure so as to cause the liquid to hydrate each of the plurality of shaped bone particles to form uniformly hydrated bone material. In some embodiments, a device for mixing a bone material with a liquid is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel A. Shimko
  • Publication number: 20200360068
    Abstract: A device for mixing and dispensing bone material is provided. The device comprises a tubular member having an interior surface configured to receive bone material and a fluid to mix the bone material disposed within the tubular member. The tubular member is flexible and has a proximal opening configured to slidably receive a plunger, and a distal opening configured to dispense a mixed bone material from the interior surface of the tubular member. The plunger is less flexible than the tubular member. Methods of mixing and dispensing bone material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Dewey, Daniel Shimko