Patents by Inventor Dean Hughes

Dean Hughes 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).

  • Publication number: 20200081598
    Abstract: An accessibility method is performed by an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a first section of a document on the display, where the document has a plurality of sections that includes the first section of the document; outputting an audible document section indicia that corresponds to the first section of the document; and detecting a first finger gesture on the touch-sensitive surface. The method also includes, in response to detecting the first finger gesture, ceasing to display the first section of the document; displaying a second section of the document on the display, where the second section of the document is adjacent to the first section of the document; and outputting an audible document section indicia that corresponds to the second section of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Brian FLEIZACH, Eric Taylor SEYMOUR, Gregory F. HUGHES, Reginald Dean HUDSON
  • Publication number: 20190212975
    Abstract: In an example method, an electronic device receives data regarding a graphical user interface to be presented on a display of the electronic device. The electronic device identifies one or more key regions of the graphical user interface based on the received data and one or more rules. The one or more rules pertain to at least one of a geometric shape, a geometric size, a location, or a hierarchical property. The graphical user interface is presented on the display of the electronic device, and the at least one of the key regions of the graphical user interface is indicated using the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Patti Pei-Chin Hoa, Gregory F. Hughes, Reginald Dean Hudson
  • Publication number: 20190167449
    Abstract: An exemplary trial component is configured to be attached to a resected bone having a resection surface, and includes a body portion and a sliding fastening mechanism movably coupled to the body portion. The body portion has an articular surface, a bone-facing surface, and at least one drill guide extending through the articular surface and the bone-facing surface. The sliding fastening mechanism includes at least one post extending beyond the bone-facing surface, and the post is operable to engage the resection surface to retain the position of the sliding fastening mechanism relative to the bone. When attached to the bone, the trial component is structured to selectively retain the position of the body portion relative to the bone, and to selectively permit adjustment of the position of the body portion relative to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher B. Carr, Christopher R. Cyko, Dean Hughes, Jason S. Jordan
  • Patent number: 10265080
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20190038425
    Abstract: Knee prostheses that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or accommodating internal tibial rotation, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a natural way. Such prostheses may include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component featuring, among other things, a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes. Other surfaces can be shaped using iterative automated techniques that allow testing and iterative design taking into account a manageable set of major forces acting on the knee during normal functioning, together with information that is known about natural knee joint kinetics and kinematics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Jonathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Patent number: 10149768
    Abstract: Knee prostheses that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or accommodating internal tibial rotation, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a natural way. Such prostheses may include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component featuring, among other things, a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes. Other surfaces can be shaped using iterative automated techniques that allow testing and iterative design taking into account a manageable set of major forces acting on the knee during normal functioning, together with information that is known about natural knee joint kinetics and kinematics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Jonathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Publication number: 20180153624
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Publication number: 20180042617
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9848986
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a prosthetic component includes a plurality of fixation pads coupled to a body portion. The fixation pads may be formed of a first material suitable for attachment to bone, and the body portion may be formed of a second material different from the first material and suitable to provide a bearing surface for a joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Jones, Vivek Pawar, Dean Hughes, Jason Jordan
  • Patent number: 9839486
    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: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Patent number: 9795393
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9707087
    Abstract: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a more natural way. In a preferred embodiment, such prostheses include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component preferably featuring among other things a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Johnathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Patent number: 9615834
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments, and methods for making patient-matched surgical instruments, may include patient-matched surgical instruments having an anatomy facing side with several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The anatomy contacting portions may be one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape or non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Patrick Brian Conway, David L. Evans, Luke Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Allyn Griffin, Michael Dean Hughes, David Timothy Mehl, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Maroun Hanna Tarsha, Andrew Justin Wald, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9532788
    Abstract: A method positions a profile of a prosthetic component on the three-dimensional model of a limb. Patient-specific anatomical data of the limb is gathered. First and second anatomical landmarks are identified to determine a first spatial relationship. A third anatomical landmark is identified to determine a second spatial relationship with respect to the first spatial relationship. The profile of the prosthetic component is positioned in all but one degree of freedom. A fourth anatomical landmark is identified to position the profile of the prosthetic component in the one remaining degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Sean Jordan, Michael Dean Hughes, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Brian William McKinnon, Paul Charles Crabtree, Jr., David Timothy Mehl
  • Publication number: 20160310283
    Abstract: Knee prostheses that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or accommodating internal tibial rotation, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a natural way. Such prostheses may include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component featuring, among other things, a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes. Other surfaces can be shaped using iterative automated techniques that allow testing and iterative design taking into account a manageable set of major forces acting on the knee during normal functioning, together with information that is known about natural knee joint kinetics and kinematics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Jonathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Publication number: 20160287268
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20160262900
    Abstract: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a more natural way. In a preferred embodiment, such prostheses include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component preferably featuring among other things a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Jonathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Patent number: 9402729
    Abstract: Knee prostheses featuring components that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or at least accommodating internal tibial rotation in a controlled way, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a more natural way. In a preferred embodiment, such prostheses include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component preferably featuring among other things a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignees: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Jonathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Patent number: 9386994
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments, and methods for making patient-matched surgical instruments, may include patient-matched surgical instruments having an anatomy facing side with several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The anatomy contacting portions may be one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape or non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Patrick Brian Conway, David L. Evans, Luke Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Allyn Griffin, Michael Dean Hughes, David Timothy Mehl, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Maroun Hanna Tarsha, Andrew Justin Wald, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20160158016
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a prosthetic component includes a plurality of fixation pads coupled to a body portion. The fixation pads may be formed of a first material suitable for attachment to bone, and the body portion may be formed of a second material different from the first material and suitable to provide a bearing surface for a joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Bob Jones, Vivek Pawar, Dean Hughes, Jason Jordan