Patents by Inventor Jeff R. Justis

Jeff R. Justis 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: 10445466
    Abstract: A system including a range of motion module, a quality of sleep module, an overall module, and a control module. The range of motion module, subsequent to performing a procedure on a patient, determines a first range of motion score of the patient based on a signal generated by a sensor. The quality of sleep module, subsequent to performing the procedure on the patient, determines a first quality of sleep score or a first pain score based on the signal generated by the sensor. The overall module determines a combined score based on (i) the first range of motion score, and (ii) the first sleep score or the first pain score. The control module (i) determines whether an outcome of the procedure is positive based on the combined score, and (ii) stores the determined outcome and the combined score in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Randal Schulhauser, Richard L. Brown, Jeff R. Justis, Matthew M. Morrison, Jeff M. Cherry
  • Publication number: 20190231365
    Abstract: An instrument for setting a position of a resection of a distal femur or a proximal tibia in a total knee arthroplasty, the instrument comprising: a stable portion, the stable portion configured for orientation in a set position relative to said distal femur or said proximal tibia; a resection guide portion, the resection guide portion configured to guide a resection path for said resection; a resection guide body, the resection guide body associated with the resection guide portion in a fixed orientation; the resection guide body pivotally connected to the stable portion, whereby pivoting adjustment of the resection guide body on the stable portion sets a resection orientation of the resection guide portion; and the resection guide body having a lock for selectively locking the resection guide body to the stable portion at a plurality of selectable resection orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: Steensen Orthopedic Systems LLC, MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Steensen, Brian R. Harris, Jeff R. Justis
  • Publication number: 20190021644
    Abstract: A sensor including electrodes, a control module and a physical layer module. The electrodes are configured to (i) attach to a patient, and (ii) receive a first electromyographic signal from the patient. The control module is connected to the electrodes. The control module is configured to (i) detect the first electromyographic signal, and (ii) generate a first voltage signal. The physical layer module is configured to: receive a payload request from a console interface module or a nerve integrity monitoring device; and based on the payload request, (i) upconvert the first voltage signal to a first radio frequency signal, and (ii) wirelessly transmit the first radio frequency signal from the sensor to the console interface module or the nerve integrity monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Richard L. Brown, John G. Pollock, Jeff R. Justis, Kevin L. McFarlin, Randal C. Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20190021643
    Abstract: A sensor including electrodes, a control module and a physical layer module. The electrodes are configured to (i) attach to a patient, and (ii) receive a first electromyographic signal from the patient. The control module is connected to the electrodes. The control module is configured to (i) detect the first electromyographic signal, and (ii) generate a first voltage signal. The physical layer module is configured to: receive a payload request from a console interface module or a nerve integrity monitoring device; and based on the payload request, (i) upconvert the first voltage signal to a first radio frequency signal, and (ii) wirelessly transmit the first radio frequency signal from the sensor to the console interface module or the nerve integrity monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Richard L. Brown, John G. Pollock, Jeff R. Justis, Kevin L. McFarlin, Randal C. Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10123731
    Abstract: A sensor including electrodes, a control module and a physical layer module. The electrodes are configured to (i) attach to a patient, and (ii) receive a first electromyographic signal from the patient. The control module is connected to the electrodes. The control module is configured to (i) detect the first electromyographic signal, and (ii) generate a first voltage signal. The physical layer module is configured to: receive a payload request from a console interface module or a nerve integrity monitoring device; and based on the payload request, (i) upconvert the first voltage signal to a first radio frequency signal, and (ii) wirelessly transmit the first radio frequency signal from the sensor to the console interface module or the nerve integrity monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Brown, John G. Pollock, Jeff R. Justis, Kevin L. McFarlin, Randal C. Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20180323593
    Abstract: Connecting flanges are provided for use with an electrical box and a structural bracket. The connecting flanges have a side portion that is attached to the side of the electrical box. The connecting flanges also have a front portion that engages the structural bracket to secure the electrical box to the structural bracket. The connecting flanges may be used in pre-assembled and pre-wired electrical assemblies to simplify wiring at a building site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Robert H. Osborn, William T. Custead
  • Publication number: 20180310977
    Abstract: A combination of a cryoprobe and an introducer is used during surgery to ablate unwanted tissue. The introducer includes a handle portion, a cannula portion, a first internal cavity extending through the handle portion, and a second internal cavity extending through the cannula portion. The first and second internal cavities communicate with one another and are sized to receive a portion of a probe shaft of the cryoprobe therethrough. When the probe shaft is inserted into the first and second internal cavities in the introducer, the distal end of the probe shaft is positionable adjacent the distal end of the introducer, and operation of the cryoprobe facilitates cooling of a portion of the cannula portion at the distal end of the introducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Snyder, Brian D. Koch, Aneta Samaranska, Jeff R. Justis
  • Publication number: 20180310976
    Abstract: A cryoprobe is used during surgery in a human body to remove unwanted tissue. The cryoprobe includes a first gas supply line and a second gas supply line for delivering a supply of cryogenic gas from at least adjacent a proximal end to at least adjacent a distal end of the cryoprobe. The cryoprobe further includes a first gas return line and a second gas return line for returning the supply of cryogenic gas from at least adjacent the distal end to at least adjacent the proximal end of the cryoprobe. At least a portion of the first gas supply line is received in the first gas return line. A transition portion having at least one internal cavity and an aperture from the at least one internal cavity to an exterior portion of the transition portion is also included in the cryoprobe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Snyder, Brian D. Koch, Aneta Samaranska, Jeff R. Justis
  • Patent number: 9918754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position more proximate the anchors. The brace can be indexed for insertion at a predetermined orientation with respect to the installation instrument. Methods and techniques for using the installation instrument are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Michael C. Sherman, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 9717531
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine comprises the steps of: fastening a plurality of fasteners with a lateral portion of vertebrae, each of the fasteners including a first element that defines an implant cavity and a second element configured for penetrating the vertebrae; providing a longitudinal element including a portion having a selected curvature; disposing the longitudinal element with the implant cavities such that the portion is disposed in a selected orientation relative to the vertebrae; and moving a first element of at least one of the fasteners relative to the portion such that a second element of the at least one of the fasteners derotates the vertebrae while maintaining the portion in the selected orientation. Systems and implants are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Anand, Jeff R Justis
  • Publication number: 20170140121
    Abstract: A system including a range of motion module, a quality of sleep module, an overall module, and a control module. The range of motion module, subsequent to performing a procedure on a patient, determines a first range of motion score of the patient based on a signal generated by a sensor. The quality of sleep module, subsequent to performing the procedure on the patient, determines a first quality of sleep score or a first pain score based on the signal generated by the sensor. The overall module determines a combined score based on (i) the first range of motion score, and (ii) the first sleep score or the first pain score. The control module (i) determines whether an outcome of the procedure is positive based on the combined score, and (ii) stores the determined outcome and the combined score in a memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Randal Schulhauser, Richard L. Brown, Jeff R. Justis, Matthew M. Morrison, Jeff M. Cherry
  • Patent number: 9597127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position more proximate the anchors. The brace can be indexed for insertion at a predetermined orientation with respect to the installation instrument. Methods and techniques for using the installation instrument are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Michael C. Sherman, Kevin T. Foley
  • Publication number: 20160228162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brace installation instrument placement that is mounted to anchors secured in an animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position a brace in a position more proximate the anchors. The brace can be indexed for insertion at a predetermined orientation with respect to the installation instrument. Methods and techniques for using the installation instrument are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Michael C. Sherman, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 9387018
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a first member extending between a first end and a second end. A second member extends between a first end and a second end. A third member is connected to the first end of the first member to relatively translate the second ends. The third member includes a part and a locking element engageable with the part. The part is disposable in a first locking orientation, a second locking orientation and a non-locking orientation. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Quinn Brown, Daniel Paxton Wall, Jeff R. Justis
  • Publication number: 20160038073
    Abstract: A sensor including electrodes, a control module and a physical layer module. The electrodes are configured to (i) attach to a patient, and (ii) receive a first electromyographic signal from the patient. The control module is connected to the electrodes. The control module is configured to (i) detect the first electromyographic signal, and (ii) generate a first voltage signal. The physical layer module is configured to: receive a payload request from a console interface module or a nerve integrity monitoring device; and based on the payload request, (i) upconvert the first voltage signal to a first radio frequency signal, and (ii) wirelessly transmit the first radio frequency signal from the sensor to the console interface module or the nerve integrity monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Richard L. BROWN, John G. POLLOCK, Jeff R. JUSTIS, Kevin L. MCFARLIN, Randal C. SCHULHAUSER, Tyler S. STEVENSON
  • Patent number: 9066770
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a needle extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The needle defines a longitudinal axis. The needle includes an elongated cavity that defines an opening disposed proximal to the distal end. A wire extends between a proximal end and a distal end configured for fixation with tissue. The wire is configured for movable disposal within the cavity. The distal end of the wire includes a retainer configured to prevent advancement of the retainer within the tissue. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R. Justis
  • Patent number: 9066758
    Abstract: An extender comprises an outer member including a lateral opening, first and second extensions defining first and second axial cavities, the axial cavities including a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. An inner member includes a body defining a tab, first and second arms having first and second projections. The inner member is configured for axial translation relative to the outer member between a first position, a second position and a third position. The tab is movable into at least one locking cavity of the lateral opening to fix the inner member relative to the outer member. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Larry T. McBride, John Stewart Young
  • Patent number: 9060817
    Abstract: One nonlimiting embodiment of the present application is directed to a system for positioning a connecting element adjacent one or more bones or bony portions, such as the spinal column, through a minimally invasive surgical approach. The system generally includes a number of bone anchors engageable to the one or more bones or bony portions and a number of anchor extenders removably engaged to the bone anchors. A connecting element inserter instrument is engageable with one of the anchor extenders and is movable along a longitudinal axis of the anchor extender. As the inserter instrument is moved along the longitudinal axis toward the bone anchors, a leading end of the connecting element is rotated away from the longitudinal axis and the connecting element is positioned at a location adjacent the number of bone anchors in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. However, in other embodiments, different forms and applications are envisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff R Justis
  • Publication number: 20150112392
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine comprises the steps of: fastening a plurality of fasteners with a lateral portion of vertebrae, each of the fasteners including a first element that defines an implant cavity and a second element configured for penetrating the vertebrae; providing a longitudinal element including a portion having a selected curvature; disposing the longitudinal element with the implant cavities such that the portion is disposed in a selected orientation relative to the vertebrae; and moving a first element of at least one of the fasteners relative to the portion such that a second element of the at least one of the fasteners derotates the vertebrae while maintaining the portion in the selected orientation. Systems and implants are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Anand, Jeff R. Justis
  • Patent number: 8961524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and instruments for placing a brace or connecting element into an animal subject for engagement with anchors secured in the animal subject. The installation instrument includes anchor extensions coupled to the anchors. The instrument is movable with respect to the anchors to position the connecting element in a position more proximate the anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Michael C. Sherman, Jeff R. Justis