Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Sharp

Jeffrey A. Sharp 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: 20200129670
    Abstract: Improved randomized porous structures and methods of manufacturing such porous structures are disclosed. The scaffold of the porous structures are formed from by dividing the space between a plurality of spatial coordinates of a defined volume, where the plurality of spatial coordinates have been moved in a random direction and a random finite distance according to a predetermined randomization limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan L. Landon, Aashiish Agnihotri, Laura J. Gilmour, Jeffrey Sharp, Randy C. Winebarger
  • Patent number: 10588749
    Abstract: Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures have a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form a node. Further, the nodes can be straight, curved, portions that are curved and/or portions that are straight. The struts and nodes can form cells which can be fused or sintered to at least one other cell to form a continuous reticulated structure for improved strength while providing the porosity needed for tissue and cell in-growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sharp, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura J. Gilmour, Ryan L. Landon
  • Patent number: 10321031
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device. Thermal infrared image data may be captured by the infrared sensor assembly and transmitted to the user device by the processing module in response to a request transmitted by an application program or other software/hardware routines running on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Frank, Nicholas Högasten, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp, Andrew C. Teich, Dwight Dumpert, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth, Gerald W. Blakeley, III, Michael Fox
  • Patent number: 10292717
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide patient-specific cutting blocks that allow for bone resurfacing procedures, such as milling or burring, with simplified devices. A computer assisted surgical cutting block is produced having a surface region that matches with the surface region of a patient's bone to be altered. A cutting tool may be provided having a contoured bone mating surface and a contoured and patient-specific shaped cutting guide surface located in a plane above the bone mating surface. One or more channels are provided in the cutting block, and as the surgeon moves the cutting tool (a milling or burring, for example) in the channels, the tool cuts the bone both laterally along the surface of the bone and vertically into the bone according to the cutting guide surface and other preselected surface features of the cutting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • 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: 20190038810
    Abstract: Improved randomized porous structures and methods of manufacturing such porous structures are disclosed. The scaffold of the porous structures are formed from by dividing the space between a plurality of spatial coordinates of a defined volume, where the plurality of spatial coordinates have been moved in a random direction and a random finite distance according to a predetermined randomization limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan L. Landon, Aashiish Agnihotri, Laura J. Gilmour, Jeffrey Sharp, Randy C. Winebarger
  • Patent number: 10166316
    Abstract: Improved randomized porous structures and methods of manufacturing such porous structures are disclosed. The scaffold of the porous structures are formed from by dividing the space between a plurality of spatial coordinates of a defined volume, where the plurality of spatial coordinates have been moved in a random direction and a random finite distance according to a predetermined randomization limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan L. Landon, Aashiish Agnihotri, Laura J. Gilmour, Jeffrey Sharp, Randy C. Winebarger
  • Publication number: 20180345178
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a filter (31 38, 42) are disclosed. According to some embodiments, filter (31, 38, 42) may have a frame (34) and washing means operatively coupled to the frame (34) which is configured to wash one or more filter cloths simultaneously, the filter cloths being attached to a respective number of filter plate assemblies (13) which are supported by the frame (34). The washing means may comprise a laterally traversing washer mechanism, the laterally traversing washer mechanism being configured to move (8) along a lateral axis (35) of the filter (31, 38, 42) from a first side of the one or more filter cloths to a second side of the one or more filter cloths. In some embodiments, the washing means may be operatively coupled to the frame (34) via a track (3) and a washer carriage (1) on the track (3). In some embodiments, the washer carriage may be further provided with means, for example, to simultaneously shake one or more filter plate assemblies (13), without limitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Morris, Jeffrey Sharp
  • 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: 20180140427
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Mounting members include, for example, flanges, blades, hooks, and plates. In some embodiments, the orthopedic attachments may be adjustably positionable about the base member or other attachments, thereby providing modularity for assembling and implanting the device, and various securing and/or locking mechanisms may be used between the components of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Justin Steve Conway, David C. Kelman, Richard D. Lambert, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Jeffrey Joel Shea, Brian Ronald Yokoo
  • Patent number: 9901451
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Mounting members include, for example, flanges, blades, hooks, and plates. In some embodiments, the orthopedic attachments may be adjustably positionable about the base member or other attachments, thereby providing modularity for assembling and implanting the device, and various securing and/or locking mechanisms may be used between the components of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Steve Conway, David C. Kelman, Richard D. Lambert, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Jeffrey Joel Shea, Brian Ronald Yokoo
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170252165
    Abstract: Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures each have a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form a node. Further, the nodes can be straight, curved, and can include portions that are curved and/or straight. The struts and nodes can form cells that can be fused or sintered to at least one other cell to form a continuous reticulated structure for improved strength while providing the porosity needed for tissue and cell in-growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sharp, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura J. Gilmour, Ryan L. Landon
  • Patent number: 9668863
    Abstract: Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures has a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form a node. Further, the nodes can be straight, curved, portions that are curved and/or straight. The struts and nodes can form cells which can be fused or sintered to at least one other cell to form a continuous reticulated structure for improved strength while providing the porosity needed for tissue and cell in-growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sharp, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura J. Gilmour, Ryan L. Landon
  • Publication number: 20170056178
    Abstract: Porous biocompatible structures suitable for use as medical implants and methods for fabricating such structures are disclosed. The disclosed structures may be fabricated using rapid manufacturing techniques. The disclosed porous structures have a plurality of struts and nodes where no more than two struts intersect one another to form a node. Further, the nodes can be straight, curved, portions that are curved and/or portions that are straight. The struts and nodes can form cells which can be fused or sintered to at least one other cell to form a continuous reticulated structure for improved strength while providing the porosity needed for tissue and cell in-growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sharp, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura J. Gilmour, Ryan L. Landon
  • 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: 20160262772
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide patient-specific cutting blocks that allow for bone resurfacing procedures, such as milling or burring, with simplified devices. A computer assisted surgical cutting block is produced having a surface region that matches with the surface region of a patient's bone to be altered. A cutting tool may be provided having a contoured bone mating surface and a contoured and patient-specific shaped cutting guide surface located in a plane above the bone mating surface. One or more channels are provided in the cutting block, and as the surgeon moves the cutting tool (a milling or burring, for example) in the channels, the tool cuts the bone both laterally along the surface of the bone and vertically into the bone according to the cutting guide surface and other preselected surface features of the cutting block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Patent number: 9358019
    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: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Michael Dean Hughes, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe