Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Wyman

Jeffrey Wyman 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: 10448942
    Abstract: A deformable or flexible suture anchor having apertures secures a suture to a skeletal structure via holes drilled through the skeletal structure, and passing the suture therethrough. A deformable structure permits the anchor to resiliently deform or bend for passing through an aperture, and resume a size larger than the passed aperture for securement on an opposed side of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Matthew E. Koski
  • Publication number: 20190274697
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides have modular configurations and are adapted to accommodate a wide range of anatomy. The surgical drill guides are adapted to be removed while leaving a guide wire in its intended location in human bone. The distal end of the drill guide acts as a safety stop for the guide wire by preventing the guide wire from penetrating too far past the far side of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Santangelo, Anthony O'Leary, Matthew Dennis Cunningham, Scott Faucett, Jeffrey Wyman, Chun Liu, Roman Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10292744
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for a bone screw and self-retaining driver. The system includes a mechanism that enables a bone screw to be rigidly attached to a screwdriver for manipulation and transfer of bone fragments and grafts to a fixation site, such as during surgery. The system includes a cannulated bone screw that has a drive connection that engages with a drive structures of a screwdriver. The bone screw also includes a structural connector that securely attaches to or receives an internal shaft or rod of the screwdriver. The internal shaft or rod of the screwdriver can rotate and slide independent of an outer shaft of screwdriver. Accordingly, the internal shaft of the screwdriver can rigidly connect with the bone screw enabling applied torque to the screwdriver to be transferred to the bone screw, without the bone screw falling off of the drive connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Neil J. Etherington, Pascal Boileau
  • Patent number: 10238404
    Abstract: A flexible reamer for preparing a hole in a tissue includes a shaft that extends along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft is cannulated through and has a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length. The flexible portion includes a plurality of discrete, interlocking portions. An asymmetric tip at the distal end of the shaft has at least one flute positioned off-axis relative to a longitudinal axis of the flexible reamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Steiner, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Raymond West, Jeffrey Wyman, Ran Oren, Eran Zakai, Elad Rash
  • Patent number: 10159504
    Abstract: A surgical assembly, the assembly including a first guidewire, a second guidewire, in which each of the first guidewire and the second guidewire are configured to be received by a bone block, a first suture loop, a second suture loop, a first locking component, and a second locking component, in which the first locking component is coupled to the first suture loop and the second locking component is coupled to the second suture loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wyman, Daniel Ellis, Graham Smith, Ettore Taverna
  • Patent number: 10143507
    Abstract: A surgical assembly includes a first guidewire and a second guidewire, in which each of the first guidewire and the second guidewire are configured to be received by a bone block, a first suture loop, a second suture loop, a first locking component, and a second locking component, in which the first locking component is coupled to the first suture loop and the second locking component is coupled to the second suture loop. The locking component has a hole formed therethrough, in which the hole of the locking component is configured to receive the suture, and may be tethered to a suture by knots engaging a counterbore at opposed ends of a bore defined by the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon-Paul Rogers, Timothy P. Callahan, Jeffrey Wyman, Graham Smith, Daniel B. Ellis, Ettore Taverna
  • Publication number: 20180280018
    Abstract: A suture passer which is sized and shaped to be inserted through the femoral notch during a meniscal repair. The suture passer includes upper and lower jaws that may be straight or that may have an angled offset in relation to the common axis of the suture passer in order to gain an indirect access to meniscal tissue in a constricted space. The jaws of the suture passer may be angled, either to the left or to the right, up to 45 degrees from the central axis of the shaft. The suture passer is also able to grasp meniscal tissue prior to suture passing. A nitinol needle housed within one of the jaws can then be deployed to pass a preloaded suture through the tissue to be captured on the opposite side of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. LaPrade, David R. Diduch, David Kent Gregoire, Jeffrey Wyman, George William White, Carmel Ilka Bijoux, Jennifer Ng
  • Patent number: 9999495
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assembly for fixing a ligament in bone. The assembly includes a suspension member and an implant having a mechanism for fixedly receiving the suspension member and at least partially suspending the suspension member and the received bone graft within the implant, allowing for bony in-growth. A method of fixing a ligament in bone is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Publication number: 20180049757
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to instrumentation that facilitate coracoid-glenoid fixation in Latarjet procedures. For example, a single instrument, a coracoid resection tool, may be provided/utilized to prepare a coracoid bone graft for size, flatness, and hole drilling. A glenoid drill guide may further be provided/utilized that uses sized offsets for placement of the coracoid graft flush with the glenoid. Further embodiments of the disclosure are directed to corresponding methods that employ this instrumentation. For example, a surgeon may employs the coracoid resection tool as a guide to plane the inferior coracoid surface that will serve as the coracoid graft surface. The coracoid resection tool may further guide the placement of coracoid holes along the length of the coracoid and orient the holes approximately perpendicular to the planed coracoid graft surface. For example a proximal coracoid hole may be positioned towards the proximal end (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mason J. Bettenga, Stephen A. Santangelo, Nikhil N. Verma, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9877736
    Abstract: A surgical assembly, the assembly including a first guidewire, a second guidewire, in which each of the first guidewire and the second guidewire are configured to be received by a bone block, a first suture loop, a second suture loop, a first locking component, and a second locking component, in which the first locking component is coupled to the first suture loop and the second locking component is coupled to the second suture loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wyman, Dan Ellis, Graham Smith, Ettore Taverna
  • Patent number: 9795398
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, the present invention includes an instrument for use in preparing a femur for soft tissue repair or reconstruction, including a cannulated, curved guide tool having a cannulated body extending to a distal tip and a plane defined by a longitudinal axis of the cannulated body and distal tip; and a flange secured to the distal tip and extending from the distal tip in a direction transverse from the distal tip, the flange having a first curve along at least a portion of the flange and a degree of tilt, relative to the plane, along at least a portion of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Steiner, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Raymond West, Jeffrey Wyman, Ran Oren, Eran Zakai, Elad Rash
  • Publication number: 20170143471
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assembly for fixing a ligament in bone. The assembly includes a suspension member and an implant having a mechanism for fixedly receiving the suspension member and at least partially suspending the suspension member and the received bone graft within the implant, allowing for bony in-growth. A method of fixing a ligament in bone is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Publication number: 20170143474
    Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9636100
    Abstract: An assembly and method for reattaching tissue to bone from which the tissue had detached including a tissue fixation member will with a narrow cross section and a suture securely attached to the fixation member, the fixation member being configured to secure the detached tissue, a suture anchor fixable in bone at the region of reattachment, the anchor having an eyelet, the anchor including a textured outer surface, the suture having a free end passable through the eyelet to enable the detached tissue to be drawn into engagement with the bone at the region of reattachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wyman, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Stephen Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20170112625
    Abstract: Methods for arthroscopic bone graft for anterior inferior glenohumeral instability repair are disclosed. The method includes providing a bone graft not attached to soft tissue. Respective passageways are formed through the bone graft and a patient's glenoid. A first implant is further provided, where the first implant is secured to a first end of a suture. The first implant is positioned on the cortical side of the bone graft and the cancellous surface of the bone graft is urged into contact with the anterior surface of the glenoid. A second implant is provided, including an eyelet extending there through. The second end of the suture is inserted through the eyelet of the second implant. The second implant is further placed in contact with the posterior surface of the glenoid. Subsequently, the second end of the suture is secured to the second implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ettore Taverna, Jeffrey Wyman, Stephen A Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9629707
    Abstract: A tissue graft attachment device includes a platform member including a leading edge and a trailing edge connected to the leading edge by a pair of sides. The platform member defines a pair of slots extending along a longitudinal axis passing between the leading edge and the trailing edge, and an opening between the pair of slots and the leading edge. The device includes a first suture passing through the opening, a second suture passing through one of the slots, and an attachment member passing through the pair of slots to form a loop. A method for attaching a tissue graft includes providing the tissue graft attachment device, forming a bone tunnel, pulling on the first suture to pull the platform member through the bone tunnel, and pulling on the second suture to position the platform member on the bone tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9629706
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assembly for fixing a ligament in bone. The assembly includes a suspension member and an implant having a mechanism for fixedly receiving the suspension member and at least partially suspending the suspension member and the received bone graft within the implant, allowing for bony in-growth. A method of fixing a ligament in bone is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 9592114
    Abstract: A bone block assembly including a bone block having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, and a hole formed therethrough, and a threaded screw having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first eyelet formed on the proximal end of the threaded screw, the threaded screw configured to be received within the hole of the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is, at least partially, exposed on the proximal end of the bone block when the threaded screw is fully engaged with the bone block. The first eyelet of the threaded screw is configured to receive a suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Publication number: 20160346028
    Abstract: A surgical assembly includes a first guidewire and a second guidewire, in which each of the first guidewire and the second guidewire are configured to be received by a bone block, a first suture loop, a second suture loop, a first locking component, and a second locking component, in which the first locking component is coupled to the first suture loop and the second locking component is coupled to the second suture loop. The locking component has a hole formed therethrough, in which the hole of the locking component is configured to receive the suture, and may be tethered to a suture by knots engaging a counterbore at opposed ends of a bore defined by the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon-Paul Rogers, Timothy P. Callahan, Jeffrey Wyman, Graham Smith, Daniel B. Ellis, Ettore Taverna
  • Patent number: 9445857
    Abstract: A surgical assembly includes a first guidewire and a second guidewire, in which each of the first guidewire and the second guidewire are configured to be received by a bone block, a first suture loop, a second suture loop, a first locking component, and a second locking component, in which the first locking component is coupled to the first suture loop and the second locking component is coupled to the second suture loop. The locking component has a hole formed therethrough, in which the hole of the locking component is configured to receive the suture, and may be tethered to a suture by knots engaging a counterbore at opposed ends of a bore defined by the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon-Paul Rogers, Timothy P. Callahan, Jeffrey Wyman, Graham Smith, Daniel B. Ellis, Ettore Taverna