Patents by Inventor Joseph Crisco

Joseph Crisco 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: 20080051909
    Abstract: An implant system and apparatus configured to permit motion of the wrist in at least one physiological direction, as well as in a dart thrower's motion, and constrain motion of the wrist in at least one non-physiological direction are provided. The implant according to one embodiment includes a distal component and proximal component. Each of the distal and proximal components includes a primary articulating portion and a secondary articulating portion. Primary and secondary articulating portions include at least one component having either a substantially convex or a substantially concave shape. The secondary articulating portion is configured to be radially and volarly disposed in relation to the primary articulating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicants: The Hospital for Special Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital
    Inventors: Scott Wolfe, Joseph Crisco
  • Publication number: 20060162444
    Abstract: An apparatus for testing natural, partially artificial, or artificial musculoskeletal joints is provided as well as a method for using the same. In one aspect, the system employs a weighted, articulated apparatus, such as a pendulum, moving in response to a driving signal to determine a property of the musculoskeletal joint. Also within the invention is a method of growing cells under physiologic conditions of a musculoskeletal joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph Crisco
  • Publication number: 20060137073
    Abstract: The protective helmet includes a rigid outer shell where the shell includes an undulating cross-sectional profile. A layer of impact-energy-absorbing material is positioned adjacent to the shell. The undulating profile of the shell can be any type of load spreading undulating profile, such as that of a sinusoidal or triangular wave configuration. The undulating load-spreading profile can be on the inner surface of the shell, on the outer surface of the shell or the entire cross-section of the shell may be undulating. The unique undulating profile makes the shell more rigid and spreads the impact load across the surface of the shell to thereby spread the deformation of the padding layer to prevent the shell from bottoming out of the impact-energy-absorbing material during an impact. As a result, a safer and more effective protective helmet is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventor: Joseph Crisco
  • Publication number: 20060074338
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for monitoring a physiological parameter of players engaged in a sporting activity. The system includes a plurality of reporting units, a controller, and a signaling device. The reporting unit has an arrangement of sensing devices that measure the physiological parameter of an individual player and generate parameter data. The controller receives the parameter data transmitted from each reporting unit and then processes the parameter data to calculate a parameter result. When the parameter result exceeds a predetermined value, the controller communicates with a signaling device that provides an alert to sideline personnel to monitor the player(s) in question. The system also includes a remote storage device for holding historical data collected by the system which permits subsequent analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Greenwald, Jeffrey Chu, Joseph Crisco, Thad Ide
  • Publication number: 20050177335
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the magnitude of linear and rotational acceleration of and direction of impact to a body part, such as a head includes positioning a number of single-axis accelerometers proximate to the outer surface of the body part. A number of accelerometers are oriented to sense respective linear acceleration orthogonal to the outer surface of the body part. The acceleration data sensed is collected and recorded. A hit profile function is determined from the configuration of the body part and the positioning of the plurality of accelerometers thereabout. A number of potential hit results are generated from the hit profile function and then compared to the acceleration data sensed by the accelerometers. One of the potential hit results is best fit matched to the acceleration data to determine a best fit hit result, which yields the magnitude of linear acceleration to and direction of an impact to the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Crisco, Richard Greenwald