Patents by Inventor Joseph Saladino

Joseph Saladino 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: 9220553
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a bone filling material and mixing the bone filling material in a vessel to form a bone augmentation material. The method further comprises pressurizing the vessel with a pressurization source to retain a plurality of voids within the bone augmentation material. The method further includes inserting a material delivery device into the vertebral bone and injecting the bone augmentation material with the retained plurality of voids from the material delivery device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 8926623
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a gaseous substance and providing a flowable and settable bone filling material. The method further comprises introducing the gaseous substance into the bone filling material to form a porous bone augmentation material and inserting a material delivery device into the vertebral bone. The method further comprises injecting the porous bone augmentation material from the material delivery device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20140371753
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a bone filling material and mixing the bone filling material in a vessel to form a bone augmentation material. The method further comprises pressurizing the vessel with a pressurization source to retain a plurality of voids within the bone augmentation material. The method further includes inserting a material delivery device into the vertebral bone and injecting the bone augmentation material with the retained plurality of voids from the material delivery device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 8840618
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a bone filling material and mixing the bone filling material in a vessel to form a bone augmentation material. The method further comprises pressurizing the vessel with a pressurization source to retain a plurality of voids within the bone augmentation material. The method further includes inserting a material delivery device into the vertebral bone and injecting the bone augmentation material with the retained plurality of voids from the material delivery device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20140272891
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for remote education. In one aspect, the disclosed method includes the steps of recording, at an instructor device, a lesson plan, the lesson plan including at least one lesson service identifier, associating the lesson plan with at least one student, storing, in a database accessible to an application server, the lesson plan and the at least one student association of the lesson plan, receiving, at a student device associated with the lesson plan, the associated lesson plan, determining a physical location of the student device, identifying a facility service identifier associated with the physical location, comparing the lesson service identifier associated with the lesson to the facility service identifier associated with the physical location, and revising the lesson in accordance with the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Saladino, Don Saladino, Anthony Connors, Andreas Huber
  • Patent number: 8268010
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a plurality of hollow microparticles and providing a flowable and settable bone filling material. The method further comprises mixing the plurality of hollow microparticles with the bone filling material to form a bone augmentation material. The method further comprises inserting an injection device into the vertebral bone and injecting the bone augmentation material from the injection device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 7833277
    Abstract: A proximal femoral ball assembly having a variable offset that is selectively adjustable to conform to various anatomical conditions encountered during a femoral surgical procedure. The femoral ball assembly generally includes a head, a neck, and an adjustment mechanism. The head has a smooth spherical outer surface that is adapted to engage an acetabular component or native acetabulum. The neck extends outward from the head and removeably connects to the head using a threaded attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Saladino, Mark E. Nadzadi, Brian Burkinshaw
  • Publication number: 20090299439
    Abstract: A surgical tool is disclosed that is capable of communicating wirelessly with either a neural integrity monitoring system or a surgical navigation system. The surgical tool includes electronic circuitry operable to provide a neural stimulation signal to a surgical instrument connected with the tool. If a predetermined response is received by the neural integrity monitoring system, it is capable of automatically stopping rotation of the surgical instrument. Further, if a predetermined safe threshold is breached or about to be breached, the surgical navigation system is operable to automatically stop rotation of the surgical instrument. In addition, the surgical tool is provided with audio and visual feedback of the neurological status of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: David Mire, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 7527650
    Abstract: A modular knee system having various distal posterior femoral components that are interchangeable with each other and with various patellar-femoral joint components. Preferably, the modular knee system has a variety of components that are interchangeable and connectable to resurface the distal femur using either a unicompartmental femoral knee prosthesis or a bicompartmental femoral knee prosthesis. These components include a medial distal posterior femoral component, a lateral distal posterior femoral component, a patellar-femoral joint component, and an interconnection mechanism to modularly connect the components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20080172058
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a bone filling material and mixing the bone filling material in a vessel to form a bone augmentation material. The method further comprises pressurizing the vessel with a pressurization source to retain a plurality of voids within the bone augmentation material. The method further includes inserting a material delivery device into the vertebral bone and injecting the bone augmentation material with the retained plurality of voids from the material delivery device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20080172131
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a plurality of hollow microparticles and providing a flowable and settable bone filling material. The method further comprises mixing the plurality of hollow microparticles with the bone filling material to form a bone augmentation material. The method further comprises inserting an injection device into the vertebral bone and injecting the bone augmentation material from the injection device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20080172059
    Abstract: A method for treating a vertebral bone comprises providing a gaseous substance and providing a flowable and settable bone filling material. The method further comprises introducing the gaseous substance into the bone filling material to form a porous bone augmentation material and inserting a material delivery device into the vertebral bone. The method further comprises injecting the porous bone augmentation material from the material delivery device and into the vertebral bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Aashiish Agnihotri, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20080058951
    Abstract: A proximal femoral ball assembly having a variable offset that is selectively adjustable to conform to various anatomical conditions encountered during a femoral surgical procedure. The femoral ball assembly generally includes a head, a neck, and an adjustment mechanism. The head has a smooth spherical outer surface that is adapted to engage an acetabular component or native acetabulum. The neck extends outward from the head and removeably connects to the head using a threaded attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Saladino, Mark Nadzadi, Brian Burkinshaw
  • Publication number: 20080027563
    Abstract: A modular knee system having various distal posterior femoral components that are interchangeable with each other and with various patellar-femoral joint components. Preferably, the modular knee system has a variety of components that are interchangeable and connectable to resurface the distal femur using either a unicompartmental femoral knee prosthesis or a bicompartmental femoral knee prosthesis. These components include a medial distal posterior femoral component, a lateral distal posterior femoral component, a patellar-femoral joint component, and an interconnection mechanism to modularly connect the components together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 7306629
    Abstract: A proximal femoral head assembly having a variable offset that is selectively adjustable to conform to various anatomical conditions encountered during a femoral surgical procedure. The assembly includes a femoral head, a neck removeably connectable to the femoral head, and an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism provides the neck with a plurality of different femoral offsets with respect to a femoral hip stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Saladino, Mark E. Nadzadi, Brian Burkinshaw
  • Patent number: 7297164
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Patent number: 7105026
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Erin M. Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20050278034
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Erin Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20050107884
    Abstract: A modular prosthetic knee system used to replace the natural knee. The system includes a femoral knee prosthesis and a tibial knee prosthesis. Both prostheses are formed of modular components that are connectable in-vivo to form the prosthetic knee system. The femoral knee prosthesis includes two separate components, a lateral condyle and medial condyle; and the tibial knee prosthesis includes a multiple separate components, a medial baseplate, a lateral baseplate, a medial insert, and a lateral insert. The medial and lateral baseplate are connectable to form a complete baseplate with the medial and lateral inserts connectable to the complete baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Erin Johnson, Joseph Saladino
  • Publication number: 20050004680
    Abstract: A proximal femoral head assembly having a variable offset that is selectively adjustable to conform to various anatomical conditions encountered during a femoral surgical procedure. The assembly includes a femoral head, a neck removeably connectable to the femoral head, and an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism provides the neck with a plurality of different femoral offsets with respect to a femoral hip stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Saladino, Mark Nadzadi, Brian Burkinshaw