Patents by Inventor Justin Dye

Justin Dye 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: 10052090
    Abstract: A medical assembly includes a cannula and a sealing cap releasably coupled to the cannula. The cap includes a body and a sealing member integrally molded with the body to form a fluid-tight seal between the cap and cannula. The cap includes a member defining an opening for passage of a medical instrument therethrough in a fluid-tight manner. The member includes a first portion surrounding the opening and being thickened to limit tearing of the first portion, and a second portion surrounding the first portion being tapered down in thickness toward the first portion to increase flexibility of the member. The assembly includes a shaft receivable in a lumen defined by an inner surface of the cannula. The shaft includes a protrusion and the inner surface further defines a protrusion receiving formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lipchitz, Justin Dye, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, Jr., Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 9931150
    Abstract: An anchor delivery tool is described. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub, with a knob and a nose cone coupled to the hub. The knob and nose cone may be spring loaded so as to selectively retain a length of suture disposed therebetween. The tool further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Publication number: 20170151007
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philipon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Patent number: 9572564
    Abstract: An anchor delivery system is described. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Patent number: 9060762
    Abstract: An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of knots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Ian Trail, Stefan Gabriel, Justin Dye, George Sikora
  • Publication number: 20140249578
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipschitz
  • Patent number: 8758367
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Patent number: 8506636
    Abstract: A vertebral body replacement or spacer that re-creates a lordosis angle (or other angle) of a human spine. An embodiment of the spacer may comprise contoured superior and inferior bearing surfaces. More particularly, the contoured surfaces may be defined by compound curves such as two radii substantially orthogonal to each other. As a result, the bearing surfaces may conform to the convex end plates of adjacent vertebra. In another embodiment, the present invention may provide a method of establishing a lordosis angle. The method may comprise inserting a spacer into an intervertebral space and positioning the spacer in such a manner that the contoured surfaces generally correspond to the end plates of the adjacent vertebra. However, the spacers and methods of the embodiments of the present invention may be used to re-create other angles in the human spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventor: Justin Dye
  • Publication number: 20130131455
    Abstract: A medical assembly includes a cannula and a sealing cap releasably coupled to the cannula. The cap includes a body and a sealing member integrally molded with the body to form a fluid-tight seal between the cap and cannula. The cap includes a member defining an opening for passage of a medical instrument therethrough in a fluid-tight manner. The member includes a first portion surrounding the opening and being thickened to limit tearing of the first portion, and a second portion surrounding the first portion being tapered down in thickness toward the first portion to increase flexibility of the member. The assembly includes a shaft receivable in a lumen defined by an inner surface of the cannula. The shaft includes a protrusion and the inner surface further defines a protrusion receiving formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lipchitz, Justin Dye, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, JR., Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 8377089
    Abstract: A medical assembly includes a cannula and a scaling cap releasably coupled to the cannula. The cap includes a body and a sealing member integrally molded with the body to form a fluid-tight seal between the cap and cannula. The cap includes a member defining an opening for passage of a medical instrument therethrough in a fluid-tight manner. The member includes a first portion surrounding the opening and being thickened to limit tearing of the first portion, and a second portion surrounding the first portion being tapered down in thickness toward the first portion to increase flexibility of the member. The assembly includes a shaft receivable in a lumen defined by an inner surface of the cannula. The shaft includes a protrusion and the inner surface further defines a protrusion receiving formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lipchitz, Justin Dye, Rod Berube, Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 7988695
    Abstract: An articulated delivery instrument for the proper positioning and placements of inserts, for example, an insert such as a lumbar interbody fusion device (“LIF”). The instrument may comprise a body and a first member slidingly coupled to the body. A rotating member for releasably retaining an insert may be pivotally coupled to a distal end of the body and the first member. A first actuator may function to translate the first member relative to the body. Translation of the first member relative to the body may rotate the rotating member relative to the instrument. A second actuator may function to transition the rotating member between release and retention of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventor: Justin Dye
  • Patent number: 7976549
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are provided to place an insert in a space between boney structures. The insert may be rotatably coupled to the delivery instrument. The delivery instrument may comprise a body and an articulating member. The articulating member may slidably interact with the insert to rotate the insert about a pivot point. A first actuator is operatively coupled to the articulating member such that actuating the first actuator translates the articulating member relative to the body. An engagement member may be coupled to the body and adapted to releasably and rotatably secure the insert to the delivery instrument. The articulating member and the engagement member may be offset from each other in such a manner that when the articulating member engages the insert, the insert rotates relative to the delivery instrument. Alternatively, the insert may be coupled to the delivery instrument via rotatable attachment members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Dye, Noelle Dye, Dennis Colleran
  • Publication number: 20110152928
    Abstract: An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of knots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Ian Trail, Stefan Gabriel, Justin Dye, George Sikora
  • Publication number: 20080065219
    Abstract: A vertebral body replacement or spacer that re-creates a lordosis angle (or other angle) of a human spine. An embodiment of the spacer may comprise contoured superior and inferior bearing surfaces. More particularly, the contoured surfaces may be defined by compound curves such as two radii substantially orthogonal to each other. As a result, the bearing surfaces may conform to the convex end plates of adjacent vertebra. In another embodiment, the present invention may provide a method of establishing a lordosis angle. The method may comprise inserting a spacer into an intervertebral space and positioning the spacer in such a manner that the contoured surfaces generally correspond to the end plates of the adjacent vertebra. However, the spacers and methods of the embodiments of the present invention may be used to re-create other angles in the human spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Justin Dye
  • Publication number: 20080065082
    Abstract: Instruments and methods are provided for inserting a rasp into an intervertebral space of a spine and using the rasp to decorticate the adjacent vertebra. More particularly, one embodiment provides an instrument that actively changes the angle of the rasp relative to the instrument. The delivery instrument may use a gear portion to articulate the rasp. A second gear on the rasp may mate with a corresponding gear on the instrument. As the instrument gear rotates relative to the instrument, the instrument gear drives the rasp gear, thereby rotating the rasp to decorticate the vertebra. Trial inserts and methods are also provided to determine an appropriate size of a rasp for decortication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Narissa Chang, Justin Dye
  • Publication number: 20080058723
    Abstract: A medical assembly includes a cannula and a scaling cap releasably coupled to the cannula. The cap includes a body and a sealing member integrally molded with the body to form a fluid-tight seal between the cap and cannula. The cap includes a member defining an opening for passage of a medical instrument therethrough in a fluid-tight manner. The member includes a first portion surrounding the opening and being thickened to limit tearing of the first portion, and a second portion surrounding the first portion being tapered down in thickness toward the first portion to increase flexibility of the member. The assembly includes a shaft receivable in a lumen defined by an inner surface of the cannula. The shaft includes a protrusion and the inner surface further defines a protrusion receiving formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: John Lipchitz, Justin Dye, Rod Berube, Paul Torrie
  • Publication number: 20080058816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor delivery system. The system includes a guide and an anchor delivery tool disposed within the guide. The tool includes a shaft and a handle coupled to a proximal portion of the shaft. The handle includes a hub and a nose cone coupled to the hub. In an embodiment, the tool further includes a knob coupled to the hub and located between the handle and the nose cone. In an embodiment, the system further includes an anchor, such as a suture anchor, coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. An anchor delivery tool and a method of repairing soft tissue are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Marc Joseph Philippon, Kevin Murphy, Rebecca A. Blough, Paul Alexander Torrie, Paul A. Puniello, Paul S. Vincuilla, Paul McCabe, Gary R. Vario, Michael C. Ferragamo, Justin Dye, John M. Lipchitz
  • Publication number: 20070225726
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are provided to place an insert in a space between boney structures. The insert may be rotatably coupled to the delivery instrument. The delivery instrument may comprise a body and an articulating member. The articulating member may slidably interact with the insert to rotate the insert about a pivot point. A first actuator is operatively coupled to the articulating member such that actuating the first actuator translates the articulating member relative to the body. An engagement member may be coupled to the body and adapted to releasably and rotatably secure the insert to the delivery instrument. The articulating member and the engagement member may be offset from each other in such a manner that when the articulating member engages the insert, the insert rotates relative to the delivery instrument. Alternatively, the insert may be coupled to the delivery instrument via rotatable attachment members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Justin Dye, Noelle Dye, Dennis Colleran
  • Publication number: 20070142843
    Abstract: An articulated delivery instrument for the proper positioning and placements of inserts, for example, an insert such as a lumbar interbody fusion device (“LIF”). The instrument may comprise a body and a first member slidingly coupled to the body. A rotating member for releasably retaining an insert may be pivotally coupled to a distal end of the body and the first member. A first actuator may function to translate the first member relative to the body. Translation of the first member relative to the body may rotate the rotating member relative to the instrument. A second actuator may function to transition the rotating member between release and retention of the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Justin Dye
  • Publication number: 20060142858
    Abstract: Multiple embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for maintaining spacing between neighboring vertebrae, while minimizing the size of the surgical opening required. In one embodiment, an expandable spinal implant is made having movable parts that can arranged so as to have a small maximum cross-sectional width so that the cage can be inserted through a smaller surgical opening and then expanded to a full size assembly between the vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Carolyn Rogers, Justin Dye