Patents by Inventor Laura J. Gilmour

Laura J. Gilmour 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9168142
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing tissue-interfacing surface layers with increased roughness can be attained by providing a metallic powder to a machined or previously machined tissue-interfacing surface of a porous foam structure. The metallic powder can have sizes and characteristics such that the porous structure can have an increased roughness at the tissue-interfacing machined surface while inhibiting the occlusion of the open pores in the porous metallic foam structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Carie Fincher Alley, Laura J. Gilmour
  • Publication number: 20140138010
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing tissue-interfacing surface layers with increased roughness can be attained by providing a metallic powder to a machined or previously machined tissue-interfacing surface of a porous foam structure. The metallic powder can have sizes and characteristics such that the porous structure can have an increased roughness at the tissue-interfacing machined surface while inhibiting the occlusion of the open pores in the porous metallic foam structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Carie Fincher Alley, LAURA J. GILMOUR
  • Publication number: 20120321878
    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: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan L. Landon, Aashiish Agnihotri, Laura J. Gilmour, Jeffrey Sharp, Randy C. Winebarger
  • Publication number: 20120232654
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sharp, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura J. Gilmour, Ryan L. Landon
  • Publication number: 20120215310
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sharp, Shilesh C. Jani, Laura J. Gilmour, Ryan L. Landon
  • Publication number: 20110245930
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing tissue-interfacing surface layers with increased roughness can be attained by providing a metallic powder to a machined or previously machined tissue-interfacing surface of a porous foam structure. The metallic powder can have sizes and characteristics such that the porous structure can have an increased roughness at the tissue-interfacing machined surface while inhibiting the occlusion of the open pores in the porous metallic foam structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Carie Fincher Alley, Laura J. Gilmour