Patents by Inventor Luke Andrew Gibson

Luke Andrew Gibson 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: 20190262005
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 10335164
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 10292717
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide patient-specific cutting blocks that allow for bone resurfacing procedures, such as milling or burring, with simplified devices. A computer assisted surgical cutting block is produced having a surface region that matches with the surface region of a patient's bone to be altered. A cutting tool may be provided having a contoured bone mating surface and a contoured and patient-specific shaped cutting guide surface located in a plane above the bone mating surface. One or more channels are provided in the cutting block, and as the surgeon moves the cutting tool (a milling or burring, for example) in the channels, the tool cuts the bone both laterally along the surface of the bone and vertically into the bone according to the cutting guide surface and other preselected surface features of the cutting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10265080
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20180280032
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 9987022
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Publication number: 20180042617
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9795393
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20170100134
    Abstract: Instruments for use in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Instruments according to certain embodiments of the invention connect to a shaping member such as a broach, reamer or osteotome that is used to prepare the intramedullary canal of a desired femur or other bone for total hip arthroplasty. Such an instrument according to such embodiments can be configurable to allow operation on either the left or right leg, and in doing so to provide lateral offset and anterior offset of the instrument handle relative to the shaping member so that the patient's gut, musculature or other bodily portions may be avoided while still providing desired leverage and control over the shaping member to prepare the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Luke Andrew Gibson, David Clark Kelman
  • Patent number: 9615834
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments, and methods for making patient-matched surgical instruments, may include patient-matched surgical instruments having an anatomy facing side with several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The anatomy contacting portions may be one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape or non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Patrick Brian Conway, David L. Evans, Luke Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Allyn Griffin, Michael Dean Hughes, David Timothy Mehl, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Maroun Hanna Tarsha, Andrew Justin Wald, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20170086857
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 9526512
    Abstract: Instruments for use in anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. Instruments according to certain embodiments of the invention connect to a shaping member such as a broach, reamer or osteotome that is used to prepare the intramedullary canal of a desired femur or other bone for total hip arthroplasty. Such an instrument according to such embodiments can be configurable to allow operation on either the left or right leg, and in doing so to provide lateral offset and anterior offset of the instrument handle relative to the shaping member so that the patient's gut, musculature or other bodily portions may be avoided while still providing desired leverage and control over the shaping member to prepare the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Luke Andrew Gibson, David C. Kelman
  • Patent number: 9492183
    Abstract: A patient-matched cutting block including a surface or point contact features adapted to at least partially conform to or reference a patient specific anatomy. The cutting block having guide slots configured for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to the patient specific anatomy or features configured to mate to and guide standard cutting guides relative to patient specific anatomy in order to form plateau and eminence resections of the patient specific anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Publication number: 20160287268
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20160262772
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide patient-specific cutting blocks that allow for bone resurfacing procedures, such as milling or burring, with simplified devices. A computer assisted surgical cutting block is produced having a surface region that matches with the surface region of a patient's bone to be altered. A cutting tool may be provided having a contoured bone mating surface and a contoured and patient-specific shaped cutting guide surface located in a plane above the bone mating surface. One or more channels are provided in the cutting block, and as the surgeon moves the cutting tool (a milling or burring, for example) in the channels, the tool cuts the bone both laterally along the surface of the bone and vertically into the bone according to the cutting guide surface and other preselected surface features of the cutting block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Patent number: 9439781
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for implanting and aligning orthopedic implants. A patient-matched alignment guide is used to orient tools and implants intraoperatively. In certain embodiments, the systems, devices, and methods include an orthopedic guide comprising a body having a bottom surface, wherein at least a portion of the bottom surface has predetermined surface characteristics that correspond to respective characteristics of a patient's bony anatomy, and a pliable flange that extends from the bottom surface and is shaped to be received within an undercut of an implant to releasably couple the orthopedic guide to the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke Andrew Gibson
  • Patent number: 9386994
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments, and methods for making patient-matched surgical instruments, may include patient-matched surgical instruments having an anatomy facing side with several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The anatomy contacting portions may be one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape or non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Patrick Brian Conway, David L. Evans, Luke Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Allyn Griffin, Michael Dean Hughes, David Timothy Mehl, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Maroun Hanna Tarsha, Andrew Justin Wald, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20160175111
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for aligning acetabular implants. A patient-matched acetabular alignment tool is used to orient tools and implants intraoperatively. The patient-matched acetabular alignment tool includes a mounting member and leg members which are configured based on the particular patient's anatomic landmark sites (e.g., acetabular bony landmarks). The leg members are attached to the mounting member and configured to connect with a respective anatomic landmark site to achieve a desired implant angle and axis. For example, the leg members may form a tripod support base through which an acetabular shell may be inserted into the patient's acetabulum at desired angles of version and inclination. In some embodiments, the leg members may be retractable and expandable with respect to the mounting member, thereby providing a tool with reduced profile for inserting the device in the patient's soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Lauren Christina Jasper, Phillip S. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20160038161
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for orthopedic surgical guides adapted to the anatomy of a patient and configured to align a bone shaping device or acetabular implant in a predetermined orientation. Certain embodiments constitute alignment guides for conducting hip surgery on a specific patient. Such guides include a first or inner surface structured to fit in a predetermined configuration relative to a portion of a patient's anatomy based on topography data of the patient's anatomy, a receiving surface configured to receive or constrain a bone shaping device or acetabular implant, and a reference surface with an alignment site that directs placement of the orthopedic device in a predetermined orientation relative to the patient's anatomy when the first surface is in the predetermined configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventor: Luke Andrew Gibson
  • Publication number: 20150088142
    Abstract: A femoral cutting guide includes guide slots for guiding the movement of cutting tools relative to a distal portion of a femur, a surface feature adapted to at least partially conform to a resected surface of the distal portion of the femur, and either a posterior-facing surface adapted to conform to an anterior, unaltered surface of the distal portion of the femur or an anterior-facing surface adapted to conform to a posterior, unaltered surface of the distal portion of the femur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke Andrew Gibson