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: 20140336660
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventor: Luke Andrew Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140163561
    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: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Luke Andrew Gibson, David C. Kelman
  • Publication number: 20140128874
    Abstract: Systems and methods 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, which is 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: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Jeffrey A. Sharp
  • Publication number: 20140094814
    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: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish NMI Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140066720
    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: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian W. McKinnon, David Timothy Mehl, Luke Andrew Gibson, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Publication number: 20140052137
    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: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW. INC.
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, Lauren Christina Jasper, Philip E. Frederick
  • Publication number: 20120290099
    Abstract: Instrumentation for a modular prosthesis having a stem and a neck comprises a handle and an adaptor. The handle extends along an axis. The handle has a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end has a blunt surface configured to be struck. The adaptor has a male end configured to mate inside the bore of the stem. The adaptor further has a surface configured to mate with the distal end of the handle. The adaptor is configured to have a medial portion and a lateral portion. The medial portion has a relief such that the adaptor is configured to disengage the stem when the adaptor is rotated relative the stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Andrew Gibson, William L. Waltersdorff
  • Publication number: 20120123422
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    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: 20120116562
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: 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: 20120089235
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. Mounting members include, for example, flanges, blades, hooks, and plates. In some embodiments, the orthopedic attachments may be adjustably positionable about the base member or other attachments, thereby providing modularity for assembling and implanting the device, and various securing and/or locking mechanisms may be used between the components of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Steve Conway, Michael Brian Cooper, Luke Andrew Gibson, David C. Kelman, Richard D. Lambert, Ryan L. Landon, Nathaniel Quinn, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Jeffrey Joel Shea, Stanley Tsai, Brian Ronald Yokoo, James P. Waddell
  • Publication number: 20120083895
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for orthopedic implants. The implants may include a base member, such as an acetabular shell or an augment, that is configured to couple with an augment, flange cup, mounting member, or any other suitable orthopedic attachment. A mounting member may be used to attach to an implant and anchor the implant to a patient's bone or soft tissue. The mounting member may be integral with the implant or may be provided as a separate component. A mounting member may be adjustably positionable around the implant to provide flexibility and allow the mounting member to meet needs of a particular patient and implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Steve Conway, Luke Andrew Gibson, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Jeffrey Joel Shea, Brian Ronald Yokoo