Patents by Inventor Matthew J. Smith

Matthew J. Smith 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: 11020234
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant apparatus, said apparatus comprising: a body, said body having a generally cylindrical shape and comprising a first material, a flat bottom surface, a concave upper surface disposed opposite said bottom surface, and a longitudinal axis disposed through the center of said body; a cylindrical bore, said bore disposed along said longitudinal axis through said top surface of said body; a cylindrical plug, said plug comprising a second material and disposed within said bore of said body; and at least one stem, said at least one stem connected to said bottom surface of said body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matt J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa
  • Publication number: 20210137544
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, has an end effector that includes an ultrasonic blade, and a clamp arm that moves relative to the ultrasonic blade from an opened position toward an intermediate position and a closed position. The clamp arm is offset from the ultrasonic blade to define a predetermined gap in the intermediate position between the opened position and the closed position. A clamp arm actuator connects to the clamp arm and moves from an opened configuration to a closed configuration to direct the clamp arm from the opened position toward the intermediate position and the closed position. A spacer connects with the clamp arm to inhibit movement of the clamp arm from the intermediate position toward the closed position for maintaining the predetermined gap between the clamp arm and the ultrasonic blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, John E. Brady, Joseph Dennis, Geni M. Giannotti, Bryce L. Heitman, Timothy S. Holland, Joseph E. Hollo, Andrew Kolpitcke, Amy M. Krumm, Jason R. Lesko, Matthew C. Miller, David A. Monroe, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Rafael J. Ruiz Ortiz, Matthew S. Schneider, Richard C. Smith, Shawn C. Snyder, Sarah A. Worthington, Monica L. Rivard, Fajian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210142912
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed provide ways for Health Care Professionals (HCPs) to be involved in initial patient system set up so that the data received is truly transformative, such that the patient not just understands what all the various numbers mean but also how the data can be used. For example, in one implementation, a CGM device is configured for use by a HCP, and includes a housing and a circuit configured to receive a signal from a transmitter coupled to an indwelling glucose sensor. A calibration module converts the received signal into clinical units. A user interface is provided that is configured to display a measured glucose concentration in the clinical units. The user interface is further configured to receive input data about a patient level, where the input data about the patient level causes the device to operate in a mode appropriate to the patient level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Darin Edward Chum Dew, Eric Cohen, Anna Leigh Davis, Mark Dervaes, Laura J. Dunn, Minda McDorman Grucela, Hari Hampapuram, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Steven David King, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Sumitaka Mikami, Subrai Girish Pai, Philip Mansiel Pellouchoud, Stephen Alan Reichert, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson, Brian Christopher Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Robert Patrick Van Tassel, Matthew D. Wightlin, Richard C. Yang, James Stephen Amidei, David Derenzy, Benjamin Elrod West, Vincent Crabtree, Michael Levozier Moore, Douglas William Burnette, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Nicholas Polytaridis, Dana Charles Cambra, Abhishek Sharma, Kho Braun, Patrick Wile McBride
  • Publication number: 20210085559
    Abstract: Methods of operating a haptic actuator to apply physical and/or thermal sensations to a user to provide subjective symptom relief to a user are described. In some embodiments, a haptic actuator may be automatically activated when one or more detected user states are compared to one or more predetermined activation parameters to determine the user is experiencing an episode related to a condition of the user. In another embodiment, one or more operating parameters of a haptic actuator may be updated if the haptic actuator did not provided a desired amount of subjective symptom relief to a user during use. In yet another embodiment, a haptic actuator may create an event log based on activation events when the haptic actuator is used to provide symptom relief for a condition of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, David Cohen-Tanugi, Kristen Warren, Robert Balke
  • Publication number: 20210089097
    Abstract: Methods and devices for manipulating the temperature of a surface are generally provided. The present disclosure relates to a device including one or more heating and/or cooling elements, or other suitable thermal adjustment apparatus(es), placed near a surface, such as the skin of a user. The device may be configured to generate one or more (optionally alternating) thermal profiles at the surface, which may include a series of thermal pulses and/or essentially continuous or semi-continuous thermal input, which may vary over time. Such thermal profiles, when suitably applied, may provide enhanced thermal sensations for a user which, in some cases, may provide the user with a more pleasurable thermal experience than would otherwise be the case without the generation of the thermal profiles. In some embodiments, an alternating thermal profile may include an average frequency, an oscillation window, and/or an average temperature, each of which may be adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Kristen Warren, David Cohen-Tanugi, Samuel Shames
  • Publication number: 20210085475
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a reverse glenoid implant with a baseplate, a central screw, a peripheral screw, a modular taper, and a post. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. HODOREK, Matthew J. PURDY, J. Michael WIATER, Anand M. MURTHI, Matthew J. SMITH, Derek J. CUFF, Andrew JAWA, Luke AUSTIN
  • Publication number: 20210077263
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components. Methods for using the shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. HODOREK, Matthew J. PURDY, Russ M. PARROTT, J. Michael WIATER, Anand M. MURTHI, Matthew J. SMITH, Derek J. CUFF, Andrew JAWA, Luke AUSTIN
  • Publication number: 20210077264
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a glenoid implant with an articular surface and an opposing bone contacting surface having a ring and post extending therefrom that respectively mechanically connect with cortical bone and cancellous bone of a glenoid. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. HODOREK, Alec CUNNINGHAM, Russ M. PARROTT, Matthew J. PURDY, J. Michael WIATER, Anand M. MURTHI, Matthew J. SMITH, Derek J. CUFF, Andrew JAWA, Luke AUSTIN
  • Publication number: 20210059824
    Abstract: An elbow arthroplasty system having a ball and a socket. The ball is configured for coupling to at least one member of one of the following groups: (i) a humerus, and (ii) a radius, an ulna, or both of the radius and the ulna. The socket is configured for coupling to at least one member of the other of the following groups: (i) the humerus, and (ii) the radius, the ulna, or both of the radius and the ulna. The socket defines a cavity that is configured to receive at least a portion of the ball. The ball may be a spheroid, an ellipsoid, a sphere, or a portion of one of the foregoing with a convex surface. The socket may be configured with a concave surface that is spheroidal, ellipsoidal, or spherical and designed to mate with the ball. An elbow arthroplasty method using a ball and a socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: JAMES L. COOK, TRENT M. GUESS, MATTHEW J. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10856994
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a reverse glenoid implant with a baseplate, a central screw, a peripheral screw, a modular taper, and a post. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Patent number: 10849762
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components. Methods for using the shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, Russ M. Parrott, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Publication number: 20200368032
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a reverse glenoid implant with a baseplate, a central screw, a peripheral screw, a modular taper, and a post. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. HODOREK, Matthew J. PURDY, J. Michael WIATER, Anand M. MURTHI, Matthew J. SMITH, Derek J. CUFF, Andrew JAWA, Luke AUSTIN
  • Patent number: 10842638
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a glenoid implant with an articular surface and an opposing bone contacting surface having a ring and post extending therefrom that respectively mechanically connect with cortical bone and cancellous bone of a glenoid. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, Russ M. Parrott, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Publication number: 20200352777
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manipulating the temperature of a surface are described. Described embodiments include thermal adjustment devices that may include a heatsink and that are operated in two or more modes of operation to apply a desired temperature to a user. In one operating mode the thermal adjustment device may apply a first temperature to an underlying surface while generating heat at a rate faster than the heatsink's heat dissipation rate. The thermal adjustment device may then apply a second temperature to reduce the rate of heat generation to be less than the heatsink's heat dissipation rate. These modes of operation may be applied cyclically to permit continuous operation of the thermal adjustment device. In some embodiments, the temperature profile applied when changing between the modes of operation may be selected such that the user experiences either a reduced, or substantially, neutral thermal sensation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Kristen Warren, James Edwin Pendergrast
  • Publication number: 20200352728
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components. Methods for using the shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. HODOREK, Matthew J. PURDY, Russ M. PARROTT, J. Michael WIATER, Anand M. MURTHI, Matthew J. SMITH, Derek J. CUFF, Andrew JAWA, Luke AUSTIN
  • Publication number: 20200289315
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael A. Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Publication number: 20200289314
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating the temperature of a surface are provided. Devices of the present disclosure may include a thermal adjustment apparatus, such as a controller in electrical communication with one or more thermoelectric materials, placed adjacent to the surface of skin. The device may generate a series of thermal pulses at the surface, for providing an enhanced thermal sensation for a user. The thermal pulses may be characterized by temperature reversibility, where each pulse includes an initial temperature adjustment, followed by a return temperature adjustment, over a short period of time (e.g., less than 120 seconds). The average rate of temperature change upon initiation and upon return may be between about 0.1° C./sec and about 10.0° C./sec. In some cases, the average rate of the initial temperature adjustment is greater in magnitude than the average rate of the return temperature adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: EMBR Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Smith, Samuel Shames, Michael A. Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi
  • Patent number: 10736751
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a reverse glenoid implant with a baseplate, a central screw, a peripheral screw, a modular taper, and a post. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Patent number: 10722373
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components. Methods for using the shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, Russ M. Parrott, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Patent number: 10690366
    Abstract: A system and method includes at least one heat exchanger, a ram fan, and a controller. The ram fan is driven by a motor. A motor control circuit is configured to provide power to the motor to drive the ram fan. The ram fan is configured to provide a ram flow through the at least one heat exchanger from a ram air inlet. The controller is configured to determine a blockage level of the at least one heat exchanger based on the power to the motor, a speed of the ram fan, and a temperature of the ram flow at the ram fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Ensberg, Thomas M. Zywiak, Matthew J. Smith