Patents by Inventor Robert S. Hastings

Robert S. Hastings 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: 20190008661
    Abstract: A system and method for validating an orthopaedic surgical plan includes a data tag associated with a patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument and a data reader to read the data tag to obtain surgical procedure parameters from the data tag. A display module may display the surgical procedure parameters and/or identification data to validate the patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument. Additionally, the system may include a sensor module to generate joint force data indicative of a joint force of a patient's joint. The display module may be configured to display the joint force data in association with the surgical procedure parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jason T. Sherman, Robert S. Hastings, Jose F. Guzman, Luke J. Aram
  • Patent number: 10098761
    Abstract: A system and method includes a data tag associated with a patient-specific orthopedic surgical instrument and a data reader to read the data tag to obtain surgical procedure parameters from the data tag. A display module may display the surgical procedure parameters and/or identification data to validate the patient-specific orthopedic surgical instrument. Additionally, the system may include a sensor module to generate joint force data indicative of a joint force of a patient's joint. The display module may be configured to display the joint force data in association with the surgical procedure parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason T. Sherman, Robert S. Hastings, Jose F. Guzman, Luke J. Aram
  • Publication number: 20180235514
    Abstract: A method of determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure includes determining the number of cycles of use of an orthopaedic joint of the patient. If a predetermined threshold is exceeded, communication with an orthopaedic care provider is initiated. A patient monitoring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Patent number: 9949669
    Abstract: A method of determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure includes determining the number of cycles of use of an orthopaedic joint of the patient. If a predetermined threshold is exceeded, communication with an orthopaedic care provider is initiated. A patient monitoring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Publication number: 20150272477
    Abstract: A method of determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure includes determining the number of cycles of use of an orthopaedic joint of the patient. If a predetermined threshold is exceeded, communication with an orthopaedic care provider is initiated. A patient monitoring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Patent number: 9055918
    Abstract: A method of determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure includes determining the number of cycles of use of an orthopaedic joint of the patient. If a predetermined threshold is exceeded, communication with an orthopaedic care provider is initiated. A patient monitoring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Publication number: 20140207025
    Abstract: A method of determining patient follow-up subsequent to an orthopaedic procedure includes determining the number of cycles of use of an orthopaedic joint of the patient. If a predetermined threshold is exceeded, communication with an orthopaedic care provider is initiated. A patient monitoring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Publication number: 20130261503
    Abstract: A system and method for validating an orthopaedic surgical plan includes a data tag associated with a patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument and a data reader to read the data tag to obtain surgical procedure parameters from the data tag. A display module may display the surgical procedure parameters and/or identification data to validate the patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument. Additionally, the system may include a sensor module to generate joint force data indicative of a joint force of a patient's joint. The display module may be configured to display the joint force data in association with the surgical procedure parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jason T. Sherman, Robert S. Hastings, Jose F. Guzman, Luke J. Aram
  • Publication number: 20130204376
    Abstract: An implantable, adjustable prosthesis includes a first component which may be moved relative to a second component by use of a transcutaneous control signal. A method of operating such a prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Patent number: 8419801
    Abstract: An implantable, adjustable prosthesis includes a first component which may be moved relative to a second component by use of a transcutaneous control signal. A method of operating such a prosthesis is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Terry L. Dietz, Robert S. Hastings
  • Patent number: 7920136
    Abstract: Methods of writing display data to MEMS display elements are configured to minimize charge buildup and differential aging. Simultaneous to writing rows of image data, a pre-write operation is performed on a next row. The pre-write operation writes either image data or the inverse of the image data to the next row. In some embodiments, the selection between writing image data and writing inverse image data is performed in a random or pseudo-random manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Stewart, Clarence Chui, Robert S. Hastings
  • Patent number: 7704282
    Abstract: An orthopaedic element has an information storage portion. A transmitter portion and an internal power source portion may be associated with the body of the orthopaedic element. Information, such as data related to the orthopaedic element, patient or caregiver can be stored in the information storage portion. The transmitter portion is coupled to the information storage portion and the internal power source portion. The stored information is selectively transmitted to an external receiver and data interpretation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Depuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Disilvestro, Robert S. Hastings, Terry L. Dietz, Jason T. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20080161731
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring the range of motion of a patient's knee includes a knee sleeve, a number of sensor circuits coupled to the knee sleeve, and a communication circuit coupled to the knee sleeve and electrically coupled to the sensor circuits. Each sensor circuit includes a sensor configured to generate data indicative of the position of the respective sensor. The communication circuit is configured to wirelessly transmit the data to a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Sherrod A. Woods, Thomas J. Sullivan, Robert S. Hastings, Jason T. Sherman, Edward J. Caylor