Patents by Inventor Scott Kennedy Laster

Scott Kennedy Laster 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: 10779894
    Abstract: A system (100) and device (300) for mounting and tracking a tracker array during a surgical procedure are described. For example, the system includes a surgical navigation system (700) including a position tracking system (702) configured to track one or more tracker arrays, and a device (300) for mounting a tracker array (306) onto a patient during the surgical procedure. The device includes an intramedullary (IM) canal component (304) configured to be inserted into an IM canal (310) within a bone (312). The device further includes a tracker pin (308) configured to penetrate at least a portion of the bone and engage an inserted end (411, 413) of the IM canal component, and a tracker array (306) affixed to the tracker pin. The IM canal component is configured to engage the IM canal of the bone to stabilize the tracker array during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Ryan Dees, Jr., Branislav Jaramaz, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Publication number: 20200289274
    Abstract: A tibial insert includes a base and a post extending from the base along a longitudinal axis. The post has a medial surface, a lateral surface, and a height along the longitudinal axis. The medial surface has a medial section, and the lateral surface has a lateral section oriented substantially parallel to the medial section. The medial section and the lateral section each have a width in a substantially anterior-posterior direction that is sufficient to enable varus/valgus constraint over a flexion/extension range from extension to about 90 to 120 degrees of flexion when the tibial insert is mated with a femoral component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Brian William McKinnon, Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Scott Kennedy Laster, Michael D. Ries, Steven B. Haas
  • Patent number: 10748115
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing implants for surgical procedures. In some implementations, a model that has been trained using data indicating characteristics of other patients and items used in surgeries for the other patients is obtained. Using the model and patient characteristics for a patient, such as the height and weight of the patient, the items needed for a surgery for a particular patient can be identified. For example, the likelihoods that different sizes of an implant component will be needed can be identified and used to determine which sizes of components should be provided at a medical facility and in the operating room for the patient's surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Kennedy Laster, Stuart Raymond Morris-Hipkins, David Clark Kelman
  • Patent number: 10743889
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, ore described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods and apparatus, in at least some embodiments and uses, facilitate decreasing the complexity of knee arthroplasty procedures such as bicruciate retaining procedures, while maintaining, if not improving on, the safety, accuracy and/or effectiveness of such procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Katherine S. Anderson, Christopher F. Scifert, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Patent number: 10702389
    Abstract: A tibial insert includes a base and a post extending from the base along a longitudinal axis. The post has a medial surface, a lateral surface, a height along the longitudinal axis, and a rotational offset in a superior-inferior aspect of the post. The medial surface has a medial section, and the lateral surface has a lateral section oriented substantially parallel to the medial section. The medial section and the lateral section each have a width in a substantially anterior-posterior direction that is sufficient to enable varus/valgus constraint over a flexion/extension range from extension to about 90 to 120 degrees of flexion when the tibial insert is mated with a femoral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian William McKinnon, Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Scott Kennedy Laster, Michael D. Ries, Steven B. Haas
  • Publication number: 20200060769
    Abstract: A system (100) and device (300) for mounting and tracking a tracker array during a surgical procedure are described. For example, the system includes a surgical navigation system (700) including a position tracking system (702) configured to track one or more tracker arrays, and a device (300) for mounting a tracker array (306) onto a patient during the surgical procedure. The device includes an intramedullary (IM) canal component (304) configured to be inserted into an IM canal (310) within a bone (312). The device further includes a tracker pin (308) configured to penetrate at least a portion of the bone and engage an inserted end (411, 413) of the IM canal component, and a tracker array (306) affixed to the tracker pin. The IM canal component is configured to engage the IM canal of the bone to stabilize the tracker array during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Ryan DEES, Jr., Branislav JARAMAZ, Scott Kennedy LASTER
  • Publication number: 20190325386
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing implants for surgical procedures. In some implementations, a model that has been trained using data indicating characteristics of other patients and items used in surgeries for the other patients is obtained. Using the model and patient characteristics for a patient, such as the height and weight of the patient, the items needed for a surgery for a particular patient can be identified. For example, the likelihoods that different sizes of an implant component will be needed can be identified and used to determine which sizes of components should be provided at a medical facility and in the operating room for the patient's surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Kennedy LASTER, Stuart Raymond MORRIS-HIPKINS, David Clark KELMAN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190073632
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing implants for surgical procedures. In some implementations, a model that has been trained using data indicating characteristics of other patients and items used in surgeries for the other patients is obtained. Using the model and patient characteristics for a patient, such as the height and weight of the patient, the items needed for a surgery for a particular patient can be identified. For example, the likelihoods that different sizes of an implant component will be needed can be identified and used to determine which sizes of components should be provided at a medical facility and in the operating room for the patient's surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Kennedy LASTER, Stuart Raymond MORRIS-HIPKINS, David Clark KELMAN
  • Publication number: 20180353190
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, ore described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods and apparatus, in at least some embodiments and uses, facilitate decreasing the complexity of knee arthroplasty procedures such as bicruciate retaining procedures, while maintaining, if not improving on, the safety, accuracy and/or effectiveness of such procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Katherine S. Anderson, Christopher F. Scifert, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Publication number: 20180303492
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods and apparatus, in at least some embodiments and uses, facilitate decreasing the complexity of knee arthroplasty procedures such as bicruciate retaining procedures, while maintaining, if not improving on, the safety, accuracy and/or effectiveness of such procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Katherine S. Anderson, Christopher F. Scifert, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • Publication number: 20180289494
    Abstract: A tibial insert includes a base and a post extending from the base along a longitudinal axis. The post has a medial surface, a lateral surface, and a height along the longitudinal axis. The medial surface has a medial section, and the lateral surface has a lateral section oriented substantially parallel to the medial section. The medial section and the lateral section each have a width in a substantially anterior-posterior direction that is sufficient to enable varus/valgus constraint over a flexion/extension range from extension to about 90 to 120 degrees of flexion when the tibial insert is mated with a femoral component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Brian William McKinnon, Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Scott Kennedy Laster, Michael D. Ries, Steven B. Haas
  • 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: 9999511
    Abstract: A tibial insert includes a base and a post extending from the base along a longitudinal axis. The post has a medial surface, a lateral surface, and a height along the longitudinal axis. The medial surface has a medial section, and the lateral surface has a lateral section oriented substantially parallel to the medial section. The medial section and the lateral section each have a width in a substantially anterior-posterior direction that is sufficient to enable varus/valgus constraint over a flexion/extension range from extension to about 90 to 120 degrees of flexion when the tibial insert is mated with a femoral component. The tibial insert further configured such that the medial bearing surface extends further in an inferior direction than the lateral bearing surface and a bottom point of the medial bearing surface is disposed closer to an anterior end portion of the medial bearing surface than a posterior end portion of the medial bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Brian William McKinnon, Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Scott Kennedy Laster, Michael D. Ries, Steven B. Haas
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9943317
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods and apparatus, in at least some embodiments and uses, facilitate decreasing the complexity of knee arthroplasty procedures such as bicruciate retaining procedures, while maintaining, if not improving on, the safety, accuracy and/or effectiveness of such procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Katherine S. Anderson, Christopher F. Scifert, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Scott Kennedy Laster
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170061375
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing implants for surgical procedures. In some implementations, a model that has been trained using data indicating characteristics of other patients and items used in surgeries for the other patients is obtained. Using the model and patient characteristics for a patient, such as the height and weight of the patient, the items needed for a surgery for a particular patient can be identified. For example, the likelihoods that different sizes of an implant component will be needed can be identified and used to determine which sizes of components should be provided at a medical facility and in the operating room for the patient's surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kennedy Laster, Stuart Raymond Morris-Hipkins, David Clark Kelman
  • Patent number: 9579209
    Abstract: A tibial insert includes a base and a post extending from the base along a longitudinal axis. The post has a medial surface, a lateral surface, and a height along the longitudinal axis. The medial surface has a medial section, and the lateral surface has a lateral section oriented substantially parallel to the medial section. The medial section and the lateral section each have a width in a substantially anterior-posterior direction that is sufficient to enable varus/valgus constraint over a flexion/extension range from extension to about 90 to 120 degrees of flexion when the tibial insert is mated with a femoral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian William McKinnon, Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Scott Kennedy Laster, Michael D. Ries, Steven B. Haas