Patents by Inventor Sean Powell

Sean Powell 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: 11452555
    Abstract: A bone fixation clamp includes a first arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of a bone and extending between a first connection end and a first free end, a second arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of the bone, a second connection end of the second clamp member being pivotally attached to the first clamp member, the second clamp member extending between the second connection end and a second free end and a driving member received in the first clamp member passing out of the first clamp member to abut an abutment portion of the second member so that, as the driving member is extended further out of the first member, the driving member pivots the second clamp member relative to the first clamp member to draw the first and second free ends toward one another to apply a radially compressive force to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Powell, Robert Limouze, Natasha Weeks, Rene Haag, George J. Haidukewych
  • Publication number: 20220202280
    Abstract: A linkage assembly for a medical device may comprise: a rotatable member configured to rotate about a rotation axis; a piston; and a connecting rod rotatably connected to the rotatable member and the piston and movable along a range. A first end of the range may correspond to an initial position of a distal member movable by the linkage assembly, and a second end of the range may correspond to a final position of a distal member. In a first configuration of the connecting rod, at the first end of the range, a proximal end of the connecting rod may be offset from a longitudinal axis by a first amount, wherein the longitudinal axis is perpendicular to the rotation axis; In a second configuration of the connecting rod, at the second end of the range, the proximal end of the connecting rod may be offset from the longitudinal axis by a second amount. The second amount may be less than two-thirds of the first amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean POWELL, Matthew JAGELSKI, Michael McBRIEN
  • Patent number: 11253307
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Limouze, Sean Powell
  • Publication number: 20210212556
    Abstract: Medical devices and related methods are described. The medical device may include a shaft, a handle housing a proximal portion of the shaft, and a lock having a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration of the lock, the shaft may be rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the shaft relative to the handle, and, in the second configuration of the lock, the shaft may be stationary relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Man Minh NGUYEN, Scott E. BRECHBIEL, Evan WILDER, James WELDON, Sean POWELL
  • Publication number: 20200359873
    Abstract: An articulation joint includes proximal links, distal links, and intermediate links connecting the proximal and distal links. The articulation joint has a straight configuration along a straight longitudinal axis, a first bent configuration when the articulation joint bends toward a first side of the longitudinal axis, and a second bent configuration when the articulation joint bends toward a second side of the longitudinal axis, opposite to the first side. When the articulation joint is in the straight configuration, a first gap is defined at the first side between adjacent proximal links, and the adjacent proximal links contact each other at the second side, a second gap is defined at each of the first side and the second side between adjacent distal links, and a third gap is defined at the first side between adjacent intermediate links, and adjacent intermediate links contact each other at the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean POWELL, Almir Velagic
  • Publication number: 20190343563
    Abstract: A bone fixation clamp includes a first arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of a bone and extending between a first connection end and a first free end, a second arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of the bone, a second connection end of the second clamp member being pivotally attached to the first clamp member, the second clamp member extending between the second connection end and a second free end and a driving member received in the first clamp member passing out of the first clamp member to abut an abutment portion of the second member so that, as the driving member is extended further out of the first member, the driving member pivots the second clamp member relative to the first clamp member to draw the first and second free ends toward one another to apply a radially compressive force to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sean POWELL, Robert LIMOUZE, Natasha WEEKS, Rene HAAG, George J. HAIDUKEWYCH
  • Patent number: 10451831
    Abstract: A fiber optic stripping and cutting apparatus comprising a tool housing and a stripping tool slidingly secured to the tool housing, the stripping tool having a pair of opposing stripping blades pivotable with respect to each other, each stripping blade having at least two teeth, the teeth on one stripping blade aligned with teeth on the opposite stripping blade. The fiber optic stripping and cutting apparatus includes a cutting tool removably secured to the tool housing, the cutting tool having a pair of opposing flat blades, each flat blade including a sharp edge. The stripping and cutting tools are each independently slideable from a retracted position within the housing to an extended position at least partially extending from the tool housing. The stripping tool and cutting tool may be removable from the tool housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ripley Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Manuel A. Santos, Sean Powell, Kevin Kilton, Paul Phillips
  • Patent number: 10376297
    Abstract: A bone fixation clamp includes a first arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of a bone and extending between a first connection end and a first free end, a second arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of the bone, a second connection end of the second clamp member being pivotally attached to the first clamp member, the second clamp member extending between the second connection end and a second free end and a driving member received in the first clamp member passing out of the first clamp member to abut an abutment portion of the second member so that, as the driving member is extended further out of the first member, the driving member pivots the second clamp member relative to the first clamp member to draw the first and second free ends toward one another to apply a radially compressive force to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Powell, Robert Limouze, Natasha Weeks, Rene Haag, George J. Haidukewych
  • Publication number: 20190069941
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Robert LIMOUZE, Sean POWELL
  • Patent number: 10117699
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Limouze, Sean Powell
  • Publication number: 20180256229
    Abstract: A bone fixation clamp includes a first arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of a bone and extending between a first connection end and a first free end, a second arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of the bone, a second connection end of the second clamp member being pivotally attached to the first clamp member, the second clamp member extending between the second connection end and a second free end and a driving member received in the first clamp member passing out of the first clamp member to abut an abutment portion of the second member so that, as the driving member is extended further out of the first member, the driving member pivots the second clamp member relative to the first clamp member to draw the first and second free ends toward one another to apply a radially compressive force to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sean POWELL, Robert Limouze, Natasha Weeks, Rene Haag, George J. Haidukewych
  • Patent number: 9999456
    Abstract: A bone fixation clamp includes a first arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of a bone and extending between a first connection end and a first free end, a second arcuate clamp member conforming to a shape of the bone, a second connection end of the second clamp member being pivotally attached to the first clamp member, the second clamp member extending between the second connection end and a second free end and a driving member received in the first clamp member passing out of the first clamp member to abut an abutment portion of the second member so that, as the driving member is extended further out of the first member, the driving member pivots the second clamp member relative to the first clamp member to draw the first and second free ends toward one another to apply a radially compressive force to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Powell, Robert Limouze, Natasha Weeks, Rene Haag, George J. Haidukewych
  • Patent number: 9480488
    Abstract: A device for drilling a hole in bone and for inserting bone screws into the drilled hole is provided. The device comprises a trocar, drill sleeve and protection sleeve in a telescopically nested configuration. The drill sleeve and protection sleeve may have an axial locking feature that allows the two pieces to be handled together as a unit by preventing inadvertent separation. The axial locking feature may comprise an integral annular ridge provided on one sleeve that cooperates with an annular groove provided on the other sleeve. One sleeve may also have at least one slot allowing the locking feature to be disengaged prior to separation of the sleeves. The sleeves may be easily separated with one hand by the user by the application of an axial separation force between a pair of flanges provided with the sleeves, and by a radial compression force applied to at least a portion of the drill sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Powell
  • Publication number: 20160131864
    Abstract: A fiber optic stripping and cutting apparatus comprising a tool housing and a stripping tool slidingly secured to the tool housing, the stripping tool having a pair of opposing stripping blades pivotable with respect to each other, each stripping blade having at least two teeth, the teeth on one stripping blade aligned with teeth on the opposite stripping blade. The fiber optic stripping and cutting apparatus includes a cutting tool removably secured to the tool housing, the cutting tool having a pair of opposing flat blades, each flat blade including a sharp edge. The stripping and cutting tools are each independently slideable from a retracted position within the housing to an extended position at least partially extending from the tool housing. The stripping tool and cutting tool may be removable from the tool housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Manuel A. Santos, Sean Powell, Kevin Kilton, Paul Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150342659
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Robert LIMOUZE, Sean POWELL
  • Patent number: 9101432
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Limouze, Sean Powell
  • Publication number: 20150150568
    Abstract: A device for drilling a hole in bone and for inserting bone screws into the drilled hole is provided. The device comprises a trocar, drill sleeve and protection sleeve in a telescopically nested configuration. The drill sleeve and protection sleeve may have an axial locking feature that allows the two pieces to be handled together as a unit by preventing inadvertent separation. The axial locking feature may comprise an integral annular ridge provided on one sleeve that cooperates with an annular groove provided on the other sleeve. One sleeve may also have at least one slot allowing the locking feature to be disengaged prior to separation of the sleeves. The sleeves may be easily separated with one hand by the user by the application of an axial separation force between a pair of flanges provided with the sleeves, and by a radial compression force applied to at least a portion of the drill sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Sean POWELL
  • Patent number: 8974466
    Abstract: A device for drilling a hole in bone and for inserting bone screws into the drilled hole is provided. The device comprises a trocar, drill sleeve and protection sleeve in a telescopically nested configuration. The drill sleeve and protection sleeve may have an axial locking feature that allows the two pieces to be handled together as a unit by preventing inadvertent separation. The axial locking feature may comprise an integral annular ridge provided on one sleeve that cooperates with an annular groove provided on the other sleeve. One sleeve may also have at least one slot allowing the locking feature to be disengaged prior to separation of the sleeves. The sleeves may be easily separated with one hand by the user by the application of an axial separation force between a pair of flanges provided with the sleeves, and by a radial compression force applied to at least a portion of the drill sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Powell
  • Patent number: 8777960
    Abstract: An interlock driving instrument is configured to be releasably lockable to a fastener, such as a bone anchor. A bone anchor can be locked to the interlock driving instrument by inserting an expandable distal end of the shaft of the interlock driving instrument into the driving opening of the bone anchor and expanding the distal end within the driving opening by translating an expansion member into the expandable distal end. Alternatively, the bone anchor can be locked to the interlock driving instrument by inserting the distal end of the shaft of the interlock driving instrument into the driving opening of the bone anchor and translating a sliding member along a sloped surface defined in a channel extending into the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Murray, Frank Andrew Wilson, Kyle Henning, Sean Powell
  • Publication number: 20130172890
    Abstract: A system is provided for inserting and securing, through a suprapatellar region of a leg, a nail into a medullary canal of a bone. The system can include a flexible sleeve configured to be partially inserted in the leg. The flexible sleeve can define a leading end and a trailing end spaced apart from the leading end along a first axis. The flexible sleeve can define a first cannulation that extends along the first axis between the leading and trailing ends. The first cannulation can be sized to receive therethrough at least the intramedullary nail. The system can further include a retaining member configured support at least a portion of the flexible sleeve. The retaining member can be configured to position the flexible sleeve through the suprapatellar region of the leg such that the flexible sleeve leading end is aligned with the proximal end of the bone. The intramedullary nail can be insertable through the flexible sleeve and into the medullary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Limouze, Sean Powell