Patents by Inventor Stephen Anthony Santangelo

Stephen Anthony Santangelo 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: 20220104836
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include implants, instruments, and methods for attaching or reattaching soft tissue (200, 2200) to a bone (100), that enable independent tensioning of multiple connectors such as sutures (60, 160, 2060, 2160) and enable redundant fixation between bone (100) and soft tissue (200, 2200). Some embodiments provide for improved accuracy of the placement of substantially parallel tunnels through which soft tissue (200, 2200) to bone (100) connectors such as sutures (60, 160, 2060, 2160) are passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Robert LaPrade, Coen Wijdicks, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20220079576
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a kit for augmenting a primary repair construct in an articulating joint. The kit includes a flexible member, a first implant that fixes a first end of the flexible member in a first bone adjacent to the primary repair construct and a second implant that may selectively couple to the flexible member, and thereby fix a second end of the flexible member in a second bone adjacent to the primary repair construct. The kit also includes a tension adjusting construct that may operatively couple to the flexible member and controllable adjust a tension on the flexible member disposed between the first and second implant, the tension adjustable so as to define an angle of joint articulation at which the flexible member changes from being passive to augment the primary repair construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jon Paul Rogers, Michael Thyden, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Ali Hosseini, Dennis Colleran
  • Patent number: 11219444
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface of a clavicle bone in a direction perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle bone. A method of treating an acromioclavicular joint injury includes forming axially aligned passages through a patient's clavicle and coracoid process, passing a fastener having a concave surface through the passages, positioning the concave surface of the fastener against a top surface of the patient's clavicle with a long axis of the fastener extending perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle, positioning a fastener having a planar profile below the patient's coracoid process, and adjusting a suture that couples the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20210353281
    Abstract: Methods of joint repair employing sutures and attached fixation devices are discussed. For example, a bone block graft procedure (e.g., Latarjet) is discussed which employs fixation devices to secure contact between graft surfaces of two bones. A suture construct, including a continuous suture loop routed through a first fastener, is secured to a first bone. Looped ends of the suture loop are passed through passageways formed in the two bones. The looped suture ends are further routed through a second fastener. The second fastener is mounted to the second bone and a sliding knot, formed in the looped suture ends, is advanced into contact with the second fastener. The suture is further tensioned using a tensioner device to secure the two bones together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20210346007
    Abstract: Methods of joint repair employing sutures and attached fixation devices are discussed. For example, a bone block graft procedure (e.g., Latarjet) is discussed which employs fixation devices to secure contact between graft surfaces of two bones. A suture construct, including a continuous suture loop routed through a first fastener, is secured to a first bone. Looped ends of the suture loop are passed through passageways formed in the two bones. The looped suture ends are further routed through a second fastener. The second fastener is mounted to the second bone and a sliding knot, formed in the looped suture ends, is advanced into contact with the second fastener. The suture is further tensioned using a tensioner device to secure the two bones together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 11071538
    Abstract: Methods of joint repair employing sutures and attached fixation devices are discussed. For example, a bone block graft procedure (e.g., Latarjet) is discussed which employs fixation devices to secure contact between graft surfaces of two bones. A suture construct, including a continuous suture loop routed through a first fastener, is secured to a first bone. Looped ends of the suture loop are passed through passageways formed in the two bones. The looped suture ends are further routed through a second fastener. The second fastener is mounted to the second bone and a sliding knot, formed in the looped suture ends, is advanced into contact with the second fastener. The suture is further tensioned using a tensioner device to secure the two bones together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10925716
    Abstract: A method and device for securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation device that houses a closed loop having both braided and non-braided portions. A tissue graft is looped through the closed loop at the non-braided portion to attach the tissue graft to the graft fixation device. The graft fixation device is passed through the bone passage and seated against the surface of the bone to secure the tissue graft within the bone passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10835264
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a body, a stabilizing member, a tubular guide sleeve, and an engagement member. The body includes a first channel aligned with a longitudinal axis and a second channel transverse to the longitudinal axis. The first channel is dimensioned to receive the sleeve, while the second channel is dimensioned to receive an engagement member. The engagement member is adapted to move within the second channel between an engaged position, where the engagement member inhibits proximal motion of the sleeve, and a second position, where motion of the sleeve is not inhibited. An alignment member is further mounted to the distal end of the sleeve that includes a distally extending member, spaced from the sleeve. In use, the distally extending member may be employed to exert a force upon a bone or other tissue lateral to the longitudinal axis for improved positioning of the bone or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Dirk Wunderle, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20190321026
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface of a clavicle bone in a direction perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle bone. A method of treating an acromioclavicular joint injury includes forming axially aligned passages through a patient's clavicle and coracoid process, passing a fastener having a concave surface through the passages, positioning the concave surface of the fastener against a top surface of the patient's clavicle with a long axis of the fastener extending perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle, positioning a fastener having a planar profile below the patient's coracoid process, and adjusting a suture that couples the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20190321025
    Abstract: Methods of joint repair employing sutures and attached fixation devices are discussed. For example, a bone block graft procedure (e.g., Latarjet) is discussed which employs fixation devices to secure contact between graft surfaces of two bones. A suture construct, including a continuous suture loop routed through a first fastener, is secured to a first bone. Looped ends of the suture loop are passed through passageways formed in the two bones. The looped suture ends are further routed through a second fastener. The second fastener is mounted to the second bone and a sliding knot, formed in the looped suture ends, is advanced into contact with the second fastener. The suture is further tensioned using a tensioner device to secure the two bones together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10405848
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface of a clavicle bone in a direction perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle bone. A method of treating an acromioclavicular joint injury includes forming axially aligned passages through a patient's clavicle and coracoid process, passing a fastener having a concave surface through the passages, positioning the concave surface of the fastener against a top surface of the patient's clavicle with a long axis of the fastener extending perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle, positioning a fastener having a planar profile below the patient's coracoid process, and adjusting a suture that couples the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10405846
    Abstract: Methods of joint repair employing sutures and attached fixation devices are discussed. For example, a bone block graft procedure (e.g., Latarjet) is discussed which employs fixation devices to secure contact between graft surfaces of two bones. A suture construct, including a continuous suture loop routed through a first fastener, is secured to a first bone. Looped ends of the suture loop are passed through passageways formed in the two bones. The looped suture ends are further routed through a second fastener. The second fastener is mounted to the second bone and a sliding knot, formed in the looped suture ends, is advanced into contact with the second fastener. The suture is further tensioned using a tensioner device to secure the two bones together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10292744
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for a bone screw and self-retaining driver. The system includes a mechanism that enables a bone screw to be rigidly attached to a screwdriver for manipulation and transfer of bone fragments and grafts to a fixation site, such as during surgery. The system includes a cannulated bone screw that has a drive connection that engages with a drive structures of a screwdriver. The bone screw also includes a structural connector that securely attaches to or receives an internal shaft or rod of the screwdriver. The internal shaft or rod of the screwdriver can rotate and slide independent of an outer shaft of screwdriver. Accordingly, the internal shaft of the screwdriver can rigidly connect with the bone screw enabling applied torque to the screwdriver to be transferred to the bone screw, without the bone screw falling off of the drive connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Neil J. Etherington, Pascal Boileau
  • Publication number: 20190069912
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a body, a stabilizing member, a tubular guide sleeve, and an engagement member. The body includes a first channel aligned with a longitudinal axis and a second channel transverse to the longitudinal axis. The first channel is dimensioned to receive the sleeve, while the second channel is dimensioned to receive an engagement member. The engagement member is adapted to move within the second channel between an engaged position, where the engagement member inhibits proximal motion of the sleeve, and a second position, where motion of the sleeve is not inhibited. An alignment member is further mounted to the distal end of the sleeve that includes a distally extending member, spaced from the sleeve. In use, the distally extending member may be employed to exert a force upon a bone or other tissue lateral to the longitudinal axis for improved positioning of the bone or tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Dirk Wunderle, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 10123813
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a body, a stabilizing member, a tubular guide sleeve, and an engagement member. The body includes a first channel aligned with a longitudinal axis and a second channel transverse to the longitudinal axis. The first channel is dimensioned to receive the sleeve, while the second channel is dimensioned to receive an engagement member. The engagement member is adapted to move within the second channel between an engaged position, where the engagement member inhibits proximal motion of the sleeve, and a second position, where motion of the sleeve is not inhibited. An alignment member is further mounted to the distal end of the sleeve that includes a distally extending member, spaced from the sleeve. In use, the distally extending member may be employed to exert a force upon a bone or other tissue lateral to the longitudinal axis for improved positioning of the bone or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Dirk Wunderle, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9968436
    Abstract: A tissue graft fixation device including a body having an upper and lower surface, a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the first and second end portions, the intermediate portion comprising at least two tabs extending transverse to the intermediate portion, the intermediate portion defining at least one hole located between the at least two tabs, and each of the at least two tabs comprising a keel extending transverse to the intermediate portion and including a cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Matthew Demmer
  • Publication number: 20170181740
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface of a clavicle bone in a direction perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle bone. A method of treating an acromioclavicular joint injury includes forming axially aligned passages through a patient's clavicle and coracoid process, passing a fastener having a concave surface through the passages, positioning the concave surface of the fastener against a top surface of the patient's clavicle with a long axis of the fastener extending perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle, positioning a fastener having a planar profile below the patient's coracoid process, and adjusting a suture that couples the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9636102
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a first fastener having a planar profile, a second fastener having a concave surface, and a suture that can be manipulated to change a distance between the first and second fasteners. The second fastener has a curvature that substantially matches the curvature of a top surface of a clavicle bone in a direction perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle bone. A method of treating an acromioclavicular joint injury includes forming axially aligned passages through a patient's clavicle and coracoid process, passing a fastener having a concave surface through the passages, positioning the concave surface of the fastener against a top surface of the patient's clavicle with a long axis of the fastener extending perpendicular to a long axis of the clavicle, positioning a fastener having a planar profile below the patient's coracoid process, and adjusting a suture that couples the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20170049558
    Abstract: A method and device for securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation device that houses a closed loop having both braided and non-braided portions. A tissue graft is looped through the closed loop at the non-braided portion to attach the tissue graft to the graft fixation device. The graft fixation device is passed through the bone passage and seated against the surface of the bone to secure the tissue graft within the bone passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170020656
    Abstract: A tissue graft fixation device including a body having an upper and lower surface, a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the first and second end portions, the intermediate portion comprising at least two tabs extending transverse to the intermediate portion, the intermediate portion defining at least one hole located between the at least two tabs, and each of the at least two tabs comprising a keel extending transverse to the intermediate portion and including a cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Matthew Demmer