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).

  • Patent number: 9517062
    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: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9463086
    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: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Konsei Shino, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Matthew Demmer
  • Publication number: 20160235457
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Neil J. Etherington, Pascal Boileau
  • Publication number: 20160228119
    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: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9402650
    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: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9387025
    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 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Neil J. Etherington, Pascal Boileau
  • Publication number: 20160157861
    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: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Alfred Rodrigue Berube, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160030158
    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: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Demmer, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Konsei Shino
  • Publication number: 20150230808
    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: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Dirk Wunderle, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 9056003
    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: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Demmer, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Konsei Shino
  • Publication number: 20150039031
    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: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Patent number: 8926661
    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: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20140277185
    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: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Mason James Bettenga, Christoph Haessig, Dirk Wunderle, Alexander Iwan Seidl, Oliver Streit, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20140214163
    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: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Demmer, Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Konsei Shino
  • Publication number: 20130268010
    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: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen Anthony Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Neil J. Etherington, Pascal Boileau
  • Publication number: 20130085512
    Abstract: An assembly for meniscal repair including a first tissue fixation member configured to secure a meniscal tissue, a suture anchor having a proximal end, a distal end, a central axis defined therethrough, an eyelet on the proximal end of the suture anchor, and a textured outer surface, and a first suture configured to be coupled to the first tissue fixation member and configured to be received through the eyelet of the suture anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wyman, Michael Charles Ferragamo, Stephen Anthony Santangelo
  • Publication number: 20120310279
    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: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, James J. Sullivan, Pascal Boileau, Stephen Anthony Santangelo