Patents by Inventor Timothy G. Haines

Timothy G. Haines 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: 20180125602
    Abstract: A cutting tool is provided with an arcuate cutting blade that preferably engages a guide tool to create a curved resected surface during an arthroplasty procedure. In one embodiment, a depth of the cutting blade is sufficient to permit the simultaneous creation of resected surfaces on two bones that articulate, such as both the femur and the tibia for a given condyle, without the need to reposition the guide or the leg. In another embodiment, a cutting member has a generally rectangular cross-section along a longitudinal axis with a first and second surface having cutting teeth defined thereon and a third and fourth surface adapted to interface with a cutting guide positioned proximate the bone. In this embodiment, the cutting tool can resect the bone in two different directions without reorienting the cutting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 9814539
    Abstract: A biomechanical optimization (BMO) prosthetic implant utilizes a thin cross-section of metallic material that is conformable. Preferably, the BMO prosthetic implant is conformable both at the time of implant in response to manipulation and fixation by the surgeon, as well as during the life of the implant in response to stresses and loads experienced by the implant and thereby communicated and responded to by living bone tissue. For most metallic alloys, the BMO prosthetic implant will have an effective cross-sectional thickness of 4 mm or less, and preferably 3 mm or less. In one embodiment, the BMO prosthetic implant is provided with one or more fins extending from the fixation surface(s) of the implant which preferably includes retaining structures, such as cross-pinned apertures or T-shaped edge ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Puget BioVentures LLC
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Publication number: 20170079670
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including tibial and femoral alignment guides, tibial and femoral cutting guides and tibial and femoral implants for total knee arthroplasty procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Publication number: 20160302933
    Abstract: A biomechanical optimization (BMO) prosthetic implant utilizes a thin cross-section of metallic material that is conformable. Preferably, the BMO prosthetic implant is conformable both at the time of implant in response to manipulation and fixation by the surgeon, as well as during the life of the implant in response to stresses and loads experienced by the implant and thereby communicated and responded to by living bone tissue. For most metallic alloys, the BMO prosthetic implant will have an effective cross-sectional thickness of 4 mm or less, and preferably 3 mm or less. In one embodiment, the BMO prosthetic implant is provided with one or more fins extending from the fixation surface(s) of the implant which preferably includes retaining structures, such as cross-pinned apertures or T-shaped edge ridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 9421022
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including tibial and femoral alignment guides, tibial and femoral cutting guides and tibial and femoral implants for total knee arthroplasty procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Puget BioVentures LLC
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Publication number: 20160089168
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including tibial and femoral alignment guides, tibial and femoral cutting guides and tibial and femoral implants for total knee arthroplasty procedures
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 9295563
    Abstract: A dynamic spinal implant utilizes cartilage bearing graft material in dynamic disc replacement and/or facet arthroplasty. Methods and apparatus for dynamic spinal implants incorporate bulk articular graft tissues derived from donor joint sources in human (allograft or autograft) or non-human (xenograft) tissue. The donor joint is preferably prepared as a biological dynamic spinal implant with articular cartilage as a bearing interface between adjacent bone surfaces that naturally articulate with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 9192391
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including tibial and femoral alignment guides, tibial and femoral cutting guides and tibial and femoral implants for total knee arthroplasty procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Puget BioVentures LLC
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Publication number: 20150297242
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including tibial and femoral alignment guides, tibial and femoral cutting guides and tibial and femoral implants for total knee arthroplasty procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 9066804
    Abstract: Methods for a primary total knee arthroplasty procedure on a knee joint of a human patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Puget Bioventures LLC
    Inventors: Timothy G. Haines, David B. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20140324172
    Abstract: A dynamic spinal implant utilizes cartilage bearing graft material in dynamic disc replacement and/or facet arthroplasty. Methods and apparatus for dynamic spinal implants incorporate bulk articular graft tissues derived from donor joint sources in human (allograft or autograft) or non-human (xenograft) tissue. The donor joint is preferably prepared as a biological dynamic spinal implant with articular cartilage as a bearing interface between adjacent bone surfaces that naturally articulate with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 8740906
    Abstract: A cutting tool to be utilized in the resection or removal of bone tissue from patients includes a handle that tensions a wire or cable-like cutting member with a small diameter between at least two features on the handle to present a thin cutting profile. The design of the cutting tool includes features that protect against soft tissue damage and minimize the incision size necessary to utilize the tool. Some embodiments feature details of the cutting tool that interface with a surgical cutting guide system. Other embodiments describe a cutting tool with a selectively changeable length of the cutting profile of the wire cutting member. In one embodiment, the wire cutting member of the cutting tool is energized by mechanical energy in the form of a unidirectional rotation of the cutting member, a mechanical vibration of the cutting member, or an oscillating movement of the wire cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hudson Surgical Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 8603174
    Abstract: A dynamic spinal implant utilizes cartilage bearing graft material in dynamic disc replacement and/or facet arthroplasty. Methods and apparatus for dynamic spinal implants incorporate bulk articular graft tissues derived from donor joint sources in human (allograft or autograft) or non-human (xenograft) tissue. The donor joint is preferably prepared as a biological dynamic spinal implant with articular cartilage as a bearing interface between adjacent bone surfaces that naturally articulate with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 8603095
    Abstract: Systems for use in total knee arthroplasty include a cutting guide having only a single slot. The single slot is configured to be positioned adjacent an anterior side of the medial compartment of the knee joint with no portion positioned adjacent an anterior side of the lateral compartment of the knee joint. The single slot is adapted to guide an oscillating saw blade across the knee bone from the medial compartment to resect at least a portion of the lateral compartment. The system also includes a total knee arthroplasty implant adapted to be implanted on the resected surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Puget Bio Ventures LLC
    Inventors: Timothy G. Haines, David B. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8430932
    Abstract: A system for use in a total knee arthroplasty procedure can include a first cutting guide, an alignment guide and a femoral prosthetic implant. The first cutting guide can include at least one planar guide surface adapted to guide a cutting tool to cut femur. The alignment guide can contact the femur and provide for markings to be made in the femur that dictate a location and orientation of the first cutting guide. The implant is adapted to be implanted on the resected femur. The implant can have an inwardly protruding structure to provide medial-lateral fixation stability, and can have an anterior fixation path that diverges proximally away from a long axis of the femur and a posterior fixation path that converges proximally towards the long axis such that the posterior fixation path and anterior fixation path converge toward one another proximally of a distal contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Puget Bio Ventures LLC
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 8353914
    Abstract: Alignment guides, cutting guides, cutting tools and soft tissue management techniques for profile based resection (PBR) arthroplasty facilitate intraoperative and postoperative efficacy and ease of use. In one embodiment, a manual alignment guide is provided that permits less invasive incisions by providing soft tissue accommodating contours or reliefs. In another embodiment, a single medial drill guide plate is used for the PBR arthroplasty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hudson Surgical Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 8298238
    Abstract: Cutting guides, cutting tools, and soft tissue management techniques permit the use of pivoting guide surfaces to facilitate in controlling the sweep or arc of a cutting tool used in connection with resection and arthroplasty procedures. In accordance with one embodiment, a guide structure is provided with one or more guide pivot aperture(s) and one or more guide pivot reference surface(s) that mate with a bushing assembly controlling a cutting tool. The bushing assembly possesses a bushing reference plan which mates with the pivot reference surface(s) of the guide structure and a bushing pivot pin which mates with the guide pivot aperture(s) of the guide structure. In one embodiment, a bushing guide lumen is operably coupled to the guide structure for articulated and/or axial guidance of the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hudson Surgical Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Patent number: 8287545
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant utilizes lateral retaining structures as part of the interior surface of the implant to more effectively secure and retain the implant while reducing the overall size and mass of the implant. In one embodiment, the prosthetic implant is provided with one or more T-shaped members extending from the inner surface of the implant, with the cross-member of the T-shaped member forming the laterally retaining structure that mate with a correspondingly shaped channel formed in the bone and are inserted into that channel at one or more oversize locations along the channel. In another embodiment, the prosthetic implant is provided with one or more retentions apertures in a projection structure extending inwardly from the inner surface of the implant that are laterally secured with a force fitted cross pin inserted through the retention aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Hudson Surgical Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Publication number: 20120203234
    Abstract: A system for use in a total knee arthroplasty procedure can include a first cutting guide, an alignment guide and a femoral prosthetic implant. The first cutting guide can include at least one planar guide surface adapted to guide a cutting tool to cut femur. The alignment guide can contact the femur and provide for markings to be made in the femur that dictate a location and orientation of the first cutting guide. The implant is adapted to be implanted on the resected femur. The implant can have an inwardly protruding structure to provide medial-lateral fixation stability, and can have an anterior fixation path that diverges proximally away from a long axis of the femur and a posterior fixation path that converges proximally towards the long axis such that the posterior fixation path and anterior fixation path converge toward one another proximally of a distal contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy G. Haines
  • Publication number: 20120053591
    Abstract: Systems for use in total knee arthroplasty include a cutting guide having only a single slot. The single slot is configured to be positioned adjacent an anterior side of the medial compartment of the knee joint with no portion positioned adjacent an anterior side of the lateral compartment of the knee joint. The single slot is adapted to guide an oscillating saw blade across the knee bone from the medial compartment to resect at least a portion of the lateral compartment. The system also includes a total knee arthroplasty implant adapted to be implanted on the resected surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy G. Haines, David B. Goldstein