Patents by Inventor Timothy Spalding

Timothy Spalding 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: 20200261102
    Abstract: A drill guide arm for providing guidance for placement of a bone tunnel, while protecting against trauma. The guide arm includes a first arm at a proximal end connected at an angle to a second arm, the second arm extending to a distal end. The angle can be within the range of 80°-110°. The second arm extends along a first axis. The guide arm also includes a distal tip extending at a second angle from the second arm at the distal end, and an indicator feature extending from the distal tip toward the first arm. The indicator feature extends along a second axis, the second axis being substantially parallel to the first axis. The guide arm can also include a shield feature of the distal tip. The shield feature has a width wider than the remainder of the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kam, Andrew Muser, Kalifa A. Clarke, Peter Verdonk, Björn G. Barenius, Seth L. Sherman, Brian R. Wolf, Timothy Spalding
  • Publication number: 20200223208
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular acoustic and non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael W. Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A. Desai, David M. Walter, Ebonni J. Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S. Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron
  • Patent number: 10589505
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael W Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A Desai, David M Walter, Ebonni J Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron
  • Publication number: 20190274815
    Abstract: A tenodesis anchor having an anchor member coupled to at least one fiber loop. The anchor member is inserted into a bone and the loop closed about a tendon to be anchored to the bone. Closing the loops additionally deforms the anchor member so that it remains within the bone, thereby securing the tendon trapped in the loop to the bone without the use of a staple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Kam, Peter Verdonk, Timothy Spalding
  • Publication number: 20190261984
    Abstract: A powered handle for a surgical stapler can have a drive system including an electric motor. The powered handle can include a manual articulation mechanism to articulate a jaw assembly coupled to a reload shaft connected to the handle. The manual articulation mechanism can include a ball screw mechanism that translates an articulation member responsive to rotation of an articulation knob when an instrument shaft is engaged with the handle. The articulation mechanism includes a release function that allows the jaw assembly to return to a longitudinally centered orientation. The powered handle includes a battery pack serving as a power supply for the drive system. A control system can control actuation of the motor based on user inputs and operating parameters of the stapler and can provide certain motor drive profiles for predetermined positions of the stapler. The powered handle can include a manual return mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Erik D. Nelson, Jonathan R. Nash, Timothy M. Hopkins, Kevin Hudson, Andy Pham, Zachary W. Gyugyi, Joshua A. Spalding, Christian A. Halvorsen
  • Publication number: 20190160803
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Michael W Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A Desai, David M Walter, Ebonni J Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron