Patents by Inventor Todd M. Boyce

Todd M. Boyce 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: 10098681
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance. In various embodiments, the covering may be formed of a collagen material and is suitable for a variety of procedure specific uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Robert Cohen, Cristy Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9993579
    Abstract: Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an osteoimplant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Knaack, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Publication number: 20170304496
    Abstract: Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an osteoimplant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: David Knaack, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9789223
    Abstract: Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an osteoimplant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Knaack, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9492278
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust, the release of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Nanette Forsyth, John Winterbottom, James Beisser, Todd M. Boyce, Sigurd H. Berven, Randal R. Betz, Michael F. O'Brien, Alexis P. Shelokov
  • Publication number: 20160243284
    Abstract: Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an osteoimplant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: David Knaack, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9358113
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust, the release of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Keyvan Behnam, Nanette Forsyth, John Winterbottom, James Beisser, Todd M. Boyce
  • Patent number: 9333080
    Abstract: An osteoimplant composite comprising a plurality of particles of an inorganic material, a bone substitute material, a bone-derived material, or any combination thereof; and a polymer material with which the particles are combined. The composite is either naturally moldable or flowable, or it can be made moldable or settable. After implantation, the composite may be set to provide mechanical strength to the implant. The inventive composite have the advantage of being able to fill irregularly shape implantation site while at the same time being settable to provide the mechanical strength required for most orthopedic applications. The invention also provides methods of using and preparing the moldable and flowable composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Deger C. Tunc, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, David Knaack, James Russell, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 9333082
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust, the release of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Keyvan Behnam, Nanette Forsyth, John Winterbottom, James Beisser, Todd M. Boyce, Mohamed Attawia, Cristy J. Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9327052
    Abstract: Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an osteoimplant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Knaack, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Publication number: 20160038207
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance. In various embodiments, the covering may be formed of a collagen material and is suitable for a variety of procedure specific uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Robert Cohen, Cristy Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9220598
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance. In various embodiments, the covering is suitable for a variety of procedure specific uses. Implantation tools may be provided for placing the covering at a surgical site. Kits may be provided including variously sized or shaped coverings and one or more tools for use in placing the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Randal R. Betz, Scott Boden, Munish Chandra Gupta, Michael F. O'Brien, Harvinder Sandhu, Alexis Shelokov, Georgiana Shelokov, Daryl R. Sybert, Alexander Vaccaro, Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Robert Cohen, Cristy Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9107751
    Abstract: An osteoimplant composite comprising a plurality of particles of an inorganic material, a bone substitute material, a bone-derived material, or any combination thereof; and a polymer material with which the particles are combined. The composite is either naturally moldable or flowable, or it can be made moldable or settable. After implantation, the composite may be set to provide mechanical strength to the implant. The inventive composite have the advantage of being able to fill irregularly shape implantation site while at the same time being settable to provide the mechanical strength required for most orthopedic applications. The invention also provides methods of using and preparing the moldable and flowable composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Deger C. Tunc, Todd M. Boyce, David Knaack, James Russell, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 9101475
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance. In various embodiments, the covering may be formed of a collagen material and is suitable for a variety of procedure specific uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Robert Cohen, Cristy Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9011537
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. In some embodiments, the covering may be configured and sized for receipt by an implant device. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust the release of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 8771719
    Abstract: A method of producing a bone-polymer composite. The method comprises the steps of providing a plurality of bone particles, combining the bone particles with a polymer precursor, and polymerizing the polymer precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Shimp, John M. Winterbottom, Todd M. Boyce, David Knaack
  • Patent number: 8758438
    Abstract: An implant for orthopedic applications includes a quantity of flexible, elongated elements at least some of which possess connective tissue-healing activity, the elongated elements being arranged in substantially common alignment along their longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 8750960
    Abstract: A procedure for determining a plan for cutting a bone sample for use as an implant provides scanning the bone with a CT scanning system to provide slice images of the bone. The scanning system then determines the cortical or cancellous bone dimensions and density of the bone. Determining such dimensions and density permits accurate planning and preparation of an implant graft that is correlated to the predetermined plan without waste of bone through cutting test specimens to determine the bone parameters. Other images techniques that provide slice images are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M. Boyce, Stephen N. Mercadante
  • Publication number: 20140121781
    Abstract: An osteoimplant composite comprising a plurality of particles of an inorganic material, a bone substitute material, a bone-derived material, or any combination thereof; and a polymer material with which the particles are combined. The composite is either naturally moldable or flowable, or it can be made moldable or settable. After implantation, the composite may be set to provide mechanical strength to the implant. The inventive composite have the advantage of being able to fill irregularly shape implantation site while at the same time being settable to provide the mechanical strength required for most orthopedic applications. The invention also provides methods of using and preparing the moldable and flowable composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Deger C. Tunc, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, David Knaack, James Russell, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 8685099
    Abstract: The present invention is an osteoimplant that comprises two or more portions, wherein two or more of the portions are self-interlockable with one another to form the desired osteoimplant. The components of the osteoimplant may be of the same material or of different materials. Suitable materials may include cortical bone, cancellous bone, structural polymer, other biomaterial, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinia Bhattacharya, Todd M. Boyce