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  • Eads, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Lakeland, TN

Work

Company: Medtronic spinal & biologics Jan 2016 to Aug 2020 Position: Senior manager, product development, research and technology r and d

Education

Degree: Master of Science, Masters School / High School: The University of Memphis 1994 to 1995 Specialities: Biomedical Engineering

Skills

Design Control • Medical Devices • Fda • Quality System • Fmea • Iso 13485 • Product Development • Capa • V&V • Biomedical Engineering • Engineering • Process Improvement • Iso 14971 • Design of Experiments • Cross Functional Team Leadership • Testing • R&D • U.s. Food and Drug Administration • Quality Control • Six Sigma • Spine • Program Management • Lean Manufacturing • Biomaterials • Quality Auditing • Validation • Root Cause Analysis • Mechanical Testing • Gd&T • Spc • Finite Element Analysis • Manufacturing • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis • Corrective and Preventive Action • Verification and Validation • Quality Systems • Drm

Languages

English

Ranks

Certificate: Certified Quality Engineer

Industries

Medical Devices

Resumes

Resumes

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Senior Manager, Product Development

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Location:
180 Brockford Dr, Eads, TN 38028
Industry:
Medical Devices
Work:
Medtronic Spinal & Biologics Jan 2016 - Aug 2020
Senior Manager, Product Development, Research and Technology R and D

Medtronic Aug 2011 - Nov 13, 2016
Senior Manager, Product Development, Advanced Technology Group

Aug 2011 - Nov 13, 2016
Senior Manager, Product Development

Medtronic Mar 2009 - Aug 2011
Senior Manager, Sustaining Engineering

Medtronic Jan 2008 - Mar 2009
Manager, Quality Engineering
Education:
The University of Memphis 1994 - 1995
Master of Science, Masters, Biomedical Engineering
The University of Memphis 1990 - 1994
Bachelor of Science In Mechanical Engineering, Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
Skills:
Design Control
Medical Devices
Fda
Quality System
Fmea
Iso 13485
Product Development
Capa
V&V
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering
Process Improvement
Iso 14971
Design of Experiments
Cross Functional Team Leadership
Testing
R&D
U.s. Food and Drug Administration
Quality Control
Six Sigma
Spine
Program Management
Lean Manufacturing
Biomaterials
Quality Auditing
Validation
Root Cause Analysis
Mechanical Testing
Gd&T
Spc
Finite Element Analysis
Manufacturing
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Corrective and Preventive Action
Verification and Validation
Quality Systems
Drm
Languages:
English
Certifications:
Certified Quality Engineer
Certified Quality Auditor
Wilderness and Remote First Aid
Cpr/Aed Adult, Child, Infant
Drm Greenbelt Certified
License 47099
License 30003
License 20623
Cpr/Aed
Asq, License 47099
Asq, License 30003
American Red Cross
American Heart Association, License 20623

Publications

Us Patents

System And Method For Securing A Plate To The Spinal Column

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US Patent:
6692503, Feb 17, 2004
Filed:
Jul 17, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/907022
Inventors:
Kevin T. Foley - Germantown TN
Dusty Anna Needham - Eads TN
Brian A. Burd - Cordova TN
Assignee:
SDGI Holdings, Inc - Wilmington DE
International Classification:
A61F 200
US Classification:
606 96, 606 69, 606 86
Abstract:
A drill guide and methods of using a drill guide with a plate having at least one slotted hole extending therethrough. The drill guide positions a bone engaging fastener away from the ends of the slot, allowing compression or distraction of the bony segment to which the plate is attached.

Systems, Instrumentation And Techniques For Retaining Fasteners Relative To A Bone Plate

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US Patent:
7060067, Jun 13, 2006
Filed:
Aug 16, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/222570
Inventors:
Dusty Anna Needham - Eads TN, US
Bradley J. Coates - Rossville TN, US
Kenneth S Shipp - Collierville TN, US
Assignee:
SDGI Holdings, Inc. - Wilmington DE
International Classification:
A61B 17/70
US Classification:
606 61, 606 70, 606 72
Abstract:
Retaining mechanisms are attachable to a bone plate to retain one or more bone engaging fasteners relative to the bone plate. The retaining mechanisms include a retaining element engaged to an attachment element. One or both of the retaining element and the attachment element are moveable relative to the plate to position and/or maintain the retaining element in contact with one or more bone engaging fasteners.

Systems And Techniques For Stabilizing The Spine And Placing Stabilization Systems

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US Patent:
7625375, Dec 1, 2009
Filed:
Aug 6, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/635319
Inventors:
Benjamin Garden - Crodova TN, US
Dusty Anna Needham - Eads TN, US
International Classification:
A61F 5/00
US Classification:
606 86B
Abstract:
Systems for stabilizing the spine and facilitating placement of stabilization devices on the spine include one or more holding elements positionable in corresponding ones of one or more cannulated auxiliary elements of the stabilization device. The holding elements can be configured to manipulate and/or maintain alignment of the corresponding auxiliary element relative to the stabilization device. A driving tool engaged to the holding element facilitates remote manipulation. The systems can further be provided with blocking members engageable to the cannulated auxiliary elements to enhance engagement of the stabilization device with the spine and to facilitate revision surgery.

System For Stabilizing A Portion Of The Spine

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US Patent:
7862597, Jan 4, 2011
Filed:
Jun 25, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/603471
Inventors:
Larry Gause - Memphis TN, US
Dusty Anna Needham - Eads TN, US
Robert Weakley - Collierville TN, US
Kenneth S. Shipp - Collierville TN, US
Benjamin Garden - Cordova TN, US
Assignee:
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. - Warsaw IN
International Classification:
A61B 17/80
US Classification:
606290
Abstract:
A system for stabilizing a portion of the spine comprising an elongate plate attached to one or more vertebrae by a number of bone anchors, with the system including one or more features that provide visualization of an implant disposed within a vertebral space and/or the interface between the implant and the adjacent vertebral tissue. A holding instrument is included that is engageable to the plate for positioning the plate adjacent the spinal column.

System And Method For Securing A Plate To The Spinal Column

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US Patent:
8167919, May 1, 2012
Filed:
Jun 29, 2009
Appl. No.:
12/494116
Inventors:
Kevin T. Foley - Germantown TN, US
Dusty Anna Needham - Eads TN, US
Brian A. Burd - Cordova TN, US
Assignee:
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. - Warsaw IN
International Classification:
A61B 17/80
US Classification:
606290
Abstract:
The present invention is directed to a drill guide and methods of using a drill guide with a plate having at least one slotted hole extending therethrough. The drill guide positions a bone engaging fastener away from the ends of the slot, allowing compression or distraction of the bony segment to which the plate is attached.

System For Stabilizing A Portion Of The Spine

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US Patent:
8523920, Sep 3, 2013
Filed:
Jan 3, 2011
Appl. No.:
12/983349
Inventors:
Larry Gause - Memphis TN, US
Dusty Anna Needham - Eads TN, US
Robert Weakley - Collierville TN, US
Kenneth S. Shipp - Collierville TN, US
Benjamin Garden - Cordova TN, US
Assignee:
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. - Warsaw IN
International Classification:
A61B 17/80
US Classification:
606290
Abstract:
A system for stabilizing a portion of the spine comprising an elongate plate attached to one or more vertebrae by a number of bone anchors, with the system including one or more features that provide visualization of an implant disposed within a vertebral space and/or the interface between the implant and the adjacent vertebral tissue. A holding instrument is included that is engageable to the plate for positioning the plate adjacent the spinal column.

Anterior Cervical Plating System And Method

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US Patent:
20020120273, Aug 29, 2002
Filed:
Apr 30, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/134463
Inventors:
Dusty Needham - Lakeland TN, US
Jeffrey Poyner - Atoka TN, US
Harry Herkowitz - West Bloomfield MI, US
Thomas Zdeblick - Middleton WI, US
International Classification:
A61B017/58
US Classification:
606/061000
Abstract:
The present invention is directed to a system for anterior fixation of the spine that utilizes an elongated fixation plate. The plating system stabilizes the spine and promotes fusion and incorporation of a graft or implant in a portion of the spinal column. In one aspect of the invention, the fixation plate has a first end with a pair of holes. Bone screws extend through the holes to rigidly secure the plate to a first vertebra. The second end of the plate is provided with a pair of slots through which bone screws extend for engagement with a second vertebra. The screws extending through the slots are translatable in the slot to maintain compression of the spinal column portion. The plating system includes a retainer assembly that prevents screw back out. Methods and instruments relating to the plating system are also described.

System And Method For Securing A Plate To A Spinal Column

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US Patent:
20040097950, May 20, 2004
Filed:
Aug 20, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/643878
Inventors:
Kevin Foley - Germantown TN, US
Dusty Needham - Eads TN, US
Brian Burd - Cordova TN, US
International Classification:
A61B017/58
US Classification:
606/096000
Abstract:
The present invention is directed to a drill guide and methods of using a drill guide with a plate having at least one slotted hole extending therethrough. The drill guide positions a bone engaging fastener away from the ends of the slot, allowing compression or distraction of the bony segment to which the plate is attached.
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