Patents Assigned to Biedermann Motech GmbH
  • Patent number: 8157843
    Abstract: A flexible stabilization device for dynamic stabilization of bones or vertebrae is provided comprising a rod construct including a rod made of an elastomeric material the rod having a first connection section, a second connection section and a third section therebetween, the first and second connection sections being connectable with a bone anchoring device, respectively, and a sleeve provided on at least a portion of the third section of the rod such that at least the first and second connection sections are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Helmar Rapp
  • Patent number: 8152849
    Abstract: An implant for permanent or temporary introduction into the human or animal body includes a base body for connecting spaced body parts and/or other implant components, the implant having a load axis, along which primarily tensile and/or compressive forces are transmissible, with at least one rotary axis formed at right angle to the load axis, the rotary axis facilitating at least limited bending of the base body about the rotary axis, especially of the ends of the base body arranged along the load axis, with the at least one rotary axis being defined by a swivel joint, which is formed in one-piece at the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 8137389
    Abstract: A bone screw is created, with a thread section with a tip at a first end and a head for engaging with a screwdriver at the opposite second end, which serves as traction element to connect shattered or split off parts of bones to one another. So that fusion of the screw with the bones can take place, the thread section is constructed as tubular and its wall has a plurality of recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Ronald W. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 8123784
    Abstract: An anchoring element for use in spinal or bone surgery is described. A shaft (1) for anchoring in a vertebra or bone section is connected to a receiving part (22) which serves to connect to a rod (100) having a pre-determined diameter (D). The receiving part (22) provides a U-shaped recess (26) forming a channel for the reception of the rod and two legs (27, 28). The legs are free on their end and have a thread (30, 31) that cooperates with a securing element to fix the rod in the receiving part. When inserted into the receiving part, the rod surface facing the end surface (29) is at a pre-determined distance (A) in an axial direction from the end surface (29). The thread (30, 31) of the legs extends from the end surface a distance that is smaller than or equal to the pre-determined distance (A). Also, an undercut (33, 34) is provided adjacent to the thread whose edge farthest away from the thread is located at a distance (B) from the end surface. Distance (B) is larger than the pre-determined distance (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 8080044
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a shaft for anchoring in a bone and a head, the shaft including a first section having a plurality of barb elements, the barb elements being elastically deformable relative to the body of the shaft, and a second section including a bone thread for engagement with the bone. The first section is located near the tip of the shaft and allows insertion by pushing whereas the second section provides enhanced resistance against pull-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Minh Q. Dinh, Scott Carpenter, Raghuveer Basude, Tracy Lopes, Scott M. Russell
  • Patent number: 8052725
    Abstract: A pelvis fixing device with a screw for the latter is provided. The screw comprises a screw element with a threaded shank and a head. Also provided is a holder which receives the head and which comprises a lower portion facing towards the shank side and an upper portion facing away from the shank side. The two portions encompass a rod. Also provided is a screw element for connecting the two portions and simultaneously fixing the rod. The pelvis fixing device comprises at least two such screws and at least one rod connecting them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Peter Ostermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 8048133
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part for receiving a rod, the receiving part has a first bore coaxial with a longitudinal axis and a second bore, and an anchoring element having a first end for insertion into the bone and a second end positionable within a second bore, the anchoring element being movable relative to the receiving part in limited angular range about the longitudinal axis, the angles lying in a single plane. The bone anchoring device further includes a fixation element cooperating with the receiving part to lock the anchoring element relative to the receiving part. The anchoring element is pivotable relative to the receiving part around one rotational axis transverse to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 8034089
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device has an anchoring element, a receiving portion, and a pressure element. The anchoring element includes a shank to be anchored in a bone or a vertebra and a head, the head having an exterior surface with a spherical segment-shaped portion. The shank and the head are separate parts. The receiving portion includes a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, a longitudinal axis passing through the two ends, a bore coaxial with the longitudinal axis, and a first region adjacent to the second end for receiving a spherical segment-shaped section of the head. The pressure element exerts pressure on the head to lock the head in the receiving portion. The head has a hollow inner portion to receive a free end portion of the shank and wherein the head and the end portion are formed such that the end portion can be elastically clamped by the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Matthis, Lutz Biedermann, Juergen Harms
  • Patent number: 7972364
    Abstract: A locking assembly for securing a rod in a receiving part of a bone anchoring device includes a first locking element having a first end and a second end and a longitudinal axis of rotation and an outer surface provided with an external thread, a coaxial bore passing entirely through said first locking element and an internal thread provided at said bore, a second locking element having a: longitudinal axis of rotation and an outer surface with an external thread cooperating with the internal thread of said first locking element. The first locking element has a recess between the first end and the second end, that defines a circumferentially closed wall portion. The interior of the wall portion has a longitudinally extending structure for engagement with a tool. Furthermore, a tool is provided which has sections which can be independently engaged with the first and second locking element, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7963994
    Abstract: An intervertebral disk prosthesis is disclosed. The intervertebral disk prosthesis is has a base plate, a top plate opposite the base plate, and an intervening core located between the top plate and base plate. One of the plates has a first concave contact face facing the core, which has a adjacent first convex contact face. A groove is provided around one of contact faces in which an elastic ring is placed. When placed in the groove, the elastic ring is also in contact with the opposite contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jurgen Harms
  • Patent number: 7955359
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a head, a receiving portion having a first region adjacent to a second end for receiving the head and a recess which is open towards a first end to form two free legs for receiving a rod. The anchoring device further includes a pressure element configured to couple to the head, a first closure element and a second closure element. The first closure element cooperates with the legs to simultaneously fix the rod in the recess and fix the head in the receiving portion, and the second closure element cooperates with the legs, the second closure element acts on the pressure element and on the rod to independently fix the head in the receiving portion and fix the rod in the recess. The first closure element and the second closure element are interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Matthis, Lutz Biedermann
  • Publication number: 20110066189
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BIEDERMANN MOTECH GMBH
    Inventors: LUTZ BIEDERMANN, JURGEN HARMS
  • Patent number: 7896918
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a space holder, especially for vertebrae or intervertebral discs for implantation into human or animal organisms, having a cylinder-like body (1) and, at the ends of the cylinder-like body, means (2) provided for connecting to adjacent body parts, said cylinder-like body (1) essentially being formed as a solid cylinder from at least one material that is elastically deformable under the conditions of use, such that the space holder is compressible and extensible in the axial direction and, with reference to means (2) provided at the ends for connecting the space holder to adjacent body parts, can bend about a radial axis of rotation (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Harms, Lutz Biedermann
  • Patent number: 7892259
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part for receiving a rod, the receiving part having a first bore coaxial with a longitudinal axis and a second bore. The bone anchoring device also includes an anchoring element having a first end for insertion into the bone and a second end positionable within a second bore, the second end having a spherically shaped surface portion. The bone anchoring device further has a locking device provided to the second bore of the receiving part The locking device protrudes from an inner wall of the second bore and engages with a recessed surface portion of the second end of the anchoring element, such that the anchoring element is pivotable relative to the receiving part around a single axis of rotation. The locking device may comprise pins inserted into through holes formed in the receiving part, which engage with the recessed surface portion of the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7879036
    Abstract: A bone anchoring element is provided which has a shaft for anchoring in a bone. The shaft includes a tubular body having two open ends. At least one barb element is connected to the shaft. The barb element is cut into the tubular body. The barb element includes a free end and a base connecting the barb element to the shaft. The barb element has a first portion adjacent to the base and a second portion adjacent to the free end. The second portion is inclined relative to the first portion in a direction off said shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7833256
    Abstract: A stabilization device for bones or vertebrae includes a substantially cylindrical elastic element. The elastic element has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. An elastic section extends between the first end and the second end. The elastic section includes at least first and second helical coils. The first and second helical coils are arranged coaxially so that the first helical coil extends at least in a portion between the second helical coil. The elastic element may form, for example, a portion of a rod, bone anchoring element, or plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7828846
    Abstract: A space keeper for vertebrae or intervertebral disks is provided, which has a tubular section and teeth on the respective ends of the space keeper. On at least one end of the tubular section an element is provided, which has a top plate which is tiltable about an angle to the longitudinal axis of the tubular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jurgen Harms
  • Patent number: 7803191
    Abstract: A spacer for insertion between two vertebrae includes a variable axial length and comprises a first member having a hollow interior and a tubular wall and a second member having a hollow interior and a tubular wall the second member being slidable within the first member in an axial direction for adjusting an overall length. At least the first member or the second member comprises an access opening in its wall, the opening having a size which is adapted for inserting bone grafts through the opening into the interior. The spacer further comprises a length adjustment structure being engageable with an expansion tool for telescoping the second member relative to the first member and a locking structure for fixing the axial length. The access opening, the length adjustment structure and the locking structure are arranged so as to be accessible from the same side of the spacer. The spacer allows in situ filling of bone grafts into its interior and an improved handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7785356
    Abstract: A bone anchoring nail is provided having a threadless shaft with a free end, a head opposite to the free end, the head having a substantially U-shaped recess for accommodation of a rod or a rod-shaped element, a longitudinal bore extending through the shaft and opening towards any one of the head and the free end and a plurality of openings extending through the wall of the shaft and being in communication with the bore. The bone anchoring nail allows quick insertion and reliable fixation enhanced by the in-growth of blood vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7785354
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Biedermann Motech GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms