Patents Assigned to Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
  • Patent number: 10925622
    Abstract: A humeral cut guide member for resectioning or resurfacing a humeral head, including a bone-engagement member including a first patient-specific bone-engagement surface that is complementary and made to substantially mate and nest in only one position on a specific patient's humeral head; a registration member connected to the bone-engagement member including a second patient-specific bone engagement surface that is sized and made to substantially mate and nest in only one position with the specific patient's bicipital groove; and a cut guide plate connected to the bone-engagement member and defining an elongated slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Clinton E. Kehres, Benjamin Isaiah Joseph, Nathan A. Winslow, Jason M. Hurst
  • Patent number: 10918427
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a fibula plate having a shape such that, when placed on a fibula, includes a distal portion facing in a lateral direction and an upper portion wrapped around to a posted or aspect of the fibula, the fibula plate having screw holes positioned in the upper portion to direct screws anteromedially rather than directly medial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Wainscott
  • Patent number: 10898209
    Abstract: Described is a bone plating system and related methods. The system comprises a bone plate and a drill block to be removably attached to the bone plate. The system further comprises a first locking element and a second locking element. The first locking element is configured to be removably attached to the drill block and the bone plate by extending through one drill block hole of the drill block and into one aligned bone screw receiving hole of the bone plate. The second locking element to configured to extend from the drill block and into an opening in the bone plate in order to constrain rotational movement of the bone plate and the drill block with respect to each other when the first locking element is attached to the drill block and the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Mebarak, Victor Jose Alvarez, Marcus Bourda
  • Patent number: 10898106
    Abstract: An implantable sensor configured to be inserted in an intramedullary canal can include a primary insert, a secondary insert, and an antenna. The primary insert can include a distal end, a proximal end opposite the distal end, and a central bore that can extend from an opening in the distal end towards the proximal end. A secondary insert can be receivable within the central bore through the opening. The secondary insert can include a body and a sensor module. The body can be removably engageable with an inside surface of the central bore. The sensor module can be disposable within the body and can be configured to produce a sensor signal as a function of a first sensed parameter indicative of infection. The antenna can be disposed in the central bore. The antenna can be configured to transmit a wireless signal as a function of the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Hilbrandus H. Bodewes, Mohammed Imran Khan, Daniel László-Deli, Max Hoeboer, Lisa Abdel Alim-van den Berg, Siemon Van Opstal, Bonita Koperdraat, Bart Krijgsman, Jurrit Heerink
  • Patent number: 10893943
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a bone attachment coating to a prosthetic component, the bone attachment coating being formed from a plurality of particles applied to a surface of the prosthetic component. The method comprising: locally exciting the particles so as to increase the kinetic and/or thermal energy of the particles; and applying pressure to the particles by virtue of a press arranged so as to press the particles against the surface of the prosthetic component at an interface between the press and the prosthetic component. The kinetic and/or thermal energy of the particles causes localised heating of the component such that the particles may be embedded into the surface of the prosthetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Imran Khan, Hannah Wilson, Anthony Lane
  • Patent number: 10893879
    Abstract: A method of preparing a knee joint for a prosthesis in a patient includes mating a patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface of a femoral alignment guide onto a corresponding three-dimensional femoral joint surface of the patient. The patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface is preoperatively configured from medical scans of the knee joint of the patient. First and second holes are drilled into an anterior portion of the femoral joint surface through corresponding first and second guiding apertures of the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Keith R. Berend, Michael E. Berend, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., Lance Dean Perry, Ryan John Schoenefeld
  • Patent number: 10893876
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a femoral implant having a non-custom internal bone engagement surface. The femoral implant includes at least nine parameters adjusted preoperatively to correspond to a specific patient. The parameters can include patient-specific lengths, such as, for example, medial and lateral condyle widths and notch height, and patient-specific medial and lateral angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Uthgenannt, Robert Metzger, Nathan Emick Belcher, Joshua B. Catanzarite
  • Patent number: 10893944
    Abstract: Methods are provided for modifying a porous surface of an implantable medical device by subjecting the porous surface to a modified micro-arc oxidation process to improve the ability of the medical device to resist microbial growth, to improve the ability of the medical device to adsorb a bioactive agent or a therapeutic agent, and to improve tissue in-growth and tissue on-growth of the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Devendra Gorhe, Donald L. Yakimicki, Philip McBride
  • Patent number: 10881514
    Abstract: Various implant systems and methods of implantation are disclosed herein. The systems and methods allow a surgeon to accurately determine a suitable fastener trajectory for attaching certain components of the implant system to bone. In this manner, an appropriate fastener trajectory can be selected and used during a surgical procedure to ensure better purchase and attachment of the various components of the implant system to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Keith A. Roby, John Chernosky, Joseph Markham, Robert G. Deluca
  • Patent number: 10882229
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a flowable material against a prosthetic implant can comprise a mold body having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface can define a mold cavity that is selectively configured to at least partially accept the prosthetic implant in a forming position. An inlet port can be configured on the mold cavity that extends between the inner and outer surfaces. The mold cavity can substantially conform to a profile of a bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant such that a void is created between the inner surface of the mold body and the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant. The inlet port can be configured to permit introduction of the flowable material into the void and against the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. Smith, Timothy G Vendrely, Tayler Kreider, Imad K. Merkhan
  • Patent number: 10869701
    Abstract: Various intramedullary implants, instruments, and methods are disclosed herein. In an example, a compression instrument is used to provide internal compression of bones adjoining a joint or bones spanning a fracture to cause compression of the joint or fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Van Dyke, Frank A Liporace, Dan Dziadosz, Jordan Grossman, Jordi Asuncion Marquez, David Thordarson
  • Patent number: 10857010
    Abstract: A modular transdermal assembly configured to couple an external prosthetic device to a bone stump. The assembly includes a modular transdermal portion and a bone fixator. The modular transdermal portion includes an interface portion configured to couple with the external prosthetic device. The bone fixator is configured to be secured to the bone stump and couple with the modular transdermal portion to retain the modular transdermal portion relative to the bone stump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Troy Hershberger, Joshua Porter
  • Patent number: 10842510
    Abstract: A patient-specific guide tool for guiding an object toward a glenoid face of a scapula of a patient for implantation of a shoulder prosthetic device is disclosed. The guide tool includes a guide portion that includes a guide surface. The guide surface is configured to guide movement of the object toward the glenoid face. Furthermore, the guide tool includes a patient-specific portion that is operably coupled to the glenoid portion. The patient-specific portion includes at least one patient-specific surface that is three-dimensionally contoured and that is configured to nest and closely conform to a corresponding surface of the scapula to thereby position the guide surface at a predetermined position relative to the glenoid face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Heilman, Nathan A. Winslow, John M. McDaniel, Gregory J. Denham
  • Patent number: 10842648
    Abstract: An impaction tip can be used in installing an implant. The impaction tip can comprise a body, and a sliding member. The body can have a handle-facing surface and an implant-facing surface. The body can define a grooved portion. The handle-facing surface can define an opening sized to receive a portion of an impaction handle. The sliding member can be located at least partially within the grooved portion. The sliding member can be slideable from an interior position to an exterior position. When the sliding member is in the exterior position a portion of the sliding member can contact the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien Clavel, Jean-Michel Vizier, Nicolas Brevet
  • Patent number: 10835392
    Abstract: A transdermal intraosseous device for coupling a bone stump to an external prosthetic device includes a bone fixator, an external connector and a plurality of modular interface components. The bone fixator includes a proximal portion configured for anchoring into the bone stump of the patient and a distal portion including a base collar configured for subcutaneous implantation. The external connector has a distal portion for coupling to the external prosthetic device and a proximal portion for coupling to the distal portion of the bone fixator. Each interface component can be removably coupled to the base collar and has different size and shape to provide a surgeon-selected transition between the prosthetic device and the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua R. Porter, Troy W. Hershberger
  • Patent number: 10828067
    Abstract: A system for compressing a fracture can include a first bone plate having a first proximal end and a first distal end, and a second bone plate having a second proximal end and a second distal end. The second bone plate can be spaced apart from the first bone plate. The system can include an expansion member coupled to the second proximal end of the second bone plate. The movement of the expansion member relative to the second bone plate can cause the first distal end of the first bone plate and the second distal end of the second bone plate to move toward each other to compress the fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Katrana, Benjamin P. Heilman, Thomas M. Vanasse
  • Patent number: 10813774
    Abstract: An alignment plate can be designed and formed based upon a known geometry of a subject, such as a human patient. The alignment plate can include various members, such as a plurality of fingers or legs, to contact the selected points of the anatomy. Based upon contact of the fingers at the selected points of the anatomy, the alignment plate can be aligned at a preselected or predetermined alignment with a portion of the anatomy, such as an acetabulum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Austen Davenport, Kirk J. Bailey, Christopher Eash, Keith R. Berend
  • Patent number: 10813652
    Abstract: An offset guide can include a body, an arcuate portion, a first fin, and a second fin. The body can have a first surface. The arcuate portion can extend from the body and have a second surface. The first surface and the second surface can define an opening. The first fin can extend from the first surface into the opening. The second fin can extend from the first surface into the opening. A portion of the first surface can be located between the first fin and the second fin and arranged at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the offset guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Muir, Michael Francis Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10807250
    Abstract: A fluid powered gripper can include a body, a bore, a first finger, a second finger, and a piston. The body can include a central bore coaxial with a central longitudinal axis of the body. A bore fluid inlet can be fluidly coupleable to the central bore. The first finger can be rotatable about the body. The second finger can oppose the first finger and the second finger can be rotatable about the body. The piston can be disposed in the central bore. The piston can be powered by a fluid to move between a first position and a second position. The first finger and the second finger can be closed in the first position and open in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Chalk, James E. Vanderford, Kevin Horvath, Donald Lawson
  • Patent number: 10806591
    Abstract: A glenoid implant comprises a body comprising: an articular surface and a scapula-engaging surface, the scapula-engaging surface including first and second portions angled relative to each other; and a fixation feature extending from the scapula-engaging surface. A method comprises: forming a planar bone surface at a glenoid using a guide pin; forming a first bore into the glenoid located near the guide pin; forming a second bore into the glenoid offset from the first bore; inserting an augment ream guide into the first and second bores; and forming an angled bone surface at the glenoid relative to the planar bone surface using the augment ream guide. A ream guide comprises: a base having first and second surfaces; a bone peg extending from the first surface; an alignment peg spaced from the bone peg; and a guide peg extending from the second surface at an oblique angle to the bone peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Francis Kovacs, Thomas M. Vanasse, Lawrence Gulotta