Patents Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11051862
    Abstract: A device for straightening and stabilizing the vertebral column, particularly for stabilizing broken vertebrae, includes a supporting implant which is plastically expandable by internal pressure. The supporting implant can be placed into the interior of a vertebral body which has been fractured under compression or between adjacent vertebral bodies. A pressure balloon to which pressure fluid can be admitted may be arranged in the interior of the supporting implant for producing the internal pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Sebastian Fuerderer
  • Patent number: 11051944
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes an outer sleeve including a first proximal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and a first distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and an inner sleeve connected to the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween, the inner sleeve including a second distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof in combination with an interstitial mesh extending circumferentially between the inner and outer sleeves to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space, the interstitial mesh including a third longitudinal split extending along a length thereof so that a distal side of the device may be spread open to open the distal longitudinal slot from the outer sleeve, through the interstitial mesh and the inner sleeve to a space radially within the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson, George Mikhail
  • Patent number: 11055648
    Abstract: A computer assisted surgery system includes a controller configured to display images of the surgical procedure according to a workflow plan. The controller is configured to retrieve data and determine the workflow plan based on the data. The controller may also be configured to record and store data related to the surgical procedure on, for example, a hospital network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Jason T Sherman
  • Patent number: 11051825
    Abstract: A device for treating an aneurysm by releasing an implanted implant from a delivery system at a treatment site can include a braided implant attached to a releasing component that can be detachably engaged with a delivery tube and a pull wire. The releasing component can engage the delivery tube in a compressed configuration via friction fit and can disengage the delivery tube by expanding to a released or deployed configuration. The pull wire can have an extending portion that can engage the releasing component and an elongated portion that can be pulled to disengage the releasing component. The braided implant, once implanted, can be released from the delivery tube by disengaging the pull wire from the releasing component and disengaging the releasing component from the delivery tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lacey Gorochow
  • Publication number: 20210196281
    Abstract: An aneurysm treatment system can include an embolic implant, a delivery system, and an introducer sheath that are collectively designed so that the combination of the introducer sheath and the delivery system can be used as a deployment apparatus for the embolic implant. The introducer sheath can be moved proximally against an interference feature attached to a pull wire to cause the interference feature to separate from the delivery tube, thereby pulling the pull wire and releasing the implant. Alternatively, the treatment system can include an embolic implant and a delivery system that includes a delivery tube, a proximal extension, a pull wire attached to the proximal extension, and a disconnection feature that can be broken to allow the proximal extension and the pull wire to be translated proximally in relation to the delivery tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David BLUMENSTYK, Daniel SOLAUN
  • Publication number: 20210196284
    Abstract: A method of occluding an aneurysm includes positioning a braided implant within an aneurysm sack such that an outer non-inverted layer contacts a wall of the aneurysm and an inverted layer apposes the outer non-inverted layer to form a double layer of braid across a neck of the aneurysm. A radiopaque end of the braided implant can be positioned centrally within the aneurysm so that the radiopaque end extends adjacent or across a plane defined by a fold between the outer non-inverted layer and the inner inverted layer. Embolic coils can be inserted into the aneurysm sac and inhibited from exiting the aneurysm at the neck by the double layer braid across the aneurysm neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lacey GOROCHOW, Juan LORENZO
  • Patent number: 11045210
    Abstract: The improvement is a spinal instrument (preferably, a bone screw driver) having a flexible shaft comprising a plurality of interlocking segments carried on a malleable core rod. The flexible shaft allows a screwdriver handle to be perfectly in-line with the cage inserter if desired, while still taking advantage of the tactile feel and torque transmission of the flex segment in its bent position. Accordingly, a surgeon can limit the amount of retraction and keep the driver handle close to the inserter without having to overcome the forces of the flexible segments' natural straight configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Martin
  • Patent number: 11045331
    Abstract: Implant inserters and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for delivering a fusion cage or other implant to a spinal disc space and for rotating or articulating the implant within the disc space. An exemplary instrument can include an inner member having opposed jaws for grasping the implant and holding the implant during insertion. The inner member can be slidably received within an outer member such that relative axial translation of the inner and outer members is effective to open or close the jaws. The jaws and/or the distal end of the outer member can have a low-profile geometry, which can advantageously facilitate certain surgical procedures. For example, the low-profile geometry can allow for a more medial approach to an intervertebral disc space in which the implant is to be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Dittmann, William Miller, Jeff Walker
  • Patent number: 11045324
    Abstract: A method of replacing a nucleus pulposus material wherein curable nucleus pulposus material is injected into a balloon in an intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Stad, Brooke Mastrorio
  • Publication number: 20210186518
    Abstract: An example implant can have a tubular braid. The tubular braid can have an intrasaccular section, an intravascular section, a pinched section, and a predetermined shape. In the predetermined shape, the intrasaccular section can have a sack and an opening. The pinched section can be positioned approximate the opening. The intravascular section can be substantially disk shaped and positioned to occlude the opening. The tubular braid can be movable from a collapsed shape sized to traverse a catheter to an implanted shape based at least in part on the predetermined shape. In the implanted shape, the intrasaccular section of the braid can be sized to be positioned within an aneurysm's sac and the intravascular section of the braid can be sized to appose a blood vessel wall approximate an aneurysm's neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lacey GOROCHOW, Ruijiao XU, Yusuf SEVENCAN
  • Patent number: 11039944
    Abstract: An endovascular self-expanding stent system that can include a braid with a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen formed therebetween. The braid can be formed from one or more wires woven to comprise interstices. A first expansion ring can be connected to the proximal end of the braid. A second expansion ring can be connected to the distal end of the braid. Each expansion ring can include a frame that imparts an outwardly expanding radial force to the braid. The frame can include a plurality of elongate members interconnected by one or more intersections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Lorenzo, Peter Forsythe
  • Patent number: 11039825
    Abstract: A suture connection system and method includes a suture connector having a body configured to be inserted into a hole in a bone plate, the body being threaded to secure the suture connector in to the bone plate. At least one recess extends inwardly from a sidewall of the suture connector to define a proximal engagement portion and a through hole configured to receive a suture extends through the proximal engagement portion and is open to the recess. A driver includes an elongate rod and an engagement element coupled to the distal end of the rod, the engagement element having at least one prong configured to engage the proximal engagement portion to insert the suture connector into the bone plate hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianluca Tordi, Daniel Andermatt, This Aebi
  • Patent number: 11039874
    Abstract: A surgical impact tool comprises an electromagnetic impactor hermetically sealed within a sterilizable housing having one or more external mechanical coupling for transmitting an impact to an object external to the tool. The housing also contains an energy storage medium rechargeable through the hermetic seal, and electronic controls operable through the hermetic seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Steven N. Bittenson
  • Patent number: 11039870
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of reducing the risk of infection following surgery utilizing the drug eluting surgical screw disclosed herein to secure an implant in an animal following surgery. The drug eluting screw includes a drug eluting component that can elute a therapeutic agent locally at the surface of the implant reducing the risk of infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Armbruster, Anurag Pandey
  • Patent number: 11039916
    Abstract: A radially expandable sheath is provided having a substantially closed distal end with at least two sidewalls extending proximally therefrom and defining a central lumen. Each sidewall can have a substantially concave outer surface adapted to seat a graft member, and each side wall is at least partially separated by a longitudinally oriented slot that extends from a proximal end along a substantial length of each sidewall. The slot preferably terminates at a position just proximal to the distal end. The device can also include a sheath expander that is adapted to be disposed in the central lumen of the radially expandable sheath and that is configured to flex the sidewalls to radially expand the sheath so as to fix a graft member within a bone tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa M. Donnelly, Nathan S. Cauldwell
  • Publication number: 20210177429
    Abstract: A vaso-occlusive device is disclosed herein having a delivery configuration when restrained within a delivery catheter and a deployed configuration when released from the delivery catheter into an aneurysmal sac. The vaso-occlusive device includes a tubular structure and an elongated embolic element. The tubular structure is configured to form at least two nested sacks within the aneurysm, thereby creating a multi-layer scaffolding within the aneurysm sac. The elongate embolic element is coupled to proximal end of the tubular structure and is configured to fill an interior region of the multi-layer scaffolding when deployed into the aneurysmal sac. At least one of the two nested sacks can be inverted upon deployment. The tubular structure can include a tubular braided mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan LORENZO
  • Patent number: 11033259
    Abstract: A suture anchor method including a suture anchor and a suture anchor drive. The suture anchor is positionable on a rod of the suture anchor drive. The rod defines an awl for forming a hole in a bone. The suture anchor drive further has an impactor for moving the suture anchor along the rod between a retracted position and an advanced position so as to implant the suture anchor in the bone with the awl positioned in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Beat Lechmann, Philippe Gedet
  • Patent number: 11033313
    Abstract: An adjustable balloon that includes a handle having an inflation port, an access cannula, a rotary handle, an inner sleeve and sharp tip. The inner sleeve extends within the access cannula to support compliant, inflatable structure. The access cannula may be retracted into the handle by operation of the rotary handle to expose the inflatable structure, such that the inflatable structure may have an adjustable length. The access cannula may include length indicators to show a length of the inflatable structure as a result of the access cannula being withdrawn into the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Mueller
  • Patent number: 11033315
    Abstract: An electrically driven orthopedic impactor may include an adapter for interfacing between the adapter and a surgical implement. The adapter may have a first surface that transmits a forward impact energy and a second surface that transmits a reverse impact energy. The adapter can connect to the surgical implement and to the orthopedic impactor without the use of external tools. The adapter may connect to the impactor via a pushing motion and may disconnect from the impactor via a reciprocal sleeve. A sensor can communicate a spatial orientation of the adapter with respect to at least one reference point that is not located on the adapter or the impactor. A communication device may transmit frequency information or impact energy information to the impactor based on a type of surgical implement attached to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Pedicini
  • Publication number: 20210169498
    Abstract: A method for constructing a braided implant delivery system and treating an aneurysm can include attaching a braided implant having a band attached thereto to a delivery tube, positioning the braided implant within the aneurysm, and releasing the band from the delivery tube, thereby releasing the braided implant. The band can include movable extensions that can press into an outer surface of the delivery tube to secure the band to the delivery tube then move away from the outer surface of the delivery tube to release the band. A pull wire can be engaged to the band to secure the band to the delivery tube then be pulled proximally to release the band from the delivery tube. At least a portion of the braid of the braided implant can be positioned within a lumen of the delivery tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lacey GOROCHOW