Patents Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11006978
    Abstract: An extender system is configured to couple a vertebral bone anchor that has been previously implanted in a vertebra, or is newly implantable in a vertebra, to an adjacent bone, which can be an additional spinal level or an occiput, for example. The extender system includes an extension member having a body and an engagement member coupled to the body. The extension member defines an aperture extending through the engagement member. A screw is configured to attach the extension member to the vertebral bone anchor. The extension member can be fastened to the adjacent bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Montello, Oleg Levin, William Strausbaugh, Thomas Kueenzi
  • Patent number: 11006991
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fixation device for sacroiliac joint stabilization. The fixation device includes an elongated body comprising a bone anchor at a distal end. An axially moveable proximal anchor is carried by the proximal end of the fixation device. In one embodiment, the device is inserted through the ilium of the pelvis and the bone anchor is rotated into position within the sacrum. The proximal anchor is distally advanced with respect to the bone anchor to provide compression across the sacroiliac joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Warren, Robert J. Flower
  • Publication number: 20210137710
    Abstract: An implant that includes a plurality of only single strands with at least a first non-radiopaque material and at least one multi-strand of radiopaque material among the single strands, the multi-strand including at least two side-by-side radiopaque filaments contiguous to each other over a length of the multi-strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin TEHRANI, Robert SLAZAS
  • Patent number: 11000297
    Abstract: A method and instrumentation for performing a patellofemoral arthroplasty orthopaedic procedure includes coupling an anterior cutting block to a femur of a patient such that the cutting block references local anatomy of the femur. The anterior cutting block is used to perform a number of bone cuts to establish a trochlear cavity in the femur. The trochlear cavity is formed such that a trochlear prosthesis may be inset into the cavity and substantially flush with the surrounding cartilage. A finishing burring guide and burr bit may be used to detail the shape and/or size of the trochlear cavity. Additionally, a trochlear drill guide may be used to facilitate establishing peg holes in the patient's femur to receive corresponding pegs of the trochlear prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Robertson, Daniel Auger, Matthew Wallace, Jack Farr, II, Scott Brown, Dimitri Sokolov
  • Patent number: 11000554
    Abstract: Cells derived from postpartum placenta and methods for their isolation are provided by the invention. The invention further provides cultures and compositions of the placenta-derived cells. The placenta-derived cells of the invention have a plethora of uses, including but not limited to research, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kihm, Ian R. Harris, Sanjay Mistry, Alexander M. Harmon, Darin J. Messina, Agnieszka Seyda, Chin-Feng Yi, Anna Gosiewska
  • Patent number: 11000226
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for fostering wireless communication to and from orthopedic implants. Cuff and bandage devices provide a means of supporting a device which coordinates and optimizes communication with orthopedic implants. The devices support methods which can provide feedback to a user to optimize the signal strength and signal to noise aspects of wireless connections to and from orthopedic implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Filip Leszko, George A. Mikhail, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 11000322
    Abstract: A link for interconnecting with one or more additional, similarly configured links so as to form a linkage for affixation to bone includes a receptacle member having an interior surface that defines a receptacle and further defines a bearing surface and an array of retention features that is arranged around the bearing surface. The link includes an insertion member that extends from the receptacle member and defines an exterior surface that at least partially surrounds a hole. A geometry of the exterior surface is configured to fit within a geometry of the receptacle. The exterior surface defines an annular recess configured to receive a retention member for engaging one or more of the arrayed retention features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: William Woodburn
  • Publication number: 20210128164
    Abstract: The helical balloon assist device includes a tubular balloon formed at least partially into an independent helical shape in an uninflated state and an inflation tube in sealed communication with the balloon and extending from the helical balloon assist device in a proximal direction. The helical balloon assist device may include an inner core member formed at least partially into an independent helical shape and supporting the helical shape of the tubular balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan LORENZO, Kirk JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 10993739
    Abstract: Patient-mounted retractors with varying configurations and/or features are provided, along with additional components for use therewith in provided patient-mounted retractor assemblies. Blade type and tube type patient-mounted retractors that may be re-positioned during the course of a procedure are provided in varying configurations and/or geometries suitable for varying procedures and/or patient anatomies. Applications of re-positionable patient-mounted retractor assemblies are particularly suitable for use in minimally invasive procedures, eliminating the need for table-mounted retraction assemblies and/or cannulas that restrict the operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Solitario, Jr., Brian R. Bankoski, Mark Rossney, Santiago Figuereo, Robert Bohinski
  • Patent number: 10987112
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus having a locking mechanism that receives a cutting burr and that may include a loading and running position. The locking mechanism may include a motor driven spindle that carries a locking pawl and a detent pawl that lock the cutting burr in place an prevent the cutting burr from inadvertently falling out of the surgical drill instrument when in its load position. A diamond-shaped portion of the cutting burr may be formed in a six-sided diamond configuration and a perpendicular back end surface. The end of the cutting burr may include another diamond-shaped portion formed in a six-sided diamond shape surface that mates with a complementary surface formed in the receiving end of the spindle of the motor/locking mechanism. In an aspect, the attachment of the cutting burr is such that the cutting burr has substantially zero axial movement and runs true in the running condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddy H. del Rio, Duane Jeffrey Enck
  • Publication number: 20210113346
    Abstract: Implants and methods for augmentation of the disc space between two vertebral bodies to treat disease or abnormal pathology conditions in spinal applications. The implant includes a chain of biocompatible material suitable for insertion into a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies in a patient's spinal column, wherein the spinal disc space has a transverse plane. The chain comprises a plurality of adjacent bodies having a height configured to reside within the disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies and a length configured to reside in the disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies when the chain is curved in an orientation substantially along the transverse plane of the spinal disc space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dominique Messerli
  • Publication number: 20210113227
    Abstract: A device for capturing an obstruction in a vasculature can include an expandable braid, an invertible braid, and elongated members such as tubes or wires that can be moved to cause the expandable braid to expand and the invertible braid to form a pocket facing toward the expandable braid to thereby capture the obstruction within the pocket. The expandable braid can form a cap at an open end of the pocket so that the pocket and cap define a cavity in which the obstruction can be confined. The device can also have an expandable framework between the expandable braid and the invertible braid that can engage the obstruction to further secure the obstruction between the expandable braid and invertible braid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan LORENZO, Kirk JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20210113199
    Abstract: The steerable catheter invention facilitates the tracking and selection of branch vessels, as well as provide the means for stiffening the catheter body across the tortuosity to anchor the catheter and minimize the potential for the catheter backing out of position while delivering interventional devices to the distal anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan LORENZO
  • Patent number: 10980586
    Abstract: Disclosed is an axial and rotational stopping device for use when creating threads in a predrilled pilot hole or inserting an allograft bony void filler or synthetic implant into a threaded hole. The device can also provide consistent depth control for drilling a pilot hole, tapping the hole to create threads, and implanting an allograft bony void filler or synthetic implant while preventing damage to the threads in the tapped hole that would be caused by continuing to rotate a tap once the depth stop has been reached and the tap can no longer advance in the axial direction, as well as preventing damage to the threads in the tapped hole, the threads on the mating allograft bony void filler or synthetic implant, and the drive features on either the driver instrument or the allograft bony void filler or synthetic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Barrall
  • Patent number: 10980530
    Abstract: Methods and devices for fixation of soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a suture anchor is provided having an elongate cylindrical body with proximal and distal ends and an inner lumen extending therethrough. The elongate body can be configured so that upon partial insertion into a bone hole, it is securely anchored within the bone hole and a suture extending through the inner lumen is freely slidable. It can also configured so that, upon further insertion into the bone hole, at least a portion of the elongate body compresses to lock the suture within the inner lumen such that the suture is prevented from sliding. In another embodiment, a suture anchor is provided having arms that have an open position for receiving a suture therebetween, and a closed position in which the suture is retained but allowed to slide freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10980406
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems and methods for reducing the area of an image sensor by reducing the imaging sensor pad count used for data transmission and clock generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, Donald M. Wichern
  • Patent number: 10980584
    Abstract: A modular bone fixation linkage includes a plurality of interconnected links that can angulate with respect to an adjacent one of the links in-plane or out-of-plane. The links can further include fixation holes that are configured to receive fixation members that secure the links to an underlying anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brace, William N. Woodburn, Sr., Carl Peter Cornelius
  • Patent number: 10980549
    Abstract: A device for collecting a bone graft material comprises a canister extending defining a filter-receiving space therein, the canister including a connection for connecting to a vacuum source, a proximal end of the canister including a first locking feature and a filter element sized and shaped to be received within the filter-receiving space of the canister, the filter element including a channel extending therethrough, the channel defined via a mesh material and a proximal end of the filter element including a second locking feature releasably engageable with the first locking feature of the canister via a rotation of the filter element about a longitudinal axis thereof relative to the canister in combination with an extractor sized and shaped to be received within the channel of the filter element, the extractor defining a graft material receiving space therein and being releasably engageable with the extractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Kiersh, Michael Lehmicke, Christopher Shane, Ross Hamel, Dominic D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 10980640
    Abstract: A method of implanting a shoulder prosthesis in a scapula of a patient includes the step of placing a guide over a primary glenoid component previously implanted within the scapula of the patient. The method further includes the steps of removing the primary glenoid component from the scapula and preparing the scapula for implantation of a secondary glenoid component, wherein the removing and preparing steps occur simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Chavarria, Kyle E. Lappin, Matthew G. Holda
  • Patent number: RE48534
    Abstract: A tissue retraction system includes a dilator and a first retractor member and a retraction assembly. The dilator is configured to be inserted into a tissue body and also includes at least one engagement member. The first retractor member includes a body and at least one engagement member that is configured to attach to the at least one engagement member of the dilator so as to removably attach the retractor member to the dilator body. The retraction assembly includes a retractor body and at least a second retractor member that is movably supported by the retractor body. The retractor body is configured to be attached to the first retractor member. The tissue protection system may also include a neuromonitoring member configured to determine a characteristics of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Bowman, Corbett Stone, Benjamin Arnold, Kabir Gambhir, Robert J. Bishop