Patents Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10973508
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for forming a hole in bone and implanting a suture anchor in the bone hole. The devices and methods disclosed herein allow a suture coupled to tissue to be passed through a shaft that is also configured to receive a drill bit. Exemplary guide devices are provided having a shaft with a cross-sectional shape that allows the suture to be seated in a secondary region that is offset from a primary region that receives the drill bit therethrough. A drill bit can be passed through the shaft without causing any damage to the suture extending through the shaft, and subsequently an anchor can be advanced along the suture through the shaft and guided into the bone hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: James T. Spivey, Ami S. Joshi
  • Publication number: 20210100555
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering and deploying an implantable medical device is presented that includes a delivery member having a flexible distal portion. The deliver member can include a proximal hypotube, a flexible coil extending distally from the proximal hypotube, a compressible distal hypotube extending distally from the flexible coil, a sleeve extending along the flexible coil, and a loop wire. The loop wire can be effective to inhibit longitudinal elongation of the flexible coil. The sleeve can be effective to inhibit radial expansion of the flexible coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan LORENZO
  • Patent number: 10966771
    Abstract: An expandable implant for treating bone preferably in a minimally invasive manner includes a preferably cylindrical core element extending along a longitudinal axis and preferably a plurality of nestable, expandable sleeves extending along a longitudinal axis for placement radially about the core element. The plurality of nestable sleeves are sequentially insertable over the core element in such a manner that a first nestable sleeve is inserted over the core element and each subsequently inserted nestable sleeve is received between the core element and the previously inserted nestable sleeve such that the insertion of each additional sleeve causes each previously inserted sleeve to outwardly expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Thomas Hall
  • Patent number: 10966843
    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 a slider that is slidably mounted to a body to define an implant clamp. A locking mechanism can allow the slider to be quickly disassembled from the body and for fast and convenient loading and unloading of an implant to the instrument. An actuation knob can be moved between a first position in which the implant is locked from rotating relative to the instrument and a second position in which the implant is retained to the instrument but allowed to rotate relative to the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Koki Saito
  • Patent number: 10966726
    Abstract: A balloon assist device is disclosed which includes an inner body, a balloon joined to the inner body, and a positioner. The inner body includes an open-ended closed tube extending along an axis from a proximal end to a distal end. The balloon assist device also includes an inflation tube in sealed communication with the balloon. The positioner allows a clinician to slide the balloon assist device along the catheter. The positioner may also include the inflation tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 10966840
    Abstract: A method of delivering a fusion cage to an intervertebral disc space bounded by adjacent vertebral endplates, comprising the step of delivering the fusion cage into the disc space without contacting its teeth to the vertebral endplates during delivery, wherein a sheath is interposed between a cage surface and the endplates to prevent contact therebetween during delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Voellmicke, Michael J. O'Neil, Derek Shaw, Alexander Grinberg
  • Patent number: 10972690
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments having cancelled fixed pattern noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 10966834
    Abstract: A system, comprises an implant including an outer sleeve and a head element, the outer sleeve extending longitudinally and including a channel extending therethrough, the head element including a shaft portion and a bone-engaging portion, the shaft portion received within the channel of the outer sleeve and longitudinally movable relative thereto and a clip device removably assembled with the implant to hold the outer sleeve and the head element in a desired position relative to one another, the clip device including a body extending longitudinally along with a separation portion connected to a proximal end of the body via a releasable connection to engage the proximal end of the outer sleeve and a spacer portion connected to the proximal end of the body to releasably engage a portion of the shaft portion between a proximal end of the bone-engaging portion and the distal end of the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gaser El Zoghbi, Rhett Rapier
  • Patent number: 10966773
    Abstract: A device for correcting a placement of a guide wire in a bone includes a body extending from a proximal end to a distal end; a central channel extending through the body from the proximal end to the distal end along a central axis, the central channel sized and shaped to receive a guide wire slidably therein; and a first correction channel extending through the body from the proximal end to the distal end. The first correction channel is sized and shaped to receive a guide wire therein at an angle relative to the central axis of the central axis of the central channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mirko Rocci, This Aebi, Martin Oswald, David Mueller, Darko Selkic
  • Publication number: 20210093173
    Abstract: A system and methods for providing and reclaiming a single use imaging device for sterile environments is disclosed and described. The system may include a single use high definition camera used for general purpose surgical procedures including, but not limited to: arthroscopic, laparoscopic, gynecologic, and urologic procedures, may comprise an imaging device that is a sterile and designed to ensure single use. The imaging device may have a single imaging sensor, either CCD or CMOS, encased in a housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Talbert, Jeremiah D. Henley, Donald M. Wichern, Curtis L. Wichern
  • Publication number: 20210093228
    Abstract: A neuromuscular sensing method includes transmitting an electrical stimulus from a distal end portion of an elongate stimulator extending within an intracorporeal treatment area of a subject and detecting an artificially induced response of at least two muscles of the subject in response to the transmitted electrical stimulus, each response being detected by a respective sensor in mechanical communication with the muscle. A graphical user interface (GUI) is transitioned from a first state to a second state; the first state indicating to the transmission of a stimulus with no artificially induced response detected, and the second state indicating the detection of the artificially induced response of the at least two muscles, and further identifying one of the at least two muscles as a primary muscle response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wybo, Darren Scarfe, Aashish Shah, Jacob A. Marks, James G. Lee
  • Publication number: 20210093442
    Abstract: A vascular flow diverter includes a tubular mesh framework which includes a mesh cover and an opening. The tubular mesh framework is collapsible and configured to expand from a collapsed shape to a tubular shape when the vascular flow diverter is deployed. The mesh cover conforms to the shape of the tubular mesh, is surrounded by the tubular mesh framework, and is less porous than the tubular mesh framework. The opening is located within the mesh cover. A delivery wire passes through the opening in order to guide the flow diverter into place over an aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan LORENZO, Robert SLAZAS
  • Patent number: 10959782
    Abstract: A system and method utilizing a camera device containing an inertial measuring unit or similar orientation mechanism to calibrate alignment of the camera device according to a primary image such as an image displayed on an imaging screen, and then utilizing this calibration data to guide the system or user in acquiring a spatially aligned digital image using the camera device. Steps include recording the spatial orientation of the camera in at least two spatial dimensions when aligned with the primary image and guiding the camera into relative alignment with the imaging screen when taking a picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Noah D. Wollowick, Andrew Cooper, Cameron Albert
  • Patent number: 10959768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating treatment are disclosed that can include the use of imaging techniques in conjunction with one or more non-invasive techniques for modifying tissue, e.g., tissue in or around the spine. Depending on the type of treatment to be performed, various imaging modalities may be suitable for visualizing the tissue. Energy can be applied to tissue from outside of the body such that the tissue is modified in a non-invasive manner. For example, focused ultrasound can be used to dissect body tissues or can be applied to specific regions of tissue to change a characteristic of the tissue, e.g., increase its elasticity. The methods disclosed herein can be stand-alone treatments or can be performed prior to one or more surgical procedures. For example, non-invasive imaging and modification of body tissues can facilitate accessing the spine, preparing an interbody space, and/or surgically correcting the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slivka, Kevin Lee, Roman Lomeli
  • Patent number: 10959718
    Abstract: Assemblies, devices and methods are provided for suture management associated with surgical procedures for anchoring suture to bone. Suture elements mounted to suture anchors are terminated in suture loops or tags, and associated stop members that in combination with visual coding provide suture identification, prevent accidental unmounting of suture from suture anchors, and reduce the number of suture legs requiring active management during complex arthroscopic repairs. The present invention also provides exemplary drivers that can be used with the various methods and devices disclosed herein, or with other methods and devices known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Zirps, Charles S. Brunner, Jeffrey S. Hovis, Christopher Kilburn-Peterson
  • Publication number: 20210085497
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for retracting a pull wire from a hypotube can include positioning a pull wire having an engagement bump on its proximal end within a channel of a device and sliding the pull wire proximally through a channel of a device by moving grippers of the device proximally to engage and slide the bump. Subsequent distal movement of the grippers can result in the grippers disengaging the bump without disturbing the position of the pull wire or causing the pull wire to move distally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel SOLAUN, David BLUMENSTYK
  • Publication number: 20210085159
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to systems and methods for reducing the area of an image sensor by employing bi-directional pads used for both image data issuance and configuration command reception and internal supply voltage generation, for reducing the number of conductors in an endoscope system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Blanquart
  • Publication number: 20210085333
    Abstract: An example system can include a tubular braid, a catheter, and an embolic coil. The tubular braid can have an open end, a pinched end, and a predetermined shape. In the predetermined shape, the tubular braid can have two inversions and a middle segment extending between the two inversions that forms a sack. The tubular braid can be implanted in an implanted shape based on the predetermined shape. A distal end of the catheter can be inserted into the sack when the tubular braid is implanted. The embolic coil can be delivered through the catheter into the sack. The opening to the sack can correspond to a constricted columnar segment of the middle segment when the braid is in the predetermined shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lacey GOROCHOW, Ruijiao XU, Shawn KALLIVAYALIL
  • Patent number: 10952866
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant is provided that can comprise upper and lower body portions, and proximal and distal wedges. An actuator shaft disposed intermediate the upper and lower body portions can be actuated to cause proximal and distal wedges to converge towards each other. The implant comprises one or more channels that interact with a bone graft inserter to direct the flow of material through the implant. The bone graft inserter and methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Warren, Robert Flower
  • Patent number: 10952781
    Abstract: The present embodiments include a cable cerclage system and method for the correction of fractures. The system and method can include a cable saddle including first and second loops extending from an upper surface thereof, the first and second loops including apertures extending therethrough and sized and shaped to receive a cerclage cable therethrough. The present embodiments are also directed to a cable cerclage system including at least one cable link, the cable link having a through-hole extending therethrough from a first end to a second end and including a first coupling member at a first and a second coupling member at a second end. The first coupling member of a first cable link is configured to couple to the second coupling member of an adjacent second cable link so that the through-holes of the first and second cable links align to form an elongated cerclage cable passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth I. Kobayashi