Patents Assigned to Medartis AG
  • Patent number: 11517447
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably holding a surgical tool having a body, the body having a longitudinal axis, a monolithic construction, and a shape apportioned to be grasped by a human hand, with body further having a tool engaging portion, a hand receiving portion, and a button pressing portion. A longitudinal bore is disposed along the longitudinal axis of the body, and on one end. A transverse bore is disposed through the body into the longitudinal bore, with the transverse bore disposed such that the longitudinal axis of the transverse bore intersects the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal bore. A button disposed on and pivotably attached at a resilient member to the button pressing portion of the exterior of the body, with the button being proximal to the tool engaging portion. The button has a button bore and a boss extending from the button bore into the transverse bore which is alignable with the longitudinal bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventor: Adam Finley
  • Patent number: 11504137
    Abstract: A bone cut guide includes a first portion having a first cut slot and having an aperture for receiving a wire to connect the first portion to a first bone. A second portion has a second cut slot and a second aperture for receiving a second wire to connect the second portion to a second bone. The first portion and the second portion are movably connected to each other to allow the first bone and the second bone to move relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Gregory J. Denham, Ryan Schlotterback
  • Patent number: 11464556
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in one aspect, a bone fixation device, the bone fixation device having a shaft, the shaft including a drive end and a tip end, at least a portion of the shaft configured to anchor into bone. The shaft further includes a first non-resorbable section extending from the tip end of the shaft, a second non-resorbable section extending from the drive end of the shaft, and a resorbable section. The resorbable section includes a tip side and a drive side, the resorbable section is between the first non-resorbable section and the second non-resorbable section, with the tip side of the resorbable section coupling to the first non-resorbable section and the drive side coupling to the second non-resorbable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: John R. Pepper, Ryan D. Schlotterback
  • Patent number: 10441456
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implant for a palate, in particular a human palate. The implant comprises a proximal portion, a distal portion and a middle portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned in such a way that it can be fixed to a hard palate. The distal portion is arranged at an angle in relation to the proximal portion and is dimensioned in such a way that it can be accommodated completely in a soft palate. The middle portion extends between the proximal portion and the distal portion. In a sectional plane extending through the proximal portion and the distal portion, the curvature of the middle portion at each of its points is greater than the curvature of the proximal portion at each of its points and greater than the curvature of the distal portion at each of its points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Kurt Tschopp, Michael Breitenstein
  • Patent number: 9554837
    Abstract: A fixation device is used to fix an elongate element, in particular a wire, in an opening of a retaining structure, in particular of an implant plate. The fixation device has a main body. The main body is provided with a bore for receiving the elongate element. The main body is radially deformable in a clamp area, such that the diameter of the bore can be reduced. The main body has an outer contour which is designed in such a way that, when the fixation device is inserted into the opening of the retaining structure, the clamp area is deformed such that the elongate element is clamped securely in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Schonhardt, Thomas Tribelhorn, Hermann Zeuner, Joanna Norström
  • Patent number: 9301789
    Abstract: An osteosynthesis plate according to the invention has at least two legs, which are spaced apart and interconnected by at least one bridge element. The legs each have a certain length and extend in the longitudinal direction from an epiphyseal to a diaphyseal end of the osteosynthesis plate. Moreover, each leg has at least one opening for holding an anchoring element. The size and shape of the bridge element and the legs are configured such that the legs may be applied on both sides of a bone in the region of a joint, preferably on the olecranon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Juergen Schonhardt, Thomas Glanzmann, Joanna Norstroem, William B. Geissler
  • Patent number: 9283012
    Abstract: A storage unit for storing and/or making available at least one carrier for at least one surgical item, in particular for at least one bone screw. The carrier can be brought to a holding position and to a release position, the carrier being held by the storage unit in the holding position and being released or releasable from the storage unit in the release position. The storage unit has at least one release part. The carrier can be brought from the holding position to the release position by actuation of the release part. The invention further relates to a set containing at least one such storage unit and at least one carrier for at least one surgical item, in particular for at least one bone screw. The invention moreover relates to a surgical container containing at least one storage unit and/or at least one set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventor: Stefan Brand
  • Patent number: 9155577
    Abstract: A locking element and a corresponding housing are disclosed, for the locking of the locking element in housing. The locking element includes a locking piece, for example a head, with a peripheral outer surface, running essentially in the direction of a longitudinal axis with at least one clamping surface extending outwards from the longitudinal axis in the form of a wedge, in order to lock the locking piece on the locking element with a corresponding inner contour of the housing. The peripheral outer surface is at least approximately spherical, parabolic, elliptical or hyperbolic in embodiment, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis in the region of the clamping surface, which is also true for the inner contour of the housing in the region of the recess, whereby the recess cooperating with the clamping surface can also be cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Hermann Zeuner, Peter Scheuble, Matthias Walter, Dirk Thiel
  • Patent number: 9131973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an osteosynthesis system (1) comprising at least one bone plate (2), at least one blade (3) and at least one bone anchor (4). The blade (3) is configured such as to be insertable at a predefined angle (?) in relation to the bone plate (2) through a through hole (8) provided on a first longitudinal portion (6) of said bone plate (2) and into a bone. The blade (3) comprises at least one opening (9) which is configured such as to be aligned with at least one bone anchor hole (5) provided on a second part (7) of the bone plate (2) when the blade (3) is fully inserted into said through hole (8), such that the bone anchor (4) may be inserted through said bone anchor hole (5) and said opening (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Micha Röllinghoff, Joanna Norström, Marc Ammann
  • Patent number: 8821556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support (1) for receiving at least one surgical object, in particular at least one bone screw (2), in a receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one supporting surface (3) which is designed and arranged in such a manner that a supporting area (5) of the object can be brought into contact with the supporting surface (3) in the receiving position (A). Said object can be removed from the receiving position (A) in the direction of removal (E). The direction of removal (E) extends at an angle of a maximum 45°, preferably a maximum 20°, more particularly essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis (L) of the object housed in the receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one mounting surface (4) that can be moved in relation to the base body (23) and which is designed and arranged in such a manner that the object can be maintained by means of the mounting surface (4) in the receiving position (A), in particular in a clamped manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Dirk Thiel
  • Publication number: 20130096629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an osteosynthesis system (1) comprising at least one bone plate (2), at least one blade (3) and at least one bone anchor (4). The blade (3) is configured such as to be insertable at a predefined angle (?) in relation to the bone plate (2) through a through hole (8) provided on a first longitudinal portion (6) of said bone plate (2) and into a bone. The blade (3) comprises at least one opening (9) which is configured such as to be aligned with at least one bone anchor hole (5) provided on a second part (7) of the bone plate (2) when the blade (3) is fully inserted into said through hole (8), such that the bone anchor (4) may be inserted through said bone anchor hole (5) and said opening (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Micha Röllinghoff, Joanna Norström, Marc Ammann
  • Patent number: 8403972
    Abstract: A thread-forming screw includes a screw end, a shank, and a thread-free head, wherein the shank is provided at least partly with a thread and has a pre-forming region, an intermediate region, which is arranged to follow the pre-forming region, and an anchoring region, which is arranged so as to adjoin the intermediate region and below the head, wherein the pre-forming region is arranged so as to directly adjoin the screw end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Alain Hasenböhler, Peter Scheuble, Dirk Thiel
  • Patent number: 8366751
    Abstract: A bone plate has at least one plate hole whose hole axis runs obliquely in relation to the underside of the plate. The hole axis has an elevation angle (?) in relation to the plane of the underside of the plate which is different from 90°, and in which plate the upper face of the plate runs at least partially not parallel to the underside of the plate, at least in the area around the plate hole, but instead runs at a right angle to the hole axis. The plate hole is designed such that a bone screw, which is screwed into the plate hole, can be blocked in the plate hole at an angle selected from a predefined angle range around the elevation angle (?) of the hole axis of the plate hole only by cooperation of the plate hole with the bone screw, without other additional auxiliary means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Dirk Thiel, Carl-Peter Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20110297571
    Abstract: A storage unit for storing and/or making available at least one carrier for at least one surgical item, in particular for at least one bone screw. The carrier can be brought to a holding position and to a release position, the carrier being held by the storage unit in the holding position and being released or releasable from the storage unit in the release position. The storage unit has at least one release part. The carrier can be brought from the holding position to the release position by actuation of the release part. The invention further relates to a set containing at least one such storage unit and at least one carrier for at least one surgical item, in particular for at least one bone screw. The invention moreover relates to a surgical container containing at least one storage unit and/or at least one set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventor: Stefan Brand
  • Publication number: 20110288596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support (1) for receiving at least one surgical object, in particular at least one bone screw (2), in a receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one supporting surface (3) which is designed and arranged in such a manner that a supporting area (5) of the object can be brought into contact with the supporting surface (3) in the receiving position (A). Said object can be removed from the receiving position (A) in the direction of removal (E). The direction of removal (E) extends at an angle of a maximum 45°, preferably a maximum 20°, more particularly essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis (L) of the object housed in the receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one mounting surface (4) that can be moved in relation to the base body (23) and which is designed and arranged in such a manner that the object can be maintained by means of the mounting surface (4) in the receiving position (A), in particular in a clamped manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Dirk Thiel
  • Publication number: 20110160730
    Abstract: The osteosynthesis plate according to the invention comprises at least two legs, which are spaced apart and interconnected by at least one bridge element. The legs each have a certain length and extend in the longitudinal direction from an epiphyseal to a diaphyseal end of the osteosynthesis plate. Moreover, both legs each comprise at least one opening for holding an anchoring element. The size and shape of the at least one bridge element and the at least two legs are configured such that the legs may be applied on both sides of a bone in the region of a joint, preferably on the olecranon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Juergen Schonhardt, Thomas Glanzmann, Joanna Norstroem, William B. Geissler
  • Publication number: 20100163056
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implant for a palate, in particular a human palate. The implant comprises a proximal portion, a distal portion and a middle portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned in such a way that it can be fixed to a hard palate. The distal portion is arranged at an angle in relation to the proximal portion and is dimensioned in such a way that it can be accommodated completely in a soft palate. The middle portion extends between the proximal portion and the distal portion. In a sectional plane extending through the proximal portion and the distal portion, the curvature of the middle portion at each of its points is greater than the curvature of the proximal portion at each of its points and greater than the curvature of the distal portion at each of its points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Kurt Tschopp, Michael Breitenstein
  • Publication number: 20080275510
    Abstract: A fixation device is used to fix an elongate element, in particular a wire, in an opening of a retaining structure, in particular of an implant plate. The fixation device has a main body. The main body is provided with a bore for receiving the elongate element. The main body is radially deformable in a clamp area, such that the diameter of the bore can be reduced. The main body has an outer contour which is designed in such a way that, when the fixation device is inserted into the opening of the retaining structure, the clamp area is deformed such that the elongate element is clamped securely in the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Jurgen Schonhardt, Thomas Tribelhorn, Hermann Zeuner, Joanna Norstrom
  • Publication number: 20070043366
    Abstract: A locking element and a corresponding housing are disclosed, for the locking of the locking element in housing. The locking element includes a locking piece, for example a head, with a peripheral outer surface, running essentially in the direction of a longitudinal axis with at least one clamping surface extending outwards from the longitudinal axis in the form of a wedge, in order to lock the locking piece on the locking element with a corresponding inner contour of the housing. The peripheral outer surface is at least approximately spherical, parabolic, elliptical or hyperbolic in embodiment, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis in the region of the clamping surface, which is also true for the inner contour of the housing in the region of the recess, whereby the recess cooperating with the clamping surface can also be cylindrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Hermann Zeuner, Peter Scheuble, Matthias Walter, Dirk Thiel
  • Patent number: 7048542
    Abstract: A dental splint for fixing a tooth with increased mobility, which dental splint has several eyes, adjacent eyes being interconnected via a flat connection, and the individual eyes each having a through-opening which is surrounded by a link so that it is possible, by way of the through-opening, to apply an adhesive to the tooth located behind the respective through-opening to secure the dental splint on the tooth, wherein the through-opening of the eye is substantially diamond-shaped, and wherein the flat connection between the eyes is at least approximately twice as wide as the link which surrounds the through-openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Thomas Von Arx, Andreas Filippi, Joachim Pfefferle