Patents Examined by Alvin J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 11413153
    Abstract: The invention discloses a bionic artificial hip joint. The artificial hip joint includes a femoral stem located above corpus femoris, and a convex force-bearing part is provided on the femoral stem. The force-bearing part abuts against the inner side of the cortex on greater trochanter and bears a part of the longitudinal stress; its hollow design is convenient for bone grafting, so that the prosthesis and the greater trochanter can be integrated. Replacement surgery can preserve the hard cortex on the greater trochanter, providing another focus point for the femoral stem and further improving the stability of the connection between the bionic artificial hip joint and corpus femoris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Hongwen Zhu
  • Patent number: 11406507
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wrist prosthesis, and methods for implanting same, the prosthesis comprising radial component having two sides, the first side comprising a stem and the second side comprising a concave dish; a carpal component having two sides, the first side comprising a stem, and the second side comprising a ball end, the ball end being connected to the carpal component through a neck, the neck being narrower than the diameter of the ball end; and a lunate component having two sides, the first side comprising a cavity adapted to receive said carpal component's ball end, and the second side comprising a convex surface adapted to engage said radial component's concave dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SKELETAL HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Edward J. Tremols, Brian A. Cooke
  • Patent number: 11382758
    Abstract: This application describes an implantable device for tissue repair comprising at least two fabrics with interconnecting spacer elements transversing, connecting, and separating the fabrics, forming the device. Some embodiments have fixation points which can be an extension of at least one of the fabrics. The implantable device allows modification of the two fabrics having varying constructions, chemistries, and physical properties. The spacer elements create a space between the two fabrics, which can be used for the loading of biological materials (peptides, proteins, cells, tissues), offer compression resistance (i.e. stiffness), and compression recovery (i.e., return to original dimensions) following deformation and removal of deforming load. The inclusive fixation points of the fabrics are designed to allow for fine adjustment of the sizing and tension of the device to promote integration with the surrounding tissues as well as maximize the compressive resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Seth McCullen
  • Patent number: 11369492
    Abstract: Kits and methods for use in intraoperative trailing of hip prostheses to determine an appropriate length for the femoral neck component of a prosthetic hip joint, are described. A kit for use in selecting a femoral neck component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis kit comprises a first (10) and a second (110) broach. Each of the first and second broaches has a neck connection element comprising a projection (12, 112) extending from a proximal surface (14, 114) of the broach, each projection having a length (L). The projection on the first broach has a different length than the projection on the second broach. The kit also includes a trial femoral neck (30) component having a neck connection element in the form of a recess (36) in a distal surface (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: David Horne, Thomas Maack, Jeffrey McAnelly, Stephanie Prince, James Aaron Reed, Duncan Young
  • Patent number: 11369488
    Abstract: Implants include fixation features which slidingly receive fixation elements. The fixation features may be negative or positive features, such as undercut channels or posts. Examples include unicompartmental tibial trays having a ridge protruding from the bone-facing side, an undercut channel formed within the ridge. Instruments are disclosed for preparing a ridge-receiving feature in bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ENGAGE UNI LLC
    Inventors: Edwin P. Su, Andrew D. Pearle, Daniel F. Justin, Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 11369469
    Abstract: A method includes advancing apparatus including a core toward a patient's heart valve. The core tapers in a distal direction toward the smallest perimeter of the core. The apparatus includes a first ventricular arm, which is articulatable with respect to a first atrial arm at a first articulation site, and a second ventricular arm, which is articulatable with respect to a second atrial arm at a second articulation site. The articulation sites are adjacent to the smallest perimeter. The tapering of the core defines a minimum nonzero angle of the atrial arms with respect to a central longitudinal axis of the core. The method also includes clamping the first and second leaflets between the respective atrial arms and the respective ventricular arms. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Gil Hacohen
  • Patent number: 11344437
    Abstract: A trial neck (30) and a method for trialling a neck of an orthopedic implant in a hip replacement procedure. The method includes inserting a broach (10) into a medullary canal of a femur and connecting a distal end of a trial neck to a proximal end (12) of the broach. The trial neck includes a proximal end connectable to a trial head. The trial neck includes a body portion extending along a neck axis (5) of the trial neck between the distal end and the proximal end. The proximal end includes a male connector for connection to a corresponding female connector of a trial head. The male connector includes a plurality of connection members (34A, 34B) extending parallel to the neck axis. The connection members are separated by one or more elongate slots (50) including at least one kink (52) forming an interlock between the connection members separated by that slot. The connection members are resiliently deflectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Bailey
  • Patent number: 11344410
    Abstract: Implantable first atrial and ventricular arms are articulatable at a first articulation site to clamp a first heart valve leaflet. A first implantable elongate transitioning member is (a) connected at a fixed connection point at a portion of the first ventricular arm farthest from the first articulation site, (b) has a portion that faces an opposite surface of the first ventricular arm, and (c) is controllable to move the first ventricular arm. Implantable second atrial and ventricular arms are articulatable at a second articulation site to clamp a second leaflet. A second implantable elongate transitioning member is (a) connected at a fixed connection point at a portion of the second ventricular arm farthest from the second articulation site, (b) has a portion that faces an opposite surface of the second ventricular arm, and (c) is controllable to move the second ventricular arm. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Hacohen, Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 11337817
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes prosthetic devices, including implants for joints and external prosthetics. The prosthetic devices allow for full articulation of the joint, while absorbing impact of the components during normal use that will reduce wear on the device components and prolong life. The device may include a bone implantable component and a bearing component having an articulation surface that is sized and shaped to substantially mate with at least a portion of the bone implantable component and a damping mechanism that includes a contact member disposed at least primarily inside a cavity; a biasing member biasing the contact member toward an upper aperture of the cavity and means for capturing the contact member within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 11337816
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a reconstruction prosthesis including a main section, at least one serpentine structure, and at least one mount section. The at least one serpentine structure is connected to one end of the main section. The at least one mount section is connected to the main section via the at least one serpentine structure. The at least one mount section is configured to be connected to osseous tissue. When the at least one serpentine structure is deformed by force, the relative position of the main section and the at least one mount section is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wei-Chin Huang, De-Yau Lin, Chuan-Sheng Chuang, An-Li Chen, Bo Min Xu, Chun-Feng Chen, Sung-Ho Liu
  • Patent number: 11318021
    Abstract: A total hip surface replacement implant, comprising a femur component and an acetabular cup component, wherein the femur component is in a half-spherical shell shape and is formed by polyether ether ketone (PEEK) or derivatives thereof; the shape of the acetabular cup component matches that of the femur component, and the acetabular cup component is tightly attached to an outer surface of the half-spherical shell of the femur component; the acetabular cup component is formed by ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene; or the femur component can be formed by ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene, and meanwhile the acetabular cup component is formed by polyether ether ketone (PEEK) or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangsu Okani Medical Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jack Zhu, Longwei Xu
  • Patent number: 11304805
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve for implantation within a native mitral valve may be provided. The prosthetic valve may include an annular valve body, a plurality of atrial anchoring arms configured to extend radially outward from the valve body, and a plurality of ventricular anchoring legs configured to extend radially outward from the valve body. The prosthetic valve may also include a blood-inflatable cuff situated between the arms and legs. The cuff may be configured to substantially fill a volume between the arms and the legs when the cuff is fully inflated with blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Meni Iamberger, Aviram Baum, Boaz Harari
  • Patent number: 11285002
    Abstract: The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; and applying an external non-hydraulically expanding or non-pneumatically expanding actuation force on the anchor to change the shape of the anchor, such as by applying proximally and/or distally directed force on the anchor using a releasable deployment tool to expand and contract the anchor or parts of the anchor. Another aspect of the invention provides an apparatus including a replacement valve; an anchor; and a deployment tool comprising a plurality of anchor actuation elements adapted to apply a non-hydraulically expanding or non-pneumatically expanding actuation force on the anchor to reshape the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans F. Valencia, Brian D. Brandt, Dwight P. Morejohn, Claudio Argento, Tom Saul, Ulrich R. Haug
  • Patent number: 11285020
    Abstract: A bone joint repair and replacement assembly. A first portion comprising a bone plate is configured to attach to a distal or proximal end of a bone proximate the joint, generally coaxially with an axis defined by the bone. A second portion comprising an articular surface is configured to attach to the first portion, generally normal with respect to the axis, and inserted into the joint. Although versions of the assembly can be configured for use with several different pivotal joints, the invention is particularly suitable for full or partial replacement of an elbow, wherein the articular surface is pivotally attached to the first portion. Another embodiment of the invention is provided to repair a fractured bone head proximate the joint, and still another embodiment of the invention is provided to repair rotator cuff-related shoulder injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOBY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.
    Inventor: Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11278414
    Abstract: A ceramic femoral resurfacing head prosthesis (110) comprises a ceramic convex outer contact surface (112) engagable with an acetabulum of a patient or an acetabular cup prosthesis and a concave inner fixation surface (114) having an inner-land portion (128), the ceramic convex outer contact surface (112) and the concave inner fixation surface (114) extending to intersect each other at a rim (116). A ceramic stem (120) projects from the concave inner fixation surface (114), and is adapted to be received by a stem bore. The concave inner fixation surface (114) includes a skirt (134) which is cylindrical or substantially cylindrical, or frusto-conical or substantially frusto-conical, and at least one circumferentially elongate recess (136) at the skirt (134).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MatOrtho Limited
    Inventors: Simon Collins, Andrew Clive Taylor, Michael Antony Tuke, Carolina Avila Carrasco
  • Patent number: 11246711
    Abstract: An integral humeral stem includes a diaphyseal portion which has, orthogonal to a diaphyseal axis, an octagonal cross-section with convex rounded angles, and a metaphyseal portion in the form of a flared corolla which extends the diaphyseal portion up to a proximal face, which has, orthogonal to a central axis, an octagonal cross-section with convex rounded angles so that the humeral stem has a peripheral surface provided with eight lateral facets and eight rounded fillets which continuously extend from the diaphyseal portion to the metaphyseal portion. On the metaphyseal portion, the rounded fillets progressively widen and the lateral facets progressively narrow from the diaphyseal portion in the direction of the proximal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHOULDER FRIENDS INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yves Lefebvre, Stephane Audebert, Johannes Barth, Christophe Charousset, Jerome Garret, David Gallinet, Jacques Guery, Thierry Joudet, Arnaud Godeneche
  • Patent number: 11229523
    Abstract: An orthopaedic assembly. The orthopaedic assembly includes a first member adapted to be coupled to a bone and an adjustable connector assembly including an adjuster having a threaded end and a tapered end. The assembly also includes an articulation component including a bearing surface and adapted to be coupled to the tapered end of the adjustable connector assembly. The threaded end is adapted to engage the fixation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason M Chavarria, Scott A Lubensky
  • Patent number: 11224507
    Abstract: A heart valve prosthesis for replacing a native mitral valve includes a self-expanding frame with a plurality of anchoring members disposed along the lower region. A valve body is positioned within the self-expanding frame and includes a plurality of leaflets configured to allow blood flow through the self-expanding frame in only one direction. A skirt surrounds the self-expanding frame and is spaced apart therefrom for contacting surrounding tissue and impeding blood flow around the self-expanding frame. The skirt may be reinforced with wires to help maintain a desired shape. The leaflets in the valve body are preferably connected to the self-expanding frame through one or more intermediate components such that the valve body is spaced radially inwardly from an inner surface of the self-expanding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Peterson, Seung-Beom Yi, Siddharth Vad, Travis Zenyo Oba, Lauren R. Freschauf, Amanda French, Yaron Keidar, Yuanlong Du, Gregory Bak-Boychuk, Kevin M. Golemo, Alexander H. Cooper
  • Patent number: 11224517
    Abstract: An acetabular hip implant includes a plurality of rings secured to an acetabular shell component. A method of fabricating a customized, patient-specific version of such an implant is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason B. Langhorn, Chase R. Maag
  • Patent number: 11213399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a revision prosthesis shaft of a revision joint endoprosthesis for anchoring in an elongate bone (9), in particular femur. The surface is designed for adhesive agent-free fastening in the proximal epimetaphysis (91) and the diaphysis (92) of the bone. According to the invention, a distal epimetaphyseal extension (2) is provided at the far end of the shaft (12), the tip of which extension reaches into the distal epimetaphysis (93) of the bone. The extension (2) is designed for fastening in the distal epimetaphysis (93) by means of an adhesive agent (3), in particular bone cement. The invention combines the advantages of cement-free fastening, namely of the shaft in itself in the diaphysis (92), with the advantages of cemented fastening, namely of the extension in the distal epimetaphysis (93). Even in difficult cases in which sufficient hold previously could not be achieved for lack of fastening distance in the diaphysis, stable anchoring can thus be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut D. Link