Patents Examined by Andrew Yang
  • Patent number: 11452568
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing a surgical step or surgical procedure with visual guidance using an optical head mounted display are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Philipp K. Lang
  • Patent number: 11439414
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrumentarium for implanting a hip joint endoprosthesis, which instrumentarium comprises at least one sawing template with at least one guide slot for a saw blade, wherein the sawing template comprises at least one first coupling element for temporarily coupling the sawing template to a second coupling element of a rasp body of a prosthesis rasp in a coupling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Uwe Bader, Anil Varsani, Stephanie Stoll
  • Patent number: 11426185
    Abstract: A system includes an intraosseous sliding osteotomy (ISO) plate including a body extending between a first end, a second end, a first surface, a second surface, and a perimeter wall. The body defines at least one fastener aperture extending from the first surface to the second surface. A plate handle is configured to be coupled to the ISO plate. The plate handle includes a body including a handle portion and a head portion. The head portion defines at least one aperture. A locking element includes a locking portion sized and configured to extend through the at least one aperture defined in the head portion of the plate handle to couple the plate handle to the ISO plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Beniamin Zakhary, Louis Monaco
  • Patent number: 11419614
    Abstract: A surgical bone cutting device, including a handle configured to facilitate operation and control of said device by an operator, and an elongated hollow member extending from the handle, the hollow member having a proximal end and a distal end; wherein the hollow member includes an opening at the distal end thereof and a rotatable cutting element extending through the opening, and wherein the hollow member includes a first bend at the proximal end thereof, such that the part of the hollow member distal to the proximal bend is offset a central axis of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CAREVATURE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yoseph Weitzman, Eran Miller, Ely Ashkenazi, David Skorohod
  • Patent number: 11406398
    Abstract: A device for a patient-specific acetabular and/or femoral guide. The guides can be used in a selected resection of at least one of a femur and an acetabulum to increase a range of motion of the femur relative to the acetabulum. Generally, a natural acetabulum and femoral head are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Paige Scott, Kristoff Corten
  • Patent number: 11406426
    Abstract: An anchoring element includes a shank for anchoring to bone and a separate head that is connectable to the shank. The head has an exterior surface with a spherically-shaped section and an unthreaded tool engagement surface that is engageable with a drive tool when the head and the shank are connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Berthold Dannecker, Bernd Fischer
  • Patent number: 11399960
    Abstract: A percutaneous minimally-invasive procedure to prevent a potential fracture in an osteoporotic vertebra of an osteoporotic patient who has no history of vertebral fracture is provided by minimally-invasively injecting a non-dispersive, biocompatible and resorbable calcium-based cement paste into the osteoporotic vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: JOY MEDICAL DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Ping Ju, Jiin-Huey Chern Lin
  • Patent number: 11399962
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing any surgeon, including those surgeons who perform a fewer number of a replacement procedure as compared to a more experienced surgeon who performs a greater number of procedures, to provide an improved likelihood of a favorable outcome approaching, if not exceeding, a likelihood of a favorable outcome as performed by a very experienced surgeon with the replacement procedure, including installation and orientation of a prosthesis into tissue of a patient as well as construction of a prosthetic assembly to be installed into such tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Kambiz Behzadi
  • Patent number: 11389264
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices and methods of use thereof, such as for example, ureteroscopy. In one embodiment, the device is a safety ureteral access sheath and interventional catheter insertion with a force meter and a force disengagement mechanism. In another embodiment, the invention provides a method of examination or treatment for a condition in a subject, comprising providing a device comprising a ureteral access sheath (UAS) operably linked to a force meter and a force disengagement mechanism, and using the device to examine or treat the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Ralph Clayman, Kam Kaler, Michael Klopfer
  • Patent number: 11389266
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for improved surgical devices and methods of using the same in connection with bariatric and gastroesophageal surgery. The present disclosure includes a lighted bougie device that can include an elongate member and a light source. The light source can be configured to emit near-infrared light. The light source can also be positioned about the bougie such that light emitted from the light source illuminates along a portion of the bougie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: West Virginia University Board of Governors on behalf of West Virginia University
    Inventor: Nova Szoka
  • Patent number: 11389201
    Abstract: An external distraction apparatus for performing a craniofacial distraction is disclosed. The external distraction apparatus may comprise a stationary member. The stationary member may be configured to be affixed to a head of a patient. The external distraction apparatus may also comprise laterally disposed distractors. The laterally disposed distractors may extend inferiorly from the stationary member and be moveable relative to the stationary member. The external distraction apparatus may comprise a motor and controller. The motor may be powered with the controller to perform a craniofacial distraction in an automated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Stanley B. Smith, III, David E. Altobelli
  • Patent number: 11389305
    Abstract: A decorticating device for preparing a sacroiliac joint (“SI Joint”) to receive a graft implant. The decorticating device comprises an abrading head having abrading surfaces on a first pair of opposing sides, the abrading surfaces configured for decorticating the cortical bone of the SI Joint. The abrading head further comprises an open tip having a cutting edge configured to cut bone tissue in the SI Joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Pain TEQ, LLC
    Inventors: Sean LaNeve, Charles Girsch, Chris Girsch
  • Patent number: 11382765
    Abstract: Instruments, devices, systems and methods for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are disclosed. The system includes a first translation mechanism, a second translation mechanism coupled to the first translation mechanism, and a third translation mechanism coupled to the second translation mechanism, and a tower coupled to the third translation mechanism. Methods of assembling and using the alignment guides for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Lee, Joseph Dogué, Spanky Raymond
  • Patent number: 11382770
    Abstract: A method for forming and abrading an implant void in a sacroiliac joint (“SI Joint”) without the use of a rotary cutting instrument. The method incorporates a multimodal abrading device having abrading surfaces on opposing sides and an open tip comprising a cutting edge. The method includes the step of using the abrading head to cut bone tissue from the SI Joint at an insertion point while simultaneously using the abrading surfaces to decorticate the cortical bone at the insertion point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Pain TEQ, LLC
    Inventors: Sean LaNeve, Charles Girsch, Chris Girsch, Dwayne Polzer
  • Patent number: 11382647
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, systems and methods for treating target tissue in a patient's spine. In general, the methods include the steps of advancing a wire into the patient from a first location, through a neural foramen, and out of the patient from a second location; connecting a tissue modification device to the wire; positioning the tissue modification device through the neural foramen using the wire; modifying target tissue in the spine by moving the tissue modification device against the target tissue; and delivering an agent to modified target tissue, wherein the agent is configured to inhibit blood flow from the modified target tissue. In some embodiments, the step of modifying target tissue comprises removing target tissue located ventral to the superior articular process while avoiding non-target tissue located lateral to the superior articular process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wallace, Robert Garabedian, Gregory B. Arcenio, Jeffery L. Bleich, Vahid Saadat, Winnie Chung
  • Patent number: 11376132
    Abstract: An allograft implant for fusing a sacroiliac joint (“SI Joint”), the allograft implant having a body consisting of allograft bone, the body comprising two opposing faces. A graft window is disposed between the two opposing faces, the graft window providing passage through the body between the two opposing faces. The graft window has a cross-sectional area that is about 35% to about 40% of a first cross-sectional area of the body, and about 60% of an area of each opposing face that makes contact with the sacrum or the ilium of the SI Joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Pain TEQ, LLC
    Inventors: Sean LaNeve, Charles Girsch, Chris Girsch
  • Patent number: 11376054
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for intraoperative on-demand implant customization in a surgical setting. An apparatus may include a storage portion, an implant customization portion and an interface. The storage portion may house implant blanks and implant accessories. The implant customization portion may customize the implant blanks. The interface may be configured to receive implant customization information and utilize the same to intraoperatively manipulate the implant blank to a patient-specific implant within a sterile environment. A method to customize an implant in a surgical care environment may include the steps of obtaining information related to the implant location, selecting an implant blank based on the information, and customizing the implant blank in a surgical care setting with a customization apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Jakob Kemper, Bernd Robioneck, Manoj Kumar Singh, Peter Sterrantino
  • Patent number: 11369359
    Abstract: A combination of a first assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint and a second assembly including femoral and tibial knee components. The combination of the first assembly and the second assembly provides optimal placement and positioning of the femoral and tibial knee components to achieve near-normal knee kinematics and tension. The preparation for and placement of the prosthetic knee components provides medial-pivoting kinematics mimicking that of the natural knee thereby promoting improved outcome for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rasmussen Instruments, LLC
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11369437
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a medical tool moveable to a desired orientation relative to a bone region for implantation of a medical implant; and an electronic orientation sensor transitionable between a first location fixed relative to the bone region of the patient and a second location on the medical tool; wherein, at the first location, the orientation sensor is adapted to record a reference orientation of the bone region of the patient, and, at the second location, the orientation sensor is adapted to determine an orientation of the medical tool relative to the reference orientation, wherein recording the reference orientation comprises measuring a gravity vector relative to the orientation sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: William L. Walter, Daniel Marsden-Jones
  • Patent number: 11364039
    Abstract: A tool holder for a modular tool is provided in which the tool holder may be releasably coupled to a working part such as a rasp, reamer or impactor. The coupling comprises a slot closed at both extremities, and widening to an entry aperture at one extremity, into which a keyed element of the tool may be inserted, and slid to the opposite extremity of the slot. The modular tool defines a securing pin channel through its body, terminating at the entry aperture such that a securing pin inserted into the channel block the entry aperture and locks the keyed element of the tool in place once inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: OSTIUM GROUP
    Inventors: Léopold Bibard, Edgard Soquenne, Vincent Retailleau