Patents Examined by Ann Schillinger
  • Patent number: 10596009
    Abstract: A knee prosthesis kit includes an implant and an augment. The implant has a base and a stem extending from the base, and the augment has a base and a conical, cylindrical, or anatomic portion extending from the base. The augment base has at least two openings for receiving fasteners for securing the knee augment to the implant. The portion and the base define a bore for receipt of the implant post. A coupler includes a mating portion for receipt in a bore of an implant post, and a cone-shaped portion extending from the mating portion. A method of providing fixation of knee implants includes securing an augment to an implant and positioning a conical, cylindrical, or anatomic portion of the augment within the intramedullary canal of the tibia or femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Black Mines, Michael Cole
  • Patent number: 10596298
    Abstract: A malleable demineralized bone composition consists of cortical bone made from a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of cortical bone is made from cut pieces freeze dried then ground into particles and demineralized then freeze-dried. The second portion of cortical bone is shaved into shavings. The shavings are long thin strips subjected to freeze-drying. The freeze-dried shavings are ground and demineralized and then freeze-dried. A volume of the second portion is placed in a solution of sterile water to create a mixture, the water volume being twice the second portion, the mixture is autoclaved under heat and pressure to form a gelatin, and the first portion is mixed with the gelatin to form a malleable putty or paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vivex Biologics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar S. Maldonado, Silvia Daniela Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10583003
    Abstract: The present relates to a method of making a prosthetic valve that can take a first form wherein the valve is open and a second form wherein the valve is closed, the valve comprising a leaflet, a supporting element, and a stent to which the leaflet and supporting element are attached, the leaflet having a free margin that can move between a first position wherein the valve takes the first form and a second position wherein the valve takes the second form, the method comprising:—providing a woven textile structure,—forming the leaflet and the supporting element from this textile structure, such that a selvedge of the textile structure forms the free margin of the leaflet, and—forming the valve therewith, wherein the textile structure has a single layer thickness of between 40 to 150 ?m and comprises yarn comprising polymeric filaments, the yarn having a linear density of less than 120 dtex and an elongation at break of 10% or less, and wherein the leaflet is attached to the stent by making stitches through at l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Frederik Grundeman, Jolanda Kluin, Karlien Kristel Boon-Ceelen, Thomas König
  • Patent number: 10583019
    Abstract: A stent is disclosed that has an elongated body having a proximal end, a distal end, at least one open spiral channel formed on the exterior surface of the body to provide fluid communication between the proximal end and the distal end. The stent also has a central lumen open at the proximal and distal ends of the stent for the passage of a guide wire. A method for using the stent and a kit containing the stent are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Q3 MEDICAL DEVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Eric K. Mangiardi
  • Patent number: 10576620
    Abstract: Robotic mobility assistant exoskeleton with frame members, which are attached adjacent to biological joints, supplements relative movement between skeletal members. Mechanical joint defines a center of relative rotation of frame members about three mutually perpendicular axes with the center of relative rotation of frame members being displaced from the outer surfaces of skeletal members to correspond in position with the center of biological joint. Actuation devices including powered cable springs rotate frame members. Control system executes calibrated user specific posture sequences and activates power. Mechanical joint exhibits cylindrical guide surfaces defining a slidable or rotatable connection of frame members and has a radius intersecting the center of the biological joint. Node control network distributes computing load and reduces communications overhead. Map unit has object recognition system for monitoring environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Wenpei Chou, Da Jiun Chou
  • Patent number: 10568732
    Abstract: An implantable vascular device comprises an expandable and compressible implant body, a housing, a rotatable member, and a locking member. The housing is coupled to a first end portion of the implant body. The rotatable member is coupled to the housing and to a second end portion of the implant body such that rotating the rotatable member relative to the housing and the implant body expands or contracts the implant body. The locking member is coupled to the rotatable member and configured to move between an unlocked state and a locked state. In the unlocked state, the locking member allows the rotatable member to be rotated relative to the housing and the implant body. In the locked state, the locking member prevents the rotatable member from being rotated relative to the housing and the implant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventors: Richard George Cartledge, John P. Cartledge
  • Patent number: 10548731
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael J. Lee, Patrick E. Macaulay, Kenny D. Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Nathan D. Brown
  • Patent number: 10543096
    Abstract: A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores shock absorption, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the prosthetic device is pre-tensioned to improve the fit of the prosthetic device within the knee joint and, thereby, maximize the contact area of the load-bearing surfaces to distribute loading through the prosthetic device in a manner substantially similar to that of a healthy natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the pre-tensioned prosthetic device is smaller, or scaled-down, relative to the size of a healthy natural meniscus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Active Implants Corporation
    Inventors: Eran Linder-Ganz, Avraham Shterling, Amir Danino
  • Patent number: 10537445
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system that includes an orthopaedic surgical instrument adapted to be positioned on a proximal end of a patient's tibia, and a tibial bearing trial assembly, and a tibial evaluation component, and a tibial base trial component configured to be coupled to the orthopaedic surgical instrument. A tibial evaluation component includes a base plate and a generally Y-shaped posterior buttress extending upwardly from a superior surface of the base plate, such that the posterior buttress of the insert component is configured to be received in the opening of the tibial bearing trial assembly to prevent rotation of the tibial bearing trial component relative to the tibial base trial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Wogoman, Jon M. Edwards, Matthew S. Wallace, Jeremy Oden, Corinna Johanna Klawon, Megan Wallace, Erica Roche
  • Patent number: 10531969
    Abstract: A stent is disclosed that has an elongated body composed of a bioabsorbable polymer having a proximal end, a distal end, two open spiral channels formed on the exterior surface of the body to provide fluid communication between the proximal end and the distal end. The stent also has a central lumen open at the proximal and distal ends of the stent for the passage of a guide wire. A method for using the stent and a kit containing the stent are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Q3 MEDICAL DEVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Eric K. Mangiardi
  • Patent number: 10532190
    Abstract: A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. The medical device is preferably an implantable stent or balloon (26) of which the bioactive material layer is deposited thereon. The stent can be positioned around the balloon and another layer of the bioactive material posited over the entire structure and extending beyond the ends of the positioned stent. The ends of the balloon extend beyond the ends of the stent and include the bioactive material thereon for delivering the bioactive material to the cells of a vessel wall coming in contact therewith. The balloon further includes a layer of hydrophilic material (58) positioned between the base and bioactive material layers of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brian L. Bates, Scott E. Boatman, David G. Burton, Michael C. Hoffa, Darin G. Schaeffer, Jason S. Sturgeon, Anthony O. Ragheb
  • Patent number: 10524940
    Abstract: Provided is a stent having a novel structure, the stem simultaneously having both the stability of shape against the action of external force, such as compression force, tensile force, or torsional force, and high flexibility in the direction of twisting of the stem. Connection groups are provided at three or more positions set at circumferentially equally-spaced intervals, the connection groups each including connection sections which are disposed circumferentially close to each other between axially adjacent tubular divided bodies. The connection groups on both sides axially of each of the tubular divided bodies are provided at positions circumferentially offset from each other while at least one turning portion is present between the connection groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: TOKAI UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ikari, Kuniaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10512581
    Abstract: A shoulder joint rehabilitation assistive device has an exoskeleton base, an actuating mechanism, a spherical mechanism, and an upper limb connecting mechanism. The actuating mechanism is mounted on the exoskeleton base and has a yaw spring actuating assembly and a pitch spring actuating assembly. The spherical mechanism is connected with the actuating mechanism and has a linking rod, a spherical yaw linking assembly, and a spherical pitch linking assembly. The linking rod is pivotally connected with the exoskeleton base. The spherical yaw linking assembly has two ends respectively provided with a first yaw actuating portion and a second yaw actuating portion. The spherical pitch linking assembly has two ends respectively provided with a first pitch actuating portion and a second pitch actuating portion. The upper limb connecting mechanism is connected with the linking rod and the second yaw actuating portion of the spherical yaw linking assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: National Cheng Kung University
    Inventors: Chao-Chieh Lan, Hsiang-Chien Hsieh, Li Chien, Dian-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 10500055
    Abstract: A posterior cruciate ligament retaining knee implant prosthesis comprising a femoral component including a medial condyle and a lateral condyle separated from one another by an intercondylar channel adapted to accommodate throughput of a native cruciate ligament, both the medial condyle and the lateral condyle posteriorly terminate individually, the medial condyle including a medial condyle bearing surface and the lateral condyle including a lateral condyle bearing surface, the femoral component including an anterior cam, and a tibial component including a medial condyle receiver having a medial condyle receiver bearing surface, the tibial component also including a lateral condyle receiver having a lateral condyle receiver bearing surface, the tibial component also including an anterior post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventor: Richard David Komistek
  • Patent number: 10492910
    Abstract: Implantable valve for treating venous insufficiency having a self-expanding frame encased in polymer having a distal section for blood in-flow, a bulbous center section and a proximal section for blood out-flow. Polymeric leaflets have proximal ends forming a valve outlet which opens and closes in response to venous blood flow and distal portions integral with the inner polymer surface of the distal end of said bulbous section. The leaflets define a predominantly biomimetic sinus region with the bulbous section. Opening of the valve induces flushing of blood from the sinus region for smooth non-traumatic blood flow through said valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: VENARUM MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Taylor Kirk, Andrew Filachek, Janet Burpee
  • Patent number: 10463498
    Abstract: Constrained prosthesis for the knee joint including a femoral component, a tibial component and an intermediate component, wherein the femoral component is suitable for being constrained to an end of the femoral bone in proximity to the knee joint, wherein the tibial component is suitable for being constrained to an end of the tibial bone in proximity to the knee joint, the femoral component being suitable for coming into contact and being articulated with the tibial component, wherein the intermediate component is placed in use between the femoral component and the tibial component and wherein the constrained prosthesis comprises a first hinge and a second hinge adapted to rotatably constrain the femoral component to the tibial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TECRES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Renzo Soffiatti, Giovanni Faccioli
  • Patent number: 10463767
    Abstract: A moldable bone composition consists of a mixture of: cortical bone and cancellous bone. The cortical bone is formed in three portions, a mineralized shaving portion and a demineralized shaving portion and a mineralized powder portion. The cancellous bone is formed in a mineralized crushed cancellous portion. The portions are free-dried and mixed together to form a freeze-dried moldable bone composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vivex Biologics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar S. Maldonado, Silvia Daniela Gonzales, Wendy W. Weston, Shabnam Namin
  • Patent number: 10456450
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for attaching tendon to bone. The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating rotator cuff injuries. In one embodiment, a method for treating rotator cuff injuries comprises providing a composition comprising PDGF disposed in a biocompatible matrix and applying the composition to at least one site of tendon reattachment on the humeral head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Charles E. Hart, Samuel E. Lynch, Conan Young, Joshua Nickols
  • Patent number: 10456265
    Abstract: An ankle prosthesis has a tibial component configured for attachment to a tibia of a person, and a talar component. The talar component has a first surface configured for facing the tibial component and a second surface configured for facing a talus of the person. The second surface has first and second arms attached to it, for pivoting or flexing outwardly in medial and lateral directions, respectively, to engage side surfaces of a previously formed slot in the talus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Brian R. Harris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10456243
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A transcatheter valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes a frame having a valve support and one or more support arms coupled thereto. The one or more support arms are configured to extend from the second end of the valve support toward the first end when the valve prosthesis is in an expanded configuration. When deployed in the expanded configuration, the one or more support arms have a curvilinear shape, such as a substantially S-shape, that at least partially engages tissue at the native heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Robertson, Elliot Howard