Patents Examined by Anu Ramana
  • Patent number: 10383666
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for percutaneous intramedullary fixation. A protective outer sheath is provided for internal fixation of the proximal tibia. Additionally, a unique intramedullary plate is provided that is adapted for percutaneous insertion into the intramedullary canal of a long bone. A plate holder is also provided that may be utilized through the outer sheath to drive and position a fixation plate within the intramedullary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: J. Dean Cole
  • Patent number: 10376268
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10369004
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint, the spacer includes a first endplate configured to engage a first bone of the joint; a second endplate configured to engage a second bone of the joint; and an actuation subassembly comprising a drive nut, a drive screw coupled to the drive nut, and a cam frame coupled to the drive screw, wherein the cam frame is disposed between the first endplate and the second endplate, wherein the cam frame comprises a proximal frame end, a distal frame end, and lateral frame sides, wherein cams disposed on the lateral frame sides selectively engage at least one of the first endplate or the second endplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 10368931
    Abstract: A spacer and implant assembly are disclosed, the spacer including an outer balloon that is folded so as to be dilatable, and an inner balloon that is folded so as to be dilatable, and that is removably inserted into the outer balloon. The inner balloon dilates in response to introduction of a dilating fluid having a lower viscosity than a viscosity of a filling material inserted into the outer balloon, and the outer balloon dilates in response to the dilation of the inner balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Honma, Makoto Narita
  • Patent number: 10363072
    Abstract: Vertebral plate revision apparatuses, kits, and methods, and osteosynthesis systems useful in the treatment of vertebrae are described. An example vertebral plate revision apparatus is comprised of an extension plate, a connecting plate, a connecting member, and a set of locking members. An example osteosynthesis system comprises a vertebral plate revision apparatus, a previously-implanted plate, and a set of anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DeGen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne B. Bauerle, Kidong Yu, Craig Black
  • Patent number: 10363145
    Abstract: A lateral plate assembly has an elongated lateral plate for attachment to adjacent vertebrae having a first end portion and a second end portion and a pair of apertures for receiving a first and a second bone screw. The pair of apertures includes a first aperture which is an opening positioned in the first end portion for receiving the first bone screw and a second aperture which is a slotted opening to receive the second bone screw. The second end portion of the lateral plate has an open end with channelled internal sides for receiving and holding a moveable washer on top of the slotted opening. The washer is configured to move along a length of the slotted aperture. The moveable washer has an opening for holding a head of the second bone screw. Movement of the washer relative to the slotted opening increases or decreases the distance between locations of the respective screw heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Reginald Antonio Terrell, Lauren Chase Thornburg, Timothy Spencer
  • Patent number: 10357374
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. In addition, instruments such as distal and proximal aiming guides can accompany the bone plates to guide one or more screws into the bone plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Patent number: 10357237
    Abstract: A boot assembly apparatus, system and method for elevating the patient's limb when using a manual distractor unit is mounted upon a support frame attached to an operating table side rail. A foot strap is attached to the boot assembly apparatus and to the patient's ankle with a patient's knee support pad, extending from the distractor unit, is positioned under the patient's knee to provide traction to the patient's ankle, which is secured to the support frame. The boot assembly apparatus may be formed with a plurality of attachment points for the foot strap so as to provide improved access to the ankle area with advantages of allowing additional types of procedures a surgeon could perform on the patient and/or the ability of the surgeon to access the ankle area and lower leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward De Mayo, Timothy Blackwell
  • Patent number: 10357380
    Abstract: A method of reproducing a central axis of a femoral neck prior to resection during an implantation process includes the step of attaching a frame to the acetabulum of a patient, wherein the frame includes first and second movable arms and a lockable swivel bearing. The method further includes the steps of orienting and locking the swivel bearing in position and utilizing the position of the swivel bearing to position acetabular instrumentation to match a planned acetabular implant orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Roose, Darron G. Peddle
  • Patent number: 10357378
    Abstract: Templating software can determine and visually depict the location and size of cuts in a trochanteric osteotomy, including an extended trochanteric osteotomy. The software can also calculate the size and area of fixation for a newly implanted prosthesis, based upon which the new prosthesis that will be implanted in a particular patient can be selected. Additionally, an adjustable cut guide can stabilize and guide the cuts during the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Borries, Matthew E. Monaghan, John Madigan, Robert D. Krebs
  • Patent number: 10357236
    Abstract: An elevation apparatus, system and method for elevating the patient's limb when using a manual distractor unit is mounted upon a support frame attached to an operating table side rail. A foot strap is attached to the extension apparatus and to the patient's ankle with a patient's knee support pad, extending from the distractor unit, is positioned under the patient's knee to provide traction to the patient's ankle, which is secured to the support frame. The extension apparatus may be formed with a plurality of attachment points for the foot strap so as to provide improved access to the ankle area with advantages of allowing additional types of procedures a surgeon may perform on the patient and/or the ability of the surgeon to access the ankle area and lower leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward De Mayo, Tim Blackwell
  • Patent number: 10357257
    Abstract: Described herein is an anti-skid surgical instrument for use in preparing holes in bone tissue. The disclosed surgical instrument provides the ability to prepare a precise hole in bone tissue during surgery (e.g., spinal surgeries and pedicle screw placement, intramedullary screw placement). The disclosed surgical instrument accomplishes precise hole placement regardless of whether the angle between the drill axis and surface of the bone tissue is perpendicular. The disclosed technology includes a flat drilling surface which is perpendicular to the surface of the body of the surgical instrument. This reduces the likelihood of the surgical instrument skidding on the surface of the bone tissue and thereby increases the precision of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KB Medical SA
    Inventor: Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10357314
    Abstract: A device for assisting in the positioning and sizing of an implant includes an elongate member and a block. The elongate member has length indicia at axial locations along a length for measuring a first distance from a predetermined datum of the elongate member. The block is attached to and movable along the elongate member. The block includes width indicia for measuring a second distance in a direction transverse to the first distance. A method for assisting in the positioning and sizing of an implant includes moving the elongate member along the block to axial locations along such member to determine an appropriate width and depth of insertion of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Mael Cocaign, Julien Borgnard, Franck Day, Yogesh Pathapati, Oliver Ammann, Philippe Lehmann, Salman Chegini
  • Patent number: 10342555
    Abstract: A patient specific guide block for a knee includes a plurality of bone interfacing portions and a cutting slot. The plurality of bone interfacing portions are configured to overlie portions of an end of a bone. The bone interfacing portions each have a surface that is generally a negative of the portion of the bone that the respective bone interfacing portion overlies. The bone interfacing portions are angularly offset from each other such that a first of the bone interfacing portions overlies an anterior portion of the bone, and a second of the bone interfacing portions overlies a portion of bone generally perpendicular to the anterior portion of bone. The cutting slot is oriented in a fixed position relative to the bone interfacing portions such that the cutting slot directs a cutting tool at a fixed angle and at a fixed depth relative to the bone interfacing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Biglari Salehi, David Timothy Mehl, Mark Ellsworth Nadzadi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Jason Sean Jordan
  • Patent number: 10335134
    Abstract: A system and method for performing surgical procedures within a body cavity, e.g. abdomen, uses a magnetized device is utilized to allow a surgeon to control intra-abdominal organs and objects. The system and method allows a surgeon to perform an intra-abdominal procedure without the need to position surgical tools inside of the body cavity. Additional surgical ports are not necessary as the magnetized device allows the surgeon to retract or position various objects within the abdomen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Attractive Surgical, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Deutch
  • Patent number: 10335212
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to orthopedic implantable device technology, and more specifically to variable angle implantable devices, systems, and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: John Paolino, John Lovell, Guy F. Birkenmeier
  • Patent number: 10335169
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver includes a drivetrain having a driven end and a second end opposite the driven end, the drivetrain defining a first axis; an instrument connector rotatably coupled to the second end of the drivetrain and defining a second axis angled relative to the first axis; an angling bushing associated with the instrument connector; and a housing having a straight portion covering at least a portion of the drivetrain and an angled portion connected to the straight portion, the angled portion interacting with the angling bushing to hold the instrument connector angled relative to the drivetrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Alton Phillips, John Conley
  • Patent number: 10335172
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for preparing at least a hemispherical surface with a desired dimension have been disclosed. The method includes at least two steps: a primary cutting mode for mostly reaming a lower portion of the target site, which enveloped area from the pole to intermediate latitude and a finishing cutting mode for reaming either an upper portion or an entire area of the site by less number of times of rotation, respectively. The intermediate latitude locates between the pole and the equator of hemisphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ping Xie, Xue Li
  • Patent number: 10335219
    Abstract: In a human or animal patient, two bone portions separated by a cut or fracture are stabilized in a desired position relative to each other by bringing the two bone portions into this desired position, by pulling them against each other, by providing an opening having a mouth on a bone surface and reaching across the cut or fracture and walls in both bone portions, by inserting an implant into the opening and anchoring the implant in the walls of the opening with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and energy transmitted into the implant for in situ liquefaction of at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties. One exemplary application of the stabilizing procedure concerns the two tibial bone portions separated by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in a canine patient suffering from cranial cruciate ligament damage or rupture in a stifle joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventor: Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 10327910
    Abstract: An implant assembly is shown and described. The implant has at least one or a plurality of elastic, resilient or flexible arms that each have a detent adapted to retain at least one screw in a locked position in the implant. At least one of the arms has a portion that extends into a screw aperture such that an arm axis is generally parallel to the axis of the screw after the screw is received in the implant. In another embodiment, means or a system for locking the multi-component implant members together is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: X-spine Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Louis Kirschman