Patents Examined by Anu Ramana
  • Patent number: 10603130
    Abstract: Disclosed is an orthopedic measurement device. The orthopedic measurement device can comprise a tip section, a backend section, and a middle section. The tip section can have a distal end sized to fit into a hole drilled into a bone. The middle section can be located between the tip section and the backend section. The middle section can include a plurality of measurement features. Each of the plurality of measurement features can be a fixed distance from the distal end of the tip section. The middle section can be sized to fit into the hole drilled into the bone. The tip section, the backend section, and the middle section can define a cannula sized to receive a wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo Castaneda, Michael Gellatly
  • Patent number: 10596008
    Abstract: A reconfigurable orthopedic implant trial comprising: (a) a first orthopedic component; (b) a second orthopedic component that includes a second sensor on a second articulating surface thereof, the second orthopedic component configured to removably mount to the first orthopedic component; (c) a third orthopedic component that includes a third sensor on a third articulating surface thereof, the third orthopedic component configured to removably mount to the first orthopedic component, where the second sensor and the third sensor are configured to generate kinematic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Ray C. Wasielewski
  • Patent number: 10595896
    Abstract: An apparatus for accessing bone marrow inside a bone is provided. The apparatus may include a penetrator assembly having a tissue penetrator and a hub. The tissue penetrator my have a hollow cannula disposed in fixed relation to the hub. The apparatus may also have a driver configured to insert a portion of the tissue penetrator into the bone and bone marrow, and a depth control mechanism configured to control the depth of penetration of the tissue penetrator into the bone and bone marrow. The depth control mechanism may have a sensor configured to detect a position of the bone and bone marrow. The depth control mechanism may also have a mechanical stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED
    Inventor: Larry Miller
  • Patent number: 10588672
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint, the implant comprising two members arranged in opposed position, and an implant distractor comprising a generally elongate member adapted to advance between the two members of the implant causing separation of the members and distraction of the facet joint, wherein the implant is adapted to conform to the shape of the implant distractor and/or the articular surfaces of the facet upon being delivered to the facet joint. Several embodiments of a system, several embodiments of an implant, and several methods are disclosed including a method for interbody fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith, Shigeru Tanaka, Edward Liou, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jonathan Carver, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Kurin Tu, Peter Lombrozo
  • Patent number: 10588755
    Abstract: A modular kit and/or method buildings a cage for spondylodesis, wherein the kit and/or method comprises at least two plates, wherein the plates comprise a biocompatible material and each comprise a planar structure and a plurality of pins projecting from the planar structure of the plates, wherein the pins each comprise at least one latching element, wherein the pins are elastically deformable and are arranged sufficiently close to each other on the planar structure such that pressing planar structures studded with pins of several plates onto each other causes the latching elements of different plates to snap into each other, wherein at least two of the at least two plates comprise a recess with a diameter of at least 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10568637
    Abstract: A sagittal surgical saw blade consisting of a planar body having side edges, a proximal end for attachment to an oscillatory power device and a distal end defining a cutting head carrying distally extending spaced apart teeth. The teeth are configured to provide a kerf wider than the thickness of the cutting head. A large chip collection void is formed in the cutting head and the sides of the body define left and right chip collection and evacuation areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Franc Koljaka, Vasiliy Abramov
  • Patent number: 10568748
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection device for connecting a first and a second prosthesis part, in particular of a tibial and a femoral trial prosthesis for trial arrangement on the corresponding bones, wherein the connection device has a first connection element and a second connection element. The first connection element has inner walls, serving as a guide, and a mating piece and serves for arrangement on the first prosthesis part, and the second connection element is enclosed at least in part by the inner walls of the connection element and is movable in a displacement direction along the inner walls relative to the first connection element and has a groove for receiving a portion of the second prosthesis part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dörte Asmus, Klaus Dmuschewsky
  • Patent number: 10568666
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint, the implant comprising two members arranged in opposed position, and an implant distractor comprising a generally elongate member adapted to advance between the two members of the implant causing separation of the members and distraction of the facet joint, wherein the implant is adapted to conform to the shape of the implant distractor and/or the articular surfaces of the facet upon being delivered to the facet joint. Several embodiments of a system, several embodiments of an implant, and several methods are disclosed including a method for interbody fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith, Shigeru Tanaka, Edward Liou, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jonathan Carver, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Kurin Tu, Peter Lombrozo
  • Patent number: 10568646
    Abstract: A surgical metal debris reduction system is provided for use in orthopedic surgical procedures having a metal block with one or more guide openings that accept bone cutting tools or bone drilling tools. One or more non-metallic bushings are included in the system that have outer dimensions such they can be removably inserted in the guide openings and have internal dimensions sized to accept bone cutting tools or bone drilling tools such that metal on metal contact is prevented during use of the tools, thus preventing or reducing generation and deposition of metal debris within the surgical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AOD HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Ferro
  • Patent number: 10555782
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, apparatus, and methods for precise placement and guidance of tools during surgery, particularly spinal surgery, using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Several minimally invasive approaches to spinal surgeries were conceived, percutaneous technique being one of them. This procedures looks to establish a skin opening as small as possible by accessing inner organs via needle-puncture of the skin. The percutaneous technique is used in conjunction with a robotic surgical system to further enhance advantages of manual percutaneous techniques by improving precision, usability and/or shortening surgery time by removal of redundant steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Morard, Kristof van Dommelen, Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10548618
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a first member defining an axis. A second member is axially translatable relative to the first member. A cutting element is connected with the second member and has a cutting surface. The cutting element is rotatable relative to the second member to transversely move cut tissue. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, William D. Armstrong, Nicholas M. Benson, Grady S. Davis
  • Patent number: 10537438
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include frames and one or more endplates coupled to the frame. The frame may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws or anchors, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Veronika Martynova, Jason Zappacosta, Michael Hunt, Jason Gray, Jennifer Klimek, Noah Hansell, David Paul, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 10531881
    Abstract: A target apparatus for aligning a surgical drilling instrument that includes a pointer mechanism for arranging at a location on a bone where a drilled hole that is to be formed is intended to emerge, a guide mechanism for guiding the surgical drilling instrument, and an adjustable connection mechanism with a first end, which is connected to the guide mechanism, and a second end, which is connected to the pointer mechanism. The adjustable connection mechanism comprises a first component, a second component and a locking mechanism. The second component is movable relative to the first component along a predetermined path. The first component is elastically deformable by the locking mechanism such that the second component can be locked relative to the first component by clamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sauer, Felix Michael Teufel, Thomas Weishaupt
  • Patent number: 10524928
    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; tissue engaging projections, wherein the tissue engaging projections are moveable from a retracted position to a deployed position; and an actuation subassembly that extends between the first endplate and the second endplate, wherein the actuation subassembly comprise 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 to engage the tissue engaging projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC
    Inventor: Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 10524931
    Abstract: A stemless humeral component for replacing the humeral head of a patient's humerus includes a support flange having a number of cantilevered legs extending distally away from a bottom surface thereof. Instruments and methods for surgically installing the stemless humeral component are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Lubensky, Sarah Anthony, Jeremiah M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10517741
    Abstract: This surgical ankle repair method comprises providing an instrumentation assembly for positioning an ankle prosthesis including a talar alignment instrument and a cutting block. The talar alignment instrument is positioned such that fins of the talar alignment instrument are disposed in gutters that extend below the tibia and around the trochlea of the talus. The talar alignment instrument is aligned so that the fins are parallel to the rotational plane of the talus. Alignment of the reference markers is confirmed. The talar alignment instrument is attached to the talus. The cutting block is fastened to the talar alignment instrument. The talus is rotated such that the tibial alignment structure is in a parallel alignment to the longitudinal axis of the tibia. The tibial alignment structure is attached to the tibia. A resection of the talus and at least one resection of the tibia is performed using the cutting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Garret Mauldin, Yann Brunnarius, Delphine Henry
  • Patent number: 10517657
    Abstract: A load sharing bone plate has a plurality of directional apertures configured to effectively support and share the load with a fractured bone to promote healing. A load sharing bone plate may have a body portion that is thinner and be configured to be secured with smaller fasteners than conventional bone plates. A load sharing bone plate has a plurality of directional apertures, configured to direct a fastener is a specific orientation, such as in an oblique angle to the length and/or in an oblique angle to the width of the bone plate. A load sharing bone plate may be configured with a load sharing extension on at least one end that is configured to reduce stress concentration at the end of the bone plate. A load sharing extension may have a tapered thickness and/or width from the body portion to the extended end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Avanti Orthopaedics, LLC
    Inventors: John Douglas Patterson, Devanand Roshan Gooray, Bhismadev Cyrus Gooray
  • Patent number: 10512493
    Abstract: A bone plate is provided including a plate member including a through-hole; a disk provided in the through-hole and rotatably supported in the plate member, the disk including a slot that is shaped such as to allow a guided displacement of the bone plate in a plane perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the disk with respect to a bone anchor extending through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Markku Biedermann
  • Patent number: 10507040
    Abstract: A surgical system for manipulating tissue. A steerable instrument is at least partially disposed in a deformable conduit. The steering instrument may include a control element and a deflectable portion operatively connected to the control element. The steerable instrument is actuatable to move between at least a substantially straight configuration and a curved configuration when the deflectable portion protrudes from an access cannula positioned within the tissue. The deflectable portion of the steerable instrument moves away from a longitudinal axis of the access cannula in order to deform the deformable conduit so that the deformable conduit occupies a deformed position. The steering instrument is removable from the deformable conduit so as to allow withdrawal of the deflectable portion of the steerable instrument from the deformable conduit without substantially displacing the deformed position of the deformable conduit. Methods of manipulating tissue with the surgical system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Brockman, Gabriel James Harshman
  • Patent number: 10456175
    Abstract: A spinal joint distraction system for treating a facet joint including articular surfaces having a contour is disclosed and may include a delivery device including a generally tubular structure adapted to engage a facet joint, an implant adapted to be delivered through the delivery device and into the facet joint, the implant comprising two members arranged in opposed position, and an implant distractor comprising a generally elongate member adapted to advance between the two members of the implant causing separation of the members and distraction of the facet joint, wherein the implant is adapted to conform to the shape of the implant distractor and/or the articular surfaces of the facet upon being delivered to the facet joint. Several embodiments of a system, several embodiments of an implant, and several methods are disclosed including a method for interbody fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith, Shigeru Tanaka, Edward Liou, Edward Fletcher Eyster, Jonathan Carver, Joshua Druker, Martin Leugers, Kurin Tu, Peter Lombrozo