Patents Examined by Brian Dukert
  • Patent number: 10736751
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, a reverse glenoid implant with a baseplate, a central screw, a peripheral screw, a modular taper, and a post. Methods for implanting the glenoid implant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Patent number: 10736740
    Abstract: A heart valve assembly has a frame comprising an anchoring section, a generally cylindrical leaflet support section, and a neck section that transitions between the anchoring section and the valve support section. The anchoring section has a ball-shaped configuration defined by a plurality of wires that extend from the leaflet support section, with each wire extending radially outwardly to a vertex area where the diameter of the anchoring section is at its greatest, and then extending radially inwardly to a hub. A plurality of leaflets are stitched to the leaflet support section. The heart valve assembly is delivered to the location of a native pulmonary trunk, the vertex area of the anchoring section is deployed into the native pulmonary arteries such that the vertex area is retained in the pulmonary arteries, and then the leaflet support section is deployed in the pulmonary trunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc.
    Inventors: Min Frank Zeng, Pham Lo
  • Patent number: 10729540
    Abstract: A single piece stent construction having a plurality of commissure posts, each of which extends upwardly from a solid ring along a bend line and generally along a central longitudinal axis of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol E. Eberhardt, Faisal Kalam
  • Patent number: 10722364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monocusp prosthetic valve comprising a flap made of biocompatible material, and a stent made of biocompatible or bio-absorbable material, said stent having meshes defining holes with profile represented by any closed curve or polygonal shape, wherein in said prosthetic valve the flap is sewn on said stent by means of pairs of suture points that are longitudinally extended along opposite surfaces of said flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Oscar Maleti
  • Patent number: 10722371
    Abstract: A coupling device is for connecting prosthesis components by a self-locking press fit on an end, formed as a cone, of a first prosthesis component that is inserted in bone tissue. The coupling device has an outer coupling body with a socket having a conically tapering inner wall, and an expansion sleeve having a lateral surface forming a male taper and an operative forming a female tape. The expansion sleeve is mounted in the socket so as to be rotatable about the longitudinal axis thereof, and receives the cone. The expansion sleeve is expandable radially outwardly to form the self-locking press fit, such that the expansion sleeve widens radially when the cone is inserted into the expansion sleeve. As a result, the self-locking press fit between the cone of the first prosthesis component and the coupling device is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Aristotech Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Emmanuel Anapliotis
  • Patent number: 10722373
    Abstract: Implants, device, systems and methods for replacing an articulation surface in a joint, for example, shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components. Methods for using the shoulder prostheses with stemless humeral components or stemmed humeral components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: IGNITE ORTHOPEDICS LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy, Russ M. Parrott, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa, Luke Austin
  • Patent number: 10722375
    Abstract: A subtalar implant for arthroereisis of the talocalcaneal joint. The implant is intended to be inserted into the talocalcaneal joint via its lateral orifice and has an oblong shape that extends longitudinally along an axis of insertion of the implant. The implant includes: a head with the shape of a cone of revolution centred on the axis of insertion; an anchoring thread; and a rod having the shape of a cylinder of revolution. The rod has, on its surface, the anchoring thread and being configured to be inserted up to the axis of rotation of the talocalcaneal joint. The head has, on its radially outer surface, a retaining element for retaining the implant in rotation about the axis of insertion, the retaining element exerting retention against a colonising tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEOSTEO
    Inventors: Maxime Dechelette, Sylvain Sorin
  • Patent number: 10716603
    Abstract: Various modular implants and modular implant systems are disclosed herein, as are methods of implanting the same. The modular implant systems can include modular implants that are stacked on each other to define a modular implant system, which in an example can be used to replace or augment a void in bone. The modular implants can interact with an intramedullary implant to, for instance, assist with a fusion procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Van Dyke, Frank A Liporace, Dan Dziadosz, Jordan Grossman, Jordi Asuncion Marquez, Paul Thomas Slagle, George J Haidukewych, David Thordarson
  • Patent number: 10716674
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes an implant body comprising a biocompatible material and configured to be implanted at an anatomical location, the implant body defining a surface; and a porous material at least one of attached to and integral with the surface of the implant body, the porous material having a plurality of grooves formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Jurick, Paul S. Nebosky, Gregory C. Stalcup, Sarah L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10716670
    Abstract: An annulus ring or a constricting cord may be delivered to the vicinity of a cardiac annulus using a set of anchor launchers, with each of the anchor launchers being supported by a respective support arm. An inflatable balloon is disposed between the support arms, and the balloon is configured so that when the balloon is inflated, the balloon will push the support arms away from each other. At least one retainer cord is connected to the support arms and is arranged with respect to the support arms to encompass the balloon and prevent the balloon from slipping out between the support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Implants LLC
    Inventor: David Alon
  • Patent number: 10716655
    Abstract: A subcutaneous sling for neck lift surgery. The sling comprises a sling body, shaped to fit in a submental triangle of a patient undergoing neck lift surgery, comprising a narrow anterior edge for anchoring near the chin of the patient. The sling comprises two lateral sling extensions, each coupled to a respective side edge of two sides of the sling body, each projecting away from the center of the sling body in a posterior lateral orientation of between 45 and 90 degrees from the anterior-posterior axis, and curved slightly towards the narrow anterior edge to fit the submandibular triangle and extend to near each ear of the patient. The sling body is at least 4 centimeters long in the anterior-posterior dimension, and the ends of the two lateral sling extensions are at least 14 centimeters distant from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHAARE ZEDEK SCIENTIFIC LTD.
    Inventor: Yoav Gronovich
  • Patent number: 10709585
    Abstract: A polymeric stent having a length, an outer surface and a cross-section. A lumen passes through the entire length, the lumen having a surface forming an equivalent diameter in the polymeric stent. The polymeric stent includes a first aqueous-swellable, biocompatible and biodegradable composition (e.g., polymer) having a thickness. The aqueous-swellable and biodegradable polymer retaining structural integrity for at least 1 hours up to thirty days when swollen to between 15% and 500% of its dry diameter and kept moist by a moist aqueous environment. Barrier layers of biodegradable polymer(s) may be used to prevent migration of liquids into the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael R. Spearman, John Henry Burban, John William Shanahan, Keith A. Roberts, Peter Joseph Catalano
  • Patent number: 10709567
    Abstract: A bone fusion implant is provided for treating conditions of Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP), Distal interphalangeal (DIP), and metatarsophalangeal (MTP) foot joints. The bone fusion implant may be a cortical bone allograft sized to fuse the foot joint to be treated. A proximal portion of the implant may be pressed into a hole drilled in a proximal bone portion of the foot joint, and a distal portion of the implant may be pressed into a hole drilled in a distal bone portion of the foot joint. Ramps on the proximal and distal portions facilitate press-fitting the implant into the holes in the bone portions. Side ramps ensure that the bone fusion implant remains substantially aligned with the foot joint while the distal portion is pressed into the hole into the distal bone portion. Grooves on the ramps alleviate pressure and ease inserting the implant into the holes in the bone portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: In2Bones USA, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Welker, Alan G. Taylor, Rebecca Hawkins Wahl
  • Patent number: 10709545
    Abstract: A device can be used for both tissue expansion within a body of a patient as well as a permanently implanted prosthesis. Such a device can include an expandable elastomeric matrix and granules of a solute embedded within the matrix. The matrix can define boundaries of a plurality of chambers within the matrix. The device, when implanted within the body of the patient, can be exposed to fluid within the patient to create an osmotic gradient across a boundary of the device. Based on the gradient, fluid permeates the elastomer and gradually expands the chambers. The rate of expansion can be programmed to allow the body to naturally adapt to the volume, which increases until achieving a target volume in an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Schuessler, Steven A. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10702406
    Abstract: A prosthesis is disclosed including an expandable frame having a first region and a second region coupled to one another. The first region includes a transition segment and a flex segment. The stent members of the transition segment have proximal and distal apices arranged in a peak-to-peak relationship with one another. At least a portion of proximal and distal apices of the transition segment remains uncoupled to one another. The flex segment includes a stent member having proximal and distal apices arranged in a peak-to-valley relationship with the transition segment. Longitudinal tie bars are intermittently coupled between apices the flex segment and the transition segment at coupling joints. The coupling joint is located where the proximal and distal apices of the stent members of the transition segment remain uncoupled to one another. The transition and flex segments may form an alternating pattern. A flareable proximal portion may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Swift, Keith R. Milner, James C. Merk
  • Patent number: 10702381
    Abstract: A heart valve remodeling device may include a delivery device including an inner shaft slidably disposed over a guidewire and an outer shaft slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and a braided stent fixedly attached to the inner shaft and the outer shaft. The braided stent may be translatable between an elongated configuration and a deployed configuration by movement of the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft. The braided stent may include a valve having two or more leaflets disposed within the braided stent. Adjacent leaflets of the two or more leaflets may form longitudinally-oriented commissures proximate a perimeter of the valve, the commissures being fixedly secured to the braided stent along their length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim O'Connor, Pat O'Toole, Richard O'Sullivan, Marc Feeley, Paul Gunning, Fergal Horgan, Coley Smyth, Sean Shanley, Axel Linke
  • Patent number: 10702400
    Abstract: A mechanical exoskeleton wearable apparatus and an operation control method as well as an operation control device for the same are provided in the embodiments of the disclosure, so as to enrich usable functionalities of the mechanical exoskeleton wearable apparatus. The mechanical exoskeleton wearable apparatus includes a foot wearable mechanism; a leg wearable mechanism including: shank supports articulated with the foot wearable mechanism, thigh supports articulated with the shank supports, and first stroke regulators articulated with the foot wearable mechanism and the thigh supports respectively at both ends; and a hip support mechanism configured to connect with the thigh supports. Each of the first stroke regulators is configured to be extendable and retractable with a leg action of a user, and an extending or retracting condition thereof is lockable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yifei Zhang, Kai Zhao, Ying Zhang, Yu Gu, Hongli Ding
  • Patent number: 10702388
    Abstract: A system includes a constrained acetabular insert, a dual mobility liner, and a femoral head. The constrained acetabular insert has its perimeter extending beyond hemisphere and the dual mobility liner has its perimeter extending beyond hemisphere and configured to tilt and rotate within the constrained acetabular insert. The femoral head is configured to tilt and rotate within the dual mobility liner. The constrained acetabular insert may include a plurality of tabs and the dual mobility liner may include screw threads for receiving the plurality of tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Michael Ries
  • Patent number: 10702369
    Abstract: A prosthetic assembly configured for endovascular placement within an aortic arch and method of use thereof. The prosthetic assembly includes a proximal aortic stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within a proximal portion of the aortic arch adjacent to the brachiocephalic artery, a distal aortic stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within a distal portion of the aortic arch adjacent to the left subclavian artery, a first branch stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within the brachiocephalic artery and a second branch stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned in one of the left common carotid and the left subclavian artery. When deployed, a proximal end of the first branch stent-graft prosthesis is disposed within a lumen of the proximal aortic stent-graft prosthesis to proximally displace the ostium of the brachiocephalic artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Perkins, Dennis Brooks, Mark Stiger
  • Patent number: 10695168
    Abstract: This disclosure features elongated prosthetic devices that can be used to repair, e.g., resurface or occlude, a defect of a semicircular canal, e.g., a superior semicircular canal dehiscence, as well as methods of making and using these devices. For example, the devices can be made using three-dimensional (3D) printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Inventors: Elliott Kozin, Aaron K. Remenschneider, Daniel J. Lee, Heidi Nakajima, Song Cheng