Patents Examined by Diana Jones
  • Patent number: 11998254
    Abstract: Disclosed is an accessory for bone surgery, advantageously for operative arthroscopy, suitable for positioning and attaching a bone fragment on a target bone surface. This accessory includes a body of a sighting body including at least one sighting hole which opens on the two end faces, and a feeler member, extending in protrusion from the front end face of the sighting body. A front end face of the sighting body and a lower face of the feeler member together form a dihedral receiving surface against which the bone fragment is intended to bear. This accessory also includes pressing element capable of temporarily maintaining the bone fragment bearing against the dihedral receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: NEWCLIP INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Damien Lami, Jean-Charles Grillo, Jean-Pierre Podgorski, Grégoire Larche
  • Patent number: 11998456
    Abstract: A selection system comprises a ring, a plurality of shims, a measurement device, and at least one glenoid component. The ring is configured to couple to a humerus. A shim of the plurality of shims is configured to couple to the ring. The measurement device is configured to couple to the shim. Each shim of the plurality of shims has a different height when coupled to the ring. The selection system generates measurement data to support the selection of at least one prosthetic component for a shoulder joint in a surgical environment. The shoulder joint geometry can be adjusted by changing shims, changing glenoid component or both. The selection system is removed after the selection of the final prosthetic components for the shoulder joint. The final prosthetic components are installed in the shoulder joint. The measurement device is placed in the shoulder joint and measurement data is generated to verify performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: EXACTECH, INC., HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chris Roche, Alexander Greene, Jonathan Trousdale, Joseph DeCerce
  • Patent number: 11992424
    Abstract: A selection system comprises a ring, a plurality of shims, a measurement device, and at least one glenoid component. The ring is configured to couple to a humerus. A shim of the plurality of shims is configured to couple to the ring. The measurement device is configured to couple to the shim. Each shim of the plurality of shims has a different height when coupled to the ring. The selection system generates measurement data to support the selection of at least one prosthetic component for a shoulder joint in a surgical environment. The shoulder joint geometry can be adjusted by changing shims, changing glenoid component or both. The selection system is removed after the selection of the final prosthetic components for the shoulder joint. The final prosthetic components are installed in the shoulder joint. The measurement device is placed in the shoulder joint and measurement data is generated to verify performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP., EXACTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Roche, Alexander Greene, Jonathan Trousdale, Joseph DeCerce
  • Patent number: 11986222
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the selective biological synthesis of a bone tissue arranged to allow the stabilization of a fracture or an osteoporotic bone tissue and for the introduction of medicinal substances for bone diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Rinaldo Giancola
  • Patent number: 11986401
    Abstract: An impactor system is for impacting a base of a shoulder implant into a humerus. The system may include a housing having distal stabilizer configured to contact a proximal resected surface of the humerus. The distal stabilizer may define an open space. An impaction member may be slidably received within the housing. The impaction member may have a proximal surface and a distal connection mechanism adapted to connect to the base of the shoulder implant. The impaction member may be movable from a first proximal position in which the base of the shoulder implant, when connected to the impaction member, is positioned within the open space defined by the distal stabilizer, to a second distal position in which the base of the shoulder implant, when connected to the impaction member, is positioned at least partially distal to the open space defined by the distal stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Sapio, Andrew J. Nelson, Gennaro A. Barile, Sunny Shorabh
  • Patent number: 11986357
    Abstract: A single-use handle is configured to attach to a working shaft that can support a sounder for measuring the medullary canal of a proximal radius, and a planarizer that is configured to planarize a proximal edge of the proximal radius after the proximal radius has been resected. The handle can further include a plurality of sizing cavities that are configured to receive the resected bone so as to determine the size of the resected bone. The handle can further include an ejector that is configured to decouple the planarizer from the working shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Synthes GMBH
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Matt J. Purdy, J. Michael Wiater, Anand M. Murthi, Matthew J. Smith, Derek J. Cuff, Andrew Jawa
  • Patent number: 11974776
    Abstract: An arthroscopic port introduction system includes an elongate hollow introducing needle and an elongate stylet sized and adapted to be disposed within the elongate hollow introducing needle together forming a single tissue-penetrating tip. The system also includes an elongate hollow enlarging shaft adapted to be disposed over the elongate hollow introducing needle. An operative tissue-penetrating length of the elongate hollow introducing needle is exposed beyond a distal end of the elongate hollow enlarging shaft. The elongate hollow introducing needle can be removed in a proximal direction from the elongate hollow enlarging shaft. An arthroscopic port sheath is disposed over the elongate hollow enlarging shaft and an operative tissue-penetrating length of the elongate hollow enlarging shaft is exposed beyond a distal end of the arthroscopic port sheath. The elongate hollow enlarging shaft can be removed in a proximal direction from the arthroscopic port sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Nexus CMF, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kevin Crocker, Ben Himes
  • Patent number: 11974818
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, surgical tracking devices, and systems that facilitate improved tracking in surgical environments are disclosed. With this technology, a fiber optic shape sensing (FOSS) device is rigidly attached to patient anatomy and/or surgical instrument(s) to facilitate location and/or flexibility tracking. The data provided by the FOSS device can be analyzed and registered to preoperative or intraoperative 3D anatomy model(s). The FOSS device can be attached to a surgical instrument to provide intraoperative guidance, used to locate a hollow needle for tracking bones in a minimally invasive manner, and/or used to detect bending in an instrument such as an arthroscope or tissue removing burr shaft, for example. The tracked location and/or flexibility data provided by the FOSS device can also be used to automatically control the location and/or operation of a surgical instrument during a surgical proceeding to facilitate improved surgical accuracy and patient outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Nathan Anil Netravali, Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 11969194
    Abstract: A bone material dispensing system is provided. The bone material dispensing system comprises a loading device having a perimeter surrounding a base plane and a rim, the perimeter comprising a side wall extending along a longitudinal axis and a bar joining the side wall at a corner of the perimeter and extending in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, the base plane comprising a loading surface bordered by the side wall along the longitudinal axis, the loading surface having an end edge extending in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis such that the side wall, the bar and the end edge form a rim adjacent to the loading surface and the bar. A method of loading bone material with the bone material dispensing system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Reves, Joseph Thomas Hirsch, Mark R Grizzard, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 11957364
    Abstract: Provided is a guide assembly for guiding a bone cutting tool through a small incision in the skin near the bone that allows movement of the cutting tool in the bone in a wide angle while the cutting tool is rotated about a pivot point that is located at the small incision. The guide assembly includes a 2-piece construction that includes a guide component that holds the cutting tool and a track component having a semicircular arc shape on which the guide component is slidably engaged whereby sliding the guide component along the track component guides the movement of the cutting tool to rotate about a pivot point that is the center of curvature of the semicircular arc shape of the track component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Zachary Korman
  • Patent number: 11957519
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a medical device and method to determine proper implant screw sizing for inserting within the intramedullary canal of a patient's bone. The medical device includes a radiolucent base that includes radiopaque markings indicative of an implant screw. The markings therefore appear on a radiographic image taken of the provided medical device. The markings may include first diameter markings and length markings, and may also include second diameter markings. The first and second diameter markings may be indicative of a major and minor diameter of an implant screw, respectively. The markings may also include an indication of a type or model of implant screw. In some instances, the medical device may include multiple sets of markings. In such instances, each set of markings is indicative of a different implant screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventor: Brian Conley
  • Patent number: 11950790
    Abstract: A surgical method utilizes a surgical instrument having an elongate probe with a distal end having at least one egress or outlet port. The method comprises inserting a distal end portion of the elongate probe into a spinal disc space adjacent two spinal vertebrae, ejecting or streaming a plasma jet from the at least one egress or outlet port into spinal disc material in the spinal disc space, and subsequently removing the elongate probe from the spinal disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MISONIX, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Voic
  • Patent number: 11931020
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a targeting guide is disclosed. The targeting guide includes a handle defining a targeting hole and a targeting tower configured to be coupled to the handle. The targeting tower defines at least a first guide hole and a second guide hole. Each of the first and second guide holes are sized and configured to receive a respective first guide pin and second guide pin therethrough. The first and second guide pins are configured to indicate alignment of a k-wire inserted through the targeting hole defined by the handle. Methods of using a targeting guide are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Carlo, III, George Matthew Awtrey, Gary W. Lowery, Joseph Ryan Woodard
  • Patent number: 11931084
    Abstract: An orthopedic fixation system includes an orthopedic implant and an implant retainer. The orthopedic implant includes a transition section deformable to move the orthopedic implant between a natural shape and an insertion shape whereby a transition of the orthopedic implant from the natural shape to the insertion shape stores deliverable energy and a transition of the orthopedic implant from the insertion shape to the natural shape delivers stored energy. The implant retainer is configured to mechanically engage the orthopedic implant across the transition section such the implant retainer constrains the orthopedic implant in the insertion shape thereby preventing a transition of the orthopedic implant from the insertion shape to the natural shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam T. Knight, Daniel F. Cheney, Lisa P. Actis, Donald W. Petersen
  • Patent number: 11925340
    Abstract: A surgical retractor includes a structure including a plurality of legs and a plurality of joints, each leg being connected to at least one second leg at a joint. The structure has a non-expanded state, and an expanded state in which the structure forms a three dimensional structure having an internal volume. The structure has first and second manipulator arms, each of the manipulator arms being connected to at least two joints of the structure. The manipulator arms may be manipulated by a hand of a user. The retractor also includes a connector that holds the first and second manipulator arms in a crossed position. The connector holds the first and second manipulator arms at a point of intersection. The connector allows a user to move the manipulator arms and cause an angle formed by the manipulator arms to change. Movement of the first and second manipulator arms causes the structure to move between the non-expanded state and the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Atlantic Health System, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric D. Whitman
  • Patent number: 11925364
    Abstract: Bone fusion system, devices, guides, implant and methods for using the bone fusion system, devices, guides and implant are disclosed. The fusion system includes a first alignment guide, a second alignment guide, and an implant. The first alignment guide couples to an intermediate portion of the implant and the second alignment guide couples to a distal portion of the implant. The implant includes a body portion, a first extension portion extending away from a first end of the body portion, a second extension portion extending away from a posterior of the body portion, and a third extension portion extending away from a distal end of the body portion. Finally, methods for using the bone fusion system, devices, guide and implant are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Randy Allard, Richard David Hunt, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Spanky Raymond
  • Patent number: 11925361
    Abstract: An intraosseous access system, including an access assembly having a needle configured to drill into bone via rotation of the needle and a driver. The driver can include a housing, a power converter configured to impart rotational power to the needle, a first power source coupled to the power converter, and a second power source selectively coupleable to the power converter, where the second power source is configured to be disposed at least partially external to the housing. A method of drilling through a bone includes providing the intraosseous access system, applying rotational power to the needle, and placing the needle in contact with the bone. The method can further include coupling the second power source to the power converter so that power from the second power source is combined with power from the first energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Pett, Jason Edie
  • Patent number: 11925359
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are rotary electric surgical hammer impact tools and methods of use thereof. The rotary electric surgical hammer impact tools can include a too body, a motor located within the tool body, a shaft operatively couple to the motor, a disk hammer element, and a tool holder element. The disk hammer element can be connected to the shaft and include a radial impact projection. The tool holder element can include a shaft configured to support an implement at one end and a C-shaped structure straddling the disk hammer element. Axial movement within the tool body can cause the radial impact projection to impart impacts to the tool holder element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Slocum, Nitin Goyal
  • Patent number: 11918194
    Abstract: An osteotomy calibration method, calibration device, and an orthopedic surgery system are provided by present application. Firstly using the osteotomy calibration device to obtain the calculated position information of the current osteotomy plane, and then determining a position error between the calculated position information and a predetermined position information of a planned osteotomy plane, and if the position error exceeds a preset value, calculating and transmitting a relocation information to a robotic arm to control and relocate the robotic arm. By comparing and identifying the position error between the current osteotomy plane formed by the first osteotomy and the planned predetermined osteotomy plane, relocating the robotic arm, and performing a secondary correction of the osteotomy plane. In addition, by relocating the robotic arm and secondary correction of the osteotomy plane, additional bone nails which is to fix the navigation tool to the bone can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SUZHOU MICROPORT ORTHOBOT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingyang Ma, Feng Sun, Hui Shao, Chao He, Pengfei Liu
  • Patent number: 11903599
    Abstract: A humerus cutting assembly includes a guide frame having an attachment member adapted to be secured to a humerus adjacent to a humeral head. A cutting guide is releasably connected to the guide frame, the cutting guide configured to guide a tool in altering the humeral head. One or more inertial sensor units is on the cutting guide, the inertial sensor unit tracking an orientation of the cutting guide relative to the humerus based on the releasable connection between the cutting guide and the guide frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT ULC
    Inventors: Joseph Madier-Vigneux, Karine Duval, Andreanne Goyette, Pablo Devanne Langlais, Kevin Miller, Michael Mueller