Patents Examined by Javier Blanco
  • Patent number: 10342666
    Abstract: A method of stabilizing a patient's ulnohumeral joint including the steps of: obtaining a stabilizing assembly having a mounting portion and a buttressing portion; and implanting the stabilizing assembly into an operative position wherein the mounting portion of the stabilizing assembly is anchored at a proximal region of the patient's ulna and the buttressing portion is situated to abut the patient's humerus so as to limit subluxation at the ulnohumeral joint while allowing movement between the patient's ulna and humerus at the patient's ulnohumeral joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Trimed, Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael Hausman
  • Patent number: 10271956
    Abstract: Spacerless artificial disc replacements (ADR) are disclosed. One preferred embodiment includes two saddle-shaped components to facilitate more normal spinal flexion, extension, and lateral bending while limit axial rotation, thereby protecting the facet joints and the annulus fibrosus (AF). Either or both of the superior and inferior components are made of a hard material such as chrome cobalt, titanium, or a ceramic including alumina, zirconia, or calcium phosphate. The articulating surfaces of the ADR are also preferably highly polished to reduce friction between the components. Metals, alloys or other materials with shape-memory characteristics may also prove beneficial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret A. Ferree, David Tompkins
  • Patent number: 10271953
    Abstract: A prosthetic system for use as a partial unicompartmental artificial knee replacement system. In one form, an artificial femoral bearing component is implanted along with a floating meniscus component that is configured to cooperate with the femoral bearing component to move through a plurality of translational and rotational positions as the knee rotates through a variety of angles. In another form, an artificial tibial bearing component is implanted along with a floating meniscus component that is configured to cooperate with the tibial bearing component to move through a plurality of translational and rotational positions as the knee rotates through a variety of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Active Implants LLC
    Inventors: Emanuele Nocco, Eran Linder-Ganz
  • Patent number: 10265180
    Abstract: An orthopedic knee prosthesis includes a tibial bearing and a femoral component configured to articulate with the tibial bearing. The femoral component includes a posterior cam configured to contact a spine of the tibial bearing and a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane. The radius of curvature of the condyle surface decreases gradually between early-flexion and mid-flexion. Additionally, in some embodiments, the radius of curvature of the condyle surface may be increased during mid-flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph G. Wyss, Christel M. Wagner, Dimitri Sokolov, Jordan S. Lee, John L. Williams, Said T. Gomaa, John M. Armacost
  • Patent number: 10245140
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms to facilitate implantation of an ophthalmic device in an eye. In an embodiment, the ophthalmic device includes multiple housing structures (housings), where components of the ophthalmic device are variously disposed in respective ones of such housings. The housings are flexibly coupled each to a respective other one of such housings. One or more flexible interconnects of the device allow for articulation of the housings during implantation in an eye. In another embodiment, first circuitry disposed in one housing facilitates operation of the ophthalmic device to sense a condition at the eye or to assist sight with the eye. Second circuitry, disposed in another of the housings, is electrically coupled with the first circuitry via a flexible interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Naaman Haddock, Dimitri Azar
  • Patent number: 10231841
    Abstract: A prosthesis (1) for the trapeze-metacarpal joint of the thumb comprises a body (2) suitable for being arranged between the scaphoid (31) and the metacarpus (30) of the thumb, such body (2) has the shape of an Archimedean solid and operates as a spacer between the scaphoid (31) and the metacarpus (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Marco Lanzetta
  • Patent number: 10231840
    Abstract: A tibial baseplate may include a bridge portion connecting medial and lateral condylar portions at an anterior end portion of the baseplate, and a pair of fixation members extending inferiorly from a bone contacting surface of each of the medial and lateral condylar portions. One of each pair of fixation members may extend posteriorly from the bone contacting surface, may be positioned anterior to the other of the pair, and may include at least one recessed surface. The recessed surface may include a lateral recess, a posterior recess, and a medial recess. During insertion of the tibial baseplate into the bone, one of each pair of fixation members may guide the tibial baseplate into the bone and secure the tibial baseplate, while the other of each pair of fixation members may drag along the bone so that bone chips accumulate in the recesses, providing for increased fixation of the baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Damon J. Servidio
  • Patent number: 10219893
    Abstract: An improved intraocular lens, for example, an accommodating intraocular lens including a lens optic, the lens optic including a ring-shaped lens optic portion and/or a light window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TEKIA, INC.
    Inventors: Gene Currie, Larry W. Blake
  • Patent number: 10219908
    Abstract: A femoral prosthetic component includes a patellar guide portion, a pair of condyles projecting from the guide portion and forming an intercondylar notch therebetween, a bearing surface, and an interface surface configured to face a resected surface of a femur. The interface surface comprises an anterior face and a posterior face, and is substantially contoured between the anterior and posterior face to match a contoured surface of the femur. The substantially contoured interface surface may include at least one planar surface portion to abut a flat cut portion in the surface of the femur. This planar surface portion may be a distal flat at a distal face of the interface surface. The contoured interface surface may alternatively include a plurality of planar surface portions. The femoral prosthetic component is configured such that preparation of the bone to match the interface surface results in minimal resection of the distal femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Nadzadi, Jason Otto, Amit Mistry
  • Patent number: 10213309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to orthopedic implants having a fenestrated hollow shell and a biologic core. These design features provide an improved interface between the implant and the surrounding tissue, aiding fixation, and provide a vehicle for applying new bone healing and enhancing modalities, such as gene therapy, tissue engineering, and growth factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ronald W. Lindsey, Zbigniew Gugala, Loren L. Latta
  • Patent number: 10213308
    Abstract: A two-piece socket for a ball-and-socket arrangement, including a base and a cap. The socket includes a leg on one of the cap or base of the socket and a receiving groove on the other of the cap or base of the socket, wherein there is at least one opening in the leg which lines up with a corresponding opening in the groove for a fastener to extend through these openings to releasably secure the cap to the base of the socket. The orientation of the fastener is such that the fastener is under shear loading when the cap is pulled apart from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Aptis Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Luis Roman Scheker
  • Patent number: 10213316
    Abstract: A prosthesis for primary artrodhesis can be used for artroplasty and a prosthesis for artroplasty comprises members for artrodhesis. The prosthesis (1b) for primary artrodhesis comprises a locking member (33b) with an attachment portion (16b) which is insertable into a hole (8b) in a first attachment member (4b) of the prosthesis for location of the locking member therein, and a lockable member (34b) integral with a second attachment member (5b) of the prosthesis. The lockable member (34b) is configured for adjustable setting thereof relative to the locking member (33b) and for fixation thereof, in set position, to the locking member. Alternatively, the lockable member comprises an attachment portion which is insertable into a hole in the second attachment member for location of the lockable member therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SWEMAC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Lars Oster
  • Patent number: 10201430
    Abstract: An orthopedic prosthesis assembly includes a first prosthetic component, a second prosthetic component, and a fastener. The first prosthetic component includes a threaded bore. The second prosthetic component includes an opening and a threaded inner wall that extends inwardly from the opening. The fastener includes a first axial section having a first plurality of threads engaged with the threaded inner wall the second prosthetic component, and a second axial section having a second plurality of threads engaged with the threaded bore of the first prosthetic component to secure the first prosthetic component to the second prosthetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Filip Leszko, Aaron Matyas, Kyle Steffe, David E. Rottger, Daniel M. Hippensteel
  • Patent number: 10195038
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for total elbow replacement are provided to allow a surgeon to intraoperatively select a linked or unlinked constraint by utilizing a connection located on the body of the ulnar and/or humeral stem. Additional modularity also allows the selection of a cemented or cementless stem as described herein. The modularity and adjustability provides a number of advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: LIMACORPORATE SPA, NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Michele Pressacco, Nicola Del Negro, Andrea Fattori, Robert N. Hotchkiss, Mark P. Figgie, Timothy M. Wright, Joseph D. Lipman, Darrick Lo
  • Patent number: 10195041
    Abstract: An orthopedic tibial prosthesis includes a tibial baseplate with features designed for use with small-stature knee-replacement patients. The tibial prosthesis may include a shortened tibial keel, tibial keel fins which define a large angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the keel, and/or tibial keel fins which extend along less than the entire longitudinal extent of the keel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary S. S. Wentorf, Calie B. Grey, Shaun R. Cronin, Scott Dykema
  • Patent number: 10195043
    Abstract: A glenoid implant can include a body, a first fixation member, a second fixation member, and a third fixation member. The body can include an articular surface and a scapula-engaging surface opposite from the articular surface. The first, second and third fixation members can extend from the scapula-engaging surface. The third fixation member can include a porous titanium material and be disposed between the first and second fixation members, such that the first, second and third fixation members define a substantially linear configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Taylor, Benjamin Isaiah Joseph, Thomas M. Vanasse
  • Patent number: 10195039
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for total elbow replacement are provided to allow a surgeon to intraoperatively select a linked or unlinked constraint by utilizing a connection located on the body of the ulnar and/or humeral stem. Additional modularity also allows the selection of a cemented or cementless stem as described herein. The modularity and adjustability provides a number of advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: LIMACORPORATE SPA, NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE RUPTURED AND CRIPPLED MAINTAINING THE HOSPITAL FOR SCPECIAL SURGERY
    Inventors: Michele Pressacco, Nicola Del Negro, Andrea Fattori, Robert N. Hotchkiss, Mark P. Figgie, Timothy M. Wright, Joseph D. Lipman, Darrick Lo
  • Patent number: 10188520
    Abstract: An implant for a hip can include a lateral augment adapted to be coupled to a lateral side of a femoral body implant. The lateral augment can include a body portion having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a protrusion extending from the second surface. The protrusion can have a shape adapted to mate with a complementary shaped recess formed in the lateral side of the femoral body implant. An aperture can be positioned in the body portion and extend through the protrusion. A fastener can be received through the aperture and adapted to be threadably secured to the lateral bore. The fastener can be configured to have a length sufficient to pass through a portion of a greater trochanter for securing the portion of the greater trochanter and the lateral augment to the femoral body implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. Smith, Tyler D. Witt, Hugh Apthorp, Keith R. Berend, Andrew Freiberg, John Barrington, David R. Brown
  • Patent number: 10182916
    Abstract: A method for treating arthritis of a joint includes identifying a bone lesion in a bone adjacent to the joint; and implanting in the bone a reinforcing member in or adjacent to the bone lesion. A kit for conducting the method includes: (a) at least one reinforcing member having a proximal face adapted to face the joint, a distal face adapted to face away from the joint, and a wedge-shaped edge adapted to pierce bone, wherein the at least one reinforcing member is planar and sterile; and (b) a container adapted to maintain the at least one reinforcing member sterile. Another kit includes: (a) a sterile fluid; (b) a syringe for injecting the fluid into a bone; (c) a curing agent adapted to cure the fluid to polymerize and/or cross-link; and (d) a container adapted to maintain the sterility of contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ZIMMER KNEE CREATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Sharkey, Charles F. Leinberry
  • Patent number: 10166731
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a light adjustable lens in an optical system includes providing a light adjustable lens in an optical system; providing an ultraviolet light source to generate an ultraviolet light; and irradiating the generated ultraviolet light with a light delivery system onto the light adjustable lens with a center wavelength and with a spatial irradiance profile to change a dioptric power of the light adjustable lens by changing a refraction of the light adjustable lens in a refraction-change zone, thereby causing a wavefront sag, defined as half of a product of the change of the dioptric power and the square of a radius of the refraction-change zone, to be within 28% of its maximum over an ultraviolet spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: RxSight, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Grubbs, Christian A. Sandstedt