Patents Examined by Javier G. Blanco
  • Patent number: 10441444
    Abstract: There is provided a motion reproducing system and a motion reproducing apparatus that store human motions and reproduce them. The motion reproducing system includes a data acquiring apparatus acquiring body motion data representing a motion of a subject during the motion, and transmitting the body motion data, a data managing apparatus receiving the body motion data from the data acquiring apparatus, the data managing apparatus including a memory storing the body motion data, and a motion reproducing apparatus receiving the body motion data stored in the memory from the data managing apparatus, and allowing a reproducer to reproduce the motion of the subject using the body motion data, the motion being performed at the time of acquisition of the body motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: CYBERDYNE INC., UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Sankai
  • Patent number: 10433968
    Abstract: Prosthesis for joint shoulder reconstruction comprising a joint head shaped to provide a spherical type coupling with a concave joint element of a glenoid component. The joint head includes a metallic core and a joint cap made of a plastic material provided with a cavity insertable on an insertion element of the core along a longitudinal direction. The insertion element and the cavity are configured to define shape-coupling means operating by elastic deformation such as to secure the joint cap to the core along the longitudinal direction. A plurality of penetration elements are arranged between a plate of the core and a coupling surface of the joint cap to define an anti-rotation mechanism of the joint cap on the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Medacta International SA
    Inventors: Andrea Rosa, Francesco Siccardi, Massimiliano Bernardoni
  • Patent number: 10426601
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved intraocular lenses (IOLs), include features for reducing side effects, such as halos, glare and best focus shifts, in multifocal refractive lenses and extended depth of focus lenses. Exemplary ophthalmic lenses can include a continuous, power progressive aspheric surface based on two or more merged optical zones, the aspheric surface being defined by a single aspheric equation. Continuous power progressive intraocular lenses can mitigate optical side effects that typically result from abrupt optical steps. Aspheric power progressive and aspheric extended depth of focus lenses can be combined with diffractive lens profiles to further enhance visual performance while minimizing dysphotopsia effects. The combination can provide an increased depth of focus that is greater than an individual depth of focus of either the refractive profile or the diffractive profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AMO Groningen B.V.
    Inventors: Carmen Canovas Vidal, Aixa Alarcon Heredia, Patricia Ann Piers, Hendrik A. Weeber
  • Patent number: 10426626
    Abstract: An implant including a first segment at a first end, a second segment at a second end, and an intermediate segment coupled to the first segment on a first end and coupled to the second segment on a second end. The first segment may include an insertion tip at the first end of the implant and a body portion adjacent to the insertion tip, the insertion tip extending out from the body portion. The second segment may include an end member at the second end of the implant and a body portion adjacent to the end member, the end member extending out from the body portion. The second segment may include a plurality of tip portions spaced about a longitudinal axis of the second segment, and the tip portions each including at least one barb formed by a taper portion and an engagement portion extending radially into the tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Additive Orthopaedics, LLC.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 10420597
    Abstract: A surgical implant according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body that extends along a longitudinal axis between a drive head and a tip. The body includes a cannulation disposed about the longitudinal axis and extending from the tip to the drive head, a solid thread that wraps around the body and a porous region circumferentially extending about the body between adjacent revolutions of the solid thread. In another embodiment, the surgical implant may include a wedge having at least one porous region that extends continuously around a wedge body between an inner wall and an outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Papangelou, G. Joshua Karnes
  • Patent number: 10420695
    Abstract: An exoskeleton apparatus driven by a pneumatic artificial muscle with functions of upper limb assist and rehabilitation training includes an upper limb frame, a shoulder joint mechanism, and an elbow joint mechanism which are driven by utilizing a processing unit, a first angle sensing unit, a second angle sensing unit, a first proportional pressure valve, a pressure sensing unit and a pneumatic muscle device. The exoskeleton apparatus can be independently used as an upper limb exoskeleton assistive device or can be combined to form an upper limb exoskeleton rehabilitation training system to simulate the upper limb movements in daily life through the upper limb frame to assist with the movements of the wearer's upper limbs, accomplishing the rehabilitation training of each upper and lower arm joint and neurological function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Lian-Wang Lee
  • Patent number: 10383669
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for correcting malformed joints, in particular the “hammer toe” contraction of the proximal interphalangeal joint. The disclosure comprises a two-component implant: a proximal phalanx component and a middle phalanx component. An endosseous stem on each component is inserted axially into the end of a respective host bone and, after insertion, the components are attached. The attached components are held together in various ways, for example a detent arm/aperture mechanism. Each component can be cannulated to allow for the passage of a kirschner wire, if necessary, to stabilize adjacent joints such as the proximal interphalangeal joint. The bones of the treated joint can be set to form a desired angle by adjusting the angle formed by the corresponding endosseous stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Graham
  • Patent number: 10383721
    Abstract: An ocular implant and a method for implanting such an ocular implant inside an eye includes an optical portion and at least two polymer haptics for fixation of the ocular implant to tissue inside an eye. At least one portion of the haptics contains a photoinitiating agent delivery component. A kit for implanting an ocular implant in an eye includes an ocular implant at least two polymer haptics; and additionally a photoinitiating agent for at least partially impregnating a first portion of the ocular element or a second portion of tissue in the eye; and, a light source for providing light of a wavelength adapted to excite the photoinitiating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susana Marcos Celestino, Carlos Dorronsoro Díaz, Nicolás Alejandre Alba, Andrés De La Hoz Durán, Irene Emily Kochevar
  • Patent number: 10383764
    Abstract: An eyelid implant device adapted for placement under an eyelid includes a body having an upper portion and a lower portion, where the upper portion and the lower portion include an asymmetrical weight distribution, such that the lower portion includes an increased weight distribution relative to the upper portion for facilitating the weighting of the eyelid. A plurality of undulations are located on the outer surface of the trapezoidal shaped body and extend in a direction between opposing parallel bases of the body. The eyelid implant is adapted for placement under the eyelid for weighting the eyelid and facilitating eyelid movement, while the plurality of undulations are adapted to restrict post-operative movement of the eyelid implant device relative to the eyelid by contacting with tissue associated with the eyelid during post-operative healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Ebrahim Elahi
  • Patent number: 10383722
    Abstract: An intraocular lens is configured to reduce or eliminate oblique incident light photic disturbances in the eye. The lens includes anterior and posterior surfaces defining a central lens optic extending from the anterior to the posterior surfaces and a peripheral portion outside of the central lens optic. The peripheral portion is a prismatic lens that redirects oblique incident light on the peripheral portion forward of the nasal retina in the eye and onto the ciliary body/pars plana region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Minas Theodore Coroneo
  • Patent number: 10376369
    Abstract: Methods for the prevention, or delayed onset or progression of, bone marrow edema or bone marrow lesion, and subchondral treatment to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis of a joint are disclosed. The methods involve treating the subchondral bone, while preserving, as much as possible, the joint's articular and cartilage surface. The methods could be performed before, during, or after an initial arthroscopic surgery to repair the joint. Associated devices and instruments for treatment of the subchondral bone are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ZIMMER KNEE CREATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Sharkey, Charles F. Leinberry
  • Patent number: 10363147
    Abstract: An orthopaedic joint replacement system is shown and described. The system includes a number of prosthetic components configured to be implanted into a patient's knee. The system also includes a number of surgical instruments configured for use in preparing the bones of the patient's knee to receive the implants. A method or technique for using the surgical instruments to prepare the bones is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Craig S. Tsukayama, Carl F. Livorsi, Joseph G. Wyss, Travis D. Bennett, Chadd W. Clary, Rebecca L. Chaney, Daniel E. Lashure
  • Patent number: 10363051
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgical instrument system for use in preparing a patient's bone is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a cutting guide block configured to be secured to a surgically-prepared surface of the patient's bone, and a cutting tool to be used in conjunction with the cutting guide block to resect a section of the patient's bone. A method of performing an orthopedic surgery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Keefer, Lauren Flakne, John Cuneo, Michael J. Fortin, Thomas J. Blumenfeld, Robert T. Trousdale
  • Patent number: 10363148
    Abstract: An orthopedic joint replacement system is shown and described. The system includes a number of prosthetic components configured to be implanted into a patient's knee. The system also includes a number of surgical instruments configured for use in preparing the bones of the patient's knee to receive the implants. A method or technique for using the surgical instruments to prepare the bones is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Daniel E. Lashure, Craig S. Tsukayama, Kyle R. Flakne, Rebecca L. Chaney, Nathan C. Reeder, Carl F. Livorsi, Joseph G. Wyss, Chadd W. Clary, Travis D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10314700
    Abstract: A composite biomaterial having a continuous metal sheet with arcuate members that define a first fenestration pattern, and a polymer layer over at least one surface of the continuous metal sheet. The arcuate members elastically stretch to allow the continuous metal sheet to bend in more than one axis without buckling or wrinkling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Sogard, Scott R. Smith, Jason P. Hill, Patrick A. Haverkost, Susan M. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 10315062
    Abstract: A wearable soft exoskeleton apparatus includes: a fluid supplying portion; and a soft exoskeleton portion which is connected to the fluid supplying portion and is configured to be able to be worn in legs of a user, a soft exoskeleton portion being made of elastic material to simulate motions of the legs and being provided with a fiber conduit through which fluid flows, the soft exoskeleton portion being inflated to support the legs of the user when the fluid is supplied to the fiber conduit from the fluid supplying portion. The soft exoskeleton portion includes: a fiber tube which is formed in a mesh type to be able to enclose a femoral region and a shinbone; and a fiber structure which is disposed within the fiber tube in a structure in which cells of a predetermined shape are connected to one another so as to form a plurality of the fiber conduits therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FRT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong-Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 10299910
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens includes an optical lens configured to at least partially correct a residual refractive error in an eye. The residual refractive error includes a refractive error that exists in the eye after implantation of an artificial intraocular lens in the eye. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens also includes one or more haptics configured to be inserted under an anterior leaflet of a capsular wall in the eye in order to capture and confine the one or more haptics under the anterior leaflet and secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens against the artificial intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin J. Cady
  • Patent number: 10290234
    Abstract: An artificial bone is provided comprising an inner core made from a porous material, the porous material comprising at least one fiber component having fibers, a liquid and a binder, and an outer layer comprising at least one fiber component having fibers, a liquid and a binder, wherein the ratio of the at least one fiber component having fibers to liquid to binder of the inner core is different from the ratio of the at least one fiber component having fibers to liquid to binder of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ammolite Biomodels Inc.
    Inventors: Aubrey Jeanine Blair-Pattison, Carolyn Ruth Anglin, Richard Wei-Chi Hu, Christine Renee Jansen
  • Patent number: 10285804
    Abstract: A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first free end. A maximum width of the body at each end is wider than a maximum width of the body between the ends. The body includes multiple first portions that form the first free end of the body and a part of the body between the ends. The first portions are separated lengthwise along a substantial portion of a total length of the body. The first portions of the body are biased so that they maintain separation from one another without external interference but are configured to be pushed towards each other. The body is configured to receive and retain, between the first portions of the body, an insert that is configured to maintain the separation of the first portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Refocus Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry R. A. Jacobson, Jack C. Griffis, III, Mark A. Cox, Douglas C. Williamson, Gene W. Zdenek, Peter J. Richardson, Michael K. Smolek, Barrie D. Soloway, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Timothy J. Payne
  • Patent number: 10278807
    Abstract: A radially expandable sheath is provided having a substantially closed distal end with at least two sidewalls extending proximally therefrom and defining a central lumen. Each sidewall can have a substantially concave outer surface adapted to seat a graft member, and each side wall is at least partially separated by a longitudinally oriented slot that extends from a proximal end along a substantial length of each sidewall. The slot preferably terminates at a position just proximal to the distal end. The device can also include a sheath expander that is adapted to be disposed in the central lumen of the radially expandable sheath and that is configured to flex the sidewalls to radially expand the sheath so as to fix a graft member within a bone tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa M. Donnelly, Nathan S. Cauldwell