Patents Examined by Javier G. Blanco
  • Patent number: 10881516
    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: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ZIMMER KNEE CREATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Sharkey, Charles F. Leinberry
  • Patent number: 10881506
    Abstract: An auditory prosthesis (1, 101) for middle-ear, in particular for reconstructing the ossicular chain, the auditory prosthesis (1, 101) comprising a portion (2) configured to contact the tympanic membrane, wherein the portion (2) comprises a substrate (4) provided with a coating (6) made of biocompatible silicone, wherein the coating (6) is integrally fixed to the substrate (4) and is adapted to contact, at least partially, the tympanic membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SIL-CO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luigi Angelillo, Vincenzo Calcagno, Maurizio Ettore Maccarini, Franco Marabelli
  • Patent number: 10874506
    Abstract: A flexible intraocular lens including a reinforcing layer disposed on a sidewall of the intraocular lens is described. An example flexible intraocular lens includes a lens body and a reinforcing layer disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Stein Kuiper, Daniel Otts
  • Patent number: 10856917
    Abstract: A resorbable implant for osteosynthesis for stiffening in a central joint (e.g., the proximal interphalangeal joint referred to as PIP) during arthrodesis or for stiffening in an end joint (e.g., the distal interphalangeal joint referred to as DIP) during arthrodesis and for osteosynthesis and stabilization of fractures of small bones of the human skeleton includes two shafts placed against each other. At least one fixing aid is located between the shafts. The fixing aid protrudes beyond a diameter of the shafts. Each shaft may have longitudinal grooves and transverse grooves. The implant is a magnesium-based material which can be resorbed by the human body. The disclosed implant has a relatively high tensile strength, excellent stability, optimal healing properties, and an optimally adapted resorption speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SYNTELLIX AG
    Inventors: Carsten Wingenfeld, Robert Schavan, Jan-Marten Seitz, Arne Lucas
  • Patent number: 10856964
    Abstract: A valve insertable into a body lumen has a body region forming a first leaflet and a second leaflet, with the first leaflet in contact with the second leaflet to provide the valve with a closed position. The body region includes a multiblock copolymer that is biomimetic and hydrolytically stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Gabriel Sobrino-Serrano, Niall Behan, Anthony O'Halloran
  • Patent number: 10850008
    Abstract: Methods and systems for stiffening of tissue are presented to allow improved processing. Solutions including an acid or a base can be contacted with tissue to stiffen one or more components of the tissue. The resulting stiffened tissue can be used in the creation of wound treatment devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Rick T. Owens, Gregory Christopherson
  • Patent number: 10849760
    Abstract: An orthopaedic 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 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    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: 10849736
    Abstract: An eye implant with an optical implant region for correcting an imaging error of the eye. Biometrically determined data of optically effective components located in front of the retina of the eye is obtained through wave front measurement. The optical implant region is adjusted, based on the biometrically determined data, for a monofocal vision with a visual acuity of at least 0.7 (70%) within a field of focus depth of at least 2 diopters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MIRO GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Neuhann, Wolfgang G. Mueller-Lierheim
  • Patent number: 10842636
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for assessing hip arthroplasty component movement are generally described herein. A method may include receiving data from a sensor embedded in a femoral head component, the femoral head component configured to fit in an acetabular component, determining information about a magnetic field from the data, and outputting an indication of an orientation, coverage, or a force of the femoral head component relative to the acetabular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Johannaber, John Minck, Jr., Rida Hariri, Derek Dalbey
  • Patent number: 10842617
    Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device. The ophthalmic device includes an ophthalmic lens having anterior surface, a posterior surface and at least one diffractive structure including a plurality of zones. The at least one diffractive structure is for at least one of the anterior surface and the posterior surface. Each zone includes at least one echelette having a least one step height. The step height(s) are individually optimized for each zone. To compensate chromatic aberration of eye from distance to a range of vision, a greater than 2? phase step height may be employed and the step height(s) folded by a phase, which is an integer multiple of two multiplied by ?. Hence chromatic aberration of eye may be compensated to improve vision from distance to near.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Hong, Shinwook Lee
  • Patent number: 10842614
    Abstract: Various intraocular pseudophakic contact lenses are disclosed. For example, an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens can include a first optical lens and multiple anchors. The first optical lens is configured to at least partially correct a residual refractive error in an eye. The anchors are configured to be inserted through an anterior surface of an intraocular lens into lens material forming a second optical lens of the intraocular lens in order to secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to the intraocular lens. The anchors can be configured to couple the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to different types of intraocular lenses, including intraocular lenses not specifically designed to be coupled to or receive the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens could also include at least one drug-eluting device located on the first optical lens and configured to deliver at least one medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Cady
  • Patent number: 10835374
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) has a clear optic and a curvature changing mechanism in at least a portion the clear optic. The intraocular lens (IOL) can have anterior and posterior portions spaced apart by a cavity, and an actuator for urging change in curvature in at least one of the portions, with energy provided by an energy harvesting mechanism incorporated into haptics of the IOL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Gilad Barzilay
  • Patent number: 10835372
    Abstract: An implantation device includes an elongated tube having a first end portion, an opposing second end portion, and a third tapered portion connecting the first and second end portions. The first end portion includes a first opening and an angled tip. The second end portion includes a second opening, and the second end portion is wider than the first end portion. The implantation device also includes a rod inserted through the first opening and extending out of and away from the first end portion. The rod includes a tapered and rounded end. The second end portion is configured to receive a scleral prosthesis into the second opening and to release the scleral prosthesis from the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Refocus Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack C. Griffis, III, Gene W. Zdenek, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Timothy J. Payne
  • Patent number: 10820987
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for the wireless transmission of power and sensor information between two components of an implantable ophthalmic device are disclosed herein. An example device includes an accommodating intraocular lens (aIOL) and separate auxiliary electronics, both enclosed in biocompatible materials. The aIOL includes a dynamic optic, control logic, a battery and an antenna. The auxiliary electronics include an antenna, an energy storage cell, and a sensor. The auxiliary electronics may be wirelessly coupled to the aIOL for the wireless transmission of power and sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brooke C. Basinger, Dimitri Azar, Jeremy Emken, Anil Ram Rakhyani, Patricia E. Johnson, Daniel B. Otts, Sohyun Park
  • Patent number: 10813745
    Abstract: A prosthetic capsular device configured to be inserted in a natural capsular bag of an eye after removal of a lens includes a housing structure capable of containing an intraocular device. The housing structure includes a posterior side, an anterior side opposite the posterior side, lateral sides extending between the posterior side and the anterior side, and a cavity at least partially defined by the posterior side, the anterior side, and the lateral sides. The posterior side includes a refractive surface and an opening radially outward of the refractive surface. The anterior side includes an aperture capable of allowing at least one of insertion, removal, and replacement of an intraocular device. The cavity is capable of containing an intraocular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Omega Ophthalmics LLC
    Inventors: Gary N. Wortz, Rick William Ifland
  • Patent number: 10813766
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a femoral stem for a hip implant includes forming a femoral neck extending from a proximal end of the femoral stem towards a distal end of the femoral stem, forming an upper section connected to and extending from the femoral neck towards the distal end of the femoral stem, and forming a lower section connected to and extending from the upper section to the distal end of the femoral stem. Further, a method for designing a femoral stem for a hip implant includes generating a customized femoral stem model to match an information of a patient, generating at least one proximal-distal solid rib in the upper section, calculating density and stress distributions for an open lattice and for a closed lattice, and selecting a unit cell type and a pore size for the open lattice and the closed lattice to match a density and/or a stiffness of the patient's femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ZSFab, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Xue, Kai Xu, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10799338
    Abstract: A wide range depth of focus vortex IOL or other optical device or element and processes for manufacturing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Tjundewo Lawu
  • Patent number: 10792159
    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: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ZIMMER KNEE CREATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Sharkey, Charles F. Leinberry
  • Patent number: 10792162
    Abstract: An arthroplasty trial assembly for a human shoulder can include a first implant securable to a first bone and a second implant securable to a second bone. The second implant can include a body, a stem, an articulation component, and a sensor. The stem can extend from the body, and the stem can be insertable into the second bone. The articulation component can be coupled to the body opposite the stem, and the articulation component can be articulable with the first implant. The sensor can be connected to the articulation component and can be configured to monitor a condition of the second implant and can produce a sensor signal as a function of the condition that is indicative of stability of the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Johannaber, John Minck, Jr., Rida Hariri, Derek Dalbey
  • Patent number: 10786357
    Abstract: An arthrodesis implant (1) for promoting the osseous fusion of a first bone (2) with a second bone (3), the implant (1) comprising a primary component (4) including a primary anchoring body (5) and a male connector (6), and a secondary component (7) including a secondary anchoring body (8) and a female connector (9), the female connector (9) comprising: a main body (10) which extends longitudinally between a rear end (11) linked to the secondary anchoring body (8) and an opposite front face (12), and which has a lateral wall (14) linking the rear end (11) to the front face (12), a housing (15) formed within the main body (10) and configured to receive the male connector (6) in order to link together the primary (4) and secondary (7) components, the female connector (9) further comprising an opening (18) which is formed in the main body (10), in communication with the housing (15), and which extends continuously on both the front face (12) and the lateral wall (14), and which is sized and configured to enable
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: IN2BONES
    Inventor: Michaël Papaloïzos