Patents Examined by Javier G. Blanco
  • Patent number: 11951010
    Abstract: A sacroiliac joint implant system includes a primary implant configured to be received in a sacroiliac joint of a patient and a secondary implant configured to couple with the primary implant. The primary implant includes a body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and a plurality of threads extending from the body. The secondary implant includes a first anchor configured to anchor within a sacrum of the patient and a second anchor configured to anchor within an ilium of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SurGenTec, LLC
    Inventors: Travis Greenhalgh, Andrew Shoup, John Souza, Bryan Hellriegel, Richard Sharp
  • Patent number: 11944535
    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: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Hong, Shinwook Lee
  • Patent number: 11944725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical implant, and more particularly, to a vascular implant having a dual coating structure for preventing in-stent restenosis and thrombosis. In one embodiment, the invention contemplates a vascular stent with a coating comprising a hydrophobic, degradable core with a coaxial sheath comprising at least one polyethylene-glycol derivative. In one embodiment, the at least one polyethylene-glycol derivative comprises polyethylene-glycol dimethacrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, A Body Corporate
    Inventors: Parnaz Boodagh, Wei Tan, Michael Floren
  • Patent number: 11938018
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens having an optical lens and haptics extending radially from the optical lens and configured to contact a capsular bag in an eye in order to secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens against an artificial intraocular lens. The optical lens includes a central portion and at least one annular portion surrounding the central portion, where the central and annular portions are configured to provide different optical powers. The central portion of the optical lens may be configured to provide an optical magnification, and the at least one annular portion of the optical lens may be configured to provide at least one different optical magnification or no optical magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Cady
  • Patent number: 11925568
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device that helps to reduce the potential for inaccuracies and uncertainties associated with allograft cartilage transfer procedures. In one embodiment, the disclosed device generally includes a shaft, a stationary ring attached to the shaft, and a movable ring attached to the shaft and configured to move either toward the stationary ring or away from the stationary ring along the axis of the shaft. In practice, the device may be placed within a recipient cavity and adjusted such that one ring is positioned at the distal surface of the recipient cavity and the other ring is flush with the native cartilage surface of the recipient. The device may be removed from the recipient cavity, a donor graft placed within, and any excess donor graft extending beyond the rings trimmed off. The donor graft may then be removed from the device and inserted within the recipient cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Sameh Elguizaoui
  • Patent number: 11925562
    Abstract: A modular acetabular cup assembly includes an acetabular cup, and a liner seated in the cup. The cup includes an end face, an apex opposite the end face, and a central axis extending between the apex and a center point of the end face. The liner includes an articular surface having a center of rotation which defines a pivot point of the acetabular cup assembly. In certain embodiments, the pivot point is laterally offset from the center point such that the end face is located between the pivot point and the apex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Rister, Stephen J. Lee, Jeffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 11925561
    Abstract: There are provided herein methods and products resulting therefrom. The methods include attaching a pre-fabricated porous ingrowth structure to a substrate by applying heat, or creating and bonding an in-situ-formed porous ingrowth structure from beads on a substrate by applying heat. In some embodiments, an oxidized metal surface of the substrate is diffusion hardened during the heating process. In some embodiments, a vacuum is applied during the heating process. In some embodiments, pressure is applied during the heating process. Also provided herein are assemblies for compressing the pre-fabricated porous ingrowth structure or the beads onto the substrate during the heating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Marcus L. Scott, Vivek D. Pawar, Carolyn L. Weaver, Daniel A Heuer, Roger R. Dees, Jr., Forrest A. James, Matthew J. Quick
  • Patent number: 11911300
    Abstract: A suspended sleeve assembly includes a suspension stand and a compression sleeve. An upper portion of the compression sleeve is attached onto the suspension stand, but a lower portion of the compression sleeve is unattached from the suspension stand. The suspended sleeve assembly can also include a support stand. The suspended sleeve assembly can be used to shape a prosthetic socket. The compression sleeve applies a circumferential pressure onto the prosthetic socket as the prosthetic socket is being inserted into the compression sleeve as a patient steps into the compression sleeve and applies at least a portion of body weight to the compression sleeve. The prosthetic socket can be heated and shaped by hand, so that it fits the residual limb of the patient. The suspended sleeve assembly can also be used to shape other prosthetic components, such as a negative plaster cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Medical Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 11911278
    Abstract: In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to TMJ implantation materials and implants (e.g., temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc), methods of making TMJ implantation materials and implants, methods of forming a TMJ implantation material or an implant, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter S. McFetridge
  • Patent number: 11903818
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens having a first optical lens, multiple projections extending from the first optical lens, and multiple anchors partially embedded in or configured to pass through the projections. The anchors are configured to pierce lens material forming a second optical lens of an artificial intraocular lens in order to secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to the artificial intraocular lens. Different portions of the first optical lens have different refractive powers such that a first portion of the first optical lens has a first refractive power and a second portion of the first optical lens has a second refractive power different from the first refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Cady
  • Patent number: 11904071
    Abstract: Provided herein are inks including decellularized extracellular matrix (dECM) particles and scaffolds made from the inks. Also provided are methods of making the scaffolds and applications for the scaffolds. In an embodiment, a porous scaffold comprises dECM particles and an elastomer, wherein the scaffold is planar having a thickness of about 100 ?m or greater, the scaffold comprises irregularly shaped pores having a random orientation and distribution throughout the scaffold, and the scaffold is free of crosslinking between the molecular components of the scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Adam E. Jakus, Ramille N Shah
  • Patent number: 11890183
    Abstract: A corneal implant (10) includes a central portion (12) and a peripheral skirt (14) extending outwards from the central portion (12), and at least a portion of the peripheral skirt (14) includes a mesh (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: EyeYon Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Ofer Daphna, Nahum Ferera
  • Patent number: 11886046
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved ophthalmic lenses, particularly intraocular lenses (IOLs), include features for vertex matching distance regions of such lenses. Exemplary ophthalmic lenses can include an optic disposed about an optical axis and having a refractive profile including a region having an add power and a first distance region and a second distance region extending outward from the first distance region and being vertex matched with the first distance region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: AMO Groningen B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Rosen, Franck Gounou
  • Patent number: 11877958
    Abstract: The invention concerns an implant that comprises an anterior part and a posterior part extending along a longitudinal axis and having respectively an anterior (A) and a posterior pole (E) both located on axis. The anterior and posterior parts extend each radially relative to axis, on either side thereof, the anterior and posterior parts having each two portions located on both sides of axis respectively when viewed in a sagittal plane. Each portion of the anterior part has a radial extension that increases from anterior pole (A) to a point (B, B?) where the anterior part ends and the posterior part begins, each portion of the posterior part having a radial extension decreasing from point (B, B?) to the posterior pole (E). The outer outline of each portion of the anterior part forms a curve having a radius of curvature that is greater at anterior pole (A) than at point (B, B?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: KEJAKO SA
    Inventors: Gilles Bos, Aurélien Maurer, David Enfrun, Michael Assouline, Pierre-Francois Isard, Pierre-Yves Maitre, Gabriel Delage, Charles-Olivier Zuber, Mario Carta, Moïse Seguin, Quentin Guyot
  • Patent number: 11877924
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for improving or optimizing peripheral vision. In particular, various IOL designs, as well as IOL implantation locations, are disclosed which improve or optimize peripheral vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: AMO Groningen B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Rosén, Theophilus Bogaert
  • Patent number: 11865012
    Abstract: A glenoid prosthesis includes a head portion and an anchor. The head portion includes a first surface adapted to contact a glenoid and an opposed second surface that is at least partially concave. The anchor extends from the first surface of the head portion and terminates at a distal end. At least one first circular member is disposed between the head portion and the distal end of the anchor and encircle the anchor. At least one second circular member is disposed between the head portion and the distal end of the anchor and encircles the anchor. The at least one first circular member is adapted to engage cortical bone of a glenoid and the at least one second circular member is adapted to engage cancellous bone of a glenoid when the glenoid prosthesis is implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin Wyatt Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 11864991
    Abstract: A system includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens configured to be implanted in an eye and mounted on or attached to an artificial intraocular lens in the eye. The system also includes an external lens configured to be positioned in front of the eye. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens and the external lens form a telescopic Galilean vision system. The external lens may include a spectacle lens or a contact lens. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens may include an optical lens configured to provide a minus power optical magnification, and the external lens may be configured to provide a plus power optical magnification. The optical lens of the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens may include a central portion configured to provide a minus power optical magnification and an annular portion surrounding the central portion and configured to provide a different power optical magnification or no optical magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Cady, Kevin L. Waltz
  • Patent number: 11857424
    Abstract: A hinged articulating spacer system for revision knee arthroplasty includes a femur rod for a femur, and a tibia rod for a tibia. The tibia rod is hingedly couplable to the femur rod to form a hinged rod assembly. A pre-formed femoral spacer component includes bone cement impregnated with an antibiotic. The pre-formed femoral spacer defines an opening that receives the hinged rod assembly. A pre-formed tibial spacer component includes bone cement impregnated with an antibiotic. The pre-formed tibial spacer defines an opening that receives the hinged rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Donald N. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11857426
    Abstract: An orthopedic assembly includes a tibial prosthesis that includes a body that defines an anterior side and a posterior side. The body further incudes a recess in the anterior side of the joint prosthesis and a plurality of openings that extend through the body from the anterior side to the posterior side thereof. At least a first and second opening of the openings are positioned at respective lateral and medial sides of a longitudinal axis of the tibial prosthesis. A modular insert is positioned within the recess of the body such that at least a portion of the modular insert is positioned between the openings of the body. The modular insert is formed separately from the tibial prosthesis and has a porous outer surface to promote tissue ingrowth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Damon J. Servidio, G. Douglas Letson, Arlen Dale Hanssen, Michael A. McGovern, Jennifer Grunden
  • Patent number: 11844689
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved ophthalmic lenses, particularly intraocular lenses (IOLs), include features for providing improved extended depth of focus lenses. Exemplary ophthalmic lenses can include an optic including a diffractive profile including at least one set of echelettes, each echelette of the set having a different width in r-squared space than any other echelette of the set and the at least one set of echelettes repeating at least once upon the optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: AMO Groningen B.V.
    Inventors: Franck Gounou, Hendrik A. Weeber, Robert Rosen, Carmen Canovas Vidal, Patricia A. Piers