Patents Examined by Jerrah Edwards
  • Patent number: 11369480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a prosthetic augment designed to reconstruct a lateral tuberosity shape of a humerus in a subject having proximal bone loss that includes a humeral adapter tray configured to connect a humeral liner of a reverse shoulder prosthesis to a humeral stem of the reverse shoulder prosthesis and an augment member having a first face adapted for contacting the humeral stem of the reverse shoulder prosthesis and a second face adapted for contacting an underside of a muscle, wherein at least a portion of the second face includes a bulbous surface adapted to alter a wrapping angle of the muscle around the lateral tuberosity, and wherein the second face has a radius of curvature selected from one of a constant radius of curvature or a variable radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Exactech, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Roche, Howard David Routman, Raymond Anthony Klug, Corey Mitchell Gaydos
  • Patent number: 11369493
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a technique capable of making a knee joint of an artificial leg close to a movement of a knee of a human body with a simple configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: IMASEN ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Goto
  • Patent number: 11369477
    Abstract: Knee prostheses that more faithfully replicate the structure and function of the human knee joint in order to provide, among other benefits: greater flexion of the knee in a more natural way by promoting or accommodating internal tibial rotation, replication of the natural screw home mechanism, and controlled articulation of the tibia and femur respective to each other in a natural way. Such prostheses may include an insert component disposed between a femoral component and a tibial component, the insert component featuring, among other things, a reversely contoured posterolateral bearing surface that helps impart internal rotation to the tibia as the knee flexes. Other surfaces can be shaped using iterative automated techniques that allow testing and iterative design taking into account a manageable set of major forces acting on the knee during normal functioning, together with information that is known about natural knee joint kinetics and kinematics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Jason K. Otto, Brian William McKinnon, Michael Dean Hughes, Michael D. Ries, Jan Victor, Johan Bellemans, Jonathan Garino, Timothy Wilton
  • Patent number: 11369785
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a cuff for attachment to a heart includes an attachment component configured to engage a blood pump to attach the cuff to the blood pump and a sewing ring for attachment to the heart. The sewing ring is coupled to the attachment component, and the attachment component and the sewing ring each define a central opening configured to admit an inflow cannula of a blood pump. The sewing ring comprises a member that provides rigidity to flatten a portion of a myocardium of the heart when the cuff is attached to the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Justin Aaron Callaway, Cori G. Pierce, Julien Duhamel, Kevin Bourque, J. Donald Hill, Terry Barnes, Dustin Seth West, Peter Gazzara, III
  • Patent number: 11364128
    Abstract: Disclosed are orthopedic implant kits. One disclosed kit comprises an implant having a joint head portion, the joint head portion having a generally convex distal surface and generally concave proximal surface, the implant comprising a post portion protruding proximally from the proximal surface, the post portion having a dorsal surface and a ventral surface (which is a plantar surface in the case of a metatarsal bone) and including a first threaded aperture extending therebetween, and a bone screw. The bone screw has a threaded shaft complementary to the threaded surface of the post portion and preferably is configured to provide bicortical fixation of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, LP
    Inventors: Scott Goldstein, Wes Reed
  • Patent number: 11364622
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular exoskeleton structure that provides force assistance to a user, comprising a base module (1) comprising a lumbar belt (11) capable of surrounding the lower trunk of the user, two hip modules capable of being attached to two respective thighs of the user, and a backpack support module (14) for an exoskeleton structure, comprising: a hoop (141) designed to be anchored to the hip modules, at the hips of a user, a support rod (142) designed to extend along the back of the user and capable of being engaged in a pouch of a backpack to suspend the backpack to the backpack support module (14), wherein the rod (142) comprises a first rod element (1421) connected to the hoop (141), a second rod element (1422) capable of sliding with respect to the first rod element (1421) so as to vary a length of the rod (142), and a damper for cushioning the movement of the second rod element (1421) with respect to the first rod element (1422) caused by the walking of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE, B-TEMIA INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Baptista, Jordane Grenier, Alexandre Vaure, Roland Thieffry
  • Patent number: 11364119
    Abstract: This invention relates to the design and function of a retrieval device for a prosthetic heart valve for re-positioning or removal of a previously implanted valve prosthesis from a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter retrieval system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Tegels, Robert Vidlund, Mark Christianson
  • Patent number: 11357618
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) with a shape-changing optic is provided. The IOL includes an anterior face and/or a posterior face that is fabricated from a poly(dimethylsiloxane) elastomer having a durometer between about 30 Shore A to about 50 Shore A. A chamber is located between the anterior face and the posterior face and includes a silicone oil including diphenyl siloxane and dimethyl siloxane units. The silicone oil has a maximum viscosity of about 700 mm2/s at 25° C. and has a mean molecular weight of less than about 3,000 Daltons. An IOL is also provided that includes an anterior face and/or posterior face that is fabricated from a polysiloxane that is at least 99% poly(dimethylsiloxane) elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: JelliSee Orphthalmics Inc.
    Inventor: Forrest J. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11357692
    Abstract: To provide a joint support unit, etc. capable of being worn on both left and right joints. A joint support unit 20 includes a first link 21 worn on one end side of a knee joint, a second link 22 worn on the other end side of the knee joint, and a driving unit 30 configured to cause the first link 21 and the second link 22 to perform rotational movement, or to relatively perform rotational movement while moving a rotation center and to perform sliding movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: University of Yamanashi, Kofu City, Suncall Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Terada, Koji Makino, Teppei Ogura, Masahiro Nakamura, Rei Takahashi, Masaru Hoshino, Yukinobu Makihara
  • Patent number: 11337862
    Abstract: An ear splint for an ear is provided having a central portion having an exterior surface defining a first topology that is configured to dwell within an anterior scaphoid section of an ear, and a wing portion extending from the central portion and integrally formed therewith and at least partially surrounding an outer periphery of the central portion. The wing portion includes an exterior surface defining a second topology and is configured to be positioned along a postauricular area of the ear. The first magnetic device is disposed in the central portion and the second magnetic device is disposed in the wing portion. The magnetic retention feature exert a magnetic attractive force between the central portion and the wing portion such that at least a portion of the exterior surface of the central portion and at least a portion of the exterior surface of the wing portion contact the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: David Zopf, Kevin Green, Kyle Vankoevering
  • Patent number: 11337807
    Abstract: A side-deliverable prosthetic heart valve includes an outer frame and a flow control component. The outer frame has a supra-annular region, a subannular region, and a transannular region therebetween. The flow control component is mounted to the outer frame such that at least a portion of the flow control component is disposed in the transannular region. The prosthetic valve has a delivery configuration for side-delivery via a delivery catheter and is expandable when the prosthetic valve is released from the delivery catheter. The subannular region of the outer frame is disposable in a first configuration as the prosthetic valve is seated in an annulus of a native heart valve and is transitionable to a second configuration after the prosthetic valve is seated in the annulus of the native heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VDyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christianson, Robert Vidlund, Neelakantan Saikrishnan, Scott Kramer, Chad Perrin, Lucas Harder
  • Patent number: 11337878
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanical joint for an exoskeleton ankle. The mechanical joint includes a first connector (e.g., to attach to a foot), a second connector (e.g., to attach to a leg), a stack of at least partially nested cones between the first connector and the second connector (e.g., at an outstep of the foot), and a strand extending through the second connector and the cone stack. The second connector is configured to freely translate away from the first connector and freely tilt relative to the first connector. Similarly, the second cone is configured to freely translate away from the first cone along the strand and freely tilt relative to the first cone. Accordingly, the mechanical joint provides vertical support (e.g., of an exoskeleton structure) while minimizing angular resistance (e.g., about an ankle joint).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin A. Barnes, Evan M. Herndon, Shuoran Qu
  • Patent number: 11324586
    Abstract: A prosthesis configured to be implanted in a cornea of an eye, to interconnect host tissue with a corneal graft, is disclosed herein. The prosthesis can include a body and a slit. The body can extend between first and second ends. The body can define a section of maximum width between the ends. The body can narrow at the ends and converge to first and second tips. The slit can be defined in the body at the first end and can have a width. A portion of the body between the second tip and the section of maximum width can have a width that is less than the width of the slit, whereby the portion of the body between the second tip and the section of maximum width is receivable in the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Jitander Dudee
  • Patent number: 11324588
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an intraocular lens provided with specific diffractive profile, in which each step height is individually defined, with no fixed pattern. The intraocular lens provides a better control of the luminous efficiency of each focal point, guaranteeing more flexibility and customization, being adaptable to the optical quality that the patient needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mediphacos Industrias Medicas S/A
    Inventors: Luiz Melk De Carvalho, Lucas Campos Silva, Otavio Gomes De Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11324578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an innovative biological prostheses, equipped with a drainage system, designed for all surgical applications where there is any risk of hematomas or seromas, which not only allows to minimize adverse events arising from its application, but allows also to improve the effectiveness of the functional reconstruction. The prosthesis of the present invention is a surgical prosthesis made of animal derived collagen having a peripheral outline and a drainage portion comprising a plurality of drainage holes which are located in one or more independent groups each of which has a regular body-centered polygon layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ASSUT EUROPE SPA
    Inventor: Maurizio Longo
  • Patent number: 11311369
    Abstract: An implant-delivery sleeve may comprise an enclosure having at least one opening and at least one vent conduit. The vent conduit may extend along a surface of the enclosure to assist in removing fluids (e.g., blood and air) from the tissue pocket to facilitate implantation of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MENTOR WORLDWIDE LLC
    Inventors: Krasimira Hristov, Clifford Dwyer, James Fleming, Robert Tannhauser, Leo Kriksunov
  • Patent number: 11304830
    Abstract: A prosthetic apparatus and system for a trans-tibial amputee consisting of a post-operative interface socket that can be adjusted to accommodate the size of an amputated limb and changes in size of the limb. The prosthetic apparatus includes a lower socket into which the post-operative socket can be inserted, the lower socket being adjustable for changes in size of the post-operative interface socket. The post-operative socket also has a removable upper back shell that immobilizes movement of the knee during an initial recovery phase but can be removed to allow the knee of the amputee to flex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Brown
  • Patent number: 11298235
    Abstract: A method for ameliorating joint conditions and diseases and preventing bone hypertrophy can include facilitating cartilage regrowth and preventing bone overgrowth to a damaged bone at a treatment site within a body joint to promote healing. The method can include providing a device having a first section comprising a joint-ward end having an inner surface and an outer surface and fenestrations between the inner and outer surfaces. A second section can include an opposing leading end and a lateral wall extending between the joint-ward end and the leading end. The leading end can be penetrated into the bone to a depth to substantially position: 1) the joint-ward end in a cartilage zone or at a boundary/transition area; and 2) the second section in the bone. Bone overgrowth into the cartilage zone may be prevented within the body joint when the device is positioned at the treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Subchondral Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Dee
  • Patent number: 11291564
    Abstract: Herein described is an osseointegrated interface device for engagement with an amputated limb including the skin comprising: a cap portion engageable with an osseointegrated device; wherein the cap portion comprises a surrounding flange; and wherein in use the surrounding flange receives the skin of the amputated limb at a distance spaced from the osseointegrated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BIOS HEALTH LTD
    Inventor: Oliver Armitage
  • Patent number: 11284990
    Abstract: An adjustable construct for fixation of a tendon or ligament graft in a tunnel. The construct comprises a flexible, adjustable loop connected to tissue (for example, graft, ligament or tendon). The adjustable loop may be integrated with an additional tissue supporting device (for example, a wedge or a plug). The tissue is secured within a bone socket/tunnel by adjusting the length of the flexible adjustable loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Albertorio, Eric S. Zajac, Jacob A. Jolly