Patents Examined by Megan Wolf
  • Patent number: 10226349
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for joint (e.g., shoulder) arthroplasty. In one aspect, there is provided a device for determining inclination and/or version of a prosthetic head with respect to a prosthetic stem. In another aspect, there is provided a joint (e.g., shoulder) prosthesis. In another aspect, there is provided a method for setting an inclination angle and/or a version angle of a prosthetic head with respect to a stem implanted or to be implanted in a bone of a joint (e.g., shoulder).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: John W. Sperling, Aaron C. Treat, Bruce R. Kline, Michael B. Larson
  • Patent number: 10219865
    Abstract: A CAS system and method for guiding an operator in inserting a femoral implant in a femur as a function of a limb length and orientation of the femoral implant with respect to the femur, comprising a reference tool for the femur, a registration tool, a bone altering tool and a sensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT INC.
    Inventors: Herbert Andre Jansen, Louis-Philippe Amiot, Isabelle Fontaine, Sebastien Jutras, Daniel Odermatt, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10206796
    Abstract: An implant for medical use, and methods of making same, having a body formed of a plurality of single strands of a first material. The body further includes at least one multi-strand of radiopaque material incorporated among the single strands, the multi-strand having at least two side-by-side filaments of radiopaque material that lie substantially contiguous to each other over substantially the entire length of the multi-strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ramin Tehrani, Robert Slazas
  • Patent number: 10188510
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve comprising a conical shaped sheet member comprising an extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, the sheet member having a plurality of ribbons projecting the sheet member proximal end, the distal ends of the ribbons being positioned proximate each other, wherein the sheet member comprises a conical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G Matheny, Minh X Vo, Carlos C Chang, Selvamuthu K Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10188513
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve comprising a conical shaped sheet member comprising an extracellular matrix (ECM) composition and an internal multi-link support stent structure, the sheet member having a plurality of open slit regions that are disposed uniformly on linear planes that are parallel to the sheet member longitudinal axis, and a proximal annulus engagement end diameter and length ratio in the range of 5:1 to 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Robert G Matheny, Minh X Vo, Carlos C Chang, Selvamuthu K Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10188509
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve comprising a conical shaped sheet member comprising an extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, the sheet member having a plurality of open slit regions that are disposed uniformly on linear planes that are parallel to the sheet member longitudinal axis, and a proximal annulus engagement end diameter and length ratio in the range of 5:1 to 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Robert G Matheny, Minh X Vo, Carlos C Chang, Selvamuthu K Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10172735
    Abstract: A device for treating obesity by limiting absorption of food through a wall of a duodenum of a patient including a sleeve inserted into the duodenum of a patient. The sleeve includes a plurality of first blocking areas and a plurality of first food absorption areas, the first blocking areas providing duodenum wall covers to prevent food absorption through the duodenum wall and the first blocking areas together defining a first total blocking area. The first food absorption areas providing access to the duodenum wall to enable food absorption through the duodenum wall and the first food absorption areas together defining a first total absorption area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rex Medical, L.P
    Inventor: James F. McGuckin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10166108
    Abstract: A bufferable femoral implant includes a metallic main body, and an elastomer member integrally formed or connected to a lower portion of the metallic main body, whereby when an external force acts upon the femoral implant as implanted in a patient's femur, the elastomer member as packed within the medullary cavity in the femur will bufferably dampen such an external force for safely protecting the patient's femur, the femoral implant and the related hip bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Paonan Biotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Chun Yeh
  • Patent number: 10166099
    Abstract: The present invention provides an artificial heart valve annuloplasty ring, including an outer layer (6) and an annular main body (8) integrally formed from multiple ring sections, the outer layer (6) is a fiber fabric layer covered on the outside of the annular main body (8), the annular main body (8) includes a tube with a tube wall that has a slotted structure capable of adjusting the rigidity of the annuloplasty ring. The artificial heart valve annuloplasty ring provided in the present invention has a simple structure, easy-to-adjust rigidity, and does not need to separately design and manufacture a mold for the main body of the annuloplasty ring during manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KINGSTRONBIO (CHANGSHU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Jin, Shengping Sam Zhong
  • Patent number: 10149774
    Abstract: In the method of performing a modified intervastus approach in total knee arthroplasty procedures, a straight incision is initially made in a patient's knee. The incision is located medial to a midline of the patient's knee, in line with the medial border of the tibial tubercle distally extending proximal to the patient's patella. Fascia overlying a lateral edge of the patient's vastus medialis is then incised at a point where the patient's vastus medialis meets the patient's quadriceps tendon. The patient's vastus medialis is separated from the patient's quadriceps tendon and the patient's vastus medialis is elevated off of an underlying capsule. The underlying capsule is incised from a cephalad end to a caudal end thereof, extending medial to the patient's patella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Muthana Sartawi
  • Patent number: 10149763
    Abstract: A void filling prosthesis, which includes first and second ends that define a length therebetween and outer and inner surfaces that define a sidewall therebetween. The sidewall is at least partially curved about an axis that extends along the length of the prosthesis. The prosthesis also includes a fixation prominence extending from the outer surface. The fixation prominence includes a first aperture extending in a direction toward the sidewall and a second aperture extending in a direction transverse to the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Viktor Erik Krebs, Lorie Continelli, Nicole Murray
  • Patent number: 10143559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 10136996
    Abstract: The implantable prosthesis for replacing a human knee joint comprises a femoral prosthetic element (12) and a tibial prosthetic element (14) which are articulated with one another by means of a joint device (30) for the purpose of executing a knee bend. The tibial prosthetic element (14) has a through-opening (40) for the passage of a tool (84), a rod-like shaft anchoring part (32) or an intramedullary lengthening nail (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Rainer Baumgart
  • Patent number: 10092409
    Abstract: A device and method of manufacturing and implanting a custom subtalar arthroereisis implant having side surfaces which are mirrored in topography with the sinus tarsi of a patient. The implant is formed using images of the patient standing in a weight bearing position with their sinus tarsi and the surrounding bone structure in an anatomically correct alignment. Once implanted, the implant urges and maintains the anatomically correct alignment thereby minimizing any patient tendency for abnormal motion between said patent's talus and calcaneus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Kent A. Feldman
  • Patent number: 10080674
    Abstract: A branched stent graft, a convey system comprising thereof and manufacturing method thereof, the branched stent graft includes a main body (100) and a side branch (200), at least a portion of a lowermost stent section of the side branch (200) closest to the main body (100) is not stitched to the cover of the side branch from a lower end to an upper end, the at least a portion of the lowermost stent section is located on a side of the side branch corresponding to a folding direction of the side branch. After deployed, the branched stent graft has an effective supporting force at the base portion of the side branch. In addition, during the deployment of the stent, the side branch can expand to a maximal extent even when the positioning is slightly inaccurate. Further, vascular stenosis or occlusion will not be caused even when subsequent endothelialization occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MICROPORT ENDOVASCULAR (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Yuan, Qing Zhu, Yanbin Gao, Zhonghua Li, Qiyi Luo
  • Patent number: 10080644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the interfacial augmentation of tissue grafts for the purpose of tendon and ligament reconstruction. The inventive device works both as a delivery vessel for osteoconductive and osteoinductive factors and as a scaffold to stimulate and support bone ingrowth and comprises a tubular composite silk sheath, said tubular composite silk sheath comprising: a backbone consisting of a tubular silk mesh, and a carrier material consisting of a porous silk sponge, wherein said tubular silk mesh consists of degummed silk fibroin fibers, wherein said porous silk sponge comprises silk fibroin fibers and hydroxyapatite particles and said tubular silk mesh and said porous silk sponge form a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: National University of Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Cho Hong James Goh, Kok Hiong Thomas Teh, Pujiang Shi, Hoi Po James Hui, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 10076417
    Abstract: A joint prosthesis assembly, includes a joint prosthesis body (1) made of a first biocompatible non-resorbable material and an anchoring element (2-5) made of a second biocompatible non-resorbable material. The anchoring element (2-5) is arranged to allow rotation of an end portion of the joint prosthesis body (1) with respect to the anchoring element (2-5) when in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ATRO MEDICAL B.V.
    Inventor: Tony George Van Tienen
  • Patent number: 10022234
    Abstract: An instrument for assembling an implant on a neck. The implant and neck being coupled via a taper having a taper axis. The instrument includes a frame having a distal portion and a proximal portion, the distal portion of the frame including a retaining member adapted to engage a portion of the neck. The retaining member includes a pair of moveable arms extending from the distal portion of the frame, the pair of moveable arms adapted to engage a pair of recesses on opposing sides of the neck. The instrument also includes a force applier retained in the proximal portion of the frame. The force applier includes a screw having a screw axis that is coaxial with the taper axis, wherein the screw is adapted to engage the implant. As the screw is turned, the force applier applies a force on the implant while the neck is held in place by the frame, thereby causing the tapers of the implant and neck to engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Grostefon, Jeffrey McAnelly, Larry McCleary
  • Patent number: 10022222
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to systems and methods for treating lumenal valves. Particularly, and in accordance with one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for partial or complete replacement of lumenal valves. An exemplary catheter in accordance with the disclosure includes an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a retractable sheath mounted on the elongate body proximate the distal end. The sheath and elongate body cooperating to define a first annularly-shaped compartment between the body and sheath. The catheter further includes a valve prosthesis mounted in the compartment, the prosthesis having proximal and distal ends connected to a means for deploying the valve prosthesis from the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Groothuis, Adrian Ebner, Peter Markham, Elazer R. Edelman
  • Patent number: 10022227
    Abstract: An implant includes a microstructured hyperhydrophilic surface with protrusions and depressions in which a spacing between the protrusions as a statistical mean is in a range of 1 to 100 ?m and a profile height of the protrusions and depressions as a statistical mean is in the range of 1 to 80 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Herbert Jennissen