Patents Examined by Megan Y Wolf
  • Patent number: 11478355
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implant for covering bone defects in the jaw region, which comprises a magnesium film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Botiss Biomaterials GmbH
    Inventors: Drazen Tadic, Oliver Bielenstein
  • Patent number: 11478358
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure provides a humeral implant. The humeral implant includes a tray including a body defining a bone facing recess and a liner recess, said bone facing recess including a ring surface and a convex surface, wherein the ring surface has a profile substantially corresponding to a profile of an outer ring of bone in an excision site of a patient; and wherein said convex surface has a profile substantially corresponding to a profile of a concave socket formed in the excision site. The humeral implant also includes a liner including a body defining a load bearing surface and a tray interface surface, said tray interface surface being configured to be at least partially received in said liner recess of said tray such that said implant is coupled to said tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Anthony Miniaci, Steven W. Ek, Wiliam B. Murphy, Timothy H. Brightman
  • Patent number: 11471281
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve can include an outer support assembly, an inner valve assembly, which define between them an annular space, and a pocket closure that bounds the annular space to form a pocket in which thrombus can be formed and retained. Alternatively, or additionally, the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly can be coupled at the ventricle ends of the outer support assembly and the inner valve assembly, with the outer support assembly being relatively more compliant in hoop compression in a central, annulus portion than at the ventricle end, so that the prosthetic valve can seat securely in the annulus while imposing minimal loads on the inner valve assembly that could degrade the performance of the valve leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christianson, Chad Perrin, Zachary Tegels, Craig Ekvall, Robert Vidlund, Son Mai, Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 11452589
    Abstract: A method of using an implantable device provides an implantable device including a plurality of arcs. Each arc contains a multiplicity of links. The implantable device further includes a device closure pin, a lock-in unit attached and located between the three arcs, and a quick-release unit attached and located between three arcs. The plurality of arcs, the lock-in unit, and the release unit form a closed contour. The closed contour of the implantable device, in a rigid state is a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Allevetix Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Ziv Kalfon
  • Patent number: 11439512
    Abstract: The glenohumeral component of the invention comprises a first side and a second side, which are opposite each other and which, in an implanted state in which the glenohumeral component is free-floating with respect to a humerus and a glenoid of a human shoulder, are in contact respectively with an end portion of the humerus and with a glenoid component intended to be secured to the glenoid. The first side of the glenohumeral component includes a convex articular surface that is designed to articulate with a concave bone surface prepared within the end portion of the humerus. The second side of the glenohumeral component includes a concave articular surface that is designed to articulate with a convex articular surface of the glenoid component. The corresponding shoulder prosthesis is thus reversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TORNIER
    Inventors: Philippe Collin, Pierric Deransart
  • Patent number: 11432932
    Abstract: The knee joint prosthesis includes a tibial component and a femoral component. The tibial component has a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface and a first slot passing through the top surface and the bottom surface for accommodating a cruciate ligament. The tibial component has at least one first protrusion disposed on the bottom surface, and the first protrusion has a plurality of first through holes. The femoral component is carried by the tibial component and has a second slot for accommodating the cruciate ligament. The femoral component has at least one second protrusion disposed on a surface thereof opposite to the tibial component, and the second protrusion has a plurality of second through holes. The first protrusion has a first rear and front portions, and a width of the first protrusion gradually becomes thicker from the first rear portion toward the first front portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Su-Yang Hwa
  • Patent number: 11413172
    Abstract: An anchor stent assembly to be used with a valve component includes a generally tubular frame having a first end and a second end, the frame defining a central passage and a central axis. A secondary passage is defined between n inner surface of the frame and an outer surface of an inner rib disposed closer to the central axis than the frame. An extension tube is disposed through the secondary passage. The extension tube includes an extension tube lumen having a first opening at a first end of the extension tube and a second opening at a second end of the extension tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Shishira Nagesh, Paul Rothstein
  • Patent number: 11406501
    Abstract: An augment device includes a hollow sleeve surrounding a channel extending through the hollow sleeve from a top to a bottom of the hollow sleeve, the hollow sleeve comprising a wall having an inner face and an outer face. The hollow sleeve includes at least one bending joint, the bending joint being configured for compressing the channel. Thereby the hollow sleeve may be compressed under an external force, leading to a decreased circumference and width of the hollow sleeve. This leads to a gap between the perimeter of the augment device and surrounding bone material, breaking any connections. By virtue of this, a much facilitated removal of the augment device can be achieved. Further, an extraction tool includes grippers for engaging and compressing the augment device, and further instruments, particularly a jig, for achieving an effective removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Helmut D. Link
  • Patent number: 11406506
    Abstract: A glenoid implant system includes an anchoring structure and a glenoid liner. The anchoring structure includes a base, a wall, and a ledge. The wall extends from a first surface of the base. The ledge extends generally along at least a portion of a first side of the wall, thereby forming an undercut. The wall has a slot formed in a second opposing side of the wall. The glenoid liner is configured to be removably coupled to the anchoring structure. The glenoid liner has a cap portion, a main body, and a deflectable finger. The main body extends from the cap portion and includes a lip configured to engage the undercut of the anchoring structure. The deflectable finger extends from the cap portion. The deflectable finger has a protrusion configured to engage the slot of the anchoring structure to aid in securing the glenoid liner to the anchoring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Encore Medical, L.P.
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Christina Marie Risley, Samantha Jorge Rogers, Frank Joseph Arturi, Erik Richard Kareliussen, Austin Marek Salkind
  • Patent number: 11395727
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a ligament graft for a ligament reconstruction procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques utilize a graft holder construct having a graft preparation holder and a suture assembly removably coupled thereto. The graft preparation holder includes an elongate support rail having a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of leaf segments positioned along the longitudinal axis in a spaced relationship and extending laterally from the support rail. The leaf segments can bend to a graft holding configuration so as to define a graft receiving channel configured to receive a graft therethrough. The holder also has at least one support structure configured to mate with the leaf segments to provide stability and rigidity to the segments. The suture assembly has at least one suture tail that can be pulled to affix the suture assembly to a graft without penetrating the graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Adam Gustafson
  • Patent number: 11382754
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technological platform for bone regeneration. More specifically, the invention provides an implant comprising a plurality of polymeric casings at least one of which encases a bone void filler and at least one reinforcement component. Also provided is a method of regenerating bone by implanting one or more implants according to the present invention to a bone repair site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TRACERAY OY
    Inventor: Yulia Kulkova
  • Patent number: 11382782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods of operating the devices that contribute to curbing appetite and/or reducing food intake. In some embodiments, the methods and devices of the present invention include as intestinal/duodenal insert comprising an elongated member with at least one flow reduction element that can cause the stimulation of one or more biological signals of satiety. Some embodiments of the inserted device are anchored at the duodenal site by an anchoring member residing in the stomach, other embodiments of the device are stabilized at a targeted site by appropriate dimensions of length as well as one or more angled portions of the device that correspond to angled portions of the targeted site in the dodenum. Embodiments of the device exert effects by virtue of physical presence, as well as by more active forms of intervention, including release of bioactive materials and electrical stimulation of neurons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Endosphere, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Binmoeller, Matthew Yurek, Zhenyong Keck, James T. McKinley
  • Patent number: 11369487
    Abstract: The present application relates to an endoprosthesis including a first member which is connected to a patient's bone; a second member which is adjustably coupled to the first member by a coupling device; wherein the coupling device is configured to generate a movement of the second member relative to the first member. The present application also relates to an artificial joint including such an endoprosthesis and to an endoprosthesis placement system including such an endoprosthesis or artificial joint and a projection device which is configured to project visible light markings, acquired from pre-operational and/or intra-operational patient data, onto the patient and/or the endoprosthesis, thus enabling visible alignment markings of the endoprosthesis to be aligned with respect to projected visible light markings so as to allow a proper adjustment of the endoprosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthpaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Philip Cardamone, Manuel Millahn, Martin Immerz
  • Patent number: 11364127
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to stemmed and stemless humeral anchors for use in shoulder arthroplasty procedures. For example, the humeral anchor can include a first end, a second end, and an interior surface extending between the first end and the second end. The interior surface can be disposed about a recess disposed between the first end and the second end. The recess can be configured to secure a coupling of a shoulder articular body directly to the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Christopher K. Bade, William J. Slone, Robert J. Ball, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, George S. Athwal, Jon JP Warner, Robert Z. Tashjian, Jay D. Keener, Shawn M. Gargac, Austin Wyatt Mutchler, David R. Stump, Alexander Paul Wolfe, Kevin P. Knox
  • Patent number: 11364123
    Abstract: An orthopaedic prosthetic component is provided. The orthopaedic prosthetic component comprises a porous three-dimensional structure shaped to be implanted in a patient's body. The porous three-dimensional structure comprises a plurality of unit cells. At least one unit cell comprises a first geometric structure having a first geometry and comprising a plurality of first struts, and a second geometric structure having a second geometry and comprising a plurality of second struts connected to a number of the plurality of first struts to form the second geometric structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Weidong Tong, Andrew T. Rosenberger, Robert J. Kane, Bryan J. Smith, Luke C. Ice, Fionnán Aodhán McNamara, Edward Patrick Kavanagh
  • Patent number: 11357631
    Abstract: An augment device for a joint endoprosthesis, the device including a sleeve surrounding a channel extending through the sleeve. The sleeve is formed of porous material for ingrowth of bony material, the sleeve comprising an inner face and an outer face. The sleeve further comprises a wall surrounding the channel, the wall being made of solid material and forming a sandwich structure with the porous material, wherein the wall forms a bulkhead between the inner face and the outer face. Thereby, the bulkhead wall will stop inflow of any cement across the sleeve from its inner to its outer face. The porous material on the outer face will be kept free from cement and its capability to promote bone ingrowth is reliably preserved. The augment devices are preferably provided as a set having different sizes and straight or stepped bottoms for improved versatility and maximum preservation of natural bone matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: WALDEMAR LINK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eckhard Bauer, Helmut D. Link
  • Patent number: 11311339
    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: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Herbert Andre Jansen, Louis-Philippe Amiot, Isabelle Fontaine, Sebastien Jutras, Daniel Odermatt, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11311386
    Abstract: A talar implant system comprises a body. The body includes a bone contact surface and an articulation surface located opposite the bone contact surface. The body defines at least one angled fastener hole extending therethrough from the articulation surface to the bone contact surface along a longitudinal axis. The articulation surface is configured to mimic articulation of the talar dome. A fastener is sized and configured to be received within the at least one fastener hole at a first angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the fastener hole. A fastener cap is sized and configured to be received within a proximal end of the at least one fastener hole. The fastener cap couples the body to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Braham K. Dhillon, Shawn E. McGinley
  • Patent number: 11304813
    Abstract: A medical device for fixation in a femoral bone of a patient is provided, the medical device comprises: a connecting portion adapted to be connected to a prosthetic hip joint contacting portion, an expanding portion, and a bone contacting surface on the expanding portion. The expanding portion could be adapted to be at least partially inserted into the femoral bone of a patient and to expand within the femoral bone, such that the bone contacting surface is placed in contact with the inside of the femoral bone for fixating the medical device to the femoral bone. By the fixation using an expanding portion a sturdy fixation is achieved without the need to go into or penetrate bone, or the need for fixation using bone cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Forsell Peter
  • Patent number: 11304816
    Abstract: A bone graft retention plate for implantation into a human glenoid and provides stabilization and compression of bony graft material is disclosed. The plate includes channels or apertures for suture or polymer retention cerclage that exhibit curved, smooth surfaces within the plate to allow the retention cerclage to pass through the plate while limiting friction and thus protecting the integrity of the retention means. The plate also includes surface features, such as spikes and posts, to provide further stabilization and implantation positioning. The plate features result in the distribution of forces across the surface area of a bone graft and achieve satisfactory compression of the bone graft against the glenoid without using fixation screws. An associated implantation technique uses a cerclage of suture or tape to bind the implant within the glenoid and may be employed in both open and arthroscopic surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Brent Andrew Ponce, Eugene Willis Brabston, Amit Mukesh Momaya