Patents Examined by Zade Coley
  • Patent number: 11224468
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. Additional bone plate holes can be used to accept sutures, K-wire, or other instrumentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Laird, Jr., Alex Bada, Andrew Davison
  • Patent number: 11224472
    Abstract: Screw inserter instruments and methods for implanting a bone screw are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a screw inserter instrument can include a screw drive assembly having a first handle and a driver shaft coupled to the first handle, and a stylet assembly having a second handle and a stylet extending through the driver shaft. The first handle can have a locked configuration, in which the first handle and the driver shaft are coupled such that the first handle can maintain the driver shaft in a fixed position while the second handle is rotated relative to the first handle, and an unlocked configuration, in which the first handle and the driver shaft can rotate simultaneously in a first direction and the first handle can rotate independent of the driver shaft in a second opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Joshua Rodriguez, Daniel Moreno, Nicholas Pavento, Keanan R. Smith, James Murray, Eric Biester
  • Patent number: 11224445
    Abstract: An apparatus and kit for making holes of controlled depth and different diameters on chondral and osteochondral surfaces, comprises: a reamer member (2) having a cutting head (3) for removing tissue from said chondral and osteochondral surface (A), said member (2) being mobile approaching the chondral and osteochondral surface (A) for arranging the head (3) at said tissue; guide means (4) for guiding the reamer member (2) that can be firmly associated with the chondral or osteochondral surface (A), said reamer member (2) being slidable along said guide means (4); and mechanical means (5) for controlling the depth of the hole interposed between the reamer member (2) and the guide means (4) for defining an end stop of the reamer member (2) in the respective movement towards said chondral and osteochondral surface (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FIN-CERAMICA FAENZA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Elisa Figallo, Jordan N. Jacobs, Claudio De Luca
  • Patent number: 11224514
    Abstract: A bone structural device including a plurality of bone structural segments, wherein adjacent bone structural segments are pivotally connected to one another about a pivot axis, and the bone structural segments are expandable in height, which is in a direction generally parallel to the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CoreLink, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark M. Levy, Shimon Spector, Eyal Teichman, Elad Sapir, Gal Amar
  • Patent number: 11219465
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to orthopaedic surgical tools used to cut and/or resect a bone of a patient during an orthopaedic surgical procedure such as, for example, a joint replacement procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose F. Guzman, Gordon Dodds
  • Patent number: 11207195
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for aligning an acetabular cup. The apparatus may include an acetabular cup (150, 10) and/or a protractor (30) and/or a depth gauge tool (90) and may be provided in the form of a surgical kit. Components of the apparatus may allow an angle of rotation of an acetabular cup about an axis (111) of the cup relative to an anatomical feature of a patient to be determined when the acetabular cup implant is placed in the acetabulum of the patient. Components of the apparatus may allow an amount of overhang between a rim (12, 162) of an acetabular cup and an edge of the acetabulum to be determined. The acetabular cup may be an acetabular trial cup (10) or and acetabular cup implant (150). Embodiments of the invention may allow both the angle of rotation about the cup axis and the amount of overhang between the rim and the acetabulum edge to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Sarah Bushell, Stephanie Prince, Duncan Young
  • Patent number: 11207082
    Abstract: A surgical drill type cutting tool includes a shank and an active portion extending in the extension of the shank, with chip areas extending along the active portion, and a ring surrounding a part of the active portion, an inner surface of the ring engaging the active portion without closing off the chip areas, allowing irrigation fluid to provides useful irrigation over most of the length of the active portion of the surgical drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Implants Diffusion International
    Inventors: Gilles Boukhris, Gildas Sebillet, GĂ©rard Boukhris
  • Patent number: 11202638
    Abstract: A saw gear set comprising a set of saw blades and a saw drive (1), wherein each saw blade of the set is configured to be coupled to the saw drive (1) by means of a coupling mechanism (100), which coupling mechanism (100) is configured to transmit a driving force of the saw drive (1) to the saw blade in a force transmission point, for oscillating the saw blade around a pivot axis (300). Each saw blade of the set is configured to be pivotably borne around the pivot axis (300). In operation, an oscillation angle (?) around the pivot axis (300) is different for each saw blade of the set depending on a pivot distance between the pivot axis (300) and the force transmission point which varies for each saw blade of the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SYNTHES GMBH
    Inventors: Nils Schmuckli, Stefan Gisler, Markus Hermann, Robert Goossen, Martin Muench
  • Patent number: 11202681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for placing screws in the spine using a robot attached to a passive structure. The present invention also related to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for removing volumes in the body of a patient using a robot attached to a passive structure and to a device to carry out said methods. The present invention further concerns a device suitable to carry out the methods according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Philippe Berard, Charles Baur, John Michael Duff, Kishore Sandu
  • Patent number: 11197703
    Abstract: A cranial implant and a method for generating and implementing the cranial implant is provided, wherein the cranial implant includes at least one fixation tab. The method includes determining the characteristics of a skull of a patient and an opening in the skull, identifying the desired location of the at least one fixation tab, fabricating the cranial implant based on at least one of a predetermined algorithm and experience of a fabricator in response to at least one of the characteristic of the skull/opening in the skull and the location of the fixation tabs, adjusting the cranial implant to fit within the opening of the skull such the cranial implant is substantially flush with a surface of the skull and securing the cranial implant to the skull using one or more fixation screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Kelyniam Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Breault, Merwin Schaefer, Christopher J. Breault
  • Patent number: 11197705
    Abstract: The bone cement injection device includes an injection assembly and a filler assembly. The injection assembly includes a barrel, first needle member, second needle member, and plunger. The first needle member is movably housed inside the barrel, and includes a first member body, a first conduit, a side tube, and puller elements. The second needle member is housed in the first needle member, and includes a second member body, and a second conduit. A space is maintained between the first and second conduits. The plunger is joined to the first member body and is movably housed in the second member body. The filler assembly fills bone cement into the second member body. The first needle member is pulled backward, and the plunger injects the bone cement into the patient's bone. With an air compressor connected to the side tube, a negative pressure is created to facilitate bone cement injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Shao-Kang Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11191652
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair system is provided for covering or filling openings in the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The soft tissue repair system uses a single plug or a combination of a first plug and a second plug. The second plug is a flowable plug such as an adhesive material or a material that hardens to a flexible plug material. Each plug is configured to close the opening in the annulus and can be positioned within the opening, over the opening at the exterior surface or over the opening at the interior surface. The plug can also be combined with a clamping mechanism that engages the annulus to secure the plug in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Sean Suh, Colm McLaughlin, Marcin Niemiec, Aditya Ingalhalikar, Daniel Davenport, Jamie Carroll, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman, Douglas Cahill, Adam Friedrich, Michelle Kofron, Vipin Kunjachan, Ed Reilley, Damien O'Halloran, William S. Rhoda, Brian Malm
  • Patent number: 11191594
    Abstract: A navigation system is disclosed comprising a first and a second tracker support separately affixed to the same rigid object by a distance. A first and a second plurality of trackable elements are secured to the first and second tracker supports, respectively. The navigation system defines a tracking arrangement to be tracked based on a combination of the first and second plurality of trackable elements. A geometry of the tracking arrangement relative to the rigid object is registered. The navigation system has a localizer configured to track the rigid object by detecting the registered geometry of the tracking arrangement. The navigation system identifies a condition wherein at least one trackable element has been displaced relative to the registered geometry, and in response, generates a response to address the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Jonathan Morgan, Jean Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11191608
    Abstract: A support arm for supporting a surgical device in an operating room. The support arm is comprised of an elongated, tubular extrusion having an inverted, generally tear-drop shaped outer surface that has an airfoil shape. The airfoil shape is symmetrical about an axis extending from a leading end of the airfoil to a trailing end of the airfoil shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventors: Lance Clark Bellows, Damon Jurkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11173049
    Abstract: A joint balancing insert with an actuated mechanism is for balancing a joint during a joint surgery is disclosed. The joint balancing insert includes a first plate, a second plate and an actuator there between. The second plate includes an integrated mounting portion for mounting a cutting block used to guide surgical cuts of the joint during the joint surgery. Various configurations of the integrated mounting portion may be implemented in the insert to provide for mounting various types of cutting blocks, such as cutting blocks for tibial cuts, femoral cuts, and distal femoral cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: XpandOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl D. D'Lima, Clifford W. Colwell
  • Patent number: 11172942
    Abstract: An arthroscopic surgery method for ankle ligament reconstruction of this embodiment is removed using an ultrasonic treatment tool, blowing away a synovial membrane, and secures the view for a remnant ligament. Then, bone holes are produced to a fibula, a talus and a calcaneus using the ultrasonic treatment tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sohei Ueda, Chie Onuma
  • Patent number: 11154362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a customized surgical guide device and a customized surgical guide generating method and program. A customized surgical guide generating method comprises the steps of: acquiring body surface data and treatment area data from medical image data by a computer; a first shape data generating step, wherein the first shape data is data which corresponds to the shape of the body part cover; a target point setting step of setting one or more target points; setting individual first points on the body surface accessible to the target point with a medical tool; setting a guide tube length on the basis of a distance from the first point to the target point; and generating final shape data in which one or more guide tubes are combined to the first shape data by applying the guide tube length to the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: THE ASAN FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Namkug Kim, Guk Bae Kim, Beom Seok Ko, Sang Wook Lee, Sei Hyun Ahn, Byung Ho Son, Jong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11154724
    Abstract: Systems and methods for restructure and stabilization of bones that provide an anti-microbial effect are disclosed herein. A device includes a delivery catheter having an inner void for passing at least one light sensitive liquid, and an inner lumen; an expandable member releasably engaging the distal end of the delivery catheter; at least one channel positioned in the expandable member; and a light conducting fiber sized to pass through the inner lumen of the delivery catheter and into the expandable member, wherein, when the light conducting fiber is in the at least one channel, the light conducting fiber is able to disperse light energy to provide an anti-microbial effect. When the light conducting fiber is in the expandable member, the light conducting fiber is able to disperse the light energy to initiate hardening of the light sensitive liquid within the expandable member to form a photodynamic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: IlluminOss Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rabiner, Daniel E. Rabiner, Gene P. DiPoto, Augustus C. Shanahan, Franklin D. Shuler
  • Patent number: 11147634
    Abstract: Airway management methods, devices, assemblies and systems. Methods, devices, assemblies and systems may include robotic movement and control of an intubation tube introducer or guide, and may include utilizing image data from one or more image sensors. The methods, devices, assemblies and systems may optionally be used in endotracheal intubation procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Spiro Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Nekhendzy, Dimitri Sokolov
  • Patent number: 11147441
    Abstract: An instrument head is provided for attachment to a plurality of instrument handles having different power profiles. The instrument head contains an illumination assembly including at least one LED as well as a drive circuit for detecting a power profile of an attached instrument handle and converting variable voltages received from the attached instrument handle to a constant current for powering the at least one LED based on the power profile. Accordingly, the instrument head enables use with a plurality of instrument handles, including those originally configured for use only with incandescent light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth V. Coon, Paul DeLucia, David M. Babson, Richard H. Weitzel