Patents Examined by Zade Coley
  • Patent number: 10441331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fixing tool for an open-wedge high tibial osteotomy, and the fixing tool for an open-wedge high tibial osteotomy, which is installed on a tibia cut open due to an open-wedge tibial osteotomy, includes: a fixing plate which includes a head portion that has a plurality of head nut holes, and an elongated plate that has an upper nut hole, a lower nut hole, and a long hole formed between the upper nut hole and the lower nut hole, and protrudes from one side of the head portion; screws which are coupled to the head nut holes, the upper nut hole, and the lower nut hole so as to fix the fixing plate to the tibia; and a support screw which is installed by being moved along the long hole formed to be spaced apart at a predetermined interval from the upper nut hole formed at a side adjacent to the head portion. Therefore, the fixing tool is closely fixed to a tibia, which has been cut open due to a procedure of a high tibial osteotomy, thereby enabling solid union of the tibia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Hae Sun Paik
  • Patent number: 10433892
    Abstract: Provided is a material for preventing bone cement from leaking out from bone during packing of the bone cement into a bone fracture site. The bone cement can be prevented from leaking out from the bone by employing a three-dimensional structure produced from a material containing a polyhydroxyalkanoate, when packing the bone cement into the bone fracture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nagoya University, National University Corporation Nagoya Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hitoshi Hirata, Takanobu Nishizuka, Tadahiro Natsume, Toshihiro Kasuga
  • Patent number: 10433983
    Abstract: The invention provides an adjustable pin setting targeter device for body tissue. It has an elongate longitudinal landmark guiding structure with a body with a through hole formed therethrough, a plurality of grooves formed on the body, a unique identifier associated with each groove, and a plurality of incremented number series equal to a number X next to each groove. Each incremented number series consists of a plurality of spaced apart incremented numbers N incremented by the number X, and associated location marks. The targeter devices also includes a plurality of legs that slideably engage with each groove, and a locking mechanism. Each leg has X number of longitudinally spaced apart unique identifiers and associated sight lines formed thereon. Each leg's longitudinal position is set by aligning one of its respective unique identifiers and its associated sight lines with one number N and associated location mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Rudraksh Khosla, Nick Metcalfe, Tyler Clevett
  • Patent number: 10433872
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system, kit and apparatus to aid in the realignment of one or more bones of a patient. The present invention provides a substantially rigid orthopedic stabilization scaffold for attachment of one or more external fixators for the realignment of one or more bones of a patient. The orthopedic stabilization scaffold includes a first anchorable frame and a second anchorable frame that are removably attachable to an operating table and connected adjustably by one or more crossbars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventor: Adam Starr
  • Patent number: 10426541
    Abstract: A device (1) assisting with the placement of an orthopedic instrument (2) intended to be inserted in a receiving bone (3) by impaction, by means of an impacter (10) comprising at least one striking surface (11) designed to come into contact with an impact surface coupled to said orthopedic instrument in order to apply an impaction force to said orthopedic instrument (2), said device being characterized in that it comprises a force sensor (12) able to measure, upon each impact, said impaction force applied by the impacter (10) to said impact surface and to supply a measurement signal indicative of the temporal variation of said applied impaction force, said force sensor (12) being connected to processing means (30) designed to determine, on the basis of the temporal variation of said impaction force supplied for each impact in succession, an indicator representative of the degree of insertion of said orthopedic instrument (2) in the receiving bone (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Guillaume Haiat, Vincent Mathieu, Adrien Michel
  • Patent number: 10420647
    Abstract: A surgical or arthroscopic method for resurfacing at least one surface of a hip joint of a human patient using a medical device comprising a first sealing member. The hip joint has an acetabulum surface and a caput femur surface and the method comprises the steps of creating at least one hole passing into the hip joint, placing the first sealing member between the acetabulum surface and the caput femur surface, thereby creating a sealed hollow space between the acetabulum and the caput femur using the first sealing member, and injecting a material into the sealed hollow space, and thereby creating an artificial hip joint surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Mats Forsell
  • Patent number: 10420539
    Abstract: Embodiments of claimed subject matter are directed to a malleable and integrally illuminated surgical retractor. In an embodiment, a malleable steel strip, having a thickness approximately in the range of 0.5-1.0 mm, may form a substrate. An elastically deformable layer, such as a polymeric layer, may be secured to the malleable steel strip. One or more meandering conductive lines, spiral conductors, or conductive inks, which may elongate and/or compress during bending of the substrate, may be secured to the TPU layer. The one or more meandering conductive lines, spiral conductors, or conductive inks may operate to couple current from an electronics module to one or more malleable illumination sources comprising, for example, an organic light-emitting diode (OLED).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Illumix Surgical Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Duggal, Paul Dobrovolskis, Roel H Kusters, Edsger Constant Pieter Smits
  • Patent number: 10420585
    Abstract: A cannula for use in laparoscopic surgery has a central passage which may accept a trocar to create a laparoscopic incision in a body wall to an inner body cavity. A tubular section of the cannula is then pressed into the incision to form a port. The tubular section has passages through its walls for suturing needles and a source for insufflating gas. A tubular sleeve is slidably supported on the exterior surface of the tubular cannula for movement between a raised position clear of the needle passage exit ports and a lowered or rotated position blocking the exit ports to prevent insufflation gases from passing into the body wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Reza Mohajer-Shojaee
  • Patent number: 10413308
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a body having a first side with a first surface that is complementary to a surface of a foreign object disposed within a patient based on preoperative imaging of the patient. The body defines at least one hole positioned relative to the body to facilitate insertion of an elongate device at a predetermined location relative to the foreign object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul M. Stemniski, David G. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10405875
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical instrument comprises a cylindrical shaft and a blade at a distal or free end of the shaft, the blade being unitary and continuous with the shaft, without an intervening joint. The shaft has a longitudinal axis and the blade includes a flat or planar blade body with a proximal end eccentrically disposed relative to the shaft axis. Thus, the blade body or at least a proximal end portion thereof is disposed eccentrically relative to the shaft. The blade in its entirely may be inclined relative to the shaft axis or extend parallel thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MISONIX, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dan Voic, Scott Isola
  • Patent number: 10405906
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. A containment assembly comprising a containment jacket adapted to be deployed inside bone; and a dividing wall that separates the interior of the containment jacket into a proximal region and a distal region, the dividing wall having an opening for providing access to the distal region from the proximal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Damien O'Halloran, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 10405871
    Abstract: Tools and methods are used for aligned total knee arthroplasty (TKA) of anatomically or kinematically aligned knee. A block tool system references a distal femoral cut to provide a guide for the tibial cut. The block tool system can be used with the leg in full extension or in flexion. The block tools system includes a femur positioning block, an alignment arm coupled to the femur block, a femural cutting block, a tibial positioning block and a tibial cutting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stefano Bini, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 10405907
    Abstract: An inflatable bone tamp for performing a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes a shaft having a primary region and a reduced diameter region, and an inflatable structure surrounding at least a portion of the reduced diameter region. The reduced diameter region of the shaft allows the deflated size of the inflatable structure to be minimized, while at the same time eliminating the need for the conventional dual lumen balloon catheter construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Holding Company Sàrl
    Inventors: Calin Druma, Bruce Chabansky
  • Patent number: 10405901
    Abstract: A variable angle locking implant includes a bone plate having a lower surface, an upper surface, and at least one opening extending from the lower surface to the upper surface along an axis. The opening has a plurality of fins oriented along a plane. The axis is non-perpendicular to a tangent of a projection of the lower surface across the opening, the tangent defined at the intersection between the axis and the projected lower surface, and/or the plane is non-parallel to the tangent. The implant includes at least one fastener, and the plurality of fins are deflectable relative to a head portion of the fastener such that the fastener can be inserted and retained at any one of a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Baker, Ryan Stevenson, Darin S. Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10405941
    Abstract: An illuminated medical system comprises a medical instrument and a light transmitting waveguide. The waveguide projects lights from a distal portion of the waveguide toward a target area. The waveguide is formed primarily of a cyclic olefin copolymer or a cyclic olefin polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Invuity, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Grey, Fernando Erismann, Alex Vayser
  • Patent number: 10398455
    Abstract: An instrument for establishing orientation of a pelvic prosthesis comprises a tripod having an angularly adjustable guide rod on it. The tips of the legs define a plane, and the guide rod is set by the surgeon to a defined orientation with respect to this plane on the basis of preoperative studies. In use, two of the legs of the instrument are positioned by the surgeon at defined anatomical locations on the pelvis (e.g., a point in the region of the posterior/inferior acetabulum and a point on the anterior superior iliac spine). The third leg then lands on the pelvis at a point determined by the position of the first two points, as well as by the separations between the third leg and the other two legs. The position of the guide rod then defines with respect to the actual pelvis the direction for insertion of a prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen B. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10390846
    Abstract: A short main incision and portal incisions at portal positions strategically displaced from the main incision are provided in a patient's hip. One portal incision (acetabular portal) provides for a disposition of reamers in the patient's acetabulum to shape the acetabulum. A cannula is inserted through the portal incision to the acetabulum and the successive reamers of progressive size are inserted into the acetabulum through the main incision to progressively size and shape the acetabulum. An approximately hemispherical acetabular component is then disposed in the prepared acetabulum to provide for hip rotation relative to the femoral component. The other portal incision (femoral portal) provides for insertion into the patient's hip of a member for driving the femoral stem into a cavity in the patient's femur. The provision of the short main incision and the portal incision minimizes the patient's loss of blood, tissue trauma, length of operating time and patient recovery time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MicroPort Orthopedics Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Brad L. Penenberg
  • Patent number: 10390958
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc implant device (10) is arranged to be positioned with respect to at least one disc space that is respectively located between at least two adjacent vertebrae (e.g. C4 & C5). The device comprises a connector (12) that extends between and interconnects the at least two adjacent vertebrae. The device also comprises at least one pad (18) that is integrally formed with and from the same material as the connector to extend laterally therefrom. The at least one pad is configured for location with respect to a respective disc space between the at least two adjacent vertebrae. The material for the pad is continuous from side-to-side, from front-to-back and from a pad top surface to a pad bottom surface. A surgical procedure for deploying the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas Stafford Maclennan
  • Patent number: 10390866
    Abstract: A variable angle locking implant includes a bone plate having a lower surface, an upper surface, and at least one opening extending from the lower surface to the upper surface along an axis. The opening has a plurality of fins oriented along a plane. The axis is non-perpendicular to a tangent of a projection of the lower surface across the opening, the tangent defined at the intersection between the axis and the projected lower surface, and/or the plane is non-parallel to the tangent. The implant includes at least one fastener, and the plurality of fins are deflectable relative to a head portion of the fastener such that the fastener can be inserted and retained at any one of a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Charles R. Baker, Ryan Stevenson, Darin S. Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10383732
    Abstract: An implant, such as a cranial implant, for attachment to a defect in a bone structure having an edge is described. The implant comprises a direction of extension and a rim extending substantially perpendicular to the direction of extension of the implant. The rim is configured to be attached to the edge of the bone structure and comprises at least one mounting portion configured to accommodate a fastener such that at least a portion of the fastener is extendible in a direction extending away from the rim at an angle which is at most acute with respect to the direction of extension of the implant. The implant is configured such that upon placing the implant in the defect, the fastener is extendible into the edge of the bone defect in a controllable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS MAASTRICHT, UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
    Inventors: Maikel Michael Adrianus Beerens, Paul Frans Jozef Laeven, Jules Maria Nikolaas Poukens