Patents by Inventor Alfred S. Despres, III

Alfred S. Despres, III has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9161840
    Abstract: An improved body element for use in a modular prosthetic stem component of the sort comprising a body element and at least one other element, wherein the body element and the at least one other element are joined together by at least one modular connection, wherein the improved body element comprises an anterior wall and a posterior wall, at least one of the anterior wall and the posterior wall converging toward the other on the medial side of the body element and diverging away from the other on the lateral side of the body element, whereby the body element approximates a general wedge shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Consensus Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr., Alfred S. Despres, III
  • Patent number: 8303668
    Abstract: A prosthetic femoral stem component includes a body element, a neck element and a stem element. The body element, neck element and stem element are secured to one another with a modular connection, the modular connection having a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction. The engaged-fit junction is formed by interaction of first and second concentric walls, the first concentric wall being formed on a shaft of the neck element and the second concentric wall being formed along a portion of a sidewall defining an aperture extending through the body element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8167954
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implants with composite coatings to promote tissue in-growth and/or on-growth. An implant includes: a substrate; a structured surface formed on at least a portion of the substrate; and a biocompatible coating deposited on at least a fraction of the structured surface. The systems and methods provide advantages in that the implant has good biocompatibility while the biocompatible coating has good strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Consensus Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Eugene J. Elwood, Robert R. Aharonov, Peter Ehlers, Knut Andersen
  • Publication number: 20090254191
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implants with composite coatings to promote tissue in-growth and/or on-growth. An implant includes: a substrate; a structured surface formed on at least a portion of the substrate; and a biocompatible coating deposited on at least a fraction of the structured surface. The systems and methods provide advantages in that the implant has good biocompatibility while the biocompatible coating has good strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Eugene J. Elwood, Robert R. Aharonov, Peter Ehlers, Knut Andersen
  • Patent number: 7537408
    Abstract: An orthopedic component comprising a first element and a second element, with the first element and the second element being secured to one another with a modular connection, wherein the modular connection comprises a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7445640
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implants with composite coatings to promote tissue in-growth and/or on-growth. An implant includes: a substrate; a structured surface formed on at least a portion of the substrate; and a biocompatible coating deposited on at least a fraction of the structured surface. The systems and methods provide advantages in that the implant has good biocompatibility while the biocompatible coating has good strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hayes Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Eugene J. Elwood, Robert R. Aharonov, Peter Ehlers, Knut Andersen
  • Patent number: 7255702
    Abstract: A bone milling instrument is disclosed for creating a shaped cavity from an initial cavity in a bone, the bone milling instrument comprising a reference frame, a centering member at the distal end of the reference frame, a registration surface for engaging a portion of the initial cavity, and an attachment site provided proximally of the registration surface, a guidance support member, an attachment mechanism at the first end of the guidance support member, and a constrained pathway extending between the ends of the guidance support member; a shuttle having a first connection element configured for positionably attaching the shuttle to the guidance support member, and a second connection element configured to provide a rotational coupler; and a cutting device having a cutting portion configured at a distal end thereof, and an attachment portion provided at a proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventors: Michael A. Serra, Shaun B. Hanson, Alfred S. Despres, III
  • Patent number: 7125193
    Abstract: An orthopedic component comprising a first element and a second element, with the first element and the second element being secured to one another with a modular connection, wherein the modular connection comprises a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Depuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7105030
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implants with composite coatings to promote tissue in-growth and/or on-growth. An implant includes: a substrate; a structured surface formed on at least a portion of the substrate; and a biocompatible coating deposited on at least a fraction of the structured surface. The systems and methods provide advantages in that the implant has good biocompatibility while the biocompatible coating has good strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hayes Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Eugene J. Elwood, Robert R. Aharonov, Peter Ehlers, Knut Andersen
  • Patent number: 7097664
    Abstract: A prosthetic femoral stem component comprising a body element, a neck element and a stem element, with the body element, neck element and stem element being secured to one another with a modular connection, wherein the modular connection comprises a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Depuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6843806
    Abstract: An improved body element for use in a modular prosthetic stem component of the sort comprising a body element and at least one other element, wherein the body element and the at least one other element are joined together by at least one modular connection, wherein the improved body element comprises an anterior wall and a posterior wall, at least one of the anterior wall and the posterior wall converging toward the other on the medial side of the body element and diverging away from the other on the lateral side of the body element, whereby the body element approximates a general wedge shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr., Alfred S. Despres, III
  • Patent number: 6682568
    Abstract: A prosthetic femoral stem component comprising a body element, a neck element and a stem element, with the body element, neck element and stem element being secured to one another with a modular connection, wherein the modular connection comprises a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6669728
    Abstract: An orthopedic component comprising a first element and a second element, with the first element and the second element being secured to one another with a modular connection, wherein the modular connection comprises a taper junction and an engaged-fit junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Depuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Daniel E. E. Hayes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6261322
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implants with composite coatings to promote tissue in-growth and/or on-growth. An implant includes: a substrate; a structured surface formed on at least a portion of the substrate; and a biocompatible coating deposited on at least a fraction of the structured surface. The systems and methods provide advantages in that the implant has good biocompatibility while the biocompatible coating has good strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Hayes Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred S. Despres, III, Eugene J. Elwood, Robert R. Aharonov, Peter Ehlers, Knut Andersen