Patents by Inventor Andrea Suarez

Andrea Suarez 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).

  • Publication number: 20200214751
    Abstract: A bone plate including a main bone plate body having two opposing curved sections adapted for a clavicle; a bendable waist portion narrower than the main body of the bone plate; and a node at each end of the main body connected to the main body by a bridge portion which is narrower than the main body, wherein the bridge includes a cut-out relief portion on a bottom side of the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Alejandro Perez
  • Patent number: 10548649
    Abstract: A bone plate including a main bone plate body having two opposing curved sections adapted for a clavicle; a bendable waist portion narrower than the main body of the bone plate; and a node at each end of the main body connected to the main body by a bridge portion which is narrower than the main body, wherein the bridge includes a cut-out relief portion on a bottom side of the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A Kortenbach, Alejandro Perez
  • Patent number: 9987061
    Abstract: A plate is provided with feet located laterally of adjacent compression screw holes and absent from about threaded locking holes so as to suspend the plate segment having the threaded locking holes from over the bone. This forces a minimum gap between the threaded holes and the bone, and allows the plate thereat to deflect under loads that can be practically delivered by the locking screws. By allowing the plate to deflect, the threads on the head of the locking screw can be aligned, or timed, with the threads of the threaded plate hole to reduce the required torque to insert the locking screw into the locking hole and the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Jr., Jose Luis Francese, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez
  • Publication number: 20180071025
    Abstract: A template for orthopaedic bone implants formed from bio-compatible steel using photo chemical machining and etching. The template is processed on both faces to form right and left guides for implant fasteners and length indicators. Indicia are etched on opposite faces so that it does not overlie one another and presents sufficient contrast to be observed in an x-ray. The manufacturing cost is sufficiently low that the template may be provided in a single use form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A. Kortenbach
  • Publication number: 20160310185
    Abstract: A bone plate including a main bone plate body having two opposing curved sections adapted for a clavicle; a bendable waist portion narrower than the main body of the bone plate; and a node at each end of the main body connected to the main body by a bridge portion which is narrower than the main body, wherein the bridge includes a cut-out relief portion on a bottom side of the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Alejandro Perez
  • Patent number: 9474558
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw system includes a screw with a locking head that can both lockingly engage in a fixed angle threaded screw hole to secure a plate to a bone without compression, and non-lockingly engage at a compression screw hole to provide compression between the plate and the bone. The structure of the system is particularly well adapted to plates and screw of small dimensions, such as screws smaller than 3.5 mm and is capable of providing high compressive force, on the order of 120 lbs of axial load, without significant plastic deformation between the screw and plate. Further, the screw holes are structured for arrangement in tight clusters on the bone plate, thereby facilitating a compact design on the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Jr., Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez
  • Publication number: 20150216611
    Abstract: A template for orthopaedic bone implants formed from bio-compatible steel using photo chemical machining and etching. The template is processed on both faces to form right and left guides for implant fasteners and length indicators. Indicia are etched on opposite faces so that it does not overlie one another and presents sufficient contrast to be observed in an x-ray. The manufacturing cost is sufficiently low that the template may be provided in a single use form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen Kortenbach
  • Publication number: 20150209091
    Abstract: A plate is provided with feet located laterally of adjacent compression screw holes and absent from about threaded locking holes so as to suspend the plate segment having the threaded locking holes from over the bone. This forces a minimum gap between the threaded holes and the bone, and allows the plate thereat to deflect under loads that can be practically delivered by the locking screws. By allowing the plate to deflect, the threads on the head of the locking screw can be aligned, or timed, with the threads of the threaded plate hole to reduce the required torque to insert the locking screw into the locking hole and the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, JR., Jose Luis Francese, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez
  • Publication number: 20140031879
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw system includes a screw with a locking head that can both lockingly engage in a fixed angle threaded screw hole to secure a plate to a bone without compression, and non-lockingly engage at a compression screw hole to provide compression between the plate and the bone. The structure of the system is particularly well adapted to plates and screw of small dimensions, such as screws smaller than 3.5 mm and is capable of providing high compressive force, on the order of 120 lbs of axial load, without significant plastic deformation between the screw and plate. Further, the screw holes are structured for arrangement in tight clusters on the bone plate, thereby facilitating a compact design on the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Jr., Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez
  • Patent number: 8632574
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw system includes a screw with a locking head that can both lockingly engage in a fixed angle threaded screw hole to secure a plate to a bone without compression, and non-lockingly engage at a compression screw hole to provide compression between the plate and the bone. The structure of the system is particularly well adapted to plates and screw of small dimensions, such as screws smaller than 3.5 mm and is capable of providing high compressive force, on the order of 120 lbs of axial load, without significant plastic deformation between the screw and plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Juergen A. Kortenbach, Robert Sixto, Jr., Andrea Suarez
  • Publication number: 20130150901
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw system includes a screw with a locking head that can both lockingly engage in a fixed angle threaded screw hole to secure a plate to a bone without compression, and non-lockingly engage at a compression screw hole to provide compression between the plate and the bone. The structure of the system is particularly well adapted to plates and screw of small dimensions, such as screws smaller than 3.5 mm and is capable of providing high compressive force, on the order of 120 lbs of axial load, without significant plastic deformation between the screw and plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Juergen A. Kortenbach, Robert Sixto, JR., Andrea Suarez