Patents by Inventor Aurelien Bruneau

Aurelien Bruneau 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: 10835345
    Abstract: An end effector coupler for a surgical arm can include a body, a proximal coupler, and a tool lock. The tool lock can releasably retain a tool stem to the end effector coupler. The tool lock can include a keyed opening, a pin bore, a pin disposed in the bin bore, a biasing element located in the pin bore, and a pin release including an actuator, the pin release operable to retract the pin into to the body to disengage the pin from the tool stem allowing release of the tool stem from the keyed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Max Holland Billard, Ryan Luby, Shawn Robinson, Benjamin Witten, Zachary Frank, Aurelien Bruneau, Catherine Boniface, Saddy Garcia, Robert Carlton, Ralph Paul, Demetrius Siachames, Jeffrey Schlosser
  • Patent number: 10792124
    Abstract: An end effector coupler for a surgical arm can include a body, a proximal coupler, and a tool lock. The tool lock can releasably retain a tool stem to the end effector coupler. The tool lock can include a keyed opening, a pin bore, a pin disposed in the bin bore, a biasing element located in the pin bore, and a pin release including an actuator, the pin release operable to retract the pin into to the body to disengage the pin from the tool stem allowing release of the tool stem from the keyed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Max Holland Billard, Ryan Luby, Shawn Robinson, Benjamin Witten, Zachary Frank, Aurelien Bruneau, Catherine Boniface, Saddy Garcia, Robert Carlton, Ralph Paul, Demetrius Siachames, Jeffrey Schlosser
  • Patent number: 10772704
    Abstract: An end effector coupler for a surgical arm can include an end effector body, a proximal coupler, and a tool lock. The tool lock can releasably retain a tool stem to the end effector coupler. The tool lock can include a keyed opening, a pin bore, a pin disposed in the bin bore, a biasing element located in the pin bore, and a pin release including an actuator, the pin release operable to retract the pin into to the end effector body to disengage the pin from the tool stem allowing release of the tool stem from the keyed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy Garcia, Ryan Luby, Shawn Robinson, Benjamin Witten, Max Holland Billard, Nicolai Ussin, Catherine Boniface, Aurelien Bruneau, Robert Carlton, Ralph Paul, Demetrius Siachames, Jeffrey Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20190274777
    Abstract: An end effector coupler for a surgical arm can include an end effector body, a proximal coupler, and a tool lock. The tool lock can releasably retain a tool stem to the end effector coupler. The tool lock can include a keyed opening, a pin bore, a pin disposed in the bin bore, a biasing element located in the pin bore, and a pin release including an actuator, the pin release operable to retract the pin into to the end effector body to disengage the pin from the tool stem allowing release of the tool stem from the keyed opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Saddy Garcia, Ryan Luby, Shawn Robinson, Benjamin Witten, Max Holland Billard, Nicolai Ussin, Catherine Boniface, Aurelien Bruneau, Robert Carlton, Ralph Paul, Demetrius Siachames
  • Publication number: 20190274778
    Abstract: An end effector coupler for a surgical arm can include a body, a proximal coupler, and a tool lock. The tool lock can releasably retain a tool stem to the end effector coupler. The tool lock can include a keyed opening, a pin bore, a pin disposed in the bin bore, a biasing element located in the pin bore, and a pin release including an actuator, the pin release operable to retract the pin into to the body to disengage the pin from the tool stem allowing release of the tool stem from the keyed opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Max Holland Billard, Ryan Luby, Shawn Robinson, Benjamin Witten, Zachary Frank, Aurelien Bruneau, Catherine Boniface, Saddy Garcia, Robert Carlton, Ralph Paul, Demetrius Siachames
  • Patent number: 10010359
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a band, a locking terminal, and a tensioning device. The band may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The locking terminal may fixedly engage a first portion of the band and selectively fixedly engage a second portion of the band. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded rod. The threaded rod may be received in the body and may engage the band such that movement of the threaded rod relative to the body moves the second portion of the band relative to the first portion of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Ryan N. Luby, Bryan Wilcox, Scott Sidwell, Aurelien Bruneau, Sam Sink, Rachel Hale, Benjamin Witten
  • Patent number: 9801672
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a bracket, a band and a tensioning device. The bracket may include a first portion adapted to engage the first bone portion and a second portion adapted to engage the second bone portion. The band may engage the bracket and may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded member. The threaded member may be received in the body and may engage the band such that rotation of the threaded member relative to the body moves a first end of the band relative to a second end of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy Garcia, Ryan Luby, Bryan Wilcox, Aurelien Bruneau, Scott Sidwell
  • Publication number: 20170086894
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a bracket, a band and a tensioning device. The bracket may include a first portion adapted to engage the first bone portion and a second portion adapted to engage the second bone portion. The band may engage the bracket and may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded member. The threaded member may be received in the body and may engage the band such that rotation of the threaded member relative to the body moves a first end of the band relative to a second end of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Saddy Garcia, Ryan Luby, Bryan Wilcox, Aurelien Bruneau, Scott Sidwell
  • Patent number: 9358054
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a bracket, a band and a tensioning device. The bracket may include a first portion adapted to engage the first bone portion and a second portion adapted to engage the second bone portion. The band may engage the bracket and may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded member. The threaded member may be received in the body and may engage the band such that rotation of the threaded member relative to the body moves a first end of the band relative to a second end of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet Microfixation, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Ryan N. Luby, Bryan Wilcox, Pere Ventura, Aurelien Bruneau, Jacob Mayworth, James Licht, Sam Sink, Kerwin Suarez, John Bekanich, Manoj Jain, Kristi Murphy, Joe Gumino, Juan Rolon, Abs Mitra, Max Billard, Vincenzo Sicari
  • Publication number: 20150045794
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a bracket, a band and a tensioning device. The bracket may include a first portion adapted to engage the first bone portion and a second portion adapted to engage the second bone portion. The band may engage the bracket and may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded member. The threaded member may be received in the body and may engage the band such that rotation of the threaded member relative to the body moves a first end of the band relative to a second end of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Saddy R. GARCIA, Ryan N. LUBY, Bryan WILCOX, Pere VENTURA, Aurelien BRUNEAU, Jacob MAYWORTH, James LICHT, Sam SINK, Kerwin SUAREZ, John BEKANICH, Manoj JAIN, Kristi MURPHY, Joe GUMINO, Juan ROLON, Abs MITRA, Max BILLARD, Vincenzo SICARI
  • Publication number: 20150038969
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a band, a locking terminal, and a tensioning device. The band may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The locking terminal may fixedly engage a first portion of the band and selectively fixedly engage a second portion of the band. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded rod. The threaded rod may be received in the body and may engage the band such that movement of the threaded rod relative to the body moves the second portion of the band relative to the first portion of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Saddy R. GARCIA, Ryan N. LUBY, Bryan WILCOX, Scott SIDWELL, Aurelien BRUNEAU, Sam SINK, Rachel HALE, Benjamin WITTEN
  • Patent number: 8840646
    Abstract: Devices and methods for replacing one or more spinous processes of a patient include a replacement body with a lamina portion positionable anteriorly toward the spinal canal along with a spinous process portion extending posteriorly from the lamina portion to replace a removed spinous process. Connecting elements extend from opposite sides of the body for connection to the vertebral body with anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Marlece Vittur, Aurelien Bruneau, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140194932
    Abstract: A spinal rod having first and second end members. The end members may be flexible or rigid. An expandable intermediate section is positioned between the first and second end members. The intermediate section may be axially expandable upon the introduction of a substance into a port that may be located in either of the first and second end members or the intermediate section. The intermediate section may be expandable between a first size, where the first and second end members are spaced a first distance apart, and a second enlarged size, where the first and second end members are spaced a second greater distance apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Eric C. Lange, Randall N. Allard, Kent M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8728125
    Abstract: A spinal rod having first and second end members. The end members may be flexible or rigid. An expandable intermediate section is positioned between the first and second end members. The intermediate section may be axially expandable upon the introduction of a substance into a port that may be located in either of the first and second end members or the intermediate section. The intermediate section may be expandable between a first size, where the first and second end members are spaced a first distance apart, and a second enlarged size, where the first and second end members are spaced a second greater distance apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Eric C. Lange, Randall N. Allard, Kent M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8690919
    Abstract: A surgical spacer comprising first and second hollow support members, a flexible container, and a compressible material disposed in the container is disclosed. The first and second support members each have an exterior and an interior cavity. The exteriors of the first and second support members are affixed together and the interior cavities of the first and second support members are connected via a connecting opening. The container is disposed in the interior cavities and extends through the connecting opening. In addition, the container is substantially impermeable to the compressible material. The first and second support members are more rigid than the flexible container. A combination of the first and second support members controls the shape of the flexible container, with the compressible material disposed therein, in response to a compressive load applied to an exterior of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C Lange, Hai H Trieu, Kent M Anderson, Randall L Allard, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Patent number: 8425601
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods and devices that provide for asymmetrical movement of vertebral members. In one embodiment, first and second anchors connect the rod to the vertebral members. The rod may be fixedly connected to the first anchor, and movably connected to the second anchor. A limiting device may be positioned on one or both sides of the second anchor. The limiting device or devices control an extent of movement between the rod and the second anchor during vertebral motion. In one embodiment, the device controls an amount of flexion and extension of the vertebral members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas A. Carls, Eric C. Lange, John Durward Pond, Jr., Kent M. Anderson, Henry Keith Bonin, Jr., Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Patent number: 8425561
    Abstract: An interspinous process brace is disclosed and can include a superior component and an inferior component. The superior component can include a superior spinous process bracket that can engage a superior spinous process. The inferior component can include an inferior spinous process bracket that can engage an inferior spinous process. Further, the interspinous process brace can be moved between a bent configuration and a straight configuration. In the bent configuration, an overall height of the interspinous process brace can be minimized to facilitate installation between the superior spinous process and the inferior spinous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy K. Lim, Thomas A. Carls, Aurelien Bruneau, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson, Hai H. Trieu
  • Patent number: 8357181
    Abstract: A prosthetic device and a method of implanting same between two vertebrae of a vertebral column to stabilize the column, according to which each vertebrae is engaged by a spacer, and the spacers are connected to permit relative movement between the spacers so that the distance between the spacers can vary to conform with the distance between the vertebrae and accommodate bending movements of the vertebral column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Jonathan Dewey, Kent M. Anderson, Thomas Carls, Fred J. Molz, IV, Matthew M. Morrison, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Patent number: 8348978
    Abstract: An implant is disclosed and can include a body and a plurality of pellets disposed within the body. The implant can be moved between an unmolded, relaxed configuration wherein the body is not conformed to a bone and a molded, relaxed configuration wherein the body is at least partially conformed to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai H. Trieu, Thomas Carls, Roy Lim, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Patent number: 8348977
    Abstract: Devices and methods for attaching a support to the sacrum. One device may include first and second anchors that mount to the sacrum, and first and second lateral extensions coupled to the anchors to secure the device to the sacrum. A bearing face having a width is positioned between the lateral extensions. The face may have a height in an anterior-posterior direction greater than the spinous process of the sacrum. Further, the bearing face may be oriented in a superior direction when the device is mounted to the sacrum. An implant may be supported by the device to space the sacrum and L5 vertebra. The implant may be an interspinous device and positioned between the L5 spinous process and the bearing face. The implant is supported at least in part by the bearing face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas A. Carls, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson, Jean Taylor