Patents by Inventor Austin W. Mutchler

Austin W. Mutchler 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: 11160661
    Abstract: This shoulder prosthesis glenoid component (2) has on one of its faces an articulation surface (SA) adapted to cooperate with a humeral head and having, on an opposite face (SG) adapted to be immobilized on the glenoid cavity (G) of a shoulder, a keel (4) for anchoring it in the glenoid cavity (G). This keel (4) comprises a body (5) that extends from the opposite face (SG). The keel (4) comprises at least one fin (6) projecting from the body (5) 2 which runs over at least a part of the perimeter of the body (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TORNIER SAS
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, Lucile Ferrand, Yves-Alain Ratron, Jeffrey M. Ondrla, Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric Deransart
  • Patent number: 10524922
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20190076261
    Abstract: This shoulder prosthesis glenoid component (2) has on one of its faces an articulation surface (SA) adapted to cooperate with a humeral head and having, on an opposite face (SG) adapted to be immobilized on the glenoid cavity (G) of a shoulder, a keel (4) for anchoring it in the glenoid cavity (G). This keel (4) comprises a body (5) that extends from the opposite face (SG). The keel (4) comprises at least one fin (6) projecting from the body (5) 2 which runs over at least a part of the perimeter of the body (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Austin W. MUTCHLER, Lucile FERRAND, Yves-Alain RATRON, Jeffrey M. ONDRLA, Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric DERANSART
  • Publication number: 20170095340
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 9545311
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20140188233
    Abstract: A humeral head augment device in use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain transitional movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when the humeral head augment device is positioned within the shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device also includes a coupling mechanism designed to lock the humeral head augment device to either the stem or the humeral head, thereby ensuring proper operational positioning of the device within the shoulder prosthesis and allowing the implanted shoulder prosthesis to function in a patient suffering from rotator cuff arthropathy. A shoulder prosthesis using a humeral head augment device, a method tor assembling a shoulder prosthesis and method for using a humeral head augment device in a shoulder prosthesis are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Austin W. MUTCHLER, R. Sean CHURCHILL
  • Patent number: 8689425
    Abstract: A humeral head augment device for use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain translational movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when the humeral head augment device is positioned within the shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device also includes a coupling mechanism designed to lock the humeral head augment device to either the stem or the humeral head, thereby ensuring proper operational positioning of the device within the shoulder prosthesis and allowing the implanted shoulder prosthesis to function in a patient suffering from rotator cuff arthropathy. A shoulder prosthesis using a humeral head augment device, a method for assembling a shoulder prosthesis and method for using a humeral head augment device in a shoulder prosthesis are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20130144393
    Abstract: This shoulder prosthesis glenoid component (2) has on one of its faces an articulation surface (SA) adapted to cooperate with a humeral head and having, on an opposite face (SG) adapted to be immobilized on the glenoid cavity (G) of a shoulder, a keel (4) for anchoring it in the glenoid cavity (G). This keel (4) comprises a body (5) that extends from the opposite face (SG). The keel (4) comprises at least one fin (6) projecting from the body (5) which runs over at least a part of the perimeter of the body (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, Lucile Ferrand, Yves-Alain Ratron, Jeffrey M. Ondrla, Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric Deransart
  • Publication number: 20120290098
    Abstract: A humeral head augment device for use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain translational movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when the humeral head augment device is positioned within the shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device also includes a coupling mechanism designed to lock the humeral head augment device to either the stem or the humeral head, thereby ensuring proper operational positioning of the device within the shoulder prosthesis and allowing the implanted shoulder prosthesis to function in a patient suffering from rotator cuff arthropathy. A shoulder prosthesis using a humeral head augment device, a method for assembling a shoulder prosthesis and method for using a humeral head augment device in a shoulder prosthesis are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 8231684
    Abstract: A humeral head augment device for use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain translational movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when the humeral head augment device is positioned within the shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device also includes a coupling mechanism designed to lock the humeral head augment device to either the stem or the humeral head, thereby ensuring proper operational positioning of the device within the shoulder prosthesis and allowing the implanted shoulder prosthesis to function in a patient suffering from rotator cuff arthropathy. A shoulder prosthesis using a humeral head augment device, a method for assembling a shoulder prosthesis and method for using a humeral head augment device in a shoulder prosthesis are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20110125155
    Abstract: Provided is a method and device for shaping a greater tuberosity of a humerus in preparing for receiving a prosthetic humeral head. The device shaves bone from the greater tuberosity such that the greater tuberosity is not resected or completely removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, Matthew J. Purdy, Robert Courtney, JR.
  • Patent number: 7947043
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail for use with a first fastener and a second fastener for use in orthopaedic surgery is provided. The nail includes a body defining a longitudinal axis of the body. The body defines an aperture through the body. The aperture has a first portion for cooperation with the first fastener to provide dynamic fixation and a second portion for cooperation with the fastener nail to provide static fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Depuy Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Austin W. Mutchler
  • Publication number: 20110082557
    Abstract: A humeral head augment device for use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain translational movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when the humeral head augment device is positioned within the shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device also includes a coupling mechanism designed to lock the humeral head augment device to either the stem or the humeral head, thereby ensuring proper operational positioning of the device within the shoulder prosthesis and allowing the implanted shoulder prosthesis to function in a patient suffering from rotator cuff arthropathy. A shoulder prosthesis using a humeral head augment device, a method for assembling a shoulder prosthesis and method for using a humeral head augment device in a shoulder prosthesis are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20100228352
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Tomier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20090299375
    Abstract: An instrumentation or targeting guide for use with an orthopedic device, such as an intramedullary nail, for example. The guide includes a guide body having a handle portion and a barrel portion. An intramedullary nail is fixedly securable to the barrel portion via a locking bolt. The barrel portion includes at least one canal configured to receive a catheter, the canal aligned with a corresponding canal in the intramedullary nail. In use, a catheter may be inserted over a guide wire and through both the canal in the barrel portion of the guide body and through the corresponding canal in the intramedullary nail prior to insertion of the intramedullary nail into the intramedullary canal of a long bone. In this manner, the placement of the catheter for delivery of medications within in the intramedullary canal of the long bone is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Austin W. Mutchler
  • Publication number: 20080234829
    Abstract: A humeral head augment device for use in a modular shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device has an external bearing surface with at least one surface portion that includes a radius of curvature. The radius of curvature is configured to constrain translational movement of the implanted shoulder prosthesis when the humeral head augment device is positioned within the shoulder prosthesis. The humeral head augment device also includes a coupling mechanism designed to lock the humeral head augment device to either the stem or the humeral head, thereby ensuring proper operational positioning of the device within the shoulder prosthesis and allowing the implanted shoulder prosthesis to function in a patient suffering from rotator cuff arthropathy. A shoulder prosthesis using a humeral head augment device, a method for assembling a shoulder prosthesis and method for using a humeral head augment device in a shoulder prosthesis are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: DVO EXTREMITY SOLUTIONS, LLC.
    Inventors: Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 6699290
    Abstract: A modular elbow prosthesis includes a humeral and ulnar components and three bearing components. The ulnar component includes a stem and a body including a slot. Two of the three bearing components include flanges that mate with the slot of the ulnar component. The humeral component includes a stem and two arms extending from one end of the stem. An opening is formed in each arm and in two of the three bearing components. The modular elbow may be used in an unconstrained mode by attaching one bearing component to the ulnar component and the other to the humeral component by inserting a pin through the openings in the arms and the bearing component. The two bearing components are then placed adjacent each other such that they articulate about their bearing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, D. Steven Block, Austin W. Mutchler
  • Patent number: D685474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin W. Mutchler, Jeffrey M. Ondrla
  • Patent number: D745678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Austin W. Mutchler, Jeffrey M. Ondrla
  • Patent number: D840539
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Austin W. Mutchler, Jeffrey M. Ondrla