Patents by Inventor Barry Schnieders

Barry Schnieders 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: 20210059827
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument configured to assist a surgeon seat or engage a femoral component with a tibial bearing or other tibial component. The instrument may include a displacement device configured to displace the tibia and femur to permit the surgeon to position a femoral component for seating on a tibial bearing and/or a retaining mechanism configured to maintain the tibial bearing in rotational alignment with the femoral component while seating the femoral component on the tibial bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: THIAGO LOPES AMARAL, LAUREN A. FERRIS, LINDSAY L. GILSON, TRENT M. GLASSLEY, COLIN M. LANK, GARY M. LINDSAY, JEREMIAH M. LEWIS, AARON J. MATYAS, STEPHANIE A. RECKER, NATHAN C. REEDER, DAVID E. ROTTGER, PAUL B. SADE, BARRY A. SCHNIEDERS
  • Patent number: 8852188
    Abstract: A method for providing joint arthroplasty includes resecting an end portion of a long bone, preparing a central longitudinal opening in a medullary canal of the long bone, providing a prosthetic stem component, installing the prosthetic stem component into the opening in a medullary canal, providing a reamer including an opening for receiving the prosthetic stem component, positioning the reamer onto the prosthetic stem component with the opening of the reamer positioned at least partially over the prosthetic stem component, reaming a portion of the long bone with the reamer, removing the reamer, and installing a prosthetic body component onto the prosthetic stem component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Daniels, Barry A. Schnieders, Gabriel M. Surma, Jonathan E. Carr, Larry G. McCleary
  • Patent number: 8852189
    Abstract: A kit includes an orthopaedic implant stem, and a reamer assembly for reaming a proximal portion of a cavity, said reamer assembly cooperating with a proximal portion of the orthopaedic implant stem, said reamer assembly comprising, a sleeve defining an inner periphery, said sleeve configured to fit over the proximal portion of the orthopaedic implant stem, said sleeve defining an outer periphery, and a reamer including a body defining a cavity formed therein for receiving at least a portion of the outer periphery of said sleeve, a plurality of cutting edges extending outwardly from said body, said cutting edges adapted for cooperation with bone, and a stem extending from an end of the body, wherein the sleeve comprises a locking feature and the stem comprises a connection feature to removably secure the sleeve to the proximal portion of the orthopaedic implant stem when assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Daniels, Barry A. Schnieders, Gabriel M. Surma, Jonathan E. Carr, Larry G. McCleary
  • Patent number: 8597298
    Abstract: A reamer for reaming a proximal portion of a cavity for use in implanting a joint prosthesis is provided. The reamer is used for cooperation with a proximal portion of an orthopaedic implant component. The reamer includes a body defining a cavity formed therein for receiving at least a portion of the orthopaedic implant component. The reamer also includes a plurality of cutting edges extending outwardly from the body. The edges are adapted for cooperation with bone. The reamer also includes a stem extending from an end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Daniels, Jonathan E. Carr, Barry A. Schnieders, Larry G. McCleary, Gabriel M. Surma
  • Patent number: 8562609
    Abstract: A device for creating a cavity in a bone, said cavity having a cross-section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side, and contiguous with a pre-existing conical cavity, includes a shaft having a longitudinal axis and including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the proximal portion has a larger cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal axis than the corresponding cross section of the distal portion, and a broach non-rotationally supported by the shaft and having a first cutting side supported at the acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, wherein the distal portion of the shaft is formed to include witness marks which when registered with an indicator after advancing the shaft facilitate selection of an appropriately sized prosthesis component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Schnieders, Michael C. Jones, David W. Daniels
  • Patent number: 8163029
    Abstract: An acetabular shell for use in a hip prosthesis is provided. The shell includes a body having an inner periphery and a convex outer periphery and defining a cavity of the body. The outer periphery has a first portion defining a hemisphere and a second portion extending from the equator of the first portion in a converging direction. The second portion forms a rim opposed to the equator. The cavity is positioned within the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventors: Paul P. Lewis, Barry A. Schnieders
  • Publication number: 20100094295
    Abstract: A broaching system is disclosed for creating a cavity in a bone. The cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side. The cavity is contiguous with a pre-existing conical cavity in the bone. The apparatus comprises as shaft and a broach. The shaft has a longitudinal axis. The broach is mounted to the shaft and has a first cutting side mounted at the acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The first cutting side is formed to include teeth. The shaft and broach are configured so that when the longitudinal axis of the shaft is advanced into the bone along the axis of the bone, the teeth of the broach form the triangular cavity. A method for cutting a triangular cavity in bone is also described. The method comprises a providing a shaft step, an incising step and a cutting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Schnieders, Michael C. Jones, David W. Daniels
  • Patent number: 7632273
    Abstract: A broaching system is disclosed for creating a cavity in a bone such that the cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side and such that the cavity is contiguous with a pre-existing conical cavity in the bone. The apparatus comprises a shaft and a broach. The shaft has a longitudinal axis. The broach is mounted to the shaft and has a first cutting side mounted at the acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The first cutting side is formed to include teeth. The shaft and broach are configured so that when the longitudinal axis of the shaft is advanced into the bone along the axis of the bone, the teeth of the broach form the triangular cavity. A method for cutting a triangular cavity in bone is also described. The method comprises a providing a shaft step, an incising step and a cutting step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Schnieders, Michael C. Jones, David W. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20090005868
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant for securing to bone to form an articulating joint is provided. The implant is prepared by a process which includes the steps of preparing a porous surface on a component to form a prosthetic implant, placing the prosthetic implant including the porous surface in a fixture closely conforming to the porous surface of the implant and having an inlet and an opposed outlet, and directing a biological compound including stem cells into the inlet, through the porous surface of the implant and out of the outlet to form a prosthetic implant having a porous surface coated with a portion of the biological compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: RamaRao V. Gundlapalli, Dennis R. Cassell, JR., Barry A. Schnieders, Derek R. Edgar, Karuna Patil
  • Publication number: 20080161811
    Abstract: A reamer for reaming a proximal portion of a cavity for use in implanting a joint prosthesis is provided. The reamer is used for cooperation with a proximal portion of an orthopaedic implant component. The reamer includes a body defining a cavity formed therein for receiving at least a portion of the orthopaedic implant component. The reamer also includes a plurality of cutting edges extending outwardly from the body. The edges are adapted for cooperation with bone. The reamer also includes a stem extending from an end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: DePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Daniels, Jonathan E. Carr, Barry A. Schnieders, Larry G. McCleary, Gabriel M. Surma
  • Publication number: 20060004463
    Abstract: An acetabular shell for use in a hip prosthesis is provided. The shell includes a body having an inner periphery and a convex outer periphery and defining a cavity of the body. The outer periphery has a first portion defining a hemisphere and a second portion extending from the equator of the first portion in a converging direction. The second portion forms a rim opposed to the equator. The cavity is positioned within the rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Lewis, Barry Schnieders
  • Publication number: 20050288676
    Abstract: A broaching system is disclosed for creating a cavity in a bone. The cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side. The cavity is contiguous with a pre-existing conical cavity in the bone. The apparatus comprises as shaft and a broach. The shaft has a longitudinal axis. The broach is mounted to the shaft and has a first cutting side mounted at the acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. The first cutting side is formed to include teeth. The shaft and broach are configured so that when the longitudinal axis of the shaft is advanced into the bone along the axis of the bone, the teeth of the broach form the triangular cavity. A method for cutting a triangular cavity in bone is also described. The method comprises a providing a shaft step, an incising step and a cutting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Barry Schnieders, Michael Jones, David Daniels