Patents by Inventor Bernard Prandi

Bernard Prandi 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: 20200163777
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for assisting in the placement of a trapeziometacarpal prosthesis including a cup to be fixed in the trapezium of a patient and a stem to be fixed in the patient's first metacarpal. The device includes a first guide to be interposed between the trapezium and the first metacarpal, the first guide including a first body having a first surface to be positioned on the articular surface of the trapezium, the first surface congruent with the articular surface of the trapezium and a second surface to face the articular surface of the first metacarpal before resection, the second surface preferably being congruent with the articular surface of the first metacarpal so as to be positionable on the articular surface of the first metacarpal. The first guide also includes locating members carried by the first body and arranged to define resection lines for the first metacarpal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Bernard PRANDI, Christian ALTHEER, Julie MOTTET, Eric MAURICE, Joris DUERINCKX
  • Publication number: 20200107866
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method of arthrodesis or osteosyntheses of a first bone part and a second bone part, including the steps of positioning a first fixation zone of an implant in the first bone part and a second fixation zone of the implant in the second bone part, both the first and second zones made of shape-memory material and, prior to positioning the bone parts, are in an inner position; and while the first fixation zone is within the first bone part and the second fixation zone is within the second bone part, fixating the respective first and second fixation zones within the respective bone parts through shape-memory action at body temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Publication number: 20190328433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resorptive intramedullary implant between two bones or two bone fragments. The implant includes a single-piece body (1) having a generally elongate shape and having, at each end, areas for anchoring to the bone portions in question, characterized in that one of said areas (A1) has a cylindrical cross-section while the other area (A2) has a flat cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Marc Augoyard, Thomas Ledermann, Tristan Meusnier, Jacques Peyrot, Judith Fellmann
  • Publication number: 20190282281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the plane defined by the plate. The angled member or rib has a hole for engaging a screw and is located in the central part of the width, over a determined part of the length of the plate, so that the screw brings the two bone parts into a compressive position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Keith Wapner, Charles P. Wapner, Peter W. Wapner
  • Patent number: 10383671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resorptive intramedullary implant between two bones or two bone fragments. The implant includes a single-piece body (1) having a generally elongate shape and having, at each end, areas for anchoring to the bone portions in question, characterized in that one of said areas (A1) has a cylindrical cross-section while the other area (A2) has a flat cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Marc Augoyard, Thomas Ledermann, Tristan Meusnier, Jacques Peyrot, Judith Fellmann
  • Patent number: 10349988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the plane defined by the plate. The angled member or rib has a hole for engaging a screw and is located in the central part of the width, over a determined part of the length of the plate, so that the screw brings the two bone parts into a compressive position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Keith Wapner, Charles P. Wapner, Peter W. Wapner
  • Publication number: 20180303525
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a fixation device including a median zone, a first fixation zone including a base region extending from the median zone and an end region distant from the median zone, and including an expandable region in between the base region and the end region, the expandable region adapted to move between a closed position and an expanded position, wherein the first fixation zone is adapted to be positioned within a bone hole and, with the expandable region in the expanded position, the expandable region is positioned against bone surrounding the bone hole, and a second fixation zone including a base region extending from the median zone at a position different from the base region of the first fixation zone and an end region distant from the median zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Patent number: 10022167
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a fixation device including a median zone having a substantially triangular shape; a first fixation zone including first and second tabs that, in a separated configuration, extend away from each other from an end of the median zone, the first fixation zone having a first region adjacent the median zone and a second region adjacent the first region. Also, within the first region of the first fixation zone, an inner surface of each of the first and second tabs of the first fixation zone extends outwardly and proximally from the median zone to a first point to form an arch, and from the first point, the inner surface of each of the first and second tabs extends toward a second point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Publication number: 20180064474
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes an intramedullary osteosynthesis or arthrodesis implant including a central body, a first pair of legs extending from the central body to a pair of leg tips, and a second pair of legs extending from the central body, in a direction opposite the first pair of legs, to a pair of leg tips such that the central body, first pair of legs and second pair of legs are positioned alongside a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi, Philippe Bellemere, Marc Augoyard
  • Patent number: 9839453
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes an intramedullary osteosynthesis or arthrodesis implant including a central body, a first pair of legs extending from the central body to a pair of leg tips, and a second pair of legs extending from the central body, in a direction opposite the first pair of legs, to a pair of leg tips such that the central body, first pair of legs and second pair of legs are positioned alongside a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi, Philippe Bellemere, Marc Augoyard
  • Publication number: 20170027626
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a fixation device including a median zone having a substantially triangular shape; a first fixation zone including first and second tabs that, in a separated configuration, extend away from each other from an end of the median zone, the first fixation zone having a first region adjacent the median zone and a second region adjacent the first region. Also, within the first region of the first fixation zone, an inner surface of each of the first and second tabs of the first fixation zone extends outwardly and proximally from the median zone to a first point to form an arch, and from the first point, the inner surface of each of the first and second tabs extends toward a second point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Patent number: 9504504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-tapping and self-boring osteosynthesis screw for compressive orthopaedic surgery, characterised in that, in the bone engagement regions, at both the distal portion (A1a) and at the proximal portion (A2a), the sum of the angles defining the outer taper of the shank (f) and the taper of the crest line of the screw thread pitch (P) is higher than 45°, and in that the leading portion (i.e. the most distal one) of each thread includes a plurality of cutting edges (AR) obtained by stock removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Jean Lariviere, Mohammed R'Taimate
  • Patent number: 9492215
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method of arthrodeses or osteosyntheses of a first bone part and a second bone part, including the steps of positioning a first fixation zone of an implant in the first bone part and a second fixation zone of the implant in the second bone part, both the first and second zones made of shape-memory material and, prior to positioning the bone parts, are in an inner position; and while the first fixation zone is within the first bone part and the second fixation zone is within the second bone part, fixating the respective first and second fixation zones within the respective bone parts through shape-memory action at body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Publication number: 20160228164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the plane defined by the plate. The angled member or rib has a hole for engaging a screw and is located in the central part of the width, over a determined part of the length of the plate, so that the screw brings the two bone parts into a compressive position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Keith Wapner, Charles P. Wapner, Peter W. Wapner
  • Patent number: 9333013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the plane defined by the plate. The angled member or rib has a hole for engaging a screw and is located in the central part of the width, over a determined part of the length of the plate, so that the screw brings the two bone parts into a compressive position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Keith Wapner, Charles P. Wapner, Peter W. Wapner
  • Patent number: 9283007
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention is an implant suitable for implantation in bone, comprising a median zone extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end, the first end having a face extending generally perpendicular to the axis to form an abutment having a width; and a first fixation zone extending from the first end and the abutment, the first fixation zone including a pair of tabs formed of shape-memory material extending from a base portion of the tabs adjacent the abutment such that the abutment extends further from the axis in a radial direction than the base portion of the tabs, wherein the pair of tabs are separable from one another by shape-memory action at body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Augoyard, Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi
  • Publication number: 20160008045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resorptive intramedullary implant between two bones or two bone fragments. The implant includes a single-piece body (1) having a generally elongate shape and having, at each end, areas for anchoring to the bone portions in question, characterized in that one of said areas (A1) has a cylindrical cross-section while the other area (A2) has a flat cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Marc Augoyard, Thomas Ledermann, Tristan Meusnier, Jacques Peyrot, Judith Fellmann
  • Patent number: 9168074
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intramedullary implant for use between two bones or two bone fragments. The implant includes a single-piece body having a generally elongate shape and having, at each end, areas for anchoring to the bone portions in question, characterized in that one of said areas has a generally cylindrical shape while the other area has a flat cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: MEMOMETAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Marc Augoyard, Thomas Ledermann, Tristan Meusnier, Jacques Peyrot, Judith Fellmann
  • Patent number: 9161789
    Abstract: A method for fusing a joint, which includes the step of inserting a first anchoring zone of an arthrodesis device being in a first closed position into a first opening within a first bone. The first anchoring zone includes a first pair of legs. Each leg is capable of transitioning between the first closed position and a first open position for internally gripping the first opening. Also, included in the method is the step of inserting a second anchoring zone of the arthrodesis device being in a second closed position into a second opening within a second bone. The second anchoring zone includes a second pair of legs. Each leg is capable of transitioning between the second closed position and a second open position for internally gripping the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: MEMOMETAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Jacques Peyrot, Tristan Meusnier, Bernard Prandi, Philippe Bellemere, Marc Augoyard
  • Publication number: 20150265324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the plane defined by the plate. The angled member or rib has a hole for engaging a screw and is located in the central part of the width, over a determined part of the length of the plate, so that the screw brings the two bone parts into a compressive position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Keith Wapner, Charles P. Wapner, Peter W. Wapner