Patents by Inventor Bernd Robioneck

Bernd Robioneck 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: 20190314088
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for intraoperative on-demand implant customization in a surgical setting. An apparatus may include a storage portion, an implant customization portion and an interface. The storage portion may house implant blanks and implant accessories. The implant customization portion may customize the implant blanks. The interface may be configured to receive implant customization information and utilize the same to intraoperatively manipulate the implant blank to a patient-specific implant within a sterile environment. A method to customize an implant in a surgical care environment may include the steps of obtaining information related to the implant location, selecting an implant blank based on the information, and customizing the implant blank in a surgical care setting with a customization apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jakob Kemper, Bernd Robioneck, Manoj Kumar Singh, Peter Sterrantino
  • Patent number: 7147643
    Abstract: An implantation system for a locking nail has an aiming device, wherein the locking nail is formed for detachable attachment to the aiming device at the one end thereof. The nail has two locking holes on the other end and has an exterior feature such as a groove connecting the locking holes which groove is parallel to the axis, or indentations or elevations running in the perimeter direction in the region of the locking holes. The aiming device has a rigid aiming arm with a free end portion having three aiming bores arranged in a plane generally parallel to the axis. The outer two of the aiming bores are located at a distance from each other which corresponds to the distance of the distal locking holes of the locking nail. The system further has a connecting piece universally movable on the aiming arm. The connecting piece has an accommodation aperture for selective detachable attachment to a rod-like nail adapter which, on its part, has a coupling for detachable attachment of the locking nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Robioneck, George Anastopoulos, Christian Lutz
  • Publication number: 20060155289
    Abstract: A device for reaming of a bone cavity or a channel of a hollow bone has an elongated, hollow shaft, a first end of which is adapted to be mounted to a rotary drive means in an angularly stable fashion. The device has a spindle, which is borne rotatably within the shaft and has a first end which extends to the mounting-end of the shaft and a second end which extends beyond the other end of the shaft. The first end of spindle is adapted for a rotary connection to a drive spindle of the rotary device means. A flexible, elongated member is provided which is, at its first end, laterally connectable to the second end of spindle, and a profile member made of a hard material located at the other end of the flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Applicant: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Windhager, Ronald Prager, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 7060070
    Abstract: A locking nail for treating fractures of tubular bones has two parallel cross-bores that are axially spaced apart provided on the distal end of said nail and optionally at least one additional cross-bore is provided on the proximal end thereof for receiving bone screws. The nail includes a groove which is parallel to a longitudinal axis of the nail is formed into the outer side of the nail. The groove extends into the distal bores on both sides and merges into the bore. The longitudinal axis of the groove intersects the axis of each cross-bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventors: George Anastopoulos, Paul Bernd Robioneck
  • Publication number: 20040039393
    Abstract: An implantation system for a locking nail has an aiming device, wherein the locking nail is formed for detachable attachment to the aiming device at the one end thereof. The nail has two locking holes on the other end and has an exterior feature such as a groove connecting the locking holes which groove is parallel to the axis, or indentations or elevations running in the perimeter direction in the region of the locking holes. The aiming device has a rigid aiming arm with a free end portion having three aiming bores arranged in a plane generally parallel to the axis. The outer two of the aiming bores are located at a distance from each other which corresponds to the distance of the distal locking holes of the locking nail. The system further has a connecting piece universally movable on the aiming arm. The connecting piece has an accommodation aperture for selective detachable attachment to a rod-like nail adapter which, on its part, has a coupling for detachable attachment of the locking nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Robioneck, George Anastopoulos, Christian Lutz
  • Patent number: 6579294
    Abstract: A locking nail includes a shank, at least one cross-bore close to one end and at least one cross-bore close to the other end. The cross-bores for receiving a bone screw each. An additional cross-bore located at one end of the nail is of an elongate shape in the longitudinal direction of the nail. A female thread is formed in a hollow-designed shank portion having the elongate cross-bore. A locking member with a male-threaded portion which is adapted to be screwed into the female thread in the hollow portion and interact with the bone screw in the elongate cross-bore in order to displace it transversely to its longitudinal axis in the cross-bore. A second cross-bore is provided for a bone screw between the elongate cross-bore and the adjacent end of the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Robioneck
  • Publication number: 20020072748
    Abstract: A locking nail includes a shank, at least one cross-bore close to one end and at least one cross-bore close to the other end. The cross-bores for receiving a bone screw each. An additional cross-bore located at one end of the nail is of an elongate shape in the longitudinal direction of the nail. A female thread is formed in a hollow-designed shank portion having the elongate cross-bore. A locking member with a male-threaded portion which is adapted to be screwed into the female thread in the hollow portion and interact with the bone screw in the elongate cross-bore in order to displace it transversely to its longitudinal axis in the cross-bore. A second cross-bore is provided for a bone screw between the elongate cross-bore and the adjacent end of the shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 6296647
    Abstract: An instrument for the positioning of an implant into the human spine, as a replacement for one or more diseased vertebra bodies has vertebra body plates attachable to the healthy vertebra bodies. Distraction rods are provided which at one end are attachable to a vertebra body plate. Two U-shaped parts having limbs which telescopically cooperate and form a tubular housing around the attached distraction rods. The U-shaped parts comprise inner sections which are supported on the distraction rods. A distraction instrument which is connectable to the other ends of the distraction rods is used for exerting a force onto the rods transversely to their longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Robioneck, Christian Lutz, Reinhard Windhager, Rainer Kotz, Richard Vlasak, Paul Wuisman
  • Patent number: 6193755
    Abstract: A spinal cage assembly has an inner sleeve-shaped tubular body which telescopes into or through an outer tubular sleeve-shaped body from either a first or second end thereof. Each inner and outer sleeve is made of one-piece construction made of a physiologically compatible metal. Both sleeve-shaped bodies have multiple holes therein and can be secured at different heights relative to one another. At least one of the sleeve-shaped bodies has two edges which form a different angle of between about 3° and about 6° with respect to the transverse axis of the sleeve-shaped bodies. An edge having a different angle is exposed depending on which end of the inner body is inserted into or through the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 6106557
    Abstract: A reconstruction system for vertebra, with at least one annular middle body and two annular end bodies. The end surfaces of the middle body and of the end bodies are formed such that the bodies may be stacked over one another and one end surface of the end bodies comprises a receiving section. The system includes two approximately right-angled vertebra body plates having a pair of limbs. One limb is formed such that in a direction perpendicular to the axis of an end body, it is insertable into the receiving section in a manner such that the one limb is prevented from moving away from the end body in the direction of the axis. The other limb comprises at least one bore for a bone screw and at least one threaded bore. A connection plate is provided, which at the ends comprises openings for connection to the other limb of each vertebra body plate via a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Robioneck, Richard G. Vlasak, Rainer Kotz, Reinhard Windhager, Paul Wuisman
  • Patent number: 6096039
    Abstract: A means for the interconnection of two spaced elongated rods of a human spine implant, comprising a hook having a mouth and being adapted to partially grip around a first elongated rod, a transverse bar connected to the hook and gripping means adapted to be connected to the second elongated rod and to be attached to the transverse bar, whereby transverse bar and hook arm interconnected through a joint, the joint having joint portions which are adapted to be pivoted between a release position and a locking position, in that further locking means are provided which inhibit a pivoting of the joint portions of the hook to the release position and in that the joint portion connected to the transverse bar is structured such that in the release position the hook with its mouth can be freely placed onto the elongated rod while in the locking position the rod is locked within the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Stoltenberg, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 6074391
    Abstract: A receiving part for a retaining component of a vertebral column implant, having a fork-shaped section for receiving the retaining component, with the inner wall of the fork-shaped section including inner threaded portions into which there may be screwed a screw which, either directly or via a pressing element, acts on the retaining component in the fork-shaped section. The inner threaded portions and the outer thread of the screw comprises a saw tooth thread of a shape that the steep flanks of the inner threaded portions face away from the opening of the fork-shaped section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 6019760
    Abstract: An intersomatic spine implant is provided which is easily and quickly insertable dorsally into a defective disc. The implant is formed as a hollow body in a substantially cylindrical shape with at least one opening in a side wall for receiving bone material, and the surface of the implant has a roughness which ensures better hold and better conditions for bone ingrowth. In one embodiment, the hollow body can have a self-cutting external thread and can also be either open or closed by means of a cover. In another embodiment, one end of the hollow body comprises a means for turning the body by use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 6001098
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting element for connecting a screw in the spine with a stabilizing rod, the connecting element being easily and quickly securable. The connecting element includes a receiving section which receives the stabilizing rod and which is part of a tension member having a threaded shank. A sleeve is arranged around the receiving section and can slide parallel to the shank axis. In the wall of the sleeve, two openings are present for positioning the rod. The connecting element further includes a nut which can be screwed onto the shank in order to fix the head of the pedicle screw at the sleeve. This connecting element has the advantage that by a single securing process (i.e., the tightening of the nut) the rod can be fixed in the receptacle of the tension member and the connecting element can be secured at the screw head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 5683390
    Abstract: An apparatus for correcting a spinal column having damaged vertebrae comprises a fastener (which is preferably a pedicle screw) having a receiving slot for holding a distracting or compressing bar. The bar is positioned within the slot in a manner permitting adjustment and is then locked in a fixed position, both functions achieved by a special two-part locking element which first holds and then rigidly locks the bar and fastener together. A method for correcting a spinal column having damaged vertebrae is also given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 5658340
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis for a shoulder joint that provides for an adjustable distance between the head portion and the shank portion is provided. The head portion of the endoprosthesis is connected through a threaded connection to the proximal end of the shank portion such that the distance between the head portion and the shank portion can be varied. In operation, the head portion is screwed into the shank portion until the desired distance is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Muller, Herbert Ferdinand Resch, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 5643262
    Abstract: Device for stabilizing, and/or compressing, and/or distracting certain portions of the spinal column is provided. The device utilizes pedicle screws, and an adapter is provided which may be connected by a screw device to the head of a pedicle screw. A roughened portion of the adapter cooperates with a roughened portion of the pedicle screw head to provide for a non-rotatable connection of the adapter with respect to the pedicle screw. The adapter has a circular opening or a recess for receiving the threaded rod which is fixed to the adapter by a threaded device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 5643258
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing a long bone combines an external fixator with a locking nail implanted in the medullary canal of a long bone. The external fixator has fixed bone pins at each of its ends and movable bone pins intermediate its ends. The fixed bone pins extend through transverse bores at each end of the bone nail and the movable pins extends through a slot in the bone nail intermediate its ends. By this method a fracture can be compressed and stabilized while healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Robioneck, Giuseppe Varlaro
  • Patent number: 5476464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for setting a spine having damaged vertebrae, comprising an anchoring element including a shaft portion (16) to be attached to spaced vertebrae, the free end of said anchoring element including a slot (24) for receiving a distracting or, respectively, compressing bar (40) and a cap nut (42) to be screwed onto an outer thread (32) provided in the region of the receiving slot to urge an axial fixing portion (44) towards the bar received in said receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Metz-Stavenhagen, Bernd Robioneck
  • Patent number: 5326367
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis for cancer damaged hip bones has a recess in a distal portion to receive a prosthetic hip socket. The endoprosthesis includes an individual distal part and an individual proximal part which are secured to each other by means of a screw connection. The distal and the proximal part include mounting brackets for screwing the parts to the hip bone or, respectively, to a vertebra. In addition, the proximal and distal parts are shaped to positively inter-engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Howmedica GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Robioneck