Patents by Inventor Brian C. Hodorek

Brian C. Hodorek 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: 20180344331
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver is provided that includes an elongate tubular body and an indicator assembly. The indicator assembly has a housing that has at least one opening and a visual indicator disposed in the at least one opening. The visual indicator is configured to be coupled with a guide pin such that lateral movement of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the visual indicator to move between a flush or recessed configuration within the housing and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the visual indicator extends outward of an outer surface of the housing. The flush or recessed configuration corresponds to alignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body and the extended configuration corresponds to misalignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy
  • Publication number: 20180325687
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a convertible prosthesis that is capable of conversion from a humeral head replacement to a reverse reconstruction without any removal of parts integrated into the patient's bony anatomy (e.g. implant stems). A desired overall implant inclination angle may be achieved by matching various implant stems with various reverse inserts, thus permitting a resection surface to be matched with an implant stem selection while also permitting a desired overall implant inclination angle to be achieved through the selection of an appropriate insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Vincent Gaborit, Brian Maroney, Brian C. Hodorek, Shawn M. Gargac, Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch, Luc Favard, Philippe Clavert, François Sirveaux, James Kelly, Sumant Krishnan, Daniel Mole, Cédric Comte, Eric Rundstadler, François Mondi, Christopher R. Chuinard, Thomas Bradley Edwards
  • Patent number: 10080664
    Abstract: Modular humeral implants and methods of use. A humeral implant can include a stem portion, a metaphyseal portion, a locking element, and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion can include at least one spacer. Each spacer can include a proximal engagement feature, a distal engagement feature, a lumen extending longitudinally through the spacer, and a pin slidable within the lumen of the spacer. Distal movement of a locking element in the metaphyseal portion can translate the pin of each spacer to secure the metaphyseal portion, the intermediate portion, and the stem portion in a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Grant Emerick, Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew Victor Kartholl
  • Patent number: 10070873
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver is provided that includes an elongate tubular body and an indicator assembly. The indicator assembly has a housing that has at least one opening and a visual indicator disposed in the at least one opening. The visual indicator is configured to be coupled with a guide pin such that lateral movement of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the visual indicator to move between a flush or recessed configuration within the housing and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the visual indicator extends outward of an outer surface of the housing. The flush or recessed configuration corresponds to alignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body and the extended configuration corresponds to misalignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy
  • Patent number: 10034759
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a convertible prosthesis that is capable of conversion from a humeral head replacement to a reverse reconstruction without any removal of parts integrated into the patient's bony anatomy (e.g. implant stems). A desired overall implant inclination angle may be achieved by matching various implant stems with various reverse inserts, thus permitting a resection surface to be matched with an implant stem selection while also permitting a desired overall implant inclination angle to be achieved through the selection of an appropriate insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier Orthopedics Ireland Ltd.
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Vincent Gaborit, Brian Maroney, Brian C. Hodorek, Shawn Gargac, Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch, Luc Favard, Philippe Clavert, François Sirveaux, James Kelly, Sumant Krishnan, Daniel Mole, Cédric Comte, Eric Rundstadler, François Mondi, Christopher R. Chuinard, Thomas Bradley Edwards
  • Patent number: 10028838
    Abstract: A glenoid component for coupling to a scapula of a subject includes a body. The body includes an articulation surface adapted to articulate with a humeral component, and the body further includes a distal surface adapted to face the glenoid of the scapula. The distal surface includes a base surface portion adapted to face a first portion of the glenoid. The distal surface further includes an augmented surface portion adapted to face a second portion of the glenoid. The base surface portion and the augmented surface portion define an obtuse angle therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric Deransart, Bradley Grant Emerick, Alexandre Terrier, Alain Jean-Pierre Farron, Robert Courtney, Jr., Travis James Geels
  • Publication number: 20180078377
    Abstract: Reversed glenoid implants, and related kits and methods, are described that include an anchor member having a proximal head and a baseplate having a distal end with a first aperture sized to accept the proximal head of the anchor member. The proximal head is inserted along an un-threaded length thereof from the distal end into the first aperture, and the anchor member is restrained against axial translation with respect to the baseplate but is permitted to rotate with respect to the baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gargac, Brian C. Hodorek, William Matthew Kuester, Austin Wyatt Mutchler
  • Publication number: 20170325962
    Abstract: An implant system for total shoulder arthroplasties, hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties including a humeral stem having an enlarged head portion with interfaces adapted to removably receive various modular interchangeable components, such as articulating liners, spacers, and adapter inserts. The humeral stem functions as a universal platform that may be used in either conventional or “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties, as well as hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and may remain implanted in place during a revision in which the implant system is converted between the foregoing configurations, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Roy C. Wiley, Brian C. Hodorek
  • Publication number: 20170273801
    Abstract: This surgical instrumentation assembly is for positioning a shoulder prosthesis, the shoulder prosthesis comprising a patient-specific shoulder implant adapted to fit onto a glenoid cavity of the scapula of a patient. The assembly comprises a patient-specific impacting device having an underside surface congruent with the glenoid cavity of the scapula of the patient, said underside surface being provided with protrusions adapted to perforate the cortical bone of the scapula upon impact of the impacting device against the scapula by a one-sided translation movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Brian C. Hodorek
  • Patent number: 9770334
    Abstract: An implant system for total shoulder arthroplasties, hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties including a humeral stem having an enlarged head portion with interfaces adapted to removably receive various modular interchangeable components, such as articulating liners, spacers, and adapter inserts. The humeral stem functions as a universal platform that may be used in either conventional or “reverse” total shoulder arthroplasties, as well as hemi shoulder arthroplasties, and may remain implanted in place during a revision in which the implant system is converted between the foregoing configurations, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy C Wiley, Brian C. Hodorek
  • Publication number: 20170156874
    Abstract: Modular humeral implants and methods of use. A humeral implant can include a stem portion, a metaphyseal portion, a locking element, and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion can include at least one spacer. Each spacer can include a proximal engagement feature, a distal engagement feature, a lumen extending longitudinally through the spacer, and a pin slidable within the lumen of the spacer. Distal movement of a locking element in the metaphyseal portion can translate the pin of each spacer to secure the metaphyseal portion, the intermediate portion, and the stem portion in a locked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Bradley Grant Emerick, Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew Victor Kartholl
  • Patent number: 9629725
    Abstract: Reversed glenoid implants, and related kits and methods, are described that include an anchor member having a proximal head and a baseplate having a distal end with a first aperture sized to accept the proximal head of the anchor member. The proximal head is inserted along an un-threaded length thereof from the distal end into the first aperture, and the anchor member is restrained against axial translation with respect to the baseplate but is permitted to rotate with respect to the baseplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gargac, Brian C. Hodorek, William Matthew Kuester, Austin Wyatt Mutchler
  • Patent number: 9597203
    Abstract: Modular humeral implants and methods of use. A humeral implant can include a stem portion, a metaphyseal portion, a locking element, and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion can include at least one spacer. Each spacer can include a proximal engagement feature, a distal engagement feature, a lumen extending longitudinally through the spacer, and a pin slidable within the lumen of the spacer. Distal movement of a locking element in the metaphyseal portion can translate the pin of each spacer to secure the metaphyseal portion, the intermediate portion, and the stem portion in a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Grant Emerick, Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew Victor Kartholl
  • Patent number: 9597128
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of reattaching a bone fragment to a proximal humerus of a humerus in a shoulder joint. The method includes introducing a distal end of the humeral nail into a medullary canal of the humerus. A first proximal screw is engaged with the bone fragment and a first proximal bore in the proximal end of the humeral nail to move the bone fragment toward the proximal humerus. The humeral nail and the attached bone fragment are rotated relative to the medullary canal of the humerus to position the bone fragment to an anatomically optimal location. The bone fragment is preferably one of a greater or lesser tuberosity of the proximal humerus. The method and apparatus can be used to reattach bone fragments in a variety of other joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Loïc Barouch, Armodios Hatzidakis, Edward Fehringer, Jean-Marie Berger, Brian C. Hodorek
  • Publication number: 20170049573
    Abstract: A modular reverse shoulder prosthesis according to embodiments of the present invention includes a stem having a proximal taper and a primary stem axis, the proximal taper extending from the stem about a metaphyseal axis, the metaphyseal axis at an angle with respect to the primary stem axis, a metaphysis having a proximal end, a distal end, a first aperture in the distal end configured to be placed over the proximal taper, and a second aperture in the proximal end having an insert axis that is eccentrically offset from the metaphyseal axis, the metaphysis configured for attachment to the stem at any rotational position of the metaphysis about the metaphyseal axis, and a reverse insert, the reverse insert having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end comprises a concave cup formed about a cup axis and configured to receive a glenosphere, and wherein the distal end comprises a locking protrusion, wherein the locking protrusion has an outer surface with a cross-sectional shape that is rotatio
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Shawn M. Gargac
  • Publication number: 20170014236
    Abstract: An elbow prosthesis can include a humeral component having a yoke, an ulnar component having a head, a humeral bearing positionable in a base of the humeral component, an ulnar bearing assembly configured to engage with the head, and a pin extendable through the bearing assembly and the head. The pin can be extendable into first and second ears of the yoke to enable pivotable movement of the ulnar component relative to the humeral component. The elbow prosthesis can include a first fastener insertable through the first ear of the yoke and configured to engage with the pin, and a second fastener insertable through the second ear of the yoke and configured to engage with the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Terry W. Wagner, Brian L. Kincaid, Kenton A. Walz, Stephen H. Hoag, Mark Reed Marqueling, Brian C. Hodorek
  • Patent number: 9498344
    Abstract: A modular reverse shoulder prosthesis according to embodiments of the present invention includes a stem having a proximal taper and a primary stem axis, the proximal taper extending from the stem about a metaphyseal axis, the metaphyseal axis at an angle with respect to the primary stem axis, a metaphysis having a proximal end, a distal end, a first aperture in the distal end configured to be placed over the proximal taper, and a second aperture in the proximal end having an insert axis that is eccentrically offset from the metaphyseal axis, the metaphysis configured for attachment to the stem at any rotational position of the metaphysis about the metaphyseal axis, and a reverse insert, the reverse insert having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end comprises a concave cup formed about a cup axis and configured to receive a glenosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TORNIER ORTHOPEDICS IRELAND, LTD.
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Shawn Martin Gargac
  • Publication number: 20160324649
    Abstract: A glenoid implant including a base plate and an articular component. The base plate can include a body and a support structure extending from a distal surface of the body. The body can include a plurality of openings. The articular component can be configured to removably couple to the base plate. The articular component can include a recessed portion configured to at least partially receive the body of the base plate. At least one engagement structure can protrude from a distal facing surface of the recessed portion. Each engagement structure can correspond to one of the plurality of openings in the body. A distal face of the articular component surrounding the recessed portion can be configured to abut the subchondral bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Shawn Martin Gargac
  • Publication number: 20160324648
    Abstract: A stemless humeral shoulder assembly having a base member and an anchor advanceable into the base member. The base member can include a distal end that can be embedded in bone and a proximal end that can be disposed at a bone surface. The base member can also have a plurality of spaced apart arms projecting from the proximal end to the distal end. The anchor can project circumferentially into the arms and into a space between the arms. When the anchor is advanced into the base member, the anchor can be exposed between the arms. A recess can project distally from a proximal end of the anchor to within the base member. The recess can receive a mounting member of an anatomical or reverse joint interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Kevin P. Knox, Thomas Bradley Edwards
  • Patent number: 9474616
    Abstract: An elbow prosthesis can include a humeral component having a yoke, an ulnar component having a head, a humeral bearing positionable in a base of the humeral component, an ulnar bearing assembly configured to engage with the head, and a pin extendable through the bearing assembly and the head. The pin can be extendable into first and second ears of the yoke to enable pivotable movement of the ulnar component relative to the humeral component. The elbow prosthesis can include a first fastener insertable through the first ear of the yoke and configured to engage with the pin, and a second fastener insertable through the second ear of the yoke and configured to engage with the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry W. Wagner, Brian L. Kincaid, Kenton A. Walz, Stephen H. Hoag, Mark Reed Marqueling, Brian C. Hodorek