Patents by Inventor Brian M May

Brian M May 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: 20200138361
    Abstract: Example implants, systems and methods using sensors for orthopedic surgical assessment and/or planning are described herein. An example system can include a wearable sensor device for pre-operative use by a patient before an orthopedic surgery to generate pre-operative sensor data. The system can also include an implantable sensor device (e.g., a bone implant) to generate and aggregate post-operative sensor data associated with the patient after the surgery. The system can retrieve the pre-operative sensor data and the post-operative sensor data and predict, analyze or assess an outcome of the surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Joseph Michael O'Reilly, Kenyon Mumford, Alfredo Castaneda, Robert M. Ronk, Marcus Bourda, Robert Sixto, Brian M. May, Stephen J. Vankoski, Orsa Britton
  • Patent number: 10561360
    Abstract: Example implants, systems and methods using sensors for orthopedic surgical assessment and/or planning are described herein. An example system can include a wearable sensor device for pre-operative use by a patient before an orthopedic surgery to generate pre-operative sensor data. The system can also include an implantable sensor device (e.g., a bone implant) to generate and aggregate post-operative sensor data associated with the patient after the surgery. The system can retrieve the pre-operative sensor data and the post-operative sensor data and predict, analyze or assess an outcome of the surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Joseph Michael O'Reilly, Kenyon Mumford, Alfredo Castaneda, Robert M. Ronk, Marcus Bourda, Robert Sixto, Brian M. May, Stephen J. Vankoski, Orsa Britton
  • Patent number: 10350076
    Abstract: A unicondylar resurfacing femoral component including a metallic base member and a polymeric articulation member. The metallic base member includes a main body and a retention member extending from the main body configured to be secured within a condyle of a femur. The polymeric articulation member is coupled to the main body of the metallic base member and includes an articulation surface configured to articulate directly against a planar surface of a metallic tibial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Lloyd, Brian M. May
  • Publication number: 20180256256
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use an augmented reality device during a surgical procedure. The systems and methods may use an augmented reality display of an augmented reality device to present or project a virtual feature during a surgical procedure while permitting physical aspects of a surgical field to be viewed through the augmented reality display. The virtual feature may include aspects of a preoperative plan, a surgical device, an anatomical aspect of a patient, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Brian M. May, William Hartman
  • Patent number: 10064733
    Abstract: A knee prosthesis system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure can include a femoral component, a tibial component, a first femoral component insert, a second femoral component insert, a first tibial bearing, and a second tibial bearing. The knee prosthesis system may be configured in one of a non-hinged configuration and a second hinged configuration. In the first non-hinged configuration, the first femoral component insert is positioned relative to the femoral component and the first tibial bearing is positioned onto the tibial component. In the second hinged configuration, the second femoral component insert is positioned relative to the femoral component and the second tibial bearing is positioned onto the tibial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Andrew L. Pierce, David R. Brown, Brian M. May, Joshua R. Porter, Larabeth G. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20180206888
    Abstract: A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur. A cutting guide is mounted on first and second alignment pins of the plurality of alignment pins, and a first resection of the distal femur is made using the cutting guide while cutting through the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Joshua B. Catanzarite, Brian M. May
  • Publication number: 20180157238
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use a sensor to detect a torque on or from a sawblade. A method may include detecting, using a sensor, a torque on a robotic arm, the torque caused by a sawblade received within a cut guide attached to the robotic arm, generating, in response to receiving a signal from the sensor indicative of the torque on the robotic arm, a visual representation of at least a portion of the torque, and displaying, using a display device, the visual representation of the torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Emily Gogarty, Olivier Boisvert, Brian M. May, William Hartman
  • Patent number: 9968376
    Abstract: A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur. A cutting guide is mounted on first and second alignment pins of the plurality of alignment pins, and a first resection of the distal femur is made using the cutting guide while cutting through the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Joshua B. Catanzarite, Brian M. May
  • Patent number: 9931218
    Abstract: A method of implanting a prosthesis based on bone density of a bone is provided. A first bone density of the bone may be determined at a first portion of the bone. A second bone density of the bone may be determined at a second portion of the bone. A first desired amount of bone removal may be determined at the first portion of the bone based on the first bone density. A second desired amount of bone removal may be determined at the second portion of the bone based on the second bone density. The desired amounts of bone may be removed from the first and second portions of the bone. A prosthesis may be selected and implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. May, Duke A. Fox, Joshua B. Catanzarite
  • Publication number: 20180008422
    Abstract: An arthroplasty system including a unicondylar tibial tray implant, a total tibial tray implant, and a tibial bearing configured to individually couple with each one of the unicondylar tibial tray implant and the total tibial tray implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Brian M. May, Rusell Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20170360358
    Abstract: Example implants, systems and methods using sensors for orthopedic surgical assessment and/or planning are described herein. An example system can include a wearable sensor device for pre-operative use by a patient before an orthopedic surgery to generate pre-operative sensor data. The system can also include an implantable sensor device (e.g., a bone implant) to generate and aggregate post-operative sensor data associated with the patient after the surgery. The system can retrieve the pre-operative sensor data and the post-operative sensor data and predict, analyze or assess an outcome of the surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Joseph Michael O'Reilly, Kenyon Mumford, Alfredo Castaneda, Randy Sessler, Robert M. Ronk, Marcus Bourda, Robert Sixto, Brian M. May, Stephen J. Vankoski, Orsa Britton
  • Publication number: 20170348110
    Abstract: A method for preparing a first bone for receiving a prosthesis. The method includes coupling a revision alignment member to a template; positioning an offset alignment bushing relative to the revision alignment member; positioning the offset alignment bushing at the first bone such that an intramedullary member seated in the first bone extends through a passage defined by the offset alignment bushing; replacing the offset alignment bushing with a first bone cutting bushing; cutting the first bone using the first bone cutting bushing as a guide; replacing the first bone cutting bushing with an offset second bone cutting bushing; providing the second bone cutting bushing with a rotational orientation corresponding to a rotational orientation of the offset alignment bushing; and cutting the first bone using the offset second bone cutting bushing as a guide to prepare the bone to receive an offset prosthesis adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Brian M. May, Duke A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20170312035
    Abstract: A surgical navigation system comprises a computer system, a tracking system and a projector. The computer system includes instructions for performing a surgical plan. The tracking system is electronically connected to the computer system and has a viewing area in which markers can be located within a three-dimensional space relative to the viewing area. The projector is electronically connected to the computer system and has a beam projectable into the viewing area to display a step of the surgical plan based on a location of a marker. A method for guiding a surgical instrument comprises tracking a surgical instrument within a three-dimensional space using a computer-operated tracking system, matching the surgical instrument to a step in a surgical plan for conducting the surgical procedure using the surgical instrument, and projecting a visual instruction into the three-dimensional space for the step in the surgical plan related to the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Brian M. May, William Hartman
  • Publication number: 20170273718
    Abstract: A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur. A cutting guide is mounted on first and second alignment pins of the plurality of alignment pins, and a first resection of the distal femur is made using the cutting guide while cutting through the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Joshua B. Catanzarite, Brian M. May
  • Patent number: 9763793
    Abstract: A method for preparing a first bone for receiving a prosthesis. The method includes coupling a revision alignment member to a template; positioning an offset alignment bushing relative to the revision alignment member; positioning the offset alignment bushing at the first bone such that an intramedullary member seated in the first bone extends through a passage defined by the offset alignment bushing; replacing the offset alignment bushing with a first bone cutting bushing; cutting the first bone using the first bone cutting bushing as a guide; replacing the first bone cutting bushing with an offset second bone cutting bushing; providing the second bone cutting bushing with a rotational orientation corresponding to a rotational orientation of the offset alignment bushing; and cutting the first bone using the offset second bone cutting bushing as a guide to prepare the bone to receive an offset prosthesis adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. May, Duke A. Fox
  • Patent number: 9700329
    Abstract: A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur. A cutting guide is mounted on first and second alignment pins of the plurality of alignment pins, and a first resection of the distal femur is made using the cutting guide while cutting through the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Joshua B. Catanzarite, Brian M. May
  • Publication number: 20170189192
    Abstract: A unicondylar resurfacing femoral component including a metallic base member and a polymeric articulation member. The metallic base member includes a main body and a retention member extending from the main body configured to be secured within a condyle of a femur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Russell Lloyd, Brian M. May
  • Publication number: 20170128219
    Abstract: A knee prosthesis system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure can include a femoral component, a tibial component, a first femoral component insert, a second femoral component insert, a first tibial bearing, and a second tibial bearing. The knee prosthesis system may be configured in one of a non-hinged configuration and a second hinged configuration. In the first non-hinged configuration, the first femoral component insert is positioned relative to the femoral component and the first tibial bearing is positioned onto the tibial component. In the second hinged configuration, the second femoral component insert is positioned relative to the femoral component and the second tibial bearing is positioned onto the tibial component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Andrew L. Pierce, David R. Brown, Brian M. May, Joshua R. Porter, Larabeth G. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9585758
    Abstract: A knee prosthesis system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure can include a femoral component, a tibial component, a first femoral component insert, a second femoral component insert, a first tibial bearing, and a second tibial bearing. The knee prosthesis system may be configured in one of a non-hinged configuration and a second hinged configuration. In the first non-hinged configuration, the first femoral component insert is positioned relative to the femoral component and the first tibial bearing is positioned onto the tibial component. In the second hinged configuration, the second femoral component insert is positioned relative to the femoral component and the second tibial bearing is positioned onto the tibial component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Andrew L. Pierce, David R. Brown, Brian M. May, Joshua R. Porter, Larabeth G. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20170056030
    Abstract: A method of preparing a distal femur for a knee joint implant includes mounting a patient-specific bone engagement surface of a femoral alignment guide on a complementary surface of a distal femur of a patient. A plurality of alignment pins is inserted through a corresponding plurality of guiding bores of the femoral alignment guide into the distal femur. A cutting guide is mounted on first and second alignment pins of the plurality of alignment pins, and a first resection of the distal femur is made using the cutting guide while cutting through the femoral alignment guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Metzger, Joshua B. Catanzarite, Brian M. May