Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Triplett

Daniel J. Triplett 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: 20190357919
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10470779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20190321187
    Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Brady R. Shirley, Joshua A. Butters, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Neil Etherington, Nicholas Slater, Dylan M. Hushka, Carlyle J. Creger, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel Hayes
  • Patent number: 10433873
    Abstract: External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints. Each rod assembly may be length adjustable, and may include a one-way locking mechanism to provisionally lock the length of the rod assembly, and additional locking mechanisms to permanently lock the length of the rod assembly. The system may be deployed pre-assembled as a unit to immobilize a joint or fracture. Another external fixation system further includes a spanning member extending transverse to the rod assemblies. Two or more external fixation systems may be deployed in a stacked configuration on one set of bone pins to immobilize two joints and/or fractures. The systems may be provided in kits including guiding instrumentation, bone pins and pin clamping assemblies for connecting the bone pins to the external fixation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Myers, Robert V. O'Toole, Jason W. Nascone, Douglas M. Lorang, Andrew Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20190274696
    Abstract: An adjustable femoral pin guide assembly includes a base and a femoral extension rod assembly. The base may be rotated to align with the femoral shaft axis while the femoral extension rod assembly aligns with the leg mechanical axis. An adjustable distal femoral cut guide assembly may be adjusted to provide a range of varus/valgus angles for the distal femoral resection. An adjustable, single-use, disposable four-in-one cut guide may be adjusted to position saw slots for the anterior and posterior femoral resections and the anterior and posterior chamfer cuts for various size femoral components, then locked. A foot holder assembly includes an anterior tibial target that may be adjusted in three dimensions relative to the tibia. A femoral sizing guide includes a sliding drill guide to position a pin in the distal femur in a specific orientation relative to the leg mechanical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10376268
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10357260
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods for connecting and/or stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another are presented including fasteners and retainers connectable in axial force transmitting relationship and instruments for their installation. In one example a guide is configured to clamp two bone portions together while a fastener is inserted through at least one of the bone portions to engage a retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10342667
    Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ENGAGE MEDICAL HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Brady R. Shirley, Joshua A. Butters, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Neil Etherington, Nicholas Slater, Dylan M. Hushka, Carlyle J. Creger, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel Hayes
  • Patent number: 10293465
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems that enable selective removal of protective coatings from substrates are disclosed. Such a material removal system may use pressurized solid carbon dioxide (CO2) (i.e., dry ice) to remove a selected portion of a protective coating from a substrate. The material removal system may include one or more templates that provide selectivity in removing protective coatings from one or more substrates, fixtures for holding one or more substrates in place while material removal processes occur and apparatuses for positioning one or more substrates at desired locations in material removal systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HZO, INC.
    Inventors: Heidi L. Popeck, Caleb Edward Kanavel, Samuel R. Anderson, Tyler Christensen Child, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10292713
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10278743
    Abstract: A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae. The optional crossbar may be polyaxially adjustably connected to bilateral implants. The system components may be provided in kits which provide components of various sizes and shapes. A set of surgical instruments may facilitate implantation of the facet joint replacement system by providing tools for bone preparation, trialing, implant insertion, implant alignment, and lock-out of modular interconnections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Joel R. Helgerson, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Publication number: 20190110819
    Abstract: A pedicle screw assembly including a bone fastener having a lower end for engaging bone and an upper end remote from the lower end; a head having a rod-receiving channel attached to the upper end of said bone fastener; a spinal rod insertable into the rod-receiving channel of said head, said spinal rod having an outer surface extending between first and second ends thereof, wherein at least one of the first and second ends has a reduced diameter section. A spinal rod having an outer surface extending between a first end and a second end thereof; wherein the outer surface of said spinal rod has a reduced diameter section at at least one of the first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin, Karen E. Mohr, Thierry Millard
  • Publication number: 20190099189
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. HOY, Daniel J. TRIPLETT
  • Patent number: 10238428
    Abstract: A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface, and an optional crossbar. The inferior implant and the superior implant are each polyaxially adjustably connected to fixation elements which anchor the implants to adjacent vertebrae. The optional crossbar may be polyaxially adjustably connected to bilateral implants. The system components may be provided in kits which provide components of various sizes and shapes. A set of surgical instruments may facilitate implantation of the facet joint replacement system by providing tools for bone preparation, trialing, implant insertion, implant alignment, and lock-out of modular interconnections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Joel R. Helgerson, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Patent number: 10201431
    Abstract: Systems for interbody fusion of adjacent bone portions may include an expanding implant and related instruments. An expanding implant may be formed as a linkage which is movable between a compact configuration and an expanded configuration. A shaft of the implant may increase and decrease in length to move between the compact and expanded configurations, and an implant width perpendicular to the length may be increased in the expanded configuration. The implant width may increase more in a first direction than a second direction opposite the first direction. An inserter instrument may releasably grasp the spacer and transform the implant between the compact and expanded configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: IMDS LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Slater, Justin Hyer, Cortny Robison, Joshua A. Butters, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20180271561
    Abstract: External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints. Each rod assembly may be length adjustable, and may include a one-way locking mechanism to provisionally lock the length of the rod assembly, and additional locking mechanisms to permanently lock the length of the rod assembly. The system may be deployed pre-assembled as a unit to immobilize a joint or fracture. Another external fixation system further includes a spanning member extending transverse to the rod assemblies. Two or more external fixation systems may be deployed in a stacked configuration on one set of bone pins to immobilize two joints and/or fractures. The systems may be provided in kits including guiding instrumentation, bone pins and pin clamping assemblies for connecting the bone pins to the external fixation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Myers, Robert V. O'Toole, Jason W. Nascone, Douglas M. Lorang, Andrew Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10045855
    Abstract: An apparatus is designed to attach an implant to bone in a manner that permits rotational adjustment of the implant about multiple axes prior to securement via the apparatus. The apparatus includes separate rotational and translational fasteners that can be individually locked to independently restrict rotation and translation of the implant relative to the bone. The rotational fastener includes an interpositional member, an expandable engagement member, and a rotational locking member that urges the expandable engagement member to advance along the interpositional member. The resulting expansion of the engagement member causes it to engage the implant. The rotational fastener is slidable along a fixation member implanted in the bone until the translational fastener is applied to restrict relative translation between the rotational fastener and the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, Joel R. Helgerson, Robert W. Hoy
  • Publication number: 20180193151
    Abstract: Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J, Triplett
  • Patent number: 10010348
    Abstract: External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints. Each rod assembly may be length adjustable, and may include a one-way locking mechanism to provisionally lock the length of the rod assembly, and additional locking mechanisms to permanently lock the length of the rod assembly. The system may be deployed pre-assembled as a unit to immobilize a joint or fracture. Another external fixation system further includes a spanning member extending transverse to the rod assemblies. Two or more external fixation systems may be deployed in a stacked configuration on one set of bone pins to immobilize two joints and/or fractures. The systems may be provided in kits including guiding instrumentation, bone pins and pin clamping assemblies for connecting the bone pins to the external fixation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Myers, Robert V. O'Toole, Jason W. Nascone, Douglas M. Lorang, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20180161167
    Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Brady R. Shirley, Joshua A. Butters, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Neil Etherington, Nicholas Slater, Dylan M. Hushka, Carlyle J. Creger, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel Hayes