Patents by Inventor Dirk Thiel

Dirk Thiel 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: 20210030442
    Abstract: A bone plate for reconstruction or trauma treatment of a bone which comprises first and second ends, a first contact surface for contacting and securing on a first region of the bone, and a plurality of receiving mechanism each having at least one opening for receiving at least one securing element. At least two adjacent wings extend at least from the first end of the main section, each has a second contact surface for contacting and securing to a second region of the bone, as well as at least one receiving mechanism having at least one opening for each receiving a securing element. A minimum bending stiffness of the main section, in relation to an axis (x) running perpendicular to the first contact surface, is greater than the minimum bending stiffnesses of the wings, but smaller than the total minimum bending stiffness of all wings extending from the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Dirk THIEL, Andreas MULLIS, Jürgen SCHONHARDT, Hermann ZEUNER, Simon Martin SCHÄTZLE
  • Patent number: 10828068
    Abstract: A bone plate for reconstruction or trauma treatment of a bone which comprises first and second ends, a first contact surface for contacting and securing on a first region of the bone, and a plurality of receiving mechanism each having at least one opening for receiving at least one securing element. At least two adjacent wings extend at least from the first end of the main section, each has a second contact surface for contacting and securing to a second region of the bone, as well as at least one receiving mechanism having at least one opening for each receiving a securing element. A minimum bending stiffness of the main section, in relation to an axis (x) running perpendicular to the first contact surface, is greater than the minimum bending stiffnesses of the wings, but smaller than the total minimum bending stiffness of all wings extending from the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MEDARTIS HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Dirk Thiel, Andreas Mullis, Jürgen Schonhardt, Hermann Zeuner, Simon Martin Schätzle
  • Patent number: 10751100
    Abstract: A bone screw comprising a first end having an engagement contour for engaging with a tool to facilitate insertion or removal of the bone screw, and a blocking element is arranged at a second end thereof. The blocking element is provided with a circumferential outside surface which comprises at least one clamping surface which—when viewed in an azimuth plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the bone screw—widens outwardly in a wedge-shaped manner away from the longitudinal axis. The bone plate includes at least one opening which is at least partially delimited by an inside wall having an inner contour for receiving and fixing the blocking element of the bone screw. At least one bone screw and at least one bone plate together form a surgical set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MEDARTIS HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Dirk Thiel, Andreas Mullis, Juergen Schonhardt, Hermann Zeuner, Simon Martin Schaetzle
  • Patent number: 10561450
    Abstract: A bone plate (1) with at least one receiving opening (2) for a bone screw (3) with a screw head (4), wherein the receiving opening (2) has a compression area (5) with a compression contour (6) and a blocking area (7) with a blocking contour (8). The compression contour is designed such that rotation of the bone screw in its one screwing-in direction (E) causes lateral movement of the bone screw toward the blocking area (7). The compression contour (6) is designed as an engagement contour (6), such that lateral movement is generated by engagement between the engagement contour (6) and a mating contour (9) on the screw head or tool. A surgical kit containing at least one such bone plate (1) and at least one bone screw with a screw head (4), which bone screw is insertable into the receiving openings of the bone plate (1) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MEDARTIS HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Dirk Thiel, Alexander Zuberer
  • Publication number: 20180103990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bone screw comprising a first end having an engagement contour, wherein the engagement contour is arranged for engagement with a tool for inserting or removing the bone screw, and a second end which is situated opposite the first end and on which a blocking element is arranged, wherein the blocking element is provided with a circumferential outside surface which comprises at least one clamping surface which—when viewed in an azimuth plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the bone screw—widens outwardly in a wedge-shaped manner away from the longitudinal axis. The invention also pertains to surgical sets including at least one bone screw and at least one bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk THIEL, Andreas MULLIS, Juergen SCHONHARDT, Hermann ZEUNER, Simon Martin SCHAETZLE
  • Publication number: 20180021071
    Abstract: A bone plate (1) with at least one receiving opening (2) for a bone screw (3) with a screw head (4), wherein the receiving opening (2) has a compression area (5) with a compression contour (6) and a blocking area (7) with a blocking contour (8). The compression contour is designed such that rotation of the bone screw in its one screwing-in direction (E) causes lateral movement of the bone screw toward the blocking area (7). The compression contour (6) is designed as an engagement contour (6), such that lateral movement is generated by engagement between the engagement contour (6) and a mating contour (9) on the screw head or tool. A surgical kit containing at least one such bone plate (1) and at least one bone screw with a screw head (4), which bone screw is insertable into the receiving openings of the bone plate (1) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: MEDARTIS HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Dirk THIEL, Alexander ZUBERER
  • Publication number: 20170348023
    Abstract: A bone plate for reconstruction or trauma treatment of a bone which comprises first and second ends, a first contact surface for contacting and securing on a first region of the bone, and a plurality of receiving mechanism each having at least one opening for receiving at least one securing element. At least two adjacent wings extend at least from the first end of the main section, each has a second contact surface for contacting and securing to a second region of the bone, as well as at least one receiving mechanism having at least one opening for each receiving a securing element. A minimum bending stiffness of the main section, in relation to an axis (x) running perpendicular to the first contact surface, is greater than the minimum bending stiffnesses of the wings, but smaller than the total minimum bending stiffness of all wings extending from the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Dirk THIEL, Andreas MULLIS, Jürgen SCHONHARDT, Hermann ZEUNER
  • Patent number: 9155577
    Abstract: A locking element and a corresponding housing are disclosed, for the locking of the locking element in housing. The locking element includes a locking piece, for example a head, with a peripheral outer surface, running essentially in the direction of a longitudinal axis with at least one clamping surface extending outwards from the longitudinal axis in the form of a wedge, in order to lock the locking piece on the locking element with a corresponding inner contour of the housing. The peripheral outer surface is at least approximately spherical, parabolic, elliptical or hyperbolic in embodiment, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis in the region of the clamping surface, which is also true for the inner contour of the housing in the region of the recess, whereby the recess cooperating with the clamping surface can also be cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Hermann Zeuner, Peter Scheuble, Matthias Walter, Dirk Thiel
  • Patent number: 8821556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support (1) for receiving at least one surgical object, in particular at least one bone screw (2), in a receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one supporting surface (3) which is designed and arranged in such a manner that a supporting area (5) of the object can be brought into contact with the supporting surface (3) in the receiving position (A). Said object can be removed from the receiving position (A) in the direction of removal (E). The direction of removal (E) extends at an angle of a maximum 45°, preferably a maximum 20°, more particularly essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis (L) of the object housed in the receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one mounting surface (4) that can be moved in relation to the base body (23) and which is designed and arranged in such a manner that the object can be maintained by means of the mounting surface (4) in the receiving position (A), in particular in a clamped manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Dirk Thiel
  • Patent number: 8403972
    Abstract: A thread-forming screw includes a screw end, a shank, and a thread-free head, wherein the shank is provided at least partly with a thread and has a pre-forming region, an intermediate region, which is arranged to follow the pre-forming region, and an anchoring region, which is arranged so as to adjoin the intermediate region and below the head, wherein the pre-forming region is arranged so as to directly adjoin the screw end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Alain Hasenböhler, Peter Scheuble, Dirk Thiel
  • Patent number: 8366751
    Abstract: A bone plate has at least one plate hole whose hole axis runs obliquely in relation to the underside of the plate. The hole axis has an elevation angle (?) in relation to the plane of the underside of the plate which is different from 90°, and in which plate the upper face of the plate runs at least partially not parallel to the underside of the plate, at least in the area around the plate hole, but instead runs at a right angle to the hole axis. The plate hole is designed such that a bone screw, which is screwed into the plate hole, can be blocked in the plate hole at an angle selected from a predefined angle range around the elevation angle (?) of the hole axis of the plate hole only by cooperation of the plate hole with the bone screw, without other additional auxiliary means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Dirk Thiel, Carl-Peter Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20110288596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support (1) for receiving at least one surgical object, in particular at least one bone screw (2), in a receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one supporting surface (3) which is designed and arranged in such a manner that a supporting area (5) of the object can be brought into contact with the supporting surface (3) in the receiving position (A). Said object can be removed from the receiving position (A) in the direction of removal (E). The direction of removal (E) extends at an angle of a maximum 45°, preferably a maximum 20°, more particularly essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis (L) of the object housed in the receiving position (A). Said support (1) comprises at least one mounting surface (4) that can be moved in relation to the base body (23) and which is designed and arranged in such a manner that the object can be maintained by means of the mounting surface (4) in the receiving position (A), in particular in a clamped manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Dirk Thiel
  • Publication number: 20080292429
    Abstract: A thread-forming screw includes a screw end, a shank, and a thread-free head, wherein the shank is provided at least partly with a thread and has a pre-forming region, an intermediate region, which is arranged to follow the pre-forming region, and an anchoring region, which is arranged so as to adjoin the intermediate region and below the head, wherein the pre-forming region is arranged so as to directly adjoin the screw end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Alain Hasenbohler, Peter Scheuble, Dirk Thiel
  • Publication number: 20080015593
    Abstract: A bone plate has at least one plate hole whose hole axis runs obliquely in relation to the underside of the plate. The hole axis has an elevation angle (?) in relation to the plane of the underside of the plate which is different from 90°, and in which plate the upper face of the plate runs at least partially not parallel to the underside of the plate, at least in the area around the plate hole, but instead runs at a right angle to the hole axis. The plate hole is designed such that a bone screw, which is screwed into the plate hole, can be blocked in the plate hole at an angle selected from a predefined angle range around the elevation angle (?) of the hole axis of the plate hole only by cooperation of the plate hole with the bone screw, without other additional auxiliary means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Dirk Thiel, Carl-Peter Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20070043366
    Abstract: A locking element and a corresponding housing are disclosed, for the locking of the locking element in housing. The locking element includes a locking piece, for example a head, with a peripheral outer surface, running essentially in the direction of a longitudinal axis with at least one clamping surface extending outwards from the longitudinal axis in the form of a wedge, in order to lock the locking piece on the locking element with a corresponding inner contour of the housing. The peripheral outer surface is at least approximately spherical, parabolic, elliptical or hyperbolic in embodiment, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis in the region of the clamping surface, which is also true for the inner contour of the housing in the region of the recess, whereby the recess cooperating with the clamping surface can also be cylindrical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Medartis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Pfefferle, Hermann Zeuner, Peter Scheuble, Matthias Walter, Dirk Thiel