Patents by Inventor E. Marlowe Goble

E. Marlowe Goble 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: 20220117610
    Abstract: Cutting guides for use in orthopedic surgery are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cutting guides comprise monolithic polymer cutting blocks with one or more slots and guide inserts to allow for the provision of various desired surgical cuts to a bone by a cutting saw. In other embodiments, the cutting guides may comprise adjustable guide bars with one or more slots and inserts to allow for various desired surgical cuts to a bone. The location and directionality of the cuts may be configured to match the geometry of a surgical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. MILELLA, JR., LANE HALE, E. MARLOWE GOBLE
  • Patent number: 11266423
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal femoral cortex and the mechanical axis of the leg. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg. Methods of using the instrument systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Patent number: 11246609
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal femoral cortex and the mechanical axis of the leg. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg. Methods of using a cut guide assembly and referencing a provisional proximal tibial resection at the base of the tibial eminence are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Patent number: 11234720
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20210000484
    Abstract: Instrument systems for knee arthroplasty provide multiple bone pin holes and/or saw slots for making femoral and tibial resections. The systems are directly or indirectly positioned and oriented with respect to the femoral mechanical axis, distal surface of a femoral condyle, Whiteside's line, proximal tibial plateau, and the tibial mechanical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Publication number: 20200330110
    Abstract: An Achilles tendon alignment system may include an Achilles tendon referencing feature and a target fixed in a target position relative to the Achilles tendon referencing feature. When the Achilles tendon referencing feature references an Achilles tendon of a patient, the target may be aligned with a mechanical axis of a tibia of the patient in the vicinity of an ankle joint of the patient in an anterior view. Another Achilles tendon alignment system may include an Achilles receiver and a target configured to couple with the Achilles receiver. The Achilles receiver may include a notch configured to receive an Achilles tendon of a patient. When the Achilles receiver is coupled with the target, the target is located at a target position anterior to the notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Publication number: 20200178987
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal femoral cortex and the mechanical axis of the leg. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg. Methods of using the instrument systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Patent number: 10568650
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal femoral cortex and the mechanical axis of the leg. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg. Methods of using the instrument systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Publication number: 20190350601
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal femoral cortex and the mechanical axis of the leg. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg. Methods of using a cut guide assembly and referencing a provisional proximal tibial resection at the base of the tibial eminence are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • Patent number: 10426565
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal with the anterior distal femoral cortex, the mechanical axis of the leg, and Whiteside's line. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg while the leg is in full extension and the knee joint is distracted. Whiteside's line is referenced while the distal femur is intact, before any distal femoral resection, and the anterior and posterior femoral resections and chamfer cuts are aligned to this reference using a jig. Methods of using the instrument systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: E. Marlowe Goble
  • 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: 10265188
    Abstract: A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina. Multiple configurations of the prosthesis provide for replacement of the two inferior facets, the two superior facets, a superior and inferior facet, or all four facets. A method of installing the prosthesis is provided that is comprised of the steps of resecting at least a portion of the facets that carry the diseased or traumatized spinal facets and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the lamina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10166112
    Abstract: Prosthetic replacement for a posterior element of a vertebra comprising portions that replace the natural lamina and the four natural facets. The prosthetic replacement may also include portions that replace one or more of the natural spinous process and the two natural transverse processes. If desired, the prosthesis replacement may also replace the natural pedicles. A method for replacing a posterior element of a vertebra is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, E. Marlowe Goble
  • Publication number: 20170290597
    Abstract: Knee arthroplasty instrument systems directly reference and align with the anterior distal femoral cortex and the mechanical axis of the leg. The anterior femoral resection is aligned in the same plane as the anterior distal femoral cortex. The center of the femoral head, the medial/lateral center of the distal femur, the medial/lateral center of the proximal tibia, and the second toe, medial/lateral center of the ankle, or anterior tibial spine are all aligned to the mechanical axis of the leg. Methods of using the instrument systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, Carlyle J. Creger, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20170273803
    Abstract: A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina. Multiple configurations of the prosthesis provide for replacement of the two inferior facets, the two superior facets, a superior and inferior facet, or all four facets. A method of installing the prosthesis is provided that is comprised of the steps of resecting at least a portion of the facets that carry the diseased or traumatized spinal facets and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the lamina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 9737342
    Abstract: A facet joint replacement system includes an inferior implant with an inferior articular surface, a superior implant with a superior articular surface and may include a crosslink extending across a vertebral sagittal plane. The inferior implant may comprise an inferior strut, and a polyaxially adjustable, lockable mechanism which may couple the inferior articular surface with a first end of the inferior strut, and couple the inferior articular surface with the crosslink. A second end of the inferior strut may be secured to a polyaxially adjustable, lockable fixation assembly securable in a vertebra. The superior implant may be secured to a polyaxially adjustable lockable fixation assembly securable in a vertebra. The positions of the inferior articular surface and the first end of the inferior strut are independently translatable along a medial-lateral axis of the vertebra prior to lockout by the lockable mechanism. The crosslink may be placed into the lockable mechanism from a posterior approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel R. Helgerson, Daniel J. Triplett, Andrew R. Fauth, David M. Skinlo, E. Marlowe Goble, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Publication number: 20170231776
    Abstract: A prosthesis for the replacement of at least a portion of the bone of a facet located on a mammalian vertebra, comprising: an articulating surface that articulates with another facet; a bone contacting surface that contacts a surface of the vertebra, the articulating surface being connected to the bone contacting surface; and a fixation element that attaches the bone contacting surface to the vertebra, the fixation element being adapted for implantation into an interior bone space of a pedicle of the vertebra; wherein the prosthesis is configured so that no portion of the prosthesis contacts the posterior arch of the vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, E. Marlowe Goble, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel F. Justin, Alan Chervitz, Jude V. Pagnelli, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 9700426
    Abstract: A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina. Multiple configurations of the prosthesis provide for replacement of the two inferior facets, the two superior facets, a superior and inferior facet, or all four facets. A method of installing the prosthesis is provided that is comprised of the steps of resecting at least a portion of the facets that carry the diseased or traumatized spinal facets and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the lamina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: E Marlowe Goble, T Wade Fallin
  • Publication number: 20170165081
    Abstract: Prosthetic replacement for a posterior element of a vertebra comprising portions that replace the natural lamina and the four natural facets. The prosthetic replacement may also include portions that replace one or more of the natural spinous process and the two natural transverse processes. If desired, the prosthesis replacement may also replace the natural pedicles. A method for replacing a posterior element of a vertebra is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, E. Marlowe Goble
  • Patent number: 9668874
    Abstract: A prosthesis for the replacement of at least a portion of the bone of a facet located on a mammalian vertebra, comprising: an articulating surface that articulates with another facet; a bone contacting surface that contacts a surface of the vertebra, the articulating surface being connected to the bone contacting surface; and a fixation element that attaches the bone contacting surface to the vertebra, the fixation element being adapted for implantation into an interior bone space of a pedicle of the vertebra; wherein the prosthesis is configured so that no portion of the prosthesis contacts the posterior arch of the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, E. Marlowe Goble, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel F. Justin, Alan Chervitz, Jude V. Pagnelli, Daniel J. Triplett