Patents by Inventor Gilles Walch

Gilles Walch 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).

  • Patent number: 11399894
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for pre-operatively planned shoulder surgery guides and implants. Pre-operative planning methods for designing a shoulder surgery guide based on considerations of multiple factors affecting the outcome of shoulder surgery. Methods of using surgery guides and implants in patients undergoing shoulder surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jean Chaoui, Gilles Walch
  • Publication number: 20220233322
    Abstract: An inserter includes a first end, a second end, and a body extending between the first end and the second end. A first impacting surface is disposed at the first end, and a second impacting surface is disposed adjacent to the second end. An interface disposed at the second end and is configured to engage an implant. The first impacting surface is configured to direct a first impacting force along the body of the inserter in a first direction, and the second impacting surface is configured to direct a second impacting force along the body in a second direction that is different from the first direction. Methods of use also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Knox, David R. Stump, Alexander Paul Wolfe, Anne Marie Schlamb, Markus SCHEIBEL, Pascal BOILEAU, George S. Athwal, Gilles Walch, Jon JP Warner, Philippe Collin, Jay D. Keener, Robert Z. Tashjian, R. Sean Churchill, Austin Wyatt Mutchler
  • Publication number: 20220192838
    Abstract: A set of glenoid components a first glenoid component of a first type and of a first size and a second glenoid component of a second type and of the first size. The first glenoid component includes a first body including a first joint surface and a first bearing surface disposed oppose the first joint surface. The first joint surface has a first dimension. A first anchor extends from a central region of the first bearing surface. The second glenoid component includes a second body including a second joint surface and a second bearing surface disposed opposite the second joint surface. The second joint surface having a second dimension that is the same as the first dimension. A second anchor extends from a central region of the second bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, Christophe Levigne, Lucile Ferrand, Pierric Deransart
  • Patent number: 11364127
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to stemmed and stemless humeral anchors for use in shoulder arthroplasty procedures. For example, the humeral anchor can include a first end, a second end, and an interior surface extending between the first end and the second end. The interior surface can be disposed about a recess disposed between the first end and the second end. The recess can be configured to secure a coupling of a shoulder articular body directly to the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Christopher K. Bade, William J. Slone, Robert J. Ball, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, George S. Athwal, Jon JP Warner, Robert Z. Tashjian, Jay D. Keener, Shawn M. Gargac, Austin Wyatt Mutchler, David R. Stump, Alexander Paul Wolfe, Kevin P. Knox
  • Publication number: 20220183851
    Abstract: A glenoid baseplate is provided that has a transverse body and an elongate body. The transverse body has a first side configured to engage scapula bone of a patient, a second side configured to face away from the first side, and a plurality of anchor apertures. The anchor apertures are formed between the first side and the second side. The transverse body also can have an arcuate or circular periphery that has an anterior portion configured to be oriented toward an anterior side of a scapula and a posterior portion that is configured to be oriented toward a posterior side of the scapula. The elongate body is disposed along a longitudinal axis between an end coupled with the first side of the transverse body. The longitudinal axis of the elongate body is off-set from the center of the circular periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Pierric DERANSART, Pascal BOILEAU, Gilles WALCH, Charles L. PENNINGER
  • Patent number: 11304815
    Abstract: This set comprises glenoid components that each include a body defining, on two of its opposite faces, respectively, a joint surface, intended to cooperate with a humeral head, and a bearing surface bearing against the socket of a shoulder blade. In this set, the glenoid components are provided in several different sizes, respectively defined by the dimensions of the joint surface of their body. At least two glenoid components of which the bearing surfaces respectively have different dimensional geometries are provided so as to allow the surgeon to improve the durability of the mechanical cooperation between the implanted component and the operated socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, Christophe Levigne, Lucile Ferrand, Pierric Deransart
  • Publication number: 20220096240
    Abstract: A bone press includes a base; a compression plate located opposite to the base; a housing that extends between the base and the compression plate, the housing extending along a longitudinal axis of the bone press; a pressing zone within the housing and between the base and the compression plate along the longitudinal axis of the bone press; and an actuator to provide relative movement between the compression plate and the base to create compression in the pressing zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: TORNIER SAS
    Inventors: Nicolas NEICHEL, Matthieu Jean Marie VENNIN, Cedric LEON, Gilles WALCH, Pierric DERANSART, Pascal BOILEAU
  • Publication number: 20220031475
    Abstract: A method of guiding a glenoid prosthesis is disclosed. The method includes pre-operatively determining a position and an orientation of a guide feature of a glenoid guide of the present disclosure based on a scapula of a specific patient, and engaging the glenoid guide with the scapula; and inserting a pin having an axis through the guide feature to or through the scapula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Emmanuel Francois Marie Lizee, Delphine Claire Michelle Henry, Jean Chaoui, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau
  • Patent number: 11185417
    Abstract: Method and set of surgical instruments for fitting a shoulder prosthesis, and the shoulder prosthesis. The proposed method seeks to interpose a bone graft between the previously prepared glenoid surface (G) of a scapula (S) of a patient's shoulder and the face of a glenoid prosthetic component opposite the articular surface. The set of instruments permit the bone graft to be taken from the upper epiphysis of the humerus (H), either in situ or ex vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TORNIER SAS
    Inventors: Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch
  • Patent number: 11179249
    Abstract: A patient specific glenoid guide is provided to facilitate properly aligned implantation of a glenoid prosthesis into a patient. The guide shape is designed preoperatively based on the unique configuration of the scapula of the patient. The guide orientation is chosen preoperatively based on one or more of the bone structure of the patient, the wear pattern of the patient's glenoid cavity, the anchoring means of the glenoid prosthesis, or other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TORNIER SAS
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Emmanuel Francois Marie Lizee, Delphine Claire Michelle Henry, Jean Chaoui, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau
  • Publication number: 20210322034
    Abstract: Provided is a method of resecting a humerus, including positioning a multi-part guide on the humerus, where the multi-part guide includes a support portion and a positioning jig; advancing at least two mounting pins through the support portion along diverging paths; removing the positioning jig; and resecting the humerus with reference to a cutting surface of the support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: George S. ATHWAL, Christopher K. BADE, Robert J. BALL, Pierric DERANSART, Nicolas R. NEICHEL, William J. SLONE, Robert Z. TASHJIAN, Gilles WALCH
  • Publication number: 20210307918
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to stemmed and stemless humeral anchors for use in shoulder arthroplasty procedures. For example, the humeral anchor can include a first end, a second end, and an interior surface extending between the first end and the second end. The interior surface can be disposed about a recess disposed between the first end and the second end. The recess can be configured to secure a coupling of a shoulder articular body directly to the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Pierric DERANSART, Christopher K. BADE, William J. SLONE, Robert J. BALL, Gilles WALCH, Pascal BOILEAU, George S. ATHWAL, Jon JP WARNER, Robert Z. TASHJIAN, Jay D. KEENER, Shawn M. GARGAC, Austin Wyatt MUTCHLER, David R. STUMP, Alexander Paul WOLFE, Kevin P. KNOX
  • Publication number: 20210228277
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for pre-operatively planned shoulder surgery guides and implants. Pre-operative planning methods for designing a shoulder surgery guide based on considerations of multiple factors affecting the outcome of shoulder surgery. Methods of using surgery guides and implants in patients undergoing shoulder surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: IMASCAP SAS
    Inventors: Jean CHAOUI, Gilles WALCH
  • Publication number: 20210228371
    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: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Tornier Orthopedics Ireland, Ltd.
    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
  • Publication number: 20210220151
    Abstract: Various apparatus and methods for implanting glenoid prostheses are disclosed. In various embodiments, a method for performing shoulder surgery can include guiding a guide pin into the glenoid surface along a reaming axis. A partial reaming guide can be placed in contact with the glenoid surface over the guide pin. A reamer can be guided over the guide pin to ream the glenoid surface. The reamer can be further advanced over the guide pin until the reamer contacts the partial reaming guide, whereby such contact limits reaming to only a portion of the glenoid surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, William J. Slone, Robert J. Ball, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, George S. Athwal, Jon J.P. Warner, Robert Z. Tashjian, Jay D. Keener, Charles L. Penninger, JR., Ryan D. Koepke, Matthew Victor Kartholl, Marine Godelu, Douglas Charles Garman
  • Publication number: 20210128312
    Abstract: A glenoid implant for a shoulder prosthesis for implantation in the glenoid of a scapula according to embodiments of the present invention includes a central fixation element; an articular body configured for articulation with a humerus, the articular body comprising a plate, the plate comprising a side configured to be oriented toward the glenoid, the side comprising a central protrusion, wherein the central fixation element comprises a means for mechanically engaging with the central protrusion; a first means for locking rotation of the central fixation element with respect to the glenoid; and a second means for locking rotation of the articular body with respect to the glenoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Wayne Z. Burkhead, JR., Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch, Pierric Deransart
  • Patent number: 10973645
    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: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier Orthopedics Ireland, Ltd.
    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: 10959742
    Abstract: A humeral guide is provided that has a first portion or member configured to be positioned on a portion of a proximal humerus. The first portion or member can be configured to rest in a complementary manner on the portion of the proximal humerus. The humeral guide can be configured with apertures defining trajectories through bone, the pin trajectories being diverging in some case and in some cases being selected to enhanced support. A second portion or member and a third portion or member of the humeral guide are configured to be positioned on first and second lateral portions of the humerus distal to a location intended for resection, e.g., between an anatomical neck and a distal end of the humerus. The second and third portions or members or portions are configured to rest in a complementary manner on the first and second lateral portions of the humerus. The humeral guide can be configured to avoid soft tissue between a bone facing side and the humerus. The humeral guide can have a removeable jig portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: George S. Athwal, Christopher K. Bade, Robert J. Ball, Pierric Deransart, Nicolas R. Neichel, William J. Slone, Robert Z. Tashjian, Gilles Walch
  • Publication number: 20210085400
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for pre-operatively planned shoulder surgery guides and implants. Pre-operative planning methods for designing glenoid placement guides and depth-control pins based on considerations of multiple factors affecting the outcome of shoulder surgery. Methods of using surgery guides and implants, including glenoid placement guides and depth-control pins, in patients undergoing shoulder surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: IMASCAP SAS
    Inventor: Gilles WALCH
  • Patent number: 10918492
    Abstract: A glenoid implant for a shoulder prosthesis for implantation in the glenoid of a scapula according to embodiments of the present invention includes a central fixation element; an articular body configured for articulation with a humerus, the articular body comprising a plate, the plate comprising a side configured to be oriented toward the glenoid, the side comprising a central protrusion, wherein the central fixation element comprises a means for mechanically engaging with the central protrusion; a first means for locking rotation of the central fixation element with respect to the glenoid; and a second means for locking rotation of the articular body with respect to the glenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Wayne Z. Burkhead, Jr., Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch, Pierric Deransart