Patents by Inventor Glen Pierson

Glen Pierson 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: 10743958
    Abstract: A device for measuring blind holes formed through a bone includes (a) a first elongated rod including a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end including an increased diameter abutment extending radially outward therefrom, the abutment including a proximal surface formed to contact a portion of the bone adjacent a distal opening of the blind hole to assume a locked configuration with the bone and (b) a second elongated rod extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Fernandez Dell'Oca, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20200253651
    Abstract: A device and method for treating a hone includes a bone plate including first and second portions joined to one another via a connecting portion, a rigidity of the connecting portion being less than rigidities of each of the first and second portions in combination with a first sensor mounted on the first portion measuring strain on the first portion and a second sensor mounted on the second portion measuring strain on the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Carl Deirmengian, George Mikhail, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20200187849
    Abstract: A device for treating bone in a living body includes (a) comprises an implant configured for attachment to a bone; (b) a first sensor measuring a strain on a first portion of the implant, the first portion of the implant being configured to be mechanically coupled to a weakened portion of a bone when the implant is coupled to the bone in a target position in combination; and (c) a second sensor measuring strain in a non-weakened portion of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Carl Deirmengian, George Mikhail, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 10675069
    Abstract: A device and method for treating a bone includes a bone plate including first and second portions joined to one another via a connecting portion, a rigidity of the connecting portion being less than rigidities of each of the first and second portions in combination with a first sensor mounted on the first portion measuring strain on the first portion and a second sensor mounted on the second portion measuring strain on the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Deirmengian, George Mikhail, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 10595771
    Abstract: A device for treating bone in a living body includes (a) comprises an implant configured for attachment to a bone; (b) a first sensor measuring a strain on a first portion of the implant, the first portion of the implant being configured to be mechanically coupled to a weakened portion of a bone when the implant is coupled to the bone in a target position in combination; and (c) a second sensor measuring strain in a non-weakened portion of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Deirmengian, George Mikhail, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20200078062
    Abstract: A bone fixation system is configured to be implanted and secured to a bone so as to stabilize a bone. The bone fixation system includes an implant having a plate portion configured to be secured to a first segment of the bone by a first bone anchor, and a second segment of the bone by a second one anchor. The implant further includes a mesh portion configured to abut a third segment of the bone to prevent movement of the third segment relative to both the first segment and the second segment. The implant defining an outer perimeter defined in part by the plate portion and in part by the mesh portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Kobayashi, Harry Thomas Hall, IV, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20200060830
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes an outer sleeve including a first proximal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and a first distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and an inner sleeve connected to the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween, the inner sleeve including a second distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof in combination with an interstitial mesh extending circumferentially between the inner and outer sleeves to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space, the interstitial mesh including a third longitudinal split extending along a length thereof so that a distal side of the device may be spread open to open the distal longitudinal slot from the outer sleeve, through the interstitial mesh and the inner sleeve to a space radially within the inner sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Scott LARSEN, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson, George Mikhail
  • Publication number: 20200015926
    Abstract: A C-arm, or a mobile intensifier device, is one example of a medical imaging device that is based on X-ray technology. Because a C-arm device can display high-resolution X-ray images in real time, a physician can monitor progress at any time during an operation, and thus can take appropriate actions based on the displayed images. Monitoring the images, however, is often challenging during certain procedures, for instance during procedures in which attention must be paid to the patient's anatomy as well as a medical imaging device display. In an example, a surgical instrument assembly includes a processor, a surgical instrument configured to operate on an anatomical structure, and a display coupled to the processor and attached to the surgical instrument. The display can be configured to display visual information comprising X-ray images generated by a medical imaging device, and depth gauge information generated by a depth gauge coupled to the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Mario Mata, Glen Pierson, Andre Furrer
  • Patent number: 10507110
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes an outer sleeve including a first proximal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and a first distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof and an inner sleeve connected to the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween, the inner sleeve including a second distal longitudinal split extending along a length thereof in combination with an interstitial mesh extending circumferentially between the inner and outer sleeves to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space, the interstitial mesh including a third longitudinal split extending along a length thereof so that a distal side of the device may be spread open to open the distal longitudinal slot from the outer sleeve, through the interstitial mesh and the inner sleeve to a space radially within the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson, George Mikhail
  • Patent number: 10499966
    Abstract: A bone fixation system is configured to be implanted and secured to a bone so as to stabilize a bone. The bone fixation system includes an implant having a plate portion configured to be secured to a first segment of the bone by a first bone anchor, and a second segment of the bone by a second one anchor. The implant further includes a mesh portion configured to abut a third segment of the bone to prevent movement of the third segment relative to both the first segment and the second segment. The implant defining an outer perimeter defined in part by the plate portion and in part by the mesh portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kobayashi, Harry Thomas Hall, IV, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20190350629
    Abstract: A method for syndesmosis fixation including at least one suture anchor configured to be implanted into bone and at least one suture assembly configured to extend from the suture anchor and about at least a portion of a fibula when the suture anchor is implanted in a tibia on either side of a fibular notch of the tibia. The suture assembly is selectively adjustable from a non-tensioned condition to a tensioned condition to stabilize and reduce the fibula relative to the tibia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Scott P. Larsen, Kevin Clancy, Mark Siravo, Glen Pierson, Wamis Singhatat
  • Patent number: 10441210
    Abstract: A device for treating bone in a living body includes (a) comprises an implant configured for attachment to a bone; (b) a first sensor measuring a strain on a first portion of the implant, the first portion of the implant being configured to be mechanically coupled to a weakened portion of a bone when the implant is coupled to the bone in a target position in combination; and (c) a second sensor measuring strain in a non-weakened portion of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Deirmengian, George Mikhail, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 10292822
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes a mesh outer sleeve extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of an outer surface of a target bone. The outer sleeve includes a longitudinal slot extending along a length thereof. The device also includes a mesh inner sleeve connected to an interior surface of the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween. The inner sleeve is sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of a medullary canal of the target bone. In addition, the device includes an interstitial mesh extending radially away from an exterior surface of the inner sleeve toward an interior surface of the outer sleeve to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20190117283
    Abstract: A bone fixation system is configured to be implanted and secured to a bone so as to stabilize a bone. The bone fixation system includes an implant having a plate portion configured to be secured to a first segment of the bone by a first bone anchor, and a second segment of the bone by a second one anchor. The implant further includes a mesh portion configured to abut a third segment of the bone to prevent movement of the third segment relative to both the first segment and the second segment. The implant defining an outer perimeter defined in part by the plate portion and in part by the mesh portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth Kobayashi, Harry Thomas Hall, IV, Glen Pierson
  • Publication number: 20190083178
    Abstract: A C-arm, or a mobile intensifier device, is one example of a medical imaging device that is based on X-ray technology. Because a C-arm device can display high-resolution X-ray images in real time, a physician can monitor progress at any time during an operation, and thus can take appropriate actions based on the displayed images. Monitoring the images, however, is often challenging during certain procedures, for instance during procedures in which attention must be paid to the patient's anatomy as well as a medical imaging device display. In an example, a surgical instrument assembly includes a processor, a surgical instrument configured to operate on an anatomical structure, and a display coupled to the processor and attached to the surgical instrument. The display can be configured to display visual information comprising X-ray images generated by a medical imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mario MATA, Glen PIERSON, George MIKHAIL, Scott LARSEN
  • Publication number: 20190038214
    Abstract: In one example, a sensor is configured to be implanted into a patient's body. The sensor has at least one sensing element, a measurement device in communication with the at least one sensing element, and an internal wireless communicator in communication with the measurement device. The at least one sensing element includes a resistor, and the measurement device includes a capacitor. The measurement device measures a discharge time of the capacitor through the resistor so as to generate a measurement value that is proportional to a value of an anatomical property of the anatomical body, such as strain, that is observed by the sensor. The internal wireless communicator wirelessly communicates the measurement value through skin of the patient to an external wireless communicator situated outside of the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: George Mikhail, Filip Leszko, Glen Pierson, Brett Ivan Wakley, Arun Venkatasubramanian, Rosti Lemdiasov
  • Publication number: 20180214235
    Abstract: A device for measuring blind holes formed through a bone includes (a) a first elongated rod including a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end including an increased diameter abutment extending radially outward therefrom, the abutment including a proximal surface formed to contact a portion of the bone adjacent a distal opening of the blind hole to assume a locked configuration with the bone and (b) a second elongated rod extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Alberto Fernandez DELL'OCA, Glen PIERSON
  • Publication number: 20180168812
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes a mesh outer sleeve extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of an outer surface of a target bone. The outer sleeve includes a longitudinal slot extending along a length thereof. The device also includes a mesh inner sleeve connected to an interior surface of the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween. The inner sleeve is sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of a medullary canal of the target bone. In addition, the device includes an interstitial mesh extending radially away from an exterior surface of the inner sleeve toward an interior surface of the outer sleeve to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Scott LARSEN, Ross HAMEL, Glen PIERSON
  • Patent number: 9949796
    Abstract: A device for measuring blind holes formed through a bone includes (a) a first elongated rod including a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the distal end including an increased diameter abutment extending radially outward therefrom, the abutment including a proximal surface formed to contact a portion of the bone adjacent a distal opening of the blind hole to assume a locked configuration with the bone and (b) a second elongated rod extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Alberto Fernandez Dell'Oca, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 9925046
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes a mesh outer sleeve extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of an outer surface of a target bone. The outer sleeve includes a longitudinal slot extending along a length thereof. The device also includes a mesh inner sleeve connected to an interior surface of the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween. The inner sleeve is sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of a medullary canal of the target bone. In addition, the device includes an interstitial mesh extending radially away from an exterior surface of the inner sleeve toward an interior surface of the outer sleeve to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson