Patents by Inventor Jürgen Harms

Jürgen Harms 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: 10426650
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recliner-type orthosis comprising a lap belt or pelvic strap (30), a rigid recliner rail (10) over the spinal column, and two individually tightenable shoulder straps (23, 24), each of which extends from a lower portion (12) of then recliner rail (10), forms a shoulder strap, and is guided backwards via guides (18, 19) on a top portion (14) of the recliner rail (10), where the two shoulder straps (23, 24) intersect in a central point of intersection (29) and then run contralaterally towards the front, intersect in lateral points of intersection (27, 28) and can finally be tightly attached to the lap belt (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Gerald Stier, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 10271882
    Abstract: A bone screw includes a tubular body including a wall having a bone thread in at least a portion of an outer portion of the wall, an open first end and a second end. A plurality of cutting teeth is provided at the open first end, and a head is provided at the second end. An insert in the tubular body is configured to guide a wire therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Jürgen Harms
  • Publication number: 20190038320
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Publication number: 20190029866
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recliner-type orthosis comprising a lap belt or pelvic strap (30), a rigid recliner rail (10) over the spinal column, and two individually tightenable shoulder straps (23, 24), each of which extends from a lower portion (12) of then recliner rail (10), forms a shoulder strap, and is guided backwards via guides (18, 19) on a top portion (14) of the recliner rail (10), where the two shoulder straps (23, 24) intersect in a central point of intersection (29) and then run contralaterally towards the front, intersect in lateral points of intersection (27, 28) and can finally be tightly attached to the lap belt (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Bauerfeind AG
    Inventors: Gerald Stier, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 10058353
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9980823
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant includes a front wall, a back wall spaced apart from the front wall, and two side walls connecting the front wall and the back wall at their respective ends. The walls define a space. The implant further includes a bottom face, a top face, at least one engagement member with an engagement surface for engagement with the end plate of a vertebral body, a first adjusting element and a second adjusting element which are supported by a first support member and a second support member, respectively, and which cooperate with the respective support member such that the engagement member is reciprocally movable between a first end position and a second end position. In the first end position, the engagement surface does not project beyond the bottom face or the top face and in the second end position, the engagement surface at least partially projects outwardly beyond the bottom face or the top face. The first and the second support members are coupled by a coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Wilfried Matthis, Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9936978
    Abstract: An anchoring element for a stabilization device for bones or vertebrae, with which a bone or vertebra can be connected to a rod-shaped element is described. By providing for at least one degree of rotational freedom between the rod and an anchoring element that is firmly connected to the bone or vertebra, the transfer of torque (M) onto the anchoring element and can be prevented as well as loosening or even separation of the bone anchoring element from the bone or vertebra. Moreover, the invention provides a stabilization device, in which such bone anchoring elements are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 9907578
    Abstract: A bone anchoring element includes an anchoring section for anchoring in the bone and a receiving part connected to the anchoring section. The receiving part includes an opening suitable for accommodation of a stabilization rod having a rod axis, the opening being limited along the rod axis by two side walls. The side walls include guides orientated along the rod axis for guiding at least one connection rod therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Helmar Rapp, Berthold Dannecker
  • Patent number: 9895173
    Abstract: An element with a shank (1) and a holding element (2) connected to it for connecting to a rod (100) is provided, wherein the holding element (2) has a recess (3) having a U-shaped cross-section for receiving the rod (100) with two legs (4, 5) open at one end (6) and an inner thread (7) on the open legs (4, 5) and a locking element (9) with an outer thread (8) which cooperates with the inner thread of the legs, wherein the inner thread (7) of the legs and the outer thread (8) of the locking element are constructed with a flat thread in which the two flanks (7a, 7b; 8a, 8b)) enclose an angle of 90° in each case with the screw axis (S, M). This prevents splaying of the open legs when the locking element is screwed in. The flat thread is easy to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9848892
    Abstract: An anchoring element includes a screw having a shank with a bone thread portion and a head. The anchoring element also includes a receiving part for connecting the screw to a rod-shaped element, the screw and the receiving part being connected to one another in a polyaxial or monoaxial manner, and the shank of the screw being of tubular design and its wall having a plurality of recesses. The bone anchoring element provides for the bone screw to fuse with the surrounding bone substance, and at the same time bone portions or vertebrae can be positioned relative to one another and fixed. Moreover, a substance to be introduced into the bone can be introduced precisely at the desired site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Helmar Rapp
  • Publication number: 20170296353
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant includes a front wall, a back wall spaced apart from the front wall, and two side walls connecting the front wall and the back wall at their respective ends. The walls define a space. The implant further includes a bottom face, a top face, at least one engagement member with an engagement surface for engagement with the end plate of a vertebral body, a first adjusting element and a second adjusting element which are supported by a first support member and a second support member, respectively, and which cooperate with the respective support member such that the engagement member is reciprocally movable between a first end position and a second end position. In the first end position, the engagement surface does not project beyond the bottom face or the top face and in the second end position, the engagement surface at least partially projects outwardly beyond the bottom face or the top face. The first and the second support members are coupled by a coupling mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Wilfried Matthis, Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9744051
    Abstract: A spacer for insertion between two vertebrae includes a variable axial length and comprises a first member having a hollow interior and a tubular wall and a second member having a hollow interior and a tubular wall the second member being slidable within the first member in an axial direction for adjusting an overall length. At least the first member or the second member comprises an access opening in its wall, the opening having a size which is adapted for inserting bone grafts through the opening into the interior. The spacer further comprises a length adjustment structure being engageable with an expansion tool for telescoping the second member relative to the first member and a locking structure for fixing the axial length. The access opening, the length adjustment structure and the locking structure are arranged so as to be accessible from the same side of the spacer. The spacer allows in situ filling of bone grafts into its interior and an improved handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20170164981
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9662223
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant includes a front wall, a back wall spaced apart from the front wall, and two side walls connecting the front wall and the back wall at their respective ends. The walls define a space. The implant further includes a bottom face, a top face, at least one engagement member with an engagement surface for engagement with the end plate of a vertebral body, a first adjusting element and a second adjusting element which are supported by a first support member and a second support member, respectively, and which cooperate with the respective support member such that the engagement member is reciprocally movable between a first end position and a second end position. In the first end position, the engagement surface does not project beyond the bottom face or the top face and in the second end position, the engagement surface at least partially projects outwardly beyond the bottom face or the top face. The first and the second support members are coupled by a coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Wilfried Matthis, Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9655652
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shank to be anchored in a bone or a vertebra and a receiving part connected to the shank, and a rod for connecting at least two anchoring elements, the rod having at least a tubular portion. The receiving part comprises a recess for receiving said rod. The bone anchoring element also includes a locking element cooperating with the receiving part to secure the rod in the recess, a filling piece being arranged between the locking element and the rod for exerting pressure onto the rod to lock the rod in the recess. The filling piece includes a rod contacting surface which contacts a portion of said rod. The shape of the rod contacting surface is adapted to the shape of the portion of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9566093
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9498256
    Abstract: A bone screw having a screw member possessing a threaded section and a head and a receiving part at the head end for receiving a rod to be connected to the bone screw is provided. The receiving part has on open first bore and a substantially U-shaped cross-section having two free legs provided with a thread. Furthermore, the receiving part has a second bore on the end opposite to the first bore whose diameter is greater than that of the threaded section and smaller than that of the head. On the bottom of the first bore a seat for the head is provided. In order that the screw member can be pivoted to at least one side by an enlarged angle, the edge bounding the free end of the second bore viewed relative to the axis of the first bore is of asymmetric construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9492202
    Abstract: A rod-shaped implant element is provided for connecting at least two bone anchoring elements. Each bone anchoring element includes an anchoring section to be anchored in the bone and a receiver member to be connected to the rod-shaped implant element. The rod-shaped implant element includes, a longitudinal axis, at least one first length of a rigid section that is configured to cooperate with and be received in the receiver member, a second length of a flexible section adjacent to the rigid section, a bore coaxial to the longitudinal axis and extending through the rigid section and the flexible section, and a core accommodated in the bore, the core having two opposite ends. At least one end of the core is freely movable in the bore when said flexible section is extended or compressed in a direction of the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wilfried Matthis, Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms
  • Patent number: 9468483
    Abstract: A bone screw is created, with a thread section (1) with a tip (6) at a first end and a head (8) for engaging with a screwdriver at the opposite second end, which serves as traction element to connect shattered or split off parts of bones to one another. So that fusion of the screw with the bones can take place, the thread section (1) is constructed as tubular and its wall has a plurality of recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Ronald W. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 9451988
    Abstract: A rod-shaped implant for stabilizing bone structures, in particular the spinal column includes a rod-shaped implant having a rod-shaped member with a first end and a second and a longitudinal axis. The rod-shaped member is at least partly made from a plastic material exhibiting flexibility and includes a longitudinal bore. A reinforcing rod is accommodated in the bore and is made from a material which is more rigid than the material of the rod-shaped member itself. The reinforcing rod is slidable in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Jürgen Harms, Helmar Rapp, Berthold Dannecker