Patents by Inventor Jason D Meridew

Jason D Meridew 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: 10537373
    Abstract: An implant having a porous portion with a plurality of interconnected voids for receiving at least one injectable substance such that an injectable substance can elute from the porous portion. A syringe can be inserted into the at least one porous portion for administering the at least one injectable substance into the voids of the porous structure. The implant can be implanted with the at least one porous portion pre-loaded with the at least one injectable substance. The at least one porous portion can be loaded by inserting the syringe into the at least one porous portion after implanting the implant. The porous portion can be re-loaded with the syringe after the at least one injectable substance has eluted from the porous portion or replaced with a different injectable substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Jacy C. Hoeppner, Jason D. Meridew, Kevin T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20200015896
    Abstract: A device for a patient-specific acetabular and/or femoral guide. The guides can be used in a selected resection of at least one of a femur and an acetabulum to increase a range of motion of the femur relative to the acetabulum. Generally, a natural acetabulum and femoral head are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Paige Scott, Kristoff Corten
  • Patent number: 10507029
    Abstract: A patient-specific acetabular guide can be used for preparing an acetabulum of a patient to receive an acetabular implant. The acetabular guide includes a patient-specific engagement surface designed to be complementary and mateable with a corresponding surface of the patient's pelvic anatomy. The acetabular guide is designed during a pre-operative plan for the patient by a three-dimensional reconstruction of the anatomy of the patient using two-dimensional medical images. The patient-specific engagement surface has a first portion mateable with a portion of the acetabulum of the patient. The acetabular guide includes a guiding element that extends from the acetabular guide opposite to the first portion of engagement surface. The guiding element defines a bore designed to be oriented along an alignment axis for an acetabular implant when the acetabular guide is engaged to the acetabulum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Tyler D. Witt, Ryan John Schoenefeld, William Jason Slone, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jeffrey H. Nycz, Matthew D. Munsterman, Alexander P. Wolfe, Tamon Kabata, James Nairus, John C. Clohisy
  • Patent number: 10492913
    Abstract: Porous regions are formed using selected additive manufacturing techniques. The porous regions can assist in fibro-inductive regions and/or osteo-inductive regions. A prosthetic member can be formed completely with the additive manufacturing technique and/or the additive manufacturing techniques can be used to form an augment portion that is added to the prosthetic member formed separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Joshua R. Porter
  • Publication number: 20190350577
    Abstract: An anchoring system can use an implant delivery device to deploy an implant into a pre-drilled bore, to secure one or more sutures between a threaded outer surface of an implant body and a wall of the bore. The implant delivery device can controllably rotate the implant about its longitudinal axis. The implant delivery device can include a projection extending distally from a distal end of an inner shaft The implant delivery device can controllably translate a wire between a distally extended position, at which the wire can form a closed loop with the projection and a distal end of the inner shaft, and a proximally retracted position, at which the wire can be at least partially retracted into the distal end of the inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel R. Norton, Jacy C. Hoeppner, Jason D. Meridew, Christopher M. Palese
  • Publication number: 20190328382
    Abstract: A suture construction and method for forming a suture construction is disclosed. The construction utilizes a suture having an enlarged central body portion defining a longitudinal passage. First and second ends of the suture are passed through first and second apertures associated with the longitudinal passage to form a pair of loops. Portions of the suture lay parallel to each other within the suture. Application of tension onto the suture construction causes constriction of the longitudinal passage, thus preventing relative motions of the captured portions of the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Jason D. Meridew
  • Patent number: 10456205
    Abstract: A device for a patient-specific acetabular and/or femoral guide. The guides can be used in a selected resection of at least one of a femur and an acetabulum to increase a range of motion of the femur relative to the acetabulum. Generally, a natural acetabulum and femoral head are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Paige Scott, Kristoff Corten
  • Patent number: 10398430
    Abstract: A suture construction and method for forming a suture construction is disclosed. The construction utilizes a suture having an enlarged central body portion defining a longitudinal passage. First and second ends of the suture are passed through first and second apertures associated with the longitudinal passage to form a pair of loops. Portions of the suture lay parallel to each other within the suture. Application of tension onto the suture construction causes constriction of the longitudinal passage, thus preventing relative motions of the captured portions of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Jason D. Meridew
  • Publication number: 20190262081
    Abstract: A method of implanting a hip joint prosthesis into a patient can include obtaining image data of hip joint anatomy of the patient. Physical activities that the patient desires to participate in subsequent to implanting the hip prosthesis can be determined. A size and an initial placement of the hip joint prosthesis based on the image data can be determined. A desired range of motion of the hip joint prosthesis based on the determined physical activities can be determined. A plan can be created comprising a desired implanted location of the hip joint prosthesis and based on the desired range of motion. The plan can be incorporated onto a guide. The plan can be executed with the guide thereby implanting the hip joint prosthesis into the patient at the desired implanted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, William Jason Slone, Mark Scrafton, John White, Seth Nash
  • Publication number: 20190231371
    Abstract: A guide for drilling a tunnel in a knee joint having intercondylar roof and tibial eminence. The guide can comprise a guide assembly having a positioning member including an inferior end, and a guide arm extending from the positioning member including a trochlear tip; and a drill sleeve having a body attached to the inferior end, an aperture extending along a drilling axis, and a distal end having a patient-specific surface configured to engage an anterior surface of the tibia. A method of producing a tibial tunnel can comprise inserting a trochlear tip of a guide arm between the tibial eminence and the intercondylar roof, adjusting a position of a positioning member connected to the guide arm, engaging a patient-specific tip of a drill sleeve connected to the positioning member with a surface of a tibia, and inserting a drill bit through the drill sleeve to drill a tibial tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.
    Inventors: William MAXSON, Kevin T. STONE, Jason D. MERIDEW, Nathan M. SAUTTER
  • Publication number: 20190223885
    Abstract: A medical device for preparing an elongated bone, such as a proximal femoral bone, for receiving an implant includes a patient-specific femoral guide and an elongated alignment element. The femoral guide has a patient-specific three-dimensional bone-engaging surface configured according to a preoperative plan based on a three-dimensional image model of the femoral bone to mate complementarily with the surface of the proximal femoral bone extending between the greater trochanter, the femoral neck and the femoral shaft of the proximal femur. The femoral guide includes a first guide end forming a planar guide configured for guiding a neck resection. The alignment member can be removably attached to the femoral guide and defines a reference axis for guiding a cutting tool into the femoral bone through a resected surface of the femoral neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Tony Siebeneck, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 10278711
    Abstract: A medical device for preparing an elongated bone, such as a proximal femoral bone, for receiving an implant includes a patient-specific femoral guide and an elongated alignment element. The femoral guide has a patient-specific three-dimensional bone-engaging surface configured according to a preoperative plan based on a three-dimensional image model of the femoral bone to mate complementarily with the surface of the proximal femoral bone extending between the greater trochanter, the femoral neck and the femoral shaft of the proximal femur. The femoral guide includes a first guide end forming a planar guide configured for guiding a neck resection. The alignment member can be removably attached to the femoral guide and defines a reference axis for guiding a cutting tool into the femoral bone through a resected surface of the femoral neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Tony Siebeneck, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 10206695
    Abstract: An orthopedic device for correcting a femoral bone abnormality includes a patient-specific three-dimensional shell and a patient-specific guiding feature. The shell has an outer surface and an inner bone engagement surface customized in a pre-operating planning stage by computer imaging to closely mate and conform to and substantially cover a femoral head of a patient in only one position. The guiding feature is pre-operatively planned relative to the shell such that when the shell is fitted over the femoral head, the guiding feature can guide a removal tool for removing an abnormality portion of the proximal femur of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, John M. Susaraba
  • Publication number: 20180338755
    Abstract: An anchoring system includes an anchor including an anchor body and a distal member located at a distal end of the anchor body, the distal member having a suture receiving aperture; and an implant delivery device, comprising: a cannulated outer shaft, the cannulated outer shaft configured to engage a proximal end of the anchor body for driving the anchor into a bore; and an inner shaft slidably received in the cannulated outer shaft, wherein a distal end of the inner shaft is extendable distally beyond a distal end section of the cannulated outer shaft such that, when the cannulated outer shaft is engaging the proximal end of the anchor body, the distal end of the inner shaft is extendable through the anchor body to a distance beyond the distal end of the anchor body to engage a suture located within the suture receiving aperture, wherein the anchoring system is configured such that the suture can be tensioned at a location within the bore distal from the anchor body before the anchor body is implanted within
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher M. Palese, Jacy C. Hoeppner, Jason D. Meridew, Kevin T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10098648
    Abstract: A device for partial acetabular replacement includes a patient-specific acetabular guide. The acetabular guide has a first surface configured to nestingly mate in only one position to the patient's acetabulum. The acetabular guide includes a patient-specific guiding formation configured to guide a cutting tool to remove damaged tissue from a defect of the patient's acetabulum and prepare a patient-specific implantation slot corresponding to the defect after removal of the damaged tissue. A patient-specific partial acetabular implant can be configured to nestingly mate with the patient-specific implantation slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Jason D. Meridew
  • Publication number: 20180256341
    Abstract: An additively manufactured medical implant, comprising a metallic body having at least one porous surface configured to promote bony on-growth or in-growth of tissue, the porous surface being replicated from a high resolution scan of bone, and a biological surface coating configured to create a barrier to particulate debris, the biological surface coating being produced from a titanium porous plasma spray surface coating or a biomimetic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Tom Vanasse, Gautam Gupta, Jason D. Meridew
  • Patent number: 10004493
    Abstract: A suture construction and method for forming a suture construction is disclosed. The construction utilizes a suture having an enlarged central body portion defining a longitudinal passage. First and second ends of the suture are passed through first and second apertures associated with the longitudinal passage to form a pair of loops. Portions of the suture lay parallel to each other within the suture. Application of tension onto the suture construction causes constriction of the longitudinal passage, thus preventing relative motions of the captured portions of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Jason D. Meridew
  • Publication number: 20180168822
    Abstract: An acetabular device includes a patient-specific acetabular alignment guide including a bone engagement surface. The bone engagement surface has a first portion configured and shaped to be conforming and complementary to an acetabular rim surface and a second portion configured and shaped to be conforming and complementary to a periacetabular area of an acetabulum of a patient. The acetabular alignment guide includes a plurality of guiding formations extending through the second portion for guiding a plurality of alignment pins therethrough. The bone engagement surface and the plurality of guiding formations are prepared from a three-dimensional model of the acetabulum of the specific patient reconstructed pre-operatively from a scan of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: John R. White, Lance Dean Perry, Aaron P. Smith, Jason D. Meridew, Bryan Morrison, W. Jason Slone, Tyler D. Witt, Mark A. Bollinger, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 9949797
    Abstract: A method of implanting a hip joint prosthesis into a patient can include obtaining image data of hip joint anatomy of the patient. Physical activities that the patient desires to participate in subsequent to implanting the hip prosthesis can be determined. A size and an initial placement of the hip joint prosthesis based on the image data can be determined. A desired range of motion of the hip joint prosthesis based on the determined physical activities can be determined. A plan can be created comprising a desired implanted location of the hip joint prosthesis and based on the desired range of motion. The plan can be incorporated onto a guide. The plan can be executed with the guide thereby implanting the hip joint prosthesis into the patient at the desired implanted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, William Jason Slone, Mark Scrafton, John White, Seth Nash
  • Patent number: 9913734
    Abstract: An acetabular device includes a patient-specific acetabular alignment guide including a bone engagement surface. The bone engagement surface has a first portion configured and shaped to be conforming and complementary to an acetabular rim surface and a second portion configured and shaped to be conforming and complementary to a periacetabular area of an acetabulum of a patient. The acetabular alignment guide includes a plurality of guiding formations extending through the second portion for guiding a plurality of alignment pins therethrough. The bone engagement surface and the plurality of guiding formations are prepared from a three-dimensional model of the acetabulum of the specific patient reconstructed pre-operatively from a scan of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: John R. White, Lance Dean Perry, Aaron P. Smith, Jason D. Meridew, Bryan Morrison, W. Jason Slone, Tyler D. Witt, Mark A. Bollinger, Robert Metzger