Patents by Inventor Jorge L. Orbay

Jorge L. Orbay 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: 11129725
    Abstract: Disclosed is a distal radio ulnar joint prosthesis system, and the method of use for the same, the system comprising an ulnar stem component, and ulnar head component, a set screw, and a sigmoid notch component, the system providing a prosthesis for replacement of the distal radio ulnar joint to restore the pronation-supination motion of the forearm as well as stability between the ulna and radius; a DRUJ prosthesis adapted for rotational alignment of the replacement joint along the axis of forearm rotation; a DRUJ prosthesis which allows for the use of a number of different sized heads having differing geometries; a DRUJ prosthesis adapted for variable pivoting alignment between the replacement distal ulnar head and the ulna; and a DRUJ prosthesis adapted for adjustment in the alignment between the articulating surface of the ulnar head and the sigmoid notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Edward J. Tremols, Brian A. Cooke
  • Publication number: 20210267606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone cutting and shortening system and the method of using the same, the system comprising a bone plate and a cutting guide adapted to slidingly engage by inserting the cutting guide into the bone plate from the overhead direction, the cutting guide adapted to facilitate parallel cutting planes on a bone at precisely ascertainable offset distances, and the bone plate adapted to stabilize the shortened bone after cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Brian A. Cooke, Edward J. Tremols
  • Patent number: 11096734
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods used to customize the length of fasteners used during orthopedic surgeries, comprising creating a hole of the desired depth in a bone, measuring the depth of the hole using a depth measuring device, calculating, using the depth measuring device, the optimal length dimension of the fastener, transferring the calculated fastener optimal length dimension to a fastener cutting device, inserting a fastener having a length exceeding the optimal length dimension into the fastener cutting device, and cutting the fastener to the optimal length dimension using the fastener cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SKELETAL DYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Antonio R. Orbay-Cerrato, Dennis J. Moreno, Robert Richards, Erik Carlson
  • Patent number: 11026698
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone cutting and shortening system and the method of using the same, the system comprising a bone plate and a cutting guide adapted to slidingly engage by inserting the cutting guide into the bone plate from the overhead direction, the cutting guide adapted to facilitate parallel cutting planes on a bone at precisely ascertainable offset distances, and the bone plate adapted to stabilize the shortened bone after cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Brian A. Cooke, Edward J. Tremols
  • Publication number: 20210137534
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone cutting and shortening system and the method of using the same, the system comprising a bone plate and a cutting guide adapted to slidingly engage by inserting the cutting guide into the bone plate from the overhead direction, the cutting guide adapted to facilitate parallel cutting planes on a bone at precisely ascertainable offset distances, and the bone plate adapted to stabilize the shortened bone after cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Brian A. Cooke, Edward J. Tremols
  • Publication number: 20210128207
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone compression plate system comprising a substantially elongated first plate having a bone attachment portion and a anchoring portion, the bone attachment portion comprising one or more holes adapted to receive screws for attachment to a bone, the anchoring portion comprising a compression anchor; a substantially elongated second plate having a bone attachment portion and a anchoring portion, the bone attachment portion comprising one or more holes adapted to receive screws for attachment to a bone, the anchoring portion comprising a compression anchor; and a compression screw comprising a male component and a female component, each of the male and female components comprising a head, a shaft, and a tip, the tip of the male component adapted for threaded engagement with the tip of the female component, the head of the male component adapted to engage into, and be retained by the compression anchor in the first plate, and the head of the component adapted to engage into, and be retained by the
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Alexander N. Gil, Brian A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210121209
    Abstract: Disclosed is an intramedullary nail comprising a shaft having a length, a constant diameter, an exterior bone contacting surface, a leading (or distal) end and a trailing (or proximal) end, wherein the leading end is progressively tapered and comprises a well or cup, adapted to receive the tip of a standard K-wire, the trailing end comprises a driving fitting adapted for attachment to a driving tool for insertion of the nail into the prepared bone, the trailing end may optionally include an internal thread that can be used to secure the nail to a drill guide which can also function as an insertion handle, and the nail's shaft may also optionally be equipped with threaded and/or unthreaded cross-drilled holes for insertion of unicortical locking screws and bone screws, respectively, once the nail is placed as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Raul Galindo
  • Publication number: 20200397591
    Abstract: Disclosed is a distal radio ulnar joint prosthesis system, and the method of use for the same, the system comprising an ulnar stem component, and ulnar head component, a set screw, and a sigmoid notch component, the system providing a prosthesis for replacement of the distal radio ulnar joint to restore the pronation-supination motion of the forearm as well as stability between the ulna and radius; a DRUJ prosthesis adapted for rotational alignment of the replacement joint along the axis of forearm rotation; a DRUJ prosthesis which allows for the use of a number of different sized heads having differing geometries; a DRUJ prosthesis adapted for variable pivoting alignment between the replacement distal ulnar head and the ulna; and a DRUJ prosthesis adapted for adjustment in the alignment between the articulating surface of the ulnar head and the sigmoid notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Edward J. Tremols, Brian A. Cooke
  • Patent number: 10828078
    Abstract: A bone screw for osteosynthesis is provided with screw threads of different pitch or different lead and various diameters in leading, intermediate and trailing ends. The screw may be used to urge together and compress bones or fragments of bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Thomas H. Norman, Wilbert L. Duenas
  • Publication number: 20200281632
    Abstract: A hook plate for use in conjunction with a fracture fixation plate, said fracture fixation plate including a bone contacting surface and an opposite surface, said hook plate comprising a substantially rigid plate having a first portion and a second portion; the first portion adapted for slidable engagement with, said opposite surface of said fracture fixation plate; the second portion configured to wrap around an edge of said fracture fixation plate to engage with a bone fragment and reduce a fracture; the first portion being substantially flat and defining a first portion plane; the second portion having at least two projections which curve downward to a position below the first portion plane and terminate in hook ends adapted to engage with said bone fragment; the first portion including a slot that transects said hook plate from a surface of said hook plate that faces the fracture fixation plate to an opposing surface of said hook plate for engagement with a fastener on said opposite surface of said fractu
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Thomas H. Norman, Juan Salcedo
  • Patent number: 10617454
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fracture fixation plate assembly comprised of a body, a hinge, a pin, and one or more heads, in which the head or heads can pivot and displace laterally/medially and can tilt vertically with respect to the body of the plate, more efficiently and flexibly enabling the fastening of the body of the plate to a stable part of the bone prior to reduction of the fractured portion or portions of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Alexander Gil
  • Patent number: 10603090
    Abstract: A plate for fracture fixation, a system and methods are provided including a plurality of individually adjustable heads and various features and accessories to achieve: a.) superior fixation of the plate to osteoporotic diaphyseal bone; b.) improved visualization of the fracture line; c.) intraoperative adjustability to achieve better contact of the plate and the bone; d.) reduced risk of post-surgery tendon rupture; d.) improved fixation of small volar marginal fragments; e.) improved targeting and fixing of particular fractured bone fragments and, f.) reduced surgical operation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SKELETAL DYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Thomas H. Norman, Juan Salcedo
  • Publication number: 20200000602
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wrist prosthesis, and methods for implanting same, the prosthesis comprising radial component having two sides, the first side comprising a stem and the second side comprising a concave dish; a carpal component having two sides, the first side comprising a stem, and the second side comprising a ball end, the ball end being connected to the carpal component through a neck, the neck being narrower than the diameter of the ball end; and a lunate component having two sides, the first side comprising a cavity adapted to receive said carpal component's ball end, and the second side comprising a convex surface adapted to engage said radial component's concave dish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Edward J. Tremols, Brian A. Cooke
  • Publication number: 20190365447
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods used to customize the length of fasteners used during orthopedic surgeries, comprising creating a hole of the desired depth in a bone, measuring the depth of the hole using a depth measuring device, calculating, using the depth measuring device, the optimal length dimension of the fastener, transferring the calculated fastener optimal length dimension to a fastener cutting device, inserting a fastener having a length exceeding the optimal length dimension into the fastener cutting device, and cutting the fastener to the optimal length dimension using the fastener cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Antonio R. Orbay-Cerrato, Dennis J. Moreno, Robert Richards, Erik Carlson
  • Patent number: 10463409
    Abstract: A fracture fixation plate system for use on a long bone having a metaphysis and a diaphysis, includes at least one end plate having a head portion for the metaphysis, and at least one diaphyseal plate having a first end and a second end with a plurality of screw holes therebetween. The end plate includes mating structure adapted to mate with and securely couple to at least one end of the at least one diaphyseal plate. The system preferably includes several end plates and diaphyseal plates to accommodate anatomy of various sizes. A method for coupling the plates to the bone is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Javier E Castaneda, Jorge L Orbay, Edward Mebarak, Cesare Cavallazzi
  • Patent number: 10413418
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wrist prosthesis, and methods for implanting same, the prosthesis comprising an elongated radial component having two opposite sides, the first side comprising a stem and the second side comprising a concave dish; an elongated carpal component having two opposite sides, the first side comprising a stem, and the second side comprising a ball end; a lunate component having two opposite sides, the first side comprising a cavity adapted to receive said carpal component's ball end, and the second side comprising a convex surface adapted to engage said radial component's concave dish; wherein said lunate component freely rotates and swivels with respect to both of said carpal and radial components; wherein said stem of said carpal component is adapted for rigid engagement with one or more carpal and/or metatarsal bones; and wherein said stem of said radial component is adapted for rigid engagement with a radius bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SKELETAL DYNAMICS, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Edward J. Tremols, Brian A. Cooke
  • Patent number: 10383673
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods used to customize the length of fasteners used during orthopedic surgeries, comprising creating a hole of the desired depth in a bone, measuring the depth of the hole using a depth measuring device, calculating, using the depth measuring device, the optimal length dimension of the fastener, transferring the calculated fastener optimal length dimension to a fastener cutting device, inserting a fastener having a length exceeding the optimal length dimension into the fastener cutting device, and cutting the fastener to the optimal length dimension using the fastener cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Antonio R. Orbay-Cerrato, Dennis J. Moreno, Robert Richards, Erik Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190216611
    Abstract: A grooved slot is provided in a bone fixation device for osteosynthesis that permits adjustment of the bone fixation device relative to the bone, before the bone fixation device is finally fixed to the bone. The grooves are formed on the two longitudinally extending, facing walls of the slot, with the grooves on a first side wall of the slot having a vertical displacement of exactly one-half pitch relative to the grooves on the second, opposite side wall of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Thomas Norman, Juan Salcedo, Alexander Gil
  • Patent number: 10327817
    Abstract: A stabilization device is provided including an axle and a portion that can be affixed to a bone. The device is used to stabilize a joint while allowing motion of the joint along its natural trajectory and it is placed internally in order to prevent pin tract problems. Additionally, methods for using the device are provided that include, in various sequences, inserting the axle into a bone of a joint, adjusting the geometry of the device and attaching the fixable portion to another bone of the joint. The device can be provided as part of a system including an axis trajectory guide useful for locating the axis of rotation of the joint prior to insertion, adjustment and attachment of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Skeletal Dynamics LLC
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Michael R. Hausman
  • Publication number: 20190133652
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fracture fixation plate assembly comprised of a body, a hinge, a pin, and one or more heads, in which the head or heads can pivot and displace laterally/medially and can tilt vertically with respect to the body of the plate, more efficiently and flexibly enabling the fastening of the body of the plate to a stable part of the bone prior to reduction of the fractured portion or portions of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Alexander Gil