Patents by Inventor Kirk J. Bailey

Kirk J. Bailey 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).

  • Publication number: 20190275533
    Abstract: A reactor system has a number of stations arranged to recover mineral particles in a slurry. The system includes a hopper to receive the slurry and barren media having hydrophobic coating to attract the mineral particles. The hopper provides a mixture of barren media and slurry to a tumbler arranged to stir the mixture in order to increase the contact between the slurry and the barren media so as to allow the mineral particles to attach to the barren media to form mineral laden media. The mineral laden media are conveyed to a rinsing station where water jets are used to wash the gangue materials off the mineral laden media. The rinsed mineral laden media are mixed with a surfactant so that the mineral particles are released from the mineral laden media. High-pressure water and air jets are then used to remove remaining surfactant from the released media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Mark R. FERNALD, Paul J. ROTHMAN, Paul DOLAN, Kirk JOHNSON, Patrick TUXBURY, Sandeep BALASUBRAMANYAM, Peter A. AMELUNXEN, Timothy J. BAILEY, Adam JORDENS, Joseph NORD
  • Publication number: 20190209329
    Abstract: The augments, systems and methods for supporting acetabular implants described herein can include an augment (100) for supporting an acetabular shell (90) having a first portion (136) of a locking mechanism. The system can also include a shell having a second portion of a locking mechanism (96). The first portion of the locking mechanism and the second portion of the locking mechanism can be adapted to move relative to one another from an unlocked state to a locked state to fixedly couple the augment to the shell. In some examples, the augment can be contourable to match the shape of a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. Smith, Stephanie Klunk, Kirk J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190201005
    Abstract: A guide for an implant site in bone. The guide includes a bone mating surface configured to engage a prepared bone surface at the implant site to position the guide at a predetermined orientation, and a patient-specific surface configured to engage a predetermined portion of a specific patient's natural anatomy to position the guide at the predetermined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan John Schoenefeld, Kirk J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10245163
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a trial system (100) and instruments can be used to assist in confirming that a planned procedure is achieved. In various embodiments, the trial or provisional portions can include markings (110) on a trial or provisional portion to compare to one or more implanted members to ensure an planned position is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Austen Davenport, Kirk J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190083269
    Abstract: An acetabular prosthesis is described that includes a shell having an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface defining an external shape. There is at least one through bore extending from the outer surface of the shell to the inner surface of the shell. At least one augment is configured to be positioned at least partially within the at least one through bore of the shell such that, in an assembled state, the shell and the at least one augment define a modified external shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kirk J. Bailey, Christopher Peters, Adolph V. Lombardi, JR., Stephanie Klunk, Aaron P. Smith, Keith R. Berend
  • Patent number: 10159572
    Abstract: An acetabular prosthesis is described that includes a shell having an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface defining an external shape. There is at least one through bore extending from the outer surface of the shell to the inner surface of the shell. At least one augment is configured to be positioned at least partially within the at least one through bore of the shell such that, in an assembled state, the shell and the at least one augment define a modified external shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk J. Bailey, Christopher Peters, Adolph V. Lombardi, Stephanie Klunk, Aaron P. Smith, Keith R. Berend
  • Patent number: 9808347
    Abstract: A prosthesis according to the present disclosure includes a shell. A liner is disposed within the shell, and a femoral head may be disposed within the liner. A locking mechanism may assist in securing the liner within the shell. The locking mechanism may be removed when the shell, liner, and femoral head are implanted. The shell extends beyond a hemisphere of the shell, and the liner extends beyond a hemisphere of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk J. Bailey, Aaron P. Smith, W. Jason Slone
  • Patent number: 9744047
    Abstract: Disclosed is an orthopedic implant that includes an anchor, a bore, and a compressible and expandable mesh. The anchor is configured to secure the implant at an implantation site and defines a longitudinal axis. The bore is defined by the anchor and extends along the longitudinal axis. The compressible and expandable mesh is aligned along the longitudinal axis and defines a plurality of openings. The mesh is configured to compress along the longitudinal axis and expand from the longitudinal axis to engage surrounding bone or tissue at the implantation site to secure the implant at the implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, John R. White, Mark A. Bollinger, W. Jason Slone, Kirk J. Bailey, Jon C. Serbousek
  • Publication number: 20170189189
    Abstract: Disclosed is an orthopedic implant that includes an anchor, a bore, and a compressible and expandable mesh. The anchor is configured to secure the implant at an implantation site and defines a longitudinal axis. The bore is defined by the anchor and extends along the longitudinal axis. The compressible and expandable mesh is aligned along the longitudinal axis and defines a plurality of openings. The mesh is configured to compress along the longitudinal axis and expand from the longitudinal axis to engage surrounding bone or tissue at the implantation site to secure the implant at the implantation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jason D. MERIDEW, John R. WHITE, Mark A. BOLLINGER, W. Jason SLONE, Kirk J. BAILEY, Jon C. SERBOUSEK
  • Publication number: 20170189206
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a trial system (100) and instruments can be used to assist in confirming that a planned procedure is achieved. In various embodiments, the trial or provisional portions can include markings (110) on a trial or provisional portion to compare to one or more implanted members to ensure an planned position is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC.
    Inventors: Austen Davenport, Kirk J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9615943
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular trial system to select a neck length. The system may be in a hexagonal or click embodiments. A neck member may having at least a locating step with a locating step face. A head member may have at least a first groove and a second groove in an internal bore. The head member may be rotated relative to the neck member to select various trial lengths of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Brown, Aaron P. Smith, Trent Bauters, Kirk J. Bailey, John R. White, Tony Siebeneck
  • Patent number: 9498339
    Abstract: A prosthesis can have a wall portion that deforms to conform to a surface. The deformation of the wall can be plastic (i.e. permanent) or elastic (i.e. able to return to the pre-deformed configuration). The surface can be an anatomical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Keith R. Berend, Kirk J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20160317307
    Abstract: An acetabular prosthesis is described that includes a shell having an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface defining an external shape. There is at least one through bore extending from the outer surface of the shell to the inner surface of the shell. At least one augment is configured to be positioned at least partially within the at least one through bore of the shell such that, in an assembled state, the shell and the at least one augment define a modified external shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kirk J. Bailey, Christopher Peters, Adolph V. Lombardi, Stephanie Klunk, Aaron P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160278868
    Abstract: A method of preparing a surgical plan comprises video capturing a range of motion of an anatomic joint of a patient to obtain a range of motion video, registering the range of motion video to two-dimensional images of a skeleton of the patient, identifying potential impingement and stability issues in the anatomic joint based on the range of motion video, templating a prosthetic implant on two-dimensional images of the anatomic joint using the identified potential impingement and stability issues of the anatomic joint to obtain position and orientation data, and electronically saving the position and orientation data of the prosthetic implant for use with a surgical navigation system. A system for planning and performing a surgical procedure comprises a motion capture system, an x-ray system, an electronic modeling system, and a surgical navigation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael E. Berend, Keith R. Berend, Adolph V. Lombardi, Kirk J. Bailey, John White
  • Publication number: 20160199188
    Abstract: A prosthesis according to the present disclosure includes a shell. A liner is disposed within the shell, and a femoral head may be disposed within the liner. A locking mechanism may assist in securing the liner within the shell. The locking mechanism may be removed when the shell, liner, and femoral head are implanted. The shell extends beyond a hemisphere of the shell, and the liner extends beyond a hemisphere of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kirk J. BAILEY, Aaron P. SMITH, W. Jason SLONE
  • Publication number: 20160184109
    Abstract: An alignment plate can comprise a body having an exterior-facing surface and an implant-facing surface, at least one adjustable finger extending in a direction transverse to a plane defined by the body, and at least one patient-engaging surface positioned on the at least one adjustable finger. The adjustable finger can be adjustable to vary the distance between the patient-engaging surface and the implant-facing surface. The patient-engaging surface can be configured to engage a portion of a patient to align the alignment plate relative to the patient in a selected orientation. Additional apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Austen Davenport, Kirk J. Bailey, Nikole Becknell, W. Jason Slone
  • Publication number: 20160015520
    Abstract: An acetabular prosthesis liner for a hip replacement assembly includes a thin shell liner forming a portion of a sphere. The thin shell liner includes an outer surface, an inner surface, and a member formed as one piece integrated with the outer surface and inner surface. The member extends away from the thin shell liner and has a thickness which is much smaller than a width of the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron P. SMITH, Kirk J. BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20150250620
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular trial system to select a neck length. The system may be in a hexagonal or click embodiments. A neck member may having at least a locating step with a locating step face. A head member may have at least a first groove and a second groove in an internal bore. The head member may be rotated relative to the neck member to select various trial lengths of the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: David R. BROWN, Aaron P. SMITH, Trent BAUTERS, Kirk J. BAILEY, John R. WHITE, Tony SIEBENECK
  • Publication number: 20150250614
    Abstract: An alignment plate can be designed and formed based upon a known geometry of a subject, such as a human patient. The alignment plate can include various members, such as a plurality of fingers or legs, to contact the selected points of the anatomy. Based upon contact of the fingers at the selected points of the anatomy, the alignment plate can be aligned at a preselected or predetermined alignment with a portion of the anatomy, such as an acetabulum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Austen DAVENPORT, Kirk J. BAILEY, Christopher EASH, Keith R. BEREND
  • Publication number: 20150238319
    Abstract: Disclosed is an orthopedic implant that includes an anchor, a bore, and a compressible and expandable mesh. The anchor is configured to secure the implant at an implantation site and defines a longitudinal axis. The bore is defined by the anchor and extends along the longitudinal axis. The compressible and expandable mesh is aligned along the longitudinal axis and defines a plurality of openings. The mesh is configured to compress along the longitudinal axis and expand from the longitudinal axis to engage surrounding bone or tissue at the implantation site to secure the implant at the implantation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Jason D. MERIDEW, John R. WHITE, Mark A. BOLLINGER, W. Jason SLONE, Kirk J. BAILEY, Jon C. SERBOUSEK