Patents by Inventor Laurent LaFosse

Laurent LaFosse 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: 20190321058
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a bone for a surgical procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques use a surgical guide device including a cannula having first and second parallel elongate channels adjacent to one another, and first and second elongate sleeves configured to be removably and replaceably received in the first and second channels, respectively. The first sleeve has a plurality of openings formed therein, each being in communication with a respective wire-receiving lumen extending through the first sleeve. Each of the openings defines a different offset distance between the wire-receiving lumen in communication with that opening and a wire-receiving lumen extending through the second sleeve. The surgical device can be manipulated so as to define positions of first and second openings in a bone, such as a glenoid or other bone, to receive bone screws or other elements for attaching a bone graft to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Synthes GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Laurent Lafosse
  • Publication number: 20190321184
    Abstract: A collar arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar comprises a plate including a neck hole to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar further comprises a plurality of attachment portions for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar, a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: ANDERS EKELUND, SYLVAIN GAUTHIER, LAURENT LAFOSSE, JACK LONG, ROBIN MAISONNEUVE, DIDIER PONCET
  • Patent number: 10383734
    Abstract: A collar arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar comprises a plate including a neck hole to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar further comprises a plurality of attachment portions for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar, a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Anders Ekelund, Sylvain Gauthier, Laurent Lafosse, Jack Long, Robin Maisonneuve, Didier Poncet
  • Patent number: 10327789
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a bone for a surgical procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques use a surgical guide device including a cannula having first and second parallel elongate channels adjacent to one another, and first and second elongate sleeves configured to be removably and replaceably received in the first and second channels, respectively. The first sleeve has a plurality of openings formed therein, each being in communication with a respective wire-receiving lumen extending through the first sleeve. Each of the openings defines a different offset distance between the wire-receiving lumen in communication with that opening and a wire-receiving lumen extending through the second sleeve. The surgical device can be manipulated so as to define positions of first and second openings in a bone, such as a glenoid or other bone, to receive bone screws or other elements for attaching a bone graft to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Laurent Lafosse
  • Publication number: 20170340446
    Abstract: A collar arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar comprises a plate including a neck hole to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar further comprises a plurality of attachment portions for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar, a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: ANDERS EKELUND, SYLVAIN GAUTHIER, LAURENT LAFOSSE, JACK LONG, ROBIN MAISONNEUVE, DIDIER PONCET
  • Patent number: 9763789
    Abstract: A collar arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar comprises a plate including a neck hole to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar further comprises a plurality of attachment portions for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar, a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Anders Ekelund, Sylvain Gauthier, Laurent Lafosse, Jack Long, Robin Maisonneuve, Didier Poncet
  • Publication number: 20170181860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular humeral prosthesis for an inverse shoulder prosthesis, comprising an anatomical shaft (1) and a separable epiphyseal head (2) which may be angularly orientated by rotation about the longitudinal axis (XX) of the anatomical shaft. The anatomical shaft and the epiphyseal head comprise complementary angular indexing means (11, 28) for relative rotational fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: CECILE NEROT, DIDIER CAPON, LUDWIG SEEBAUER, ANDERS EKELUND, LIEVEN DE WILDE, MICHAEL WIRTH, DAVID COLLINS, LAURENT LAFOSSE, DIDIER PONCET
  • Publication number: 20170181759
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a bone for a surgical procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques use a surgical guide device including a cannula having first and second parallel elongate channels adjacent to one another, and first and second elongate sleeves configured to be removably and replaceably received in the first and second channels, respectively. The first sleeve has a plurality of openings formed therein, each being in communication with a respective wire-receiving lumen extending through the first sleeve. Each of the openings defines a different offset distance between the wire-receiving lumen in communication with that opening and a wire-receiving lumen extending through the second sleeve. The surgical device can be manipulated so as to define positions of first and second openings in a bone, such as a glenoid or other bone, to receive bone screws or other elements for attaching a bone graft to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Laurent Lafosse
  • Publication number: 20170172751
    Abstract: A humeral component of a reverse shoulder prosthesis includes a stem part configured for location within the intramedullary cavity of the humerus, the stem part having a stem axis, an epiphyseal part connected to the elongate stem part and having a concave bearing surface defining an epiphyseal axis, and wherein the epiphyseal axis is offset posteriorly relative to the stem axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: DIDIER PONCET, CECILE NEROT, DIDIER CAPON, LUDWIG SEEBAUER, ANDERS EKELUND, LIEVEN DE WILDE, MICHAEL WIRTH, DAVID COLLINS, LAURENT LAFOSSE
  • Patent number: 9622869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular humeral prosthesis for an inverse shoulder prosthesis, comprising an anatomical shaft (1) and a separable epiphyseal head (2) which may be angularly orientated by rotation about the longitudinal axis (XX) of the anatomical shaft. The anatomical shaft and the epiphyseal head comprise complementary angular indexing means (11, 28) for relative rotational fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecile Nerot, Didier Capon, Ludwig Seebauer, Anders Ekelund, Lieven De Wilde, Michael Wirth, David Collins, Laurent Lafosse, Didier Poncet
  • Patent number: 9610165
    Abstract: A humeral component of a reverse shoulder prosthesis includes a stem part configured for location within the intramedullary cavity of the humerus, the stem part having a stem axis, an epiphyseal part connected to the elongate stem part and having a concave bearing surface defining an epiphyseal axis, and wherein the epiphyseal axis is offset posteriorly relative to the stem axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Didier Poncet, Cecile Nerot, Didier Capon, Ludwig Seebauer, Anders Ekelund, Lieven De Wilde, Michael Wirth, David Collins, Laurent Lafosse
  • Publication number: 20160184101
    Abstract: A collar arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar comprises a plate including a neck hole to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar further comprises a plurality of attachment portions for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar, a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: ANDERS EKELUND, SYLVAIN GAUTHIER, LAURENT LAFOSSE, JACK LONG, ROBIN MAISONNEUVE, DIDIER PONCET
  • Publication number: 20160058456
    Abstract: Described is an arthroscopic bone transplanting procedure for transplanting a section of a first bone to a second bone. The described procedure is particularly useful for the treatment an anterior shoulder instability, where the first bone is the coracoid and the second bone is the glenoid. Also described is a kit of medical instruments particularly useful in such a procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: T.A.G. Medical Devices - Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran OREN, Laurent LAFOSSE, Shai NAHMIAS, Dan MOOR
  • Patent number: 9220513
    Abstract: Described is an arthroscopic bone transplanting procedure for transplanting a section of a first bone to a second bone. The described procedure is particularly useful for the treatment an anterior shoulder instability, where the first bone is the coracoid and the second bone is the glenoid. Also described is a kit of medical instruments particularly useful in such a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: T.A.G. Medical Devices—Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran Oren, Laurent Lafosse, Shai Nahmias, Dan Moor
  • Patent number: 9132017
    Abstract: A collar (2) arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar (2) comprises a plate including a neck hole (4) to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar (2) further comprises a plurality of attachment portions (12) for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar (2) is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar (2), a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar (2) are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Anders Ekelund, Sylvain Gauthier, Laurent Lafosse, Jack Long, Robin Maisonneuve, Didier Poncet
  • Publication number: 20140114317
    Abstract: Described is an arthroscopic bone transplanting procedure for transplanting a section of a first bone to a second bone. The described procedure is particularly useful for the treatment an anterior shoulder instability, where the first bone is the coracoid and the second bone is the glenoid. Also described is a kit of medical instruments particularly useful in such a procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: T.A.G. Medical Devices - Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran OREN, Laurent LAFOSSE, Shai NAHMIAS, Dan Moor
  • Patent number: 8672954
    Abstract: An implement, particularly useful as a medical implement for applying a suture to a body tissue, includes a handle and shaft formed with a pair of channels extending from the proximal end of the handle through the distal end of the shaft and through a pair of jaws carried at the distal end of the shaft. The pair of channels converge towards each other to a cross-over point, and then diverging away from each other where existing at the distal end of the shaft. The channels are dimensioned to enable a piercing instrument to be passed first through one of the channels to pierce the body with a first bore, and then through the other of the channels to pierce the body with the second bore, such that the two bores have entry ends precisely spaced a predetermined distance from each other, and exit ends precisely spaced a larger predetermined distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: T.A.G. Medical Devices—Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran Oren, Laurent Lafosse, Shai Nahmias, Dan Moor
  • Patent number: 8617219
    Abstract: Described is an arthroscopic bone transplanting procedure for transplanting a section of a first bone to a second bone. The described procedure is particularly useful for the treatment an anterior shoulder instability, where the first bone is the coracoid and the second bone is the glenoid. Also described is a kit of medical instruments particularly useful in such a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: T.A.G. Medical Devices—Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran Oren, Laurent Lafosse, Shai Nahmias, Dan Moor
  • Patent number: 8585706
    Abstract: An instrument for locating the cutting plane on the head of a long bone in a surgical procedure, wherein the head of the bone is replaced with a joint prosthesis component, includes an axial reference shaft which can be arranged parallel to the axis of the bone and a cutting guide which can be moved relative to the axial reference shaft. The cutting guide has a reference block for location against the bone relative to the edge of the bone at one side and at least one arm which is shaped so that it can extend from the cutting guide over the face of the head. The arm can be located positively with respect to features on the head so that the location of the reference block along the axis of the bone can be set with reference to features on the head of the bone which are contacted by means of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Depuy (Ireland)
    Inventors: Laurent Lafosse, Julien Hee, Didier Poncet
  • Publication number: 20130197652
    Abstract: A collar (2) arranged to couple to a prosthetic component for implantation at the end of a long bone, the prosthetic component having a distal portion arranged to couple to the bone and a proximal neck portion arranged to couple to an articulation component. The collar (2) comprises a plate including a neck hole (4) to receive a neck portion, such that the collar can rotate about the neck portion. The collar (2) further comprises a plurality of attachment portions (12) for coupling the plate to bone fragments or soft tissues. The collar (2) is lockable to the neck portion to prevent further rotation. A prosthesis comprising a combination of a collar (2), a prosthetic component and an articulation component, and a surgical method of using the collar (2) are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Anders Ekelund, Sylvain Gauthier, Laurent Lafosse, Jack Long, Robin Maisonneuve, Didier Poncet