Patents by Inventor Luke J. Aram

Luke J. Aram 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: 20190110841
    Abstract: A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are also disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, William Bugbee, Charles A. Engh, JR., Joseph Moskal, Mark Pagnano, Michael Swank, Bryan Rose, Jose F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 10201357
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The customized patient-specific guide block includes a first surface, a bone-facing surface, a second surface positioned opposite the first surface and the bone-facing surface, and a guide pin hole extending between the second surface and the bone-facing surface. The first surface has a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of a prosthetic component, and the customized prosthesis-specific negative contour includes a concave surface shaped to match a convex surface of the corresponding contour of the prosthetic component. A method of performing an orthopedic surgical procedure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Janelle M. Lubensky, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Publication number: 20190008661
    Abstract: A system and method for validating an orthopaedic surgical plan includes a data tag associated with a patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument and a data reader to read the data tag to obtain surgical procedure parameters from the data tag. A display module may display the surgical procedure parameters and/or identification data to validate the patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrument. Additionally, the system may include a sensor module to generate joint force data indicative of a joint force of a patient's joint. The display module may be configured to display the joint force data in association with the surgical procedure parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jason T. Sherman, Robert S. Hastings, Jose F. Guzman, Luke J. Aram
  • Patent number: 10149722
    Abstract: A number of orthopedic surgical instruments are also disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, William Bugbee, Charles A. Engh, Jr., Joseph Moskal, Mark Pagnano, Michael Swank, Bryan Rose, Jose F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 10098761
    Abstract: A system and method includes a data tag associated with a patient-specific orthopedic surgical instrument and a data reader to read the data tag to obtain surgical procedure parameters from the data tag. A display module may display the surgical procedure parameters and/or identification data to validate the patient-specific orthopedic surgical instrument. Additionally, the system may include a sensor module to generate joint force data indicative of a joint force of a patient's joint. The display module may be configured to display the joint force data in association with the surgical procedure parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason T. Sherman, Robert S. Hastings, Jose F. Guzman, Luke J. Aram
  • Patent number: 10016177
    Abstract: An x-ray calibration apparatus includes a radiolucent knee alignment jig configured to receive a knee of a patient and a radiolucent cushion configured to hold a patient's knee at a fixed angle of flexion. The x-ray calibration apparatus also includes a number of radio-opaque fiducial markers positioned within the radiolucent knee alignment jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., MAKO SURGICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael D. Goatbe, Carrie A. Leman, Ian M. Scott, Graham R. Vincent, Kevin M. Augustine de Souza, Gwenael A. Guillard
  • Publication number: 20180078314
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The customized patient-specific guide block includes a first surface, a bone-facing surface, a second surface positioned opposite the first surface and the bone-facing surface, and a guide pin hole extending between the second surface and the bone-facing surface. The first surface has a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of a prosthetic component, and the customized prosthesis-specific negative contour includes a concave surface shaped to match a convex surface of the corresponding contour of the prosthetic component. A method of performing an orthopedic surgical procedure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Janelle M. Lubensky, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Patent number: 9820821
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The method includes generating a image of a patient's bony anatomy and an implanted prosthetic component secured to the patient's bony anatomy, identifying landmarks on the patient's bony anatomy and the prosthetic component, selecting a revision surgical instrument based the image and the landmarks, and manufacturing the customized patient-specific guide block including a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of the implanted prosthetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Janelle M. Lubensky, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Patent number: 9786022
    Abstract: A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, William Bugbee, Charles A. Engh, Jr., Joseph Moskal, Mark Pagnano, Michael Swank, Jose F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 9561039
    Abstract: Customized patient-specific orthopedic surgical instruments are disclosed. Methods for fabricating and using such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael C. Jones, James M. Rhodes, Sonja R. Fussle
  • Publication number: 20160331466
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The method includes generating a image of a patient's bony anatomy and an implanted prosthetic component secured to the patient's bony anatomy, identifying landmarks on the patient's bony anatomy and the prosthetic component, selecting a revision surgical instrument based the image and the landmarks, and manufacturing the customized patient-specific guide block including a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of the implanted prosthetic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Janelle M. Lubensky, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Publication number: 20160287337
    Abstract: A system and method for a patient-specific surgical procedure is disclosed. The method may include preparing a request for a customized surgical plan, loading the customized surgical plan onto an augmented reality device, and performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure with the augmented reality device in accordance with the customized surgical plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Dan Fritzinger, David Yingling, Patrick Courtis, Daniel E. Lashure
  • Patent number: 9398919
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The customized patient-specific guide block includes a first surface, a bone-facing surface, a second surface positioned opposite the first surface and the bone-facing surface, and a guide pin hole extending between the second surface and the bone-facing surface. The first surface has a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of a prosthetic component, and the customized prosthesis-specific negative contour includes a concave surface shaped to match a convex surface of the corresponding contour of the prosthetic component. A method of performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Janelle M. Lubensky, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Patent number: 9351738
    Abstract: Customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. Methods for fabricating and using such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael C. Jones
  • Publication number: 20160135902
    Abstract: An x-ray calibration apparatus includes a radiolucent knee alignment jig configured to receive a knee of a patient and a radiolucent cushion configured to hold a patient's knee at a fixed angle of flexion. The x-ray calibration apparatus also includes a number of radio-opaque fiducial markers positioned within the radiolucent knee alignment jig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael D. Goatbe, Carrie A. Leman, Ian M. Scott, Graham R. Vincent, Kevin M. Augustine de Souza, Gwenael A. Guillard
  • Patent number: 9314251
    Abstract: A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, William Bugbee, Charles A. Engh, Joseph Moskal, Mark Pagnano, Michael Swank, Bryan Rose, Mark B. Lester, Jeffrey Roose
  • Patent number: 9241682
    Abstract: An x-ray calibration apparatus includes a radiolucent knee alignment jig configured to receive a knee of a patient and a radiolucent cushion configured to hold a patient's knee at a fixed angle of flexion. The x-ray calibration apparatus also includes a number of radio-opaque fiducial markers positioned within the radiolucent knee alignment jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignees: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC, IMORPHICS, LTD.
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael D. Goatbe, Carrie A. Leman, Ian M. Scott, Graham R. Vincent, Kevin M. Augustine de Souza, Gwenael A. Guillard
  • Publication number: 20160008009
    Abstract: Customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. Methods for fabricating and using such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael C. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150374388
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a customized patient-specific guide block is disclosed. The customized patient-specific guide block includes a first surface, a bone-facing surface, a second surface positioned opposite the first surface and the bone-facing surface, and a guide pin hole extending between the second surface and the bone-facing surface. The first surface has a customized prosthesis-specific negative contour shaped to match a corresponding contour of a prosthetic component, and the customized prosthesis-specific negative contour includes a concave surface shaped to match a convex surface of the corresponding contour of the prosthetic component. A method of performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Janelle M. Lubensky, Rebecca L. Chaney
  • Publication number: 20150335339
    Abstract: Customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. Methods for fabricating and using such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, Michael C. Jones, James M. Rhodes, Sonja R. Fussle