Patents by Inventor Lutz Biedermann

Lutz Biedermann 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: 20220133361
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device is provided comprising a bone anchoring element having a shank to be anchored in a bone and a head; a receiving part coupled to the shank and configured to pivotably receive the head, and having a channel for receiving a rod and a longitudinal axis; a pressure member configured to be positioned in the receiving part; a locking member insertable into the channel; wherein the pressure member has a deformable portion; and wherein, when the locking member is advanced into the channel in the direction of the longitudinal axis, the locking member in moveable from a position where it contacts the pressure member resulting in a load applied to the pressure member that clamps the head, to a position where the locking member contacts the pressure member such that the deformable portion is deformed and the locking member contacts the rod and clamps the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20220117633
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shank and a head, a receiving part configured to pivotably receive the head, and a pressure member defining a head receiving recess for pivotably holding the head and having a portion configured to extend to a side opposite a free end of the head and to exert pressure on the side opposite the free end to clamp the head in the receiving part. The head has a first position indication structure configured to engage a second position indication structure of the pressure member when the shank assumes a first angular position, and to disengage from the second position indication structure when the shank is at an angular position different from the first angular position. The second position indication structure is engageable with the first position indication structure without protruding into a profile defined by the head receiving recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Berthold Dannecker, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20220096130
    Abstract: A receiving part for receiving a rod for coupling the rod to a bone anchoring element includes a receiving part body including a first end and a second end, and having a substantially U-shaped recess at the first end forming a channel for receiving the rod, and an accommodation space for accommodating a head of the bone anchoring element, the accommodation space having an opening at the second end for introducing the head; and a pressure element arranged at least partially in the accommodation space, the pressure element including a first section having a second recess for receiving the rod, and a second section having a flexible portion to clamp the head, the first section and the second section being fixed relative to each other, wherein said pressure element is insertable from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20220087720
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a bone anchoring element with a spherical segment-shaped head, a receiving part configured to couple a rod to the bone anchoring element, and having a top end, a bottom end, a first passage at the bottom end with a first longitudinal axis, and a second passage at the top end with a second longitudinal axis that intersects the first longitudinal axis, a compression element, and a locking element. The receiving part also has a recess for the rod, the recess extending from the top end towards the bottom end and having a bottom that extends along an axis that is perpendicular to the second longitudinal axis. The receiving part or the compression element further has a seat. The compression element is configured to move along the first longitudinal axis while the locking element is configured to move along the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 11278278
    Abstract: A surgical staple insertion system for compressing bone fragments includes a staple and an insertion tool. The staple has first and second legs and an elastically deformable bridge monolithically formed with the first and second legs. In a relaxed configuration, the free ends of the first and second legs are positioned closer to one another than are portions of the first and second legs connected to the bridge. The insertion tool retains the bridge in an elastically deformed configuration with the legs positioned relatively farther apart from one another during at least portion of the step of implantation of the staple. Then, the insertion tool is released from the staple so that the bone fragments between the legs are subject to compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Achim Zipse, Gael Dreher
  • Patent number: 11272959
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device for anchoring a rod to a bone or vertebra includes a receiving part having two legs defining a channel for the rod, and a rod receiving member positionable in the channel, the rod receiving member including an upper surface and a lower surface defining a longitudinally extending passage for receiving the rod and respectively configured to restrict upward and downward movement of a rod received in the passage. The rod receiving member is adjustable from a first configuration where the passage is unobstructed and the rod is movable longitudinally through the passage, to a second configuration where an engagement surface attached to other portions of the rod receiving member is advanced axially into the passage to engage the rod while a rotational orientation of the engagement surface remains constant to restrict movement of the rod in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann
  • Publication number: 20220071675
    Abstract: A bone nail (1) for the heel includes: a front portion (2) determined for insertion into one or more bones (14, 15, 16) or bone fragments of the heel and having a tip (3), and an arc-shaped main portion (4) extending from the front portion (2) and having a rear end (5), wherein the main portion (4) includes a tapered shape such that a cross sectional diameter of the main portion (4) within at least one first section (20) increases towards the rear end (5). According to embodiments, a curvature of the arc-shaped main portion (4) includes a radius of curvature rc which amounts to at least 130 mm. According to other embodiments, the tapered shape is a conical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Tobias Hagle, Kaj Klaue
  • Publication number: 20220054172
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes a receiving part configured to pivotably receive a head of an anchoring element, a pressure member positionable and movable in the receiving part, and an insert member positionable at least partially in the pressure member and movable axially relative to the pressure member between a first position and a second position for exerting an adjustable pressure on the head of the anchoring element. A first engagement structure of the insert member that has at least one of an upwardly facing engagement surface or a downwardly facing engagement surface is configured to engage a second engagement structure of the pressure member to releasably hold the insert member at the first position against movement towards the second position and to releasably hold the insert member at the second position against movement towards the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Patent number: 11246626
    Abstract: A coupling device for coupling a rod to a bone anchor includes a receiving part having a central axis, a coaxial passage, and an engagement recess extending laterally into the passage, and a pressure member having an expandable portion to clamp the head, a radially outwardly facing surface, and an engagement surface extending from the radially outwardly facing surface. The engagement surface of the pressure member is recessed from an outer surface of the receiving part. The pressure member is movable axially from a first position towards a second position where the receiving part directly engages the pressure member to increase a compression force on the expandable portion for clamping an inserted head. The engagement surface of the pressure member is engageable through the engagement recess of the receiving part by the instrument to move the pressure member axially from the second position back towards the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Berthold Dannecker
  • Publication number: 20220039849
    Abstract: A bone anchor includes an anchor member including a first material, and having a tubular section extending along a longitudinal axis, a region configured to expand radially outwards from the longitudinal axis, and a bone engagement structure projecting from at least a portion of the expandable region of the tubular section, and a core member including a second material, and configured for insertion into and connection to the anchor member. When the core member is in the anchor member and is actuated relative to the anchor member, the tubular section is adjustable between a first position where the expandable region of the tubular member has a first length and a first maximum diameter, to a second position where the expandable region of the tubular member has a length shorter than the first length and a maximum diameter greater than the first maximum diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20220039838
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device is provided including a bone anchoring element (1) comprising a head (3) and a shank (2); a receiving part (4, 4?) for receiving a rod (100) for coupling the rod to the bone anchoring element, the receiving part comprising a first end (4a), an opposite second end (4b) and a central axis (C) extending through the first end and the second end, and a channel (9) for receiving the rod and an accommodation space (11) for receiving the head; a pressure element (6, 6?) arranged in the receiving part and configured to exert pressure onto the head; wherein the pressure element (6) comprises flexible sections (66a, 66b) facing away from the head (3), characterized in that the flexible sections (66a, 66b) comprise a free end portion (69a, 69b) with respect to the central axis (C) that cooperates with an inclined surface portion (15a, 15b) of the receiving part (4) such as to hold the pressure element (6) in a position in which it exerts a pre-load onto the head before the head is
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20220039837
    Abstract: An anchoring element includes a shank for anchoring to bone and a separate head that is connectable to the shank. The head has an exterior surface with a spherically-shaped section and an unthreaded tool engagement surface that is engageable with a drive tool when the head and the shank are connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz BIEDERMANN, Timo BIEDERMANN, Berthold DANNECKER, Bernd FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20220031368
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device includes an anchoring element having a shaft and a head, a receiving part having a coaxial bore and a seat for receiving the head, a pressure element configured to be movable within the bore, and a preload element being positionable between the head and the pressure element. When the head is inserted in the receiving part, the head is pivotable with respect to the receiving part, and can be locked at an angle relative to the receiving part by the pressure element. The pressure element can assume a position relative to the receiving part where the pressure element and the preload element are in direct contact, and where the pressure element exerts a force onto the head via the preload element to maintain one of a plurality of releasable angular positions between the head and the receiving part by friction before locking the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Martin Meer
  • Publication number: 20220031369
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes: an anchoring element having a shaft for anchoring in a bone and a head, the head having a spherically-shaped outer surface portion; a receiving part configured to be pivotably connected to the head, the receiving part having a top end and a bottom end, a longitudinal axis extending through the top end and the bottom end, a channel transverse to the longitudinal axis for receiving a rod, and an accommodation space for accommodating the head, the accommodation space having a lower opening at the bottom end, a sleeve-like insert piece configured to be positioned around a portion of the head and to pivot in the receiving part, the insert piece having a spherically-shaped outer surface portion, wherein a lower edge of the insert piece extends past the lower opening in a direction away from the receiving part when the insert piece is seated in the receiving part in a position in which a central axis of the insert piece is coaxial with the longitudinal axis, and wherein th
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Tobias H├Ągle
  • Publication number: 20220000521
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for coupling a rod to a bone anchoring element includes a receiving part with an accommodation space defining an opening for inserting and accommodating a head of the bone anchoring element, and a pressure element having a cap portion configured to hold the head. In an inserting position, the cap portion of the pressure element is expandable in the accommodation space of the receiving part, and a first retaining element is configured to prevent the pressure element from moving towards a first end of the receiving part. In a pre-locking position, the head is held in the cap portion of the pressure element and is pivotable in the receiving part, while the cap portion is restricted from expanding to prevent removal of the head, and where a second retaining element is configured to prevent the pressure element from moving from the pre-locking position towards the inserting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20220000522
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for coupling a rod to a bone anchoring element, including a receiving part having first and second ends, a recess at the first end for the rod, and an accommodation space for a head of the bone anchoring element, the accommodation space having an opening at the second end to permit insertion of the head into the receiving part, a retainer element configured to be arranged at least partially in the accommodation space and to hold at least part of the head, and a spring element configured to be arranged at least partially in the accommodation space and to be compressed in an axial direction. The retainer element and the spring element are separate parts. When the retainer element and the spring element are in the accommodation space of the receiving part in a first position, the spring element extends into the recess of the receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Lutz BIEDERMANN, Bernd FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20210401466
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a receiving part with an upper member having a first end, a second end, and a recess at the first end for receiving a rod, and a lower member connectable around the second end of the upper member, and a pressure member positionable in the upper member to exert pressure on a head of a bone anchoring element. The lower member is movable from a first position where the head is pivotable, to a second position closer to the first end of the upper member where an angular position of the head is locked while the recess remains vacant or unobstructed. When the lower member is at the second position, at least part of the lower member is aligned axially with at least part of an end face at the second end of the upper member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Patent number: 11207106
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device is provided comprising a bone anchoring element having a shank to be anchored in a bone and a head; a receiving part coupled to the shank and configured to pivotably receive the head, and having a channel for receiving a rod and a longitudinal axis; a pressure member configured to be positioned in the receiving part; a locking member insertable into the channel; wherein the pressure member has a deformable portion; and wherein, when the locking member is advanced into the channel in the direction of the longitudinal axis, the locking member in moveable from a position where it contacts the pressure member resulting in a load applied to the pressure member that clamps the head, to a position where the locking member contacts the pressure member such that the deformable portion is deformed and the locking member contacts the rod and clamps the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer
  • Publication number: 20210393416
    Abstract: A placeholder for vertebrae or vertebral discs includes a tubular body, which along its jacket surface has a plurality of breakthroughs or openings for over-growth with adjacent tissue. The placeholder includes at least a second tubular body provided with a plurality of breakthroughs and openings at least partially inside the first tubular body. The first and second tubular bodies can have different cross-sectional shapes, can be are arranged inside one another by press fit or force fit or can be connected to each other via connecting pins and arranged side by side to one another in the first body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Helmar Rapp
  • Publication number: 20210393297
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device includes a bone anchoring element having a head, a receiving part having a channel for receiving a rod and an accommodation space for pivotably holding the head, and a pressure member having a pressure exerting surface and a deformable portion with a free end. The deformable portion is adjustable from a first configuration where a first part of the deformable portion is supported at a first axial position relative to the receiving part while a second part of the deformable portion protrudes further radially into the channel than parts of the deformable portion positioned axially above the second part, to a second configuration where the second part of the deformable portion is deformed radially outwardly and the pressure exerting surface is shifted lower axially to exert pressure on the head while the first part of the deformable portion remains supported at the first axial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Bernd Fischer