Patents by Inventor Marc Esformes

Marc Esformes 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: 20210154967
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a packaging unit and an article. The packaging unit includes a solid layer, a porous layer and a plastic layer with a cavity. The cavity is configured to receive and secure the article in an opening defined by the cavity that is flexible between a first and a second dimension. The packaging unit is fabricated by a 3D printing process. A tensioning device of a 3D printing machine tensions a feed filament during the 3D printing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Nicole Distefano, Marc Esformes, Robert W. Klein
  • Patent number: 10940666
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a packaging unit and an article. The packaging unit includes a solid layer, a porous layer and a plastic layer with a cavity. The cavity is configured to receive and secure the article in an opening defined by the cavity that is flexible between a first and a second dimension. The packaging unit is fabricated by a 3D printing process. A tensioning device of a 3D printing machine tensions a feed filament during the 3D printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Nicole Distefano, Marc Esformes, Robert W. Klein
  • Publication number: 20200188134
    Abstract: A bone part is repaired by a process. A first implant is attached to a first bone part. The first implant corresponds to an intraoperatively defined or an intraoperatively selected cutting path. A preoperatively defined second implant is attached to the first implant. The first implant and the second implant together augment the first bone part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Lewis Mullen, Robert Carter, Marc Esformes, Chau Ngo, Richard Wood
  • Publication number: 20200171605
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure is formed when layers of a material are deposited onto a substrate and scanned with a high energy beam to at least partially melt each layer of the material. Upon scanning the layers at predetermined locations at least a first segment overlapping a second segment and underlapping a third segment is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Francis McCarthy, Brock Miller, Robin Stamp, Yuri Zaitsev, Robert W. Klein, Marc Esformes, David Markel, Amit Mistry, Joseph Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190307549
    Abstract: A device for attaching a soft tissue graft to bone includes a body with a smooth contoured first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface having a plurality of outwardly extending fixation members. The second surface is at least partially formed of a porous material adapted for bone ingrowth. A channel extends at least partially through the body in between the first and second surfaces for receiving a portion of the graft. The channel is at least partially formed of a porous material adapted for tissue ingrowth, bone ingrowth or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Marc Esformes, Ellen Chan
  • Publication number: 20180339486
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a packaging unit and an article. The packaging unit includes a solid layer, a porous layer and a plastic layer with a cavity. The cavity is configured to receive and secure the article in an opening defined by the cavity that is flexible between a first and a second dimension. The packaging unit is fabricated by a 3D printing process. A tensioning device of a 3D printing machine tensions a feed filament during the 3D printing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Nicole Distefano, Marc Esformes, Robert W. Klein