Patents by Inventor Michael A. Wack

Michael A. Wack 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: 20200247229
    Abstract: A hybrid drive module (1) for a motor vehicle includes a housing (GG), a torque converter (TC), and an electric machine with a rotor (R) and a stator (S). The rotor (R) is arranged on a rotor carrier (RT), which is fixedly connected to a hub (N). The hub (N) is rotatably supported via at least one first bearing (L1) and is supported in radial and axial directions against a bearing shield (LS). The hub (N) is rotationally fixed to a converter housing (TCH) of the torque converter (TC) via a rivet joint (RI) or a screw connection. A drive train for a motor vehicle including such a hybrid drive module (1) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Riedisser, Robert Reiser, Gerald Viernekes, Jürgen Dacho, Thomas Bauer, Monika Rössner, Stephan Stroph, Linus Eschenbeck, Christopher Allnoch, Erwin Wack, Mario Kensy, Peter Frey, Christian Wickel, Michael Wirachowski
  • Publication number: 20190151106
    Abstract: A glenoid implant is provided and may include a body portion and a stem portion. The stem portion may extend from the body portion along a longitudinal axis. The body portion may include an articular side and a bone-engaging side opposite the articular side. At least a portion of the bone-engaging side may be disposed at a non-parallel angle relative to at least a peripheral edge of the articulation side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Francis Kovacs, John M. McDaniel, Nathan A. Winslow, Thomas M. Vanasse, Michael A. Wack
  • Patent number: 10258478
    Abstract: A glenoid implant is provided and may include a body portion and a stem portion. The stem portion may extend from the body portion along a longitudinal axis. The body portion may include an articular side and a bone-engaging side opposite the articular side. At least a portion of the bone-engaging side may be disposed at a non-parallel angle relative to at least a peripheral edge of the articulation side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Francis Kovacs, John M. McDaniel, Nathan A. Winslow, Thomas M. Vanasse, Michael A. Wack
  • Publication number: 20180071104
    Abstract: A glenoid implant is provided and may include a body portion and a stem portion. The stem portion may extend from the body portion along a longitudinal axis. The body portion may include an articular side and a bone-engaging side opposite the articular side. At least a portion of the bone-engaging side may be disposed at a non-parallel angle relative to at least a peripheral edge of the articulation side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Francis Kovacs, John M. McDaniel, Nathan A. Winslow, Thomas M. Vanasse, Michael A. Wack
  • Patent number: 9844440
    Abstract: A glenoid implant is provided and may include a body portion and a stem portion. The stem portion may extend from the body portion along a longitudinal axis. The body portion may include an articular side and a bone-engaging side opposite the articular side. At least a portion of the bone-engaging side may be disposed at a non-parallel angle relative to at least a peripheral edge of the articulation side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Francis Kovacs, John M. McDaniel, Nathan A. Winslow, Thomas M. Vanasse, Michael A. Wack
  • Publication number: 20160206307
    Abstract: A system includes a flexible member and a tissue engaging member fixed to the flexible member. The tissue engaging member includes a barb preformed to extend rearward from a distal end of the flexible member at an acute angle relative to the flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham
  • Patent number: 9271713
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a tensioning member having a body defining a first bone engaging surface, a second opposite suture receiving surface, and an outer perimeter. First and second suture attachment members can be positioned relative to the second surface and spaced apart from each other, and can be configured to be coupled to a suture. First and second suture engaging members can extend from the second surface and can be positioned in spaced relation to the first and second suture attachment members. Rotation of the tensioning member in a first direction can selectively engage the first and second suture receiving members with the suture, thereby forming a non-linear path of travel of the suture relative to the first and second suture attachment members and suture engaging members and increasing the tension in the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone, Michael A. Wack
  • Publication number: 20160045323
    Abstract: A glenoid implant is provided and may include a body portion and a stem portion. The stem portion may extend from the body portion along a longitudinal axis. The body portion may include an articular side and a bone-engaging side opposite the articular side. At least a portion of the bone-engaging side may be disposed at a non-parallel angle relative to at least a peripheral edge of the articulation side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Francis KOVACS, John M. McDANIEL, Nathan A. WINSLOW, Thomas M. VANASSE, Clinton E. KEHRES, Michael A. Wack
  • Patent number: 9237887
    Abstract: A system includes a flexible member and a tissue engaging member fixed to the flexible member. The tissue engaging member includes a barb preformed to extend rearward from a distal end of the flexible member at an acute angle relative to the flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham
  • Patent number: 8845648
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for use in the performance of minimally invasive orthopaedic procedures, including apparatus and methods for use in the performance of such procedures under the visualization of an endoscope, are herein disclosed. Such procedures include a minimally invasive intramedullary nailing procedure, a minimally invasive bone graft harvesting procedure, a minimally invasive pelvic osteotomy procedure, an orthopaedic implant revision procedure, and a minimally invasive percutaneous bone plating procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Pamela C. Guzman, Michael A. Wack, Dale R. Schulze, Gary W. Knight, Christopher J. Hess, Rudolph H. Nobis, Michael F. Clem, Ronald J. Kolata
  • Patent number: 8328808
    Abstract: Apparatus (20, 120, 300) and methods for use in the performance of minimally invasive orthopedic procedures, including apparatus and methods for use in the performance of such procedures under the visualization of an endoscope (22), are herein disclosed. Such procedures include a minimally invasive intramedullary nailing procedure, a minimally invasive bone graft harvesting procedure, a minimally invasive pelvic osteotomy procedure, an orthopedic implant revision procedure, and a minimally invasive percutaneous bone plating procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Biomet, C.V.
    Inventors: Pamela C. Guzman, Michael A. Wack, Dale R. Schulze, Gary W. Knight, Christopher J. Hess, Rudolph H. Nobis, Michael F. Clem, Ronald J. Kolata
  • Publication number: 20120296345
    Abstract: A system includes a flexible member and a tissue engaging member fixed to the flexible member. The tissue engaging member includes a barb preformed to extend rearward from a distal end of the flexible member at an acute angle relative to the flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham
  • Publication number: 20120059418
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a tensioning member having a body defining a first bone engaging surface, a second opposite suture receiving surface, and an outer perimeter. First and second suture attachment members can be positioned relative to the second surface and spaced apart from each other, and can be configured to be coupled to a suture. First and second suture engaging members can extend from the second surface and can be positioned in spaced relation to the first and second suture attachment members. Rotation of the tensioning member in a first direction can selectively engage the first and second suture receiving members with the suture, thereby forming a non-linear path of travel of the suture relative to the first and second suture attachment members and suture engaging members and increasing the tension in the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone, Michael A. Wack
  • Patent number: 7819877
    Abstract: A bone plating apparatus includes a handle having extending therefrom a tissue expander for insertion through a skin incision and through the subcutaneous tissue surrounding a fractured bone. A bone plate may be secured to the handle during advancement of the tissue expander so as to deliver the bone plate to a desired location proximate to the fractured bone. Both the tissue expander and the bone plate may be advanced to the desired location proximate to the fractured bone under the visualization of an endoscope. A screw alignment jig is secured to the handle and has a guide hole which aligns with an access hole of the tissue expander. The alignment of the guide hole and the access hole allow for percutaneous screw insertion into the delivered bone plate. A method for plating a fractured bone is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: BePuy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela C. Guzmán, Michael A. Wack, Dale R. Schulze, Gary W. Knight, Christopher J. Hess, Rudolph H. Nobis, Michael F. Clem, Ronald J. Kolata
  • Publication number: 20090299375
    Abstract: An instrumentation or targeting guide for use with an orthopedic device, such as an intramedullary nail, for example. The guide includes a guide body having a handle portion and a barrel portion. An intramedullary nail is fixedly securable to the barrel portion via a locking bolt. The barrel portion includes at least one canal configured to receive a catheter, the canal aligned with a corresponding canal in the intramedullary nail. In use, a catheter may be inserted over a guide wire and through both the canal in the barrel portion of the guide body and through the corresponding canal in the intramedullary nail prior to insertion of the intramedullary nail into the intramedullary canal of a long bone. In this manner, the placement of the catheter for delivery of medications within in the intramedullary canal of the long bone is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Austin W. Mutchler
  • Publication number: 20090112209
    Abstract: An intramedullary implantation system includes a nail with a head having a first locking element. A targeting guide includes a tubular body and a bore with first and second open ends. A locking device includes a shaft with a distal end having a non-threaded second locking element such that the locking device has a first angular orientation relative to the tubular body in which the first and second locking elements are engaged to secure the nail to the targeting guide. The locking device has a second angular orientation relative to the tubular body in which the first locking element is disengaged from the second locking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Rebecca Parrott, Michael Kay, Lynn Stanley, Michael Wack, Daniel Buehler
  • Publication number: 20080287949
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail configured for use in a bone, the nail including at least one bore configured to receive a bone screw. The bore includes at least one member configured to engage the threads of the screw to prevent axial motion of the screw within the bore after application. The member may be integrally formed in the bore or may be a separate member added to the bore. The member may have a variety of cross sectional shapes, such as a rectangular shape, circular shape or a triangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Keith, Tony Koser, Michael Wack, Michael Cordray, Steve Kitch, Jerry Lower
  • Publication number: 20080161820
    Abstract: A device for locating a site in anatomy for a surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Rebecca L. Parrott
  • Publication number: 20080154264
    Abstract: A screw cannula useable with an intramedullary nail system for use with an anatomical structure, such as a femur, for example. The screw cannula may include a groove formed in an exterior surface of the cannula. The groove provides a positive locking mechanism with audible and tactile feedback for a surgeon. The groove additionally provides infinite adjustability of the cannula relative to the anatomical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Wack, Daniel W. Buehler
  • Publication number: 20080147066
    Abstract: A system for fixing bone using an intramedullary nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Serene H. Longsworth, Michael A. Wack