Patents by Inventor Michael E. HOPPE

Michael E. HOPPE 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).

  • Patent number: 11986255
    Abstract: A method for registering one or more surfaces associated with a bone for implant revision procedures includes a digitizer used to digitize surface points on remaining cement, bone surfaces, or both. The bone is adapted to hold a primary implant and from which the primary implant was removed. The position of the one or more surfaces associated with bone is registered by computing at least one of: a generic set of one or more planes using the surface points or a best match between a known implant geometry and the surface points. A computer-assisted surgical system is also provided to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20220184823
    Abstract: A protective drape for a robotic arm is provided. The protective drape may be used with robotic arm that are required to operate in varied environments that illustratively include industrial applications, a sterile surgical suite for patient care, and a clean room for manufacturing sensitive electronic components. In each of these applications, there is a need to prevent contaminants from infiltrating from the environment to the robot and affecting operation of the robot itself or the robotic system, as well to prevent contaminants from the robot from infecting a patient or contaminating an assembly or process product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Saleh Tabandeh, Timothy Pack, Randall Hanson, Michael E. Hoppe, Nathan A. Netravali, Avery N. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20210153946
    Abstract: A method for registering one or more surfaces associated with a bone for implant revision procedures includes a digitizer used to digitize surface points on remaining cement, bone surfaces, or both. The bone is adapted to hold a primary implant and from which the primary implant was removed. The position of the one or more surfaces associated with bone is registered by computing at least one of: a generic set of one or more planes using the surface points or a best match between a known implant geometry and the surface points. A computer-assisted surgical system is also provided to execute the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 10932866
    Abstract: A method for removing an implant attached to a bone during revision joint replacement surgery includes a library of implant models. A series of surface points are collected on the implant with a digitizer. A best match is computed between the collected surface points and an implant model in the library of implant models to register the position of the implant model to the implant. A location is computed of a material-implant interface based on the geometry of the implant model and the registered position of the implant model. Material is removed at the material-implant interface to separate the implant from the bone. A computer-assisted surgical system is provided for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20210038315
    Abstract: A method for removing an implant attached to a bone during revision joint replacement surgery includes a library of implant models. A series of surface points are collected on the implant with a digitizer. A best match is computed between the collected surface points and an implant model in the library of implant models to register the position of the implant model to the implant. A location is computed of a material-implant interface based on the geometry of the implant model and the registered position of the implant model. Material is removed at the material-implant interface to separate the implant from the bone. A computer-assisted surgical system is provided for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 10806517
    Abstract: A system and process for performing orthopedic surgery is provided that uses a patient's existing implant as a registration tool in an orthopedic surgical procedure. The systems and processes may be used with computer assisted systems or navigation systems to aid in the removal of bone, bone cement, or a bone prosthesis, typically a bone prosthesis used in hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and the like. The removal of the prosthesis may be done by conventional methods, with navigation systems, robotic assistance or articulating hand held systems. The removal of bone and/or bone cement may be performed with navigated systems, robotic systems, articulating hand-held systems and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 10660721
    Abstract: A modular wrist guide is provided that aids a user in operating a hand-held surgical instrument to accurately perform surgical procedures including but not limited to joint arthroplasty. The modular wrist guide acts to constrain the orientation of a hand-held surgical instrument, or a user's wrist relative to the user's forearm to perform a procedure according to a surgical plan. A forearm embracing member is designed to secure the user's forearm to the modular wrist guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Bonny, Saleh Tabandeh, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20190105108
    Abstract: A system and process for performing orthopedic surgery is provided that uses a patient's existing implant as a registration tool in an orthopedic surgical procedure. The systems and processes may be used with computer assisted systems or navigation systems to aid in the removal of bone, bone cement, or a bone prosthesis, typically a bone prosthesis used in hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and the like. The removal of the prosthesis may be done by conventional methods, with navigation systems, robotic assistance or articulating hand held systems. The removal of bone and/or bone cement may be performed with navigated systems, robotic systems, articulating hand-held systems and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick BONNY, Joel ZUHARS, Michael E. HOPPE
  • Patent number: 10194991
    Abstract: A system and process for performing orthopedic surgery is provided that uses a patient's existing implant as a registration tool in an orthopedic surgical procedure. The systems and processes may be used with computer assisted systems or navigation systems to aid in the removal of bone, bone cement, or a bone prosthesis, typically a bone prosthesis used in hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and the like. The removal of the prosthesis may be done by conventional methods, with navigation systems, robotic assistance or articulating hand held systems. The removal of bone and/or bone cement may be performed with navigated systems, robotic systems, articulating hand-held systems and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: THINK SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Bonny, Joel Zuhars, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20180200014
    Abstract: A protective drape for a robotic system is provided. The protective drape may be used with robotic systems that are required to operate in varied environments that illustratively include industrial applications, a sterile surgical suite for patient care, and a clean room for manufacturing sensitive electronic components. In each of these applications, there is a need to prevent contaminants from infiltrating from the environment to the robot and affecting operation of the robot itself or the robotic system, as well to prevent contaminants from the robot from infecting a patient or contaminating an assembly or process product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel P. BONNY, Joel ZUHARS, Saleh TABANDEH, Timothy PACK, Randall HANSON, Michael E. HOPPE, Nathan A. NETRAVALI, Avery A. GOLDSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20180055591
    Abstract: A modular wrist guide is provided that aids a user in operating a hand-held surgical instrument to accurately perform surgical procedures including but not limited to joint arthroplasty. The modular wrist guide acts to constrain the orientation of a hand-held surgical instrument, or a user's wrist relative to the user's forearm to perform a procedure according to a surgical plan. A forearm embracing member is designed to secure the user's forearm to the modular wrist guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick BONNY, Saleh TABANDEH, Michael E. HOPPE
  • Publication number: 20170360509
    Abstract: A system and process for performing orthopedic surgery is provided that uses a patient's existing implant as a registration tool in an orthopedic surgical procedure. The systems and processes may be used with computer assisted systems or navigation systems to aid in the removal of bone, bone cement, or a bone prosthesis, typically a bone prosthesis used in hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and the like. The removal of the prosthesis may be done by conventional methods, with navigation systems, robotic assistance or articulating hand held systems. The removal of bone and/or bone cement may be performed with navigated systems, robotic systems, articulating hand-held systems and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick BONNY, Joel ZUHARS, Michael E. HOPPE