Patents by Inventor Nicolas Bouduban

Nicolas Bouduban 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: 10849611
    Abstract: A soft tissue fixation assembly includes a plurality of deformable bone anchors and a suture that is configured to fixedly attach to each of the bone anchors. One or more of the bone anchors can be inserted into a bone, and one or more of the bone anchors can be inserted through soft tissue and into the bone. The suture can be inserted through the bone anchors, and energy can be applied to the anchors, thereby causing a deformable material of the bone anchors to deform, thereby capturing the strand of suture in the bone anchor. The strand of suture can be placed in tension, and can extend over the soft tissue so as to retain the soft tissue in contact with the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Burki, Nicolas Bouduban, Dieter Schmidli
  • Publication number: 20200178947
    Abstract: An insertion instrument is configured to eject at least one anchor body into respective target locations, and subsequently apply a predetermined tensile force at least one actuation member of the at least one anchor member so as to actuate the at least one anchor body from a first configuration to a second expanded configuration. The insertion instrument can include a tension assembly that applies the predetermined tensile force to the at least one actuation member. The predetermined tensile force can be defined by a distance of travel, a predetermined failure force of a fuse, or a combination of distance of travel and a predetermined failure force of a fuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ernie Corrao, Ron George Litke, JR., Wamis Singhatat, Scott Larsen, Stephen Joseph Snyder, Nicolas Bouduban, Robert L. Richards
  • Patent number: 10595839
    Abstract: An insertion instrument is configured to eject at least one anchor body into respective target locations, and subsequently apply a predetermined tensile force at least one actuation member of the at least one anchor member so as to actuate the at least one anchor body from a first configuration to a second expanded configuration. The insertion instrument can include a tension assembly that applies the predetermined tensile force to the at least one actuation member. The predetermined tensile force can be defined by a distance of travel, a predetermined failure force of a fuse, or a combination of distance of travel and a predetermined failure force of a fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernie Corrao, Ron George Litke, Jr., Wamis Singhatat, Scott Larsen, Stephen Joseph Snyder, Nicolas Bouduban, Robert L. Richards
  • Patent number: 10517613
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are generally provided for guiding surgical devices into a desired location and orientation in a bone. In general, the devices can include an elongate guide, a sleeve having an inner lumen therethrough for seating the guide, and a locking mechanism configured to lock a position of the guide with respect to the sleeve. The guide can have a distal, bone-engaging portion that can be laterally offset from an intermediate portion of the guide by a predetermined distance and that can extend distally beyond the sleeve to contact a bony structure. The guide can thus orient and stabilize the sleeve at the predetermined distance from the bony structure to provide for the delivery of one or more surgical devices through the sleeve and into the bone at a desired location and orientation, without requiring a surgeon to actually view the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki
  • Patent number: 10463471
    Abstract: Methods and devices for positioning and securing ligament grafts are provided. In general, the devices and methods utilize an implant having a particular outer surface profile and a bone tunnel having a complementary profile to provide a form fit between the implant and bone that utilizes friction to position and secure a ligament graft within the bone. Such an implant can be used in conjunction with a variety of ligament grafts, including hamstring ligament grafts. In addition, an “outside in” approach can be utilized with the implant to minimize the risk of damaging adjacent tissue during an operation and provide enhanced surgeon control. The devices and methods can be utilized in connection with repairing or replacing ligaments in a variety of joints, but can in some embodiments have particular utility in cruciate ligament reconstruction procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Philippe Gedet, Beat Lechmann
  • Publication number: 20190321058
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a bone for a surgical procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques use a surgical guide device including a cannula having first and second parallel elongate channels adjacent to one another, and first and second elongate sleeves configured to be removably and replaceably received in the first and second channels, respectively. The first sleeve has a plurality of openings formed therein, each being in communication with a respective wire-receiving lumen extending through the first sleeve. Each of the openings defines a different offset distance between the wire-receiving lumen in communication with that opening and a wire-receiving lumen extending through the second sleeve. The surgical device can be manipulated so as to define positions of first and second openings in a bone, such as a glenoid or other bone, to receive bone screws or other elements for attaching a bone graft to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Synthes GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Laurent Lafosse
  • Patent number: 10335214
    Abstract: A bone fixation element comprises a shaft extending substantially along a longitudinal axis of the fixation element in combination with a head including a plurality of fixation element openings distributed about a perimeter thereof. Each of the fixation element openings extends through the head from a proximal surface thereof to a distal surface of the head. Each of the fixation element openings extends through the head along an opening axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Appenzeller, Tom Overes, Robert Frigg, Nicolas Bouduban, Silas Zurschmiede, Simon Stucki
  • Patent number: 10327789
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing a bone for a surgical procedure are provided. In general, the described techniques use a surgical guide device including a cannula having first and second parallel elongate channels adjacent to one another, and first and second elongate sleeves configured to be removably and replaceably received in the first and second channels, respectively. The first sleeve has a plurality of openings formed therein, each being in communication with a respective wire-receiving lumen extending through the first sleeve. Each of the openings defines a different offset distance between the wire-receiving lumen in communication with that opening and a wire-receiving lumen extending through the second sleeve. The surgical device can be manipulated so as to define positions of first and second openings in a bone, such as a glenoid or other bone, to receive bone screws or other elements for attaching a bone graft to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Laurent Lafosse
  • Patent number: 10285743
    Abstract: A surgical implant for fixing a soft tissue to a bone comprising a staple and a plate. The staple and the plate are positionable on an instrument in such a way that the plate may be manipulated with the instrument to hold the soft tissue against the bone and in such a way that the staple is fixable to the bone with the plate positioned between a bridge of the staple and the soft tissue when legs of the staple are driven through the plate and into the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CC Innovation
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Beat Lechmann, Patrick Burki, Christian Fink
  • Patent number: 10265106
    Abstract: A system for locking an intramedullary nail to a bone includes a first plate sized and shaped to be inserted through a channel of an intramedullary nail and dimensioned to prevent its passing through a locking hole of the intramedullary nail and a second plate sized and shaped to be positioned along a portion of an exterior of a hole drilled in the bone and dimensioned to prevent its passing through the hole drilled in the bone along with a connector couplable to the first and second plates and slidable through the channel of the intramedullary nail to extend through the locking hole from an interior of the channel to an exterior of a bone in which the intramedullary nail has been inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Reto Nardini
  • Publication number: 20190029666
    Abstract: A suture anchor method including a suture anchor and a suture anchor drive. The suture anchor is positionable on a rod of the suture anchor drive. The rod defines an awl for forming a hole in a bone. The suture anchor drive further has an impactor for moving the suture anchor along the rod between a retracted position and an advanced position so as to implant the suture anchor in the bone with the awl positioned in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Beat Lechmann, Philippe Gedet
  • Patent number: 10130479
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for replacing damaged meniscal tissue includes a meniscus implant including a porous body having a plurality of interconnected open micro-pores and one or more open cavities for receiving meniscal tissue. The interconnected micro-pores are arranged to allow fluid to flow into the porous body and are in fluid communication with the one or more open cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Gedet, Beat Lechmann, Nicolas Bouduban
  • Patent number: 10092284
    Abstract: A suture anchor system and method including a suture anchor and a suture anchor drive. The suture anchor is positionable on a rod of the suture anchor drive. The rod defines an awl for forming a hole in a bone. The suture anchor drive further has an impactor for moving the suture anchor along the rod between a retracted position and an advanced position so as to implant the suture anchor in the bone with the awl positioned in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Beat Lechmann, Philippe Gedet, Patrick Burki
  • Patent number: 10058366
    Abstract: A surgical implant for fixing a soft tissue to a bone comprising a staple and a plate. The staple and the plate are positionable on an instrument in such a way that the plate may be manipulated with the instrument to hold the soft tissue against the bone and in such a way that the staple is fixable to the bone with the plate positioned between a bridge of the staple and the soft tissue when legs of the staple are driven through the plate and into the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CC Innovation
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Beat Lechmann, Patrick Burki, Christian Fink
  • Patent number: 10022121
    Abstract: A suture device is configured to guide a suture thread. The device includes a sleeve that defines an opening, and a plunger to which a suture thread can be attached. The plunger can be inserted into the opening of the sleeve, and movable between a retracted position and an advanced position. When the plunger is in the retracted position, a distal portion of the suture thread is located proximal with respect to the distal end of the suture device. When the plunger is in the advanced position, the distal portion of the suture thread is driven out the distal end of the suture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Alexander Ludin
  • Publication number: 20180193040
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are generally provided for guiding surgical devices into a desired location and orientation in a bone. In general, the devices can include an elongate guide, a sleeve having an inner lumen therethrough for seating the guide, and a locking mechanism configured to lock a position of the guide with respect to the sleeve. The guide can have a distal, bone-engaging portion that can be laterally offset from an intermediate portion of the guide by a predetermined distance and that can extend distally beyond the sleeve to contact a bony structure. The guide can thus orient and stabilize the sleeve at the predetermined distance from the bony structure to provide for the delivery of one or more surgical devices through the sleeve and into the bone at a desired location and orientation, without requiring a surgeon to actually view the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki
  • Publication number: 20180140293
    Abstract: A soft tissue fixation assembly includes a plurality of deformable bone anchors and a suture that is configured to fixedly attach to each of the bone anchors. One or more of the bone anchors can be inserted into a bone, and one or more of the bone anchors can be inserted through soft tissue and into the bone. The suture can be inserted through the bone anchors, and energy can be applied to the anchors, thereby causing a deformable material of the bone anchors to deform, thereby capturing the strand of suture in the bone anchor. The strand of suture can be placed in tension, and can extend over the soft tissue so as to retain the soft tissue in contact with the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick Burki, Nicolas Bouduban, Dieter Schmidli
  • Patent number: 9949745
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are generally provided for guiding surgical devices into a desired location and orientation in a bone. In general, the devices can include an elongate guide, a sleeve having an inner lumen therethrough for seating the guide, and a locking mechanism configured to lock a position of the guide with respect to the sleeve. The guide can have a distal, bone-engaging portion that can be laterally offset from an intermediate portion of the guide by a predetermined distance and that can extend distally beyond the sleeve to contact a bony structure. The guide can thus orient and stabilize the sleeve at the predetermined distance from the bony structure to provide for the delivery of one or more surgical devices through the sleeve and into the bone at a desired location and orientation, without requiring a surgeon to actually view the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki
  • Patent number: 9913637
    Abstract: A soft tissue fixation assembly includes a plurality of deformable bone anchors and a suture that is configured to fixedly attach to each of the bone anchors. One or more of the bone anchors can be inserted into a bone, and one or more of the bone anchors can be inserted through soft tissue and into the bone. The suture can be inserted through the bone anchors, and energy can be applied to the anchors, thereby causing a deformable material of the bone anchors to deform, thereby capturing the strand of suture in the bone anchor. The strand of suture can be placed in tension, and can extend over the soft tissue so as to retain the soft tissue in contact with the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Burki, Nicolas Bouduban, Dieter Schmidli
  • Patent number: 9901333
    Abstract: A soft tissue fixation assembly includes a plurality of deformable bone anchors and a suture that is configured to fixedly attach to each of the bone anchors. One or more of the bone anchors can be inserted into a bone, and one or more of the bone anchors can be inserted through soft tissue and into the bone. The suture can be inserted through the bone anchors, and energy can be applied to the anchors, thereby causing a deformable material of the bone anchors to deform, thereby capturing the strand of suture in the bone anchor. The strand of suture can be placed in tension, and can extend over the soft tissue so as to retain the soft tissue in contact with the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Burki, Nicolas Bouduban, Dieter Schmidli