Patents by Inventor Richard Justin Hyer

Richard Justin Hyer 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: 20220265333
    Abstract: A bone implant may include a shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis, a proximal shaft portion, and a distal shaft portion. The proximal shaft portion may include a first minor diameter, and a first helical thread disposed about the proximal shaft portion defining a first major diameter. The first helical thread may include a first concave undercut surface. The distal shaft portion may include a second minor diameter, and a second helical thread disposed about the distal shaft portion defining a second major diameter. The second helical thread may include a second concave undercut surface. The first and second concave undercut surfaces may be angled towards the distal end of the shaft. The second minor diameter may be smaller than the first minor diameter and the second major diameter may be smaller than the first major diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew FAUTH, Andrew DICKSON, Richard Justin HYER
  • Publication number: 20220249148
    Abstract: A pedicle bone fastener may include a shaft, a helical thread, and an integrated attachment feature. The shaft may include a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. The helical thread may be disposed about the shaft along the longitudinal axis between the proximal and distal ends of the shaft. The helical thread may include a first undercut surface and a second undercut surface. The first undercut surface may be angled toward one of the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft and the second undercut surface may be angled toward the other one of the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft. The integrated attachment feature may be disposed at the proximal end of the shaft and configured to be adjustably secured to a spinal stabilization implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: RTG Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Justin HYER, Jonathan BITTER, Andrew FAUTH
  • Publication number: 20220249131
    Abstract: A method of preventing bone blowout may include forming a hole in a bone, the hole having a bone hole diameter, and inserting a bone fastener into the hole. The bone fastener may include a shaft having a minor diameter and a helical thread. The helical thread may be disposed about the shaft and may include a first undercut surface and a second undercut surface. The first undercut surface may be angled toward one of the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft, and the second undercut surface may be angled toward the other one of the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft. The minor diameter of the shaft may not be greater than 5% larger the bone hole diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: RTG Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Justin HYER, Jonathan BITTER, Andrew FAUTH
  • Publication number: 20220152715
    Abstract: A process of forming a fastener with improved threading to resist multi-axial forces and off-axis loading scenarios is provided. The process may include placing first and second mill tools adjacent a shaft of the fastener having a proximal end and a distal end, rotating the shaft and the first and second mill tools, and translating the first and second mill tools along at least part of a length of the shaft to form: a first concave undercut surface oriented toward the proximal end, a first convex undercut surface oriented toward the distal end, a second concave undercut surface oriented toward the distal end, and a second convex undercut surface oriented toward the proximal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: RTG Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Justin HYER, Jonathan BITTER
  • Publication number: 20220151670
    Abstract: A fastener with improved threading for resisting multi-axial forces and off-axis loading scenarios is provided. The fastener may include a shaft and a plurality of helical threads disposed about the shaft. The plurality of helical threads may include a first helical thread and a second helical thread adjacent the first helical thread. The first helical thread may include a first concave undercut surface and a first convex undercut surface. The second helical thread may include a second concave undercut surface and a second convex undercut surface. When the fastener is viewed in section along a plane intersecting a longitudinal axis of the shaft, the first concave undercut surface and the second convex undercut surface may be oriented toward the proximal end of the shaft, and the first convex undercut surface and the second concave undercut surface may be oriented toward the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: RTG Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Justin HYER, Jonathan BITTER
  • Publication number: 20200129301
    Abstract: A shoulder implant system includes a humeral stem implant, a humeral neck implant component, a humeral head implant component, and a glenoid implant. The humeral stem implant has a fin coupled to an exterior surface thereof that is inwardly tapered at an angle relative to vertical. At least a portion of the fin forms a wedge that directly engages and compacts cancellous bone during installation of the humeral stem implant. The humeral neck implant component is configured to be coupled with the humeral stem implant. The humeral head implant component is configured to be coupled to the humeral stem implant via the humeral neck implant component. The glenoid implant has a plurality of peripheral pegs. Each of the peripheral pegs has a plurality of sets of resilient lobes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, JR., Andrew M. Dickson, Kirstin Widding, Joseph Albert Abboud, Surena Namdari, Mark Alan Frankle, Jonathan C. Levy, Gerald Ross Williams, JR., Nathan Oliver Plowman, Richard Justin Hyer
  • Patent number: 10561501
    Abstract: A shoulder implant system includes a humeral stem implant, a humeral neck implant component, a humeral head implant component, and a glenoid implant. The humeral stem implant has a fin coupled to an exterior surface thereof that is inwardly tapered at an angle relative to vertical. At least a portion of the fin forms a wedge that directly engages and compacts cancellous bone during installation of the humeral stem implant. The humeral neck implant component is configured to be coupled with the humeral stem implant. The humeral head implant component is configured to be coupled to the humeral stem implant via the humeral neck implant component. The glenoid implant has a plurality of peripheral pegs. Each of the peripheral pegs has a plurality of sets of resilient lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Encore Medical, L.P.
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Andrew M. Dickson, Kirstin Widding, Joseph Albert Abboud, Surena Namdari, Mark Alan Frankle, Jonathan C. Levy, Gerald Ross Williams, Jr., Nathan Oliver Plowman, Richard Justin Hyer
  • Publication number: 20180200067
    Abstract: A shoulder implant system includes a humeral stem implant, a humeral neck implant component, a humeral head implant component, and a glenoid implant. The humeral stem implant has a fin coupled to an exterior surface thereof that is inwardly tapered at an angle relative to vertical. At least a portion of the fin forms a wedge that directly engages and compacts cancellous bone during installation of the humeral stem implant. The humeral neck implant component is configured to be coupled with the humeral stem implant. The humeral head implant component is configured to be coupled to the humeral stem implant via the humeral neck implant component. The glenoid implant has a plurality of peripheral pegs. Each of the peripheral pegs has a plurality of sets of resilient lobes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, JR., Andrew M. Dickson, Kirstin Widding, Joseph Albert Abboud, Surena Namdari, Mark Alan Frankle, Jonathan C. Levy, Gerald Ross Williams, Jr., Nathan Oliver Plowman, Richard Justin Hyer