Patents by Inventor Robert Courtney, Jr.

Robert Courtney, Jr. 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: 20210085474
    Abstract: A humeral stem assembly (100) includes a stem portion (104), a metaphyseal portion 108, and an intermediate spacer (112). The stem portion has a stem engagement feature (144) that has a first plurality of teeth (148). The stem engagement feature is located on a superior end of the stem portion. The metaphyseal portion has a metaphyseal engagement feature (184). The metaphyseal engagement feature can include a second plurality of teeth (188). The metaphyseal engagement feature is located on an inferior end of the metaphyseal portion. The intermediate spacer has a first spacer engagement feature (160) and a second spacer engagement feature (168). The first and second spacer engagements have a third plurality of teeth (164) on an inferior end of the intermediate spacer, and a fourth plurality of teeth (172) on a superior end of the intermediate spacer, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Courtney, JR.
  • Patent number: 10918397
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver is provided that includes an elongate tubular body and an indicator assembly. The indicator assembly has a housing that has at least one opening and a visual indicator disposed in the at least one opening. The visual indicator is configured to be coupled with a guide pin such that lateral movement of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the visual indicator to move between a flush or recessed configuration within the housing and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the visual indicator extends outward of an outer surface of the housing. The flush or recessed configuration corresponds to alignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body and the extended configuration corresponds to misalignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy
  • Publication number: 20200390562
    Abstract: A glenoid component for coupling to a scapula of a subject includes a body. The body includes an articulation surface adapted to articulate with a humeral component, and the body further includes a distal surface adapted to face the glenoid of the scapula. The distal surface includes a base surface portion adapted to face a first portion of the glenoid. The distal surface further includes an augmented surface portion adapted to face a second portion of the glenoid. The base surface portion and the augmented surface portion define an obtuse angle therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric Deransart, Bradley Grant Emerick, Alexandre Terrier, Alain Jean-Pierre Farron, Robert Courtney, JR., Travis James Geels
  • Publication number: 20200237418
    Abstract: An anchor trajectory guide and methods of use thereof are provided. The guide includes a body that has a medial side. The medial side can be placed over a lateral side of a fixation plate. The anchor trajectory guide also includes a locator and a plurality of guide apertures. The locator is disposed on or through the medial side of the body. The locator can be mated with the fixation plate. The guide apertures are disposed through the body at positions corresponding to define anchor locations and orientations to provide good purchase adjacent to or in cortical bone around a medial side of a humerus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., William Matthew Kuester, Robert Benjamin Rice
  • Publication number: 20200179126
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Austin Wyatt Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 10524922
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20200000601
    Abstract: A glenoid component for coupling to a scapula of a subject includes a body. The body includes an articulation surface adapted to articulate with a humeral component, and the body further includes a distal surface adapted to face the glenoid of the scapula. The distal surface includes a base surface portion adapted to face a first portion of the glenoid. The distal surface further includes an augmented surface portion adapted to face a second portion of the glenoid. The base surface portion and the augmented surface portion define an obtuse angle therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric Deransart, Bradley Grant Emerick, Alexandre Terrier, Alain Jean-Pierre Farron, Robert Courtney, JR., Travis James Geels
  • Publication number: 20190216518
    Abstract: A surgical tool, enabling extraction of a prosthesis from a bony implantation site of that prosthesis, defines a proximo-distal axis and includes a distal end head adapted both to cut at least partially the bonding interface between the prosthesis and the bony material of the implantation site and to fix itself to the prosthesis by rotation centered on the proximo-distal axis, according to embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Jeffrey M. Ondrla
  • Patent number: 10213243
    Abstract: A surgical tool, enabling extraction of a prosthesis from a bony implantation site of that prosthesis, defines a proximo-distal axis and includes a distal end head adapted both to cut at least partially the bonding interface between the prosthesis and the bony material of the implantation site and to fix itself to the prosthesis by rotation centered on the proximo-distal axis, according to embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Jeffrey M. Ondrla
  • Publication number: 20180344331
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver is provided that includes an elongate tubular body and an indicator assembly. The indicator assembly has a housing that has at least one opening and a visual indicator disposed in the at least one opening. The visual indicator is configured to be coupled with a guide pin such that lateral movement of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the visual indicator to move between a flush or recessed configuration within the housing and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the visual indicator extends outward of an outer surface of the housing. The flush or recessed configuration corresponds to alignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body and the extended configuration corresponds to misalignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy
  • Patent number: 10070873
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver is provided that includes an elongate tubular body and an indicator assembly. The indicator assembly has a housing that has at least one opening and a visual indicator disposed in the at least one opening. The visual indicator is configured to be coupled with a guide pin such that lateral movement of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the visual indicator to move between a flush or recessed configuration within the housing and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the visual indicator extends outward of an outer surface of the housing. The flush or recessed configuration corresponds to alignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body and the extended configuration corresponds to misalignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy
  • Patent number: 10028838
    Abstract: A glenoid component for coupling to a scapula of a subject includes a body. The body includes an articulation surface adapted to articulate with a humeral component, and the body further includes a distal surface adapted to face the glenoid of the scapula. The distal surface includes a base surface portion adapted to face a first portion of the glenoid. The distal surface further includes an augmented surface portion adapted to face a second portion of the glenoid. The base surface portion and the augmented surface portion define an obtuse angle therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Pierric Deransart, Bradley Grant Emerick, Alexandre Terrier, Alain Jean-Pierre Farron, Robert Courtney, Jr., Travis James Geels
  • Publication number: 20170095340
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 9545311
    Abstract: A prosthesis that mechanically couples with both cancellous bone and cortical bone of a glenoid includes a head portion comprising a rear surface and an articular surface, an anchor member, and a plurality of deformable fins extending radially outward from the anchor member. The anchor member includes a distal end and a proximal end connected to the rear surface of the head portion. The plurality of deformable fins extend radially outward from the anchor member and includes at least a first proximal fin adjacent to the rear surface of the head portion positioned to engage with the cortical bone. The anchor member may also include at least one distal fin located proximate the distal end of the anchor member positioned to engage with the cancellous bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin W. Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Publication number: 20160157911
    Abstract: A surgical tool, enabling extraction of a prosthesis from a bony implantation site of that prosthesis, defines a proximo-distal axis and includes a distal end head adapted both to cut at least partially the bonding interface between the prosthesis and the bony material of the implantation site and to fix itself to the prosthesis by rotation centered on the proximo-distal axis, according to embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Jeffrey M. Ondrla
  • Patent number: 9289218
    Abstract: A surgical tool, enabling extraction of a prosthesis from a bony implantation site of that prosthesis, defines a proximo-distal axis and includes a distal end head adapted both to cut at least partially the bonding interface between the prosthesis and the bony material of the implantation site and to fix itself to the prosthesis by rotation centered on the proximo-distal axis, according to embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Jeffrey M. Ondrla
  • Publication number: 20150374387
    Abstract: An orthopedic driver is provided that includes an elongate tubular body and an indicator assembly. The indicator assembly has a housing that has at least one opening and a visual indicator disposed in the at least one opening. The visual indicator is configured to be coupled with a guide pin such that lateral movement of the elongate tubular body relative to the guide pin causes the visual indicator to move between a flush or recessed configuration within the housing and an extended configuration. In the extended configuration, the visual indicator extends outward of an outer surface of the housing. The flush or recessed configuration corresponds to alignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body and the extended configuration corresponds to misalignment of the guide pin relative to the elongate tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, JR., Brian C. Hodorek, Matthew J. Purdy
  • Patent number: 8632603
    Abstract: A system for securing a prosthesis in a bone includes a reference anchor for insertion into a cavity of a bone to define a reference point during prosthesis implantation, the reference anchor including a body having a mating feature and a gripping projection for engaging an inner surface of the bone cavity. The system also includes a stem having a terminal end adapted to mate with the engagement feature of the reference anchor such that the stem is disposed at a desired position relative to the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Hodorek, Robert Courtney, Jr., Ryan Schlotterback
  • Publication number: 20130261630
    Abstract: A surgical tool, enabling extraction of a prosthesis from a bony implantation site of that prosthesis, defines a proximo-distal axis and includes a distal end head adapted both to cut at least partially the bonding interface between the prosthesis and the bony material of the implantation site and to fix itself to the prosthesis by rotation centered on the proximo-distal axis, according to embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Robert COURTNEY, JR., Jeffrey M. ONDRLA
  • Patent number: D685474
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin W. Mutchler, Jeffrey M. Ondrla