Patents by Inventor Robert Sixto

Robert Sixto 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: 20200214751
    Abstract: A bone plate including a main bone plate body having two opposing curved sections adapted for a clavicle; a bendable waist portion narrower than the main body of the bone plate; and a node at each end of the main body connected to the main body by a bridge portion which is narrower than the main body, wherein the bridge includes a cut-out relief portion on a bottom side of the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Alejandro Perez
  • Publication number: 20200138361
    Abstract: Example implants, systems and methods using sensors for orthopedic surgical assessment and/or planning are described herein. An example system can include a wearable sensor device for pre-operative use by a patient before an orthopedic surgery to generate pre-operative sensor data. The system can also include an implantable sensor device (e.g., a bone implant) to generate and aggregate post-operative sensor data associated with the patient after the surgery. The system can retrieve the pre-operative sensor data and the post-operative sensor data and predict, analyze or assess an outcome of the surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Joseph Michael O'Reilly, Kenyon Mumford, Alfredo Castaneda, Robert M. Ronk, Marcus Bourda, Robert Sixto, Brian M. May, Stephen J. Vankoski, Orsa Britton
  • Patent number: 10561360
    Abstract: Example implants, systems and methods using sensors for orthopedic surgical assessment and/or planning are described herein. An example system can include a wearable sensor device for pre-operative use by a patient before an orthopedic surgery to generate pre-operative sensor data. The system can also include an implantable sensor device (e.g., a bone implant) to generate and aggregate post-operative sensor data associated with the patient after the surgery. The system can retrieve the pre-operative sensor data and the post-operative sensor data and predict, analyze or assess an outcome of the surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Joseph Michael O'Reilly, Kenyon Mumford, Alfredo Castaneda, Robert M. Ronk, Marcus Bourda, Robert Sixto, Brian M. May, Stephen J. Vankoski, Orsa Britton
  • Patent number: 10548649
    Abstract: A bone plate including a main bone plate body having two opposing curved sections adapted for a clavicle; a bendable waist portion narrower than the main body of the bone plate; and a node at each end of the main body connected to the main body by a bridge portion which is narrower than the main body, wherein the bridge includes a cut-out relief portion on a bottom side of the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A Kortenbach, Alejandro Perez
  • Patent number: 10517659
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, and methods for improved bone fixation are disclosed. The system includes a bone plate and a plurality of variable angle screws. The bone plate comprises titanium and the variable angle screws comprise a TiMo alloy treated to have a hardness of at least 35 HRC. A method of manufacturing an implant is also disclosed. The method includes machining the TiMo alloy having a first hardness value and a first % elongation to form an implant; heat treating, quenching, and ageing the bone fastener to have a second hardness value that can be greater than the first hardness value and a second % elongation that can be both less than the first % elongation and greater than about 3% elongation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A Kortenbach, Elizabeth Perepezko
  • Patent number: 10390867
    Abstract: A bone plate system and method for implanting the bone plate. The bone plate may include a head portion and a shaft portion, the shaft portion having a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of discrete aperture clusters. Each aperture cluster may include a non-threaded, non-locking bone fastener aperture configured to provide a polyaxial compressive construct and at least one threaded, locking bone fastener aperture. Once aligned with the bone, a first bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the non-threaded apertures in a direction normal to the longitudinal axis, compressing the bone along the longitudinal axis of the shaft portion of the bone plate. A second bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the threaded, locking bone fastener apertures in a direction oblique to the longitudinal axis and securing the bone plate to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Publication number: 20190201062
    Abstract: A bone plate system and method for implanting the bone plate. The bone plate may include a head portion and a shaft portion, the shaft portion having a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of discrete aperture clusters. Each aperture cluster may include a non-threaded, non-locking bone fastener aperture configured to provide a polyaxial compressive construct and at least one threaded, locking bone fastener aperture. Once aligned with the bone, a first bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the non-threaded apertures in a direction normal to the longitudinal axis, compressing the bone along the longitudinal axis of the shaft portion of the bone plate. A second bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the threaded, locking bone fastener apertures in a direction oblique to the longitudinal axis and securing the bone plate to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Publication number: 20190150997
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, and methods for improved bone fixation are disclosed. The system includes a bone plate and a plurality of variable angle screws. The bone plate comprises titanium and the variable angle screws comprise a TiMo alloy treated to have a hardness of at least 35 HRC. A method of manufacturing an implant is also disclosed. The method includes machining the TiMo alloy having a first hardness value and a first % elongation to form an implant; heat treating, quenching, and ageing the bone fastener to have a second hardness value that can be greater than the first hardness value and a second % elongation that can be both less than the first % elongation and greater than about 3% elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Elizabeth Perepezko
  • Patent number: 10219847
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, and methods for improved bone fixation are disclosed. The system includes a bone plate and a plurality of variable angle screws. The bone plate comprises titanium and the variable angle screws comprise a TiMo alloy treated to have a hardness of at least 35 HRC. A method of manufacturing an implant is also disclosed. The method includes machining the TiMo alloy having a first hardness value and a first % elongation to form an implant; heat treating, quenching, and aging the bone fastener to have a second hardness value that can be greater than the first hardness value and a second % elongation that can be both less than the first % elongation and greater than about 3% elongation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A Kortenbach, Elizabeth Perepezko
  • Patent number: 9987061
    Abstract: A plate is provided with feet located laterally of adjacent compression screw holes and absent from about threaded locking holes so as to suspend the plate segment having the threaded locking holes from over the bone. This forces a minimum gap between the threaded holes and the bone, and allows the plate thereat to deflect under loads that can be practically delivered by the locking screws. By allowing the plate to deflect, the threads on the head of the locking screw can be aligned, or timed, with the threads of the threaded plate hole to reduce the required torque to insert the locking screw into the locking hole and the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Jr., Jose Luis Francese, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez
  • Publication number: 20180071025
    Abstract: A template for orthopaedic bone implants formed from bio-compatible steel using photo chemical machining and etching. The template is processed on both faces to form right and left guides for implant fasteners and length indicators. Indicia are etched on opposite faces so that it does not overlie one another and presents sufficient contrast to be observed in an x-ray. The manufacturing cost is sufficiently low that the template may be provided in a single use form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A. Kortenbach
  • Publication number: 20170360358
    Abstract: Example implants, systems and methods using sensors for orthopedic surgical assessment and/or planning are described herein. An example system can include a wearable sensor device for pre-operative use by a patient before an orthopedic surgery to generate pre-operative sensor data. The system can also include an implantable sensor device (e.g., a bone implant) to generate and aggregate post-operative sensor data associated with the patient after the surgery. The system can retrieve the pre-operative sensor data and the post-operative sensor data and predict, analyze or assess an outcome of the surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Louis-Philippe Amiot, Joseph Michael O'Reilly, Kenyon Mumford, Alfredo Castaneda, Randy Sessler, Robert M. Ronk, Marcus Bourda, Robert Sixto, Brian M. May, Stephen J. Vankoski, Orsa Britton
  • Patent number: 9757171
    Abstract: A disposable single indication orthopedic trauma surgical kit has no bone plates other than a single bone plate precountoured and sized to match an anatomic shape of a portion of a bone of a patient's extremity. The single bone plate has a plurality of fastener apertures. The surgical kit also has a plurality of fasteners with heads that are dimensioned to mate with the fastener apertures. The surgical kit also has a disposable torque driver adapted to engage the fastener heads. The foregoing components are contained in a sterile sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Patent number: 9750549
    Abstract: A bone plate includes first and second longitudinal sides, a plurality of through holes longitudinally displaced in the bone plate between the first and second longitudinal sides, and a plurality of tubular guide elements coupled relative to the plurality of through holes. Plate bending tools are provided. Each includes a handle having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, and an end effector coupled to the first end of the handle. The end effector includes a retaining arm that is provided with a bore having a bore axis extending transverse relative to the longitudinal axis and a fulcrum. The bore is sized to received a portion of a tubular guide element coupled to the bone plate such that the retaining arm can stably engage the tubular guide element. The fulcrum is adapted to bear against one of longitudinal sides of the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Jr., Juergen A. Kortenbach
  • Patent number: 9615874
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bone plate bending are provided which include bending tools that couple relative to the bone plate to bend the plate. Such system permit bending without necessitating that the bending tools are in direct contact with the holes in the plate, which could deform the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Javier E. Castaneda, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Robert Sixto, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160310185
    Abstract: A bone plate including a main bone plate body having two opposing curved sections adapted for a clavicle; a bendable waist portion narrower than the main body of the bone plate; and a node at each end of the main body connected to the main body by a bridge portion which is narrower than the main body, wherein the bridge includes a cut-out relief portion on a bottom side of the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Alejandro Perez
  • Publication number: 20160310182
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, and methods for improved bone fixation are disclosed. The system includes a bone plate and a plurality of variable angle screws. The bone plate comprises titanium and the variable angle screws comprise a TiMo alloy treated to have a hardness of at least 35 HRC. A method of manufacturing an implant is also disclosed. The method includes machining the TiMo alloy having a first hardness value and a first % elongation to form an implant; heat treating, quenching, and aging the bone fastener to have a second hardness value that can be greater than the first hardness value and a second % elongation that can be both less than the first % elongation and greater than about 3% elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Elizabeth Perepezko
  • Patent number: 9474558
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw system includes a screw with a locking head that can both lockingly engage in a fixed angle threaded screw hole to secure a plate to a bone without compression, and non-lockingly engage at a compression screw hole to provide compression between the plate and the bone. The structure of the system is particularly well adapted to plates and screw of small dimensions, such as screws smaller than 3.5 mm and is capable of providing high compressive force, on the order of 120 lbs of axial load, without significant plastic deformation between the screw and plate. Further, the screw holes are structured for arrangement in tight clusters on the bone plate, thereby facilitating a compact design on the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Jr., Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez
  • Publication number: 20150216611
    Abstract: A template for orthopaedic bone implants formed from bio-compatible steel using photo chemical machining and etching. The template is processed on both faces to form right and left guides for implant fasteners and length indicators. Indicia are etched on opposite faces so that it does not overlie one another and presents sufficient contrast to be observed in an x-ray. The manufacturing cost is sufficiently low that the template may be provided in a single use form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Andrea Suarez, Juergen Kortenbach
  • Publication number: 20150209091
    Abstract: A plate is provided with feet located laterally of adjacent compression screw holes and absent from about threaded locking holes so as to suspend the plate segment having the threaded locking holes from over the bone. This forces a minimum gap between the threaded holes and the bone, and allows the plate thereat to deflect under loads that can be practically delivered by the locking screws. By allowing the plate to deflect, the threads on the head of the locking screw can be aligned, or timed, with the threads of the threaded plate hole to reduce the required torque to insert the locking screw into the locking hole and the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, JR., Jose Luis Francese, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Andrea Suarez