Patents by Inventor Roman Lomeli

Roman Lomeli 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: 20180199949
    Abstract: A surgical tool including a handle, a functional tool, and a torque limiter is described. The handle is sized and dimensioned for manipulation by a surgeon in a surgical environment. The functional tool is supported by the handle. The torque limiter is supported by the handle and is located between the handle and the functional tool. The torque limiter permits the handle and the functional tool to move relative to each other based on an amount of force applied to the functional tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Dennis Chien, Michael O'Neil, Mark Hall, Riley Hawkins, Roman Lomeli
  • Patent number: 10004610
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating treatment are disclosed that can include the use of imaging techniques in conjunction with one or more non-invasive techniques for modifying tissue, e.g., tissue in or around the spine. Depending on the type of treatment to be performed, various imaging modalities may be suitable for visualizing the tissue. Energy can be applied to tissue from outside of the body such that the tissue is modified in a non-invasive manner. For example, focused ultrasound can be used to dissect body tissues or can be applied to specific regions of tissue to change a characteristic of the tissue, e.g., increase its elasticity. The methods disclosed herein can be stand-alone treatments or can be performed prior to one or more surgical procedures. For example, non-invasive imaging and modification of body tissues can facilitate accessing the spine, preparing an interbody space, and/or surgically correcting the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slivka, Kevin Lee, Roman Lomeli
  • Patent number: 9987672
    Abstract: A hydraulic tube expander includes expanding jaws engageable with an interior surface of a tube to expand the tube; a source of hydraulic fluid, a valve located between the source and the expanding jaws and a single-action release actuator operatively coupled to the valve. The valve is moveable between open and closed positions. In the closed position, hydraulic fluid can pass from the source to the expanding jaws and in the open position the hydraulic fluid can pass from the expanding jaws to the source. The actuator is movable between first and second positions. In the first position the valve is in the closed position. Movement of the actuator in a direction from the first position toward the second position moves the valve into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Houle, Roman Lomeli
  • Patent number: 9936961
    Abstract: Surgical feedback systems and methods include a surgical tool having a functional tool and a handle for manipulation by a surgeon in a surgical environment. At least one sensor connected to the surgical tool generates a signal indicative of an acoustic signal and/or a vibration signal generated by the functional tool. The signal may be modified and supplied to an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Chien, Michael O'Neil, Mark Hall, Riley Hawkins, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20180070860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for anatomical alignment are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the systems and methods can provide accurate and continuous intraoperative validation of anatomical alignment, e.g., of the spine, hips, pelvis, and/or shoulders. An exemplary system can include a sensor and marker arrangement for measuring coronal imbalance. Another exemplary system can include a sensor and marker arrangement for shoulder or pelvic leveling. Yet another exemplary system can include a mechanical frame for establishing a simulated ground plane and projecting a plumb line from the simulated ground plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Mark Hall, Roman Lomeli, Douglas Raymond
  • Publication number: 20180000468
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which customized instruments, e.g., surgical instruments, can be manufactured to provide improved ergonomics, comfort, and accuracy. Instruments can be customized based on various parameters, including a quantitative assessment of the user, desired or intended use of the instrument, user preferences, and so forth. Exemplary instrument properties which can be customized include size, geometry, durometer, mechanical assist, texture, color, markings, modulus of elasticity, sensor inclusion, sensor type, sensor feedback type, balance, finish, and weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Robert Sommerich, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20170354510
    Abstract: A method of determining disc space geometry with the use of an expandable trial having endplate-mapping capabilities. An expandable trial is inserted into the disc space and its height is adjusted to obtain the desired decompression and spinal alignment (which is typically confirmed with the use of CT or Fluoroscopic imaging). The endplate dome/geometry dome is then determined by one of the following three methods: a) direct imaging through the trial, b) balloon moldings filled with flowable in-situ fluid (for example, silicon, polyurethane, or PMMA) from superior/inferior endplates or c) light-based imaging through superior & inferior balloons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20170340454
    Abstract: A central inflatable distractor and a perimeter balloon are inserted into the disc space in uninflated configurations. The central inflatable distractor is then expanded, thereby distracting the vertebral endplates to the controlled height of the central inflatable distractor. The perimeter balloon is then inflated with a curable substance. The perimeter balloon expands as it is filled with the curable substance and conforms to the void remaining in the disc space around the central inflatable distractor, thereby creating a horseshoe shape. Once the flowable material in the perimeter balloon has cured, the central inflated distractor can be deflated and removed. The remaining void (or inner space) is then packed with graft for fusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Lomeli, Kevin Lee
  • Patent number: 9763674
    Abstract: A system includes an ultrasonic instrument and a bone insertion element. The instrument includes an ultrasonic transducer and an ultrasonic blade. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The ultrasonic blade is in acoustic communication with the ultrasonic transducer such that the ultrasonic transducer drives the ultrasonic blade to vibrate ultrasonically to form an opening within bone. The bone insertion element is configured to be inserted within the opening formed by the ultrasonic blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Peterson, Matthew L. Parsons, Cory G. Kimball, Foster B. Stulen, Ashvani K. Madan, Roman Lomeli
  • Patent number: 9757245
    Abstract: A method of determining disc space geometry with the use of an expandable trial having endplate-mapping capabilities. An expandable trial is inserted into the disc space and its height is adjusted to obtain the desired decompression and spinal alignment (which is typically confirmed with the use of CT or Fluoroscopic imaging). The endplate dome/geometry dome is then determined by one of the following three methods: a) direct imaging through the trial, b) balloon moldings filled with flowable in-situ fluid (for example, silicon, polyurethane, or PMMA) from superior/inferior endplates or c) light-based imaging through superior & inferior balloons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J O'Neil, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20170189121
    Abstract: Electronic devices that detect their position and/or orientation with respect to earth's frame of reference are described. A coupler can removeably maintain the electronic devices in physical proximity of one another. Each electronic device can have a housing and the coupler can be included on the housing and arranged to physically connect the housing of the electronic device to the housing of at least one other electronic device. Alternatively, the coupler can be a packaging that maintains the electronic devices in physical proximity of one another. Each electronic device can be calibrated using the orientation or position information obtained by other electronic devices maintained by the coupler. Further, each electronic device can include a power source that remains inactive until the device is ready for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Frasier, John Riley Hawkins, Roman Lomeli, Mark Hall, Dennis Chien
  • Patent number: 9693882
    Abstract: An optical trial implant device that can be used to determine an appropriate size for an intervertebral disc implant can be configured so that one or more portions of the device can be optically transparent or radiolucent. The device can include an imaging device that can be used to view and image the intervertebral space through the optically transparent portion(s) of the device. The device can be used to determine the extent and quality of preparation of an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebral bodies for a surgical procedure, such as a disc replacement or spinal fusion procedure. The acquired image information can be transmitted to a mobile computing device for display in real time and/or stored for future use. The information may also be used to determine parameters indicating the quality of endplate surface preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Lomeli, John Riley Hawkins, Michael J. O'Neil, Kevin Yong Shin, Mark Hall
  • Publication number: 20170000568
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an anatomical implant template has a template body having opposed first and second terminal ends. The template body bends so as to change the body from a first configuration, whereby the body extends from the first terminal end to the second terminal end along a first path, to a second configuration, whereby the body extends from the first terminal end to the second terminal end along a second path, different from the first path, the second path conforming more closely to the curvature of the at least one anatomical body. The body supports at least one device that outputs at least one signal from which a shape of the body in the second configuration can be ascertained. The anatomical implant template can further communicate the at least one signal to a computing device that generates signals for bending an anatomical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael O'Neil, Roman Lomeli, Robert Sommerich, Mark Hall, Joseph Peterson
  • Publication number: 20160374660
    Abstract: An expandable trial can include an inferior portion, a superior portion, and a middle expanding portion as well as load cells for monitoring the load on the trial. The trial may also include recesses on its lateral sides to provide spacing to accommodate a disc removal tool so tissue can be cleared monitoring load. In addition, neural foramen spacing can be monitoring to provide information about how much neural release has been achieved as the disc is cleaned and the spine is positioned and repositioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. O'NEIL, Roman LOMELI, John Riley HAWKINS, Christopher RAMSAY, Zoher BOOTWALA, Jennifer DIPIETRO
  • Patent number: 9456817
    Abstract: An expandable trial can include an inferior portion, a superior portion, and a middle expanding portion as well as load cells for monitoring the load on the trial. The trial may also include recesses on its lateral sides to provide spacing to accommodate a disc removal tool so tissue can be cleared monitoring load. In addition, neural foramen spacing can be monitoring to provide information about how much neural release has been achieved as the disc is cleaned and the spine is positioned and repositioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J O'Neil, Roman Lomeli, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher Ramsay, Zoher Bootwala, Jennifer DiPietro, John Griffin
  • Publication number: 20160220393
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating treatment are disclosed that can include the use of imaging techniques in conjunction with one or more non-invasive techniques for modifying tissue, e.g., tissue in or around the spine. Depending on the type of treatment to be performed, various imaging modalities may be suitable for visualizing the tissue. Energy can be applied to tissue from outside of the body such that the tissue is modified in a non-invasive manner. For example, focused ultrasound can be used to dissect body tissues or can be applied to specific regions of tissue to change a characteristic of the tissue, e.g., increase its elasticity. The methods disclosed herein can be stand-alone treatments or can be performed prior to one or more surgical procedures. For example, non-invasive imaging and modification of body tissues can facilitate accessing the spine, preparing an interbody space, and/or surgically correcting the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Slivka, Kevin Lee, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20160089154
    Abstract: Surgical feedback systems and methods include a surgical tool having a functional tool and a handle for manipulation by a surgeon in a surgical environment. At least one sensor connected to the surgical tool generates a signal indicative of an acoustic signal and/or a vibration signal generated by the functional tool. The signal may be modified and supplied to an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis Chien, Michael O'Neil, Mark Hall, Riley Hawkins, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20160008866
    Abstract: A hydraulic tube expander includes expanding jaws engageable with an interior surface of a tube to expand the tube; a source of hydraulic fluid, a valve located between the source and the expanding jaws and a single-action release actuator operatively coupled to the valve. The valve is moveable between open and closed positions. In the closed position, hydraulic fluid can pass from the source to the expanding jaws and in the open position the hydraulic fluid can pass from the expanding jaws to the source. The actuator is movable between first and second positions. In the first position the valve is in the closed position. Movement of the actuator in a direction from the first position toward the second position moves the valve into the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph HOULE, Roman LOMELI
  • Publication number: 20150342757
    Abstract: An optical trial implant device that can be used to determine an appropriate size for an intervertebral disc implant can be configured so that one or more portions of the device can be optically transparent or radiolucent. The device can include an imaging device that can be used to view and image the intervertebral space through the optically transparent portion(s) of the device. The device can be used to determine the extent and quality of preparation of an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebral bodies for a surgical procedure, such as a disc replacement or spinal fusion procedure. The acquired image information can be transmitted to a mobile computing device for display in real time and/or stored for future use. The information may also be used to determine parameters indicating the quality of endplate surface preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Roman Lomeli, John Riley Hawkins, Michael J. O'Neil, Kevin Yong Shin, Mark Hall
  • Publication number: 20150305878
    Abstract: A method of determining disc space geometry with the use of an expandable trial having endplate-mapping capabilities. An expandable trial is inserted into the disc space and its height is adjusted to obtain the desired decompression and spinal alignment (which is typically confirmed with the use of CT or Fluoroscopic imaging). The endplate dome/geometry dome is then determined by one of the following three methods: a) direct imaging through the trial, b) balloon moldings filled with flowable in-situ fluid (for example, silicon, polyurethane, or PMMA) from superior/inferior endplates or c) light-based imaging through superior & inferior balloons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J O'Neil, Roman Lomeli