Patents by Inventor Slobodan Tepic

Slobodan Tepic 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: 20220249629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved preparation and delivery of asparaginase for use in medicine, e.g. in human and veterinary medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Kyon Biotech AG
    Inventors: Slobodan TEPIC, Goran CVETKOVIC
  • Patent number: 11406423
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external fixator device and a method of its use in treating bone fractures and in orthopedic interventions, such as corrective osteotomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan Tepic, Stephen Bresina
  • Publication number: 20220183847
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed resolves the main problems of bone-sparing hip resurfacing surgery by using only an acetabular component in which the femoral head articulates, being only shaved to a spherical shape and cleared of osteophytes that could impinge on the acetabulum and so restrict the range of motion. The inner surface of the resurfacing cup is aspherical in shape creating an annular contact with the femoral head. The inner, articulating surface of the cup (10) is ADLC or pyrolytic carbon coated to reduce friction and wear of the femoral head. The surgical approach is well developed with surgery time significantly reduced by avoiding the use of the femoral resurfacing component. The cup is preferably of the double¬shell type for cementless fixation, but it can also be made as a single shell for cementless or cemented fixation. Should a revision surgery due to wear of the femoral head become necessary, the cup can be retained and combined with a dual mobility femoral component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: SCYON ORTHOPAEDICS AG
    Inventor: Slobodan TEPIC
  • Publication number: 20220175540
    Abstract: The present invention resolves the main problems of bone-sparing resurfacing surgery of the medial compartment of the knee in dogs and in people. With a hard, low abrasion, low friction coating of the implant (100), such as ADLC or pyrolytic carbon, it is possible to resurface only one side of the joint. In this case, the tibia plateau resurfacing with a concave recess on its femur-facing surface provides not only pain-free mobility but also the necessary stability of the joint with a deficient cruciate ligament. The planar osteotomy of the medial condyle, with or without resurfacing, can also be used to emulate TPLO procedure limited to the medial compartment of the stifle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan TEPIC, Stephen BRESINA
  • Patent number: 11202711
    Abstract: A partial hip prosthesis for reducing friction and wear in partial hip prosthesis by combining optimized geometry of the articulation and surface treatment of the prosthetic component. In the prosthesis, one of the articulating surfaces—either that of the reamed acetabulum, or that of the femoral head prosthesis is a-spherical so that a fluid-filled gap is formed at the area of major load transfer. The fluid-filled gap is sealed by an annular area of contact, over which the concave and the convex components are congruent. A prosthetic head is fixed to the femur by either a conventional stem, a perforated shell, or a femoral neck prosthesis screwed onto the femur so that it is partially covered by bone and partially exposed on the medial-inferior aspect, where it abuts the reamed cortex of the calcar region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Scyon Orthopaedics AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Tepic
  • Publication number: 20210338437
    Abstract: A partial hip prosthesis for reducing friction and wear in partial hip prosthesis by combining optimized geometry of the articulation and surface treatment of the prosthetic component. In the prosthesis, one of the articulating surfaces—either that of the reamed acetabulum, or that of the femoral head prosthesis is a-spherical so that a fluid-filled gap is formed at the area of major load transfer. The fluid-filled gap is sealed by an annular area of contact, over which the concave and the convex components are congruent. A prosthetic head is fixed to the femur by either a conventional stem, a perforated shell, or a femoral neck prosthesis screwed onto the femur so that it is partially covered by bone and partially exposed on the medial-inferior aspect, where it abuts the reamed cortex of the calcar region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventor: Slobodan TEPIC
  • Publication number: 20210106358
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external fixator device and a method of its use in treating bone fractures and in orthopedic interventions, such as corrective osteotomies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan TEPIC, Stephen BRESINA
  • Publication number: 20210038886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods useful in training dogs how to control the muscles involved in rotation of the tibia in order to reduce the risk of cranial cruciate rupture. The invention has further applications in training dogs to increase abduction of the hind limbs to avoid hip dysplasia, as well as abduction of the front limbs to avoid elbow dysplasia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan TEPIC, Stephen BRESINA
  • Patent number: 10912639
    Abstract: A link (1) for connecting two loops of a flexible tension-carrying construct (2, 2a). It solves the problem of providing effective means to connect two anchor points (7, 7a), typically on bones articulating at a joint by the flexible tension-carrying construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Stephen Bresina, Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10792139
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surgical treatment for a disordered knee in a dog, the disorder comprising a partially ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL), a fully ruptured CrCL, or a displaced patella. The methods of treatment include surgical transection of the tendon of the popliteal muscle, which reduces the in-toeing of the paw as it lands on the ground. In vitro experiments suggest that neutralization of this torque can reduce by several fold tensile forces in the CrCL or its replacement, as well as in its surrogate, a lateral suture placed extra-capsularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10792146
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for engaging surgical tethers used in surgical repair, allowing for near full load application to the tether without failure at the site of restraint in the holding mechanism, with economical construction, compact size, and manageable complexity, without sharp edges that will cut the polymer fibers, and without requiring expensive polishing. The holding mechanisms comprise a tether, an orifice sheath, and a restraint element. The tether forms a bight projecting from the orifice sheath, the direction of projection being opposite to the direction of functional pull on the tether, where the bight is formed from a continuous tether or from coupled tether ends, and the restraint element is a fusiform structure positioned under the bight of the tether and over an orifice in the orifice sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan Tepic, Daniel Martin
  • Publication number: 20200138585
    Abstract: The invention relates to a total prosthesis for the shoulder joint. It is of the socalled reverse type with a concave component in the humerus and a convex component on the scapula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Kyon AG
    Inventor: Slobodan TEPIC
  • Patent number: 10448974
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are distraction implants for treating, for example, spinal disorders. The implants can be comprised of a U-shaped elastic member, two bone anchor members and two tension members to couple the components together. Use of the tension members allows for transfer of distraction force without unintended forces in the perpendicular plane and parasitic moments. As there are several options for anchoring to bone, the present implants can be applied to all segments of the spine from the cervical spine to the lumbar regions. The implant can be temporary or permanent, covering indications from fracture treatment to management of chronic disc disorders, including disc protrusion. Use of the present implant and methods of use are also within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Ingo Michael Pfeil, Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10357241
    Abstract: A bone anchor has a central bore allowing for uniquely attaching a suture thereto. The bore is shaped so that it is wider at the bottom of the anchor than at the top of the anchor. A peg fits within the bore. The suture is looped around the peg and the peg is inserted into the bore. Friction between the bore, peg and suture holds the suture in place. A suture for use with the bone anchor may be formed by fusing together the ends of a plurality of fibers to form a loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10299907
    Abstract: The present invention features systems for orthopedic repair of, for example, a joint. The present systems deviate from conventional systems by virtue of combining a finer prosthetic ligament with a robust anchor. The relationship between these components and their various features are described herein and result in joint reconstruction in human and veterinary settings that is less likely to fail over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan Tepic, Randy Acker, Kent Harrington, Daniela Hitz, Daniel Martin, Phillips B. Stearns
  • Publication number: 20190117376
    Abstract: A link (1) for connecting two loops of a flexible tension-carrying construct (2, 2a). It solves the problem of providing effective means to connect two anchor points (7, 7a), typically on bones articulating at a joint by the flexible tension-carrying construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: KYON AG
    Inventors: Stephen BRESINA, Slobodan TEPIC
  • Publication number: 20190060043
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surgical treatment for a disordered knee in a dog, the disorder comprising a partially ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL), a fully ruptured CrCL, or a displaced patella. The methods of treatment include surgical transection of the tendon of the popliteal muscle, which reduces the in-toeing of the paw as it lands on the ground. In vitro experiments suggest that neutralization of this torque can reduce by several fold tensile forces in the CrCL or its replacement, as well as in its surrogate, a lateral suture placed extra-capsularly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10172631
    Abstract: The invention relates to surgical bone holding forceps provided with a drilling guide that allows for drilling parallel to the pointed jaws of the forceps clamped to a bone. Another aspect of the invention is the friction-based, stepless locking mechanism that retains the forceps arms in position with the jaws clamped to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYON AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10159576
    Abstract: A trochlear groove prosthesis includes a base plate and cap. The base plate and cap are shaped to correspond to the shape of the trochlear groove. A cut is made in the femur to remove the worn or damaged trochlear groove. The base plate is attached to the cut portion of the femur. The cap is mated with the base plate. The prosthesis and procedure provide a properly shaped prosthesis with a single planar cut of the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan Tepic, Jacek DeHaan
  • Patent number: 10130481
    Abstract: A method and implant to treat anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are disclosed. The method involves advancing the insertion of the patellar ligament to the proximal tibia. The implant includes a spacer (30) which is inserted between the patellar ligament and the tibia and fixed to the tibia. The spacer decreases the angle between the patellar ligament and the tibia plateau and consequently modifies the internal joint force, restoring stability to the joint even if the ACL is ruptured. The method and implants are applicable to both human and canine patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan Tepic, Inja Tepic