Patents by Inventor Stephen B. Gunther

Stephen B. Gunther 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: 20210251640
    Abstract: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20210244547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 10786265
    Abstract: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 10779952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 10492926
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for assisting alignment of humeral or femoral stems during replacement surgery. In one illustrative embodiment, a slotted disk is configured to position a prosthetic stem into a canal in the humerus when the stem is driven through the slot. In another illustrative embodiment, a similar slotted disk structure is configured to position a prosthetic stem into a canal in the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 10143559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20170360456
    Abstract: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20170202674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 9693784
    Abstract: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 9610166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Publication number: 20170000617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 9381086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20150105861
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 8778028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Publication number: 20140031823
    Abstract: A bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and having a first state in which at least a portion of the body is flexible and a second state in which the body is generally rigid, an actuateable gripper disposed at one or more locations on the elongated body, a hub located on a proximal end of the elongated body, and an actuator operably connected to the gripper(s) to deploy the gripper(s) from a retracted configuration to an expanded configuration. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed. One such method comprises inserting a bone fixation device into an intramedullary space of the bone to place at least a portion of an elongate body of the fixation device in a flexible state on one side of the fracture and at least a portion of a hub on another side of the fracture, and operating an actuator to deploy at least one gripper of the fixation device to engage an inner surface of the intramedullary space to anchor the fixation device to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kai U. Mazur, Stephen R. McDaniel, Trung Ho Pham, Charles L. Nelson, Stephen B. Gunther, Herber Saravia, Robert G. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8568413
    Abstract: A bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and having a first state in which at least a portion of the body is flexible and a second state in which the body is generally rigid, an actuateable gripper disposed at one or more locations on the elongated body, a hub located on a proximal end of the elongated body, and an actuator operably connected to the gripper(s) to deploy the gripper(s) from a retracted configuration to an expanded configuration. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed. One such method comprises inserting a bone fixation device into an intramedullary space of the bone to place at least a portion of an elongate body of the fixation device in a flexible state on one side of the fracture and at least a portion of a hub on another side of the fracture, and operating an actuator to deploy at least one gripper of the fixation device to engage an inner surface of the intramedullary space to anchor the fixation device to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai U. Mazur, Stephen R. McDaniel, Trung Ho Pham, Charles L. Nelson, Stephen B. Gunther, Herber Saravia, Robert G. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8287541
    Abstract: A bone fixation device is provided with an elongate body having a longitudinal axis and having a first state in which at least a portion of the body is flexible and a second state in which the body is generally rigid, an actuatable gripper disposed at a distal location on the elongated body, a hub located on a proximal end of the elongated body, and an actuator operably connected to the gripper to deploy the gripper from a retracted configuration to an expanded configuration. Methods of repairing a fracture of a bone are also disclosed. One such method comprises inserting a bone fixation device into an intramedullary space of the bone to place at least a portion of an elongate body of the fixation device in a flexible state on one side of the fracture and at least a portion of a hub on another side of the fracture, and operating an actuator to deploy at least one gripper of the fixation device to engage an inner surface of the intramedullary space to anchor the fixation device to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sonoma Orthopedic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Nelson, Heber Saravia, Stephen R. McDaniel, Trung Ho Pham, Kai U. Mazur, Stephen B. Gunther, Nathan Brown
  • Publication number: 20120172996
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: SHOULDER INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20110313533
    Abstract: The invention features a monoblock (non-modular) humeral head (shoulder) resurfacing implant designed to replace a portion of the patient's humeral head. The humeral head may need replacing due to trauma, osteonecrosis, infection, arthritis, or other causes. The implant of the invention is designed to be performed either as a hemiarthroplasty or as a component of a total shoulder replacement along with a standard glenoid or inset glenoid implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: SHOULDER INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 8038719
    Abstract: The invention features a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen B. Gunther