Patents by Inventor Thierry Judet

Thierry Judet 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: 20220175554
    Abstract: In order to position an ankle prosthesis including a tibial implant and a talus implant provided with a talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the invention proposes a surgical instrumentation assembly including: a tibial phantom (60) of the tibial implant, adapted so as to be attached to the tibia (T) of a patient, and an aiming guide (80) adapted for setting into place an instrumentation element (90) through the talus (A) and the calcaneus (C) of the patient, along an axis (Z-Z) for implanting the talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the tibial phantom and the aiming guide mechanically cooperating with each other to restrict movement of the tibial phantom and the aiming guide relative to each other along vertical and medio-lateral directions, wherein the aiming guide is configured to guide placement of the instrumentation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Vincent Coulange, Sophie Genna, Yann Brunnarius, Emmanuel Lizee, Christophe Perineau, Michel Bonnin, Christiaan Coetzee, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet, Mark Myerson
  • Patent number: 11285023
    Abstract: In order to position an ankle prosthesis including a tibial implant and a talus implant provided with a talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the invention proposes a surgical instrumentation assembly including: a tibial phantom (60) of the tibial implant, adapted so as to be attached to the tibia (T) of a patient, and an aiming guide (80) adapted for setting into place an instrumentation element (90) through the talus (A) and the calcaneus (C) of the patient, along an axis (Z-Z) for implanting the talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the tibial phantom and the aiming guide mechanically cooperating with each other to restrict movement of the tibial phantom and the aiming guide relative to each other along vertical and medio-lateral directions, wherein the aiming guide is configured to guide placement of the instrumentation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Coulange, Sophie Genna, Yann Brunnarius, Emmanuel Lizee, Christophe Perineau, Michel Bonnin, Christiaan Coetzee, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet, Mark Myerson
  • Publication number: 20200138601
    Abstract: In order to position an ankle prosthesis including a tibial implant and a talus implant provided with a talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the invention proposes a surgical instrumentation assembly including: a tibial phantom (60) of the tibial implant, adapted so as to be attached to the tibia (T) of a patient, and an aiming guide (80) adapted for setting into place an instrumentation element (90) through the talus (A) and the calcaneus (C) of the patient, along an axis (Z-Z) for implanting the talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the tibial phantom and the aiming guide mechanically cooperating with each other to restrict movement of the tibial phantom and the aiming guide relative to each other along vertical and medio-lateral directions, wherein the aiming guide is configured to guide placement of the instrumentation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Coulange, Sophie Genna, Yann Brunnarius, Emmanuel Lizee, Christophe Perineau, Michel Bonnin, Christiaan Coetzee, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet, Mark Myerson
  • Patent number: 10524935
    Abstract: In order to position an ankle prosthesis including a tibial implant and a talus implant provided with a talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the invention proposes a surgical instrumentation assembly including: a tibial phantom (60) of the tibial implant, adapted so as to be attached to the tibia (T) of a patient, and an aiming guide (80) adapted for setting into place an instrumentation element (90) through the talus (A) and the calcaneus (C) of the patient, along an axis (Z-Z) for implanting the talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the tibial phantom and the aiming guide mechanically cooperating with each other to restrict movement of the tibial phantom and the aiming guide relative to each other along vertical and medio-lateral directions, wherein the aiming guide is configured to guide placement of the instrumentation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Coulange, Sophie Genna, Yann Brunnarius, Emmanuel Lizee, Christophe Perineau, Michel Bonnin, Christiaan Coetzee, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet, Mark Myerson
  • Publication number: 20170112638
    Abstract: In order to position an ankle prosthesis including a tibial implant and a talus implant provided with a talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the invention proposes a surgical instrumentation assembly including: a tibial phantom (60) of the tibial implant, adapted so as to be attached to the tibia (T) of a patient, and an aiming guide (80) adapted for setting into place an instrumentation element (90) through the talus (A) and the calcaneus (C) of the patient, along an axis (Z-Z) for implanting the talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the tibial phantom and the aiming guide mechanically cooperating with each other to restrict movement of the tibial phantom and the aiming guide relative to each other along vertical and medio-lateral directions, wherein the aiming guide is configured to guide placement of the instrumentation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Vincent Coulange, Sophie Genna, Yann Brunnarius, Emmanuel Lizee, Christophe Perineau, Michel Bonnin, Christiaan Coetzee, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet, Mark Myerson
  • Patent number: 9539115
    Abstract: In order to position an ankle prosthesis including a tibial implant and a talus implant provided with a talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the invention proposes a surgical instrumentation assembly including: a tibial phantom (60) of the tibial implant, adapted so as to be attached to the tibia (T) of a patient, and an aiming guide (80) adapted for setting into place an instrumentation element (90) through the talus (A) and the calcaneus (C) of the patient, along an axis (Z-Z) for implanting the talo-calcaneal anchoring keel, the tibial phantom and the aiming guide mechanically cooperating with each other to restrict movement of the tibial phantom and the aiming guide relative to each other along vertical and medio-lateral directions, wherein the aiming guide is configured to guide placement of the instrumentation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Coulange, Sophie Genna, Yann Brunnarius, Emmanuel Lizee, Christophe Perineau, Michel Bonnin, Christiaan Coetzee, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet, Mark Myerson
  • Patent number: 8715363
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including at least one tibial phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the tibial implant. The tibial phantom includes a top surface adapted to move freely against the prepared bottom end of the tibia. At least one talus phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the talus implant is engaged with the prepared top surface of the talus. At least one phantom skid is located between the tibial phantom and the talus phantom. The phantom skid is engaged with the tibial phantom such that dynamic engagement between the phantom skid and the talus phantom through at least extension and flexion of the ankle joint positions the tibial phantom on the prepared bottom end of the tibia. The phantom skid can either be a part of the tibial phantom or a separate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Yves-Alain Ratron, Jean-Emmanuel Cardon, Thierry Judet, Jean-Alain Colombier, Michel Bonnin
  • Publication number: 20120191210
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including at least one tibial phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the tibial implant. The tibial phantom includes a top surface adapted to move freely against the prepared bottom end of the tibia. At least one talus phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the talus implant is engaged with the prepared top surface of the talus. At least one phantom skid is located between the tibial phantom and the talus phantom. The phantom skid is engaged with the tibial phantom such that dynamic engagement between the phantom skid and the talus phantom through at least extension and flexion of the ankle joint positions the tibial phantom on the prepared bottom end of the tibia. The phantom skid can either be a part of the tibial phantom or a separate component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: TORNIER SAS
    Inventors: Yves-Alain Ratron, Jean-Emmanuel Cardon, Thierry Judet, Jean-Alain Colombier, Michel Bonnin
  • Patent number: 8114091
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including at least one tibial phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the tibial implant. The tibial phantom includes a top surface adapted to move freely against the prepared bottom end of the tibia. At least one talus phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the talus implant is engaged with the prepared top surface of the talus. At least one phantom skid is located between the tibial phantom and the talus phantom. The phantom skid is engaged with the tibial phantom such that dynamic engagement between the phantom skid and the talus phantom through at least extension and flexion of the ankle joint positions the tibial phantom on the prepared bottom end of the tibia. The phantom skid can either be a part of the tibial phantom or a separate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tornier
    Inventors: Yves-Alain Ratron, Jean-Emmanuel Cardon, Thierry Judet, Jean-Alain Colombier, Michel Bonnin
  • Patent number: 7993346
    Abstract: A method for implanting a malleolar implant in an ankle joint. A spacer block is positioned between a lower portion of a tibia and an upper portion of an astragalus in the ankle joint. A guide attached to the spacer block is positioned opposite an outer surface of a fibular malleolus. A bore aligned with the guide is formed through the fibular malleolus. The spacer block is removed from between the tibia and the astragalus. A shank of the malleolar implant is engaged with the bore from an inner surface of the fibular malleolus. The shank is advanced into the bore so an inner surface of a head of the malleolar implant engages the inner surface of the fibular malleolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Patent number: 7951204
    Abstract: The knee prosthesis with rotary plate comprises a metal base (2) and a tibia plate (3) which are equipped with guide means (22, 22?, 22?, 26, 29, 5, 6, 5?, 9, 50, 51, 52, 13, 15, 18; 34, 34?, 34?, 35, 37, 7, 8, 10, 12, 53, 54, 55, 10?, 17) defining a center of rotation (C,C?) which may be offset from that of the tibia bone axis (YY?), so as to allow the tibia plate (3) to slide in rotation over the said base, the said guide means being positioned a certain distance away from the center of rotation (C, C?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Chambat, G─Śrard Deschamps, Thierry Judet, Philippe Neyret
  • Publication number: 20090048687
    Abstract: A method for implanting a malleolar implant in an ankle joint. A spacer block is positioned between a lower portion of a tibia and an upper portion of an astragalus in the ankle joint. A guide attached to the spacer block is positioned opposite an outer surface of a fibular malleolus. A bore aligned with the guide is formed through the fibular malleolus. The spacer block is removed from between the tibia and the astragalus. A shank of the malleolar implant is engaged with the bore from an inner surface of the fibular malleolus. The shank is advanced into the bore so an inner surface of a head of the malleolar implant engages the inner surface of the fibular malleolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: TORNIER SAS
    Inventors: Alain TORNIER, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Patent number: 7476227
    Abstract: A tool for placing a malleolar implant for partial or total ankle prosthesis, which includes a spacer block, adapted to be inserted between a tibia and an astragalus of an ankle, a lug secured to the block and extending to a vicinity of an outer surface of a fibular malleolus when the spacer block is in position, and the lug supporting a guide for boring the malleolus from its outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Publication number: 20070173947
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including at least one tibial phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the tibial implant. The tibial phantom includes a top surface adapted to move freely against the prepared bottom end of the tibia. At least one talus phantom generally corresponding to at least certain features of the talus implant is engaged with the prepared top surface of the talus. At least one phantom skid is located between the tibial phantom and the talus phantom. The phantom skid is engaged with the tibial phantom such that dynamic engagement between the phantom skid and the talus phantom through at least extension and flexion of the ankle joint positions the tibial phantom on the prepared bottom end of the tibia. The phantom skid can either be a part of the tibial phantom or a separate component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: TORNIER
    Inventors: Yves-Alain Ratron, Jean-Emmanuel Cardon, Thierry Judet, Jean-Alain Colombier, Michel Bonnin
  • Publication number: 20070162025
    Abstract: A method of implanting in a fibula a malleolar implant including a head and a shank. The method comprises the steps of creating a bore in the fibula extending from an inner face to an outer face and applying a traction force to the malleolar implant so that the shank is pulled into the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Applicant: Tornier
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Publication number: 20060015185
    Abstract: The knee prosthesis with rotary plate comprises a metal base (2) and a tibia plate (3) which are equipped with guide means (22, 22?, 22?, 26, 29, 5, 6, 5?, 9, 50, 51, 52, 13, 15, 18; 34, 34?, 34?, 35, 37, 7, 8, 10, 12, 53, 54, 55, 10?, 17) defining a center of rotation (C, C?) which may be offset from that of the tibia bone axis (YY?), so as to allow the tibia plate (3) to slide in rotation over the said base, the said guide means being positioned a certain distance away from the center of rotation (C, C?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Pierre Chambat, Gerard Deschamps, Thierry Judet, Philippe Neyret
  • Patent number: 6824567
    Abstract: A method of positioning a malleolar implant for partial or total ankle prosthesis wherein the implant includes a head intended to bear against the astragalus or astragalian prosthetic component and a shank provided to be introduced in a bore in the fibula including providing an orifice in the shank and inserting the implant in the bore by use of force applied along a flexible traction member extending through the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Tornier
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Publication number: 20030028198
    Abstract: This invention relates to a malleolar implant for partial or total ankle prosthesis, comprising a head, intended to bear against the astragalus or astragalian prosthetic component and a shank provided to be introduced in a bore in the fibula, characterized in that said shank is provided with means for hooking a traction member adapted to be manoeuvred from the outer side of the fibula, in order to position said shank in said bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Publication number: 20030023315
    Abstract: This invention relates to a malleolar implant for partial or total ankle prosthesis, comprising a head, intended to bear against the astragalus or astragalian prosthetic component and a shank provided to be introduced in a bore in the fibula, characterized in that said shank is provided with means for hooking a traction member adapted to be manoeuvred from the outer side of the fibula, in order to position said shank in said bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet
  • Patent number: 6488712
    Abstract: A malleolar implant for partial or total ankle prosthesis which includes a head having a surface to bear against an astragalus or astragalian prosthetic component and from which head extends a shank adapted to be inserted through a bore in a fibula wherein the shank is provided with means for hooking a traction member which is adapted to be inserted through the bore in the fibula in order to apply a force to pull the implant into the bore such that the implant is seated within the bore of the fibula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Tornier SA
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Michel Bonnin, Jean-Alain Colombier, Thierry Judet