Patents by Inventor Thierry Manceau

Thierry Manceau 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).

  • Patent number: 7470287
    Abstract: The prosthesis according to the invention comprises a first component, humeral or femoral, presenting a concave surface of articulation and a second, intermediate component presenting first and second convex surfaces of articulation intended to cooperate respectively with the concave surface of articulation of the first component and with a glenoidal or acetabular concave surface of articulation. The second component is hollow and defines a volume for receiving a head of a member belonging to the first component, this member being connected to a metaphyseal part of the first component by a stem, the head being connected to the second component by traversing an opening made in a ring of the second component mounted on a cup of which the outer surface forms the second convex surface of articulation of the second component. The first convex surface of articulation of the second component is formed on the outer surface of the ring, around the aforementioned opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Thierry Manceau
  • Publication number: 20080119895
    Abstract: A locking plate intended to be implanted at a bone site and a method for producing and implanting this device. At least one expandable bushing is engaged with a through-hole in the plate. The bushing includes an exterior surface with at least one recess and a passageway including a threaded interior surface. The expandable bushing is initially in a first configuration that permits poly-axial rotation of the bushing within the through-hole. An elongated anchoring member is provided with a distal portion and a proximal portion including a head portion with threads complementary to the threads on the interior surface of the expandable bushing. The proximal portion expands the bushing to form a friction lock between the bushing and the plate in a selected polyaxial position in a second configuration. At least one discrete blocking member is fixedly engaged with the body portion of the plate and extends into the through-hole to engage with the recess on the expandable bushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Thierry Manceau
  • Publication number: 20050288791
    Abstract: The prosthesis according to the invention comprises a first component, humeral or femoral, presenting a concave surface of articulation and a second, intermediate component presenting first and second convex surfaces of articulation intended to cooperate respectively with the concave surface of articulation of the first component and with a glenoidal or acetabular concave surface of articulation. The second component is hollow and defines a volume for receiving a part of a member belonging to the first component, this part being connected to a metaphyseal part of the first component by a stem traversing an opening made in a ring of the second component mounted on a cup of which the outer surface forms the second convex surface of articulation of the second component, The first convex surface of articulation of the second component is formed on the outer surface of the ring, around the aforementioned opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: TORNIER
    Inventors: Alain Tornier, Thierry Manceau