Patents by Inventor Timothy G. Vendrely

Timothy G. Vendrely 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: 10882229
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a flowable material against a prosthetic implant can comprise a mold body having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface can define a mold cavity that is selectively configured to at least partially accept the prosthetic implant in a forming position. An inlet port can be configured on the mold cavity that extends between the inner and outer surfaces. The mold cavity can substantially conform to a profile of a bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant such that a void is created between the inner surface of the mold body and the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant. The inlet port can be configured to permit introduction of the flowable material into the void and against the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. Smith, Timothy G Vendrely, Tayler Kreider, Imad K. Merkhan
  • Publication number: 20200205989
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: JAY R. LIEBERMAN, BENJAMIN J. SORDELET, RICHARD SPENCER JONES, TIMOTHY G. VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, REBECCA L. CHANEY, JOSEPH G. WYSS, STEPHEN A. HAZEBROUCK, AARON J. MATYAS
  • Patent number: 10583011
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Jay R. Lieberman, Benjamin J. Sordelet, Richard Spencer Jones, Timothy G. Vendrely, Stephanie M. Wainscott, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Patent number: 10543097
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Jay R Lieberman, Benjamin J Sordelet, Richard Spencer Jones, Timothy G. Vendrely, Stephanie M. Wainscott, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Publication number: 20180290354
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a flowable material against a prosthetic implant can comprise a mold body having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface can define a mold cavity that is selectively configured to at least partially accept the prosthetic implant in a forming position. An inlet port can be configured on the mold cavity that extends between the inner and outer surfaces. The mold cavity can substantially conform to a profile of a bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant such that a void is created between the inner surface of the mold body and the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant. The inlet port can be configured to permit introduction of the flowable material into the void and against the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Smith, Timothy G. Vendrely, Tayler Kreider, Imad K. Merkhan
  • Patent number: 9944000
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a flowable material against a prosthetic implant can comprise a mold body having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface can define a mold cavity that is selectively configured to at least partially accept the prosthetic implant in a forming position. An inlet port can be configured on the mold cavity that extends between the inner and outer surfaces. The mold cavity can substantially conform to a profile of a bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant such that a void is created between the inner surface of the mold body and the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant. The inlet port can be configured to permit introduction of the flowable material into the void and against the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. Smith, Timothy G. Vendrely, Tayler E. Kreider
  • Publication number: 20170325964
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: JAY R. LIEBERMAN, BENJAMIN J. SORDELET, RICHARD SPENCER JONES, TIMOTHY G. VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, REBECCA L. CHANEY, JOSEPH G. WYSS, STEPHEN A. HAZEBROUCK, AARON J. MATYAS
  • Patent number: 9532879
    Abstract: A modular knee prosthesis system includes a femoral component having a stem, a plurality of different sizes of sleeves mountable on the stem, and a plurality of different sizes of augments mountable on the femoral component. The system is modular, and provides the surgeon with the option of distally offsetting the joint line by selecting the size of sleeve that will provide the desired joint line. The different sizes of sleeves have different axial lengths but share a common geometry along a substantial part of their lengths so that the same bone cavity will accept multiple sizes of sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Jay R. Lieberman, Benjamin J. Sordelet, Richard Spencer Jones, Timothy G. Vendrely, Stephanie M. Wainscott, Michael A. Cook, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Publication number: 20160235542
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: JAY R. LIEBERMAN, BENJAMIN J. SORDELET, RICHARD SPENCER JONES, TIMOTHY G. VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Patent number: 9320603
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy (Ireland)
    Inventors: Jay R. Lieberman, Benjamin J. Sordelet, Richard Spencer Jones, Timothy G. Vendrely, Stephanie M. Wainscott, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Publication number: 20150343684
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a flowable material against a prosthetic implant can comprise a mold body having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface can define a mold cavity that is selectively configured to at least partially accept the prosthetic implant in a forming position. An inlet port can be configured on the mold cavity that extends between the inner and outer surfaces. The mold cavity can substantially conform to a profile of a bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant such that a void is created between the inner surface of the mold body and the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant. The inlet port can be configured to permit introduction of the flowable material into the void and against the bone opposing surface of the prosthetic implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. Smith, Timothy G. Vendrely, Tayler E. Kreider, Imad K. Merkhan
  • Patent number: 8998996
    Abstract: A modular knee prosthesis system includes a femoral component having a stem and a sleeve. The system is modular, and provides the surgeon with the option of distally offsetting the joint line by controlling the relative axial positions of the stem and the sleeve. Alternative options include providing sleeves with tapered bores of different diameters, providing a shim to be placed between the sleeve and the stem and providing the stems as adapters having different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy (Ireland)
    Inventors: Peter J James, Richard E Jones, Benjamin J Sordelet, Timothy G Vendrely, Stephanie M Wainscott
  • Patent number: 8845646
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dispensing bone cement includes a cartridge for containing the bone cement. The apparatus also includes a plunger insertable into the cartridge. An impedance sensor is coupled to the plunger and configured to produce an output signal indicative of an impedance of bone cement contained in the cartridge. The apparatus may also include a processing circuit configured to determine an impedance value of bone cement contained within the cartridge based on the sensor signal. The processing circuit may activate a visual indicator based on the impedance value to indicate that the dough time, the end-of-work time, and/or setting-time of bone cement contained in the cartridge has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy G. Vendrely, Michael A. Kryger
  • Publication number: 20140081411
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument system includes a first broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to a handle and a tapered body having a plurality of cutting teeth defined therein, and a second broach including a first end configured to be separately secured to the handle in place of the first broach, a first tapered body extending distally from a second end positioned opposite the first end, and a second tapered body extending distally from the first tapered body. The tapered body of the first broach and the first tapered body of the second broach have a first outer geometry and the second tapered body has a second outer geometry different from the first outer geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: JAY R LIEBERMAN, BENJAMIN J SORDELET, RICHARD SPENCER JONES, TIMOTHY G. VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Publication number: 20140081409
    Abstract: A modular knee prosthesis system includes a femoral component having a stem and a sleeve. The system is modular, and provides the surgeon with the option of distally offsetting the joint line by controlling the relative axial positions of the stem and the sleeve. Alternative options include providing sleeves with tapered bores of different diameters, providing a shim to be placed between the sleeve and the stem and providing the stems as adapters having different diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: PETER J JAMES, RICHARD E JONES, BENJAMIN J SORDELET, TIMOTHY G VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M WAINSCOTT
  • Publication number: 20140081408
    Abstract: A modular knee prosthesis system includes a femoral component having a stem, a plurality of different sizes of sleeves mountable on the stem, and a plurality of different sizes of augments mountable on the femoral component. The system is modular, and provides the surgeon with the option of distally offsetting the joint line by selecting the size of sleeve that will provide the desired joint line. The different sizes of sleeves have different axial lengths but share a common geometry along a substantial part of their lengths so that the same bone cavity will accept multiple sizes of sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: JAY R. LIEBERMAN, BENJAMIN J. SORDELET, RICHARD SPENCER JONES, TIMOTHY G. VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, Michael A. Cook, Rebecca L. Chaney, Joseph G. Wyss, Stephen A. Hazebrouck, Aaron J. Matyas
  • Publication number: 20140081410
    Abstract: A modular knee prosthesis system includes a femoral component having a stem and a plurality of different sizes of sleeves mountable on the stem. The system is modular, and provides the surgeon with the option of distally offsetting the joint line by selecting the size of sleeve that will provide the desired joint line. The different sizes of sleeves have different axial lengths but share a common geometry along a substantial part of their lengths so that the same bone cavity will accept multiple sizes of sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: JAY R. LIEBERMAN, BENJAMIN J. SORDELET, RICHARD SPENCER JONES, TIMOTHY G. VENDRELY, STEPHANIE M. WAINSCOTT, REBECCA L. CHANEY, JOSEPH G. WYSS, STEPHEN A. HAZEBROUCK, AARON J. MATYAS
  • Patent number: 8545507
    Abstract: A kit (10) for removal of bone (12) adjacent to an implanted prosthesis (14), said kit (10) comprising: a guide (16) for cooperation with the prosthesis (14); and a tool (20) constrainable by said guide (16) for removal of the bone (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy G. Vendrely, M. Kathleen Willison, C. Lowry Barnes
  • Publication number: 20130172850
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dispensing bone cement includes a cartridge for containing the bone cement. The apparatus also includes a plunger insertable into the cartridge. An impedance sensor is coupled to the plunger and configured to produce an output signal indicative of an impedance of bone cement contained in the cartridge. The apparatus may also include a processing circuit configured to determine an impedance value of bone cement contained within the cartridge based on the sensor signal. The processing circuit may activate a visual indicator based on the impedance value to indicate that the dough time, the end-of-work time, and/or setting-time of bone cement contained in the cartridge has been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Timothy G. Vendrely, Michael A. Kryger
  • Patent number: 8394105
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing bone cement includes a cartridge for containing the bone cement. The apparatus also includes a plunger insertable into the cartridge. An impedance sensor is coupled to the plunger and configured to produce an output signal indicative of an impedance of bone cement contained in the cartridge. The apparatus may also include a processing circuit configured to determine an impedance value of bone cement contained within the cartridge based on the sensor signal. The processing circuit may activate a visual indicator based on the impedance value to indicate that the dough time, the end-of-work time, and/or setting-time of bone cement contained in the cartridge has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy G. Vendrely, Michael Kryger