Patents by Inventor William J. Slone

William J. Slone 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: 11364127
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to stemmed and stemless humeral anchors for use in shoulder arthroplasty procedures. For example, the humeral anchor can include a first end, a second end, and an interior surface extending between the first end and the second end. The interior surface can be disposed about a recess disposed between the first end and the second end. The recess can be configured to secure a coupling of a shoulder articular body directly to the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, Christopher K. Bade, William J. Slone, Robert J. Ball, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, George S. Athwal, Jon JP Warner, Robert Z. Tashjian, Jay D. Keener, Shawn M. Gargac, Austin Wyatt Mutchler, David R. Stump, Alexander Paul Wolfe, Kevin P. Knox
  • Publication number: 20210322034
    Abstract: Provided is a method of resecting a humerus, including positioning a multi-part guide on the humerus, where the multi-part guide includes a support portion and a positioning jig; advancing at least two mounting pins through the support portion along diverging paths; removing the positioning jig; and resecting the humerus with reference to a cutting surface of the support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: George S. ATHWAL, Christopher K. BADE, Robert J. BALL, Pierric DERANSART, Nicolas R. NEICHEL, William J. SLONE, Robert Z. TASHJIAN, Gilles WALCH
  • Publication number: 20210307918
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to stemmed and stemless humeral anchors for use in shoulder arthroplasty procedures. For example, the humeral anchor can include a first end, a second end, and an interior surface extending between the first end and the second end. The interior surface can be disposed about a recess disposed between the first end and the second end. The recess can be configured to secure a coupling of a shoulder articular body directly to the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Pierric DERANSART, Christopher K. BADE, William J. SLONE, Robert J. BALL, Gilles WALCH, Pascal BOILEAU, George S. ATHWAL, Jon JP WARNER, Robert Z. TASHJIAN, Jay D. KEENER, Shawn M. GARGAC, Austin Wyatt MUTCHLER, David R. STUMP, Alexander Paul WOLFE, Kevin P. KNOX
  • Publication number: 20210220151
    Abstract: Various apparatus and methods for implanting glenoid prostheses are disclosed. In various embodiments, a method for performing shoulder surgery can include guiding a guide pin into the glenoid surface along a reaming axis. A partial reaming guide can be placed in contact with the glenoid surface over the guide pin. A reamer can be guided over the guide pin to ream the glenoid surface. The reamer can be further advanced over the guide pin until the reamer contacts the partial reaming guide, whereby such contact limits reaming to only a portion of the glenoid surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, William J. Slone, Robert J. Ball, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, George S. Athwal, Jon J.P. Warner, Robert Z. Tashjian, Jay D. Keener, Charles L. Penninger, JR., Ryan D. Koepke, Matthew Victor Kartholl, Marine Godelu, Douglas Charles Garman
  • Patent number: 10959742
    Abstract: A humeral guide is provided that has a first portion or member configured to be positioned on a portion of a proximal humerus. The first portion or member can be configured to rest in a complementary manner on the portion of the proximal humerus. The humeral guide can be configured with apertures defining trajectories through bone, the pin trajectories being diverging in some case and in some cases being selected to enhanced support. A second portion or member and a third portion or member of the humeral guide are configured to be positioned on first and second lateral portions of the humerus distal to a location intended for resection, e.g., between an anatomical neck and a distal end of the humerus. The second and third portions or members or portions are configured to rest in a complementary manner on the first and second lateral portions of the humerus. The humeral guide can be configured to avoid soft tissue between a bone facing side and the humerus. The humeral guide can have a removeable jig portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventors: George S. Athwal, Christopher K. Bade, Robert J. Ball, Pierric Deransart, Nicolas R. Neichel, William J. Slone, Robert Z. Tashjian, Gilles Walch
  • Publication number: 20200237519
    Abstract: An implant is disclosed that has a base member, an articulating member, and a coupling portion that secures the base member to the articulating member. The implant can be a shoulder implant (100, 200, 300) that has a baseplate (102, 230, 310), an articulating component (104, 210), and a fixation component (106, 270, 342). The baseplate includes a first side (110, 234, 314) with a projection (108, 240, 320) that has a first Morse taper and may be offset from a center line of the baseplate and a second side (116, 236, 316) that has a post or stem (114, 250, 330) that is offset from the center line of the baseplate. The articulating component includes a cavity (122, 220) with a second Morse taper that is offset from a center line of the articulating component. The articulating component is attachable to the baseplate when the projection is received in the cavity of the articulation component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Ball, William J. Slone
  • Publication number: 20190015119
    Abstract: A humeral guide is provided that has a first portion or member configured to be positioned on a portion of a proximal humerus. The first portion or member can be configured to rest in a complementary manner on the portion of the proximal humerus. The humeral guide can be configured with apertures defining trajectories through bone, the pin trajectories being diverging in some case and in some cases being selected to enhanced support. A second portion or member and a third portion or member of the humeral guide are configured to be positioned on first and second lateral portions of the humerus distal to a location intended for resection, e.g., between an anatomical neck and a distal end of the humerus. The second and third portions or members or portions are configured to rest in a complementary manner on the first and second lateral portions of the humerus. The humeral guide can be configured to avoid soft tissue between a bone facing side and the humerus. The humeral guide can have a removeable jig portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: George S. Athwal, Christopher K. Bade, Robert J. Ball, Pierric Deransart, Nicolas R. Neichel, William J. Slone, Robert Z. Tashjian, Gilles Walch
  • Patent number: 7780739
    Abstract: An acetabular prosthesis and method for its use in an orthopedic surgery is disclosed. The acetabular prosthesis forms a metal bearing, which articulates with a femoral head. The acetabular prosthesis is also configured so as to accept a polymer constraining ring. Should a revision surgery be necessary, the acetabular prosthesis may accept a polymer bearing liner over the metal bearing. The polymer bearing liner then articulates with the femoral head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Lakin, Troy W. Hershberger, Michael S. Schular, William J. Slone, Kim S. Parcher, Phillip M. Gibbs, Aaron P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20040225369
    Abstract: An acetabular prosthesis and method for its use in an orthopedic surgery is disclosed. The acetabular prosthesis forms a metal bearing, which articulates with a femoral head. The acetabular prosthesis is also configured so as to accept a polymer constraining ring. Should a revision surgery be necessary, the acetabular prosthesis may accept a polymer bearing liner over the metal bearing. The polymer bearing liner then articulates with the femoral head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Ryan C. Lakin, Troy W. Hershberger, Michael S. Schular, William J. Slone, Kim S. Parcher, Phillip M. Gibbs, Aaron P. Smith