Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Fitz

Wolfgang Fitz 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: 20190365543
    Abstract: Patient-adapted articular repair systems, including implants, instruments, and surgical plans, and methods of making and using such systems, are disclosed herein. In particular, various embodiments include knee joint articular repair systems designed for posterior stabilization, including patient-adapted posterior-stabilizing features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John Slamin, Raymond A. Bojarski, Daniel Steines, Philipp Lang, Terrance Wong, Wolfgang Fitz
  • Patent number: 10456263
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Nam T. Chao, John Slamin, Thomas Minas, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Daniel Steines, Terrance Wong
  • Publication number: 20190175351
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for deriving anatomical structures from indirect anatomical measurements as well as identifying abnormal, deformed, unusual and/or undesirable anatomical structures, and related improvements in designing and/or selecting patient-adapted (e.g., patient-specific and/or patient-engineered) orthopedic implants and guide tools, as well as related methods, designs, and models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Wolfgang Fitz
  • Publication number: 20190038298
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Wolfgang Fitz, Philipp Lang
  • Publication number: 20190008532
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, compositions and tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fitz, Philipp Lang, Daniel Steines
  • Publication number: 20180360609
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Steines, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz
  • Patent number: 9956048
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Nam T. Chao, John Slamin, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Daniel Steines, Thomas Minas
  • Patent number: 9956047
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Nam T. Chao, John Slamin, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Daniel Steines
  • Patent number: 9913723
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces in a knee joint. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable for each patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function. Kits are also provided to enable customized repairs to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fitz, Philipp Lang, Daniel Steines
  • Publication number: 20180028325
    Abstract: Patient-adapted articular repair systems, including implants, instruments, and surgical plans, and methods of making and using such systems, are disclosed herein. In particular, various embodiments include knee joint articular repair systems designed for posterior stabilization, including patient-adapted posterior-stabilizing features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Bojarski, John Slamin, Philipp Lang, Daniel Steines, Terrance Wong, Wolfgang Fitz
  • Patent number: 9877790
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Nam T. Chao, John Slamin, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Daniel Steines
  • Publication number: 20170367828
    Abstract: A method of preparing an interpositional implant suitable for a knee. The method includes determining a three-dimensional shape of a tibial surface of the knee. An implant is produced having a superior surface and an inferior surface, with the superior surface adapted to be positioned against a femoral condyle of the knee, and the inferior surface adapted to be positioned upon the tibial surface of the knee. The inferior surface conforms to the three-dimensional shape of the tibial surface. The implant may be inserted into the knee without making surgical cuts on the tibial surface. The tibial surface may include cartilage, or cartilage and bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Steines, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz
  • Publication number: 20170367834
    Abstract: Methods and devices for correcting wear pattern defects in joints. The methods and devices described herein allow for the restoration of correcting abnormal biomechanical loading conditions in a joint brought on by wear pattern defects, and also can, in embodiments, permit correction of proper kinematic movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fitz, Raymond A. Bojarski, Philipp Lang
  • Publication number: 20170360567
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable by patient and geared toward providing optimal fit and function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fitz, Raymond A. Bojarski, Thomas Minas
  • Publication number: 20170296349
    Abstract: Patient-adapted articular repair systems, including implants, instruments, and surgical plans, and methods of making and using such systems, are disclosed herein. In particular, various embodiments include knee joint articular repair systems designed for posterior stabilization, including patient-adapted posterior-stabilizing features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: John Slamin, Raymond A. Bojarski, Daniel Steines, Philipp Lang, Terrance Wong, Wolfgang Fitz
  • Patent number: 9775680
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed relating improved articular models, implant components, and related guide tools and procedures. In addition, methods and devices are disclosed relating articular models, implant components, and/or related guide tools and procedures that include one or more features derived from patient-data, for example, images of the patient's joint. The data can be used to create a model for analyzing a patient's joint and to devise and evaluate a course of corrective action. The data also can be used to create patient-adapted implant components and related tools and procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Nam T. Chao, John Slamin, Philipp Lang, Wolfgang Fitz, Daniel Steines
  • Publication number: 20170216038
    Abstract: A method of joint arthroplasty includes obtaining an image of at least a portion of the tibial plateau. An outer periphery of at least a portion of the tibial plateau is derived based, at least in part, on the image. An implant is provided for the tibial plateau, the implant having a periphery that includes an outer edge that substantially matches the derived outer periphery of the tibial plateau.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Philipp Lang, Daniel Steines, Wolfgang Fitz, Raymond A. Bojarski
  • Patent number: 9700420
    Abstract: Methods and devices for correcting wear pattern defects in joints. The methods and devices described herein allow for the restoration of correcting abnormal biomechanical loading conditions in a joint brought on by wear pattern defects, and also can, in embodiments, permit correction of proper kinematic movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fitz, Raymond A. Bojarski, Philipp Lang
  • Publication number: 20170164957
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are tools for repairing articular surfaces repair materials and for repairing an articular surface. The surgical tools are designed to be customizable or highly selectable by patient to increase the speed, accuracy and simplicity of performing total or partial arthroplasty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Wolfgang Fitz, Philipp Lang
  • Patent number: 9675471
    Abstract: Improved assessment probes and measuring tools, systems, procedures and methods to facilitate the selection and/or implantation of prosthetic joint components, and assist a surgeon or medical practitioner with the proper assessment, balancing and/or restoration of natural and/or desired joint kinematics during a joint replacement procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ConforMIS, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A Bojarski, Wolfgang Fitz