Wiring Aid Patents (Class 606/103)
  • Patent number: 10398486
    Abstract: An articulating wire passer for passing a surgical wire around a bone broadly comprises a handle, rigid guide section, support guide, trigger, push rod, articulable member, tensioner, and wire catcher. The articulable member includes a number of pivotable segments configured to be advanced from an extended position to an engaged position via ratcheting action between the trigger and push rod. Tension in the surgical wire induced by the tensioner causes the pivotable segments to pivot as they advance from the rigid guide section and thus draw the surgical wire around the bone. The wire catcher allows the user to retrieve the surgical wire from the articulable member on the other side of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Judd Michael Smith, Tadd Nicholas Smith, C Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 10398427
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the tongue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the tongue and may be secured to other surrounding structures such as the mandible and/or hyoid bone. In general, the implant is manipulated to displace at least a portion of the posterior tongue in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the tongue. Methods and devices for adjusting a glossopexy system are also disclosed. Adjusting a distance between two body-engaging structures can be performed without disengaging a tether from either of the body-engaging structures in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg
  • Patent number: 10398499
    Abstract: A control handle for a surgical tool, e.g., an irrigated ablation catheter for use with a fluid side arm, has a housing defining an interior cavity and having a port through which the component can extend into the interior cavity. The housing has a detachable plug covering at least a portion of the port and being at least partially surrounded by a recessed groove to facilitate detachment of the plug from the housing. The recessed groove may be formed on an outer surface of the housing and there may be a second recessed groove on an inner surface of the housing generally tracing the first groove. The plug may also include a hinge to allow the plug to be arranged at an angled position relative to the housing without being fully detached from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Clark, Adam Molina, Luan Truong
  • Patent number: 10357295
    Abstract: Opposite ends o a loop of surgical wire extending around an internal body part are joined by a connector, with the first end being rigidly fastened to the connector and with the second end then being pulled into place within a wire puller having a capstan that is rotated by squeezing a handle, preferably until the second end of the wire breaks, leaving one piece of wire in the wire puller and the other piece of the wire, extending to the loop, fastened within the connector. As the wire is tightened by the wire puller, a locking structure within the connector is deflected by contact with the tip of the wire puller into a shape preventing further movement off the wire within the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammed A. Hajianpour
  • Patent number: 10307173
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for ligament repair procedures, and can be used to establish a location and trajectory for forming a bone tunnel in bone. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical guide for using in a ligament repair procedure includes a guide arm and a carriage that can be selectively locked along the guide arm to define an angle of the bone tunnel. The guide arm also defines a location of a distal end of the bone tunnel. In some embodiments the carriage is configured to have a bullet side-loaded into it, and the bullet can be used to define a location of a proximal end of the bone tunnel. The present disclosure also provides for a gage that limits the distance a drill pin that drills the bone tunnel can travel. A variety of other, devices, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Lauren Ardito, Gary Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10292737
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a fastener including a head and defining a longitudinal axis. A member is configured for disposal of the head and defines an inner groove configured for disposal of a band that is engageable with the head to connect the fastener and the member. The member is moveable relative to the longitudinal axis. The member defines a passageway configured for disposal of a tether. Systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Molly K. Rice, Dennis G. Crandall
  • Patent number: 10278746
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tensioning ancillary instrument (5) for tensioning an elongate element to fasten an implant on a portion of bone, by surrounding said portion of bone at least in part, said instrument (5) comprising a body (6) having proximal and distal ends (6a, 6b), the distal end (6a) being provided with a device for bearing against the implant, said body (6) extending along a longitudinal axis (L). The instrument (5) further comprising a carriage (7) that is movable along the longitudinal axis (L), and a fastener device (8) for fastening to the elongate element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: COUSIN BIOTECH
    Inventors: Guy Deneuvillers, Jules Prandi
  • Patent number: 10264959
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at minimally invasive systems in which the proximal end portion of the working channel has either zero or a limited range of movement in the lateral direction. A first embodiment has a slidable collar attached to a pair of flanges, wherein movement of the collar is bounded by an annular frame. A second embodiment has a substantially spherical element attached to the tube. A third embodiment has a plurality of caps. A fourth embodiment is adapted for a larger working channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Salman Chegini, Joern Richter, Daniel Thommen, Peter Senn, Piet Hinoul, Richard Kocharian
  • Patent number: 10258401
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for surgical transosseous attachment to a bone include a guide able to guide the formation of intersecting bone tunnels and a passer able to pass a member through the bone tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KATOR, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Joel Helgerson
  • Patent number: 10231765
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device is provided, comprising a body member having a first side and an opposite second side, and an elongate flexible strap having a first section and a second section. The first section of the strap is attached or attachable to attachment means of the body member arranged at a first location thereof. The second section of the strap is sized and shaped to pass through a passageway arranged at a second location of the body member. The strap has a series of teeth and the passageway of the body member has a latch configured for engaging one of the teeth. The teeth and the latch are configured to allow a movement of the second section of the strap through the passageway in a tightening direction from the first side to the second side of the body member, and to prevent a movement of the second section in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KING FAISAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE
    Inventors: Essam Al Shail, Falah Redha
  • Patent number: 10206715
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Drewry, Fred J. Molz
  • Patent number: 10188529
    Abstract: Devices and methods for implantation of an orthopedic device between skeletal segments using limited surgical dissection. The implanted devices are used to adjust and maintain the spatial relationship(s) of adjacent bones. Depending on the implant design, the motion between the skeletal segments may be increased, limited, modified, or completely immobilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 10188403
    Abstract: The present invention in some embodiments thereof, relates to bone material removal devices (2100), for example, devices which change effective diameter. In some embodiments, a bone removal device comprises an expandable portion. In some embodiments, the expandable portion comprises one or more bone removing elements such as cutting teeth (2106). In some embodiments, a cutting tooth is movable between an open position, in which it is configured to widen a bore in a bone, and a closed position. In some embodiments, a cutting tooth of the bone removal device is formed with a curved, such as convex, cutting face (2114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: T.A.G. Medical Devices—Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.
    Inventors: Aryeh Mirochinik, Hagay Sitry, Rafi Haziza
  • Patent number: 10188435
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for tensioning a tether. In one embodiment, a tether tensioning device is provided and includes an elongate shaft adapted to be positioned adjacent to a bone anchor implanted in bone, and a tensioning mechanism pivotally associated with the elongate shaft and adapted to couple to a tether seated across the bone anchor and to pivot relative to the elongate shaft to apply a tensioning force to the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Mickiewicz, John Riley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10111712
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at minimally invasive systems in which the proximal end portion of the working channel has either zero or a limited range of movement in the lateral direction. A first embodiment has a slidable collar attached to a pair of flanges, wherein movement of the collar is bounded by an annular frame. A second embodiment has a substantially spherical element attached to the tube. A third embodiment has a plurality of caps. A fourth embodiment is adapted for a larger working channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Salman Chegini, Jorn Richter, Daniel Thommen, Peter Senn
  • Patent number: 10105164
    Abstract: A facet fixation device formed from an anchor screw and a collet or facet screw that is secured to adjacent pedicles. The anchor screw has an aperture for receipt of a first end of a guide wire or polyaxial based facet screw. The collet includes a unidirectional attachment mechanism wherein a wire can be drawn to a desired position to fix the distance between the anchor screw and the collet. Excess wire can then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Atlas Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Baynham
  • Patent number: 10098646
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for ligament repair procedures, and can be used to establish a location and trajectory for forming a bone tunnel in bone. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical guide for using in a ligament repair procedure includes a guide arm and a carriage that can be selectively locked along the guide arm to define an angle of the bone tunnel. The guide arm also defines a location of a distal end of the bone tunnel. In some embodiments the carriage is configured to have a bullet side-loaded into it, and the bullet can be used to define a location of a proximal end of the bone tunnel. The present disclosure also provides for a gage that limits the distance a drill pin that drills the bone tunnel can travel. A variety of other, devices, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Lauren Ardito, Gary Fernandes, Michael S. Varieur, Kevin J. Zylka, Scott Presbrey
  • Patent number: 10076375
    Abstract: An implantable device for controlling rotational growth is disclosed. The implantable device comprises a first screw and a second screw inserted using minimally invasive surgical procedures and positioned within holes created by guiding members. The first screw is positioned in an metaphyseal section and the second screw is positioned in a epiphyseal section in distal femur. The implantable device comprises a cable drawn through the first screw and the second screw. Further, the implantable device comprises a cotter or a thin screw inserted in the first screw to lock the cable. The implantable device modifies longitudinal growth and generates rotational movement due to torque generation, thereby promoting the rotational growth of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Gonzalo Alfredo Martel
  • Patent number: 10045789
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for ligament repair procedures, and can be used to establish a location and trajectory for forming a bone tunnel in bone. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical guide for using in a ligament repair procedure includes a guide arm and a carriage that can be selectively locked along the guide arm to define an angle of the bone tunnel. The guide arm also defines a location of a distal end of the bone tunnel. In some embodiments the carriage is configured to have a bullet side-loaded into it, and the bullet can be used to define a location of a proximal end of the bone tunnel. The present disclosure also provides for a gage that limits the distance a drill pin that drills the bone tunnel can travel. A variety of other, devices, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Lauren Ardito, Gary Fernandes, Michael S. Varieur, Kevin J. Zylka, Scott Presbrey, Brian D. Busconi, Dean C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10034692
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to orthopedic stabilization systems, and in particular, to systems including clamps. The clamps can be used in addition to or to replace hooks that grasp onto bone members, such as the lamina. One example of such a clamp is an in-line clamp that includes a central opening for receiving a rod member, a first opening for receiving a set screw and a second opening for receiving an elastic member therethrough. Another example of such a clamp is an off-set clamp that includes an upper plate, a bottom plate, and an opening for receiving a rod therein. The upper plate can be separated from the bottom plate to make space for an elastic member that can be secured within the plates. Tulip clamps that utilize one or more elastic members are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rory Palmer, Basil Tharu, Aditya Muzumdar, Aditya Ingalhalikar, Alexis Opp
  • Patent number: 10022153
    Abstract: A method of gradually aligning a spine having a plurality of vertebra, including: forming a hole in a vertebra of the spine; placing a tube having a proximal end and a distal end, the tube arranged to extend into or through the hole, the tube having an inflatable balloon secured to the distal end; extending a cable within the tube, the cable having an anchor tip or an array; inflating the inflatable balloon against an external surface of the vertebra and enclosing the anchor tip or array; releasably attaching an external leverage support to the proximal end of the tube; pulling the cable and the inflated balloon toward the external leverage support; and, attaching the cable to the external leverage support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 10022159
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member that defines a cavity and includes a locking surface disposed with the cavity. The locking surface is engageable with a longitudinal member to fix the longitudinal member with the first member. A second member includes at least one mating element that is engageable with a spinal construct. An actuator is connected with the members that incrementally tensions the longitudinal member. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua W. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10010359
    Abstract: A closure system may secure a first bone portion to a second bone portion. The closure system may include a band, a locking terminal, and a tensioning device. The band may be adapted to be looped around the first and second bone portions. The locking terminal may fixedly engage a first portion of the band and selectively fixedly engage a second portion of the band. The tensioning device may include a body and a threaded rod. The threaded rod may be received in the body and may engage the band such that movement of the threaded rod relative to the body moves the second portion of the band relative to the first portion of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Saddy R. Garcia, Ryan N. Luby, Bryan Wilcox, Scott Sidwell, Aurelien Bruneau, Sam Sink, Rachel Hale, Benjamin Witten
  • Patent number: 9968379
    Abstract: A subcutaneous implantable device for aligning a spine having a plurality of vertebrae including a first brace assembly secured to a first vertebra of the spine, a second brace assembly secured to a second vertebra of the spine, a rod secured by the at least two brace assemblies, the rod arranged for limited sliding movement within the at least two brace assemblies, a gear mechanism attached to the rod, a control means attached to the gear mechanism, and a cable fixedly secured to a third vertebra of the spine by an anchor. The third vertebra is located between the first and second vertebrae, and the cable is arranged for pulling the third vertebra towards the rod. A subcutaneous implantable device for gradually lengthening a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Loubert S. Suddaby
  • Patent number: 9918794
    Abstract: An ablation device and methods for use thereof including a support structure adapted to support an ablation structure within an alimentary tract of a patient are provided. The support structure includes a longitudinal support with a longitudinal axis and a rotational support. The rotational support is adapted to permit at least part of the ablation structure to rotate with respect to the longitudinal support's longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael P. Wallace, Robert Garabedian, Brent Gerberding, Winnie Chung, David S. Utley
  • Patent number: 9918724
    Abstract: A surgical alignment system includes a guide arm, a ratchet arm frame configured to be coupled slidably to the guide arm, a ratchet arm configured to be coupled to the ratchet arm frame, and a sagittal sizing guide body configured to be coupled to the ratchet arm. The sagittal sizing guide body includes a first radiopaque object disposed at a first position and a second radiopaque object disposed at a second position that is spaced apart from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Luna, Matthew D. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9913664
    Abstract: A spinal screw assembly adapted to be secured to a vertebrae for providing securement across at least two vertebrae. The assembly includes a pedicle screw having a substantially spherical head portion, a threaded shaft portion, and an engagement surface in the head portion for driving said screw into the vertebrae, and a body member comprising a tower portion having an open top, a break-away section for manipulation of the screw upon implantation into the vertebrae, a base body at a proximal region of the body member and a break zone which acts as a transition between the base body and the tower portion. A resealably securable setscrew within the body member secures and fully contains the rod within said assembly. The break-away section remains completely outside a wound and is removed or broken off once the screw has been fully assembled inside the vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Hutton, Ketchen Smith, Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski
  • Patent number: 9872713
    Abstract: A spinal construct includes a spinal rod and a reduction member connected with the spinal rod and engageable with a tether connected to the spinal rod. The reduction member is translatable relative to the tether to dispose the spinal rod with a fastener configured for penetrating tissue. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua W. Simpson, Dennis G. Crandall, Jason M. May
  • Patent number: 9861352
    Abstract: A method for attaching an elongated object to bone, the method comprising: forming a hole in the bone; positioning a loop of the elongated object in the hole; advancing a surgical wire into the bone so that the surgical wire is directed toward a location within the interior of the loop; and severing the surgical wire intermediate its length so as to create a distal portion and a remainder portion and, if the distal portion of the surgical wire does not extend through the loop, further advancing the distal portion of the surgical wire so that it extends through the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Redyns Medical LLC
    Inventors: Nathan B. Snyder, Stephen J. Snyder, Ronald Litke
  • Patent number: 9848929
    Abstract: A method for fusing bones using a guide pin and a fastener is disclosed. The method includes inserting a guide pin into two bones. The guide pin including at least one radial marking. The method also including imaging the two bones and guide pin and analyzing the position of the at least one radial marking of the guide pin relative to the two bones. In addition, the method includes selecting a fastener, inserting a drill over the guide pin, drilling an opening through at least one of the two bones, and inserting the fastener into the opening. The guide pin may include an exterior surface with a first end and a second end, a cutting edge at the first end, and at least one radial marking near the first end. A system including a guide pin, a fastener, and a drill is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PARAGON 28, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Thomas San Giovanni, Michael Houghton
  • Patent number: 9826992
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a guide assembly. The guide assembly includes a guide having a body having a first set of marks and a joint including at least one through hole, the joint configured for sliding along the length of the body; and a first surgical device having a second set of marks, wherein the guide is coupled to the first surgical device and a longitudinal axis of the through hole is co-radial with a mark of the second set of marks when the joint is located at a mark of the first set of marks. Other guides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 9770268
    Abstract: A clamp housing assembly and method for providing stabilization as a bone anchor during an operation. The assembly includes a housing, a locking element and a band. The housing defines a longitudinal axis, a center recess, and at least one slot. The housing has two opposing arms extending from a base. At least a portion of the inside surface of each arm may be threaded and at least a portion of the outside surface of each arm may be planar. The locking element is positionable within the recess in a co-axial relationship to the housing. The band is sized for travel along a predetermined path defined in part by the at least one slot in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BAND-LOK, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Albert, Randy Roof, Stuart Lindquist, John M Kapitan
  • Patent number: 9770267
    Abstract: A clamp housing assembly and method for providing stabilization as a bone anchor during an operation. The assembly includes a housing, a locking element and a band. The housing defines a longitudinal axis, a center recess, and at least one slot. The housing has two opposing arms extending from a base. At least a portion of the inside surface of each arm may be threaded and at least a portion of the outside surface of each arm may be planar. The locking element is positionable within the recess in a co-axial relationship to the housing. The band is sized for travel along a predetermined path defined in part by the at least one slot in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BAND-LOK, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Lindquist, John M. Kapitan, Randy Roof, Michael Albert
  • Patent number: 9770256
    Abstract: A medical device for safely and effectively removing a clip or a suture from a heart valve is operable in association with a guidewire for positioning the device in proximity to the heart valve. The apparatus may include a blade for cutting a tissue bridge including the clip and an arrangement for removing the tissue bridge from the heart valve. The apparatus may include two arms that secure the clip. The blade may be deployed to core out a central portion of a tissue bridge, including the clip or the suture, from the heart valve. The blade may be activated by an actuator. A retrieval member may be configured to capture the tissue bridge and the clip or suture after excision by the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MITRACORE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Gideon Cohen, Etienne Lagace, Marwane Berrada, Charles Perkins, Boby Chu
  • Patent number: 9757251
    Abstract: A minimally invasive intervertebral body retaining cage insertion device is a cage insertion device for inserting a cage between adjacent vertebrae by using a screw driver for inserting a spine-retaining pedicle screw as a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MEDRICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Seong Kim, Jeong Hwa Kim, Hong Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 9730737
    Abstract: A facet fixation device formed from an anchor screw and a collet or facet screw that is secured to adjacent pedicles. The anchor screw having an aperture for receipt of a first end of guide wire or polyaxial based facet screw. The collet includes a unidirectional attachment mechanism wherein a wire can be drawn to a desired position to fix the distance between the anchor screw and the collet. Excess wire can then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Atlas Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Baynham
  • Patent number: 9707001
    Abstract: A pin guide for the surgical operation of an avascular necrosis of a femoral head includes a guide body having a central pin guide hole extending along a centerline of the guide body and a plurality of side pin guide holes formed so as to make a specified angle with the central pin guide hole. The side pin guide holes are radially arranged around the central pin guide hole at a front side of the guide body and joined to the central pin guide hole at a rear side of the guide body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Catholic University Industry—Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Seok Jung Kim, Min Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9700363
    Abstract: A surgical instrument may be used to apply tension to a flexible suture to close and secure a broken or cut bone (e.g. a sternum following a sternotomy). The device preferably applies an adjustable tension to the flexible suture in order to secure the bone together. Multiple instruments may be used together to ensure the desired tension is applied to the entire bone structure being secured with the flexible sutures. Once the desired tension is achieved, the device preferably provides a mechanism to apply a uniform twist to the flexible suture to lock the flexible suture in place. The instrument preferably decreases the upward tension applied to the flexible sutures over the duration of the application of twisting. The device may automatically cut the flexible suture, or the flexible suture may be cut by the surgeon once the twisting action has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: Jorge Jaramillo, Doug Goertzen, Kevin Chaplin, Daniel Gelbart, Ian Garben, Monica Spisar
  • Patent number: 9700360
    Abstract: The channeled bone plate includes a substantially rigid and elongated member for use in stabilizing and splinting fractured sections of a broken bone. This elongated member includes a bottom surface and a top surface, with at least one transverse channel formed from the bottom surface. The transverse channel has a size and shape to at least partially accommodate selective insertion of a cable to permit flush mounting of the bottom surface of the elongated member to the fractured sections of the broken bone simultaneously with flush wrapping of the cable around an external surface of the fractured sections of the broken bone. The elongated member and the cable cooperate to support the broken bone as an implant splint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: James Platt
  • Patent number: 9675366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a guide assembly. The guide assembly includes a guide having a body having a first set of marks and a joint including at least one through hole, the joint configured for sliding along the length of the body; and a first surgical device having a second set of marks, wherein the guide is coupled to the first surgical device and a longitudinal axis of the through hole is co-radial with a mark of the second set of marks when the joint is located at a mark of the first set of marks. Other guides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 9622787
    Abstract: A growing spinal rod system is configured to grow in response to the growth of a patient. The growing spinal rod system includes a housing, a spacer, and a sliding spinal rod. The housing includes a stepped passage therethrough. The spacer is disposed within the stepped passage and defines a through hole. The spacer includes a plurality of ribs biased inwards and into the through hole. The sliding spinal rod is slidably inserted through the through hole of the spacer. The sliding spinal rod moves the plurality of ribs outwards. The plurality of ribs permits the sliding spinal rod to extend from the housing and inhibit the sliding spinal rod from retracting into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Mundis, Kevin R. Strauss, Larry McClintock
  • Patent number: 9554865
    Abstract: A cooperative-control robot includes a base component, a mobile platform arranged proximate the base component, a translation assembly operatively connected to the base component and the mobile platform and configured to move the mobile platform with translational degrees of freedom substantially without rotation with respect to said the component, a tool assembly connected to the mobile platform, and a control system configured to communicate with the translation assembly to control motion of the mobile platform in response to forces by a user applied to at least a portion of the cooperative-control robot. The translation assembly includes at least three independently operable actuator arms, each connected to a separate position of the mobile platform. A robotic system includes two or more the cooperative-control robots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kevin C. Olds, Russell H. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9545260
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a minimally invasive device for surgical procedures which generally comprises at least a pair of assembly elements formed by a primary main body and a secondary main body joined together at their proximal and distal ends; a fastening element which is inserted in the distal end of both primary and secondary main bodies respectively, which is employed to keep them joined together; a threading element which is inserted in its inner section from the intermediate section of said device, continues to its proximal end and returns to its intermediate section on the opposite end; and a multifunction element located on the inside of the threading element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Russi
  • Patent number: 9532791
    Abstract: A puncture assisting tool for assisting in a puncturing operation by a puncture tool that is used to insert and place a spacer between bones and includes an arc-shaped needle includes a base section configured to be in contact with a skin of a patient; and a guide unit configured to be fixed with respect to the base section. The guide unit has a curvature that is approximately the same as a curvature of an arc shape of the puncture tool. The guide unit is configured such that an outer arc-shaped surface of the puncture tool can be placed in contact with the guide unit to guide the puncture tool in an arc trajectory while the puncture tool is being inserted into the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomomi Kitagawa, Yasuyuki Honma
  • Patent number: 9510882
    Abstract: A device for binding a cable about a fractured bone to stabilize a fracture includes a slot including a distal opening sized to receive an enlarged end of a cable and a proximal opening sized to permit the cable to slide therethrough while preventing the enlarged end from passing therethough and a bore sized to slidably receive the cable, the bore extending to a proximal opening in combination with a locking element channel extending to a distal end opening into the bore and a locking element movable into a locking position in which a distal end of the locking element extends into the bore to engage a portion of the cable received therein and lock the cable in a desired position within the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Alberto A. Fernandez Dell'Oca
  • Patent number: 9498232
    Abstract: Drill guides and methods for maintaining contact on bone in areas where rigid instruments cannot access. The drill guide is an articulating drill guide that comprises an articulating mechanism for articulating and positioning the guide in at least two positions, i.e., an undeployed (non-articulated or straight) position and a deployed (articulated or bent) position. The articulating drill guide delivers guide wires, drills and/or additional instruments at any angle while maintaining contact to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventor: Arley Perez, III
  • Patent number: 9498206
    Abstract: Described here are closure devices and methods for ligating tissue, such as the left atrial appendage, and tensioning devices and mechanism for actuating these devices. The tensioning mechanisms and devices may allow a user to apply one or more predetermined forces to a suture or other portion of the closure devices. The closure devices may comprise a suture loop releasably attached to a snare loop assembly, and a tensioning mechanism or device may be configured to tighten the suture loop and/or release the suture loop from the snare loop assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SentreHEART, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Fung, Ryan Douglas Helmuth, Arnold M. Escano, Russell A. Seiber, Robert L. Clark, III
  • Patent number: 9451919
    Abstract: A biometric sensor includes a prosthesis for at least one joint having one or more biometric transceivers. The one or more biometric transceivers are capable of transmitting at least one energy wave into a procedure area, quantitatively assessing a behavior of the at least one energy wave, and assessing particulate matter using the at least one energy wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: ORTHOSENSOR INC.
    Inventor: Martin W. Roche
  • Patent number: 9439698
    Abstract: Various forms of a cable fixation device, instrumentation, kit, and methods useful for repairing the skeletal system are introduced. The system utilizes a clamp housing fixing a butt end of a surgical cable therein. In an operative configuration the cable is looped around a damaged bone segment and reentered through a lock aperture in the clamp housing then through a collet and lock cap residing within the lock aperture. The cable loop and each aforementioned component comprise a central axis aligned within a single plane. A sliding interface situated between the lock cap and collet prevent twisting of the surgical cable. The locking mechanism is non-destructive to the cable despite repeated unlocking and relocking of the fixation device. The axis for tensioning of the cable is coincident with the locking axis. A counter torque instrument has a torsional input shaft generally perpendicular to the elongated axis of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Songer, Fran Korhonen, Jeff Mosteller, Wes Hanna, Branden Wainio
  • Patent number: 9421050
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits for binding bone. The system may include an encircling member and a fastening member that secures the encircling member in a loop around a portion of bone. In some embodiments, the fastening member may include any combination of the following: a cutting window, a guide aperture to guide a jaw of a crimping tool to a crimp region of the fastening member, multiple crimp regions, and/or apertures to receive adjustable prong members, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Sara Russi, Andrew W. Seykora, Mariah Knight