Screw Or Pin Placement Or Removal Means Patents (Class 606/104)
  • Patent number: 11116494
    Abstract: An improved implant inserter, and method of using same, with an elongated, substantially rigid shaft having a proximal surface which is capable of receiving a driving force, and a substantially rigid tip portion having a distal end and a proximal end. At least the distal end of the tip portion is capable of being placed within an implant such as a suture anchor. The inserter further includes a compliant region disposed between the tip portion and the shaft which requires less lateral force to bend than the tip portion, at least when the tip portion has been placed within the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Justin M. Piccirillo, Gerome Miller, Arthur G. Stephen
  • Patent number: 11116558
    Abstract: A bone positioning guide may include a main body member, a shaft, and a bone engagement member. The shaft can be movably connected to the main body member and have the bone engagement member rotatably coupled to its distal end. The bone engagement member can have a surface configured to engage a bone. The main body member can also include a tip opposite the bone engagement member for engaging a second bone. In use, the bone engagement member may be positioned in contact with a medial side of a first metatarsal while the tip is positioned in contact with a lateral side of a different metatarsal, such as a second metatarsal. The shaft can then be moved to advance the bone engagement member toward the tip, causing realignment of the first metatarsal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Bret Smith, Paul Dayton, Sean F. Scanlan, F. Barry Bays, Carlos Eduardo Gil, John T. Treace, Robert D. Santrock, Daniel J. Hatch, Joe W. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11103351
    Abstract: An atrial sealing skirt for transcatheter valves and an atrial sealing skirt with an integrated valve to reduce paravalvular regurgitation, with or without the presence of intracardiac leads. The atrial sealing skirt includes a top brim which is positioned to conform to the atrial floor at the deployment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Opus Medical Therapies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Rajagopal, Jaime Eduardo Sarabia, Yenchin Liao
  • Patent number: 11097115
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator is provided that includes a power source, a wireless communication component configured to facilitate wireless communication with a non-implanted device and pulse-generating circuitry connected to the power source. The pulse-generating circuitry can be configured to identify, based on wireless communication with the non-implanted device, temporal and amplitude characteristics for electrical pulse stimuli and to trigger electrical output stimuli having the temporal and amplitude characteristics. The implantable pulse generation can further include one or more lead connections—each being shaped to engage a lead and electrically connected to the pulse-generating circuitry to enable the lead to deliver at least part of the electrical output stimuli triggered by the pulse-generating circuitry. The implantable pulse generator can further include one or more suture-engagement components, each including one or more holes each having a diameter that is at least 0.1 mm and less than 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Galvani Bioelectronics Limited
    Inventor: Peng Cong
  • Patent number: 11083501
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a sleeve defining a passageway. An adapter is removably coupled to the sleeve. The adapter defines a channel. A delivery device includes a distal end positioned in a channel of the adapter. A bone fastener includes a head and a shank defining a cannula. A distal portion of the adapter is positioned in the shank such that the channel is in communication with a cannula of the shank. A plunger is movably disposed in a lumen of the delivery device. The plunger is configured to move a material through the lumen and the channel and into the cannula. Methods and kits are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Grizzard, Robert Loke, Dustin Bobbitt, John Elliott, Julien J. Prevost
  • Patent number: 11083448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A bone anchor is described that comprises an anchor body with expandable tines and a spreader that expands the tines into bone. Also disclosed is a bone anchor that comprises a base and a top such that suture material may be attached to apertures in the anchor top or else compressed between surfaces on the base and top to secure the suture to the anchor. Also described is an inserter that can be used to insert the bone anchor into bone and move the spreader relative to the anchor body attach suture material. Also described is an inserter that can be used to insert the bone anchor into bone and move the anchor top relative to the anchor body or anchor base to attach to or clamp suture material there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm Heaven, Mikxay Sirivong, Rudy Pretti, Michael Ko, John P. Greelis
  • Patent number: 11071621
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring a ligament or tendon to bone. In one embodiment, a biceps tenodesis system is provided and includes a sheath inserter tool, an expandable sheath configured to couple to the sheath inserter tool, an expander inserter tool, and an expander configured to couple to the expander inserter tool. The sheath inserter tool is configured to advance the expandable sheath, with a tendon disposed therearound, into a bone hole, and the expander inserter tool is configured to advance the expander through an outer shaft of the sheath inserter tool and to drive the expander into the sheath. The expander is configured to be received within a lumen extending at least partially through the expandable sheath to thereby expand the sheath. In this way, the system delivers the tendon or ligament into the bone hole and locks the sheath and tendon within the bone hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Justin M. Piccirillo, Gerome Miller, Sherri Sa
  • Patent number: 11045243
    Abstract: The invention provides a screw pegging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI REACH MEDICAL INSTRUMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaomin Huang
  • Patent number: 11045242
    Abstract: Intramedullary nails, aiming guide assemblies, and methods. The aiming guide assembly can include an aiming guide having a collet and a connection bolt configured to engage a connection bolt driver. The connection bolt may be self-retaining and engage with the connection bolt driver in a manner to prevent unintentional disengagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hedgeland, Mark Rossney, David R. Jansen
  • Patent number: 11026733
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a first member defining a passageway. The first member includes a first lock and a second lock. A second member is positioned in the passageway. A third member is coupled to the second member. The second member is movable relative to the first member to move the third member between a first position in which the first lock is spaced a first distance apart from the second lock, and a second position in which the first lock is spaced a reduced second distance apart from the second lock. Systems, spinal implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason M. May
  • Patent number: 11006983
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and instruments that allow vigorous compression of two bone structures while minimally impeding visual access to the surgical site. This is achieved by use of a sleeve member that connects a stanchion to a lever. The system includes a stanchion member, a sleeve member dimensioned to at least partially encircle the stanchion member, and a compression lever including. The sleeve and the lever form a pivot point to allow the compression lever to rotate relative to the stanchion member when the sleeve is reversibly placed around the stanchion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad Tyler Hammann, Scott Lish
  • Patent number: 11006943
    Abstract: A suture anchor suitable for being fixed in a hard tissue opening with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and energy transmitted to the suture anchor for in situ liquefaction of at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties. The suture anchor includes an anchor foot and a thermoplastic sleeve, and the anchor foot includes a system of channels and/or grooves with a mouth in a proximal face of the anchor foot. The thermoplastic sleeve is arranged coaxially to the mouth. The anchor foot also includes a locking element for securing the suture in a non-slideable manner relative to the hard tissue or a securing sleeve for securing the suture. The locking element or the securing element may be secured relative to the anchor foot when the anchor foot is in a fixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl, Andreas Wenger
  • Patent number: 11000316
    Abstract: A system for implanting an implant screw into one or more bones of a patient, such as the sacrum and the ilium, can include a rod and a screw. The screw can be generally hollow and have a blunt distal end. The rod can include a threaded and pointed distal end that is inserted through the rod to drive the screw through the bones. Once the screw is at a desired position, the rod can be removed such that the sharp driving edge used to seat the screw does not remain in the bone. The system can further include an extraction tool having a generally hollow body sized to be inserted over the rod and a distally located screw engagement portion configured to engage the screw to adjust positioning of the screw after it is initially seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ex Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Omar F. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 11000312
    Abstract: An access device for accessing an intervertebral disc having an outer shield comprising an access shield with a larger diameter (˜16-30 mm) that reaches from the skin down to the facet line, with an inner shield having a second smaller diameter (˜5-12 mm) extending past the access shield and reaches down to the disc level. This combines the benefits of the direct visual microsurgical/mini open approaches and the percutaneous, “ultra-MIS” techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Joern Richter, Michael Wang, Richard Assaker, Richard Fessler, Christoph Mehren, Seang Beng Tan, William Taylor, Eric Buehlmann, Michael White, Piet Hinoul, Richard Kocharian
  • Patent number: 10980577
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for correcting spinal deformities includes a tubular body adapted to receive a second instrument through the tubular body. The tubular body forms a transverse passage adapted to receive a longitudinal fixation element through the tubular body. The tubular body further includes first and second arms for connecting the surgical instrument to a vertebral anchor. The first and second arms include one or more anti-splaying features adapted to mate with anti-splaying features on the second instrument to prevent the first and second arms from splaying as the second instrument is inserted into the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AESCULAP IMPLANT SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Park
  • Patent number: 10980578
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrumentation with a navigation system which comprises an optical detection unit comprising a camera, and a data processing unit coupled to the detection unit, with a medical article and with a marking device which is held directly or indirectly on the article and is positioned in a defined spatial arrangement in relation thereto, or which marking device is comprised by or formed by the article, the location and orientation of the marking device being determinable with the navigation system, it being possible for at least one image of the marking device and the article to be taken by means of the detection unit and for the position and shape of the article to be determined by the data processing unit on the basis of an image. The invention also relates to a method for determining the shape of a medical article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Jens Beger, Josef Kozak
  • Patent number: 10966706
    Abstract: A suture anchor assembly includes a suture anchor and a suture anchor inserter. The anchor includes a flexible distal tip and a rigid proximal anchor body. The distal tip includes a transverse suture eyelet and a cavity formed in a proximal end of the tip. The anchor body includes a lumen extending between proximal and distal ends of the body. The anchor inserter includes a tubular outer shaft and an inner inserter slidably received therein. The anchor assembly is actuatable to move the anchor tip and inner shaft proximally while the outer shaft and anchor body remain in place, urging the proximal end of the anchor tip against the distal end of the anchor body. The proximal end of the tip is deformable to accommodate at least a portion of the distal end of the anchor body within the anchor tip cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Matthew Edwin Koski, Geoffrey Ian Karasic
  • Patent number: 10959760
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a first member engageable with a receiver of a first fastener having a shaft fixed with tissue. A second member is engageable with a receiver of a second fastener having a shaft fixed with the tissue. A longitudinal element connects the members. At least one of the members includes a mating element that is releasably engageable with a surgical instrument to manipulate the tissue such that movement of the receivers relative to the shafts is resisted and/or prevented. Surgical instruments, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire
  • Patent number: 10939946
    Abstract: A screw driver system includes a screw driving bit and a guide clamp. The screw driving bit includes a unitary body having a first end and a second end with a longitudinal axis defined therebetween and an outer surface having a cylindrical portion between the first and second ends. The screw driving bit includes a first circumferential groove and a second circumferential groove that are affixed in coaxially positioned arrangement about the longitudinal axis on the outer surface of the cylindrical portion each having a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the first circumferential groove defines a first outer diameter that is larger than a second outer diameter defined by the second circumferential groove. The guide clamp includes a jaw for holding the screw driving bit. When engaged with the first circumferential groove, the guide clamp prevents rotation of the screw driving bit. When engaged with the second circumferential groove, the guide clamp does not prevent rotation of the screw driving bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: b-ONE Ortho, Corp., b-ONE Medical Biotech Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Gilliam, Bassam Masri
  • Patent number: 10939944
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medical devices and methods of manufacturing medical devices. An orthopedic screw includes a shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, a body extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a longitudinal axis. A distal thread on an external surface of the shaft extends around the longitudinal axis. A head portion includes a series of cutting teeth that lie on a plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the shaft. A distal tip portion defines a cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GLW, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wapner, Charles Wapner, Stefan Voelzow, Axel Cremer
  • Patent number: 10925649
    Abstract: An articulating rod inserter is configured for use in delivering a fixation rod to an orthopedic fixation system through a cannula or tower. The articulating rod inserter is releasably coupled to a rod and can move the rod from a generally aligned configuration, wherein the longitudinal axes of the rod and rod inserter are generally aligned, to an angled configuration, wherein the longitudinal axis of the rod is at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the rod inserter. The rod is inserted into the patient through a first tower and then articulated to a second tower such that the rod extends between two or more fixation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor Semingson, Jason Blain
  • Patent number: 10912590
    Abstract: A percutaneous spinal cross link system for interconnecting a spinal fusion construct on one side of the longitudinal axis of the spine with a spinal fusion construct on the other side of the longitudinal axis may include a cross bar connected at each end by a respective connector to a respective spinal fusion rod of each of the spinal fusion constructs. The connector may include a rod receiving portion adapted to receive one of the spinal fusion rods and a cross bar receiving portion adapted to receive the cross bar in an orientation generally perpendicular to the spinal fusion rod. A cannula defined by two spaced apart blades may be connected to the connector for defining a minimally invasive pathway through body tissue for introduction of the cross bar to the connector. Other tools for use with the system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Abram Reitblat, Lori Dombrowski, Charles L. Bush, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10912550
    Abstract: A suture anchor and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The suture anchor comprises an anchor body having a slot formed in the body and a passage extending through the body in a first direction. The passage is sized to permit a suture to traverse the body through the passage. The suture anchor also has a shaft with a sharp portion, and the slot and the passage intersect within the anchor body. The shaft is movable relative to the anchor body within the slot from a first position in which the sharp portion and the passage do not intersect, to a second position in which the sharp portion and the passage intersect. The shaft can penetrate a suture or multiple suture strands to fix the suture or suture strands relative to the suture anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Palese, Daniel R. Norton
  • Patent number: 10905407
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods suitable for use with procedures performed at least partially percutaneously are provided. In some procedures, two or more access devices for providing access to adjacent surgical locations within a patient are used. Certain embodiments of the access device comprise an elongate body having a distal end with one or more cutouts. The cutouts on adjacent access devices are generally aligned with each other to permit passage of a portion of a fixation element from one access device to the other access device. A fastener with an elongated removable head may be delivered to the surgical site through the access device. After a distal end of the fastener is secured to the surgical site, a portion of the elongated housing is detached from the remainder of the fastener and removed from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene P Dipoto, Stephen J Anderson, Alan E. Shluzas
  • Patent number: 10898240
    Abstract: Spinal stabilization implant assemblies, as well as systems, instruments and methods are provided for implanting and stabilizing adjacent vertebra in connection with a surgical procedure, particularly a spinal surgery. The implant assemblies and instruments enable controlled spinal rod insertion and reduction, and controlled rotation or de-rotation of adjacent spinal bones for optimized compression to achieve enhanced sagittal balance in a treated spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: JGMG BENGOCHEA, LLC
    Inventor: Javier Garcia-Bengochea
  • Patent number: 10888360
    Abstract: Methods of applying a locking cap to a bone anchor assembly. The bone anchor assembly includes a bone anchor and an elongate rod. The bone anchor includes a body that defines a channel and has a tissue retractor coupled thereto that defines a partial pathway to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Peterson, Ralph Solitario, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10864089
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member defining a cavity configured for disposal of a plurality of implants and including a distal portion that retains the implants with the first member. An element is configured to urge the implants in a first, release direction and the first member having at least one tab movable to prevent movement of at least one of the implants in a second direction. A second member is engageable with the at least one tab. Systems, spinal implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. May, Rodney Ray Ballard
  • Patent number: 10856966
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring a ligament or tendon to bone. In one embodiment, a surgical implant is provided having a sheath and an expander that is received within the sheath. Various delivery tools, including a sheath inserter and a driver, are also provided. In use, the sheath inserter can be used to position a tendon within a prepared bone hole, and it can be used to deliver the sheath with a guidewire coupled thereto into the bone hole. The driver can be provided for delivering the expander into the sheath. A loader can optionally be used to load the driver and expander onto the guidewire coupled to the implanted sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: David R. Diduch, Mark H. Getelman, Jacob A. Marks, Gerome Miller, Matthew J. Ravenscroft, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Howard C. Tang, Paul P. Weitzel, Gregory R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 10849735
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring a ligament or tendon to bone. In one embodiment, a biceps tenodesis system is provided and includes a sheath inserter tool, an expandable sheath configured to couple to the sheath inserter tool, an expander inserter tool, and an expander configured to couple to the expander inserter tool. The sheath inserter tool is configured to advance the expandable sheath, with a tendon disposed therearound, into a bone hole, and the expander inserter tool is configured to advance the expander through an outer shaft of the sheath inserter tool and to drive the expander into the sheath. The expander is configured to be received within a lumen extending at least partially through the expandable sheath to thereby expand the sheath. In this way, the system delivers the tendon or ligament into the bone hole and locks the sheath and tendon within the bone hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Justin M. Piccirillo, Gerome Miller, Sherri Sa
  • Patent number: 10842540
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for the alignment of implants or fastener members. For example, a surgical driver device is provided that has a driver head with a sidewall, a bore extending into a distal end of the driver head that is configured to receive an implant therein, and an alignment post that is disposed within the bore and extends distally beyond a distal opening of the bore. A retention member is disposed along a perimeter of the driver head and is configured to provide an interference fit between the driver head and an implant. A surgical caddie is also provided that has a housing, a plurality of implants on a mounting station, and a removal post that external threads that are matable with internal threads on each of the plurality of implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Frank Spratt, Sheryl Furlan
  • Patent number: 10835368
    Abstract: An example implant delivery system is disclosed. The example implant delivery system includes a delivery shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therebetween. The delivery system also includes a frame detachably coupled to the distal portion of the delivery shaft and a tack member coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Nathaniel Tran
  • Patent number: 10828079
    Abstract: A surgical tool adaptor includes a distal interface member and a handle. The distal interface member includes a connecting element for connecting to a surgical tool. A K-wire connector is disposed in a central passageway for receiving therethrough a K-wire. The K-wire connector includes a locking element for locking the K-wire. A clutch mechanism is operatively connected to the distal interface member and to the K-wire connector, wherein in a first orientation of the clutch mechanism, the distal interface member and the K-wire connector move together, and in a second orientation of the clutch mechanism, the distal interface member is declutched from the K-wire connector, so that in the first orientation movement of the handle moves the distal interface member and the K-wire connector together, and in the second orientation the distal interface member and the K-wire connector move independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Premia Spine Ltd.
    Inventors: Ofer Vikinsky, Ron Sacher
  • Patent number: 10820992
    Abstract: A medical assembly implanting an atrial sealing skirt in the heart at an atrial sealing skirt deployment site and related methods of implantation and delivery. An anchor is endovascularly introduced into the heart and implanted to a cardiac wall with an anchor delivery system and delivery cable. A second delivery system introduces a tether which coupled to the implanted anchor and an atrial sealing skirt. The atrial sealing skirt includes a top brim which is positioned to conform to the atrial floor at the deployment site. The sealing skirt may be integrated with a valve or serve as a receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OPUS MEDICAL THERAPIES, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Rajagopal, Jaime Eduardo Sarabia, Yenchin Liao
  • Patent number: 10820991
    Abstract: A medical assembly and methods for endovascularly implanting a valve in the heart having a valve and an anchor assembly for positioning and restraining the valve. An anchor delivery system introduces and implants the anchor into the implantation site and a valve delivery system introduces and seals the valve at the deployment site. The present invention also relates to methods of implantation of the medical assembly and the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OPUS MEDICAL THERAPIES, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Rajagopal, Jaime Eduardo Sarabia, Yenchin Liao
  • Patent number: 10792146
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device for engaging surgical tethers used in surgical repair, allowing for near full load application to the tether without failure at the site of restraint in the holding mechanism, with economical construction, compact size, and manageable complexity, without sharp edges that will cut the polymer fibers, and without requiring expensive polishing. The holding mechanisms comprise a tether, an orifice sheath, and a restraint element. The tether forms a bight projecting from the orifice sheath, the direction of projection being opposite to the direction of functional pull on the tether, where the bight is formed from a continuous tether or from coupled tether ends, and the restraint element is a fusiform structure positioned under the bight of the tether and over an orifice in the orifice sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kyon AG
    Inventors: Slobodan Tepic, Daniel Martin
  • Patent number: 10772668
    Abstract: A surgical tool of a surgical torque-transferring instrument includes a distal engagement segment or tool head which is adjoined by a tool shaft whose proximal end portion is prepared for a torque-transferring insertion into a tool mounting of the instrument. The proximal end portion is subdivided at least in a functional section for torque transmission and a functional section for axial locking which is axially spaced from the functional section for torque transmission. The functional section for axial locking, with respect to its geometry, includes parameters which are intended to be changed and cooperate according to the key/keyhole principle only with one tool mounting including corresponding geometrical mating parameters for a correct mounting of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Barth, Florian Kraft
  • Patent number: 10758227
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, an actuator, and a plurality of fasteners. The apparatus is for closing two sides of an incision or cut in skin tissue. The actuator moves into and out of the housing. The plurality of the fasteners are within the housing, and the apparatus is operable to deliver one fastener at a time into each of the two sides of the incision or cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Opus KSD Inc.
    Inventors: Charles H. Rogers, Eduard U. Milea
  • Patent number: 10758361
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for treating the facet joint. An implant for treating the facet joint is provided comprising a fixation plate having an access surface and a bone facing surface, a spacer configured to be inserted into the facet joint, and at least one hinge between the spacer and the bone facing surface of the fixation plate. A method for treating a facet joint comprising a superior articular process and an inferior articular process is provided comprising the steps of implanting a spacer between the superior articular process and the inferior articular process, positioning a fixation plate over the facet joint, and securing the fixation plate to at least one of the superior articular process and the inferior articular process. Another method comprises the steps of providing an implant comprising a fixation plate having an access surface and a bone facing surface, a spacer, and at least one hinge between the spacer and the bone facing surface of the fixation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Spinal Elements, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Blain
  • Patent number: 10751161
    Abstract: Various bone anchor assemblies and methods are provided for anchoring tissue to bone. In one embodiment, an anchor assembly for anchoring a tendon to bone is provided and includes a substantially cylindrical sheath having bone-engaging surface features formed on an external surface thereof, and having an inner lumen formed therein and extending from an open proximal end to a substantially closed distal. The substantially closed distal end includes at least one tendon anchoring feature extending distally therefrom and configured to facilitate anchoring of a tendon to bone. The anchor assembly further includes an expander having a generally elongate cylindrical configuration and being sized and shaped to be received within the inner lumen of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÁRL
    Inventors: David R. Diduch, Mark H. Getelman, James J. Mahoney, Jr., Jacob A. Marks, Gerome Miller, Matthew J. Ravenscroft, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Howard C. Tang, Paul P. Weitzel, Gregory R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 10743999
    Abstract: An ankle implant for use in ankle arthroplasty in total ankle replacement is provided. The implant includes an upper prosthesis anchored to the tibia and a lower prosthesis anchored to the talus. The lower prosthesis is operable associated with the upper prosthesis. The implant also includes a stem which is rigidly removably connected to the second member. The stem includes a portion for attachment to the calcaneous. The stem is be adapted to be in a first position in the calcaneous when the stem is in a first relative position with respect to the lower prosthesis, and to provide for a second position in the calcaneous when the stem is in a second relative position with respect to the lower prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INBONE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark A. Reiley
  • Patent number: 10743981
    Abstract: Some embodiments described herein provide an improved tendon anchoring device and method for securing a muscle tendon to a bone. In particular, implementations described herein, the devices and methods are useful for anchoring a tendon to a bone in a patient's arm, including for example, anchoring a bicep tendon to bore formed in the targeted bone of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: L. Pearce McCarty, III
  • Patent number: 10736682
    Abstract: A laminar fixation system includes an implant and a implant installation tool for use with laminar fixation tape for retaining a spine rod relative to a vertebra of the spine. The implant has a spine rod locking portion, a laminar fixation tape channel, and a laminar fixation tape locking portion. The implant installation tool has a laminar fixation tape locking actuator for manipulating the laminar tape locking portion of the implant, and a laminar fixation tape tensioning sub-assembly for tensioning laminar fixation tape received in the implant. The laminar fixation tape locking actuator and the laminar fixation tape tensioning sub-assembly of the installation tool each operates independent of each other. Attachment of the implant to a spine rod via the spine rod locking portion of the implant is independent of laminar fixation tape tensioning and laminar tape fixation to the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Eugene Shoshtaev
  • Patent number: 10736672
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes an actuator. A first member is connected with the actuator and is configured to engage a bone fastener that defines a first implant cavity and a second implant cavity. A second member is connected with the actuator and includes an implant engaging surface having a first portion movable along the first implant cavity and a second portion movable along the second implant cavity. Systems, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Joseph Rosenberger, Michael Simmons, Christopher I. Shaffrey
  • Patent number: 10736667
    Abstract: An instrument includes a shaft and a mating element that extends from the shaft. The mating element is configured to engage a mating element of a bone fastener to move a receiver of the bone fastener relative to a bone anchor of the bone fastener. Implants, systems, constructs, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Julien J. Prevost
  • Patent number: 10729419
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring a ligament or tendon to bone. In one embodiment, a surgical implant is provided having a sheath and an expander that is received within the sheath. Various delivery tools, including a sheath inserter and a driver, are also provided. In use, the sheath inserter can be used to position a tendon within a prepared bone hole, and it can be used to deliver the sheath with a guidewire coupled thereto into the bone hole. The driver can be provided for delivering the expander into the sheath. A loader can optionally be used to load the driver and expander onto the guidewire coupled to the implanted sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: David R. Diduch, Mark H. Getelman, Jacob A. Marks, Gerome Miller, Matthew J. Ravenscroft, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Howard C. Tang, Gregory R. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 10722269
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a bone-plate placement tool guides a bone plate against an outer surface of a bone so that the bone plate can be fastened to an intramedullary nail received in a medullary canal of the bone. The tool includes a guide shaft and a plate holder. The shaft defines a bore extending therethrough along an axis. The plate holder couples to a bone plate, and is coupled to the guide shaft such that the plate holder angulates relative to the axis along a range of angles. The bore of the shaft and a bore of the plate holder combine to define a passageway that extends through the tool as the plate holder angulates relative to the axis along the range of angles so as to guide at least one of a drill bit and a bone anchor through the tool and into an aperture in the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: David Cowens, Alexandra Sibole
  • Patent number: 10716556
    Abstract: An illustrative example suture securing assembly includes an inserter, a rigid member and a second member. The inserter includes a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal axis between the distal end and the proximal end. The inserter includes a handle near the proximal end and a rotatable portion near the handle. The rigid member includes an eyelet oriented to thread suture across the longitudinal axis. The rigid member is situated near the distal end of the inserter. The rigid member is configured to be placed in bone. The second member is situated near the distal end of the inserter and is configured to be rotated by the rotatable portion of the inserter to rotationally advance the second member in a distal direction toward the eyelet into a suture securing position where the second member holds suture in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHTREX, INC.
    Inventors: Neal S. ElAttrache, Stephen S. Burkhart, Peter J. Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10716602
    Abstract: An instrument for guiding a rod into a receiving area of an implant includes a coupling unit for coupling the instrument to the implant, a rod provided with an outer thread that can be positioned axially relative to the coupling unit, and at least one inner threaded segment arranged in an axially fixed manner relative to the coupling unit that can be brought into engagement or out of engagement with the outer thread of the threaded rod. The threaded rod has a stop, and the instrument has a locking element which is arranged in an axially fixed manner relative to the coupling unit for interacting with the stop. The locking element can be positioned in a radial direction relative to the threaded rod and is pretensioned in the direction of the threaded rod to engage with the stop by a pretensioning element which applies a radial force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventor: Kay Fischer
  • Patent number: 10709436
    Abstract: A method for securing soft tissue to bone which does not require the surgeon to tie suture knots to secure the tissue to the bone. Suture is passed through the graft at desired points. A cannulated plug or screw is pre-loaded onto the distal end of a driver provided with an eyelet implant at its distal end. Suture attached to the graft is passed through the eyelet of the implant located at the distal end of the driver. The distal end of the driver together with the eyelet implant is inserted into the bone. Tension is applied to the suture to position the graft at the desired location relative to the bone. The screw or plug is advanced into the pilot hole by turning the interference screw or tapping the plug until the cannulated screw or plug securely engages and locks in the eyelet implant, so that the cannulated plug or screw with the engaged eyelet implant is flush with the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Burkhart, Neal S. ElAttrache, Peter J. Dreyfuss
  • Patent number: 10702343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrumentation, comprising a hand-held, integrated, medical navigation system which comprises an optical detection unit having a camera, a data processing unit and an optical display unit, the data processing unit being coupled to the detection unit and the display unit, it being possible for location and/or orientation data of a medical marking device which is detectable with the detection unit to be processed by the data processing unit and information relating thereto to be represented on the display unit, the instrumentation comprising an illumination unit with which light is emittable in the direction of the marking device detectable with the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Josef Kozak, Jens Beger