Screw Or Pin Placement Or Removal Means Patents (Class 606/104)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10687868
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extension device (2) for a bone anchor (4), in particular for a pedicle screw having an axial longitudinal direction (16), a circumferential direction (18) concentric thereto and a radial direction (20), wherein the extension device (2) is extended in the axial longitudinal direction (16) and can be detachably fixed to the head (8) of the bone anchor (4), wherein the extension device (2) comprises two shell parts (22) that are separate from each other and extended in the longitudinal direction 16, characterized in that, the extension device further comprises a sleeve-like housing part (60) that can be slid in the axial longitudinal direction (16) onto the two shell parts (22) which are separated from each other and detachably fixed to the head of the bone anchor and, in the applied state, limits and defines a tunnel-like access (106) to the bone anchor (4) that extends in the axial direction (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Silony Medical International AG
    Inventor: Frank Heuer
  • Patent number: 10687881
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for separating an introducer sheath from a device connected to the introducer sheath is disclosed. In embodiments, the surgical instrument includes an extension extending in a longitudinal direction; a pin; and a separator connecting the extension and the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Z-Medical GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christel Paroth, Alexander Henninger, Zbigniew Combrowski
  • Patent number: 10682167
    Abstract: Instruments are provided for shifting elongate members, such as spinal rods, with respect to coupling members of spinal fixation systems. The instruments include a low friction drive mechanism having one or more rolling elements that ride along a helical groove or track in order to transform rotational movement of a drive member into linear shifting of a reducer member that shifts the elongate member. A one-way locking mechanism may be provided to selectively prevent unwanted counter-rotation of the low friction drive mechanism. The one-way locking mechanism may include annular ratchet teeth arranged on the exterior of the drive member and a ratchet pawl located adjacent to the teeth and selectively engageable therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Sandstrom, Jeffrey Hoffman, Jeffrey D. Vlahos
  • Patent number: 10675141
    Abstract: Implantable tensile load-bearing grafts having synthetic components stitched through biological components are disclosed. The synthetic components can be biodegradable and/or non-biodegradable and of differing tensile strengths from each other and the biological component. Methods of making the grafts are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Tela Bio, Inc
    Inventors: E. Skott Greenhalgh, Antony Koblish
  • Patent number: 10653535
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide a bone anchor deployment device. In one implementation, the bone anchor deployment device includes a flexible shaft adapted to bend along a deployment trajectory. A socket at the distal end of the flexible shaft is adapted to retain a bone anchor in a non-coaxial position. The bone anchor deployment device further includes a guide shaft having a lumen and a distal tip and an elongated tube extending through at least a portion of the guide shaft lumen and protruding from the distal tip of the guide shaft. A guide passage extends through a lumen of the elongated tube, and a channel is formed from a surface at a distal end of the guide passage. The channel is oriented at an angle relative to the guide passage and is adapted to cause the flexible shaft to bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce M. McCormack, Jeffrey D. Smith, Edward Liou, David Michael Schummers
  • Patent number: 10646236
    Abstract: A system for fixating a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint for SI joint fusion, the system including a sacroiliac joint implant and a delivery tool configured for approaching a sacroiliac joint. The system may include an implant having a porous 3D matrix structure and may be manufactured by laser or electron beam additive manufacturing. The delivery tool may include a radiolucent material. The SI fusion system may further include custom sacroiliac joint implants, anchors, alignment tools or targeting arms manufactured for a particular patient. Pre-surgical imaging studies, including 3D rendering, and their interpretation may assist in planning desired trajectories, anchor dimensions and implant dimensions and may provide details specific to the manufacture of particular sacroiliac joint tools or implants and their implantation into the sacroiliac joint. The system may be configured for use with surgical robots and may include an integrated nerve monitoring and stimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: JCBD, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jeffrey Donner, Christopher Thomas Donner
  • Patent number: 10639050
    Abstract: A method for interosseous ligament reconstruction (e.g., of a scapholunate or lunotriquetral ligament) includes drilling holes through both of the bones to allow for a graft to be placed on the volar and dorsal aspects of the bones, replicating the normal anatomic structure of the interosseous ligament, while requiring only an incision on the dorsal side of the wrist. The method includes using a drill guide that directs the drill to place a drill hole from dorsal to volar (front to back) in the bone, while making sure the drilled hole is within the joint on the volar side. The drill guide includes a hollow guide tube to advance a drill through, the hollow tube movably coupled to a shaft of the drill guide with a distal end that generally aligns with the distal end of the hollow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Robin Kamal
  • Patent number: 10631901
    Abstract: A device may include an outer sleeve with a hollow interior, and an inner sleeve with a hollow interior to couple axially and slidingly. The outer sleeve may include an outer central body, an outer proximal end part and an outer distal end part integrally connected to one another, and an outer channel extending along the entire outer proximal end part and along a substantial portion of the outer central body. The inner sleeve may include an inner central body, an inner proximal end part and an inner distal end part integrally connected to one another, and an inner channel extending along the entire inner proximal end part and along a substantial part of the inner central body. The inner sleeve may include, in the inner proximal end of the inner sleeve, a lateral engagement element, and an axial engagement element for releasably engaging a surgical screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Meinrad Fiechter, Alfonso Fantigrossi, Francesco Siccardi
  • Patent number: 10624626
    Abstract: A fixation device. At least one example embodiment is a bone anchor comprising: a proximal head; a bollard coupled to the proximal head; a first barb coupled to the bollard, the first barb extends outward a first distance measured perpendicularly from an anchor central axis, the first distance greater than half the transverse dimension of the bollard, and the first barb extends outward at a first radial from the anchor central axis; and a second barb coupled to the first barb, the second barb extends outward a second distance measured perpendicularly from the anchor central axis, the second distance greater than half the transverse dimension of the bollard, and the second barb extends outward at a second radial from the anchor central axis, the second radial at a second rotational orientation at least 36 angular degrees from the first radial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: West Gen Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Donald A. Williams, George J. Sikora
  • Patent number: 10617452
    Abstract: A tool set for implanting a rod in a human spine in conjunction with bone screws includes a pair of end guide tools that receive opposite ends of the rod in channels and under manipulation by a surgeon facilitate transport of the rod toward the bone screws attached to the guide tools. Each end guide tool includes a laterally extending, rigid, rod holding structure located near a bottom surface thereof. Intermediate guide tools having pass-through slots are utilized to guide the rod to the bone screws at intermediate locations. For bone screw implantation, the end guide tools and intermediate guide tools are assembled with a driver. The driver is coaxial with the respective guide tool and rotatingly mateable thereto. The driver includes a stem and a nut-type fastener, the stem receivable in the guide tool. The fastener allows for rotation of the bone screw without rotating the attached guide tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10603089
    Abstract: Novel bone screw and plate assemblies including locking confirmation mechanisms are provided. In certain cases, a locking confirmation mechanism is operably attached to the plate, and comprises a toggling arm having an upper portion, a mid-portion and a lower portion. When a bone screw is positioned in a plate in an unlocked configuration, the locking confirmation mechanism assumes a first position. When the bone screw is positioned in the plate in a locked configuration, this causes the locking confirmation mechanism to pivot and assume a second position. The locking confirmation mechanism thus provides a convenient visual and/or tactile means to assess when the screw is in a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Hansell, Michael Black
  • Patent number: 10603030
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue anchor has a first portion and a second portion. The tissue anchor is configured to be placed within bodily tissue of a patient. The first portion of the tissue anchor includes an extension member configured to engage the bodily tissue to help retain the tissue anchor within the bodily tissue. The first portion has an inner surface and defines a cavity. The second portion of the tissue anchor has a helical ridge. The helical ridge is configured to engage the inner surface of the first portion of the tissue anchor to movably couple the second portion of the tissue anchor to the first portion of the tissue anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Ciulla, James M. Goddard
  • Patent number: 10595913
    Abstract: A reduction sleeve for facilitating insertion of a spinal rod into a rod-receiving channel formed in a bone fixation element. The reduction sleeve may include a through-bore sized and configured to receive the bone fixation element and a substantially transverse channel sized and configured to receive the spinal rod. The channel being substantially aligned with the rod-receiving channel formed in the bone fixation element so that, once the bone fixation element has been inserted into the reduction sleeve, the spinal rod can pass through the aligned channels. The reduction sleeve may also include at least one break-off point or region for facilitating breaking and removal of the reduction sleeve once the spinal rod has been clamped into the rod-receiving channel of the bone fixation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Dec, David S. Rathbun
  • Patent number: 10588614
    Abstract: A knotless suture anchoring system includes an outer anchor having a central channel and a distal tip adapted to penetrate tissue. An inner anchor is positionable in the central channel of the outer anchor and a locking feature on one or both of the inner and outer anchors retains the inner anchor within the central channel. A continuous length of suture is coupled with the inner and outer suture anchors and has a free end. At least one of the inner and the outer anchors also has a cinching mechanism that allows the suture to be tensioned by passage of the suture through the cinching mechanism in a first direction while movement of the suture through the cinching mechanism in a second direction opposite the first direction is constrained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: Darin C. Gittings, Mark Deem, Michael Hendricksen, Vivek Shenoy, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Stephen Boyd
  • Patent number: 10575881
    Abstract: The self-locking screwdriver includes a guide tube inside which a clamping rod is guided and rotatably driven, one end of which is provided with a cavity which allows the rotational drive and tightening of an anchoring screw, ensuring the immobilization of an orthopedic implant against an osseous body of an individual, the screwdriver including, on the one hand, between The guide tube and the clamping rod, a blocking system cooperating with the guide tube in order to prevent the latter from being loosened from the orthopedic implant when the anchoring screw is tightened and, on the other hand, on the outer periphery of the guide tube, a gripping wheel for locking and/or unlocking the blocking system and the rotational drive of the guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CLARIANCE
    Inventors: Brice Krier, Yannick Pontois
  • Patent number: 10561453
    Abstract: A bone fastener includes a proximal portion including an inner surface defining an implant cavity. A first member is configured for disposal with the proximal portion and includes a wall defining a cavity. A second member is configured for disposal with the cavity. A distal portion includes a first end disposed within the members and a second end configured to penetrate tissue. The proximal portion overlaps the second member to limit movement of the first end of the distal portion. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Christopher M. Patterson, Michelle M. Hennard
  • Patent number: 10548711
    Abstract: A simplified placement system and method for a tissue graft anchor by which a surgeon may introduce one or more sutures into a socket in a boney tissue, apply a precise amount of tension to the sutures to advance a soft tissue graft to a desired location, and then advance the anchor into the socket, preferably while maintaining the requisite pre-determined suture tension and without introducing spin to the suture is disclosed. Alternate embodiments of the anchor placement system and method of the present invention may forego tensioned sutures in favor of direct engagement with the soft tissue graft, whereby an end or a portion of the graft is trapped between an outer surface of the anchor and the boney surface of the wall of the socket such that friction force between the inserted portions of graft and socket maintains the position of graft relative to socket and bone. In either case, particularly preferred embodiments allow for the one-handed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TENJIN LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Dougherty, Gary R. Heisler, Robert A. Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 10485904
    Abstract: The present application discloses embodiments related to an implant and a method of forming an implant configured to treat a fractured bone. The implant can include a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein the body defines a central axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; and a high tensile strand positioned adjacent the body such that at least a portion of the strand extends at least partially along the outer surface of the body in a direction substantially parallel with the central axis, and wherein the strand is loaded with an active agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Armbruster, Katlin Adlon Lumme, Jeffrey Chomyn, Aaron Yu
  • Patent number: 10470806
    Abstract: A maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) device having an arch bar with a plurality of spaced tabs and gaps, and further having apertured mounting plate members mounted onto the arch bar, each mounting plate member having a slot to receive a tab on the arch bar, whereby the mounting plate members may be repositioned laterally along the arch bar from one tab to another prior to affixing the MMF device to the maxilla or mandible of a patient in order to position the mounting plate members at locations where the underlying tooth root will not be damaged by insertion of a bone screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: KLS-MARTIN, L.P., THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Klaus Kohler, Jennifer Pinto, Thomas S. Johnston, Jr., Francis A. Papay
  • Patent number: 10456211
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for performing spinal reconstructive surgery, including measuring spinal length in the Y-axis at the middle column, measuring intervertebral spacing in the Y-axis at the middle column, measuring intervertebral tension applied to the posterior longitudinal ligament, establishing the height of intervertebral spacers along the Y-axis at the middle column based on one or more of such measurements, measuring intervertebral rotation around the Y-axis, and measuring flexion-extension or anterior-posterior rotation around the X-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medicrea International
    Inventor: Paul C. McAfee
  • Patent number: 10449032
    Abstract: A suture anchor delivery device includes a handle and first and second knobs coupled to the handle. A shaft is coupled to the handle and the shaft includes an outer member, an inner member disposed within the outer member and a driver disposed within the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Paulk, Richard M. Lunn
  • Patent number: 10441317
    Abstract: System and method for fixing bone. An exemplary system may comprise a clamping instrument, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The clamping instrument may include a first tube and a second tube. The tubes may have an adjustable separation from one another while remaining coaxially aligned with one another on an axis, and may be configured to apply pressure to opposite sides of a bone to compress the bone. The first fastener may be configured to pass through the first tube on the axis. The second fastener may be configured to attach to the first fastener and to pass through the second tube on the axis. In some embodiments, the system also may comprise an insertion tool configured to carry the second fastener into the second tube and prevent the second fastener from turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SIGN Fracture Care International
    Inventor: Paul DeVasConCellos
  • Patent number: 10441326
    Abstract: Driver instruments and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for applying a fastener to a bone anchor. Various features are disclosed for retaining the fastener to the driver instrument, such as tapered drive tips, as are various features for impacting the driver instrument into the fastener, such as slidable slap-hammer type handles. Driver instruments with interchangeable handles or handle geometries that can be changed without separating the instrument from an attached fastener are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sérl
    Inventors: John Divincenzo, Thomas Martin, Nicholas Pavento, James Murray
  • Patent number: 10426525
    Abstract: Devices and methods for selectively converting polyaxial bone screws into monoaxial screws are described herein. In one embodiment, a spinal screw extension instrument is provided having an outer component configured to engage a receiving member of a polyaxial screw. The instrument further includes an inner component disposed within an inner lumen of the outer component and configured to translate longitudinally relative to the outer component such that the inner component can apply a distal force to a compression member of the polyaxial screw disposed within a distal portion of the receiving member to thereby convert the polyaxial screw to a monoaxial screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sàrl
    Inventors: Shawn D. Stad, Frank Spratt, James Paiva
  • Patent number: 10420592
    Abstract: An orthopedic bone rod reduction device and method is disclosed. The device includes an actuator having a drive surface and a bone rod engagement element for engaging with a bone rod. The assembly further includes a spring positioned between the drive surface of the actuator and the rod engagement element. The rod reduction assembly controls movement of a bone rod relative to a bone anchor positioned in a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SPINAL DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD, A.T.F. THE SPINESR UNIT TRUST
    Inventors: Gregory Roger, Davor Saravanja
  • Patent number: 10413339
    Abstract: Bone anchors and surgical instruments (e.g., bone taps, drivers, etc.) are disclosed herein that include integrated guide tips. Use of these anchors or instruments can eliminate one or more of the steps in a conventional bone anchor installation procedure, improving surgical efficiency and safety. For example, a surgical instrument can include a guide projection configured for insertion through a cannulation formed in a bone anchor when the surgical instrument is coupled to the bone anchor. The surgical instrument can also include various mechanisms for adjusting the position of the guide projection relative to the bone anchor. The guide projection can replace the needle, stylet, and guidewire used in typical insertion procedures. The bone anchor can also include integrated tapping features to eliminate the need for a separate bone tap instrument. Thus, in some embodiments, targeting, tapping, and driving the bone anchor can be performed in a single step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ramsay, John DiVincenzo, Nicholas Pavento
  • Patent number: 10390817
    Abstract: A tissue fixation system is provided for dynamic and rigid fixation of tissue. A fastener connected with an elongate fastening member, such as a cable, wire, suture, rod, or tube, is moved through a passage between opposite sides of tissue. A medical device is used to secure the fastener to the elongate fastening member. The medical device includes a tensioning mechanism for tensioning the elongate fastening member. As crimping mechanism is used to secure the fastener to the elongated member, where a cutting mechanism cut the excess portion of the elongated member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: P Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Bonutti, Hank Bonutti, Kevin Ruholl, Glen A. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10390967
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a guide device and a driver, which allows for the preparation of an anatomic cavity for screw fixation of an implant or spacer, including the guidance for hole preparation, and guidance for insertion of screws, and or anchors, while selecting the amount of rigidity, and selecting the amount of visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Livorsi, Francisco Amaral, Matthew Posluszny, Raymond Murphy, David Gerber
  • Patent number: 10383664
    Abstract: A method of fusing a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint with an additively manufactured joint implant comprising a plurality of openings extending from a top surface into an inner portion of the joint implant via a plurality of channels, and an orifice extending from an exterior surface of the proximal end into the inner portion, wherein the orifice is in fluid communication with the plurality of channels via the inner portion; delivering the joint implant into the sacroiliac joint space through an access region and injecting an amount of biocompatible material at an initial stage of an injection process into the inner portion via the orifice and with a delivery tool; and, at a subsequent stage of the injection process the amount of biocompatible material moves from the inner portion through the plurality of channel via a second path and into the sacroiliac joint space immediately adjacent a top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: JCBD, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jeffrey Donner, Christopher Thomas Donner
  • Patent number: 10383615
    Abstract: An anchor inserter provides for inserting an anchor into a hole in body tissue. The anchor inserter has an elongated shaft with a first axis and a distal end and an insertion tip. The insertion tip has a driving tip extending distally from the distal end of the shaft to terminate in an anchor engaging interface. A resiliency between the anchor engaging interface and the shaft allows bending away from the first axis. An abutment member extends distally from the shaft and has a distally facing abutment surface adjacent the driving tip which abuts the anchor and allows an axial force to be transmitted thereto. Preferably, the abutment member comprises a collar extending from the shaft and coaxially receiving the driving tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventor: Mehmet Ziya Sengun
  • Patent number: 10368923
    Abstract: A bone fixation system is provided. The bone fixation system includes a receiver coupled to a bone fastener. The receiver includes an inner bore and channel that provides a seat for an elongate fixation rod. The inner surface of the receiver includes locations for an instrument to securely grasp the receiver from the inside of the receiver without obstructing the inner bore. The instrument is provided with hooks that uniquely grasp the receiver from the inside and outside of the receiver. The instrument also includes flexible prongs configured to engage recesses formed in the outer surface of the receiver. The prongs have prong extensions that conform in shape to the recesses. The prongs and recesses have three separated perimeter surfaces each having a component perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The bone fixation system provides a strong connection between the screw and the instrument for the demands unique to spinal surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroStructures, Inc.
    Inventors: Moti Altarac, Joey Reglos
  • Patent number: 10368870
    Abstract: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a head attached to the coil body. The head may include at least one external thread adapted to engage with a corresponding internal thread of a delivery device. The head may include a through hole adapted to receive a rod therethrough for guiding and/or driving the surgical fastener from the delivery device. The through hole may have a non-circular configuration that complements at least a portion of the shape of a non-circular rod. The coil body may also define a channel with a non-circular configuration. The non-circular through hole and/or channel may be engaged and rotated by the non-circular rod to rotate the surgical fastener for delivery and insertion of the fastener into the prosthesis and/or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Saurav V. Gupta, Keith A. Grider, Derek Leatzow
  • Patent number: 10363073
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies and related instrumentation are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a modular bone anchor assembly allows for a bone anchor to be driven into bone and a head or receiver member to be attached thereto at some later point in time. The bone anchor can have a smaller footprint than the complete assembly, which can improve visualization and anatomical spatial awareness during insertion of the bone anchor and during other surgical steps performed prior to attaching the head or receiver member to the bone anchor. A variety of modular head types are disclosed, as are various instruments for driving a bone anchor, attaching a head to a bone anchor, removing a head from a bone anchor, and making a unilateral attachment to a head of a bone anchor assembly. Drive interfaces for driving a bone anchor are disclosed, as are features that allow a bone anchor to act as a fixation point for soft tissue retraction, disc space distraction, derotation, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sàrl
    Inventors: Aniruddha Raina, Eric Biester
  • Patent number: 10357294
    Abstract: The combination of a plate and inserter for the plate. The plate is configured to be operatively placed at a bone fracture site and secured with at least one fastener to stabilize bone portions between which a fracture is located. Structure cooperating between the plate and inserter is configured to releasably maintain the plate operatively engaged with the inserter. The operatively engaged plate is movable together with the inserter whereby a user can manipulate the operatively engaged plate through the inserter. The plate has a leading end with a tapered configuration to facilitate dissection of soft tissue from a bone surface to allow a surface on the plate that trails the advancing leading end to be operatively placed against the bone surface across the bone fracture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TriMed, Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Medoff
  • Patent number: 10349986
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member including a drive engageable with a first mating surface of a bone fastener. A second member is rotatable relative to the first member and includes an engagement element connectable with a second mating surface of the bone fastener. Systems, spinal implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Paxton Wall, Richard Quinn Brown, Adam Glaser