Screw Or Pin Placement Or Removal Means Patents (Class 606/104)
  • Patent number: 11452517
    Abstract: Fixation device cartridges. At least one example embodiment is a cartridge including: a first tube; a second tube parallel to first tube; a first spacer coupled to the first tube and the second tube such that slots of the first and second tubes face each other; a second spacer coupled to the first tube and the second tube, the first and second spacers defining a suture volume between the slots of the first and second tubes, and the slot of the first tube and the slot of the second tube open into the suture volume; a first bone anchor disposed within the first tube, a first suture line associated with the first bone anchor and extending through the slot; and a second bone anchor disposed within the second tube and coupled to the first suture line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: WEST GEN TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Donald A. Williams, George J. Sikora
  • Patent number: 11446020
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 11439442
    Abstract: A universal surgical instrument includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end, the second end having flexible prongs with a head cavity to hold therebetween a polyaxial head. The universal surgical instrument includes a cuff member at the first end to interface with interchangeable surgical instruments. The universal surgical instrument includes an I-shaped clamp coupled to the elongated member and being configured to unlock and separate the flexible prongs to expand the head cavity for placement of the polyaxial head therein and to lock the head cavity in response to application of a force to slide the I-shaped claim along the elongated member to a locked position. A system of surgical instruments include the universal instrument and interchangeable surgical instruments that can be interchanged in the cuff member of the universal instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brian A. Butler, Molly K. Rice
  • Patent number: 11432814
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for managing suture filament during a tissue repair procedure. One exemplary embodiment of an anchor insertion tool includes a handle, an elongate shaft extending distally from the handle, and a ring disposed around the elongate shaft. The ring can be configured to slide along a length of the shaft, and can be configured to engage a filament extending from an anchor removably coupled to the shaft's distal end during a suture anchor insertion procedure. In some embodiments, the ring can include one or more slots for receiving a filament and maintaining a tension applied to the filament. The ring can also include features that prevent it from rotating with respect to the shaft, such as a boss formed on a ring's central opening that engages a slot formed in the shaft. Other devices, systems, and methods for suture anchor insertion are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Joseph Hernandez, Benjamin Cleveland, Meghan Vento
  • Patent number: 11426242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for assisting in guiding and performing a procedure on a subject. The subject may be any appropriate subject such as inanimate object and/or an animate object. The guide and system may include various manipulable or movable members and may be registered to selected coordinate systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Snyder, Brad Jacobsen, Joseph Moctezuma, Jerald Lamont Redmond, Katharine E. Darling, Justin Kemp, Andrew Wald
  • Patent number: 11426215
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a member being engageable to a spinal implant configured for connection to a bone fastener shaft. An actuator is connected to the member. A latch is connected to the actuator and the connection is configured to change between at least one non-locked orientation such that the actuator is movable relative to the member and a locked orientation such that the actuator is fixed relative to the member. Systems, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Charles G. Fisher, Marcel F. Dvorak, Lawrence G. Lenke, Ronald A. Lehman
  • Patent number: 11406370
    Abstract: A retractor system includes one or more blades, a handle, and a frame. The handle includes first and second arms with jaw portions and recesses configured to removably retain a blade. Both arms include rotatable connections and handles, where the rotatable connections are between jaw portions and handles. The rotatable connections are connected together such that the arms are rotatable with respect to one another. In one embodiment, the recesses are partial disc shapes opposed to one another, such that when the jaw portions are in a closed position, a disc-shaped space is present between the jaw portions in the closed position. The blade includes a corresponding disc-shape protrusion that may be retained in the recesses, and in some embodiments may include one or more notches to mate with a protrusion in a recess that prevents blade rotation while in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOSS INSTRUMENTS, LTD., INC.
    Inventors: Sean Higgins, John Ryall, Peter Fetzer
  • Patent number: 11406429
    Abstract: This application describes surgical instruments and implants for building a posterior fixation construct across one or more segments of the spinal column. Extension guides are provided that attach to bone anchors implanted within the spine. The extension guides have a guide channel that align with a rod channel in the anchor to help direct the rod to the anchor. Instruments are provided to aid in insertion and positioning or the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Doose, Robert German, Scott Lish, Andrew Schafer, Eric Dasso, Derek J Matteo, Thomas M. Sweeney, III
  • Patent number: 11406399
    Abstract: A method for suspension of the CMC joint that minimizes patient irritation/discomfort and damage to the surrounding tissue. Specifically, the method is a method for suspending a first metacarpal in relative position to a second metacarpal. The method includes the steps of: (i) drilling a hole through the first metacarpal; (ii) inserting a drill guide through the hole in the first metacarpal; (iii) advancing the drill guide to a surface of the second metacarpal, and drilling a hole in the second metacarpal; (iv) inserting an anchor into the hole formed in the second metacarpal, wherein the anchor is attached to suture; (v) deploying the anchor within the second metacarpal; (vi) tensioning the suture attached to the anchor; and (vii) fixing the position of the first metacarpal relative to the second metacarpal using the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Summitt, Robert Thibodeau
  • Patent number: 11399880
    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: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Christopher M. Patterson, Michelle M. Hennard
  • Patent number: 11389204
    Abstract: Spinal correction surgical techniques and methodologies for correction of scoliosis using non fusion anterior scoliosis correction, including soft tissue releases, unique correction techniques such as de-rotation, and unique single and dual anchor screw/cord applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Institute for Spine & Scoliosis, P.A.
    Inventors: M Darryl Antonacci, Randal R Betz, Laury Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 11389153
    Abstract: Various devices, systems, and methods for anchoring sutures are provided In general, a suture anchor can include a groove formed in an exterior surface thereof and configured to seat a suture at least partially therein. The suture can be configured to automatically become seated in the groove during the advancement of the anchor into bone, such as by being rotated therein using a driver tool. The suture and the groove can have cooperating sizes such that the suture seated in the groove extends radially outward therefrom to be partially located outside of the anchor. This external portion of the suture can be press fit between the anchor and the bone, thereby securing both the anchor and the suture to the bone. This securing can occur as part of driving the anchor into bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: David B. Spenciner, Steven N. Bittenson
  • Patent number: 11389212
    Abstract: Multi-function driver instruments and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for applying a fastener to a bone anchor. In some embodiments, a single instrument can include features for driving multiple different types of fasteners, independently driving multiple different components of a single fastener assembly, and so forth, with the instrument being switchable between multiple operating modes to select the feature needed for a particular function. The instrument can include features for retaining a fastener to the instrument, e.g., during initial insertion of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Seetal Erramilli, Frank Spratt, Grant Mellor, Areeb Hassan, Joanna Talis, Peter McMahon
  • Patent number: 11382768
    Abstract: A method of inserting a screw into a fusion cage, comprising the step of: i) attaching a screw head of a bone screw to a flexible bone screw driver comprising: a) a proximal handle, b) an intermediate shaft, c) a flexible distal end portion comprising a plurality of interlocking segments portion defining a periphery and a distal tip adapted to engage the screw head, and d) a flexible pre-bent sleeve that is configured to be placed radially over and around the plurality of interlocking segments to provide a loaded configuration, wherein the plurality of interlocking segments portion is substantially straight in its unloaded configuration, whereby the pre-bent sleeve pre-determines the trajectory of the tip in the loaded configuration, ii) inserting the bone screw into a threaded throughhole of a fusion cage comprising a front wall, a pair of opposing side walls, a back wall, and top and bottom surfaces adapted for gripping opposed vertebral endplates, wherein the front wall comprises the threaded thro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gamache, Michael D Sorrenti
  • Patent number: 11382678
    Abstract: A percutaneous method for removing an outer portion of the proximal end of a lag screw protruding from a fractured femur when embedded in the femur to stabilize an intramedullary nail implanted in the intramedullary canal using a multi-part cannulated driver wherein the lag screw comprises a distal section, an intermediate section including a channel formed in the proximal portion thereof with a driver recess formed at the distal end thereof, and a proximal section having a notch, groove or score mark formed on the exterior surface of the lag screw separating or between the intermediate section and the proximal section and the multi-part cannulated driver comprises a cannulated shaft including a first driver member formed thereon configured to engage the driver recess to prevent the distal section and intermediate section of the lag screw from rotating in the femoral head when torque is applied to the proximal section by a second driver member engaging the proximal section of the lag screw to separate the pro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: George J. Haidukewych
  • Patent number: 11382637
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is provided. The surgical instrument has a drill bit employable in drilling procedures wherein the drill bit has an internal grasping hook. As a result, the drill bit may not only drill into bone, but may also be used to grasp an object within or part of the body. The present surgical instrument reduces contamination and difficulty which may otherwise result from switching surgical instruments from a drill to a grasping mechanism or from the need to drill multiple holes into the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Schrilla, LLC
    Inventor: David Schub
  • Patent number: 11382673
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are gear shifters to reverse an output shaft rotation and a method for using the same. A gear shifter in accordance with the present invention may include a housing, an input shaft, an output shaft and an idler shaft. The input shaft may have input gears, the output shaft may have output gears and the idler shaft may have idler gears. The output shaft may be slidably coupled with the input shaft and the idler shaft to rotate in a first direction in a first position and in a second opposite direction in a second position. A method of reversing an output shaft direction using a gear shifter may include the steps of pushing the gear shifter in a first direction to rotate the output shaft in a first direction and pushing the gear shifter in a second direction to rotate the output shaft in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Xiao Hui Gao, Hyosig Kang, Daryle Lee
  • Patent number: 11364040
    Abstract: An orthopedic burring tool includes a burring tip configured for removal of bone to form a bore in the bone, an elongated intermediate segment having a smooth outer surface along a length of the segment, a conical widening segment at the proximal end of the intermediate segment that widens from the diameter of the burring tip to a diameter that is about twice the burring tip diameter. The widening segment includes an outer surface configured for removal of bone upon rotation of the burring tool. The tool includes an upper segment configured for engagement to a rotary driving tool and having a cylindrical outer surface configured for removal of bone upon rotation of the burring tool for removal of material from bony structure adjacent the bone bore formed by the burring tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Poulter
  • Patent number: 11357534
    Abstract: A catheter can restore the patency of a body lumen, for example, by removing tissue from a body lumen (e.g., a blood vessel). The catheter can be a rotational catheter having a rotatable drive shaft and a tissue-removing element secured to the drive shaft to be driven in rotation by the drive shaft. The catheter can have an abrasive burr configured to abrade tissue in a body lumen. The catheter can have an expandable tissue-removing element. The catheter can include a balloon and an inflation conduit. The catheter can also be configured to move over a guidewire through a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises an over-the-wire, balloon-expandable, rotational, and abrasive tissue-removing catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Schneider, Ethan Andrew Guggenheimer, Nickolas Miller, Sengkham Sirivong, Bradley Steele, Babak Tabesh, Akshay Hulasare, Julie Bu
  • Patent number: 11357521
    Abstract: A drill guide arm for providing guidance for placement of a bone tunnel, while protecting against trauma. The guide arm includes a first arm at a proximal end connected at an angle to a second arm, the second arm extending to a distal end. The angle can be within the range of 80°-110°. The second arm extends along a first axis. The guide arm also includes a distal tip extending at a second angle from the second arm at the distal end, and an indicator feature extending from the distal tip toward the first arm. The indicator feature extends along a second axis, the second axis being substantially parallel to the first axis. The guide arm can also include a shield feature of the distal tip. The shield feature has a width wider than the remainder of the distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Kam, Andrew Muser, Kalifa A. Clarke, Peter Verdonk, Björn G. Barenius, Seth L. Sherman, Brian R. Wolf, Timothy Spalding
  • Patent number: 11357562
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument for use in disassembling an orthopaedic prosthesis includes a main component, a rod, and a spindle. The main component has a housing and an elongated body extending from the housing with a passageway is defined in the elongated body. The rod has an elongated shaft, with a greater length than the elongated body, extending from the head of the rod and configured to pass through the main component. The spindle threads into the housing to move the rod along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Aaron J. Matyas, Kyle D. Steffe, Rebecca L. Chaney, Tyler S. Hathaway, Michael A. Cook
  • Patent number: 11344351
    Abstract: An assembly may include a medical device, an introducer sheath connected to the medical device, and a surgical instrument. The medical device may include a cage, a screw, a bone screw, a pedicle screw, and/or an implant. The introducer sheath may be connected to the medical device at a pre-determined breaking point. The introducer sheath may be hollow. The surgical instrument may comprise an extension. The extension may be configured to be inserted into the introducer sheath. The surgical instrument may comprise a pin. The surgical instrument may comprise a separator. The separator may be configured for breaking off the introducer sheath from the medical device at the pre-determined breaking point by rotating the extension about a longitudinal axis of the extension. A part of the medical device may be configured serve as a counter bearing to the rotation by accommodating the pin during rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Z-Medical GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christel Paroth, Alexander Henninger, Zbigniew Combrowski
  • Patent number: 11344347
    Abstract: A bone plate kit may be provided for a foot or ankle orthopedic procedure, such as a lapidus procedure. In some examples, the bone plate kit includes a sterile container that holds multiple unicortical bone plate fasteners and one or more bone plates. For example, the kit may contain two bone plates configured to be used together during a tarsal-metatarsal fusion procedure. Each of the two bone plates may be configured to span different regions of a tarsal-metatarsal joint. The unicortical bone plate fasteners can be used to secure the two bone plates to the first metatarsal and medial cuneiform of a patient undergoing a procedure. In some configurations, one of the bone plates is a helical bone plate while the other bone plate may or may not be a helical bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Treace, F. Barry Bays, Paul Dayton
  • Patent number: 11344354
    Abstract: A method of assembling a surgical instrument is provided. The method comprises connecting a part with a first member, the first member extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end including at least one mating surface disposed a selected distance from the distal end for engagement with a navigation component, the part having an opening and the distal end being inserted through the opening and translated to a selected position with the first member. Systems, spinal constructs and implants are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Paxton Wall
  • Patent number: 11337685
    Abstract: A medical assembly implanting a transcatheter heart valve in the heart at a valve 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 a transcatheter heart valve. The transcatheter heart valve includes either a top or bottom brim which is positioned to conform to the atrial floor at the deployment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Opus Medical Therapies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Rajagopal, Jaime Eduardo Sarabia, Yenchin Liao
  • Patent number: 11337742
    Abstract: Embodiments of a compliant orthopedic driver are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, compliant orthopedic driver includes a body extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a driver axis; a driver tip disposed at the distal end of the body, wherein the body includes at least one compliant portion configured to allow the driver flex about at least two axes transverse to the driver axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc
    Inventors: Olivier Chappuis, Szymon Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 11293838
    Abstract: Devices and systems for track tension measurement and alignment of tracked vehicles are provided. A device for measuring tension on a continuous track includes a shaft having a hollow cross section, a pin disposed at least partially through an aperture of the top end of the shaft, a compression member disposed within the inner volume of the shaft such that the pin contacts the compression member, and a base having a hollow cross section and removably attached to an outer surface of the shaft. When the base is attached to the outer surface of the shaft at a predetermined height, and the pin is depressed into the inner volume of the shaft at a predetermined distance, the distance between the top end of the pin and an end of the base is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: I S A T GAUGES
    Inventor: Steven W. Hart
  • Patent number: 11284990
    Abstract: An adjustable construct for fixation of a tendon or ligament graft in a tunnel. The construct comprises a flexible, adjustable loop connected to tissue (for example, graft, ligament or tendon). The adjustable loop may be integrated with an additional tissue supporting device (for example, a wedge or a plug). The tissue is secured within a bone socket/tunnel by adjusting the length of the flexible adjustable loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Albertorio, Eric S. Zajac, Jacob A. Jolly
  • Patent number: 11284877
    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 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    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: 11278325
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having a first member engageable with a first end of a fastener having a second end configured to penetrate tissue. A second member includes an expandable member configured for engaging the first end. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventor: William A. Rezach
  • Patent number: 11266447
    Abstract: A method of assembling a surgical construct includes installing a fastener within a bone of a patient. A connector rod is positioned on the fastener and an interference or press fit is created between the fastener and the rod, with very little effort required on the surgeon's part. No additional steps are necessary or desirable; the surgeon can simply position the rod over the fastener, and very quickly and accurately couple the two one to another. A securing device can be used to couple the fastener and the rod, and a different device can be used to uncouple the fastener from the rod. The securing device engages the fastener and the rod, and pushes the rod over the fastener as the surgeon activates the gripping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: David T. Hawkes, Quentin T. Aten
  • Patent number: 11259855
    Abstract: Various articulating tools for endoscopic placement of fasteners are disclosed. The tool can comprise a multi-angle articulating screwdriver. The tool can have an elongate shaft with an articulating driver head at a distal end. The tool can rotate the articulating driver head to drive fasteners, such as screws, to a surgical site. The articulating driver head can articulate with respect to a longitudinal axis of the elongate shaft to enable the fastener to be driven at various angle. The tool can be coupled to a powered handpiece power and can transmit torque from the handpiece to the driver head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pro-Dex, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Bowen, Mark Fanous, Jake Huntley
  • Patent number: 11235448
    Abstract: A torque transfer assembly for a bit holder includes a first lateral member, a second lateral member and a coupling pin. The first and second lateral members extend substantially parallel to each other along opposing sides of an axial channel of a base portion of a drive body of the bit holder. The drive body includes a drive end configured to interface with a powered driver. The coupling pin interfaces between the drive body and a driven body of the bit holder to transfer torque between the drive body and the driven body via engagement between the coupling pin and the first and second lateral members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Carnabuci
  • Patent number: 11229470
    Abstract: An endosteal guide pin for preparing a guide path for the implantation of a pedicle or orthopaedic screw into a patient's bone. The pin has a head intended to be provisionally implanted in a bone and a guide rod, coaxial with and rigidly secured to the head, ending in a free end intended to be at least level with the skin surface of the patient when the pin is in the implanted position in the bone. The pin has a first coupling part intended at least to secure the pin to and release the pin from at least one portion of a positioning trocar and a second coupling part intended at least to secure the pin to a removal trocar. Also, a trocar for positioning a guide pin, which trocar incorporates the guide pin, and to a trocar for removing the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HIRONDELLE MEDICAL
    Inventors: Eric Decoux, Nguyen-Thanh Denis Hoa
  • Patent number: 11229462
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, and methods for attaching a head assembly to a fastener are provided. The systems, instruments, and methods may include a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may include an elongated first member; a first tubular member, in which a portion of the elongated first member is positioned within the first tubular member; a second tubular member, in which the portion of the elongated first member and a portion of the first tubular member are positioned within the second tubular member; and at least one grasping member, in which a portion of the at least one grasping member is pivotably coupled to the first tubular member and another portion of the at least one grasping member is pivotably coupled to the second tubular member. In one or more cases, the at least one grasping member may actuate translation of the first tubular member and the second tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: William A. Rezach, Jason M. May
  • Patent number: 11185320
    Abstract: Methods of attaching a soft tissue to an adjacent bone at a defect site are provided. An adjustable loop region of a flexible construct contained in a bore defined by a fastener is passed through a tissue. The adjustable loop is passed through the tissue. The fastener is passed back through the adjustable loop to fold the adjustable loop upon itself. The fastener is attached to the bone. An adjusting arm on the flexible construct is engaged to reduce the size of the adjustable loop and secure the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Kaiser, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone
  • Patent number: 11185359
    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: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 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: 11179166
    Abstract: Fixation guide devices and methods for positioning and inserting an intramedullary nail are disclosed. The fixation guide devices include a frame with a first end and a second end, a compression device removably coupled to the first end of the frame, and the intramedullary nail secured to a nail attachment apparatus of the frame. An intramedullary nail including a body with a fastening end, a closed end, and at least two openings is also disclosed. A compression device includes a compression member, a knob, and a bolt secured in the knob and rotatably engaging the compression member is also disclosed. An alignment guide is disclosed and includes a base member, an alignment member, and a fixation guide. A method of inserting an intramedullary nail into two bones for fixation of the two bones is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Frank Bono, Michael Houghton, Thomas Sangiovanni, James T. Clancy, Thomas Chang
  • Patent number: 11166754
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a strike instrument that couples to an insertion handle of an intramedullary nail has a shaft that extends along a shaft axis, and an abutment that extends outward relative to the shaft. The abutment is rotationally fixed to the shaft such that the shaft can rotate the abutment between a first orientation, where the abutment can be removed or inserted into the insertion handle, and a second orientation, where the abutment forms an interference with the insertion handle that prevents the abutment from being removed from the handle. The strike instrument includes a strike surface that can transfer an impaction force to the insertion handle, and a lock that engages the insertion handle so as to prevent the abutment from rotating from the second orientation to the first orientation after the abutment is rotated within the insertion handle from the first orientation to the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Yvonne Schumacher, Gaser El Zoghbi, Nicholas Van Stolk, Dominik Daniel Bini Falconi
  • Patent number: 11154337
    Abstract: Various exemplary methods and devices are provided for the delivery of spinal screws to a spinal implant site. A variety of exemplary configurations and implementations are provided, but, in general, a handheld tool is provided having a guide member with a lumen formed therein that is configured to deliver a spinal screw to a cervical spine implant. The tool can include various features that facilitate the delivery of the spinal screw to the implant. The tool can include a storage component, such as a magazine, that is configured to hold a plurality of spinal screws for delivery of multiple spinal screws during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDOS INIERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Veronique C. Zollmann, Laura Wilson, Jan Klett, Roger Berger, Peter Senn
  • Patent number: 11141271
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided for use with a valve-repair implant configured to be coupled to cardiac tissue of a patient. The tissue anchor includes a distal tissue coupling element configured to couple the tissue anchor to the cardiac tissue of the patient. It further comprises a proximal implant-penetrating element configured to penetrate at least a portion of the valve-repair implant and facilitate coupling of the valve-repair implant to the tissue anchor. The proximal implant-penetrating element includes an implant-restraining element coupled to a portion of the implant-penetrating element. The implant-restraining element is configured to restrain the valve-repair implant from separating from the implant-penetrating element. Other applications of the present invention are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Valtech Cardio Ltd.
    Inventors: Eran Miller, Oz Cabiri
  • Patent number: 11129627
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for locking a drill guide into a polyaxial hole while maintaining the form and function of the polyaxial hole are provided herein. In some embodiments, the drill guide includes a hollow outer body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having a slot disposed proximate the proximate end, wherein the distal end is configured as a reverse collet having a plurality of prongs; an inner body having a central channel extending therethrough; and a lever coupled to the inner body through the slot, wherein the slot is shaped such that rotation of the lever results in motion along a central axis of the drill guide, and wherein a distal end of the inner body is configured to prevent radially inward deflection of the plurality of prongs when the inner body is in a lowermost position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivia Schuler, Gabrielle Zingalis, Evan Langdale, Peter Evans
  • Patent number: 11123113
    Abstract: Screw inserter instruments and methods for implanting a bone screw are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a screw inserter instrument can include a driver shaft, a retaining sleeve disposed around the driver shaft, and a locking sleeve disposed around the retaining sleeve. The locking sleeve can have a first position in which rotation of the driver shaft causes corresponding rotation of the retaining sleeve while the locking sleeve is held stationary, and a second position in which rotation of the locking sleeve causes corresponding rotation of the retaining sleeve while the driver shaft is held stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Joshua Rodriguez, Eric Biester, Cory Emil, Ellen E. Wasserbauer
  • Patent number: 11123202
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer inserter includes a sleeve having a longitudinal axis, a hollow sleeve bore extending through the sleeve along the longitudinal axis, a sleeve tip end and an opening of a passage disposed in the sleeve tip end. The passage extends into the sleeve to the sleeve shaft along a passage axis that intersects the longitudinal axis at an angle less than about 90°. A sliding tip with an elongated slot is in contact with the sleeve tip end and is moveable with respect to the sleeve tip end between a first position with the opening accessible through the elongated slot and disposed adjacent a first end of the elongated slot and a second position with the opening accessible through the elongated slot and disposed adjacent a second end of the elongated slot opposite the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Iden Kurtaliaj, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, John Matthews, Douglas Cahill, Ross Morris, Scott Myers, Michael Zweizig, Patrick J. Nolan, Patrick Murray, Victoria Michna, Aditya Muzumdar, Aditya Ingalhalikar
  • Patent number: 11123187
    Abstract: Anchor assemblies for endovascular introduction and implantation for tethering a replacement heart valve to a cardiac wall. An anchor delivery system introduces the assembly. The anchor may be either implanted with a tether connected thereto or implanted and then connected to a tether. If the latter, a tether assembly is mounted to the implanted anchor to connect the anchor to the valve. The anchors may be implanted into any cardiac wall including the interventricular septum or the epicardial space and the valve may replace the mitral or tricuspid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: OPUS MEDICAL THERAPIES, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Rajagopal, Jaime Eduardo Sarabia, Yenchin Liao
  • 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: 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: 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: 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