Bone Compression Or Distraction Patents (Class 606/105)
  • Patent number: 10792028
    Abstract: The present application relates to a double blade for a surgical retractor having a base body with a substantially cylindrical mounting mandrel for mounting the double blade on a surgical retractor, and at least two blade elements that are so mounted on the base body as to be rotatable and/or displaceable through at least a certain angular range with respect to the base body. Moreover, the present application relates to a blade arrangement in which a double blade is connected to a connecting element of a further double blade, or a single blade. In this case, the at least one double blade or, optionally, the single blade is rotatable with respect to the connecting element. In addition, the application relates to a retractor with a double blade, a blade arrangement or a blade assembly comprising double blades and a blade arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AESCULAP AG
    Inventors: Thomas Beck, Pedro Morales, Christian Huber
  • Patent number: 10786293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mandibular resection template including a central component which is prepared for attachment to a segment, for example a symphysis segment of a jawbone, such as a mandible or maxilla. At least two separating tool guide portions are present at the central component, a positioning aid being provided between the two or more separating tool guide portions in order to obtain a spatially correct orientation of the mandibular resection template with respect to the jawbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rebecca Herzog, Lorenz Gabele
  • Patent number: 10765529
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant may include a superior exterior surface, an inferior exterior surface, a first exterior lateral surface, and a second exterior lateral surface. The first and second exterior lateral surfaces may be substantially transverse to the superior and inferior exterior surfaces. The implant may further include a first curved end wall at a first longitudinal extremity of the body. The first curved end wall may include a bore configured to receive a first shaft of a tool. Additionally, the implant may include a second curved end wall at a second longitudinal extremity of the body and an elongated slot extending from a portion of the first curved end wall to a portion of the first exterior lateral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CTL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Nitin Kukkar, Jon Wing, Jon Suh, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 10765450
    Abstract: Selectively lockable holding arrangements for a surgical access assembly are disclosed. One holding arrangement includes a body portion, an engagement barrel and a retaining member configured as a hook at a distal end of the body portion. The engagement barrel is position on a proximal end of the body portion and is configured to be selectively rotated about the body portion when operatively connected to a surgical holding arrangement. A rotation brake is mounted on the body section. The rotation brake is selectively operable to lock the engagement barrel against rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nico Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mark, Brian C. Dougherty, Chad Lamar
  • Patent number: 10751094
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a non-invasively adjustable spinal system for treatment of a subject having spondylolisthesis includes a first implantable actuator having at least one anchoring structure, the anchoring structure configured to facilitate securement of the first implantable actuator to a portion of the sacrum of the subject. The non-invasively adjustable spinal system can further include an adjustment element, configured to be coupled to the first implantable actuator, the adjustment element having an engagement structure configured to engage at least one transverse process of a lumbar vertebra of the subject. The non-invasively adjustable spinal system can further include a driving element, wherein remote activation of the driving element causes movement of the adjustment element in relation to the first implantable actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart A. Green, Blair Walker, Thomas B. Buford, Urs Weber
  • Patent number: 10743995
    Abstract: Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10736678
    Abstract: A compression plate kit that allows for manual compression of a bone discontinuity includes a bone plate, two or more reduction screws, and a compression clamp. The compression clamp can include engagement members configured to engage the reduction screws, thereby allowing a practitioner to compress a bone discontinuity by manually closing the compression clamp. One or more implementations of a kit of the present invention can provide a practitioner with physical or tactile feedback during the compression of a bone discontinuity, and thus, provide the practitioner with the ability to better control the compression and spacing of bone portions during a reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Craig Schelling
  • Patent number: 10729474
    Abstract: A bone plate is provided including a top and bottom surface. The bottom surface may be adapted to contact bone. The bone plate may further include a plurality of apertures, wherein each aperture includes an annular sidewall and a lip adjacent to the bottom surface of the bone plate. The bone plate may also include at least one slot, wherein the slot includes a sidewall and a lip adjacent to the bottom surface of the bone plate. A bone plate system and method of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Dabbah
  • Patent number: 10695112
    Abstract: Instrumentation and methods are provided for orthopedic surgery, including bone distraction. The application describes a bone distraction system that can be used to both distract and retract, or increase and decrease, a gap between first and second bone segments. The instrumentation can include any one of, or any combination of, a distractor, a ratchet, a first footplate, a second footplate, a first torque application instrument, and a second torque application instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Noon, Joel Patrick Bales, Tushar Savaliya
  • Patent number: 10682166
    Abstract: A spinal procedure includes attaching a first reduction instrument to a first guide assembly and a second guide assembly. The first reduction instrument includes a fixed attachment assembly and a translating attachment assembly that cooperatively interfaces the fixed attachment assembly. The first guide assembly is attached to a first pedicle and the second guide assembly is attached to a second pedicle. The first reduction instrument is moved to reduce an orientation of the spine, while imaging a reduction of the orientation of the spine. An angle and position of the first reduction instrument is locked upon achieving a desired reduction. The spine may then be fused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler G. Smith, Michael Krasovic, Brian Wade Adams
  • Patent number: 10675064
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a system for distraction osteogenesis of long bones. Selectively adjustable drive magnets disposed in the system can be used to distract the device. An external drive device generating a magnetic field may be used to rotate the drive in externally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF AKRON, AUSTEN BIOINNOVATION INSTITUTE IN AKRON
    Inventors: Stephen D. Fening, Todd Ritzman, John F. Zak
  • Patent number: 10588673
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrument for temporarily coupling to at least two instruments, comprising a first coupling device for temporarily coupling to a first shank- or sleeve-shaped instrument and a second coupling device for coupling to a second shank- or sleeve-shaped instrument, wherein the first coupling device and the second coupling device are arranged or formed so as to be pivotable relative to each other, which medical instrument comprises a main body on which the first coupling device is guided and held so as to be pivotable about a point of rotation that in particular is spatially remote from the main body, which medical instrument comprises a first guide device for guiding a movement of the first coupling device along a circular path, wherein the first guide device is arranged or formed at least partially on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Kay Fischer, Stephan Lindner, Sven Krüger
  • Patent number: 10555763
    Abstract: A dynamic subsidence plate is described having a first plate member and a second plate member in sliding engagement that may infinitely subside between a first and second assembled position. The plate includes a lock assembly associated with the first and second plate members. The lock assembly includes a ramp portion, an interference portion, and a bearing member situated between the ramp portion and the interference portion. The lock assembly of the plate is configured to allow movement of the first member with respect to the second member in a first direction in an infinite number of positions between a first assembled position and a second assembled position. Further, the lock assembly alternatively prevents movement of the first member with respect to the second member in an opposite second direction between the first and second assembled positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Charles L. Bush, Jr., Carla Bandeira
  • Patent number: 10524844
    Abstract: A ratcheting epiphysiodesis plate comprises a female base half having a ratchet arm and a male sliding half having a series of ratchet teeth, the male sliding half being slidably connected to the female base half with the ratchet arm engaging the ratchet teeth, one of the female and male sliding halves including a first fixation element receiving hole for receiving therethrough a fixation element for binding the plate to a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Hearn
  • Patent number: 10492929
    Abstract: A surgical tool and method for separating a femoral cup or a femoral ball from an implanted femoral implant without disturbing the femoral implant. The tool is comprised of upper and lower lever arms which turn on an adjustable fulcrum. The upper lever arm has a distal end adapted to engage a femoral cup or a femoral ball and the distal end of the lower lever arm engages the implant. Proximal ends of the lever arms engage a drive assembly which is used to cause the distal ends to move away from one another thereby separating the femoral cup or ball from the femoral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: JOINT INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Zafer Termanini, Brian VanHiel, Kirk Charles, Taylor Davis
  • Patent number: 10470754
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient's joint having opposing joint surfaces includes providing an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end and an expandable member near the distal end. The expandable member is positioned in the joint between the joint surfaces and expanded so as to separate the joint surfaces away from one another into a distracted position. The joint is manipulated while in the distracted position so that the joint is distracted and in flexion. A diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is then performed on the joint while maintaining the joint in the flexed and distracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Boudreault, Vivek Shenoy, Hanson S. Gifford, Mark Deem, Michael Hendricksen, Doug Sutton
  • Patent number: 10420863
    Abstract: A crystallized bioabsorbable polymer scaffold comprises a polymer composition of poly (L-lactide-co-tri-methylene-carbonate) or poly (D-lactide-co-tri-methylene-carbonate) or poly (L-lactide-co-?-caprolactone) or poly (D-lactide-co-?-caprolactone) in the form of block copolymers of blocky copolymers, wherein the scaffold is cold-bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ORBUSNEICH MEDICAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: G. Lawrence Thatcher, Robert J. Cottone
  • Patent number: 10363142
    Abstract: A spinal implant has a proximal region and a distal region, and includes an upper body and a lower body each having inner surfaces disposed in opposed relation relative to each other. A proximal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the proximal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies, and a distal adjustment assembly is disposed between the upper and lower bodies at the distal region of the spinal implant and is adjustably coupled to the upper and lower bodies. The proximal and distal adjustment assemblies are independently movable with respect to each other to change a vertical height of at least one of the proximal region or the distal region of the spinal implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry McClintock, Steven Ludwig, Scott Dhupar, Sabatino Bianco
  • Patent number: 10314627
    Abstract: A cervical spine plate attachment system includes a bracket and an alignment guide. The bracket is configured to mount to a cervical spine plate. The alignment guide includes a first connector proximate to a first end of the alignment guide, wherein the first connector is configured to attach to a first pin inserted into a first vertebra. The alignment guide also includes a second connector proximate to a second end of the alignment guide, wherein the second connector is configured to attach to a second pin inserted into a second vertebra. The alignment guide further includes a fastener configured to secure the alignment guide to the bracket such that the alignment guide is secured to the cervical spine plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Seth K. Williams
  • Patent number: 10285739
    Abstract: An insertion device for deploying an implant includes an elongated main body having a distal locking portion for coupling to the implant and a proximal handle portion. The main body defines a central passage and the distal locking portion has outer ridges and slots to allow the outer ridges to flex radially inward when mounting to the implant. A plunger slides in the central passage for movement between an unlocked position for mounting the implant on the distal locking portion, a locked position for locking the implant on the distal locking portion, and an insertion instrument deployed position for deploying the actuation plunger to move the blades from the stowed position to the deployed position. A spike cap drive rotatably mounts on the main body having a socket end for engaging a drive nut on the implant to, in turn, move the spike cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Spinal Simplicity LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Frock, Adam Frock, Todd Moseley, Harold Hess
  • Patent number: 10265235
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fixture that may be releasably attached to the operating table to apply two countervailing forces to the leg on opposite sides of the knee. These forces permit the application of a precise and stable torque to the knee joint. In one embodiment, the fixture may be repositioned and fixed with respect to the operating table through the surgical drape without penetration of the surgical drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: BayCare Clinic, LLP, Fused Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Limoni, David Kettner
  • Patent number: 10258377
    Abstract: The invention is a point and click method for positioning an external fixator on a patient, in which a surgeon—using a computer mouse or similar device—inscribes lines or points on a computer screen displaying an x-ray or other photographic image of the bones of a patient together with two rings in position adjacent the bones. By inscribing lines on the computer screen, the underlying drawings program detects the x-y coordinates of any point on the screen when the user (the surgeon or other practitioner) clicks on it, and outputs the x-y coordinates of every point identified by the user including the two points defining any desired line. The practitioner thus can, using “point and click” operation, govern the repositioning of two fixator rings on the bones of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Orthex, LLC
    Inventors: Abraham Lavi, Dror Paley
  • Patent number: 10226242
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an adjustable implant system includes a bone anchor having first and second ends, a bone engagement surface adjacent the first end, and a housing extending between the first and second ends. The adjustable implant system can further include a non-invasively actuatable driving element within the housing and coupled to an adjustment component configured to couple to a flexible elongate tension member which is capable of engaging a patient's soft tissue (e.g., rotator cuff or ACL). Non-invasive actuation of the driving element can cause the adjustment component to change the amount of tension on the flexible elongate tension member and consequently on the patient's soft tissue. The adjustable implant system can include an external adjustment device configured to be placed on or adjacent the patient's skin and comprising at least one energy transferring component configured to energize/actuate the driving element inside the housing of the adjustable implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund J. Roschak, Thomas B. Buford, Blair Walker
  • Patent number: 10219850
    Abstract: The invention relates to an osteosynthesis device intended for holding, distraction or compression of fragments of a fractured bone. The device comprises a threaded pin (1) having a threaded head (2) at its distal end, and a ring (4) adapted to slide on the threaded pin (1). The pin (1) and the ring (4) are made of materials allowing them to be cut. The ring (4) has at its distal end a threaded head (5) whose diameter is at least equal to the diameter of the threaded head (2) of the pin (1). The threaded pin (1) and the threaded ring (4) are hollow so as to allow them to be crimped during the cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Laurent Fumex, Thierry Masseglia
  • Patent number: 10201379
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a shaft having a mating end and a driving end and having an axial slot; a sliding member located within the axial slot; and an activator to advance the sliding member towards the mating end of the shaft; wherein the axial slot includes a surface proximate the mating end to move a distal end of the sliding member into a retaining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Daren Granger, Anthony J Metzinger
  • Patent number: 10194960
    Abstract: Systems and instruments that allow vigorous compression of two bone structures while minimally impeding visual access to the surgical site are disclosed. 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. 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: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad Tyler Hammann, Scott Lish
  • Patent number: 10159480
    Abstract: A surgical jig assembly that is configured to hold and manipulate a first bone segment and a second bone segment, including: a first member that is configured to be selectively coupled to the first bone segment; a second member coupled to the first member, wherein the second member selectively translates with respect to the first member along a first axis; a third member coupled to the second member, wherein the third member selectively translates with respect to the second member along a second axis, wherein the second axis is perpendicular to the first axis; and a fourth member coupled to the third member, wherein the fourth member selectively translates with respect to the third member along a third axis, wherein the third axis is perpendicular to the first axis and the second axis, and wherein the fourth member is configured to be selectively coupled to the second bone segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Tuten
  • Patent number: 10111693
    Abstract: The present invention provides an orthopedic external compression unit having a locking plate unit and a method for locking and compressing the fractured bones without contact and friction between plate and bone, wherein the locking plate unit comprises of a locking plate, an external apparatus and a holder, wherein the locking plate includes plurality locking holes and at least an elongated hole, wherein the holder is placed at the elongated hole. The holder is configured to hold the locking plate above the bone for enabling to make required movement of locking plate in horizontal direction. Accordingly, fastening the compressing unit using a non-locking screw to the plate converts the vertical movement of head-screw into horizontal movement of connecting rod of the compression unit, thereby enabling to move the plate along with one end of fractured bone towards the fractured site thus producing compression between the fractured bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kannan P, S. Swarna
  • Patent number: 10111650
    Abstract: A retractor system 100 comprises a first tower 102 which is mountable on a first surgical screw 12.1. A second tower 104 is mountable on a second surgical screw 12.2. A link 106 extends between the first and second towers. At least a first elongate retractor element 108 for at least one of muscle, tissue and nerve structures is movably mountable on the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Minimal Invasive Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
    Inventors: Louis Jacobus Nel, Gert Stephanus Becker
  • Patent number: 10076371
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an orthopedic plate, in particular a plate for osteosynthesis. The plate (31) comprising a body (33). The body (33) has a distal surface (15) adapted to be arranged facing the fractured bone and a proximal surface (13) adapted to be arranged facing away from the fractured bone. The surfaces (13, 15) define a distal and a proximal face of the plate (31), respectively. The body (33) further has a length measured along a longitudinal direction (23), a width measured along a transverse direction (51), and a thickness measured from the distal surface (15) to the proximal surface (13). The body (33) comprises two longitudinal plate ends (35) delimiting the body (33) in the longitudinal direction (23). The body (33) comprises at least one slotted longitudinal section (47). The slotted section (47) extends over a part of the length of the body (33), wherein within the slotted section (47) at least one slot (37) is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Jordan Velikov, Thomas Teschke
  • Patent number: 10065207
    Abstract: The present invention is an expandable caulking gun having a distal end and a proximal end which receive a caulking cartridge with a caulking material comprises of a cartridge-holder extended from the distal end to the proximal end to receive said caulking cartridge; a trigger mechanism at the distal end to push a push-rod; a display holder adjustably attached to a top portion of said trigger mechanism; a camera adjustably attached to said proximal end and having a communication means to connect to a handheld device; whereby a user places said handheld device on said display holder and connects said camera to said handheld device to observe a surface or grooves located a distance from said user while applying said caulking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Hossein Karbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10028772
    Abstract: An osteotomy instrument includes a handle, a first arm assembly, a second arm assembly, a displacement mechanism, and a tuning mechanism. The first arm assembly is pivotably mounted to the handle. The first arm assembly includes a first fastener support configured to hold a fastener. The second arm assembly is pivotably mounted to the handle. The second arm assembly includes a second fastener support configured to hold a fastener. The displacing mechanism includes a dial disposed on the handle. The displacing mechanism is configured to laterally displace a distal end of the first arm assembly and second arm assembly away and towards each other. The dial actuates the displacing mechanism. The tuning mechanism is configured to change an angular position of the first fastener support with respect to the second fastener support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alphatec Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Meyer
  • Patent number: 10022155
    Abstract: Dynamic lumbar spine stabilization device implementations and methods are disclosed, which allow for dynamic fixation of both anterior and posterior vertebral columns simultaneously through the articulation of pairs of curved, overlapping rails for partial flexion and extension or up to full normal flexion and extension while stabilizing at least two vertebrae of the lumbar spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Neil Robert Crawford, Phillip Matthew Reyes, Nicholas Theodore
  • Patent number: 9987149
    Abstract: An insertion handle for medical implants includes a handle with an elongate shaft extending therefrom and connection means for the implant disposed at the end of the shaft opposite the handle. The connection means includes a pivotable attachment for the implant that is controlled remotely from the handle. Both angle of the implant with respect to the handle and shaft as well as the attachment may be separately controlled and adjusted. Remote angular adjustment facilitates insertion of implants in to small surgical sites because the orientation of the implant may be repeatedly, remotely adjusted as the implant is inserted. Connectors may also be provided at the engagement surface between the handle and implant in order to provide communication with the implant or surgical site. The connectors also may serve as torque bearing members to avoid the need for separate torque bearing means such as keyways and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Philip J. Simpson, George A. Mansfield, III, Damien Shulock, David G. Matsuura, Walter Dean Gillespie, John E. Ashley
  • Patent number: 9962198
    Abstract: Spinal rod reduction apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided. In various examples, a rod reduction apparatus includes a first threaded member including an engagement feature configured to selectively anchor the first threaded member to the implantable screw assembly. A second threaded member is configured to threadably engage with the first threaded member. The second threaded member is axially movable with respect to the first threaded member with rotation of the second threaded member. A spinal rod urging member is axially movable with the second threaded member. The urging member includes a bearing surface that is configured to selectively abut the spinal rod and selectively urge the spinal rod toward the implantable screw assembly with rotation of the second threaded member in a first rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Daubs, David S. Rathbun, Brian Dec
  • Patent number: 9955961
    Abstract: Devices are provided for measuring and/or adjusting the distance between two opposing surfaces of a work space, such as two vertebral bodies separated by a disc space. A sizing device may include at least one distraction member, an actuator, and an actuator controller. The actuator controller is movable to move the actuator, with movement of the actuator changing the height dimension of the distraction member. The amount of movement of the actuator controller is generally linearly related to the change of the height dimension of the distraction member throughout the entire range of motion of the actuator controller. The amount of expansion force applied by the distraction member is also generally linearly related to the amount of movement of the actuator controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Benvenue Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Huffmaster, Patricia Hsin-Yi Ho, Jeffrey L. Emery, Laurent Schaller
  • Patent number: 9931110
    Abstract: A fluid joint spacer comprising a body having means for receiving a pressurized fluid from an external source and applying that pressurized fluid against a joint element so as to create a flowing fluid bearing within the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: James Flom
  • Patent number: 9907582
    Abstract: This application describes surgical instruments and implants for building a posterior fixation construct across one or more segments of the spinal column. More specifically, the application describes instruments and methods for building a posterior fixation construct across one or more segments of the spinal column in a minimally invasive fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Fernando Olea
  • Patent number: 9867656
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a housing, an energizable member, a powered deployment assembly, and a cable assembly. The energizable member is configured to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue, and is movable between a storage position and a deployed position. The powered deployment assembly is configured to selectively move the energizable member between the storage position and the deployed position. The cable assembly having a cable coupled to the housing at a first end and having a plug coupled to the cable at a second, opposite end. The cable housing one or more first wires for selectively providing electrosurgical energy to the energizable member and one or more second wires for selectively providing power to the powered deployment assembly. The plug is configured to house a battery therein for powering the powered deployment assembly via the one or more second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Daniel A. Joseph, Brian R. Butcher, Amarsinh D. Jadhav, Purvish Soni
  • Patent number: 9861409
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a fracture of the distal radius of a patient, having a pivot pin configured to engage the radius at an attachment point distal to the fracture, and a handle assembly configured to engage the pivot pin dorsal to the patient's hand is presented. The pivot pin is configured to insert through and fixedly engage at least a portion of the distal fracture bone fragment associated with the radius. The handle assembly, once coupled to the pivot pin, provides adjustment of the position of the distal fracture bone fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Agee, Jeffrey Woodhouse, Francis C. King
  • Patent number: 9814599
    Abstract: A system for implanting an inter-body device between adjacent vertebrae comprises an inter-body device having a plurality of cans secured to a flexible bridge and having a relief portion therebetween. An inserter tube and complementary bullnoses are advantageously secured to the vertebrae by an extension arm for securing the assembly precisely in place. A plurality of articulating trial implants are provided to test fit a disc space for the proper sized inter-body device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: R Tree Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Rolando M. Puno
  • Patent number: 9814421
    Abstract: Apparatus for measuring lifting capacity are described. An apparatus for measuring lifting capacity has a container having an open top, opposed parallel side walls, a front wall, a back wall, and a base extending between the walls which defines an open space between the walls; and a handle removably attached to the base. The handle includes a bottom plate; a rod that extends vertically from the bottom plate, and a grip portion that is configured to connect to a locking means formed in a top portion of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Bardavon Health Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Wayne Edwards, Levi Kane Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9795412
    Abstract: A bone screw, for drawing first and second bone fragments together, includes a shaft having a distal section and a proximal section. The distal section has a first external male screw thread and a minor diameter. The proximal section has a second external male screw thread. A major diameter of the distal section is larger than a major diameter of the proximal section. The bone screw includes a sleeve that has an internal female screw thread configured to mate with the second male screw thread. A distal portion of the sleeve has an outer diameter. The outer diameter is equal to or smaller than the minor diameter of the distal section of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GENOSSIS LLC
    Inventor: Amit Sinha
  • Patent number: 9782202
    Abstract: A surgical distance adjusting assembly for a distractor has a base having a first connecting portion configured to hold a first bone attachment member and a carrier having a second connecting portion configured to hold a second bone attachment member. The base and the carrier are movable relative to each other, wherein the first and second connecting portions provide a releasable mechanical coupling to the first and second bone attachment members. The releasable mechanical coupling comprises a hook member at one or both of the first and second connecting portions and configured to engage the respective bone attachment member. Alternatively, the releasable mechanical coupling comprises an opening at one or both of the first and second connecting portions. The opening has a thread for a fixation screw configured to releasable couple the respective bone attachment member to the respective connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Knoepfle, Karl Greiner, Manfred Schmuck, Michael Volk
  • Patent number: 9757157
    Abstract: Methods of correcting a spinal deformity, including securing a first rod on a first side of a spine, securing an anchor on a second side of a spine, securing a lateral coupling between the rod and the anchor, translating and/or derotating the spine and securing a second rod on a second side of the spine to provide secondary stabilization to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Seme, Thomas J. Gisel, Matthew S. Stenulson, John F. Otte
  • Patent number: 9687283
    Abstract: A method of implanting a supplemental fixation system in, a cancellous portion of a bone to supplement fixation of an orthopedic device located in the bone. At least one fixation structure is delivered through a lumen in the orthopedic device into the cancellous portion of the bone near a distal portion of the orthopedic device. A curable, flowable biomaterial is delivered to the cancellous portion of the bone into engagement with a portion of the fixation structure near the distal portion of the orthopedic device. The fixation system is releasably secured to, the orthopedic device to supplement fixation of the orthopedic device to the cancellous portion of the bone. The orthopedic device is detachable from the fixation system to facilitate subsequent removal of the orthopedic device from the cancellous portion of the bone without removing the fixation structure or the cured biomaterial from the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RDC Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Karl Schwappach
  • Patent number: 9681893
    Abstract: Spine stabilization devices, systems and methods are provided in which a single resilient member or spring is disposed on an elongate element that spans two attachment members attached to different spinal vertebrae. The elongate element passes through at least one of the two attachment members, permitting relative motion therebetween, and terminates in a stop or abutment. A second resilient member is disposed on the elongate element on an opposite side of the sliding attachment member, e.g., in an overhanging orientation. The two resilient members are capable of applying mutually opposing urging forces, and a compressive preload can be applied to one or both of the resilient members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: Yale University, Rachiotek, LLC
    Inventors: Manohar M. Panjabi, Jens P. Timm, George Malcolmson, II
  • Patent number: 9675388
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a device for positioning and immobilizing at least two adjacent vertebrae. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the present disclosure relates to spinous process fusion devices that distract and immobilize the spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Boyer, II, David C. Paul, Daniel Laskowitz, Jason Cianfrani, Jody L. Seifert, William E. Duffield
  • Patent number: 9662416
    Abstract: A biodegradable and biocompatible nontoxic polymeric composition is provided which includes a base material such as a crystallizable polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, and a copolymer or terpolymer additive. Medical devices manufactured from the composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Lawrence Thatcher, Robert J. Cottone
  • Patent number: 9642945
    Abstract: A biodegradable and biocompatible nontoxic polymeric composition is provided which includes a base material such as a crystallizable polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, and a copolymer or terpolymer additive. Medical devices manufactured from the composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: OrbusNeich Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Lawrence Thatcher, Robert J. Cottone