Method Of Implanting A Bone Plate Patents (Class 606/281)
  • Patent number: 10426532
    Abstract: A bone plate system for securing a plurality of bones is provided including a plate member, a locking device of the bone plate, and a surgical cable having a trailing end for being connected to the bone plate and a leading end for being advanced around the bones and into the locking device. The surgical cable may be tensioned to approximate the bones, urge the bones together, and seat the bone plate against the bones. The locking device may be reconfigured to a locked configuration to fix the bone plate to the surgical cable. The bone plate further includes a plurality of throughbores for receiving bone anchors that rigidly fix the bone plate to the bones. The bone plate system utilizes the tensile strength of the surgical cable and the rigid fixation between the bone anchors and the bone plate to resist relative movement of the bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: A&E Advanced Closure Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Goodwin, Peter Didyk, Jamie Close, Matthew Gephart
  • Patent number: 10390867
    Abstract: A bone plate system and method for implanting the bone plate. The bone plate may include a head portion and a shaft portion, the shaft portion having a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of discrete aperture clusters. Each aperture cluster may include a non-threaded, non-locking bone fastener aperture configured to provide a polyaxial compressive construct and at least one threaded, locking bone fastener aperture. Once aligned with the bone, a first bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the non-threaded apertures in a direction normal to the longitudinal axis, compressing the bone along the longitudinal axis of the shaft portion of the bone plate. A second bone fastener is inserted into the bone through at least one of the threaded, locking bone fastener apertures in a direction oblique to the longitudinal axis and securing the bone plate to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Patent number: 10368927
    Abstract: A fixation system includes a plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, a central longitudinal axis, at least one fixation hole extending between the top and bottom surfaces and comprising an undercut therein, and at least one passage intersecting one of the undercuts. At least one resilient clip is disposed in at least a portion of the undercut, with the at least one clip having a pair of generally parallel sides and an end tab. At least one fastener is provided and comprises a head and a threaded shaft, with the head comprising a perimetral groove extending around at least a portion thereof and an instrument receiving portion. The at least one clip is configured and dimensioned to seat in the undercut with the end tab extending within the passage, and the at least one fastener is configured and dimensioned to be received in the at least one fixation hole and securable therein when the at least one clip abuts the perimetral groove of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Rathbun, Sean S. Suh
  • Patent number: 10368925
    Abstract: An alignment guide system is disclosed that includes a first alignment guide and a second alignment guide. The first and second alignment guides are adapted to couple to plates affixed to a bone or other body part and guide the plates together to close a resection or opening in the bone or other body part. The alignment guide system allows for an easy one person closure of the resection or opening in the bone or other body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F Detweiler
  • Patent number: 10357367
    Abstract: A method for treating a mandible including forming an initial digital 3D model of a mesh graft containment device based on dimensions of a target space of a mandible to be filled via the graft containment device, the 3D model of the graft containment device defined via a buccal surface, a lingual surface, a superior surface and an inferior surface, individually adjusting one of the buccal surface and the lingual surface relative to a first midplane, which extends through a longitudinal axis of the graft containment device between the buccal and lingual surfaces, to add or remove bulk along a desired portion of the 3D model of the graft containment device to form an adjusted 3D model, and forming a final graft containment device for placement in the target space of the mandible based on the adjusted 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffan Daniel, André Furrer
  • Patent number: 10335212
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to orthopedic implantable device technology, and more specifically to variable angle implantable devices, systems, and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: John Paolino, John Lovell, Guy F. Birkenmeier
  • Patent number: 10327823
    Abstract: Methods and devices for correcting hallux valgus and tailor's bunion are disclosed. An implant includes a bone engaging feature on each end connected by an intermediate portion. The implant is configured to be positioned on the dorsal side of the metatarsals and stabilizes two adjacent metatarsals toward one another, thereby decreasing the intermetatarsal angle. Depending on the severity of the deformity, a single or multiple implants may be used. In addition, the implant may be used as an adjunctive device in combination with other surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Josef J. Geldwert
  • Patent number: 10327914
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine is provided. The method includes the steps of: disposing an interbody implant adjacent a first vertebral surface and a second vertebral surface of an intervertebral disc space, the interbody implant engaging the vertebral surfaces at a selected angular orientation; connecting the interbody implant with at least one of the vertebral surfaces via at least one fastener that is engaged with the interbody implant and fixed with the vertebral surface such that the at least one fastener is movable to a plurality of axial orientations relative to the interbody implant; and manipulating the vertebral surfaces such that the at least one fastener is fixed relative to the interbody implant. Spinal implants, surgical instruments and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent M. Arlet
  • Patent number: 10327906
    Abstract: A talar implant system comprises a body. The body includes a bone contact surface and an articulation surface located opposite the bone contact surface. The body defines at least one angled fastener hole extending therethrough from the articulation surface to the bone contact surface along a longitudinal axis. The articulation surface is configured to mimic articulation of the talar dome. A fastener is sized and configured to be received within the at least one fastener hole at a first angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the fastener hole. A fastener cap is sized and configured to be received within a proximal end of the at least one fastener hole. The fastener cap couples the body to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Braham K. Dhillon, Shawn E. McGinley
  • Patent number: 10314635
    Abstract: Instruments for applying tension to a securing device, such as a cable or wire, for securing bones in place and fastening implants, such as plates, to bones. In some forms, the tensioning instrument is configured with minimal parts for ease of manufacturing and allowing single use applications. The instrument may include a pretensioning mechanism for applying desired preload before connecting a cable to be tensioned to the instrument. The instrument may be sized and configured to remain attached to a tensioned cable while other cables are connected to a bone. In another form, the instrument may be expandable to remove any slack from the securing device and apply tension thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: A&E Advanced Closure Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew P. Gephart
  • Patent number: 10292822
    Abstract: A device for containing bone graft material includes a mesh outer sleeve extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of an outer surface of a target bone. The outer sleeve includes a longitudinal slot extending along a length thereof. The device also includes a mesh inner sleeve connected to an interior surface of the outer sleeve via at least one strut so that a bone graft collecting space is defined therebetween. The inner sleeve is sized and shaped to correspond to a profile of a medullary canal of the target bone. In addition, the device includes an interstitial mesh extending radially away from an exterior surface of the inner sleeve toward an interior surface of the outer sleeve to hold graft material in the bone graft collecting space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 10272184
    Abstract: A biocompatible membrane comprised of alginate and hyaluronate. The membrane may be used to prevent unwanted scarring after surgery. The tissue adherence and the rate of bioresorption of the membrane may be modified through an external stimulus comprising a sequestering agent and a viscosity modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Christine E. Schmidt, Scott A. Zawko, Sarah M. Mayes
  • Patent number: 10265112
    Abstract: A reference guide tool for conforming a bone plate can include a series of bone templates, each having a distinct three-dimensional shape that replicates portions of various clavicles. Each bone template of the series of bone templates can have a plate engaging surface that is configured to engage a bone plate and provide a reference for the bone plates during structural modification of the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel D. Fritzinger, Robert J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10258472
    Abstract: A device for containing a graft material includes an outer member formed via an outer mesh sheet biased toward a coiled configuration in which the outer mesh sheet is coiled about a longitudinal axis thereof so that, when the outer member is positioned about separated portions of a target bone in an operative position, the outer member reverts to the coiled configuration and contracts about and engages the separated portions. The device also includes an inner member formed via an inner mesh sheet coiled about a longitudinal axis thereof. The inner member is movable between a first biased coiled configuration and a second coiled configuration. A diameter of the inner member in the first coiled configuration is larger than a diameter of the inner member in the second coiled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Larsen, Ross Hamel
  • Patent number: 10143505
    Abstract: A device (1) for use in the surgical treatment of a patient suffering from funnel chest characterized in that it comprises a plate adapted to be fitted underneath the skin of the patient, and further characterized in that, in use, said plate can be attached to the patient's sternum and the curvature, length and width of the plate being such that the plate extends on both sides of the sternum and on the outside of the patient's thorax and is supported by the ribs to hold up the sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CORPORACIO SANITARIA PARC TAULI
    Inventor: Carlos Bardají Pascual
  • Patent number: 10130738
    Abstract: Adjunct material to promote tissue growth is provided. In general, an implantable adjunct can be configured to be applied to tissue by a surgical stapler in conjunction with staples. The adjunct can have one or more medicants releasably retained therein that are effective to provide a desired effect on tissue in-growth in a predetermined manner. One or more characteristics associated with the adjunct can be altered between various implementations to promote organized tissue remodeling in a desired manner during wound healing, such as by encouraging tissue growth to be in a certain direction and/or by discouraging tissue growth in a certain area and/or on a certain structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chad E. Eckert, Michael J. Vendely, Jason L. Harris
  • Patent number: 10123830
    Abstract: A hybrid bone plate has a first plate portion, having a first top surface and a first bottom surface and comprises a hard titanium alloy. A second plate portion has a second top surface and a second bottom surface and comprises a pure titanium or a soft titanium alloy. The first plate portion has a higher material yield strength than the second plate portion. The first plate portion and the second plate portion are connected to each other at a transition region by for example welding wherein in the transition region the first top surface and the second top surface together form a closed top integral surface and the first bottom surface and the second bottom surface together form a closed bottom integral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Holger Von Wieding, Rose Riemer, Michel Grimm, Jörg Schneider
  • Patent number: 10123829
    Abstract: The present subject disclosure provides a novel design for devices and methods for straightening a curved spine by using a reduction tool to move the spine with respect to an attached bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Brotman, Gregory M. Mundis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10117689
    Abstract: A bone fixation system having a plate with an axle and a blade or “beam” configured to engage with the axle and reside proximate to a subchondral fragment of bone in upon installation of the plate. The beam is operable to rotate about the axle on the plate and reposition the subchondral fragment of bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: McGinley Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Zlotolow
  • Patent number: 10111688
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a bone fixation system includes a plate having a first opening a beam configured to traverse through the first opening and reside proximate to a subchondral fragment of bone in an installed position. The beam may be operable to rotate about an axis of rotation proximate to the first opening and reposition the subchondral fragment of bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: McGinley Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond B. Raven, III, Dan A. Zlotolow
  • Patent number: 10092340
    Abstract: A locking cap for a fracture fixation system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cap body that extends along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. An external thread extends around at least a portion of the cap body. A passage extends inside the cap body from the distal end toward the proximal end. An internal thread extends about a periphery of the passage along at least a portion of a length of the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Choinski, Thomas E. Trumble
  • Patent number: 10080588
    Abstract: There is provided a spinal implant device for placement between adjacent spinous processes and a pair of opposing facet joints. The spinal implant device includes a fusion cage, first and second fixation plates and a connector for connecting the cage to the plates. The fusion cage includes a superficial face, a deep face, superior and inferior saddle portions, and opposing cage ends. Each cage end defining a facet fusion surface sized and configured to respectively contact the opposing facet joints. The first and second fixation plate are sized and configured to extend along and in contact with the adjacent spinous processes. A method of implanting the device is provided. In another embodiment the device includes the fusion cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Farzad Massoudi
  • Patent number: 10076370
    Abstract: A clip includes a body and a pin. The body includes a first end, a second end, and a backspan extending between the first and second ends. The backspan defines a through hole. Each of the first and second ends of the body are configured to releasably couple to a rail of a dynamic spinal clip between two adjacent segments of a dynamic spinal clip to maintain a span between two adjacent segments. The pin defines a longitudinal axis and includes a head and a shaft. The shaft extends from the head to a tip. The tip is configured to penetrate bone. The shaft is configured and dimensioned to be slidably received through the through hole of the body. The head is sized to prevent the head from passing through the through hole of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Donald, Jean Jacques Abitbol
  • Patent number: 10064734
    Abstract: A glenoid implant for a shoulder prosthesis for implantation in the glenoid of a scapula according to embodiments of the present invention includes a central fixation element; an articular body configured for articulation with a humerus, the articular body comprising a plate, the plate comprising a side configured to be oriented toward the glenoid, the side comprising a central protrusion, wherein the central fixation element comprises a means for mechanically engaging with the central protrusion; a first means for locking rotation of the central fixation element with respect to the glenoid; and a second means for locking rotation of the articular body with respect to the glenoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Wayne Z. Burkhead, Jr., Pascal Boileau, Gilles Walch, Pierric Deransart
  • Patent number: 9993273
    Abstract: A plate for attaching to an anatomic structure. The plate comprises a top surface opposite a bottom surface. An opening through the top and bottom surfaces is configured to receive a fastener to attach the plate to the anatomic structure. The plate comprises spikes configured to penetrate the anatomic structure. With the fastener, the spikes prevent rotational movement of the body relative to the anatomic structure. The bottom surface is concave between the spikes and defines a space configured to accommodate portions of the anatomic structure. Bone pad surfaces are configured to prevent further penetration of the spikes into the anatomic structure when in contact the same. A tracking device for a surgical navigational system can comprise a tracking head coupled to the plate with a mounting arm. The plate, when attached to the anatomic structure, prevents movement of the tracking device relative to the anatomic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: MAKO Surgical Corp., Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera, Timothy Wade Perez, Donald W. Malackowski
  • Patent number: 9987064
    Abstract: A fixing arrangement comprises a retaining element and a clamping sleeve which receives a bone screw. The bone screw has a head and a secondary thread and is pivotally mounted in the clamping sleeve. The clamping sleeve has a radially protruding section on the outer casing of the clamping sleeve and at least one track of a clamping thread, which complements the secondary thread, in the interior of the clamping sleeve. In the unclamped state, a free path is formed by a clearance on the clamping sleeve. A protruding section engages into an opening on the receiving seat in a formfitting manner, and the thickened section is shaped to expand towards the rear in the form of a cone. The cone angle is selected such that the free path divided by the tangent of the half-cone angle corresponds to 0.5 to 2.5 times the thread pitch of the secondary thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FACE-LINK INC.
    Inventor: Harm-Iven Jensen
  • Patent number: 9949743
    Abstract: An orthopedic jig and pins therefore are disclosed that allow the pins to be pre-loaded into apertures through the jig before the jig is positioned at a desired location with respect to a bone during an orthopedic surgical procedure. At least one of the pin and/or jig includes a retention mechanism whereby the pin can be inserted into the bore and releasably restrained therein until the jig is place is the selected position and the pins driven into the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Brandt, Amir Sarvestani
  • Patent number: 9907575
    Abstract: Treatment of spinal irregularities, including, in one or more embodiments, dynamic spine stabilizers and systems that can be used to stabilize one or more motion segments in a patient's spine. Spine stabilization systems may comprise a first bone fastener configured to attach the spine stabilization system to a first vertebra. Spine stabilization systems further may comprise a second bone fastener configured to attach the spine stabilization system to a second vertebra. Spine stabilization systems further may comprise a dynamic spine stabilizer configured to connect the first bone fastener and the second bone fastener with at least some relative movement between the first bone fastener and the second bone fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Black
  • Patent number: 9907666
    Abstract: A scapholunate stabilisation implant includes a central part having an elastic deformation capacity enabling the traction movements of the implant, and two end parts having an elastic deformation capacity enabling the torsional movements of the implant, the end parts being provided with at least one hole through which the fixing screw is passed, the central part and the end parts being connected by rods that can withstand the torsional deformations of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Biotech Ortho and Universite D'aix Marseille
    Inventors: Jean Mailhe, Leatitia Rossi, Patrick Houvet, Frédéric Impellizzeri
  • Patent number: 9833270
    Abstract: A bone fixation system having a plate with an axle and a blade or “beam” configured to engage with the axle and reside proximate to a subchondral fragment of bone in upon installation of the plate. The beam is operable to rotate about the axle on the plate and reposition the subchondral fragment of bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: McGinley Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Dan Zlotolow
  • Patent number: 9795423
    Abstract: A device and method for treating a bone includes a bone plate including first and second portions joined to one another via a connecting portion, a rigidity of the connecting portion being less than rigidities of each of the first and second portions in combination with a first sensor mounted on the first portion measuring strain on the first portion and a second sensor mounted on the second portion measuring strain on the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Deirmengian, George Mikhail, Glen Pierson
  • Patent number: 9795420
    Abstract: A method of expanding the spinal canal of a vertebra including inserting a bone anchor into a first lamina of the vertebra, cutting completely through the first lamina to create a space in the first lamina, cutting partially through a second, contra-lateral lamina of the vertebra to create a partial cut in the second lamina, engaging a first segment of a plate with the bone anchor, pivoting the bone anchor and the first lamina about the partial cut in the second lamina to increase the extent of the space in the first lamina, and connecting a second segment of the plate to a portion of the vertebra across the space from the first segment of the plate such that the plate spans the space and stabilizes the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Voellmicke, Edward Zalenski, Michael D. Sorrenti
  • Patent number: 9795424
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention provide plates for treating periarticular fractures or other non-full body weight bearing applications that combine polyaxial fixation with a low profile and enhanced contouring that more closely conforms to bone. Such plates can be designed to achieve buttressing effect and/or to be used in a reinforcement mode. Other features can be combined with these. Such plates can be created for use on bone sites such as on a tibia, fibula, metatarsal, calcaneous, other foot bone, humerus, radius, ulna, spinal, maxillofacial, as well as sites on other bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Edward Austin, Jon A. Harmon, Timothy J. Petteys, Thomas A. Russell, Paul Tornetta, William M. Ricci
  • Patent number: 9775712
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide implants for augmentation, stabilization, or defect reconstruction of bone tissue, comprising a scaffold portion structured to provide shape to the implant, the scaffold portion comprising one or more of the following: one or more polylactic acid isomer; one or more polyglycolic acid isomer; and/or allogenic bone material, or similar compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Jessica Allen Ching, Jonathan Michael Ford, Summer Joy Decker
  • Patent number: 9763710
    Abstract: A blade-plate assembly for performing an osteotomy procedure is disclosed. The blade-plate assembly may include a modular blade component configured to be coupled to either a Varus plate component or a Valgus plate component when performing the osteotomy procedure. In some embodiments, the modular blade component includes a support portion and a blade portion that extends outwardly in perpendicular relation to the support portion. The blade portion defines a channel configured to permit passage of a guide wire when performing the osteotomy procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Pega Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Orsak, Shawn Standard, Fady Rayes, Ariel Dujovne
  • Patent number: 9737643
    Abstract: Methods of reducing device drag on implantable articles are disclosed herein. The methods include coating the contact surfaces of implantable articles with bioabsorbable lubricating coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY MITEK, LLC
    Inventors: Mark B. Roller, Kevin L. Cooper, Jo Hays, Jenny J. Yuan, Joseph H. Contiliano
  • Patent number: 9730742
    Abstract: A locking mechanism assembly to allow locking of a fastener in an orthopedic implant having its axis at a variable angle relative to the axis of threaded through opening in the implant. The assembly includes a locking insert, having threads which mates with the threads of the through opening and which includes a smooth opening that forms a torque driving recess and an annular flange. A fixator has a head portion with external threads of a harder material than that which forms the through opening so that the threads of the fixator will deform the insert to lock the fixator in a desired position relative to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek S. Lewis, Andrew J. Leither, Rebecca F. DiLiberto
  • Patent number: 9681903
    Abstract: A clip includes a body and a pin. The body includes a first end, a second end, and a backspan extending between the first and second ends. The backspan defines a through hole. Each of the first and second ends of the body are configured to releasably couple to a rail of a dynamic spinal clip between two adjacent segments of a dynamic spinal clip to maintain a span between two adjacent segments. The pin defines a longitudinal axis and includes a head and a shaft. The shaft extends from the head to a tip. The tip is configured to penetrate bone. The shaft is configured and dimensioned to be slidably received through the through hole of the body The head is sized to prevent the head from passing through the through hole of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Donald, Jean Jacques Abitbol
  • Patent number: 9642652
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a cervical plate may include an elongate plate which bridges, during use, substantially adjacent vertebrae by anchoring the plate to the vertebrae. The cervical plate may include a plurality of openings extending through the elongate plate. The cervical plate may include plurality of bone fasteners. The bone fasteners may include a head and a shaft. The shaft may be positionable, during use, in the opening such that the shaft engages, during use, at least one of the vertebrae such that the bone fasteners couple the elongate plate to the vertebrae. The cervical plate may include a securing mechanism. The securing mechanism may, when activated, inhibit removal of at least one of the bone fasteners and inhibit movement of at least the shaft of the bone fastener in a lateral direction, while allowing movement of at least the shaft of the bone fastener along a substantially sagittal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Choice Spine, LP
    Inventors: Thomas N. Scioscia, Raymond J. Cloutier, Jason A. McAtamney
  • Patent number: 9629664
    Abstract: An anterior cervical plate system is provided. The cervical plate includes an actuator and two locks located between two holes adapted to receive fasteners. Each lock includes a pair of fingers oppositely disposed from a fastener retaining flange. The retaining flange face the holes and the fingers face each other with the actuator located between the fingers. The actuator includes an elongated body. As the actuator is rotated from an unlocked to a locked position, the elongated body pushes both locks simultaneously outwardly to retain fasteners placed inside the holes. As the actuator is rotated in the opposite direction to an unlocked position, the elongated body catches hooks on the fingers to pull the locks inwardly away from holes. The locks are configured to prevent bone fasteners from backing out of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Neurostructures, Inc.
    Inventors: Moti Altarac, Joey Reglos
  • Patent number: 9622802
    Abstract: A stifle stabilization system is provided herein. The system comprising a femoral component having a leg portion and bottom portion, the bottom portion including an interconnected coupling member protruding therefrom, an articular sliding insert component having a channel corresponding in size and shape to at least part of the coupling member, an enlarged opening in a bottom surface of the insert component in communication with the channel, and a slot through the bottom surface of the insert component in communication with the enlarged opening and the channel, the channel receiving the at least part of the coupling member through the enlarged opening, and a tibial component having a first proximal planar portion defining a slot, the slot being of corresponding and complementary shape to the articular sliding insert component to receive the articular sliding insert component therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Embark Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Embleton, Veronica Barkowski
  • Patent number: 9622867
    Abstract: A stifle stabilization system is provided herein. The system comprising a femoral component having a leg portion and bottom portion, the bottom portion including an interconnected coupling member protruding therefrom, an articular sliding insert component defining a channel corresponding in size and shape to at least part of the coupling member, and a tibial component having a first proximal planar portion defining a slot, the slot being of corresponding and complementary shape to the articular sliding insert component to receive the articular sliding insert component therein, wherein, when the channel receives the at least part of the coupling member and the articular sliding insert component is received in the slot of the tibial component, the tibial component is interlocked with the femoral component with translational and rotational movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Embark Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Embleton, Veronica Barkowski
  • Patent number: 9615874
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bone plate bending are provided which include bending tools that couple relative to the bone plate to bend the plate. Such system permit bending without necessitating that the bending tools are in direct contact with the holes in the plate, which could deform the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Orbay, Javier E. Castaneda, Juergen A. Kortenbach, Robert Sixto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9603639
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for installing shape memory polymers relative to orthopedic implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Malcolm Brown, Horacio Montes De Oca Balderas, Graeme Howling, James K. Rains, John Rose, Michael Hall, Robin A. Chivers, Andy Marsh, Mason James Bettenga, Andrew Thompson, Henry B. Faber
  • Patent number: 9603642
    Abstract: A bone repair system and method for percutaneously fixing a first bone segment to a second bone segment, such as rib bone segments, in a body of a patient include drilling a first hole through the first bone segment and a second hole through the second bone segment, and feeding a first tether through the first hole and a second tether through the second hole, each tether having a proximal end and a distal end. The first and second tether distal ends are withdrawn from the body while the first and second tether proximal ends have not passed through the first and second bone segments, respectively. A reinforcing member, such as a bone plate, having first and second openings, is passed onto the first and second tether distal ends, and the reinforcing member is pulled into engagement with the first and second bone segments guided by the tethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Barry M. Fell, Peter W. Dillon, Donald R. Mackay, Randy S. Haluck
  • Patent number: 9597131
    Abstract: This invention provides a calcaneal plate implanted using a sinus tarsi approach and comprises an anterior section having two locking screw holes, an s-shaped posterior facet section having a four locking holes and which rounds toward the bone at both the inferior and superior edges and is reinforced at the superior edge, and a blade shaped posterior portion having three linearly aligned locking holes and terminating in a tapered portion. There is also, a drill guide assembly having a drill guide column inserted through a hole in a targeting guide and locking to one of the locking holes in the plate, and cannulated drill guide sleeves that lock into holes in the targeting guide in a spaced relation whereby when the targeting guide is locked into the plate, the targeting guide can be used as a handle and wherein locking screws can be implanted percutaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Orthohelix Surgical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Price, Michael A. Zwolinski, Andrew J. Leither, David B. Kay, Bryan D. Den Hartog, David B. Thordarson, John L. Marsh, Derek S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9561064
    Abstract: A bone plate system for securing a plurality of bones is provided including a plate member, a locking device of the bone plate, and a surgical cable having a trailing end for being connected to the bone plate and a leading end for being advanced around the bones and into the locking device. The surgical cable may be tensioned to approximate the bones, urge the bones together, and seat the bone plate against the bones. The locking device may be reconfigured to a locked configuration to fix the bone plate to the surgical cable. The bone plate further includes a plurality of throughbores for receiving bone anchors that rigidly fix the bone plate to the bones. The bone plate system utilizes the tensile strength of the surgical cable and the rigid fixation between the bone anchors and the bone plate to resist relative movement of the bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Goodwin, Peter Didyk, Jamie Close, Matthew Gephart
  • Patent number: 9522069
    Abstract: A spinal cage with a wall extending in a longitudinal direction defining an interior space is disclosed. There is also provided a deployable element in movable relation to the spinal cage. In some embodiments, there is a rib, and the rotatable member is engaged at one end with the wall and at the other end with the rib. In some embodiments, the spinal cage is provided with holes for screws that can be directed at adjacent vertebrae for fixation. Such a spinal cage can be used with the spin-plate or with the screws. The screws and the spinal cage may have features that cooperate to prevent back-out of the screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: James Bruffey, Bret E. Hartzell, Andrew Paul Tojek
  • Patent number: 9517095
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method and apparatus for minimally invasive treatment of unstable pelvic ring injuries combined with fixation of acetabular cup assemblies for total hip arthroplasty. Fixation means and acetabular cup assemblies are affixed to the ilia and subcutaneous anteriorly bowed elongated rods/plate including possibly a subcutaneous posterior plate are connected between the fixation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 9492157
    Abstract: A device and method is provided for a new and improved device for attaching tendon to bone wherein the intramedullary bone anchor, comprising a top section, a bottom section, a center section, a first end having a top inner portion and a top outer portion, a second end having a top inner portion and a top outer portion, and at least two holes extending from the top section through the bottom section, wherein the first end and second end are tapered and have seating geometry. The bone anchor is generally crescent-shaped or cylindrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: American Hand Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Tyson Cobb, Alejandro Badia, Stacey Berner, Steven Topper, Vincent van Donck