Including Anchoring Means Patents (Class 606/286)
  • Patent number: 11045234
    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: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen A Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Patent number: 11033303
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for securely fixating an anterior portion of a calcaneus to a reduced posterior facet portion of the calcaneus, using a plate that may allow for stable fixation between the anterior calcaneus, the reconstructed posterior facet, and the posterior tuberosity, and a barrel that may be rotated into the best position to allow posterior screws to enter the best quality bone in the posterior tuberosity. The appropriate height may be set by rotating a push screw, thereby engaging the barrel, and pushing the posterior tuberosity distally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Extremity Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Steven D. Steinlauf
  • Patent number: 11020162
    Abstract: A system for bending an implant includes a drill guide extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the drill guide including a distal portion having a first threading extending therealong to engage a threading along an interior of a bone fixation element receiving hole of an implant and a proximal portion having a second threading extending therealong and a bending pin extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end including a recess extending proximally therefrom, the recess sized and shaped to receive the proximal portion of the drill guide and including a corresponding threading therealong for engaging the second threading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: George Doudoukjian, Michael McGurk
  • Patent number: 10993751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate fixed between two bone parts by way of screws engaged in holes formed in the thickness of said plate. The plate comprises an angled member or rib which is inclined according to an angle of between about 30° and 60° in relation to the plane defined by the plate. The angled member or rib has a hole for engaging a screw and is located in the central part of the width, over a determined part of the length of the plate, so that the screw brings the two bone parts into a compressive position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Prandi, Keith Wapner, Charles P. Wapner, Peter W. Wapner
  • Patent number: 10918427
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a fibula plate having a shape such that, when placed on a fibula, includes a distal portion facing in a lateral direction and an upper portion wrapped around to a posted or aspect of the fibula, the fibula plate having screw holes positioned in the upper portion to direct screws anteromedially rather than directly medial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Wainscott
  • Patent number: 10898249
    Abstract: A compression screw comprising: a shaft capable of being stretched, the shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the shaft comprising a bone-engaging feature and the distal end of the shaft comprising a distal screw thread, and the proximal end of the shaft comprising a drive feature for turning the shaft; wherein inserting the compression screw into bone across a fracture line generates a force, and wherein the force generates a stress in the shaft that causes the shaft to stretch to less than its elastic limit; and wherein, after the shaft is inserted into a bone, the shaft attempts to foreshorten to its original un-stretched condition, thereby generating and maintaining compression across the fracture line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Palmer, Kaitlyn Nealon, Robert Devaney, Matthew Fonte
  • Patent number: 10869703
    Abstract: A cervical plate and one or more locking assemblies that help prevent screw backout without impinging on therapeutically valuable settling of the screws. In some cases, the locking assembly is configured to be permanently attached to the plate, to be securely but efficiently locked, to be readily unlocked for revision surgery, and/or to reduce the possibility of operator error in installation by providing simplified visible and tactile indicia of the locked and unlocked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MEDITECH SPINE, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Bruce Dunaway
  • Patent number: 10864027
    Abstract: An improved posterior acetabular wall fracture buttress plate has a buttress plate having a pair of arms extending from a main plate. The main plate is pre-contoured with a concavity contoured to mimic a hip socket contour posteriorly along an undersurface, the arms being 1.0 cm or less wide and bent lengthwise off horizontal about 38 degrees plus or minus 8 degrees to mimic a curvature of the hip to yield an angle on the undersurface of 142 degrees plus or minus 8 degrees. This is a stand-alone buttress plate intended to accomplish a buttress effect similar to previous art of 2-3 pelvic plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Schlatterer
  • Patent number: 10828075
    Abstract: Devices and methods for locking one or more bone screws to a fixation plate. A cam-style locking feature may be disposed in the fixation plate such that, when the locking feature is in a first position, the bone screw is able to traverse an opening in the fixation plate and engage adjacent bone; and when the locking feature is rotated into a second position, an interference between the locking feature and bone screw causes the bone screw to be firmly secured to the fixation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Gault
  • Patent number: 10792081
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices, systems and methods of bone fixation. The disclosed devices, systems and methods facilitate secure fixation of first and second bone segments, such as to promote fusion thereof. The devices may include at least one bone engagement projection extending from an engagement surface of a plate portion for implantation into the first bone segment. A portion of the plate portion spaced from the at least one bone engagement projection may include at least one bone fixation aperture. The least one bone fixation aperture may allow for a one bone engagement projection to be inserted therethrough and into the second bone segment to affix the plate portion to the second bone segment. In some embodiments, the at least one bone fixation aperture may be a compression slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Nextremity Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Lon S. Weiner, Stuart D. Katchis, John R. Pepper
  • Patent number: 10758282
    Abstract: A general anatomic self-locking plate for medial acetabulum includes a left plate and a right plate mirrored with respect to the left plate. The right plate is a one-piece and includes a horizontal plate body and a vertical plate body. The horizontal plate body and the vertical plate body form a T shape. A through-hole is provided on the vertical plate body along a length direction thereof. Hole pathways of screw holes in the horizontal plate body lean downwardly along the free end of the horizontal plate body. The self-locking plate further includes stress bridges, automatic reduction holes and temporary positioning holes. An auxiliary apparatus of an anatomic self-locking plate for medial acetabulum includes a locking sleeve, a screw placing sleeve and a pair of gripping pliers. The right plate has excellent reduction and stable fixation, and is beneficial to accurately fix fractures without shaping and cutting during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10751100
    Abstract: A bone screw comprising a first end having an engagement contour for engaging with a tool to facilitate insertion or removal of the bone screw, and a blocking element is arranged at a second end thereof. The blocking element is provided with a circumferential outside surface which comprises at least one clamping surface which—when viewed in an azimuth plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the bone screw—widens outwardly in a wedge-shaped manner away from the longitudinal axis. The bone plate includes at least one opening which is at least partially delimited by an inside wall having an inner contour for receiving and fixing the blocking element of the bone screw. At least one bone screw and at least one bone plate together form a surgical set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MEDARTIS HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Dirk Thiel, Andreas Mullis, Juergen Schonhardt, Hermann Zeuner, Simon Martin Schaetzle
  • Patent number: 10709483
    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 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: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Voellmicke, Edward Zalenski, Michael D. Sorrenti
  • Patent number: 10695107
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an intermediate portion and a first portion extending in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The first portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. A second portion is spaced from the first portion and extends in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The second portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an outer surface having a mating element engageable with a mating element of a surgical instrument. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhil S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Patent number: 10682164
    Abstract: A bone plate system for use in an “open door” laminoplasty procedure, including a bone plate, a first fixation element, and at least one second fixation element. The bone plate is elongated and has a generally curved shape such that the plate has an associated radius of curvature. The plate is sized and dimensioned to span a gap between a pair of bony segments, for example a pair of bony segments constituting a divided lamina. The first and second fixation elements are each configured to securely attach the bone plate to the bony segments. The bone plate has a first end including a generally U-shaped slot extending therein such that the open end of the slot comprises a first terminal end of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara Stevenson, Matthew Curran, David Schwartz, Christopher Brown, Jody Orellana, Michael Brotman
  • Patent number: 10653466
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bone plate and its method of use for reducing a bone fracture, the bone plate having a longitudinal axis, the bone plate comprising an upper surface, a lower surface, a first hole for engaging a head of a first bone anchor. The first hole is configured and adapted to fix a shaft of the first bone anchor along a first axis. A second hole is spaced apart from the first hole along the longitudinal axis. The second hole is for engaging a head of a second bone anchor, and is configured and adapted to fix a shaft of the second bone anchor along a second axis. The first hole and the second hole are configured such that the first axis and the second axis define a single plane and intersect at a point below the lower surface. The shafts of the first and second bone anchors may touch or nearly touch at the point of intersection, such that the first and second bone anchors form a truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Grady, Jr., Rene Haag, Scott Didomenico, Kenny Koay, Jeffrey W. Mast, Brett R. Bolhofner, Keith A. Mayo
  • Patent number: 10631990
    Abstract: Implant apparatus and methods are directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint, and the patella specifically, maintain alignment or address misalignment of a patella through a full range of motion of the knee joint Exemplary devices include an elastomeric, Y-shaped device which is secured to the femur and patella on opposite ends thereof by bone anchors. The elastomeric device can be either rotatably or non-rotatably connected to the bone anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Josef L. Friedmann, Michael E. Landry, David Lowe, Mary O'Connell, Heber Saravia
  • Patent number: 10610272
    Abstract: According to one example embodiment, a radius fixation plate includes a body portion configured to conform to a radius bone between a first extensor compartment and a second extensor compartment and dimensioned such that the body portion does not violate the first extensor compartment or the second extensor compartment. A first fixation device is configured to traverse through a first opening of the body portion and engage at least part of a radial styloid of the radius bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RTZ Consulting, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond B. Raven, III, Dan A. Zlotolow
  • Patent number: 10463401
    Abstract: A spinal construct adaptor comprising a member disposable between an inner surface of a bone fastener that defines an implant cavity and a spinal rod disposed with the implant cavity. A capture element is connected with the member and engageable with the spinal rod. Implants, spinal constructs, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Brian A. Butler, Molly K. Rice
  • Patent number: 10458788
    Abstract: An adhesively coupled power-meter measures one or more of force, torque, power, and velocity of a mechanical arm. The power meter includes a plate with a first surface prepared for adhesively coupling to the mechanical arm. At least one strain gauge is physically coupled with a second surface, opposite the first, of the plate and with an orientation corresponding to an orientation of the adhesively coupled power meter such that mechanical forces are transferred from mechanical arm to the at least one strain gauge when the plate is adhesively coupled to the mechanical arm. The power meter also includes electronics for receiving a signal from the at least one strain gauge and for determining one or more of force, torque, power and velocity from the signal, and a wireless transmitter for transmitting one or more of force, torque, power and velocity to a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: 4iiii Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Kipling Fyfe, Keith Wakeham
  • Patent number: 10314626
    Abstract: A plate for treating a bone includes a plate body extending along a longitudinal axis from a first end to a second end and being sized, shaped and contoured to be positioned along a desired surface of a bone. The plate also includes a slotted opening extending through the plate body and defined by a first portion sized and shaped to permit a head portion of a bone fixation element fixed to the bone to be passed therethrough and a second elongated portion extending along the longitudinal axis from the first portion in communication with the first portion, the second portion sized to prevent the head portion of the bone fixation element from being passed therethrough so that, when the head portion of the bone fixation element is received through the first portion, the plate is slidable relative thereto such that the second portion engages the head portion of the bone fixation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Procucts, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenny Koay, Michael Wahl, Rene Haag, Robert Limouze, George Haidukewych, Bruce H. Ziran, Cory A. Collinge, Frank A. Liporace
  • Patent number: 10314712
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for fusing two bones within a mammal. More particularly described is such a system and method for a transcortical fusion system wherein which a plate is affixed in a longitudinal slot or aperture cut into the anterior portion of the tibia and the talus, thereby achieving an fusion of the joint while placing the fusion site in the joint in compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Fisher, Andrew Lundquist
  • Patent number: 10307192
    Abstract: An improved posterior acetabular wall fracture buttress plate has a buttress plate having a pair of arms extending from a main plate. The main plate is pre-contoured with a concavity contoured to mimic a hip socket contour posteriorly along an undersurface, the arms being 1.0 cm or less wide and bent lengthwise off horizontal about 38 degrees plus or minus 8 degrees to mimic a curvature of the hip to yield an angle on the undersurface of 142 degrees plus or minus 8 degrees. This is a stand-alone buttress plate intended to accomplish a buttress effect similar to previous art of 2-3 pelvic plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Schlatterer
  • Patent number: 10285746
    Abstract: A bone anchor for limiting the separation of two bones, for example in a canine knee, comprises a head having a socket for engaging a tool and a shaft extending from the head to a tip. The shaft comprises a threaded section, an intermediate section located between the head and the threaded section and an aperture extending through the intermediate section. The head has a larger diameter than the intermediate section. Also disclosed is a kit of parts comprising two bone anchors and a looped suture and a method for limiting the separation of two parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Steris Instrument Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold M. Wotton, III
  • Patent number: 10278750
    Abstract: A volar distal radius plate includes a shaft and a head. The head includes a radial side that seats below the volar rim, and an ulnar side with two extending tabs that provide a buttress support to ulnar fragments from the volar rim. The tabs are contoured to be atraumatic to the overlying soft tissue. The tabs can be readily re-orientated to better approximate the volar rim and provide close support to the volar fragments. Each tab includes a single hole specifically sized to closely receive a K-wire in a fixed angle orientation, and which permits the K-wire to apply a bending load to a tab in situ to bend the tab about a lower recess between the tab and the remainder of the head. Therefore, the plate does not require a dedicated bender. The tabs can also accommodate sutures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Alfredo Castaneda, Eduardo A Ampuero
  • Patent number: 10258329
    Abstract: A horizontal-transvertebral curvilinear nail-screw (HTCN) including a body portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is opposed to the second end; and a head at the first end of the body portion, wherein the body portion has a predetermined curvilinear shape and includes a pointed tip at the second end of the body portion, and a method of surgically implanting universal horizontal-transvertebral curvilinear nail-screws (HTCN) into a plurality of adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Nathan C. Moskowitz, Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Ahmnon D. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10245090
    Abstract: Fusion devices include blade anchors. The blade anchors may slidingly penetrate a bone or bone fragment, and may induce compression of one bone to another or one fragment to another. The fusion devices may also include a body to which the blade anchors connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Engage Medical Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: M. Chad Hollis, James Brownhill
  • Patent number: 10245089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fixing tool for an open-wedge high tibial osteotomy, and a fixing tool for an open-wedge high tibial osteotomy, which is installed on a tibia cut open due to a tibial osteotomy, includes: a fixing plate which includes a head portion that has a plurality of nut holes, and an elongated plate that has a plurality of nut holes and a long hole and is formed to protrude from one side of the head portion; screws which are coupled to the nut holes; and a block which is detachably installed in the long hole by using a fixing screw. Therefore, the fixing tool is closely fixed to a tibia, which has been cut open due to a procedure of a high tibial osteotomy, thereby enabling solid union of the tibia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Hae Sun Paik
  • Patent number: 10231745
    Abstract: The present application relates to adaptive surface surgical guiding apparatuses. A surgical guiding apparatus may include one or more rigid portions configured to attach to a first region of an underlying anatomical surface. The surgical guiding apparatus may further include a variable deformable portion coupled to the one or more rigid portions, the variable deformable portion configured to conform to a shape of a second region of the underlying anatomical surface to provide a stable attachment of the surgical guiding apparatus to the underlying anatomical surface. The present disclosure further provides methods for manufacturing surgical guiding apparatuses and uses of the apparatuses for placement onto an underlying anatomical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Materialise N.V.
    Inventors: Benjamin Geebelen, Louis Keppler, Dries Vandecruys
  • Patent number: 10231768
    Abstract: A bone plate includes (a) a body having a first surface which, in an operative configuration, faces away from a bone on which the plate is to be mounted and a second surface, which in the operative configuration, faces the bone, the body including a first section extending along a first longitudinal axis and a second section extending along a second longitudinal axis angled with respect to the first longitudinal axis; (b) a first hole extending through the body from the first surface to the second surface and defining a first hole axis, the first hole being structured to lockingly engage a head of a first bone anchor inserted therein such that a shaft of the first bone anchor extends along the first hole axis; and (c) a second hole extending through the body and spaced apart from the first hole. The second hole defines a second hole axis and is structured to lockingly engage a head of a second bone anchor inserted therein such that a shaft of the second bone anchor extends along the second hole axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Grady, Jr., René Haag, Scott Didomenico, Kenny Koay, Jeffrey W. Mast, Brett R. Bolhofner, Keith A. Mayo
  • Patent number: 10226289
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a fibula plate having a shape such that, when placed on a fibula, includes a distal portion facing in a lateral direction and an upper portion wrapped around to a posterior aspect of the fibula, the fibula plate having screw holes positioned in the upper portion to direct screws anteromedially rather than directly medial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Wainscott
  • Patent number: 10188439
    Abstract: A modular bone fixation linkage includes a plurality of interconnected links that can angulate with respect to an adjacent one of the links about at least one axis, such as three axes. The links can further include fixation holes that are configured to receive bone anchors that secure the links to an underlying anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William N. Woodburn, Jason S. Chan, Mark P. Grady, Robert J. Schoutens
  • Patent number: 10188522
    Abstract: A system and method facilitating replacement of comminuted bone fractures or portions thereof adjacent bone joints. The system and method employs a prosthesis to replace at least a portion of the comminuted bone fractures. The prosthesis serves in reproducing the articular surface of the portion or portions of the comminuted bone fractures that are replaced. In doing so, the prosthesis serves in restoring joint viability and corresponding articulation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOBY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.
    Inventor: Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10182915
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a cartilage prosthetic implant that can be used in orthopedics for a replacement of a damaged cartilage in a joint between opposing bones, for example in the case of osteoarthritis or trauma. The cartilage prosthetic implant described herein can replace the damaged cartilage at the joint without cutting bones of the joint. The cartilage prosthetic implant can maintain or restore a native joint anatomy, allowing for a natural movement at the joint. The cartilage prosthetic implant can be used as a permanent treatment or an intermediate treatment before requiring a total joint replacement. An example of the cartilage prosthetic implant is described for a knee joint replacement and is divided into a proximal implant configured to replace a cartilage at a distal end of a femur bone and a distal implant configured to replace a cartilage on a proximal end of a tibia bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: National Guard Health Affairs, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center
    Inventor: Abdullah Muhayl Alotaibi
  • Patent number: 10172716
    Abstract: An intervertebral body spacer includes an inferior plate portion; a superior plate portion vertically spaced above the inferior plate portion; and a central spacer portion between the inferior plate portion. The central spacer portion has a posterior vertical wall extending between the inferior plate portion and the superior plate portion, the posterior vertical wall including multiple windows therethrough, an anterior vertical wall opposite and spaced apart from the posterior vertical wall, the anterior vertical wall being solid, and a pair of side vertical walls spaced apart from one another and extending between the posterior vertical wall and the anterior vertical wall, the side vertical walls including multiple windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Choice Spine, LLC
    Inventors: Bernardo Jose Ordonez, Benjamin G. Harder, Stephen Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 10154864
    Abstract: An apparatus and technique for internally securing a plurality of bone segments together. The device incorporates a plate-like structure stabilizing the fracture and integrated fasteners to attach fasteners circumscribing the bone segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Louis Houff
  • Patent number: 10143503
    Abstract: A bone plate is provided with: a strip-shaped main-body portion that is secured, along a longitudinal direction of a tibia, to an oblique anterior inner surface of the tibia below a cut formed in an inner surface of the tibia; a transverse portion that is secured to an inner surface of the tibia above the cut along a direction that intersects the longitudinal direction of the tibia; and a joining portion that joins the main-body portion and the transverse portion, wherein the transverse portion and the main-body portion are provided with a plurality of screw holes that are arrayed with spaces between each other and that pass therethrough in plate-thickness directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS TERUMO BIOMATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Koichi Kuroda, Mitsuya Urata, Masaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10092338
    Abstract: A bone plate sized and shaped for fixation to a phalangeal bone includes a head extending from a first end to a second end and having first, second third and fourth fixation element holes extending therethrough and arranged in a diamond configuration on the head, an outer wall of the head having a diamond shape corresponding to the diamond configuration, a bone contacting surface of the head being contoured to conform to the anatomy of a dorsal surface of a first metacarpal, the contour being curved to be seated over a protuberance at a head of the first metacarpal and a shaft extending from the head, the shaft including an elongated fixation element hole elongated in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Hashmi, Lynn Kelly, Daneen Touhalisky, James Guthlein
  • Patent number: 10064668
    Abstract: A bone plate locking cannula and drill guide assembly having a locking cannula detachably mountable onto screw-receiving apertures of a bone plate and a drill guide received within the locking cannula such that pilot holes are drilled through the apertures into bone at the proper angle to receive bone screws. The screw receiving apertures have a proximal bore of greater diameter than a distal bore, and the proximal bore is provided with internal threading to mate with external threading located on the distal end of the locking cannula. The bone screws are inserted through the locking cannula after removal of the drill guide and fastened into the bone to secure the bone plate in position without having to remove the locking cannulas from the bone plate, the internal diameter of the locking cannula bore being greater than the maximum diameter of the screw heads. The locking cannula is detached from the bone plate after the bone plate has been secured in place on the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KLS-MARTIN, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Johnston, Jr., Jennifer C. Pinto
  • Patent number: 10010360
    Abstract: An apparatus and technique for infernally securing a plurality of bone segments together. The device incorporates a plate-like structure stabilizing the fracture and integrated fasteners to attach straps circumscribing the bone segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Louis Houff
  • Patent number: 9974582
    Abstract: Orthopedic surgical implant methods include placing an implant plate against a lateral greater trochanteric surface of a femur; installing at least one proximal compression fastener through the implant plate and through a greater trochanter and one of a fractured bone, a pretrochanteric neck fracture and a femoral neck fracture and into a femoral head of the femur, respectively; and installing at least one distal tension fastener through the implant plate and through a portion of a diaphysis of the femur and through the fractured femoral neck and into the femoral head of the femur, respectively, the at least one distal tension fastener intersecting the at least one proximal compression fastener in the femoral head. Orthopedic surgical implants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Lucas Anissian
  • Patent number: 9962206
    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: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Seth K. Williams
  • Patent number: 9931147
    Abstract: Provided herein is an osteosynthesis device for articular fracture fixation, more particularly for fixation of shoulder, knee, elbow, ankle and wrist fractures. The osteosynthesis device comprises an articular supportive plate for supporting the articular surface of a long bone, said articular supportive plate comprising (i) at least one pin receiving feature for receiving a pin or a screw; and (ii) at least one fin projecting from a first side of said articular supportive plate, said fin being provided with one or more pin receiving features for receiving a pin or screw. Further provided herein are systems for articular fracture fixation, and methods of fixating an articular fracture in a long bone using such systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Bart Berghs, Lieven De Wilde
  • Patent number: 9918761
    Abstract: Implant devices for the internal fixation of fractured bones, and more particularly to ankle plates for the tibia bone are disclosed and include an anterolateral tibia plate having an L-shaped body including a proximal portion defining a longitudinal axis, and a distal portion defining a traverse axis, and having a support bridge connected between the proximal portion and the distal portion. Implant devices disclosed also include an anterior tibia plate having an elongated first portion, a second portion that widens outward with respect to the elongated first portion, and a plurality of removable tabs attached to the outer edge of the second portion. Implant devices disclosed also include a medial tibia plate having an elongated shaft with a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion is configured to extend proximate to a base of medial malleolus, and has a curvature with respect to a longitudinal axis defined by the elongated shaft. The distal portion may include a plurality of removable tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OsteoMed LLC
    Inventors: John Early, Michael E. Brage, Gregory Pomeroy, Brian Carpenter, Douglas W. Miller
  • Patent number: 9877747
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a spine stabilization system and method for stabilizing the spine. In particular, the present invention is directed to a spinal stabilization system having an occipital plate configured with a central portion and at least two extension portions extending from the central portion. At least two rod receivers are positioned on each one of the at least two extension portions and the at least two rod receivers are adapted and configured to receive at least two elongated rods. At least two locking assemblies are adapted and configured to retain the at least two elongated rods within the at least two rod receivers. The occipital plate further includes a plurality of holes for receiving bone fasteners and includes a slot for receiving each one of the at least two rod receivers, and the rod receivers being capable of translating and rotating within the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Black, Michal Zentko, Jason Pastor
  • Patent number: 9861408
    Abstract: Protheses and methods for treating canine cruciate ligament disease are disclosed comprising placement of a specifically configured implant on the femur or tibia to displace targeted muscle or connective tissue associated with the stifle joint so as to reduce cranial tibial thrust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Shenoy, Mark Deem
  • Patent number: 9861406
    Abstract: A bone fixation system has a bone implant with an implant body. The implant body defines an upper surface, a bone-facing surface spaced from the upper surface along a transverse direction, and at least one aperture defined by an inner wall. A bone fixation element is configured for insertion at least partially through the aperture. The bone fixation element defines a proximal end and a distal end spaced from the proximal end along a central axis. The bone fixation element has a head and a shaft that extends relative to the head toward the distal end. The head defines a first ridge, a second ridge spaced from the first ridge, and a groove disposed between the first and second ridges. The groove can receive at least a portion of the inner wall to couple the bone fixation element to the bone implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Appenzeller, Daniel Fluri, Johann Fierlbeck, Alfred Niederberger
  • Patent number: 9820787
    Abstract: Apparatus for the fixed-angle fixation and compression of a fracture site or osteotomy of a bone includes a bone plate having a plurality of holes and bone screws with a threaded head. The bone screws accommodated in the holes are screwed into the bone. At least one of the holes is a combination of two circular holes of different diameter. As screwing of the bone screw into the bone proceeds through a final stage, engagement of the threads on the head with threads in the combination hole effects relative longitudinal displacement between the plate and the bone whereby it is possible to simplify simultaneous fixed angle fixation and compression of the fracture or osteotomy with use of a single screw. Threads on the head of the bone screw engage threads in the hole which is a combination of the two hole to effect relative motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Aristotech Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Hilse, Curt Kranz, Emmanuel Anapliotis
  • Patent number: 9814505
    Abstract: A calcaneum translation plate having two end portions, i.e. a proximal anchoring portion and a distal fixing portion, oriented in opposing directions and arranged in spaced parallel planes, the proximal and distal portions connecting to an intermediate portion having a square general profile and having two perpendicular bearing surfaces, the proximal anchoring portion extending from one of the surfaces and perpendicular thereto, whereas the distal fixing portion extends in the extension of the other bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BIOTECH ORTHO
    Inventors: Thibaut Leemrijse, Michel Maestro, Bernhard Devos, Marc Relave, Jean-Luc Besse
  • Patent number: 9801661
    Abstract: An osteonsynthesis implant has a plate-shaped base component having at least one hole, at least one axially extending rod-shaped tie rod having a first and a second end and at least one threaded component. The first end of the rod-shaped tie rod can be placed in the hole of the base component. The hole and the first end of the tie rod are formed such that the first end of the tie rod can be locked axially in the hole and is pivoted about an axis of the hole while locked to the plate. The second end of the tie rod is provided with a thread and the threaded component can be screwed onto the thread of the first tie rod. The tie rod can perform a pivoting movement of up to about 20° around the hole axis while locked in the plate hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Kai-Hinrich Olms, Roman Nassut