Including Cover Or Protector Patents (Class 606/322)
  • Patent number: 9364330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to orthopaedic implants having a fenestrated hollow shell and a biologic core. These design features provide an improved interface between the implant and the surrounding tissue, aiding fixation, and provide a vehicle for applying new bone healing and enhancing modalities, such as gene therapy, tissue engineering, and growth factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ronald W. Lindsey, Zbigniew Gugala, Loren L. Latta
  • Publication number: 20150045841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bone-fixation anchor comprising a rigid expandable part and a soft part. The rigid expandable part secures the anchor with respect to the bone and the soft part enables the anchor to fit any bone screw on the market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Fran├žois Oglaza, Ezzine Banouskou
  • Publication number: 20140194938
    Abstract: Sheaths for implantable fixation devices are disclosed. Sheaths have a flexible body with a perforated wall, an open end, a closed end, and a body interior sized and shaped to receive the fixation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Paul A. Torrie, Frazer Harvie, Steven W. Ek
  • Publication number: 20140114364
    Abstract: Custom moldable cushions for covering medical implants fastened to a bone are provided. Such cushions inhibit irritation of the surrounding soft tissue by covering the bone-implant interface and by reducing friction caused by movement of soft tissue adjacent the implant. Such cushions may also be employed to spread and absorb forces reducing patient discomfort and risk of injury and infection associated with such implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Charles D. Hightower
  • Publication number: 20140046378
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clamping element for setting a bone fracture. The element comprises a closed contoured body which has a substantially hollow cross-section and is enclosed by a peripheral wall. The contoured body has two opposite receiving portions at the end faces thereof, the receiving portions being intended to receive fixing elements which can be pushed through the body, and has two lateral flanks having angled portions. The peripheral wall of the contoured body is resiliently deformable at least in sections, in particular in the region of the receiving portions on the end faces of same and in the region of the lateral angled portions. A defined resilient behaviour of the clamping element can be impressed via the angled portions in such a way that a predetermined tension can be generated between the receiving portions. Also disclosed are a method for producing the clamping element and a setting device for using said clamping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hipp medical AG
    Inventor: Markus Waizenegger
  • Publication number: 20140046387
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clamping element for setting a bone fracture. The element comprises a flexible and substantially non-plastically deformable continuous loop inside which at least two fixing elements can be pushed through, and an extension element of alterable length that can be inserted into and is expandable inside the continuous loop in such a manner that in order to enable the extension element to apply forces to the fixing elements, said forces being directed towards each other, a predetermined tensile stress can be generated over the circumference of the continuous loop. Also disclosed is a setting device comprising the clamping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hipp Medical AG
    Inventor: Markus Waizenegger
  • Patent number: 8486122
    Abstract: There is provided an intermaxillary fixation releasing device in which intermaxillary fixation can be released without a special tool, and the labor of the practitioner and the burden on the patient are reduced. The intermaxillary fixation releasing device comprises a maxillary joint composed of a first synthetic resin; a mandibular joint composed of a second synthetic resin; and a connector composed of an elastomer, wherein the maxillary joint is provided with an upper-side interlocking part and an upper-side support part; the mandibular joint is provided with a lower-side interlocking part and a lower-side support part; the elastomer forming the connector is incompatible or substantially incompatible with the first synthetic resin and the second synthetic resin; and the maxillary joint and the mandibular joint are joined with the connector in a state in which the upper-side support part and the lower-side support part are embedded in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Furuya Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakano, Toshio Sugahara, Takeshi Furuya
  • Patent number: 8460350
    Abstract: A three-dimensional mesh or screen in the shape of a simple flat piece of material that can be provided adjacent the graft (i.e., in between graft bundles, or around the graft, or between the graft and the fixation device) for improved strength and structural support for graft fixation. The mesh provides improved methods for installing and securing ligament grafts (such as double-bundle cruciate ligament grafts) with enhanced reconstruction results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Albertorio, David C. Koogle, Jr., Jacob A. Jolly
  • Publication number: 20130053898
    Abstract: An implant includes a section made of polymer, wherein at least a portion of the section has a layer of a polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material. A method for fixation of a bone plate having several plate holes using the implant includes removing a cover sheet protecting the layer of polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material, activating the layer of polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material with electromagnetic energy or with moisture, introducing the implant into one of the plate holes of the bone plate when the bone plate is positioned on a bone, pressing on an end of the implant in order to contact the activated layer of polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material with the bone underneath the bone plate, and allowing the activated and pressurized layer of polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material to polymerize and/or cross-link and to adhere to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventors: Cyril Voisard, Christian Brunner
  • Patent number: 8216288
    Abstract: An improved disposable pin site wound protection system for covering the entry or exit site of a surgical pin, wherein the system substantially reduces the time required to change a dressing at a pin site wound. The invention comprises a sponge (11) and clip (21), both of which are designed to be attached to a pin (15) adjacent a wound. The clip (21), when compressed, crosses the legs (23, 25) of the clip and when released will attach to the full-range of external fixation pins and wires. This reverse action of the clip, opening when compressed and closing when released, is a self-closing and self-holding clip that can be applied and removed with one hand. The sponge (11) is preferably cylindrical or hemispherical in shape, and may include a spiral cut (12) to resist accidental displacement from the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Lee, Joshua Reardon, Dror Paley
  • Publication number: 20120022602
    Abstract: A bone instrumentation cover or shield has a hollow cap or casing for encapsulating projecting parts of instrumentation installed in a bone, and a fastener portion for securing it to the bone or to parts of the instrumentation. The instrumentation shield or cover is made of medically safe material, in various sizes, and may be a rigid casing or pliable, stretchable, or adaptable with slidable, displaceable or pleated panels to provide a medically safe physical barrier between projecting parts of bone instrumentation constructs and surrounding bone and soft tissues, in order to minimize local irritation or injury and to provide a barrier to ingrowth from bone and/or fibrous tissues. The cap or casing is readily applied over the instrumentation, then cinched, tied or fastened to the instrumentation or adjacent areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Stewart
  • Patent number: 8025685
    Abstract: A bone instrumentation cover or shield has a hollow cap or casing for encapsulating projecting parts of instrumentation installed in a bone, and a fastener portion provided at a lower edge of the cap or casing for securing it to the bone or to parts of the instrumentation where it is installed in the bone. The instrumentation shield or cover is designed to provide a medically-safe physical barrier for implantation between projecting parts of bone instrumentation constructs and surrounding bone and soft tissues, in order to minimize local irritation or injury and also serve as a barrier to ingrowth from bone and/or fibrous tissues. The shield or cover can be formed in a variety of forms, from rigid casing, to semi-pliable sheath-like structure, to soft pouch or cinch sack. The cap or casing is readily applied over the instrumentation, then cinched, tied or fastened to the instrumentation or adjacent areas, using a locking toothed edge, suture ties, suture strings, drawstrings and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth Stewart
  • Publication number: 20100324608
    Abstract: A three-dimensional mesh or screen in the shape of a simple flat piece of material that can be provided adjacent the graft (i.e., in between graft bundles, or around the graft, or between the graft and the fixation device) for improved strength and structural support for graft fixation. The mesh provides improved methods for installing and securing ligament grafts (such as double-bundle cruciate ligament grafts) with enhanced reconstruction results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Ricardo Albertorio, David C. Koogle, JR., Jacob A. Jolly
  • Publication number: 20100076497
    Abstract: An implant for filling and/or distracting a body region, particularly a non-soft tissue cavity, has a plurality of segments wherein at least two of the segments are flexibly connected. The segments have a crush-strength sufficient to create and/or maintain the distraction of two or more non-soft tissue body surfaces, and to maintain the stability of the body region. The implant may be inserted into a cavity by an applicator having a cannula with a distal opening, and a rotary driver for applying force to move the implant within the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Paul A. Zwirkoski
  • Patent number: 7643867
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods. One example illustrates a combined computed tomography (CT) imagable fiducial locator head, an integral bone screw, and an integral divot for receiving a positioning wand of an image-guided surgical (IGS) workstation. A further example includes a fluid/gel-absorbing coating or cover into which a magnetic resonance (MR) imagable fluid is introduced, thereby permitting both CT and MR imaging. Protective caps and collars may be used to protect the fiducial marker from mechanical impact and/or to guide the fiducial marker during affixation. A bull's-eye or other template is used to select a center of a substantially spherical fiducial marker head on an image, such as for use during patient registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Solar, Thomas L. Bridges, David M. Lee, Mark Stephen Freas
  • Patent number: 7615070
    Abstract: A prosthetic screw for at least partial insertion into a bone and/or cartilage. The prosthetic screw includes a head and a lower portion connected to the head. The lower portion includes at least one interface that designed to at least partially discharge an electrical current, and/or a medical substance to or adjacent to the bone and/or cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Spineco, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Biscup
  • Publication number: 20090149891
    Abstract: An improved disposable pin site wound protection system for covering the entry or exit site of a surgical pin, wherein the system substantially reduces the time required to change a dressing at a pin site wound. The invention comprises a sponge (11) and clip (21), both of which are designed to be attached to a pin (15) adjacent a wound. The clip (21), when compressed, crosses the legs (23, 25) of the clip and when released will attach to the full-range of external fixation pins and wires. This reverse action of the clip, opening when compressed and closing when released, is a self-closing and self-holding clip that can be applied and removed with one hand. The sponge (11) is preferably cylindrical or hemispherical in shape, and may include a spiral cut (12) to resist accidental displacement from the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Harry Lee, Joshua Reardon, Dror Paley
  • Patent number: 6219584
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an effective amount of light energy to deliver to fluids, particularly fluids having target and non-target materials. The systems and methods specifically relate to phototherapy and photopheresis systems where an effective amount of light energy is desired to be delivered to targets in biological fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Therakos, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyu Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 5879373
    Abstract: System for determining the properties of tissue parts of a living organism, comprising an optoelectronic measuring device (10) and an attachment device (20) which is opaque to light and surrounds a measuring window (28) through which determinations are carried out. The device (20) has one or several components (26) for reproducibly attaching the measuring device (10) in a direction toward a first surface of the tissue. Other subject matters of the invention are an attachment device (20) and a method for determining the properties of tissue parts with the aid of the claimed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Boehringer Mannheim GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Roper, Dirk Bocker