Orthopedic Instrumentation Patents (Class 606/53)
  • Patent number: 11304706
    Abstract: A varus-valgus alignment instrument includes a body having a bone contact surface for contacting a distal femur and an opening extending through the body and bone contact surface. The opening is sized to receive an elongate shaft therein. An alignment member is moveably attached to the body and has first and second openings therethrough. The first and second openings are sized to receive the elongate shaft and are interchangeably positioned in alignment with the opening of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Carlos E. Collazo
  • Patent number: 11284949
    Abstract: A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element. The system may further include a motor assembly coupled to the robot and a plurality of receivers configured to receive the one or more signals emitted by the transmitter. A control unit is coupled to the motor assembly and the plurality of receivers, and the control unit is configured to supply one or more instruction signals to the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Crawford, Nicholas Theodore, Mitchell A. Foster
  • Patent number: 11234744
    Abstract: An implant positioning device including a guide and holder for fasteners used in orthopaedic fixation for use in affixing a plate-like member to a bone or other part of a patient. The guide and holder includes a base adapted to align with the plate in a manner to orient fasteners with the plate for fixation. A plurality of fastener holders are on the base and adapted to releasably hold a fastener in a manner where the fastener is exposed at a proximal end for access by a fastener driver and aligned at a distal end with an aperture on the plate through which the fastener is to be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason Detweiler, Justin James May
  • Patent number: 11234741
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as through a fixation procedure. A system for a percutaneous procedure is provided. The system can include a bone fastener including a receiver. The system can include a device having a first end, a second end and a middle portion. The first end, middle portion and second end can be disposed along a longitudinal axis, and the second end can be connected to the receiver. The middle portion can have a pair of deformable leg members extending between the first and second ends. The leg members can define a channel having a width. The leg members can be selectively movable between a retracted state and an expanded state with the width of the channel greater in the expanded state than in the retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui J. Ferreira, Konstantin Caploon
  • Patent number: 11234719
    Abstract: An orthopedic device for a shoulder joint includes a patient-specific alignment guide. The alignment guide includes a cap having a three-dimensional engagement surface customized in a pre-operative plan by computer imaging to be complementary and closely mate and conform to a humeral head of a proximal humerus of a patient. The alignment guide includes a tubular element extending from the cap and defining a longitudinal guiding bore for guiding an alignment pin at a patient-specific position and orientation determined in the pre-operative plan, and an orientation feature on the cap. The orientation feature is designed to orient the cap relative to the humeral head when the orientation feature is aligned with a landmark of the proximal humerus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Vanasse, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 11224490
    Abstract: The present invention provides for improved surgical methods for securely fix the L5 vertebrae to the S1 sacrum within the disc space for patients exhibiting a wide range of anatomies. The present invention has at least one advantage of providing practical and advantageous methods for accessing the spinal vertebrae to insert spinal implants in various manners that overcome the disadvantages of posterior, trans-sacro-iliac and anterior lateral approaches thereto and minimize surgical trauma to the patient. Thus the present invention provides for the unmet need for an improved method for performing spinal surgical procedures (e.g., spinal fusion and/or fixations) that can securely fix the L5 vertebrae to the S1 sacrum within the disc space for patients exhibiting a wide range of anatomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Michael MacMillan, Raymond Cloutier
  • Patent number: 11224446
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a surgical device which is externally used as aiming device that permits accurate placement of surgical wire to mend a supracondylar fracture. The device of the invention decreases operative time, risks of the re-dislocation through continuous manipulation, radiology exposure for both the patient and operation room staff, and to decreases anesthesia duration. It is also directed to surgical use of the device for repair of a supracondylar fracture and to methods for making it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventor: Sulaiman Mohammed Al Shammari
  • Patent number: 11213305
    Abstract: A guide for placing a landmark(s) in a patient tissue comprises a central portion defining at least one guiding bore configured to receive and guide a tool for placing the at least one landmark in the patient tissue. Extended portions project away from the central portion, each of the extended portions having respective lower base surfaces contoured to mate with the patient tissue, at least the respective lower base surfaces being customized as a function of preoperative imaging of the patient tissue, whereby the guide is specific to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Joseph P. Iannotti, Wael K. Barsoum, Jason A. Bryan, Peter D. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 11168380
    Abstract: To solve the technical problem of the incapacity to perform a quantitative matching design of residual compressive stress in the process of prior structural cold working-residual compressive stress design, the invention provides a method of structural cold working-residual compressive stress distribution quantitative matching design, characterized by treating the fatigue strength of a mechanical structure and parts as a field, and matching a structural stress field and a fatigue strength field organically, to quantitatively match the residual compressive stress in conjunction with characteristics of the cold working process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
    Inventors: Xi Lu, Hanguang Liu, Lei Tian, Hong Wang, Jiawei Huang
  • Patent number: 11129650
    Abstract: The present invention provides a spinal plate which is used to perform fixation surgery on a spine in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. According to the present invention, a rotation device and a locking device may be installed so as to be used by fixing any one or more of longitudinal ends of the plate with being rotated at any angle, thereby allowing a doctor to modify a shape of the spinal plate to the shape desired by the doctor, and to perform the surgery by coping with various spin shapes of patients. In addition, according to the present invention, since the shape of the spinal plate may be rotated at any angle, it is possible to cope with various spin shapes of the patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: AEGIS SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Fernando L. Villamil, Larry T. Khoo, Youngbo Ahn, Jae Shik Lee
  • Patent number: 11116576
    Abstract: Dynamic reference arrays use markers and trackers to register a patient's anatomy to computer system. Wherein the dynamic reference array may be screwed into a patient's spinous process, clamped on to a spinous process, or attached to the spinous process using posts. In embodiments, a dynamic reference array may comprise a single structure comprising and attachment member and a scaffold. In alternate embodiments, the dynamic reference array may comprise distinct structures that allow the dynamic reference array to swivel and collapse in order to facilitate registration, while not interfering with a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Theodore, Neil R. Crawford, Mitchell A. Foster
  • Patent number: 11090163
    Abstract: An interlocking reverse hip prosthesis including an acetabular cup having an opening in the central portion of the cup being implanted in the acetabular cavity. The opening has a circular extending wall protruding into the concave portion of the cup a distance at least equal to the diameter of the opening. The inward extension of the cup provides a female Morse taper suited for receiving the male Morse tapered post of the acetabular ball. After implantation of the acetabular cup, the surgeon can easily secure the cup to the acetabular bone using several screws without the interference of the central peg (as in prior implants). The femoral ball is then attached to the cup via central Morse taper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Zafer Termanini
  • Patent number: 11076918
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a robotic arm, a constraint mechanism coupled to the robotic arm, and a computer system configured to control the robotic arm to constrain manual movement of the constraint mechanism to a plane. The computer system is also configured to control the robotic arm to lock the constraint mechanism in a desired pose when the constraint mechanism is moved to the desired pose via manual movement in the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventor: Arthur E. Quaid, III
  • Patent number: 11020131
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems including an instrument for manipulating components within a knee joint of a patient are disclosed. Such manipulation can include inserting and/or removing such components to or from a bone of the knee joint. The instrument can include a handle, a body, a plunger, a detent and a collar. The handle can have a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal extent between the proximal end and the distal end. The body can be coupled to the handle and can extend distal of the distal end. The body can define a receptacle therein having an opening at a distal end portion of the instrument. The plunger can be moveably disposed within the body and can be moveable between a first position and a second position. The detent can be moveable by the plunger, such that with the plunger in the first position at least a portion of the detent can extend into the receptacle and with the plunger in the second position the detent can be recessed from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan C. Jones, Shanon N. Roberts, Nick Drury
  • Patent number: 11007068
    Abstract: A system includes a cutting guide and a cutting template. The cutting guide has a body including a plurality of sides that together define a cavity that is accessible via an opening defined by a first side of the plurality of sides. A second side of the plurality of sides defines at least two elongate slots. The second side is disposed adjacent to the first side and at a distance from an opposed third side. Each of the at least two slots is in communication with the cavity and disposed at a different location along the second side. The cutting template has a body defining at least one elongate slot. The cutting template is configured to be engaged with the cutting guide such that the at least one elongate slot of the cutting template aligns with at least one of the at least two elongate slots of the cutting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Kian-Ming (Kevin) Wong
  • Patent number: 11007063
    Abstract: Low profile offset reamers include reamer heads with outer diameters that are substantially greater than the overall height of the working portion, which includes the reamer head, a reamer coupler, and a working tip that supports the reamer head and reamer coupler. The overall height is measured parallel to the rotational axis of the reamer head, and the outer diameter is measured perpendicular to the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CATALYST ORTHOSCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: Steven S. Goldberg, Stephen M. Herrington, Ephraim Akyuz
  • Patent number: 11000297
    Abstract: A method and instrumentation for performing a patellofemoral arthroplasty orthopaedic procedure includes coupling an anterior cutting block to a femur of a patient such that the cutting block references local anatomy of the femur. The anterior cutting block is used to perform a number of bone cuts to establish a trochlear cavity in the femur. The trochlear cavity is formed such that a trochlear prosthesis may be inset into the cavity and substantially flush with the surrounding cartilage. A finishing burring guide and burr bit may be used to detail the shape and/or size of the trochlear cavity. Additionally, a trochlear drill guide may be used to facilitate establishing peg holes in the patient's femur to receive corresponding pegs of the trochlear prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Robertson, Daniel Auger, Matthew Wallace, Jack Farr, II, Scott Brown, Dimitri Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10973646
    Abstract: A drill guide includes a working portion and a shaft, with a joint formed between the working portion and the shaft so that the shaft is movable relative to the working portion about the joint. The working portion includes at least one drill guide hole which receives a drill for making a hole in a bone. The joint isolates the working portion from unintentional movements of the shaft so that the working portion remains stable against a bone surface. The joint also enables the shaft to be used as a retractor or pry bar against surrounding anatomical structures if desired. The drill guide may be included in a system with an implant component and/or other surgical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Catalyst OrthoScience Inc.
    Inventor: Steven S. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10940014
    Abstract: An implantable orthopedic stability device is disclosed. The device can have a contracted and an expanded configuration. A method of using the device between adjacent facet surfaces for support and/or fixation of either or both of the adjacent vertebrae is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Stout Medical Group, L.P.
    Inventor: E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 10905437
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in a surgical procedure to removed damaged tissue from a patient and form a recipient site configured and dimensioned to receive a donor graft. The cutting guide includes a first arm that abuts a section of the damaged tissue to be removed, and a second arm including a hole and a slot that receives a cutting implement, the first arm and the slot defining a distance therebetween corresponding to a desired dimension of the recipient site. In another embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in forming a donor graft from donor tissue. The cutting guide includes a body that receives the donor tissue, and a shaping member that is rotatably secured to the body. The shaping member includes at least one vane that shapes the donor tissue so as to form the donor graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, James L. Cook, James P. Stannard
  • Patent number: 10881483
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a neurosurgical assistance robot including a movable box the chassis of which is provided with a rigid support arm for connection to a headrest supporting the head of a patient lying on an operating table. Accore invention disclosed subject matter, the support arm is movable with respect to the chassis between a position retracted in the volume of the box and a plurality of extended positions, and a mechanism for locking the arm in any iled being provided for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MedTech S.A.
    Inventors: Bertin Nahum, Fernand Badano, Eric Roussel, Lucien Blondel
  • Patent number: 10835328
    Abstract: A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element. The system may further include a motor assembly coupled to the robot and a plurality of receivers configured to receive the one or more signals emitted by the transmitter. A control unit is coupled to the motor assembly and the plurality of receivers, and the control unit is configured to supply one or more instruction signals to the motor assembly. The instruction signals can be configured to cause the motor assembly to selectively move the effectuator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Crawford, Nicholas Theodore, Mitchell A. Foster
  • Patent number: 10806472
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to instrumentation that facilitate coracoid-glenoid fixation in Latarjet procedures. For example, a single instrument, a coracoid resection tool, may be provided/utilized to prepare a coracoid bone graft for size, flatness, and hole drilling. A glenoid drill guide may further be provided/utilized that uses sized offsets for placement of the coracoid graft flush with the glenoid. Further embodiments of the disclosure are directed to corresponding methods that employ this instrumentation. For example, a surgeon may employs the coracoid resection tool as a guide to plane the inferior coracoid surface that will serve as the coracoid graft surface. The coracoid resection tool may further guide the placement of coracoid holes along the length of the coracoid and orient the holes approximately perpendicular to the planed coracoid graft surface. For example a proximal coracoid hole may be positioned towards the proximal end (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mason J. Bettenga, Stephen A. Santangelo, Nikhil N. Verma, Jeffrey Wyman
  • Patent number: 10806465
    Abstract: A device for positioning a cutting guide with respect to a bone comprising a body forming the cutting guide or intended to be fixed to the cutting guide; a least two contact members intended to freely contact the bone; and adjustment means for individually varying the relative position of the body with respect to each contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Stephane Lavallee, Fabrice Bertrand, Anthony Boyer
  • Patent number: 10667828
    Abstract: An instrument guide assembly for a bone plate includes an insert configured to be arranged in a hole of a plate member, the insert having a through-hole, and a guide member separable and positionable through the through-hole of the insert, the guide member having a head portion, a shaft portion extending from the head portion, and a guide channel extending through the head and shaft portions for guiding a drill or other instrument therethrough. The insert is movable axially relative to the guide member from a first position at an end of the shaft portion opposite the head portion and past a first stop to a second position at the head portion. At the second position, the insert remains axially movable in a limited range between the first stop and the head portion, while the first stop prevents the insert from moving back to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Markku Biedermann
  • Patent number: 10653515
    Abstract: A tendon repair apparatus includes a tendon bridge having oppositely disposed proximal and distal bridge ends spaced longitudinally apart by a bridge body. A plurality of engagement legs is provided. Each engagement leg has a proximal leg end attached directly to a corresponding one of the proximal and distal bridge ends and a distal leg end spaced transversely apart from the tendon bridge. At least one receiver plate, transversely spaced from the tendon bridge and extending substantially longitudinally and laterally parallel to the tendon bridge, is provided. The receiver plate includes a plurality of receiver apertures. Each receiver aperture corresponds to a selected engagement leg. Each receiver aperture is configured to selectively engage with a corresponding selected engagement leg. Engagement between the receiver aperture and the engagement leg maintains the receiver plate in transversely spaced indirect connection with the tendon bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: MEDSTAR HEALTH, THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sam Fuller, Dave Dudzinski
  • Patent number: 10631902
    Abstract: Bone fixation devices and plates are disclosed. The bone fixation device includes a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion includes at least one opening. The second portion includes at least one second opening. The third portion is positioned between the first portion and the second portion and is configured to guide the cutting of a bone. The bone fixation plate includes a first plate portion, a second plate portion, and a third plate portion. The first plate portion includes at least one screw hole for receiving a first bone screw. The second plate portion includes at least one slot for receiving a second bone screw. The third plate portion is positioned adjacent to the first and second plate portions and is configured to guide bone cutting A method of altering a bone using the bone fixation devices and plates is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEXTREMITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lon S. Weiner, Stuart D. Katchis, John R. Pepper
  • Patent number: 10631878
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical instrument comprising a metallic customized patient-specific surgical instrument is disclosed. The metallic customized patient-specific surgical instrument includes a base plate sized to be positioned on a resected surface of a distal end of a patient's femur, an anterior resection guide body attached to, and extending from, the distal surface of the base plate to a free distal end, a posterior resection guide body attached to, and extending from, the distal surface to a free distal end, and a pair of chamfer resection guide bodies attached to, and extending from, the distal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel D. Fritzinger
  • Patent number: 10555822
    Abstract: A device for performing a surgical procedure on a knee includes an adjustable femoral portion, a tibial portion and at least one sensor coupled with the femoral and/or tibial portions to sense pressure exerted by the femoral and tibial portions against one another. The femoral portion is adapted for removably coupling with a distal end of a femur to adjust tension in soft tissue adjacent the knee and has at least one positioning feature adapted to move relative to the distal end of the femur as the femoral portion is adjusted, thus helping position a femoral prosthetic on the distal end of the femur. The sensor(s) may be adapted to sense pressure at medial and lateral sides of the knee, and relative pressures may be displayed as data on a visual display. Adjustments to the femoral member may be made to balance pressure at flexion and extension of the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Synvasive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Fisher, Anthony K Hedley, Michael Howard, Kevin M Cordes, Toshinobu Katsuya
  • Patent number: 10485617
    Abstract: A medical robot system, including a robot coupled to an effectuator element with the robot configured for controlled movement and positioning. The system may include a transmitter configured to emit one or more signals, and the transmitter is coupled to an instrument coupled to the effectuator element. The system may further include a motor assembly coupled to the robot and a plurality of receivers configured to receive the one or more signals emitted by the transmitter. A control unit is coupled to the motor assembly and the plurality of receivers, and the control unit is configured to supply one or more instruction signals to the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Crawford, Nicholas Theodore, Mitchell A. Foster
  • Patent number: 10441434
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for the planning and execution of computer-assisted robotic surgery are provided. The methods include methods to collect information about bones and prostheses, use the information to create virtual models and simulations, optionally receive input based on user discretion in generating the cut file, and to generate instruction for the execution of cut paths during the surgery. The system and devices include computers and peripherals and set-ups to link the components together into functional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Denise A. Miller, Rose A. Cipriano, Lu Li
  • Patent number: 10405871
    Abstract: Tools and methods are used for aligned total knee arthroplasty (TKA) of anatomically or kinematically aligned knee. A block tool system references a distal femoral cut to provide a guide for the tibial cut. The block tool system can be used with the leg in full extension or in flexion. The block tools system includes a femur positioning block, an alignment arm coupled to the femur block, a femural cutting block, a tibial positioning block and a tibial cutting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Stefano Bini, Kenneth B Trauner
  • Patent number: 10398510
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a bone cutting assist device includes generating a bone cutting assist device model representing the bone cutting assist device including a fitting surface that fits a surface of a bone model, a cutting slit that guides a cutting jig, a first guide hole for inserting a first rod model, and second guide holes for inserting second rod models. The manufacturing method also includes outputting three-dimensional manufacturing data representing the generated bone cutting assist device model, and manufacturing the bone cutting assist device according to the outputted three-dimensional manufacturing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Makoto Goto
  • Patent number: 10390845
    Abstract: An orthopedic device for a shoulder joint includes a patient-specific alignment guide. The alignment guide includes a cap having a three-dimensional engagement surface customized in a pre-operative plan by computer imaging to be complementary and closely mate and conform to a humeral head of a proximal humerus of a patient. The alignment guide includes a tubular element extending from the cap and defining a longitudinal guiding bore for guiding an alignment pin at a patient-specific position and orientation determined in the pre-operative plan, and an orientation feature on the cap. The orientation feature is designed to orient the cap relative to the humeral head when the orientation feature is aligned with a landmark of the proximal humerus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Vanasse, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 10357255
    Abstract: A varus-valgus alignment instrument includes a body having a bone contact surface for contacting a distal femur and an opening extending through the body and bone contact surface. The opening is sized to receive an elongate shaft therein. An alignment member is moveably attached to the body and has first and second openings therethrough. The first and second openings are sized to receive the elongate shaft and are interchangeably positioned in alignment with the opening of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Carlos E. Collazo
  • Patent number: 10292828
    Abstract: An implantable orthopedic stability device is disclosed. The device can have a contracted and an expanded configuration. A method of using the device between adjacent vertebral body surfaces for support and/or fixation of either or both of the adjacent vertebrae is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Stout Medical Group, L.P.
    Inventor: E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 10285819
    Abstract: An implantable orthopedic stability device is disclosed. The device can have a contracted and an expanded configuration. A method of using the device between adjacent vertebral body surfaces for support and/or fixation of either or both of the adjacent vertebrae is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Stout Medical Group, L.P.
    Inventor: E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 10271839
    Abstract: An implant for stabilizing two separated bone portions relative to each other an implant includes a peg, a bridge assembly and a securing element. The peg and bridge assembly include at least two peg portions and a bridge portion, wherein the bridge portion is arranged between the peg portions and wherein the peg and bridge portions are rigidly connected. The peg and bridge assembly is positioned relative to the bone portions such that one peg portion extends into the bone tissue of each one of the bone portions and the bridge portion extends across the gap separating the bone portions. The securing element is anchored in the bone tissue of one of the bone portions, its proximal end extending through an opening in an assembly portion extending parallel to a bone surface or across a notch in a proximal edge of an assembly portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Andreas Wenger
  • Patent number: 10213169
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein for determining anatomical landmarks on a patient by virtue of anatomical landmarks being called up from a database with an anatomical model and being converted into individual body dimensions and an individual position of the patient. As a result, anatomical landmarks may be called up from a database, calculated individually for the patient and used as an item of reference location information. The positioning of the patient table is thus considerably accelerated, wherein the accuracy is also improved. Thus, the item of reference location information may be calculated individually for the same patient in a different position or a different patient with different body dimensions by virtue of this item of reference location information being recalculated by the conversion rule for the respective patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Braun, Johann Uebler
  • Patent number: 10166121
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant system includes a set of provisional orthopedic implants having different implant sizes, in which each provisional implant facilitates an intraoperative selection of the next-smallest implant size without removing the provisional implant from the bone. All of the implant sizes share a common sagittal configuration of distal and anterior bone contacting surfaces, but have variable sagittal configurations only in the posterior bone contacting surfaces. Thus, where a relatively larger femoral provisional component is mounted to a femur, changing to a smaller provisional component (i.e., “downsizing”) can be accomplished by recutting only two of five original femoral cuts. Cut slots provided in each provisional implant are sized and positioned to correspond to the posterior bone contacting surface geometry of the next-smallest provisional implant size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Parisi, Charles A. Baldridge
  • Patent number: 10130435
    Abstract: A method for operating a medical-robotic device is provided. The robotic device includes a number of components able to be moved autonomously in an environment of the robotic device. Planning data for an autonomous movement or constraint of at least one subset of the movable components is provided to the robotic device. A movement or constraint of the corresponding movable components to be carried out autonomously by the robotic device is planned based on the planning data provided. The planned movement or constraint is visually presented. A way for an operator to exert influence on the planned movement or constraint is provided, and the movement or constraint is autonomously carried out as a function of the influence exerted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philip Mewes, Michael Wiets
  • Patent number: 10080581
    Abstract: Systems, instruments or devices, and methods or procedures are described in which a scalpet array is applied to a target site with the use of a pattern. The scalpet array comprises scalpets positioned on a device. Skin pixels are incised at the target site via application of a load through the scalpet array. A recipient site is prepared by positioning the pattern at the recipient site and applying the scalpet array to generate skin defects. The incised skin pixels are applied at the skin defects of the recipient site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 10072031
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mechanosynthesis including those that avoid the need for a bootstrap process, avoid the need to build tips via mechanosynthesis, avoid the need for charging tips with feedstock during a build sequence, avoid the need to dispose of reaction byproducts, reduce the design complexity of new tips, and reduce or avoid the need for multiple positional means or tip switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph C. Merkle, Robert A. Freitas, Jr., Jeremy Barton, Aru Hill, Michael Drew, Damian Allis, Tait Takatani
  • Patent number: 10070890
    Abstract: External fixator assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. An external fixator system may include a plurality of fixator assemblies configured to connect a plurality of pins, for example, positioned on opposite sides of a fractured bone, with one more rods. The fixator assemblies may include a plurality of clamp assemblies which are configured to rotate relative to one another when the fixator assembly is in an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc
    Inventors: Sergio Muniz, David R. Jansen, Zachary C. Shiner
  • Patent number: 10070868
    Abstract: Resection shift guides and methods providing anterior, posterior, clockwise, or counterclockwise adjustment of a 4-in-1 cut guide along a planar resected surface of a femur are disclosed. A resection shift guide can include a base member and a block member. The base member can include first and second arms. The block member can include a first end, rotatably coupled with the first arm, a second end, rotatably coupled with the second arm, and at least three surfaces extending between the first and second ends. Each of the at least three surfaces can include two or more drill holes arranged differently than drill holes of the other surfaces. A method can include removing a 4-in-1 cut guide from two original femoral lumens, drilling two adjusted femoral lumens using a resection shift guide, removing the resection shift guides, and attaching the 4-in-1 cut guide to the two adjusted femoral lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Kumar, Jason S. Toler, Michael Boone
  • Patent number: 10070926
    Abstract: A pedicle depth measuring apparatus comprises an outer tubular member comprising a first end and a second end. A head member is joined to the second end. The head member comprises a base surface comprising an opening. An inner member is slidable within the outer tubular member. The inner member comprises a first end and a second end, the second end being slidable through the opening. The second end further comprises a marker disposed at a distal end. The marker comprises a material that is radiographically distinguishable, in which a placement of the marker within a cannulation of a patient's pedicle is observable. An indicator member is operable for indicating a distance between the marker and the base surface, in which the distance indicates a choice of a size of a pedicle screw to be installed for mitigating damage to the patient's nerve root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10068671
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for determining the 3-dimensional shape of an implant to be implanted into a subject includes obtaining a computer readable image including a defective portion and a non-defective portion of tissue in the subject, superimposing on the image a shape to span the defective portion, and determining the 3-dimensional shape of the implant based on the shape that spans the defective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Osteoplastics, LLC
    Inventors: H. David Dean, Krishnamoorthy Subramanyan, Alexandros T. Moullas, Robert A. Ratcheson
  • Patent number: 10052160
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus, system and methodology are provided that may be utilized to treat a plurality of medical conditions. A robotic apparatus may be utilized in the treatment of a medical condition or to assist a medical professional in a surgical procedure. Additionally, the robotic apparatus and system may be utilized during a surgical procedure to provide guidance and to narrow the margin of error. In an exemplary embodiment, a scan may first be performed on a patient to determine a plurality of surgically necessary characteristics, such as bone density, locations, and the like. A virtual treatment plan may be provided by the system. An active and/or passive robotic apparatus may be provided to assist in the surgical technique. The robotic apparatus may be an active robotic which includes surgical tools whereby the medical professional may perform the surgical technique with the assistance of the active robotic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Cyber-Implants, LLC
    Inventor: Bernard Gantes
  • Patent number: 10045826
    Abstract: A method for repairing a bone of a patient may include superimposing a first virtual boundary on a virtual bone and superimposing a second virtual boundary on the virtual bone. The method may further include robotically modifying the bone of the patient with a planar tool along a first working boundary to create a first surface. The first working boundary may correspond to the first virtual boundary. The method may further include robotically modifying the bone of the patient with a rotary tool along a second working boundary to create a second surface. The second working boundary may correspond to the second virtual boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Zafar Abbasi, Jonathan Greenwald, Philip H. Frank
  • Patent number: 10022130
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgical instrument including a polymer 4-in-1 femoral cutting block having a chamfer cutting slot defined therein, and a chamfer cutting guide assembly secured within the chamfer cutting slot. The chamfer cutting guide assembly includes a first planar surface, a second planar surface spaced apart from, and extending parallel to, the first planar surface, a third planar surface connected to the second planar surface and extending at an angle relative to the first planar surface and a fourth planar surface connected to the first planar surface and extending parallel to the third planar surface. The first planar surface and the second planar surface define a first metallic planar cutting guide, and the third planar surface and the fourth planar surface define a second metallic planar cutting guide. The chamfer cutting guide assembly may include a pair of metallic bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Jon M. Edwards, Michael J. Rock, Chad S. McAlexander