External Fixation Means Patents (Class 606/54)
  • Patent number: 10736671
    Abstract: Rod link reducer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. The rod link reducer assembly provides a manipulator rod having a first end, a second end, and an elongate body extending along a body axis between the first end and the second end. A post extends outwardly from the rod. A rod manipulating joint comprise an elongate joint rod extending along a joint rod axis, a first coupling clamp disposed along the joint rod, the first coupling clamp releasably connectable to the post, and a second coupling clamp disposed along the joint rod adjacent to and rotatable about the joint rod relative to the first coupling clamp. The second coupling clamp is releasably connectable to a shaft. A biasing member is adapted to bias the second clamp against the first clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Leff, George Yacoub, Khiem Pham, Chad Glerum
  • Patent number: 10722268
    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: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Muniz, David R. Jansen, Zachary C. Shiner
  • Patent number: 10695104
    Abstract: An articulated fixation device is provided having a high degree of adjustability for securing a plate member thereof to a skull and at least one spinal rod thereof to a vertebral bone. In one form, an adjustable bridge member is provided that is adjustably connected to both the plate member and the spinal rod. The adjustable connections can include an upper and rearward pivot connection between the plate member and the bridge member and a lower and forward pivot connection between the spinal rod and the bridge member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Berrevoets, Frankie Morris, Frederick E. Finger
  • Patent number: 10687853
    Abstract: An external fixation assembly for bone fusion or separation is disclosed. The assembly includes a fracture fusion tube, with a bracket slidably engaged thereon. The assembly further includes a collet clamp connected to the bracket, with a ball collet rotatably seated within the clamp, the ball collet having an aperture for receiving a bone bin therethrough and perforations for a compression engagement with a bone pin. The assembly uses a single screw for threadably engaging the ball collet, the clamp and the bracket such that the position of the bone pin, ball collet and bracket are all fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DNE, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Riccione
  • Patent number: 10667851
    Abstract: A prosthetic sternum device with a manubrium includes a plate and a device for attachment to ribs. Each of the devices for attachment to ribs includes an end for rigid connection to the plate and an end provided with a device for engaging with a rib. The plate further includes, in the upper region of same, two elements. Each element rigidly connects a pin and includes a polyaxial joint shaped to allow the multidirectional mobility of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Neuro France Implants
    Inventors: Patrice Moreau, Elie Fadel, Olaf Mercier, Dominique Fabre, Sacha Mussot, Karin Worner
  • Patent number: 10660672
    Abstract: In embodiments of the invention, there is provided an external fixation system comprising a first plate and a second plate and connectors therebetween. Some or all of the connectors may be adjustable in length or angular position or both. Angular adjustment may comprise a fixed amount of friction and an adjustable amount of friction, and the permitted angular deflection can vary around the perimeter of the angular joint. An adjustable-length connector may comprise a tiltable nut that can either engage or not engage a threaded rod to provide both coarse adjustment and fine adjustment. Tactile or audible feedback may be provided. Other accessories may include: provisional alignment clamps to position parts of the patient's body; a K-wire alignment guide; a K-wire support post; a universal fixation bolt; a plurality of half-pins that can be used with a common support post or block; and a resilient retention device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Siemer, Brian Schumacher, James Spitler, Paul Cooper
  • Patent number: 10603112
    Abstract: A method of generating a correction plan for correcting a deformed bone includes inputting to a computer system a first image of the deformed bone in a first plane and inputting to the computer system a second image of the deformed bone in a second plane. Image processing techniques are employed to identify a plurality of anatomical landmarks of the deformed bone in the first image. The first image of the deformed bone is displayed on a display device. A graphical of the deformed bone is autonomously generated and graphically overlaid on the first image of the deformed bone on the display device, the graphical template including a plurality of lines, each line connected at each end to a landmark point corresponding to one of the anatomical landmarks. A model of the deformed bone may be autonomously generated based on the graphical template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Anup Kumar, Sridhar Anjanappa, Ashish Gangwar, Manash Lahiri, Arpit Gautam, Kanishk Sethi, Sistu Ganesh
  • Patent number: 10603076
    Abstract: A dynamization device may comprise a sleeve, a shaft, a dial, a contact feature, and a biasing member. The shaft may comprise an interior section partially within an inner recess of the sleeve; a flat surface on the interior section of the shaft; and a plurality of external threads on the interior section of the shaft. The dial may comprise a body disposed partially within the inner recess; an annular lip; and internal threads secured to external threads of the shaft. The contact feature has an annular geometry disposed within the inner recess of the sleeve. The biasing member may be disposed around the interior section of the shaft, and disposed between the contact feature and a shoulder within the inner recess of the sleeve. Rotation of the annular lip may provide for compressive movement of the biasing member relative to the sleeve and shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
    Inventors: John David Ross, Mikhail L. Samchukov, Alexander M. Cherkashin, John G. Birch
  • Patent number: 10575874
    Abstract: A system and method for internal pelvic fixation. Guide wires can be inserted through guides and opposing sides of a pelvic bone, and can indicate a depth for driving bone screws into the pelvic bone. Offset rod tools positioned about each guide can assist in determining an offset distance between an implant rod and the pelvic bone. A template rod may be coupled to the offset rod tools and used to select a length for the implant rod. Clamps can be coupled to the bone screws, the clamps having multiple axes of rotation, the angular positions of the clamps being secured by the tightening of a single nut of each clamp. Joysticks used to tighten the nuts can be coupled to a reduction holder mechanism that can decrease at least an axial distance between the clamps, and thus pelvic bones, before locking of the clamps via tightening of the nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Ritchey, Joe Ferguson, James Brownhill
  • Patent number: 10456176
    Abstract: Apparatus and devices for adding an additional spinal construct in a patient are disclosed. In one arrangement the additional spinal construct extends an existing spinal construct ipsilaterally with an inline rod connector in a minimally invasive or preferably, percutaneous procedure. In another arrangement, the ipsilateral extension of an existing spinal construct uses an offset rod connector for receiving an additional spinal rod that may be placed interiorly or exteriorly of the existing spinal construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott McLean, Tim E. Adamson
  • Patent number: 10433887
    Abstract: Instrumentation and methods are provided for upper jaw correction surgery. The application discloses an orthopedic system and method that can be used to perform both a first distraction (for example a maxillary distraction) and a second distraction (for example a maxillary expansion) within the same surgical procedure. The instrumentation for separating first and second bone segments can include a first footplate; a second footplate; an actuator arranged to vary a distance between the first and second footplates; and a hinge that rotatably attaches the first and second footplates such that the first and second footplates can be angularly adjusted relative to each other about a pivot axis. Additionally, instrumentation and methods are provided for a hinged fixation device capable of securing and adjusting both the linear separation and angular orientation of bone structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Noon, Eric Lui
  • Patent number: 10433874
    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 positioned along a shaft and which are configured to rotate relative to one another when the fixator assembly is in an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Muniz, Barclay Davis
  • Patent number: 10426517
    Abstract: An external distraction apparatus for performing a craniofacial distraction is disclosed. The external distraction apparatus may comprise a stationary member. The stationary member may be configured to be affixed to a head of a patient. The external distraction apparatus may also comprise laterally disposed distractors. The laterally disposed distractors may extend inferiorly from the stationary member and be moveable relative to the stationary member. The external distraction apparatus may comprise a motor and controller. The motor may be powered with the controller to perform a craniofacial distraction in an automated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, Stanley B. Smith, III, David E. Altobelli
  • Patent number: 10405888
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for manipulating the orientation of a plurality of bone fragments with respect to one another. A bone transport frame including first and second rings, a plurality of elongate struts, and a plurality of ring transport assemblies for orienting a first bone segment with respect to a second bone segment is disclosed. A third ring may be included in the bone transport frame for orienting a third bone segment with respect to the first and second bone segments. Manipulation of an adjustable member of the bone transport frame can transport a ring in either a proximal or distal direction with respect to other rings of the frame. Manipulation of another adjustable member of the bone transport frame can translate a central axis of one of the rings either toward or away from the central axes of the plurality of elongate struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Yves Stephane Crozet
  • Patent number: 10376285
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are external fixation frames for correcting bone deformities. The external fixation frames include a top fixation ring and a bottom fixation ring coupled to one another by at least two struts. A half ring is coupled to bottom fixation ring. The bottom fixation ring is u-shaped. One or more rocker members may be coupled to the bottom fixation ring. The half ring may be hingedly coupled to the bottom fixation ring such that it can rotate with respect to the bottom fixation ring from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Yves Stephane Crozet, Vinzenz Andreas Burgherr, Mark Thomas Dahl
  • Patent number: 10362982
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a link having a first surface and a second surface connectable with a spinal construct. The spinal construct is attachable with one or more vertebral levels. A plurality of electrodes includes at least one electrode disposed with the first surface and at least one electrode disposed with the second surface such that the electrodes conduct an electric current to stimulate tissue growth adjacent the spinal construct. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler S. Stevenson, Nicholas M. Benson, Newton H. Metcalf, Jr., Harold S. Taylor, Richard L. Brown
  • Patent number: 10349981
    Abstract: A tool for implementing a correction plan in an external fixation frame having a plurality of adjustment elements or screws, for example, generally includes a driver, a motor, a controller, and a processor. The driver is adapted to engage and rotate each of the screws. The motor is coupled the driver and adapted to rotate the driver. The controller is connected to the motor and configured to control operation of the motor. The a processor adapted configured to: receive correction plan data; receive identification data including information for identifying at least one of the plurality of screws; determine movement of at least one of the plurality of the screws based on the correction plan data and the identification data; and send signals indicative of the determined movement to the controller in order to rotate at least one of the plurality of screws according to a predetermined correction plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Vinzenz Andreas Burgherr, Adam John Edelhauser, Yves Stephane Crozet, Marcel Aeschlimann, Christoph Dworzak, Antonino Lanci, Markus Mast
  • Patent number: 10299831
    Abstract: An external fixation system for the correction of long bone deformities includes an elongate beam element having an engagement feature along a longitudinal edge of the elongate beam element, a connector element secured to the elongate beam and structurally configured to support a first bone anchor extending from the external fixation system, and a movable carriage engaged with the engagement feature along the longitudinal edge of the elongate beam element and selectively movable along the engagement feature of the elongate beam element. The movable carriage is selectively lockable into a position along the elongate beam element. The movable carriage is structurally configured to support a second bone anchor extending from the external fixation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Devise Ortho Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Mullaney, Stephen T. Miller, William B. Austin, Todd A. Martens
  • Patent number: 10285734
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are external fixation frames for correcting bone deformities. The external fixation frames include a top fixation ring and a bottom fixation ring coupled to one another by at least two struts. A half ring is coupled to bottom fixation ring. The bottom fixation ring is u-shaped. One or more rocker members may be coupled to the bottom fixation ring. The half ring may be hingedly coupled to the bottom fixation ring such that it can rotate with respect to the bottom fixation ring from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Yves Stephane Crozet, Vinzenz Andreas Burgherr, Mark Thomas Dahl
  • Patent number: 10258378
    Abstract: An external bone fixation system may include a first semi-circular external fixation member, a second semi-circular external fixation member, four ball collet assemblies attached to the second external fixation member, and four shafts. Each shaft may include a first end attached to the first external fixation member and a second end with a stop member, and each of the four shafts extends slidably through an opening in a ball of one of the four ball collet assemblies. The stop member of each second end prevents each second end from passing through the opening in its respective ball. Each shaft also includes a hinge located closer to the first end than to the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DNE, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Riccione
  • Patent number: 10219834
    Abstract: The present invention in general provides methods for reducing RF-induced heating in an external fixation device including at least two bars, at least two clamps and at least two pins; and external fixation devices with significantly lower RF heating at the pins' tips when compared to other external fixation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ji Chen
  • Patent number: 10201715
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a substrate and a plurality of biological material stimulators positioned on the substrate. Each biological material stimulator forms a fluctuating magnetic field capable of inducing a current in biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Jian-Ping Wang, Walter C. Low, Mahendra DC
  • Patent number: 10136920
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable and partially removable calcaneal restraint system and treatment method in the context of a first phase of surgery wherein a transverse calcaneal pin is inserted through the calcaneus and the calcaneal restraint system is then installed pending the second surgery. An aspect of the calcaneal restraint system also provides a partially removable framework to allow better or unimpeded access to the desired site for the second surgery stage of the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Fisher, Andrew Lundquist
  • Patent number: 10136928
    Abstract: Rod link reducer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. The rod link reducer assembly provides a manipulator rod having a first end, a second end, and an elongate body extending along a body axis between the first end and the second end. A post extends outwardly from the rod. A rod manipulating joint comprise an elongate joint rod extending along a joint rod axis, a first coupling clamp disposed along the joint rod, the first coupling clamp releasably connectable to the post, and a second coupling clamp disposed along the joint rod adjacent to and rotatable about the joint rod relative to the first coupling clamp. The second coupling clamp is releasably connectable to a shaft. A biasing member is adapted to bias the second clamp against the first clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Leff, Sergio Muniz, Khiem Pham
  • Patent number: 10092326
    Abstract: A device (10) for locking unicortical pins, comprising: a pin-locking arm (101) provided with two seats (101a, 101b) suitable for locking a corresponding number of unicortical pins (100); and a connection base (102), intended to couple with a connecting body (11) of an anchoring group (20) for an external fixator (1), locking means (103) configured to act simultaneously on the seats (101a, 101b), locking in position two unicortical pins (100) inserted therein, wherein said locking means (103) comprise deformable spheres (103a, 103b) which are passed through by an insertion channel (1031) for the unicortical pins (100), and a pressure plate (103c) acting on the seats (101a, 101b) for compress both said deformable spheres (103a, 103b) locking in position the unicortical pins (100) inserted in the respective insertion channels (1031).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Zandona′, Andrea Ottoboni, Daniele Venturini, Michele Coati
  • Patent number: 10080585
    Abstract: An external fixation frame for correcting a bone deformity includes a first fixation ring and a second fixation ring. A posterior adjustable length strut couples a posterior portion of the first fixation ring to a posterior portion of the second fixation ring and has universal joint. Medial and lateral adjustable length struts couple medial and lateral portions of the first fixation ring to medial and lateral portions of the second fixation ring respectively, each of the medial and lateral adjustable length struts including a constrained hinge joint. The fixation frame also includes a half ring coupled to the second fixation ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Yves Stephane Crozet, Vinzenz Andreas Burgherr, Mark Thomas Dahl
  • Patent number: 10082384
    Abstract: A detection device, such as a camera-enabled smart phone, may be used to take one or more pictures of an external fixation frame attached to a patient. The pictures may be transmitted to a computer system accessible by the patient's physician. The computer system may uniquely identify each strut of the external fixation frame and determine the length of each strut. The computer system may compare the determined length of each strut to a planned length of the struts for a particular time interval as outlined in a correction plan. If the struts are the correct length for the particular time interval, the fact may be indicated to the physician and transmitted to the patient. If the struts are not the correct length, the computer system may update the correction plan to account for the discrepancy plan, with the updated correction plan transmitted to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10076360
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external fixator device and the method of its use in treating bone fractures and in orthopedic interventions, such as corrective osteotomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AKESO AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Tepic
  • Patent number: 10052133
    Abstract: A Kirschner wire fixation structure, including: at least two joint elements, each having a plurality of through-hole passages extending in different directions; and at least one connection rod; wherein the plurality of through-hole passages of the at least two joint elements are for at least two Kirschner wires and the at least one connection rod to fit through respectively, the at least two Kirschner wires are for inserting into at least one bone, and the at least one connection rod is for connecting with the at least two joint elements to form a fixation structure outside the at least one bone to stabilize and hold the at least two Kirschner wires in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: CHANG GUNG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, LINKOU, MING CHI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hsuan-Kai Kao, Chih-Chung Hu
  • Patent number: 10039570
    Abstract: A fracture reduction device for reducing a fractured bone having a proximal fragment and a distal fragment may include: a proximal attachment member that may be configured to be coaxially attached and fixed into the proximal fragment of the bone; a distal attachment member that may be configured to be laterally attached and fixed to the distal fragment of the bone; and a distracting mechanism that may engage with the proximal attachment member and be coupled with the distal attachment member. The distracting mechanism may be configured to manipulate the proximal fragment and the distal fragment to restore their alignment and orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Hamid Farzadfard
  • Patent number: 10010350
    Abstract: An adjustable length strut includes two joints, a threaded rod extending between the joints, and a tube adapted to receive the threaded rod. An actuation mechanism with gear teeth extending radially outward of the strut axis is rotatably fixed to the threaded rod. A protrusion may be coupled to an end of the threaded rod by a rotatable collar, with the protrusion extending through a slot in the tube to mark the length of the strut. A modular attachment member may be adapted to be couple to the first joint and include a worm gear adapted to engage gear teeth of the actuation mechanism. The modular attachment member may include a radiofrequency identity tag mechanism adapted to be read by a tag reader of a tool, the tool adapted to couple to the attachment member to rotate the worm gear to increase or decrease the effective length of the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Subash K. Mannanal, Daniel Greenberg, Patrick Valli, Manoj Kumar Singh, Cem Adalioglu
  • Patent number: 9993267
    Abstract: An orthopedic device includes a fixator body having a first part and a second part that are connected by a joint and having an internally threaded bore extending longitudinally therethrough. A first pair of opposed longitudinally extending slots is provided in the first part and a second pair of opposed longitudinally extending slots is provided in the second part. A first and second pin-holders are received within and threadably engage the internally threaded bore of the first part and the second part, respectively, and are configured to removably hold a first and second sets of one or more bone fixation pins extending through the first and second pairs of opposed longitudinally extending slots, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Orsak, Kian-Ming (Kevin) Wong
  • Patent number: 9987043
    Abstract: A tool for implementing a correction plan in an external fixation frame having a plurality of adjustment elements or screws, for example, generally includes a driver, a motor, a controller, and a processor. The driver is adapted to engage and rotate each of the screws. The motor is coupled the driver and adapted to rotate the driver. The controller is connected to the motor and configured to control operation of the motor. The controller may determine whether the tool is engaged with a strut and which strut is engaged, and may determine how much the strut has rotated, taking into account intentional or unintentional manual rotation of the tool. The tool may also include features to help ensure proper engagement between the drive and the strut. Variations may be provided in which similar functionality is provided with manual rotation of a motorless tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventor: Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 9962199
    Abstract: A method and a device for bone adjustment in a mammal is presented, wherein a device is implanted in the medullar cavity of a bone in the body of said mammal, said device being a device exerting a force to anchoring devices anchored ins aid bone. The method and device has utility in therapeutic and cosmetic bone adjustments, including the lengthening, reshaping and realigning of bones, for example in the correction of congenital deformations, restorative orthopedic surgery and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 9962188
    Abstract: A clamp system includes a first clamp, a second clamp, and a fixation rod. The first clamp at least partially defines a first jaw for receiving a support rod and a central opening. The second clamp at least partially defines a second jaw for receiving a pin and a central opening. At least one of the first clamp and the second clamp comprises a boss for rotatably positioning the first clamp relative to the second clamp. The fixation rod is received in the central openings of the first clamp and the second clamp for selectively securing a position of the first clamp relative to the second clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal Health 247. Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Milella, Jr., John P. Marotta, Justin Rhett Taber, Katy Ren'e Swanson, Sarah E. Schaake
  • Patent number: 9949767
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for manipulating a vertebra. In one embodiment, a surgical device can include a frame configured to couple two or more surgical instruments attached to one or more vertebrae. Coupling the two or more surgical instruments together, the frame and/or at least one of the surgical instruments can be manipulated to move at least one of the surgical instruments, thereby effecting movement at least one of the vertebra or vertebrae to which the surgical instruments coupled to the frame are attached. In this way, the surgical device can be used to facilitate rotation of a vertebra relative to another vertebra to correct the angular relationship of the vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mickiewicz, John R. Cournoyer, James R. Donahue, Richard W. Fournier, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak
  • Patent number: 9936976
    Abstract: A fixation system for fixing a bone fracture has a plurality of blocks, needles and rods that snap together in a framework around the fracture. The needles are inserted through the bone on opposite sides of the fracture and the blocks are snapped onto the ends of the needles. Rods are snapped onto the blocks on both sides of the finger to keep the finger in place. Each block has two channels located on opposite sides and extending perpendicular to each other. The channels are structured so that a rod or needle having a diameter equal or slightly greater than one of the channels can be snapped into and retained by the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PBD, Patent & Business Development AG
    Inventor: Heinz Buerger
  • Patent number: 9918741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchoring group for an external fixator, that comprises a connecting body designed to be coupled to a bar of an external fixator. A locking device is connected to the connecting body at a fastening point thereof and comprises a pin locking arm provided with two seats suitable for locking a corresponding number of uni-cortical pins. A connection base is intended to be coupled to a connecting body of the anchoring group. An additional member, also associated with the connecting body, comprises at least one auxiliary seat, not aligned with the seats of the locking device, for locking an additional uni-cortical pin. In an additional embodiment, the connection base of the locking device extends in an angled relationship with respect to the pin locking arm and away from both the seats. The connection base has a point for fastening to the connecting body which is not aligned with said seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Orthofiz S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Zandonà, Andrea Ottoboni, Daniele Venturini, Michele Coati
  • Patent number: 9913663
    Abstract: An anchoring group (20) for an external fixator (1), comprising: a connecting body (11) designed to be coupled to a bar (2) of an external fixator (1), said connecting body (11) being crossed by a median plane (M); a first locking device (10) for locking first unicortical pins and connected to the connecting body (11), said first locking device (10) comprising at least one seat; and a second locking device (10) for locking second unicortical pins and also connected to the connecting body (11), said second locking device (10) comprising at least one auxiliary seat, which is not aligned with the at least one seat of the first locking device (10), said first and second locking devices (10) extending from different side of said median plane (M), wherein the connecting body (11) has at least two fastening seats (110a, 110b) for each the first and the second locking devices (10) so as to allow at least two alternative mounting configurations from each side with respect to the median plane (M) of the connecting body
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Zandona′, Andrea Ottoboni, Daniele Venturini, Michele Coati
  • Patent number: 9888943
    Abstract: An external fixation clamp for receiving a fixation element includes an inner jaw and an outer jaw movable between an open position that permits the fixation element to be placed between the inner and outer jaws and a closed position that restricts removal of the fixation element from between the inner and outer jaws. A latch assembly may cooperate with the inner and outer jaws to secure the jaws in a closed position. The latch assembly may comprise a latch and a latch biasing member. The latch may be configured to translate linearly relative to one of the inner and outer jaws, and the latch biasing member may have a first higher level of stored energy when the inner and outer jaws are in the open position and a second lower level of stored energy when the inner and outer jaws are in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Mullaney
  • Patent number: 9839435
    Abstract: Devices for treating a bone and methods of inserting such devices into a bone are disclosed. A device for treating a bone may include a flexible tube, a stiffening mechanism and an actuator. The flexible tube has a distal end and a proximal end. The stiffening mechanism within the flexible tube is configured to cause the flexible tube to become rigid. The actuator is configured to cause the stiffening mechanism to cause the flexible tube to become rigid in response to the actuator being actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANCER AGENCY BRANCH
    Inventors: Robert Meek, Qingan Zhu, Timothy Schwab, Robin John Noel Coope, Jared Slobodan, Scott Young
  • Patent number: 9839445
    Abstract: An external fixation frame for correcting a bone deformity includes a first fixation ring and a second fixation ring. A posterior adjustable length strut couples a posterior portion of the first fixation ring to a posterior portion of the second fixation ring and has universal joint. Medial and lateral adjustable length struts couples medial and lateral portions of the first fixation ring to medial and lateral portions of the second fixation ring respectively, each of the medial and lateral adjustable length struts including a constrained hinge joint. The fixation frame also includes a half ring hingedly coupled to the second fixation ring, and an anterior adjustable length strut coupling an anterior portion of the first fixation ring to the half ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Yves Stephane Crozet, Vinzenz Andreas Burgherr, Mark Thomas Dahl
  • Patent number: 9820775
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for manipulating the orientation of a plurality of bone fragments with respect to one another. A bone transport frame including first and second rings, a plurality of elongate struts, and a plurality of ring transport assemblies for orienting a first bone segment with respect to a second bone segment is disclosed. A third ring may be included in the bone transport frame for orienting a third bone segment with respect to the first and second bone segments. Manipulation of an adjustable member of the bone transport frame can transport a ring in either a proximal or distal direction with respect to other rings of the frame. Manipulation of another adjustable member of the bone transport frame can translate a central axis of one of the rings either toward or away from the central axes of the plurality of elongate struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Styker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, Yves Stephane Crozet
  • Patent number: 9757155
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Stewart
  • Patent number: 9750536
    Abstract: Fixation device for pins to be attached to an external fixation system, comprising: a first attachment or clamp comprising a first pair of opposite jaws (2) for housing at least one pin, said first pair of jaws (2) being formed by a lower jaw element (20) and an upper jaw element (30); a second attachment comprising a second pair of opposite jaws (6) that define together at least one seat for housing a rod of the external fixation system; a first clamping screw (4) for clamping the first pair of jaws (2) in order to lock in position the at least one pin, said first clamping screw (4) screwing along a screw axis (X); one of said jaw elements (30) of the first pair of jaws (2) having at least one appendix (33) on its outer edge that is shaped to interact with a corresponding recess (23) made on the other jaw element (20) of the first pair of jaws (2) so that the only possible sliding will be along the screw axis (X) of the first clamping screw (4) a second clamping screw (5) for clamping the second pair of jaws
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Orthofix S.R.L.
    Inventors: Denis Lorenzini, Daniele Venturini
  • Patent number: 9743966
    Abstract: A bone plate is configured for pancarpal arthrodesis. The bone plate can include a plurality of apertures that can be aligned with the metacarpal bones. The apertures can include a first portion and second portion that is longitudinally and laterally offset with respect to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Horan, Michael P Kowaleski, Randy J Boudrieau, Alessandro Piras, Brian Beale, Mark Ryan
  • Patent number: 9737336
    Abstract: The invention concerns an anatomically personalized and mobilizing external support configured to be arranged to support a physical joint between a first and a second bone group, which support comprises at least one first external auxiliary frame, which is configured to be attached to the first bone group using invasive attachment means, at least one second external auxiliary frame, which is configured to be attached to the second bone group using invasive attachment means, and at least one external auxiliary joint, which is fitted between the first and the second auxiliary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Aalto University Foundation
    Inventors: Jan Erik Lindahl, Jari Salo, Jukka Tuomi, Roy Björkstrand, Mika Salmi, Eero Huotilainen, Mikko Roiha
  • Patent number: 9730804
    Abstract: A spinal fusion device for implantation between spinal vertebrae includes an implant member having an opposed upper and lower surface, an outer sidewall having an aperture having internal threads, and an inner sidewall defining a central opening. A plate member is attached to the implant member such that the plate member is perpendicular relative to the implant member and includes a plurality of angled apertures for receiving anchoring fasteners and a central aperture for receiving a locking fastener. A locking member is attached to the cage member. The locking member includes a tubular shaft having internal threads that is inserted through the aperture of the outer sidewall of the implant member. A locking fastener is inserted through the central aperture of the plate member and into the locking member to thereby lock the spinal fusion device in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Cowan, Jr., D. Hal Silcox
  • Patent number: 9717530
    Abstract: Dynamization struts and methods of use are provided. A dynamization strut may comprise a sleeve, a shaft, a biasing member, and a bushing. The sleeve may comprise an inner recess with a first and second section. The shaft may comprise an interior section to be disposed within the inner recess of the sleeve. The biasing member may be disposed around the interior section of the shaft, and sized to fit within the first section of the inner recess of the sleeve. The bushing may be secured against a portion of the shaft. Rotation of the bushing may provide for compressive movement of the biasing member relative to the sleeve and shaft. Compression of the biasing member may occur without a corresponding change in a total length of the dynamization strut. Rather, changes in the length of the strut may occur as a result of external compressive forces acting upon it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
    Inventors: John David Ross, Mikhail L. Samchukov, Alexander M. Cherkashin, John G. Birch
  • Patent number: 9675382
    Abstract: The present application discloses embodiments related to an external bone fixation device configured to correct bone deformities or repair bone injuries. The device can include a plurality of bases configured to be attached to portions of a bone and a plurality of struts configured to be adjustable in length to change the position and orientation of the plurality of bases and the attached bone portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Noel Bordeaux, Michael Wahl, Thomas Maughan, Nicole Murray