Bone Patents (Class 623/16.11)
  • Patent number: 10492913
    Abstract: Porous regions are formed using selected additive manufacturing techniques. The porous regions can assist in fibro-inductive regions and/or osteo-inductive regions. A prosthetic member can be formed completely with the additive manufacturing technique and/or the additive manufacturing techniques can be used to form an augment portion that is added to the prosthetic member formed separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, Joshua R. Porter
  • Patent number: 10463767
    Abstract: A moldable bone composition consists of a mixture of: cortical bone and cancellous bone. The cortical bone is formed in three portions, a mineralized shaving portion and a demineralized shaving portion and a mineralized powder portion. The cancellous bone is formed in a mineralized crushed cancellous portion. The portions are free-dried and mixed together to form a freeze-dried moldable bone composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vivex Biologics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar S. Maldonado, Silvia Daniela Gonzales, Wendy W. Weston, Shabnam Namin
  • Patent number: 10433830
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for repairing a tear in a meniscus. A pair of fixation member each entailing a preformed knot configuration coupled together by a suture length. The fixation members are placed on the meniscal tissue with the suture length spanning the tear, the knot configurations are expanded to form anchoring knots and the suture length is shortened to close the tear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Mark A. Capobianco, Douglas Allen Fifolt, Kristian DiMatteo, Gregory R. Whittaker, Brooks J. Story
  • Patent number: 10390975
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices and methods for connecting a transcutaneous external prosthetic device to a bone, such as a bone of an amputee. The device is a two-piece transcutaneous implant device to provide reversible connection for ease of implantation, reliability, and relatively easy access for removal, while maximizing tissue ingrowth to reduce risk of infection and attendant adverse outcomes. The devices provided herein comprise a prosthetic interface and a bone anchor. A through-hole that traverses a longitudinal length of the prosthetic interface and at least a longitudinal portion of the bone anchor receives a fastener to reversibly connect the prosthetic interface to the bone anchor implanted in bone. A connector may connect to a failsafe element which, in turn, connects to an external prosthetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Hugate
  • Patent number: 10387765
    Abstract: For correction of an image from an imaging system, a deep-learnt generative model is used as a regularlizer in an inverse solution with a physics model of the degradation behavior of the imaging system. The prior model is based on the generative model, allowing for correction of an image without application specific balancing. The generative model is trained from good images, so difficulty gathering problem-specific training data may be avoided or reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Boris Mailhe, Hasan Ertan Cetingul, Benjamin L. Odry, Xiao Chen, Mariappan S. Nadar
  • Patent number: 10376387
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement. The expansion members are formed to each have a generally U-shaped rearward facing opening. The superior and inferior endplates have openings through their outer surfaces in at least partial alignment and communication with the rearward facing openings of the expansion members. The inferior endplate has a fully bounded cavity for telescoping receipt of the superior endplate. The inferior endplate also has a fully bounded channel extending through the rear endwall thereof in direct communication with the rearward facing opening of at least one expansion member for the receipt of bone graft material into the device to promote fusion between opposing vertebral bodies of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC
    Inventors: Scott McLean, Fabio Amaral Pinto, Peter Barreiro, David Boisvert
  • Patent number: 10368930
    Abstract: A bone material for hydration with a liquid is provided, the bone material comprising a coherent mass of milled and demineralized bone fibers, the coherent mass having no binder disposed in or on the coherent mass. In some embodiments, a bone material for hydration with a liquid is provided, the bone material comprising a coherent mass of cartridge milled, lyophilized and demineralized bone fibers, the coherent mass having no binder on the coherent mass. In some embodiments, a method of implanting a bone material is provided, the method comprising contacting the bone material with a liquid, the bone material comprising a coherent mass of cartridge milled, lyophilized and demineralized bone fibers, the coherent mass having no binder disposed in or on the coherent mass; molding the bone material into a shape to implant the bone material; and implanting the bone material at the target tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic,Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly W. Schlachter, Daniel A. Shimko, Kerem Kalpakci, Erick Vasquez, David R. Kaes, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10368542
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for collecting and processing autografts, processed autografts, kits for collecting and transporting autografts, and tools for preparing autografts. It is also directed to autologous bone grafts, and methods of preparing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Roberto Bracone, Jingsong Chen, Silvia Chen, James A. Clagett, Marilyn Gatin, Daniel Osborne
  • Patent number: 10285816
    Abstract: An implant and methods for use in various procedures are disclosed. According to an example of the present application, an orthopedic implant is disclosed. The implant can include a base and a body. The base can comprise a porous metal material configured to encourage bone ingrowth into the base. The body can be coupled to the base and can comprise a second material that differs from the porous metal material of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Roby, Bradford J. Coale, John Chernosky
  • Patent number: 10238426
    Abstract: Systems for lower extremity fusion and arthroplasty include fusion spacers, bone plates, and articular prostheses fixed to bone by blade anchors. Examples are shown for anterior, lateral, and medial approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Engage Medical Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua A. Butters, Jeffery D. Arnett, Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 10240010
    Abstract: A composition and method for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices is presented. The process for fabricating graphitic nanocomposites in solid state matrices may include selecting one or a mixture of specific graphitic nanomaterials. The graphitic nanomaterial(s) may be functionalizing with a moiety similar to the building blocks of the solid state matrices. The functionalized graphitic nanomaterials are mixed with the building blocks of the solid state matrices. The mixture may be cured, which causes in situ formation of the sol-gel solid state matrices that entraps and/or covalently links with the graphitic nanomaterials during the network growing process. This process allows the nanomaterials to be introduced into the matrices homogeneously without forming large aggregations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Seamus Curran, Kang-Shyang Liao, Alexander Wang
  • Patent number: 10226348
    Abstract: A knee spacer device configured to be implanted temporarily at the joint area between the tibia and femur of a patient to replace an infected joint prosthesis and to maintain the size or spaces of the patient's joint area before implanting a new prosthesis includes a tibial unit and a femoral unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cossington Limited
    Inventor: Ava Cappelletti
  • Patent number: 10188525
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface, and including a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body further including an inner surface that defines at least a first cavity and a second cavity spaced from the first cavity. The first cavity is oriented to implant a fastener oblique relative to a bilateral axis of a subject body. The second cavity is oriented to implant a fastener in substantial alignment with the bilateral axis. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Carrie L. Gowan
  • Patent number: 10188770
    Abstract: A dental implant and a method for manufacturing same which assure early stability and fixation power of an implant by suppressing early osteolysis after an implant procedure, and allowing better bone coherence of the implant surface during an osteogenic period by controlling the speed of bone remodeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OSSTEMIMPLANT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su Kyoung Kim, Eun Jung Kang, Ju Dong Song, Tae Gwan Eom, Kyoo Ok Choi
  • Patent number: 10064737
    Abstract: An implant device for osseous integration includes a plurality of connection bars and at least one frame bar. These connection bars are connected with each other to form a three-dimensional (3D) grid structure. The frame bar is connected with at least two of the connection bars to define at least one edge of the 3D grid structure. Wherein, the frame bar has a diameter substantially greater than that of these connection bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jane S C Tsai, Hsin-Hsin Shen, Fang-Hei Tsau, Ji-Bin Horng, Pei-I Tsai, Chih-Chieh Huang, Yi-Hung Wen, Hong-Jen Lai, Sung-Ho Liu, Ching-Chih Lin, Meng-Huang Wu
  • Patent number: 10046090
    Abstract: Bone particle compositions and kits are provided that include a biologically-resorbable cement and a plurality of processed bone particles. A first portion of the processed bone particles in the compositions have a shape configured to interconnect with one another, while a second portion of the processed bone particles having an irregular shape. Methods for treating a bone defect are also provided wherein an effective amount of the bone particle compositions are administered to a site of a bone defect in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: VIVORTE, INC.
    Inventor: Robert L. Burden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10022227
    Abstract: An implant includes a microstructured hyperhydrophilic surface with protrusions and depressions in which a spacing between the protrusions as a statistical mean is in a range of 1 to 100 ?m and a profile height of the protrusions and depressions as a statistical mean is in the range of 1 to 80 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Herbert Jennissen
  • Patent number: 10022242
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement. The expansion members are formed to each have a generally U-shaped rearward facing opening. The superior and inferior endplates have openings through their outer surfaces in at least partial alignment and communication with the rearward facing openings of the expansion members. The inferior endplate has a fully bounded cavity for telescoping receipt of the superior endplate. The inferior endplate also has a fully bounded channel extending through the rear endwall thereof in direct communication with the rearward facing opening of at least one expansion member for the receipt of bone graft material into the device to promote fusion between opposing vertebral bodies of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott McLean, Fabio Amaral Pinto, Peter Barreiro, David Boisvert
  • Patent number: 10016529
    Abstract: Biomaterials, implants made therefrom, methods of making the biomaterial and implants, methods of promoting bone or wound healing in a mammal by administering the biomaterial or implant to the mammal, and kits that include such biomaterials, implants, or components thereof. The biomaterials may be designed to exhibit osteogenic, osteoinductive, osteoconductive, and/or osteostimulative properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Archana Bhat, Vipin Kunjachan, Chris Geisler, Allison Adams, Christine Grimes
  • Patent number: 9987051
    Abstract: An interbody spacer is disclosed and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The longitudinal axis includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The body portion includes a cavity defined through the top and bottom surfaces that increases in width at a medial position thereof. The cavity is configured to retain biological material therein. A method of performing spinal surgery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierce Nunley, Stephanie Volk, Kaitlyn McClymont
  • Patent number: 9949844
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers in interlocking engagement. The expansion members are formed to each have a generally U-shaped rearward facing opening. The superior and inferior endplates have openings through their outer surfaces in at least partial alignment and communication with the rearward facing openings of the expansion members. The inferior endplate has a fully bounded cavity for telescoping receipt of the superior endplate. The inferior endplate also has a fully bounded channel extending through the rear endwall thereof in direct communication with the rearward facing opening of at least one expansion member for the receipt of bone graft material into the device to promote fusion between opposing vertebral bodies of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott McLean, Fabio Amaral Pinto, Peter Barreiro, David Boisvert
  • Patent number: 9925021
    Abstract: A method and a dental implant system for accessing selected intra-cavity locations there-through that includes: (a) a dental implant having a plurality of openings configured for being implanted in an intra-cavity area of a patient, wherein each one of the plurality of openings allows access from an external area of the dental implant to a space in the intra-cavity area between the implant and a jawbone of the patient, when the dental implant is installed in the intra cavity; and (b) one or more directing element that is removably securable to the dental implant, wherein the directing element includes openings and is configured to allow access to one or more specific locations at this space through a selected at least one of the plurality of openings of the dental implant, when secured thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: David Regev, Moshe J. Weinberg, Ruth Weinberg, David Polak, Yosef Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 9918845
    Abstract: Augments systems and methods for attaching two or more augments to an underside (50) of a tibial baseplate (16) are disclosed. An augment system (100) can include a first augment (102) having a superior surface (106) and an inferior surface (108), the superior surface configured for attachment to the underside of the tibial baseplate. The augment system can include a second augment (104) having a superior surface (110) and an inferior surface (112), the superior surface configured for attachment to the inferior surface of the first augment. The first and second augments can be formed of different materials. One or more additional augments can be used with the first and second augments, and the augment system can be stacked on a resected surface of the tibia. In an example, the augment that directly contacts the resected surface of the tibia can be formed of a porous material, such as to facilitate bone growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Roby, Timothy A. Hoeman, John Chernosky, Ray Zubok
  • Patent number: 9889014
    Abstract: A bone implant, particularly but not necessarily, for fixing bones of the foot is provided having body in the form of a crescent or arced shaped wedge, or a wedge in the shape of a crescent or arc. The crescent shaped wedge has bone screw bores that are each configured to hold a bone screw at a particular angle for receipt in a bone, eliminating the need to also use a plate. The crescent shape provides a graft area that allows introduction and retention of bone graft material to promote bone fusion. One or both tapered sides of the crescent shaped wedge may also have teeth, serrations or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Life Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Predick, Garrett D. Lauf
  • Patent number: 9833265
    Abstract: A system for fixating a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint for SI joint fusion, the system including a sacroiliac joint implant, a sacroiliac joint screw or rod and a delivery tool configured for approaching a sacroiliac joint. The system may include an implant having a porous 3D matrix structure and may be manufactured by laser or electron beam additive manufacturing. The delivery tool may include a radiolucent material. The SI fusion system may further include custom sacroiliac joint implants, anchors, alignment tools or targeting arms manufactured for a particular patient. Pre-surgical imaging studies, including 3D rendering, and their interpretation may assist in planning desired trajectories, anchor dimensions and implant dimensions and may provide details specific to the manufacture of particular sacroiliac joint tools or implants and their implantation into the sacroiliac joint. The system may be configured for use with surgical robots and may include an integrated nerve monitoring and stimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: JCBD, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jeffrey Donner, Christopher Thomas Donner
  • Patent number: 9808346
    Abstract: Improved tools and procedures relate to the immobilization of the sacroiliac joint for the treatment of pain associated with the joint. Kits comprise, for example, a guide element and an immobilization element of a biocompatible material with a size and shape suitable for placement within the sacroiliac joint. Suitable immobilization elements include, for example, pins, nails, screws, darts, wedges, shims and hardening material. A bioactive agent can be delivered into the joint to compliment the immobilization and promote healing. Suitable procedures can be done in a less invasive procedure through a cannula or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ilion Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: John G. Stark
  • Patent number: 9783718
    Abstract: A method of forming a shaped abrasive particle having a body formed by an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Adam J. Stevenson, Amin M'Barki, David Louapre, Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Nabil Nahas
  • Patent number: 9717824
    Abstract: A process for producing medical devices with functional surfaces, e.g., ceramic implants having bone-affine surfaces, and to medical devices produced in such a manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CeramTec GmbH
    Inventor: Meinhard Kuntz
  • Patent number: 9717598
    Abstract: A prosthetic device for a knee joint includes a body portion and a first keel. The body portion attaches to a bone of a knee joint. The body portion can have a bearing surface configured to replace at least a portion of the bone and an implantation surface configured to face the bone upon implantation. The first keel can be configured to be inserted into a corresponding first keel void formed in the bone. The first feel can be configured to project outwardly from the implantation surface by an amount sufficient to inhibit movement of the body portion relative to the bone in both medial and lateral directions upon insertion into the first keel void. The first keel can extend along a longitudinal direction of the body portion and is offset from a longitudinal centerline of the body portion. Methods of implanting and removing the prosthetic device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventor: Jason Karl Otto
  • Patent number: 9681954
    Abstract: A prosthesis system includes at least one stem including a cavity, a plurality of heads having a head coupling portion, at least one first coupler including a first upper coupling portion and a first lower coupling portion, the first upper coupling portion configured to couple with the head coupling portion of each of the plurality of heads and the first lower coupling portion configured to couple with the stem with a predetermined version angle and a predetermined inclination angle, and at least one second coupler including a second upper coupling portion and a second lower coupling portion, the second upper coupling portion configured to couple with the head coupling portion of each of the plurality of heads and the second lower coupling portion configured to couple with the stem with any of a plurality of version angles and any of a plurality of inclination angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Conrad Klotz
  • Patent number: 9662216
    Abstract: An implant for a femoral head of a patient. The implant includes a shell implantable on the femoral head of the patient and correcting a defect of the femoral head. The shell is designed preoperatively to have a patient-specific first surface for articulation with the patient's acetabulum and a patient-specific periphery mateable with a periphery of the defect. The shell caps the defect and the first surface of the shell is continuous to a remaining healthy surface of the femoral head. The defect can be a bone defect, a cartilage defect or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler D. Witt, Jason D. Meridew, John R. White, Troy W. Hershberger, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 9610173
    Abstract: A vertebral body replacement apparatus includes an outer body member having a first end, a second end, and an opening, and an inner body member having a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining an opening. The first end of the inner body member is received in the opening of the outer body member such that the inner body member and the outer body member are movable relative to one another. A support member has a first end secured within the inner body member and a second end extending a distance beyond the inner body member. The second end of the support member deflects relative to the first end of the outer body member in response to a force applied thereto and returns to a substantially non-deflected condition upon release of the force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Samantha Popa, Roman Randegger, Tom Overes
  • Patent number: 9580543
    Abstract: A method of making a branched polyester resin with a target glass transition temperature. Particularly, the target glass transition temperature can be achieved by adjusting the molar ratio of the first cyclic alkylene carbonate to the second cyclic alkylene carbonate; adjusting the molar ratio of the first alkoxylated BPA monomer to the second alkoxylated BPA monomers; adjusting the molar ratio of the first diacid to the second diacid; or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigang S. Qiu, Karen A. Moffat, Keegan Rankin
  • Patent number: 9573322
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to orthopedic implants and methods of rapid manufacturing orthopedic implants using in vivo data specific to an orthopedic implant or orthopedic trial. Specifically, the instant disclosure utilizes permanent orthopedic implants and orthopedic trials (collectively, “implants”) outfitted with kinematic sensors to provide feedback regarding the kinematics or implant to discern which implant is preferable, and thereafter rapid manufacturing the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Ray C. Wasielewski
  • Patent number: 9526619
    Abstract: An implant for repairing an articular cartilage defect site including an implant fixation portion with an upper segment and at least one bone interfacing segment and a top articulating portion with an articulating surface and an engagement surface. The upper segment includes a supporting plate with a first locking mechanism segment. The engagement surface includes a second locking mechanism segment. The first locking mechanism segment with at least two channels is structured to couple to the second locking mechanism segment with at least two protrusions. The at least one bone interfacing segment structured for insertion into the articular cartilage defect site. An implant including an implant fixation portion, a top articulating portion, and a locking mechanism with a first locking segment coupled to the upper segment and a second locking segment coupled to the at least one engagement surface and structured to couple to the first locking segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BIOPOLY, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert E. Schwartz, Francis S. Proch, Nathanael K. Conner
  • Patent number: 9456907
    Abstract: The present invention is an extendable surgical implant that can be inserted into a surgically created cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: IGIP, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Castro
  • Patent number: 9446129
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-layered structure for drug reservoir, comprising a first micelle layer for crosslinking and adhesion, comprising a drug, a multi-arm polymer, a phenol derivative, and a dopa derivative and having a one or two-layered structure; a second micelle layer for crosslinking, being stacked on the first micelle layer, comprising a drug, a multi-arm polymer, and a phenol derivative, and having a one or two-layered structure; and a physiologically active material layer, being stacked on the second micelle layer, comprising a physiologically active material, a water-soluble polymer, and a phenol derivative, and having a one or two-layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Ki Dong Park, Jong Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 9408699
    Abstract: An orthopaedic augment includes a porous material, which is removably attached to a medical implant. The porous material has a bone ingrowth surface for interfacing with an existing bone material and another surface for interfacing with the medical implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp
  • Patent number: 9351848
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an intervertebral implant. The intervertebral implant may be configured to transition from a collapsed configuration having a first height and a first width to an expanded configuration having a second height and a second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 9307974
    Abstract: An assembly for accessing a body cavity is provided. The access assembly includes a flexible outer sleeve configured to be received through an opening in tissue. The outer sleeve defines a passageway therethrough and a notch formed about an inner surface thereof. The access assembly further includes a support plate configured for selective reception through the passageway of the outer sleeve and within the notch formed in the inner surface. The support plate defines at least a first opening configured to receive a surgical instrument therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Gennady Kleyman
  • Patent number: 9299117
    Abstract: A system and method for managing inventories of orthopaedic implants includes receiving a medical image of a bone of a patient from a healthcare provider, performing a digital templating procedure on the medical image to determine an orthopaedic implant for use with the bone of the patient; transmitting the digital templated medical image to the healthcare provider, and shipping the orthopaedic implant to the healthcare provider in response to an electronic approval of the digital templated medical image received from the healthcare provider. Implant constraint data may also be received from the healthcare provider and used in determining the orthopaedic implant. In addition, a number of orthopaedic implants having a range of different sizes based on the size of the determined orthopaedic implant may be shipped to the healthcare provider. In some embodiments, the healthcare provider may perform the digital templating procedure on the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Sherrod A. Woods, Mark R. DiSilvestro
  • Patent number: 9283009
    Abstract: A bendable polymer tissue fixation device suitable to be implanted into a living body, consisting of a highly porous body, made from a polymer, the porous body having a plurality of pores, such that the device is capable of being smoothly bent, wherein the bending collapses a portion of the pores to form a radius curve, and the polymer fixation device is rigid enough to protect a tissue from shifting. Preferably, the polymer fixation device may be capable of being gradually resorbed by said living body. In one embodiment, the polymer fixation device consists of a plurality of layers distinguishable by various characteristics, such as structural or chemical properties. In another embodiment, the polymer fixation device may feature additional materials which serve to reinforce or otherwise alter the structure or physical characteristics of the device, or alternatively the additional materials serve to deliver therapies to the living being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KENSEY NASH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy A. Ringeisen
  • Patent number: 9237919
    Abstract: A cryocatheter for introduction into a body vessel or into an organ, with a catheter inner surrounded by a catheter sheath, and with a catheter tip arranged at its distal end, with a feed line for an expansion or cooling agent arranged in the catheter sheath or the catheter inner, and with a balloon, arranged close to the catheter tip, which can be expanded and contracted again by means of the expansion and cooling agent, is to be constructed in such a way that by simple manipulation it can be positioned at a precise target position in the body vessel and, in addition, it minimizes the burden on the patient from invasive interventions. For this purpose, in accordance with the invention an image capture device, with at least one imaging sensor for mapping the region of the vessel around the balloon, is positioned in the region of the catheter tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Michael Maschke
  • Patent number: 9119677
    Abstract: Bone plates and bone plate systems are provided in which a bone plate includes a plurality of bone screw holes formed therein and positioned in laterally adjacent pairs. Positioned between the laterally adjacent pairs of bone screw holes are stabilizing strut. The bone plate system can additionally include windows positioned between longitudinally adjacent struts. Transverse bone screw planes can extend across the superior and inferior edges of the bone screw holes and define the minimum longitudinal boundaries of the windows. A guide device adapted for mating with the bone plate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jacene, Michael Gorhan, Bacem Georges
  • Patent number: 9084636
    Abstract: A surgical plate system, components and methods of using are described. A surgical plate system includes a plate having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis and a through hole passing through the anterior and posterior surfaces. A variable fastener is configured and dimensioned to connect to the plate, the variable fastener having a head and a shaft extending distally from the head. The head is configured to assume different proximal end diameters. The head, in a first configuration allows inward flexing to reduce a diameter of the head to allow the head to pass through an entrance opening of the through hole. In a second configuration, the head is prevented from flexing inwardly thereby preventing the head from backing out of the entrance opening, while allowing articulation of the head, within the through hole, relative to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Spine Craft, LLC
    Inventors: Anis Mekhail, Steven E. Mather, Thibaut Guffroy, Wagdy W. Asaad
  • Patent number: 9066969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ceramic biocomposite for bone regeneration, having a pH range of between 6.5 and 8.5, with an initial plasticity that allows the biocomposite to be easily moulded in situ and to set after 7 minutes, meaning that it can remain at the indicated location during the healing process. In addition, the biocomposite has demonstrated an ability to stimulate bone formation in hard-to-heal wounds. The material can act alone or in combination with other types of bone graft such as autografts, homografts or xenografts which act as a vehicle, as a binding material for endosseous prostheses or as a covering for endosseous implants or prostheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE OCCIDENTE
    Inventors: Sandra Arce Guerpero, Carlos Humberto Valencia
  • Patent number: 9060823
    Abstract: Orthopedic fracture repair implants, systems and methods are disclosed. Implants include one or more biocompatible sleeves and struts. The implants, systems and methods are applied to bone fractures, such as segmentation fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: John Rose, James Rains, William Patterson, Mark Lewis, Gene Austin
  • Patent number: 9056012
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for replacement of a joint with a prosthetic system that replicates the natural kinematics of the joint is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Charles Crabtree, Jr., Greg Marik, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Kevin Weaver, Frantz Langlais, Denis Huten, Dennis Harrison
  • Patent number: 9056014
    Abstract: A fixation device comprises a first clamping member having an adjustable clamping collar and a first curved support portion attached to the adjustable clamping collar. The first clamping member is adapted to receive a digit. The first curved support portion is adapted to support an inferior surface of a proximal phalanx of the digit. A distal member is adjustably attachable to the first clamping member. The distal member has a second curved support surface adapted to support an inferior surface of a distal phalanx of the digit and a curved distal end adapted to apply a compressive force in a proximal direction to a distal end of the distal phalanx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel F. McCormick, Vinay Patel, Scott A. Armacost, Timothy M. O'Kane, Wesley Reed
  • Publication number: 20150148904
    Abstract: An osteotomy implant including a porous portion, a solid portion, and a hinge portion. The porous portion includes a first part and a second part that defines a clearance therebetween. A solid portion abuts the porous portion. A hinge portion of the solid portion is coupled to the first part and the second part. The hinge portion is configured to enable the implant to be changed from a first configuration to a second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: William Maxson, Gautam Gupta