Bone Patents (Class 623/16.11)
  • Patent number: 11317957
    Abstract: A threaded medical implant comprising a biocomposite, said biocomposite comprising a polymer and a plurality of reinforcement fibers, wherein a weight percentage of a mineral composition within the biocomposite medical implant is in the range of 30-60%, wherein an average diameter of said fibers is in a range of 1-100 microns, said medical implant being threaded with a plurality of threads; wherein said fibers comprise a plurality of helical fibers and a plurality of longitudinal fibers; wherein a weight to weight percent ratio of said helical to said longitudinal fibers is from 90:10 to 10:90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OSSIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Orahn Preiss-Bloom, Taly Pnina Lindner, Ilan Oleg Uchitel, Ilya Krivoruk
  • Patent number: 11304729
    Abstract: A spinal distraction system includes a distraction rod having a first end and a second end, the first end being configured for affixation to a subject's spine at a first location, the distraction rod having a second end containing a recess having a threaded portion disposed therein. The system further includes an adjustable portion configured for affixation relative to the subject's spine at a second location remote from the first location, the adjustable portion comprising a housing containing a magnetic assembly, the magnetic assembly affixed at one end thereof to a lead screw, the lead screw operatively coupled to the threaded portion. A locking pin may secure the lead screw to the magnetic assembly. An O-ring gland disposed on the end of the housing may form a dynamic seal with the distraction rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NUVASIVE SPECIALIZED ORTHHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Pool, Blair Walker
  • Patent number: 11304810
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implant with a shank which is insertible into a bone cavity, which shank is made of a plastic, in particular of a bioincompatible plastic, and defines at least one bone contact face, wherein the bone contact face is provided or coated with a first biocompatible bone contact layer or bears a biocompatible bone contact layer, wherein the shank of the implant is intended to be anchored in the bone cavity without bone cement and wherein the first bone contact layer is formed entirely closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Aesculap AQ
    Inventors: Thomas Hagen, Thomas Grupp, Thomas Schulz, Sacha T. W. Mann
  • Patent number: 11304808
    Abstract: Patient-specific craniofacial implants structured for filling bone voids or planned bone voids in the cranium and face as well as for simultaneously providing soft tissue reconstruction and/or augmentation for improved aesthetic symmetry and appearance of face and skull. Pterional or temporal voids or defects generally result from a chronic skull or lateral facial deformity along with a compromised temporalis muscle or soft tissue distortion from previous surgery. When muscle and fat atrophy occurs in the pterion or temporal face, temporal hollowing deformity generally results where there would be soft tissue but for the atrophy. The patient-specific craniofacial implants with dual-purpose herein are configured to have an augmented region adjacent the temporal region of the face and cranium in order to prevent and/or correct any such temporal hollowing deformity and to utilize this newfound space to strategically embed implantable neurotechnologies for improved outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Plastic Surgery LLC
    Inventor: Chad Gordon
  • Patent number: 11241263
    Abstract: A bone plate apparatus comprises a first plate comprising one or more openings configured for use in securing the first plate to a portion of a bone, a second plate comprising one or more openings configured for use in securing the second plate to a portion of a bone, and a linking segment. The first plate is connected to the linking segment at a first articulating joint, and the second plate is connected to the linking segment at a second articulating joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: William E. Nordt, III
  • Patent number: 11234830
    Abstract: Bone implants, including methods of use and assembly. The bone implants, which are optionally composite implants, generally include a distal anchoring region and a growth region that is proximal to the distal anchoring region. The distal anchoring region can have one or more distal surface features that adapt the distal anchoring region for anchoring into iliac bone. The growth region can have one or more growth features that adapt the growth region to facilitate at least one of bony on-growth, in-growth, or through-growth. The implants may be positioned along a posterior sacral alar-iliac (“SAI”) trajectory. The implants may be coupled to one or more bone stabilizing constructs, such as rod elements thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Ali H. Mesiwala, Mark A. Reiley, Paul M. Sand, Bret W. Schneider, Scott A. Yerby, Christopher I. Shaffrey, Robert K. Eastlack, Juan S. Uribe, Isador H. Lieberman, Frank M. Phillips, David W. Polly, Phillip J. Singer, Jeffrey B. Phelps, Derek P. Lindsey, Patrick Kahn, Nikolas F. Kerr, Francois Follini
  • Patent number: 11192787
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions, devices and methods for inactivating viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The compositions, methods, and devices may include coatings or slurries such as silicon nitride powder coatings or slurries for the inactivation of viruses, bacteria, and/or fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SINTX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan J. McEntire, Ryan M. Bock, Bhajanjit Singh Bal
  • Patent number: 11179500
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to compounds and compositions for forming bone and methods related thereto. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of forming bone comprising implanting a bone graft composition comprising a growth factor such as BMP in a subject at a site of desired bone growth or enhancement in combination with a JAB1 blocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: EMORY UNIVERSITY, The United States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: Scott D. Boden, Sreedhara Sangadala
  • Patent number: 11160899
    Abstract: Provided herein are bio-absorbable, settable and homogenous multi-putty bone-adhesive compositions for medical use in tissue hemostasis, surgical repair and reconstruction. Also provided are improved methods of intraoperative use of said compositions for re-approximation of adjacent bone fragments to create a restored alignment and stabilize fracture line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Abyrx, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Kronenthal, Aniq Darr, John Pacifico
  • Patent number: 11147674
    Abstract: A shaped cartilage matrix isolated from a human or animal where the cartilage has been crafted to facilitate disinfection, cleaning, devitalization, recellularization, and/or integration after implantation. Also, a process for repairing a cartilage defect with the cartilage matrix. The matrix is in the form of an osteochondral plug including a cartilage cap ad subchondral bone, wherein one or more gaps, slats, bores, or channels extend through the tidemark at the interface between the cartilage cap and the subchondral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Silvia Sihui Chen, Xiaofei Qin, Jingsong Chen, Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11065132
    Abstract: An expandable device for expanding and supporting body tissue comprises an inferior endplate having an outer surface configured to contact one body tissue surface and a superior endplate having an outer surface configured to contact an opposing body tissue surface. The inferior endplate and the superior endplate are movable relative to each other in a direction of expansion. The device includes an elevator captively supported between the inferior endplate and the superior endplate for independent movement along the direction of expansion. In the first direction the elevator is moved toward said superior endplate to lift the superior endplate and expand the device. In the second direction the elevator moves away from said superior endplate toward said inferior endplate to create a space for insertion of an insert into the expanded device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott McLean
  • Patent number: 11058468
    Abstract: There is an implant, comprising a plate portion at a first end, and a stem portion at a second end extending away from an end of the plate portion. In one embodiment, the plate portion comprises a first lobe with a first screw hole; and a second lobe with a second screw hole, wherein the first lobe is adjacent to the second lobe. There is also method of inserting an implant, comprising preparing a patient's bones, performing an osteotomy on the patient's bones to form a first bone segment and a second bone segment, aligning the first bone segment and the second bone segment and inserting an implant into an intramedullary canal in the second bone segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Additive Orthopaedics, LLC
    Inventors: Selene G. Parekh, Gregory J. Kowalczyk, Brian R. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11045321
    Abstract: A method for providing sub-elements of a multipart implant or a multi-part osteosynthesis prior to introducing same into a human and/or animal body, involves: A) detecting data of a patient for whom the implant and/or the osteosynthesis is intended; B) generating a model using the detected data; C) generating manufacture specifications for at least two or more sub-elements which can be combined so as to form an implant and/or an osteosynthesis on the basis of the generated model, said manufacture specifications comprising C1) a dimensioning of the sub-elements; and D) manufacturing the sub-elements on the basis of the manufacture specifications. The sub-elements can be assembled together so as to form an implant or an osteosynthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÄT BASEL
    Inventors: Stefan Stübinger, Timo Zillig
  • Patent number: 11033310
    Abstract: A bone screw comprising a shaft, in which the shaft comprises a bore that is configured to fit a magnet. In addition, a bone plate comprising apertures that can fit the bone screw. The bone plate may be fastened to bone using the bone screws, and the bone screws may be oriented to generate attractive or repulsive forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Gomboc, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Michael C. Harrison, Liam P. Nolan
  • Patent number: 11026797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a joint implant part of a joint endoprosthesis. The joint implant part comprises at least one first volume region, at least one second volume region and at least one third volume region. The at least one first volume region defines a bone contact surface region with at least one bone contact surface. The at least one second volume region defines a joint surface region with at least one joint surface. The at least one third volume region comprises neither a bone contact surface nor a joint surface. A modulus of elasticity in the at least one first and/or in the at least one second and/or in the at least one third volume region changes continuously or substantially continuously or discontinuously in at least one spatial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hagen, Thomas Grupp
  • Patent number: 11000322
    Abstract: A link for interconnecting with one or more additional, similarly configured links so as to form a linkage for affixation to bone includes a receptacle member having an interior surface that defines a receptacle and further defines a bearing surface and an array of retention features that is arranged around the bearing surface. The link includes an insertion member that extends from the receptacle member and defines an exterior surface that at least partially surrounds a hole. A geometry of the exterior surface is configured to fit within a geometry of the receptacle. The exterior surface defines an annular recess configured to receive a retention member for engaging one or more of the arrayed retention features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: William Woodburn
  • Patent number: 10980914
    Abstract: Provided is an antibacterial biological implant capable of exhibiting superior antibacterial activity stably over a long period of time. The antibacterial biological implant 1 includes a substrate 2 made of a metal material and an anodized coating 3 provided on the substrate 2, the anodized coating 3 including an iodine-rich layer 31 located close to an interface S between the anodized coating 3 and the substrate 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PROSTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Yukinobu Hashimoto, Mitsuyoshi Yamashita, Keita Ishimizu, Natsumi Kageyama
  • Patent number: 10932913
    Abstract: A multi-layered prosthetic element comprises a central body (1; 1?) of a substantially truncated conical shape and having a through axial cavity (2; 2?) open at both ends which gives the central body (1; 1?) a ring-shaped cross-section. The central body (1, 1?) comprises an outer portion (110; 110?), made of trabecular metal material, an inner portion (130; 130?), made of trabecular metal material, and an intermediate portion (120; 120?) made of metal material without significant porosity. The outer portion (110; 110?) and the inner portion (130; 130?) are integrally connected to the intermediate portion (120; 120?). The intermediate portion (120; 120?) is configured to mechanically resist to stresses transmitted to the inner portion (130; 130?) on one side and to the outer portion (110; 110?) on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MEDACTA INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Enoc Vergari, Massimiliano Bernardoni, Francesco Siccardi, Alberto Siccardi, David Manning, Dennis McGee
  • Patent number: 10869708
    Abstract: Reinforced biocomposite materials. According to at least some embodiments, medical implants are provided that incorporate novel structures, alignments, orientations and forms comprised of such reinforced bioabsorbable materials, as well as methods of treatment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: OSSIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Orahn Preiss-Bloom, Taly Pnina Lindner
  • Patent number: 10869701
    Abstract: Various intramedullary implants, instruments, and methods are disclosed herein. In an example, a compression instrument is used to provide internal compression of bones adjoining a joint or bones spanning a fracture to cause compression of the joint or fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Van Dyke, Frank A Liporace, Dan Dziadosz, Jordan Grossman, Jordi Asuncion Marquez, David Thordarson
  • Patent number: 10857004
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and methods for fusion of adjacent vertebral bones using distractor platforms for exposure and resection of at least a portion of a facet joint, such as in performance of a TLiF procedure. In one embodiment, the distractor platform contains at least a first receptacle and/or extension adapted to couple to the implanted screw/bone marker, and the method includes advancing a threaded segment of a bone fastener assembly into the identified first pedicle of the first vertebral bone, the bone fastener assembly further comprises a second segment adapted to couple with a distraction platform, which is adapted to concurrently attach onto at least one tissue retention blade, and retain the tissue retention blade in the displaced position. Stabilization of a spinal segment is also provided by advancing a substantially concave orthopedic implant through an opening made in a posterior aspect of a disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Samy Abdou
  • Patent number: 10856545
    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: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LifeNet Health
    Inventors: Roberto Bracone, Jingsong Chen, Marilyn Gatin, Silvia Chen, James A. Clagett, Daniel Osborne
  • Patent number: 10806831
    Abstract: Methods for improving the antibacterial characteristics of biomedical implants and related implants manufactured according to such methods. In some implementations, a biomedical implant comprising a silicon nitride ceramic material may be subjected to a surface roughening treatment so as to increase a surface roughness of at least a portion of the biomedical implant to a roughness profile having an arithmetic average of at least about 500 nm Ra. In some implementations, a coating may be applied to a biomedical implant. Such a coating may comprise a silicon nitride ceramic material, and may be applied instead of, or in addition to, the surface roughening treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SINTX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan J. McEntire, Ramaswamy Lakshminarayanan, Kevin Davis, Nicholas Grimaldi, Giuseppe Pezzotti
  • Patent number: 10792164
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a hollow body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a pair of lateral walls extending from the distal end to the proximal end, the lateral walls having a concave-shaped cross-section and having concave, non-threaded interior surfaces for defining an at least partially cylindrical internal space between the lateral walls. The hollow body has upper and lower faces that are inclined relative to one another, whereby a distance between the upper and lower faces decreases from a first lateral side of the hollow body to a second lateral side of the hollow body opposite the first lateral side. The implant includes an anchoring member having bone anchoring projections that is inserted into the hollow body. The anchoring member is rotatable for enabling the anchoring member to be screwed into the internal space of the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Yves Crozet
  • Patent number: 10765780
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a tissue regeneration substrate excellent in penetrability to cells as well as capable of effectively preventing cell leakage from the tissue regeneration substrate to accelerate tissue regeneration; and a method of producing the tissue regeneration substrate. The present invention relates to a tissue regeneration substrate including: a nonwoven fabric made of a bioabsorbable material, the tissue regeneration substrate having a laminated structure in which a layer containing a nonwoven fabric having an average pore size of 20 to 50 ?m and a layer containing a nonwoven fabric having an average pore size of 5 to 20 ?m are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GUNZE, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Arimura, Keita Ide
  • Patent number: 10722279
    Abstract: A pectus bar stabilizer insertion tool can include a first handle, a second handle, a first head, a second head, and a locking shaft. The first handle can include a first distal portion. The second handle can include a second distal portion, and the second handle can be pivotably coupled to the first handle. The first and second handles can be moveable between an open position and a closed position. The first head can be coupled to the first distal portion and can be engageable with a first portion of a stabilizer. The first head can include a driver engageable with a lock of the stabilizer. The second head can be coupled to the second distal portion and can be engageable with a second portion of the stabilizer. The locking shaft can be coupled to the driver and operable to lock and unlock the stabilizer to a pectus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet CMF and Thoracic, LLC
    Inventors: Isabella Balzano, Saddy Garcia, Jayden Garfield
  • Patent number: 10716603
    Abstract: Various modular implants and modular implant systems are disclosed herein, as are methods of implanting the same. The modular implant systems can include modular implants that are stacked on each other to define a modular implant system, which in an example can be used to replace or augment a void in bone. The modular implants can interact with an intramedullary implant to, for instance, assist with a fusion procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Van Dyke, Frank A Liporace, Dan Dziadosz, Jordan Grossman, Jordi Asuncion Marquez, Paul Thomas Slagle, George J Haidukewych, David Thordarson
  • Patent number: 10668665
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method is provided of removing debris from a liquid photopolymer in an additive fabrication device. According to some embodiments, a mesh of solid material may be formed in an additive fabrication device from a liquid photopolymer, and particles of debris present in the liquid photopolymer may adhere to the mesh. The debris may thereby be removed from the liquid photopolymer by removing the mesh from the additive fabrication device. The mesh may then be discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Formlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Damiano, Andre Comella
  • Patent number: 10631988
    Abstract: An implant and method for posterior sacroiliac fusion having a plate for placement across the posterior surface of the sacroiliac joint, a transverse pin to slide through the plate and transverse the joint as well as provide an aperture to receive bone graft, and a sacral screw to be inserted through the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAIL FUSION, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Arnold, Brian Bowman, Kristen Pena, Vikas Patel
  • Patent number: 10624996
    Abstract: A method includes forming a mixture including a therapeutic agent and a solid delivery medium, injecting the mixture into a reservoir within an orthopedic implant body, and storing the injected mixture in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Gall, Thorsten M. Seyler, Brian Allen, Sarah Dicker, Catherine Oliver
  • Patent number: 10603176
    Abstract: An implant and method for posterior sacroiliac fusion having a plate for placement across the posterior surface of the sacroiliac joint, a transverse pin to slide through the plate and transverse the joint as well as provide an aperture to receive bone graft, and a sacral screw to be inserted through the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAIL FUSION, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Arnold, Brian Bowman, Kristen Pena, Vikas Patel
  • Patent number: 10582956
    Abstract: Various modular implants and modular implant systems are disclosed herein, as are methods of implanting the same. The modular implant systems can include modular implants that are stacked on each other to define a modular implant system, which in an example can be used to replace or augment a void in bone. The modular implants can interact with an intramedullary implant to, for instance, assist with a fusion procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: William Scott Van Dyke, Frank A Liporace, Dan Dziadosz, Jordan Grossman, Jordi Asuncion Marquez, Paul Thomas Slagle, George J Haidukewych, David Thordarson
  • Patent number: 10568993
    Abstract: Fixation devices for tissue repair, for example sutures, surgical arrows, staples, darts, bolts, screws, buttons, anchors, nails, rivets, or barbed devices comprise at least one of angiogenic material; angiogenic precursor material which is capable of breaking down in vivo to form angiogenic material; or tissue-engineered material, which tissue-engineered material is capable of producing angiogenic material. In a preferred form, the material is incorporated into a polymer matrix having predetermined hydrophobicity to allow controlled release of angiogenic materials such as butyric or hydroxybutyric acid or salts thereof. Polymer matrix compositions comprising angiogenic materials and methods for tissue repair are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Cotton, Emma J. Wright, Steven W. Astorino, Saad Abdul Majeed Ali
  • Patent number: 10531904
    Abstract: A bone screw includes a main body having a proximal end and a distal end. The main body extends along a longitudinal axis. The main body has an externally threaded surface that includes at least one helically extending thread having a minor diameter and a major diameter, which major diameter is greater than the minor diameter. The thread includes at least two flank surfaces extending between the minor diameter and the major diameter. The minor diameter of the thread defines a central portion of the main body. The thread may include at least one aperture that extends along an aperture axis through the thread between the flank surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Eric D. Kolb
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.