US Pat. No. 10,111,688

SYSTEM FOR TREATING BONE FRACTURES

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1. A method for restoring a subchondral bone fragment of a fractured bone, comprising:providing a beam proximate to the subchondral bone fragment; and
rotating the beam about an axis of rotation so as to reposition the subchondral bone fragment, wherein rotating the beam comprises inserting a positioning device through the bone to engage the beam such that the beam rotates about the axis of rotation and repositions the subchondral bone fragment.

US Pat. No. 9,468,445

SURGICAL SAW WITH SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CUT THROUGH OF BONE AND DEPTH OF THE SAW BLADE DURING SURGERY

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10. A method for a saw blade assembly for use in a medical saw for single use applications, comprising:
exposing the saw blade to a cleaning process; and
degrading at least a portion of a destructible portion of the saw blade assembly in response to the exposing.

US Pat. No. 9,649,141

SYSTEM FOR TREATING BONE FRACTURES

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1. A bone fixation system, comprising:
a plate having a first opening; and
a beam having a pair of pins, the beam configured to rotate about an axis of rotation in the first opening via the pins;
wherein the beam is operable to (i) reside proximate to a subchondral fragment of bone in an installed position, and (ii)
reposition the subchondral fragment of bone when the beam rotates about the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,492,181

DRILL WITH DEPTH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND LIGHT EMITTER

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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:
a surgical instrument housing;
an instrument working portion adapted to engage a portion of a patient to perform a surgical operation, wherein the instrument
working portion extends along a first axis extending from the surgical instrument housing;

a measurement system for determining, with respect to a reference point, a depth of the instrument working portion during
the surgical operation;

a first sensor of the measurement system that is disposed internally to the surgical instrument housing for outputting a first
signal representative of a displacement, with respect to the reference point, of the instrument working portion, wherein the
first sensor comprises a displacement sensing arm having a first portion extending from a passage extending through the surgical
instrument housing along a second axis parallel to the first axis, and a second portion extending from the first portion toward
the instrument working portion in a plane intersecting the first axis and the second axis, wherein the second portion is adapted
for releasable engagement with a bushing member that is constrainedly movable relative to the instrument working portion along
the first axis; and

a light emitter disposed on a distal face of the surgical instrument housing adapted to emit light in a direction toward the
patient when the instrument working portion is engaged with the portion of the patient to perform the surgical operation,
wherein the light emitter is offset from the plane intersecting the first axis and the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,028,801

OFFSET REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL APPLICATIONS

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1. An offset reference guide for use in determining offset values for orthopedic surgical hardware, the guide comprising:a reference surface adapted to contactably engage a surgical hardware component at an interface surface of the surgical hardware component;
a gauge surface extending relative to the reference surface, wherein the gauge surface is visible to a user of the guide;
a fastener relief extending from the reference surface and relative to the gauge surface, the fastener relief being configured to receive and index an orthopedic fastener relative to the reference surface and the gauge surface when the orthopedic fastener is disposed through a surgical hardware component disposed at the reference surface; and
offset indicia disposed on the gauge surface and aligned with the fastener relief, wherein the offset indicia are indicative of an offset to a know fastener length relative to the fastener relief.

US Pat. No. 9,370,372

DRILL BIT PENETRATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. A drill bit assembly for use with a drill having a displacement sensor for outputting a signal representative of a displacement
of the drill with respect to a reference point, comprising:
a drill bit having a leading edge disposed at a distal end of the drill bit and a shank disposed adjacent a proximal end of
the drill bit, the drill bit having a cylindrical member extending between the distal end and the shank, wherein the shank
is adapted for engagement with a chuck of a drill, and wherein the cylindrical member extends along an axis of rotation about
which the cylindrical member rotates during drilling;

a bushing having an aperture sized to receive at least a portion of the cylindrical member through the aperture, wherein the
bushing is constrainedly moveable relative to the cylindrical member in a direction along the axis of rotation; and

an engagement member comprising a cylindrical post extending from the bushing perpendicularly to the axis of rotation for
engagement with a bore formed in a displacement sensing arm of the displacement sensor to provide a cylindrical interface
therebetween such that the bushing and the drill bit are rotatable relative to the displacement sensing arm perpendicularly
to the axis of rotation when the post is engaged with the displacement sensing arm prior to engagement of the shank of the
drill bit with the chuck of the drill to facilitate alignment of the drill bit with the chuck of the drill, wherein the engagement
member is engageable with the displacement sensing arm for corresponding movement between the bushing and the displacement
sensing arm to facilitate sensing of the corresponding movement by the displacement sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,204,885

DRILL WITH DEPTH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

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1. A drill comprising a drill bit penetration measurement system for determining, with respect to a reference point, a depth
of a penetration of a leading edge of a rotating drill bit in a bore along an axis of rotation when the leading edge of the
drill bit passes from a first medium to a second medium, the first medium contiguous with the second medium, the first medium
having a first density, the second medium having a second density, the drill comprising:
a drill housing;
a first sensor comprising a linear variable differential displacement transducer (LVDT) for outputting a first signal representative
of a displacement, with respect to the reference point, of the leading edge of the drill bit in the bore, wherein the LVDT
comprises a displacement sensing arm that is freely moveable relative to the leading edge of the drill bit in a direction
parallel to the axis of rotation;

a second sensor outputting a second signal representative of a force applied to the leading edge of the drill bit;
a chuck engageable with the drill bit, wherein axial movement along the axis of rotation is constrained between the chuck
and the drill bit;

a motor operatively engaged with the chuck to rotate the drill bit;
a spring member supportively engaged to the motor at a first end of the spring member and affixed to the drill housing at
a second end of the spring member, wherein the spring member allows limited movement of the motor linearly along the axis
of rotation relative to the second sensor to allow for transfer of a force acting on the leading edge of the drill bit to
the second sensor, and wherein the spring member has a spring coefficient relative to the axis of rotation such that a force
resulting from a displacement of the spring member is 1% to 0.1% of the force applied to the leading edge of the drill bit
during a drilling operation; and

a processor in electrical communication with the first and second sensors, the processor configured in a first mode to output
a third signal representative of the depth of penetration of the leading edge of the drill bit when the leading edge of the
drill bit passes from the first medium to the second medium, the third signal based on the first and second signals.

US Pat. No. 9,833,244

SURGICAL SAW WITH SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CUT THROUGH OF BONE AND DEPTH OF THE SAW BLADE DURING SURGERY

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1. A saw blade assembly for use with a saw having a displacement sensor for outputting a signal representative of a displacement
of a cutting edge of the saw blade assembly with respect to a reference point, comprising:
a saw blade having a cutting edge disposed at a distal end of the saw blade and a shank disposed adjacent to a proximal end
of the saw blade, the saw blade having a blade member extending between the distal end and the shank, wherein the shank is
adapted for engagement with a chuck of a saw, and wherein the blade member extends along a length of the saw blade between
the shank and the cutting edge; and

a bushing configured to be located adjacent to at least a portion of the blade member, wherein the bushing is constrainedly
moveable relative to the blade member in a direction corresponding to the length of the blade member, and wherein the bushing
comprises a destructible portion that is at least partially destructible during a cleaning process.

US Pat. No. 9,833,270

VARIABLE ANGLE BLADE PLATE SYSTEM AND METHOD

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1. A bone fixation system operable to alter angulation of a fracture fragment of a bone, the system comprising:
a bone fixation plate having at least one beam engagement feature;
an elongated beam having an end portion with a plate engagement feature operable to rotatably engage the at least one beam
engagement feature of the plate, at least one bone engagement feature operable to engage a portion of a bone, a retention
feature operable to prevent detachment of the beam from the plate, and a receiver operable to receive a portion of a tool;
and

a tool having a terminally-threaded rod configured to facilitate engagement or disengagement of the beam to the beam engagement
feature, internal and external portions that are rotatable relative to each other to facilitate engagement and/or disengagement
of the beam with the rod, and a shaft that surrounds a portion of the rod, the shaft including a concave portion configured
to abuttingly engage a convex portion of the beam,

wherein the receiver is a hole extending at least partially through the beam and is sized and shaped to threadedly receive
the terminally-threaded rod of the tool, and wherein the beam is rotatable about the beam engagement feature of the plate
when the plate engagement feature is retainedly engaged with the beam engagement feature by the retention feature.

US Pat. No. 9,554,807

SURGICAL SAW WITH SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CUT THROUGH OF BONE AND DEPTH OF THE SAW BLADE DURING SURGERY

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1. A saw including a saw blade penetration measuring system for determining, with respect to a reference point, a depth of
penetration of a cutting edge of a saw blade in a cut, the saw comprising:
a chuck for engagement with a shank of a saw blade, wherein the chuck is operable to constrain a saw blade engaged by the
chuck to limit relative axial movement relative to a cutting direction of the saw blade;

a displacement sensing arm extending from the saw, wherein the displacement sensing arm is engageable with a bushing member
that is constrainedly moveable relative to the saw blade along the cutting direction of the saw blade when the saw blade is
engaged by the chuck; and

a displacement sensor disposed in a fixed relative position with respect to a saw blade engaged by the chuck at least in a
direction corresponding to the length of the saw blade, the displacement sensing arm being adapted for relative movement with
respect to the displacement sensor, wherein the displacement sensor is operative to output a first signal representative of
the displacement of the displacement sensing arm relative to the displacement sensor;

wherein the movement of the displacement sensing arm relative to the saw corresponds to displacement of the bushing relative
to a saw blade engaged by the chuck.

US Pat. No. 9,358,016

DRILL WITH DEPTH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

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1. A hand held drill including a drill bit penetration measuring system for determining with respect to a reference point,
a depth of penetration of a leading edge of a drill bit in a bore, the drill comprising:
a hand held drill house comprising a drive motor;
a chuck for engagement with a shank of a drill bit at a proximal potion thereof, wherein the chuck is operable to constrain
a drill bit engaged by the chuck to limit relative axial movement relative to an axis of rotation about which the drill bit
is rotated by the drive motor during drilling;

a displacement sensing arm extending from a passageway extending through the drill housing, wherein the passageway is selectively
opened from a proximal end thereof to a distal end thereof, wherein the displacement sensing arm is freely moveable relative
to the leading edge of the drill bit in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation, wherein the displacement sensing arm
is releasably engageable with a bushing member that is constrainedly moveable along the axis of rotation with respect to a
drill bit engaged by the chuck; and

a displacement sensor disposed in a fixed relative position with respect to the drill bit engaged by the chuck at least in
a direction corresponding to the axis of rotation, the displacement sensing arm being adapted for relative movement with respect
to the displacement sensor, wherein the displacement sensor is operative to output a first signal representative of the displacement
of the drill sensing arm relative to the displacement sensor, wherein the displacement sensor is disposed internally to the
hand held drill housing;

wherein the movement of the displacement sensing arm relative to the drill corresponds to displacement of the bushing relative
to a drill bit engaged by the chuck.

US Pat. No. 9,826,984

DRILL WITH DEPTH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

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1. A drill comprising a drill bit penetration measurement system for determining, with respect to a reference point, a depth
of penetration of a leading edge of a drill bit, the drill comprising:
a drill housing;
a drive assembly that engages a drill bit to rotate the drill bit about an axis of rotation;
a displacement sensing arm extending from the drill, wherein the displacement sensing arm is engageable with a bushing member
that is constrainedly moveable along the axis of rotation with respect to the drill bit;

a displacement sensor for detecting relative movement between the displacement sensing arm and the drill bit in a direction
along the axis of rotation;

a force sensor disposed within the drill housing in contact with the drive assembly for detecting a force acting on the drive
assembly in a direction extending along the axis of rotation; and

a suspension member operatively engaged at a first end to the drill housing and at a second end to the drive assembly, wherein
the suspension member engages the drive assembly to maintain the drive assembly stationary with respect to rotation about
the axis of rotation but allows linear movement of the drive assembly along the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,117,689

VARIABLE ANGLE BLADE PLATE SYSTEM AND METHOD

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1. A method of repositioning a displaced bone fragment, the method comprising the steps of:attaching a rod to a beam, wherein the rod is part of a tool having internal and external portions that are rotatable relative to each other to affect engagement and disengagement of the beam with the rod, and wherein the rod is configured to be at least partially received by the beam;
causing the beam to securely engage a portion of a bone fixation plate using the rod; and
causing the beam to rotate about the portion of the plate by advancing a positioner at least partially through an opening in the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,363,050

VARIABLE DIAMETER DRILL BIT GUIDE

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1. A drill bit guide assembly for use with a drill, comprising:a fixed bore adapted for receipt of a drill bit during use of the drill bit, the fixed bore extending through at least a portion of a guide member, wherein a central axis of the fixed bore comprises a reference axis;
a plurality of selectable bores each having a different diameter;a bore selection member comprising at least one of the plurality of selectable bores, the bore selection member being displaceable relative to the fixed bore for aligning at least one of the selectable bores with the reference axis; anda bore extension member, wherein a distal end of the guide member comprises an attaching mechanism which is engageable to the bore extension member, wherein the fixed bore extends through the bore extension member when the bore extension member is engaged with the guide member, and wherein the attaching mechanism comprises threads, and the bore extension member comprises complementary threads for securing the bore extension member to the guide member.

US Pat. No. 10,321,920

MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR USE WITH SURGICAL BURR INSTRUMENT

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1. An instrument for use in a surgical operation, comprising:a drive system for rotationally driving a working tool engaged with the instrument about a working axis;
a burr tool engaged with the instrument for rotation of the burr tool by the drive system about the working axis, wherein the burr tool is contactably engageable with a medium;
a measurement system for monitoring the contactable engagement of the burr tool with the medium; and
a detection module in operative communication with the measurement system to detect a loss of the contactable engagement of the burr tool with the medium.

US Pat. No. 10,363,048

DRILL BIT PENETRATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. An apparatus for use with a drill, comprising:a drill housing;
a displacement sensor for outputting a displacement signal representative of a displacement of a drill bit with respect to a reference point;
a displacement sensing arm configured for selective removable engagement with a passage extending through the drill housing of the drill, the displacement sensing arm being operatively engaged with the displacement sensor;
a biasing member that biases the displacement sensing arm toward a distal position relative to the passage when the displacement sensing arm is engaged with the drill; and
a bushing having an aperture sized to receive at least a portion of a drill bit engaged with the drill, wherein the bushing is constrainedly moveable relative to the drill bit in a direction along an axis of rotation of the drill bit when the displacement sensing arm is engaged with the drill;
wherein the bushing is integrally defined at a distal portion of the displacement sensing arm opposite a proximal portion of the displacement sensing arm configured for the selective removable engagement with the drill; and wherein the biasing member causes the displacement sensing arm to act on the bushing to maintain the bushing in contact with a surface of a drilled medium.

US Pat. No. 10,363,078

TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PLACEMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS RELATIVE TO BONE FEATURES

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1. A surgical instrument for use in placement of orthopedic implants relative to a bone of a patient, comprising:an instrument body having a first cannulated passage extending continuously through the instrument body along a working axis of the instrument, the first cannulated passage being sized to receive and extend about at least a portion of an orthopedic implant within the cannulated passage;
a chuck engageable with the orthopedic implant to selectively engage the orthopedic implant to restrict axial movement of the orthopedic implant relative to the chuck along the working axis in the absence of an external force being applied to the chuck, wherein the chuck comprises a second cannulated passage axially aligned along the working axis, and wherein the chuck comprises a plurality of spherical jaw members that are each disposed within a respective helical channel comprising a constrictive helical cam surface such that at least a portion of each of the spherical jaw members at least partially extends into the second cannulated passage to engage the orthopedic implant, the constrictive helical cam surface being normally biased into engagement with the plurality of spherical jaw members to dispose the spherical jaw members toward the working axis to directly engage the orthopedic implant;
a drive engaged with the chuck to impart rotational motion of the chuck about the working axis including rotational motion of the helical channels and the spherical jaw members such that the rotational motion of the chuck relative to the orthopedic implant urges the plurality of spherical jaw members of the chuck into engagement with the orthopedic implant; and
a measurement system having a displacement sensing arm moveable in a direction parallel to the working axis to measure advancement of the orthopedic implant driven by the instrument into the bone of the patient along the working axis.

US Pat. No. 10,321,921

UNICORTICAL PATH DETECTION FOR A SURGICAL DEPTH MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

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1. A measurement system for use with an instrument having a working portion advanced into a bone of a patient, comprising:a depth sensor outputting a depth signal representative of a displacement, with respect to a reference point, of a leading edge of the working portion into the bone of the patient;
a force sensor outputting a force signal representative of a force applied to the leading edge of the working portion axially in a direction corresponding to a working axis of the instrument;
a controller comprising a processor that is operative to access a memory storing machine readable instructions for configuration of the processor to:
communicate with the depth sensor and the force sensor to output an alert signal indicative of the leading edge of the working portion passing from a first medium having a first density to a second medium having a second density; and
execute a unicortical detection module to compare the depth signal representative of the displacement of the working portion to a predetermined average cortex thickness value such that if the depth signal is greater than the predetermined average cortex thickness value, the unicortical detection module is operative to output an arresting signal to arrest the instrument upon detection of the working portion passing from the first medium to the second medium.

US Pat. No. 10,349,952

SURGICAL SAW WITH SENSING TECHNOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CUT THROUGH OF BONE AND DEPTH OF THE SAW BLADE DURING SURGERY

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1. A cutting system comprising:a device comprising:
a housing;
a cutting device comprising a saw blade; and
a motor operatively engaged with the cutting device to oscillate the saw blade of the cutting device, the motor located within the housing;
a displacement sensor configured to output a signal representative of a displacement of the cutting device with respect to a reference point, wherein the displacement sensor comprises a linear variable differential displacement transducer having a displacement sensing arm; and
a processor in electrical communication with the displacement sensor, the processor configured to:
determine when a cutting event of a medium is complete based on the signal representative of the displacement of the cutting device with respect to the reference point; and
generate a shut-off signal if the cutting event is determined complete,
wherein the motor turns off in response to the generated shut-off signal to cease oscillation of the saw blade.

US Pat. No. 10,398,453

DRILL BIT PENETRATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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1. An apparatus for use with a drill, comprising:a drill housing;
a displacement sensor for outputting a displacement signal representative of a displacement of a drill bit with respect to a reference point;
a displacement sensing arm configured for selective removable engagement with a passage extending through the drill housing of the drill, the displacement sensing arm being operatively engaged with the displacement sensor;
a biasing member that biases the displacement sensing arm toward a distal position relative to the passage when the displacement sensing arm is engaged with the drill; and
a bushing having an aperture sized to receive at least a portion of a drill bit engaged with the drill, wherein the bushing is constrainedly moveable relative to the drill bit in a direction along an axis of rotation of the drill bit when the displacement sensing arm is engaged with the drill;
wherein the bushing is integrally defined at a distal portion of the displacement sensing arm opposite a proximal portion of the displacement sensing arm configured for the selective removable engagement with the drill; and wherein the biasing member causes the displacement sensing arm to act on the bushing to maintain the bushing in contact with a surface of a drilled medium.

US Pat. No. 10,390,869

TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PLACEMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS RELATIVE TO BONE FEATURES

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1. A surgical instrument for use in placement of orthopedic implants relative to a bone of a patient, comprising:an instrument body having a first cannulated passage extending continuously through the instrument body along a working axis of the instrument, the first cannulated passage being sized to receive and extend about at least a portion of an orthopedic implant within the cannulated passage;
a chuck engageable with the orthopedic implant to selectively engage the orthopedic implant to restrict axial movement of the orthopedic implant relative to the chuck along the working axis in the absence of an external force being applied to the chuck, wherein the chuck comprises a second cannulated passage axially aligned along the working axis, and wherein the chuck comprises a plurality of spherical jaw members that are each disposed within a respective helical channel comprising a constrictive helical cam surface such that at least a portion of each of the spherical jaw members at least partially extends into the second cannulated passage to engage the orthopedic implant, the constrictive helical cam surface being normally biased into engagement with the plurality of spherical jaw members to dispose the spherical jaw members toward the working axis to directly engage the orthopedic implant;
a drive engaged with the chuck to impart rotational motion of the chuck about the working axis including rotational motion of the helical channels and the spherical jaw members such that the rotational motion of the chuck relative to the orthopedic implant urges the plurality of spherical jaw members of the chuck into engagement with the orthopedic implant; and
a measurement system having a displacement sensing arm moveable in a direction parallel to the working axis to measure advancement of the orthopedic implant driven by the instrument into the bone of the patient along the working axis.