Cork, Ireland
Cork, Ireland

DePuy is a franchise of orthopaedic and neurosurgery companies. Acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998, its companies form part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics group. DePuy develops and markets products under the Codman, DePuy Mitek, DePuy Orthopaedics and DePuy Spine brands. DePuy is currently the subject of more than 11,000 lawsuits related to its recall of faulty hip replacement systems, which lawyers and industry analysts estimate will cost parent company Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars to resolve.DePuy Orthopaedics designs, manufactures, markets and distributes products for reconstructing damaged or diseased joints and for repairing and reconstructing traumatic skeletal injuries.DePuy Spine products facilitate fusion of the spine and correction of spinal deformities, preserving motion of the spine and repairing bone fractures.Codman products provide for the surgical treatment of neurological and central nervous system disorders through products such as hydrocephalic shunt valve systems, implantable drug pumps and micro-surgical instrumentations.DePuy Mitek products offer devices in sports medicine for the treatment of soft tissue injuries. Wikipedia.


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Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-02-22

A control device (1) for a surgical power tool (100). The control device including a housing (10), an input element (50) located on the housing, and a control unit (60). The housing is configured to couple to a surgical power tool. The input element is located proximate the top of the housing and configured to receive a user input. The control unit is located within the housing, where the control unit sends user input information received at the input element to the surgical power tool.


A surgical instrument assembly for use during a surgical procedure to implant a stemless humeral component to replace the humeral head of a patients humerus, comprising:a sizing instrument (160) having a size that mimics the size of the stemless humeral component to be implanted to replace the humeral head of the patients humerus, the sizing instrument having a generally round body with a plurality of punch guide holes (170) formed therein,wherein each of the plurality of punch guide holes is positioned in a location that (a) is located over cancellous bone tissue of the patients humerus when the sizing instrument is secured to the patients humerus, and (b) aligns with a plurality of legs of the stemless humeral component.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-01-18

A keel punch (22) for use in preparing the proximal end of a patients tibia during a surgical procedure to implant an orthopaedic knee prosthesis, includes a base plate (78) and a central post (94) extending upwardly from a superior surface (96) of the base plate. A superior surface of the central post has a ramp surface (102) defined therein which inclines superiorly in the anterior-to-posterior direction. A pair of serrated wings (140) extends inferiorly from an inferior surface of the base plate.


An implant useful for reconstructing a knee that has sustained a rupture or tear of an anterior cruciate ligament. The implant has first and second opposed member connected by a replacement graft. The members may have external screw threads. In addition there is a method of reconstructing a knee using the implant of the present invention, wherein the knee has sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-02-01

A system for delivering and releasing a self-expanding stent includes a catheter, a tubular self-expanding stent configured to be constrained from expanding when the tubular self-expanding stent is contained within the catheter, and a core advancement wire disposed within and extending through a lumen of the tubular self-expanding stent. One or more stop members on the core advancement wire engage one or more anchor members on the stent when the core advancement wire is translated longitudinally toward the one or more anchor members.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-03-29

An orthopaedic surgical instrument system (70) for use in preparing a patients bone includes a cutting guide block (72) configured to be secured to a surgically-prepared surface of the patients bone, and a cutting tool (74) to be used in conjunction with the cutting guide block to resect a section of the patients bone. The cutting block has a cutting guide slot (76) extending through its superior and inferior surfaces. The slot is shaped so that the pitch of the cutting tool is adjusted as the tool is moved along the slot.


A surgical instrument, for example a cutting block for use in knee surgery, comprises a mounting surface defining two pairs of openings for receiving a mounting projection. The mounting surface further defines a blind recess which extends between the openings of each pair. The blind recess extends to edges of the mounting surface. A system including a surgical instrument and one or more mounting projections is also disclosed. The blind recess can be used as a track to guide a projection to an opening, increasing the area of the instrument that can be used to locate the projection in the correct position. The recess acts as a guide for the projection to enter the opening by providing tactile feedback to guide the projection towards the opening. As the recess also extends to the edge of the instrument, the recess may be visible more easily when the surgeon is installing the instrument providing visual as well as tactile feedback.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-02-08

Various exemplary methods, systems, and devices for surgical suturing are provided. In general, a loading element can be configured to facilitate loading of a plate into a surgical instrument configured to facilitate passage of a suture through tissue. The surgical instrument can be configured to advance the suture through a tissue of a patient, to capture a free end or looped end of the suture after the sutures advancement through the tissue, and to pull the captured suture out of the patients body with a portion of the suture remaining passed through the tissue within the patients body.


Patent
DePuy | Date: 2017-04-05

A composition comprising a calcium phosphate based powder component and a bisphosphonate in particulate form, the composition forming a calcium phosphate based bone filler when mixed with a liquid component, and in which the particles of the bisphosphonate are embedded in particles of a polymeric material which resorbs when the bone filler is implanted.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FOF-13-2016 | Award Amount: 4.04M | Year: 2016

The ENCOMPASS project principally aims to create a fully digital integrated design decision support (IDDS) system to cover the whole manufacturing chain for a laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) process encompassing all individual processes within in. The ENCOMPASS concept takes a comprehensive view of the L-PBF process chain through synergising and optimising the key stages. The integration at digital level enables numerous synergies between the steps in the process chain and in addition, the steps themselves are being optimised to improve the capability and efficiency of the overall manufacturing chain. ENCOMPASS addresses the three key steps in the process chain: component design, build process, and post-build process steps (post-processing and inspection). The links between these stages are being addressed by the following five interrelations: 1. Between the design process and both the build and post-build processes in terms of manufacturing constraints / considerations to optimise overall component design 2. Between the design process and build process component-specific L-PBF scanning strategies and parameters to optimise processing and reduce downstream processing 3. Between the design process and the build and post-build processes in terms of adding targeted feature quality tracking to the continuous quality monitoring throughout the process chain 4. Between the build and post-build processes by using build specific processing strategies and adaptation based on actual quality monitoring data (for inspection and post-processing) 5. Between all stages and the data management system with the integrated design decision support (IDDS) system By considering the entire AM process chain, rather than the AM machine in isolation, ENCOMPASS will integrate process decision making tools and produce substantial increases in AM productivity, with clear reductions in change over times and re-design, along with increased right-first time, leading to overall reductions in production costs, materials wastage, and over-processing. This will lead to higher economic and environmental sustainability of manufacturing, and re-inforce the EUs position in industrial leadership in laser based AM.

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