John Leicester Williams
Joseph G Wyss, John L Williams, Said T Gomaa: Knee prostheses with enhanced kinematics. DePuy Products, Maginot Moore & Beck, June 19, 2012: US08202323 (7 worldwide citation)

A knee replacement system includes a proximal tibial posterior camming portion defined by a first radius of curvature with a first origin in a first medio-lateral plane, a distal tibial posterior camming portion defined by a second radius of curvature with a second origin in a second medio-lateral p ...

Brian Thomas
Michael E Hawkins, Dirk L Pletcher, Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang, Hallie E Brinkerhuff: Methods of preparing hydrogel coatings. Zimmer, Cook Alex, February 7, 2012: US08110242 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides hydrogel coated, implantable medical devices and methods of coating hydrogels onto implantable medical devices. In one embodiment, a hydrogel coated medical device is formed by physically treating a surface of the medical device, chemically treating the surface, applyi ...

Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Oludele O Popoola, Joseph R Vargas, Steven Seelman, Jeffrey P Anderson: Pyrolytic carbon implants with porous fixation component and methods of making the same. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 24, 2015: US09192476 (7 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic implant including an articulation portion having a pyrolytic carbon bearing surface and a porous bone on- or in-growth structure, and methods of making the same.

Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang: Multi-polymer hydrogels. Zimmer, Woods Rogers, June 8, 2010: US07731988 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a multi-polymer hydrogel article having a first polymeric, water-swellable material and a second polymeric material, organized such that a first region substantially comprises the first polymeric, water-swellable material, a second region adjacent the first region comprises a ...

Brian Thomas
Matthew L Mroczkowski, Russell M Parrott, Brian H Thomas: Glenoid implant with synthetic labrum. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 24, 2017: US09549820

A prosthetic glenoid component for replicating the behavior of a patient's natural glenoid includes a rim that replicates the patient's natural glenoid labrum.

Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Steven J Charlebois, Donald Yakimicki, James Mason, Stephen H Spiegelberg, Gavin Braithwaite, Gareth McKinley, Orhun Muratoglu: Mosaicplasty constructs. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 22, 2016: US09289302

Various embodiments of mosaicplasty constructs and methods for implanting the constructs into anatomical structures. The mosaicplasty constructs may be formed from artificial materials and may include a hard articulating portion and a relatively softer elastic, support portion. The mosaicplasty cons ...

Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Donald L Yakimicki, Oludele O Popoola, Michael Wallick: Modified polymeric materials and methods of modifying polymeric materials. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 6, 2015: US08927616

Methods of forming polymeric articles using plasma treated polymer resins, and orthopedic implants comprising a polymeric article wherein the polymeric article has reactive groups bonded to polymer molecules in an interior region of the polymeric article.

Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang, Garryl Hudgins, Robert Hodorek: Methods of bonding or modifying hydrogels using irradiation. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 11, 2012: US08262730

This invention provides methods and processes to attach or bond hydrogels to suitable surfaces using irradiation techniques and also provides methods and processes to create crosslinked regions in hydrogel articles using these irradiation techniques. Specifically, lasers at wavelengths tuned to the ...

Casey K Lee, Noshir A Langrana, Harold Alexander, Alastair J Clemow, Elizabeth H Chen, John R Parsons: Functional and biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer. University of Medicine & Dentistry of N J, Rutgers University, Johnson & Johnson, Klauber & Jackson, March 27, 1990: US04911718 (553 worldwide citation)

The construction and manufacturing technique for a functional biocompatible intervertebral disc spacer is described. This device is useful for a replacement for a degenerated disc in certain treatments of back pain and spinal disease. The disc spacer possesses mechanical properties akin to those of ...

Peter S Walker, Frederick C Ewald: Method of designing and manufacturing a human joint prosthesis. Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, June 26, 1990: US04936862 (520 worldwide citation)

A customized human joint prosthesis replicating the primary contours and dimensions of a patient's bone is designed and manufactured utilizing an average anatomical bone shape. The average anatomical bone shape is generated by digitizing and storing in a computer memory the average three dimensional ...