US 7,344,541 C1 (1,616th)
Methods and apparatus for femoral and tibial resection
Timothy G. Haines, New Brighton, MN (US); and David B. Goldstein, Cream Ridge, NJ (US)
Filed by Timothy G. Haines, New Brighton, MN (US); and David B. Goldstein, Cream Ridge, NJ (US)
Reexamination Request No. 95/001,469, Oct. 15, 2010.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 7,344,541, issued Mar. 18, 2008, Appl. No. 10/756,817, Jan. 13, 2004.
Application 08/892,286 is a division of application No. 08/649,465, filed on May 17, 1996, granted, now 5,755,803.
Application 95/001,469 is a continuation of application No. 09/799,325, filed on Mar. 5, 2001, granted, now 6,695,848.
Application 09/799,325 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/261,528, filed on Mar. 3, 1999, granted, now 6,197,064.
Application 09/261,528 is a continuation of application No. 08/892,286, filed on Jul. 14, 1997, granted, now 5,879,354.
Application 08/649,465 is a continuation in part of application No. 08/603,582, filed on Feb. 20, 1996, granted, now 5,810,827.
Application 08/603,582 is a continuation in part of application No. 08/300,379, filed on Sep. 2, 1994, granted, now 5,514,139.
Application 08/300,379 is a continuation in part of application No. 08/479,363, filed on Jun. 7, 1995, granted, now 5,643,272.
Application 08/479,363 is a continuation in part of application No. 08/342,143, filed on Nov. 18, 1994, granted, now 5,597,379.
Application 08/342,143 is a continuation in part of application No. 08/300,379, filed on Sep. 2, 1994, granted, now 5,514,139.
Inter Partes Reexamination Certificate issued on Aug. 7, 2019.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/58 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/38 (2006.01); A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61B 17/15 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/3859 (2013.01) [A61B 17/155 (2013.01); A61B 17/1675 (2013.01); A61B 17/1764 (2013.01); A61B 17/157 (2013.01); A61B 17/1767 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1602 (2013.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
Attention is directed to the decision of Biomet Orthopedics, LLC, et al. v. Puget Bioventures, LLC, CAFC, January 14, 2016 relating to this patent. This reexamination may not have resolved all questions raised by this decision. See 37 CFR 1.552(c) for ex parte reexamination and 37 CFR 1.906(c) for inter partes reexamination.
 
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
Claims 1-54 are now disclaimed.
1. A method for a knee arthroplasty procedure comprising:
positioning at least one generally planar cutting guide surface that is adapted to interface with and guide a saw blade such that at least a portion of the at least one guide surface is positioned along one of a medial side or a lateral side and proximate an end of a long bone of a knee joint, the at least one guide surface also being positioned generally transverse to a long axis of the long bone with the portion of the at least one guide surface having a longer dimension generally along the at least one of the medial side or the lateral side and a shorter dimension generally transverse to the longer dimension;
using a cutting tool having a saw blade with a cutting edge at a distal end of a long axis of the saw blade to create at least a portion of one resected surface on the end of the long bone by guiding the saw blade with at least the portion of the at least one guide surface and moving the saw blade in a direction along the long axis of the saw blade, the direction of the long axis of the saw blade being generally parallel to the shorter dimension; and
implanting a knee arthroplasty implant on the at least one resected surface.