Patents by Inventor Andrew K. Palmer

Andrew K. Palmer has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240115302
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel, William F. Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 11951014
    Abstract: A fusion implant and fusion members for fusing target bones of an upper extremity. The fusion implant including internally threaded apertures of a first thread lead, and the fusion members including threading of the first thread lead and threading of a second thread lead that is less than the first thread lead. The fusion implant and a targeting instrument being configured to couple to one another in a predefined orientation. The predetermined orientation resulting in alignment of aspects of the fusion implant with aspects of the targeting instrument. A guide clamp for facilitating forming of an implant cavity in adjacent bones for implantation of the fusion implant therein. A surgical method for facilitating fusion of adjacent target bones utilizing a fusion implant, fusion members, a targeting instrument and a guide clamp to reduce space between the adjacent bones such that they at least abut one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MEDARTIS AG
    Inventors: Gabriel Surma, Pamela C. Guzman, Mary Pile, Dale Dellacqua, Andrew K. Palmer
  • Patent number: 11890042
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel, William F. Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20220168032
    Abstract: Active compression devices, methods of assembly and methods of use are disclosed. A bone fixation device may include a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member. A bone fusion device including a female member with a proximal and distal end, a male member with a proximal and distal end, and at least one elastic element positioned between the female member and the male member. A bone plating device including a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member positioned between the first member and the second member. Methods of assembling and using the bone fixation devices, bone fusion devices, and bone plating devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, William Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20220096137
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel, William F. Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20220096132
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel, William F. Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 11278333
    Abstract: Active compression devices, methods of assembly and methods of use are disclosed. A bone fixation device may include a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member. A bone fusion device including a female member with a proximal and distal end, a male member with a proximal and distal end, and at least one elastic element positioned between the female member and the male member. A bone plating device including a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member positioned between the first member and the second member. Methods of assembling and using the bone fixation devices, bone fusion devices, and bone plating devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, William Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 11234746
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel, William F. Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 11224467
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel, William F. Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 11224518
    Abstract: The elbow prosthesis includes an ulnar component that has a bearing end and a stem. The stem attached to the bearing end and extends in a distal direction from it. The elbow prosthesis also has a humeral component that includes a holder end and a stem with the stem extending in a proximal direction from the holder end. The prosthesis further includes at least one bearing member that is connected to the holder end with the bearing end being attached within the holder end to allow for rotation and articulation against the at least one bearing member. The bearing end and holder are attached to each other by a coupling mechanism that includes an opening positioned on the posterior aspect of the holder end and a mating surface on the bearing body. A method of using the elbow prosthesis and a total elbow prosthesis kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, Dale Dellacqua
  • Publication number: 20200261235
    Abstract: A fusion implant and fusion members for fusing target bones of an upper extremity. The fusion implant including internally threaded apertures of a first thread lead, and the fusion members including threading of the first thread lead and threading of a second thread lead that is less than the first thread lead. The fusion implant and a targeting instrument being configured to couple to one another in a predefined orientation. The predetermined orientation resulting in alignment of aspects of the fusion implant with aspects of the targeting instrument. A guide clamp for facilitating forming of an implant cavity in adjacent bones for implantation of the fusion implant therein. A surgical method for facilitating fusion of adjacent target bones utilizing a fusion implant, fusion members, a targeting instrument and a guide clamp to reduce space between the adjacent bones such that they at least abut one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Nextremity Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel SURMA, Pamela C. GUZMAN, Mary PILE, Dale DELLACQUA, Andrew K. PALMER
  • Patent number: 10617529
    Abstract: A fusion implant and fusion members for fusing target bones of an upper extremity. The fusion implant including internally threaded apertures of a first thread lead, and the fusion members including threading of the first thread lead and threading of a second thread lead that is less than the first thread lead. The fusion implant and a targeting instrument being configured to couple to one another in a predefined orientation. The predetermined orientation resulting in alignment of aspects of the fusion implant with aspects of the targeting instrument. A guide clamp for facilitating forming of an implant cavity in adjacent bones for implantation of the fusion implant therein. A surgical method for facilitating fusion of adjacent target bones utilizing a fusion implant, fusion members, a targeting instrument and a guide clamp to reduce space between the adjacent bones such that they at least abut one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEXTREMITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Surma, Pamela C. Guzman, Mary Pile, Dale Dellacqua, Andrew K. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20200038080
    Abstract: Active compression devices, methods of assembly and methods of use are disclosed. A bone fixation device may include a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member. A bone fusion device including a female member with a proximal and distal end, a male member with a proximal and distal end, and at least one elastic element positioned between the female member and the male member. A bone plating device including a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member positioned between the first member and the second member. Methods of assembling and using the bone fixation devices, bone fusion devices, and bone plating devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, William Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 10478238
    Abstract: Active compression devices, methods of assembly and methods of use are disclosed. A bone fixation device may include a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member. A bone fusion device including a female member with a proximal and distal end, a male member with a proximal and distal end, and at least one elastic element positioned between the female member and the male member. A bone plating device including a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member positioned between the first member and the second member. Methods of assembling and using the bone fixation devices, bone fusion devices, and bone plating devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, William Ogilvie
  • Publication number: 20190269517
    Abstract: The elbow prosthesis includes an ulnar component that has a bearing end and a stem. The stem attached to the bearing end and extends in a distal direction from it. The elbow prosthesis also has a humeral component that includes a holder end and a stem with the stem extending in a proximal direction from the holder end. The prosthesis further includes at least one bearing member that is connected to the holder end with the bearing end being attached within the holder end to allow for rotation and articulation against the at least one bearing member. The bearing end and holder are attached to each other by a coupling mechanism that includes an opening positioned on the posterior aspect of the holder end and a mating surface on the bearing body. A method of using the elbow prosthesis and a total elbow prosthesis kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, Dale Dellacqua
  • Patent number: 10278824
    Abstract: The elbow prosthesis includes an ulnar component that has a bearing end and a stem. The stem is attached to the bearing end and extends in a distal direction from it. The elbow prosthesis also has a humeral component that includes a holder end and a stem with the stem extending in a proximal direction from the holder end. The prosthesis further includes at least one bearing member that is connected to the holder end with the bearing end being attached within the holder end to allow for rotation and articulation against the at least one bearing member. The bearing end and holder end are attached to each other by a coupling mechanism that includes an opening positioned on the posterior aspect of the holder end and a mating surface on the bearing body. A method of using the elbow prosthesis and a total elbow prosthesis kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ACUMED LLC
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, Dale Dellacqua
  • Patent number: 10206703
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for use in releasing soft tissue within the human body. The surgical instrument has a handle with proximal and distal ends with a tube connected to the distal end. The surgical instrument also includes a blade member that slidingly engages the tube moving along the length of the tube to cut soft tissue. Further included in the surgical instrument is a guard member that is attached to the blade member. The guard member has a hood portion and a capture portion. The hood portion is connected to the blade member with the distally positioned capture portion acting to displace surrounding tissue while capturing certain soft tissue structures resulting in the blade member being in operative position to cut and release the soft tissue. A surgical instrument kit including a plurality of modular surgical instruments and method for releasing soft tissue using the surgical instrument are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Del Palma Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, Dale Dellacqua, Jeffrey A. Farris
  • Patent number: 10085842
    Abstract: A method of implanting a wrist prosthesis in a distal portion of an ulna for articulation at least near a radius and a carpal complex of a wrist joint is provided. The method can include forming an incision near a distal portion of the radius and ulna joint. The method can also include resecting a distal portion of the ulna and positioning a stage member in a fixed position relative to the ulna. The method can further include sliding a bearing member relative to the stage member to hold the bearing member relative to the stage member and the distal ulna. The method can also include fixing the bearing member to a bearing fixation member extending from the stage member, and attaching soft tissue to at least one of the bearing member and the stage member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Vanasse, Benjamin P. Heilman, Andrew K. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20180263669
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel
  • Publication number: 20180092677
    Abstract: Compression devices for joining tissue and methods for using and fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Peterson, Daniel S. Savage, Paul J. Hindrichs, Andrew K. Palmer, Michael P. Brenzel