Patents by Inventor Andrew Oldham

Andrew Oldham 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).

  • Patent number: 11284878
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for cutting a strand of suture. The apparatus comprises a solid outer member defining a lumen there-through. An inner member is received at least partially within the lumen, a portion of the inner member defining a curve. The inner member further defines a feature for retaining a strand of suture. At least one of the inner and outer members are moveable with respect to the other of the inner and outer members for cutting the strand of suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Aye Nyein San
  • Patent number: 11219432
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cartridge is operable for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. In some embodiments, the cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a partially pre-tied knot mounted about the housing or the chamber. The cartridge additionally provides a base coupled to the housing, the base defining a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture to be aligned with, and transferred to, the suturing instrument. The portion of the suture may be held independently, or it may be coupled to a component such as a ferrule or shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Aye Nyein San, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20210282756
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11051793
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 10939908
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use and for using the apparatus for treating the intervertebral disc. The apparatus includes a cartridge for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use, the cartridge comprising a tab holding feature for holding one or more tabs of the closing device and a tab loading feature for loading tabs onto the delivery device. A method of treating an intervertebral disc includes the steps of loading a closing device into a delivery device at the point of use, the closing device comprising at least two tabs coupled to a connecting element, and substantially approximating a defect in the intervertebral disc using the closing device delivered by the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Oldham, Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, Ilinca Popovici
  • Publication number: 20200289788
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cartridge is operable for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. In some embodiments, the cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a partially pre-tied knot mounted about the housing or the chamber. The cartridge additionally provides a base coupled to the housing, the base defining a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture to be aligned with, and. transferred to, the suturing instrument. The portion of the suture may be held independently, or it may be coupled to a component such as a ferrule or shuttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Aye Nyein San, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20180206840
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use and for using the apparatus for treating the intervertebral disc. The apparatus includes a cartridge for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use, the cartridge comprising a tab holding feature for holding one or more tabs of the closing device and a tab loading feature for loading tabs onto the delivery device. A method of treating an intervertebral disc includes the steps of loading a closing device into a delivery device at the point of use, the closing device comprising at least two tabs coupled to a connecting element, and substantially approximating a defect in the intervertebral disc using the closing device delivered by the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Oldham, Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, llinca Popovici
  • Publication number: 20180206841
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use. The apparatus may include a cartridge comprising an anchor holding feature for holding one or more anchors of the closing device; and an anchor loading feature for loading the one or more anchors onto the delivery device. The anchors may include tabs such as suture tabs. Embodiments of methods of loading the closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Oldham, Ilinca Popovici, Robert Harrison
  • Publication number: 20170095235
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20160199056
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for cutting a strand of suture. The apparatus comprises a solid outer member defining a lumen there-through. An inner member is received at least partially within the lumen, a portion of the inner member defining a curve. The inner member further defines a feature for retaining a strand of suture. At least one of the inner and outer members are moveable with respect to the other of the inner and outer members for cutting the strand of suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Aye Nyein San
  • Publication number: 20160000422
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cartridge is operable for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. In some embodiments, the cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a partially pre-tied knot mounted about the housing or the chamber. The cartridge additionally provides a base coupled to the housing, the base defining a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture to be aligned with, and transferred to, the suturing instrument. The portion of the suture may be held independently, or it may be coupled to a component such as a ferrule or shuttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Aye Nyein San, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: D790698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ANCHOR ORTHOPEDICS XT INC
    Inventors: Andrew Oldham, Lyndsay Stephenson, Natalia Burachynsky, Robert Harrison, Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett