Patents by Inventor Andrew W. Seykora

Andrew W. Seykora 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: 20220142766
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system, method, and cannulated anchor for treating acute or chronic instability of two boney structures in a patient. The provided cannulated anchor includes an opening through which suture, and in some instances a tendon graft, may be positioned. The cannulated anchor also includes a securing mechanism that helps maintain its position when installed in bone, such as flexible prongs, angled tabs, or ridges. The cannulated anchor is installed by being translated over a k-wire with a cannulated inserter that engages the cannulated anchor. The k-wire passes through the tendon graft, if used, as the cannulated anchor is translated over the k-wire. Passing the k-wire through the tendon graft allows the tendon graft to take up more space within the cannulated anchor's opening versus being biased to one side of the k-wire during insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, Brandon Wedam, Mark B. Sommers
  • Patent number: 11278277
    Abstract: Devices and methods for stabilizing bone. The devices and methods may provide a more balanced proximal and distal compression when stabilizing bone. An exemplary device may comprise a staple member including a bridge connecting a first leg to a second leg. The device also may comprise a resilient arm elongated between a fixed end and a free end, and projecting from the first leg and/or from an end region of the bridge adjoining the first leg. At least a portion of the resilient arm intermediate the fixed and free ends may be inwardly adjacent and spaced from an upper region of the first leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, Matthew C. Sucec, Brandon Wedam
  • Publication number: 20220079636
    Abstract: Devices and methods for stabilizing bone. An exemplary device may comprise a plate, an arm, and a buttress member. The plate may define one or more apertures configured to receive one or more fasteners that secure the plate onto a first bone region. The arm may project from an edge of the plate. The buttress member may be connected pivotably to an end of the arm. The buttress member may be configured to be pivoted by contact with a second bone region to conform an orientation of the buttress member to the second bone region, and may apply compression to, and/or support, the second bone region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, Mark B. Sommers, Caleb Abraham Martin, Stephen Young, Brian R. Conley, Larry W. Ehmke
  • Publication number: 20220047312
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides medical instruments and medical instrument components having targeted torsional failure. Such targeted torsional failure helps prevent a surgeon from applying excessive torque that may damage an implant or bone, and also helps avoid the problems and complications that arise when medical instruments break within patients during surgical procedures. To provide such targeted torsional failure, the disclosed medical instrument components include a breakaway section designed so that the component breaks at a desired amount of torque, at a desired location, and in a desired way. The provided medical instrument components may also include a sleeve to increase side-loading strength that may otherwise be reduced due to the breakaway section. The increased side-loading strength may help prevent accidental bending-type failures. The presently disclosed medical instrument component therefore provides targeted torsional failure without sacrificing side-loading strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Scott F. Mastroianni, Gregory D. Hutton, James G. Falkner, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210393302
    Abstract: System, including methods and devices, for fixing bone. The system may include a bone plate having two or more plate members connected to one another with one or more movable joints. Each joint may permit the orientation of the plate members to be adjusted relative to one another in a single plane or two or more nonparallel planes. The joint may have a movable configuration and a fixed configuration. Methods of creating the bone plate are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley, Andrew W. Seykora, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20210361329
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation using a fixation device including a mounting portion and a fastener that attaches to the mounting portion. In some embodiments, the fixation device may include first and second mounting portions configured to be disposed across a bone from each other and secured with a fastener that extends from one of the mounting portions, through the bone, and to the other mounting portion. The system also may include a tool to facilitate installation of the fixation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Eric Thorsell, Sara Russi, Kyle A. Loucks, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Patent number: 11123116
    Abstract: System, including methods and devices, for fixing bone. The system may include a bone plate having two or more plate members connected to one another with one or more movable joints. Each joint may permit the orientation of the plate members to be adjusted relative to one another in a single plane or two or more nonparallel planes. The joint may have a movable configuration and a fixed configuration. Methods of creating the bone plate are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley, Andrew W. Seykora, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Patent number: 11083504
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation using a fixation device including a mounting portion and a fastener that attaches to the mounting portion. In some embodiments, the fixation device may include first and second mounting portions configured to be disposed across a bone from each other and secured with a fastener that extends from one of the mounting portions, through the bone, and to the other mounting portion. The system also may include a tool to facilitate installation of the fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Eric Thorsell, Sara Russi, Kyle A. Loucks, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Publication number: 20210220012
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an interlocking cannula system that includes a handle and a set of cannulas. The set of cannulas includes a sequence of smaller to larger cannulas constructed such that the smaller cannulas may be nested within larger cannulas. Each cannula in the set of cannulas includes a respective locking mechanism configured such that each cannula may be interlocked with each of the other cannulas in the set. The handle is constructed such that each cannula in the set may interlock with the handle by the respective locking mechanism of the cannula. In some instances, the respective locking mechanisms are constructed to enable an ordered release of the cannulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Devan Jaecker, Dustin Cluff, Stanley J. Langford, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Publication number: 20200229813
    Abstract: Devices and methods for stabilizing bone. The devices and methods may provide a more balanced proximal and distal compression when stabilizing bone. An exemplary device may comprise a staple member including a bridge connecting a first leg to a second leg. The device also may comprise a resilient arm elongated between a fixed end and a free end, and projecting from the first leg and/or from an end region of the bridge adjoining the first leg. At least a portion of the resilient arm intermediate the fixed and free ends may be inwardly adjacent and spaced from an upper region of the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Andrew W. SEYKORA, Matthew C. SUCEC, Brandon WEDAM
  • Publication number: 20190090920
    Abstract: System, including methods and devices, for fixing bone. The system may include a bone plate having two or more plate members connected to one another with one or more movable joints. Each joint may permit the orientation of the plate members to be adjusted relative to one another in a single plane or two or more nonparallel planes. The joint may have a movable configuration and a fixed configuration. Methods of creating the bone plate are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley, Andrew W. Seykora, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Patent number: 10201358
    Abstract: Aligning the syndesmosis joint by a novel device and method includes establishing a first plane by attaching a bone plate to the posterolateral aspect of the distal fibula. A second transverse plane arranges perpendicular to the first nominal plane. A syndesmosis targeting guide device includes a post having a post axis extending perpendicular to the first plane and in the second plane. The device includes a curvilinear slider guide extending along an arc in the second plane. The slider is positioned to a first position and fixing that first position to establish a fixed entry point in the fibula wherein the fixed entry point lies in the second plane and further thereby establishing a desired trajectory in the second plane wherein the trajectory includes the fixed entry point based on the slider first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, James W. Michelinie
  • Patent number: 10159515
    Abstract: System, including methods and devices, for fixing bone. The system may include a bone plate having two or more plate members connected to one another with one or more movable joints. Each joint may permit the orientation of the plate members to be adjusted relative to one another in a single plane or two or more nonparallel planes. The joint may have a movable configuration and a fixed configuration. Methods of creating the bone plate are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley, Andrew W. Seykora, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20180125547
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation using a fixation device including a mounting portion and a fastener that attaches to the mounting portion. In some embodiments, the fixation device may include first and second mounting portions configured to be disposed across a bone from each other and secured with a fastener that extends from one of the mounting portions, through the bone, and to the other mounting portion. The system also may include a tool to facilitate installation of the fixation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Eric Thorsell, Sara Russi, Kyle A. Loucks, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Patent number: 9808297
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation using a fixation device including a mounting portion and a fastener that attaches to the mounting portion. In some embodiments, the fixation device may include first and second mounting portions configured to be disposed across a bone from each other and secured with a fastener that extends from one of the mounting portions, through the bone, and to the other mounting portion. The system also may include a tool to facilitate installation of the fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Eric Thorsell, Sara Russi, Kyle A. Loucks, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Patent number: 9775657
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for bone fixation using a fixation device including a mounting portion and a fastener that attaches to the mounting portion. In some embodiments, the fixation device may include first and second mounting portions configured to be disposed across a bone from each other and secured with a fastener that extends from one of the mounting portions, through the bone, and to the other mounting portion. The system also may include a tool to facilitate installation of the fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Eric Thorsell, Sara Haislip, Kyle A. Loucks, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Patent number: 9421050
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits for binding bone. The system may include an encircling member and a fastening member that secures the encircling member in a loop around a portion of bone. In some embodiments, the fastening member may include any combination of the following: a cutting window, a guide aperture to guide a jaw of a crimping tool to a crimp region of the fastening member, multiple crimp regions, and/or apertures to receive adjustable prong members, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Sara Russi, Andrew W. Seykora, Mariah Knight
  • Publication number: 20160128749
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits for binding bone. The system may include an encircling member and a fastening member that secures the encircling member in a loop around a portion of bone. In some embodiments, the fastening member may include any combination of the following: a cutting window, a guide aperture to guide a jaw of a crimping tool to a crimp region of the fastening member, multiple crimp regions, and/or apertures to receive adjustable prong members, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Sara Russi, Andrew W. Seykora, Mariah Knight
  • Patent number: 9241748
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits for binding bone. The system may include an encircling member and a fastening member that secures the encircling member in a loop around a portion of bone. In some embodiments, the fastening member may include any combination of the following: a cutting window, a guide aperture to guide a jaw of a crimping tool to a crimp region of the fastening member, multiple crimp regions, and/or apertures to receive adjustable prong members, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Oren S. Bernstein, Joel Gillard, Sara Russi, Andrew W. Seykora, Mariah Knight
  • Patent number: 9237910
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for rib stabilization. The system may comprise a clip member having a bridge region and a pair of leaf portions connected to each other by the bridge region. The clip member may be configured to be placed on a rib bone with the leaf portions disposed on opposite sides of the rib bone. The system also may comprise a securing member, such as a suture, to attach the clip member to the rib bone, with the securing member extending at least twice between the leaf portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, Oren S. Bernstein, Eric Thorsell, Joel Gillard, Kyle A. Loucks