Patents by Inventor Andrew William SEYKORA

Andrew William 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: 20220110638
    Abstract: Device and method for reaming bone. In exemplary embodiments, the device may comprise a shaft configured to be rotated about a long axis thereof. The device also may comprise a plurality of cutting members connected to a distal end region of the shaft, rotationally offset from one another about the long axis, and forming a portion of an expandable cutting head. The device further may comprise an inner member configured to be moved with respect to the shaft to change a diameter of the cutting head. In exemplary methods, the device may be utilized to ream a medullary cavity while being pushed or pulled along the medullary cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew William Seykora, Brian R. Conley, Larry W. Ehmke, Brent Lane Norris, Alexander William Huettis, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Patent number: 11219466
    Abstract: Device and method for reaming bone. In exemplary embodiments, the device may comprise a shaft configured to be rotated about a long axis thereof. The device also may comprise a plurality of cutting members connected to a distal end region of the shaft, rotationally offset from one another about the long axis, and forming a portion of an expandable cutting head. The device further may comprise an inner member configured to be moved with respect to the shaft to change a diameter of the cutting head. In exemplary methods, the device may be utilized to ream a medullary cavity while being pushed or pulled along the medullary cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Andrew William Seykora, Brian R. Conley, Larry W. Ehmke, Brent Lane Norris, Alexander William Huettis, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20210315659
    Abstract: A new and innovative medical sizing instrument and method are provided for determining an appropriate depth and/or length of a clavicle hook plate for a patient. The provided medical sizing instrument may enable a surgeon to determine an appropriate hook depth without having to switch between different components, such as a series of templates. In an example, a surgeon may insert the medical sizing instrument into a patient the same as the surgeon would a clavicle hook plate, adjust the hook depth on the medical sizing instrument until a hook depth is obtained that appropriately maintains the anatomical alignment of the patient's clavicle and acromion, and read an indicated depth on the medical sizing instrument. The surgeon may then remove the medical sizing instrument from the patient and select the appropriate clavicle hook plate to insert into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Young, Caleb Martin, Joshua P. Federspiel, Andrew William Seykora
  • Publication number: 20210259709
    Abstract: Bone harvesting system including methods and devices for obtaining and/or removing osseous debris from a bone using an auger having a flexible, helical fin projecting from a shaft. In an exemplary method, a leading end region of the auger is placed into a reamed portion of a bone's medullary cavity via an entry site extending into the bone. Osseous debris is driven toward the entry site with the auger. At least a portion of the osseous debris that has passed through the entry site is collected outside the bone. In some embodiments, the leading end region of the auger is deformed by contact between the helical fin and a wall of the medullary cavity, to conform the helical fin in the leading end region to a portion of the medullary cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew William Seykora, Larry W. Ehmke, Brent Lane Norris
  • Patent number: 11000295
    Abstract: Bone harvesting system including methods and devices for obtaining and/or removing osseous debris from a bone using an auger having a flexible, helical fin projecting from a shaft. In an exemplary method, a leading end region of the auger is placed into a reamed portion of a bone's medullary cavity via an entry site extending into the bone. Osseous debris is driven toward the entry site with the auger. At least a portion of the osseous debris that has passed through the entry site is collected outside the bone. In some embodiments, the leading end region of the auger is deformed by contact between the helical fin and a wall of the medullary cavity, to conform the helical fin in the leading end region to a portion of the medullary cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Andrew William Seykora, Larry W. Ehmke, Brent Lane Norris
  • Publication number: 20200345398
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fixing bone using an intramedullary nail locked to an encircling anchor including a bushing and a locking member. An exemplary system may include any combination of the nail, one or more bushings, one or more locking members, an instrument to guide installation of the bushing, at least one drill, and a driver that attaches to the bushing. The instrument may define a guide axis and be configured to be coupled to a bone such that the guide axis extends across the bone. The instrument may be used to guide a drill, the bushing, and/or the locking member along the guide axis into the bone. The nail may be configured to be placed along the medullary canal of the bone such that the nail extends through the bushing, and the locking member may be configured to lock the nail to the bushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Mark B. Sommers, Roy Werner Sanders, James G. Falkner, JR., Caleb Abraham Martin, Zachary James Stroh, Scott Francis Mastroianni, Andrew William Seykora, Ann Nicole Santich, Larry W. Ehmke, Oren S. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10758280
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fixing bone using an intramedullary nail locked to an encircling anchor including a bushing and a locking member. An exemplary system may include any combination of the nail, one or more bushings, one or more locking members, an instrument to guide installation of the bushing, at least one drill, and a driver that attaches to the bushing. The instrument may define a guide axis and be configured to be coupled to a bone such that the guide axis extends across the bone. The instrument may be used to guide a drill, the bushing, and/or the locking member along the guide axis into the bone. The nail may be configured to be placed along the medullary canal of the bone such that the nail extends through the bushing, and the locking member may be configured to lock the nail to the bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Mark B. Sommers, Roy Werner Sanders, James G. Falkner, Jr., Caleb Abraham Martin, Zachary James Stroh, Scott Francis Mastroianni, Andrew William Seykora, Ann Nicole Santich, Larry W. Ehmke, Oren S. Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20200100800
    Abstract: Bone harvesting system including methods and devices for obtaining and/or removing osseous debris from a bone using an auger having a flexible, helical fin projecting from a shaft. In an exemplary method, a leading end region of the auger is placed into a reamed portion of a bone's medullary cavity via an entry site extending into the bone. Osseous debris is driven toward the entry site with the auger. At least a portion of the osseous debris that has passed through the entry site is collected outside the bone. In some embodiments, the leading end region of the auger is deformed by contact between the helical fin and a wall of the medullary cavity, to conform the helical fin in the leading end region to a portion of the medullary cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew William SEYKORA, Larry W. EHMKE, Brent Lane NORRIS
  • Publication number: 20190374233
    Abstract: Device and method for reaming bone. In exemplary embodiments, the device may comprise a shaft configured to be rotated about a long axis thereof. The device also may comprise a plurality of cutting members connected to a distal end region of the shaft, rotationally offset from one another about the long axis, and forming a portion of an expandable cutting head. The device further may comprise an inner member configured to be moved with respect to the shaft to change a diameter of the cutting head. In exemplary methods, the device may be utilized to ream a medullary cavity while being pushed or pulled along the medullary cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew William Seykora, Brian R. Conley, Larry W. Ehmke, Brent Lane Norris, Alexander William Huettis, Gregory D. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20190105087
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fixing bone using an intramedullary nail locked to an encircling anchor including a bushing and a locking member. An exemplary system may include any combination of the nail, one or more bushings, one or more locking members, an instrument to guide installation of the bushing, at least one drill, and a driver that attaches to the bushing. The instrument may define a guide axis and be configured to be coupled to a bone such that the guide axis extends across the bone. The instrument may be used to guide a drill, the bushing, and/or the locking member along the guide axis into the bone. The nail may be configured to be placed along the medullary canal of the bone such that the nail extends through the bushing, and the locking member may be configured to lock the nail to the bushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Mark B. SOMMERS, Roy Werner SANDERS, James G. FALKNER, JR., Caleb Abraham MARTIN, Zachary James STROH, Scott Francis MASTROIANNI, Andrew William SEYKORA, Ann Nicole SANTICH, Larry W. EHMKE, Oren S. BERNSTEIN