Patents by Inventor Brandon L. Roller

Brandon L. Roller 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: 20220168030
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Patent number: 11317953
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 11298167
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20220047310
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Patent number: 11207112
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20210307797
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Publication number: 20210307798
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Patent number: 11129654
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop construct for fixation of ankle syndesmosis tibio-fibular diastasis and an associated method of ankle repair using the same. The knotless construct comprises a pair of buttons attached to a flexible, continuous, self-cinching, adjustable loop integrated with two splices that are interconnected. The knotless construct is passed through fibular and tibia tunnels and the buttons are secured on the cortical surfaces of tibia and fibula. One of the buttons (for example, an oblong button) is secured on the medial side of the tibia by passing the button and the flexible, adjustable loop though the fibular and tibia tunnels and then flipping and seating the button outside the tibia. The length of the flexible adjustable loop is adjusted so that the second button (for example, a round button) is appropriately secured on the lateral fibula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, Brandon L. Roller
  • Patent number: 11123119
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 11096729
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20210059729
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop construct for fixation of ankle syndesmosis tibio-fibular diastasis and an associated method of ankle repair using the same. The knotless construct comprises a pair of buttons attached to a flexible, continuous, self-cinching, adjustable loop integrated with two splices that are interconnected. The knotless construct is passed through fibular and tibia tunnels and the buttons are secured on the cortical surfaces of tibia and fibula. One of the buttons (for example, an oblong button) is secured on the medial side of the tibia by passing the button and the flexible, adjustable loop though the fibular and tibia tunnels and then flipping and seating the button outside the tibia. The length of the flexible adjustable loop is adjusted so that the second button (for example, a round button) is appropriately secured on the lateral fibula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Eric S. ZAJAC, Ricardo ALBERTORIO, Brandon L. ROLLER
  • Patent number: 10864028
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop construct for fixation of ankle syndesmosis tibio-fibular diastasis and an associated method of ankle repair using the same. The knotless construct comprises a pair of buttons attached to a flexible, continuous, self-cinching, adjustable loop integrated with two splices that are interconnected. The knotless construct is passed through fibular and tibia tunnels and the buttons are secured on the cortical surfaces of tibia and fibula. One of the buttons (for example, an oblong button) is secured on the medial side of the tibia by passing the button and the flexible, adjustable loop though the fibular and tibia tunnels and then flipping and seating the button outside the tibia. The length of the flexible adjustable loop is adjusted so that the second button (for example, a round button) is appropriately secured on the lateral fibula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, Brandon L. Roller
  • Patent number: 10729549
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Publication number: 20200179020
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop construct for fixation of ankle syndesmosis tibio-fibular diastasis and an associated method of ankle repair using the same. The knotless construct comprises a pair of buttons attached to a flexible, continuous, self-cinching, adjustable loop integrated with two splices that are interconnected. The knotless construct is passed through fibular and tibia tunnels and the buttons are secured on the cortical surfaces of tibia and fibula. One of the buttons (for example, an oblong button) is secured on the medial side of the tibia by passing the button and the flexible, adjustable loop though the fibular and tibia tunnels and then flipping and seating the button outside the tibia. The length of the flexible adjustable loop is adjusted so that the second button (for example, a round button) is appropriately secured on the lateral fibula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Eric S. ZAJAC, Ricardo ALBERTORIO, Brandon L. ROLLER
  • Patent number: 10646234
    Abstract: Instruments and methods that allow for a minimally invasive way to probe, locate, and cut a meniscus during a meniscectomy procedure. The instrument is a single hybrid probe/cutter instrument provided with both probing and cutting means that allow probing and cutting of the meniscus with the same hybrid instrument. A minimally invasive technique for probing and cutting (resecting) a torn area of a meniscus by employing the single, hybrid probing/cutting instrument is also provided. The technique provides a consistently good-quality meniscus with improved cosmetic results, and is simple and easily reproducible, strong, and time-saving for meniscal repairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Papangelou, Brandon L. Roller, Sean Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190388130
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Publication number: 20190274743
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Patent number: 10299841
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 10285801
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop/needle construct for fixation of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle. The adjustable, knotless construct includes two fixation devices (for example, two buttons) and at least one flexible, adjustable loop attached to at least one of the fixation devices (e.g., the buttons). Preferably, a needle is attached to each of the fixation devices (e.g., the buttons). The adjustable, knotless construct has an adjustable loop length and allows adjustment in one direction while preventing or locking the construct from loosening in the opposite direction, due to applied tensile forces. The construct and technique of the present invention provides an improved knotless system for cruciate ligament repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Roller, Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20190117403
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier