Patents by Inventor Brent Lane Norris

Brent Lane Norris 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: 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: 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: 20190133862
    Abstract: A stable surgical platform table attachment for fixation of upper extremity trauma. The surgical platform assembly may comprise a stable platform for the patient's upper arm. The platform may be attached to a frame assembly, which may be capable of being supported by a surgical peg board. The surgical platform assembly may be radiolucent and height adjustable. The surgical platform assembly may provide an extension platform for the patient's lower arm, where the angle of the extension platform may be easily changed as needed or the entire extension platform easily removed, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Brent Lane Norris
  • Patent number: 8906072
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of the greater trochanter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Patent number: 8906071
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of the olecranon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Patent number: 8906073
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of the greater tuberosity of the humerus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Publication number: 20140107711
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of the greater trochanter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Publication number: 20140031877
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of the olecranon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Publication number: 20140031878
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of the greater tuberosity of the humerus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Patent number: 8551143
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of patella, olecranon, greater trochanter, greater tuberosity, radial styloid, lateral or medial malleoli, or lateral malleolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk
  • Publication number: 20130090694
    Abstract: A bone plating system comprising: a plate, where the plate is low-profile and capable of contouring to a bone; a variable number of screw holes, locking or non-locking; at least one channel or tunnel through the plate; and at least one flexible device passing through the channel or tunnel and passing through soft tissue attached to the bone. The low profile plate, in combination with the flexible device passing through the surrounding soft tissue, functions as a tension band and acts to neutralize the muscle forces tending to pull the bone apart at a fracture. The low profile tension band plating system is targeted for periarticular tensile fractures for repair of patella, olecranon, greater trochanter, greater tuberosity, radial styloid, lateral or medial malleoli, or lateral malleolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Brent Lane Norris, Paul Ryan Stafford, Dana James Funk