Patents by Inventor Brian R. Conley

Brian R. Conley 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10117685
    Abstract: System, including methods and devices, for bone fixation with a pin and a collar. In exemplary embodiments, the system may comprise a pin configured to be inserted into a bone, and a deformable collar to retain the pin in the bone. The collar may be configured to be operatively disposed on the pin such that the collar extends more than halfway and less than completely around the pin. The pin and the collar may have complementary surface features that discourage sliding of the collar along a long axis of the pin. In some embodiments, the collar may be configured to be operatively disposed on the pin at a plurality of discrete, alternative axial positions along the long axis of the pin. The pin may be cut to a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley
  • Patent number: 9956015
    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: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley
  • Patent number: 9463055
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may include a fixation element configured to be placed obliquely into a proximal femur and anchored in a head of the proximal femur. The system also may include a plate member including (a) a mounting portion configured to be placed on and attached to a lateral cortex of the proximal femur and (b) a barrel portion configured to be placed into a lateral region of the proximal femur and positioned around a portion of the fixation element. The system further may include a compliant member positioned or positionable at least partially in the plate member and configured to be reversibly deformed in response to a load applied to the head of the proximal femur, to change an angular orientation of the fixation element with respect to the plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley
  • Patent number: 9433451
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may include a support member defining an aperture and including an intramedullary nail for a proximal femur or a plate member for a proximal femur. The system also may include a fixation element having a compliant region and configured to be received in the aperture of the support member such that the fixation element extends out of the support member from the aperture and into a head of the proximal femur and is slideable with respect to the support member along a long axis defined by the fixation element. The system further may include a set of stiffening inserts each insertable into the fixation element and configured to stiffen the compliant region differently from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley
  • Patent number: 9433448
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may comprise an intramedullary nail configured to be placed longitudinally into a proximal femur. The system also may comprise a fixation element configured to be placed transversely through the nail, such that the fixation element is slideable along its long axis in the nail and extends out of the nail to a head of the proximal femur and is anchored in the head. A compliant member may be located in the nail and configured to deform reversibly in response to a load applied to the head of the proximal femur after placement of the fixation element, to reversibly change an angular orientation of the fixation element with respect to the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley
  • Publication number: 20160000482
    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: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley
  • Publication number: 20160000481
    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: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley, Andrew W. Seykora
  • Publication number: 20150374411
    Abstract: System, including methods and devices, for bone fixation with a pin and a collar. In exemplary embodiments, the system may comprise a pin configured to be inserted into a bone, and a deformable collar to retain the pin in the bone. The collar may be configured to be operatively disposed on the pin such that the collar extends more than halfway and less than completely around the pin. The pin and the collar may have complementary surface features that discourage sliding of the collar along a long axis of the pin. In some embodiments, the collar may be configured to be operatively disposed on the pin at a plurality of discrete, alternative axial positions along the long axis of the pin. The pin may be cut to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Brian R. Conley
  • Publication number: 20150157368
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may include a fixation element configured to be placed obliquely into a proximal femur and anchored in a head of the proximal femur. The system also may include a plate member including (a) a mounting portion configured to be placed on and attached to a lateral cortex of the proximal femur and (b) a barrel portion configured to be placed into a lateral region of the proximal femur and positioned around a portion of the fixation element. The system further may include a compliant member positioned or positionable at least partially in the plate member and configured to be reversibly deformed in response to a load applied to the head of the proximal femur, to change an angular orientation of the fixation element with respect to the plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley
  • Publication number: 20150157371
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may include a support member defining an aperture and including an intramedullary nail for a proximal femur or a plate member for a proximal femur. The system also may include a fixation element having a compliant region and configured to be received in the aperture of the support member such that the fixation element extends out of the support member from the aperture and into a head of the proximal femur and is slideable with respect to the support member along a long axis defined by the fixation element. The system further may include a set of stiffening inserts each insertable into the fixation element and configured to stiffen the compliant region differently from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley
  • Publication number: 20150157369
    Abstract: System, including methods, devices, and kits, for hip fixation. The system may comprise an intramedullary nail configured to be placed longitudinally into a proximal femur. The system also may comprise a fixation element configured to be placed transversely through the nail, such that the fixation element is slideable along its long axis in the nail and extends out of the nail to a head of the proximal femur and is anchored in the head. A compliant member may be located in the nail and configured to deform reversibly in response to a load applied to the head of the proximal femur after placement of the fixation element, to reversibly change an angular orientation of the fixation element with respect to the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Larry W. Ehmke, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Brian R. Conley