Patents by Inventor Brian Scott Schumacher

Brian Scott Schumacher 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).

  • Patent number: 10751071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IMDS LLC
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 10610244
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: IMDS LLC
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, Navid Mahpeykar, Sigurd Berven, William W. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 10603177
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IMDS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, Björn N. Rindal, Navid Mahpeykar, William W. Cross, III, Sigurd Berven
  • Publication number: 20190350625
    Abstract: An implant for fusing a joint between first and second bone portions. The implant includes a screw member, and a washer polyaxially rotatable relative to the screw member. The screw member includes a head, a lag zone, and a threaded engagement zone. The implant includes a fusion zone for joint compression, extending from the washer to the proximal end of the engagement zone. Fenestrations may be present in the fusion zone. The length of the fusion zone ranges from about 10 mm to about 37 mm. Different surface finishes including roughened and non-roughened may be applied selectively to selected portions of the implant. In an embodiment, the joint is a sacro-iliac joint, and upon implantation the implant extends from the exterior of the ilium, across the joint and into the sacral vertebral body. Instrumentation and methods for preparing the joint and implanting the implant are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 10413332
    Abstract: An implant for fusing a joint between first and second bone portions. The implant includes a screw member, and a washer polyaxially rotatable relative to the screw member. The screw member includes a head, a lag zone, and a threaded engagement zone. The implant includes a fusion zone for joint compression, extending from the washer to the proximal end of the engagement zone. Fenestrations may be present in the fusion zone. The length of the fusion zone ranges from about 10 mm to about 37 mm. Different surface finishes including roughened and non-roughened may be applied selectively to selected portions of the implant. In an embodiment, the joint is a sacro-iliac joint, and upon implantation the implant extends from the exterior of the ilium, across the joint and into the sacral vertebral body. Instrumentation and methods for preparing the joint and implanting the implant are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: IMDS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20180153698
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, Navid Mahpeykar, Sigurd Berven, William W. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20180055645
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, Navid Mahpeykar, Sigurd Berven, III, William W. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20170348108
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, Bjorn N. Rindal, Navid Mahpeykar, William W. Cross, III, Sigurd Berven
  • Patent number: 9833321
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: IMDS LLC, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W Cross, III, Navid Mahpeykar, Sigurd Berven
  • Publication number: 20170303972
    Abstract: An implant for fusing a joint between first and second bone portions. The implant includes a screw member, and a washer polyaxially rotatable relative to the screw member. The screw member includes a head, a lag zone, and a threaded engagement zone. The implant includes a fusion zone for joint compression, extending from the washer to the proximal end of the engagement zone. Fenestrations may be present in the fusion zone. The length of the fusion zone ranges from about 10 mm to about 37 mm. Different surface finishes including roughened and non-roughened may be applied selectively to selected portions of the implant. In an embodiment, the joint is a sacro-iliac joint, and upon implantation the implant extends from the exterior of the ilium, across the joint and into the sacral vertebral body. Instrumentation and methods for preparing the joint and implanting the implant are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III
  • Publication number: 20170304060
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III, Navid Mahpeykar, Sigurd Berven
  • Publication number: 20170303938
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joint preparation and fusion are disclosed. The system includes a cutting device having a handle, and rigid blade member. The blade member may include cutting edges on first and second sides, and may be curved in one or more planes. The blade member may be deployed to project outside of an outer tube, and the cutting device may be rotated to create a circular cavity. In a method of use, a cannula provides access to a procedure site such as a joint. A pathway to the joint is created, and the cutting device is inserted and deployed to undercut a cavity in the joint. A fusion device may be implanted across the joint to provide compression and fuse the joint. The system may also include instrumentation for creating access to a joint, bone graft insertion and implant insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Björn N. Rindal, Brian Scott Schumacher, Nicholas Slater, William W. Cross, III
  • Patent number: 8114129
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor assemblies connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor assemblies or structures may take many forms, and may include barbed, helical, and crimp-type anchors. In the preferred embodiments, at least one anchor structure is movable along the elongate tensile member to assist with adjusting a tendon segment to an appropriate repair position and the anchor structure or structures are then lockable onto the elongate tensile member to assist with affixing the tendon at the repair position. Tendon and/or ligament-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employ similar concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Tendon Technology, Ltd., Ortheon Medical L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky, Thomas J. Ward, Matthew J. Huddleston, Mark A. Goldin, William J. Christy, Perry DeFazio, Brian Scott Schumacher, Terence Lee Murphy, Nickola Symone Lewis, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E. Young
  • Publication number: 20100049320
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor assemblies connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor assemblies or structures may take many forms, and may include barbed, helical, and crimp-type anchors. In the preferred embodiments, at least one anchor structure is movable along the elongate tensile member to assist with adjusting a tendon segment to an appropriate repair position and the anchor structure or structures are then lockable onto the elongate tensile member to assist with affixing the tendon at the repair position. Tendon and/or ligament-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employ similar concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicants: TENDON TECHNOLOGY, LTD., ORTHEON MEDICAL L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky, Thomas J. Ward, Matthew J. Huddleston, Mark A. Goldin, William J. Christy, Perry DeFazio, Brian Scott Schumacher, Terence Lee Murphy, Nickola Symone Lewis, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E. Young
  • Patent number: 7611521
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor assemblies connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor assemblies or structures may take many forms, and may include barbed, helical, and crimp-type anchors. In the preferred embodiments, at least one anchor structure is movable along the elongate tensile member to assist with adjusting a tendon segment to an appropriate repair position and the anchor structure or structures are then lockable onto the elongate tensile member to assist with affixing the tendon at the repair position. Tendon and/or ligament-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employ similar concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignees: Tendon Technology, Ltd., Ortheon Medical L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky, Thomas J. Ward, Matthew J. Huddleston, Mark A. Goldin, William J. Christy, Perry DeFazio, Brian Scott Schumacher, Terence Lee Murphy, Nickola Symone Lewis, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E. Young
  • Publication number: 20040193217
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor assemblies connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor assemblies or structures may take many forms, and may include barbed, helical, and crimp-type anchors. In the preferred embodiments, at least one anchor structure is movable along the elongate tensile member to assist with adjusting a tendon segment to an appropriate repair position and the anchor structure or structures are then lockable onto the elongate tensile member to assist with affixing the tendon at the repair position. Tendon and/or ligament-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employ similar concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicants: Tendon Technology, Ltd., Ortheon Medical L.L.C.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, Craig B. Berky, Thomas J. Ward, Matthew J. Huddleston, Mark A. Goldin, William J. Christy, Perry DeFazio, Brian Scott Schumacher, Terence Lee Murphy, Nickola Symone Lewis, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E. Young