Patents by Inventor Carl R. Coleman

Carl R. Coleman 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7708759
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor structures connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor 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-to-bone repair apparatus and methods are also disclosed employing similar concepts. Tendon retrieval devices include helical members for rotating into a tendon end and subsequently moving the tendon to an appropriate operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Tendon Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky, Thomas J. Ward
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6984241
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor structures connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor 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. The invention further provides tendon-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employing similar concepts. Tendon retrieval devices of the invention include helical members for rotating into a tendon end and subsequently moving the tendon to an appropriate operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Tendon Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, IV, Craig B. Berky, Matthew J. Huddleston, Thomas J. Ward, Mark A. Goldin, 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
  • Publication number: 20040024420
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor structures connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor 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-to-bone repair apparatus and methods are also disclosed employing similar concepts. Tendon retrieval devices include helical members for rotating into a tendon end and subsequently moving the tendon to an appropriate operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Tendon Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, Craig B. Berky, Thomas J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20030088270
    Abstract: Implantable devices and methods for fixation of soft tissue to soft tissue or soft tissue to bone tissue. Generally, the devices can include a body having at least a first area with a plurality of projections extending from the first area for attaching to the soft tissue, and a second area discrete from the first area. The body has physical characteristics sufficient to approximate or to support the soft tissue adjacent the first area with respect to the second area. The plurality of projections are configured to attach to the soft tissue and to distribute tension between the first area and the soft tissue. A soft tissue to bone tissue approximation device is configured to be attached to bone tissue and, using a plurality of projections, also attached to soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: Tendon Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20020077631
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Various repair apparatus include an elongate tensile member and a pair of anchor structures connected for movement along the tensile member on either side of a repair site, such as a tear or laceration. The anchor 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. The invention further provides tendon-to-bone repair apparatus and methods employing similar concepts. Tendon retrieval devices of the invention include helical members for rotating into a tendon end and subsequently moving the tendon to an appropriate operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman, Warren P. Williamson, Craig B. Berky, Matthew J. Huddleston, Thomas J. Ward, Mark A. Goldin, Jeremy Jarrett, Joseph E. Young
  • Patent number: 6083244
    Abstract: A device and method for repairing a torn tendon or ligament wherein three incisions are made. A suture is passed from one side of the tear to the other. The suture is tightened to achieve an abutting relationship between the two sides and is secured. A similar product is also shown for use with a flexible suture for repairing bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Tendon Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lubbers, Kenneth E. Hughes, Carl R. Coleman
  • Patent number: 4469101
    Abstract: A suture device for use in tendon repair which comprises an open network constructed of nontoxic tissue-receptive intersecting members extending between opposite ends and formed to receive and fit tightly over opposing and approximated ends of a lacerated tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Carl R. Coleman, Kenneth E. Hughes