Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Triplett

Daniel J. Triplett 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: 20210000489
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods for connecting and/or stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another are presented including fasteners and retainers connectable in axial force transmitting relationship and instruments for their installation. In one example a guide is configured to clamp two bone portions together while a fastener is inserted through at least one of the bone portions to engage a retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. TRIPLETT, T. Wade FALLIN
  • Publication number: 20200337845
    Abstract: Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade FALLIN, Daniel J. TRIPLETT
  • Publication number: 20200315808
    Abstract: A stemmed implant comprises a proximal body with a distal shaft extending from the proximal body. The proximal body exterior may be spherical, conical, cylindrical, or another surface of revolution. The distal shaft comprises multiple longitudinal ridges which may originate from the proximal body as separate columns, or which may merge together. The distal shaft and/or the ridges may become narrower as they extend away from the proximal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Scott Goldberg, Dale Davison, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel J. Triplett, Zachary R. Leitze, John G. Costouros
  • Publication number: 20200305940
    Abstract: A modular bone fixation implant includes a center post having exterior bone engaging features and configured to be implanted within a bone. The center post includes an aperture at an outer end of the center post. One or more interchangeable modular components may be placed within the bone and anchored to the aperture of the center post. Interchangeable modular components may include staples, bone plates, and spacers, each having at least a first end including a post engaging arm sized and shaped to seat within an interlocking feature of the aperture. A locking screw is provided to anchor all components to the center post when the interchangeable modular components have been placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Chad Hollis, Vernon Hartdegen, Daniel Sayger, Daniel J. Triplett, Gregory C. Berlet, Christopher F. Hyer
  • Publication number: 20200281581
    Abstract: Devices and methods for anchoring soft tissue, tissue grafts, and the like to a bone are provided. In one example, an assembly includes a suture anchor, suture, and inserter. In another example, a method provides for reattaching soft tissue to a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Crossroads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. TRIPLETT, T. Wade FALLIN
  • Publication number: 20200275919
    Abstract: A minimally invasive dilation device includes a plurality of rigid arms radially arrayed about a center and a dilating member positioned between the arms. A stylus may occupy the center. An outer flexible sleeve may be circumferentially secured to the arms, lying within or without the plurality of arms. An inner mesh may surround the stylus and dilating member. The device may be introduced into tissue toward a targeted area, while in a closed configuration. The dilating member may be a balloon, wherein upon inflation of the balloon, the arms are pushed radially outward, expanding the device and dilating the surrounding tissue. The dilating member may be a tube, wherein upon insertion of the tube, the arms are pushed radially outward. A cannula may be inserted inside the plurality of arms to keep the arms in an open configuration, and the dilating member may be withdrawn, providing an open passageway through the device to the targeted area. The device may be used with a neural monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Ephraim Akyuz, Stuart M. Goble, Bryan Patrick Howard, Daniel J. Triplett, Andrew R. Fauth, Douglas M. Lorang
  • Patent number: 10743995
    Abstract: Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10702290
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods for connecting and/or stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another are presented including fasteners and retainers connectable in axial force transmitting relationship and instruments for their installation. In one example a guide is configured to clamp two bone portions together while a fastener is inserted through at least one of the bone portions to engage a retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10687797
    Abstract: A minimally invasive dilation device includes a plurality of rigid arms radially arrayed about a center and a dilating member positioned between the arms. A stylus may occupy the center. An outer flexible sleeve may be circumferentially secured to the arms, lying within or without the plurality of arms. An inner mesh may surround the stylus and dilating member. The device may be introduced into tissue toward a targeted area, while in a closed configuration. The dilating member may be a balloon, wherein upon inflation of the balloon, the arms are pushed radially outward, expanding the device and dilating the surrounding tissue. The dilating member may be a tube, wherein upon insertion of the tube, the arms are pushed radially outward. A cannula may be inserted inside the plurality of arms to keep the arms in an open configuration, and the dilating member may be withdrawn, providing an open passageway through the device to the targeted area. The device may be used with a neural monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Corbett W. Stone, Ephraim Akyuz, Stuart Goble, Bryan Howard, Daniel J. Triplett, Andrew R. Fauth, Douglas M. Lorang
  • Patent number: 10653409
    Abstract: Devices and methods for anchoring soft tissue, tissue grafts, and the like to a bone are provided. In one example, an assembly includes a suture anchor, suture, and inserter. In another example, a method provides for reattaching soft tissue to a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Publication number: 20200078025
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade FALLIN, Robert W. HOY, Daniel J. TRIPLETT
  • Publication number: 20190357919
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10470779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20190321187
    Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Brady R. Shirley, Joshua A. Butters, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Neil Etherington, Nicholas Slater, Dylan M. Hushka, Carlyle J. Creger, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel Hayes
  • Patent number: 10433873
    Abstract: External fixation systems, and methods for immobilizing joints or fractured bones. An external fixation system may include one or more clamp assemblies connected to one or more rod assemblies at polyaxial joints. Each rod assembly may be length adjustable, and may include a one-way locking mechanism to provisionally lock the length of the rod assembly, and additional locking mechanisms to permanently lock the length of the rod assembly. The system may be deployed pre-assembled as a unit to immobilize a joint or fracture. Another external fixation system further includes a spanning member extending transverse to the rod assemblies. Two or more external fixation systems may be deployed in a stacked configuration on one set of bone pins to immobilize two joints and/or fractures. The systems may be provided in kits including guiding instrumentation, bone pins and pin clamping assemblies for connecting the bone pins to the external fixation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Myers, Robert V. O'Toole, Jason W. Nascone, Douglas M. Lorang, Andrew Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20190274696
    Abstract: An adjustable femoral pin guide assembly includes a base and a femoral extension rod assembly. The base may be rotated to align with the femoral shaft axis while the femoral extension rod assembly aligns with the leg mechanical axis. An adjustable distal femoral cut guide assembly may be adjusted to provide a range of varus/valgus angles for the distal femoral resection. An adjustable, single-use, disposable four-in-one cut guide may be adjusted to position saw slots for the anterior and posterior femoral resections and the anterior and posterior chamfer cuts for various size femoral components, then locked. A foot holder assembly includes an anterior tibial target that may be adjusted in three dimensions relative to the tibia. A femoral sizing guide includes a sliding drill guide to position a pin in the distal femur in a specific orientation relative to the leg mechanical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10376268
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10357260
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods for connecting and/or stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another are presented including fasteners and retainers connectable in axial force transmitting relationship and instruments for their installation. In one example a guide is configured to clamp two bone portions together while a fastener is inserted through at least one of the bone portions to engage a retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10342667
    Abstract: Systems for joint arthroplasty include prostheses which are secured to bone with sliding anchors. Examples include unicondylar and bicondylar knee prostheses for hemi-arthroplasty and total arthroplasty. Instruments guide the anchors into proper engagement with the prosthetic components. Methods of using the prostheses and instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ENGAGE MEDICAL HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Hyun Bae, Edwin Su, Brady R. Shirley, Joshua A. Butters, Andrew R. Fauth, Daniel J. Triplett, Neil Etherington, Nicholas Slater, Dylan M. Hushka, Carlyle J. Creger, Ephraim Akyuz, Daniel Hayes
  • Patent number: 10292713
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel J. Triplett