Patents by Inventor David Gregoire

David Gregoire 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: 10675142
    Abstract: A tissue fixation device for securing soft tissue to bone includes an expandable outer sheath, and an inner screw in threaded cooperation with the sheath. The expandable sheath comprises opposing walls in hinged engagement. When the screw is inserted into in the sheath, the walls pivot outwardly about a distal hinge to compress a tissue graft against the bone hole, and to lock the device therein. An optional cortical button is secured across the bone hole entrance, and tethered to the fixation device to bolster fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MV N8TIVE, LLC
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George White, Christopher Rodriguez, Mark Harrold
  • Patent number: 10463364
    Abstract: In repairing soft tissue with a bone anchoring instrument (such as reattaching a tendon of a torn rotator cuff), the bone anchoring instrument may be used to anchor the soft tissue to a region of bone. The anchors inserted into the underlying bone may have one or more lengths of suture or wire attached thereto which may be tensioned independently of one another to affix the soft tissue to the bone by having a selector mechanism selectively engage and disengage ratcheted tensioning wheels from one another. Suture loading mechanisms may be employed for passing suture lengths into and/or through the anchors prior to deployment into the bone where such mechanisms may employ suture snares which are configured to reconfigure from an expanded shape through which suture lengths may be easily passed to a low-profile shape which secures the suture lengths within the snare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: George W. White, David Gregoire, David Aldridge, Edward E. Dolendo, Emil Karapetian, Norman S. Gordon, Tri Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20190321029
    Abstract: A suturing device for grasping soft tissue and placing stitches in soft tissue during endoscopic procedures is described. An elongate housing with a stationary jaw and a movable jaw disposed at the distal end are configured for grasping and releasing soft tissue. A movable needle disposed within the housing is actuated to engage a length of suture and drive the suture into and through the grasped soft tissue. A suture capture member is disposed on the movable jaw and is configured to allow passage of the needle therethrough while securing a portion of the stitched length of suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George W. White
  • Patent number: 10383621
    Abstract: A suturing device for grasping soft tissue and placing stitches in soft tissue during endoscopic procedures is described. An elongate housing with a stationary jaw and a movable jaw disposed at the distal end are configured for grasping and releasing soft tissue. A movable needle disposed within the housing is actuated to engage a length of suture and drive the suture into and through the grasped soft tissue. A suture capture member is disposed on the movable jaw and is configured to allow passage of the needle therethrough while securing a portion of the stitched length of suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George W. White
  • Publication number: 20190247039
    Abstract: Tissue repair systems which use knotless all-suture anchors and have the ability to lock multiple repair sutures within the anchor construct. The anchor construct includes a tension suture wrapped or looped upon itself to create an open eyelet, through which multiple repair sutures originating in soft tissue are passed. The location of the eyelet may be anywhere inside the all-suture anchor or adjacent to the exterior of the anchor body. Tensioning of the tension suture causes the eyelet to restrict movement of the repair sutures and secures them within or against the anchor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David GREGOIRE, Vincent TANGHERLINI, Ian LO, Christopher RODRIGUEZ, Tri NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20180092735
    Abstract: A tissue fixation device for securing soft tissue to bone includes an expandable outer sheath, and an inner screw in threaded cooperation with the sheath. The expandable sheath comprises opposing walls in hinged engagement. When the screw is inserted into in the sheath, the walls pivot outwardly about a distal hinge to compress a tissue graft against the bone hole, and to lock the device therein. An optional cortical button is secured across the bone hole entrance, and tethered to the fixation device to bolster fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George White, Christopher Rodriguez, Mark Harrold
  • Patent number: 9814565
    Abstract: A suture anchor device and method for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor body and a suture locking wedge movably disposed within the anchor body. The suture locking wedge includes lateral portions which engage slots or windows in the anchor body. Tension applied to one limb of a suture causes the suture locking wedge to translate and rotate to a position which compresses the suture, thereby locking the suture in the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Seth A Foerster, Steven Wolf, Emil Karapetian, George W. White, David Gregoire, Pablo Catania, Christopher Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20170231622
    Abstract: In repairing soft tissue with a bone anchoring instrument (such as reattaching a tendon of a torn rotator cuff), the bone anchoring instrument may be used to anchor the soft tissue to a region of bone. The anchors inserted into the underlying bone may have one or more lengths of suture or wire attached thereto which may be tensioned independently of one another to affix the soft tissue to the bone by having a selector mechanism selectively engage and disengage ratcheted tensioning wheels from one another. Suture loading mechanisms may be employed for passing suture lengths into and/or through the anchors prior to deployment into the bone where such mechanisms may employ suture snares which are configured to reconfigure from an expanded shape through which suture lengths may be easily passed to a low-profile shape which secures the suture lengths within the snare.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: George W. White, David Gregoire, David Aldridge, Edward E. Dolendo, Emil Karapetian, Norman S. Gordon, Tri Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9687219
    Abstract: In repairing soft tissue with a bone anchoring instrument (such as reattaching a tendon of a torn rotator cuff), the bone anchoring instrument may be used to anchor the soft tissue to a region of bone. The anchors inserted into the underlying bone may have one or more lengths of suture or wire attached thereto which may be tensioned independently of one another to affix the soft tissue to the bone by having a selector mechanism selectively engage and disengage ratcheted tensioning wheels from one another. Suture loading mechanisms may be employed for passing suture lengths into and/or through the anchors prior to deployment into the bone where such mechanisms may employ suture snares which are configured to reconfigure from an expanded shape through which suture lengths may be easily passed to a low-profile shape which secures the suture lengths within the snare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: George W. White, David Gregoire, David Aldridge, Edward E. Dolendo, Emil Karapetian, Norman S. Gordon, Tri Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9364210
    Abstract: A suture anchor device and method for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor body and a suture locking wedge movably disposed within the anchor body. Tension applied to one side of a suture causes the suture locking wedge to translate and rotate into a position which compresses the suture, thereby locking the suture in the anchor. A resilient or spring biasing member within the anchor device urges the suture locking wedge to compress the suture, facilitating suture locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George W. White, Steven Wolf
  • Patent number: 9301744
    Abstract: In repairing soft tissue with a bone anchoring instrument (such as reattaching a tendon of a torn rotator cuff), the bone anchoring instrument may be used to anchor the soft tissue to a region of bone. The anchors inserted into the underlying bone may have one or more lengths of suture or wire attached thereto which may be tensioned independently of one another to affix the soft tissue to the bone by having a selector mechanism selectively engage and disengage ratcheted tensioning wheels from one another. Suture loading mechanisms may be employed for passing suture lengths into and/or through the anchors prior to deployment into the bone where such mechanisms may employ suture snares which are configured to reconfigure from an expanded shape through which suture lengths may be easily passed to a low-profile shape which secures the suture lengths within the snare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: George W. White, David Gregoire, David Aldridge, Edward E. Dolendo, Emil Karapetian, Norman S. Gordon, Tri Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20160089135
    Abstract: A suturing device for grasping soft tissue and placing stitches in soft tissue during endoscopic procedures is described. An elongate housing with a stationary jaw and a movable jaw disposed at the distal end are configured for grasping and releasing soft tissue. A movable needle disposed within the housing is actuated to engage a length of suture and drive the suture into and through the grasped soft tissue. A suture capture member is disposed on the movable jaw and is configured to allow passage of the needle therethrough while securing a portion of the stitched length of suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George W. White
  • Publication number: 20160066901
    Abstract: A bone anchor insertion device comprises a handle, a nosepiece connected to a distal end of the handle, a bone anchor connected to the nosepiece, and an actuator disposed on the handle for deploying the bone anchor, which suture is also fixed to a portion of soft tissue to be attached to a portion of bone. A suture ratchet or tensioning mechanism is disposed in the handle for tensioning suture which is associated with the bone anchor. This mechanism permits precise tensioning, while also permitting one-handed operation, thereby allowing the practitioner to use his or her other hand for other activities, such as camera operation or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George White, Minh Tran, Seth Foerster
  • Patent number: 9226742
    Abstract: A suture anchor device and method for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor body and a suture locking wedge movably disposed within the anchor body. Tension applied to one side of a suture causes the suture locking wedge to move in a translational and angular dimension to a position which compresses the suture, thereby locking the suture in the anchor. The anchor body includes tracks or slots which guide the suture locking wedge from the unlocked open configuration to the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Wolf, Emil Karapetian, George W. White, David Gregoire
  • Patent number: 9211118
    Abstract: A suturing device for grasping soft tissue and placing stitches in soft tissue during endoscopic procedures is described. An elongate housing with a stationary jaw and a movable jaw disposed at the distal end are configured for grasping and releasing soft tissue. A movable needle disposed within the housing is actuated to engage a length of suture and drive the suture into and through the grasped soft tissue. A suture capture member is disposed on the movable jaw and is configured to allow passage of the needle therethrough while securing a portion of the stitched length of suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George W. White
  • Patent number: 9186133
    Abstract: A bone anchor insertion device is disclosed for attaching a suture that is fixed to portion of soft tissue to a portion of bone. The device has a handle, a nosepiece connected to a distal end of the handle, a bone anchor connected to the nosepiece, and an actuator disposed on the handle for deploying the bone anchor. A suture ratchet or tensioning mechanism is disposed in the handle for tensioning suture which is associated with the bone anchor. This mechanism permits precise tensioning, while also permitting one-handed operation, thereby allowing the practitioner to use his or her other hand for other activities, such as camera operation or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: David Gregoire, George White, Minh Tran, Seth Foerster
  • Publication number: 20150223926
    Abstract: A suture anchor device and method for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor body and a suture locking wedge movably disposed within the anchor body. The suture locking wedge includes lateral portions which engage slots or windows in the anchor body. Tension applied to one limb of a suture causes the suture locking wedge to translate and rotate to a position which compresses the suture, thereby locking the suture in the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Steven Wolf, Emil Karapetian, George W. White, David Gregoire, Pablo Catania, Christopher Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9034014
    Abstract: A suture anchor device and method for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor body and a suture locking wedge movably disposed within the anchor body. The suture locking wedge includes lateral portions which engage slots or windows in the anchor body. Tension applied to one limb of a suture causes the suture locking wedge to translate and rotate to a position which compresses the suture, thereby locking the suture in the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Pablo Catania, Steven Wolf, Emil Karapetian, George W. White, David Gregoire, Seth A. Foerster, Christopher Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9023083
    Abstract: A suture anchor device and method for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor body and a suture locking wedge movably disposed within the anchor body. The suture locking wedge includes lateral portions which engage slots or windows in the anchor body. Tension applied to one limb of a suture causes the suture locking wedge to translate and rotate to a position which compresses the suture, thereby locking the suture in the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Steven Wolf, Emil Karapetian, George W. White, David Gregoire, Pablo Catania, Christopher Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20150058059
    Abstract: A date posting search is conducted and a first plurality of users are identified to a second user. The posting of a first user is provided to the second user in association with an invitation control. If the invitation control is activated, an invitation is presented to the first user. If the first user accepts the invitation, the second user is notified. A first calendar entry is generated for a calendar of the first user, providing the first user with access to a time and calendar day for the date, at least one image of the second user, and an identifier associated with the second user. A second calendar entry is generated for a calendar of the second user, wherein the second calendar entry provides the second user with access to the time and calendar day for the date, at least one image of the first user, and an identifier associated with the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis Allen Kahan, Ilana Jacqueline Dreicer, David Gregoire, Jessica S. Kimiabakhsh, Christian Kroger, Robert Joshua Ravanshenas