Patents by Inventor Gregory D. Hutton

Gregory D. Hutton 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: 20220047312
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides medical instruments and medical instrument components having targeted torsional failure. Such targeted torsional failure helps prevent a surgeon from applying excessive torque that may damage an implant or bone, and also helps avoid the problems and complications that arise when medical instruments break within patients during surgical procedures. To provide such targeted torsional failure, the disclosed medical instrument components include a breakaway section designed so that the component breaks at a desired amount of torque, at a desired location, and in a desired way. The provided medical instrument components may also include a sleeve to increase side-loading strength that may otherwise be reduced due to the breakaway section. The increased side-loading strength may help prevent accidental bending-type failures. The presently disclosed medical instrument component therefore provides targeted torsional failure without sacrificing side-loading strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew W. Seykora, Steven P. Horst, Mark B. Sommers, Scott F. Mastroianni, Gregory D. Hutton, James G. Falkner, JR.
  • 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