Patents by Inventor James L. Cook

James L. Cook 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: 11207112
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20210307797
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Publication number: 20210307798
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Patent number: 11123119
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 11096729
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20210239711
    Abstract: Methods for predicting canine hip dysplasia (CHD) in an immature canine subject are provided. The methods include the use of concentration profiles of a plurality of polypeptides, including C2C, CTX-I, CTX-II, RANKL, PIICP, COMP, PINP. Also provided are CHD biomarker profiles for predicting or diagnosing CHD in immature or young canines before CHD develops. Diagnostic reagents and kits for the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Aaron M. Stoker, Chantelle C. Bozynski, Keiichi Kuroki, Cristi R. Cook, Emily Leary
  • Publication number: 20210177435
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in a surgical procedure to removed damaged tissue from a patient and form a recipient site configured and dimensioned to receive a donor graft. The cutting guide includes a first aim that abuts a section of the damaged tissue to be removed, and a second arm including a hole and a slot that receives a cutting implement, the first arm and the slot defining a distance therebetween corresponding to a desired dimension of the recipient site. In another embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in forming a donor graft from donor tissue. The cutting guide includes a body that receives the donor tissue, and a shaping member that is rotatably secured to the body. The shaping member includes at least one vane that shapes the donor tissue so as to form the donor graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, James L. Cook, James P. Stannard
  • Publication number: 20210059824
    Abstract: An elbow arthroplasty system having a ball and a socket. The ball is configured for coupling to at least one member of one of the following groups: (i) a humerus, and (ii) a radius, an ulna, or both of the radius and the ulna. The socket is configured for coupling to at least one member of the other of the following groups: (i) the humerus, and (ii) the radius, the ulna, or both of the radius and the ulna. The socket defines a cavity that is configured to receive at least a portion of the ball. The ball may be a spheroid, an ellipsoid, a sphere, or a portion of one of the foregoing with a convex surface. The socket may be configured with a concave surface that is spheroidal, ellipsoidal, or spherical and designed to mate with the ball. An elbow arthroplasty method using a ball and a socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: JAMES L. COOK, TRENT M. GUESS, MATTHEW J. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10905437
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in a surgical procedure to removed damaged tissue from a patient and form a recipient site configured and dimensioned to receive a donor graft. The cutting guide includes a first arm that abuts a section of the damaged tissue to be removed, and a second arm including a hole and a slot that receives a cutting implement, the first arm and the slot defining a distance therebetween corresponding to a desired dimension of the recipient site. In another embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in forming a donor graft from donor tissue. The cutting guide includes a body that receives the donor tissue, and a shaping member that is rotatably secured to the body. The shaping member includes at least one vane that shapes the donor tissue so as to form the donor graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, James L. Cook, James P. Stannard
  • Patent number: 10881098
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for tissue, such as an allograft, storage and preservation for extended periods of time at room temperature in a sterile tissue culture chamber. The invention further provides a process for maintaining the sterility of tissue using the apparatus as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: The Curators of the University of Missouri, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Clark T. Hung, Eric Lima, Aaron Stoker
  • Patent number: 10729549
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Publication number: 20200054002
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for tissue, such as an allograft, storage and preservation for extended periods of time at room temperature in a sterile tissue culture chamber. The invention further provides a process for maintaining the sterility of tissue using the apparatus as described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Clark T. Hung, Eric Lima, Aaron Stoker
  • Patent number: 10524775
    Abstract: A method for repairing a cartilage defect according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, preparing a cartilage defect for implantation of a cartilage graft and attaching the cartilage graft via a transosseus tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Benedict, Marc Stoll, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20190388130
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Publication number: 20190274743
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: James R. DUNLOP, Gregory Joshua KARNES, Brandon L. ROLLER, Antonio POZZI, James L. COOK
  • Patent number: 10299841
    Abstract: A TPLO plate configured to accommodate flexible strands (flexible loops) attached to tissue to be attached to bone. The TPLO plate has one or more suture eyelets, to allow the user (surgeon) to pass a flexible strand through the eyelets and attach/reattach the tissue to the plate at the anatomical location, and to improve the rotational stability of the joint or bone. The eyelets may have various shapes, forms and configurations and may be provided on or within a surface of the TPLO bone plate in any number, depending on the characteristics of the fractured bone or bone segments, or of the plate design. The eyelets preferably receive one or more flexible strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Dunlop, Gregory Joshua Karnes, Brandon L. Roller, Antonio Pozzi, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 10285801
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop/needle construct for fixation of cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle. The adjustable, knotless construct includes two fixation devices (for example, two buttons) and at least one flexible, adjustable loop attached to at least one of the fixation devices (e.g., the buttons). Preferably, a needle is attached to each of the fixation devices (e.g., the buttons). The adjustable, knotless construct has an adjustable loop length and allows adjustment in one direction while preventing or locking the construct from loosening in the opposite direction, due to applied tensile forces. The construct and technique of the present invention provides an improved knotless system for cruciate ligament repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Roller, Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20190133864
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for use in a treatment for prevention of arthrofibrosis that includes a first and a second substantially L-shaped frames, each L-shaped frame having a first member and a second member extending from the first member in a substantially perpendicular direction and terminating in a first end, a fixed plate extending between the first members of the L-shaped frames, the fixed plate being parallel with the first members of the L-shaped frames, a movable plate pivotally coupled to the first ends of the first members of the L-shaped frames with, a pneumatic piston coupled to the movable plate and the fixed plate, a hand operated valve operatively coupled to the pneumatic piston and a goniometer coupled to the movable plate and one of the L-shaped frames, the goniometer adapted and configured to indicate the angle between the movable plate and the fixed plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Cory Crecelius, Trent Guess, Kylee Rucinski, Jonathan Williams
  • Publication number: 20190117403
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Patent number: 10242532
    Abstract: A system for playing blackjack requires a player or electronic system to: (i) receive a first bet from a player; (ii) deal an initial two-card hand to the player; (iii) deal one or more additional cards to the player; (iv) determine whether a sum total value of the initial two-card hand and the one or more additional cards exceeds twenty-one; (v) if so, offer the player an opportunity to place an additional bet; (vi) receive, from the player, the additional bet; (vii) in response receiving the additional bet, deal a final card to the player (optionally from a shoe that is different from that used for the initial hand); (vii) subtract a value of the final card from the sum total value to yield a new value; and (ix) based on the new value, determine whether the player has a winning hand, a push, or a losing hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Double-Back Jack, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Russell, James L. Cook, III