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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190059911
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods may be adapted for grafting tissue at a tissue site that may include an elongate housing and a plurality of elongate cutting members. The plurality of elongate cutting members may define a cutting surface at a distal end of the elongate housing. The cutting surface may be adapted to contract from a first diameter to a second diameter that is less than the first diameter. The contraction of the cutting surface from the first diameter to the second diameter may define a tapered profile between the first diameter and the second diameter suitable for obtaining a tapered graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, Aaron M. Stoker, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20180310548
    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: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Clark T. Hung, Eric Lima, Aaron Stoker
  • Patent number: 10080570
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods may be adapted for grafting tissue at a tissue site that may include an elongate housing and a plurality of elongate cutting members. The plurality of elongate cutting members may define a cutting surface at a distal end of the elongate housing. The cutting surface may be adapted to contract from a first diameter to a second diameter that is less than the first diameter. The contraction of the cutting surface from the first diameter to the second diameter may define a tapered profile between the first diameter and the second diameter suitable for obtaining a tapered graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, Aaron M. Stoker, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 10039277
    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: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    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: 9801726
    Abstract: Instrumentation and assembly for arthroscopic elbow surgery which includes a humeral component. The humeral component is installed in a trough formed in the humeral condyle. The trough may be formed by using a plurality of drill pins and a plurality of corresponding cutters (and optionally a template). The two drill pins are passed through the template and drilled into the humerus, and cutters are advanced over the corresponding drill pins to form the trough. The humeral component may be employed in conjunction with an ulnar implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: G. Joshua Karnes, James L. Cook, Kurt S. Schulz
  • Publication number: 20170281198
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods may be adapted for grafting tissue at a tissue site that may include an elongate housing and a plurality of elongate cutting members. The plurality of elongate cutting members may define a cutting surface at a distal end of the elongate housing. The cutting surface may be adapted to contract from a first diameter to a second diameter that is less than the first diameter. The contraction of the cutting surface from the first diameter to the second diameter may define a tapered profile between the first diameter and the second diameter suitable for obtaining a tapered graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, Aaron M. Stoker, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 9733257
    Abstract: Biomarkers, biomarker panels and methods for diagnosing osteoarthritis (OA) and determining treatment are disclosed, using measurement of the expression level of certain polypeptides in a test sample from a subject, including MCP1, IL8, KC, MMP2, MMP3, Apolipoprotein A1, and Apolipoprotein E. Related methods for monitoring OA treatment efficacy, diagnostic reagents, and kits are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Cristi R. Cook, Aaron M. Stoker, Keiichi Kuroki, Bridget Colleen Garner, Richard Evans, Brandon Lee Roller, Prakash Sidha Jayabalan
  • Publication number: 20170172585
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for forming a non-circular tissue graft from donor tissue, and a corresponding recipient site in patient's tissue, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a cutting guide is disclosed for use in forming the recipient site. The cutting guide comprises a deformable body including a non-circular window, through which the patient's tissue is accessed, that is reconfigurable to contour to the patient's tissue. A cutting bit is also disclosed for use with the cutting guide in forming the recipient site. The cutting bit engages and follow a cutting route defined by the cutting guide, and includes a shaft, as well as a cutting head that removes portions of the patient's tissue. A cutting guide for use in forming the tissue graft from the donor tissue is also disclosed, which includes a removable template defining a channel that corresponds in configuration and dimensions to the cutting route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, James L. Cook, James P. Stannard
  • Patent number: 9668754
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods may be adapted for grafting tissue at a tissue site that may include an elongate housing and a plurality of elongate cutting members. The plurality of elongate cutting members may define a cutting surface at a distal end of the elongate housing. The cutting surface may be adapted to contract from a first diameter to a second diameter that is less than the first diameter. The contraction of the cutting surface from the first diameter to the second diameter may define a tapered profile between the first diameter and the second diameter suitable for obtaining a tapered graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, Aaron M. Stoker, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20170109971
    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: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Steven L. Russell, James L. Cook, III
  • Publication number: 20170056023
    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: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Ferris M. Pfeiffer, James L. Cook, James P. Stannard
  • Publication number: 20170030925
    Abstract: Biomarkers, biomarker panels and methods for diagnosing osteoarthritis (OA) and determining treatment are disclosed, using measurement of the expression level of certain polypeptides in a test sample from a subject, including MCP1, IL8, KC, MMP2, MMP3, Apolipoprotein A1, and Apolipoprotein E. Related methods for monitoring OA treatment efficacy, diagnostic reagents, and kits are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Cristi R. Cook, Aaron M. Stoker, Keiichi Kuroki, Bridget Colleen Garner, Richard Evans, Brandon Lee Roller, Prakash Sidha Jayabalan
  • Publication number: 20170000473
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert BENEDICT, Marc STOLL, James L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20160354197
    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: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Brandon L. Roller, Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 9488646
    Abstract: Biomarkers, biomarker panels and methods for diagnosing osteoarthritis (OA) and determining treatment are disclosed, using measurement of the expression level of certain polypeptides in a test sample from a subject, including MCP1, IL8, KC, MMP2, MMP3, Apolipoprotein A1, and Apolipoprotein E. Related methods for monitoring OA treatment efficacy, diagnostic reagents, and kits are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Cristi R. Cook, Aaron M. Stoker, Keiichi Kuroki, Bridget Colleen Garner, Richard Evans, Brandon Lee Roller, Prakash Sidha Jayabalan
  • Patent number: 9421086
    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: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Roller, Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, James L. Cook