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: 7875057
    Abstract: A method for stabilization of a cranial cruciate ligament in canines using a suture-button construct. The method includes the steps of drilling a hole across the femur and the tibia, passing a needle with a pull-through suture strand through the femoral hole, and applying a tensile force to the pull-through suture strand and a suture tape such that a first button lies sideways for passage through the femoral hole, advancing the first button through the femoral hole until the first button exits the femoral hole, passing the needle with the pull-through suture strand through the tibial hole, applying a tensile force to the pull-through suture strand and the suture tape such that the first button lies sideways for passage through the tibial hole, flipping the first button to engage it against the tibia, pulling free ends of the suture tape to advance a second button and to seat and secure it against the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Cook, David O. Shepard, Anthony Orozco
  • Publication number: 20100036492
    Abstract: Implants for resurfacing or repairing one or more articular cartilage bearing surfaces of a biological organism include an engineered tissue and a biocompatible porous substrate secured to the engineered tissue for attaching the implant to a native bone of the biological organism. The engineered tissue includes a scaffold containing a biocompatible material, and a plurality of living chondrocytes supported by the scaffold. Methods for culturing chondrocytes for incorporation into a biocompatible implant are provided. A bioreactor for producing functional cartilaginous tissue from a cell-seeded scaffold and a system for producing functional cartilaginous tissue are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicants: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Clark T. Hung, Gerard A. Ateshian, Eric G. Lima, James L. Cook, Li Ming Bian
  • Publication number: 20090222012
    Abstract: Methods and instrumentation for arthroscopic elbow surgery which include 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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory J. Karnes, James L. Cook, Kurt S. Schulz
  • Patent number: 7419507
    Abstract: A prosthetic elbow for replacing an elbow of a dog or a human to restore normal, pain-free joint function. The elbow includes a humeral component for attachment to a humerus and a radioulnar component for attachment to an ulna. The humeral component includes a generally cylindric spool having a contoured external surface defining a first articular surface. The radioulnar component has a generally U-shaped contour with an inner peripheral surface defining a second articular surface sized and shaped for engagement with the first articular surface. Positional guides provide for implantation at precise locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Jerry Lower
  • Publication number: 20080195148
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for stabilization of a cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle in canines using a suture-button construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: James L. Cook, David O. Shepard, Anthony Orozco
  • Patent number: 6267276
    Abstract: A carrier for fishing accessories which can be worn without interfering with the fishing operation, whether standing, sitting, or walking. Broadly, the carrier includes a pouch, carrying mechanism and fishing rod suspension device. The pouch is capable of holding many different types of fishing accessories. The versatile carrying mechanism, such as, an adjustable shoulder strap and waist strap, allows the fisherman to wear the pouch on the hip, back or shoulder, and on either the right side or left side of the body. The fishing rod suspension device supports and suspends the fishing rod from the pouch thereby freeing the fisherman's hands for rigging the line or performing other fishing operations. The carrier may also include a work surface, such as a magnetic plate, to hold fishing accessories such as flies, hooks, lures, weights, and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: James L. Cook
  • Patent number: 4659081
    Abstract: The apparatus is comprised of a platform from which a player may drive a ball into an enclosure. A sloping floor is provided to return balls to a reservoir placed under the platform. A teeing mechanism operated by a player presents balls one at a time to a tee. The mechanism is comprised of a pneumatic system with master and servo bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Cooxint Limited
    Inventor: James L. Cook