Patents by Inventor Jeffery Arnett

Jeffery Arnett 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: 11389156
    Abstract: The instant disclosure is directed to methods and devices for passing suture bi-directionally using a hybrid approach. Embodiments of a method described herein include steps of advancing a suture at least partially through tissue; and retrieving the suture; wherein one of the steps of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating the suture directly, and wherein the other step of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating a suture trap to which the suture is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Laura Man Yee Yu
  • Publication number: 20220110628
    Abstract: Embodiments of a knot pusher and methods of use thereof are disclosed, that are usable for pushing a knot formed from a suture, two limbs of the suture extending from the knot. The knot pusher comprises a distal head defining top and bottom walls terminating in a distal knot pushing surface. The distal head includes at least two side grooves defined between the top and bottom walls that extend proximally from the knot pushing surface. Each of these side grooves is operable to receive one of the limbs of suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Robert Harrison, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11284878
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for cutting a strand of suture. The apparatus comprises a solid outer member defining a lumen there-through. An inner member is received at least partially within the lumen, a portion of the inner member defining a curve. The inner member further defines a feature for retaining a strand of suture. At least one of the inner and outer members are moveable with respect to the other of the inner and outer members for cutting the strand of suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Aye Nyein San
  • Patent number: 11241226
    Abstract: Embodiments of a knot pusher and methods of use thereof are disclosed, that are usable for pushing a knot formed from a suture, two limbs of the suture extending from the knot. The knot pusher comprises a distal head defining top and bottom walls terminating in a distal knot pushing surface. The distal head includes at least two side grooves defined between the top and bottom walls that extend proximally from the knot pushing surface. Each of these side grooves is operable to receive one of the limbs of suture. The distal head additionally comprises at least one suture guide coupled to the top and bottom walls for guiding the one of the limbs of suture into one of the side grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Robert Harrison, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11219432
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cartridge is operable for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. In some embodiments, the cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a partially pre-tied knot mounted about the housing or the chamber. The cartridge additionally provides a base coupled to the housing, the base defining a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture to be aligned with, and transferred to, the suturing instrument. The portion of the suture may be held independently, or it may be coupled to a component such as a ferrule or shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Aye Nyein San, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20210282756
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20210228858
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems are disclosed that incorporate coupling mechanisms to enable coupling of two mating member such as medical devices such as introducers, sheaths, dilators. More specifically, the disclosure relates to releasable coupling mechanisms, to allow for releasable coupling of two medical devices such as a dilator and a sheath so the devices can be maneuvered and/or manipulated together for example during a part of a medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffery Arnett, Moussa Chehade, John Paul Urbanski
  • Patent number: 11051793
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20210113198
    Abstract: A lock for positioning a first medical device with respect to a second medical device includes a spacer for preventing advancement of the first medical device towards the second medical device. The spacer is movable between a lock position and an unlock position. In the lock position, the spacer is moved transverse to the longitudinal axis with respect to the unlock position. The lock further includes a rotary stop integral with the spacer for fixing the rotational position of the first medical device with respect to the second medical device. The lock further includes a clip integral with the spacer and removably securable to the first medical device in a first position to secure the spacer in the unlock position, and removably securable to the first medical device in a second position to secure the spacer in the lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Baylis Medical Company Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Arnett, Gareth Davies
  • Patent number: 10849612
    Abstract: Embodiments of a knot pusher and methods of use thereof are disclosed, that are usable for pushing various types of knots including sliding knots and overhand knots formed from a suture, two limbs of the suture extending from the knots, for example using a single device. The knot pusher comprises a distal head defining top and bottom walls terminating in a distal knot pushing surface. The distal head includes side grooves that are defined between the top and bottom walls. Each of these side grooves are operable to receive one of the two limbs of suture during advancement of the distal head to aid in pushing the overhand knot. The distal head additionally comprises a suture receiving element associated with the top wall for receiving one of the two suture limbs during advancement of the distal head to facilitate advancement of the sliding knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT. Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Jeffery Arnett, Neil Godara, Aye Nyein San, Ilinca Popovici
  • Publication number: 20200289788
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cartridge is operable for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. In some embodiments, the cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a partially pre-tied knot mounted about the housing or the chamber. The cartridge additionally provides a base coupled to the housing, the base defining a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture to be aligned with, and. transferred to, the suturing instrument. The portion of the suture may be held independently, or it may be coupled to a component such as a ferrule or shuttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Aye Nyein San, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20200147360
    Abstract: A releasable coupling mechanism for coupling a delivery catheter and a dilator. The delivery catheter comprising a first mating member at the proximal end and the dilator comprising a second mating member at the proximal end. The proximal end of the first mating member comprises a first coupling means for releasably receiving a second coupling means which is positioned at a distal end of the second mating member. The first mating member further comprising a coupling member the coupling member comprising a pair of engagement members positioned on opposing sides of the coupling member and configured to releasably engage the second coupling means. The first mating member further comprising at least one indicia perpendicular from the pair of engagement members. The indicia indicate an orientation of the first mating member such that the second mating member disengages from the coupling member by simultaneously deflecting the pair of engagement members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffery Arnett, Linus Leung, Moussa Chehade, John Paul Urbanski
  • Publication number: 20200121310
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compression and distraction shaft assembly used to apply compression and distraction to bones including vertebrae. Shaft A assembly and shaft B assembly are attached together via a polyaxial fulcrum. The polyaxial fulcrum allows all rotational degrees of freedom between shaft A assembly and shaft B assembly. Such fulcrum, during compression and distraction, does not impart ancillary stresses or motion to vertebrae. An hourglass-shaped bore for engaging pliers is formed in approximately middle of both the shaft A assembly and the shaft B assembly. Distraction pliers having cylindrical tips are used to apply distraction to vertebrae. Once handles are pressed to impart an appropriate amount of distraction to the vertebrae, they are locked in this position. Compression pliers having cylindrical tips are used to apply compression to vertebrae. Once handles are pressed to impart an appropriate amount of compression to the vertebrae, they are locked in this position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua A. Butters, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20190365379
    Abstract: The instant disclosure is directed to methods and devices for passing suture bi-directionally using a hybrid approach. Embodiments of a method described herein include steps of advancing a suture at least partially through tissue; and retrieving the suture; wherein one of the steps of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating the suture directly, and wherein the other step of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating a suture trap to which the suture is coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Laura Man Yee Yu
  • Patent number: 10470752
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compression and distraction shaft assembly used to apply compression and distraction to bones including vertebrae. Shaft A assembly and shaft B assembly are attached together via a polyaxial fulcrum. The polyaxial fulcrum allows all rotational degrees of freedom between shaft A assembly and shaft B assembly. Such fulcrum, during compression and distraction, does not impart ancillary stresses or motion to vertebrae. An hourglass-shaped bore for engaging pliers is formed in approximately middle of both the shaft A assembly and the shaft B assembly. Distraction pliers having cylindrical tips are used to apply distraction to vertebrae. Once handles are pressed to impart an appropriate amount of distraction to the vertebrae, they are locked in this position. Compression pliers having cylindrical tips are used to apply compression to vertebrae. Once handles are pressed to impart an appropriate amount of compression to the vertebrae, they are locked in this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua A. Butters, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 10383620
    Abstract: The instant disclosure is directed to methods and devices for passing suture bi-directionally using a hybrid approach. Embodiments of a method described herein include steps of advancing a suture at least partially through tissue; and retrieving the suture; wherein one of the steps of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating the suture directly, and wherein the other step of advancing and retrieving comprises manipulating a suture trap to which the suture is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Laura Man Yee Yu
  • Patent number: D854154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Baylis Medical Company Inc.
    Inventors: Oleksandr Barannyk, Jeffery Arnett, Lyndsay Stephenson, Linus Hoi Che Leung
  • Patent number: D854155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Baylis Medical Company Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Arnett, Moussa Chehade, Lyndsay Stephenson, Marina Spyridis, James Dylan Klein, David Rees
  • Patent number: D854686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Baylis Medical Company Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gravett, Jeffery Arnett, Lyndsay Stephenson
  • Patent number: RE48163
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for shaping bone voids during revision procedures of total knee replacements. The systems disclosed herein generally include a cannulated reamer assembly, a reaming guide assembly, a guide tube assembly, a trial stem assembly, and an optional insertion/removal tool. Metaphyseal reconstruction devices can be used to fill the bone voids in conjunction with the systems and methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Steven Primiano, Damon J. Servidio, Mark Mooradian, Jeffery Arnett