Patents by Inventor John F. Krumme

John F. Krumme 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: 20210204934
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that can pierce and hold tissue and then pass suture through tissue. The device can have a shuttle that can removably attach to a suture and jaws that can be rotatably opened and closed with respect to each other. A method for using the device to repeatedly pass the suture through the tissue without removing the suture or device from the target site is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Maruho Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. HUNTINGTON, Brett A. SNYDER, Matthew Byrnes NEWELL, Luke W. CLAUSON, Gary S. FANTON, John F. KRUMME, Scott H. HENEVELD, Bryce PETERSON, Yasuyuki HITOMI
  • Publication number: 20200305938
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for orthopedic uses, such as treating and compressing a broken bone. An implantable device may be provided with an elongate body, a head region, a bone engagement part such as an anchor region or threads, and a dynamic compression portion in either a first axially compact configuration or a second axially elongated configuration and configured to transform between the first axially compact configuration and the second axially elongated configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: John F. KRUMME, Karl KRUMME
  • Publication number: 20200155298
    Abstract: An implant (fixture) device, systems, and methods for providing a fixture in, and/or around, and/or on, a substrate such a bone. The implant includes a hollow body composed of a shape-memory material. The hollow body includes a plurality of sections connected to each other and separated by an opening between the sections. The plurality of sections are configured to have a compact configuration and/or an expanded configuration and may change between the first configuration and the second configuration in response to an applied stimulus. The opening and the plurality of sections may be in the shape of a spiral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: John F. KRUMME
  • Publication number: 20200146668
    Abstract: Bone implant systems and methods of using them, including bone implants, bone anchors, precursors for bone anchors, methods for preparing bone anchors, methods for preparing bone anchor precursors, assemblies for inserting bone anchors, methods for preparing such assemblies, methods for using such assemblies to insert bone anchors, components for use in such assemblies, and substrates having the bone anchors secured therein. The bone implants may include a monolithic article made from a shape memory alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: John F. KRUMME
  • Publication number: 20190321030
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that can pierce and hold tissue and then pass suture through tissue. The device can have a shuttle that can removably attach to a suture and jaws that can be rotatably opened and closed with respect to each other. A method for using the device to repeatedly pass the suture through the tissue without removing the suture or device from the target site is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Maruho Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. FANTON, John F. KRUMME, Scott H. HENEVELD, Matthew B. NEWELL, Luke W. CLAUSON
  • Patent number: 10258322
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that can pierce and hold tissue and then pass suture through tissue. The device can have a shuttle that can removably attach to a suture and jaws that can be rotatably opened and closed with respect to each other. A method for using the device to repeatedly pass the suture through the tissue without removing the suture or device from the target site is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Maruho Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. Fanton, John F. Krumme, Scott H. Heneveld, Matthew B. Newell, Luke W. Clauson
  • Publication number: 20190029670
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that can pierce and hold tissue and then pass suture through tissue. The device can have a shuttle that can removably attach to a suture and jaws that can be rotatably opened and closed with respect to each other. A method for using the device to repeatedly pass the suture through the tissue without removing the suture or device from the target site is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Maruho Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. FANTON, John F. KRUMME, Scott H. HENEVELD, Matthew B. NEWELL, Luke W. CLAUSON
  • Patent number: 9506261
    Abstract: A device for covering a pool, for example a swimming pool, has an upper component composed of a closed cell polymeric foam and a lower component composed of an open cell polymeric foam. The device can have, or can acquire in use, a convex upper surface which reduces the danger that it will be blown off the pool by wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: John F. Krumme
  • Patent number: 9239469
    Abstract: Eyeglass assemblies include an eyeglass lens having an engaging portion. The junction between the body portion of the lens and the engaging portion can consist essentially of smoothly curved surfaces. The engaging portion can be extend from the periphery of the lens or can be a recess in the lens. In some assemblies, under typical conditions of use, the engaging portion is maintained in contact with an eyeglass frame member by means of a removable bonding member (RBM). Under selected atypical ambient conditions, the RBM changes so that the engaging portion and the frame member can be separated. The RBM can be a suitable adhesive (RBA), or a component composed of a shape memory metal (RBSMA) or a material which softens when subjected to heat or other atypical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: BETA FRAMES LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150376909
    Abstract: A device for covering a pool, for example a swimming pool, has an upper component composed of a closed cell polymeric foam and a lower component composed of an open cell polymeric foam. The device can have, or can acquire in use, a convex upper surface which reduces the danger that it will be blown off the pool by wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: John F. Krumme
  • Publication number: 20150286065
    Abstract: Eyeglass assemblies include an eyeglass lens having an engaging portion. The junction between the body portion of the lens and the engaging portion can consist essentially of smoothly curved surfaces. The engaging portion can be extend from the periphery of the lens or can be a recess in the lens. In some assemblies, under typical conditions of use, the engaging portion is maintained in contact with an eyeglass frame member by means of a removable bonding member (RBM). Under selected atypical ambient conditions, the RBM changes so that the engaging portion and the frame member can be separated. The RBM can be a suitable adhesive (RBA), or a component composed of a shape memory metal (RBSMA) or a material which softens when subjected to heat or other atypical condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Robert B. Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9113975
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for sternum repair. A sternum repair device may include a central body, which may include a plurality of bands and buckles, such that a band extends from the central body and is received by a buckle component. The band may wrap around the sternum and the device may be tightened to keep the separate sternum pieces together. Various band tensioning devices, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Figure 8 Surgical, Inc
    Inventors: William Thomas McClellan, John F. Krumme, Scott H. Heneveld
  • Patent number: 9086581
    Abstract: Eyeglass assemblies including an eyeglass lens having an engaging portion. Under typical conditions of use, the engaging portion is maintained in contact with an eyeglass frame member by means of a removable bonding member (RBM). Under selected atypical ambient conditions, the RBM changes so that the engaging portion and the frame member can be separated. The engaging portion can extend from the lens, or can be a recess in the lens. The RBM can be a suitable adhesive (RBA), or a component composed of a shape memory metal (RBSMA) or a material which softens when subjected to heat or other atypical condition. The engaging portion can be shaped and treated to reduce stresses therein. Similarly, the open ends of an eyeglass rim can be maintained in contact with each other under typical conditions of use by an RBA or an RBSMA so that the rim is positioned around an eyeglass lens, but can be released under selected atypical ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: BETA FRAMES LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140316443
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that can pierce and hold tissue and then pass suture through tissue. The device can have a shuttle that can removably attach to a suture and jaws that can be rotatably opened and closed with respect to each other. A method for using the device to repeatedly pass the suture through the tissue without removing the suture or device from the target site is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SP SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Gary S. FANTON, John F. KRUMME, Scott H. HENEVELD, Matthew B. NEWELL, Luke W. CLAUSON
  • Publication number: 20140150173
    Abstract: A device for covering a pool, for example a swimming pool, has an upper component composed of a closed cell polymeric foam and a lower component composed of an open cell polymeric foam. The device can have, or can acquire in use, a convex upper surface which reduces the danger that it will be blown off the pool by wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: John F. Krumme
  • Publication number: 20140125943
    Abstract: Eyeglass assemblies including an eyeglass lens having an engaging portion. Under typical conditions of use, the engaging portion is maintained in contact with an eyeglass frame member by means of a removable bonding member (RBM). Under selected atypical ambient conditions, the RBM changes so that the engaging portion and the frame member can be separated. The engaging portion can extend from the lens, or can be a recess in the lens. The RBM can be a suitable adhesive (RBA), or a component composed of a shape memory metal (RBSMA) or a material which softens when subjected to heat or other atypical condition. The engaging portion can be shaped and treated to reduce stresses therein. Similarly, the open ends of an eyeglass rim can be maintained in contact with each other under typical conditions of use by an RBA or an RBSMA so that the rim is positioned around an eyeglass lens, but can be released under selected atypical ambient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Beta Frames LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8683620
    Abstract: A device for covering a pool, for example a swimming pool, has an upper component composed of a closed cell polymeric foam and a lower component composed of an open cell polymeric foam. The device can have, or can acquire in use, a convex upper surface which reduces the danger that it will be blown off the pool by wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: John F. Krumme
  • Patent number: 8465150
    Abstract: An eyeglass assembly comprising a frame member comprising a tubular terminal portion (2), and eyeglass lens (11) having an engaging portion (112) to which the frame member is fitted, and a composition (219) which (i) provides at least part of an interface between the engaging portion and the frame member and (ii) extends at least part way into a passage (215, 115) which passes from the interface to an exposed face of the frame member or of the lens. The composition can be a UV-cured adhesive which can be weakened by heat so that the assembly can be easily disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: The Beta Group LLC
    Inventors: Robert B Zider, John F. Krumme, Brian A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8460295
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for sternum repair. A sternum repair device may include a central body, which may include a plurality of bands and buckles, such that a band extends from the central body and is received by a buckle component. The band may wrap around the sternum and the device may be tightened to keep the separate sternum pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Figure 8 Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Thomas McClellan, John F. Krumme, Scott H. Heneveld, Johnny T. Chang
  • Publication number: 20120323241
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for sternum repair. A sternum repair device may include a central body, which may include a plurality of bands and buckles, such that a band extends from the central body and is received by a buckle component. The band may wrap around the sternum and the device may be tightened to keep the separate sternum pieces together. Various band tensioning devices, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: FIGURE 8 SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Thomas McClellan, John F. Krumme, Scott H. Heneveld