Patents by Inventor Jonathan Martinek

Jonathan Martinek 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: 8403957
    Abstract: A system and associated method for arthroscopic repair is particularly adapted in reattaching a ligament and/or tendon to cortical bone of the shoulder. A suture anchor system includes a suture anchor, preferably, a screw anchor, and an installation tool for installing the suture anchor in tissue. The suture anchor defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal cannulation for reception and passage of a guide wire. The suture anchor has trailing and leading ends, and an anchor head adjacent the trailing end thereof. The anchor head includes at least one eyelet for reception of a suture and an internal bore therein. The installation tool includes a main body and a driver head extending from the main body. The main body includes an outer surface having a longitudinal recess therein to accommodate the suture. The driver head is correspondingly dimensioned to be received within the internal bore of the anchor head of the suture anchor whereby movement of the installation tool about a longitudinal axis, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Richard Lehman
  • Patent number: 8317828
    Abstract: An apparatus for placement of a suture anchor having a suture connected thereto includes a handle dimensioned for engagement by the user and an elongated member connected to the handle and extending therefrom. The elongated member has an anchor mount for mounting a suture anchor. The handle includes a frame having a suture retainer adapted for retaining a suture, at least one cover releasably mounted to the frame to at least partially enclose the suture retainer and a release button mounted to the frame and movable to release the at least one cover from the frame to expose the suture portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Stephen Zlock, Hanspeter R. Bayer, Peter Barreiro, Pat A. Libero, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8277484
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an outer sleeve having a longitudinal throughbore and defining leading and trailing ends and an insert positionable within the longitudinal throughbore of the outer sleeve. The insert defines at least one suture track for slidably supporting a suture whereby opposed free ends of the suture extend from the at least one suture track through the longitudinal throughbore to extend beyond the trailing end of the outer sleeve to be tensioned and secured relative to the tissue. The outer sleeve may include an external thread for threaded rotation and advancement into the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Thomas J. Barbieri, Jonathan Martinek
  • Patent number: 8133231
    Abstract: An instrument kit for performing a repair procedure on a meniscal tear in a knee for use in combination with a mechanical repair device is disclosed. The instrument kit includes at least one template including an elongate body defining X, Y and Z axes. The elongate body adapted for insertion in a knee of the patient to approximate a path to a meniscal tear within the knee. The elongate body has a length defining the X-axis. The instrument kit including a first template having a linear elongate body, a second template having a distal end portion which is offset in a direction of the Y-axis, and a third template having a distal end portion which is offset in a direction of the Z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Stephen W. Zlock
  • Publication number: 20100179592
    Abstract: An apparatus for placement of a suture anchor having a suture connected thereto includes a handle dimensioned for engagement by the user and an elongated member connected to the handle and extending therefrom. The elongated member has an anchor mount for mounting a suture anchor. The handle includes a frame having a suture retainer adapted for retaining a suture, at least one cover releasably mounted to the frame to at least partially enclose the suture retainer and a release button mounted to the frame and movable to release the at least one cover from the frame to expose the suture portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Stephen Zlock, Hanspeter R. Bayer, Peter Barreiro, Pat A. Libero, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100094363
    Abstract: An instrument kit for performing a repair procedure on a meniscal tear in a knee for use in combination with a mechanical repair device is disclosed. The instrument kit includes at least one template including an elongate body defining X, Y and Z axes. The elongate body adapted for insertion in a knee of the patient to approximate a path to a meniscal tear within the knee. The elongate body has a length defining the X-axis. The instrument kit including a first template having a linear elongate body, a second template having a distal end portion which is offset in a direction of the Y-axis, and a third template having a distal end portion which is offset in a direction of the Z-axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Stephen Zlock
  • Patent number: 7645293
    Abstract: An apparatus for placement of a suture anchor having a suture connected thereto includes a handle dimensioned for engagement by the user and an elongated member connected to the handle and extending therefrom. The elongated member has an anchor mount for mounting a suture anchor. The handle includes a frame having a suture retainer adapted for retaining a suture, at least one cover releasably mounted to the frame to at least partially enclose the suture retainer and a release button mounted to the frame and movable to release the at least one cover from the frame to expose the suture portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Stephen Zlock, Hanspeter R. Bayer, Peter Barreiro, Pat A. Libero, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090312774
    Abstract: Braids and surgical devices are made from yarns that include at least one filament made from a shape memory material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20090312795
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an outer sleeve having a longitudinal throughbore and defining leading and trailing ends and an insert positionable within the longitudinal throughbore of the outer sleeve. The insert defines at least one suture track for slidably supporting a suture whereby opposed free ends of the suture extend from the at least one suture track through the longitudinal throughbore to extend beyond the trailing end of the outer sleeve to be tensioned and secured relative to the tissue. The outer sleeve may include an external thread for threaded rotation and advancement into the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas J. Barbieri, Jonathan Martinek
  • Patent number: 7632284
    Abstract: An instrument kit for performing a repair procedure on a meniscal tear in a knee for use in combination with a mechanical repair device is disclosed. The instrument kit includes at least one template including an elongate body defining X, Y and Z axes. The elongate body adapted for insertion in a knee of the patient to approximate a path to a meniscal tear within the knee. The elongate body has a length defining the X-axis. The instrument kit including a first template having a linear elongate body, a second template having a distal end portion which is offset in a direction of the Y-axis, and a third template having a distal end portion which is offset in a direction of the Z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Stephen Zlock
  • Patent number: 7588587
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an outer sleeve having a longitudinal throughbore and defining leading and trailing ends and an insert positionable within the longitudinal throughbore of the outer sleeve. The insert defines at least one suture track for slidably supporting a suture whereby opposed free ends of the suture extend from the at least one suture track through the longitudinal throughbore to extend beyond the trailing end of the outer sleeve to be tensioned and secured relative to the tissue. The outer sleeve may include an external thread for threaded rotation and advancement into the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Thomas J. Barbieri, Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20080243184
    Abstract: A system and associated method for arthroscopic repair is particularly adapted in reattaching a ligament and/or tendon to cortical bone of the shoulder. A suture anchor system includes a suture anchor, preferably, a screw anchor, and an installation tool for installing the suture anchor in tissue. The suture anchor defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal cannulation for reception and passage of a guide wire. The suture anchor has trailing and leading ends, and an anchor head adjacent the trailing end thereof. The anchor head includes at least one eyelet for reception of a suture and an internal bore therein. The installation tool includes a main body and a driver head extending from the main body. The main body includes an outer surface having a longitudinal recess therein to accommodate the suture. The driver head is correspondingly dimensioned to be received within the internal bore of the anchor head of the suture anchor whereby movement of the installation tool about a longitudinal axis, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Richard Lehman
  • Publication number: 20080140118
    Abstract: There is disclosed a radially expandable knotless tissue anchor including an expandable outer member defining a bore and an inner member slidably positioned within the bore. Relative longitudinal movement of the inner member relative to the expandable member causes a portion of the expandable member to expand radially outwardly. The tissue anchor further includes a length of suture material having a first end affixed to a distal end of the inner member and a second end preferably affixed to a suturing needle. A transverse bore is provided adjacent the distal end of the inner member. There is also disclosed a method of knotlessly anchoring a section of tissue to a section of bone having a bore dolled therethrough. The method includes passing the suture through the tissue and positioning the expandable member and a section of tissue within the interior of the bore drilled in bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Jonathan Martinek
  • Patent number: 7309346
    Abstract: A radially expandable knotless tissue anchor including an expandable outer member defining a bore and an inner member slidably positioned within the bore. Relative longitudinal movement of the inner member relative to the expandable member causes a portion of the expandable member to expand radially outwardly. The tissue anchor further includes a length of suture material having a first end affixed to a distal end of the inner member and a second end preferably affixed to a suturing needle. A transverse bore is provided adjacent the distal end of the inner member. There is also disclosed a method of knotlessly anchoring a section of tissue to a section of bone having a bore drilled therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20070219567
    Abstract: A suture pushing apparatus includes an elongated shaft defining proximal and distal ends, and having a suture pushing member adjacent the distal end thereof. The suture pushing member includes first and second retainer members extending in a general longitudinal direction relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the elongated shaft and being disposed in lateral spaced relation with respect to each other for reception of a suture knot therebetween. The first and second retainer members each include a recess for receiving respective suture lengths extending from the suture knot and are dimensioned for retaining the suture lengths within confines of the recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Hanspeter Bayer, Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20070213730
    Abstract: A system and associated method for arthroscopic repair is particularly adapted in reattaching a ligament and/or tendon to cortical bone of the shoulder. A suture anchor system includes a suture anchor, preferably, a screw anchor, and an installation tool for installing the suture anchor in tissue. The suture anchor defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal cannulation for reception and passage of a guide wire. The suture anchor has trailing and leading ends, and an anchor head adjacent the trailing end thereof. The anchor head includes at least one eyelet for reception of a suture and an internal bore therein. The installation tool includes a main body and a driver head extending from the main body. The main body includes an outer surface having a longitudinal recess therein to accommodate the suture. The driver head is correspondingly dimensioned to be received within the internal bore of the anchor head of the suture anchor whereby movement of the installation tool about a longitudinal axis, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Jonathan Martinek, Richard Lehman
  • Patent number: 7235100
    Abstract: There is disclosed a radially expandable knotless tissue anchor including an expandable outer member defining a bore and an inner member slidably positioned within the bore. Relative longitudinal movement of the inner member relative to the expandable member causes a portion of the expandable member to expand radially outwardly. The tissue anchor further includes a length of suture material having a first end affixed to a distal end of the inner member and a second end preferably affixed to a suturing needle. A transverse bore is provided adjacent the distal end of the inner member. There is also disclosed a method of knotlessly anchoring a section of tissue to a section of bone having a bore drilled therethrough. The method includes passing the suture through the tissue and positioning the expandable member and a section of tissue within the interior of the bore drilled in bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20060276841
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an outer sleeve having a longitudinal throughbore and defining leading and trailing ends and an insert positionable within the longitudinal throughbore of the outer sleeve. The insert defines at least one suture track for slidably supporting a suture whereby opposed free ends of the suture extend from the at least one suture track through the longitudinal throughbore to extend beyond the trailing end of the outer sleeve to be tensioned and secured relative to the tissue. The outer sleeve may include an external thread for threaded rotation and advancement into the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Barbieri, Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20060116719
    Abstract: There is disclosed a radially expandable knotless tissue anchor including an expandable outer member defining a bore and an inner member slidably positioned within the bore. Relative longitudinal movement of the inner member relative to the expandable member causes a portion of the expandable member to expand radially outwardly. The tissue anchor further includes a length of suture material having a first end affixed to a distal end of the inner member and a second end preferably affixed to a suturing needle. A transverse bore is provided adjacent the distal end of the inner member. There is also disclosed a method of knotlessly anchoring a section of tissue to a section of bone having a bore drilled therethrough. The method includes passing the suture through the tissue and positioning the expandable member and a section of tissue within the interior of the bore drilled in bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventor: Jonathan Martinek
  • Publication number: 20060100628
    Abstract: There is disclosed a radially expandable knotless tissue anchor including an expandable outer member defining a bore and an inner member slidably positioned within the bore. Relative longitudinal movement of the inner member relative to the expandable member causes a portion of the expandable member to expand radially outwardly. The tissue anchor further includes a length of suture material having a first end affixed to a distal end of the inner member and a second end preferably affixed to a suturing needle. A transverse bore is provided adjacent the distal end of the inner member. There is also disclosed a method of knotlessly anchoring a section of tissue to a section of bone having a bore drilled therethrough. The method includes passing the suture through the tissue and positioning the expandable member and a section of tissue within the interior of the bore drilled in bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventor: Jonathan Martinek