Patents by Inventor Kyle Craig Pilgeram

Kyle Craig Pilgeram 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: 10568616
    Abstract: An inserter assembly for inserting anchors into bone includes a handle having a handle body. A first inserter is disposed within the handle body and is fixedly connected thereto. The first inserter has an insertion end configured to retain a first anchor for insertion thereof into bone. A second inserter is slidably disposed within the handle body and has an insertion end configured to retain a second anchor for insertion thereof into bone. A sleeve is slidably disposed within the handle body and is releasably connected to the second inserter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Carlos Benitez Monllor, Logan Renwick, Michael Taylor White, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Ross Callison, Benjamin Yore, José Raúl Marchand, Jaime Genuario, Keith Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200029954
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a fixation device including a sleeve member including an interior and an exterior surface along a length defined between a first end and a second end, and at least two openings positioned along the length and extending from the interior and through the exterior surface; and a filament including a first free end and a second free end and a length therebetween, the filament positioned relative to the sleeve member such that the free ends extend from the sleeve member at the first and second ends of the sleeve member, the filament being disposed inside the interior from the first end to a first opening, outside the sleeve member from the first opening to a second opening, and inside the interior from the second opening to the second end of the sleeve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: José Raúl Marchand, Ryan E. Yearsley, Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Patent number: 10448944
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention includes a filamentary fixation system including a sleeve formed of filamentary material including an interior and an exterior surface along a length defined between a first end and a second end, the sleeve having a coating adapted to allow for tissue ingrowth, and a filament formed of filamentary material including a first free end and a second free end, and a length therebetween, at least a portion of the filament positioned within the interior of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: José Raúl Marchand, Ryan E. Yearsley, Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Publication number: 20190264354
    Abstract: A braided filamentary device, in one embodiment, includes a substantially flat morphology having a length, a width, and a height, and a pick count of at least about 50 picks per inch. The filamentary device is adapted to maintain its width while under a tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Ross Callison, Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Publication number: 20190239922
    Abstract: A cannula comprising a monolithic, flexible body having a central passageway bounded by a first flange and a second flange, the central passageway having an irregular shape and a diaphragm positioned therein, the first diaphragm having the same irregular shape and including at least one first diaphragm slit, and a second diaphragm positioned adjacent to or at one of the first or second flanges and having at least one second diaphragm slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Ross Callison
  • Patent number: 10323342
    Abstract: A braided filamentary device, in one embodiment, includes a substantially flat morphology having a length, a width, and a height, and a pick count of at least about 50 picks per inch. The filamentary device is adapted to maintain its width while under a tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Callison, Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Publication number: 20190167283
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, the present invention includes an instrumentation system for preparing a bone for soft tissue repair, the instrumentation system including a flexible drill pin capable of bending along a curved path; an aimer capable of engaging the flexible pin to bend the flexible pin; and a flexible reamer having a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length, the flexible portion comprising a plurality of laser cuts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Steiner, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Ran Oren, Eran Zakai, Elad Rash
  • Patent number: 10285685
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention include a method of securing tissue using a filamentary construct, the method including the steps of passing a length of filament through or around tissue; implanting a filamentary sleeve, formed of filament, into tissue; and passing at least a portion of the length of filament at least partially through the filamentary sleeve to form a one-way cleat. The present invention also provides for various devices, systems, assemblies, kits and methods of use, assembly and manufacture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Publication number: 20190119838
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a braided filament including a plurality of strands each having at least one ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber and at least one polyester fiber wherein the quantity of certain types of fibers in a first strand is the same as the quantity of the same type of fibers in a second strand. In a variant, one additional strand of the braided filament is a monofilament strand. In another variant, each strand is homogeneous with respect to the other strands and is made exclusively from ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fibers and polyester fibers such that each strand has the same distribution and quantity of fiber types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Cortland Cable Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Luis Padilla, Aaron Vodnick
  • Patent number: 10238404
    Abstract: A flexible reamer for preparing a hole in a tissue includes a shaft that extends along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft is cannulated through and has a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length. The flexible portion includes a plurality of discrete, interlocking portions. An asymmetric tip at the distal end of the shaft has at least one flute positioned off-axis relative to a longitudinal axis of the flexible reamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Steiner, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Raymond West, Jeffrey Wyman, Ran Oren, Eran Zakai, Elad Rash
  • Patent number: 10231744
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, the present invention includes an instrumentation system for preparing a bone for soft tissue repair, the instrumentation system including a flexible drill pin capable of bending along a curved path; an aimer capable of engaging the flexible pin to bend the flexible pin; and a flexible reamer having a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length, the flexible portion comprising a plurality of laser cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Ran Oren, Eran Zakai, Elad Rash
  • Patent number: 10167582
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a braided filament including a plurality of strands each having at least one ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber and at least one polyester fiber wherein the quantity of certain types of fibers in a first strand is the same as the quantity of the same type of fibers in a second strand. In a variant, one additional strand of the braided filament is a monofilament strand. In another variant, each strand is homogeneous with respect to the other strands and is made exclusively from ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fibers and polyester fibers such that each strand has the same distribution and quantity of fiber types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Stryker Corporation, Cortland Cable Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Luis Padilla, Aaron Vodnick
  • Patent number: 10123792
    Abstract: Filamentary fixation devices may be used in a variety of surgical procedures to secure soft tissue to bone. The present invention provides various devices, systems, kits and instrumentation for performing such surgical procedures including preparation of soft tissue and bone, preparation and manipulation of such filamentary fixation devices, and insertion and utilization of the fixation devices within a patient's anatomy. In one embodiment, a method for securing soft tissue to bone, the method includes accessing the soft tissue and the bone, passing a filament through the soft tissue, preparing a bore hole in the bone, loading the filament into a filamentary fixation device, implanting the filamentary fixation device, with the filament, into the bore hole, and tensioning the filament so that the filamentary fixation device and filament are secured within the bore hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventor: Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Publication number: 20180242966
    Abstract: A method for securing a sleeve in a bore hole in bone. The method includes disposing at least a portion of a length of filament into the bore hole, and implanting the sleeve into the bore hole such that a first pathway extending through first and second ends of the sleeve opens in a direction toward the opening of the bore hole and in a direction toward the base of the bore hole. The method also includes pulling at least a portion of the length of filament through the first pathway of the sleeve, thereby forming a first loop configuration extending from the first end and at least one free end of the length of filament extending from the second end. Also included is passing the at least one free end through the first loop configuration to create a one-way cinch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Charles McCartney, Harold D. Sampson, JR., Ross Callison, Anthony P. Napolitano
  • Publication number: 20180235746
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present disclosure, an implant system for securing tissue to bone, including a first fixation member releasably engaged to a first inserter, the first fixation member having a throughbore adapted to accept a filament therethrough and a cannulation extending from a proximal end of the first fixation member to a distal end of the first fixation member, the first inserter positioned through the cannulation and having a distal tip extending distally beyond the distal end of the first fixation member, and a second fixation member releasably engaged to a second inserter different from the first inserter, the second fixation member having a size capable of being positioned within the bonehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Mark Larson
  • Patent number: 9986992
    Abstract: A method for securing a sleeve in a bore hole in bone. The method includes disposing at least a portion of a length of filament into the bore hole, and implanting the sleeve into the bore hole such that a first pathway extending through first and second ends of the sleeve opens in a direction toward the opening of the bore hole and in a direction toward the base of the bore hole. The method also includes pulling at least a portion of the length of filament through the first pathway of the sleeve, thereby forming a first loop configuration extending from the first end and at least one free end of the length of filament extending from the second end. Also included is passing the at least one free end through the first loop configuration to create a one-way cinch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Charles McCartney, Harold D. Sampson, Jr., Ross Callison, Anthony P. Napolitano
  • Publication number: 20180146961
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for securing tissue to bone, including drilling a bone hole into the bone; passing a filament through the tissue, the filament including a first end, a second end and a length therebetween, the second end having a loop; passing the first end of the filament through the loop of the filament; pulling on the first end of the filament such that the loop travels along the length of the filament and to the tissue; passing an anchor along the length of the filament, from the first end towards the loop and tissue; engaging the loop with a distal end of the anchor; positioning the distal end of the anchor, with the loop of the filament, into the bone hole; and securing the anchor in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Tracy Pat-Yen Ng, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Lee Harris Cordova, Robert Eugene McLaughlin Il, Stuart Edward Fromm
  • Publication number: 20180064435
    Abstract: Filamentary fixation devices may be used in a variety of surgical procedures to secure soft tissue to bone. The present invention provides various devices, systems, kits and instrumentation for performing such surgical procedures including preparation of soft tissue and bone, preparation and manipulation of such filamentary fixation devices, and insertion and utilization of the fixation devices within a patient's anatomy. In one embodiment, a method for securing soft tissue to bone, the method includes accessing the soft tissue and the bone, passing a filament through the soft tissue, preparing a bore hole in the bone, loading the filament into a filamentary fixation device, implanting the filamentary fixation device, with the filament, into the bore hole, and tensioning the filament so that the filamentary fixation device and filament are secured within the bore hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventor: Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Publication number: 20180036114
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes, in one embodiment, a tensioner instrument having a body having a channel and a plurality of arms projecting outward from the body, each arm including a cleat having a slot adapted to receive a suture; a base member positioned within the channel of the body; an actuating mechanism having a first coupling member adapted to engage a second coupling member on the body to removeably couple the actuating mechanism to the body; and a universal joint adapted to allow for relative movement between the base member and the body such that, when each suture is positioned within each cleat and the actuating mechanism is actuated, the tensioner applies uniform tension to each suture positioned in each cleat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Armando Vidal, Benjamin Yore, Ran Oren, Elad Rash, Miguel Figueroa
  • Patent number: 9808242
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for securing tissue to bone, including drilling a bone hole into the bone; passing a filament through the tissue, the filament including a first end, a second end and a length therebetween, the second end having a loop; passing the first end of the filament through the loop of the filament; pulling on the first end of the filament such that the loop travels along the length of the filament and to the tissue; passing an anchor along the length of the filament, from the first end towards the loop and tissue; engaging the loop with a distal end of the anchor; positioning the distal end of the anchor, with the loop of the filament, into the bone hole; and securing the anchor in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Tracy Pat-Yen Ng, Kyle Craig Pilgeram, Lee Harris Cordova, Robert Eugene McLaughlin, II, Stuart Edward Fromm