Patents by Inventor Laura Zagrocki Brinker

Laura Zagrocki Brinker 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: 20210290359
    Abstract: Implant systems and related methods for joining bone and/or tissue portions is disclosed. The implant systems include a first flexible anchor tube comprising a first annular side wall defining a first internal cavity, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, and a second flexible anchor tube comprising a second annular side wall defining a second internal cavity, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end. The implant systems also comprise at least one suture that passes through the first and second side walls a plurality of times. The at least one suture extends along a pattern that prevents the second anchor tube from translating along the at least one suture and allows the first anchor tube to translate along the at least one suture toward the second anchor tube when first and second end portions of the at least one suture are tensioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: PARAGON 28, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle James HARTSON, Laura Zagrocki BRINKER, Randy ALLARD, Albert DACOSTA
  • Patent number: 11123120
    Abstract: Bone fusion system, devices, guide, implant and methods for using the bone fusion system, devices, guide and implant are disclosed. The fusion system includes an alignment guide and an implant. The alignment guide couples to the implant. The alignment guide includes a body, a fixation member engaging a first end of the body, and a tissue protector engaging a second end of the body. The implant includes a body portion, an extension portion extending away from a first end of the body portion, a curved portion extending away from a second end of the body portion, and a foot member extending away from the curved portion perpendicular to the body portion. Finally, methods for using the bone fusion system, devices, guide and implant are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Frank S. Bono, Randy Allard, Richard David Hunt, Spanky Raymond, Laura Zagrocki Brinker
  • Patent number: 11076864
    Abstract: Resected bone and/or tissue removal instruments and related methods are disclosed. The instruments include a first elongate member including a first head portion with a front edge and a first handle portion. The instrument further includes second elongate member rotatably coupled to the first elongate member at a first rotation point, the second member including a second handle portion and an end portion. The instrument also includes a third elongate member rotatably coupled to the first elongate member at a second rotation point, the third member including a second head portion and an end portion. The end portions of the second and third members are rotatably coupled at a third movable rotation point positioned between the first and second rotation points. The second head portion includes an interior surface with a front cutting tooth defining a free end of the second head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Frank S. Bono, Benjamin Majors, Laura Zagrocki Brinker
  • Publication number: 20210085338
    Abstract: Guides, systems, and methods for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are disclosed. The guide system including a cut guide, an alignment guide, and at least one directional wire. The cut guide including a base portion, an extension member extending away from a bottom surface of the base portion, and at least one arm extending away from an end of the base portion. The alignment guide, including a base portion, a first extension member extending away from a bottom surface of the base portion in a first direction, and a second extension member extending away from the bottom surface of the base portion in a second direction. Methods of using a guide system for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert DACOSTA, Laura Zagrocki BRINKER, Randy ALLARD
  • Publication number: 20210022781
    Abstract: Guides, implants, devices, instruments, systems, and assemblies for achieving bone fusion are disclosed. A bone fusion system, including an implant template, a guide wire for insertion through the implant template, a bone plate for receiving the guide wire, and an alignment guide apparatus for coupling to the bone plate. Methods of using a bone fusion system for achieving bone fusion are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert DACOSTA, Byron L. HUTCHINSON, Spanky RAYMOND, Daniel J. LEE, Francis D. BARMES, Laura Zagrocki BRINKER
  • Patent number: 10856886
    Abstract: Guides, systems, and methods for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are disclosed. The guide system including a cut guide, an alignment guide, and at least one directional wire. The cut guide including a base portion, an extension member extending away from a bottom surface of the base portion, and at least one arm extending away from an end of the base portion. The alignment guide, including a base portion, a first extension member extending away from a bottom surface of the base portion in a first direction, and a second extension member extending away from the bottom surface of the base portion in a second direction. Methods of using a guide system for maintaining, correcting and/or fusing joint deformities are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Randy Allard
  • Patent number: 10799276
    Abstract: Guides, implants, devices, instruments, systems, and assemblies for achieving bone fusion are disclosed. A bone fusion system, including an implant template, a guide wire for insertion through the implant template, a plate for receiving the guide wire, and an alignment guide apparatus for coupling to the plate. Methods of using a bone fusion system for achieving bone fusion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Byron L. Hutchinson, Spanky Raymond, Daniel J. Lee, Frank Barmes, Laura Zagrocki Brinker
  • Publication number: 20200229828
    Abstract: Osteotomy systems, devices, and methods for using the osteotomy systems are disclosed. The osteotomy system including an alignment device, at least one k-wire for insertion into the alignment device, and a cut guide with at least one hole for receiving at least one k-wire and a slot for receiving a saw blade. An osteotomy kit including an alignment device, cut guide, and position rotation device. The alignment device, cut guide, position rotation device, and bone plate are also disclosed. Finally, a method for fusing bones using the osteotomy system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo WAGNER, Emilio WAGNER, John MULLINS, Laura Zagrocki BRINKER
  • Patent number: 10660676
    Abstract: Implants, devices, instruments, systems and methods for correcting bone deformities in the lower extremity are disclosed. Specifically, implants, devices, instruments, systems and methods used for hammertoe procedures are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PARAGON 28, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Lintula, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Jens Cole, Albert DaCosta
  • Patent number: 10610241
    Abstract: Osteotomy systems, devices, and methods for using the osteotomy systems are disclosed. The osteotomy system including an alignment device, at least one k-wire for insertion into the alignment device, and a cut guide with at least one hole for receiving at least one k-wire and a slot for receiving a saw blade. An osteotomy kit including an alignment device, cut guide, and position rotation device. The alignment device, cut guide, position rotation device, and bone plate are also disclosed. Finally, a method for fusing bones using the osteotomy system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Wagner, Emilio Wagner, John Mullins, Laura Zagrocki Brinker
  • Patent number: 10595915
    Abstract: Implants, devices, instruments, systems and methods for correcting bone deformities in the extremities are disclosed. Specifically, implants, devices, instruments, systems and methods used for hammertoe procedures are disclosed. The implant insertion system including an insertion instrument and an implant. The insertion instrument including a first end, a second end, and an opening extending into the insertion instrument from the second end. The implant including a first portion at a first end, a second portion at a second end, and an intermediate portion coupling the first portion to the second portion. The first portion being received within the opening of the insertion instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lintula, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Albert Dacosta
  • Publication number: 20200015868
    Abstract: Bone fusion system, devices, guide, implant and methods for using the bone fusion system, devices, guide and implant are disclosed. The fusion system includes an alignment guide and an implant. The alignment guide couples to the implant. The alignment guide includes a body, a fixation member engaging a first end of the body, and a tissue protector engaging a second end of the body. The implant includes a body portion, an extension portion extending away from a first end of the body portion, a curved portion extending away from a second end of the body portion, and a foot member extending away from the curved portion perpendicular to the body portion. Finally, methods for using the bone fusion system, devices, guide and implant are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert DACOSTA, Frank S. BONO, Randy ALLARD, Richard David HUNT, Spanky RAYMOND, Laura Zagrocki BRINKER
  • Patent number: D904609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Randy Allard
  • Patent number: D904610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Randy Allard
  • Patent number: D910178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert DaCosta, Frank S. Bono, Randy Allard, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Richard David Hunt, Spanky Raymond
  • Patent number: D910181
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert DaCosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Richard David Hunt, Spanky Raymond
  • Patent number: D915588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Randy Allard
  • Patent number: D932012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert DaCosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Richard David Hunt, Spanky Raymond
  • Patent number: D932013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Frank S. Bono, Randy Allard, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Richard David Hunt, Spanky Raymond
  • Patent number: D933821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Paragon 28, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Dacosta, Laura Zagrocki Brinker, Randy Allard