Patents by Inventor M. Mary Sinnott

M. Mary Sinnott 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: 7722644
    Abstract: A line lock includes a body at least partially bounding two passageways that cooperate to receive a locking portion of a line such as a suture in such a manner that the locking portion can only be drawn through the passageways along one direction. A second suture locking portion may also received by the passageways, or by one of the two passageways in combination with a third passageway. The body may have an elongated, compact shape that is easily implantable in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Medicine Lodge, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Patent number: 7594923
    Abstract: A line lock includes a body at least partially bounding a plurality of passageways such that a suture can only be drawn through the passageways along one direction. The suture is attached to the line lock prior to use in surgery, either by securing one end of the suture to the line lock, or by retaining a loop of the suture with one of the passageways. A needle may be pre-attached to a free end of the suture. The suture may be inserted through the passageways through the use of a cartridge designed to contain the line lock. A threader may pass through the line lock within the cartridge along the desired pathway for the suture. Thus, the suture may be coupled to the threader and drawn through the passageways along the desired pathway by pulling the threader from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Medicine Lodge, Inc
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Publication number: 20090204127
    Abstract: A system and method for passing a suture through a tissue and tying a surgical knot. The system may comprise a suture and a first and a second arm. The first arm may comprise a needle and the second arm may comprise a tube configured to allow the needle of the first arm to pass through. One end of the suture may be wrapped around the tube and the other end of suture secured to the needle. The arms may engage. The needle and suture may pass through the tube and the portion of the suture wrapped around the tube. A knot is formed with the suture. The suture may be secured to the opposite site of the arm with the needle. The arms may disengage which may remove the needle from the tube. The knot may be tensioned by pulling on opposite ends of the suture in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: MEDICINELODGE, INC.
    Inventor: M. Mary Sinnott
  • Patent number: 7572275
    Abstract: A system for attaching soft tissue to bone includes an anchor, a suture, and a tissue retainer. The anchor may have a threaded tip that engages the bone, and a suture retention portion with passageways arranged such that each of first and second anchor portions of the suture can be drawn through the passageways along only a single direction. The tissue retainer has passageways through which the suture can freely move in either direction. Thus, the anchor and the tissue retainer may be attached to bone and tissue, respectively, and the suture may be drawn to substantially irreversibly draw the bone and tissue together. In alternative embodiments, an anchor may receive only one portion of suture and/or one suture end may be affixed to the anchor. The anchor may alternatively permit free motion of the suture, while the tissue retainer permits passage of the suture along only one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Stryker Endoscopy
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Patent number: 7566339
    Abstract: A line lock includes a body at least partially bounding a primary passageway, a secondary passageway, and a working passageway. The passageways may be sized to receive two locking portions of a suture such that each of the locking portions can only be moved through the line lock along one direction. The passageways may be symmetrically arranged to receive the two locking portions in symmetrical fashion. The passageways may also be arranged such that two ends of the suture can be drawn in substantially opposite directions to advance the body along the suture. The body may have one or more grooves into which corresponding portions of the suture can be pressed via tension in the suture to enhance locking. The body may have a generally circular profile that facilitates advancement of the body along the suture to tighten the suture against, for example, internal bodily tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: IMDS.
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Publication number: 20090149884
    Abstract: A tendon attachment system may include two fasteners forming a fastener assembly. The first fastener may comprise a capture body with suture apertures and a threadable capture body hole, two sharpened legs attached to the capture surface, and a tendon channel. The suture may be secured to a tendon, and slid through the apertures guiding the first fastener to the fixation site. The two sharpened legs may be driven into the bone. The capture body may provide security of the tendon to the bone and the sutures may be secured to the first fastener. The second fastener may comprise a head portion, and a threadable portion which may pass through the capture body hole and threadably engage with the bone, further advancing the first fastener toward the bone. The suture may be further secured by the engagement of the second fastener to the first fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: REDYNS MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Snyder, Nathan B. Snyder, George J. Rohlinger, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Publication number: 20070179609
    Abstract: The present invention provides integration between an implant system and therapeutic agent delivery system. The implant may include a prosthesis that restores biomechanical function while decreasing long-term disability and pain by replacing damaged or degenerate tissues, or a reconstructive implant such as a bone plate. The therapeutic agent delivery system may include one or more channels either permanently or reversibly attached to the implant. The channels may receive medication from an external pump via a percutaneous catheter. The channels deliver the medication to one or more medicating surfaces of the implant to treating proximate tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, Chad W. Lewis, Daniel F. Justin, M. Mary Sinnott, Daniel E. Gerbec, Karen Mohr, T. Wade Fallin
  • Publication number: 20040093032
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an elongated shaft having an exterior sidewall extending between a proximal end and an opposing distal end. A helical first thread is wound about and outwardly projects from the exterior sidewall of the shaft so as to extend between the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft. A first suture port transversely extends through at least a portion of the first thread at the proximal end of the shaft. The suture port is configured to receive a suture line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: Stryker Endoscopy
    Inventors: M. Mary Sinnott, Alan Chervitz
  • Patent number: 6685728
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an elongated shaft having an exterior sidewall extending between a proximal end and an opposing distal end. A helical first thread is wound about and outwardly projects from the exterior sidewall of the shaft so as to extend between the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft. A first suture port transversely extends through at least a portion of the first thread at the proximal end of the shaft. The suture port is configured to receive a suture line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Stryker Endoscopy
    Inventors: M. Mary Sinnott, Alan Chervitz
  • Publication number: 20030144696
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes an elongated shaft having an exterior sidewall extending between a proximal end and an opposing distal end. A helical first thread is wound about and outwardly projects from the exterior sidewall of the shaft so as to extend between the proximal end and the distal end of the shaft. A first suture port transversely extends through at least a portion of the first thread at the proximal end of the shaft. The suture port is configured to receive a suture line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: MedicineLodge, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Mary Sinnott, Alan Chervitz
  • Patent number: 6045534
    Abstract: An automated injection module is comprised of a housing, a piston drug capsule disposed within the housing, a piston core including a puncture seal membrane defining a reservoir for holding a drug between the puncture seal membrane and the piston drug capsule, an injection device having at least one sharp end for puncturing the puncture seal upon activation of the device, an end cap on a distal end of the housing, and a pressure source on a proximal end of the housing. The pressure source is preferably a propellant that ignites and forces the piston toward the distal end. Substantially simultaneously, the injection device pierces the puncture seal membrane, the piston core is forced into the piston drug capsule, and the drug is evacuated from the reservoir through the injection device and into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Sarcos, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Aaron M. Best, Tomasz J. Petelenz, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Patent number: 5968017
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system includes a pump having a body that slidably interacts with a handle. The body includes a valve housing fluid coupled with an inlet passageway, an outlet passageway, and a dispensing barrel. A finger rest rigidly projects from the dispensing barrel. A loading chamber is recessed within the finger rest and is configured to receive a fluid supply syringe. A plunger, mounted to the handle, is slidably received within the dispensing barrel. As the plunger is advanced within the barrel, fluid is dispensed from the pump. As the plunge is retracted within the barrel, the barrel is automatically filed with a fluid. The nozzle of the pump is fluid coupled to a hemostasis valve which is in turn fluid coupled to an infusion catheter. The infusion catheter has a distal end with an enlarged tip opening and a plurality of small infusion holes extending through the side thereof. An annular sensing ridge radially inwardly projects from the interior of the catheter at the tip opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Jerry L. Trujillo, M. Mary Sinnott, Jim D. Mottola, Joseph E. Biche, Stephen W. Carlstrom, Darwin L. Mullins, Andy E. Poursaid
  • Patent number: 5951517
    Abstract: A hand operated, fluid dispensing pump includes a body that slidably interacts with a handle. The body includes a valve housing fluid coupled with an inlet passageway, an outlet passageway, and a dispensing barrel. A finger rest rigidly projects from the dispensing barrel. A loading chamber is recessed within the finger rest and is configured to receive a fluid supply syringe. A plunger, mounted to the handle, is slidably received within the dispensing barrel. As the plunger is advanced within the barrel, fluid is dispensed from the pump. Once the plunger is fully advanced, a spring disposed between the body and the handle automatically retracts the plunger within the barrel. As the plunger is retracted within the barrel, the barrel is automatically filled with a fluid from the fluid supply syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Jerry L. Trujillo, M. Mary Sinnott