Patents by Inventor Mark A. Rydell

Mark A. Rydell 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: 20210145425
    Abstract: Methods and devices of tissue attachment with one or more tissue layers being attached using an adhesive to bone or other tissue layers including moving skin and surrounding tissues of the face or any other body part in relationship to the bone or cartilage structures below thus effecting a “skin tightening” or lifting procedure. Methods and devices for minimally invasively locating a precise tissue layer, repositioning the tissue layer in relation to the surrounding tissue layers, creating a specific potential space, delivering an adhesive material within the tissue and depositing an amount of adhesive/sealant material to allow for tissue adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: CUFIX, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, Mark Rydell, Al Zelickson
  • Patent number: 10932765
    Abstract: Methods and devices of tissue attachment with one or more tissue layers being attached using an adhesive to bone or other tissue layers including moving skin and surrounding tissues of the face or any other body part in relationship to the bone or cartilage structures below thus effecting a “skin tightening” or lifting procedure. Methods and devices for minimally invasively locating a precise tissue layer, repositioning the tissue layer in relation to the surrounding tissue layers, creating a specific potential space, delivering an adhesive material within the tissue and depositing an amount of adhesive/sealant material to allow for tissue adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CUFIX, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, Mark Rydell, Al Zelickson
  • Publication number: 20190282375
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for implanting a semi-rigid medical implant. The surgical instrument includes a shaft, an accessory shaft, an actuation mechanism and an implant engagement mechanism. The shaft has a channel formed therein. The shaft has a proximal end and a distal end. The accessory shaft is slidably mounted in the channel. The accessory shaft has a proximal end and a distal end. The actuation mechanism is mounted to the shaft proximate the proximal end thereof. The actuation mechanism is capable of causing the accessory shaft to slide with respect to the shaft. The implant engagement mechanism is attached to the distal end of the accessory shaft. The implant engagement mechanism is capable of engaging a semi-rigid surgical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Kyle, Jeffrey C. Felt, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie, John P. Mehawaj
  • Publication number: 20190269524
    Abstract: The invention is a modular interbody fusion device for fusing adjacent spinal vertebrae that is adapted to be implanted in a prepared interbody space including a first modular segment having a width including a first rail extending at least partially along one side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the first modular segment, a second modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the first rail on one side of the width and having a second rail extending at least partially along another side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the second modular segment, a third modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the second rail on one side of the width and wherein the device has an expanded position in which the second and third modular segments are extended along the first and second rails and positioned in a generally end to end configuration spaced apart by the rails prior to implantation and an implanted position in which the modular segments are
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Britt Norton, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie
  • Patent number: 10195048
    Abstract: The invention is a modular interbody fusion device for fusing adjacent spinal vertebrae that is adapted to be implanted in a prepared interbody space including a first modular segment having a width including a first rail extending at least partially along one side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the first modular segment, a second modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the first rail on one side of the width and having a second rail extending at least partially along another side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the second modular segment, a third modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the second rail on one side of the width and wherein the device has an expanded position in which the second and third modular segments are extended along the first and second rails and positioned in a generally end to end configuration spaced apart by the rails prior to implantation and an implanted position in which the modular segments are
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vertebral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Britt Norton, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie
  • Publication number: 20180028331
    Abstract: The invention is a modular interbody fusion device for fusing adjacent spinal vertebrae that is adapted to be implanted in a prepared interbody space including a first modular segment having a width including a first rail extending at least partially along one side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the first modular segment, a second modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the first rail on one side of the width and having a second rail extending at least partially along another side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the second modular segment, a third modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the second rail on one side of the width and wherein the device has an expanded position in which the second and third modular segments are extended along the first and second rails and positioned in a generally end to end configuration spaced apart by the rails prior to implantation and an implanted position in which the modular segments are
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Britt Norton, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie
  • Patent number: 9737414
    Abstract: A modular interbody fusion device for fusing adjacent spinal vertebrae that is adapted to be implanted in a prepared interbody space including a first modular segment having a width including a first rail extending at least partially along one side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the first modular segment, a second modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the first rail on one side of the width and having a second rail extending at least partially along another side of the width and beyond a periphery of a body portion of the second modular segment, a third modular segment having a width and slidably connected to the second rail on one side of the width and wherein the device has an expanded position and an implanted position in which the modular segments are combined to mimic the shape of the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Vertebral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Felt, Britt Norton, Mark Rydell, Steve Crosbie
  • Publication number: 20170181866
    Abstract: A segmented disc nucleus replacement prosthesis and system for its implantation wherein the segments are made of a compliant, homogeneous material throughout. The prosthesis comprises a plurality of modular segments that mate together in a rail-and-slot arrangement. The rails and slots are configured to interlock and hold together under load despite being formed of compliant materials. In one embodiment, insertion tools and stabilizers are utilized for manipulation of the modular segments, the insertion tools and stabilizers being designed to accommodate for handling the compliant modular segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie, John P. Mehawej
  • Patent number: 9510953
    Abstract: A segmented disc nucleus replacement prosthesis and system for its implantation wherein the segments are made of a compliant, homogeneous material throughout. The prosthesis comprises a plurality of modular segments that mate together in a rail-and-slot arrangement. The rails and slots are configured to interlock and hold together under load despite being formed of compliant materials. In one embodiment, insertion tools and stabilizers are utilized for manipulation of the modular segments, the insertion tools and stabilizers being designed to accommodate for handling the compliant modular segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Vertebral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie, John P. Mehawej
  • Patent number: 9204971
    Abstract: A monolithic interpositional arthroplasty implant for use in repairing gyngylmus joints such as the joints of the ankle. The implant is a monolithic tibiotalar implant having a first major surface shaped to be positioned against a tibia. The tibia is allowed to articulate across the first major surface. A second major surface is shaped to be positioned against the talus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: MEMOMETAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Mark A. Rydell, Scott McGarvey, Jeffrey C. Felt
  • Publication number: 20150202049
    Abstract: A monolithic interpositional arthroplasty implant for use in repairing gyngylmus joints such as the joints of the ankle. The implant is a monolithic tibiotalar implant having a first major surface shaped to be positioned against a tibia. The tibia is allowed to articulate across the first major surface. A second major surface is shaped to be positioned against the talus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Rydell, Scott McGarvey, Jeffrey C. Felt
  • Patent number: 9022984
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivery of an elongate member into the lumen of a trans-dermal catheter. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises a protective sheath configured to at least substantially surround an elongate member; and slidable member configured to travel along the protective sheath, the slidable member operatively coupled to the elongate member; wherein the elongate member is insertable into a lumen of a trans-dermal catheter by moving the slidable member along at least a part of the length of the protective sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pursuit Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ziebol, William S. Nettekoven, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 9005173
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Publication number: 20130292945
    Abstract: Inventive systems (e.g., turbines) for harnessing hydroelectric energy are described. The turbines include: (1) a central longitudinal shaft configured to mount and to rotate on a central axis perpendicular to a direction of fluid flow; (2) a plurality of substantially circularly arcing blades designed to couple to the shaft, each of the substantially circularly arcing blades having defined at one end one or more blade apertures; and (3) a fastening sub-assembly including fasteners, the fastening sub-assembly used for coupling the circularly arcing blades to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Lucid Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Roderic Alan Schlabach, Mark Rydell Cosby, Edward Kurth, Igor Palley, Greg Smith, Jacob J. Brenneman
  • Publication number: 20130245770
    Abstract: A segmented disc nucleus replacement prosthesis and system for its implantation wherein the segments are made of a compliant, homogeneous material throughout. The prosthesis comprises a plurality of modular segments that mate together in a rail-and-slot arrangement. The rails and slots are configured to interlock and hold together under load despite being formed of compliant materials. In one embodiment, insertion tools and stabilizers are utilized for manipulation of the modular segments, the insertion tools and stabilizers being designed to accommodate for handling the compliant modular segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Felt, Mark A. Rydell, Stephen H. Crosbie, John P. Mehawej
  • Patent number: 8360720
    Abstract: A generally spherical turbine configured to rotate transversely within a cylindrical pipe under the power of fluid flowing either direction therethrough is operatively coupled with a rotating machine or generator to produce electricity. In one embodiment, the blades of the spherical turbine curve in an approximately 180 degree arc in a plane that is at an inclined angle relative to the rotational axis of a central shaft. In another embodiment, a deflector is provided upstream of the spherical turbine and within the cylindrical pipe to control flow through the spherical turbine by shielding a part thereof. The blades of the spherical turbine are airfoil in cross section to optimize hydrodynamic flow, to minimize cavitation, and to maximize conversion from axial to rotating energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Lucid Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Roderic A. Schlabach, Mark Rydell Cosby, Edward J. Kurth, Igor Palley, Greg Smith
  • Publication number: 20120306205
    Abstract: Inventive systems (e.g., turbines) for harnessing hydroelectric energy are described. The turbines, includes: (1) a central longitudinal shaft configured to mount and to rotate on a central axis perpendicular to a direction of fluid flow; (2) a plurality of arcing blades coupled with the shaft, the blades extending radially outwardly from the shaft, and the blades including an airfoil cross-section along a substantial length of the blades; and (3) a hydrodynamic cap covering a location where the arcing blades couple with the shaft such that in an operating state of the turbine, presence of the hydrodynamic cap reduces an amount of bypass area, which is area outside a region that is swept by the arcing blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Lucid Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rydell Cosby, Timothy P. Braun, Roderic Alan Schlabach, Igor Palley, Jacob J. Brenneman, Joshua T. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20120031518
    Abstract: A novel conduit design is disclosed. The conduit includes a cylindrical body having defined therein a first aperture and a second aperture, wherein the first aperture is designed to receive a shaft of a turbine and the second aperture is sufficiently large to facilitate ingress or egress of a probe through the second aperture, and wherein the second aperture is located a distance away from the first aperture such that when a turbine is disposed through the first aperture, an entry by a probe into the cylindrical body through the second aperture is not prevented by presence of the turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicants: LUCID ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, LLP, NORTHWEST PIPE COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory S. Smith, Mark Rydell Cosby, Roderic Alan Schlabach
  • Patent number: 8100979
    Abstract: A method and system for the creation or modification of the wear surface of orthopedic joints, involving the preparation and use of one or more partially or fully preformed and procured components, adapted for insertion and placement into the body and at the joint site. In a preferred embodiment, component(s) can be partially cured and generally formed ex vivo and further and further formed in vivo at the joint site to enhance conformance and improve long term performance. In another embodiment, a preformed balloon or composite material can be inserted into the joint site and filled with a flowable biomaterial in situ to conform to the joint site. In yet another embodiment, the preformed component(s) can be fully cured and formed ex vivo and optionally further fitted and secured at the joint site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Vertebral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Felt, Mark A. Rydell, Paul J. Buscemi, Alexander Arsenyev, Christopher H. Porter
  • Publication number: 20120016380
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell