Patents by Inventor Mark E. Housman

Mark E. Housman 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: 20220142636
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the flexible fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steve W. Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew E. Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark E. Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Publication number: 20220110623
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the flexible fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steve W. Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew E. Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark E. Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Patent number: 11219442
    Abstract: A suture anchoring system having an implant body that defines a bore space extending longitudinally about a central axis from a proximal end to a distal end of the implant body. A tapering interference portion is provided on an interior surface of the implant body and extends into the bore space, the taper being toward the central axis of the implant body bore space from the proximal end to the distal end of the implant body. An anchor has a threaded anchor portion extending therefrom and defines a threaded bore, where the extended threaded anchor portion configured to be received in the bore space of the implant body. A slot is defined in the threaded anchor portion, the slot configured to receive the interference portion of the implant body; and a threaded plug is configured to be received in the threaded bore of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Housman
  • Publication number: 20200337690
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity; and a headless insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity, the insertion member including a body having a threaded proximal portion, a non-threaded distal portion, and a cannulation extending a partial length of the insertion member. Other anchor assemblies, anchors, and delivery devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Linh Tuong Nguyen, Paul S. Vincuilla, Richard M. Lunn, Mark E. Housman, Matthew E. Koski, Roland F. Gatturna, David A. Paulk
  • Patent number: 10743855
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity; and a headless insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity, the insertion member including a body having a threaded proximal portion, a non-threaded distal portion, and a cannulation extending a partial length of the insertion member. Other anchor assemblies, anchors, and delivery devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Linh Tuong Nguyen, Paul S. Vincuilla, Richard M. Lunn, Mark E. Housman, Matthew E. Koski, Roland F. Gatturna, David A. Paulk
  • Publication number: 20190125332
    Abstract: A suture anchoring system having an implant body that defines a bore space extending longitudinally about a central axis from a proximal end to a distal end of the implant body. A tapering interference portion is provided on an interior surface of the implant body and extends into the bore space, the taper being toward the central axis of the implant body bore space from the proximal end to the distal end of the implant body. An anchor has a threaded anchor portion extending therefrom and defines a threaded bore, where the extended threaded anchor portion configured to be received in the bore space of the implant body. A slot is defined in the threaded anchor portion, the slot configured to receive the interference portion of the implant body; and a threaded plug is configured to be received in the threaded bore of the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Housman
  • Publication number: 20180338753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a single-use suture anchor and shaft cartridge, the cartridge being removably attached to a reusable handle. One or more sutures may be secured to the suture anchor and routed through interior cannulations of both the suture anchor and the shaft. The ends of the sutures may then be passed to the outside of the shaft either through an aperture in the shaft or into a communicating cannulation in the handle assembly. The ends of the suture then may be passed to the outside of the handle either through an opening at the proximal end of the handle or through a sidewall opening in the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Housman
  • Patent number: 9913709
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to instruments and methods for manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instruments and methods may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft may include a tip with at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Housman, Paul S. Vincuilla, Nikhil N. Verma, Scott Trenhaile
  • Publication number: 20180049735
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity; and a headless insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity, the insertion member including a body having a threaded proximal portion, a non-threaded distal portion, and a cannulation extending a partial length of the insertion member. Other anchor assemblies, anchors, and delivery devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Linh Tuong Nguyen, Paul S. Vincuilla, Richard M. Lunn, Mark E. Housman, Matthew E. Koski, Roland F. Gatturna, David A. Paulk
  • Patent number: 9872688
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an instrument and method of manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instrument and related method may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft comprises a tip including at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Housman, Paul S. Vincuilla, Nikhil N. Verma, Scott Trenhaile
  • Publication number: 20170007393
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to instruments and methods for manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instruments and methods may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft may include a tip with at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Mark E. Housman, Paul S. Vincuilla, Nikhil N. Verma, Scott Trenhaile
  • Patent number: 9480499
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an instrument and method of manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instrument and related method may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft comprises a tip including at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Housman, Paul S. Vincuilla, Nikhil N. Verma, Scott Trenhaile
  • Publication number: 20150250487
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an instrument and method of manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instrument and related method may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft comprises a tip including at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mark E. Housman, Paul S. Vincuilla, Nikhil N. Verma, Scott Trenhaile
  • Publication number: 20150173741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an instrument and method of manipulating soft tissue during a soft tissue repair procedure. The instrument and related method may include use of a handle and a shaft coupled to the handle, the shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the shaft comprises a tip including at least two prongs and a channel located between the prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Mark E. Housman, Paul S. Vincuilla, Nikhil N. Verma, Scott Trenhaile
  • Patent number: 7024866
    Abstract: A piston includes a circumferential groove having a dynamic split seal ring having a flat axially facing surface, a static seal ring having a flat axially facing surface abutting the flat surface of the dynamic seal ring, and a spring mounted within the groove. The spring exerts an axial force on the static seal ring that serves to distribute the axial load with a static seal over the dynamic split seal, thereby preventing shuttling of the split seal within the groove and restricting the leak path of the seal. Preferably, the static seal ring is a polymer and can be an L-ring, a load ring with a flange that abuts the piston body, or flanged designs. In addition, a load ring can be fitted between the L-ring and the spring. The split seal ring has at least one radial spring mounted within the seal ring to create a radial force on the split seal ring. The piston can also include a sleeve that mounts to the piston body, the sleeve forming a wall of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Helix Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Russell M. Sylvia, Allen J. Bartlett, Mark E. Housman
  • Patent number: 6257851
    Abstract: A generalized technique is provided for maximizing the volumetric displacement of a gas within a scroll compressor having a scroll set including a fixed scroll wrap and an orbiting scroll wrap. The scroll wraps are designed to minimize the generating radius Rg for at least the outer portion of the wrap and achieve a high generating radius for at least the inner portion of the wrap. The generating radius can be either evaluated as the absolute value or the mean value taken as an integration from the outer extremity of the wrap inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Scroll Technologies
    Inventors: James W. Bush, Wayne P. Beagle, Mark E. Housman