Patents by Inventor Matthew E. Koski

Matthew E. Koski 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10660739
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include methods and devices for securing a suture, graft, or other material to tissue with an anchor. The anchor of some embodiments includes an eyelet through which the suture, graft, or other material may be passed and mechanisms for selectively engaging the suture, graft, or other material through the eyelet. The mechanisms of some embodiments may also reinforce the anchor to provide a strengthened anchor to withstand actions such as impacting the anchor during insertion or applying bending stress to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Nehal N. Patel, Matthew E. Koski, Geoffrey I. Karasic
  • Patent number: 10448942
    Abstract: A deformable or flexible suture anchor having apertures secures a suture to a skeletal structure via holes drilled through the skeletal structure, and passing the suture therethrough. A deformable structure permits the anchor to resiliently deform or bend for passing through an aperture, and resume a size larger than the passed aperture for securement on an opposed side of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Matthew E. Koski
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170311943
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a no-hole-preparation suture anchor including a tubular anchor body, a tapered tip coupled to the anchor body, an eyelet extending transversely through the anchor, and a plurality of longitudinal ribs extending along at least a portion of the anchor length. The material of the tapered tip is harder than that of the anchor body to facilitate insertion. An anchor inserter for use in combination with the suture anchor includes an elongated, tubular shaft defining a cannulation extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of tines extends distally from the distal end of the shaft. The anchor includes a plurality of longitudinally extending slots, dimensioned to receive respective ones of the inserter tines. The slots extend along the length of the anchor body and continue into the proximal end of the tubular shaft of the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edwin Housman, Matthew E. Koski, Hemantkumar Patel, Marc Joseph Balboa
  • Publication number: 20170304044
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include methods and devices for securing a suture, graft, or other material to tissue with an anchor. The anchor of some embodiments includes an eyelet through which the suture, graft, or other material may be passed and mechanisms for selectively engaging the suture, graft, or other material through the eyelet. The mechanisms of some embodiments may also reinforce the anchor to provide a strengthened anchor to withstand actions such as impacting the anchor during insertion or applying bending stress to the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Nehal N. Patel, Matthew E. Koski, Geoffrey I. Karasic
  • Publication number: 20170215867
    Abstract: A knotless anchor (100) includes an elongate body (102), a plurality of wings (104) extending outward from the body, a plurality of grooves (106) corresponding to the wings formed in the body, and a transverse bore (110) in communication with the grooves. The wings may be pivotably attached to the body, allowing movement between an open position, where the wings do not engage the grooves, and a closed position, where at least a portion of each wing engages its corresponding groove. A suture (122) routed through the grooves and the transverse bore is frictionally secured to the suture when the wings are urged in the closed position. In use, the wings may be urged into the closed position when inserted into a recess smaller than the cross-section of the anchor, such as a hole formed in a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew E. Koski
  • Patent number: 9662219
    Abstract: An orthopedic prosthesis (20, 100) including an implant body (22, 24, 26, 122) defining a number of suture anchor attachment locations (30, 120), and a plurality of suture anchors (40) each including one or more suture (S) extending from an anchor portion (42) that is engaged with a select one of the suture anchor attachment locations (30, 120) to selectively attach a corresponding one of the suture anchors (40) to the implant body (22, 24, 26, 122). A method of using the orthopedic prosthesis (20, 100) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry K. Bonin, Jr., Joseph M. Ferrante, Matthew E. Koski
  • Patent number: 9649103
    Abstract: A knotless anchor (100) includes an elongate body (102), a plurality of wings (104) extending outward from the body, a plurality of grooves (106) corresponding to the wings formed in the body, and a transverse bore (110) in communication with the grooves. The wings may be pivotably attached to the body, allowing movement between an open position, where the wings do not engage the grooves, and a closed position, where at least a portion of each wing engages its corresponding groove. A suture (122) routed through the grooves and the transverse bore is frictionally secured to the suture when the wings are urged in the closed position. In use, the wings may be urged into the closed position when inserted into a recess smaller than the cross-section of the anchor, such as a hole formed in a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew E. Koski
  • Publication number: 20150282801
    Abstract: A knotless anchor (100) includes an elongate body (102), a plurality of wings (104) extending outward from the body, a plurality of grooves (106) corresponding to the wings formed in the body, and a transverse bore (110) in communication with the grooves. The wings may be pivotably attached to the body, allowing movement between an open position, where the wings do not engage the grooves, and a closed position, where at least a portion of each wing engages its corresponding groove. A suture (122) routed through the grooves and the transverse bore is frictionally secured to the suture when the wings are urged in the closed position. In use, the wings may be urged into the closed position when inserted into a recess smaller than the cross-section of the anchor, such as a hole formed in a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew E. Koski
  • Publication number: 20150190237
    Abstract: An orthopedic prosthesis (20, 100) including an implant body (22, 24, 26, 122) defining a number of suture anchor attachment locations (30, 120), and a plurality of suture anchors (40) each including one or more suture (S) extending from an anchor portion (42) that is engaged with a select one of the suture anchor attachment locations (30, 120) to selectively attach a corresponding one of the suture anchors (40) to the implant body (22, 24, 26, 122). A method of using the orthopedic prosthesis (20, 100) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc
    Inventors: Henry K. Bonin, JR., Joseph M. Ferrante, Matthew E. Koski
  • Publication number: 20140243893
    Abstract: A deformable or flexible suture anchor having apertures secures a suture to a skeletal structure via holes drilled through the skeletal structure, and passing the suture therethrough. A deformable structure permits the anchor to resiliently deform or bend for passing through an aperture, and resume a size larger than the passed aperture for securement on an opposed side of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Santangelo, Jeffrey Wyman, Matthew E. Koski