Patents by Inventor Matthew T. Yurek

Matthew T. Yurek 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: 20210282919
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue anchoring device is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and inside surfaces of a bone tunnel to secure the tissue within the tunnel. Methods are described that enable use of the bone anchoring device to secure a tissue graft into the tibial and femoral bones during anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) reconstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm Heaven, John P. Greelis, Mikxay Sirivong, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 11020217
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue anchoring device is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and inside surfaces of a bone tunnel to secure the tissue within the tunnel. Methods are described that enable use of the bone anchoring device to secure a tissue graft into the tibial and femoral bones during anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Malcolm Heaven, John P. Greelis, Mikxay Sirivong, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20200146799
    Abstract: An inflated implant, such as an attenuation device, previously implanted in a urinary bladder can later be removed according to a number of different methods. Preferably, removal is accomplished transurethrally. In one embodiment, removal is accomplished by reducing the inflated implant from an enlarged profile to a reduced profile so that it may be withdrawn transurethrally by a removal system. The removal system can be configured differently depending upon whether reduction from the enlarged profile to the reduced profile is accomplished by deflation, compression, and/or other ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 10327880
    Abstract: An inflated implant, such as an attenuation device, previously implanted in a urinary bladder can later be removed according to a number of different methods. Preferably, removal is accomplished transurethrally. In one embodiment, removal is accomplished by reducing the inflated implant from an enlarged profile to a reduced profile so that it may be withdrawn transurethrally by a removal system. The removal system can be configured differently depending upon whether reduction from the enlarged profile to the reduced profile is accomplished by deflation, compression, and/or other ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20180161147
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue anchoring device is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and inside surfaces of a bone tunnel to secure the tissue within the tunnel. Methods are described that enable use of the bone anchoring device to secure a tissue graft into the tibial and femoral bones during anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) reconstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm Heaven, John P. Greelis, Mikxay Sirivong, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 9925036
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue anchoring device is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and inside surfaces of a bone tunnel to secure the tissue within the tunnel. Methods are described that enable use of the bone anchoring device to secure a tissue graft into the tibial and femoral bones during anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm Heaven, John P. Greelis, Mikxay Sirivong, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20170079761
    Abstract: An inflated implant, such as an attenuation device, previously implanted in a urinary bladder can later be removed according to a number of different methods. Preferably, removal is accomplished transurethrally. In one embodiment, removal is accomplished by reducing the inflated implant from an enlarged profile to a reduced profile so that it may be withdrawn transurethrally by a removal system. The removal system can be configured differently depending upon whether reduction from the enlarged profile to the reduced profile is accomplished by deflation, compression, and/or other ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20160038274
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for securing soft tissue to a rigid material such as bone. A tissue anchoring device is described that comprises an anchor body and a spreader such that tissue may be captured or compressed between outside surfaces on the anchor and inside surfaces of a bone tunnel to secure the tissue within the tunnel. Methods are described that enable use of the bone anchoring device to secure a tissue graft into the tibial and femoral bones during anterior cruciate ligament (“ACL”) reconstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Malcom Heaven, John P. Greelis, Mikxay Sirivong, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 8858460
    Abstract: Measurement of a patient's leak point pressure in the bladder can be taken by a processor in communication with a pressure catheter in the bladder. When leakage occurs pressure data points can be recorded. In some embodiments, the peak pressure can be determined based on pressure data points measured during a set time just before receiving a clinician input indicative that leakage has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20130267868
    Abstract: Measurement of a patient's leak point pressure in the bladder can be taken by a processor in communication with a pressure catheter in the bladder. When leakage occurs pressure data points can be recorded. In some embodiments, the peak pressure can be determined based on pressure data points measured during a set time just before receiving a clinician input indicative that leakage has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20130023723
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of performing a sphincter repair in a patient. The methods can include inserting a stabilization and an anchor deployment tool into the patient, positioning the stabilization tool to access a muscle associated with a sphincter, stabilizing tissue with the stabilization tool, the tissue including or in communication with the muscles associated with the sphincter, advancing the anchor deployment tool into the tissue cavity, advancing the plurality of tissue anchors out of the anchor deployment tool and transmurally through the tissue; tensioning the anchors to shorten the muscle associated with the sphincter, and withdrawing the stabilization tool from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BioStretch Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravinder Mittal, Matthew T. Yurek, Bryan Knodel
  • Patent number: 7691051
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attenuation device, comprising a flexible housing and a high vapor pressure media having a permeability of less than 1 ml/day at body temperature through the outer wall of the flexible housing. In one embodiment, the high vapor pressure media comprises perfluorooctylbromide. In another embodiment, the high vapor pressure media comprises perfluorohexane. In yet another embodiment, the high vapor pressure media comprises perfluorodecalin. Also disclosed herein is a method of treating a patient, comprising providing a compressible attenuation device and introducing within the attenuation device at least one high vapor pressure media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Cascade Ophthalmics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20090105527
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating a patient with benign hypertrophy of the prostate, comprising providing a compressible attenuation device that is moveable from a first, introduction configuration to a second, implanted configuration and attenuating a pressure change within the bladder by reversibly changing the volume of the attenuation device in response to the pressure change. In one embodiment, the attenuation device is advanced percutaneously into the bladder. In another embodiment, the attenuation device is positioned within the bladder to inhibit a decrease in compliance of the bladder wall as a consequence of the benign hypertrophy of the prostate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: ATTENUEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20090048605
    Abstract: A lag tool device can include a driver, an outer sleeve, and a bushing. The device enables a fastener receiving member to be maintained against a bone surface while a fastener is inserted within an aperture of the fastener receiving member. The driver can rotate within the outer sleeve while threadingly mated to the bushing. The driver can advance the fastener within the aperture of the fastener receiving member while the outer sleeve can maintain the fastener receiving member against and in contact with the bone surface. Such a device can prevent the undesirable formation of a gap between the fastener receiving member and the bone surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 7484510
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attenuation device comprising a flexible housing and a medium capable of transformation to inflate the housing from the first configuration to the second configuration. Also disclose herein are methods of treating a patient, comprising: providing a self-inflating expandable attenuation device, containing a medium which is transformable from a first, reduced volume to a second, expanded volume; positioning the attenuation device within the patient at a treatment site; and transforming the medium from the first volume to the second volume. In one embodiment, a self-inflating expandable attenuation device is used to treat glaucoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Cascade Ophthalmics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 7470228
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating a patient with benign hypertrophy of the prostate, comprising providing a compressible attenuation device that is moveable from a first, introduction configuration to a second, implanted configuration and attenuating a pressure change within the bladder by reversibly changing the volume of the attenuation device in response to the pressure change. In one embodiment, the attenuation device is advanced transurethrally into the bladder. In another embodiment, the attenuation device is positioned within the bladder to inhibit a decrease in compliance of the bladder wall as a consequence of the benign hypertrophy of the prostate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 7374532
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attenuation device, comprising a flexible housing and a high vapor pressure media having a vapor pressure approximately equal to the intravesical pressure of the bladder and a permeability of less than 1 ml/day at body temperature through the outer wall of the flexible housing. In one embodiment, the high vapor pressure media comprises perfluorooctylbromide. In another embodiment, the high vapor pressure media comprises perfluorohexane. In yet another embodiment, the high vapor pressure media comprises perfluorodecalin. Also disclosed herein is a method of treating a patient, comprising providing a compressible attenuation device and introducing within the attenuation device at least one high vapor pressure media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: 7185657
    Abstract: Disclosed is a delivery device for controllably delivering a prosthetic bulking device below a tissue surface such as below the mucosa to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The delivery device may be embodied in a deployment catheter, an endoscope, or an endoscope attachment. The bulking device may additionally be explanted from beneath the mucosa. In one embodiment, the bulking device comprises a hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventors: George M. Johnson, John T. Kilcoyne, Ross Tsukashima, Matthew T. Yurek, Scott Harris, Philip J. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7074178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating a patient, comprising providing a compressible attenuation device that is moveable from a first, introduction configuration to a second, implanted configuration. The attenuation device is introduced into a treatment site. In one embodiment, the treatment site is the bladder. In another embodiment, the treatment site is the abdominal cavity. The volume of the attenuation devices changes in response to pressure changes in the treatment site and attenuates pressure changes in the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Solace Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Patent number: D700963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. James Elist, a Medical Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Elist, Gene Scott, Matthew T. Yurek