Patents by Inventor Nicholas R. Slater

Nicholas R. Slater 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: 20190150923
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First and second anchors can be carried on an external surface of the slider such that the anchors are spaced apart and portions of the anchors are coaxial with the slider and each other. A flexible strand can couple the anchors. The insertion system can cooperate with the deployment system to move the slider to the deployed position to deploy the first anchor upon activating the actuation member a first time, and to move the slider to the deployed position from the retracted position to deploy the second anchor upon actuating the actuation member a second time after the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Nathan M. Sautter, Brian K. Berelsman, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka, Nicholas R. Slater
  • Patent number: 10265064
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First and second anchors can be carried on an external surface of the slider such that the anchors are spaced apart and portions of the anchors are coaxial with the slider and each other. A flexible strand can couple the anchors. The insertion system can cooperate with the deployment system to move the slider to the deployed position to deploy the first anchor upon activating the actuation member a first time, and to move the slider to the deployed position from the retracted position to deploy the second anchor upon actuating the actuation member a second time after the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Nathan M. Sautter, Brian K. Berelsman, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka, Nicholas R. Slater
  • Publication number: 20170065278
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First and second anchors can be carried on an external surface of the slider such that the anchors are spaced apart and portions of the anchors are coaxial with the slider and each other. A flexible strand can couple the anchors. The insertion system can cooperate with the deployment system to move the slider to the deployed position to deploy the first anchor upon activating the actuation member a first time, and to move the slider to the deployed position from the retracted position to deploy the second anchor upon actuating the actuation member a second time after the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Nathan M. Sautter, Brian K. Berelsman, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka, Nicholas R. Slater
  • Patent number: 9504460
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First and second anchors can be carried on an external surface of the slider such that the anchors are spaced apart and portions of the anchors are coaxial with the slider and each other. A flexible strand can couple the anchors. The insertion system can cooperate with the deployment system to move the slider to the deployed position to deploy the first anchor upon activating the actuation member a first time, and to move the slider to the deployed position from the retracted position to deploy the second anchor upon actuating the actuation member a second time after the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Nathan M. Sautter, Brian K. Berelsman, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka, Nicholas R. Slater
  • Patent number: 9216078
    Abstract: A tensioner system for use in tensioning graft strands in a knee reconstruction procedure can include a handle assembly, a tensioner assembly coupled relative to the handle assembly, and a drive shaft slidably received through and supported by the handle assembly. The tensioner assembly can include an arm support member rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and first and second arm members each rotatably coupled to lateral sides of the arm support member. Each arm member can include at least one graft attachment area adapted to be coupled to a graft strand. The arm support member can be configured to rotate about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tensioner system and perpendicular to an axis of rotation of each of the arm members. The drive shaft can include proximal and distal ends that extend beyond respective proximal and distal ends of the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Nathanael K. Conner, Brian K. Berelsman, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone, Nicholas R. Slater, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters
  • Patent number: 8771352
    Abstract: A tensioner system for use in tensioning graft strands in a knee reconstruction procedure can include a handle assembly, a tensioner assembly coupled relative to the handle assembly, and a drive shaft slidably received through and supported by the handle assembly. The tensioner assembly can include an arm support member rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and first and second arm members each rotatably coupled to lateral sides of the arm support member. Each arm member can include at least one graft attachment area adapted to be coupled to a graft strand. The arm support member can be configured to rotate about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tensioner system and perpendicular to an axis of rotation of each of the arm members. The drive shaft can include proximal and distal ends that extend beyond respective proximal and distal ends of the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Nathanael K. Conner, Brian K. Berelsman, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone, Nicholas R. Slater, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters
  • Publication number: 20130245761
    Abstract: A tensioner system for use in tensioning graft strands in a knee reconstruction procedure can include a handle assembly, a tensioner assembly coupled relative to the handle assembly, and a drive shaft slidably received through and supported by the handle assembly. The tensioner assembly can include an arm support member rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and first and second arm members each rotatably coupled to lateral sides of the arm support member. Each arm member can include at least one graft attachment area adapted to be coupled to a graft strand. The arm support member can be configured to rotate about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tensioner system and perpendicular to an axis of rotation of each of the arm members. The drive shaft can include proximal and distal ends that extend beyond respective proximal and distal ends of the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC.
    Inventors: Nathanael K. CONNER, Brian K. Berelsman, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone, Nicholas R. Slater, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters
  • Publication number: 20120296427
    Abstract: A tensioner system for use in tensioning graft strands in a knee reconstruction procedure can include a handle assembly, a tensioner assembly coupled relative to the handle assembly, and a drive shaft slidably received through and supported by the handle assembly. The tensioner assembly can include an arm support member rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and first and second arm members each rotatably coupled to lateral sides of the arm support member. Each arm member can include at least one graft attachment area adapted to be coupled to a graft strand. The arm support member can be configured to rotate about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the tensioner system and perpendicular to an axis of rotation of each of the arm members. The drive shaft can include proximal and distal ends that extend beyond respective proximal and distal ends of the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Nathanael K. Conner, Brian K. Berelsman, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone, Nicholas R. Slater, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters
  • Patent number: 8303604
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First and second anchors can be carried on an external surface of the slider such that the anchors are spaced apart and portions of the anchors are coaxial with the slider and each other. A flexible strand can couple the anchors. The insertion system can cooperate with the deployment system to move the slider to the deployed position to deploy the first anchor upon activating the actuation member a first time, and to move the slider to the deployed position from the retracted position to deploy the second anchor upon actuating the actuation member a second time after the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Nathan M. Sautter, Brian K. Berelsman, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka, Nicholas R. Slater
  • Publication number: 20100087857
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair device can include a housing having a handle, a deployment system having an actuation member, and an insertion system having an inserter and a slider. The slider can be coupled to the actuation member and movable relative to the inserter between deployed and retracted positions. First and second anchors can be carried on an external surface of the slider such that the anchors are spaced apart and portions of the anchors are coaxial with the slider and each other. A flexible strand can couple the anchors. The insertion system can cooperate with the deployment system to move the slider to the deployed position to deploy the first anchor upon activating the actuation member a first time, and to move the slider to the deployed position from the retracted position to deploy the second anchor upon actuating the actuation member a second time after the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Nathan M. Sautter, Brian K. Berelsman, Jeffery D. Arnett, Joshua A. Butters, Dylan M. Hushka, Nicholas R. Slater