Patents by Inventor Paul Re

Paul Re 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).

  • Patent number: 10544195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Patent number: 9526606
    Abstract: A method of revising a graft in a bone tunnel including unpinning a graft ligament support block from within a bone tunnel in a host bone, withdrawing the graft ligament support block from the bone tunnel to create a vacated bone tunnel, advancing a graft ligament support block into the vacated bone tunnel, and pinning the graft ligament support block within the bone tunnel. In one embodiment, the graft ligament support block includes a body having a graft hole and a transverse fixation pin hole extending through the body. The graft hole and the transverse fixation pin hole extend substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body. An installation tool can be provided for inserting the graft ligament support block into the bone tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140163679
    Abstract: A method of revising a graft in a bone tunnel including unpinning a graft ligament support block from within a bone tunnel in a host bone, withdrawing the graft ligament support block from the bone tunnel to create a vacated bone tunnel, advancing a graft ligament support block into the vacated bone tunnel, and pinning the graft ligament support block within the bone tunnel. In one embodiment, the graft ligament support block includes a body having a graft hole and a transverse fixation pin hole extending through the body. The graft hole and the transverse fixation pin hole extend substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body. An installation tool can be provided for inserting the graft ligament support block into the bone tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson
  • Patent number: 8470037
    Abstract: A system for reconstructing a ligament by fixing at least one graft ligament strand in a bone tunnel is provided. The system a retainer configured for disposition in the bone tunnel, the retainer including a crosshole for receiving a locking pin and a mounting shoulder formed about the crosshole, and a cap removably attached to the retainer for capturing the at least one graft ligament strand by compressing the at least one graft ligament strand between the cap and the retainer, wherein the cap includes at least one locking member configured to engage the mounting shoulder of the retainer to facilitate gripping of the at least one graft ligament strand between the cap and the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul Re, Peter F. Marshall, Jesse Scott Drake
  • Patent number: 8430884
    Abstract: A guide for positioning a femoral tunnel during an ACL repair. The device may include a shaft having a distal end and a femoral surface engagement member. The femoral surface engagement member may be selectively deployable relative to the distal end of the shaft. The femoral surface engagement member may have a relatively sharp distal end, that is configured to alter, e.g., pierce, a surface of the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Patent number: 8430883
    Abstract: A device for positioning a femoral tunnel during ACL reconstruction, the device comprising: a shaft having a lumen, the lumen defining a longitudinal axis; and a distal offset projection, at least a portion of the distal offset projection extending distally from the elongated shaft; and a single lateral reference member configured to reference a portion of a patient's anatomy, e.g., a PCL or a portion of the femoral notch, the lateral reference member located on one of the left or the right side of the device, wherein, on a second one of the left or the right side of the device, the device defines a void. Two devices may be employed to provide a set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Patent number: 8343161
    Abstract: A guide for positioning a femoral tunnel during an ACL repair. The device may include a shaft having two or more lumen extending longitudinally therethrough. The device may also include a distal offset projection, at least a portion of the distal offset projection extending distally from the elongated shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Patent number: 8323289
    Abstract: A device for positioning a tibial tunnel during ACL reconstruction, the device that includes an elongated body having proximal and distal ends; and a distal arm extending from the distal end of the elongated body, a distal portion of the distal arm being configured for insertion into a pre-formed opening in a femur. The distal arm and the body are not aligned relative to each other when viewed from above. A pair of such devices, providing tunnel positioning for right and left knee surgeries, maybe provided in a set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Patent number: 8298239
    Abstract: A device for positioning a tibial tunnel during ACL reconstruction, the device comprising: a distal portion including a body and a distal arm extending from the distal end of the body, and an outrigger configured to be held by a user. The outrigger and the distal portion are selectively rotatable relative to each other such that the distal portion and the outrigger may be selectively moved out of alignment relative to each other when viewed from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Patent number: 8292897
    Abstract: A system for installation of a graft ligament support block is provided. The system includes an installation tool having a holder including a shaft having a handle at a proximal end and a distal end configured for selectively engaging the graft ligament support block. The installation tool further includes a drill guide including an outrigger having a bore formed on its distal end for selectively receiving a drill sleeve and a proximal end configured to selectively engage the holder. Also provided is a kit for use in reconstructing a ligament. The kit includes an installation tool including a holder and a drill guide, a drill sleeve, a guidewire, one or more drills, one or more graft ligament support blocks and one or more transverse fixation pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8292894
    Abstract: A device for positioning a tibial tunnel during ACL reconstruction is provided. The device includes a portion insertable into a pre-formed opening in the femur. Also provided is a method for positioning a tibial tunnel during ACL reconstruction. The method includes the steps of forming an opening in a femur bone, inserting a portion of a device into the opening, and using the device to position an opening in a tibia bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Patent number: 8282647
    Abstract: A guide for positioning a femoral tunnel during an ACL repair. The device may include a shaft having a lumen, the lumen defining a longitudinal axis, and a distal offset projection, at least a portion of the distal offset projection extending distally from the elongated shaft, wherein the distal offset projection and the shaft are moveable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Publication number: 20120095556
    Abstract: A system for use in reconstructing a ligament is provided. The system includes a graft ligament support block for supporting a graft ligament in a bone tunnel. The support block includes a body, a graft hole extending through the body transverse to a longitudinal axis and configured to receive a graft ligament therein, and a transverse fixation pin hole extending through the body transverse to the longitudinal axis and configured to receive a transverse fixation pin therein. The system further includes a stepped transverse fixation pin having a first portion at a distal end, a second portion at a proximal end, and an annular shoulder configured between the first portion and the second portion. The first portion, the second portion and the annular shoulder form a given profile in a cross-section of a given plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the fixation pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8157805
    Abstract: An encapsulation device for repair of articular cartilage defects includes a body for disposition adjacent a bone in an area of the cartilage defect, and elongated leg structure extending from the body and for disposition in the bone in the area of the cartilage defect. The leg structure is provided with a length which is a plurality of magnitudes greater than a thickness of the body, and is of a generally conical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8043374
    Abstract: A system for use in reconstructing a ligament is provided. The system includes a graft ligament support block and an installation tool. The support block includes a body having a distal and proximal ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, the proximal end being tapered so as to facilitate withdrawal of the support block through a bone tunnel, a graft hole extending through the body transverse to the longitudinal axis and configured to receive a graft ligament therein and a transverse fixation pin hole extending through the body transverse to the longitudinal axis and configured to receive a transverse fixation pin therein. The installation tool includes a holder having a shaft with distal and proximal ends and longitudinal axis extending therebetween, the proximal end of the shaft including at least one finger for engagement in the opening and a handle mounted to the proximal end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20110144650
    Abstract: A system for installation of a graft ligament support block is provided. The system includes an installation tool having a holder including a shaft having a handle at a proximal end and a distal end configured for selectively engaging the graft ligament support block. The installation tool further includes a drill guide including an outrigger having a bore formed on its distal end for selectively receiving a drill sleeve and a proximal end configured to selectively engage the holder. Also provided is a kit for use in reconstructing a ligament. The kit includes an installation tool including a holder and a drill guide, a drill sleeve, a guidewire, one or more drills, one or more graft ligament support blocks and one or more transverse fixation pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Patent number: 7862612
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reconstructing a ligament using a graft ligament support block which comprises a body, and a graft hole and a transverse fixation pin hole extending through the body, with both the graft hole and the fixation pin hole preferably extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body. A graft ligament is looped through the graft hole, and the support block is advanced into the bone tunnel, with the two free ends of the looped graft ligament extending back out the bone tunnel. Next, a transverse tunnel is formed in the host bone, with the transverse tunnel being aligned with the fixation pin hole. Then the support block is secured in place by pinning the support block within the tunnel, i.e., by advancing a fixation pin along the transverse tunnel in the host bone and into the fixation pin hole in the support block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Scandius Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Re, Mark A. Johanson, Peter F. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20100049203
    Abstract: A guide for positioning a femoral tunnel during an ACL repair. The device may include a shaft having a distal end and a femoral surface engagement member. The femoral surface engagement member may be selectively deployable relative to the distal end of the shaft. The femoral surface engagement member may have a relatively sharp distal end, that is configured to alter, e.g., pierce, a surface of the femur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Publication number: 20100049200
    Abstract: A guide for positioning a femoral tunnel during an ACL repair. The device may include a shaft having a lumen, the lumen defining a longitudinal axis, and a distal offset projection, at least a portion of the distal offset projection extending distally from the elongated shaft, wherein the distal offset projection and the shaft are moveable relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Re
  • Publication number: 20100049202
    Abstract: A device for positioning a femoral tunnel during ACL reconstruction, the device comprising: a shaft having a lumen, the lumen defining a longitudinal axis; and a distal offset projection, at least a portion of the distal offset projection extending distally from the elongated shaft; and a single lateral reference member configured to reference a portion of a patient's anatomy, e.g., a PCL or a portion of the femoral notch, the lateral reference member located on one of the left or the right side of the device, wherein, on a second one of the left or the right side of the device, the device defines a void. Two devices may be employed to provide a set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Re