Patents by Inventor Randall J. Huebner

Randall J. Huebner 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: 20200054375
    Abstract: Bone plates having an adjustable joint, and methods of using the bone plates to fix bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. HUEBNER, Steven P. HORST
  • Patent number: 10456180
    Abstract: Bone plates having an adjustable joint, and methods of using the bone plates to fix bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Steven P. Horst
  • Patent number: 9962205
    Abstract: Bone fixation system, including methods, apparatus, and kits, and comprising a bone plate and at least one instrument that attaches to the bone plate and provides at least one radiopaque region to facilitate positioning the bone plate on bone visualized by radiographic imaging. The instrument may be a handle assembly and/or a targeting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joshua P. Federspiel, Carol-Lynn E. Connors, James C. Ritter
  • Patent number: 9848930
    Abstract: Bone fixation system including methods, apparatus, and kits, for steering a leading end of a fastener within bone. In some embodiments, the system may include (a) a flexible fastener having an external thread, and (b) a guide including a graspable handle attached or attachable to a wire having a distal end portion with a preformed longitudinal curvature in a direction indicated by the handle. The wire may be extendable through the fastener and configured to be advanced longitudinally, while extending through the fastener, such that the distal end portion of the wire penetrates bone ahead of a leading end of the fastener and creates a curved travel path for the leading end of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Acumed LLC, Acute Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joel Gillard
  • Patent number: 9707084
    Abstract: System, including apparatus, methods, and kits, for replacement of the proximal end of a radial bone with a prosthesis having a floating articular member. The prosthesis may include a head portion connected or connectable to a stem portion. While the stem portion remains operatively connected to the head portion, the head portion and/or an articular member thereof may be permitted to float in position relative to the stem portion. The head portion/articular member may float transversely (e.g., translationally) and/or rotationally with respect to the stem portion. The articular member may articulate with a humeral bone or both a humeral bone and an ulnar bone. In some embodiments, the head portion may include a fixed member for articulation with an ulnar bone and a floating member for articulation with a humeral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Jeff A. Bergquist, Kara J. Budor, Larry W. Ehmke
  • Patent number: 9707022
    Abstract: System, including apparatus and methods, for fixing bone with a bone plate supported temporarily at a slant on bone by a leg member before the bone plate is used as a lever to reposition a region of the bone. In some embodiments, the leg member may be a post member that attaches to the bone plate by threaded engagement with an aperture of the bone plate. In some embodiments, the bone plate and the leg member may be used near the end of a long bone, such as on a distal portion of a radial bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joshua P. Federspiel, Carol-Lynn E. Connors
  • Publication number: 20170035477
    Abstract: Bone plates having an adjustable joint, and methods of using the bone plates to fix bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Steven P. Horst
  • Patent number: 9526545
    Abstract: System, including apparatus and methods, for fixing bone with a bone plate supported temporarily at a slant on bone by a leg member before the bone plate is used as a lever to reposition a region of the bone. In some embodiments, the leg member may be a post member that attaches to the bone plate by threaded engagement with an aperture of the bone plate. In some embodiments, the bone plate and the leg member may be used near the end of a long bone, such as on a distal portion of a radial bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joshua P. Federspiel, Carol-Lynn E. Connors
  • Publication number: 20160346020
    Abstract: System, including apparatus and methods, for fixing bone with a bone plate supported temporarily at a slant on bone by a leg member before the bone plate is used as a lever to reposition a region of the bone. In some embodiments, the leg member may be a post member that attaches to the bone plate by threaded engagement with an aperture of the bone plate. In some embodiments, the bone plate and the leg member may be used near the end of a long bone, such as on a distal portion of a radial bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joshua P. Federspiel, Carol-Lynn E. Connors
  • Publication number: 20160346019
    Abstract: System, including apparatus and methods, for fixing bone with a bone plate supported temporarily at a slant on bone by a leg member before the bone plate is used as a lever to reposition a region of the bone. In some embodiments, the leg member may be a post member that attaches to the bone plate by threaded engagement with an aperture of the bone plate. In some embodiments, the bone plate and the leg member may be used near the end of a long bone, such as on a distal portion of a radial bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Joshua P. Federspiel, Carol-Lynn E. Connors
  • Patent number: 9463058
    Abstract: A method and device for improving the placement of a second guide wire in relation to a first guide wire. A body having a first guide wire channel extends from a proximal end to a distal end. The distal end includes a needle-like tip arranged to receive a first guide wire from the first guide wire channel. The body further includes at least one parallel guide wire conduit in close proximity and substantially parallel to the channel. An elongated slot, with a wide opening on the distal end, narrows at the proximal end with a terminus exiting the body in close proximity to the needle-like tip. A second guide wire can be selectively inserted in either the at least one parallel conduit or in the slot to arrange the second guide wire in close and parallel proximity to, or in close and intersecting the trajectory of, the first guide wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Blake A. Matsuzaki, Randall J. Huebner
  • Patent number: 9414871
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for fixing bones with bone plates having movable locking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, David G. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9308033
    Abstract: Bone plates having an adjustable joint, and methods of using the bone plates to fix bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Steven P. Horst
  • Publication number: 20160038203
    Abstract: A method of repairing bone. In the method, a sleeve and a fastener may be provided, with the fastener projecting from the sleeve and having a trailing section disposed in threaded engagement with the sleeve. A leading section of the fastener may be driven into threaded engagement with bone. The sleeve may be advanced into contact with the bone to apply tension to the fastener and compress the bone. A trailing section of the fastener may be driven out of the sleeve and into threaded engagement with the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Randall J. Huebner
  • Publication number: 20160022425
    Abstract: System, including apparatus, methods, and kits, for replacement of the proximal end of a radial bone with a prosthesis having a floating articular member. The prosthesis may include a head portion connected or connectable to a stem portion. While the stem portion remains operatively connected to the head portion, the head portion and/or an articular member thereof may be permitted to float in position relative to the stem portion. The head portion/articular member may float transversely (e.g., translationally) and/or rotationally with respect to the stem portion. The articular member may articulate with a humeral bone or both a humeral bone and an ulnar bone. In some embodiments, the head portion may include a fixed member for articulation with an ulnar bone and a floating member for articulation with a humeral bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Jeff A. Bergquist, Kara J. Budor, Larry W. Ehmke
  • Patent number: 9161793
    Abstract: A method of repairing bone. In the method, a sleeve and a fastener may be provided, with the fastener projecting from the sleeve and having a trailing section disposed in threaded engagement with the sleeve. A leading section of the fastener may be driven into threaded engagement with bone. The sleeve may be advanced into contact with the bone to apply tension to the fastener and compress the bone. A trailing section of the fastener may be driven out of the sleeve and into threaded engagement with the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventor: Randall J. Huebner
  • Patent number: 9155626
    Abstract: System, including apparatus, methods, and kits, for replacement of the proximal end of a radial bone with a prosthesis having a floating articular member. The prosthesis may include a head portion connected or connectable to a stem portion. While the stem portion remains operatively connected to the head portion, the head portion and/or an articular member thereof may be permitted to float in position relative to the stem portion. The head portion/articular member may float transversely (e.g., translationally) and/or rotationally with respect to the stem portion. The articular member may articulate with a humeral bone or both a humeral bone and an ulnar bone. In some embodiments, the head portion may include a fixed member for articulation with an ulnar bone and a floating member for articulation with a humeral bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ACUMED LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Jeff Andrew Bergquist, Kara J. Budor, Larry W. Ehmke
  • Publication number: 20150216574
    Abstract: Bone plates having an adjustable joint, and methods of using the bone plates to fix bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Steven P. Horst
  • Patent number: 9078757
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for replacement of at least one surface region of a distal radioulnar joint using at least one prosthesis. In some embodiments, the system may provide restoration of normal, unconstrained biomechanics of the joint, which may preserve rotation and translation and ensure durability of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ACUMED LLC
    Inventors: William B. Kleinman, Randall J. Huebner, Larry W. Ehmke, Marcus Mohr
  • Publication number: 20150157379
    Abstract: A method and device for improving the placement of a second guide wire in relation to a first guide wire. A body having a first guide wire channel extends from a proximal end to a distal end. The distal end includes a needle-like tip arranged to receive a first guide wire from the first guide wire channel. The body further includes at least one parallel guide wire conduit in close proximity and substantially parallel to the channel. An elongated slot, with a wide opening on the distal end, narrows at the proximal end with a terminus exiting the body in close proximity to the needle-like tip. A second guide wire can be selectively inserted in either the at least one parallel conduit or in the slot to arrange the second guide wire in close and parallel proximity to, or in close and intersecting the trajectory of, the first guide wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: ACUMED, LLC
    Inventors: Blake Matsuzaki, Randall J. Huebner