Patents by Inventor Reinhold Schmieding

Reinhold Schmieding 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: 10524774
    Abstract: A method for repairing a cartilage defect according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, preparing a cartilage defect for implantation of a cartilage graft and attaching the cartilage graft to bone using at least one knotless suture anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Benedict, Brandon Roller, Reinhold Schmieding, Marc Stoll
  • Publication number: 20190336261
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to surgical tools and methods. The surgical tools can include a handle, a first rod extending from the handle, and a second rod extending from the handle. At least one of the first and second rods may be rotatable between a folded position and a spread position. The first and second rods may be closer together in the folded position than in the spread position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Ravenscroft, Reinhold Schmieding, Thomas Dooney, JR., Peter Dreyfuss
  • Publication number: 20190216593
    Abstract: A graft includes a biological graft. An embroidered textile supports the biological graft. Sutures attach the biological graft and the embroidered textile together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Dooney, JR., Reinhold Schmieding
  • Publication number: 20190117403
    Abstract: Techniques, mixtures, mixing and delivery kits, and improved delivery instruments for implantation of micronized allograft tissue over a microfractured defect. Allograft cartilage tissue is delivered over a cartilage defect that has been debrided and microfractured, without the need for a periosteal covering or separate type of patch sewn over the top. The allograft tissue may be any micronized cartilage particulates obtained by various methods, for example, cartilage delivered in its native form, dehydrated via lyophilization, “freeze-dried,” dehydrated via desiccation, or dehydrated by any other method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, David O. Shepard, Gregory J. Karnes, Robert Benedict, Tithi Dutta Roy, Brian J. Cole, James P. Bradley, Eric Giza, James L. Cook, Lisa A. Fortier
  • Patent number: 10265160
    Abstract: A graft includes a biological graft. An embroidered textile supports the biological graft. Sutures attach the biological graft and the embroidered textile together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dooney, Jr., Reinhold Schmieding
  • Patent number: 10213461
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a combined autologous biologic and cold therapy treatment for treating various skin injuries. The treatment may include applying autologous blood components, including but not limited to platelet rich plasma, to a skin injury in a manner that influences the healing process. A tray assembly for freezing autologous blood components includes a tray body and a plurality of compartments formed in the tray body. Each of the plurality of compartments is configured to receive an individual dose of an autologous blood component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, James P. Bradley, Patrick A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190021719
    Abstract: An exemplary suture anchor system includes a first suture anchor having a central axis, a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and an internal passage extending along the central axis between the distal end portion and the proximal end portion. The resilient member is at least partially external to the internal passage, and a flexible strand is connected to the resilient member. An exemplary method includes fixating a spring loaded first suture anchor in a first bone, passing a flexible strand from the spring loaded first suture anchor to a second suture anchor, and fixating the second suture anchor in a second bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Dooney, Reinhold Schmieding
  • Patent number: 10045770
    Abstract: A fenestrated suture anchor for fixation of tissue to bone. In a preferred embodiment, the suture includes an implant, such a swivel implant with a forked tip for capturing suture. The implant is secured in a hole in bone by advancing a fixation device, such as a cannulated interference screw, to engage and fully seat the implant. The cannulated fixation device is provided with a plurality of openings or fenestrations of various dimensions and geometries to provide multiple pathways through the anchor (i.e., though the interior of the body and through the fenestrations) to allow blood to flow to increase the healing zone, for example, for rotator cuff repair, while also promoting bone in-growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Burkhart, Peter J. Dreyfuss, John A. Sodeika, Reinhold Schmieding
  • Publication number: 20180185133
    Abstract: A graft includes a biological graft. An embroidered textile supports the biological graft. Sutures attach the biological graft and the embroidered textile together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Dooney, JR., Reinhold Schmieding
  • Patent number: 9999416
    Abstract: This present invention relates to medical procedures and force application distraction devices for internal joint distraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Reinhold Schmieding, Ricardo Albertorio, Kenneth Helenbolt, John P. Gualdoni
  • Publication number: 20180085104
    Abstract: A retracting probing instrument includes an outer tube having a longitudinal axis. The outer tube includes an inner passage and a tip. A probe includes an inner shaft having a distal end portion. At least a portion of the distal end portion of the inner shaft is made of nitinol. In an initial position, the distal end portion of the inner shaft is located in the inner passage of the outer tube. In a deployed position, the distal end portion of the inner shaft protrudes from the tip of the outer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Gary Scott Sherman, Karen Gallen, Andrew K. Osika
  • Patent number: 9855393
    Abstract: Techniques, kits and a delivery instrument for providing a material at a defect repair site. The instrument is a combined delivery needle/elevator/paddle that includes a delivery needle and a paddle/elevator tip attached to the end of the needle and around the most distal opening of the needle. The combined needle/elevator/paddle instrument allows both delivery (insertion or injection) of the material/mixture as well as leveling/flattening of the delivered material. The mixture/material may be micronized allograft tissue such as BioCartilage® and the surgical site may be a defect site such as a microfracture site or cartilage defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Brandon L. Roller, Robert Benedict, Marc Stoll, James R. McWilliam
  • Patent number: 9855146
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to arthroscopic resurfacing techniques for treating diseased bone. The techniques include passing a graft into a joint and fixating the graft against an articulating surface of a bone of the joint. A method for resurfacing a bone according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, sizing a graft based on a replicate of a bone, arthroscopically positioning the graft against an articulating surface of the bone, and securing the graft to the bone using at least one suture anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventor: Reinhold Schmieding
  • Publication number: 20170056180
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to arthroscopic resurfacing techniques for treating diseased bone. The techniques include passing a graft into a joint and fixating the graft against an articulating surface of a bone of the joint. A method for resurfacing a bone according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, sizing a graft based on a replicate of a bone, arthroscopically positioning the graft against an articulating surface of the bone, and securing the graft to the bone using at least one suture anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Reinhold SCHMIEDING
  • Publication number: 20170056450
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a combined autologous biologic and cold therapy treatment for treating various skin injuries. The treatment may include applying autologous blood components, including but not limited to platelet rich plasma, to a skin injury in a manner that influences the healing process. A tray assembly for freezing autologous blood components includes a tray body and a plurality of compartments formed in the tray body. Each of the plurality of compartments is configured to receive an individual dose of an autologous blood component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Christopher Bare, Abigail Nabors
  • Publication number: 20170056446
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a combined autologous biologic and cold therapy treatment for treating various skin injuries. The treatment may include applying autologous blood components, including but not limited to platelet rich plasma, to a skin injury in a manner that influences the healing process. A tray assembly for freezing autologous blood components includes a tray body and a plurality of compartments formed in the tray body. Each of the plurality of compartments is configured to receive an individual dose of an autologous blood component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Reinhold SCHMIEDING, James P. BRADLEY, Patrick A. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20170055972
    Abstract: This present invention relates to medical procedures and force application distraction devices for internal joint distraction
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Reinhold Schmieding, Ricardo Albertorio, Kenneth Helenbolt, John P. Gauldoni
  • Publication number: 20170027684
    Abstract: Graft compression and sizing tubes, methods of graft sizing and compression using such graft tubes, and kits of graft tubes are disclosed. A graft tube aids in graft preparation for a surgery by quickly and consistently compressing a graft to a desired diameter and measuring the length of the graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Reinhold Schmieding, Adrian Wilson, Dean Acker, Jacob A. Jolly
  • Patent number: 9486317
    Abstract: Methods of arthroscopic resurfacing of a joint utilizing a biological component strengthened with fibrin glue. The biological component is selected from the group consisting of PRP, bone marrow aspirate (BMA) and autologous conditioned plasma (ACP). The biological component/fibrin glue composition may be inserted (by injection or by employing a biologic resurfacing mold, for example) into a transosseous tunnel in the vicinity of the defect to be repaired. Upon insertion at the defect site, the biological component/fibrin glue composition is designed to coagulate and solidify within few minutes, to advance the healing of the damaged tissue and tissue growth. The biological component/fibrin glue composition may optionally comprise components such as growth factors, antiseptic chemicals and/or antibiotics and/or electrolytes, or hormones or site-specific hybrid proteins, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Arthrex Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Milano, Gerlinde Michel, Stephane Naudin, Hans Linden, Reinhold Schmieding
  • Publication number: 20160287243
    Abstract: A method for repairing a cartilage defect according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, preparing a cartilage defect for implantation of a cartilage graft and attaching the cartilage graft to bone using at least one knotless suture anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Robert BENEDICT, Brandon ROLLER, Reinhold SCHMIEDING, Marc STOLL