Patents by Inventor Robert Benedict

Robert Benedict 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: 10792403
    Abstract: A surgical method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, drying an osteochondral defect using a suction swab. The drying step includes suctioning moisture from the osteochondral defect through the suction swab or communicating a gas to the osteochondral defect through the suction swab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Benedict, Brandon Roller, James R. McWilliam, Frank Grimaldi, Jr., David Shepard
  • Publication number: 20200289707
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods of treating a ligament injury with ligament grafting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: David O. SHEPARD, Robert Harrison, Robert Benedict
  • Patent number: 10729549
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    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: 10524775
    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 via a transosseus tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Benedict, Marc Stoll, James L. Cook
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10485574
    Abstract: A cartilage trimmer according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, inter alia, a guide pin connected to a cutter with a blade projecting from only one side of the guide pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Stoll, Robert Benedict
  • Patent number: 10335126
    Abstract: A needle assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cannula, a trocar insertable through the cannula, the trocar including a shaft extending longitudinally between a proximal portion and a tip portion and a groove formed in the shaft and extending from near the tip portion at least partially toward the proximal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Harrison, IV, Robert Benedict
  • 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: 10245147
    Abstract: A bone void plug includes a plug body that extends along a longitudinal axis between a proximal face and a distal opening and a recessed opening that extends from the distal opening toward the proximal face. The recessed opening is configured to receive a bone void filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Benedict, Brandon Roller
  • Publication number: 20180168678
    Abstract: A cartilage trimmer according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, inter alia, a guide pin connected to a cutter with a blade projecting from only one side of the guide pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Stoll, Robert Benedict
  • Patent number: 9936971
    Abstract: A cartilage trimmer according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, inter alia, a guide pin connected to a cutter with a blade projecting from only one side of the guide pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Stoll, Robert Benedict
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170224372
    Abstract: A cartilage trimmer according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, inter alia, a guide pin connected to a cutter with a blade projecting from only one side of the guide pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Marc Stoll, Robert Benedict
  • Publication number: 20170086979
    Abstract: A bone void plug includes a plug body that extends along a longitudinal axis between a proximal face and a distal opening and a recessed opening that extends from the distal opening toward the proximal face. The recessed opening is configured to receive a bone void filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Robert BENEDICT, Brandon ROLLER
  • Publication number: 20170000473
    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 via a transosseus tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert BENEDICT, Marc STOLL, James L. Cook
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160199549
    Abstract: A surgical method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, drying an osteochondral defect using a suction swab. The drying step includes suctioning moisture from the osteochondral defect through the suction swab or communicating a gas to the osteochondral defect through the suction swab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Robert BENEDICT, Brandon ROLLER, James R. McWILLIAM, Frank GRIMALDI, JR., David SHEPARD
  • Publication number: 20160030013
    Abstract: A needle assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a cannula, a trocar insertable through the cannula, the trocar including a shaft extending longitudinally between a proximal portion and a tip portion and a groove formed in the shaft and extending from near the tip portion at least partially toward the proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Harrison, IV, Robert Benedict
  • Patent number: 9203946
    Abstract: The powered portable handle remote system wirelessly controls a mobile communications device's application using wireless technology. It serves as a remote for the mobile communications device and as a handle to stabilize and hold the mobile communications device while using the mobile communications device. The powered portable handle remote system is a 3 piece system including a mobile communications device case, a powered handle remote, and a detachable section. The case has a unique built-in feature allowing it to be attached to the powered handle remote and the detachable section. The powered handle remote functions as a remote control using a set of buttons or a joystick to wirelessly control the mobile communications device. The powered handle remote separates into 2 pieces revealing a detachable section, such as a tripod adaptor, used to attach the case to a camera tripod or to support the mobile communications device case in itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Benedict Zajeski, Ben Lynch Zajeski
  • Publication number: 20150319285
    Abstract: The powered portable handle remote system wirelessly controls a mobile communications device's application using wireless technology. It serves as a remote for the mobile communications device and as a handle to stabilize and hold the mobile communications device while using the mobile communications device. The powered portable handle remote system is a 3 piece system including a mobile communications device case, a powered handle remote, and a detachable section. The case has a unique built-in feature allowing it to be attached to the powered handle remote and the detachable section. The powered handle remote functions as a remote control using a set of buttons or a joystick to wirelessly control the mobile communications device. The powered handle remote separates into 2 pieces revealing a detachable section, such as a tripod adaptor, used to attach the case to a camera tripod or to support the mobile communications device case in itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Benedict Zajeski, Ben Lynch Zajeski