Patents by Inventor Robert Glen Coleman

Robert Glen Coleman 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: 20220047307
    Abstract: A bone fixation assembly may include an elongate fixation member and a flexible tensioning element. The elongate fixation member may include a central longitudinal axis, a distal portion couplable to a first bone fragment of a bone, and a proximal portion couplable to a second bone fragment of the bone to provide fixation of the second bone fragment relative to the first bone fragment. The flexible tensioning element may be couplable to the proximal and distal portions of the elongate fixation member to secure the elongate fixation member to the bone. The flexible tensioning element may be configured to span a bone fracture intermediate the first bone fragment and the second bone fragment to preload the bone fracture in compression to resist tensile force imparted across the bone fracture, thereby maintaining fixation of the first bone fragment relative to the second bone fragment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen B. GUNTHER, Robert Glen COLEMAN
  • Publication number: 20210394944
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Glen COLEMAN, Michael Chad HOLLIS, Vernon Raymond HARTDEGEN
  • Patent number: 11111043
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen
  • Publication number: 20210022730
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) are disclosed. According to some embodiments, an osteotomy method may include cutting a tibia with an arcuate cut to separate a tibial plateau of the tibia from a tibial base of the tibia, rotating the tibial plateau relative to the tibial base from a first orientation to a second orientation, and, with the tibial plateau in the second orientation relative to the tibial base, securing an implant to the tibia to secure the tibial plateau to the tibial base. Securing the implant to the tibia may include embedding a first leg of the implant into the tibial base, and embedding a second leg of the implant into the tibial plateau such that the first and second legs apply compression urging the tibial plateau toward the tibial base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Glen COLEMAN, Michael SHERMAN, Dimitri PROTOPSALTIS
  • Publication number: 20190185192
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad HOLLIS, Vernon Raymond HARTDEGEN
  • Patent number: 10252829
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Crossroads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen
  • Publication number: 20160213440
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen
  • Publication number: 20160217542
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen
  • Publication number: 20160214753
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen