Patents by Inventor Roy M Taylor

Roy M Taylor 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: 11253252
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device is delivered with a delivery device system configured to move a cartridge with the repair device disposed therein toward an anvil with soft tissue positioned thereon. The delivery device linearly moves the cartridge toward the anvil with a worm drive positioned within a housing by rotating a thumb wheel disposed around the worm drive. Such linear movement is provided with a finger element extending from the worm drive that is configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the thumb wheel. With this arrangement, upon rotating the thumb wheel, the worm drive rotates with the finger element engaged with the internal surface of the thumb wheel to linearly move the cartridge toward the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CONEXTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Richard J. Linder, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Kent F. Beck
  • Publication number: 20220015759
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue at a soft tissue site are provided. The system includes a base member with multiple passer devices that carry a first suture therewith. The passer devices and first suture are passed through soft tissue to form loops adjacent at least a portion of the passer devices along one side of the soft tissue. A second suture is threaded through each of the loops and the passer devices are removed from the soft tissue. In this manner, first and second sutures may be coupled to the soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Zackery K. Evans, Roy M. Taylor, Cody L. Gehrke, Matthew J. Swift, Erik N. Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20220015752
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a repair device for fixating soft tissue to bone with a bone anchor includes a soft tissue anchor and one or more flexible members. The soft tissue anchor includes a base with multiple legs extending from the base. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base and configured to extend from the base to the bone anchor with a fixed length. With this arrangement, the fixed length of the one or more flexible members is configured to maintain a substantially fixed pre-determined distance between the soft tissue anchor and the bone anchor such that, as the bone anchor is seated into bone, the one or more flexible members pulls the soft tissue anchor down against the soft tissue to fixate the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Barrett J. Yates, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Daniel K. Smith, Adriana M. Topete, Matthew J. Swift
  • Patent number: 10973509
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a repair device for fixating soft tissue to bone with a bone anchor includes a soft tissue anchor and one or more flexible members. The soft tissue anchor includes a base with multiple legs extending from the base. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base and configured to extend from the base to the bone anchor with a fixed length. With this arrangement, the fixed length of the one or more flexible members is configured to maintain a substantially fixed pre-determined distance between the soft tissue anchor and the bone anchor such that, as the bone anchor is seated into bone, the one or more flexible members pulls the soft tissue anchor down against the soft tissue to fixate the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CONEXTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Barrett J. Yates, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Daniel K. Smith, Adriana M. Topete, Matthew J. Swift
  • Publication number: 20210007734
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device is delivered with a delivery device system configured to move a cartridge with the repair device disposed therein toward an anvil with soft tissue positioned thereon. The delivery device linearly moves the cartridge toward the anvil with a worm drive positioned within a housing by rotating a thumb wheel disposed around the worm drive. Such linear movement is provided with a finger element extending from the worm drive that is configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the thumb wheel. With this arrangement, upon rotating the thumb wheel, the worm drive rotates with the finger element engaged with the internal surface of the thumb wheel to linearly move the cartridge toward the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Richard J. Linder, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Kent F. Beck
  • Patent number: 10835241
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device is delivered with a delivery device system configured to move a cartridge with the repair device disposed therein toward an anvil with soft tissue positioned thereon. The delivery device linearly moves the cartridge toward the anvil with a worm drive positioned within a housing by rotating a thumb wheel disposed around the worm drive. Such linear movement is provided with a finger element extending from the worm drive that is configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the thumb wheel. With this arrangement, upon rotating the thumb wheel, the worm drive rotates with the finger element engaged with the internal surface of the thumb wheel to linearly move the cartridge toward the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CONEXTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Richard J. Linder, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Kent F. Beck
  • Publication number: 20200305920
    Abstract: A device includes a handle, an apparatus for probing and cutting, and an adaptor. The handle includes one or more triggers. The apparatus for probing and cutting is connectable to the handle and includes an elongated member, a probe, and a blade. The probe and the blade are selectively deployable from the elongate member via activation of the one or more triggers on the handle. The adaptor is configured to selectively connect the apparatus to the handle in a predetermined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: William F. Gowski, Roy M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10660642
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing a lacerated tendon or ligament adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device includes an elongated flexible structure and multiple anchors, the multiple anchors pre-positioned with the elongated flexible structure. The repair device may be coupled to the tendon or ligament at the repair site with a delivery device. The repair device may be pre-positioned in a cartridge such that the cartridge is loaded into the delivery device. The lacerated tendon or ligament is positioned within a cradle portion of the delivery device such that the tendon is positioned between the cradle portion and the cartridge that holds the repair device. The delivery device may then be triggered to actuate and drive the repair device from the cartridge to couple to the lacerated tendon or ligament. In this manner, the repair device may be anchored to the lacerated tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CoNextions, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Linder, Erik N. Kubiak, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Roy M. Taylor, Kent F. Beck, Shawn P. Reese
  • Publication number: 20200038170
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for fixating soft tissue to bone. In one embodiment, a repair device system for fixating soft tissue to bone includes a carrier member, multiple anchors, and a bone anchor. The carrier member includes multiple pad portions and a bone coupling portion. Each of the pad portions are aligned with an adjacent pad portion. The pad portions are configured to be positioned over a side of the soft tissue and the bone coupling portion is coupled to the multiple pad portions. Each anchor is sized and configured to extend through the at least one opening defined in one of the multiple pad portions and through the soft tissue. The bone anchor is configured to be coupled to the bone coupling portion and configured to be secured to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Richard J. Linder, Erik N. Kubiak, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Roy M. Taylor, Shawn P. Reese
  • Publication number: 20190261973
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a repair device for fixating soft tissue to bone with a bone anchor includes a soft tissue anchor and one or more flexible members. The soft tissue anchor includes a base with multiple legs extending from the base. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base and configured to extend from the base to the bone anchor with a fixed length. With this arrangement, the fixed length of the one or more flexible members is configured to maintain a fixed distance between the soft tissue anchor and the bone anchor such that, as the bone anchor is seated into bone, the one or more flexible members pulls the soft tissue anchor down against the soft tissue to fixate the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Barrett J. Yates, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Daniel K. Smith, Daniel L. Gruppo, Roy W. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10390935
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for fixating soft tissue to bone. In one embodiment, a repair device system for fixating soft tissue to bone includes a carrier member, multiple anchors, and a bone anchor. The carrier member includes multiple pad portions and a bone coupling portion. Each of the pad portions are aligned with an adjacent pad portion. The pad portions are configured to be positioned over a side of the soft tissue and the bone coupling portion is coupled to the multiple pad portions. Each anchor is sized and configured to extend through the at least one opening defined in one of the multiple pad portions and through the soft tissue. The bone anchor is configured to be coupled to the bone coupling portion and configured to be secured to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CoNextions, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Linder, Erik N. Kubiak, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Roy M. Taylor, Shawn P. Reese
  • Publication number: 20190247038
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for fixating soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a repair device for fixating soft tissue to bone with a bone anchor includes a soft tissue anchor and one or more flexible members. The soft tissue anchor includes a base with multiple legs extending from the base. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base and configured to extend from the base to the bone anchor with a fixed length. With this arrangement, the fixed length of the one or more flexible members is configured to maintain a substantially fixed pre-determined distance between the soft tissue anchor and the bone anchor such that, as the bone anchor is seated into bone, the one or more flexible members pulls the soft tissue anchor down against the soft tissue to fixate the soft tissue to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Barrett J. Yates, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Daniel K. Smith, Adriana M. Topete
  • Publication number: 20190223867
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device includes a plate member and an anchor. The plate member having a periphery, the plate member configured to be positioned along an outer surface of the soft tissue. The anchor includes a base and six legs extending from the base, the six legs extending from the base being moveable to a curled configuration such that the six legs wrap around separate portions of the periphery of the plate member with the soft tissue therebetween. In this manner, the repair device may be anchored to the soft tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Richard J. Linder, Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Tyler J. Cole, Scott D. Miles, Kent F. Beck
  • Publication number: 20190209289
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a soft tissue repair site. In one embodiment, the repair device includes an anchor member having a base with at least four legs extending from the base. The base extends with a generally flat circular profile defining an upper surface and an underside surface with a central opening extending therethrough. Further, the at least four legs extend from the base with an elongated angled portion, the elongated angled portion being oriented at an angle less than seventy-five degrees relative to the underside surface of the base. With this arrangement, the anchor member may be fixated to soft tissue by rotating the base with a delivery tool so that the elongated angled portion of the at least four legs facilitates the anchor member sinking into the soft tissue and fixating thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Barrett J. Yates, Daniel K. Smith, Cody L. Gehrke
  • Patent number: 10336639
    Abstract: A portable water treatment system includes at least one sub-system to treat water including a flocculation system, a chlorination system, and a bio-sand filter system. The water treatment system may include multiple sub-systems for treating water that feed into one another. The sand filter system may include a mini bio-sand filter, a foam filter, or a pressed block filter. The flocculation system may include a tank bottom that urges settling particles toward a sump and a ladle that removes settled particles. A manual pump or siphon may be included in the water treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Roy W. Kuennen, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., William T. Stoner, Jr., Kenneth E. Conrad, Karen J. VanderKooi, Brian S. Beals, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 10219804
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device includes a plate member and an anchor. The plate member having a periphery, the plate member configured to be positioned along an outer surface of the soft tissue. The anchor includes a base and six legs extending from the base, the six legs extending from the base being moveable to a curled configuration such that the six legs wrap around separate portions of the periphery of the plate member with the soft tissue therebetween. In this manner, the repair device may be anchored to the soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CoNextions, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Linder, Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Tyler J. Cole, Scott D. Miles, Kent F. Beck
  • Patent number: 10225966
    Abstract: A composite metal surface that looks metallic, but permits effective transmission of an electromagnetic field. The composite metal surface can be integrated into various electronic equipment, such as telephones, remote controls, battery doors, keyboards, mice, game controllers, cameras, laptops, inductive power supplies, and essentially any other electronic equipment. The composite metal surface can also be integrated into non-electrically conductive heat sinks, high permeability shielding, and polished metal non-electrically conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., Kaitlyn J. Turner, Robert Wolford, Matthew J. Norconk, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20180250121
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a soft tissue repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device includes an anchor member, a capture member and one or more flexible members. The anchor member includes a base with at least four legs extending integrally from the base, the at least four legs configured to be moveable from a straight first position to a formed second position. The capture member is configured to be coupled to the anchor member such that the at least four legs of the anchor member move around structural portions of the capture member with the at least four legs of the anchor member in the formed second position. The one or more flexible members are coupled to the base of the anchor member, the one or more flexible members extending at least partially along the base of the anchor member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Barrett J. Yates, Daniel K. Smith, Cody L. Gehrke
  • Publication number: 20180200042
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a soft tissue repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device configured to couple to soft tissue is provided. The repair device includes a capture portion and an anchor portion. The capture portion configured to extend with radial portions. The anchor portion includes a base with multiple legs extending therefrom. The multiple legs are configured to move from a linear position to a formed position such that, in the formed position, the multiple legs couple to structure of the capture portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Cody L. Gehrke, Daniel K. Smith, Richard J. Linder, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole
  • Publication number: 20180078253
    Abstract: Devices, systems and/or methods for repairing soft tissue adjacent a repair site. In one embodiment, a repair device is delivered with a delivery device system configured to move a cartridge with the repair device disposed therein toward an anvil with soft tissue positioned thereon. The delivery device linearly moves the cartridge toward the anvil with a worm drive positioned within a housing by rotating a thumb wheel disposed around the worm drive. Such linear movement is provided with a finger element extending from the worm drive that is configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the thumb wheel. With this arrangement, upon rotating the thumb wheel, the worm drive rotates with the finger element engaged with the internal surface of the thumb wheel to linearly move the cartridge toward the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Erik N. Kubiak, Roy M. Taylor, Zackery K. Evans, Richard J. Linder, Scott D. Miles, Tyler J. Cole, Kent F. Beck