Patents by Inventor Ryan D. KOEPKE

Ryan D. KOEPKE 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: 20220142785
    Abstract: A radial head assembly is provided that includes a stem, a collar, a locking ring, and an articular member. The stem has a convex articular head on one end thereof. The locking ring has a ring wall, which has a ring opening. The ring wall has an angular outer surface and a slot configured to permit the ring wall to radially expand. The angular outer surface engages an angular portion of an interior surface of the collar. The articular member and the locking ring define an articular space within the collar. The articular space is configured to receive the convex articular head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew Victor KARTHOLL, Brad Alan PARKER, Kevin Alika FARLEY, Ryan D. KOEPKE
  • Patent number: 11266507
    Abstract: A radial head assembly is provided that includes a stem, a collar, a locking ring, and an articular member. The stem has a convex articular head on one end thereof. The locking ring has a ring wall, which has a ring opening. The ring wall has an angular outer surface and a slot configured to permit the ring wall to radially expand. The angular outer surface engages an angular portion of an interior surface of the collar. The articular member and the locking ring define an articular space within the collar. The articular space is configured to receive the convex articular head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew Victor Kartholl, Brad Alan Parker, Kevin Alika Farley, Ryan D. Koepke
  • Publication number: 20210330465
    Abstract: A radial head assembly is provided that includes a stem, a collar, a locking ring, and an articular member. The stem has a convex articular head on one end thereof. The locking ring has a ring wall, which has a ring opening. The ring wall has an angular outer surface and a slot configured to permit the ring wall to radially expand. The angular outer surface engages an angular portion of an interior surface of the collar. The articular member and the locking ring define an articular space within the collar. The articular space is configured to receive the convex articular head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Matthew Victor KARTHOLL, Brad Alan PARKER, Kevin Alika FARLEY, Ryan D. KOEPKE
  • Publication number: 20210220151
    Abstract: Various apparatus and methods for implanting glenoid prostheses are disclosed. In various embodiments, a method for performing shoulder surgery can include guiding a guide pin into the glenoid surface along a reaming axis. A partial reaming guide can be placed in contact with the glenoid surface over the guide pin. A reamer can be guided over the guide pin to ream the glenoid surface. The reamer can be further advanced over the guide pin until the reamer contacts the partial reaming guide, whereby such contact limits reaming to only a portion of the glenoid surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Pierric Deransart, William J. Slone, Robert J. Ball, Gilles Walch, Pascal Boileau, George S. Athwal, Jon J.P. Warner, Robert Z. Tashjian, Jay D. Keener, Charles L. Penninger, JR., Ryan D. Koepke, Matthew Victor Kartholl, Marine Godelu, Douglas Charles Garman
  • Patent number: 10786233
    Abstract: A suture anchor according to embodiments of the invention includes a body (102) having a proximal (121) and distal (125) ends and at least two suture paths open towards the proximal end and not open (e.g. looped around) towards the distal end and which are respectively capable of receiving a suture, and a proximal cavity (103) opening into a transverse cavity (104). The anchor may also include a transverse wall (105) arranged at least partially in the transverse cavity (104), and for each suture path, a distinct eyelet (112) for the passage of a suture through the transverse wall (105), so that a suture thread (162) in place in the anchor (100) forms a U with a first strand (162a) along the longitudinal axis (X-X), a second strand (162c) substantially parallel thereto, and an arc (162b) formed in the eyelet (112) and connecting the first and second strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan D. Koepke
  • Publication number: 20160051251
    Abstract: A suture anchor according to embodiments of the invention includes a body (102) having a proximal (121) and distal (125) ends and at least two suture paths open towards the proximal end and not open (e.g. looped around) towards the distal end and which are respectively capable of receiving a suture, and a proximal cavity (103) opening into a transverse cavity (104). The anchor may also include a transverse wall (105) arranged at least partially in the transverse cavity (104), and for each suture path, a distinct eyelet (112) for the passage of a suture through the transverse wall (105), so that a suture thread (162) in place in the anchor (100) forms a U with a first strand (162a) along the longitudinal axis (X-X), a second strand (162c) substantially parallel thereto, and an arc (162b) formed in the eyelet (112) and connecting the first and second strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventor: Ryan D. Koepke
  • Patent number: 9204872
    Abstract: A suture anchor according to embodiments of the invention includes a body (102) having a proximal (121) and distal (125) ends and at least two suture paths open towards the proximal end and not open (e.g. looped around) towards the distal end and which are respectively capable of receiving a suture, and a proximal cavity (103) opening into a transverse cavity (104). The anchor may also include a transverse wall (105) arranged at least partially in the transverse cavity (104), and for each suture path, a distinct eyelet (112) for the passage of a suture through the transverse wall (105), so that a suture thread (162) in place in the anchor (100) forms a U with a first strand (162a) along the longitudinal axis (X-X), a second strand (162c) substantially parallel thereto, and an arc (162b) formed in the eyelet (112) and connecting the first and second strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Tornier, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan D. Koepke
  • Publication number: 20120053626
    Abstract: A suture anchor according to embodiments of the invention includes a body (102) having a proximal (121) and distal (125) ends and at least two suture paths open towards the proximal end and not open (e.g. looped around) towards the distal end and which are respectively capable of receiving a suture, and a proximal cavity (103) opening into a transverse cavity (104). The anchor may also include a transverse wall (105) arranged at least partially in the transverse cavity (104), and for each suture path, a distinct eyelet (112) for the passage of a suture through the transverse wall (105), so that a suture thread (162) in place in the anchor (100) forms a U with a first strand (162a) along the longitudinal axis (X-X), a second strand (162c) substantially parallel thereto, and an arc (162b) formed in the eyelet (112) and connecting the first and second strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan D. KOEPKE