Patents by Inventor Ryan D. Schlotterback

Ryan D. Schlotterback 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: 20200146735
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in one aspect, a bone fixation device, the bone fixation device having a shaft, the shaft including a drive end and a tip end, at least a portion of the shaft configured to anchor into bone. The shaft further includes a first non-resorbable section extending from the tip end of the shaft, a second non-resorbable section extending from the drive end of the shaft, and a resorbable section. The resorbable section includes a tip side and a drive side, the resorbable section is between the first non-resorbable section and the second non-resorbable section, with the tip side of the resorbable section coupling to the first non-resorbable section and the drive side coupling to the second non-resorbable section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: NEXTREMITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John R. PEPPER, Ryan D. SCHLOTTERBACK
  • Publication number: 20200129214
    Abstract: A bone coupling device is configured for joining a first bone piece to a second bone piece which includes a first component having an inner surface bounding a first cavity and a first stem portion for insertion into the first bone piece. A second component includes a second stem portion for insertion into the second bone piece and an axially extending connector extending from the second stem portion and configured to be inserted into the first cavity. The connector has an outer surface which is complementarily shaped relative to an inner surface to inhibit rotation relative to each other when the connector is received in the cavity to engage the first component and the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: NEXTREMITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John R. PEPPER, Lon S. WEINER, Stuart D. KATCHIS, Gregory J. DENHAM, Thomas HOLTON, Ryan D. SCHLOTTERBACK
  • Patent number: 9980828
    Abstract: Modular neck components for hip implants having independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The present disclosure allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Stephen J. Vankoski
  • Patent number: 8845749
    Abstract: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The case allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables. A method described herein may include preoperative planning in which a template including a grid coordinate system is used, which advantageously provides an intuitive system for the surgeon both preoperatively and during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Steven J. Vankoski
  • Publication number: 20120221114
    Abstract: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The case allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables. A method described herein may include preoperative planning in which a template including a grid coordinate system is used, which advantageously provides an intuitive system for the surgeon both preoperatively and during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Steven J. Vankoski
  • Patent number: 8202324
    Abstract: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The case allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables. A method described herein may include preoperative planning in which a template including a grid coordinate system is used, which advantageously provides an intuitive system for the surgeon both preoperatively and during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Steven J. Vankoski
  • Publication number: 20110166666
    Abstract: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The case allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables. A method described herein may include preoperative planning in which a template including a grid coordinate system is used, which advantageously provides an intuitive system for the surgeon both preoperatively and during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Stephen J. Vankoski
  • Patent number: 7866273
    Abstract: A boat mooring device adapted to secure a watercraft to a mooring post with a rope. The device includes a rigid member forming a loop circumscribing a central opening. A passageway for receiving a rope within the rigid member extends between first and second ports. The rigid member prevents direct contact between the mooring post and a rope positioned within the passageway. A locking member moveable between first and second positions is disposed on the rigid member. In the first position, the locking member allows sliding movement of the rope through the passageway in a first direction from the first port toward the second port and inhibits sliding movement of the rope in a second direction from the second port toward the first port. In the second position, the locking member allows sliding movement of the rope in both the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: Terry D. Schlotterback, Ryan D. Schlotterback
  • Publication number: 20100224116
    Abstract: A boat mooring device adapted to secure a watercraft to a mooring post with a rope. The device includes a rigid member forming a loop circumscribing a central opening. A passageway for receiving a rope within the rigid member extends between first and second ports. The rigid member prevents direct contact between the mooring post and a rope positioned within the passageway. A locking member moveable between first and second positions is disposed on the rigid member. In the first position, the locking member allows sliding movement of the rope through the passageway in a first direction from the first port toward the second port and inhibits sliding movement of the rope in a second direction from the second port toward the first port. In the second position, the locking member allows sliding movement of the rope in both the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Terry D. Schlotterback, Ryan D. Schlotterback
  • Publication number: 20100185296
    Abstract: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The case allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables. A method described herein may include preoperative planning in which a template including a grid coordinate system is used, which advantageously provides an intuitive system for the surgeon both preoperatively and during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Stephen J. Vankoski
  • Publication number: 20090270996
    Abstract: Modular neck components for hip implants having independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The present disclosure allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Stephen J. Vankoski
  • Publication number: 20090043344
    Abstract: A method for repairing defects in bones that may be used to remove a surface defect from the articulating surface of a bone. In one embodiment, a passage is formed in the bone and extending to an articulating surface of the bone, resulting in the removal of bone stock from the bone. By aligning the passage to intersect with the defect in the bone, the creation of the passage itself results in the removal of the defect from the articulating surface of the bone. A biocompatible material may then be inserted through the passage to replace the removed bone stock and may be formed to substantially replicate the shape of the articulating surface of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan D. Schlotterback
  • Publication number: 20080133023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to provisional prosthetic components for a medical device and the surgical methods for utilizing the same. In one embodiment, the provisional prosthetic component includes a first portion and a core. The first portion is capable of mating with another prosthetic component. The first portion of the provisional prosthetic component may have a scratch hardness which is less than the scratch hardness of the prosthetic component. This allows for the first portion to be placed in mating engagement with the prosthetic component without scratching or damaging the junction of the prosthetic component. Additionally, the core of the provisional prosthetic component may have a scratch hardness greater than the scratch hardness of the first portion of the provisional prosthetic component and/or a stiffness sufficient to minimize deflection of the provisional prosthetic component during trial reduction and range of motion testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Randy G. Smythe
  • Publication number: 20080021567
    Abstract: A case for modular neck components for hip implants. The case may include indicators based on independent variables associated with physical characteristics of the implant, including leg length, offset, and anteversion. During surgery, the surgeon may be confronted with a need to change a preoperatively-chosen modular neck. For example, the surgeon may desire a change in at least one of the variables, e.g., leg length, offset, and/or anteversion. The case allows the surgeon to quickly and easily select a different modular neck based on an evaluation of one of the variables without requiring reevaluation of the other variables. A method described herein may include preoperative planning in which a template including a grid coordinate system is used, which advantageously provides an intuitive system for the surgeon both preoperatively and during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven L. Meulink, Ryan D. Schlotterback, Barish Banerjee, Stephen J. Vankoski