Patents by Inventor Scott Steffensmeier

Scott Steffensmeier 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: 20200367949
    Abstract: A bone closure strap device that includes a securing member that has a body with at least one strap receiving hole and at least one locking feature movably connected to the body. The at least one locking feature is located adjacent to the at least one strap receiving hole. The bone closure strap device also includes a strap that has a first end fixedly connected to the securing member. The strap is configured for looping around the bone portions, being inserted into the at least one strap receiving hole, and being secured in the at least one strap receiving hole by the at least one locking feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20200367950
    Abstract: A handheld closing device for closing a bone closure device. The handheld closing device includes a main body portion with an end and a receiving member located at the end of the main body portion. The receiving member is configured for receiving the securing member of the bone closure device. The handheld closing device further includes a tightening member rotatably connected to the main body portion. The tightening member includes a receiving hole configured for receiving the strap of the bone closure device. The tightening member is configured for tightening the strap. The handheld closing device further includes a lever pivotally connected to the main body portion. The lever is configured for operably engaging with the securing member to position the securing member in its locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20200352617
    Abstract: Implantable fixation devices for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The devices include plates that may be affixed to a rib and realign separated portions of the rib or other body part. The devices may also include various locking mechanisms that receive a cable that may be used to realign and bring together separated portions of a bone or other body part. The devices may further include plates that may be affixed to a sternum and realign separated portions of the sternum or other body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20200337751
    Abstract: Implant positioning devices for use with and assisting in positioning orthopaedic fixation devices (such as bone plates, etc.). An implant positioning device may include a body that has a fastener guide with slits in a first end of the fastener guide that form a retaining arm proximal to the first end of the fastener guide. The implant positioning device may also be coupled to a bone plate by a retaining beam positioned within the implant positioning device to facilitate ease of alignment and insertion of the fastener into a fastener apertures of the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 10758290
    Abstract: Implantable fixation devices for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The devices include plates that may be affixed to a rib and realign separated portions of the rib or other body part. The devices may also include various locking mechanisms that receive a cable that may be used to realign and bring together separated portions of a bone or other body part. The devices may further include plates that may be affixed to a sternum and realign separated portions of the sternum or other body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 10687974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SJS Group, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20200015869
    Abstract: An implantable fixation device for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The device including two corresponding plates that are configured to be aligned and coupled to a bone, such as a sternum, pre-resection of the bone or prior to cutting/separating the bone. The placement of the corresponding plates provides a gap between the edges of the plates that face one another allowing for and guiding a cutting tool for separating the bone. After the bone has been cut and the desired surgical procedure performed, the plates also assist in realigning and fixation of the bone portions. At least one plate includes a ratchet mechanism that is configured to tighten a locking element and draw the two plates together and into alignment with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F. Detweiler
  • Patent number: 10441329
    Abstract: An implantable fixation device for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The device including two corresponding plates that are configured to be aligned and coupled to a bone, such as a sternum, pre-resection of the bone or prior to cutting/separating the bone. The placement of the corresponding plates provides a gap between the edges of the plates that face one another allowing for and guiding a cutting tool for separating the bone. After the bone has been cut and the desired surgical procedure performed, the plates also assist in realigning and fixation of the bone portions. At least one plate includes a ratchet mechanism that is configured to tighten a locking element and draw the two plates together and into alignment with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F. Detweiler
  • Patent number: 10368925
    Abstract: An alignment guide system is disclosed that includes a first alignment guide and a second alignment guide. The first and second alignment guides are adapted to couple to plates affixed to a bone or other body part and guide the plates together to close a resection or opening in the bone or other body part. The alignment guide system allows for an easy one person closure of the resection or opening in the bone or other body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F Detweiler
  • Publication number: 20190167320
    Abstract: An implant positioning device including a guide and holder for fasteners used in orthopaedic fixation for use in affixing a plate-like member to a bone or other part of a patient. The guide and holder includes a base adapted to align with the plate in a manner to orient fasteners with the plate for fixation. A plurality of fastener holders are on the base and adapted to releasably hold a fastener in a manner where the fastener is exposed at a proximal end for access by a fastener driver and aligned at a distal end with an aperture on the plate through which the fastener is to be driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason Detweiler, Justin James May
  • Publication number: 20190090925
    Abstract: Implant positioning devices and fastener guides for implant positioning devices are disclosed for assisting in positioning orthopaedic fixation devices (such as bone plates, etc.). A fastener guide may include a body with slits in a first end of the body that form a guide arm proximal to the first end of the body. The guide arm is configured to releasably hold a fastener in the fastener guide. The fastener guide may also be coupled to a bone plate to facilitate ease of alignment and insertion of the fastener into a fastener apertures of the bone plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: JACE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 10226290
    Abstract: An implant positioning device including a guide and holder for fasteners used in orthopedic fixation for use in affixing a plate-like member to a bone or other part of a patient. The guide and holder includes a base adapted to align with the plate in a manner to orient fasteners with the plate for fixation. A plurality of fastener holders are on the base and adapted to releasably hold a fastener in a manner where the fastener is exposed at a proximal end for access by a fastener driver and aligned at a distal end with an aperture on the plate through which the fastener is to be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason Detweiler, Justin James May
  • Publication number: 20190046251
    Abstract: Implantable fixation devices for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The devices include plates that may be affixed to a rib and realign separated portions of the rib or other body part. The devices may also include various locking mechanisms that receive a cable that may be used to realign and bring together separated portions of a bone or other body part. The devices may further include plates that may be affixed to a sternum and realign separated portions of the sternum or other body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Detweiler, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20180042760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SJS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 9827137
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SJS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20170071644
    Abstract: An alignment guide system is disclosed that includes a first alignment guide and a second alignment guide. The first and second alignment guides are adapted to couple to plates affixed to a bone or other body part and guide the plates together to close a resection or opening in the bone or other body part. The alignment guide system allows for an easy one person closure of the resection or opening in the bone or other body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F. Detweiler
  • Publication number: 20160262812
    Abstract: An implantable fixation device for rejoining opposed portions of a separated bone. The device including two corresponding plates that are configured to be aligned and coupled to a bone, such as a sternum, pre-resection of the bone or prior to cutting/separating the bone. The placement of the corresponding plates provides a gap between the edges of the plates that face one another allowing for and guiding a cutting tool for separating the bone. After the bone has been cut and the desired surgical procedure performed, the plates also assist in realigning and fixation of the bone portions. At least one plate includes a ratchet mechanism that is configured to tighten a locking element and draw the two plates together and into alignment with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier, Jason F. Detweiler
  • Publication number: 20160051297
    Abstract: An implant positioning device including a guide and holder for fasteners used in orthopaedic fixation for use in affixing a plate-like member to a bone or other part of a patient. The guide and holder includes a base adapted to align with the plate in a manner to orient fasteners with the plate for fixation. A plurality of fastener holders are on the base and adapted to releasably hold a fastener in a manner where the fastener is exposed at a proximal end for access by a fastener driver and aligned at a distal end with an aperture on the plate through which the fastener is to be driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason Detweiler, Justin James May
  • Publication number: 20150297390
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20150119946
    Abstract: An orthopaedic fixation system for closing a resection of a body part, including a plurality of anchors located on either side of a resection which separates a body part into adjacent portions, such that there are a set of first anchors on one side of the resection and a second set of anchors on the other side of the resection. A first cable member is wound around and between the first and second sets of anchors, with the cable member extending generally orthogonally across the resection between at least certain pairs of the first and second anchors, with one of the pairs of anchors comprising a node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier