Patents by Inventor Stefan Gabriel

Stefan Gabriel 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: 20220039790
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include an outer shaft, an elongate inner shaft, and an implantable suture anchor assembly including first and second anchor bodies. The second, more proximal, anchor body has one or more openings extending through a side wall or through opposed side walls thereof. The inner shaft is configured to be received within the outer shaft and through the first and second anchor bodies such that a distal end of the inner shaft protrudes beyond a distal end of the first anchor body. The inner shaft is configured to be removably coupled to the first anchor body such that the inner shaft is configured to be rotated to cause a proximal portion of the first anchor body to move proximally into a lumen extending through the second anchor body and to occlude the opening in the second anchor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Gerome Miller, Benjamin Cleveland, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 11123060
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include an outer shaft, an elongate inner shaft, and an implantable suture anchor assembly including first and second anchor bodies. The second, more proximal, anchor body has one or more openings extending through a side wall or through opposed side walls thereof. The inner shaft is configured to be received within the outer shaft and through the first and second anchor bodies such that a distal end of the inner shaft protrudes beyond a distal end of the first anchor body. The inner shaft is configured to be removably coupled to the first anchor body such that the inner shaft is configured to be rotated to cause a proximal portion of the first anchor body to move proximally into a lumen extending through the second anchor body and to occlude the opening in the second anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Gerome Miller, Benjamin Cleveland, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20210236289
    Abstract: Systems and methods for opposing abnormal motion of an adjacent bone are provided. One exemplary embodiment of a surgical method includes delivering and securing a bone barrier to a bone bed of a glenoid such that at least a portion of the bone barrier extends laterally beyond the bone bed and can oppose, prevent, and/or reduce abnormal motion of an adjacent bone (e.g., a humeral head). The bone barrier can be secured along a periphery of a glenoid of a shoulder. More particularly, the bone barrier can be placed and secured such that at least a portion of the bone barrier extends laterally over the glenoid and can oppose abnormal motion of the humeral head. In some embodiments at least one suture anchor and suture can secure the bone barrier to the bone bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Medos International Sàrl
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Stefan Gabriel, Gerome O. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200138428
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver having a proximal handle and a driver shaft extending therefrom, a distal awl shaft, a proximal awl shaft separate from the distal awl shaft and movable with respect to the distal awl shaft, a suture anchor, and a dilator feature distal to the suture anchor. The distal and proximal awl shafts are receivable in at least part of a lumen of the driver. In a bone forming configuration of the system, in which the distal awl shaft is driven into bone, a distal end of the proximal awl shaft abuts a proximal end of the distal awl shaft. The proximal awl shaft can be moved proximally, such as by activating an awl handle coupled thereto, with respect to the distal awl shaft to move the system in a suture anchor insertion configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: ADAM GUSTAFSON, STEFAN GABRIEL
  • Patent number: 10639026
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver having a proximal handle and a driver shaft extending therefrom, a distal awl shaft, a proximal awl shaft separate from the distal awl shaft and movable with respect to the distal awl shaft, a suture anchor, and a dilator feature distal to the suture anchor. The distal and proximal awl shafts are receivable in at least part of a lumen of the driver. In a bone forming configuration of the system, in which the distal awl shaft is driven into bone, a distal end of the proximal awl shaft abuts a proximal end of the distal awl shaft. The proximal awl shaft can be moved proximally, such as by activating an awl handle coupled thereto, with respect to the distal awl shaft to move the system in a suture anchor insertion configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20200029952
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel, Benjamin Cleveland, Gerome Miller, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Mollie Rosen, Justin Piccirillo
  • Patent number: 10531897
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human ankle joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis and pain of the ankle without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the ankle joint. In one particular embodiment, the device includes a first load transmission support, a second load transmission support and an implantable compressible absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe
  • Publication number: 20190343508
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 10463357
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel, Benjamin Cleveland, Gerome Miller, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Mollie Rosen, Justin Piccirillo
  • Patent number: 10383618
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20190183479
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include an outer shaft, an elongate inner shaft, and an implantable suture anchor assembly including first and second anchor bodies. The second, more proximal, anchor body has one or more openings extending through a side wall or through opposed side walls thereof. The inner shaft is configured to be received within the outer shaft and through the first and second anchor bodies such that a distal end of the inner shaft protrudes beyond a distal end of the first anchor body. The inner shaft is configured to be removably coupled to the first anchor body such that the inner shaft is configured to be rotated to cause a proximal portion of the first anchor body to move proximally into a lumen extending through the second anchor body and to occlude the opening in the second anchor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Gerome Miller, Benjamin Cleveland, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 10245020
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include an outer shaft, an elongate inner shaft, and an implantable suture anchor assembly including first and second anchor bodies. The second, more proximal, anchor body has one or more openings extending through a side wall or through opposed side walls thereof. The inner shaft is configured to be received within the outer shaft and through the first and second anchor bodies such that a distal end of the inner shaft protrudes beyond a distal end of the first anchor body. The inner shaft is configured to be removably coupled to the first anchor body such that the inner shaft is configured to be rotated to cause a proximal portion of the first anchor body to move proximally into a lumen extending through the second anchor body and to occlude the opening in the second anchor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Gerome Miller, Benjamin Cleveland, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20190029663
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver having a proximal handle and a driver shaft extending therefrom, a distal awl shaft, a proximal awl shaft separate from the distal awl shaft and movable with respect to the distal awl shaft, a suture anchor, and a dilator feature distal to the suture anchor. The distal and proximal awl shafts are receivable in at least part of a lumen of the driver. In a bone forming configuration of the system, in which the distal awl shaft is driven into bone, a distal end of the proximal awl shaft abuts a proximal end of the distal awl shaft. The proximal awl shaft can be moved proximally, such as by activating an awl handle coupled thereto, with respect to the distal awl shaft to move the system in a suture anchor insertion configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20180256150
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20180256149
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include an outer shaft, an elongate inner shaft, and an implantable suture anchor assembly including first and second anchor bodies. The second, more proximal, anchor body has one or more openings extending through a side wall or through opposed side walls thereof. The inner shaft is configured to be received within the outer shaft and through the first and second anchor bodies such that a distal end of the inner shaft protrudes beyond a distal end of the first anchor body. The inner shaft is configured to be removably coupled to the first anchor body such that the inner shaft is configured to be rotated to cause a proximal portion of the first anchor body to move proximally into a lumen extending through the second anchor body and to occlude the opening in the second anchor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Gerome Miller, Benjamin Cleveland, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20180256151
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for securing tissue to bone. A surgical system can include a driver device, an elongate shaft receivable within the driver device and having a dilator feature at its distal end, and a capture suture extending through the shaft such that the capture suture's terminal end portions extend to a more proximal position on the driver and the capture suture forms a loop that extends through an opening formed through a side of the shaft. The loop is configured to receive at least one retention suture therethrough and can be tightened by pulling the capture suture's terminal ends, thereby coupling the retention suture with the suture anchor. Once the shaft is inserted into bone and the loop with the retention suture is closed, the suture anchor is driven distally towards the dilator features and into the bone to secure the retaining suture in the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Gustafson, Stefan Gabriel, Benjamin Cleveland, Gerome Miller, Mehmet Z. Sengun, Mollie Rosen, Justin Piccirillo
  • Patent number: 9883947
    Abstract: Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint and the patella specifically are disclosed. Full range of motion of the knee joint and tissue integrity are maintained in treatment approaches involving implanting a joint surface load reducing implant proximate the joint to change the direction of the tendons or muscles exerting forces on the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, David Lowe, Michael E. Landry, Heber Saravia, Josef L. Friedmann
  • Publication number: 20160045321
    Abstract: Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint and the patella specifically are disclosed. Full range of motion of the knee joint and tissue integrity are maintained in treatment approaches involving implanting a joint surface load reducing implant proximate the joint to change the direction of the tendons or muscles exerting forces on the joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, David Lowe, Michael E. Landry, Heber Saravia, Josef L. Friedmann
  • Patent number: 9192479
    Abstract: Implant apparatus and methods directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint and the patella specifically are disclosed. Full range of motion of the knee joint and tissue integrity are maintained in treatment approaches involving implanting a joint surface load reducing implant proximate the joint to change the direction of the tendons or muscles exerting forces on the joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Sr., Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, David Lowe, Michael E. Landry, Heber Saravia, Josef L. Friedmann
  • Patent number: 9060762
    Abstract: An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of knots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Ian Trail, Stefan Gabriel, Justin Dye, George Sikora