Patents by Inventor Steven Tallarida

Steven Tallarida 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: 10531880
    Abstract: Microfracture apparatuses with a cannula and a penetrator. The cannula has a first end, a second end, and a channel extending between the first end and the second end through which a penetrator can move between a retracted and an extended position substantially without rotation of the penetrator. The cannula has a primary portion and a distal portion between the primary portion and the second end, with the distal portion configured such that the distal portion and/or the second end of the channel is disposed at a nonparallel angle relative to the primary portion, for example, with a curve between the primary portion and the distal portion. The penetrator is configured to flex around such a curve and/or to flex to align with the angle of the send end of the channel and/or the distal portion of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, Steven Ek, Steven Tallarida
  • Publication number: 20190201007
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration). Some of the present apparatuses and methods are configured to create microfractures with smaller transverse dimensions (e.g., diameters) and greater depths than previously known. Some of the present apparatuses and methods comprise a penetrator removal tab coupled to the penetrator and configured to retract the penetrator relative to the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: George J SIKORA, Steven EK, Steven TALLARIDA
  • Publication number: 20180271542
    Abstract: Microfracture apparatuses with a cannula and a penetrator. The cannula has a first end, a second end, and a channel extending between the first end and the second end through which a penetrator can move between a retracted and an extended position substantially without rotation of the penetrator. The cannula has a primary portion and a distal portion between the primary portion and the second end, with the distal portion configured such that the distal portion and/or the second end of the channel is disposed at a nonparallel angle relative to the primary portion, for example, with a curve between the primary portion and the distal portion. The penetrator is configured to flex around such a curve and/or to flex to align with the angle of the send end of the channel and/or the distal portion of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: George J. SIKORA, Steven EK, Steven TALLARIDA
  • Patent number: 10039554
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration). Some of the present apparatuses and methods are configured to create microfractures with smaller transverse dimensions (e.g., diameters) and greater depths than previously known. Some of the present apparatuses and methods comprise a penetrator removal tab coupled to the penetrator and configured to retract the penetrator relative to the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, Steven Ek, Steven Tallarida
  • Patent number: 9918721
    Abstract: Microfracture apparatuses with a cannula and a penetrator. The cannula has a first end, a second end, and a channel extending between the first end and the second end through which a penetrator can move between a retracted and an extended position substantially without rotation of the penetrator. The cannula has a primary portion and a distal portion between the primary portion and the second end, with the distal portion configured such that the distal portion and/or the second end of the channel is disposed at a nonparallel angle relative to the primary portion, for example, with a curve between the primary portion and the distal portion. The penetrator is configured to flex around such a curve and/or to flex to align with the angle of the send end of the channel and/or the distal portion of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, Steven Ek, Steven Tallarida
  • Publication number: 20180008285
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration). Some of the present apparatuses and methods are configured to create microfractures with smaller transverse dimensions (e.g., diameters) and greater depths than previously known. Some of the present apparatuses and methods comprise a penetrator removal tab coupled to the penetrator and configured to retract the penetrator relative to the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: George J. SIKORA, Steven EK, Steven TALLARIDA
  • Publication number: 20170303934
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: George J. SIKORA, Steven EK, Steven TALLARIDA
  • Patent number: 9572587
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration). Some of the present apparatuses and methods are configured to create microfractures with smaller transverse dimensions (e.g., diameters) and greater depths than previously known. Some of the present apparatuses and methods comprise a penetrator removal tab coupled to the penetrator and configured to retract the penetrator relative to the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, Steven Ek, Steven Tallarida
  • Patent number: 9510840
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration). Some of the embodiments are configured to create microfractures with greater depth-to-width (or depth-to-diameter) ratios than previously known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, Steven Ek, Steven Tallarida
  • Publication number: 20160022280
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: George J. SIKORA, Steven EK, Steven TALLARIDA
  • Publication number: 20160022279
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: George J. SIKORA, Steven EK, Steven TALLARIDA
  • Patent number: 9211126
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for microfracture (e.g., forming a plurality of microfractures in a bone to encourage cartilage regeneration).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ARTHROSURFACE, INC.
    Inventors: George J. Sikora, Steven Ek, Steven Tallarida
  • Publication number: 20140100534
    Abstract: A power-injectable access port, and a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted power-injectable access port. The power-injectable access port includes a body capturing a septum that covers a cavity defined by the body, and a pattern of protrusions extending from an outer surface of the septum away from the cavity, the pattern of protrusions detectable through palpation to identify the access port as a power-injectable access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Jim C. Beasley, Eddie K. Burnside, Jay Gerondale, Steven Tallarida, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8608713
    Abstract: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient, and a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port. The access port includes a body capturing a septum that covers a cavity defined by the body, and a pattern of protrusions extending from an outer surface of the septum away from the cavity, the pattern of protrusions detectable through palpation to identify the access port as a power-injectable port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim C. Beasley, Eddie K. Burnside, Jay Gerondale, Steven Tallarida, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8414477
    Abstract: A method for visualizing the interior of a bodily passageway comprising providing a system comprising a plurality of concentric telescoping shafts; visualization apparatus disposed within the telescoping shafts; and a helical thread disposed on the exterior of the telescoping shafts, the helical threads having a sufficient structural integrity and surface profile such that when the telescoping shafts are disposed in the passageway, rotation of the telescoping shafts induces a relative movement between the telescoping shafts and the passageway; wherein the telescoping shafts are configured to be selectively coupled together and de-coupled from one another; inserting the system into the passageway; rotating the telescoping shafts so as to draw the passageway onto the telescoping shafts in a pleating fashion; de-coupling the telescoping shafts; rotating the innermost telescoping shaft so as to draw the passageway onto the innermost telescoping shaft in a pleating fashion; and visualizing the interior of the pass
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Endo Technology America Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Tallarida, James J. Frassica, Robert E. Ailinger
  • Publication number: 20120226244
    Abstract: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient, and a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port. The access port includes a body capturing a septum that covers a cavity defined by the body, and a pattern of protrusions extending from an outer surface of the septum away from the cavity, the pattern of protrusions detectable through palpation to indentify the access port as a power-injectable port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Jim C. Beasley, Eddie K. Burnside, Jay Gerondale, Steven Tallarida, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20070265700
    Abstract: A heart valve implant may include a shaft extending generally along a longitudinal axis of the heart valve implant. A spacer may be coupled to the shaft between a first and a second end region of the shaft. The spacer may be configured to interact with at least a portion of at least one cusp of a heart valve to at least partially restrict a flow of blood through the heart valve in a closed position and at least one anchor may be configured to be coupled to the first end region of the shaft. At least one safety stop may extend generally radially outwardly from the longitudinal axis of the heart valve implant beyond at least a portion of an outer perimeter of the spacer. The safety stop may include a cross-section which is greater than a cross-section of the heart valve in at least one dimension. The safety stop may also be configured to at least partially restrict a movement of the heart valve implant with respect to the heart valve in at least one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Eliasen, Steven Tallarida, Christopher Maurer, Jonathan Wilson
  • Publication number: 20070255399
    Abstract: A heart valve implant according to one embodiment may include a shaft and an anchor disposed on one end of the shaft, the anchor configured to engage tissue. The heart valve implant may further include an expandable member disposed over at least part of the shaft, the expandable member comprising a resiliently deformable internal layer and a resiliently deformable external layer disposed over the internal layer, the expandable member defining a chamber and being configured to receive an inflation medium in the chamber to expand the expandable member, the expandable member further configured to deform upon contact with at least a portion of at least one leaflet of a heart valve to at least partially conform to the shape of the leaflet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Eliasen, Steven Tallarida, Christopher Maurer, Jonathan Wilson
  • Publication number: 20070093890
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment may include providing a heart valve implant including an anchor capable of engaging coronary tissue, a shaft coupled to said anchor, and a valve body coupled to said shaft. The method may further include at least partially collapsing the heart valve implant and percutaneously inserting the heart valve implant into a heart. The percutaneously inserted implant may be secured within the heart and may then be expanded. Of course, many alternatives, variations, and modifications are possible without departing from this embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Eliasen, Steven Tallarida, Adrian Ebner
  • Publication number: 20060224129
    Abstract: A septum for use in access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. More particularly, a septum including at least one topographical feature configured for identification of the septum is disclosed. An access port including such a septum is also disclosed. In addition, an access port comprising a septum and a means for identification of the septum is disclosed. Also, a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port is disclosed. Specifically, an access port including a septum may be provided and at least one topographical feature of the septum of the access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature of the septum of the access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Jim Beasley, Eddie Burnside, Jay Gerondale, Steven Tallarida