Patents by Inventor Stuart E. Fromm

Stuart E. Fromm 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: 20190105030
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 10149675
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20160345957
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 9421012
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY MITEK, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20160206305
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20140296913
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 8790369
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 8696704
    Abstract: Suture anchor systems for repairing torn or damaged tissue are described herein. In one embodiment, a system can include a first suture loop having a first suture anchor coupled thereto, the first suture loop including a slip knot formed thereon to allow a size of the first suture loop to be adjusted. The system can also include a second suture loop coupled to the first suture loop and having a second suture anchor coupled thereto. The second suture loop can have a fixed size. In use, the suture anchors can be deployed through tissue to be repaired and into the anchoring tissue at a position spaced apart from one another by a selected distance. The length of the first suture loop can then be tensioned to re-approximate the torn or damaged tissue toward the anchoring tissue, thereby securely attached the torn tissue to the anchoring tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Selvitelli, Thomas C. May, Debra Mack, Stuart E. Fromm, Christopher A. Battles
  • Patent number: 8075574
    Abstract: A surgical knot pusher device allows a prepared knot to be pushed down a length of suture without deforming or collapsing the knot. The surgical knot pusher device includes a handle portion and an elongate body extending from the handle portion. The elongate body has a curved tip that is tapered and has a groove along a length of the tip. The tip also includes a central channel extending from the groove to a distal end of the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20110022061
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods suitable for knotless arthroscopic repair of tissue defects include two fixation members coupled by two limbs of suture comprising a continuous loop. A unidirectional restriction element that can be a preformed locking, sliding suture knot proximate to one of the fixation members, provides tensioning of the repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: DePuy Mitek, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Orphanos, William Arthur Roosa, Marc R. Helmick, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 7530990
    Abstract: A method of securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation member comprising a closed double-loop having a pair of differently sized loop sections and capturing both sections of the closed-loop within the fixation member. The longer loop section is passed through an opening in the tissue graft then is passed through the smaller loop and thrown over the fixation member to form a knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Perriello, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20080287991
    Abstract: A method of securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation member comprising a closed double-loop having a pair of differently sized loop sections and capturing both sections of the closed-loop within the fixation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 6884249
    Abstract: A surgical knot pusher device allows a prepared knot to be pushed down a length of suture without deforming or collapsing the knot. The surgical knot pusher device includes a handle portion and an elongate body extending from the handle portion. The elongate body has a curved tip that is tapered and has a groove along a length of the tip. The tip also includes a central channel extending from the groove to a distal end of the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 6866673
    Abstract: An implement for manipulating and cutting a knotted suture includes a body member having a handle at one end, and a knot-engageable section at the opposite end for engaging the knotted suture to be cut; and a cutting member carried by the body member and having an end portion formed with a cutting edge for cutting the knotted suture at a predetermined distance from the knot. The cutting member is movable along its longitudinal axis from a normal position to an actuated position for cutting the knotted suture. The knot-engageable section of the body member is formed with an axial bore for receiving the end portion of the cutting member when the cutting member is moved to its actuated position, and with an angled bore intersecting the axial bore at an angle to the longitudinal axis for receiving the knotted suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventors: Ran Oren, Dan Moor, Thomas May, Sergio P. Dasilva, Joan M. Sullivan, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20040015171
    Abstract: A method of securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation member comprising a closed-loop having a pair of opposing loop sections and capturing a first loop section of the closed-loop within the fixation member. An opposing second loop section of the closed loop is passed through an opening in the tissue graft, and the second loop section of the closed loop is secured to the fixation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc., a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Paul Torrie, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Patent number: 6533802
    Abstract: A method of securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation member comprising a closed-loop having a pair of opposing loop sections and capturing a first loop section of the closed-loop within the fixation member. An opposing second loop section of the closed loop is passed through an opening in the tissue graft, and the second loop section of the closed loop is secured to the fixation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Paul A. Torrie, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20020173788
    Abstract: A method of securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation member comprising a closed-loop having a pair of opposing loop sections and capturing a first loop section of the closed-loop within the fixation member. An opposing second loop section of the closed loop is passed through an opening in the tissue graft, and the second loop section of the closed loop is secured to the fixation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Paul A. Torrie, Stuart E. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20020116012
    Abstract: A surgical knot pusher device allows a prepared knot to be pushed down a length of suture without deforming or collapsing the knot. The surgical knot pusher device includes a handle portion and an elongate body extending from the handle portion. The elongate body has a curved tip that is tapered and has a groove along a length of the tip. The tip also includes a central channel extending from the groove to a distal end of the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Stuart E. Fromm