Patents by Inventor T. Wade Fallin

T. Wade Fallin 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: 20200281581
    Abstract: Devices and methods for anchoring soft tissue, tissue grafts, and the like to a bone are provided. In one example, an assembly includes a suture anchor, suture, and inserter. In another example, a method provides for reattaching soft tissue to a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Crossroads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. TRIPLETT, T. Wade FALLIN
  • Patent number: 10765488
    Abstract: Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders (180, 182, 188). The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is positioned proximate the anatomic points using a slotted cannula (143). Such an implant may be a rod (270) for a posterior spinal fusion system. Pedicle screws (140, 142, 148) may be implanted into pedicles of the spine, and may then serve as anchors for the extenders. The extenders (180, 182, 188) may have rod interfaces (214, 216, 218) that receive the rod (270) in a manner that mimics the geometry of the pedicle screws (140, 142, 148) so that the selected or configured contoured rod (270) will properly fit into engagement with the pedicle screws (140, 142, 148).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Joshua A. Butters
  • Publication number: 20200268372
    Abstract: The disclosure provides devices and methods of use pertaining to intra joint stabilization. Embodiments include a number of suture returning and suture locking anchors that feature elongated sleeves configured to protect the associated bone tunnels from suture wipering, which results in abrasion and enlargement of the bone tunnel and leads to migration of the suture anchors. Embodiments also include suture locking anchors that lock via an interference fit between the suture strand and a receiver of the anchor and a set screw, where the receiver and the set screw each feature a number of gradual, opposing tapers to facilitate gradual proximal-to-distal gripping and releasing of the suture strand to achieve an optimal locking force while preventing severing of the suture strand. Further embodiments include intra joint reinforcement and stabilization constructs formed using the disclosed devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Crossroads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade FALLIN, Justin TABER, Matthew KARAM, Phinit PHISITKUL
  • Publication number: 20200261234
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods are presented for fixing adjacent bone portions to promote fusion of the bone portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott, Patrick Michel White
  • Patent number: 10743995
    Abstract: Examples of the invention relate to methods, implants, and instruments for compressing first and second bone portions or a bone portion and an implant together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10736641
    Abstract: A guide and method useful in cutting and rejoining bones is presented. The guide is particularly useful in performing an osteotomy of a long bone adjacent a joint such as a hand or foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott
  • Patent number: 10702290
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods for connecting and/or stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another are presented including fasteners and retainers connectable in axial force transmitting relationship and instruments for their installation. In one example a guide is configured to clamp two bone portions together while a fastener is inserted through at least one of the bone portions to engage a retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10682131
    Abstract: The disclosure provides devices and methods of use pertaining to intra joint stabilization. Embodiments include a number of suture returning and suture locking anchors that feature elongated sleeves configured to protect the associated bone tunnels from suture wipering, which results in abrasion and enlargement of the bone tunnel and leads to migration of the suture anchors. Embodiments also include suture locking anchors that lock via an interference fit between the suture strand and a receiver of the anchor and a set screw, where the receiver and the set screw each feature a number of gradual, opposing tapers to facilitate gradual proximal-to-distal gripping and releasing of the suture strand to achieve an optimal locking force while preventing severing of the suture strand. Further embodiments include intra joint reinforcement and stabilization constructs formed using the disclosed devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Justin Taber, Matthew Karam, Phinit Phisitkul
  • Patent number: 10675014
    Abstract: Devices and methods to attach soft tissue to bone include, for example, forming a transosseous bone tunnel, and forming a suture construct securing soft tissue to the bone wherein the suture construct extends from the soft tissue to the first opening, through the first opening, through the bone tunnel, through the second opening, and outside of the bone tunnel to the soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Crossroads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kwan-Ho Chan, James Murphy, T. Wade Fallin, Patrick M. White
  • Patent number: 10653409
    Abstract: Devices and methods for anchoring soft tissue, tissue grafts, and the like to a bone are provided. In one example, an assembly includes a suture anchor, suture, and inserter. In another example, a method provides for reattaching soft tissue to a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CROSSROADS EXTREMITY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10631994
    Abstract: Implants, instruments, and methods are presented for fixing adjacent bone portions to promote fusion of the bone portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M Mary Sinnott, Patrick Michel White
  • Publication number: 20200093523
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another. In one example, implants, instruments and methods are provided that can be used with minimal exposure of the fractured bone and along curved path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: IntraFuse, LLC
    Inventors: M. Mary SINNOTT, T. Wade FALLIN, Mark D. HAYES, Robert W. HOY
  • Publication number: 20200078001
    Abstract: Suture anchors and associated methods are disclosed having suture securing features able to lock suture ends extending from a body tissue, such as from a bone tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: VentureMD Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: T. Wade FALLIN
  • Publication number: 20200078058
    Abstract: Examples of devices and methods for stabilizing a fracture in a bone include a body having an elongate distal portion having an outer surface defining a screw thread and an elongate proximal portion having a non-threaded outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: IntraFuse, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade FALLIN, M. Mary SINNOTT, Robert W. HOY
  • Publication number: 20200078025
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing an osteotomy are presented. Examples include forming a fusion osteotomy at a metatarsocuneiform joint of the first ray of a human foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade FALLIN, Robert W. HOY, Daniel J. TRIPLETT
  • Patent number: 10548585
    Abstract: Devices and methods to attach soft tissue to bone include, for example, forming a bone tunnel in a bone, passing a suture through soft tissue, and inserting an anchor in the bone tunnel, wherein a distal portion of the anchor is positioned underneath the soft tissue, a proximal portion of the anchor is positioned beyond an edge of the soft tissue, the suture first portion extends from the distal portion of the anchor to the soft tissue, and the suture second portion extends from the proximal portion of the anchor to the soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: VentureMD Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Kwan-Ho Chan, James Murphy, T. Wade Fallin, Patrick M. White
  • Publication number: 20190380695
    Abstract: The disclosure provides devices and methods of use pertaining to extra joint stabilization. Embodiments include a number of suture returning and locking anchors that feature both a suture return element and a suture locking feature that employs an interference fit between a flexible synthetic strand, a receiver of the anchor, and a set screw, where the receiver and the set screw each have a number of gradual, opposing tapers to facilitate gradual proximal-to-distal gripping and releasing of the flexible strand to achieve an optimal locking force while preventing severing of the flexible strand. Embodiments also include a counter-torque anchor driver configured to resist torsional forces generated during and translated to the anchor during set-screw insertion. Further embodiments include extra joint reinforcement, stabilization, and attachment constructs formed using the disclosed devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Justin Taber, Matthew Karam, Phinit Phisitkul
  • Publication number: 20190380696
    Abstract: The disclosure provides apparatus and methods of use pertaining to syndesmosis reinforcement. Embodiments include a clamp having two jaws that extend toward each other to clamp two bone portions therebetween. The clamp may include an angle gauge and an adjustment mechanism having a force gauge that combine to enable the compression of the two bone portions in an optimal direction or angle and at an optimal, measurable compression force. Embodiments also include a tension instrument configured to knotlessly lock a flexible strand construct between two anchors at the same optimal direction and tension applied by the clamp. Further embodiments include an exemplary syndesmosis reinforcement procedure that employs the clamp and the tension instrument to construct a ligament reinforcement construct that achieves optimal anatomic positioning in both directional alignment and the reduction force applied by the construct. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Taber, T. Wade Fallin, Phinit Phisitkul
  • Patent number: 10499960
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for stabilizing first and second bone portions relative to one another. In one example, implants, instruments and methods are provided that can be used with minimal exposure of the fractured bone and along curved path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IntraFuse, LLC
    Inventors: M. Mary Sinnott, T. Wade Fallin, Mark D. Hayes, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10492838
    Abstract: Examples of devices and methods for stabilizing a fracture in a bone include a body having an elongate distal portion having an outer surface defining a screw thread and an elongate proximal portion having a non-threaded outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: IntraFuse, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott, Robert W. Hoy