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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190357919
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10485595
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device and method for stabilizing a bone. The device includes a flexible threaded portion operable to thread along a curved path in a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: IntraFuse, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, M. Mary Sinnott, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10470756
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: VentureMD Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: T. Wade Fallin
  • Patent number: 10470779
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10426460
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mortise Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Taber, T. Wade Fallin, Phinit Phisitkul
  • Patent number: 10426459
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Mortise Medical, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Justin Taber, Matthew Karam, Phinit Phisitkul
  • Patent number: 10376367
    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: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel John Triplett
  • Patent number: 10376268
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing an osteotomy produce a bone cut producing a multi-planar change in the alignment of a bone portion by rotating it relative to another bone portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Daniel J. Triplett, Robert W. Hoy
  • Patent number: 10368859
    Abstract: Methods and instruments for repairing soft tissues of a skeletal joint such as for example of the foot or hand are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Mary Sinnott, T. Wade Fallin, Kwan-Ho Chan, Patrick White
  • Patent number: 10357260
    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 23, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin
  • Publication number: 20190209226
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for surgical transosseous attachment to a bone include a guide able to guide the formation of intersecting bone tunnels and a passer able to pass a member through the bone tunnels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: KATOR, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Joel Helgerson
  • Publication number: 20190167251
    Abstract: Examples of the invention include implants, instruments and methods for surgical transosseous attachment to a bone. More particularly, examples of the invention relate to knotless suture anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: KATOR, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Joel Helgerson
  • Publication number: 20190167250
    Abstract: Suture anchors are disclosed having suture locking features able to lock multiple suture ends extending from a body tissue, such as from a bone tunnel, with a single device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: VentureMD Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Kwan-Ho Chan, James MURPHY, T. Wade FALLIN, Patrick M. WHITE
  • Patent number: 10292713
    Abstract: Methods and devices 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: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: First Ray, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Robert W. Hoy, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 10265188
    Abstract: A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina. Multiple configurations of the prosthesis provide for replacement of the two inferior facets, the two superior facets, a superior and inferior facet, or all four facets. A method of installing the prosthesis is provided that is comprised of the steps of resecting at least a portion of the facets that carry the diseased or traumatized spinal facets and attaching the prosthesis in a manner that does not require attachment or abutment against the lamina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Marlowe Goble, T. Wade Fallin
  • Publication number: 20190110819
    Abstract: A pedicle screw assembly including a bone fastener having a lower end for engaging bone and an upper end remote from the lower end; a head having a rod-receiving channel attached to the upper end of said bone fastener; a spinal rod insertable into the rod-receiving channel of said head, said spinal rod having an outer surface extending between first and second ends thereof, wherein at least one of the first and second ends has a reduced diameter section. A spinal rod having an outer surface extending between a first end and a second end thereof; wherein the outer surface of said spinal rod has a reduced diameter section at at least one of the first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin, Karen E. Mohr, Thierry Millard
  • Patent number: 10258401
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for surgical transosseous attachment to a bone include a guide able to guide the formation of intersecting bone tunnels and a passer able to pass a member through the bone tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KATOR, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Joel Helgerson
  • Patent number: RE47348
    Abstract: A posterior spinal fusion system may include a plurality of cannulas that mate with cages polyaxially coupled to pedicle screws. The cannulas maintain access to the pedicle screws to facilitate percutaneous insertion of a fusion rod into engagement with the cages. Each cannula has a pair of blades that may be held together by an abutment member that at least partially encircles the blades. Each abutment member abuts the skin to define a variable subcutaneous length of the corresponding cannula. Each abutment members is also lockably removable from the corresponding blades to enable the blades to pivot with respect to the connecting element to a position in which they can be withdrawn from the connecting element. The blades of each cannula are spaced apart to provide first and second slots of each cannula, through which the fusion rod can be percutaneously inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Kingsley Richard Chin, T. Wade Fallin, Joshua A. Butters, Daniel F. Justin