Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Westling

Thomas A. Westling 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: 11076851
    Abstract: A fastener delivery tool configured to deliver a fastener into tissue of a patient including a shaft, a handle assembly connected to a proximal end of the shaft, one or more prongs connected to a distal end of the shaft, and a fastener push rod received at least partially within the shaft, wherein the fastener push rod is connected to the handle assembly, wherein the fastener push rod is moveable relative to the shaft, and wherein the fastener push rod includes one or more detents configured to be received within a passageway of a fastener and secure the fastener to the fastener push rod with friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson
  • Publication number: 20210093443
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by an arthroscopic means approach that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 10912640
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for forming pilot holes in bone and deploying a staple therein for fixing a sheet-like implant to the bone. A pilot hole forming trocar assembly including a trocar and a position retention sleeve can be included. The trocar can be releasably coupled to the position retention sleeve and slide in keyed arrangement within the sleeve when uncoupled. The trocar can include a distal portion having a retractable blade and a pair of pilot hole forming spikes extending distally from the trocar shaft. Once the pilot holes are formed, the position retention sleeve maintains the position relative to the pilot holes while the trocar is removed and a staple delivery device can be inserted in the lumen of the position retention sleeve to deploy a staple in the pilot holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, Michael Witzmann
  • Patent number: 10864072
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by an arthroscopic approach that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Publication number: 20200253604
    Abstract: A fastener delivery tool may comprise a sheath assembly having at least one position retention member proximate a distal end of the sheath assembly, and a handle assembly coupled to a proximal end of the sheath assembly, the handle assembly comprising a housing, a trigger handle, and an insert connector. An external force applied to the trigger handle may cause displacement of the trigger handle relative to a rest position, and displacement of the trigger handle from the rest position within a first displacement range may impart a first amount of force on the insert connector relative to the applied external force and displacement of the trigger handle from the rest position within a second displacement range may impart a second amount of force on the insert connector relative to the applied external force, with the first amount of force being greater than the second amount of force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Nathaniel Tran
  • Patent number: 10675019
    Abstract: A fastener delivery tool may comprise a sheath assembly having at least one position retention member proximate a distal end of the sheath assembly, and a handle assembly coupled to a proximal end of the sheath assembly, the handle assembly comprising a housing, a trigger handle, and an insert connector. An external force applied to the trigger handle may cause displacement of the trigger handle relative to a rest position, and displacement of the trigger handle from the rest position within a first displacement range may impart a first amount of force on the insert connector relative to the applied external force and displacement of the trigger handle from the rest position within a second displacement range may impart a second amount of force on the insert connector relative to the applied external force, with the first amount of force being greater than the second amount of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Nathaniel Tran
  • Publication number: 20200170780
    Abstract: An implantable tendon protection system includes a body adapted to be implanted within a bursa overlying a tendon of a patient to protect the tendon. The body may be fixed to the tendon with adhesive, sutures, staples, and/or anchors. A surgical kit is provided with such a tendon protection system and an insertion cannula. Methods of protecting a tendon of a patient are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas R. Hektner, Thomas A. Westling, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion
  • Publication number: 20190388215
    Abstract: An implantable tendon protection system includes a body adapted to be implanted within a bursa overlying a tendon of a patient to protect the tendon. The body may be fixed to the tendon with adhesive, sutures, staples, and/or anchors. A surgical kit is provided with such a tendon protection system and an insertion cannula. Methods of protecting a tendon of a patient are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas R. Hektner, Thomas A. Westling, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion
  • Patent number: 10413397
    Abstract: An implantable tendon protection system includes a body adapted to be implanted within a bursa overlying a tendon of a patient to protect the tendon. The body may be fixed to the tendon with adhesive, sutures, staples, and/or anchors. A surgical kit is provided with such a tendon protection system and an insertion cannula. Methods of protecting a tendon of a patient are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas R. Hektner, Thomas A. Westling, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion
  • Publication number: 20190059883
    Abstract: A fastener delivery tool configured to deliver a fastener into tissue of a patient including a shaft, a handle assembly connected to a proximal end of the shaft, one or more prongs connected to a distal end of the shaft, and a fastener push rod received at least partially within the shaft, wherein the fastener push rod is connected to the handle assembly, wherein the fastener push rod is moveable relative to the shaft, and wherein the fastener push rod includes one or more detents configured to be received within a passageway of a fastener and secure the fastener to the fastener push rod with friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson
  • Publication number: 20190029802
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Publication number: 20190029804
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for forming pilot holes in bone and deploying a staple therein for fixing a sheet-like implant to the bone. A pilot hole forming trocar assembly including a trocar and a position retention sleeve can be included. The trocar can be releasably coupled to the position retention sleeve and slide in keyed arrangement within the sleeve when uncoupled. The trocar can include a distal portion having a retractable blade and a pair of pilot hole forming spikes extending distally from the trocar shaft. Once the pilot holes are formed, the position retention sleeve maintains the position relative to the pilot holes while the trocar is removed and a staple delivery device can be inserted in the lumen of the position retention sleeve to deploy a staple in the pilot holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, Michael Witzmann
  • Patent number: 10123796
    Abstract: A fastener delivery tool configured to deliver a fastener into tissue of a patient including a shaft, a handle assembly connected to a proximal end of the shaft, one or more prongs connected to a distal end of the shaft, and a fastener push rod received at least partially within the shaft, wherein the fastener push rod is connected to the handle assembly, wherein the fastener push rod is moveable relative to the shaft, and wherein the fastener push rod includes one or more detents configured to be received within a passageway of a fastener and secure the fastener to the fastener push rod with friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson
  • Patent number: 10123866
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic surgery that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 10105210
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic surgery that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 10105211
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for forming pilot holes in bone and deploying a staple therein for fixing a sheet-like implant to the bone. A pilot hole forming trocar assembly including a trocar and a position retention sleeve can be included. The trocar can be releasably coupled to the position retention sleeve and slide in keyed arrangement within the sleeve when uncoupled. The trocar can include a distal portion having a retractable blade and a pair of pilot hole forming spikes extending distally from the trocar shaft. Once the pilot holes are formed, the position retention sleeve maintains the position relative to the pilot holes while the trocar is removed and a staple delivery device can be inserted in the lumen of the position retention sleeve to deploy a staple in the pilot holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, Michael Witzmann
  • Patent number: 10058414
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for forming pilot holes in bone and deploying a staple therein for fixing a sheet-like implant to the bone. A pilot hole forming trocar assembly including a trocar and a position retention sleeve can be included. The trocar can be releasably coupled to the position retention sleeve and slide in keyed arrangement within the sleeve when uncoupled. The trocar can include a distal portion having a retractable blade and a pair of pilot hole forming spikes extending distally from the trocar shaft. Once the pilot holes are formed, the position retention sleeve maintains the position relative to the pilot holes while the trocar is removed and a staple delivery device can be inserted in the lumen of the position retention sleeve to deploy a staple in the pilot holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Thomas A. Westling, Nathaniel Z. Zenz-Olson, Michael Witzmann
  • Publication number: 20160317281
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Publication number: 20160296318
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 9393104
    Abstract: A tendon repair implant for treatment of a partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder is provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that compliment current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation; selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; sufficient cyclic straining of the implant in the longitudinal direction to promote remodeling of new tissue to tendon-like tissue; and, may include a bioresorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Van Kampen, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Thomas A. Westling, Charles L. Euteneuer