Patents by Inventor Thomas C. May

Thomas C. May 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: 20190177864
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a process roasting a metal bearing material under oxidizing conditions to produce an oxidized metal bearing material, roasting the oxidized metal bearing material under reducing conditions to produce a roasted metal bearing material, and leaching the roasted metal bearing material in a basic medium to yield a pregnant leach solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: FREEPORT MINERALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joanna M. Robertson, Thomas R. Bolles, Wayne W. Hazen, Lawrence D. May, Jay C. Smith, David R. Baughman
  • Patent number: 10159477
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity. The insertion member may include a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion. A method of tissue repair and other anchor assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Lunn, David A. Paulk, Thomas C. May, Steven W. Astorino
  • Publication number: 20170296156
    Abstract: The present invention comprises the provision and use of new and improved arthroscopic instrumentation for (i) harvesting a tissue biopsy from a non-critical section of a joint, and (ii) sizing and seating an autologous graft at an implant site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Javin C. Pierce
  • Patent number: 9770324
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fixation device. The fixation device includes a base portion having a first leg, a second leg, and a groove located between the first and second legs, and a top portion extending from the base portion. A method of tissue repair and a kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Trenhaile, Thomas C. May
  • Patent number: 9687224
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity. The insertion member includes a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion, and a head coupled to the proximal end portion of the body. A method of tissue repair and other anchor assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Lunn, David A. Paulk, Thomas C. May, Steven W. Astorino
  • Publication number: 20160235397
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity. The insertion member may include a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion. A method of tissue repair and other anchor assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Richard M. Lunn, David A. Paulk, Thomas C. May, Steven W. Astorino
  • Patent number: 9345467
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity. The insertion member includes a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion, and a head coupled to the proximal end portion of the body. A method of tissue repair and other anchor assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lunn, David A. Paulk, Thomas C. May, Steven Astorino
  • Publication number: 20160100833
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes an anchor defining a cavity and an opening to the cavity and an insertion member configured for arrangement within the anchor cavity. The insertion member includes a body having a proximal end portion and a flat distal end portion, and a head coupled to the proximal end portion of the body. A method of tissue repair and other anchor assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Richard M. Lunn, David A. Paulk, Thomas C. May, Steven W. Astorino
  • Publication number: 20160095693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fixation device. The fixation device includes a base portion having a first leg, a second leg, and a groove located between the first and second legs, and a top portion extending from the base portion. A method of tissue repair and a kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Trenhaile, Thomas C. May
  • Patent number: 9241783
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fixation device. The fixation device includes a base portion having a first leg, a second leg, and a groove located between the first and second legs, and a top portion extending from the base portion. A method of tissue repair and a kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Trenhaile, Thomas C. May
  • Publication number: 20150342604
    Abstract: A soft tissue graft preparation device includes a handle portion, a body portion extending distally from the handle portion, and an end effector operatively connected to a distal end of the body portion. The end effector includes first and second members. The soft tissue graft preparation device also includes a filamentous material attachment structure that includes at least one filamentous material attached thereto, wherein the filamentous material attachment structure is placed in longitudinal juxtaposition to a tissue contacting surface of the first member and/or a tissue contacting surface of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Joseph Hotter
  • Publication number: 20150164486
    Abstract: The present invention comprises the provision and use of new and improved arthroscopic instrumentation for (i) harvesting a tissue biopsy from a non-critical section of a joint, and (ii) sizing and seating an autologous graft at an implant site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Javin C. Pierce
  • Patent number: 8864687
    Abstract: The present invention comprises the provision and use of new and improved arthroscopic instrumentation for (i) harvesting a tissue biopsy from a non-critical section of a joint, and (ii) sizing and seating an autologous graft at an implant site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Javin C. Pierce
  • Patent number: 8721653
    Abstract: A novel cross-pin for use in ACL reconstructive surgical procedures. The cross-pin has an elongated body having a distal tapered end. A guide wire opening in the distal end is in communication with a tunnel contained in the distal end. There is a trough extending into the outer surface of the trough for receiving a guide wire. The trough is in communication with the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Greg Whittaker
  • 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: 8512374
    Abstract: A device for repairing a defect in a soft tissue is disclosed, the device including a first anchor engaging a first surface of the soft tissue on a first side of the defect, the first anchor having a locking mechanism, a second anchor for engaging against a second side of the soft tissue on a second side of the defect, and a suture adjustably connecting the second anchor to the first anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert E. Schwartz, Thomas C. May, Stuart Fromm, Robert-Jan Enzerink, Eric Hubbard, John Margetts, Keith Denlinger, David Cox
  • Patent number: 8323315
    Abstract: A device for locking a suture in place without the need for tying knots once the suture is placed within tissue is provided. The device comprises an anchor having a cannula and a locking mechanism for securing the suture within the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert E. Schwartz, Thomas C. May, Robert-Jan Enzerink, John Margetts
  • Publication number: 20120109335
    Abstract: The present invention comprises the provision and use of new and improved arthroscopic instrumentation for (i) harvesting a tissue biopsy from a non-critical section of a joint, and (ii) sizing and seating an autologous graft at an implant site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Javin C. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20120071976
    Abstract: A novel cross-pin for use in ACL reconstructive surgical procedures. The cross-pin has an elongated body having a distal tapered end. A guide wire opening in the distal end is in communication with a tunnel contained in the distal end. There is a trough extending into the outer surface of the trough for receiving a guide wire. The trough is in communication with the tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: DEPUY MITEK, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Greg Whittaker
  • Patent number: 8088128
    Abstract: A novel cross-pin for use in ACL reconstructive surgical procedures. The cross-pin has an elongated body having a distal tapered end. A guide wire opening in the distal end is in communication with a tunnel contained in the distal end. There is a trough extending into the outer surface of the trough for receiving a guide wire. The trough is in communication with the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Mitek, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. May, Greg Whittaker