Patents Assigned to CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
  • Patent number: 10130491
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a spinal implant assembly having features to prevent or minimize fixation elements, such as screws, from being dislodged, or from backing out over time and with use. The spinal implant assembly may comprise an implantable body having first apertures for receiving fixation elements. A plate configured to nest against the posterior portion of the implantable body and comprising one or more second apertures can be provided. These second apertures permit access to the head portions of the fixation elements. One or more locking elements are then passed through the second apertures and engage the head portions of the fixation elements. In addition, the plate may comprise an adjustable arm to allow the plate to be used with implantable bodies of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason E. Garber, Christophe M. H. Geisert, Barbara D. Wirth, John Parry, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Publication number: 20170246009
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may have a body and the body comprises one or more apertures. The apertures receive fixation elements, such as a screw and the like. The fixation element may comprise one or more anti-backout features, such as a split ring. In addition, at least some of the apertures are designed to permit a predetermined amount of nutation by a fixation element. The apertures that allow nutation enable the fixation element to toggle from one position to another, for example, during subsidence of the implant in situ. Some of the apertures may be configured to rigidly lock with the fixation elements. Moreover, the spinal implant may include features, such as one or more bores, that can accommodate imaging marks to help guide a surgeon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Thalgott, David T. Stinson, Anthony J. Fennell, John Parry, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Patent number: 9592081
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing adjacent vertebral bodies that have been fused is provided. The system and method involves transversely securing the bony segments of fused vertebral bodies together. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, translaminar screws may be employed to transfix the facet joints of one or more motion segments. The motion segment may further include the presence of a spinal fusion implant or other internal fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Thalgott, David T. Stinson, Anthony J. Fennell, Jason E. Garber
  • Patent number: 9566166
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may include structural guidance features to facilitate the angular approach of fixation elements into the apertures. The spinal implant may also be a configured with a tactile or visual feedback response feature to allow the user to know when the fixation elements are fully seated within the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John Parry, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Patent number: 9468534
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a spinal implant assembly having features to prevent or minimize fixation elements, such as screws, from being dislodged, or from backing out over time and with use. The spinal implant assembly may comprise an implantable body having first apertures for receiving fixation elements. A plate configured to nest against the posterior portion of the implantable body and comprising one or more second apertures can be provided. These second apertures permit access to the head portions of the fixation elements. One or more locking elements are then passed through the second apertures and engage the head portions of the fixation elements. In addition, the plate may comprise an adjustable arm to allow the plate to be used with implantable bodies of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC
    Inventors: Jason E. Garber, Christophe M. H. Geisert, Barbara D. Wirth, John Parry, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Publication number: 20160113782
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may have a body and the body comprises one or more apertures. The apertures receive fixation elements, such as a screw and the like. The fixation element may comprise one or more anti-backout features, such as a split ring. In addition, at least some of the apertures are designed to permit a predetermined amount of nutation by a fixation element. The apertures that allow nutation enable the fixation element to toggle from one position to another, for example, during subsidence of the implant in situ. Some of the apertures may be configured to rigidly lock with the fixation elements. Moreover, the spinal implant may include features, such as one or more bores, that can accommodate imaging marks to help guide a surgeon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Thalgott, David T. Stinson, Anthony J. Fennell, John Parry, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Patent number: 9233010
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for lateral insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may have a body having a tapered anterior portion and one or more apertures. The tapered anterior portion allows for concomitant distraction of soft tissue during insertion of the implant. In addition, at least some of the apertures are designed to permit a predetermined amount of nutation by a fixation element. The fixations elements that allow nutation enable the fixation element to toggle from one position to another, for example, during subsidence of the implant in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Thalgott, David T. Stinson, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Patent number: 9078701
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing adjacent vertebral bodies that have been fused is provided. The system and method involves transversely securing the bony segments of fused vertebral bodies together. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, translaminar screws may be employed to transfix the facet joints of one or more motion segments. The motion segment may further include the presence of a spinal fusion implant or other internal fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Thalgott, David T. Stinson, Anthony J. Fennell, Jason E. Garber
  • Patent number: 9066815
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a spinal implant assembly having features to prevent or minimize fixation elements, such as screws, from being dislodged, or from backing out over time and with use. The spinal implant assembly may comprise an implantable body having first apertures for receiving fixation elements. A plate configured to nest against the posterior portion of the implantable body and comprising one or more second apertures can be provided. These second apertures permit access to the head portions of the fixation elements. One or more locking elements are then passed through the second apertures and engage the head portions of the fixation elements. In addition, the plate may comprise an adjustable arm to allow the plate to be used with implantable bodies of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason E. Garber, Christophe M. H. Geisert, Barbara D. Schweizer, John Parry, John J. Viscogliosi
  • Publication number: 20150081027
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for lateral insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may have a body having a tapered anterior portion and one or more apertures. The tapered anterior portion allows for concomitant distraction of soft tissue during insertion of the implant. In addition, at least some of the apertures are designed to permit a predetermined amount of nutation by a fixation element. The fixations elements that allow nutation enable the fixation element to toggle from one position to another, for example, during subsidence of the implant in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN S. THALGOTT, DAVID T. STINSON, JOHN J. VISCOGLIOSI
  • Publication number: 20140288655
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may include structural guidance features to facilitate the angular approach of fixation elements into the apertures. The spinal implant may also be a configured with a tactile or visual feedback response feature to allow the user to know when the fixation elements are fully seated within the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Centinel Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: John PARRY, John J. VISCOGLIOSI
  • Publication number: 20140257491
    Abstract: The present invention provides cervical implant (30) comprising an upper surface (38), a lower surface (40), a posterior portion (34) and an anterior portion (36) and including a perimeter (42) and one or more apertures (44,46) within said anterior portion for receiving securing means, said apertures having respective longitudinal axes M1, M2, characterised in that said axes extend in a direction substantially through said anterior portion (36) and converge at a point in a plane outside of said perimeter (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Centinel Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: John PARRY, Jeffrey JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8728165
    Abstract: The present invention provides cervical implant (30) comprising an upper surface (38), a lower surface (40), a posterior portion (34) and an anterior portion (36) and including a perimeter (42) and one or more apertures (44,46) within said anterior portion for receiving securing means, said apertures having respective longitudinal axes M1, M2, characterized in that said axes extend in a direction substantially through said anterior portion (36) and converge at a point in a plane outside of said perimeter (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Centinel Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: John Parry, Jeffrey Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140012325
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling motion and physiologic load sharing across a functional spinal unit defined by a pair of adjacent vertebrae and an intervertebral disc therebetween are provided. The systems may comprise a first component for repairing or replacing a disc nucleus, without substantially disrupting the annulus. A second component may be provided for attachment to the adjacent vertebrae, the second component being configured to control movement of the vertebrae relative to one another. The first and second components may be configured to cooperate simultaneously to control motion and collectively distribute physiologic load sharing across the functional spinal unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Centinel Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven SEME
  • Patent number: 8529626
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling motion and physiologic load sharing across a functional spinal unit defined by a pair of adjacent vertebrae and an intervertebral disc therebetween are provided. The systems may comprise a first component for repairing or replacing a disc nucleus, without substantially disrupting the annulus. A second component may be provided for attachment to the adjacent vertebrae, the second component being configured to control movement of the vertebrae relative to one another. The first and second components may be configured to cooperate simultaneously to control motion and collectively distribute physiologic load sharing across the functional spinal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Centinel Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Seme
  • Publication number: 20110190825
    Abstract: A system and method for stabilizing adjacent vertebral bodies that have been fused is provided. The system and method involves transversely securing the bony segments of fused vertebral bodies together. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, translaminar screws may be employed to transfix the facet joints of one or more motion segments. The motion segment may further include the presence of a spinal fusion implant or other internal fixation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Thalgott, David T. Stinson, Anthony J. Fennell, Jason E. Garber
  • Publication number: 20110166656
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for midline insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may have a body and the body comprises one or more apertures. The apertures receive fixation elements, such as a screw and the like. The fixation element may comprise one or more anti-backout features, such as a split ring. In addition, at least some of the apertures are designed to permit a predetermined amount of nutation by a fixation element. The apertures that allow nutation enable the fixation element to toggle from one position to another, for example, during subsidence of the implant in situ. Some of the apertures may be configured to rigidly lock with the fixation elements. Moreover, the spinal implant may include features, such as one or more bores, that can accommodate imaging marks to help guide a surgeon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN S. THALGOTT, DAVID T. STINSON, ANTHONY J. FENNELL, JOHN PARRY, JOHN J. VISCOGLIOSI
  • Publication number: 20110166657
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a spinal implant that is configured for lateral insertion into a patient's intervertebral disc space. The spinal implant may have a body having a tapered anterior portion and one or more apertures. The tapered anterior portion allows for concomitant distraction of soft tissue during insertion of the implant. In addition, at least some of the apertures are designed to permit a predetermined amount of nutation by a fixation element. The fixations elements that allow nutation enable the fixation element to toggle from one position to another, for example, during subsidence of the implant in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN S. THALGOTT, DAVID T. STINSON, JOHN J. VISCOGLIOSI
  • Publication number: 20110166658
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a spinal implant assembly having features to prevent or minimize fixation elements, such as screws, from being dislodged, or from backing out over time and with use. The spinal implant assembly may comprise an implantable body having first apertures for receiving fixation elements. A plate configured to nest against the posterior portion of the implantable body and comprising one or more second apertures can be provided. These second apertures permit access to the head portions of the fixation elements. One or more locking elements are then passed through the second apertures and engage the head portions of the fixation elements. In addition, the plate may comprise an adjustable arm to allow the plate to be used with implantable bodies of different size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason E. GARBER, Christophe M.H. GEISERT, Barbara D. SCHWEIZER, John PARRY, John J. VISCOGLIOSI
  • Publication number: 20110166611
    Abstract: A combination distracter and inserter instrument is provided. The instrument may comprise a pair of paddles configured to be inserted in between vertebral bodies. Each paddle may be attached at one end to a control handle and terminate at an opposite end in a tapered tip. The instrument may include a movable arm positioned in between the elongate paddles. The movable arm is attached to the control handle and configured at an opposite end to hold an implant for insertion into a disc space between vertebral bodies. In use, the instrument distracts the vertebral bodies with the elongate paddles as the spinal fusion implant is being delivered to the disc space with the movable arm. The instrument may also include a feature that prevents overinsertion of the paddles into the patient's spine, and a feature that prevents overinsertion of the implant into the disc space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: CENTINEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: David T. Stinson