Patents Assigned to EBI, LLC
  • Patent number: 10213217
    Abstract: An adjustable drill depth guide includes a first sleeve, a second sleeve and a stop member. The first sleeve includes a longitudinal axis and defines a helical slot disposed about the longitudinal axis. The second sleeve is concentrically arranged relative to the first sleeve and is axially adjustable relative to the first sleeve for adjusting a length of the adjustable drill depth guide. The stop member extends radially from the second sleeve and is disposed in the helical slot. The stop member is selectively received at various positions along the helical slot to positively locate the second sleeve relative to the first sleeve in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L Keiser, Scott Harrington
  • Patent number: 9980757
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a distance between a first surgical rod and a second surgical rod includes providing a surgical rod connector having a housing with first and second ends and a longitudinal passage extending between the first end and the second end. The method also includes positioning the first surgical rod in the first end and positioning the second surgical rod in the second end. The method further includes mounting an anchor mechanism to the surgical rod connector and applying a force on the anchor mechanism and a corresponding force on one of the first and second surgical rods to distract the first and second surgical rods relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: David Barry, Oliver Buchert, Michal Zentko, Mary Beth Grabowsky
  • Patent number: 9907594
    Abstract: A bone cement system according to the present disclosure includes a housing, a dispenser housing, a plunger, and a pressure release system. The housing has a proximal end, a distal end, and a throughbore that extends from the proximal end to the distal end. The dispenser housing is received in the throughbore and is adapted to receive bone cement. The plunger is releasably coupled to the proximal end of the housing and received into the dispenser housing so that movement of the plunger relative to the dispenser housing dispenses bone cement from the distal end of the housing. The pressure release system is coupled to the housing and includes a body that is movable within a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the housing, without translating the body along the longitudinal axis of the housing, to reduce the pressure of bone cement exiting the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventor: Bradford J. Coale
  • Patent number: 9855079
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a spinal fixation procedure. A cross connector system for use during a spinal fixation procedure is provided. The system includes at least one bridge defining a coupling bore and having a pair of downwardly extending arms for coupling to a first bone engaging member. The system includes a contoured bar having a first end offset from a second end, and a bore having a central axis. The system includes an expansion ring received within the bore, and a locking device received through the expansion ring and the coupling bore. The locking device is operable in a first state in which the contoured bar is movable about the central axis of the bore and in a second state in which the contoured bar fixed relative to the central axis of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Keiser, Laurie G. Sanders, Scott Harrington
  • Patent number: 9820781
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a spinal fixation procedure. A uniplanar bone anchor system for a fixation procedure is provided. The system can include a bone fastener including a head with a bearing surface and a shaft adapted to engage an anatomy. The system can also include a saddle, which can include a first bore formed about a longitudinal axis that receives the bone fastener and a coupling bore defined transverse to the longitudinal axis. The system can also include a coupling system, which can have a second bearing surface. The coupling system can be received through the coupling bore such that the second bearing surface of the coupling system can contact the bearing surface to permit the bone fastener to move in only one plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventor: David Barry
  • Patent number: 9801641
    Abstract: An adjustable drill depth guide includes a first sleeve, a second sleeve and a stop member. The first sleeve includes a longitudinal axis and defines a helical slot disposed about the longitudinal axis. The second sleeve is concentrically arranged relative to the first sleeve and is axially adjustable relative to the first sleeve for adjusting a length of the adjustable drill depth guide. The stop member extends radially from the second sleeve and is disposed in the helical slot. The stop member is selectively received at various positions along the helical slot to positively locate the second sleeve relative to the first sleeve in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Keiser, Scott Harrington
  • Patent number: 9763701
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a spinal fixation procedure. A bone anchor is provided. The anchor can include a bone fastener. The bone fastener can include a head and a second end adapted to engage an anatomy. The bone fastener can extend along a longitudinal axis. The anchor can also include a coupling arrangement coupled to the head of the bone fastener so that the bone fastener is rotatable about the longitudinal axis to define a first plane of motion. The anchor can further include a saddle, which can be coupled to the coupling arrangement. The saddle can be movable relative to at least one of the bone fastener and the coupling arrangement to define a second plane of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Shaffrey, Matthew L. Keiser, Laurie G. Sanders, Gretchen Dougherty Shah
  • Patent number: 9668789
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for reducing a rod into a saddle of a fixation member includes a distal end for engaging the saddle and a proximal end. A reducing device is disposed between the distal end and the proximal end. The reducing device is operative to reduce the rod into the saddle. The reducing device defines a throughbore. The throughbore provides access there through by a first drive member to secure a plug to the saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: John Christian Barrett, Michal Zentko, David Barry, Matthew Tobias Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9655658
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as through a fixation procedure. A system for a percutaneous procedure is provided. The system can include a bone fastener including a receiver. The system can include a device having a first end, a second end and a middle portion. The first end, middle portion and second end can be disposed along a longitudinal axis, and the second end can be connected to the receiver. The middle portion can have a pair of deformable leg members extending between the first and second ends. The leg members can define a channel having a width. The leg members can be selectively movable between a retracted state and an expanded state with the width of the channel greater in the expanded state than in the retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Rui Ferreira, Konstantin Caploon
  • Patent number: 9622879
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a spinal fixation procedure. A cross connector system for use during a spinal fixation procedure is provided. The system includes at least one bridge defining a coupling bore and having a pair of downwardly extending arms for coupling to a first fastener. The system includes a contoured bar having a first end offset from a second end, and a bore having a central axis. The system includes an expansion ring received within the bore, and a locking device received through the expansion ring and the coupling bore. The locking device is operable in a first state in which the contoured bar is movable about the central axis of the bore and in a second state in which the contoured bar fixed relative to the central axis of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Taylor, Anthony C. DeFalco
  • Patent number: 9545282
    Abstract: A magazine supporting multiple bone grafts in chambers is coupled to a housing including a barrel. A plunger selectively passes through one of the chambers and along the barrel. A trigger mechanism advances the plunger along the barrel. A selector knob is movable into a plurality of positions, wherein each position employs one of a plurality of stops. One stop prevents the end of plunger from advancing past a predetermined ready position short of the end of the barrel when selected. Another stop prevents the plunger from advancing past a predetermined dispensing position substantially aligned with the end of the barrel when selected. Another stop prevents the plunger from advancing past a predetermined manipulating position beyond the end of the barrel when selected. In the manipulating position, the distal end of the plunger can be used to reposition the bone graft within the spinal disc cavity. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Surinder Saran Mathur, Steven Kenneth Lee
  • Patent number: 9539043
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant screw driver includes drive shaft. A first gear is operably coupled to the drive shaft and in meshing engagement with a hollow gear which rotates in response to rotation of the drive shaft. The hollow gear includes a passage defining an inwardly facing screw engagement periphery configured to receive and drivingly rotate a threaded portion of the screw. A method of securing an orthopedic implant to a bone includes positioning a screw within the passage which is configured to drivingly engage a threaded portion of the screw and rotating a drive shaft in driving engagement with the gear causing the gear to engage the screw along the threaded portion of the screw and rotatably drive the screw via the threaded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony C. DeFalco, Rawley Stanhope, Daniel C. Taylor, Rui J. Ferreira
  • Patent number: 9452026
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a distance between first and second implanted bone anchors includes a caliper body and first and second caliper arms. The caliper body has a first longitudinal axis. The first caliper arm is slidably coupled to the caliper body and has a second longitudinal axis. The second caliper arm is rotatably coupled to the caliper body and has a third longitudinal axis. The first, second and third longitudinal axes define a plane. The second caliper arm is rotatable within the plane between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Ray Penzimer, Anthony C. DeFalco
  • Patent number: 9387021
    Abstract: The present teachings provide an implant. The implant can include an implant body partially defining at least one threaded aperture. The implant can also include a bone fastener including a threaded portion threadably engaged with the at least one threaded aperture. The threaded aperture can circumferentially surround no more than 180° of the bone fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony C. DeFalco, Rawley Stanhope
  • Patent number: 9381047
    Abstract: An interspinous implant is provided. The interspinous implant can include a first member having a first end and a second end. At least one of the first end and the second end can include a mating portion. The interspinous implant can also include a second member, which can have a first end, a second end and at least one receiving portion formed adjacent to at least one of the first end and the second end. The at least one receiving portion can receive the mating portion to couple the first member to the second member at a desired orientation. The interspinous implant can also include a first extension, which can be substantially opposite the mating portion, and adapted to engage a spinous process. The interspinous implant can comprise a second extension, which can be substantially opposite the at least one receiving portion, and adapted to engage a second process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventor: Garrett Austin Sheffer
  • Patent number: 9271764
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of spinal stenosis. An implant for insertion between adjacent spinous processes is provided. The implant can include a body having a first end, a second end and defining a bore. The implant can include a first cap coupled to the first end of the body, a second cap coupled to the second end of the body, with each of the caps defining a space. The implant can include a connector coupled to the first cap and the second cap through the bore. The implant can include at least one deployable member coupled to the first end of the body and the first cap. The at least one deployable member can be retained within the first space in a first position, and can extend from the first space in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett A. Sheffer, Juan Antonio Hervas-Presencia, Gustavo Pellicer Alcazar, Miguel Albert Alarcon
  • Patent number: 9211143
    Abstract: The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a spinal fixation procedure. A uniplanar bone anchor system for a fixation procedure is provided. The system can include a bone fastener including a head with a bearing surface and a shaft adapted to engage an anatomy. The system can also include a saddle, which can include a first bore formed about a longitudinal axis that receives the bone fastener and a coupling bore defined transverse to the longitudinal axis. The system can also include a coupling system, which can have a second bearing surface. The coupling system can be received through the coupling bore such that the second bearing surface of the coupling system can contact the bearing surface to permit the bone fastener to move in only one plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventor: David Barry
  • Patent number: 9173748
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The intervertebral implant can include a first component. The first component can have a first articulating surface, which can be generally convex. The intervertebral implant can include a second component, which can be generally in the shape of a toroid. The second component can have a second articulating surface. The second articulating surface can be generally concave and articulable with the first articulating surface for retaining motion between the first and second vertebra. The second articulating surface can have a larger radius of curvature than the first articulating surface such that a portion of the first articulating surface extends into an aperture defined by the generally toroid shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Scott Harrington
  • Patent number: 9173686
    Abstract: An interspinous implant. The interspinous implant includes a resilient S-shaped body having first and second saddle-shaped portions. First and second stirrup-shaped brackets extend in opposite directions from the first and second saddle-shaped portions for engaging first and second spinous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett A. Sheffer, Nathaniel E. Hawkins
  • Patent number: RE46115
    Abstract: A bone screw apparatus, system, and method for assisting in the placement and alignment of a bone screw and for aligning bone are described. The present invention allows a surgeon to position a bone screw in a desired position and adjust a coupling element in a variety of positions and angles with respect to the bone screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EBI, LLC
    Inventor: Todd J. Albert