Patents Assigned to SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
  • Patent number: 10751185
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a bone void filler comprising a scaffold or matrix. The scaffold or matrix may include a porous inorganic matrix component and/or a 3D-printed implantable device. The bone void filler may include a cellular component containing cells, some of which are capable of making extracellular matrix resembling native bone tissue. The bone void filler may include an organic matrix, such as, an organic biopolymer that aids in cell retention and renders the scaffold or matrix moldable. The bone void filler may include growth factors and/or cytokines. The bone void filler may include a clotting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Eileen Dawson, Kevin Dunworth, Theodore Sand, Matthew Murphy, John B. Rossman, Melissa Samano, Richard Suzuki, Kathryn Moncivais
  • Patent number: 10493194
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for the concentration of fluids comprising a donor receptacle containing a fluid to be concentrated, the donor receptacle comprising a plunger; a receiving receptacle to receive the concentrated fluid, the receiving receptacle comprising a plunger; a concentrator device that is connected to the donor receptacle and the receiving receptacle; and a housing that encloses the donor and receiving receptacles and the concentrator device that the plungers of the donor and receiving receptacles are enclosed within chambers that are gas tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Joshua K. Hoyt, Greg Hinzmann, Paul DeKoning, David John Sayler, Theodore Sand
  • Patent number: 10335288
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided relating to artificial discs. An artificial disc is provided that facilitates simultaneous and independent articulation of flexion/extension, lateral bending, anterior/posterior translation, and axial rotation. The artificial disc provides these four simultaneous and independent articulations by independently addressing each type of articulation in the design of the artificial disc. In one example, an artificial disc is comprised of a bearing disposed between first and second end plates. The bearing is movable relative to each end plate, independent of the other end plate. The end plates are affixed to adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Chaput, Robert J. Jones
  • Patent number: 10183095
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a bone void filler comprising a scaffold or matrix. The scaffold or matrix may include a porous inorganic matrix component. The bone void filler may include a cellular component containing cells, some of which are capable of making extracellular matrix resembling native bone tissue. The bone void filler may include an organic matrix, such as, an organic biopolymer that aids in cell retention and renders the scaffold or matrix moldable. The bone void filler may include growth factors and/or cytokines. The bone void filler may include a clotting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Eileen Dawson, Kevin Dunworth, Theodore Sand, Matthew Murphy, John B. Rossman, Melissa Samano, Richard Suzuki, Katy Moncivais
  • Patent number: 10166115
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an interbody fusion device comprises a fusion bearing device and a retention device and further comprises two bone screws that pass through the retention device and into the vertebral bodies. When implanted, the construct is flush with the anterior face of the vertebras and provides support and temporary fixation for the ultimate fusion of the vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kana, Kevin Dunworth
  • Patent number: 10137227
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a bone marrow aspiration device comprising a plurality of syringes, each of which operates in a series of sequential steps to obtain bone marrow of high quality and therapeutic value, i.e., having a high mesenchymal stem cell (“MSC”) MSC/ml number. In certain embodiments, a syringe may be used along with a collection vessel or with a second syringe. A further embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for using the bone marrow aspiration device as set forth herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: John B. Rossman, Richard J. Kana
  • Patent number: 10058434
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an interbody fusion device comprises a load bearing component and a retention component and further comprises two bone screws that pass through the retention device and into the vertebral bodies. When implanted, the construct is flush with the anterior face of the vertebras and provides support and temporary fixation for the ultimate fusion of the vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kana, Kevin Dunworth, John B. Rossman, Luis Duarte
  • Patent number: 10034764
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for use in spinal fusion procedures. An interbody fusion device has a first piece that is a load bearing device designed to bear the axial loading from the end plates of adjacent vertebrae. A second piece of the interbody fusion device is a retention device whose function is to prevent migration of the load bearing device. One or more fasteners secure the retention device to the vertebrae above and below the load bearing device. The fasteners cause the end plates of the vertebrae to compress the end plates to the load bearing device to facilitate proper fusion. The second piece can be configured to include lips that abut the apothyseal rings during, with the plate including bores angled such that fasteners penetrate the apothyseal rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Kana, Kevin Dunworth, Luis Duarte, Brian Burkinshaw, Mukund Gundanna, Ryan Medema
  • Patent number: 10035118
    Abstract: A system and method for isolating and separating lipoaspirate particles. The system includes a generally cylindrical container having a lid and a bottom wherein the container includes at least one input port positioned to permit a lipoaspirate fluid to enter the container above the bottom; and a source of a vacuum coupled to the container to provide a partial vacuum during use of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Ted Sand, David Chau, Matthew R. DeWitt, Sujata Ghosh, Kevin Hao-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 9913732
    Abstract: The claimed invention is directed to a spinal fusion device comprising a load-bearing interbody component configured to fit between two adjacent vertebrae, wherein the interbody component comprises one or more openings to allow access to the vertebrae, a retention component that is configured to at least partially close the one or more openings of the interbody component and one or more fasteners that are coupled to the retention component to compress the two adjacent vertebrae to the interbody component, and methods of using a spinal fusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kana, Kevin Dunworth, Ryan Medema
  • Patent number: 9693873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention is directed to methods of forming a bone-like material, by placing a matrix into a culture container, adding cells to the matrix, placing the tissue-cell construct into the culturing environment and incubating the construct under appropriate conditions for the time required to produce an amount of bone-like material of sufficient volume to be harvested for further processing. Other embodiments of the invention are directed to the use of the bone-like material formed by methods of the invention in implantation procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Theodore Sand, Matthew Murphy, Kevin Dunworth
  • Patent number: 9623148
    Abstract: A composite bone graft which comprises an allograft bone component; a synthetic bone substitute, wherein the synthetic bone substitute is in contact with the allograft bone component. The composite is arranged within a resorbable mesh casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Colan Partee, John B. Rossman, Theodore Sand, Brian Burkinshaw
  • Patent number: 9622880
    Abstract: The invention comprises a combination of biological elements that will naturally remodel in vivo based on applied mechanical forces. The final composition will possess mechanical properties similar to cartilage or a disc, and significantly less stiff than bone or implants comprised of metals or plastics. The equilibrium stress conduction will minimize unnatural forces on neighboring healthy discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Dunworth, Matthew Murphy, Theodore Sand
  • Patent number: 9463069
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a work station for use in performing processing of patient samples, storing equipment and drugs in a hospital and the like, the cart having a lower housing having caster wheels mounted on the bottom thereof, the lower housing having angular-shaped side panels therearound which may be opened for entrance into all sides of the housing, and one or more of the side panels; an upper housing mounted on top of the lower housing, the upper housing having one or more side panels therearound; and one or more work areas mounted on top of the upper housing, the shelf adapted for receiving point-of-care equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Dunworth, Matthew Murphy, Katy Moncivais, Michelle Kelly, Jessica Terrazas, Theodore Sand, Joshua K. Hoyt, Greg Hinzmann, Paul DeKoning, David John Sayler, Bartley Johnson
  • Patent number: 9456904
    Abstract: The invention features an implant assembly for stabilization of a facet joint including an implant having a U-shaped body. The U-shaped body has a rounded front end, an open back end, first and second elongated components extending from the rounded front end, forming the U-shaped body and ending at the open back end and a helical structure extending within the U-shaped body that serves as a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Landry, Kevin Dunworth
  • Patent number: 9375830
    Abstract: Embodiments of the claimed invention are directed to a screw and screw driver which provides for a screw that is held in position on the driver for use in a variety of applications including surgery, auto mechanics, carpentry or any field where a screw driver instrument could be used. After the screw is driven into place, the driver is easily released and removed from the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kana, Rodney Bud Smith
  • Patent number: 9358121
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided relating to artificial discs. An artificial disc is provided that facilitates simultaneous and independent articulation of flexion/extension, lateral bending, anterior/posterior translation, and axial rotation. The artificial disc provides these four simultaneous and independent articulations by independently addressing each type of articulation in the design of the artificial disc. In one example, an artificial disc is comprised of a bearing disposed between first and second end plates. The bearing is movable relative to each end plate, independent of the other end plate. The end plates are affixed to adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Chaput, Robert J. Jones
  • Patent number: 9358255
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for isolating stromal cells to form a therapeutic composition; and administering said therapeutic composition to the subject. A further embodiment of the invention is directed to therapeutic compositions comprising isolated stromal cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Dunworth, Richard J. Kana, Theodore Sand, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 9295564
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for use in spinal fusion procedures. An exemplary interbody fusion device includes a synthetic non-metallic radiolucent interbody spacer having an opening formed between its top and bottom surfaces. A cancellous allograft plug is configured to be disposed within the opening formed in the spacer. The cancellous allograft plug can be reconstituted with a material that will help to facilitate fusion of the vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Greg Foreman, Kevin Dunworth, Robert J. Jones
  • Patent number: 9289310
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided relating to artificial discs. An artificial disc is provided that facilitates simultaneous and independent articulation of flexion/extension, lateral bending, anterior/posterior translation, and axial rotation. The artificial disc provides these four simultaneous and independent articulations by independently addressing each type of articulation in the design of the artificial disc. In one example, an artificial disc is comprised of a bearing disposed between first and second end plates. The bearing is movable relative to each end plate, independent of the other end plate. The end plates are affixed to adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Chaput, Robert J. Jones