Patents Assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240065680
    Abstract: A system for forming an operative corridor with a dilator, a first blade, and a second blade is disclosed. The dilator may include a hollow body having an interior surface and an exterior neuromonitoring surface and the interior surface may define an interior passageway and the exterior surface may defined a first working surface and a first attachment surface. The first working surface may be configured to contact patient skin and the attachment surface may be configured to directly couple to the first blade and the second blade. The operative corridor of the system may be defined by the first working surface of the dilator, the second working surface of the first blade, and the third working surface of the second blade. Additionally, the system may be configured for use with a tissue retractor and the dilator, first blade, and second blade may be simultaneously insert within patient tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Loic Josse
  • Publication number: 20240065734
    Abstract: A spinal construct includes a first member. The first member includes a proximal portion defining a first cavity and a distal portion defining a second cavity disposed at an angle relative to the first cavity. The distal portion is configured for connecting with a second member. The second member is configured for fixation with vertebral tissue. A crown defines a first opening aligned with the first cavity and a second opening aligned with the second cavity. Implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20240065750
    Abstract: A device is provided for supplying electrical current to an intervertebral disc. The device comprises a cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and a longitudinal axis therebetween. The distal end comprises a beveled tip for contacting a region of the intervertebral disc, and an electrode disposed within or on a surface of the cannula adjacent to the distal end. The electrode is configured to discharge electrical current to the region of the intervertebral disc. Methods of diagnosing and/or treating discogenic back pain are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jared Wilsey
  • Patent number: 11911079
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises at least one bone fastener including a proximal portion configured for fixation with a first anterior cortical surface of a vertebra and a distal portion configured for fixation with a second cortical surface of the vertebra. The proximal portion is engageable with a surgical driver having a surgical navigation component that generates data for display of an image representing position of the spinal implant relative to the vertebra. The spinal implant can be employed with cervical, thoracic, lumbar and/or sacral regions of a spine. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaredan Braal, Julien J. Prevost, Robert M. Loke, Thomas J. Stinchfield
  • Patent number: 11915089
    Abstract: A medical implant identification system is disclosed. The implant identification system may include a probe reader extending from a proximal end to a distal end and the distal end may include a faraday cage. The probe reader may be in communication with an operating room computer and/or a display. The implant identification system may include at least one digital set screw comprising an antenna disposed in an antenna portion of the digital set screw. In various embodiments, the faraday cage may have a size and shape corresponding to a size and shape of the antenna portion of the digital set screw. Additionally, the antenna may be configured to transmit identity information to the probe reader, and the identify information may be displayed by the display and/or stored in a data store of the operating room computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Arjun Siby Kurian, Kevin T. Foley, Newton H. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 11911282
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an outer body extending along an axis between opposite first and second ends. The outer body defines a bore and a first thread. An inner shaft includes opposite first and second ends. The second end of the inner shaft is positioned in the bore. The inner shaft includes a second thread that mates with the first thread. The second thread includes a series of gear teeth. An end plate is coupled to the first end of the inner shaft. A driver includes a gear configured to engage the gear teeth such that rotation of the driver relative to the outer body rotates the inner shaft relative to the outer body to translate the inner shaft relative to the outer body along the longitudinal axis. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Patent number: 11903841
    Abstract: A method for growing a channeled spinal implant in situ, using a surgical additive-manufacturing system having a dispensing component, and implants formed thereby. The method can include positioning the dispensing component at least partially within an interbody space, between a first patient vertebra and a second patient vertebra, and maneuvering, in an applying step, the dispensing component within the interbody space and depositing, by the dispensing component, printing material on or adjacent the first vertebra. The applying step includes maneuvering the dispensing component and applying the printing material selectively to form an outer surface of the implant having a channel opening and to form an interior of the implant having at least one elongate channel extending to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Michael L Sutton
  • Patent number: 11903617
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a collar, and a collet including an outer surface and an inner surface. The collet is connectable with a shaft. A crown includes a surface configured for disposal of a spinal rod. The collet is disposed with the collar such that the inner surface frictionally engages the spinal rod to capture the spinal rod with the crown. In some embodiments, implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
    Inventor: William Alan Rezach
  • Patent number: 11903846
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include in-situ formed or in-situ-manufactured expandable cages, expandable implants, and additive-manufacturing systems for printing spinal implants in-situ, and methods for printing the same. Some embodiments may include a robotic subsystem including scanning and imaging equipment configured to scan a patient's anatomy. Some embodiments may further include an armature having a dispensing component configured to dispense at least one printing material and a controller. The controller may be configured to control the scanning and imaging equipment to determine a target alignment of a patient's spine, and develop in-situ-forming instructions including an in-situ relocation plan. In some embodiments, the in-situ-forming instructions may be based on the target alignment of the patient's spine and an interbody access space which may only partially provide access to a disc space between adjacent vertebra of the patients spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Michael L. Sutton
  • Patent number: 11903627
    Abstract: A device for mixing a bone material with a liquid is provided. The device comprises a chamber having a proximal end and a distal end, and the bone material disposed within the chamber, the bone material comprising a coherent mass of milled and lyophilized demineralized bone fibers; and a plunger having at least a portion slidably disposed within the proximal end of the chamber and configured to dispense the bone material mixed with liquid from the distal end of the chamber, when the plunger is in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly W. Schlachter, Daniel A. Shimko, Kerem N. Kalpakci, Erick Vasquez, David R. Kaes, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Publication number: 20240050141
    Abstract: A surgical guide is provided comprising a body defining a first cavity that is configured for disposal of a surgical instrument and an opening. A connector is disposable with the opening and is engageable with a surgical robot. At least one insert is disposable in the first cavity. The at least one insert defines a second cavity configured for disposal of an alternate surgical instrument. Systems, methods, spinal constructs, implants and surgical instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Paxton Wall
  • Patent number: 11890033
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a receiver having a first arm connected to a first extension and a second arm connected to a second extension. The arms are connected to the extensions via a break away surface. The arms include a proximal most end surface and the receiver includes an implant receiving surface. The proximal most end surface and the implant receiving surface defining an implant cavity. The break away surface is disposed within the implant cavity. In some embodiments, systems, spinal constructs and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry T. McBride, Rex W. Armstrong, Domagoj Coric, Robert M. Loke
  • Patent number: 11890205
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine comprises the steps of: inserting a surgical instrument into a tissue cavity, the surgical instrument including an image guide oriented relative to a sensor to communicate a signal representative of a position of the surgical instrument relative to the tissue cavity; displaying a selected configuration with a distal end of the surgical instrument in the tissue cavity; tracking movement of the selected configuration in the tissue cavity with a tracking device that communicates with a processor to generate data for display of the movement; and determining a volume of the tissue cavity based on the data. Systems, spinal constructs, implants and surgical instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Daniel A. Shimko, Mark C Dace
  • Publication number: 20240033100
    Abstract: Interbody implants may be formed by a product by process in which a first metallic frame component having an interconnected superior endplate and an interconnected inferior endplate are formed. In some embodiments, the endplates are interconnected by flexible struts and in others they are interconnected by translating struts. In various embodiments, a polymeric body may be infilled between the superior endplate and inferior endplate by a molding process, e.g., an injection molding process or an overmolding process. In various embodiments, the metallic frame may have a first compressive stiffness, the polymeric body may have a second compressive stiffness, and the first compressive stiffness of the metallic frame may be about 20% to about 80% of the second stiffness of the body. In various embodiments, a sum of the first compressive stiffness of the metallic frame and the second stiffness of the body is about 33,500 N/mm to about 11,500 N/mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Miller, Thomas S. Wolfe, Newton H. Metcalf, Rodney R. Ballard, Julien J. Prevost, Jeffrey Warren Beale
  • Patent number: 11883302
    Abstract: A spinal implant for insertion into and positioning in an intervertebral space is provided. The insert comprises a compressible support configured to change the height of the insert, wherein the insert comprises a first portion having a first surface and a compressible support adjacent to the first surface; and a second portion having a second surface and a second compressible support adjacent to the second surface. A method for fusing two adjacent vertebrae utilizing the spinal implant including the bone insert is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Dunkley, Jerbrena C. Jacobs, Jason A. Rister, Dawin A. Rodriguez Santiago
  • Patent number: 11883113
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member including a drive engageable with a first mating surface of a bone fastener. A second member is rotatable relative to the first member and includes an engagement element connectable with a second mating surface of the bone fastener. A part is disposed with the first member and being alternately connectable with an actuator and an adaptor attachable with an image guide. Systems, surgical adaptors, spinal implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Elliott, Julien J. Prevost, Daniel Paxton Wall, Mark R. Grizzard
  • Patent number: 11877775
    Abstract: A multiaxial receiver may include a body having a U-shaped cavity configured to receive a longitudinal rod therein and a lower cavity configured to couple to a pedicle screw. The multiaxial receiver may include a first passageway configured to permit a tether to pass therethrough in the vertical direction. In some embodiments, the multiaxial receiver may also include a second passageway configured to permit a tether to pass therethrough in the horizontal direction. An immobilization assembly including a set screw and a wedge may immobilize the tether. The immobilization assembly may be configured to be rotated from an open position in which the tether is permitted to pass through the first passageway to a closed position in which the tether is immobilized within the first passageway or second passageway by pining the tether against a bearing surface of the first passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jerald Redmond, Stan Palmatier, Caleb Smith, Larry McBride, Dimitri Protopsaltis, Mike Sherman
  • Patent number: 11877776
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a first member defining an implant cavity and a plurality of adjacent grooves. A first band is configured for disposal within the grooves. A second band is configured for disposal within the grooves. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a head engageable with the first band to provisionally connect the members. A first part is engageable with a spinal rod disposed with the implant cavity. A second part is attached with the first part and engageable with the second band to dispose the second band adjacent the first band to fix connection of the members. Implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. May, William Alan Rezach
  • Patent number: 11874685
    Abstract: A fail-safe release mechanism for use with patient positioning support apparati having a base structure and a patient support structure, to prevent collapse of the patient support structure during disconnection of the patient support structure from the base structure at outboard ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence Guerra, Michael A. Herron
  • Publication number: 20240008909
    Abstract: Various bone cement guides are disclosed that may connect directly to a fenestrated bone screw or connect to a spinal construct that is coupled to a fenestrated bone screw. In various embodiments, cement guides may include a three-part assembly including a hollow outer sleeve and a hollow inner sleeve with a removable inner rod. In various embodiments, the hollow inner sleeve may be movable between a retracted position and an extended position and in the extended position a distal end of the inner sleeve may splay outward and capture the head portion of a fenestrated bone screw. In other embodiments, a distal end of the outer sleeve may surround and capture tabs of an extended tulip head connector while the inner sleeve couples to an inside surface of the extended tulip head connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anela Camdzic Holdaway, Brian A. Butler, William Alan Rezach, Mark R. Grizzard, Julien J. Prevost, Aubrey R. Mills