Patents Assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10213192
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes an element connectable with a fixture. A first member is independently and selectively movable relative to the element and includes a part engageable with an incision in a cranial-caudal orientation relative to a body to space apart tissue. A second member is independently and selectively movable relative to the element and includes a part engageable with tissue of an anterior portion of the incision relative to the body. A third member is independently and selectively movable relative to the element and includes a part engageable with tissue of a posterior portion of the incision relative to the body. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Cristian A. Capote
  • Patent number: 10206715
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Drewry, Fred J. Molz
  • Publication number: 20190046239
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a first member engageable with a receiver of a first fastener having a shaft fixed with tissue. A second member is engageable with a receiver of a second fastener having a shaft fixed with the tissue. A longitudinal element connects the members. At least one of the members includes a mating element that is releasably engageable with a surgical instrument to manipulate the tissue such that movement of the receivers relative to the shafts is resisted and/or prevented. Surgical instruments, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire
  • Patent number: 10201635
    Abstract: Provided is a compression resistant implant configured to fit at or near a bone defect to promote bone growth. The compression resistant implant comprises a biodegradable polymer in an amount of about 0.1 wt % to about 20 wt % of the implant and a freeze-dried oxysterol in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 90 wt % of the implant. Methods of making and use are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Reves, David S. Scher, Roger E. Harrington, Jerbrena C. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10195524
    Abstract: A unitarily formed expandable spinal implant for insertion in a disc space between two adjacent vertebrae. The unitarily formed expandable spinal implant is moveable from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, and can be manufactured by a 3-dimensional printer. The unitarily formed expandable spinal implant includes an upper portion, a lower portion, a proximal wall, a first distal wall portion, a second distal wall portion, and a separator connected by at least one point of attachment to the spinal implant. A separation tool breaks the separator free from the at least one point of attachment, and moves the separator within the implant to force expansion thereof from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven DeRidder, Gregory C. Marik, Stephen L. Ritland
  • Patent number: 10194964
    Abstract: A bone material comprising a coherent mass of cartridge milled and demineralized bone fibers is provided, the coherent mass having no binder disposed in or on the coherent mass. In some embodiments, a bone material comprising a lyophilized coherent mass of cartridge milled and demineralized bone fibers is provided, the lyophilized coherent mass having no binder disposed in or on the coherent mass. In some embodiments, a method of making an implantable bone material is provided, the method comprising drying a coherent mass of cartridge milled and demineralized bone fibers, the coherent mass having no binder disposed in or on the coherent mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly W. Schlachter, Daniel A. Shimko, Kerem N. Kalpakci, Erick Vasquez, David R. Kaes, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10188526
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a first member and at least one lock. A second member includes at least one ramp that is translatable relative to the first member to engage and rotate the at least one lock relative to the first member between a locked orientation and a non-locked orientation with an interbody implant. The second member is engageable with the interbody implant to move at least a portion of the interbody implant between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration. Implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Adriaan J. Kuyler
  • Patent number: 10188525
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface, and including a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body further including an inner surface that defines at least a first cavity and a second cavity spaced from the first cavity. The first cavity is oriented to implant a fastener oblique relative to a bilateral axis of a subject body. The second cavity is oriented to implant a fastener in substantial alignment with the bilateral axis. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Carrie L. Gowan
  • Patent number: 10188861
    Abstract: A bone growth simulator system. A bioabsorbable electric circuit is encapsulated in a modified alginate known-time dissolving capsule having a rate of dissolving proportional to the thickness of the capsule. The electronic circuit is powered by a power source. The power source can be inside the capsule or outside the capsule, and can be bioabsorbable or at least biocompatible. An operational amplifier maintains constant current through the circuit. The current stimulates bone growth in bones adjacent to the circuit. The capsule and electric circuit dissolve after completion of the therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler S. Stevenson, Richard L. Brown, Todd A. Kallmyer, Matthew M. Morrison, Sneha Saikia, Randal Schulhauser
  • Publication number: 20190021716
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface, and including a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body includes an inner surface that defines at least a first cavity and a second cavity. The cavities are oriented to implant fasteners in alignment with an oblique surgical pathway relative to a bilateral axis of a subject body and adjacent an anterior portion of an intervertebral space of the subject body. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Lindsey G. Waugh, Anthony J. Melkent, Jonathan E. Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Carrie L. Gowan, Bret Matthew Wilfong, Thomas A. Carls, Richard A. Hynes, D. Hal Silcox, John A. Cowan, Jean-Pierre Mobasser
  • Patent number: 10172719
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine is provided. The method includes the steps of: pre-operatively measuring a first portion of intervertebral tissue adjacent to a neural foramen; intra-operatively measuring a second portion of the intervertebral tissue adjacent to the neural foramen; generating a threshold value based on the measured portions; and selecting an interbody implant based on the threshold value. Spinal implants, surgical instruments and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Benson, Rodney Ray Ballard, James M. Mirda
  • Patent number: 10172651
    Abstract: Bone implant compositions and methods are provide that have a first surface and a second surface, the first surface and the second surface comprising a demineralized bone matrix and having a plurality of perforations configured to receive demineralized bone; and a third surface of the bone implant comprising cortical bone, the third surface disposed between the first surface and the second surface. The bone implant compositions and methods provided are osteoinductive and allow rapid bone fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Brook Emerton, Susan J. Drapeau
  • Patent number: 10172650
    Abstract: A spinal implant system comprises a plate including a surface that defines a first cavity and a second cavity. The first cavity is oriented to implant a multi-axial fastener with a sacrum. The second cavity is oriented to implant a fastener with an ala of a sacrum. A surgical instrument is engageable with the plate. At least one of the plate and the surgical instrument includes an engagement surface for connection therebetween. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Hynes, Alan Rezach, Rodney R Ballard
  • Patent number: 10159618
    Abstract: A patient support structure includes a pair of independently height-adjustable supports, each connected to a patient support. The supports may be independently raised, lowered, rolled or tilted about a longitudinal axis, laterally shifted and angled upwardly or downwardly. Position sensors are provided to sense all of the foregoing movements. The sensors communicate data to a computer for coordinated adjustment and maintenance of the inboard ends of the patient supports in an approximated position during such movements. A longitudinal translator provides for compensation in the length of the structure when the supports are angled upwardly or downwardly. A patient trunk translator provides coordinated translational movement of the patient's upper body along the respective patient support in a caudad or cephalad direction as the patient supports are angled upwardly or downwardly for maintaining proper spinal biomechanics and avoiding undue spinal traction or compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Trevor A. Waggoner
  • Patent number: 10149771
    Abstract: A B-shaped implant for insertion into a disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant includes first and second projecting lobes configured to sit on bony prominences adjacent a posterior rim of a lower one of the vertebral bodies. A concave recess between the two projecting lobes is configured to avoid impact with the vertebral foramen. An anterior portion wall connects ends of the B-shaped implant, cooperating with the projecting lobes to define fill spaces. The fill spaces can be packed with bone growth material. The implant can be expandable, made of rotatable interconnected links, which can be inserted into the disc space in an unexpanded position, and expanded in the disc space to an expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Publication number: 20180344307
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a first member having an inner surface and an outer surface. A second member has an inner surface and an outer surface. At least one of the inner surfaces defines at least one mating element and the outer surfaces are engageable with tissue. The members are relatively movable between a first configuration and a second configuration to space the tissue and define an opening between the members. At least one third member defines at least one mating element engageable with the at least one mating element of the inner surface such that the at least one third member is disposed within the opening. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Richard A. Hynes, Anthony J. Melkent, Stanley T. Palmatier
  • Patent number: 10136902
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a proximal end including a tool engagement surface. A distal end is configured to form a bore in vertebral tissue. The distal end includes a first thread, a second thread spaced from the first thread and at least one tissue depth indicia. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A Farris
  • Patent number: 10137006
    Abstract: A geared cam expandable spinal implant. Rotational motion of a rotating portion is translated into linear motion of a yoke, which moves geared cams at the distal end of the implant to mate with, and walk along, teeth of corresponding racks. The walking of the gear cam teeth along the rack teeth creates a regular rate of implant expansion, reduces initial excessive expansion force applied to the implant, and provides fine adjustment of the expansion rate and force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, William D. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10137007
    Abstract: A geared cam expandable spinal implant. Rotational motion of a rotating portion is translated into linear motion of a yoke, which moves geared cams at the distal end of the implant to mate with, and walk along, teeth of corresponding racks. The walking of the gear cam teeth along the rack teeth creates a regular rate of implant expansion, reduces initial excessive expansion force applied to the implant, and provides fine adjustment of the expansion rate and force. Spikes, pivotally mounted on the yoke, pivot outward as the implant expands, to a fully-deployed position into engagement with surfaces of adjacent vertebral bodies. The engagement between the deployed spikes and the vertebral bodies prevents inadvertent backout of the expanded implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Dewey, William D. Armstrong, Anthony J. Melkent
  • Patent number: 10123882
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an implant body including a first endplate and a second endplate. A plurality of electrodes include at least one electrode disposed with the first endplate and at least one electrode disposed with the second endplate such that the electrodes conduct an electric current to stimulate tissue growth adjacent the implant body. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler S. Stevenson, Nicholas M. Benson, Richard L. Brown, Calvert S. Bontemps, Newton H. Metcalf, Larry Tyler, Kevin T. Foley, Mark E. Henschel, Michael W. Barror