Patents Assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10070871
    Abstract: A battery pack for a use with a powered surgical tool. The battery pack may include a housing with an outer wall and opposing first and second ends. The housing may include an elongated shape that extends between the first and second ends. A first member may extend across the first end of the housing and include a first aperture, and a second end member may extend across the second end of the housing and may include a second aperture. A passage may extend through the housing with a first end that aligns with the first aperture and a second end that aligns with the second aperture. The housing may be sized for a plurality of storage locations positioned between the first and second members and around the passage, and each of the storage locations may be configured to store a power cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Jeetendra Subhash Bharadwaj, Bradley E. Steele
  • Patent number: 10070902
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a body including an inner surface that defines a cavity. The inner surface includes a baffle. The body is disposable between a contracted configuration and an in vivo expandable configuration. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10070971
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a member including an end. A first image guide is connected with the member and is oriented relative to a sensor to communicate a signal representative of a position of the member. A second image guide is connected with the member and is oriented relative to a sensor to communicate a signal representative of a position of the end relative to the member. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, William D. Armstrong, Kelli C. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10064726
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods of producing a mesh implant having a compartment to enclose a bone material therein are provided. These methods include generating a 3D digital model of the mesh implant having the compartment, the 3D digital model including a virtual volume of the compartment and a virtual depth, thickness and volume of the mesh implant; generating a 3D digital model of a covering configured for closing the compartment of the mesh implant, the 3D digital model including a virtual volume of the covering for closing the compartment of the mesh implant; and instructing a 3D printer coupled to a computer to generate the mesh implant based on the 3D digital models. A computer system for making a mesh implant and a delivery system including the mesh implant are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Guobao Wei
  • Publication number: 20180235768
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The implant body includes a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body defines a cavity. A plate is connectable with the implant body via a coupling member adjacent the cavity and is translatable relative thereto. The coupling member has a portion including a frangible torque limit. The plate defines at least one opening oriented to implant a fastener with tissue. Systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Cristian A. Capote, Jonathan E. Blackwell, Anthony J. Melkent, Neel Anand
  • Publication number: 20180235773
    Abstract: A spinal implant has a first member defining a longitudinal axis. A second member includes an axial cavity configured for disposal of the first member. A third member is rotatable relative to the first member and defines a transverse cavity. A locking element is disposable in the transverse cavity and engageable with the first member to fix the third member relative to the first member. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Stinchfield, Julien J. Prevost
  • Patent number: 10045796
    Abstract: A spinal correction system comprises a first member configured for attachment to a first portion of vertebral tissue and a second member is configured for attachment to a second portion of the vertebral tissue spaced from the first portion. A third member has a non-flexible configuration relative to the first and second members and is configured for attachment to an apical portion of the vertebral tissue and along at least a portion of at least two vertebrae. The third member extends between a first end connected to the first member at a first transition configured for attachment to the first vertebral tissue and a second end connected to the second member at a second transition configured for attachment to the vertebral tissue. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Alison G. Powers, Chris Johnson, Timothy S. Oswald
  • Patent number: 10034771
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an implant body extending between an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The implant body includes a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The implant body defines a cavity. A plate is connectable with the implant body via a coupling member adjacent the cavity and is translatable relative thereto. The coupling member has a portion including a frangible torque limit. The plate defines at least one opening oriented to implant a fastener with tissue. Systems, spinal constructs, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Cristian A. Capote, Jonathan E. Blackwell, Anthony J. Melkent, Neel Anand
  • Patent number: 10034968
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for preparing an adhesion barrier in the form of a foldable or flexible biodegradable polymer matrix that effectively reduces, prevents or treats adhesions in a patient in need thereof. In one embodiment, the matrix comprises a first porous layer comprising collagen and a second porous layer comprising collagen and dextran, wherein the dextran is loaded in the second layer in an amount of from about 5% to about 90% by weight based on a total weight of the matrix. In some embodiments, the matrix prevents or reduces cell growth into the matrix so as to reduce or prevent adhesions. In some embodiments, the matrix is in a sheet or strip form that can be folded into a tube form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott M. Vickers
  • Patent number: 10029031
    Abstract: A bone void filler material is provided that is configured for sustained release of a therapeutic agent. The bone void filler material comprises a biodegradable matrix having ceramic particles and cement beads disposed within the matrix, the cement beads loaded with the therapeutic agent to cause sustained release of the therapeutic agent. Methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: William F. McKay
  • Patent number: 10028770
    Abstract: A spinal implant system comprises a plurality of alternate first members. Each of the first members includes an inner surface defining an implant cavity. A second member is configured to penetrate tissue and includes a mating element engageable with a first member such that the second member is interchangeable with the plurality of first members. A first member is selected for connection with the second member to comprise a bone fastener having a selected movement. Fasteners, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alan Rezach, Jason May
  • Patent number: 10028837
    Abstract: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the covering is placed at a surgical site. Upon placement, the covering may facilitate transfer of the substance or surrounding materials. For example, the substance may be released (actively or passively) to the surgical site. The covering may participate in, control, or otherwise adjust, the release of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, Keyvan Behnam, Nanette Forsyth, John Winterbottom, James Beisser, Todd Boyce, Mohamed Attawia, Cristy J. Richards, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Publication number: 20180199970
    Abstract: A method for treating a sacro-iliac joint comprises the steps of: identifying a target of a posterior superior iliac spine of a body; determining a selected trajectory that includes the target and at least a portion of a sacrum of the body; creating a pathway in the body along the selected trajectory from a posterior approach to the body; and delivering an implant along the pathway such that the implant is disposed for fixation with an ilium of the body and the sacrum. Systems for treating a sacro-iliac joint are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carter E. Beck, Gregory C. Marik, Newton H. Metcalf, Andrea Watt
  • Patent number: 10022159
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first member that defines a cavity and includes a locking surface disposed with the cavity. The locking surface is engageable with a longitudinal member to fix the longitudinal member with the first member. A second member includes at least one mating element that is engageable with a spinal construct. An actuator is connected with the members that incrementally tensions the longitudinal member. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua W. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10004538
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a first arm engageable with a first spinal construct disposed with a first vertebral surface. A second arm is connected with the first arm via a pivot and being engageable with a second spinal construct disposed with a second vertebral surface. The first arm is movable to rotate the first spinal construct relative to the pivot and/or the second arm is movable to rotate the second spinal construct relative to the pivot such that the first vertebral surface is moved relative to the second vertebral surface. Systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer G. McNab, Nicholas M. Benson, Brian A. Butler, Eric D. Densford, Christine Joe, Larry T. McBride, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10004609
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a member connected with a spinal implant defining an axis. A first image guide is connected with the member and oriented relative to a sensor to communicate a signal representative of a position of the member. A second image guide is connected with the member and oriented to represent an angle measuring a second orientation of the axis relative to a first orientation. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, William D. Armstrong, Anthony J. Melkent
  • Patent number: 10006705
    Abstract: Methods for treating bulk bone tissue are provided. The methods comprise contacting bulk bone tissue or frozen bulk bone tissue with an effective amount of a supercritical fluid so as to dry the bulk bone tissue. In various embodiments, the supercritical fluid destroys contaminants such that the frozen bulk bone tissue is 99.9% substantially pure. In various embodiments, contaminants removed from the frozen bulk bone tissue include lipids, viruses, bacteria, pyrogens, prions, micro-organisms and/or pathogens. In some embodiments, the supercritical fluid causes a 3 log reduction of bacteria within the frozen bulk bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Guobao Wei, David R. Kaes, Susan J. Drapeau, Subhabrata Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 9999520
    Abstract: An osteoimplant is provided which comprises a coherent aggregate of elongate bone particles, the osteoimplant possessing predetermined dimensions and shape. The osteoimplant is highly absorbent and sponge-like in nature. Also provided herein are a method of fabricating the osteoimplant and a method of repairing and/or treating bone defects utilizing the osteoimplant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Manrique, Jean T. Edwards, Nelson L. Scarborough, Scott D. Boden, Kathy Traianedes, Lawrence A. Shimp, James L. Russell
  • Patent number: 9993579
    Abstract: Biological-based polyurethanes and methods of making the same. The polyurethanes are formed by reacting a biodegradable polyisocyanate (such as lysine diisocyanate) with an optionally hydroxylated biomolecule to form polyurethane. The polymers formed may be combined with ceramic and/or bone particles to form a composite, which may be used as an osteoimplant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Knaack, John Winterbottom, David R. Kaes, Todd M. Boyce, Lawrence A. Shimp
  • Patent number: 9993270
    Abstract: A bone fastener includes a first portion that defines a longitudinal axis and includes an inner surface defining an implant cavity. A second portion that includes a first end and a second end configured to penetrate tissue. A retainer includes a wall having a first end surface and a second end surface. The wall including at least one first elongated cavity and at least one second elongated cavity. The first cavity includes a gap of the first end surface and the second cavity including a gap of the second end surface. The wall further includes an inner surface disposed about the first end. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Butler