Patents Examined by Ellen C Hammond
  • Patent number: 11134990
    Abstract: A pedicle screw assembly including a bone fastener having a lower end for engaging bone and an upper end remote from the lower end; a head having a rod-receiving channel attached to the upper end of said bone fastener; a spinal rod insertable into the rod-receiving channel of said head, said spinal rod having an outer surface extending between first and second ends thereof, wherein at least one of the first and second ends has a reduced diameter section. A spinal rod having an outer surface extending between a first end and a second end thereof; wherein the outer surface of said spinal rod has a reduced diameter section at at least one of the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Triplett, T. Wade Fallin, Karen E. Mohr, Thierry Millard
  • Patent number: 11103289
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interspinous process fusion device, a method of fabricating the interspinous process fusion device, and a surgical method for maintaining a space between two spinous processes in a spine of a patient using the fusion device. The interspinous process fusion device including a distal tip member, a middle plate, a proximal plate, an elongate member, and a plurality of movable wings. The elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second end. The distal tip member is connected to the first end of the elongate member, the proximal plate is connected to the second end of the elongate member, and the middle plate and plurality of wings are positioned intermediate the distal tip member and the proximal plate along the longitudinal axis to form the interspinous process fusion device assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Fessler
  • Patent number: 11020237
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion cage that is adapted to contain an inserter within its inner volume during insertion of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: John C. Voellmicke
  • Patent number: 11020152
    Abstract: A revision connector is configured to couple a new spine fixation rod to a previously implanted spine fixation rod that is secured to a plurality of vertebrae. The new spine fixation rod can be implanted and secured to vertebrae that are caudal and/or cranial with respect to the previously secured vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Keyer, Eric McDivitt, Joseph Capozzoli, Christoph Meyer, Nicholas Theodore, Charles Kuntz
  • Patent number: 11013611
    Abstract: Systems and methods of treating spinal deformity, including one or more intervertebral implants to be introduced laterally into respective intervertebral spaces, a plurality of bone screws introduced generally laterally into vertebral bodies adjacent to the intervertebral implants and/or the intervertebral implants themselves, and a cable dimensioned to be coupled to the bone screws and manipulated to adjust and/or correct the spinal deformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Bryan Cornwall, Jonathan Spangler
  • Patent number: 11013609
    Abstract: The device for maintaining an intervertebral space is capable of being accommodated inside the disc, in place of the core. Natural anchoring is ensured by promoting the regrowth of fibre around at least part of the device. The possibility of ejection of the residual core is limited in order to avoid a renewed hernia, and mobility of the vertebral column is ensured. To this end, a subject of the invention is a device having at least two non-expansible concentric rings which between them form a free space and which are connected to each other via two junction summits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SC MEDICA
    Inventors: Robin Srour, Camille Srour
  • Patent number: 11006988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a series of orthopedic plates for use in repair of a bone. The plate has a Y-shaped profile or an X-shaped profile which includes an elongate central trunk with a complex contour and either one or two terminal pairs of arms that have a first arm and a second arm that form differing angles and lengths relative to the trunk portion of the plate. The arms include locking screw holes where the screws converge toward each other to provide for multiplanar fixation but which do not impinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Dustin Ducharme, Robert H. Bell, Bryan D. Den Hartog, Rebecca F. Kocher, Anil K. Dutta, Thomas Bradley Edwards, David B. Kay, Andrew J. Leither, Derek S. Lewis, Lee A. Strnad, G. Martin Wynkoop
  • Patent number: 11006985
    Abstract: A two-part implant insertable in two bone segments that are intended to be fused together, wherein the implant provides built-in axial compressive forces that aid in maintaining the two bone segments in compression against each other so as to facilitate fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Konstantin A. Caploon
  • Patent number: 11006980
    Abstract: A medical instrument has a connector configured for being fixed to a spine support, and a rib support connected to the connector and configured for supporting the rib. The medical instrument has a pair of an upper hook and a lower hook provided on the rib support. One of the upper hook and the lower hook is fixed to the rib support so as to be vertically adjustable. The rib support is connected to the connector to be movable in a direction along the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HIKARI
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kono
  • Patent number: 11000386
    Abstract: A spinal implant including porous and solid portions is disclosed. The implant includes porous portions on upper and lower surfaces and in an interior thereof. Methods of manufacturing and implanting such implants are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Willis, Justyna Zielinska, Robin Stamp, Chau Ngo
  • Patent number: 11000318
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a bone fixation device, an implantation instrument, and system which are useful in bone fixation surgeries. The bone fixation device of the instant invention allows the surgeon the ability to navigate the rod while being inserted into a pedicle screw assembly through a non-linear pathway by incrementally changing the direction of travel as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Beacon Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Mitchell, Daxes Banit
  • Patent number: 11000317
    Abstract: A system for percutaneous or open facet joint fusion includes an imaging system configured to identify a docking location on a facet joint between a first vertebra and a second vertebra of a patient. The system also includes a cannula configured to be positioned at the docking location on the facet joint. The cannula includes one or more markers mounted thereto, and the imaging system is configured to identify the one or more markers to position the cannula at the docking location. The cannula also includes one or more actuators configured to move the one or more markers. The system further includes a rotary tool that is configured to mount within the cannula. The rotary tool is configured to create a void in the facet joint by way of the cannula, and the void is configured to receive a bone graft or bone growth promoting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Seth K. Williams
  • Patent number: 10993748
    Abstract: The invention relates a system for implanting an implantable device in bone tissue, a processing unit for such system, a method of implanting an implantable device and a method of providing information for an implanting of an implantable device. In view of the finding that a fat content in cancellous bone is higher than a fat content in compact bone, the lipids fraction, which can be determined by optical means, e.g. spectroscopy, can be used to determine correct screw placement in healthy bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Drazenko Babic, Thirukumaran Thangaraj Kanagasabapathi, Susanne Maaike Valster, Bernardus Hendrikus Wilhelmus Hendriks
  • Patent number: 10993752
    Abstract: A sternotomy closure technique is suitably carried out with a cerclage mechanism which is capable of maintaining proper bony compression (within a desired range) across the sternum cut, in spite of a range of external forces and significant lateral distraction due to these external forces. The sternum fragments are aligned in apposition disposed around a longitudinal seam and secured with a resilient element. The resilient element is tensioned to a desired tension to compress the sternum to a desired compression range. The resilient element is then elongated and contracted while accepting multiple cycles of physiological distracting forces across the sternum while maintaining contact pressure across the longitudinal seam within a desired range for a length of time sufficient for bony healing. The resilient element is preferably a polymer cable comprising an elongated elastic polymeric core coaxially surrounded by a sheath woven from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KINAMED, INC.
    Inventors: Clyde Ronald Pratt, Adam Lee Nelson, Robert Arthur Bruce, Vineet Kumar Sarin
  • Patent number: 10987140
    Abstract: Various implementations include an anterior cervical fixation plate for fixating portions of a cervical spine to facilitate bone fusion. The plate includes a first portion, a second portion, and a bridge. A first surface of the first portion and a first surface of the second portion each define two fastener openings extending from the first surface of the first portion to a second surface of the first portion. The first side and the second side of the centrally located bridge each extend from the second side of the first portion to the first side of the second portion. The second side of the first portion, the first side of the second portion, and the first side of the bridge define a first window. The second side of the first portion, the first side of the second portion, and the second side of the bridge define a second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MiRus LLC
    Inventors: Justin C. Sluder, Wayne Gray
  • Patent number: 10987141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vertebral implant placed after a laminectomy and fixed by transfacet screws arranged in a translaminar direction. The invention also relates to a placement instrument and to a method for the placement of an implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: BPATH
    Inventors: Richard Laurent Minfelde, Jacques Senegas
  • Patent number: 10980573
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device for stabilization of bone segment and an extending assembly thereof. The device comprises a screw assembly, two supporting members and two extending members. The screw assembly comprises a receiver and an anchoring member. The receiver has a retainer and two opposite arms extending along the longitudinal axis of the device from the positions adjacent to the retainer. The anchoring member is connected to the retainer. The supporting members are connected to the arms respectively and extend along the longitudinal axis. Each one of the extending members has a through hole respectively. The extending members are connected to the arms with the supporting members passing through the through holes respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wiltrom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Su, Chieh-Feng Lu, Yen-Ting Tseng, Huang-Chien Liang
  • Patent number: 10973557
    Abstract: A spinal rod extension system includes a rod portion of a spinal rod extension and a connector portion connected to the rod portion. The connector portion is configured for insertion through a screw head of an existing pedicle screw that is used to secure an existing spinal rod. The spinal rod extension system also includes a screw head connector configured to mount to the screw head of the existing pedicle screw to secure the connector portion to the existing spinal rod. The screw head connector includes a first end wall and a second end wall that are connected to one another by a pair of cross connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Seth K. Williams
  • Patent number: 10973549
    Abstract: A clamping device includes a clamp body and a locking assembly. The clamp body includes a first jaw defining a first opening and a second jaw defining a second opening. The locking assembly includes a first locking element, a second locking element, and a lever. The first locking element includes a first end and a shaft portion extending from the first end. The shaft portion is sized to pass through the first opening and the second opening. The locking assembly is configured to reduce a distance between the first jaw and the second jaw responsive to rotation of the second locking element. The lever is configured to attach to the second locking element and rotate about the second locking element from a first position to a second position to cause the distance between the first jaw and the second jaw to be reduced further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Roy W. Sanders, Sergio Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10973401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a video laryngoscope having a body, an insertion section extending from the body generally parallel to a median plane of the laryngoscope extending through the body, and a display screen assembly extending from the body generally perpendicular to the median plane, the body comprising a grip portion intermediate the display screen assembly and the insertion section. The display screen assembly, comprising a display screen, extends laterally from the body and the inner edge of the display screen falls within the lateral extent of the body. The grip portion is also of a minimum size to allow an adult to grip the laryngoscope, the hand abutting the screen assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Aircraft Medical Limited
    Inventor: Matthew John Ross McGrath