Patents Examined by Pedro Philogene
  • Patent number: 11357492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Charles Cannon, Jr., Elan Salzhauer
  • Patent number: 11357547
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, systems and methods for reshaping bone are provided. The systems may include an implant body, an actuator coupled to the implant body, a sensor configured to detect a parameter indicative of a biological condition, a transceiver, and a controller. The transceiver may be configured to transmit data associated with the parameter to an external remote control and receive instructions from the external remote control. Finally, the controller is configured to move the actuator in response to the instructions from the external remote control, wherein the actuator adjusts the implant body. The methods may include measuring a parameter indicative of a biological condition; transmitting data associated with the parameter from the implantable device to an external remote control; transmitting instructions from the external remote control to the implantable device; and actuating the bone growth device in response to the instructions from the external remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Edmund J. Roschak, Thomas B. Buford
  • Patent number: 11357551
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for joining members together using a self-drilling screw apparatus or stapling apparatus are disclosed. The screw apparatus includes a worm drive screw, a spur gear and superior and inferior screws which turn simultaneously in a bi-directional manner. A rotating mechanism drives the first and second screw members in opposite directions and causes the screw members to embed themselves in the members to be joined. The screw apparatus can be used to join members such as bones, portions of the spinal column, vertebral bodies, wood, building materials, metals, masonry, or plastics. A device employing two screws (two-in-one) can be combined with a capping horizontal mini-plate. A device employing three screws can be combined in enclosures (three-in-one). The stapling apparatus includes grip handles, transmission linkages, a drive rod a fulcrum and a cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Moskowitz Family LLC
    Inventors: Nathan C. Moskowitz, Mosheh T. Moskowitz, Daniel Glozman
  • Patent number: 11350972
    Abstract: Expandable spinal fixation assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. An expandable spinal fixation system may include expandable barrel assembly including an upper barrel half and a lower barrel half and a fixed barrel assembly. The fixed barrel assembly is insertable between the upper barrel half and the lower barrel half such that the fixed barrel assembly is clamped between the upper barrel half and the lower barrel half. Each of the expandable barrel assembly and the fixed barrel assembly includes fixation plates adapted to secure spinous processes to the fixation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Varun Ponmudi, Jason Zappacosta, Jonathan Perloff
  • Patent number: 11350974
    Abstract: A new shape changing bone implant and instrument for the fixation of structures to include bone tissue. This new implant stores elastic mechanical energy to exert force on fixated structures to enhance their security and in bone affect its healing response. This unique implant locks into bone and then simultaneously expands and shortens to lock into bone and then pull the bone segments together. This implant once placed changes shape in response to geometric changes in the implant's and bone's materials structure. The implant may be fabricated from any biocompatible material that acts elastically when deformed including but not limited to nitinol, stainless steel, titanium, and their alloys as well as polymers such as polyetheretherketone, silicone elastomer and polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: William Casey Fox
  • Patent number: 11344333
    Abstract: To provide a bone fixation device able to firmly fix bone elements. A bone fixation device, comprising: a base section having a first space that holds a rod; a hook formed with a second space in which a bone element is accommodated together with a art of the base section; and a sandwiching part that is installed to the base section and that sandwiches the bone element which has been accommodated in the second space together with a pail of the hook, wherein the sandwiching part is shiftable allowing attachment to the bone element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Sohei Ebara
  • Patent number: 11337819
    Abstract: A system for repairing a defect on an articular surface of a patient's trochlear region, the system comprising a guide block comprising a body having an exterior surface configured to engage with the saddle portion and ridge portions of the patient's trochlear region, a protrusion extending generally from the body and configured to be received in a first bore formed in the articular surface along a reference axis, and a first cavity extending through the body configured to establish a first working axis displaced from the reference axis, wherein the exterior surface of the body and the protrusion are configured to secure the location of the guide block about the patient's trochlear region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Steven W. Ek, George Sikora
  • Patent number: 11337831
    Abstract: A flexible plastic, resin or polymer material forming a trial plate for use is surgery of bones including spine and extremities. The trial plate having at least one radio opaque region and guides for positioning. A kit may be provided containing at least one flexible trial plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ECA Medical Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: John Nino
  • Patent number: 11331132
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to a weakened or fractured bone is disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a reinforcing mixture to a bone including a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a bone reinforcing mixture to pass therethrough; a balloon engaging the tube wherein the balloon expands from a substantially deflated state to a substantially inflated state upon the bone reinforcing mixture entering the balloon; and at least one light guide extending through the tube into the balloon to guide a light into the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: IlluminOss Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Rabiner
  • Patent number: 11304821
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a spinal implant configured to expand both vertically and laterally at the same time when wedges coupled by a threaded post drive movable spinal implant endplates radially outward from the longitudinal axis of the threaded post, displacing the wedges and expanding the implant as the threaded post turns. In an illustrative example, the wedges may be a pair of wedges configured with dual inclined planes. The inclined planes may be, for example, disposed both vertically and laterally with respect to the threaded post longitudinal axis, permitting implant expansion both vertically and laterally simultaneously. In some examples, the wedges may be cones. Some embodiments may include an aligning support. In some samples, the aligning support is a pair of rails adapted to prevent rotation of the wedges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Bret Michael Berry
  • Patent number: 11298170
    Abstract: An implant receiver includes a member having an inner surface defining an implant cavity configured for disposal of a spinal implant and an outer surface. A cap includes a mating surface connectable with the outer surface such that the cap is fixed with the member and the implant is movable relative to the inner surface. In some embodiments, implants, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua W. Simpson
  • Patent number: 11298242
    Abstract: A system for delivering flowable biomaterial to an intervertebral disc space between adjacent vertebral bodies includes a delivery body defining a proximal end, a distal end spaced from the proximal end along a longitudinal direction, a cannulation extending from the proximal end to an opening adjacent the distal end, and a distal region including a tip that extends to the distal end. The distal region defines a maximum height at a location proximal of the distal end and measured along a second direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The distal region is for indicating a distance between the adjacent vertebral bodies. The system includes a carrier having a longitudinaly elongate channel for carrying biomaterial and being insertable within the cannulation, as well as an advancement member configured for insertion within the cannulation to forcibly advance the biomaterial from the cannulation, through the opening, and into the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: James Murray, John Riley Hawkins, Benjamin Cleveland, Alicia McDermott, Roman Lomeli, John Dieselman, Stephen Bornhoft, Christopher Ramsay, Nicholas Pavento, Jan Klett, Stephane Gully, Eric Buehlmann, Thomas Gamache, Roger Berger
  • Patent number: 11298243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant comprising providing an expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise providing an angling inserter tool. The angling inserter tool comprises a handle portion, a base portion, and a tip assembly, the base portion being disposed between the handle portion and the tip assembly. The method further may comprise distally advancing a central shaft of the tip assembly with rotation into an opening in the expandable vertebral implant to secure the angling inserter tool to the expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise positioning the expandable vertebral implant in a patient's spine. The method further may comprise for causing the tip assembly to angulate with respect to a longitudinal axis of the angling inserter tool, wherein the internal shaft is coaxial with an outer cylinder of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Himmelberger, Colm McLaughlin, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11298239
    Abstract: An adjustable implant includes a telescopic body with first and second portions in sliding engagement, and a deflectable linkage formed from a first linking segment, an intermediate segment and a second linking segment pivotally interconnected so that adjustment of a length of the telescopic body causes a corresponding deflection of the deflectable linkage. The first linking segment and the second linking segment are formed with projecting features that provide a partial gear engagement between the first and second linking segments such that, during adjustment of a length of the telescopic body and corresponding deflection of the deflectable linkage, pivotal motion of the first and second linking segments relative to the intermediate segment about the first and second pivot axes occurs in a fixed ratio defined by the partial gear engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SeaSpine, Inc.
    Inventors: Netanel Sharabani, Oded Loebl, Didier Toubia
  • Patent number: 11298168
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming pilot apertures for surgical screws. The method provides at least three points of contact to the screw shank to provide reliable positioning and retention of the bone screw. The method also provides slots or areas for insertion and retention of bone growth promoting materials which further secure the bone screw over time. The method is useful for patients of all ages, and may be particularly useful for patients that have osteoporosis or patients that are very active by providing additional securement of the bone screw to the underlying bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Bono, James D. Lark, John S. Scales
  • Patent number: 11284920
    Abstract: The present technology relates generally to ring fixators and associated systems and methods. In some embodiments, for example, a ring fixator assembly comprises a ring configured to surround a fractured bone, a retention device disposed at a first position on the ring, and a tensioner clamp disposed at a second position on the ring. A wire extends between the retention device and the tensioner clamp. The tensioner clamp includes a first screw configured to secure the wire in position with respect to the tensioner clamp and a second screw configured to apply additional tension to the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventor: David Machamer
  • Patent number: 11278333
    Abstract: Active compression devices, methods of assembly and methods of use are disclosed. A bone fixation device may include a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member. A bone fusion device including a female member with a proximal and distal end, a male member with a proximal and distal end, and at least one elastic element positioned between the female member and the male member. A bone plating device including a first member, a second member shaped to engage the first member, and at least one deformable member positioned between the first member and the second member. Methods of assembling and using the bone fixation devices, bone fusion devices, and bone plating devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ActivOrtho, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Palmer, William Ogilvie
  • Patent number: 11278326
    Abstract: A spinal rod assembly includes a flexible spinal fusion rod including link members that articulate with one another so that the rod is formable into a curved orientation. A locking mechanism is coupled to the link members and can lock the link members so that the rod is maintained in the curved orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Premia Spine Ltd.
    Inventor: Rafi Haziza
  • Patent number: 11278271
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems provide a surgical access device comprising an internal retractor device integrated with or coupled to a body wall or wound retractor. The wound retractor retracts an opening in a body wall into a body cavity, while the internal retractor permits a user to control the positions of internal structures within the body cavity, thereby permitting a user to define a surgical field. Embodiments of the internal retractor are adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Hart, Gary M. Johnson, Eric Nguyen, Edward D. Pingleton, Kennii Pravongviengkham, Ghassan Sakakine, Serene Wachli, John R. Brustad, Olivia Tran
  • Patent number: 11272958
    Abstract: A dynamic fixation medical implant having at least two bone anchors includes a longitudinal connecting member assembly having at least one transition portion and cooperating outer sleeve, both the transition portion and sleeve being disposed between the two bone anchors. The transition portion includes a rigid length or rod having apertures therein and a molded plastic length that extends through the apertures, thus attaching the plastic length to the rigid length. The sleeve surrounds the transition portion and extends between the pair of bone anchors, the sleeve being compressible in a longitudinal direction between the bone anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson