Patents by Inventor Albert Montello

Albert Montello has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190314063
    Abstract: Lamina plates can include various features that allow a surgeon to couple the plate to a vertebra, such as a plurality of receiving holes for receiving a spinal fixation element. The plate can be shaped and the receiving holes positioned such that spinal fixation elements can be installed with reduced exposure of the spine and along a trajectory that enhances purchase with bone. The lamina plate can include one or more features for coupling at least one receiver head to the plate for receiving a spinal stabilization element. Since the receiver head can be coupled to the plate after the plate is implanted, it does not restrict the range of angles or trajectories at which the spinal fixation elements can be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Albert Montello, Todd Albert
  • Patent number: 10342584
    Abstract: Lamina plates can include various features that allow a surgeon to couple the plate to a vertebra, such as a plurality of receiving holes for receiving a spinal fixation element. The plate can be shaped and the receiving holes positioned such that spinal fixation elements can be installed with reduced exposure of the spine and along a trajectory that enhances purchase with bone. The lamina plate can include one or more features for coupling at least one receiver head to the plate for receiving a spinal stabilization element. Since the receiver head can be coupled to the plate after the plate is implanted, it does not restrict the range of angles or trajectories at which the spinal fixation elements can be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Albert Montello, Todd James Albert
  • Publication number: 20180344362
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Publication number: 20180325569
    Abstract: Bone anchors and related methods are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a bone anchor can include a drag interface. Exemplary drag interfaces include (i) friction between a shank and a bushing, (ii) friction between a bushing and a drag ring, (iii) friction generated by a biased saddle, and (iv) combinations of the above. The drag interface can help maintain the relative position between a receiver member and a shank of the bone anchor prior to locking the bone anchor, preventing unintended movement while still allowing free movement when intended by the user. In some embodiments, a bone anchor can include over-rotation blocking features, such as a groove, lip, or protrusion formed on a bushing of the bone anchor. Various other bone anchor features are also disclosed, including high aspect ratio drag rings and compressible drag posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Ramsay, J. Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello
  • Patent number: 10045799
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Publication number: 20180214185
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies are disclosed herein that can provide for improved fixation as compared with traditional bone anchor assemblies. An exemplary assembly can include a bracket or wing that extends down from the receiver member and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a plate that is seated between the receiver member and the rod and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a hook that extends out from the receiver member to hook onto an anatomical structure or another implant to augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Surgical methods using the bone anchor assemblies described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: J. Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello, Christopher Ramsay, Kevin Lee, Joseph Peterson, Ben Johnston, Heiko Koller, Todd Albert, Chris Ames, Brad Currier, Claudius Thome, Masashi Neo
  • Patent number: 9962192
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies are disclosed herein that can provide for improved fixation as compared with traditional bone anchor assemblies. An exemplary assembly can include a bracket or wing that extends down from the receiver member and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a plate that is seated between the receiver member and the rod and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a hook that extends out from the receiver member to hook onto an anatomical structure or another implant to augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Surgical methods using the bone anchor assemblies described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: J. Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello, Christopher Ramsay, Kevin Lee, Joseph Peterson, Ben Johnston, Heiko Koller, Todd Albert, Chris Ames, Brad Currier, Claudius Thome, Masashi Neo
  • Publication number: 20170290613
    Abstract: Lamina plates can include various features that allow a surgeon to couple the plate to a vertebra, such as a plurality of receiving holes for receiving a spinal fixation element. The plate can be shaped and the receiving holes positioned such that spinal fixation elements can be installed with reduced exposure of the spine and along a trajectory that enhances purchase with bone. The lamina plate can include one or more features for coupling at least one receiver head to the plate for receiving a spinal stabilization element. Since the receiver head can be coupled to the plate after the plate is implanted, it does not restrict the range of angles or trajectories at which the spinal fixation elements can be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Albert Montello, Todd James Albert
  • Publication number: 20170265901
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies are disclosed herein that can provide for improved fixation as compared with traditional bone anchor assemblies. An exemplary assembly can include a bracket or wing that extends down from the receiver member and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a plate that is seated between the receiver member and the rod and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a hook that extends out from the receiver member to hook onto an anatomical structure or another implant to augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Surgical methods using the bone anchor assemblies described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello, Christopher Ramsay, Kevin Lee, Joseph Peterson, Ben Johnston, Heiko Koller, Todd Albert, Chris Ames, Brad Currier, Claudius Thome, Masashi Neo
  • Patent number: 9717541
    Abstract: Lamina plates can include various features that allow a surgeon to couple the plate to a vertebra, such as a plurality of receiving holes for receiving a spinal fixation element. The plate can be shaped and the receiving holes positioned such that spinal fixation elements can be installed with reduced exposure of the spine and along a trajectory that enhances purchase with bone. The lamina plate can include one or more features for coupling at least one receiver head to the plate for receiving a spinal stabilization element. Since the receiver head can be coupled to the plate after the plate is implanted, it does not restrict the range of angles or trajectories at which the spinal fixation elements can be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Albert Montello, Todd James Albert
  • Publication number: 20170112540
    Abstract: An extender system is configured to couple a vertebral bone anchor that has been previously implanted in a vertebra, or is newly implantable in a vertebra, to an adjacent bone, which can be an additional spinal level or an occiput, for example. The extender system includes an extension member having a body and an engagement member coupled to the body. The extension member defines an aperture extending through the engagement member. A screw is configured to attach the extension member to the vertebral bone anchor. The extension member can be fastened to the adjacent bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Albert Montello, Oleg Levin, William Strausbaugh, Thomas Kueenzi
  • Publication number: 20160354122
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Patent number: 9510862
    Abstract: An extender system is configured to couple a vertebral bone anchor that has been previously implanted in a vertebra, or is newly implantable in a vertebra, to an adjacent bone, which can be an additional spinal level or an occiput, for example. The extender system includes an extension member having a body and an engagement member coupled to the body. The extension member defines an aperture extending through the engagement member. A screw is configured to attach the extension member to the vertebral bone anchor. The extension member can be fastened to the adjacent bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Montello, Oleg Levin, William Strausbaugh, Thomas Kueenzi
  • Publication number: 20160296259
    Abstract: Lamina plates can include various features that allow a surgeon to couple the plate to a vertebra, such as a plurality of receiving holes for receiving a spinal fixation element. The plate can be shaped and the receiving holes positioned such that spinal fixation elements can be installed with reduced exposure of the spine and along a trajectory that enhances purchase with bone. The lamina plate can include one or more features for coupling at least one receiver head to the plate for receiving a spinal stabilization element. Since the receiver head can be coupled to the plate after the plate is implanted, it does not restrict the range of angles or trajectories at which the spinal fixation elements can be installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Lee, Albert Montello, Todd James Albert
  • Patent number: 9433443
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Publication number: 20150012039
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Patent number: 8845697
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Publication number: 20130090688
    Abstract: A posterior vertebral plating system comprising a plate and a plurality of attachment members. The plate has a plurality of holes extending through the plate from an upper surface to a lower surface, and the plate is configured to extend along the posterior side of at least two vertebrae adjacent at least one boney structure of each of the vertebrae. The holes are spaced in such a way that a first plurality of holes is positionable over a boney structure of a first vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the first vertebra and a second plurality of holes is positionable over boney structure of a second vertebra to define a plurality of fixation points to the second vertebra. The attachment members are insertable through the holes of the plate and into the boney structure of a corresponding vertebra to fix the plate to the vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Albert A. Montello, Hyun W. Bae, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher M. Bonner, William P. McDonough, David K. Koch, Jordan N. Milford
  • Publication number: 20100324599
    Abstract: An extender system is configured to couple a vertebral bone anchor that has been previously implanted in a vertebra, or is newly implantable in a vertebra, to an adjacent bone, which can be an additional spinal level or an occiput, for example. The extender system includes an extension member having a body and an engagement member coupled to the body. The extension member defines an aperture extending through the engagement member. A screw is configured to attach the extension member to the vertebral bone anchor. The extension member can be fastened to the adjacent bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Albert Montello, Oleg Levin, William Strausbaugh, Thomas Kueenzi