Patents by Inventor Alex Burkhardt

Alex Burkhardt 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).

  • Patent number: 11160666
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body having a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear ends. The front and rear ends extend in a transverse direction and a central axis of the body extends from the rear end to the front end. The rear end defines a first fastener hole having a first central axis and a second fastener hole having a second central axis. The first and second central axes extend parallel to one another at an acute angle relative to the body central axis in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Burkhardt, Jenna Israel, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 11147690
    Abstract: A revision instrument for positioning and securing an intervertebral implant in an intervertebral space between vertebrae is provided. The revision instrument includes a shaft having a body extending from a first end to a second end. A first port and a second port extend through the body of the shaft and a connection tool having a first end and second end is positioned within the first port. The connection tool extends through the first end of the shaft through the second end of the shaft. The first end of the connection tool includes a mating feature configured to couple with an expandable implant and the second end of the connection tool includes a rotation feature configured to rotate the connection tool to engage or disengage the connection tool with the expandable implant. The second port is configured to receive an expansion driver for expanding or compressing the expandable implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Burkhardt, Adam Friedrich, William Tally
  • Patent number: 11141286
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Miccio, Mark Weiman, David Leff, Robert Ryan, Christina M. Tiongson, Brian Flint, Alex Burkhardt, Colm McLaughlin, Brittany Hansen, Jody L Seifert, Todd Jasinski, James Gault, Samuel Petersheim, Rena Mazur
  • Patent number: 11123199
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 11109980
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 10959856
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20200368036
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 10758371
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20200237525
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. An inserter instrument includes an outer shaft having a bore extending longitudinally therethrough and an inner shaft extending through the bore in the outer shaft. The outer shaft is configured to engage the first or second opening in the second ramp, and the inner shaft is configured to engage the corresponding first or second opening in the first ramp to control implant height and/or lordotic angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Patent number: 10639166
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. An inserter instrument includes an outer shaft having a bore extending longitudinally therethrough and an inner shaft extending through the bore in the outer shaft. The outer shaft is configured to engage the first or second opening in the second ramp, and the inner shaft is configured to engage the corresponding first or second opening in the first ramp to control implant height and/or lordotic angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical In.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20190343645
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Miccio, Mark Weiman, David Leff, Robert Ryan, Christina M. Tiongson, Brian Flint, Alex Burkhardt, Colm McLaughlin, Brittany Hansen, Jody L. Seifert, Todd Jasinski, James Gault, Samuel Petersheim, Rena Mazur
  • Publication number: 20190336304
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body having a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear ends. The front and rear ends extend in a transverse direction and a central axis of the body extends from the rear end to the front end. The rear end defines a first fastener hole having a first central axis and a second fastener hole having a second central axis. The first and second central axes extend parallel to one another at an acute angle relative to the body central axis in the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Burkhardt, Jenna Israel, Adam Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20190290450
    Abstract: A revision instrument for positioning and securing an intervertebral implant in an intervertebral space between vertebrae is provided. The revision instrument includes a shaft having a body extending from a first end to a second end. A first port and a second port extend through the body of the shaft and a connection tool having a first end and second end is positioned within the first port. The connection tool extends through the first end of the shaft through the second end of the shaft. The first end of the connection tool includes a mating feature configured to couple with an expandable implant and the second end of the connection tool includes a rotation feature configured to rotate the connection tool to engage or disengage the connection tool with the expandable implant. The second port is configured to receive an expansion driver for expanding or compressing the expandable implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Alex Burkhardt, Adam Friedrich, William Tally
  • Patent number: 10314719
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. A method of installing an expandable fusion device may comprise introducing the expandable fusion device into an intervertebral space, wherein the expandable fusion device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, an anterior side connecting the proximal end and the distal end, and a posterior side connecting the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the expandable fusion device has an anterior height on the anterior side and a posterior height on the posterior side. The method may further comprise adjusting the anterior height of the expandable fusion device independently from adjustment of the posterior height. The method may further comprise adjusting the posterior height of the expandable fusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20190060083
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. The first ramp may include a mating feature having a first angle relative to a vertical axis, and the second ramp may include a mating feature having a second angle relative to the vertical axis such that the first angle is different from the second angle. In particular, the first and second ramps may be configured to provide for symmetrical expansion of the first and second endplates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20190000643
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. An inserter instrument includes an outer shaft having a bore extending longitudinally therethrough and an inner shaft extending through the bore in the outer shaft. The outer shaft is configured to engage the first or second opening in the second ramp, and the inner shaft is configured to engage the corresponding first or second opening in the first ramp to control implant height and/or lordotic angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt
  • Publication number: 20180344474
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 10143569
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. The first ramp may include a mating feature having a first angle relative to a vertical axis, and the second ramp may include a mating feature having a second angle relative to the vertical axis such that the first angle is different from the second angle. In particular, the first and second ramps may be configured to provide for symmetrical expansion of the first and second endplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20180318102
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20180289501
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio