Patents by Inventor Andrew Iott

Andrew Iott 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: 20210145484
    Abstract: Connector assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A connector has a first end that clamps to a first rod in an existing construct and a second end, connected to the first end, that clamps to a second rod in a new construct such that the new construct can be extended from the existing construct at an adjacent level as the existing construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Murray, Aditya Muzumdar, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 10980642
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams, Daniel Davenport, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 10973649
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kevin Gahman, Jody L. Seifert, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 10973653
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer and stabilization implant includes a plate having sockets configured for retaining a fastener passable through the socket and into an adjacent vertebral body. One or more connecting projections extend from a side of the plate, to mate with projections extending from a spacer body. A plurality of teeth project from at least one of the upper or lower surfaces of the spacer body, and a chamber is formed through the spacer body to enable bone fusion between the vertebrae. The combined plate and spacer may be inserted to lie completely within the intervertebral space, or a portion of the plate may overlie a vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Patent number: 10940017
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to implantable systems, devices and related methods pertaining to spinal surgery. In particular, the present application discloses a frame and spacer system for inserting into a disc space. The frame and spacer system is of low profile. The frame can receive different fixation devices, including threaded and non-threaded fixation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Andrew Iott, Noah Hansell, Peter Goldsmith, Jennifer Klimek
  • Publication number: 20210052395
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Chad Glerum, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10905471
    Abstract: Connector assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A connector has a first end that clamps to a first rod in an existing construct and a second end, connected to the first end, that clamps to a second rod in a new construct such that the new construct can be extended from the existing construct at an adjacent level as the existing construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Murray, Aditya Muzumdar, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 10874387
    Abstract: A surgical retractor system having a frame and a plurality of arms connected thereto is disclosed. At least one arm is moveable relative to the frame and the relative movement is constrained to a direction along the longitudinal axis of the arm. At least one retractor blade is removably connected to each of the plurality of arms. The blade is fixably rotatable about an axis normal to the longitudinal axis of the arm to which it is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Karpowicz, Andrew Iott
  • Publication number: 20200397593
    Abstract: A joint spacer for therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A frame defines a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface and a threaded portion. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the threaded portion, and bears against said frame to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. A first endplate engages a bone of the joint, and has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200345513
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10820929
    Abstract: Connector assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A connector having body having a first end and a second end; a first connecting member at the first end, the first connecting member having a rod supporting member extending away from the first connector and a passage extending between the first connecting member and the rod supporting member; and a rod extending from the second end. The body and the passage extend co-axially, and a space is provided between the first end and the second end, the space being sized such that a spinal implant screw head is insertable in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Murray, John LaColla, Aditya Muzumdar, Aditya Ingalhalikar, Andrew Iott, David Leff, Brad Juchno, Jeff Nichols, Khiem Pham
  • Publication number: 20200330141
    Abstract: A distraction screw includes a proximal portion secured to a first vertebra, a distal portion secured to a second vertebra and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is coupled to the proximal and distal portions and is positioned in an intervertebral space. The intermediate portion is configured and adapted to enable distraction of the first vertebra relative to the second vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Suh, Michal Zentko, Andrew Iott, Kurt Faulhaber, David C. Paul
  • Patent number: 10806596
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Chad Glerum, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200323643
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an intervertebral implant. The intervertebral implant may be configured to transition from a collapsed configuration having a first height and a first width to an expanded configuration having a second height and a second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10786364
    Abstract: A joint spacer for therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A frame defines a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface and a threaded portion. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the threaded portion, and bears against said frame to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. A first endplate engages a bone of the joint, and has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott
  • Publication number: 20200297511
    Abstract: The present application is generally directed to implantable systems, devices and related methods pertaining to spinal surgery. In particular, the present application discloses a frame and spacer system for inserting into a disc space. The frame and spacer system is of low profile. The frame can receive different fixation devices, including threaded and non-threaded fixation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Andrew Iott, Noah Hansell, Peter Goldsmith, Jennifer Klimek
  • Publication number: 20200297507
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Mark Adams, Chad Glerum, Jody L. Seifert, Matthew Bechtel, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman, Daniel Davenport, Milan George, John Matthews, Noah Hansell
  • Publication number: 20200289162
    Abstract: A system for flexibly stabilizing a vertebral motion segment of the facet joint by connecting a first vertebra and a second vertebra is disclosed. The system includes an elongate connection element with end portions interconnected by a flexible coupling member. The system includes first and second attachment portions for connecting the connection element to the vertebrae. A first resilient member is positioned between the first end portion and the first attachment portion, and a second resilient member is positioned between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Laskowitz, Michael L. Boyer, II, Adam Friedrich, Andrew Iott, Edward Karpowicz
  • Publication number: 20200289164
    Abstract: A system for flexibly stabilizing a vertebral motion segment by connecting a first vertebra and a second vertebra is disclosed. The system includes an elongate connection element with end portions interconnected by a flexible coupling member. The system includes first and second attachment portions for connecting the connection element to the vertebrae. A first resilient member is positioned between the first end portion and the first attachment portion, and a second resilient member is positioned between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion. The system is designed such that the second resilient member is compressed when the first and second attachment portions move towards each other, and the first resilient member is compressed when the first and second attachment portions extend away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Friedrich, Andrew Iott, Edward Karpowicz, Anand Balasubramanian, Edward Dwyer