Patents by Inventor Andrew Kohm

Andrew Kohm 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: 20080058937
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support member and a retention member. The support member has at least a portion configured to be disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The retention member is movably coupled to an end portion of the support member. The retention member is configured to displace a bodily tissue. The retention member is configured to move relative to the support member from a first position to a second position. The retention member is configured to limit movement of the support member along the longitudinal axis and relative to the first spinous process and the second spinous process when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Janna Clark, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20080058936
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support member and a retention member. The support member has at least a portion configured to be disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The retention member is movably coupled to an end portion of the support member. The retention member is configured to displace a bodily tissue. The retention member is configured to move relative to the support member from a first position to a second position. The retention member is configured to limit movement of the support member along the longitudinal axis and relative to the first spinous process and the second spinous process when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Janna Clark, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20080051895
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support member and a retention member. The support member has at least a portion configured to be disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The retention member is movably coupled to an end portion of the support member. The retention member is configured to displace a bodily tissue. The retention member is configured to move relative to the support member from a first position to a second position. The retention member is configured to limit movement of the support member along the longitudinal axis and relative to the first spinous process and the second spinous process when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Janna Clark, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20080051906
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support member and a retention member. The support member has at least a portion configured to be disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The retention member is movably coupled to an end portion of the support member. The retention member is configured to displace a bodily tissue. The retention member is configured to move relative to the support member from a first position to a second position. The retention member is configured to limit movement of the support member along the longitudinal axis and relative to the first spinous process and the second spinous process when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Janna Clark, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20080027433
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate member including a cutting edge disposed at a distal end portion of the elongate member. The cutting edge is configured to cut a portion of an implant when the elongate member moves relative to the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Kohm, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20070282442
    Abstract: A method includes inserting an implant having a support member and a retention member movably coupled to the support member such that at least a portion of the support member of the implant is disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The implant is rotated relative to the first spinous process and the second spinous process about an axis substantially normal to a mid-line axis of a spinal column while the portion of the support member is disposed between the first spinous process and the second spinous process. In some embodiments, the implant is rotated such that an inner surface of an end portion of the retention member is between an outer surface of the end portion of the retention member and the first spinous process. The retention member is translated relative to the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20070276493
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a support member and a retention member. The support member has at least a portion configured to be disposed between a first spinous process and a second spinous process. The retention member is movably coupled to an end portion of the support member. The retention member is configured to displace a bodily tissue. The retention member is configured to move relative to the support member from a first position to a second position. The retention member is configured to limit movement of the support member along the longitudinal axis and relative to the first spinous process and the second spinous process when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Janna Clark, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20070225807
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate member configured to engage a spinal implant and a locking member. The locking member is disposed at a distal end portion of the elongate member. The locking member is configured to move relative to the elongate member between a first position and a second position in a direction substantially perpendicular to a center line of the elongate member. The locking member is configured to allow the distal end portion of the elongate member to move relative to the spinal implant when in the first position. The locking member is configured to couple the distal end portion of the elongate member to the spinal implant when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Phan, Gregory Arcenio, Andrew Kohm, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20070225706
    Abstract: Spinal implants and methods for the placement thereof are disclosed herein. In one variation, the implant includes a support member, a proximal retention member, and a distal retention member. The support member is configured to be disposed between adjacent spinous processes. The proximal retention member has a first configuration in which the proximal retention member is substantially disposed within a proximal portion of the support member, and a second configuration in which a portion of the proximal retention member is disposed outside of the support member. The distal retention member has a first configuration in which the distal retention member is substantially disposed within a distal portion of the support member, and a second configuration in which a portion of the distal retention member is disposed outside of the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Janna Clark, Andrew Kohm, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20070073292
    Abstract: Spinal implants and methods for performing surgical procedures on the spine are describe herein. In one embodiment, for example, a method includes percutaneously inserting into a body an expandable member having a first configuration, a second configuration and a third configuration. The expandable member includes a support portion and a retention portion. The support portion has a longitudinal axis and is configured to be disposed between adjacent spinous processes. The retention portion is configured to limit movement of the support portion along the longitudinal axis. When the expandable member is in the first configuration, it is disposed in a first location between the adjacent spinous processes. The expandable member is then expanded from the first configuration to the second configuration. The expandable member is then contracted from the second configuration to the third configuration and disposed in a second location, the second location being different from the first location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Kohm, Thomas Slater
  • Publication number: 20070055237
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally-invasive medical procedures are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal portion and a distal portion are each configured to move from a first configuration to a second configuration and from the second configuration to the first configuration. At least a section of each of the proximal portion and the distal portion is collapsed in the first configuration and is expanded in the second configuration. A central portion is positioned between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The non-expanding central portion is configured to be disposed between adjacent spinous processes upon spinal extension. A material of the non-expanding central portion is different than a material of the proximal portion and the distal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Avram Edidin, Andrew Kohm, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20070049935
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally invasive medical procedures are disclosed herein. In one example, an apparatus includes a first body coupled to a second body. The first body and the second body collectively configured to be releasably coupled to an implant device configured to be disposed between adjacent spinous processes. A first engaging portion is coupled to the first body, and a second engaging portion is coupled to the second body. The first engaging portion and/or the second engaging portion is configured to be received within a first opening defined by the implant device. The first body configured to be moved relative to the second body such that a distance between the first engaging portion and the second engaging portion is moved between a first distance and a second distance and simultaneously a length of the implant device is moved between a first length and a second length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Avram Edidin, Andrew Kohm, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20070049934
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally-invasive medical procedures are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal portion configured to move repeatedly between a first configuration and a second configuration. At least a section of the proximal portion is collapsed in the first configuration and is expanded in the second configuration. The elongate member has a distal portion configured to move repeatedly between a first configuration and a second configuration. At least a section of the proximal portion is collapsed in the first configuration and is expanded in the second configuration. A non-expanding central portion is positioned between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The non-expanding central portion is configured to engage adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Avram Edidin, Andrew Kohm, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20070043363
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate member having a portion configured to be deformed from a first configuration to a second configuration. In one variation, the apparatus includes an outer body, having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and an inner body. A portion of the outer body is configured to be disposed between adjacent spinous processes. The inner body is disposed within the interior region of the outer body. The inner body has an outer surface in slidable contact with an inner surface of the outer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Andrew Kohm
  • Publication number: 20070043362
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elongate member having a portion configured to be deformed from a first configuration to a second configuration. In one variation, the apparatus includes an outer body, defining an interior region, and an inner body. A portion of the outer body is configured to be disposed between adjacent spinous processes. The inner body is disposed within the interior region of the outer body. A distal end portion of the inner body is coupled to a distal end portion of the outer body. A proximal end portion of the inner body configured to removably receive a tool to move the outer body between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Andrew Kohm