Patents by Inventor Andrew Medeiros

Andrew Medeiros 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: 20190090864
    Abstract: Surgical tissue retraction systems and methods are described herein. Such systems and methods can be employed in some embodiments to provide medial-lateral tissue retraction to increase access to a surgical site. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument can include a body configured to couple to an implantable anchor, a first tissue manipulating implement coupled to the body and capable of polyaxial movement relative thereto, and a second tissue manipulating implement coupled to the body and capable of polyaxial movement relative thereto. Further, the first and second tissue manipulating implements can be opposed to one another such that they can move any of toward and away from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Medeiros, Zoher Bootwala, Nicholas Miller, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20190090979
    Abstract: Surgical support instruments are described herein that can couple to, e.g., an implanted anchor and provide a platform for coupling other surgical implements thereto. In one embodiment, an instrument can include an elongate body having opposed projections extending laterally from a distal portion thereof that can at least partially surround a shank of an implantable anchor such that a longitudinal axis of the elongate body is laterally offset from a longitudinal axis of the anchor. The instrument can further include a lock configured to exert a drag force on a head of the anchor to control polyaxial movement of the instrument relative to the anchor. Further, a proximal portion of the elongate body can be configured to receive a retractor assembly including a plurality of tissue manipulating implements and selectively lock the retractor assembly at any of a plurality of positions along a length of the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Medeiros, Zoher Bootwala, Nicholas Miller, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20150261795
    Abstract: Special purpose machines and methods of transforming raw disclosure information into a particularly structured dataset or database that can optimally store and present disclosure information for processing that complies with specific rules regarding securities offerings are described. Raw disclosure information provided by an issuer is processed, parsed, and strategically partitioned within a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: SeyfarthLean Consulting LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Medeiros, Andrew Baker, Georgia Quinn
  • Patent number: 8414588
    Abstract: A device for delivery of a spinal rod to a bone anchor includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The inner tube is adjustable relative to the outer tube along the longitudinal axis of the outer tube between a first position and a second position in which the distal end of the inner tube contacts the bone anchor. A spring is interposed between the inner tube and the outer tube to bias the inner tube distally. A locking member is coupled to the outer tube and is adjustable between a proximal position in which the locking member is spaced apart from the inner tube and a distal position in which the locking member inhibits proximal axial motion of the inner tube relative to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Stad, Andrew Medeiros, Garth Baker, Paul Beaudoin
  • Publication number: 20130048643
    Abstract: A coolant reservoir for an internal combustion engine is made from two plastic molded sections, an upper one of which is formed with an integral inlet/syphon tube that extends downwardly into the reservoir when the sections are assembled together to provide a conduit through which coolant can enter the reservoir and syphon from the reservoir without the need for a separate tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Salflex Polymers Limited
    Inventors: David Flajnik, Michael C. Stemm, Andrew Medeiros, Babak Fana
  • Publication number: 20090143828
    Abstract: A device for delivery of a spinal rod to a bone anchor includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The inner tube is adjustable relative to the outer tube along the longitudinal axis of the outer tube between a first position and a second position in which the distal end of the inner tube contacts the bone anchor. A spring is interposed between the inner tube and the outer tube to bias the inner tube distally. A locking member is coupled to the outer tube and is adjustable between a proximal position in which the locking member is spaced apart from the inner tube and a distal position in which the locking member inhibits proximal axial motion of the inner tube relative to the outer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Shawn Stad, Andrew Medeiros, Garth Baker, Paul Beaudoin
  • Publication number: 20080086131
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for bone screw fixation. In one exemplary embodiment, the methods and devices provide a bone fixation device that includes a receiving head having a recess adapted to seat a spinal rod therein and a shank extending distally from the receiving head. An anti-rotation mechanism can be located distal of a distal end of the receiving head and around a proximal portion of the shank, and it can be configured to interact with bone to prevent rotation of at least a portion of the bone fixation device relative to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Erin Daly, Charles Bartish, Jonathan Fanger, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, Andrew Medeiros
  • Publication number: 20070029456
    Abstract: The track fixture described has an accessory ring hingedly attached to the main portion of the track fixture luminaire. The hinge interposed between the accessory ring and the support ring or luminaire housing allows for both rotational and outward movement such that the accessory ring may be moved outward and away from the lamp and rotate about the support ring without interference between the accessory ring and the support ring or luminaire housing. The two movement hinge design is compact and allows for a clean outer appearance of the track fixture luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Mier-Langner, James Kuchar, Andrew Medeiros
  • Publication number: 20060039168
    Abstract: The modular track luminaire system of the present invention is a modular lighting system which has a lighting unit which is electronically connected to a remote ballast housing by a removable and reattachable insulated cord and plug system, the luminaire unit electrically connected to the ballast housing through the flexible cord and plug system thereby allowing the entire system to be modularized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Applicant: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Mier-Langner, James Kuchar, Andrew Medeiros