Patents by Inventor Andrew R. Sennett

Andrew R. Sennett 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: 20190231368
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. An example method of forming a void in bony structure includes accessing a bony structure with a cannula, inserting a distal end of a combined drill and reaming device through the cannula and into the bony structure, manipulating the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device to create a void in the bony structure, and removing the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device from the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: John Martin Aho, Andrew R. Sennett
  • Patent number: 10292716
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. An example method of forming a void in bony structure includes accessing a bony structure with a cannula, inserting a distal end of a combined drill and reaming device through the cannula and into the bony structure, manipulating the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device to create a void in the bony structure, and removing the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device from the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Aho, Andrew R. Sennett
  • Patent number: 10238442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cement director for insertion within a vertebral body or other body structure, and related methods of use. An example method includes creating a cavity in a vertebral body, inserting a collapsible mesh structure into the cavity in a collapsed state, wherein the collapsible mesh structure comprises regions of different permeability to a bone cement, inflating a balloon within the collapsible mesh structure to expand the mesh structure, and injecting a bone cement into the mesh structure, wherein the bone cement flows preferentially out of the mesh structure through at least one region of greater permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Sahatjian, Andrew R. Sennett
  • Patent number: 10117696
    Abstract: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of a baffle. After the structure is placed in a void within a bony structure, cement is injected into the interior of the structure then oozes out in preferred directions according to the locations of the regions of differential permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, William Harwick Gruber, Joseph Ernest Richard
  • Patent number: 10111674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity. One such device is a curved drill including a lever and cam sub assembly. The curved drill can include a spring assembly that controls the curvature of the drill. The lever and cam sub assembly can be provided to allow tension to be reduced in the spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Publication number: 20180153602
    Abstract: Systems and methods of delivering and deploying a stent into a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other bony or body structure. In some instances, the system can include an elongate shaft for delivering a self-expanding, cement-directing stent and devices that may be used to perform the steps to deliver and deploy the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, John V. Hamilton, Andrew R. Sennett, Ronald Sahatjian, James Coyle, James Cannon, Liam Farrissey, John Mugan, Martin Bruggeman, Dion Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9918765
    Abstract: Systems and methods of delivering and deploying a stent into a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other bony or body structure. In some instances, the system can include an elongate shaft for delivering a self-expanding, cement-directing stent and devices that may be used to perform the steps to deliver and deploy the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, John V. Hamilton, Andrew R. Sennett, Ronald Sahatjian, James Coyle, James Cannon, Liam Farrissey, John Mugan, Martin Bruggeman, Dion Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20180049790
    Abstract: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of a baffle. After the structure is placed in a void within a bony structure, cement is injected into the interior of the structure then oozes out in preferred directions according to the locations of the regions of differential permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, William Harwick Gruber, Joseph Ernest Richard
  • Patent number: 9833273
    Abstract: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of a baffle. After the structure is placed in a void within a bony structure, cement is injected into the interior of the structure then oozes out in preferred directions according to the locations of the regions of differential permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, William Harwick Gruber, Joseph Ernest Richard
  • Publication number: 20170238943
    Abstract: Methods of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other bony structure and devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity. In one embodiment, a method of forming a curvilinear void in bony structure may include the steps of accessing a bony structure with a cannula, inserting a distal end of a drill device through the cannula and into the bony structure, manipulating the distal end of the drill device to create a curvilinear void in the bony structure, enlarging the void by expansion of a balloon element mounted to the drill device, and deflating the balloon element and removing the drill device from the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, Randall J. Beyreis, Brett A. Williams
  • Patent number: 9687255
    Abstract: Methods of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other bony structure and devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity. In one embodiment, a method of forming a curvilinear void in bony structure may include the steps of accessing a bony structure with a cannula, inserting a distal end of a drill device through the cannula and into the bony structure, manipulating the distal end of the drill device to create a curvilinear void in the bony structure, enlarging the void by expansion of a balloon element mounted to the drill device, and deflating the balloon element and removing the drill device from the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, Randall J. Beyreis, Brett A. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170156777
    Abstract: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of a baffle. After the structure is placed in a void within a bony structure, cement is injected into the interior of the structure then oozes out in preferred directions according to the locations of the regions of differential permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, William Harwick Gruber, Joseph Ernest Richard
  • Publication number: 20170112507
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Patent number: 9603645
    Abstract: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of a baffle. After the structure is placed in a void within a bony structure, cement is injected into the interior of the structure then oozes out in preferred directions according to the locations of the regions of differential permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, William Harwick Gruber, Joseph Ernest Richard
  • Patent number: 9566101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity. One such device is a curved drill including a spring assembly that controls the curvature of the drill. The spring assembly can cooperate with a feed screw to assist in curving the drill. The curved drill can be provided through a cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Publication number: 20170035483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity. One such device is a curved drill including a lever and cam sub assembly. The curved drill can include a spring assembly that controls the curvature of the drill. The lever and cam sub assembly can be provided to allow tension to be reduced in the spring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Publication number: 20170000501
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. An example method of forming a void in bony structure includes accessing a bony structure with a cannula, inserting a distal end of a combined drill and reaming device through the cannula and into the bony structure, manipulating the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device to create a void in the bony structure, and removing the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device from the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: John Martin Aho, Andrew R. Sennett
  • Patent number: 9504506
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity. One such device is a curved drill including a lever and cam sub assembly. The curved drill can include a spring assembly that controls the curvature of the drill. The lever and cam sub assembly can be provided to allow tension to be reduced in the spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Crainich, Andrew R. Sennett, Joseph Trabka
  • Publication number: 20160324558
    Abstract: A cement-directing structure for use in cement-injection bone therapy includes a collapsible, self-restoring braided structure with regions of differential permeability to the bone cement. The regions of differential permeability may be provided by areas where the braided mesh density is greater or lesser than surrounding areas and/or by means of a baffle. After the structure is placed in a void within a bony structure, cement is injected into the interior of the structure then oozes out in preferred directions according to the locations of the regions of differential permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew R. Sennett, William Harwick Gruber, Joseph Ernest Richard
  • Patent number: 9480485
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. An example method of forming a void in bony structure includes accessing a bony structure with a cannula, inserting a distal end of a combined drill and reaming device through the cannula and into the bony structure, manipulating the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device to create a void in the bony structure, and removing the distal end of the combined drill and reaming device from the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Aho, Andrew R. Sennett