Patents by Inventor Andrew Thomas Rock

Andrew Thomas Rock 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: 9468476
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surgical spinal correction are disclosed. A system including a plurality of bone screws, spinal rods, manipulators, and/or transverse couplers is disclosed for the manipulation of the spinal column is disclosed. A method of achieving, in a single action, manipulation and/or rotation of the spinal column using the disclosed system is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method of conducting spinal surgery to correct spinal deformities wherein spinal rods are pre-bent in a physiological sagittal plane prior to attachment of the vertebrae using bone screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, INC.
    Inventors: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Andrew Thomas Rock, Raymund Woo, Michael Barrus, Scott Jones
  • Publication number: 20140163617
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surgical spinal correction are disclosed. A system including a plurality of bone screws, spinal rods, manipulators, and/or transverse couplers is disclosed for the manipulation of the spinal column is disclosed. A method of achieving, in a single action, manipulation and/or rotation of the spinal column using the disclosed system is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method of conducting spinal surgery to correct spinal deformities wherein spinal rods are pre-bent in a physiological sagittal plane prior to attachment of the vertebrae using bone screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: K2M, INC.
    Inventors: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Andrew Thomas Rock, Raymund Woo, Michael Barrus, Scott Jones
  • Patent number: 8672944
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surgical spinal correction are disclosed. A system including a plurality of bone screws, spinal rods, manipulators, and/or transverse couplers is disclosed for the manipulation of the spinal column is disclosed. A method of achieving, in a single action, manipulation and/or rotation of the spinal column using the disclosed system is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method of conducting spinal surgery to correct spinal deformities wherein spinal rods are pre-bent in a physiological sagittal plane prior to attachment of the vertebrae using bone screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Andrew Thomas Rock, Raymund Woo, Michael Barrus, Scott Jones
  • Publication number: 20120022598
    Abstract: A method for immobilizing a spine. The method includes the steps of implanting at least one low profile screw assembly into a first portion of the spine, implanting at least one bone screw assembly that is not a low profile screw into a second portion of the spine and connecting a rod to both the at least one low profile screw assembly to the at least one bone screw assembly which is not a low profile screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: K2M, INC.
    Inventors: Scott JONES, Richard W. WOODS, Andrew Thomas ROCK, Michael BARUS
  • Publication number: 20110172714
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surgical spinal correction are disclosed. A system including a plurality of bone screws, spinal rods, manipulators, and/or transverse couplers is disclosed for the manipulation of the spinal column is disclosed. A method of achieving, in a single action, manipulation and/or rotation of the spinal column using the disclosed system is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method of conducting spinal surgery to correct spinal deformities wherein spinal rods are pre-bent in a physiological sagittal plane prior to attachment of the vertebrae using bone screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: K2M, INC.
    Inventors: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Andrew Thomas Rock, Raymond Woo, Michael Barrus, Scott Jones
  • Publication number: 20090292308
    Abstract: A spinal fixation system includes a bone screw assembly, a low profile bone screw assembly, and a spinal rod. The bone screw assembly may include a separate locking structure. A laminar hook may be coupled to the rod. The spinal rod is operatively connected to the bone screw assembly and the low profile bone screw assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Jones, Richard W. Woods, Andrew Thomas Rock, Michael Barrus