Patents by Inventor Avram Edidin

Avram Edidin 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: 8157842
    Abstract: Vertebral implants sized to be inserted into a patient and positioned in an interspinous space. The implants may include a body and a pair of wings that extend outward beyond a first side of the body. The implants are sized and configured for the body to be positioned in the interspinous space with the wings on opposing lateral sides of one of the spinous processes. The wings may be adjusted to various spaced-apart distances to be positioned on the opposing sides of the spinous process. The implants may further be selectively adjustable between a collapsed orientation and a deployed orientation. The collapsed orientation includes one or both wings aligned with the main body to reduce an overall size of the implant to facilitate insertion into a patient. The extended orientation includes the wings extending outward from the first side of the body and along the lateral sides of the spinous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kyphon SARL
    Inventors: Christopher U. Phan, Avram A. Edidin, Lauren I. Lyons, Tanmay Mishra
  • Patent number: 8057513
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: Andrew C. Kohm, Thomas A. Slater, Hugues F. Malandain, Avram A. Edidin
  • Publication number: 20100318127
    Abstract: Vertebral implants sized to be inserted into a patient and positioned in an interspinous space. The implants may include a body and a pair of wings that extend outward beyond a first side of the body. The implants are sized and configured for the body to be positioned in the interspinous space with the wings on opposing lateral sides of one of the spinous processes. The wings may be adjusted to various spaced-apart distances to be positioned on the opposing sides of the spinous process. The implants may further be selectively adjustable between a collapsed orientation and a deployed orientation. The collapsed orientation includes one or both wings aligned with the main body to reduce an overall size of the implant to facilitate insertion into a patient. The extended orientation includes the wings extending outward from the first side of the body and along the lateral sides of the spinous process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: KYPHON SARL
    Inventors: Christopher U. Phan, Avram A. Edidin, Lauren I. Lyons, Tanmay Mishra
  • Publication number: 20080288078
    Abstract: Medical devices and related methods for the treatment of spinal conditions are described herein. In one embodiment, a method includes disposing at least a portion of an implant in a space between adjacent spinous processes. The implant has a support member, a distal hub member, and an expandable member. At least a portion of the support member is disposed into the space between the adjacent spinous processes. A threaded member coupled to the distal hub member is rotated in a first rotational direction such that the distal hub member is moved in a first direction along a path defined by a longitudinal axis of the support member and at least a portion of the expandable member is moved to an expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew C. Kohm, Avram A. Edidin
  • Publication number: 20080082118
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a guide shaft, an expansion member coupled to the guide shaft, and an actuator. The expansion member is configured to impart a force from within an interior of an implant to deform the implant. The actuator is coupled to the expansion member, the actuator is configured to move the expansion member from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Avram Edidin, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20080082167
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a guide shaft, an expansion member coupled to the guide shaft, and an actuator. The expansion member is configured to impart a force from within an interior of an implant to deform the implant. The actuator is coupled to the expansion member, the actuator is configured to move the expansion member from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Kyphon, Inc.
    Inventors: Avram Edidin, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20080058934
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a medical device within a body between adjacent spinous processes, moving the medical device from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration within the body using an actuator removably coupled to the medical device, and removing the actuator from the body while the medical device remains between the adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Robert Vandervelde
  • Publication number: 20080058935
    Abstract: A method includes moving a spinal implant such that a central portion of the spinal implant is disposed between adjacent spinous processes, radially extending a proximal portion of the spinal implant on a first side of the adjacent spinous processes such that movement of the proximal portion between the adjacent spinous processes is inhibited, and radially extending a distal portion of the spinal implant on a second side of the adjacent spinous processes opposite the first side such that movement of the distal portion between the adjacent spinous processes is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Avram Edidin
  • Publication number: 20080051893
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a medical device within a body between adjacent spinous processes, moving the medical device from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration within the body using an actuator removably coupled to the medical device, and removing the actuator from the body while the medical device remains between the adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Robert Vandervelde
  • Publication number: 20080051892
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a medical device within a body between adjacent spinous processes, moving the medical device from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration within the body using an actuator removably coupled to the medical device, and removing the actuator from the body while the medical device remains between the adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Robert Vandervelde
  • Publication number: 20080051894
    Abstract: A method includes moving a spinal implant such that a central portion of the spinal implant is disposed between adjacent spinous processes, radially extending a proximal portion of the spinal implant on a first side of the adjacent spinous processes such that movement of the proximal portion between the adjacent spinous processes is inhibited, and radially extending a distal portion of the spinal implant on a second side of the adjacent spinous processes opposite the first side such that movement of the distal portion between the adjacent spinous processes is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Avram Edidin
  • Publication number: 20080051891
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a medical device within a body between adjacent spinous processes, moving the medical device from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration within the body using an actuator removably coupled to the medical device, and removing the actuator from the body while the medical device remains between the adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hugues MALANDAIN, Avram EDIDIN, Robert VANDERVELDE
  • Publication number: 20070276372
    Abstract: A method includes inserting percutaneously an implant in a first configuration between adjacent spinous processes, the implant having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, moving the first end of the implant in a first axial direction, and moving the second end of the implant in a second axial direction, opposite from the first axial direction, such that the implant is in a second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Robert Vandervelde
  • Publication number: 20070265623
    Abstract: A method includes positioning a medical device within a body between adjacent spinous processes, moving the medical device from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration within the body using an actuator removably coupled to the medical device, and removing the actuator from the body while the medical device remains between the adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin, Robert Vandervelde
  • Publication number: 20070260245
    Abstract: A method includes moving a spinal implant such that a central portion of the spinal implant is disposed between adjacent spinous processes, radially extending a proximal portion of the spinal implant on a first side of the adjacent spinous processes such that movement of the proximal portion between the adjacent spinous processes is inhibited, and radially extending a distal portion of the spinal implant on a second side of the adjacent spinous processes opposite the first side such that movement of the distal portion between the adjacent spinous processes is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Hugues Malandain, Avram Edidin
  • 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: 20070055276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inserting biocompatible filler materials in interior body regions are described. In one described method, an expansible body comprising a body material substantially resistant to at least one of a biocompatible filler material and a chemical component of the biocompatible filler material may be inserted into a treatment area along a path established by a hollow member. The expansible body may then be expanded within the treatment area. The biocompatible filler material may be inserted into the treatment area while the expansible body is expanded therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventor: Avram Edidin
  • 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: 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