Patents by Inventor Brandon Moore

Brandon Moore 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: 20120158062
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, anterior and posterior walls that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces. At least one of the top and bottom surfaces includes a plurality of substantially concentrically arranged ridges configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. In particular, the plurality of substantially concentrically arranged ridges are a plurality of ring-shaped protrusions that define a generally saw-tooth pattern in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierce Nunley, Brandon Moore, Stephanie Volk
  • Publication number: 20120088979
    Abstract: A surgical access device including a frame, first and second supports, and first and second retractor blades releasably coupled with the first and second supports, respectively. The frame has first and second arms. The first support is releasably coupled with the first and second arms. The second support is slidably mounted on the first and second arms. The second support is movable between a first position with the retractor blades in close cooperative position and a spaced apart position with respect to the first support. The first and second retractor blades each have a distal end portion configured and adapted to engage a vertebral body. In one method of use, the retractor is inserted through an incision in first orientation with the blades in close approximation and rotated approximately 90°, before spreading the retractor blades to retract tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: K2M, Inc
    Inventors: Pierce Nunley, Colin Natali, Faheem Sandhu, Ronald Childs, Brandon Moore
  • Publication number: 20120083662
    Abstract: A retractor for use in spinal procedures is disclosed. The retractor includes a first frame member defining a first recess and a second frame member pivotally connected to the first frame member. The second frame member defines a second recess. The retractor further includes a first blade assembly operably received within the first recess and a second blade assembly operably received within the second recess. The first blade assembly includes a first blade configured to pivot relative to the first frame member and a first blade extender selectively extendable from the first blade. The second blade assembly includes a second blade configured to translate within the second recess and a second blade extender selectively extendable from the second blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Hamada, Scott Jones, Brandon Moore
  • Publication number: 20100094358
    Abstract: A bone anchor assembly includes a bone fixation member and a bone screw. The bone fixation member includes at least one opening therethrough for receiving the bone screw. Two pairs of legs extend from a plate portion of the bone fixation member and are configured for insertion into bone. A lip of the opening is configured for engaging a set of threads on the bone screw such that the bone screw and the bone fixation member are affixed to one another once the bone screw is inserted through the opening of the plate portion. An installation tool for inserting the bone fixation member into bone includes a proximal region, a tubular member, a rotatable collar, and a gripping mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Moore, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Jennifer Haggenmaker
  • Patent number: 7556079
    Abstract: An awning assembly includes an awning and support arms and rafters that are adapted to support the awning from a backing structure both when the awning is in an extended position and when it is in a retracted position. The support arms and rafters are mounted to the backing structure in a manner that allows for the positions of the support arms and rafters to be readily converted as the awning is extended and retracted. Additionally, the manner in which each rafter is joined to a respective support arm allows for the convenient rearrangement of the rafters and support arms to facilitate supporting of the awning in both the extended and retracted positions. A cooperative awning assembly, on which the awning is wound and unwound, and locking device are provided to lock the awning in place. The awning assembly, in a particular embodiment, is applied to a pop-up trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Dometic, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hicks, Brandon Moore
  • Publication number: 20080306538
    Abstract: Provided is a novel low profile transverse connector system having a first and second spinal rod connection member disposed at opposing ends of an elongated cross connection device, each connection member having a distal end configured to be capable of connecting to a spinal rod and a proximal end having a multidirectional articulation joint at which a centrally disposed cross connecting assembly is provided to attach the first and second connection members to each other, the first and second spinal rod connection members each defining two opposing compression slots that serve to facilitate a secure connection to spinal rods and to the cross connecting assembly by the tightening of only one locking screw. Also provided is a method of stabilizing vertebrae using the disclosed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Brandon Moore, Scott Jones
  • Publication number: 20080142167
    Abstract: An awning assembly includes an awning and support arms and rafters that are adapted to support the awning from a backing structure both when the awning is in an extended position and when it is in a retracted position. The support arms and rafters are mounted to the backing structure in a manner that allows for the positions of the support arms and rafters to be readily converted as the awning is extended and retracted. Additionally, the manner in which each rafter is joined to a respective support arm allows for the convenient rearrangement of the rafters and support arms to facilitate supporting of the awning in both the extended and retracted positions. A cooperative roller mechanism, on which the awning is wound and unwound, and locking device are provided to lock the awning in place. The awning assembly, in a particular embodiment, is applied to a pop-up trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: DOMETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Hicks, Brandon Moore
  • Patent number: 7281560
    Abstract: An awning assembly includes an awning and support arms and rafters that are adapted to support the awning from a backing structure both when the awning is in an extended position and when it is in a retracted position. The support arms and rafters are mounted to the backing structure in a manner that allows for the positions of the support arms and rafters to be readily converted as the awning is extended and retracted. Additionally, the manner in which each rafter is joined to a respective support arm allows for the convenient rearrangement of the rafters and support arms to facilitate supporting of the awning in both the extended and retracted positions. A cooperative roller mechanism, on which the awning is wound and unwound, and locking device are provided to lock the awning in place. The awning assembly, in a particular embodiment, is applied to a pop-up trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Dometic Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hicks, Brandon Moore
  • Patent number: 7121314
    Abstract: An awning assembly is provided with a lock mechanism for maintaining the awning assembly in a desired position relative to a wall, or other suitable structure. The awning assembly includes support arms, a fabric roller tube that holds the awning fabric and a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism can include a pivot bracket located between the roller tube and the support arm, a disk gear provided on the end of the roller tube axle, a weather shield provided around at least a portion of the roller tube, a pivot rod selectably engageable with both the pivot bracket and the weather shield, a disk gear catch mounted on the weather shield and adapted to be selectably engaged with the disk gear, and a torsion spring mounted on the weather shield and adapted to bias the disk gear catch into engagement with the disk gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Dometic Corporation
    Inventors: Mike Hicks, Roberto Gutierrez, Brandon Moore, Thomas Hanson
  • Publication number: 20060157335
    Abstract: A subatmospheric pressure desalinating still employs a closed top, open bottom pipe filled with source water to be distilled, such as seawater, having a height greater than the height of a column of seawater that can be supported by the pressure at the bottom of the tank so that a subatmospheric pressure volume is formed at the top. Water from the source is also pumped into the subatmospheric volume and passed through an evaporator which enlarges its surface volume. A small percentage of the water is vaporized and the balance is cooled to provide the heat of vaporization and falls into the top of the seawater column, creating a downward flow. The vapor is drawn from the vacuum and condensed, preferably in a second subatmospheric volume above a column of fresh water. A degasser for the water to be distilled prevents the accumulation of gases dissolved in the seawater or the like in the subatmospheric volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Levine, Daniel Raviv, Brandon Moore, Eiki Martinson, Thomas Kelly
  • Publication number: 20060032592
    Abstract: An awning assembly includes an awning and support arms and rafters that are adapted to support the awning from a backing structure both when the awning is in an extended position and when it is in a retracted position. The support arms and rafters are mounted to the backing structure in a manner that allows for the positions of the support arms and rafters to be readily converted as the awning is extended and retracted. Additionally, the manner in which each rafter is joined to a respective support arm allows for the convenient rearrangement of the rafters and support arms to facilitate supporting of the awning in both the extended and retracted positions. A cooperative roller mechanism, on which the awning is wound and unwound, and locking device are provided to lock the awning in place. The awning assembly, in a particular embodiment, is applied to a pop-up trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Applicant: Dometic Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hicks, Brandon Moore
  • Publication number: 20050224187
    Abstract: An awning assembly is provided with a lock mechanism for maintaining the awning assembly in a desired position relative to a wall, or other suitable structure. The awning assembly includes support arms, a fabric roller tube that holds the awning fabric and a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism can include a pivot bracket located between the roller tube and the support arm, a disk gear provided on the end of the roller tube axle, a weather shield provided around at least a portion of the roller tube, a pivot rod selectably engageable with both the pivot bracket and the weather shield, a disk gear catch mounted on the weather shield and adapted to be selectably engaged with the disk gear, and a torsion spring mounted on the weather shield and adapted to bias the disk gear catch into engagement with the disk gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Applicant: Dometic Corporation
    Inventors: Mike Hicks, Roberto Gutierrez, Brandon Moore, Thomas Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050072532
    Abstract: A self-powered awning having a drive assembly with a motor at least partially inserted into an awning roll-up tube for deploying/retracting the awning. The awning uses a rechargeable battery and/or one or more solar panels to charge the rechargeable battery and/or power the awning. Accordingly, the awning can be installed onto a building or vehicle wall without requiring the awning to be wired to the building or vehicle electrical system. The drive assembly and power system can also be retrofitted to existing awnings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventors: Toby Holden, Brandon Moore, Thomas Lozito, David Evans