Patents by Inventor Brittany Harwell

Brittany Harwell 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: 20210077167
    Abstract: A fixation device includes a head, a tapered body coupled to the head and extending along a central longitudinal axis, and a flexible tail extending distally from the tapered body and defining a central bore therethrough. The flexible tail is movable from an initial configuration aligned with the central longitudinal axis to a deflected configuration that extends away from the central longitudinal axis when a force is applied to the flexible tail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Brittany Harwell
  • Publication number: 20200397486
    Abstract: A rod reducer including a housing defining an opening, a body member defining an opening and a slot, a shaft disposed through the opening of the housing and coupled to the opening of the body member, an anvil including a linkage extending therefrom, the linkage coupled to the body member and the anvil, a plurality of arm members, and a biasing element disposed between the body member and the anvil. A pin of the linkage is slidably disposed within the slot, and the biasing element is configured to bias the anvil distally with respect to the body member. Rotation of the shaft translates into linear movement, relative to the housing, of the shaft, the body member, and the anvil. The arm members are coupled to the housing and movable towards a parallel configuration as the anvil is advanced away from the housing to engage a bone screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell
  • Publication number: 20200253655
    Abstract: A fixation device includes an outer member, an inner member, and an expansion member. The outer member includes an elongated body portion and a slotted tail portion, and defines a central bore therethrough that extends along a central longitudinal axis. The inner member is disposed within the central bore of the outer member, and the expansion member is coupled to the inner member. Proximal movement of the inner member relative to the outer member moves the expansion member into the slotted tail portion of the outer member such that the slotted tail portion moves from an undistended configuration to a distended configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. ERRICO, Peter NEWTON, Harry SHUFFLEBARGER, Brittany HARWELL
  • Patent number: 10653461
    Abstract: A rod reducer including a housing defining an opening, a body member defining an opening and a slot, a shaft disposed through the opening of the housing and coupled to the opening of the body member, an anvil including a linkage extending therefrom, the linkage coupled to the body member and the anvil, a plurality of arm members, and a biasing element disposed between the body member and the anvil. A pin of the linkage is slidably disposed within the slot, and the biasing element is configured to bias the anvil distally with respect to the body member. Rotation of the shaft translates into linear movement, relative to the housing, of the shaft, the body member, and the anvil. The arm members are coupled to the housing and movable towards a parallel configuration as the anvil is advanced away from the housing to engage a bone screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell
  • Patent number: 10524843
    Abstract: A rotation shaft includes a body, a threaded rod, an anvil, a linkage, and a biasing member. The body includes a threaded portion disposed along an inner surface of a longitudinal throughhole. The threaded rod includes a distal end, the threaded rod configured to engage the threaded portion. The anvil is coupled to the distal end of the threaded rod. The linkage is coupled to the anvil. The biasing member is partially disposed about the linkage distal of the anvil, wherein rotation of the threaded rod translates into linear movement of the linkage relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell, Brandon Moore
  • Publication number: 20190125410
    Abstract: A surgical fixation assembly includes a casing and a probe. The casing defines a longitudinal axis and includes a head and a shaft extending from the head. The shaft includes a first arm and a second arm. The probe includes a wedge and a head that are coupled together and supported within the casing, the wedge and the head positioned to move relative to the casing for selectively securing the casing to osseous tissue. The wedge is supported for rotation and translation along the first and second arms of the casing to deflect the first and second arms radially and axially relative to the longitudinal axis of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Brittany Harwell
  • Publication number: 20180221065
    Abstract: A rod reducer including a housing defining an opening, a body member defining an opening and a slot, a shaft disposed through the opening of the housing and coupled to the opening of the body member, an anvil including a linkage extending therefrom, the linkage coupled to the body member and the anvil, a plurality of arm members, and a biasing element disposed between the body member and the anvil. A pin of the linkage is slidably disposed within the slot, and the biasing element is configured to bias the anvil distally with respect to the body member. Rotation of the shaft translates into linear movement, relative to the housing, of the shaft, the body member, and the anvil. The arm members are coupled to the housing and movable towards a parallel configuration as the anvil is advanced away from the housing to engage a bone screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell
  • Patent number: 9943344
    Abstract: A rod reducer including a housing defining an opening, a body member defining an opening and a slot, a shaft disposed through the opening of the housing and coupled to the opening of the body member, an anvil including a linkage extending therefrom, the linkage coupled to the body member and the anvil, a plurality of arm members, and a biasing element disposed between the body member and the anvil. A pin of the linkage is slidably disposed within the slot, and the biasing element is configured to bias the anvil distally with respect to the body member. Rotation of the shaft translates into linear movement, relative to the housing, of the shaft, the body member, and the anvil. The arm members are coupled to the housing and movable towards a parallel configuration as the anvil is advanced away from the housing to engage a bone screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell
  • Publication number: 20170319246
    Abstract: A rotation shaft includes a body, a threaded rod, an anvil, a linkage, and a biasing member. The body includes a threaded portion disposed along an inner surface of a longitudinal throughhole. The threaded rod includes a distal end, the threaded rod configured to engage the threaded portion. The anvil is coupled to the distal end of the threaded rod. The linkage is coupled to the anvil. The biasing member is partially disposed about the linkage distal of the anvil, wherein rotation of the threaded rod translates into linear movement of the linkage relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell, Brandon Moore
  • Publication number: 20160206354
    Abstract: A rod reducer including a housing defining an opening, a body member defining an opening and a slot, a shaft disposed through the opening of the housing and coupled to the opening of the body member, an anvil including a linkage extending therefrom, the linkage coupled to the body member and the anvil, a plurality of arm members, and a biasing element disposed between the body member and the anvil. A pin of the linkage is slidably disposed within the slot, and the biasing element is configured to bias the anvil distally with respect to the body member. Rotation of the shaft translates into linear movement, relative to the housing, of the shaft, the body member, and the anvil. The arm members are coupled to the housing and movable towards a parallel configuration as the anvil is advanced away from the housing to engage a bone screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kiril Mladenov, Brittany Harwell