Patents by Inventor Bryan D. Hildebrand

Bryan D. Hildebrand 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: 7618423
    Abstract: A system and associated methods for performing spinal fusion, involving the use of a graft holder assembly, a locking assembly, and a pair of bone graft implants to simultaneously introduce the bone graft implants into a disc space to thereafter effect spinal fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Valentine, Pat Miles, Jared Aramabula, Jeff Castleberry, Bryan D. Hildebrand, Scot Martinelli
  • Patent number: 6923814
    Abstract: A system for performing spinal fusion between adjacent cervical vertebrae, including an implant and an introducer system, and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Nuvasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Hildebrand, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Jared Arambula, Matthew Curran, Eric Kovach, Troy Woolley, Jeff Castleberry
  • Patent number: 5498263
    Abstract: An apparatus for interconnecting a pair of longitudinal members connectable with vertebrae of a spinal column comprises first and second connector members connectable with the longitudinal members and a rod extendable transverse to the longitudinal members and between the first and second connector members. The first connector member includes a recess for receiving the rod and a set screw for clamping the rod in the recess. The first connector member includes an opening through which a fastener for connecting one of the longitudinal members to the spinal column is extendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: AcroMed Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre M. DiNello, Bryan D. Hildebrand, Hoyt D. White
  • Patent number: 5486176
    Abstract: An angled bone fixation apparatus including a bone screw having a first end portion adapted to be surgically implantable into a patient's vertebral bone mass and at first and second spaced apart positions on the bone mass and a second end portion having a head portion with a load transfer surface thereon and a top surface. An elongated plate member having upper and lower surfaces angled with respect to each other and an elongated plate slot having a longitudinally extending axis with the slot being surrounded by a peripheral portion having outer opposed edges. The plate member has a first and second angled sidewall at the slot with the sidewalls each forming an acute angle with the upper and lower plate surfaces. A washer interfaces with the plate member and the bone screw, for distributing load from the bone screw to the plate member with the washer including an opening and upper and lower surfaces with the lower surface having a pair of spaced apart projections extending therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew Richards, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Hildebrand, Laura C. Small, Hansen A. Yuan, B. Thomas Barker, Matthew M. Morrison, Abraham Salehi, Forrest C. Smith