Patents by Inventor Chad Glerum

Chad Glerum 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: 10973653
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer and stabilization implant includes a plate having sockets configured for retaining a fastener passable through the socket and into an adjacent vertebral body. One or more connecting projections extend from a side of the plate, to mate with projections extending from a spacer body. A plurality of teeth project from at least one of the upper or lower surfaces of the spacer body, and a chamber is formed through the spacer body to enable bone fusion between the vertebrae. The combined plate and spacer may be inserted to lie completely within the intervertebral space, or a portion of the plate may overlie a vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Publication number: 20210093360
    Abstract: Intradiscal fixation device assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. An intradiscal anchor fixation device includes an anchor block and at least one anchor attached to or extending through the anchor block to anchor the device to a vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Tyler Hessler, Albert Hill
  • Patent number: 10959856
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20210052395
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Chad Glerum, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20210030555
    Abstract: An implant is insertable in the joint space to separate bones of the joint. The implant has two endplates each configured to engage a separate articulating bone of the joint, and a threaded member positioned between the two endplates and configured to increase the space between the two endplates when the threaded member is rotated. A rotatable gear is engaged with the threaded member, and is engageable with a rotating gear of a connected implantation tool, so that rotation of the gear on the tool causes rotation of the threaded member and expansion of the implant to separate the bones. Connector portions on the tool and the implant may be rotated together to securely engage the implant and the tool so that the gears of the tool and the implant can be rotated using an actuator outside of the body, when the implant is inside the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Jason Gray, Marcin Niemiec, Michael Harper
  • Publication number: 20210015627
    Abstract: A joint spacer has first and second endplates, with each having a bone engaging surface, and at least two cams with an inclined cam surface positioned on an opposite side. First and second slides, each having ramps with an inclined surface are engaged with the cams of the endplate. The first slide has an angled portion at an end, and the second slide has a hinge portion. A threaded shaft has a hinge portion connected to the slide hinge portion, connecting the shaft to the slide, enabling the shaft to pivot. A nut is threaded to the shaft, and can contact and interfere with the angled portion of the first slide to drive the first slide with respect to the second slide. This results in engagement of the cams and ramps to drive the endplates apart to increase the spacer height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Ty Hessler, Albert Hill
  • Publication number: 20210007860
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20200405498
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Gray, Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Duncan Sibson, Jason Pastor, Derek Martzall
  • Publication number: 20200397593
    Abstract: A joint spacer for therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A frame defines a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface and a threaded portion. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the threaded portion, and bears against said frame to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. A first endplate engages a bone of the joint, and has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 10857916
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to child safety seats, and more particularly to a harness or belt tensioning indicator for a child safety seat harness system. The tension indicator includes a body portion for receiving a belt, harness or webbing. The tension indicator also includes a sliding indicator that is capable of moving from a first, unactuated position to a second, actuated position when the belt, harness or webbing that is received in the body portion is tensioned from a first tension to a second, correct tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Glerum
  • Publication number: 20200368036
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 10842640
    Abstract: An implant is insertable in the joint space to separate bones of the joint. The implant has two endplates each configured to engage a separate articulating bone of the joint, and a threaded member positioned between the two endplates and configured to increase the space between the two endplates when the threaded member is rotated. A rotatable gear is engaged with the threaded member, and is engageable with a rotating gear of a connected implantation tool, so that rotation of the gear on the tool causes rotation of the threaded member and expansion of the implant to separate the bones. Connector portions on the tool and the implant may be rotated together to securely engage the implant and the tool so that the gears of the tool and the implant can be rotated using an actuator outside of the body, when the implant is inside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Jason Gray, Marcin Niemiec, Michael Harper
  • Publication number: 20200345513
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200337743
    Abstract: Rod link reducer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. The rod link reducer assembly provides a manipulator rod having a first end, a second end, and an elongate body extending along a body axis between the first end and the second end. A post extends outwardly from the rod. A rod manipulating joint comprise an elongate joint rod extending along a joint rod axis, a first coupling clamp disposed along the joint rod, the first coupling clamp releasably connectable to the post, and a second coupling clamp disposed along the joint rod adjacent to and rotatable about the joint rod relative to the first coupling clamp. The second coupling clamp is releasably connectable to a shaft. A biasing member is adapted to bias the second clamp against the first clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: David Leff, George Yacoub, Khiem Pham, Chad Glerum
  • Publication number: 20200330245
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Glerum
  • Publication number: 20200330239
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Duncan Sibson
  • Patent number: 10806596
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Chad Glerum, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200323643
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides an intervertebral implant. The intervertebral implant may be configured to transition from a collapsed configuration having a first height and a first width to an expanded configuration having a second height and a second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10799368
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 10786364
    Abstract: A joint spacer for therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A frame defines a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface and a threaded portion. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the threaded portion, and bears against said frame to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. A first endplate engages a bone of the joint, and has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott