Patents by Inventor Corbett Stone

Corbett Stone 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: 10426523
    Abstract: A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod. A force directing member, such as a cable, extends between the rod and the adjustment member. The force directing member is retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member. A method of correcting spinal deformity includes providing an implant, a rod, an adjustment member coupled to the rod, and a force directing member extending between the rod and the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Sachs, Corbett Stone
  • Patent number: 10383755
    Abstract: A device and method for selectively engaging or penetrating a layer of a luminal organ wall where the luminal organ wall has a plurality of layers including an outermost layer and an innermost layer adjacent to the lumen of the organ. The device and method select one of the plurality of layers of the organ wall other than the innermost layer and deploy from within the lumen of the organ a tissue device through the innermost layer to a specific depth to engage or penetrate the selected one of the plurality of layers. The device and method may be employed to create luminal pouches or restrictive outlets. In a stomach organ, the device and methods may be employed to treat obesity by forming a gastric pouch with or without a restrictive outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Kelleher, Corbett Stone
  • Publication number: 20190216458
    Abstract: A device and method for selectively engaging or penetrating a layer of a luminal organ wall where the luminal organ wall has a plurality of layers including an outermost layer and an innermost layer adjacent to the lumen of the organ. The device and method select one of the plurality of layers of the organ wall other than the innermost layer and deploy from within the lumen of the organ a tissue device through the innermost layer to a specific depth to engage or penetrate the selected one of the plurality of layers. The device and method may be employed to create luminal pouches or restrictive outlets. In a stomach organ, the device and methods may be employed to treat obesity by forming a gastric pouch with or without a restrictive outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Kelleher, Corbett Stone
  • Publication number: 20180256051
    Abstract: An intraoperative neuromonitoring system for evaluating nerve function via a plurality of neural monitoring modalities includes an invasive medical instrument, a plurality of stimulating electrodes, a plurality of peripheral sensors, a patient module, and a control unit in communication with the patient module. The control unit is configured to maintain a range of acceptable values for each of a plurality of different neural monitoring modalities, determine, for each of the plurality of different neural monitoring modalities, whether the respective modality is within the range of acceptable values for that respective modality based on the indication of neuromuscular activity from one or more of the plurality of peripheral sensors, and provide an indication on a common screen displayed via the display, whether each respective neural monitoring modality is inside or outside of the range of acceptable values for that modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett Stone, Robin Vaughan, Kabir Gambhir
  • Patent number: 9949651
    Abstract: A surgical system kit is described. The surgical system kit includes a peripheral electrode, a surgical access instrument configured to be placed in a surgical target site, and a control unit. The surgical access instrument has a body with a proximal end, and a distal end, two or more electrodes on the distal end at fixed locations and spaced apart a known distance. The control unit is configured to send a signal to the peripheral electrode, receive information indicative of a neural response from at least one electrode of the surgical access instrument, and interpret the information according to a nerve conduction velocity modality to measure the nerve conduction velocity through the segment of the nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Corbett Stone, Robin Vaughan, Kabir Gambhir
  • Publication number: 20180070991
    Abstract: A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod. A force directing member, such as a cable, extends between the rod and the adjustment member. The force directing member is retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member. A method of correcting spinal deformity includes providing an implant, a rod, an adjustment member coupled to the rod, and a force directing member extending between the rod and the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dan Sachs, Corbett Stone
  • Patent number: 9848917
    Abstract: A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod. A force directing member, such as a cable, extends between the rod and the adjustment member. The force directing member is retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member. A method of correcting spinal deformity includes providing an implant, a rod, an adjustment member coupled to the rod, and a force directing member extending between the rod and the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Sachs, Corbett Stone
  • Patent number: 9265490
    Abstract: A tissue retraction system includes a dilator and a first retractor member and a retraction assembly. The dilator is configured to be inserted into a tissue body and also includes at least one engagement member. The first retractor member includes a body and at least one engagement member that is configured to attach to the at least one engagement member of the dilator so as to removably attach the retractor member to the dilator body. The retraction assembly includes a retractor body and at least a second retractor member that is movably supported by the retractor body. The retractor body is configured to be attached to the first retractor member. The tissue protection system may also include a neuromonitoring member configured to determine a characteristics of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Bowman, Corbett Stone, Benjamin Arnold, Kabir Gambhir, Robert J. Bishop
  • Publication number: 20160008036
    Abstract: A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod. A force directing member, such as a cable, extends between the rod and the adjustment member. The force directing member is retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member. A method of correcting spinal deformity includes providing an implant, a rod, an adjustment member coupled to the rod, and a force directing member extending between the rod and the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Dan Sachs, Corbett Stone
  • Patent number: 8992558
    Abstract: A minimally invasive dilation device includes a plurality of rigid arms radially arrayed about a center and a dilating member positioned between the arms. A stylus may occupy the center. An outer flexible sleeve may be circumferentially secured to the arms, lying within or without the plurality of arms. An inner mesh may surround the stylus and dilating member. The device may be introduced into tissue toward a targeted area, while in a closed configuration. The dilating member may be a balloon, wherein upon inflation of the balloon, the arms are pushed radially outward, expanding the device and dilating the surrounding tissue. The dilating member may be a tube, wherein upon insertion of the tube, the arms are pushed radially outward. A cannula may be inserted inside the plurality of arms to keep the arms in an open configuration, and the dilating member may be withdrawn, providing an open passageway through the device to the targeted area. The device may be used with a neural monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: OsteoMed, LLC
    Inventors: Corbett Stone, Ephraim Akyuz, Stuart Goble, Bryan Howard, Daniel J. Triplett, Douglas M. Lorang, Andrew Fauth
  • Patent number: 8961545
    Abstract: Novel devices (120) and methods for soft tissue anchoring and securement are disclosed, such devices and methods offering the advantage of enabling secured tissue to withstand significant forces after such securement is complete. The novel tissue anchoring elements (28) include a force-distributing device that has a large surface area relative to conventional tissue securement devices such as sutures and staples. The force-distributing device (28) may be implanted to a controlled depth into the tissue mass by forming a pocket in a tissue mass and inserting the device, or by slowly driving the device into tissue means of an erosion mechanism such as local pressure necrosis (56). The erosion process may be driven by a force-producing element that may also include a tissue-grasping element (144).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Kelleher, Corbett Stone
  • Publication number: 20150032022
    Abstract: A surgical system kit is described. The surgical system kit includes a peripheral electrode, a surgical access instrument configured to be placed in a surgical target site, and a control unit. The surgical access instrument has a body with a proximal end, and a distal end, two or more electrodes on the distal end at fixed locations and spaced apart a known distance. The control unit is configured to send a signal to the peripheral electrode, receive information indicative of a neural response from at least one electrode of the surgical access instrument, and interpret the information according to a nerve conduction velocity modality to measure the nerve conduction velocity through the segment of the nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Corbett Stone, Robin Vaughan, Kabir Gambhir
  • Publication number: 20140358166
    Abstract: A device and method for selectively engaging or penetrating a layer of a luminal organ wall where the luminal organ wall has a plurality of layers including an outermost layer and an innermost layer adjacent to the lumen of the organ. The device and method select one of the plurality of layers of the organ wall other than the innermost layer and deploy from within the lumen of the organ a tissue device through the innermost layer to a specific depth to engage or penetrate the selected one of the plurality of layers. The device and method may be employed to create luminal pouches or restrictive outlets. In a stomach organ, the device and methods may be employed to treat obesity by forming a gastric pouch with or without a restrictive outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Kelleher, Corbett Stone
  • Publication number: 20130274557
    Abstract: A dilator assembly includes a dilator and a retractor member that is configured to be removably attached to the dilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Scott Bowman, Corbett Stone, Benjamin Arnold, Kabir Gambhir, Robert J. Bishop
  • Patent number: 8551096
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for the treatment of a target tissue by directionally delivering energy and/or bioactive materials to achieve a therapeutic effect. A balloon catheter system having a balloon portion and a plurality of electrodes may be energized to selectively deliver energy, bioactive materials, or a combination thereof to target tissue including tissues disposed about a lumen. The tissue may be targeted by applying energy, making tissue impedance analysis, and further selectively energizing electrodes through the use of an energy source with a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Perry, Brian D. Conn, Rolfe T. Gustus, Ronda Schreiber, Corbett Stone, Michael F. Hoey
  • Patent number: 8449558
    Abstract: A device and method for selectively engaging or penetrating a layer of a luminal organ wall where the luminal organ wall has a plurality of layers including an outermost layer and an innermost layer adjacent to the lumen of the organ. The device and method select one of the plurality of layers of the organ wall other than the innermost layer and deploy from within the lumen of the organ a tissue device through the innermost layer to a specific depth to engage or penetrate the selected one of the plurality of layers. The device and method may be employed to create luminal pouches or restrictive outlets. In a stomach organ, the device and methods may be employed to treat obesity by forming a gastric pouch with or without a restrictive outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Kelleher, Corbett Stone
  • Publication number: 20130090680
    Abstract: A minimally invasive dilation device includes a stylus, a plurality of rigid arms radially arrayed about the stylus, and a dilating member positioned between the stylus and the arms. An outer flexible sleeve may be circumferentially secured to the arms, lying within or without the plurality of arms. An inner mesh may surround the stylus and dilating member. The device may be introduced into tissue toward a targeted area, while in a closed configuration. The dilating member may be a balloon or a cannula. During dilation, the arms are pushed radially outward, expanding the device and dilating the surrounding tissue. A cannula may be inserted inside the plurality of arms to keep the arms in an open configuration, and the stylus and inner mesh may be withdrawn, providing an open passageway through the device to the targeted area. The device may be used with a neural monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: OSTEOMED LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim Akyuz, Kabir Gambhir, Corbett Stone
  • Publication number: 20120203282
    Abstract: A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod. A force directing member, such as a cable, extends between the rod and the adjustment member. The force directing member is retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member. A method of correcting spinal deformity includes providing an implant, a rod, an adjustment member coupled to the rod, and a force directing member extending between the rod and the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: K SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Dan Sachs, Corbett Stone
  • Patent number: 8162979
    Abstract: A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod. A force directing member, such as a cable, extends between the rod and the adjustment member. The force directing member is retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member. A method of correcting spinal deformity includes providing an implant, a rod, an adjustment member coupled to the rod, and a force directing member extending between the rod and the adjustment member. The adjustment member can be retractable toward and extendible from the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: K Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Sachs, Corbett Stone
  • Patent number: 8090436
    Abstract: A system and method for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health of a known tissue by measuring the characteristics of an electrical signal applied to a conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the system and method may be used for determining whether the conductive tip of a pedicle probe or pedicle screw is located in one of cortical bone, cancellous bone, and cortical bone near a boundary with soft tissue, whether the conductive tip of a cannula is located adjacent to one of nerve tissue and annulus tissue, and whether the conductive tip of a cathode is located adjacent to one of nerve tissue and prostate gland tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hoey, Corbett Stone, Kevin Foley