Patents by Inventor Daniel D. McPhillips

Daniel D. McPhillips 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: 7597695
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for spinal stabilization are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides greater stabilization of vertebral bodies through methods including combinations of external fixation systems and intervertebral implants to provide greater fusion stability, greater motion segment stability, faster fusion, reduced pain, reduced chance of migration, reduced chance of subsidence, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Zimmer Spine, Inc., University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Daniel G. Schmiel, Rodney L. Houfburg, Daniel D. McPhillips, William C. Welch
  • Patent number: 7033392
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for spinal stabilization are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides greater stabilization of vertebral bodies through methods including combinations of external fixation systems and intervertebral implants to provide greater fusion stability, greater motion segment stability, faster fusion, reduced pain, reduced chance of migration, reduced chance of subsidence, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Schmiel, Rodney L. Houfburg, Daniel D. McPhillips, William C. Welch
  • Patent number: 7018416
    Abstract: Implants, instruments and methods for bone fusion procedures are disclosed. In some embodiments, the implants are particularly advantageous for use between opposing vertebral bodies to facilitate stabilization or arthrodesis of an intervertebral joint. The implants include, at least, a support component that provides structural support during fusion. In a typical embodiment, the implants also include a growth component. A growth component provides an environment conducive to new bone growth between the bones being fused. Several unique configurations to enhance fusion, instruments for insertion and methods for insertion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Hanson, Ross A. Longhini, Daniel D. McPhillips, Steven J. Seme
  • Publication number: 20040088055
    Abstract: The disclosure provides implants and methods for bone fusion procedures. In some embodiments, the implants are particularly advantageous for use between opposing vertebral bodies to facilitate stabilization or arthrodesis of an intervertebral joint. The implants includes, at least, a support component that provides structural support during fusion. In a typical embodiment, the implants also include a growth component. A growth component provides an environment conductive to new bone growth between the bones being fused. Several unique configuration to enhance fusion, instruments for insertion and methods for insertion use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: David A Hanson, Ross A. Longhini, Daniel D. Mcphillips
  • Patent number: 6626905
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for spinal stabilization are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides greater stabilization of vertebral bodies through methods including combinations of bilateral external fixation systems and intervertebral implants to provide greater fusion stability, greater motion segment stability, faster fusion, reduced pain, reduced chance of migration, reduced chance of subsidence, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignees: Sulzer Spine-Tech Inc., University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Daniel G. Schmiel, Rodney L. Houfburg, Daniel D. McPhillips, William C. Welch
  • Publication number: 20030028197
    Abstract: The disclosure provides implants, instruments and methods for bone fusion procedures. In some embodiments, the implants are particularly advantageous for use between opposing vertebral bodies to facilitate stabilization or arthrodesis of an intervertebral joint. The implants include, at least, a support component that provides structural support during fusion. In a typical embodiment, the implants also include a growth component. A growth component provides an environment conducive to new bone growth between the bones being fused. Several unique configurations to enhance fusion, instruments for insertion and methods for insertion are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: David A. Hanson, Ross A. Longhini, Daniel D. McPhillips, Steven J. Seme
  • Publication number: 20020026192
    Abstract: Instruments and methods for spinal stabilization are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides greater stabilization of vertebral bodies through methods including combinations of external fixation systems and intervertebral implants to provide greater fusion stability, greater motion segment stability, faster fusion, reduced pain, reduced chance of migration, reduced chance of subsidence, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel G. Schmiel, Rodney L. Houfburg, Daniel D. McPhillips, William C. Welch