Patents by Inventor David A Mire

David A Mire 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: 20190142472
    Abstract: A method for treating a spine comprising the steps of: connecting at least one first fastener that defines an implant cavity with at least one vertebral level of a first portion of vertebrae; connecting at least one second fastener with at least one vertebral level of a second portion of the vertebrae; manipulating the vertebrae; manipulating a spinal rod to a selected configuration; connecting the spinal rod with the at least one first fastener such that the spinal rod is disposed at a selected position with the implant cavity; connecting a tether to a second fastener and the spinal rod; and reducing the spinal rod to a selected position relative to the second fastener with the tether. Systems, spinal constructs and surgical instruments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Rodney R. Ballard
  • Patent number: 10238409
    Abstract: A surgical assembly includes a tensioner having a first end and a second end. A tension member extends from the first end of the tensioner. A mounting member is connected to the second end of the tensioner. An arm extends from the first end of the tensioner and includes a series of relatively moveable links that define an axial bore configured for disposal of the tension member. Each link defines a first mating surface and a second mating surface disposed in a configuration such that tensioning of the tension member interlocks the first mating surface with the second mating surface of an adjacent link in the series to selectively fix the links in a selected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Kelli C. Armstrong, Paul F. Wheeler, David L. Fiorella
  • Publication number: 20190046239
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a first member engageable with a receiver of a first fastener having a shaft fixed with tissue. A second member is engageable with a receiver of a second fastener having a shaft fixed with the tissue. A longitudinal element connects the members. At least one of the members includes a mating element that is releasably engageable with a surgical instrument to manipulate the tissue such that movement of the receivers relative to the shafts is resisted and/or prevented. Surgical instruments, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire
  • Patent number: 10194958
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first arm connected with a longitudinal element and a first spinal construct. The first arm is connected with the longitudinal element and includes a body engageable with a first spinal construct and rotatable relative to the first arm in a first orientation and a second orientation. A second arm is axially translatable relative to the first arm and includes a body engageable with a second spinal construct and is rotatable relative to the second arm in a first orientation and a second orientation. The bodies include locks. In some embodiments, spinal constructs, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Othopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire
  • Publication number: 20190029729
    Abstract: A spinal construct adaptor comprising a member disposable between an inner surface of a bone fastener that defines an implant cavity and a spinal rod disposed with the implant cavity. A capture element is connected with the member and engageable with the spinal rod. Implants, spinal constructs, systems, instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Brian A. Butler, Molly K. Rice
  • Publication number: 20180338783
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes an actuator. A first member is connected with the actuator and is configured to engage a bone fastener that defines a first implant cavity and a second implant cavity. A second member is connected with the actuator and includes an implant engaging surface having a first portion movable along the first implant cavity and a second portion movable along the second implant cavity. Systems, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Joseph Rosenberger, Michael Simmons, Christopher I. Shaffrey
  • Publication number: 20180243009
    Abstract: A bone fastener comprises a head including a first receiver that defines an implant cavity and a second receiver that defines an implant cavity. The first receiver is connected to the second receiver. A shaft is aligned with the first receiver and configured to engage tissue. A part is disposed within the implant cavity of the second receiver and movable relative thereto in a selected plane of a body. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, Rex W. Armstrong, David A. Mire, William Alan Rezach
  • Publication number: 20180228520
    Abstract: A method includes providing first and second instruments. First and second fasteners are attached with vertebrae. First fasteners are connected with first and second constructs. Second fasteners are connected with a third and fourth constructs. The first construct is connected with a body of the first instrument and the second construct is connected with another body of the first instrument. The third construct is connected with a body of the second instrument and the fourth construct is connected with another body of the second instrument. Joints of the instruments are tightened. At least one of the instruments is selectively distracted. At least one of the instruments is selectively compressed. The spinal constructs are removed from the fasteners. The first fasteners are connected with a first spinal rod. The second fasteners are connected with a second spinal rod. In some embodiments, spinal constructs, implants, systems and kits are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire, Lawrence G. Lenke, Ian J. Harding, Christopher Shaffrey, Tyler R. Koski, Ronald A. Lehman, JR., Russell P. Nockels
  • Publication number: 20180228516
    Abstract: A spinal construct includes a coupling member including a first mating surface engageable with an existing fastener implant. The existing fastener implant defines a cavity configured for disposal of an existing spinal rod implant. A connector is engageable with the existing fastener implant and has a rod extending therefrom. A locking member is engageable with a second mating surface of the coupling member. Systems, surgical instruments, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Rex W. Armstrong, David A. Mire
  • Publication number: 20180028327
    Abstract: Methods for surgically adjusting a curvature of a spine are disclosed. The methods provide for controlling the alignment of bony structures, such as vertebral bodies or portions thereof, as they are moved relative to one another during a surgical procedure. An intrabody implant disclosed and methods of use are also disclosed. The implant has an inclined surface, forming a wedge or other shape having, for example, an acute angle adapted to be placed between at least two separated portions of a single bony structure (such as a vertebral body). In some embodiments, the implant may be used to support portions of a vertebral body that have been separated surgically as part of a pedicle subtraction osteotomy and to orient the portions at a more predictable lordotic angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Rodney Ray Ballard, David A. Mire
  • Publication number: 20170311987
    Abstract: A spinal construct comprises a first member engageable with a receiver of a first fastener having a shaft fixed with tissue. A second member is engageable with a receiver of a second fastener having a shaft fixed with the tissue. A longitudinal element connects the members. At least one of the members includes a mating element that is releasably engageable with a surgical instrument to manipulate the tissue such that movement of the receivers relative to the shafts is resisted and/or prevented. Surgical instruments, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire
  • Publication number: 20170311985
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprises a first arm connected with a longitudinal element and a first spinal construct. The first arm is connected with the longitudinal element and includes a body engageable with a first spinal construct and rotatable relative to the first arm in a first orientation and a second orientation. A second arm is axially translatable relative to the first arm and includes a body engageable with a second spinal construct and is rotatable relative to the second arm in a first orientation and a second orientation. The bodies include locks. In some embodiments, spinal constructs, implants, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Dustin Bobbitt, David A. Mire
  • Publication number: 20160331392
    Abstract: A surgical assembly includes a tensioner having a first end and a second end. A tension member extends from the first end of the tensioner. A mounting member is connected to the second end of the tensioner. An arm extends from the first end of the tensioner and includes a series of relatively moveable links that define an axial bore configured for disposal of the tension member. Each link defines a first mating surface and a second mating surface disposed in a configuration such that tensioning of the tension member interlocks the first mating surface with the second mating surface of an adjacent link in the series to selectively fix the links in a selected orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Kelli N. Sebastian, Paul F. Wheeler, David L. Fiorella
  • Patent number: 9486296
    Abstract: A surgical assembly includes a tensioner having a first end and a second end. A tension member extends from the first end of the tensioner. A mounting member is connected to the second end of the tensioner. An arm extends from the first end of the tensioner and includes a series of relatively moveable links that define an axial bore configured for disposal of the tension member. Each link defines a first mating surface and a second mating surface disposed in a configuration such that tensioning of the tension member interlocks the first mating surface with the second mating surface of an adjacent link in the series to selectively fix the links in a selected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Kelli N. Sebastian, Paul F. Wheeler, David L. Fiorella
  • Patent number: 9414859
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring a surgical rod are disclosed. The system includes a processor, a probe in communication with the processor and configured to trace along a surface of the implant, a tracking system in communication with the processor and the probe for generating first data representing at least one of linear and rotational movement of the probe during a first trace along the surface of the implant, wherein the processor is configured to receive the first data and generate a first graphical representation of the implant based on the first data, and a display in communication with said processor for displaying the graphical representation of the implant based on the first data. Various methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Ballard, David Mire, William Alan Rezach
  • Patent number: 9179984
    Abstract: A navigation system generally determines a location of a portion of a first medical instrument relative to a patient. The navigation system generally includes a multi-configuration tracking array that extends from the first medical instrument. A plurality of tracking devices can be positioned on the multi-configuration tracking array. At least one of the tracking devices changes to define at least a first condition and a second condition. A tracking system detects the tracking devices and relates a change between the first condition and the second condition with a change between at least a first instrument configuration and a second instrument configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Teichman, David Mire, Jason Tipton, Steven L. Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9131933
    Abstract: A retractor includes a first wall extending from the base. The first wall has a longitudinal axis and extends between a first end and a second end. The first wall includes at least a portion of a longitudinal cavity. A rotatable shaft includes an outer surface that defines a groove. At least a portion of the shaft is disposed in the longitudinal cavity. A blade is disposed for movement along the longitudinal cavity. A post is connected with the blade and is disposed with the groove such that rotation of the shaft causes axial translation of the blade relative to the first wall between a first orientation and a second orientation. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Paula A. Nichter, Paul Wheeler, Jacob Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9055936
    Abstract: A device, system and method for dilating a patient during a minimally invasive surgical procedure is disclosed. A surgical dilation system includes a dilator having an outer tubular member and an inner tubular member sized to be movably received within an inside diameter of the outer tubular member. The outer tubular member includes a vertical slot running through a side of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member has an upper portion and a lower portion. The retractor has a proximal end including at least one mounting member protruding outwardly from a side surface of the retractor and a distal end including at least one fanned blade protruding outwardly from the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Kelli N. Sebastian, Paul F. Wheeler, John A. Elliot
  • Publication number: 20140330086
    Abstract: A retractor includes a first wall extending from the base. The first wall has a longitudinal axis and extends between a first end and a second end. The first wall includes at least a portion of a longitudinal cavity. A rotatable shaft includes an outer surface that defines a groove. At least a portion of the shaft is disposed in the longitudinal cavity. A blade is disposed for movement along the longitudinal cavity. A post is connected with the blade and is disposed with the groove such that rotation of the shaft causes axial translation of the blade relative to the first wall between a first orientation and a second orientation. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Mire, Paula A. Nichter, Paul Wheeler, Jacob Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20140316420
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring a surgical rod are disclosed. The system includes a processor, a probe in communication with the processor and configured to trace along a surface of the implant, a tracking system in communication with the processor and the probe for generating first data representing at least one of linear and rotational movement of the probe during a first trace along the surface of the implant, wherein the processor is configured to receive the first data and generate a first graphical representation of the implant based on the first data, and a display in communication with said processor for displaying the graphical representation of the implant based on the first data. Various methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Ballard, David Mire, WIlliam Alan Rezach