Patents by Inventor David C. Paul

David C. Paul 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: 10441432
    Abstract: An intervertebral prosthetic implant having a first endplate having a first surface configured to substantially engage with a first vertebral body and a second surface having an extension with a concave contact surface, the concave contact surface being spaced apart from the second surface. A second endplate is provided with a first surface configured to substantially engage with a second vertebral body and a second surface comprising a convex contact surface, and the second endplate having a securing element positioned along and above the second surface defining a first and second window on opposing sides of the second surface. The securing element extends along the width and length of the lower endplate and configured with an access hole. An extension portion extends from the first surface of the first endplate through the access hole of the securing element and contacts the second surface of the second endplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Hansell, Jeffrey Bennett, David C. Paul
  • Publication number: 20190274844
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair system is provided for covering or filling openings in the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The soft tissue repair system uses a single plug or a combination of a first plug and a second plug. The second plug is a flowable plug such as an adhesive material or a material that hardens to a flexible plug material. Each plug is configured to close the opening in the annulus and can be positioned within the opening, over the opening at the exterior surface or over the opening at the interior surface. The plug can also be combined with a clamping mechanism that engages the annulus to secure the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Sean Suh, Colm Mclaughlin, Marcin Niemiec, Aditya lngalhalikar, Daniel Davenport, Jamie Carroll, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman, Douglas Cahill, Adam Friedrich, Michelle Kofron, Vipin Kunjachan, Ed Reilley, Damien O'Halloran, William S. Rhoda, Brian Malm
  • Publication number: 20190254834
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine and methods for inserting said discs. The intervertebral prosthetic discs are provided with connections for facilitating implantation and removal and features which enhance primary and secondary stability over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Anand Balasubramanian, Edward Dwyer, David Peretz, David W. Ankney, William Rhoda, David C. Paul, Christopher Angelucci
  • Patent number: 10368879
    Abstract: Improved spinal instruments are provided. In particular, the present application relates to an improved rongeur that allows for multiple bites of bone to be performed in a patient before removing the rongeur from the patient. The rongeur includes a lower shaft and an upper shaft slidable relative to the lower shaft. The lower shaft and upper shaft form a jaw mechanism that can take multiple bites of bone, which can be deposited in a storage cavity formed in the upper shaft. To assist in removing the bone from within the storage cavity, an internal plunger mechanism can be provided that is actuated by a finger hold. In addition, at least portions of the upper shaft are detachable from the lower shaft such that the upper shaft can be thoroughly cleaned and re-used if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Paul, William S. Rhoda, Donald Kolletzki
  • Patent number: 10350081
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20190201451
    Abstract: Allograft biomaterials, implants made therefrom, methods of making the biomaterial and implants, methods of promoting cartilage, tissue, bone or wound healing in a mammal by administering the biomaterial or implant to the mammal, and kits that include such biomaterials, implants, or components thereof. For example, the allograft may include viable cells, for example, which were native to intervertebral discs and/or umbilical cords that the allograft was derived from.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Paul, Archana Bhat, Breanna Seiber
  • Patent number: 10327821
    Abstract: The present application is directed to devices and methods for treating vertebral fractures with one or more bone pins. In one embodiment of a method, a fractured vertebral body may be accessed through a pedicle portion and an opening may be created therethrough. One or more bone pins may be inserted through the opening. In one embodiment, at least one of the inserted bone pins is inserted to extend across a fracture zone with a proximal portion of the pin engaging a first bone segment and a distal portion engaging a second bone segment. The pin or pins may be manipulated to immobilize the first and second portions of the fractured vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Paul, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 10314716
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine and methods for inserting said discs. The intervertebral prosthetic discs are provided with connections for facilitating implantation and removal and features which enhance primary and secondary stability over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Balasubramanian, Edward J. Dwyer, David Peretz, David W. Ankney, William Rhoda, David C. Paul, Christopher Angelucci
  • Patent number: 10299834
    Abstract: The present invention generally is directed toward a spinal fixation system whereby a coupling element allows the physician to selectively lock or unlock either the connection between the coupling element and a fastener, such as to allow for repositioning of the coupling element, or the connection between the coupling element and an elongate rod. The locking or unlocking of these connections may be made independently and as desired by the physician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Andrew Lee, Lawrence R. Binder, David C. Paul
  • Patent number: 10299934
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul
  • Publication number: 20190046254
    Abstract: A distraction screw includes a proximal portion secured to a first vertebra, a distal portion secured to a second vertebra and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is coupled to the proximal and distal portions and is positioned in an intervertebral space. The intermediate portion is configured and adapted to enable distraction of the first vertebra relative to the second vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Suh, Michal Zentko, Andrew Iott, Kurt Faulhaber, David C. Paul
  • Publication number: 20190046329
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer and one or more inserts or members coupled to the spacer. The inserts or members may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Nick Padovani, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, David C. Paul, Jody Seifert, Jennifer S. Klimek, Chris Geisler, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20190029738
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to intramedullary nails that can include a keel configured for rotational stabilization and/or a multi-sectioned rod configured to apply compression to a fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: David C. Paul
  • Publication number: 20190021869
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine. The present invention also relates to a method for implanting a prosthetic spinal disc via anterior or anterior lateral implantation. Other surgical approaches for implanting the prosthetic disc may also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Paul, Christopher Angelucci, William S. Rhoda, Michael L. Boyer, II, William E. Duffield
  • Publication number: 20190000510
    Abstract: A resilient core is positioned between bony projections which are offset from a principal load bearing region of a spinal joint. Shaped projections extend from the core, and engage the bony projections by conforming to anatomical landmarks, and may be fastened to the bony projections. During flexion of the joint, the core absorbs some of the force of compression, and limits an extent to which the joint may compress. If the shaped projections are connected to the bony projections, extension of the joint is inhibited by the projections and the core, limiting the extent to which the joint may be distracted. In this manner, healing is fostered, and a weakened or damaged joint is protected from excessive movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Paul, Sean Suh, Jody L. Seifert, Mark Fromhold
  • Publication number: 20180368891
    Abstract: Interspinous process implants are disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and kits including such implants, methods of inserting such implants, and methods of alleviating pain or discomfort associated with the spinal column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Jamie Carroll, David C. Paul, Michael L. Boyer, II, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20180344364
    Abstract: Interspinous process implants are disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and kits including such implants, methods of inserting such implants, and methods of alleviating pain or discomfort associated with the spinal column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Michael L. Boyer, II, David C. Paul, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10137002
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer and one or more inserts or members coupled to the spacer. The inserts or members may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Padovani, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, David C. Paul, Jody Seifert, Jennifer S. Klimek, Chris Geisler, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 10130408
    Abstract: A distraction screw includes a proximal portion secured to a first vertebra, a distal portion secured to a second vertebra and an intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is coupled to the proximal and distal portions and is positioned in an intervertebral space. The intermediate portion is configured and adapted to enable distraction of the first vertebra relative to the second vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Suh, Michal Zentko, Andrew Iott, Kurt Faulhaber, David C. Paul
  • Patent number: 10105233
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a prosthetic spinal disc for replacing a damaged disc between two vertebrae of a spine. The present invention also relates to a method for implanting a prosthetic spinal disc via anterior or anterior lateral implantation. Other surgical approaches for implanting the prosthetic disc may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Paul, Christopher Angelucci, William S. Rhoda, Michael L. Boyer, II, William E. Duffield