Patents by Inventor Desmond O'Farrell

Desmond O'Farrell 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: 11185418
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. In addition, instruments such as distal and proximal aiming guides can accompany the bone plates to guide one or more screws into the bone plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Publication number: 20210244547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 10779952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Publication number: 20200214745
    Abstract: A system for performing surgical repair of the spine includes a distractor and a permanently implanted bone plate system. A surgical repair methodology is also disclosed that employs an implanted bone plate system with a substantially void internal volume which is attached to adjacent vertebrae subsequent to the distraction and adjustment of curvature of the vertebrae and prior to the excision of disc and/or end plate tissue through the bone plate. The device further facilitates the subsequent delivery of an interbody repair device for the purpose of either fusion or dynamic stabilization, such as by disc arthroplasty. The plate may be permanently implanted, such as when a fusion between the attached vertebral bodies is desired, but it need not be permanently implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Patent number: 10548645
    Abstract: A system for performing surgical repair of the spine includes a distractor and a permanently implanted bone plate system. A surgical repair methodology is also disclosed that employs an implanted bone plate system with a substantially void internal volume which is attached to adjacent vertebrae subsequent to the distraction and adjustment of curvature of the vertebrae and prior to the excision of disc and/or end plate tissue through the bone plate. The device further facilitates the subsequent delivery of an interbody repair device for the purpose of either fusion or dynamic stabilization, such as by disc arthroplasty. The plate may be permanently implanted, such as when a fusion between the attached vertebral bodies is desired, but it need not be permanently implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Publication number: 20190290445
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. In addition, instruments such as distal and proximal aiming guides can accompany the bone plates to guide one or more screws into the bone plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Patent number: 10357374
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. In addition, instruments such as distal and proximal aiming guides can accompany the bone plates to guide one or more screws into the bone plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Patent number: 10143559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20180021146
    Abstract: Bone plates for engaging bone members are described herein. The bone plates can receive one or more screws to secure the bone plates to an underlying bone member. The one or more screws can be inserted into bone plate holes that can be considered locking or non-locking. The bone plates described herein can have particular combinations of locking and/or non-locking holes. In addition, instruments such as distal and proximal aiming guides can accompany the bone plates to guide one or more screws into the bone plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Patent number: 9763801
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for making an access channel through a vertebral body to access a site of neural compression, decompressing it, and repairing the channel to restore vertebral integrity. System elements include an implantable vertebral plate, a guidance device for orienting bone cutting tools and controlling the path of a cutting tool, a bone cutting tool to make a channel in the vertebral body, a tool for opening or partially-resecting the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, a tool for retrieving a herniated disc, an implantable device with osteogenic material to fill the access channel, and a retention device that lockably-engages the bone plate to retain it in position after insertion. System elements may be included in a surgery to decompress an individual nerve root, the spinal cord, or the cauda equina when compressed, for example, by any of a herniated disc, an osteophyte, a thickened ligament arising from degenerative changes within the spine, a hematoma, or a tumor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Publication number: 20170202674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 9610166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Publication number: 20170000617
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Patent number: 9381086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthesis for implantation into a long bone during joint arthroplasty, particularly Total Shoulder Arthoplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty, and a method for use of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ries, Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Stephen B. Gunther
  • Publication number: 20150105861
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Publication number: 20140236300
    Abstract: A system for performing surgical repair of the spine includes a distractor and a permanently implanted bone plate system. A surgical repair methodology is also disclosed that employs an implanted bone plate system with a substantially void internal volume which is attached to adjacent vertebrae subsequent to the distraction and adjustment of curvature of the vertebrae and prior to the excision of disc and/or end plate tissue through the bone plate. The device further facilitates the subsequent delivery of an interbody repair device for the purpose of either fusion or dynamic stabilization, such as by disc arthroplasty. The plate may be permanently implanted, such as when a fusion between the attached vertebral bodies is desired, but it need not be permanently implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: David LOWRY, Desmond O'FARRELL, Scott TUINSTRA, Roger VELDMAN
  • Patent number: 8778028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glenoid (shoulder socket) implant prosthesis, a humeral implant prosthesis, devices for implanting glenoid and humeral implant prostheses, and less invasive methods of their use for the treatment of an injured or damaged shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shoulder Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Gunther, Desmond O'Farrell, Mark Edwin Zyzelewski, Andrew John Rodenhouse
  • Patent number: 8709054
    Abstract: A system for performing surgical repair of the spine includes a distractor and a permanently implanted bone plate system. A surgical repair methodology is also disclosed that employs an implanted bone plate system with a substantially void internal volume which is attached to adjacent vertebrae subsequent to the distraction and adjustment of curvature of the vertebrae and prior to the excision of disc and/or end plate tissue through the bone plate. The device further facilitates the subsequent delivery of an interbody repair device for the purpose of either fusion or dynamic stabilization, such as by disc arthroplasty. The plate may be permanently implanted, such as when a fusion between the attached vertebral bodies is desired, but it need not be permanently implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: TransCorp, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Publication number: 20130245765
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for making an access channel through a vertebral body to access a site of neural compression, decompressing it, and repairing the channel to restore vertebral integrity. System elements include an implantable vertebral plate, a guidance device for orienting bone cutting tools and controlling the path of a cutting tool, a bone cutting tool to make a channel in the vertebral body, a tool for opening or partially-resecting the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, a tool for retrieving a herniated disc, an implantable device with osteogenic material to fill the access channel, and a retention device that lockably-engages the bone plate to retain it in position after insertion. System elements may be included in a surgery to decompress an individual nerve root, the spinal cord, or the cauda equina when compressed, for example, by any of a herniated disc, an osteophyte, a thickened ligament arising from degenerative changes within the spine, a hematoma, or a tumor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: David Lowry, Desmond O'Farrell, Scott Tuinstra, Roger Veldman
  • Publication number: 20130238028
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to systems and methods for securing adjacent vertebrae in a fixed spacial relationship. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one interbody repair implant, at least one implantable vertebral frame and at least one retention member. In this embodiment, the interbody repair implant is sized to fit in an intervertebral space. The at least one implantable vertebral frame is configured to span between the adjacent vertebrae. The frame is also configured to attach to each of the adjacent vertebra to postoperatively maintain a desired spatial relationship between the vertebrae. The frame has at least one internal aperture there-through for providing visual access to at least a portion of the interbody repair implant, both intra-operatively and post-operatively. Methods of fusing two or more adjacent vertebral bodies in a portion of a spinal column are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Desmond O'Farrell, Andrew J. Rodenhouse, Mark E. Zyzelewski