Patents by Inventor Douglas Bireley

Douglas Bireley 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: 8262662
    Abstract: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member. The U-shaped receiver member can have a recess formed therein that is adapted to seat a spinal connector. The bone-engaging member can extend distally from the receiver member and it can be adapted to engage bone to thereby mate the receiver member to bone. The extension member can extend proximally from the receiver member and it can include a frangible portion formed thereon that is adapted to break when a predetermined force is applied thereto thereby allowing at least a portion of the extension member to be separated from the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley, James J. Roveda, Christopher Sicvol, Anthony R. Carlone
  • Patent number: 7967821
    Abstract: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member. The U-shaped receiver member can have a recess formed therein that is adapted to seat a spinal connector. The bone-engaging member can extend distally from the receiver member and it can be adapted to engage bone to thereby mate the receiver member to bone. The extension member can extend proximally from the receiver member and it can include a frangible portion formed thereon that is adapted to break when a predetermined force is applied thereto thereby allowing at least a portion of the extension member to be separated from the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Sicvol, Shawn D. Stad, Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley, James J. Roveda, Anthony R. Carlone
  • Publication number: 20090228052
    Abstract: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member. The U-shaped receiver member can have a recess formed therein that is adapted to seat a spinal connector. The bone-engaging member can extend distally from the receiver member and it can be adapted to engage bone to thereby mate the receiver member to bone. The extension member can extend proximally from the receiver member and it can include a frangible portion formed thereon that is adapted to break when a predetermined force is applied thereto thereby allowing at least a portion of the extension member to be separated from the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley, James J. Roveda, Christopher Sicvol, Anthony R. Carlone
  • Publication number: 20080300638
    Abstract: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member. The U-shaped receiver member can have a recess formed therein that is adapted to seat a spinal connector. The bone-engaging member can extend distally from the receiver member and it can be adapted to engage bone to thereby mate the receiver member to bone. The extension member can extend proximally from the receiver member and it can include a frangible portion formed thereon that is adapted to break when a predetermined force is applied thereto thereby allowing at least a portion of the extension member to be separated from the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley, James J. Roveda, Christopher Sicvol, Anthony R. Carlone
  • Publication number: 20080119849
    Abstract: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member. The U-shaped receiver member can have a recess formed therein that is adapted to seat a spinal connector. The bone-engaging member can extend distally from the receiver member and it can be adapted to engage bone to thereby mate the receiver member to bone. The extension member can extend proximally from the receiver member and it can include a frangible portion formed thereon that is adapted to break when a predetermined force is applied thereto thereby allowing at least a portion of the extension member to be separated from the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: DePuy Spine Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley, James J. Roveda, Christopher Sicvol, Anthony R. Carlone
  • Publication number: 20080119850
    Abstract: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for delivering a spinal connector to one or more spinal anchor sites in a patient's spinal column. In one embodiment, a spinal implant and access device is provided that includes a U-shaped receiver member, a bone-engaging member, and an extension member. The U-shaped receiver member can have a recess formed therein that is adapted to seat a spinal connector. The bone-engaging member can extend distally from the receiver member and it can be adapted to engage bone to thereby mate the receiver member to bone. The extension member can extend proximally from the receiver member and it can include a frangible portion formed thereon that is adapted to break when a predetermined force is applied thereto thereby allowing at least a portion of the extension member to be separated from the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Sicvol, Shawn D. Stad, Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley, James J. Roveda, Anthony R. Carlone
  • Publication number: 20050080418
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical method includes inserting a first port that defines a first pathway to a first vertebra, advancing a first anchor through the first port to the first vertebra, inserting a second port that defines a second pathway to a second vertebra, advancing a second anchor through the second port to the second vertebra, positioning a first end of a fixation element in the first port, and advancing the first end of the fixation element subcutaneously through an opening in the first port and an opening in second port to the second anchor. A surgical access port includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall defining a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The port may include a first opening formed in the sidewall that defines a passageway for medical hardware from the lumen to external to the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Simonson, Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley
  • Patent number: RE44417
    Abstract: A banana shaped intevertebral fusion cage having a domed profile, an internal planar wall defining first and second graft chambers, asymmetrically disposed leading and trailing insertion, and an anterior wall recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Bartish, Jr., Douglas Bireley, Bradley Moore