Patents by Inventor Emmanuel Zylber

Emmanuel Zylber 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: 10603079
    Abstract: A method of inserting a spinal stabilization system into a patient generally comprises inserting a first positioning tool through a first location on a patient's skin and along a path generally toward a first vertebral anchor, coupling an end of the first positioning tool to the first vertebral anchor, positioning at least a portion of a delivery device over a connecting element, and inserting the delivery device and the connecting element through the patient's skin at the first location and along at least a portion of the first positioning tool. The first positioning tool is configured to facilitate directing the delivery device and connecting element generally toward a second vertebral anchor within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W Darst Rice, Emmanuel Zylber
  • Publication number: 20180125534
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary E. Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 9888944
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Publication number: 20180014856
    Abstract: A method of inserting a spinal stabilization system into a patient generally comprises inserting a first positioning tool through a first location on a patient's skin and along a path generally toward a first vertebral anchor, coupling an end of the first positioning tool to the first vertebral anchor, positioning at least a portion of a delivery device over a connecting element, and inserting the delivery device and the connecting element through the patient's skin at the first location and along at least a portion of the first positioning tool. The first positioning tool is configured to facilitate directing the delivery device and connecting element generally toward a second vertebral anchor within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Mark W. Darst Rice, Emmanuel Zylber
  • Patent number: 9782203
    Abstract: A method of inserting a spinal stabilization system into a patient generally comprises inserting a first positioning tool through a first location on a patient's skin and along a path generally toward a first vertebral anchor, coupling an end of the first positioning tool to the first vertebral anchor, positioning at least a portion of a delivery device over a connecting element, and inserting the delivery device and the connecting element through the patient's skin at the first location and along at least a portion of the first positioning tool. The first positioning tool is configured to facilitate directing the delivery device and connecting element generally toward a second vertebral anchor within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Darst Rice, Emmanuel Zylber
  • Patent number: 9277940
    Abstract: A method of inserting a spinal stabilization system into a patient generally comprises inserting a first positioning tool through a first location on a patient's skin and along a path generally toward a first vertebral anchor, coupling an end of the first positioning tool to the first vertebral anchor, positioning at least a portion of a delivery device over a connecting element, and inserting the delivery device and the connecting element through the patient's skin at the first location and along at least a portion of the first positioning tool. The first positioning tool is configured to facilitate directing the delivery device and connecting element generally toward a second vertebral anchor within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Darst Rice, Emmanuel Zylber
  • Publication number: 20150313644
    Abstract: A method of inserting a spinal stabilization system into a patient generally comprises inserting a first positioning tool through a first location on a patient's skin and along a path generally toward a first vertebral anchor, coupling an end of the first positioning tool to the first vertebral anchor, positioning at least a portion of a delivery device over a connecting element, and inserting the delivery device and the connecting element through the patient's skin at the first location and along at least a portion of the first positioning tool. The first positioning tool is configured to facilitate directing the delivery device and connecting element generally toward a second vertebral anchor within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: ZIMMER SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Darst Rice, Emmanuel Zylber
  • Publication number: 20150230827
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 9034018
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 8613757
    Abstract: An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae; at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form a rigid stiffening system; and at least one band which is capable of being pre-stressed in tension and which is surrounded in the implanted state of the stabilization system by at least one compressible pressure member arranged between two adjacent pedicle screws for the connection of the pedicle screws to form an elastic support system, wherein a common pedicle screw is associated both with the stiffening system and with the support system and the band is can be connected or is connected to the rod by means of a band attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Egli, Emmanuel Zylber, Michael E. Lancial
  • Patent number: 8608778
    Abstract: An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae; at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form a rigid stiffening system; and at least one band which is capable of being pre-stressed in tension and which is surrounded in the implanted state of the stabilization system by at least one compressible pressure member arranged between two adjacent pedicle screws for the connection of the pedicle screws to form an elastic support system, wherein a common pedicle screw is associated both with the stiffening system and with the support system and the band is can be connected or is connected to the rod by means of a band attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Egli, Emmanuel Zylber, Michael E. Lancial
  • Patent number: 8603146
    Abstract: Insertion of a spinal stabilization element into a patient generally includes positioning a cord within a sheath and inserting the sheath and cord through the patient's body along a path generally toward an anchor member. An advancement member may be mounted on the leading end of the cord to further facilitate this insertion. The sheath is then retracted to expose a first portion of the cord within the patient's body, and the first portion of the cord is moved into a desired position relative to the anchor member. After advancing a spacer over the sheath and cord, the sheath is retracted to expose a second portion of the cord. The second portion of the cord is then moved into a desired position relative to another anchor member such that the spacer is positioned between the two anchor members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Nimrod Meier, Michael Filippi
  • Patent number: 8523905
    Abstract: An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae; at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form a rigid stiffening system; and at least one band which is capable of being pre-stressed in tension and which is surrounded in the implanted state of the stabilization system by at least one compressible pressure member arranged between two adjacent pedicle screws for the connection of the pedicle screws to form an elastic support system, wherein a common pedicle screw is associated both with the stiffening system and with the support system and the band can be connected or is connected to the rod by means of a band attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Egli, Emmanuel Zylber, Michael E. Lancial
  • Patent number: 8518080
    Abstract: An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae; at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form a rigid stiffening system; and at least one band which is capable of being pre-stressed in tension and which is surrounded in the implanted state of the stabilization system by at least one compressible pressure member arranged between two adjacent pedicle screws for the connection of the pedicle screws to form an elastic support system, wherein a common pedicle screw is associated both with the stiffening system and with the support system and the band is can be connected or is connected to the rod by means of a band attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Egli, Emmanuel Zylber, Michael E. Lancial
  • Publication number: 20120035664
    Abstract: Insertion of a spinal stabilization element into a patient generally includes positioning a cord within a sheath and inserting the sheath and cord through the patient's body along a path generally toward an anchor member. An advancement member may be mounted on the leading end of the cord to further facilitate this insertion. The sheath is then retracted to expose a first portion of the cord within the patient's body, and the first portion of the cord is moved into a desired position relative to the anchor member. After advancing a spacer over the sheath and cord, the sheath is retracted to expose a second portion of the cord. The second portion of the cord is then moved into a desired position relative to another anchor member such that the spacer is positioned between the two anchor members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: ZIMMER GMBH
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Nimrod Meier, Michael Filippi
  • Publication number: 20120016421
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: ZIMMER SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 8057516
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 8052727
    Abstract: Insertion of a spinal stabilization element into a patient generally includes positioning a cord within a sheath and inserting the sheath and cord through the patient's body along a path generally toward an anchor member. An advancement member may be mounted on the leading end of the cord to further facilitate this insertion. The sheath is then retracted to expose a first portion of the cord within the patient's body, and the first portion of the cord is moved into a desired position relative to the anchor member. After advancing a spacer over the sheath and cord, the sheath is retracted to expose a second portion of the cord. The second portion of the cord is then moved into a desired position relative to another anchor member such that the spacer is positioned between the two anchor members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Nimrod Meier, Michael Filippi
  • Publication number: 20090318971
    Abstract: An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae; at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form a rigid stiffening system; and at least one band which is capable of being pre-stressed in tension and which is surrounded in the implanted state of the stabilization system by at least one compressible pressure member arranged between two adjacent pedicle screws for the connection of the pedicle screws to form an elastic support system, wherein a common pedicle screw is associated both with the stiffening system and with the support system and the band is can be connected or is connected to the rod by means of a band attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Egli, Emmanuel Zylber, Michael E. Lancial
  • Publication number: 20090228043
    Abstract: An intervertebral stabilization system for at least three vertebrae comprising pedicle screws attachable to the vertebrae; at least one rod for the connection of at least two pedicle screws to form a rigid stiffening system; and at least one band which is capable of being pre-stressed in tension and which is surrounded in the implanted state of the stabilization system by at least one compressible pressure member arranged between two adjacent pedicle screws for the connection of the pedicle screws to form an elastic support system, wherein a common pedicle screw is associated both with the stiffening system and with the support system and the band is can be connected or is connected to the rod by means of a band attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Egli, Emmanuel Zylber, Michael E. Lancial