Patents by Inventor Eric C. Lange

Eric C. Lange 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: 10307187
    Abstract: An interspinous implant comprises a first member and a second member. The members define a pathway. A third member is movable along the pathway relative to the first member and the second member. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Othopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10070902
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a body including an inner surface that defines a cavity. The inner surface includes a baffle. The body is disposable between a contracted configuration and an in vivo expandable configuration. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9968388
    Abstract: A surgical injection device comprises a longitudinal element. A first member is disposed with the longitudinal element and includes a mating surface. A second member is disposed with the longitudinal element and includes a mating surface engageable with the mating surface of the first member. A valve is disposed with the members and axially translatable relative to the members between a vent position and a seal position. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Davis, Eric C. Lange
  • Publication number: 20180116697
    Abstract: An interspinous implant comprises a first member and a second member. The members define a pathway. A third member is movable along the pathway relative to the first member and the second member. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDEIC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9936988
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body having an actuator and being connectable with a pressurized fluid source. A first member is connected with the body and the fluid source. The first member is configured for connection with an implant disposable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration. A second member defines a cavity configured for disposal of the first member and the expandable implant. The second member is connected with the actuator for selective translation relative to the first member to position the implant in the contracted configuration. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Davis, Eric C. Lange
  • Publication number: 20170281250
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a body including an inner surface that defines a cavity. The inner surface includes a baffle. The body is disposable between a contracted configuration and an in vivo expandable configuration. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20170281251
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body having an actuator and being connectable with a pressurized fluid source. A first member is connected with the body and the fluid source. The first member is configured for connection with an implant disposable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration. A second member defines a cavity configured for disposal of the first member and the expandable implant. The second member is connected with the actuator for selective translation relative to the first member to position the implant in the contracted configuration. Systems, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Darren L. Davis, Eric C. Lange
  • Patent number: 9770338
    Abstract: A prosthetic system for implantation between upper and lower vertebrae comprises an upper joint component. The upper joint component comprises an upper contact surface and an upper articulation surface. The system further includes a lower joint component. The lower joint component comprises a lower contact surface and a lower articulation surface configured to movably engage the upper articulation surface to form an articulating joint. The articulating joint is adapted for implantation within a disc space between the upper and lower vertebrae, allowing the upper and lower vertebrae to move relative to one another. The system further includes a bridge component extending posteriorly from one of either the upper or lower joint components and from the disc space. The bridge component has a distal end opposite the one of the either upper or lower joint components. The distal end of the bridge component comprises a connection component adapted to receive a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: HH SPINAL LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Carls, Eric C. Lange, Danny Braddock, Jr., Steven C. Humphreys, Scott D Hodges, Richard G Fessler, Jeffrey Zhang
  • Patent number: 9757165
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a first member. A fastener is connected with the first member. A second member includes a deformable element engageable with the fastener such that the second member is translatable relative to the fastener in a first axial direction and translation of the second member relative to the fastener in a second axial direction is resisted and/or prevented. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C Lange, Darren L Davis
  • Publication number: 20170112547
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises a first member. A fastener is connected with the first member. A second member includes a deformable element engageable with the fastener such that the second member is translatable relative to the fastener in a first axial direction and translation of the second member relative to the fastener in a second axial direction is resisted and/or prevented. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9517091
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes an inner surface defining a tapered passageway. A tapered collet is configured for disposal in the tapered passageway. The tapered collet has an inner surface defining a passageway configured for disposal of a longitudinal member. The tapered collet is configured to translate within the tapered passageway between a non-locking orientation in which the longitudinal member is moveable relative to the tapered collet and a locking orientation in which the longitudinal member is fixed relative to the tapered collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopediac, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20160331544
    Abstract: A spinal implant comprises an implant body including a first vertebral engaging surface and a second vertebral engaging surface. The vertebral engaging surfaces define a profile. The implant body further including an ipsilateral surface and a contralateral surface. A wall is disposed with the contralateral surface and is movable between a first orientation such that the wall is aligned with the profile and a second orientation such that the wall projects from the profile. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Danny Horton Braddock, JR., Cristian A. Capote, Thomas E. Drochner, Eric C. Lange, Stanley T. Palmatier, Ryan M. Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20160278820
    Abstract: An interspinous implant comprises a first member and a second member. The members define a pathway. A third member is movable along the pathway relative to the first member and the second member. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20160278822
    Abstract: A surgical injection device comprises a longitudinal element. A first member is disposed with the longitudinal element and includes a mating surface. A second member is disposed with the longitudinal element and includes a mating surface engageable with the mating surface of the first member. A valve is disposed with the members and axially translatable relative to the members between a vent position and a seal position. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Davis, Eric C. Lange
  • Patent number: 9072550
    Abstract: A spinal fixation system includes a first plate, a post fixedly attached to the first plate and extending transverse therefrom. A second plate receives the distal end of the post. A locking mechanism is configured to restrict at least one of axial translation and/or orbital rotation of the second plate with respect to the post. The locking mechanism can include a locking nut having two non-concentric cylinders which enable an interference fit between the nut and the post, thus restricting axial translation of the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150173806
    Abstract: A spinal fixation system includes a first plate, a post fixedly attached to the first plate and extending transverse therefrom. A second plate receives the distal end of the post. A locking mechanism is configured to restrict at least one of axial translation and/or orbital rotation of the second plate with respect to the post. The locking mechanism can include a locking nut having two non-concentric cylinders which enable an interference fit between the nut and the post, thus restricting axial translation of the second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Eric C. Lange, Darren L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150005884
    Abstract: A prosthetic system for implantation between upper and lower vertebrae comprises an upper joint component. The upper joint component comprises an upper contact surface and an upper articulation surface. The system further includes a lower joint component. The lower joint component comprises a lower contact surface and a lower articulation surface configured to movably engage the upper articulation surface to form an articulating joint. The articulating joint is adapted for implantation within a disc space between the upper and lower vertebrae, allowing the upper and lower vertebrae to move relative to one another. The system further includes a bridge component extending posteriorly from one of either the upper or lower joint components and from the disc space. The bridge component has a distal end opposite the one of the either upper or lower joint components. The distal end of the bridge component comprises a connection component adapted to receive a fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Carls, Eric C. Lange, Danny Braddock, JR., Steven C. Humphreys, Scott D. Hodges, Richard G. Fessler, Jeffrey Zhang
  • Patent number: 8840646
    Abstract: Devices and methods for replacing one or more spinous processes of a patient include a replacement body with a lamina portion positionable anteriorly toward the spinal canal along with a spinous process portion extending posteriorly from the lamina portion to replace a removed spinous process. Connecting elements extend from opposite sides of the body for connection to the vertebral body with anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Marlece Vittur, Aurelien Bruneau, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140277569
    Abstract: A bone implant includes a first surface and a second surface. The first and second surfaces include a bioresorbable material. A third surface includes a biocompatible material disposed between the first and second surfaces. The third surface extends between a first end and a second end. The first and second ends each include an inner surface defining a cavity configured for disposal of a spinous process. The bioresorbable material of the first and second surfaces is a faster resorbing material than the biocompatible material of the third surface. The third surface provides structural integrity of the implant to maintain distraction between spinous processes so that the first and second surfaces fuse with at least a portion of the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: ERIC C. LANGE
  • Patent number: D791936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Davis, Anthony J. Melkent, Eric C. Lange, Paul Wheeler