Patents by Inventor Frank M. Phillips

Frank M. Phillips 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).

  • Publication number: 20200161751
    Abstract: The system and method for lightweight spiral antenna array packaging uses a foam core and metallic elements such that the foam core is machined to accept the folded metallic elements to create a compact and light weight assembly. The assembly can be bonded to other assemblies to form arrays. The array is then encapsulated in a prepreg fiberglass skin with a conductive layer of fabric/screen therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. KRUEGER, Frank D. PHILLIPS, Scott M. WILLCUTT
  • Publication number: 20190167729
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a combination of at least DBM and an oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and an oxygen carrier (e.g. a perfluorocarbon) results in enhancement of bone formation compared to DBM alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled, Zulma Gazit
  • Publication number: 20190133777
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Patent number: 10195045
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SPINEWELDING AG
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Publication number: 20180243344
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a combination of at least DBM and an oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and an oxygen carrier (e.g. a perfluorocarbon) results in enhancement of bone formation compared to DBM alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled, Zulma Gazit
  • Publication number: 20180169149
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a combination of at least DBM and an oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and an oxygen carrier (e.g. a perfluorocarbon) results in enhancement of bone formation compared to DBM alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled, Zulma Gazit
  • Patent number: 9737339
    Abstract: This application describes a spinal fixation system. The spinal fixation system includes at least a rod member having shaped ends, at least two pedicle screws capable of receiving the shaped ends of the rod member, and a system for introducing the rod member and pedicle screws in a minimally invasive fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Copp, Christopher M. Campbell, G. Bryan Cornwall, Eric Dasso, Frank M. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9687589
    Abstract: An encapsulated three-dimensional (3-D) bone matrix composition for inducing bone growth includes a 3-D bone matrix, an oxygen carrier incorporated into the 3-D bone matrix, and an encapsulation material which encapsulates the 3-D bone matrix incorporated with the oxygen carrier. Methods are disclosed for preparing an encapsulated 3-D bone matrix that can be maintained in packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: THERACELL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L Scarborough, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Bradley Patt
  • Patent number: 9532885
    Abstract: In one form, a system for use in percutaneous surgical procedures includes a cannula having an elongate body extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end and including a working channel dynamically expandable from a first, unexpanded configuration. The system also includes a device that is positionable in and engageable with the working channel to expand the working channel from the first configuration as the device is moved through the working channel. In response to disengagement of the device with the working channel, the working channel returns to the first, unexpanded configuration. In one aspect of this form, the device includes an interbody spinal implant that is deliverable to a surgical site through the working channel of the cannula. In another form, a method for performing a percutaneous surgical procedure is provided. However, different forms and applications are envisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: KYPHON SÀRL
    Inventors: Carl Lauryssen, Gary A. Schneiderman, Darrel S. Brodke, Frank M. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9402973
    Abstract: Constrained fluid delivery devices are described that deliver fluid to an anatomical region of a mammal in a controlled release manner where the device comprises an elongate body defining a lumen throughout a portion thereof, a distal end interiorly positionable adjacent the anatomical region of the mammal and a proximal end in communication with an exterior of the mammal. The device also includes a delivery member and one or more withdrawal members. Also provided herein are methods and kits incorporating the fluid delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Vital 5, LLC
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Kern Singh
  • Patent number: 9308295
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a mixture of DBM and a perfluorocarbon oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and a perfluorocarbon results in enhancement of bone formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: THERACELL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Richard K. Grant, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler
  • Publication number: 20160074171
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jorg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Publication number: 20160058578
    Abstract: In one form, a system for use in percutaneous surgical procedures includes a cannula having an elongate body extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end and including a working channel dynamically expandable from a first, unexpanded configuration. The system also includes a device that is positionable in and engageable with the working channel to expand the working channel from the first configuration as the device is moved through the working channel. In response to disengagement of the device with the working channel, the working channel returns to the first, unexpanded configuration. In one aspect of this form, the device includes an interbody spinal implant that is deliverable to a surgical site through the working channel of the cannula. In another form, a method for performing a percutaneous surgical procedure is provided. However, different forms and applications are envisioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: CARL LAURYSSEN, Gary A. Schneiderman, Darrel S. Brodke, Frank M. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9220609
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device is provided, the spine stabilization device including an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra, and including a top surface oriented towards the lower endplate of the vertebral body of the upper vertebra and a bottom surface oriented towards the upper endplate of the vertebral body of the lower vertebra; and a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device including a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra into a ventral direction, the support portion shaped to rest against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and further including an anchor, the anchor including an anchoring material portion that is configured to be inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral body of the upper vertebra and of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SPINEWELDING AG
    Inventors: Andrea Mueller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Patent number: 9211140
    Abstract: In one form, a system for use in percutaneous surgical procedures includes a cannula having an elongate body extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end and including a working channel dynamically expandable from a first, unexpanded configuration. The system also includes a device that is positionable in and engageable with the working channel to expand the working channel from the first configuration as the device is moved through the working channel. In response to disengagement of the device with the working channel, the working channel returns to the first, unexpanded configuration. In one aspect of this form, the device includes an interbody spinal implant that is deliverable to a surgical site through the working channel of the cannula. In another form, a method for performing a percutaneous surgical procedure is provided. However, different forms and applications are envisioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: KYPHON SARL
    Inventors: Carl Lauryssen, Gary A. Schneiderman, Darrel S. Brodke, Frank M. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150343116
    Abstract: An encapsulated three-dimensional (3-D) bone matrix composition for inducing bone growth includes a 3-D bone matrix, an oxygen carrier incorporated into the 3-D bone matrix, and an encapsulation material which encapsulates the 3-D bone matrix incorporated with the oxygen carrier. Methods are disclosed for preparing an encapsulated 3-D bone matrix that can be maintained in packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Bradley Patt
  • Publication number: 20150004247
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a mixture of DBM and a perfluorocarbon oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and a perfluorocarbon results in enhancement of bone formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Richard K. Grant, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler
  • Patent number: 8859007
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a mixture of DBM and a perfluorocarbon oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and a perfluorocarbon results in enhancement of bone formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Theracell, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Richard K. Grant, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler
  • Publication number: 20140199409
    Abstract: An improved composition for inducing bone growth is provided that is a mixture of DBM and a perfluorocarbon oxygen carrier. Injection/implantation of a composition of DBM and a perfluorocarbon results in enhancement of bone formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: THERACELL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Carter, Nelson L. Scarborough, Richard K. Grant, Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler
  • Patent number: D679804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Vital 5, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Michel White, Kern Singh, Frank M. Phillips, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Thomas Wade Fallin