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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120277864
    Abstract: A cannula assembly and related methods of use. The cannula assembly includes a cannula and a stylet. The cannula has an outer surface that is non-circular. Rotation of the cannula about its longitudinal axis changes the orientation of the cannula's larger outer dimension so that the cannula may be used as a distraction tool. Rotation is effected by rotating a stylet handle, which rotates the associated stylet shaft, which in turn rotates the cannula. Related methods include rotating a handle of the stylet, while the shaft of the stylet is disposed in the bore of the cannula, about the first longitudinal axis so as to rotate the cannula about the longitudinal axis to distract vertebral bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Darrel S. Brodke, Carl Lauryssen, Frank M. Phillips, Gary A. Schneiderman, Bruce Chabansky, Calin Druma
  • Publication number: 20120130161
    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 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: KYPHON SARL
    Inventors: Carl Lauryssen, Gary A. Schneiderman, Darrel S. Brodke, Frank M. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20120082704
    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: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Stephen H. Hochschuler, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled, Zulma Gazit
  • Publication number: 20110137267
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Kern Singh
  • Publication number: 20100274358
    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: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20080183214
    Abstract: A system and methods for performing spinal fixation, including a spinal fixation system with at least rod member having shaped ends, at least two pedicle screws capable of receiving the shaped ends of the rod member, and a system for percutaneously introducing the rod member and pedicle screws to perform spinal fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Matthew Copp, Christopher M. Campbell, G. Bryan Cornwall, Eric Dasso, Frank M. Phillips
  • Patent number: 6923813
    Abstract: Several embodiments of cutting tips for tools for creating voids in interior body regions are provided. The cutting tips provide for rotational and translational cutting. An actuator mechanism for deploying a cutting tip converts the rotational movement of a wheel into translational movement of a plunger rod. The actuator mechanism provides positive cutting action as the cutting tip is moved from a first, non-deployed position to a second, deployed position and from the second, deployed position to the first, non-deployed position. Methods of creating a void in bone provide one or more mechanical cutting tools that may be used in combination with one or more expandable void-creating structures to form a void of a desired size and configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Kyphon Inc.
    Inventors: Frank M. Phillips, Richard W. Layne, Bryce Anton Way, Derek S. Rothwell, Alberto Ruiz Cantu, Avram Allan Edidin, Mark A. Reiley, Arie Scholten
  • 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