Patents by Inventor Fred J. Molz

Fred J. Molz 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: 20190142473
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Troy D. Drewry, Fred J. Molz
  • Publication number: 20190105131
    Abstract: An implant for insertion within a maxillofacial bone of a patient including a tapered body and one or more threads formed along the body. The one or more threads on one or more lead threads include multiple thread forms including both three-dimensional stabilization thread and standard thread (e.g. v-thread, buttress thread, etc.) forms. The one or more threads including the multiple thread forms provides for maximizing the restriction of lateral movement of the implant within a full or partial osteotomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick E. BARTON, John J. BELLANCA, Thomas P. LEWIS, Fred J. MOLZ
  • Publication number: 20190059849
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for assessing tissue characteristics such as tissue density and volume is disclosed. The surgical instrument is hand-held and includes transducers adapted for emitting and/or receiving acoustic signals. The surgical instrument utilizes pulse-echo to determine tissue characteristics. The surgical instrument may be utilized to determine such things as the size of a lesion and whether the lesion has been completely removed or filled with graft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Nycz, Fred J. Molz, IV, Steven Tethrake, Stanley Warren Olson, JR., William T. Donofrio
  • Patent number: 10206715
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Drewry, Fred J. Molz
  • Patent number: 10111646
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for assessing tissue characteristics such as tissue density and volume is disclosed. The surgical instrument is hand-held and includes transducers adapted for emitting and/or receiving acoustic signals. The surgical instrument utilizes pulse-echo to determine tissue characteristics. The surgical instrument may be utilized to determine such things as the size of a lesion and whether the lesion has been completely removed or filled with graft material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Nycz, Fred J. Molz, IV, Steven Tethrake, Stanley Warren Olson, Jr., William T. Donofrio
  • Publication number: 20180263739
    Abstract: A dental model including an implant analog and surrounding modeled dentition is disclosed, and also systems and methods for application of such a dental model in implant dentistry. The implant analog models an actual dental implant in the mouth of a patient and the modeled surrounding dentition models actual dentition surrounding the actual dental implant in the mouth of the patient. In example forms, the implant analog and modeled dentition comprise an integrally formed monolithic body generated from a digital intra-oral scan of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Boris A. SIMMONDS, Fred J. MOLZ, IV
  • Publication number: 20180235734
    Abstract: A coping for intraoral scanning or impression molding that includes a snap-in retention capability for engagement with a dental implant having a first engagement section. The second engagement section is configured for a snap-in or frictional fit with the first engagement section to releasably secure the coping to the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Haibo FAN, Boris SIMMONDS, Fred J MOLZ, IV, John J. BELLANCA
  • Publication number: 20180200030
    Abstract: A temporary cylinder for snap-in retention with an elongate dental implant includes an elongate body extending from a first end to a second end, the elongate body being generally cylindrical and having an upper portion and a lower engagement portion and the temporary cylinder's lower engagement portion includes a male irregular hexagonal plug, and wherein the dental implant includes a female regular hexagonal socket, and wherein the male irregular hexagonal plug and the female regular hexagonal socket are configured for inter-engagement with each other, and the fitment of the irregular hexagonal plug and regular hexagonal socket together with one another results in a frictional fit when inter-engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Haibo FAN, Boris SIMMONDS, Fred J. MOLZ, IV
  • Publication number: 20170151038
    Abstract: A scan body for intraoral scanning includes a snap-in retention capability for engagement with a dental implant having a first engagement section. The second engagement section is configured for a snap-in or frictional fit with the first engagement section to releasably secure the scan body to the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Haibo FAN, Boris SIMMONDS, Fred J. MOLZ, IV
  • Publication number: 20160249953
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Troy D. Drewry, Fred J. Molz
  • Patent number: 9358045
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for stabilizing at least a portion of the spinal column are provided. Devices include anchors and coupling members for engaging an elongate member. Systems include an elongate member sized to span a distance between at least two vertebral bodies and being at least partially formed of a flexible material. A number of anchors and coupling members are used to secure the elongate member to each of the vertebral bodies. The anchors can be compressed towards one another and the elongate member secured thereto and/or the elongate member can be tensioned to provide corrective forces to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Drewry, Fred J. Molz
  • Publication number: 20160151127
    Abstract: A dental component including a universal joint. In one form, the invention relates to a cam screw for fastening a temporary tooth to an implant including a driving component, a sleeve socket and an abutment screw. The driving component extends along a first axis and includes an internal hex opening for removably coupling the standard hex driving tool. The sleeve socket is provided for pivotally coupling to a portion of the driving component. The abutment screw extends along a second axis and portion thereof pivotally couples to the sleeve socket. With the first axis being offset at an angle relative to the second axis, the driving component is configured to provide torque to the abutment screw such that rotary movement about the first axis in turn causes rotary movement about the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: EVOLLUTION IP HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Boris Andres SIMMONDS, Fred J. MOLZ, IV, John J. BELLANCA
  • Publication number: 20160081655
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for assessing tissue characteristics such as tissue density and volume is disclosed. The surgical instrument is hand-held and includes transducers adapted for emitting and/or receiving acoustic signals. The surgical instrument utilizes pulse-echo to determine tissue characteristics. The surgical instrument may be utilized to determine such things as the size of a lesion and whether the lesion has been completely removed or filled with graft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Nycz, Fred J. Molz, IV, Steven Tethrake, Stanley Warren Olson, JR., William T. Donofrio
  • Publication number: 20150196327
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating a spinal deformity. In one embodiment, an elongated member is attached to vertebral members with fasteners. A separate fastener may attach the elongated member to each of the vertebral members. The elongated member may apply a force to limit growth on one side of the vertebral members, such as a convex side of a scoliotic spine. Each fastener may be constructed to limit a direction of growth of the vertebral member thereby applying a specific, corrective force to the vertebral member. The fasteners may allow relative motion between adjacent vertebral members without losing the attachment between the vertebral members and the fasteners. The net result may be controlled modulation of growth to reduce and/or eliminate the spinal deformity through redirection of growth potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: James W. Ogilvie, Fred J. Molz
  • Patent number: 9017388
    Abstract: The present application is directed to devices and methods for correcting a spinal deformity. A spacer is positioned between processes that extend outward from a pair of vertebral members. A force applicator is operatively connected to apply a force to the vertebral members. The spacer then acts as a fulcrum with the force causing the vertebral members to pivot about the spacer and become aligned in a more desired orientation to eliminate or reduce the deformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred J. Molz, IV
  • Patent number: 9011498
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating a spinal deformity. In one embodiment, an elongated member is attached to vertebral members with fasteners. A separate fastener may attach the elongated member to each of the vertebral members. The elongated member may apply a force to limit growth on one side of the vertebral members, such as a convex side of a scoliotic spine. Each fastener may be constructed to limit a direction of growth of the vertebral member thereby applying a specific, corrective force to the vertebral member. The fasteners may allow relative motion between adjacent vertebral members without losing the attachment between the vertebral members and the fasteners. The net result may be controlled modulation of growth to reduce and/or eliminate the spinal deformity through redirection of growth potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Ogilvie, Fred J. Molz, IV
  • Patent number: 8945187
    Abstract: A vertebral rod for stabilizing a patient's spine. The rod may include an elongated body with first and second ends and have an elongated cross-sectional shape with a major axis and a minor axis and a centroid positioned at an intersection of the axes. First and second longitudinal channels may extend through the body. The channels may be spaced apart and contained within the body. The body may have a first flexural rigidity along the major axis and a different second flexural rigidity along the minor axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff R. Justis, Fred J. Molz, IV, Michael C. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20140257403
    Abstract: The present application is directed to devices and methods for correcting a spinal deformity. A spacer is positioned between processes that extend outward from a pair of vertebral members. A force applicator is operatively connected to apply a force to the vertebral members. The spacer then acts as a fulcrum with the force causing the vertebral members to pivot about the spacer and become aligned in a more desired orientation to eliminate or reduce the deformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred J. Molz, IV
  • Publication number: 20140120495
    Abstract: A surgical tool or instrument having a plurality of depth stop positions, settings or locations, allowing for depth adjustment or a limitation of the allowable extension of a working tool coupled to or used in combination with the instrument. In example forms, an appliance or mouthpiece provides a guide to retain the surgical instrument to a particular orientation, and a stop member coupled to the tool or instrument in at least one of the plurality of depth stop positions, settings or locations determines the extension of the working tool therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: BIOHORIZONS IMPLANT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Larry ZEIGLER, JR., Fred J. MOLZ
  • Publication number: 20140093842
    Abstract: A dental implant system including a dental implant with a micro-pattern surface treatment and an abutment with a micro-pattern surface treatment. The abutment cooperatively engages the dental implant during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Evollution IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Todd STRONG, Fred J. MOLZ, R. Steven BOGGAN, Boyd A. PETERS