Patents by Inventor George P. Teitelbaum

George P. Teitelbaum 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: 20110028978
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating diseases and conditions that change the spacial relationship between the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks, or that cause instability of the vertebral column, or both, and a method and devices that allow the surgeon to access the intervertebral space to restore a more normal three-dimensional configuration of the space, with or without additionally fusing two adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Lehmann K. Li, George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, Michael Sherman, Frank Nguyen, Thanh V. Nguyen, To V. Pham
  • Patent number: 7867233
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating diseases and conditions that change the spacial relationship between the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks, or that cause instability of the vertebral column, or both, and a method and devices that allow the surgeon to access the intervertebral space to restore a more normal three-dimensional configuration of the space, with or without additionally fusing two adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Michael R. Henson, Thanh Van Nguyen, To V. Pham
  • Patent number: 7833249
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable orthopedic device is provided. The device comprises a flexible wall, defining an interior cavity, a reinforcing element exposed to the cavity, an inflation pathway in communication with the cavity, and a valve, for closing the pathway. A delivery catheter is also provided for removably carrying the orthopedic device to the treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7828804
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating diseases and conditions that change the spacial relationship between the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks, or that cause instability of the vertebral column, or both, and a method and devices that allow the surgeon to access the intervertebral space to restore a more normal three-dimensional configuration of the space, with or without additionally fusing two adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lehmann K. Li, George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, Michael Sherman, Frank Nguyen, Thanh V. Nguyen, To V. Pham
  • Publication number: 20100274223
    Abstract: A subcutaneous needle conduit attaches directly to a blood vessel or other biological boundary structure. The subcutaneous needle conduit is tapered such that a proximal end is wider than a distal end. A body of the subcutaneous needle conduit guides the tip of a needle or other canula from the proximal end to the distal end. The subcutaneous needle conduit may be funnel-shaped. An elongated funnel shape may be used to selectively provide access to a plurality of desired access sites along an axis of a blood vessel. Other shapes, such as sluice-shaped, may also be used. The subcutaneous needle conduit may be located beneath the skin surface using, for example, tactile sensation, magnetism, metal detection, detection of a signal emitted from a minute transponder, detection of light emission, or through other detection methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, Scott L. Pool
  • Publication number: 20100256619
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to methods and devices for treating diseases and conditions that change the special relationship between vertebral bodies and intervertebral disks. A method for performing a transpedicular discectomy procedure may include creating a transpedicular channel to a first vertebral body through a first pedicle of a first vertebra; inserting a flexible drill through the transpedicular channel causing the flexible drill to make an approximately 90 degree angle, the flexible drill creating a channel through the first vertebral body into an intervertebral disk; and removing a portion of the intervertebral disk with a laser device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, Thanh Van Nguyen, Frank Nguyen, To V. Pham
  • Patent number: 7780705
    Abstract: A subcutaneously formed in place orthopedic fixation device is provided, such as for fixation of the spine or other bone or bones. The device comprises an inflatable member, such as a tubular balloon. A heat source is provided in thermal communication with the interior of the balloon. The balloon is positioned at a treatment site while in a flexible, low crossing profile configuration. The balloon is thereafter inflated with a hardenable media, and heated to accelerate hardening of the media. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen, James Huntington Dabney
  • Patent number: 7727262
    Abstract: A subcutaneously formed in place orthopedic fixation device is provided, such as for fixation of the spine or other bone or bones. The device comprises an inflatable member, such as a tubular balloon. A heat source is provided in thermal communication with the interior of the balloon. The balloon is positioned at a treatment site while in a flexible, low crossing profile configuration. The balloon is thereafter inflated with a hardenable media, and heated to accelerate hardening of the media. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen, Hunt Dabney
  • Patent number: 7641658
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating diseases and conditions that change the spacial relationship between the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks, or that cause instability of the vertebral column, or both, and a method and devices that allow the surgeon to access the intervertebral space to restore a more normal three-dimensional configuration of the space, with or without additionally fusing two adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Vincent Divino, Jr., Michael R. Henson
  • Patent number: 7582106
    Abstract: A subcutaneously assembled in place orthopedic construct is provided, such as for fixation of the spine. The construct includes a first bar and a second bar for attachment to the spine. A crossbar connects the first and second bar, to provide additional structural support. Each of the first bar, the second bar, and the crossbar may be inserted in a minimally invasive procedure, and constructed in place to form the orthopedic device. Each of the first bar, second bar, and crossbar may comprise an inflatable container, adapted for inflation with a hardenable media and cured in place. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20090082809
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for aligning and implanting orthopedic fixation or stabilization implants within the body. In one embodiment, the system includes at least two bone anchors, at least one of which is provided with an angularly adjustable connector. In one aspect, the system also includes at least one linkage rod, for linking two or more bone anchors through their respective adjustable connectors. The bone anchors and the linkage rod may be locked into place to form a spinal fusion or fixation prosthesis. An alignment tool is provided, for guiding a guidewire through one or more connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh V. Nguyen, Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Michael R. Henson, To V. Pham
  • Patent number: 7473267
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for aligning and implanting orthopedic fixation or stabilization implants within the body. In one embodiment, the system includes at least two bone anchors, at least one of which is provided with an angularly adjustable connector. In one aspect, the system also includes at least one linkage rod, for linking two or more bone anchors through their respective adjustable connectors. The bone anchors and the linkage rod may be locked into place to form a spinal fusion or fixation prosthesis. An alignment tool is provided, for guiding a guidewire through one or more connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh V. Nguyen, Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Michael R. Henson, To V. Pham
  • Patent number: 7329268
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable percutaneous sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration by a removable tubular restraint. In one application, the sheath is utilized to introduce a formed in place orthopedic fixation rod such as for use in spinal fixation procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thanh Van Nguyen, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Samuel M. Shaolian
  • Patent number: 7318826
    Abstract: A flexible drill and method of drilling a material are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a flexible drill includes a lower sub-assembly connected to an upper sub-assembly, where the lower sub-assembly comprises a retainer tube and the upper sub-assembly comprises a guiding tube; a drilling tip, and capable of orienting the drilling tip at a predetermined position after accessing a material to he drilled through a substantially straight passage having a lone axis. The predetermined position is at least 10° off of the lone axis of the substantially straight passage. According to one embodiment, a method of drilling a material includes the steps of (a) providing a flexible drill; (b) advancing the drill through a substantially straight passage until the drilling tip accesses the material to be drilled, thereby orienting the drilling tip at the predetermined position; and (c) actuating the drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, Thanh Van Nguyen, Frank Nguyen, To V. Pham, Vincent Divino, Jr., Michael R. Henson
  • Patent number: 7241297
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating diseases and conditions that change the spacial relationship between the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disks, or that cause instability of the vertebral column, or both, and a method and devices that allow the surgeon to access the intervertebral space to restore a more normal three-dimensional configuration of the space, with or without additionally fusing two adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Thanh Van Nguyen, Frank Nguyen, To V. Pham, Vincent Divino, Jr., Michael R. Henson
  • Patent number: 7083621
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for aligning and implanting orthopedic fixation or stabilization implants within the body. In one embodiment, the system includes at least two bone anchors, at least one of which is provided with a transverse portal and a locking member. In one aspect, the system also includes at least one linkage rod, for linking two or more bone anchors through their respective locking members. The linking rod may include at least one angularly adjustable joint, which may be fixed by actuating the locking member. The bone anchors and the linkage rod may be locked into place to form a spinal fusion or fixation prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, Thanh Van Nguyen, To V. Pham, George P. Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 7008424
    Abstract: A method of repositioning or fixing a first vertebrae or portion of a first vertebrae comprising fixing a bone screw in the first vertebrae and a bone screw in a second vertebrae, where each bone screw has a portal, and inflating an inflatable balloon between the portals, thereby creating a rigid structure between the bone screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 6964667
    Abstract: A subcutaneously formed in place orthopedic fixation device is provided, such as for fixation of the spine or other bone or bones. The device comprises an inflatable member, such as a tubular balloon. A heat source is provided in thermal communication with the interior of the balloon. The balloon is positioned at a treatment site while in a flexible, low crossing profile configuration. The balloon is thereafter inflated with a hardenable media, and heated to accelerate hardening of the media. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: SDGI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen, Hunt Dabney
  • Patent number: 6899713
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable orthopedic device is provided. The device comprises a flexible wall, defining an interior cavity, a reinforcing element exposed to the cavity, an inflation pathway in communication with the cavity, and a valve, for closing the pathway. A delivery catheter is also provided for removably carrying the orthopedic device to the treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Vertelink Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6875212
    Abstract: A subcutaneously formed in place orthopedic fixation device is provided, such as for fixation of the spine or other bone or bones. The device comprises an inflatable member, such as a tubular balloon. The balloon is positioned at a treatment site in the body while in a flexible, low crossing profile configuration. The balloon is thereafter inflated with a hardenable epoxy media comprising one or more epoxy compounds and one or more amine curing compounds that cures rapidly in place with low to moderate exotherm. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Vertelink Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Thanh Van Nguyen, To V. Pham, Richard H. Estes