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).

  • Patent number: 6821277
    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: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: University of Southern California Patent and Copyright Administration
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20040215193
    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: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20040215190
    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: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Thanh V. Nguyen, Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Michael R. Henson, To V. Pham
  • Publication number: 20040181191
    Abstract: A catheter for the administration of fluid or pharmaceutical agents, or for hemodialysis comprising a proximal control end comprising a housing with a proximal end and a distal end, a distal delivery end, an elongated intermediate portion between the proximal control end and a distal delivery end, one or more than one delivery lumen within the intermediate portion extending from the proximal control end to the distal delivery end; one or more than one inflation balloon in each delivery lumen, and one or more than one inflation lumen in the intermediate portion extending from the proximal control end to the one or more than one inflation balloon in the one or more than one delivery lumen, and connected to the one or more than one inflation balloon through one or more than one fenestration, where the proximal control end further comprises a mechanism for aspiration and injection of fluids through the distal delivery end, and where the proximal control end further comprises a mechanism for controlling inflation
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 6749614
    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 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Vertelink Corporation
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20040106940
    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: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Vincent Divino, Michael R. Henson
  • Publication number: 20040092933
    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: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Thanh Van Nguyen, Frank Nguyen, To V. Pham, Vincent Divino, Michael R. Henson
  • Publication number: 20040092988
    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: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Michael R. Henson, Thanh Van Nguyen, To V. Pham
  • Publication number: 20040092993
    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: April 22, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, Thanh Van Nguyen, Frank Nguyen, To V. Pham, Vincent Divino, Michael R. Henson
  • Publication number: 20040087950
    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: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20040082961
    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: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20040082954
    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: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6692459
    Abstract: A catheter for the administration of fluid or pharmaceutical agents, or for hemodialysis comprising a proximal control end comprising a housing with a proximal end and a distal end, a distal delivery end, an elongated intermediate portion between the proximal control end and a distal delivery end, one or more than one delivery lumen within the intermediate portion extending from the proximal control end to the distal delivery end; one or more than one inflation balloon in each delivery lumen, and one or more than one inflation lumen in the intermediate portion extending from the proximal control end to the one or more than one inflation balloon in the one or more than one delivery lumen, and connected to the one or more than one inflation balloon through one or more than one fenestration, where the proximal control end further comprises a mechanism for aspiration and injection of fluids through the distal delivery end, and where the proximal control end further comprises a mechanism for controlling inflation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20040006344
    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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Thanh Van Nguyen, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Samuel M. Shaolian
  • Publication number: 20040006341
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, Thanh Van Nguyen, To V. Pham, Richard H. Estes
  • Publication number: 20020198526
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen, James Huntington Dabney
  • Publication number: 20020082600
    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: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Samuel M. Shaolian, George P. Teitelbaum, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20020082598
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20020068975
    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: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: George P. Teitelbaum, Samuel M. Shaolian, To V. Pham, Thanh Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20020010442
    Abstract: A catheter for the administration of fluid or pharmaceutical agents, or for hemodialysis comprising a proximal control end comprising a housing with a proximal end and a distal end, a distal delivery end, an elongated intermediate portion between the proximal control end and a distal delivery end, one or more than one delivery lumen within the intermediate portion extending from the proximal control end to the distal delivery end; one or more than one inflation balloon in each delivery lumen, and one or more than one inflation lumen in the intermediate portion extending from the proximal control end to the one or more than one inflation balloon in the one or more than one delivery lumen, and connected to the one or more than one inflation balloon through one or more than one fenestration, where the proximal control end further comprises a mechanism for aspiration and injection of fluids through the distal delivery end, and where the proximal control end further comprises a mechanism for controlling inflation
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventor: George P. Teitelbaum