Patents by Inventor Gregory C. Stalcup

Gregory C. Stalcup 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: 20220008223
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Troy D. Knapp, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20210353425
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing multiple orthopaedic implants includes: producing a strip of material including a composite of a first porous ingrowth material and a second porous ingrowth material; forming a plurality of through-openings in the strip; and cutting a plurality of implant blanks from the strip, each of the implant blanks including at least one of the formed through-openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Paul S. Nebosky, Kreigh R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11141289
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Knapp, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20210228380
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Remington, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Troy D. Knapp, Daniel R. Baker
  • Patent number: 11051865
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes a support body with a first side having a first inner surface and a second side connected to the first side and having a second inner surface and an outer surface. The first inner surface and the second inner surface each have channels formed within that combine to form a reservoir within the support body. A bone ingrowth layer is attached to the outer surface of the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp, Travis J. Geels
  • Publication number: 20210186665
    Abstract: A dental implant includes: a base having exterior surfaces and a plug opening formed therein; a plug assembly inserted into the plug opening; and at least one region of porous ingrowth material associated with at least one of the exterior surfaces of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Steve Dietzel
  • Patent number: 10973657
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Remington, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Troy D. Knapp, Daniel R. Baker
  • Publication number: 20210030559
    Abstract: A tool for use with an orthopaedic implant includes: a tubular assembly including a tubular passage having a first end and a second end, the first end including a means for attachment to an implant body; a plug; and a plunger coupled to the plug. The tubular passage is configured to receive, via the second end, a material agent and the plunger coupled to the plug. The plunger is configured to slide through the tubular passage for expelling the material agent from the tubular passage into a load bearing member via the at least one first opening. The plunger is configured to rotate within the tubular passage for coupling the plug with the first opening to seal the first opening against expulsion of the material agent from the load bearing member via the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Paul S. Nebosky, Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp
  • Publication number: 20200397494
    Abstract: A device for treating orthopaedic trauma includes a device body having an exterior surface and a cannulation formed therein that extends from one longitudinal end of the device body to an opposite longitudinal end of the device body and at least one porous ingrowth material region associated with the exterior surface of the device body and fluidly coupled to the cannulation. The at least one porous ingrowth material region is configured to deliver a therapeutic agent from the cannulation to a region outside the device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory C. Stalcup
  • Patent number: 10842645
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes an implant body having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a cavity formed therein that extends through the first surface and the second surface. The implant body has a third surface with at least one first opening formed therethrough to the cavity. The at least one first opening includes an outer portion having an outer diameter and an inner portion having an inner diameter. The implant includes a load bearing member including a porous material held within the cavity. The outer portion of the at least one first opening is configured to couple to a tool for receiving, from the tool, a material agent, and the inner portion of the at least one first opening is configured to couple to a plug for preventing the material agent from exiting the porous material via the at least one first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Paul S. Nebosky, Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp
  • Publication number: 20200360156
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Troy D. Knapp, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Steven E. Dietzel
  • Publication number: 20200337862
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel R. Baker, Gary R. McLuen, Daniel E. Gerbec, Steven E. Dietzel, Kreigh R. Williams, Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp, Joseph N. Logan, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20200330232
    Abstract: A method of forming an orthopaedic implant includes: placing a bonding portion of a mating part in an opening formed in an implant body, the opening defining a variable opening width; and heat bonding the bonding portion to the material to bond the mating part to the implant body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Joseph W. Jurick
  • Publication number: 20200330231
    Abstract: A method of forming an orthopaedic implant includes: heat bonding a porous material to a surface of an insert to form a bonded insert; placing a bare portion of the bonded insert in an opening formed in a material of an implant body; and heat bonding the bare portion to the material to bond the bonded insert to the implant body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Joseph W. Jurick
  • Publication number: 20200289272
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes: an implant body including a biocompatible material and configured to be implanted at an anatomical location, the implant body defining an attachment region on an outer surface of the implant body; and an adjustable holder attached to the implant body and having a compression surface facing the attachment region. The adjustable holder is configured to be implanted at the anatomical location with the implant body and adjustably compress at least one of a soft tissue or a graft material between the compression surface and the attachment region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Jurick, Paul S. Nebosky, Gregory C. Stalcup, Sarah L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10772731
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes a main body having a surface with at least one bonding feature, at least one porous material having a plurality of pores, and a bonding material placed in the plurality of pores of the at least one porous material and the at least one bonding feature to form a bond between the at least one porous material and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Paul S. Nebosky
  • Publication number: 20200253748
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, apparatus and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable plates having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Patent number: 10736754
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, apparatus and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable plates having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Spinal Jaxx, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Publication number: 20200246051
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes an implant body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The second surface includes a fixation feature. The fixation feature is configured to have a variable width for fastening the implant to a fixation bore formed in a bone. The implant body is D-shaped and has a straight edge and a curved edge. A length of the fixation feature is substantially parallel to the straight edge of the implant body. The fixation feature is configured to have a width that tapers along the length of the fixation feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Jurick, Steven Dietzel, Gregory C. Stalcup
  • Patent number: 10729562
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy D. Knapp, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Steven E. Dietzel