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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10729560
    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: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    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
  • Patent number: 10716674
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes an implant body comprising a biocompatible material and configured to be implanted at an anatomical location, the implant body defining a surface; and a porous material at least one of attached to and integral with the surface of the implant body, the porous material having a plurality of grooves formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Jurick, Paul S. Nebosky, Gregory C. Stalcup, Sarah L. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20200188131
    Abstract: A bone fusion device provides stability to bones during a bone fusion period. The bones include, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs attached to the bone fusion device by associated rotating means. The bone fusion device is preferably inserted by using an arthroscopic surgical procedure. During arthroscopic insertion of the device, the tabs are pre-configured for compactness. In this compact configuration, the tabs are preferably deposed along and/or within an exterior surface of the bone fusion device. After the bone fusion device has been positioned between the bones, one or more tab(s) are extended. In the preferred embodiment, the position of each tab is related to a positioning element and extending blocks. Typically, the tabs advantageously position and brace the bone fusion device in the confined space between the bones until the bones have fused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup
  • Patent number: 10682240
    Abstract: A bone fusion device provides stability to bones during a bone fusion period. The bones include, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs attached to the bone fusion device by associated rotating means. The bone fusion device is preferably inserted by using an arthroscopic surgical procedure. During arthroscopic insertion of the device, the tabs are pre-configured for compactness. In this compact configuration, the tabs are preferably deposed along and/or within an exterior surface of the bone fusion device. After the bone fusion device has been positioned between the bones, one or more tab(s) are extended. In the preferred embodiment, the position of each tab is related to a positioning element and extending blocks. Typically, the tabs advantageously position and brace the bone fusion device in the confined space between the bones until the bones have fused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup
  • Publication number: 20200179122
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes: a base including a molding material; a first porous ingrowth material region coupled to the base; a second porous ingrowth material region coupled to the base; and at least one barrier insert coupled to the base, the barrier insert including a barrier material that is configured to prevent introduction of the molding material of the base into some pores of the first porous ingrowth material region and some pores of the second porous ingrowth material region during molding of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Steven Dietzel
  • Publication number: 20200179128
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes: a first porous ingrowth material region; a second porous ingrowth material region coupled to the first porous ingrowth material region; and an intermediate region disposed between the first porous ingrowth material region and the second porous ingrowth material region. The intermediate region has a stiffness that differs from at least one of the first porous ingrowth material region or the second porous ingrowth material region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Paul S. Nebosky, Kreigh R. Williams
  • Patent number: 10631904
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant comprises a body having an articulating surface and a surface opposite the articulating surface. The surface opposite the articulating 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Jurick, Steven Dietzel, Gregory C. Stalcup
  • Publication number: 20190336656
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant includes a bone screw having a surface with a plurality of threads extending from the surface and a plurality of holes formed through the surface and located between the threads. The bone screw defines an inner chamber that is in communication with the holes. A fixation material is placed in the inner chamber and configured to chemoattract tissue surrounding the bone screw following implantation to fill in at least some of the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: SMed-TA/TD, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp, Joseph W. Jurick, Paul S. Nebosky, Kreigh R. Williams