Patents by Inventor Gregory H. Lambrecht

Gregory H. Lambrecht 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: 10716685
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20200138486
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 10470804
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20190183658
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory H. Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 10076424
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20170333089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 9706947
    Abstract: Methods of performing procedures within an intervertebral disc are disclosed. The methods include performing procedures such as implant delivery, tissue manipulation, tissue diagnostics, and therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery at selected locations within intervertebral discs. In one embodiment, a method includes delivering an anchor and an implant within a functional spinal unit using a surgical device having at least one depth stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Robert Kevin Moore, Jacob Einhorn
  • Patent number: 9610106
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20170056193
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Method of supporting and augmenting a nucleus pulposus by inserting a flexible biocompatible material into the disc space using an anchoring means are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory H. Lambrecht
  • Publication number: 20160184110
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 9333087
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Method of supporting and augmenting a nucleus pulposus by inserting a flexible biocompatible material into the disc space using an anchoring means are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory H. Lambrecht
  • Patent number: 9226832
    Abstract: Methods of inserting and retaining interbody fusion material are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include inserting an anchored implant comprising a bone anchoring portion and an engagement portion. A method may also include inserting at least one bone fusion material within a disc space between two adjacent vertebral bodies. In some embodiments, a method includes driving the bone anchoring portion into an outer surface of at least one of the adjacent vertebral bodies and recessing the bone anchoring portion within the outer surface of the at least one adjacent vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Jacob Einhorn, Christopher J. Tarapata, Robert Kevin Moore, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20150374504
    Abstract: Systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Method of supporting and augmenting a nucleus pulposus by inserting a flexible biocompatible material into the disc space using an anchoring means are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory H. Lambrecht
  • Publication number: 20150366589
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 9192467
    Abstract: A valve prosthesis comprises a valve fixation device that comprises a plurality of struts that run in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis; a first circumferential row of cells coupled to the plurality of struts; and a second circumferential row of cells coupled to the plurality of struts. The valve fixation device is compressible to a compressed state for delivery to an implantation site, and expandable to an expanded state for deployment at the implantation site. The plurality of struts are substantially rigid such that the plurality of struts do not change dimensions between the compressed state and the expanded state. The valve prosthesis also comprises a valve comprising a plurality of leaflets and a plurality of commissures. The valve is coupled to the valve fixation device such that the plurality of commissures are radially aligned with respective struts of the plurality of struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 9101470
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide access for surgical tools for effecting repair of the cardiac valves. A cannula may have filters of various configurations encircling the distal region of the cannula, which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The temporary valve devices may also have one or more cannulae which guide the insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel. In one embodiment, the temporary valve is a disc of flexible, porous, material that acts to filter blood passing therethrough. A set of valve leaflets extend peripherally from the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 9039741
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to tissue anchors and methods of delivering same to the intervertebral disc or other sites within the body. In some embodiments, the anchors provide pull-out resistance, stability and/or maximize contact with tissue involving a minimum amount of penetration. In some embodiments, delivery methods are minimally invasive and include linear, lateral, and off-angle implantation or driving of anchors along, against or within tissue surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, Almir Velagic, Robert Kevin Moore, Christopher J. Tarapata, Jacob Einhorn, Sean M. Kavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8951280
    Abstract: Devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass include embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have a cannula which provides access for surgical tools for effecting repair of cardiac valves. The cannula may have filters which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The valve devices may also have a cannula for insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel and operate to prevent blood flow and to permit flow through the valve. The prosthetic valves include valve fixation devices which secure the prosthetic valve to the wall of the vessel. The prosthetic valves are introduced into the vascular system in a compressed state, advanced to the site of implantation, and expanded and secured to the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Cohn, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Richard B. Streeter, Todd F. Davenport
  • Publication number: 20140236288
    Abstract: The present invention discloses devices and methods for performing intravascular procedures without cardiac bypass. The devices include various embodiments of temporary filter devices, temporary valves, and prosthetic valves. The temporary filter devices have one or more cannulae which provide access for surgical tools for effecting repair of the cardiac valves. A cannula may have filters of various configurations encircling the distal region of the cannula, which prevent embolitic material from entering the coronary arteries and aorta. The temporary valve devices may also have one or more cannulae which guide the insertion of the valve into the aorta. The valve devices expand in the aorta to occupy the entire flow path of the vessel. In one embodiment, the temporary valve is a disc of flexible, porous, material that acts to filter blood passing therethrough. A set of valve leaflets extend peripherally from the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Lambrecht, John Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore
  • Patent number: 8777980
    Abstract: Apparatus for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system of a patient, the apparatus including a filter to allow blood to flow therethrough and to restrict passage of debris, wherein the filter captures debris carried in a first direction of blood flow. The apparatus further includes an entrapment mechanism which allows passage of debris and blood therethrough, in the first direction of blood flow and prevents debris passage in a second direction. The entrapment mechanism and filter allow blood and debris therethrough in the first direction of blood flow. The entrapment mechanism prevents debris flow in the second direction of blood flow. A method for filtering and entrapping debris in the vascular system includes inserting the apparatus into the vascular system, allowing blood and debris carried therein to flow through the entrapment mechanism, and removing the apparatus and accumulated debris from the vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Streeter, Gregory H. Lambrecht, John R. Liddicoat, Robert Kevin Moore, Todd F. Davenport