Patents by Inventor Henry A. Klyce

Henry A. Klyce 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: 20190029834
    Abstract: A meniscus replacement device for replacing damaged soft tissue at a host knee includes a first component comprising a first tissue-interface surface shaped to free-floatingly interface with tissue structure of one of a femur and a tibia in a knee joint having a damaged soft tissue, and comprises a second component comprising a second tissue-interface surface shaped to free-floatingly interface with a second tissue structure of the other of the femur and the tibia in the knee joint. The second component may include a containment cavity receiving at least a portion of the first component. In another form, the free floating soft joint tissue replacement component and the base component are fixed together. In some aspects, the second tissue-interface surface is shaped to fit contours of a natural tibia plateau. In some aspects, the first tissue-interface surface is shaped to fit contours of a femoral surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Elsner, Eran Linder-Ganz, Henry A. Klyce
  • Publication number: 20190029835
    Abstract: A two-part joint replacement device for replacing damaged soft joint tissue, such as a meniscus or cartilage tissue. In one form, the device may include a free floating soft joint tissue replacement component comprising a first tissue-interface surface shaped to engage a first anatomical (bone and/or cartilage) structure of a joint having damaged soft tissue. The device may also include a free floating rigid base component comprising a second tissue-interface surface shaped to engage a second anatomical (bone and/or cartilage) structure of the joint. The free floating soft joint tissue replacement component may be shaped to slidably interface with the rigid base component. In another form, the free floating soft joint tissue replacement component and the rigid base component are fixed together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Eran Linder-Ganz, Jonathan J. Elsner, Henry A Klyce
  • Patent number: 8828017
    Abstract: A tool for inserting an interspinous-process implant during surgery includes first and second elongate members. A post extending from the first elongate member may extend transverse to and cross the first elongate member's longitudinal axis. The second elongate member may be moveable longitudinally relative to the first elongate member, and a biasing member may bias the second elongate member toward a deployed position. The tool may further include an actuator to assist in moving the second elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, John J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8821548
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8740943
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8672974
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8672975
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8617211
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8568455
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8568460
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8568454
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8568451
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, Matthew Hannibal, James A. Rinner, Jay A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8540751
    Abstract: A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, T. Wade Fallin, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8491653
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn
  • Patent number: 8394127
    Abstract: A bone anchor comprising a self-centering ball-joint suitable for use in a spine stabilization prosthesis which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The bone anchor has a deflectable ball-rod partially received in a socket of a housing formed in the head of the bone anchor. A centering rod received partially in the ball-rod and partially within the housing operates to align the ball-rod with the longitudinal axis of the bone anchor. Deflection of the ball-rod bends the centering rod which in turn applies a restoring force upon the ball-rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, Steven T. Mitchell, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8372122
    Abstract: A bone anchor comprising a self-centering ball-joint suitable for use in a spine stabilization prosthesis which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The bone anchor has a deflectable ball-rod partially received in a socket of a housing formed in the head of the bone anchor. A centering rod received partially in the ball-rod and partially within the housing operates to align the ball-rod with the longitudinal axis of the bone anchor. Deflection of the ball-rod bends the centering rod which in turn applies a restoring force upon the ball-rod. The centering rod includes an inner-superelastic core and an outer polymer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, Steven T. Mitchell, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8349013
    Abstract: A method for stabilizing at least one spinal motion segment includes an expandable spacer in a collapsed state into the interspinous space between superior and inferior vertebrae such that the spacer extends through the sagittal plane defined by the spinous processes of the superior and inferior vertebrae. The spacer has a flexible membrane defining an interior cavity. The method includes expanding the spacer to an expanded state by forcing a fill material in a fluid state into the cavity with the spacer disposed in the interspinous space, and thereafter solidifying the fill material to a solid state in the cavity. The method may be performed through a percutaneous penetration in the patient's skin and may cause the first and second vertebrae to be distracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8337536
    Abstract: A dynamic bone anchor for anchoring a spine stabilization assembly which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The dynamic bone anchor provides load sharing while preserving range of motion and reducing stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. The dynamic bone anchor includes a deflectable post connected by a ball-joint to a threaded anchor. Deflection of the deflectable post is controlled by a compliant ring. The force/deflection properties of the dynamic bone anchor may be adapted to the anatomy and functional requirements of the patient. The dynamic bone anchor may be used as a component of a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Mitchell, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8333792
    Abstract: A dynamic bone anchor for anchoring a spine stabilization assembly which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The dynamic bone anchor provides load sharing while preserving range of motion and reducing stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. The dynamic bone anchor includes a deflectable post connected by a ball-joint to a threaded anchor. Deflection of the deflectable post is controlled by a compliant sleeve. The force/deflection properties of the dynamic bone anchor may be adapted to the anatomy and functional requirements of the patient. The dynamic bone anchor may be used as a component of a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, Steven T. Mitchell, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8317836
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, Matthew Hannibal, James A. Rinner, Jay A. Markwart