Patents by Inventor Hugues Malandain

Hugues Malandain 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: 20200100908
    Abstract: A system for delivering bone graft material into an interbody fusion device (IBFD) in an intradiscal space of a spine, the IBFD having an open-frame with a hollow interior and an opening through its proximal end communicating with the interior. Included is an elongate channel having a lumen extending therethrough, the distal end being in engagement with the IBFD to align the lumen with the opening through the proximal end of the IBFD. An adjustable block is movably attached to the channel, the block having plural chambers containing bone graft material, the chambers being individually sequentially alignable with the lumen. A plunger pushes graft material from each chamber, through the lumen and into the IBFD. A distal end of a tamper is configured to be inserted through each chamber and the lumen and into the IBFD interior for tamping graft material deposited into the interior of the IBFD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ty Hollister, Hugues Malandain, Peter Barreiro, Claire Battista
  • Patent number: 10492925
    Abstract: A system for delivering bone graft material into an interbody fusion device (IBFD) in an intradiscal space of a spine, the IBFD having an open-frame with a hollow interior and an opening through its proximal end communicating with the interior. Included is an elongate channel having a lumen extending therethrough, the distal end being in engagement with the IBFD to align the lumen with the opening through the proximal end of the IBFD. An adjustable block is movably attached to the channel, the block having plural chambers containing bone graft material, the chambers being individually sequentially alignable with the lumen. A plunger pushes graft material from each chamber, through the lumen and into the IBFD. A distal end of a tamper is configured to be inserted through each chamber and the lumen and into the IBFD interior for tamping graft material deposited into the interior of the IBFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Ty Hollister, Hugues Malandain, Peter Barreiro, Claire Battista
  • Publication number: 20190070016
    Abstract: Described here are deformable, monolithic, stabilization implants suitable for use within bone and between bones to fuse vertebral bodies, to repair herniated discs, or to repair spinal compression fractures. The implants are introduced into a chosen site at a first, smaller height and then plastically deformed to achieve a second, but unique, pre-selected, larger height. Variations of the device provide one or more specific larger heights. The devices are suitable as intervertebral spinal fusion implants for the immobilization of adjacent vertebral bodies. Methods of and instruments for deployment of the implants are also described. Also described are variations of the device suitable as sizing instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: HUGUES MALANDAIN
  • Publication number: 20190029735
    Abstract: A method for coupling a prosthesis to a spinal segment in a patient includes the steps of selecting first and second reference points disposed along the spinal segment and pre-operatively measuring a target distance. The target distance extends between the first and second reference points while the patient is in a preferred posture such as the standing position. A prosthesis is coupled to the spinal segment and the prosthesis is then intra-operatively adjusted in order to set the distance between the first and second reference points based on the target distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Empirical Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Alamin, Manish Kothari, Hugues Malandain, Colin Cahill, Louis Fielding
  • Patent number: 10117756
    Abstract: Described here are deformable, monolithic, stabilization implants suitable for use within bone and between bones to fuse vertebral bodies, to repair herniated discs, or to repair spinal compression fractures. The implants are introduced into a chosen site at a first, smaller height and then plastically deformed to achieve a second, but unique, pre-selected, larger height. Variations of the device provide one or more specific larger heights. The devices are suitable as intervertebral spinal fusion implants for the immobilization of adjacent vertebral bodies. Methods of and instruments for deployment of the implants are also described. Also described are variations of the device suitable as sizing instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventor: Hugues Malandain
  • Patent number: 10092331
    Abstract: A method for coupling a prosthesis to a spinal segment in a patient includes the steps of selecting first and second reference points disposed along the spinal segment and pre-operatively measuring a target distance. The target distance extends between the first and second reference points while the patient is in a preferred posture such as the standing position. A prosthesis is coupled to the spinal segment and the prosthesis is then intra-operatively adjusted in order to set the distance between the first and second reference points based on the target distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Empirical Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Alamin, Manish Kothari, Hugues Malandain, Colin Cahill, Louis Fielding
  • Publication number: 20180280064
    Abstract: A system for restricting spinal flexion includes a compliance member having a body and an elongation limit. The body typically comprises a spring or other tension element which provides elastic constraint to the spinal segment when the compliance member is attached to the spinous processes. The elongation limit prevents overextension of the compliance member, thus reducing the likelihood that the patient will experience over flexion of the spinal segment and reducing the risk of placing excessive mechanical load on the compliance member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: EMPIRICAL SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Louis Fielding, Ian Bennett, Manish Kothari, Todd Alamin, Hugues Malandain, Craig Litherland, Colin Cahill
  • Patent number: 10016286
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in spinal interbody fusion comprises, in combination, a spinal interbody fusion implant and an inserter releasably attached thereto. The implant comprises a hollow interior through which the inserter extends, the inserter having a tapered distal tip projecting exteriorly beyond the distal end of the implant to initially distract opposing tissue surfaces and to facilitate insertion of the implant into the intradiscal space between the vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventor: Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20180125556
    Abstract: A system for restricting flexion of a spinal segment in a patient comprises a constraint device having a tether structure and a compliance member coupled with the tether structure. The tether structure is adapted to be coupled with a superior spinous process and a sacrum. The system also includes an anchor member that is anchored to the sacrum. The anchor member has an attachment feature that is adapted to couple with the constraint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Empirical Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Alamin, Louis Fielding, Darin Gittings, Hugues Malandain, Anand Parikh, Eller Torres, Ian Bennett
  • Patent number: 9949842
    Abstract: An expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises a deformable monolithic body having posterior and anterior ends, an upper bone contact structure and a lower bone contact structure. The body is expandable along a height axis between a first smaller height to a second larger height. The body comprises a pair of opposed side structures, each including a translatable center section being movable in a direction transverse to the height axis, a first locator arm adjacent the posterior end, a second locator arm adjacent the anterior end and a pair of formable load-bearing columns supported by the upper bone contact structure, the lower bone contact structure and the center section. The columns are not formed at the first height but are operative upon expansion of the body to the second height to form load-bearing columns along the height axis between the upper and lower bone contact structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Dimitri Protopsaltis, Troy D. Drewry, Joshua Morin, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20170333217
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in spinal interbody fusion comprises, in combination, a spinal interbody fusion implant and an inserter releasably attached thereto. The implant comprises a hollow interior through which the inserter extends, the inserter having a tapered distal tip projecting exteriorly beyond the distal end of the implant to initially distract opposing tissue surfaces and to facilitate insertion of the implant into the intradiscal space between the vertebral bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20170304075
    Abstract: An expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises a deformable monolithic body having posterior and anterior ends, an upper bone contact structure and a lower bone contact structure. The body is expandable along a height axis between a first smaller height to a second larger height. The body comprises a pair of opposed side structures, each including a translatable center section being movable in a direction transverse to the height axis, a first locator arm adjacent the posterior end, a second locator arm adjacent the anterior end and a pair of formable load-bearing columns supported by the upper bone contact structure, the lower bone contact structure and the center section. The columns are not formed at the first height but are operative upon expansion of the body to the second height to form load-bearing columns along the height axis between the upper and lower bone contact structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Dimitri Protopsaltis, Troy D. Drewry, Joshua Morin, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20170252185
    Abstract: A system for delivering bone graft material into an interbody fusion device (IBFD) in an intradiscal space of a spine, the IBFD having an open-frame with a hollow interior and an opening through its proximal end communicating with the interior. Included is an elongate channel having a lumen extending therethrough, the distal end being in engagement with the IBFD to align the lumen with the opening through the proximal end of the IBFD. An adjustable block is movably attached to the channel, the block having plural chambers containing bone graft material, the chambers being individually sequentially alignable with the lumen. A plunger pushes graft material from each chamber, through the lumen and into the IBFD. A distal end of a tamper is configured to be inserted through each chamber and the lumen and into the IBFD interior for tamping graft material deposited into the interior of the IBFD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ty Hollister, Hugues Malandain, Peter Barreiro, Claire Battista
  • Patent number: 9707094
    Abstract: An expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises a deformable monolithic body having posterior and anterior ends, an upper bone contact structure and a lower bone contact structure. The body is expandable along a height axis between a first smaller height to a second larger height. The body comprises a pair of opposed side structures, each including a translatable center section being movable in a direction transverse to the height axis, a first locator arm adjacent the posterior end, a second locator arm adjacent the anterior end and a pair of formable load-bearing columns supported by the upper bone contact structure, the lower bone contact structure and the center section. The columns are not formed at the first height but are operative upon expansion of the body to the second height to form load-bearing columns along the height axis between the upper and lower bone contact structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Dimitri Protopsaltis, Troy D. Drewry, Joshua Morin, Hugues Malandain
  • Publication number: 20170112548
    Abstract: A method for coupling a prosthesis to a spinal segment in a patient includes the steps of selecting first and second reference points disposed along the spinal segment and pre-operatively measuring a target distance. The target distance extends between the first and second reference points while the patient is in a preferred posture such as the standing position. A prosthesis is coupled to the spinal segment and the prosthesis is then intra-operatively adjusted in order to set the distance between the first and second reference points based on the target distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Todd Alamin, Manish Kothari, Hugues Malandain, Colin Cahill, Louis Fielding
  • Publication number: 20170014171
    Abstract: A system for restricting flexion of a spinal segment in a patient comprises a constraint device having a tether structure and a compliance member coupled with the tether structure. The tether structure is adapted to be coupled with a superior spinous process and a sacrum. The system also includes an anchor member that is anchored to the sacrum. The anchor member has an attachment feature that is adapted to couple with the constraint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Todd Alamin, Louis Fielding, Darin Gittings, Hugues Malandain, Anand Parikh, Eller Torres, Ian Bennett
  • Publication number: 20160324659
    Abstract: Described here are deformable, monolithic, stabilization implants suitable for use within bone and between bones to fuse vertebral bodies, to repair herniated discs, or to repair spinal compression fractures. The implants are introduced into a chosen site at a first, smaller height and then plastically deformed to achieve a second, but unique, pre-selected, larger height. Variations of the device provide one or more specific larger heights. The devices are suitable as intervertebral spinal fusion implants for the immobilization of adjacent vertebral bodies. Methods of and instruments for deployment of the implants are also described. Also described are variations of the device suitable as sizing instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: HUGUES MALANDAIN
  • Publication number: 20160302942
    Abstract: An expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises a deformable monolithic body having posterior and anterior ends, an upper bone contact structure and a lower bone contact structure. The body is expandable along a height axis between a first smaller height to a second larger height. The body comprises a pair of opposed side structures, each including a translatable center section being movable in a direction transverse to the height axis, a first locator arm adjacent the posterior end, a second locator arm adjacent the anterior end and a pair of formable load-bearing columns supported by the upper bone contact structure, the lower bone contact structure and the center section. The columns are not formed at the first height but are operative upon expansion of the body to the second height to form load-bearing columns along the height axis between the upper and lower bone contact structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: DIMITRI PROTOPSALTIS, TROY D. DREWRY, JOSHUA MORIN, HUGUES MALANDAIN
  • Patent number: 9398961
    Abstract: Described here are deformable monolithic, stabilization devices, or implants, suitable for use within bone and between bones, for instance, to fuse vertebral bodies, to repair herniated discs, or to repair spinal compression fractures. The implants are introduced into a chosen site at a first, smaller height and then plastically deformed to achieve a second, but unique, pre-selected, larger height. Variations of the device provide one or more specific larger heights. The devices are particularly suitable as intervertebral spinal fusion implants for the immobilization of adjacent vertebral bodies. Methods of deploying the implants are also described as are instruments for such deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventor: Hugues Malandain
  • Patent number: 9387089
    Abstract: An expandable anterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises a deformable monolithic body having posterior and anterior ends, an upper bone contact structure and a lower bone contact structure. The body is expandable along a height axis between a first smaller height to a second larger height. The body comprises a pair of opposed side structures, each including a translatable center section being movable in a direction transverse to the height axis, a first locator arm adjacent the posterior end, a second locator arm adjacent the anterior end and a pair of formable load-bearing columns supported by the upper bone contact structure, the lower bone contact structure and the center section. The columns are not formed at the first height but are operative upon expansion of the body to the second height to form load-bearing columns along the height axis between the upper and lower bone contact structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Dimitri Protopsaltis, Troy D. Drewry, Joshua Morin, Hugues Malandain