Patents by Inventor Ian Burgess

Ian Burgess 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: 7658752
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: DePay Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7386945
    Abstract: A sole for a shoe to increase circulation in the wearer's foot during forefoot intensive activities. The sole includes a midsole having at least one protrusion disposed in a forefoot region thereof and a plate having at least one receptacle disposed therein wherein the plate is fixedly attached to the midsole such that the receptacle aligns with the protrusion. The diameter of the receptacle is approximately equal to the diameter of the protrusion, so that the protrusions flex within the receptacles in a trampoline-like fashion. An outsole is fixedly attached to the plate and the midsole, wherein the outsole is disposed underneath the entire length of the sole. A forefoot region of the outsole includes an exterior portion and a softer interior portion. Several projections are disposed on the softer interior portion to provide additional pressure points in the sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Reebok International Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Publication number: 20070173935
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an intra-operative technique to improve attachment and/or prevent expulsion of nucleus pulposus replacement/augmentation devices and/or to seal fissures in the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral discs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Michael O'Neil, Ian Burgess, Jeffrey Sutton
  • Publication number: 20070100454
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral disc prosthesis in a patient comprises selecting a superior and inferior endplates from a plurality of endplates having different endplate features. The different endplate features include different structural and material composition features. In addition, a core is selected from a plurality of cores having different core features such as different structural and material composition features. In one embodiment, the core is a composite core comprised of a first material and a different second material. After the endplates and core are selected, the intervertebral disc prosthesis is assembled with the selected core positioned between the selected endplates. The assembled intervertebral disc prosthesis is then positioned on an insertion tool and implanted in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Matthew Parsons
  • Patent number: 7156849
    Abstract: A rod reduction device is provided having a reduction nut adapted to mate to the rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant, and a driver tool that is effective to engage the reduction nut such that rotation of the driver tool rotates the reduction nut to reduce a rod positioned between the reduction nut and within the rod-receiving head of a spinal implant into the rod-seating portion of the head of the spinal implant. The driver tool can include a support 32 formed on a distal end thereof that is adapted to be disposed within the rod-receiving head of a spinal implant to prevent the rod-receiving head of the implant from collapsing during use of the rod reduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Dunbar, Chris Rybicki, Ian Burgess, Ron Sacher
  • Publication number: 20060282077
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20060282079
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20060282075
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20060282078
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7125426
    Abstract: A spinal anchor assembly for securing a fixation element includes an anchor element and a twist-in cap. The anchor element is configured for attachment to a bone, typically by comprising a mono- or polyaxial screw or hook, and includes a proximal portion having an open slot for receiving the fixation element and having radially inwardly protruding flange segments. The twist-in cap is received in and closes the open slot. The proximal portion of the anchor and the cap are adapted to twist-lock together by a partial rotation of the cap from an open position to a closed position to cover the slot so as to capture the fixation element and to lock the cap in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: DePuy Spine SARL
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, George Joseph Ross, Christopher Sicvol, Frank Bono
  • Publication number: 20060235393
    Abstract: An assembly such as an anchor screw, bone plate, offset hook, post, transverse connector or other spinal anchor for anchoring to bone and clamping a linkage such as a rod, wire cable or the like. The assembly has a top member with an open slot to receive the linkage, and a twist-lock closure cap to close the open end, capturing the linkage in the slot. One closure cap fits over and around the top member, with a set of segmented protrusions that extend through a corresponding set of protruding flange segments spaced about the circumference of the top member. The cap is configured to rotate and lock against the top member like a flange-locking bayonet mount when turned through a limited degree of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Bono, George Ross, Christopher Sicvol, Ian Burgess
  • Patent number: 7081117
    Abstract: An assembly such as an anchor screw, bone plate, offset hook, post, transverse connector or other spinal anchor for anchoring to bone and clamping a linkage such as a rod, wire cable or the like. The assembly has a top member with an open slot to receive the linkage, and a twist-lock closure cap to close the open end, capturing the linkage in the slot. One closure cap fits over and around the top member, with a set of segmented protrusions that extend through a corresponding set of protruding flange segments spaced about the circumference of the top member. The cap is configured to rotate and lock against the top member like a flange-locking bayonet mount when turned through a limited degree of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: DePuy Acromed, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Scott Bono, George Joseph Ross, Christopher Werner Sicvol, Ian Burgess
  • Publication number: 20050177154
    Abstract: A spinal anchor assembly for securing a fixation element includes an anchor element and a twist-in cap. The anchor element is configured for attachment to a bone, typically by comprising a mono- or polyaxial screw or hook, and includes a proximal portion having an open slot for receiving the fixation element and having radially inwardly protruding flange segments. The twist-in cap is received in and closes the open slot. The proximal portion of the anchor and the cap are adapted to twist-lock together by a partial rotation of the cap from an open position to a closed position to cover the slot so as to capture the fixation element and to lock the cap in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, George Ross, Christopher Sicvol, Frank Bono
  • Publication number: 20050101566
    Abstract: Fluid compositions for the eradication or control of arthropods comprise a dispersion of at least one siloxane compound as an emulsion in a water continuous phase and having a dispersed particle size in the range 1 to 10 nm, preferably 10 to 50 nm. In a preferred embodiment the siloxane compound or compounds in the dispersed phase comprise from 50 to 99.9 percent by volume of one or more volatile siloxanes with the remainder one or more non-volatile siloxanes. The dispersed phase may have from 0.1 to 15 percent by volume of one or more non-volative siloxanes and from 97.1 to 95.5 percent by volume of one or more volatile siloxanes. The non-volative siloxane is preferably a linear siloxane such as dimethicone or dimethiconol and the volatile siloxane is a cyclic siloxane such as cyclopentasiloxane or cyclomethicone. Arthropods are controlled or eradicated by applying the fluid compositions to a surface which carries, or is believed to carry, arthropods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, Jayne Ansell
  • Publication number: 20050091881
    Abstract: A sole for a shoe to increase circulation in the wearer's foot during forefoot intensive activities. The sole includes a midsole having at least one protrusion disposed in a forefoot region thereof and a plate having at least one receptacle disposed therein wherein the plate is fixedly attached to the midsole such that the receptacle aligns with the protrusion. The diameter of the receptacle is approximately equal to the diameter of the protrusion, so that the protrusions flex within the receptacles in a trampoline-like fashion. An outsole is fixedly attached to the plate and the midsole, wherein the outsole is disposed underneath the entire length of the sole. A forefoot region of the outsole includes an exterior portion and a softer interior portion. Several projections are disposed on the softer interior portion to provide additional pressure points in the sole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventor: Ian Burgess
  • Publication number: 20050033296
    Abstract: An assembly such as an anchor screw, bone plate, offset hook, post, transverse connector or other spinal anchor for anchoring to bone and clamping a linkage such as a rod, wire cable or the like. The assembly has a top member with an open slot to receive the linkage, and a twist-lock closure cap to close the open end, capturing the linkage in the slot. One closure cap fits over and around the top member, with a set of segmented protrusions that extend through a corresponding set of protruding flange segments spaced about the circumference of the top member. The cap is configured to rotate and lock against the top member like a flange-locking bayonet mount when turned through a limited degree of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Bono, George Ross, Christopher Sicvol, Ian Burgess
  • Publication number: 20040254576
    Abstract: A rod reduction device is provided having a reduction nut adapted to mate to the rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant, and a driver tool that is effective to engage the reduction nut such that rotation of the driver tool rotates the reduction nut to reduce a rod positioned between the reduction nut and within the rod-receiving head of a spinal implant into the rod-seating portion of the head of the spinal implant. The driver tool can include a support 32 formed on a distal end thereof that is adapted to be disposed within the rod-receiving head of a spinal implant to prevent the rod-receiving head of the implant from collapsing during use of the rod reduction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: DEPUY ACROMED, INC.
    Inventors: William L. Dunbar, Chris Rybicki, Ian Burgess, Ron Sacher
  • Patent number: 6755829
    Abstract: An assembly such as an anchor screw, bone plate, offset hook, post, transverse connector or other spinal anchor for anchoring to bone and clamping a linkage such as a rod, wire cable or the like. The assembly has a top member with an open slot to receive the linkage, and a twist-lock closure cap to close the open end, capturing the linkage in the slot. One closure cap fits over and around the top member, with a set of segmented protrusions that extend through a corresponding set of protruding flange segments spaced about the circumference of the top member. The cap is configured to rotate and lock against the top member like a flange-locking bayonet mount when turned through a limited degree of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: DePuy AcroMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Scott Bono, George Joseph Ross, Christopher Werner Sicvol, Ian Burgess
  • Publication number: 20030114853
    Abstract: A cross connector for connecting two longitudinal members, such as rods, in spinal surgery has a connectors for connecting to the longitudinal members and a ball joint therebetween to allow polyaxial rotation of the connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Ian Burgess, J. Riley Hawkins, Christopher Ramsay, Frank Bono, Conor McCrea
  • Patent number: D439033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Reebok International Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig L. Feller, E. Scott Morris, Henry Besanceney, III, John Januszewkis, Andrew Bjornson, Scott D. Hewett, Henry Hardigan, Steven A. Monti, Ian Burgess, Fiona J. Adams, Wayne M. Russell