Patents by Inventor Isador H. Lieberman

Isador H. Lieberman 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: 20090163957
    Abstract: A method fuses an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra together. The method includes the steps of: extending a screw obliquely, both anteriorly and superiorly, through the inferior vertebra; and further extending the screw across an interbody space and into the superior vertebra both anteriorly and superiorly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Selvon St. Clair, Isador H. Lieberman, Mark Kayanja
  • Publication number: 20090112269
    Abstract: An apparatus for affixing a plurality of body structures together in a flexible manner includes a first articulated fastener having substantially rigid proximal and distal portions, longitudinally separated by a first flexible articulating portion. The first articulated fastener has a first thread direction. A second articulated fastener has substantially rigid proximal and distal portions, longitudinally separated by a second flexible articulating portion. The second articulated fastener has a second thread direction opposite the first thread direction. The first and second articulated fasteners are both adapted for insertion into each of the plurality of body structures. A method of affixing a plurality of body structures together in a flexible manner is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Isador H. Lieberman, Selvon St. Clair, Krzysztof B. Siemionow, Mark Kayanja
  • Patent number: 7396360
    Abstract: The present invention is a minimally invasive surgical method for fusing adjacent vertebrae. A first K-wire is inserted into the spinous process of an upper vertebrae. A second K-wire is inserted into a transverse process of a lower vertebrae. A first fixation block is secured to the first K-wire and a second fixation block is secured to the second K-wire. A rod member extends across the K-wires. A swivel block assembly is secured to achieve a desired angle for a first axis along which a first screw will be implanted into a facet joint. The swivel block assembly is secured at a desired axial position on the rod member. Percutaneous access to the upper vertebrae along the first axis is then obtained via a cannula. A removable screw having a threaded section for implantation across the facet joint and an elongated shank section that is shearable subcutaneously is inserted through the cannula. The threaded section is implanted along the first axis across the facet joint to attach the upper and lower vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20080097444
    Abstract: A body tissue fixation apparatus includes a plate having oppositely disposed outer and tissue-contacting surfaces, and at least one fixation hole extending between the outer and tissue-contacting surfaces along a longitudinal axis. The fixation hole is defined in part by an inner hole surface having at least one serration. The plate is adapted for affixation to at least one body tissue member. At least one fixation device of the body tissue fixation apparatus has a shank and a head portion, the shank being insertable through the fixation hole in the plate to affix the plate to the body tissue member upon rotation of the head portion. At least one deformable member is connected to the head portion, the deformable member extending laterally in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and being adapted to deflect to engage with at least one serration formed on the inner hole surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Lawrence Erickson, Jason A. Lisy, Stephanie Adi Soulen Harrington, Isador H. Lieberman, Stephen Edward Keverline
  • Patent number: 7316689
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing bone graft material into a mammalian body comprises a barrel member having an inner surface with internal threads. The barrel includes an exit port through which bone graft material placed into the barrel exits the barrel. A plunger member is disposed coaxially within the barrel member for pushing the bone graft material toward the exit port in the barrel. A mechanism is provided for advancing the plunger member within the barrel member. The plunger member can be rotatable and include external threads that are complimentary to and engaged with the internal threads in the barrel member to assist in moving the bone graft material toward the exit port in the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20080004714
    Abstract: A membrane for implantation into a patient includes a first layer and a second layer. The first layer has oppositely disposed outer and inner first layer surfaces. The second layer has oppositely disposed outer and inner second layer surfaces. The second layer is at least partially attached to the first layer with the inner first and second layer surfaces adjacent one another. The inner first and second layer surfaces are resistant to biological tissue ingrowth and the outer first and second layer surfaces are conducive to biological tissue ingrowth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20070213732
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw system. The screw system comprises an outer member and an inner screw. The outer member has a longitudinal inner channel that defines an interior sidewall and is provided with screw threads on its exterior and interior sidewalls. An inner screw has threads constructed and arranged to engage with those on the interior sidewall, such that the inner screw may be secured within the inner channel. When secured within the inner channel, at least a portion of the length of the inner screw extends beyond the outer member. Methods of installing the orthopedic screw system into osteoporotic or otherwise weakened bone are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: A. Jay Khanna, Isador H. Lieberman, Karthikeyan Ponnusamy, Gaurav Gupta, Sravisht Iyer, Alexander Hui, Christopher Yu, Kartik Trehan
  • Patent number: 7168873
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in applying lotion to a portion of a body of an individual includes first and second handles which are connected with a lotion dispensing section. The lotion dispensing section includes a reservoir which holds a supply of lotion and a plurality of rollers. Each of the rollers has an inner portion exposed to the lotion in the reservoir and an outer portion which is engageable with the body of the individual using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Inventia Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Shawan, Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 7128761
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a damaged spinal disc in a spinal column includes a resilient core having a first surface and a second surface. A first retaining device is connected to the first surface of the resilient core. The first retaining device includes an outer surface engageable with a first vertebra of the spinal column and an inner surface facing the first surface of the resilient core. A second retaining device is connected to the second surface of the resilient core. The second retaining device has an outer surface engageable with a second vertebra of the spinal column and an inner surface facing the second surface of the resilient core. The inner surface of the first retaining device is spaced from the core. The core deflects into engagement with the inner surface of the first retaining device upon relative movement between the first and second retaining devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: AxioMed Spine Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Kuras, Lee Strnad, Keith Duke, Kari Zimmers, Edward C. Benzel, Isador H. Lieberman, Raymond S. Ross, Charles F. Birchall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6953462
    Abstract: An anchor is implantable into a bone in a patient's body and, when implanted, is resistant to toggling in the bone and to being pulled from the bone. The anchor includes a head end portion having a surface that extends transverse to a central axis of the anchor and is engagable with the bone. A plurality of helical spikes extend from the surface on the head end portion and are engagable with the bone. Each of the plurality of helical spikes has a helical central axis that forms a helix around the central axis of the anchor. Each of the plurality of helical spikes further has a circular cross-sectional configuration as viewed in a plane extending perpendicular to the helical central axis of each of the helical spikes and a distal end portion with a tip that penetrates the bone as the head end portion is rotated relative to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20040215201
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing bone graft material into a mammalian body comprises a barrel member having an inner surface with internal threads. The barrel includes an exit port through which bone graft material placed into the barrel exits the barrel. A plunger member is disposed coaxially within the barrel member for pushing the bone graft material toward the exit port in the barrel. A mechanism is provided for advancing the plunger member within the barrel member. The plunger member can be rotatable and include external threads that are complimentary to and engaged with the internal threads in the barrel member to assist in moving the bone graft material toward the exit port in the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20040208683
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in applying lotion to a portion of a body of an individual includes first and second handles which are connected with a lotion dispensing section. The lotion dispensing section includes a reservoir which holds a supply of lotion and a plurality of rollers. Each of the rollers has an inner portion exposed to the lotion in the reservoir and an outer portion which is engageable with the body of the individual using the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Invential Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Shawan, Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20040144210
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a cork from a mouth of a bottle comprises a member for engaging the mouth of the bottle and a handle connected to the member and movable relative to the member. A shaft is operatively coupled with the handle so that movement of the handle rotates the shaft. The shaft includes two helical spikes extending around a common longitudinal axis. The helical spikes embed into the cork upon rotation of the shaft through movement of the handle. The helical spikes, when embedded in the cork, are resistant to toggling in the cork and to being pulled axially from the cork which can cause the cork to break into multiple pieces. The apparatus is particularly useful for removing a cork in an oversized wine bottle, such as a magnum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Inventia Product Development LLC
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20040073216
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a first bone to an adjacent second bone includes an anchor having a platform and at least two helical spikes for embedding into at least one of the bones upon rotation of the platform. The helical spikes project from a surface on the platforms. The anchor has a first condition in which a first portion of each of the helical spikes is extendable into one of the bones. The anchor further has a second condition in which the first portions are extendable into the other of the bones and a second portion of each of the helical spikes is extendable into the one bone to attach the bones to each other while maintaining a space between the bones. Each of the helical spikes further includes a third portion that extends between the first and second portions and that, when the anchor is embedded into the bones, extends across the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6689168
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) is provided for implantation into an adjacent pair of vertebral bodies (12 and 14) having first and second surfaces (17 and 19) that oppose each other. The apparatus (10), when implanted, is attached to the adjacent pair of vertebral bodies and stabilizes the vertebral bodies (12 and 14) while the vertebral bodies fuse together. The apparatus (10) comprises a platform (24) having a third surface (38) extending transverse to the first and second surfaces (17 and 19). The apparatus (10) further comprises at least one helical spike (50, 52) for embedding into each of the adjacent pair of vertebral bodies (12 and 14) upon rotation of the platform (24) to attach the helical spike to each of the vertebral bodies and thus fasten the vertebral bodies together. The helical spike (50, 52) projects from the platform (24) and extends around a longitudinal axis (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20030181913
    Abstract: An anchor is implantable into a bone in a patient's body and, when implanted, is resistant to toggling in the bone and to being pulled from the bone. The anchor includes a head end portion having a surface that extends transverse to a central axis of the anchor and is engagable with the bone. A plurality of helical spikes extend from the surface on the head end portion and are engagable with the bone. Each of the plurality of helical spikes has a helical central axis that forms a helix around the central axis of the anchor. Each of the plurality of helical spikes further has a circular cross-sectional configuration as viewed in a plane extending perpendicular to the helical central axis of each of the helical spikes and a distal end portion with a tip that penetrates the bone as the head end portion is rotated relative to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6551320
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for correcting spinal deformity comprises at least one anchor (20) for implantation into a vertebral body (90). The anchor (20) includes a platform (24) having a first surface (38) for facing the vertebral body (90). The anchor (20) further includes screw means (50 and 52) for embedding into the vertebral body (90) upon rotation of the platform (24). The platform (24) includes at least one passage (44) extending transversely through the platform. The passage (44) receives a cable (120) connected with another anchor (20) in another vertebral body (92). The cable (120) is tensioned to cause relative movement between the vertebral bodies (90 and 92) and thereby correct the spinal deformity. Additional cables (150, 170) may be connected to the anchors (20) and tensioned to achieve correction in multiple planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6551322
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) is provided for implantation into a bone (12) in a patient's spine or pelvis. The apparatus (10), when implanted, is resistant to toggling in the bone (12) and to being pulled from the bone. The apparatus (10) comprises a platform (24) having a first surface (38) for facing the bone (12) in a patient's spine or pelvis. The platform (24) includes structure (32, 34, 36) for connection to a spinal fixation implant (100). The apparatus (10) further comprises helical spikes (50, 52) for embedding into the bone (12) upon rotation of the platform (24). The helical spikes (50, 52) project tangentially from the platform (24) and extend around a longitudinal axis (22). The helical spikes (52, 52) have a tip portion (58) at a distal end (62) which penetrates into the bone (12) as the platform (24) is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6551319
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) is provided for implantation into a bone (12) in a patient's spine or pelvis. The apparatus (10) comprises a platform (24) having a first surface (38) for facing the bone (12). The platform (24) includes structure (32, 34, 36) for connection to a spinal fixation implant (100). The apparatus (10) further comprises helical spikes (50, 52) for embedding into the bone (12) upon rotation of the platform (24). The helical spikes (50, 52) project tangentially from the platform (24) and extend around a longitudinal axis (22). The helical spikes (50, 52) have a tip portion (58) which penetrates into the bone (12) as the platform (24) is rotated. The helical spikes (50, 52), when implanted, have a conical shape that increases in diameter as the helical spikes extend away from the platform (24). The helical spikes (50, 52) may be made from a shape memory alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6544265
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) is provided for implantation into a bone (12) in a patient's spine or pelvis. The apparatus (10) comprises a platform (24) having a first surface (38) for facing the bone (12). The platform (24) includes structure (32, 34, 36) for connection to a spinal fixation implant (100). The apparatus (10) further comprises helical spikes (50, 52) for embedding into the bone (12) upon rotation of the platform (24). The helical spikes (50, 52) project tangentially from the platform (24) and extend around a longitudinal axis (22). The helical spikes (50, 52) have a tip portion (58) which penetrates into the bone (12) as the platform (24) is rotated. The helical spikes (50, 52) further have a connecting portion (54) connected to the platform (24) and an intermediate portion (56) extending between the connecting portion and the tip portion (58). At least one of the intermediate portion (56) and the connecting portion (54) has a tubular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventor: Isador H. Lieberman