Patents by Inventor Jason Zappacosta

Jason Zappacosta 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: 20240058138
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anti-rotation locking system for an expandable implant. The anti-rotation locking system may include a screw comprising a screw head comprising a plurality of notches. The anti-rotation locking system further comprises a housing and a locking member comprising a ring, a partial ring, and a strut coupling the ring to the partial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Mark Weiman, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 11903845
    Abstract: Tibial implants, instruments, systems, and methods of implanting a tibial tray during a knee arthroplasty. The inserter instrument may include a main body with a pair of fixed posterior tabs, a moveable anterior tab body with an anterior tab, and a rotatable shaft for controlling movement of the anterior tab body. When the shaft is rotated, the anterior tab body is translated into an expanded position to lock the inserter to the tibial tray, thereby providing precise positioning of the tibial tray during implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Marius Cobani, Drew Mike, Jason Zappacosta, David Stumpo
  • Publication number: 20240041615
    Abstract: Tibial implants, instruments, systems, and methods of implanting a tibial tray during a knee arthroplasty. The inserter instrument may include a main body with a pair of fixed posterior tabs, a moveable anterior tab body with an anterior tab, and a rotatable shaft for controlling movement of the anterior tab body. When the shaft is rotated, the anterior tab body is translated into an expanded position to lock the inserter to the tibial tray, thereby providing precise positioning of the tibial tray during implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Marius Cobani, Drew Mike, Jason Zappacosta, David Stumpo
  • Patent number: 11877807
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for computer-assisted navigation and/or robot-assisted surgery. Navigable instrumentation, which are capable of being navigated by a surgeon using the surgical robot system, allow for the navigated movement of instruments or other surgical devices. The instruments may be suitable for procedures involving navigated and/or robotic total knee arthroplasty, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Hayden Cameron, Olivier Chappuis, Szymon Kostrzewski, Benoit Brot, Peter Eckert, Stephen Cicchini, Neil R. Crawford, Jason Zappacosta, Drew Mike, David Stumpo, Timothy Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20240016619
    Abstract: A tibial implant for knee arthroplasty includes a tibial plate, a tibial keel, and at least one anchoring projection. The tibial plate is sized and shaped for placement on a proximal end of a tibia of a patient. The tibial plate includes opposite proximal and distal surfaces with the distal surface configured to engage the end of the tibia. The tibial keel extends distally from the distal surface of the tibial plate and is configured to be inserted into the proximal end of the tibia. The anchoring projection extends distally from the distal surface of the tibial plate and is configured to be inserted into the proximal end of the tibia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Timothy J. Blackwell, Khiem Pham, Hayden Cameron, David Stumpo, Szymon Kostrzewski, Daniel Gehriger
  • Patent number: 11865014
    Abstract: A surgical implant having a surface treatment which contains primary cavities and secondary cavities. The primary cavities are larger than the secondary cavities and the primary cavities have an average length ranging from 20-500 micrometers. The surface treatment includes recasted material adjacent to a plurality of the primary cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Mark Miccio, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20240000582
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11844697
    Abstract: A patella implant for knee arthroplasty includes a cap and a base. The cap has an articulating surface and a plurality of first connection members. The base is to be attached to the backside of a patella of a patient. The base includes a cap support mounted to the cap. The cap support includes a plurality of first connection recesses. Each first connection member of the cap is disposed in a corresponding one of the first connection recesses of the cap support to mount the cap to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Timothy J. Blackwell, David Stumpo
  • Publication number: 20230380870
    Abstract: An implantable device may comprise a barrel, the barrel having an upper portion and a lower portion. The barrel may be configured to transition from a collapsed form having a first height to an expanded form having a second height and wherein the second height is greater than the first height. The implantable device may further include an actuator assembly disposed in the barrel, the actuator assembly comprising a front ramped actuator in engagement with the barrel, a rear ramped actuator in engagement with the barrel, and a central screw that extends from the rear ramped actuator through the front ramped actuator. The implantable device may further comprise a first plate and a second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Darren Clutter, Robert Rightler
  • Patent number: 11813175
    Abstract: An implantable device includes a barrel. The barrel has a first portion and a second portion. The implantable device includes a first plate having multiple projections extending from one side of the first plate, where the first plate is configured to movably couple to the first portion of the barrel. The implantable device includes a second plate having multiple projections extending from one side of the second plate, where the second plate is configured to movably couple to the second portion of the barrel. The barrel is configured to transition from a collapsed form having a first height to an expanded form having a second height, where the second height is greater than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Don Reed, Aditya Ingalhalikar
  • Patent number: 11793654
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anti-rotation locking system for an expandable implant. The anti-rotation locking system may include a screw comprising a screw head comprising a plurality of notches. The anti-rotation locking system further comprises a housing and a locking member comprising a ring, a partial ring, and a strut coupling the ring to the partial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Mark Weiman, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 11786377
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20230301797
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. The expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include a body, a first endplate, and a second endplate. A drive screw may be rotated to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. Instruments may be provided to ensure the implant is inserted safely and as intended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, Mark Miccio, Shawn Cox, David Feigenbaum, Damien Kahmer
  • Publication number: 20230301796
    Abstract: Intervertebral spacer assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A method of insertion includes inserting an intervertebral spacer and plate together using an insertion tool and, upon removal of the insertion tool, the intervertebral spacer and plate are no longer considered connected/coupled and act as separate components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20230285055
    Abstract: An implantable device may include a barrel, the barrel having an upper portion and a lower portion. The implantable device may further include an actuator assembly disposed in the barrel, and a central screw that extends from a rear ramped actuator through a front ramped actuator. The implantable device may further include a first plate having multiple projections extending from one side of the first plate. The implantable device may further include a second plate having multiple projections extending from one side of the second plate, the second plate configured to be received on the central screw. The barrel may be configured to transition from a collapsed form having a first height to an expanded form having a second height and wherein the second height is greater than the first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventor: Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20230270563
    Abstract: Tibial implants, instruments, systems, and methods of implanting a tibial tray during a knee arthroplasty. The inserter instrument may include a main body with a pair of fixed posterior tabs, a moveable anterior tab body with an anterior tab, and a rotatable shaft for controlling movement of the anterior tab body. When the shaft is rotated, the anterior tab body is translated into an expanded position to lock the inserter to the tibial tray, thereby providing precise positioning of the tibial tray during implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Marius Cobani, Drew Mike, Jason Zappacosta, David Stumpo
  • Patent number: 11737891
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. The expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include a body, a first endplate, and a second endplate. A drive screw may be rotated to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. Instruments may be provided to ensure the implant is inserted safely and as intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, Mark Miccio, Shawn Cox, David Feigenbaum, Damien Kahmer
  • Patent number: 11730603
    Abstract: A tibial implant for knee arthroplasty includes a tibial plate, a tibial keel, and at least one anchoring projection. The tibial plate is sized and shaped for placement on a proximal end of a tibia of a patient. The tibial plate includes opposite proximal and distal surfaces with the distal surface configured to engage the end of the tibia. The tibial keel extends distally from the distal surface of the tibial plate and is configured to be inserted into the proximal end of the tibia. The anchoring projection extends distally from the distal surface of the tibial plate and is configured to be inserted into the proximal end of the tibia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Timothy J. Blackwell, Khiem Pham, Hayden Cameron, David Stumpo, Szymon Kostrzewski, Daniel Gehriger
  • Patent number: 11723695
    Abstract: An implantable device may comprise a barrel, the barrel having an upper portion and a lower portion. The barrel may be configured to transition from a collapsed form having a first height to an expanded form having a second height and wherein the second height is greater than the first height. The implantable device may further include an actuator assembly disposed in the barrel, the actuator assembly comprising a front ramped actuator in engagement with the barrel, a rear ramped actuator in engagement with the barrel, and a central screw that extends from the rear ramped actuator through the front ramped actuator. The implantable device may further comprise a first plate and a second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Darren Clutter, Robert Rightler
  • Publication number: 20230248534
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews