Patents by Inventor Jeffrey D. Gordon

Jeffrey D. Gordon 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: 20170354511
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant for engagement between first and second vertebrae. The implant includes a first plate configured for attachment to the first vertebrae and defining a first interbody connection member and a second plate configured for attachment to the second vertebrae and defining a second interbody connection member. An interbody component includes a body with a first end defining a first plate connection member configured for connection to the first interbody connection member and a second end defining a second plate connection member configured for connection to the second interbody connection member. A method of inserting the implant is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Mark Weiman, George Howard, Suresh Chintakunta
  • Publication number: 20150080958
    Abstract: Compression-distraction spinal fixation systems, and methods of performing compression-distraction spinal fixation, are provided that include screw-rod constructs having a ratcheting mechanism. Bone screws of the screw-rod constructs can have a pawl that engages ratchet teeth on the rod of the screw-rod construct. The bone screw can be ratcheted along the length of the rod to apply distractive or compressive forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: The Johns Hopkins University, NEURAXIS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kretzer, Bryan W. Cunningham, Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140309694
    Abstract: Medical devices and kits for dynamically stabilizing or preserving motion in a spine and limiting adjacent, non-adjacent, or isolated segment degeneration of the spine while providing a controlled, determinable range of motion at the treated site, as well as methods for surgical use of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: The Johns Hopkins University, Neuraxis Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Kretzer, Bryan W. Cunningham, Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140039621
    Abstract: A monolithic material including a first region having a first variability of strength and a second region joined to the first region, the second region having a second variability of strength, wherein the monolithic material has a variability of strength less than the first variability of strength of the first region and less than the second variability of strength of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SEVIKA HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. GORDON, Michael G. FISHER, Paul R. JOHNSON, Kenneth D. JOHANNABER
  • Patent number: 8556972
    Abstract: A monolithic material including a first region having a first variability of strength and a second region joined to the first region, the second region having a second variability of strength, wherein the monolithic material has a variability of strength less than the first variability of strength of the first region and less than the second variability of strength of the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sevika Holding AG
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gordon, Michael G. Fisher, Paul R. Johnson, Kenneth D. Johannaber
  • Publication number: 20110257753
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant includes a first region for attachment to a bone and a second region coupled to the first region, the second region having a perimeter and including a concave articular surface on top of the second region and a convex surface between the perimeter and the concave articular surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. GORDON, Kenneth D. JOHANNABER
  • Publication number: 20100286730
    Abstract: A device for correction of a spinal deformity includes an implant having a first end portion and an opposite second end portion, the first end portion being attachable to an extraspinal bone, the second end portion being attachable to a vertebra, the implant being configured for being adjusted without penetrating skin and thereby for adjusting a tension of the implant so as to impose a corrective displacement on the vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20100268337
    Abstract: A monolithic material including a first region having a first variability of strength and a second region joined to the first region, the second region having a second variability of strength, wherein the monolithic material has a variability of strength less than the first variability of strength of the first region and less than the second variability of strength of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. GORDON, Michael G. FISHER, Paul R. JOHNSON, Kenneth D. JOHANNABER
  • Publication number: 20100256758
    Abstract: A monolithic orthopedic implant including a porous region having a form of interconnected porosity similar to cancellous bone to promote skeletal fixation by bone ingrowth, a transition region adjacent to and integrally joined to the porous region, the transition region having a form of interconnected porosity similar to subchondral bone, a substantially dense region integrally joined to the transition region and having a perimeter, and a surface on the substantially dense region, the surface having a finish adapted for articulation against native articular cartilage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. GORDON, Michael G. Fisher, Paul R. Johnson, Kenneth D. Johannaber
  • Patent number: 7763053
    Abstract: A device for correction of a spinal deformity. In one embodiment, the device includes a cable having a first end portion, and an opposite, second end portion attachable to a vertebra, and means for adjusting the tension of the cable so as to impose a corrective displacement on the vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Patent number: 7331994
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis for placement between a first vertebra and a second vertebra adjacent to the first vertebra. In one embodiment, the intervertebral disc prosthesis includes a resilient member, a first support member and a second support member. The first support member and the second support member are housed into the resilient member that is arranged, in use, to be secured to the first vertebra and the second vertebra, respectively. The intervertebral disc prosthesis can generate a coupled motion in more than one possible direction responsive to a possible movement of at least one of the first vertebra and the second vertebra, among the resilient member, the first support member and the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gordon, John K. Song
  • Patent number: 6964686
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis that comprises a deformable flexure with an axial cavity, the axial cavity extending along the axis of the flexure, and a slit defined in the perimeter surface of the flexure to provide flexibility to the disc member, the slit having a slit thickness. The slit may be in the form of a coil to impart a spring-like appearance and function. The intervertebral disc prosthesis further comprises a lower disc support housed in the axial cavity and an upper disc support housed in the axial cavity; with the lower and upper disc supports communicating with one another to provide support to the disc. The lower or upper disc support may alternatively be incorporated into the flexure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Patent number: 6878405
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating diamond-like carbon (DLC) with a hot liquid and/or ion beam. This treatment can reduce the contact angle of the coating. In certain example embodiments, at least oxygen gas is used in an ion beam source(s) that generates the ion beam(s) used for the ion beam treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Bienkiewicz, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Scott V. Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20040067363
    Abstract: A substrate is coated with a layer(s) or coating(s) that includes, for example, amorphous carbon in a form of diamond-like carbon (DLC). The DLC is then ion beam treated and/or treated with a hot liquid and/or vapor (such as hot water) so as to cause the contact angle &thgr; thereof to decrease. In certain example embodiments, at least oxygen gas is used in an ion beam source(s) that generates the ion beam(s) used for the ion beam treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph M. Bienkiewicz, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Scott V. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 6579321
    Abstract: An implantable intervertebral disc prosthesis that comprises a disc member having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a perimeter surface. The disc includes an axis at least one slit defined in the perimeter surface; the slit being of sufficient depth and thickness to provide flexure. The slit terminates in a perimeter opening larger than the slit thickness. The perimeter opening (i.e., hole) acts as a pivot point and relieves stress. The disc prosthesis optionally comprises a cavity with an upper seat defined on the lower surface, a lower disc having an upper and lower surface and a lower seat defined on the upper surface, and a support ball. The support ball engages the seat on the upper disc and the seat on the lower disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gordon, John M. Dawson
  • Patent number: 6575972
    Abstract: A clamp with helical coils or springs defining a cavity to receive and secure rod members. The clamp also comprises a connection and tightening device for constricting the first and second helical coils around the respective rod members. These clamps have multiple uses including use as a device for securing a bone. In such a case, this embodiment may comprise a first and second stabilization bar, a pin, a pin attachment device, and a clamp. In another embodiment of the present invention, a clamp comprises connectors with cavities to house the helical springs. The connection and tightening device secures and tightens the first and second connectors by causing the helical springs to constrict about the rod member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Patent number: 5732821
    Abstract: A system for storing and sterilizing orthopedic devices in a series of cases that may be attached together to provide a custom type container for a particular end user. The containers have modular compartments for housing the orthopedic devices. The containers may be shipped with the orthopedic devices in a sterilized environment as well as be resterilized in an autoclave for future use. A method of use and inventory control is also disclosed wherein a container using a generic marking system is used on the lid for the container. An inventory control sheet is used to record the part number and manufacturing lot number of the components housed in the compartments. The sheet corresponds to the generic marking system. A more accurate accounting of the inventory is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Biomet, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Barry F. Hecker, William H. Fox, III
  • Patent number: 5608900
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a knowledge base continuously developed through a method of repetitiously connecting various sources of locally and remotely located sources of data. The various sources of data can include reports, articles, books, audio recording, multi-media or computer data. The system uses a systematic approach of selecting a search criteria, selecting a set of search objects, identifying connections (relationships) between the search criteria and the search objects, creating an attribute (description of the relationship) and storage of the connection and its attribute. By following this approach additional connections can be made between already connected objects to exhaustively collect all possible relationships between objects. Through the use of unique identifiers the connections are made between systems located across networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Internationl Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Dockter, Joel F. Farber, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Kevin D. Seppi, James C. Kleewein
  • Patent number: 5549680
    Abstract: A biocompatible prosthetic device for the replacement of the temporomandibular joint is provided. The prosthetic device includes an artificial condylar component having a substantially spherical convex articular surface of a first spherical radius for replacing the articular surface of the condylar head. The prosthetic device further includes artificial mandibular fossa component having a substantially spherical concave articular surface of a second spherical radius greater than the first spherical radius. The present invention further includes a surgical method for installation of this prosthetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Biomet, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Gordon
  • Patent number: 5256365
    Abstract: A method of labeling mold cavities in a blow-molding machine using an in-mold labeling system including first and second label magazines, first and second rotary members each having a label transfer unit with a suction cup, and using the steps of rotating each member to position the suction cup adjacent a magazine, transferring a label in the magazine to the cup, rotating the member to position the held label adjacent a pickup position, transferring the label to a suction cup of an in-mold labeling unit and actuating the unit to place the labels in mold cavities of a blow molding machine. When the suction cup of the transfer unit is adjacent the magazine, a high vacuum is drawn to remove one label from the magazine and then the vacuum level is reduced to a low vacuum. During transfer of the label from this suction cup to the suction cup of the labeling unit, the low vacuum is maintained on the transfer unit suction cup while a high vacuum connection is formed between the labeling unit cup and the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Graham Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gordon, Jean F. Rubie