Patents by Inventor Jody L. Seifert

Jody L. Seifert 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: 11179246
    Abstract: The present invention provides an intervertebral implant for implantation in a treated area of an intervertebral space between vertebral bodies of a spine. The implant includes a spacer portion having an inferior and superior surface, wherein the inferior and superior surfaces each have a contact area capable of engaging with anatomy in the treated area, and the inferior and superior surfaces define a through-hole extending through the spacer body. The present invention further provides holes extending from a side portion to the inferior and superior surfaces of the spacer portion and a plate portion rigidly coupled to the spacer portion, wherein the plate portion contains holes for receiving screws. A fastener back out prevention mechanism adapted on the plate to prevent the back out of the fasteners from the holes and to secure the spacer to the plate of the intervertebral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Michal Zentko, Andrew Iott, Christopher Angelucci, Chad Glerum, Ryan Watt
  • Publication number: 20210338453
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 11141286
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Miccio, Mark Weiman, David Leff, Robert Ryan, Christina M. Tiongson, Brian Flint, Alex Burkhardt, Colm McLaughlin, Brittany Hansen, Jody L Seifert, Todd Jasinski, James Gault, Samuel Petersheim, Rena Mazur
  • Patent number: 11123199
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20210275321
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Matthew Hansell, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 11109980
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20210228375
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer and stabilization implant includes a plate having sockets configured for retaining a fastener passable through the socket and into an adjacent vertebral body. One or more connecting projections extend from a side of the plate, to mate with projections extending from a spacer body. A plurality of teeth project from at least one of the upper or lower surfaces of the spacer body, and a chamber is formed through the spacer body to enable bone fusion between the vertebrae. The combined plate and spacer may be inserted to lie completely within the intervertebral space, or a portion of the plate may overlie a vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Patent number: 11065045
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for reducing a vertebral compression fracture, comprising a superior end plate and an inferior end plate disposed along a vertical axis. The superior end plate and the inferior end plate are slidably separable in a vertical direction along the vertical axis. An interior chamber is provided in fluid communication with a port extending from an exterior to the interior chamber. The device is deployable within a vertebral body and expandable within the vertebral body by injecting a flowable material into the interior chamber thereby displacing the superior and inferior end plates along the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Paul W. Millhouse, Jamie Carroll, Michael L. Boyer, II, Nirali Patel, David W. Ankney, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20210205094
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kevin Gahman, Jody L. Seifert, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 11045326
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Global Medical Inc
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Matthew Hansell, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 11026800
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Global Medical Inc
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 10973649
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kevin Gahman, Jody L. Seifert, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 10973653
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer and stabilization implant includes a plate having sockets configured for retaining a fastener passable through the socket and into an adjacent vertebral body. One or more connecting projections extend from a side of the plate, to mate with projections extending from a spacer body. A plurality of teeth project from at least one of the upper or lower surfaces of the spacer body, and a chamber is formed through the spacer body to enable bone fusion between the vertebrae. The combined plate and spacer may be inserted to lie completely within the intervertebral space, or a portion of the plate may overlie a vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Publication number: 20210100592
    Abstract: Interspinous process implants are disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and kits including such implants, methods of inserting such implants, and methods of alleviating pain or discomfort associated with the spinal column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Michael L. Boyer, II, David C. Paul, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 10959856
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 10932825
    Abstract: Interspinous process implants are disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and kits including such implants, methods of inserting such implants, and methods of alleviating pain or discomfort associated with the spinal column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Jamie Carroll, David C. Paul, Michael L. Boyer, II, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 10893892
    Abstract: Interspinous process implants are disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and kits including such implants, methods of inserting such implants, and methods of alleviating pain or discomfort associated with the spinal column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Michael L. Boyer, II, David C. Paul, Noah Hansell, Mark Adams
  • Publication number: 20200315670
    Abstract: Devices and methods for positioning and immobilizing at least two adjacent vertebrae using adjacent spinous processes. The method includes positioning a spinous process fusion device in an interspinous space between adjacent spinous processes including a rod and a first wing, and attaching a second wing to the rod, for example, using a ratcheting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Daniel Laskowitz, William E. Duffield, Jason Cianfrani, Jody L. Seifert, Darren Clutter
  • Publication number: 20200297507
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Mark Adams, Chad Glerum, Jody L. Seifert, Matthew Bechtel, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman, Daniel Davenport, Milan George, John Matthews, Noah Hansell
  • Patent number: 10722277
    Abstract: Devices and methods for positioning and immobilizing at least two adjacent vertebrae using adjacent spinous processes. The method includes positioning a spinous process fusion device in an interspinous space between adjacent spinous processes including a rod and a first wing, and attaching a second wing to the rod, for example, using a ratcheting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Daniel Laskowitz, William E. Duffield, Jason Cianfrani, Jody L. Seifert, Darren Clutter