Patents by Inventor John D. Malone

John D. Malone 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: 10491086
    Abstract: A slot flaring apparatus is presented herein. The slot flaring apparatus includes a base and flaring tool. The base is configured to receive and secure a stator that has a plurality of core slots. The flaring tool is configured to be controllably pressed against the stator and has a plurality of flaring teeth. Moreover, each tooth of the plurality of flaring teeth is configured to insert into and form a respective slot liner which has been inserted into the corresponding core slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Frederick W. Rhoads, John D. Campbell, Rodney C. Malone, Douglas M. Linn
  • Patent number: 9320549
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Publication number: 20150366590
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Publication number: 20150230832
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Patent number: 9039775
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Patent number: 8591588
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Publication number: 20130274810
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Publication number: 20120310352
    Abstract: An orthopedic device for implanting between adjacent vertebrae comprising: an arcuate balloon and a hardenable material within said balloon. In some embodiments, the balloon has a footprint that substantially corresponds to a perimeter of a vertebral endplate. An inflatable device is inserted through a cannula into an intervertebral space and oriented so that, upon expansion, a natural angle between vertebrae will be at least partially restored. At least one component selected from the group consisting of a load-bearing component and an osteobiologic component is directed into the inflatable device through a fluid communication means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. DiMauro, John D. Malone
  • Publication number: 20110004253
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Patent number: 7819903
    Abstract: Spinal fixation plates for maintaining adjacent vertebrae in and fixed position are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the plate includes opposed superior and inferior portions that are angled in a direction anterior to an anterior face of a mid-portion of the plate. The plate also includes a curvature formed therein about a longitudinal axis in a sagittal plane thereof. In use, when the plate is attached to adjacent vertebrae, the angle of the superior and inferior portions and the curvature in the plate are effective to position one or more thru-bores formed in the superior and inferior portions at the anterior rims of the adjacent vertebrae. In another embodiment, a spinal fixation plate is provided that is adapted to engage and mate to a fusion cage or other vertebral implant disposed between adjacent vertebra. The present invention also provides spinal fixation kits or assemblies, and methods for implanting the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Patent number: 7112222
    Abstract: A spinal fixation assembly is provided including a fusion cage with posterior, anterior, superior, and inferior faces, and a plate having at least one aperture for receiving a bone screw and having a mating element adapted to slidably engage and mate to the anterior face of the fusion cage. The cage is adapted to be positioned between adjacent vertebrae, and the plate is effective to mate to the cage and to receive one or more bone screws to fasten the plate and secure the fusion cage to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Depuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Publication number: 20040193269
    Abstract: A spinal fixation assembly is provided including a fusion cage with posterior, anterior, superior, and inferior faces, and a plate having at least one aperture for receiving a bone screw and having a mating element adapted to slidably engage and mate to the anterior face of the fusion cage. The cage is adapted to be positioned between adjacent vertebrae, and the plate is effective to mate to the cage and to receive one or more bone screws to fasten the plate and secure the fusion cage to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: DEPUY ACROMED, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Fraser, John D. Malone, Hassan A. Serhan, Richard C. Techiera
  • Patent number: 6776798
    Abstract: A spacer assembly is provided for use in spinal surgeries. The spacer assembly includes a spacer having opposite ends and a side wall extending between the opposite ends and at least one end cap coupled to at least one of the opposite ends of the spacer. Each end cap includes an inner end facing the spacer, an outer end having a serrated surface, and a side wall extending between the inner and outer ends. The side wall of each end cap is formed for engagement with the side wall of the spacer to provide a mechanical connection between the end cap and the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: DePuy AcroMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Camino, John D. Malone, Lutz Biedermann, Helmar Rapp
  • Patent number: 6520993
    Abstract: An implantable spinal graft includes a substantially annular body with opposed superior and inferior surfaces. At least a portion of the superior and inferior surfaces includes a plurality of bone-engaging protrusions. Both of the superior and inferior surfaces also include at least one region that is free of protrusions. Preferably, the protrusion-free regions are centrally disposed and are oriented so as to be parallel to or angled with respect to an anterior-posterior axis of the implant. The implant further includes a tip on the posterior that is formed by converging portion of the superior and inferior surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignees: DePuy Acromed, Inc., Lifenet
    Inventors: Stephen B. James, Billy G. Anderson, John D. Malone, Bradley T. Moore, Ronald J. Naughton
  • Publication number: 20020087212
    Abstract: An implantable spinal graft includes a substantially annular body with opposed superior and inferior surfaces. At least a portion of the superior and inferior surfaces includes a plurality of bone-engaging protrusions. Both of the superior and inferior surfaces also include at least one region that is free of protrusions. Preferably, the protrusion-free regions are centrally disposed and are oriented so as to be parallel to or angled with respect to an anterior-posterior axis of the implant. The implant further includes a tip on the posterior that is formed by converging portion of the superior and inferior surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Stephen B. James, Billy G. Anderson, John D. Malone, Bradley T. Moore, Ronald J. Naughton
  • Publication number: 20020068978
    Abstract: A spacer assembly is provided for use in spinal surgeries. The spacer assembly includes a spacer having opposite ends and a side wall extending between the opposite ends and at least one end cap coupled to at least one of the opposite ends of the spacer. Each end cap includes an inner end facing the spacer, an outer end having a serrated surface, and a side wall extending between the inner and outer ends. The side wall of each end cap is formed for engagement with the side wall of the spacer to provide a mechanical connection between the end cap and the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas S. Camino, John D. Malone
  • Patent number: RE43317
    Abstract: An installation tool that is useful for the efficient and effective placement of an article, such as an artificial disc, between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The installation tool can be provided as a kit having modular components which allow the surgeon to select from among a variety of components to assemble an installation tool that is optimized for its intended use. The installation tool of the invention generally includes a pair of opposed levers, each of which has a proximal handle portion and a distal portion. A fulcrum is disposed between the two levers to enable proper operation of the tool. The tool further includes a pusher block that is positioned between the two levers and is selectively movable between an initial location distal of the fulcrum and a final location adjacent the distal end of the levers. The pusher block includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a bore extending at least partially therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, Alexander D. Grinberg, John D. Malone, Bradley Moore, Michael J. O'Neil, Mark C. Boomer
  • Patent number: RE44835
    Abstract: An installation tool that is useful for the efficient and effective placement of an article, such as an artificial disc, between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The installation tool can be provided as a kit having modular components which allow the surgeon to select from among a variety of components to assemble an installation tool that is optimized for its intended use. The installation tool of the invention generally includes a pair of opposed levers, each of which has a proximal handle portion and a distal portion. A fulcrum is disposed between the two levers to enable proper operation of the tool. The tool further includes a pusher block that is positioned between the two levers and is selectively movable between an initial location distal of the fulcrum and a final location adjacent the distal end of the levers. The pusher block includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a bore extending at least partially therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, Alexander Grinberg, John D. Malone, Bradley Moore, Michael J. O'Neil, Mark C. Boomer
  • Patent number: RE45639
    Abstract: An installation tool that is useful for the efficient and effective placement of an article, such as an artificial disc, between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The installation tool can be provided as a kit having modular components which allow the surgeon to select from among a variety of components to assemble an installation tool that is optimized for its intended use. The installation tool of the invention generally includes a pair of opposed levers, each of which has a proximal handle portion and a distal portion. A fulcrum is disposed between the two levers to enable proper operation of the tool. The tool further includes a pusher block that is positioned between the two levers and is selectively movable between an initial location distal of the fulcrum and a final location adjacent the distal end of the levers. The pusher block includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a bore extending at least partially therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, Alexander Grinberg, John D. Malone, Bradley Moore, Michael J. O'Neil, Mark C. Boomer
  • Patent number: RE46410
    Abstract: An installation tool that is useful for the efficient and effective placement of an article, such as an artificial disc, between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The installation tool can be provided as a kit having modular components which allow the surgeon to select from among a variety of components to assemble an installation tool that is optimized for its intended use. The installation tool of the invention generally includes a pair of opposed levers, each of which has a proximal handle portion and a distal portion. A fulcrum is disposed between the two levers to enable proper operation of the tool. The tool further includes a pusher block that is positioned between the two levers and is selectively movable between an initial location distal of the fulcrum and a final location adjacent the distal end of the levers. The pusher block includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a bore extending at least partially therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Fraser, Alexander Grinberg, John D. Malone, Bradley Moore, Michael J. O'Neil, Mark C. Boomer