Patents by Inventor John Durward Pond

John Durward Pond 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: 10092327
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating spinal deformities. One embodiment includes inserting an elongated corrective member into the patient. During insertion, the corrective member is operatively attached to a first vertebral member that applies a first corrective force to correct a first vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted into the patient and subsequently operatively attached to a second vertebral member that applies a second corrective force to correct a second vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted and subsequently operatively attached to a third vertebral member that applies a third corrective force to correct a third vertebral member alignment. The embodiment may further include operatively attaching the corrective member to additional vertebral members to correct further misalignment. In one embodiment, a second member is attached to the vertebral members after they have been aligned to maintain the alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Benedict Dekutoski, John Durward Pond, Neel Anand
  • Patent number: 9289243
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating spinal deformities. One embodiment includes inserting an elongated corrective member into the patient. During insertion, the corrective member is operatively attached to a first vertebral member that applies a first corrective force to correct a first vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted into the patient and subsequently operatively attached to a second vertebral member that applies a second corrective force to correct a second vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted and subsequently operatively attached to a third vertebral member that applies a third corrective force to correct a third vertebral member alignment. The embodiment may further include operatively attaching the corrective member to additional vertebral members to correct further misalignment. In one embodiment, a second member is attached to the vertebral members after they have been aligned to maintain the alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Benedict Dekutoski, John Durward Pond, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160000467
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating spinal deformities. One embodiment includes inserting an elongated corrective member into the patient. During insertion, the corrective member is operatively attached to a first vertebral member that applies a first corrective force to correct a first vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted into the patient and subsequently operatively attached to a second vertebral member that applies a second corrective force to correct a second vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted and subsequently operatively attached to a third vertebral member that applies a third corrective force to correct a third vertebral member alignment. The embodiment may further include operatively attaching the corrective member to additional vertebral members to correct further misalignment. In one embodiment, a second member is attached to the vertebral members after they have been aligned to maintain the alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Benedict Dekutoski, John Durward Pond, Neel Anand
  • Publication number: 20140257404
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating spinal deformities. One embodiment includes inserting an elongated corrective member into the patient. During insertion, the corrective member is operatively attached to a first vertebral member that applies a first corrective force to correct a first vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted into the patient and subsequently operatively attached to a second vertebral member that applies a second corrective force to correct a second vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted and subsequently operatively attached to a third vertebral member that applies a third corrective force to correct a third vertebral member alignment. The embodiment may further include operatively attaching the corrective member to additional vertebral members to correct further misalignment. In one embodiment, a second member is attached to the vertebral members after they have been aligned to maintain the alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Benedict Dekutoski, John Durward Pond, JR.
  • Patent number: 8425601
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods and devices that provide for asymmetrical movement of vertebral members. In one embodiment, first and second anchors connect the rod to the vertebral members. The rod may be fixedly connected to the first anchor, and movably connected to the second anchor. A limiting device may be positioned on one or both sides of the second anchor. The limiting device or devices control an extent of movement between the rod and the second anchor during vertebral motion. In one embodiment, the device controls an amount of flexion and extension of the vertebral members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas A. Carls, Eric C. Lange, John Durward Pond, Jr., Kent M. Anderson, Henry Keith Bonin, Jr., Jonathan M. Dewey
  • Patent number: 7993344
    Abstract: The present application is directed to guides for inserting an elongated member into a patient. The guide generally includes an elongated shape with a distal end that is positioned within the patient, and a proximal end that may be positioned outside of the patient. The guide may include a channel formed between sidewalls. The channel is sized to receive the elongated member and guide the member into a predetermined location within the patient. In one embodiment, the guide is used with an insertion device that may include a pivoting carriage for initially inserting the guide and then the elongated member into the patient. The guide may also be used in a freehand technique that is positioned specifically within the patient by the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Durward Pond, Jr., Jonathan M. Dewey, Christopher M. Patterson, Thomas A. Carls
  • Publication number: 20080269805
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods for treating spinal deformities. One embodiment includes inserting an elongated corrective member into the patient. During insertion, the corrective member is operatively attached to a first vertebral member that applies a first corrective force to correct a first vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted into the patient and subsequently operatively attached to a second vertebral member that applies a second corrective force to correct a second vertebral member alignment. The corrective member is further inserted and subsequently operatively attached to a third vertebral member that applies a third corrective force to correct a third vertebral member alignment. The embodiment may further include operatively attaching the corrective member to additional vertebral members to correct further misalignment. In one embodiment, a second member is attached to the vertebral members after they have been aligned to maintain the alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Benedict Dekutoski, John Durward Pond
  • Publication number: 20080243052
    Abstract: The present application is directed to guides for inserting an elongated member into a patient. The guide generally includes an elongated shape with a distal end that is positioned within the patient, and a proximal end that may be positioned outside of the patient. The guide may include a channel formed between sidewalls. The channel is sized to receive the elongated member and guide the member into a predetermined location within the patient. In one embodiment, the guide is used with an insertion device that may include a pivoting carriage for initially inserting the guide and then the elongated member into the patient. The guide may also be used in a freehand technique that is positioned specifically within the patient by the surgeon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Durward Pond, Jonathan M. Dewey, Christopher M. Patterson, Thomas A. Carls
  • Publication number: 20080140022
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a cannula for insertion into a patient. The cannula includes a first distal section and a second proximal section with a hollow interior extending through each. The first section is positioned distally of the second section and includes a larger outer diameter. A coating is applied to the second section. An outer diameter of the coating is smaller than or equal to the outer diameter of the first section. This design prevents the coating from detaching from the second section during insertion of the cannula into the patient. In one embodiment, the cannula acts as a guide for inserting the coating into the patient and the first section protects the leading edge of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: John Durward Pond, Robert B. Rice
  • Publication number: 20080119862
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for assembling a spinal prosthesis to a plurality of anchoring members may be used to guide a driving tool and, if desired, to apply a distraction or compression force. The instrument includes two guide tubes with respective proximal, distal, and intermediate sections. The guide tubes are pivotally connected at their intermediate sections so that their respective longitudinal axes intersect and the cannulations of the guide tubes intersect. The surgical instrument may include a locking mechanism connecting the proximal portions and selectively operative to preserve an angular relationship between the guide tubes against at least one of increasing or decreasing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: MeLeah Ann Wicker, Eric C. Lange, Henry Keith Bonin, John Durward Pond
  • Publication number: 20080065079
    Abstract: The present application is directed to methods and devices that provide for asymmetrical movement of vertebral members. In one embodiment, first and second anchors connect the rod to the vertebral members. The rod may be fixedly connected to the first anchor, and movably connected to the second anchor. A limiting device may be positioned on one or both sides of the second anchor. The limiting device or devices control an extent of movement between the rod and the second anchor during vertebral motion. In one embodiment, the device controls an amount of flexion and extension of the vertebral members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas A. Carls, Eric C. Lange, John Durward Pond, Kent M. Anderson, Henry Keith Bonin, Jonathan M. Dewey