Patents by Inventor John G. Heller

John G. Heller 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: 20200275955
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an intermediate portion and a first portion extending in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The first portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. A second portion is spaced from the first portion and extends in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The second portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an outer surface having a mating element engageable with a mating element of a surgical instrument. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhi S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Patent number: 10695107
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an intermediate portion and a first portion extending in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The first portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. A second portion is spaced from the first portion and extends in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The second portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an outer surface having a mating element engageable with a mating element of a surgical instrument. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhil S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Patent number: 10521848
    Abstract: A system and method to generate and maintain interaction with a customer by evaluating customer initiated messages and telematics data to obtain information used to generate response messages and, further, generating conversation initiating messages autonomously in an effort to solicit response messages from a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: CLUTCH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brady L Rackley, III, James F. Heller, David W. Hallum, Ashish Trehan, Kyle L. Clements, John R. Phelps, Jr., Adam J. Carley, Vincent G. Zappa, Steven S. Neel, Sangameswar Venkatraman, Benjamin E. Morgan, Eric R. Kraar, Christopher M. L. Howie
  • Publication number: 20190254720
    Abstract: Laminoplasty plates are engageable to at least one portion of a divided lamina to maintain a desired spacing relative to the spinal canal. The laminoplasty plates include a spacer portion having a first end and a second end that spans a gap formed by at least one of a divided lamina portion. The laminoplasty plates can include a lamina engagement portion at one end for engagement with the divided lamina portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: William B. Null, Robert W. Weakley, Gregory C. Marik, John G. Heller, Jeffrey C. Wang
  • Patent number: 10314621
    Abstract: Laminoplasty plates are engageable to at least one portion of a divided lamina to maintain a desired spacing relative to the spinal canal. The laminoplasty plates include a spacer portion having a first end and a second end that spans a gap formed by at least one of a divided lamina portion. The laminoplasty plates can include a lamina engagement portion at one end for engagement with the divided lamina portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Null, Robert W. Weakley, Gregory C. Marik, John G. Heller, Jeffrey C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20170156764
    Abstract: A spinal implant includes an intermediate portion and a first portion extending in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The first portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. A second portion is spaced from the first portion and extends in a transverse orientation from the intermediate portion. The second portion includes an inner surface connectable with vertebral tissue adjacent a lamina. At least one of the first portion and the second portion includes an outer surface having a mating element engageable with a mating element of a surgical instrument. Systems, surgical instruments and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Squires, Mark C. Dace, Nikhil S. Kulkarni, Chris E. Johnson, John G. Heller
  • Publication number: 20140135845
    Abstract: Laminoplasty plates are engageable to at least one portion of a divided lamina to maintain a desired spacing relative to the spinal canal. The laminoplasty plates include a spacer portion having a first end and a second end that spans a gap formed by at least one of a divided lamina portion. The laminoplasty plates can include a lamina engagement portion at one end for engagement with the divided lamina portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: William B. Null, Robert W. Weakley, Gregory C. Marik, John G. Heller, Jeffrey C. Wang
  • Patent number: 8105366
    Abstract: Laminoplasty plates are engageable to at least one portion of a divided lamina to maintain a desired spacing relative to the spinal canal. The laminoplasty plates include a spacer portion having a first end and a second end that spans a gap formed by at least one of a divided lamina portion. The laminoplasty plates can include a lamina engagement portion at one end for engagement with the divided lamina portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Null, Robert W. Weakley, Gregory C. Marik, John G. Heller, Jeffrey C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20090210012
    Abstract: Laminoplasty plates are engageable to at least one portion of a divided lamina to maintain a desired spacing relative to the spinal canal. The laminoplasty plates include a spacer portion having a first end and a second end that spans a gap formed by at least one of a divided lamina portion. The laminoplasty plates can include a lamina engagement portion at one end for engagement with the divided lamina portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: William B. Null, Robert W. Weakley, Gregory C. Marik, John G. Heller, Jeffrey C. Wang
  • Publication number: 20040030388
    Abstract: Laminoplasty plates are engageable to at least one portion of a divided lamina to maintain a desired spacing relative to the spinal canal. The laminoplasty plates include a spacer portion having a first end and a second end that spans a gap formed by at least one of a divided lamina portion. The laminoplasty plates can include a lamina engagement portion at one end for engagement with the divided lamina portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: William B. Null, Robert W. Weakley, Gregory C. Marik, John G. Heller, Jeffrey C. Wang