Patents by Inventor John J. Flynn

John J. Flynn 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: 20220160517
    Abstract: An expansion member for distributing graft material through a cage and into an intervertebral space is provided. The expansion member has a central beam with an entry port in fluid communication with an exit port for distribution of the graft material. The central beam is inserted into a cage having a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the expanded state forming a graft distribution window. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to open the graft distribution window which at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN, PAUL J. BIRKMEYER
  • Patent number: 11234837
    Abstract: A staged expansion of an intervertebral scaffolding system is provided, and also include a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, Paul J. Birkmeyer
  • Patent number: 11076968
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a rigid central beam and a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, Paul J. Birkmeyer
  • Publication number: 20210045893
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer, one or more tensioners, or a combination of the stabilizer with one or more tensioners. The stabilizer slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and both the stabilizer and the one or more tensioners are configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state, and the stabilizer can include a locking element that engages with the expansion member to lock the expansion member to the stabilizer when the expansion member is fully inserted into the frame. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN, JOHN SOUZA, ANDREW WOLF
  • Patent number: 10912653
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer, one or more tensioners, or a combination of the stabilizer with one or more tensioners. The stabilizer slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and both the stabilizer and the one or more tensioners are configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state, and the stabilizer can include a locking element that engages with the expansion member to lock the expansion member to the stabilizer when the expansion member is fully inserted into the frame. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, John Souza, Andrew Wolf
  • Publication number: 20200352732
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer that slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and is configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN
  • Patent number: 10786366
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a central beam having a proximal portion having an end, a grafting portion having a top and a bottom, a distal portion having a end, a central beam axis, a graft distribution channel having an entry port at the end of the proximal portion, a top exit port at the top of the grafting portion, and a bottom exit port at the bottom of the grafting portion. These systems can also include a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, Paul J. Birkmeyer
  • Patent number: 10758368
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer that slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and is configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20200046515
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a rigid central beam and a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, Paul J. Birkmeyer
  • Publication number: 20200000607
    Abstract: A staged expansion of an intervertebral scaffolding system is provided, and also include a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN, PAUL J. BIRKMEYER
  • Patent number: 10383743
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer, one or more tensioners, or a combination of the stabilizer with one or more tensioners. The stabilizer slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and both the stabilizer and the one or more tensioners are configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20190209339
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer, one or more tensioners, or a combination of the stabilizer with one or more tensioners. The stabilizer slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and both the stabilizer and the one or more tensioners are configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state, and the stabilizer can include a locking element that engages with the expansion member to lock the expansion member to the stabilizer when the expansion member is fully inserted into the frame. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN, JOHN SOUZA, ANDREW WOLF
  • Publication number: 20190053913
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a central beam having a proximal portion having an end, a grafting portion having a top and a bottom, a distal portion having a end, a central beam axis, a graft distribution channel having an entry port at the end of the proximal portion, a top exit port at the top of the grafting portion, and a bottom exit port at the bottom of the grafting portion. These systems can also include a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN, PAUL J. BIRKMEYER
  • Patent number: 10149773
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a central beam having a proximal portion having an end, a grafting portion having a top and a bottom, a distal portion having a end, a central beam axis, a graft distribution channel having an entry port at the end of the proximal portion, a top exit port at the top of the grafting portion, and a bottom exit port at the bottom of the grafting portion. These systems can also include a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn, Paul J. Birkmeyer
  • Publication number: 20180256357
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer that slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and is configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: JOHN TO, John J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 9999517
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer that slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and is configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS, INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20180098860
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer, one or more tensioners, or a combination of the stabilizer with one or more tensioners. The stabilizer slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and both the stabilizer and the one or more tensioners are configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN
  • Patent number: 9883953
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer, one or more tensioners, or a combination of the stabilizer with one or more tensioners. The stabilizer slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and both the stabilizer and the one or more tensioners are configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC.
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20160302940
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer that slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and is configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: JOHN TO, JOHN J. FLYNN
  • Patent number: 9402733
    Abstract: An intervertebral scaffolding system is provided having a laterovertically-expanding frame operable for a reversible collapse from an expanded state into a collapsed state, the laterovertically-expanding frame having a stabilizer that slidably engages with the distal region of the laterovertically-expanding frame and is configured for retaining the laterovertically-expanding frame from a lateral movement that exceeds the expanded state. The expanded state, for example, can be configured to have an open graft distribution window that at least substantially closes upon the reversible collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: INTEGRITY IMPLANTS, INC
    Inventors: John To, John J. Flynn