Patents by Inventor John Pond

John 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: 10493210
    Abstract: In the present invention, a dripless syringe is provided that includes a barrel having fluid therein, the barrel defining an open end and a nozzle opposite the open end, a plunger disposed at least partially within the open end and including a body and a push pin extending from one end of the body, a seal plate slidably mounted to the push pin and a bung disposed over the seal plate and the push pin and sealingly engaged between the seal plate and the barrel the seal plate enables the bung to remain in sealing engagement with the interior of the barrel while the plunger is moved within the barrel. Further, when pressure is removed to cease dispensing of the fluid, the pin allows the bung to retract and provide a negative pressure on the fluid to prevent drips of fluid from leaking out of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTER-MED, INC.
    Inventors: Brett Arand, John Baeten, Gary Pond
  • Publication number: 20070270838
    Abstract: Devices and methods for spinal stabilization include first and second anchor assemblies engageable to respective ones of first and second vertebrae and a connecting element engageable to the first and second anchor assemblies. The connecting element includes opposite first and second members and a dampener between the end members that provides a flexible bumper between the end members to provide dynamic stabilization of the spinal column when engaged to the anchor assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas Carls, Eric Lange, John Pond, Kent Anderson, Henry Bonin
  • Publication number: 20070270836
    Abstract: Devices and methods for spinal stabilization include first and second anchor assemblies engageable to respective ones of first and second vertebrae and a connecting element engageable to the first and second anchor assemblies. The connecting element includes opposite first and second anchor engaging end portions and a length along a longitudinal axis between the first and second anchor engaging end portions sized for positioning between and engaging each of the first and second anchor assemblies when the first and second anchor assemblies are engaged to the respective vertebrae. The connecting element further includes a support portion between the first and second anchor engaging end portions. The support portion includes first and second support members spaced from one another on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis, and a stabilizing member extending between the support members in a transverse orientation to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Thomas Carls, Eric Lange, John Pond, Kent Anderson, Henry Bonin
  • Publication number: 20070191840
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for positioning a connecting member adjacent the spinal column that include one or more anchor assemblies having an anchor engageable to bony structure and an extended receiver having a guide portion and an implantation portion. A connecting member is movable along the guide portion from a location outside the patient to the implantation portion in the patient, where the connecting member is secured to the anchor assembly with an engaging member. The guide portion is formed as a single unit with but separable from the implantation portion to provide a modified low-profile anchor assembly after implantation of the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: John Pond, Anthony Melkent
  • Publication number: 20060247658
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for guiding a surgical implant to a bone anchor during surgery. The apparatus includes a bone anchor extender releasably attachable to the bone anchor wherein the bone anchor extender clips onto a head portion of the bone anchor to assist in guiding the surgical implant to the bone anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: John Pond, Anthony Melkent, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Publication number: 20060200023
    Abstract: Systems and methods include an anchor engage able to a vertebra and an extender removably mounted to the anchor. The extender includes an insulating member extending at least partially thereabout to electrically insulate the extender and prevent shunting of electrical signals delivered through the extender to the anchor to structures adjacent the extender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Melkent, John Pond, William Adcox, Jonathan Blackwell, Sharonda Felton
  • Publication number: 20060173521
    Abstract: A surgical needle assembly for penetrating soft and hard tissues of a patient includes a handle assembly removably coupled to the needle assembly. The needle assembly is electrically coupled to an electrical signal source. The surgical tool includes an electrically conductive portion in communication with an un-insulated distal end of the needle assembly, and an insulated portion extending from the distal end to the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: John Pond, William Adcox
  • Publication number: 20060036255
    Abstract: A spinal surgical system includes at least two extenders extending proximally from respective ones of first and second anchors engaged to the spinal column. A connecting member is positionable between the at least two extenders such that the connecting member extends between the at least two extenders. The connecting member is movable distally along the at least two extenders and engageable to the first and second anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: February 16, 2006
    Inventors: John Pond, Anthony Melkent, Stephen Stamps, Luke Perkins
  • Publication number: 20050043742
    Abstract: Devices, instruments, systems and techniques for guiding an implant to a location adjacent a bone anchor include a guide member with a connecting portion and a guiding portion. The connecting portion is adjacent the bone anchor, and the guiding portion extends proximally from the connecting portion and is adapted guide an implant therealong toward the bone anchor. The guiding portion is flexible to facilitate manipulation and implant placement in the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Aurelian Bruneau, Anthony Melkent, John Pond