Patents by Inventor Jonathan Blackwell

Jonathan Blackwell 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: 10595900
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 9220607
    Abstract: An interbody implant system is provided. The interbody implant system includes an implant having an engagement surface and an instrument including a first member and a second member that is movable relative to the first member. The first member is configured to capture the implant and the second member includes an interface configured to engage the engagement surface to releasably lock the implant in at least one orientation relative to the second member. The at least one of the engagement surface and the interface include at least one planar face. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Oorthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, Keith M. Miller, Charles L. Branch, William D. Armstrong, Anthony J. Melkent, Thomas Drochner, Richard A. Hynes, Jonathan Blackwell, Kidong Yu
  • Patent number: 8852089
    Abstract: Instrumentation for retracting tissue comprising a retractor member including a sidewall defining an axial passage extending along a length thereof and a lateral opening in transverse communication with the passage. A pin member is disposed within the passage and includes a distal end portion positionable adjacent the distal end of the retractor member, with at least a portion of the pin member positioned adjacent and visible through the lateral opening. In another embodiment, the retractor member includes a sidewall having a main sidewall portion defining a first wall thickness, and an enlarged sidewall portion extending axially along a length of the sidewall and defining a second wall thickness greater than the first wall thickness, with the sidewall defining an axial passage extending through the enlarged sidewall portion. A pin member is disposed within the passage and includes a distal end portion positionable adjacent the distal end of the retractor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Michael MacMillan, Richard Thomas Hackett
  • Publication number: 20130110241
    Abstract: An interbody implant system is provided. The interbody implant system includes an implant having an engagement surface and an instrument including a first member and a second member that is movable relative to the first member. The first member is configured to capture the implant and the second member includes an interface configured to engage the engagement surface to releasably lock the implant in at least one orientation relative to the second member. The at least one of the engagement surface and the interface include at least one planar face. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, Keith M. Miller, Charles L. Branch, William D. Armstrong, Anthony J. Melkent, Thomas Drochner, Richard A. Hynes, Jonathan Blackwell, Kidong Yu
  • Publication number: 20130103153
    Abstract: An interbody implant system includes at least one endplate member defining a longitudinal axis, a trial member and a permanent implant. The endplate member is configured for engagement with a vertebral endplate and permanent implantation. The trial member is configured for disposal adjacent the at least one endplate member within an intervertebral space. The permanent implant member has a configuration and dimension corresponding to the trial member, and is disposed adjacent the at least one endplate member within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner
  • Patent number: 8409291
    Abstract: A spinal implant particularly adapted for lateral expansion while disposed in the disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The implant includes a first frame member pivotally linked to a second frame member via at least one, and preferably multiple, pivoting links. The implant may be inserted into the disc space in a collapsed configuration using a lateral approach, and then expanded in the anterior-posterior direction (lateral to insertion direction) to a deployed configuration where the first and second frame members are farther apart. The implant may be expanded by holding one frame member and pushing on the other frame member or one or more proximal links linking the two frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Anthony Melkent, Kidong Yu
  • Publication number: 20120259416
    Abstract: A spinal implant particularly adapted for lateral expansion while disposed in the disc space between adjacent vertebrae. The implant includes a first frame member pivotally linked to a second frame member via at least one, and preferably multiple, pivoting links. The implant may be inserted into the disc space in a collapsed configuration using a lateral approach, and then expanded in the anterior-posterior direction (lateral to insertion direction) to a deployed configuration where the first and second frame members are farther apart. The implant may be expanded by holding one frame member and pushing on the other frame member or one or more proximal links linking the two frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Anthony Melkent, Kidong Yu
  • Patent number: 8268002
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with a base section having positioning teeth, and an end cap adapted for positioning at a selected point on the base section via adjustment of an approach direction. The end cap comprises a seating surface adapted to contact the base section when positioned on the implant body, an end cap angulation, and positioning passages adapted to receive the positioning teeth. The implant may further comprise a locking mechanism adapted to lockingly engage the end cap and base section and prevent axial movement of the end cap. The positioning passages and positioning teeth are complementarily configured to facilitate slideably positioning the end cap on the base section. The implant body and end cap combination will impart end cap angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at the selected point when the implant is positioned in the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Michael J. Merves
  • Publication number: 20120197402
    Abstract: An implant for spacing apart skeletal structures. The implant includes a base, a rotatable member, and a connector. The base extends around at least a portion of the member, and the member is pivotally connected to the base by the connector. The member includes a first pair of opposing sides that have a first height that is smaller than or equal to a height of the base, and a second pair of opposing sides that have a second height larger than the base. The member is movable to a first rotational position with the first pair of opposing sides facing in the same direction as the sides of the base such that the member is shorter than or equal to the base. The member is also movable to a second rotational position with the second pair of opposing sides facing in the same direction as the sides of the base such that the member is taller than the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Anthony Melkent, Keith Miller, Kidong Yu
  • Patent number: 8226653
    Abstract: Devices and methods for supporting adjacent spinous processes include opposing plates movable toward one another along a cross post to contact opposite sides of each of the spinous processes, and a spacer member about the cross post contacting the adjacent surfaces of the spinous processes to resist movement of the spinous processes toward one another under spinal extension motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Patent number: 8177846
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with at least one base section and an end cap. The end cap is adapted for selective positioning on a base section via rotational adjustment of the end cap. The end cap comprises an exterior contact surface that faces away from the implant body when positioned on the base section, a seating surface which contacts the base section when positioned on the implant body, an end cap angulation, and locking passages extending between the exterior contact surface and seating surface and adapted to receive base section teeth. The locking passages and base teeth are complimentarily configured to engage and securely maintain the end cap positioned on the base section such that the implant imparts the end cap angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at a selected point when the implant is positioned between adjacent vertebral members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Michael J. Merves
  • Publication number: 20120071784
    Abstract: Systems and methods include an anchor engageable 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: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Melkent, John D. Pond, JR., William Keith Adcox, Jonathan Blackwell, Sharonda Felton
  • Patent number: 8012188
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that include a plate member engageable to the spinal column with an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a coupling member having a post extending through at least one opening of the plate member and an anchor member pivotally captured in a receiver member of the coupling member below a lower surface of the plate member. A locking member secures the plate member to the coupling member. The coupling member includes an extended post with a proximal removable portion. The extended post facilitates placement of the plate member in position relative to the anchor assembly when engaged to the patient and be employed to reduce the plate member toward the anchor assembly when engaged to a vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J Melkent, Charles L Branch, Jonathan Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20110184523
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with a base section having positioning teeth, and an end cap adapted for positioning at a selected point on the base section via adjustment of an approach direction. The end cap comprises a seating surface adapted to contact the base section when positioned on the implant body, an end cap angulation, and positioning passages adapted to receive the positioning teeth. The implant may further comprise a locking mechanism adapted to lockingly engage the end cap and base section and prevent axial movement of the end cap. The positioning passages and positioning teeth are complementarily configured to facilitate slideably positioning the end cap on the base section. The implant body and end cap combination will impart end cap angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at the selected point when the implant is positioned in the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Michael J. Merves
  • Publication number: 20110106258
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with at least one base section and an end cap. The end cap is adapted for selective positioning on a base section via rotational adjustment of the end cap. The end cap comprises an exterior contact surface that faces away from the implant body when positioned on the base section, a seating surface which contacts the base section when positioned on the implant body, end cap angulation, positioning passages adapted to receive positioning teeth, the positioning passages and positioning teeth complimentarily configured to facilitate positioning the end cap on the base section, and a locking mechanism adapted to lockingly engage the end cap and base section such that the implant imparts end cap angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at the selected point when the implant is positioned in the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Michael J. Merves
  • Publication number: 20110098820
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between adjacent vertebral members, comprising an implant body with at least one base section and an end cap. The end cap is adapted for selective positioning on a base section via rotational adjustment of the end cap. The end cap comprises an exterior contact surface that faces away from the implant body when positioned on the base section, a seating surface which contacts the base section when positioned on the implant body, an end cap angulation, and locking passages extending between the exterior contact surface and seating surface and adapted to receive base section teeth. The locking passages and base teeth are complimentarily configured to engage and securely maintain the end cap positioned on the base section such that the implant imparts the end cap angulation to an adjacent vertebral body at a selected point when the implant is positioned between adjacent vertebral members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Thomas E. Drochner, Michael J. Merves
  • Publication number: 20100318132
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that include a plate member engageable to the spinal column with an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a coupling member having a post extending through at least one opening of the plate member and an anchor member pivotally captured in a receiver member of the coupling member below a lower surface of the plate member. A locking member secures the plate member to the coupling member. The coupling member includes an extended post with a proximal removable portion. The extended post facilitates placement of the plate member in position relative to the anchor assembly when engaged to the patient and be employed to reduce the plate member toward the anchor assembly when engaged to a vertebra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Melkent, Charles L. Branch, JR., Jonathan Blackwell
  • Patent number: 7794477
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that include a plate member engageable to the spinal column with an anchor assembly. The anchor assembly includes a coupling member having a post extending through at least one opening of the plate member and an anchor member pivotally captured in a receiver member of the coupling member below a lower surface of the plate member. A locking member secures the plate member to the coupling member. The coupling member includes an extended post with a proximal removable portion. The extended post facilitates placement of the plate member in position relative to the anchor assembly when engaged to the patient and be employed to reduce the plate member toward the anchor assembly when engaged to a vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Melkent, Charles L. Branch, Jr., Jonathan Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20100211101
    Abstract: Devices and methods for supporting adjacent spinous processes include opposing plates movable toward one another along a cross post to contact opposite sides of each of the spinous processes, and a spacer member about the cross post contacting the adjacent surfaces of the spinous processes to resist movement of the spinous processes toward one another under spinal extension motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Aurelien Bruneau
  • Patent number: 7727233
    Abstract: Devices and methods for supporting adjacent spinous processes include opposing plates movable toward one another along a cross post to contact opposite sides of each of the spinous processes, and a spacer member about the cross post contacting the adjacent surfaces of the spinous processes to resist movement of the spinous processes toward one another under spinal extension motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan Blackwell, Aurelien Bruneau