Patents by Inventor Kazuya Oribe

Kazuya Oribe 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: 8603172
    Abstract: A cage interposed between a pair of vertebral bodies, wherein both left and right side surfaces of a cage body are formed in a smooth surface, both upper and lower surfaces of the cage body are provided with a large number of projections arranged in a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, tip end surfaces of the large number of projections substantially match with a virtual arc curved surface formed around an axis in the longitudinal direction, and angles of inner end edges of the projections close to left and right side surfaces are more acute. A longitudinal through hole is formed in the cage body in its longitudinal direction so as to penetrate the cage body, and both left and right side surfaces and both upper and lower surfaces of the cage body are provided with communication holes which are in communication with the longitudinal through hole. The communication holes are circular holes having a common diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fuji, Kazuya Oribe
  • Patent number: 8048112
    Abstract: The fixing apparatus includes a pressure fixing device to pressure fix a rod to a circular arc rod engagement portion, and small protruding portions that bite into the rod and have an acute angle in both end sides of the rod engagement portion outside of the pressure fixing device. A recess surface of the circular arc rod engagement portion between the small protruding portions is formed as a rough surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Showa IKA Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Suzuki, Yutaka Nohara, Shinnosuke Nakahara, Shigenobu Sato, Kazumasa Ueyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Patent number: 7909835
    Abstract: An auxiliary instrument for fixing a rod places a detent pin on a head portion of the screw. The auxiliary instrument comprises an inner cylinder, an outer cylinder, a first lever and a second lever. The inner cylinder has a plurality of claw portions and an opening employed to introduce the detent pin into an interior thereof. The outer cylinder is arranged to surround the inner cylinder and has a claw pressing portion. The first lever is rotatably connected to the inner cylinder and arranged in substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the inner cylinder. The second lever is rotatably connected to the fist lever and the outer cylinder and arranged in substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the outer cylinder. When the first and second levers are operated, the claw portions are pressed inward by the claw pressing portion to hold the head portion of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Showa IKA Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Publication number: 20110034955
    Abstract: A connector for vertebra connection members that connect a plurality of vertebrae via a rod includes: a connector body that has formed therein a rod orifice into which the rod is inserted, a fixing member orifice into which a fixing member that fixes the rod inserted into the rod orifice is screwed, and a screw member orifice into which a screw member to be screwed into the vertebra is inserted, and that connects the rod and the screw member to be screwed into the vertebra; and a diameter adjusting member that is inserted into the rod orifice and has formed therein a convex curved surface that abuts against the rod orifice and a concave curved surface that abuts against the rod. The screw member is inserted into the screw member orifice and fixed to the connector, and the rod is inserted into the rod orifice into which the diameter adjusting member has been inserted and is fixed to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles-Marc LAAGER, Stefano BORIANI, Giuseppe ALI, Kazuya ORIBE
  • Publication number: 20090204214
    Abstract: A cage interposed between a pair of vertebral bodies, wherein both left and right side surfaces of a cage body are formed in a smooth surface, both upper and lower surfaces of the cage body are provided with a large number of projections arranged in a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, tip end surfaces of the large number of projections substantially match with a virtual arc curved surface formed around an axis in the longitudinal direction, and angles of inner end edges of the projections close to left and right side surfaces are more acute. A longitudinal through hole is formed in the cage body in its longitudinal direction so as to penetrate the cage body, and both left and right side surfaces and both upper and lower surfaces of the cage body are provided with communication holes which are in communication with the longitudinal through hole. The communication holes are circular holes having a common diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: SHOWA IKA KOHGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi FUJI, Kazuya ORIBE
  • Publication number: 20090204153
    Abstract: A rod connector for connecting, to each other, opposed ends of a plurality of rods held by a rod holding tool which is fixed to a vertebra, wherein a cylindrically formed connector body is previously curved or bent according to a curve of the vertebral column constructed by the vertebra, both ends of the connector body are provided with a rod insertion hole, rod insertion openings into which the rods are inserted are formed in both end surfaces of the connector body, and the connector body includes screw holes through which fixing screws are threadedly inserted for fixing the rods inserted into the rod insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: SHOWA IKA KOHGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobumasa SUZUKI, Yutaka NOHARA, Kazuya ORIBE
  • Patent number: 7572278
    Abstract: A rod connector is provided with a rod supporting portion in a part of a connector main body supported to a leading end of a shank portion. A rod pressing portion is provided in a side opposing to the rod supporting portion, and a rod is clamped and fixed by the rod pressing portion and the rod supporting portion. At this time, small convex portions provided in the rod supporting portion eat into the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Suzuki, Yutaka Nohara, Shinnosuke Nakahara, Shigenobu Sato, Kazumasa Ueyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Patent number: 7569070
    Abstract: A rod connector is provided with a rod supporting portion in a part of a connector main body supported to a leading end of a shank portion. A rod pressing portion is provided in a side opposing to the rod supporting portion, and a rod is clamped and fixed by the rod pressing portion and the rod supporting portion. At this time, small convex portions provided in the rod supporting portion eat into the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Suzuki, Yutaka Nohara, Shinnosuke Nakahara, Shigenobu Sato, Kazumasa Ueyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Publication number: 20090125065
    Abstract: A vertebra connection member has: a screw member that is screwed in a vertebra; a connector member that connects a rod and the screw member; a first nut member that fixes the screw member and connector member; a second nut member that prevents the loosening of the first nut member; and a fixing member that fixes the rod and connector member. The first and second nut members are formed to have a cylindrical shape; and engagement concave portions of a concave curved shape are formed in the outer peripheral surface of the nut members from the rear ends in the screw-in direction to the front ends in the screw-in direction, in the direction in which the nut members are screwed onto the second male portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: SHOWA IKA KOHGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Charles-Marc LAAGER, Stefano BORIANI, Giuseppe ALI, Kazuya ORIBE
  • Patent number: 7530991
    Abstract: A vertebral body distance retainer comprises a retainer member including engaging portions to be engaged with a pair of rods provided on a plurality of adjacent vertebral bodies and abutting portions capable of freely abutting on spinous processes of the adjacent vertebral bodies, and fixing screws which fix the rods being engaged with the engaging portions. The vertebral body distance retainer is disposed between the spinous processes each existing on the adjacent vertebral bodies, so that the distance between the spinous processes can be retained constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Nekozuka, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Publication number: 20090043338
    Abstract: A vertebra connection member has: a screw member that is screwed in a vertebra; a connector member that connects a rod and the screw member; a first nut member that fixes the screw member and connector member; a second nut member that prevents the loosening of the first nut member; and a fixing member that fixes the rod and connector member. The first and second nut members are formed to have a cylindrical shape; and engagement concave portions of a concave curved shape are formed in the outer peripheral surface of the nut members from the rear ends in the screw-in direction to the front ends in the screw-in direction, in the direction in which the nut members are screwed onto the second male portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: SHOWA IKA KOHGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Charles-Marc LAAGER, Stefano BORIANI, Giuseppe ALI, Kazuya ORIBE
  • Publication number: 20080177324
    Abstract: A vertebra connection member for connecting multiple vertebrae via a rod. The vertebra connection member has a screw member having a spherical head section provided at one end of the screw member and a screw section for being screwed into the vertebra; a connection member into which the screw member is inserted and that connects the screw member and the rod, said connection member having a head support section receiving the head section and supporting the screw member so that the screw member can be tilted, said connection member further having a rod insertion section into which the rod may be inserted; a head section holding member that is inserted between the rod and the head section inside the connection member, said head section holding member having a head holding section for holding the head section and a rod holding section for holding the rod; and a pushing member that pushes the head section toward the head support section via the rod and head section holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Patent number: 7331996
    Abstract: The upper and lower surfaces 5 and 7 of an intervertebral spacer 1 inserted between the vertebrae of a spine are formed in the shape of a curved surfaces 21A and 21B each having a top portion at the middle portion in the back and forth direction. The above-mentioned upper and lower surfaces 5 and 7 are provided with a plurality of claw portions 17 for preventing withdrawal. Further, the intervertebral spacer 1 is formed in such a way that a tip portion in the direction of insertion is tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Sato, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Patent number: 7135043
    Abstract: An intervertebral cage of the present invention includes main body defined by an upper surface, a lower surface, and a pair of side surfaces. A withdrawal prevention portion is provided on the upper and/or the lower surfaces of the main body and asymmetrically with respect to the side surfaces in a top or bottom plan view. The withdrawal prevention portion regulates an insertion direction of the intervertebral cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Nakahara, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Publication number: 20060129150
    Abstract: A rod connector is provided with a rod supporting portion in a part of a connector main body supported to a leading end of a shank portion. A rod pressing portion is provided in a side opposing to the rod supporting portion, and a rod is clamped and fixed by the rod pressing portion and the rod supporting portion. At this time, small convex portions provided in the rod supporting portion eat into the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Applicant: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobumasa Suzuki, Yutaka Nohara, Shinnosuke Nakahara, Shigenobu Sato, Kazumasa Ueyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Publication number: 20050261702
    Abstract: An auxiliary instrument for fixing a rod places a detent pin on a head portion of the screw. The auxiliary instrument comprises an inner cylinder, an outer cylinder, a first lever and a second lever. The inner cylinder has a plurality of claw portions and an opening employed to introduce the detent pin into an interior thereof. The outer cylinder is arranged to surround the inner cylinder and has a claw pressing portion. The first lever is rotatably connected to the inner cylinder and arranged in substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the inner cylinder. The second lever is rotatably connected to the fist lever and the outer cylinder and arranged in substantially perpendicular to an axial direction of the outer cylinder. When the first and second levers are operated, the claw portions are pressed inward by the claw pressing portion to hold the head portion of the screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Patent number: 6958065
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a first fastening member 55 having an engagement hole 53 freely engaging with a head portion of an implant 41 screwed and inserted to a body of vertebra and a fastening groove 57, a second fastening member 63 having an insertion hole 61 freely inserting a rod 49 therethrough and a fastening groove 65, and a fastening device 69 freely penetrating a through hole 59 crossing to the fastening groove 57 in the first fastening member 55 and a through hole 67 crossing to the fastening groove 65 in the second fastening member 63, and an angle adjusting and engaging portion is provided on connecting surfaces 55a and 63a between the first fastening member 55 and the second fastening member 63.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ueyama, Akio Sannohe, Naoki Echigoya, Kazuya Oribe, Noriyuki Ina
  • Publication number: 20050203530
    Abstract: A nut guide guides a nut member of a spinal implant having an implant body and an anchoring screw section, and also guides a driver tool having a lower end formed with a nut engagement tip. A a vertebral connecting rod therein is retained with a pair of the spinal implant to be anchored into vertebral bodies. The nut guide includes a grip section, and a hollow cylindrical shaft extending from the grip section and adapted to permit insertion of the driver tool therein, the cylindrical shaft having a lower distal end formed with a rod engaging segment for engaging with and retaining the connecting rod to place the lower distal end in a fixed place, and a threaded bore formed rearward of the rod engaging segment for momentarily receiving the nut member therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Oribe, Nariyuki Ina
  • Patent number: 6932822
    Abstract: A driver tool for a spinal implant having an implant body and an anchoring screw portion, and a nut member screwed onto a head portion of the implant body and having an upper wall formed with a tool engagement groov. The driver tool includes an elongated shaft, and a tubular tool end having substantially the same diameter as that of the nut member. The tubular tool end has an engaging segment engageable with the engagement groove formed on the upper wall of the nut member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido
  • Patent number: 6860884
    Abstract: An implant for a bone connector includes an implant body, a hook portion, a fixing clamp and a movable clamp. The fixing clamp has a curved shape and supports a vertebral arch of a vertebra by grasping the vertebral arch. The implant body is provided on an upper portion of the fixing clamp. The hook portion over which a connecting member is hooked is provided on an upper portion of the implant body. Further, the movable clamp, which has a curved shape and grasps the vertebral arch, is provided on the upper portion of the implant body and is disposed to be opposed to the fixing clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Showa Ika Kohgyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Shirado, Kazuya Oribe, Hiroshi Takamido