Patents by Inventor Keenan O'Brien

Keenan O'Brien 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: 20210228241
    Abstract: A polyaxial offset lateral connector includes a body, an insert, and a connecting shaft. The body has a base that defines a receptacle and walls that extend from the base to define a saddle. The insert includes a cup and a pin that extends from a bottom surface of the cup. The connecting shaft has a connection portion and a neck extending from the connecting shaft to a ball. The ball is received within the receptacle of the body and defines a pin passage therethrough. The pin is the insert is received within the pin passage of the ball to prevent translation of the connecting shaft relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Harrod, Peter Newton, Khaled Kebaish, Han Jo Kim, Keenan O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20200121370
    Abstract: A surgical implant includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a body and connector assemblies. The body includes a posterior surface and defines a first bore defining an acute angle with respect to a first axis that is orthogonal to the posterior surface. The connector assemblies are disposed on opposing lateral sides of the body. Each connector assembly is selectively rotatable relative to the body. The second portion includes a base extending in a cephalad direction from the first portion, and an extension extending in the cephalad direction from the base. The base defines second bores configured to receive respective bone screws. The extension defines a third bore. The first bore of the body and the third bore of the extension define a second axis. The second bores are defined along a third axis orthogonal to the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Khaled Kebaish, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Joel Toretti, Theo Choi, Stacy Hollins, Keenan O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10610265
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone device includes a screw, a screw housing, and a spring. The screw includes a screw head and a shaft that extends from the screw head. The screw housing defines a longitudinal axis and a bore that extends along the longitudinal axis. The screw housing includes a basewall and opposed sidewalls that extend from the basewall. The basewall defines a notch that receives the shaft to increase pivotal movement between the screw and the screw housing relative to the longitudinal axis of the screw housing. The opposed sidewalk define a rod-receiving channel. The screw housing defines a transverse hole in communication with the bore. The spring is supported in the transverse hole and extends therethrough. The spring extends into the bore to frictionally engage the screw head while the screw head is seated in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Timmon Ark, Theo Choi, Keenan O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20200054366
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone device includes a screw, a screw housing, and a spring. The screw includes a screw head and a shaft that extends from the screw head. The screw housing defines a longitudinal axis and a bore that extends along the longitudinal axis. The screw housing includes a basewall and opposed sidewalls that extend from the basewall. The basewall defines a notch that receives the shaft to increase pivotal movement between the screw and the screw housing relative to the longitudinal axis of the screw housing. The opposed sidewalls define a rod-receiving channel. The screw housing defines a transverse hole in communication with the bore. The spring is supported in the transverse hole and extends therethrough. The spring extends into the bore to frictionally engage the screw head while the screw head is seated in the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Timmon Ark, Theo Choi, Keenan O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10499894
    Abstract: A surgical access system includes a connector including an arm having first and second end portions, a coupling element having a body portion defining a cavity therein, and a gear assembly. The gear assembly includes a first gear disposed within the cavity of the coupling element and a second gear non-rotatably disposed at the first end portion of the arm. The first and second gears are meshingly engaged with each other such that rotation of the first gear results in rotation of the second gear which, in turn, causes the arm to pivot with respect to the coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventor: Keenan O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20170296160
    Abstract: A surgical access system includes a connector including an arm having first and second end portions, a coupling element having a body portion defining a cavity therein, and a gear assembly. The gear assembly includes a first gear disposed within the cavity of the coupling element and a second gear non-rotatably disposed at the first end portion of the arm. The first and second gears are meshingly engaged with each other such that rotation of the first gear results in rotation of the second gear which, in turn, causes the arm to pivot with respect to the coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Keenan O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20050249273
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining a plurality of filter tap weights or biases (or both) for a noise predictive filter used to generate one or more signal dependent branch metrics. A filter tap weight or filter bias (or both) are adaptively accumulated for each possible data condition. The data conditions may comprise, for example, each possible data pattern for a given data dependency length. The appropriate accumulated filter tap weight or bias to update can be selected based on a data condition associated with the current received data. The filter tap weights associated with a delay 0 tap can be adapted for each filter condition except for a single normalizing condition, whose corresponding delay 0 tap remains fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Jonathan Ashley, Keenan O'Brien, Richard Rauschmayer, Sumeet Sanghvi, Anne Ye, Kaichi Zhang