Patents by Inventor Ken Y. Hsu

Ken Y. Hsu 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: 20110307015
    Abstract: An adaptive spinal rod is provided for connecting levels of an adaptive stabilization system to support the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the adaptive stabilization rod include a ball having an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system. The deflection system provides adaptive stabilization and load-sharing. The adaptive spinal rod connects different levels of the construct in a multilevel construct. The adaptive spinal rod cooperates with the deflection system to further reduce stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Charles J. Winslow, Ken Y. Hsu, Steven T. Mitchell, John J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20110307013
    Abstract: An adaptive spinal rod is provided for connecting levels of an adaptive stabilization system to support the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the adaptive stabilization rod include a ball having an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system. The deflection system provides adaptive stabilization and load-sharing. The adaptive spinal rod connects different levels of the construct in a multilevel construct. The adaptive spinal rod cooperates with the deflection system to further reduce stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: SPARTEK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, Ken Y. Hsu, James F. Zucherman, Steven T. Mitchell, John J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8070780
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, Matthew Hannibal, James A. Rinner, Jay A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8070778
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can includes an implant having an initiating piece and a distraction piece. The initiating piece can include a lower distraction element, a second wing, a lower portion of a spacer, and a lower portion of a first wing. The initiating piece can be positioned such that an interspinous ligament of the targeted motion segment is disposed between the first and second wing. The distraction piece can include an upper distraction element, an upper portion of the spacer, and an upper portion of the first wing, and can be mated with the initiating piece by mating a rail of the distraction piece with a slot of the initiating piece, thereby disposing the implant between adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8070775
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Donald L. Cain, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8070774
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Matthew Hannibal, Jay A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8070776
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Donald L. Cain, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8066749
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with the embodiments of the present invention can include an implant for positioning at a vertebra for resisting the expulsion of a bone graft from within an intervertebral space. The implant includes a buttress plate having an intervertebral plate and an anchoring plate connected such that the intervertebral plate can move relative to the anchoring plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, Christopher Fair, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Steven T. Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8066747
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, Henry A. Klyce, Matthew Hannibal, Donald L. Cain, H. Adam Klyce, John J. Flynn, Jay A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8057514
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Donald L. Cain, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8057517
    Abstract: A dynamic spinal stabilization component which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The component is selectably attachable to a bone anchor for implantation in a bone of the spine. The component and bone anchor provide load sharing while preserving range of motion and reducing stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. The dynamic spinal stabilization component includes a deflectable post connected by a ball-joint to a threaded anchor. Deflection of the deflectable post is controlled by a centering spring. The force/deflection properties of the dynamic bone anchor may be adapted to the anatomy and functional requirements of the patient. The dynamic spinal stabilization component may be used as a component of a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Flynn, Charles J. Winslow, Steven T. Mitchell, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8057515
    Abstract: A dynamic spinal stabilization bone anchor which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. The dynamic bone anchor provides load sharing while preserving range of motion and reducing stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. The dynamic bone anchor includes a deflectable post connected by a ball-joint to a threaded anchor. Deflection of the deflectable post is controlled by a centering spring. The force/deflection properties of the dynamic bone anchor may be adapted to the anatomy and functional requirements of the patient. The dynamic bone anchor may be used as a component of a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Flynn, Charles J. Winslow, Steven T. Mitchell, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8052721
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Matthew Hannibal, H. Adam Klyce, Jay A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8052722
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Donald L. Cain, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8048125
    Abstract: A versatile offset connector for connecting components of a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Alternative embodiments can be used for spine fusion. Embodiments of the dynamic stabilization system have an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system. The anchor system anchors the construct to the spinal anatomy. The deflection system provides dynamic stabilization while reducing the stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. The connection system includes coaxial connectors and offset connectors which adjustably connect the deflection system, vertical rod system and anchor system allowing for appropriate, efficient and convenient placement of the anchor system relative to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Mitchell, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8048117
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can includes an implant having a spacer with an expandable portion. An insert can be positioned within a groove of the spacer to distract the expandable portion away from the main portion of the spacer. The expandable portion can optionally include a grip that can at least partially deform to conform to a contour of a spinous process to provide a frictional grip to prevent the implant from shifting position. Implants in accordance with the present invention can also include a binder that can be arranged around the adjacent spinous processes to limit flexion movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steven T. Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8048121
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes a deflection rod system implant. The system is modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Mitchell, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Donald L. Cain, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8048113
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Donald L. Cain, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8048115
    Abstract: A surgical implantation tool and method is provided for implanting a dynamic bone anchor into a vertebra. The tool has an internal bore in which the deflectable post fits and a socket which engages the bone anchor. A quick release mechanism secures the deflectable post in the bore so that the bone anchor and implantation tool are held together during implantation. The implantation tool is sized to fit through a cannula to the operative site to allow minimally invasive implantation of the dynamic bone anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Winslow, Steven T. Mitchell, John J. Flynn, James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, H. Adam R. Klyce
  • Patent number: 8048128
    Abstract: A dynamic stabilization, motion preservation spinal implant system includes an anchor system, a horizontal rod system and a vertical rod system. The systems are modular so that various constructs and configurations can be created and customized to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Spartek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry A. Klyce, James F. Zucherman, Charles J. Winslow, Ken Y. Hsu, Matthew Hannibal, Donald L. Cain, H. Adam Klyce, Jay A. Markwart