Patents by Inventor Kevin Gahman

Kevin Gahman 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: 20210346168
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer and one or more inserts or members coupled to the spacer. The inserts or members may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Nick Padovani, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, David C. Paul, Jody Seifert, Jennifer S. Klimek, Chris Geisler, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11123199
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 11123202
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer inserter includes a sleeve having a longitudinal axis, a hollow sleeve bore extending through the sleeve along the longitudinal axis, a sleeve tip end and an opening of a passage disposed in the sleeve tip end. The passage extends into the sleeve to the sleeve shaft along a passage axis that intersects the longitudinal axis at an angle less than about 90°. A sliding tip with an elongated slot is in contact with the sleeve tip end and is moveable with respect to the sleeve tip end between a first position with the opening accessible through the elongated slot and disposed adjacent a first end of the elongated slot and a second position with the opening accessible through the elongated slot and disposed adjacent a second end of the elongated slot opposite the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Iden Kurtaliaj, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, John Matthews, Douglas Cahill, Ross Morris, Scott Myers, Michael Zweizig, Patrick J. Nolan, Patrick Murray, Victoria Michna, Aditya Muzumdar, Aditya Ingalhalikar
  • Patent number: 11109980
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 11103366
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a body portion, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the first and second endplates capable of being moved in a direction away from the body portion into an expanded configuration or capable of being moved towards the body portion into an unexpanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed and installed in both configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Weiman, Jody Seifert, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 11096795
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer and one or more inserts or members coupled to the spacer. The inserts or members may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Padovani, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, David C. Paul, Jody Seifert, Jennifer S. Klimek, Chris Geisler, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20210228375
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer and stabilization implant includes a plate having sockets configured for retaining a fastener passable through the socket and into an adjacent vertebral body. One or more connecting projections extend from a side of the plate, to mate with projections extending from a spacer body. A plurality of teeth project from at least one of the upper or lower surfaces of the spacer body, and a chamber is formed through the spacer body to enable bone fusion between the vertebrae. The combined plate and spacer may be inserted to lie completely within the intervertebral space, or a portion of the plate may overlie a vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Publication number: 20210205094
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kevin Gahman, Jody L. Seifert, Andrew Iott
  • Publication number: 20210177394
    Abstract: Syndesmosis fixation assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A syndesmosis fixation assembly includes a suture retaining portion having a plurality of suture openings formed therein and a suture securing portion rotatably connected to the suture retaining portion. The suture securing portion is movable between a first position wherein a suture is moveable within the suture retaining portion and a second position wherein the suture is frictionally secured within the suture retaining portion. A bone insertion portion has a distal bone insertion end adapted for insertion into a bone, a proximal bone insertion end connected to the suture retaining portion, and a central longitudinal axis extending between the distal bone insertion end and the proximal bone insertion end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Bradford H. Rippe, Kevin Gahman, Peter Evans, James Gault, Zachary Shiner
  • Patent number: 10973653
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer and stabilization implant includes a plate having sockets configured for retaining a fastener passable through the socket and into an adjacent vertebral body. One or more connecting projections extend from a side of the plate, to mate with projections extending from a spacer body. A plurality of teeth project from at least one of the upper or lower surfaces of the spacer body, and a chamber is formed through the spacer body to enable bone fusion between the vertebrae. The combined plate and spacer may be inserted to lie completely within the intervertebral space, or a portion of the plate may overlie a vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Patent number: 10973649
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kevin Gahman, Jody L. Seifert, Andrew Iott
  • Publication number: 20210093366
    Abstract: Securing plate assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A hinge plate assembly includes a first body portion having a groove extending into the first body and a second body portion having a tongue extending outwardly therefrom and inserted into the groove. A securing member secures the tongue in the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Gahman
  • Patent number: 10959856
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to spinal implants, systems, apparatuses, and components thereof that can be used in spinal fusion and/or stabilization procedures, as well as methods of installation. The spinal implants may include an intervertebral spacer and a plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20210030555
    Abstract: An implant is insertable in the joint space to separate bones of the joint. The implant has two endplates each configured to engage a separate articulating bone of the joint, and a threaded member positioned between the two endplates and configured to increase the space between the two endplates when the threaded member is rotated. A rotatable gear is engaged with the threaded member, and is engageable with a rotating gear of a connected implantation tool, so that rotation of the gear on the tool causes rotation of the threaded member and expansion of the implant to separate the bones. Connector portions on the tool and the implant may be rotated together to securely engage the implant and the tool so that the gears of the tool and the implant can be rotated using an actuator outside of the body, when the implant is inside the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Jason Gray, Marcin Niemiec, Michael Harper
  • Patent number: 10874444
    Abstract: Securing plate assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. A hinge plate assembly includes a first body portion having a groove extending into the first body and a second body portion having a tongue extending outwardly therefrom and inserted into the groove. A securing member secures the tongue in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20200368036
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 10842640
    Abstract: An implant is insertable in the joint space to separate bones of the joint. The implant has two endplates each configured to engage a separate articulating bone of the joint, and a threaded member positioned between the two endplates and configured to increase the space between the two endplates when the threaded member is rotated. A rotatable gear is engaged with the threaded member, and is engageable with a rotating gear of a connected implantation tool, so that rotation of the gear on the tool causes rotation of the threaded member and expansion of the implant to separate the bones. Connector portions on the tool and the implant may be rotated together to securely engage the implant and the tool so that the gears of the tool and the implant can be rotated using an actuator outside of the body, when the implant is inside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Jason Gray, Marcin Niemiec, Michael Harper
  • Publication number: 20200297507
    Abstract: A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the frame, and rotatably connected to the carriage, to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. First and second endplates engage the bones of the joint, and each has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage, whereby when the carriage is slideably moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates ramped surface slides against the carriage ramped surface to cause the endplates to move along an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame, to increase the height of the spacer. Piercing elements are connected to the carriage to pierce bone of the joint when the carriage is moved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Mark Adams, Chad Glerum, Jody L. Seifert, Matthew Bechtel, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman, Daniel Davenport, Milan George, John Matthews, Noah Hansell
  • Patent number: 10758371
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. The expandable fusion device may include first and second endplates, a translation member configured to expand an anterior side and/or posterior side of the device, a plurality of joists configured to connect the first and second endplates to the translation member, and first and second actuation members disposed internally to the device such that openings on a back side of the device can be used to expand or compress the anterior side, the posterior side, or both and such openings may also be used to introduce graft material into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Kopp, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 10751098
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of bone stabilization. The bone stabilization system includes a bone plate having an upper surface and a lower surface configured to be in contact with bone, the bone plate having an opening extending from the upper surface to the lower surface. The opening is configured to receive a fastener, which may be either a locking fastener or a compression fastener. The locking fastener has a threaded head portion configured to engage and lock to the bone plate, and the compression fastener is configured to dynamically compress the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Gahman, Evan Langdale, Alex Bada, Andrew Davison, Barclay Davis