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: 20200046517
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized portions of the spine, including intervertebral discs, to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. In one or more embodiments, the present invention relates to an expandable interbody spacer. The expandable interbody spacer may comprise a first jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The expandable interbody spacer further may comprise a second jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a proximal end of the expandable interbody spacer. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a distal end of the expandable interbody spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Perloff, William Rhoda, Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Victoria Alexander, Brian Garvey, Daniel Waite, Conor Fleming, Samuel Petersheim, Bria Howell, Marcin Niemiec, Vipin Kunjachan, Jason Gray, Christopher Saville, James Himmelberger, Kevin Gahman
  • Patent number: 10531895
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits for performing endoscopic fusion with neuromonitoring. The endoscopic fusion may be performed, for example, through a cannula providing a portal to the disc space. Throughout various steps in the procedure, neuromonitoring may occur to minimize the possibility of injuring or contacting a nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kevin Gahman, John Henry
  • Patent number: 10485674
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized portions of the spine, including intervertebral discs, to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. In one or more embodiments, the present invention relates to an expandable interbody spacer. The expandable interbody spacer may comprise a first jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The expandable interbody spacer further may comprise a second jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a proximal end of the expandable interbody spacer. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a distal end of the expandable interbody spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Perloff, William Rhoda, Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Victoria Alexander, Brian Garvey, Daniel Waite, Conor Fleming, Samuel Petersheim, Bria Howell, Marcin Niemiec, Vipin Kunjachan, Jason Gray, Christopher Saville, James Himmelberger, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20190321198
    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: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Weiman, Jody Seifert, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 10327917
    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: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Weiman, Jody Seifert, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 10314719
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. A method of installing an expandable fusion device may comprise introducing the expandable fusion device into an intervertebral space, wherein the expandable fusion device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, an anterior side connecting the proximal end and the distal end, and a posterior side connecting the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the expandable fusion device has an anterior height on the anterior side and a posterior height on the posterior side. The method may further comprise adjusting the anterior height of the expandable fusion device independently from adjustment of the posterior height. The method may further comprise adjusting the posterior height of the expandable fusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    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
  • Publication number: 20190125419
    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: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20190060083
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. The first ramp may include a mating feature having a first angle relative to a vertical axis, and the second ramp may include a mating feature having a second angle relative to the vertical axis such that the first angle is different from the second angle. In particular, the first and second ramps may be configured to provide for symmetrical expansion of the first and second endplates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20190046329
    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: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Nick Padovani, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, David C. Paul, Jody Seifert, Jennifer S. Klimek, Chris Geisler, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20180344474
    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: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    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: 10143569
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. The first ramp may include a mating feature having a first angle relative to a vertical axis, and the second ramp may include a mating feature having a second angle relative to the vertical axis such that the first angle is different from the second angle. In particular, the first and second ramps may be configured to provide for symmetrical expansion of the first and second endplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Patent number: 10137002
    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: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    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: 20180318102
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20180289501
    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: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 10092417
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device may include a first endplate and a second endplate. The expandable fusion device may also include first and second ramps configured to mate with both the first and second endplates. An inserter instrument includes an outer shaft having a bore extending longitudinally therethrough and an inner shaft extending through the bore in the outer shaft. The outer shaft is configured to engage the first or second opening in the second ramp, and the inner shaft is configured to engage the corresponding first or second opening in the first ramp to control implant height and/or lordotic angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20180263789
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being inserted between adjacent vertebrae to facilitate the fusion process. A method of installing an expandable fusion device may comprise introducing the expandable fusion device into an intervertebral space, wherein the expandable fusion device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, an anterior side connecting the proximal end and the distal end, and a posterior side connecting the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the expandable fusion device has an anterior height on the anterior side and a posterior height on the posterior side. The method may further comprise adjusting the anterior height of the expandable fusion device independently from adjustment of the posterior height. The method may further comprise adjusting the posterior height of the expandable fusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    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: 10052215
    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: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Adam Friedrich, Alex Burkhardt, Jason Zappacosta, Kevin Gahman, Matthew Hansell, Andrew Iott, Hilliary Adams, Jeff Nichols, Joel Cryder, Edward Karpowicz, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20180221155
    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: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Iott, Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Mark Adams, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Daniel Davenport, Victoria Alexander
  • Publication number: 20180214280
    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: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 10016282
    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: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio