Patents by Inventor Laura Villiger

Laura Villiger 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: 20190374260
    Abstract: A device, kit and method for the correction of spinal deformity using an anterior approach. The device comprises a screw-head platform (102), wherein the screw-head platform (102) comprises a primary recess (112) for receiving a primary rod (114), and a main vertebral body screw (104) rotatably connected to the screw-head platform (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Bruno Laeng, Johann Fierlbeck, Alfred Niederberger, Heiko Koller, Laura Villiger
  • Patent number: 10405893
    Abstract: A device, kit and method for the correction of spinal deformity using an anterior approach. The device comprises a screw-head platform (102), wherein the screw-head platform (102) comprises a primary recess (112) for receiving a primary rod (114), and a main vertebral body screw (104) rotatably connected to the screw-head platform (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Laeng, Johann Fierlbeck, Alfred Niederberger, Heiko Koller, Laura Villiger
  • Publication number: 20140018858
    Abstract: A device, kit and method for the correction of spinal deformity using an anterior approach. The device comprises a screw-head platform (102), wherein the screw-head platform (102) comprises a primary recess (112) for receiving a primary rod (114), and a main vertebral body screw (104) rotatably connected to the screw-head platform (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Bruno Laeng, Johann Fierlbeck, Alfred Niederberger, Heiko Koller, Laura Villiger
  • Publication number: 20120226278
    Abstract: An intramedullary nail extending from a proximal end to a distal end comprises a distal portion extending longitudinally from the distal end to a first connecting end and including a first locking hole extending therethrough; a proximal end extending longitudinally from a second connecting end to the proximal end of the nail and including a second locking hole extending transversely therethrough and a joint connecting the first and second connecting ends such that the distal and proximal portions are rotatable relative to one another about the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Reto NARDINI, Laura VILLIGER, Robert FRIGG
  • Publication number: 20110218572
    Abstract: An expandable intervertebral implant comprises a caudal fixator including a caudal fixator body and a socket extending longitudinally upward from the caudal fixator body, a cranial fixator including a cranial fixator body and a core extending longitudinally downward from the cranial fixator body, and a circlip configured to fix the longitudinal position of the caudal fixator relative to the cranial fixator. The core can include outwardly-extending cranial ratchet ridges and can be configured to fit into the socket. The circlip can include inwardly-extending circlip ratchet ridges and can be configured to fit inside the socket. The implant can be configured to be installed into an intervertebral space between vertebrae of the spinal motion segment by attaching the implant to laminae of the vertebrae. The implant can be configured to be expanded after installation into the spinal motion segment, such that the implant extends between spinous processes of the vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Beat Lechmann, Laura Villiger
  • Publication number: 20110144694
    Abstract: A bone fixation element includes a bone fixation member having a base and a pair of arms elastically spreadable for reversibly clipping on a bone or an implant, and a connector assembly configured to be attached to the base so as to rigidly fix the fixation member to a bone fixation rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Bruno Laeng, Laura Villiger