Patents by Inventor Mark Weiman

Mark Weiman 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).

  • Patent number: 11957362
    Abstract: Discectomy instruments and methods thereof. The discectomy instrument may include a cutter tip configured to release disc material between adjacent vertebrae. The cutter tip may be pivotable such that the cutter tip is positionable off-axis from an access port. The discectomy instrument may be a powered instrument with a constant velocity joint that acts as a point of articulation as well as drive transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Myles Sullivan, Mark Weiman, Albert Hill, Tyler Hessler
  • Patent number: 11957603
    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: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John Matthews, Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Chad Glerum, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 11944551
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 11925565
    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 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20240075182
    Abstract: The disclosure provides monolithic-style dermal patches and reservoir-style dermal patches, where the dermal patch is capable of delivering a mixture of anti-pain drugs to the skin. Provided also are methods for manufacturing said dermal patches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: REMY BIOSCIENCES
    Inventors: Brent E. Cahill, Mark Burleson, Ludwig Weiman
  • Publication number: 20240074874
    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 body, a first endplate, and a second endplate, a middle ramp piece, a stem, and two ramp pins. The middle ramped piece is operable to move to generate lordotic expansion of the first and second endplates followed by parallel expansion. The fusion device is operable to be deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp
  • Publication number: 20240058138
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anti-rotation locking system for an expandable implant. The anti-rotation locking system may include a screw comprising a screw head comprising a plurality of notches. The anti-rotation locking system further comprises a housing and a locking member comprising a ring, a partial ring, and a strut coupling the ring to the partial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Mark Weiman, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20240050239
    Abstract: Pedicle-based intradiscal fixation devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. An implant for stabilizing an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra may include a first member and a second member moveably connected to the first member. The implant may have a first, initial insertion orientation and a second, final implantation orientation different from the first, initial insertion orientation. The first member may be configured to be inserted through a pedicle of the inferior vertebra and the second member may be configured to engage bone of the superior vertebra in the second, final implantation orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Tyler Hessler, Albert Hill, Myles Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11890203
    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 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11890147
    Abstract: Surgical retractors and methods thereof for retracting body tissue in a therapeutic procedure. The surgical retractor may include retractor blades have openings or channels configured to receive bone pins while maintaining accessibility and visibility of the operative window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Adam Friedrich, Mark Weiman, Matthew Bechtel, Varun Ponmudi, Daniel Wolfe, Hilliary Kopp
  • Publication number: 20240033104
    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: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11883076
    Abstract: Intradiscal fixation device assemblies, systems, and methods thereof. An intradiscal anchor fixation device includes an anchor block and at least one anchor attached to or extending through the anchor block to anchor the device to a vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Tyler Hessler, Albert Hill
  • Patent number: 11877934
    Abstract: Pedicle-based intradiscal fixation devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. An implant for stabilizing an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra may include a first member and a second member moveably connected to the first member. The implant may have a first, initial insertion orientation and a second, final implantation orientation different from the first, initial insertion orientation. The first member may be configured to be inserted through a pedicle of the inferior vertebra and the second member may be configured to engage bone of the superior vertebra in the second, final implantation orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Tyler Hessler, Albert Hill, Myles Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11872140
    Abstract: Pedicle-based intradiscal fixation devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. A pedicle-based intradiscal implant for stabilizing an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra may include a bendable rod configured to engage bone, a bone fastener defining a channel for receiving the bendable rod, and a locking cap for securing the bone fastener and the bendable rod. The implant may be positioned through a pedicle of an inferior vertebra and the bendable rod may be deployable into the vertebral body of the inferior vertebra, through the disc space, and into the vertebral body of the superior vertebra to stabilize the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Myles Sullivan, Carly Taubenkraut, Chad Glerum, Corbett McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11871964
    Abstract: Pedicle-based intradiscal fixation devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. A pedicle-based intradiscal implant for stabilizing an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra may include a bendable rod configured to engage bone, a bone fastener defining a channel for receiving the bendable rod, and a locking cap for securing the bone fastener and the bendable rod. The implant may be positioned through a pedicle of an inferior vertebra and the bendable rod may be deployable into the vertebral body of the inferior vertebra, through the disc space, and into the vertebral body of the superior vertebra to stabilize the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Myles Sullivan, Carly Taubenkraut, Chad Glerum, Corbett McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11850161
    Abstract: A spacer separates bones of a joint using a driver tool having a threaded shaft. The spacer has a superior endplate with inferior facing ramps, and an inferior endplate with superior facing ramps. Two bearings are positioned between the endplates, each bearing has superior facing ramps which mate with the inferior facing ramps of the superior endplate, and inferior facing ramps which mate with the superior facing ramps of the inferior endplate. One bearing has a threaded aperture, and the other a thrust surface. A threaded shaft is threaded into the threaded aperture to push against the thrust surface to drive the bearings apart. As the bearings move apart, the mated ramps slide against each other to drive the superior and inferior endplates apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Albert Hill, Myles Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20230380985
    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: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11826263
    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 body, a first endplate, and a second endplate, a middle ramp piece, a stem, and two ramp pins. The middle ramped piece is operable to move to generate lordotic expansion of the first and second endplates followed by parallel expansion. The fusion device is operable to be deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp
  • Patent number: 11826259
    Abstract: A two part annulus repair rivet for repairing a defect in the annulus of an intervertebral disc includes a first part delivered through a port and adapted to be positioned at an internal surface of an annulus adjacent a defect and a second part adapted to be positioned on an external surface of the annulus adjacent the defect. The first and second parts are secured together, repairing the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Seifert, Sean Suh, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11826262
    Abstract: Pedicle-based intradiscal fixation devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. An implant for stabilizing an inferior vertebra and a superior vertebra may include a first member and a second member moveably connected to the first member. The implant may have a first, initial insertion orientation and a second, final implantation orientation different from the first, initial insertion orientation. The first member may be configured to be inserted through a pedicle of the inferior vertebra and the second member may be configured to engage bone of the superior vertebra in the second, final implantation orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Tyler Hessler, Albert Hill, Myles Sullivan