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).

  • Publication number: 20200093519
    Abstract: A transverse connector system having a first and a second locking head, and a transverse rod that is secured by the first and second locking heads. The first and second locking heads are provided with a first and second pivot arm for engaging and securing first and second elongated rods. The first and second locking heads each simultaneously engage and secure the transverse and elongated rods separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Ryan Watt
  • Publication number: 20200054463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant comprising providing an expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise providing an angling inserter tool. The angling inserter tool comprises a handle portion, a base portion, and a tip assembly, the base portion being disposed between the handle portion and the tip assembly. The method further may comprise distally advancing a central shaft of the tip assembly with rotation into an opening in the expandable vertebral implant to secure the angling inserter tool to the expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise positioning the expandable vertebral implant in a patient's spine. The method further may comprise for causing the tip assembly to angulate with respect to a longitudinal axis of the angling inserter tool, wherein the internal shaft is coaxial with an outer cylinder of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: James Himmelberger, Colm McLaughlin, Mark Weiman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200038007
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to retractor systems that retract tissue to allow access to a surgical site are described. The retractor systems can include a first rotatable arm attachable to a first blade, a second rotatable arm attachable to a second blade and a third linearly translatable arm attachable to a third blade. An attachment mechanism that is attachable to a fourth blade can be removably coupled to a mount on the frame. The retractors systems can also include two blade systems whereby when the retractor is in a closed configuration, the two blades form an oval opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Cianfrani, Mark Weiman, Adam Friedrich, Erik Peterson, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 10548744
    Abstract: Insertion tool assemblies for positioning an implant at a target location in a patient. Insertion tool assemblies that comprise first and second jaw portions configured to engage an implant; a sleeve assembly coupled to the first and second jaw portions; and a handle coupled to the sleeve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Christopher Angelucci, Jason Gray, Noah Hansell, Jeff Bennett, Cameron Salzberger
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200000604
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to vertebral implants and implant trials for use with vertebral implant assemblies. In some embodiments, these implants and implant trials may be used in conjunction with corpectomy procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: George Howard, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 10517649
    Abstract: A transverse connector system having a first and a second locking head, and a transverse rod that is secured by the first and second locking heads. The first and second locking heads are provided with a first and second pivot arm for engaging and securing first and second elongated rods. The first and second locking heads each simultaneously engage and secure the transverse and elongated rods separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Ryan Watt
  • Patent number: 10492928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant comprising providing an expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise providing an angling inserter tool. The angling inserter tool comprises a handle portion, a base portion, and a tip assembly, the base portion being disposed between the handle portion and the tip assembly. The method further may comprise distally advancing a central shaft of the tip assembly with rotation into an opening in the expandable vertebral implant to secure the angling inserter tool to the expandable vertebral implant. The method further may comprise positioning the expandable vertebral implant in a patient's spine. The method further may comprise for causing the tip assembly to angulate with respect to a longitudinal axis of the angling inserter tool, wherein the internal shaft is coaxial with an outer cylinder of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Himmelberger, Colm McLaughlin, Mark Weiman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10478169
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to retractor systems that retract tissue to allow access to a surgical site are described. The retractor systems can include a first rotatable arm attachable to a first blade, a second rotatable arm attachable to a second blade and a third linearly translatable arm attachable to a third blade. An attachment mechanism that is attachable to a fourth blade can be removably coupled to a mount on the frame. The retractors systems can also include two blade systems whereby when the retractor is in a closed configuration, the two blades form an oval opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Cianfrani, Mark Weiman, Adam Friedrich, Erik Peterson, Sean Suh
  • Publication number: 20190343645
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant for implantation in an intervertebral space between vertebrae. The implant includes a body extending from an upper surface to a lower surface. The body has a front end, a rear end and a pair of spaced apart first and second side walls extending between the front and rear walls such that an interior chamber is defined within the front and rear ends and the first and second walls. The body defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter extending about the internal chamber. At least one of the side walls is defined by a solid support structure and an integral porous structure, the porous structure extending from the outer perimeter to the inner perimeter. The porous structure embeds or encapsulates at least a portion of the solid support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Miccio, Mark Weiman, David Leff, Robert Ryan, Christina M. Tiongson, Brian Flint, Alex Burkhardt, Colm McLaughlin, Brittany Hansen, Jody L. Seifert, Todd Jasinski, James Gault, Samuel Petersheim, Rena Mazur
  • Publication number: 20190336302
    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: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Mark Adams, David C. Paul, Jason Zappacosta
  • 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: 10433973
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to vertebral implants and implant trials for use with vertebral implant assemblies. In some embodiments, these implants and implant trials may be used in conjunction with corpectomy procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: George Howard, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20190274844
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair system is provided for covering or filling openings in the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The soft tissue repair system uses a single plug or a combination of a first plug and a second plug. The second plug is a flowable plug such as an adhesive material or a material that hardens to a flexible plug material. Each plug is configured to close the opening in the annulus and can be positioned within the opening, over the opening at the exterior surface or over the opening at the interior surface. The plug can also be combined with a clamping mechanism that engages the annulus to secure the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Sean Suh, Colm Mclaughlin, Marcin Niemiec, Aditya lngalhalikar, Daniel Davenport, Jamie Carroll, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman, Douglas Cahill, Adam Friedrich, Michelle Kofron, Vipin Kunjachan, Ed Reilley, Damien O'Halloran, William S. Rhoda, Brian Malm
  • Patent number: 10390962
    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: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 10376373
    Abstract: Embodiments herein are generally directed to vertebral implants and implant trials for use with vertebral implant assemblies. In some embodiments, these implants and implant trials may be used in conjunction with corpectomy procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George Howard, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20190231536
    Abstract: Intervertebral implants, assemblies, and methods thereof. An intervertebral implant includes opposing chamfered edges to reduce a diagonal distance between the edges. The reduced diagonal distance minimizes distraction of an intervertebral disc space during insertion of the implant. A tool for insertion and rotation of the implant is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Damien Kahmer, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20190231407
    Abstract: A device for dispensing biomaterial includes a handle configured to receive a syringe, the syringe including a biomaterial and a threaded plunger, and an engagement pin retained within the handle and slidable between a first position and a second position. The engagement pin is configured to engage the threaded plunger in the first position, the engagement pin is further configured to disengage from the threaded plunger in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Agard, Sean Suh, Damien O'Halloran, Michael Moretti, Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum