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: 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
  • Publication number: 20230346572
    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: July 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Patent number: 11801148
    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 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20230338164
    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: April 18, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Weiman, Jody Seifert, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Adam Friedrich
  • Patent number: 11793654
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Mark Weiman, Jason Zappacosta
  • Publication number: 20230329878
    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 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20230320867
    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: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Myles Sullivan, Carly Taubenkraut, Chad Glerum, Corbett McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20230320757
    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: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Myles Sullivan, Carly Taubenkraut, Chad Glerum, Corbett McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20230310175
    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: June 5, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: John Matthews, Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Chad Glerum, Sean Suh
  • Publication number: 20230310171
    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: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11771564
    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: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    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: 20230301797
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. The expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include a body, a first endplate, and a second endplate. A drive screw may be rotated to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. Instruments may be provided to ensure the implant is inserted safely and as intended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, Mark Miccio, Shawn Cox, David Feigenbaum, Damien Kahmer
  • Patent number: 11766340
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint, the spacer includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, and ramped surfaces. An endplate configured to engage a bone of the joint has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the frame. When the endplate is moved relative to the frame in a direction along the longitudinal axis of the frame, the endplate is moved in a direction away from the frame to increase the height at least one end of the spacer. A second endplate configured to engage a second bone of the joint can be similarly configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kurt Faulhaber
  • Publication number: 20230293312
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint, the spacer includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, and ramped surfaces. An endplate configured to engage a bone of the joint has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the frame. When the endplate is moved relative to the frame in a direction along the longitudinal axis of the frame, the endplate is moved in a direction away from the frame to increase the height at least one end of the spacer. A second endplate configured to engage a second bone of the joint can be similarly configured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Kurt Faulhaber
  • Patent number: 11737891
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, instruments, and methods thereof. The expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include a body, a first endplate, and a second endplate. A drive screw may be rotated to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. Instruments may be provided to ensure the implant is inserted safely and as intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, Mark Miccio, Shawn Cox, David Feigenbaum, Damien Kahmer
  • Publication number: 20230263640
    Abstract: An expandable fusion device is capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. The fusion device may include 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: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams, Daniel Davenport, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11730528
    Abstract: Misaligned bones on opposite sides of a joint are aligned using a first rigid extension securable to one of the misaligned bones using a particular surgical approach, and a second rigid extension having a contacting surface positionable in contact with the other the two misaligned bones from the same surgical approach. The first and second rigid extensions are moved with respect to each other using a lever, whereby a pulling force is exerted on one of the bones, and a pushing force on the other, thereby aligning the first and second misaligned bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcin Niemiec, Duncan Sibson, Noah Hansell, Chad Glerum, Colm McLaughlin, Daniel Davenport, Mark Weiman, Jason Gray, Khiem Pham, Michael Black, Ben Silber, Mark Fromhold, Andrew Iott, Kathleen Hill, John Gilbert, Richard Castle