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: 20230255788
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint includes a frame and a carriage. The carriage has ramped surfaces, and is slideably moveable in relation to the frame. A screw support is moveably connected to the frame to form a changeable angular orientation with respect to the frame. An actuating screw is supported by the screw support, and is connected to the carriage to cause the carriage to slideably move in relation to the frame when the actuating screw is rotated. Opposing endplates are configured to engage opposing bone of the joint, and each has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the carriage. When the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuating screw, the ramped surfaces of the carriage and the endplates slide against each other, causing the endplates to move relatively apart, to increase the height of the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews
  • Patent number: 11723780
    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: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, Alex Burkhardt, Kevin Gahman, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, John Matthews, Michael Ashleigh, Sean Gill, Mark Miccio
  • Publication number: 20230248540
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant for engagement between first and second vertebrae. The implant includes a first plate configured for attachment to the first vertebrae and defining a first interbody connection member and a second plate configured for attachment to the second vertebrae and defining a second interbody connection member. An interbody component includes a body with a first end defining a first plate connection member configured for connection to the first interbody connection member and a second end defining a second plate connection member configured for connection to the second interbody connection member. A method of inserting the implant is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Mark Weiman, George Howard, Suresh Chintakunta
  • Patent number: 11717420
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Adams, Daniel Davenport, Mark Weiman
  • Publication number: 20230233334
    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: March 30, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Nick Padovani, Jason Gray, Jason Zappacosta, David C. Paul, Jody Seifert, Jennifer S. Klimek, Chris Geisler, Kevin Gahman, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11701236
    Abstract: A spacer for separating bones of a joint includes a frame and a carriage. The carriage has ramped surfaces, and is slideably moveable in relation to the frame. A screw support is moveably connected to the frame to form a changeable angular orientation with respect to the frame. An actuating screw is supported by the screw support, and is connected to the carriage to cause the carriage to slideably move in relation to the frame when the actuating screw is rotated. Opposing endplates are configured to engage opposing bone of the joint, and each has ramped surfaces mateable with the ramped surfaces of the carriage. When the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuating screw, the ramped surfaces of the carriage and the endplates slide against each other, causing the endplates to move relatively apart, to increase the height of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20230218406
    Abstract: A joint spacer for therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A frame defines a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface and a threaded portion. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the threaded portion, and bears against said frame to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. A first endplate engages a bone of the joint, and has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott
  • Patent number: 11690735
    Abstract: A prosthetic implant for engagement between first and second vertebrae. The implant includes a first plate configured for attachment to the first vertebrae and defining a first interbody connection member and a second plate configured for attachment to the second vertebrae and defining a second interbody connection member. An interbody component includes a body with a first end defining a first plate connection member configured for connection to the first interbody connection member and a second end defining a second plate connection member configured for connection to the second interbody connection member. A method of inserting the implant is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Mark Weiman, George Howard, Suresh Chintakunta
  • Patent number: 11690733
    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: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John Matthews, Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Chad Glerum, Sean Suh
  • Patent number: 11684480
    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: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    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
  • Patent number: 11672571
    Abstract: A spine stabilization system having a base plate having a plurality of screw holes and a plurality of corresponding screw locking mechanisms. The present invention also provides an extension plate having a plurality of screw holes and corresponding screw locking mechanisms. The extension plate is dimensioned and configured with an extension portion, the extension portion having a screw hole and a screw locking mechanism and a finger portion having a connection element and to contact and connect with the base plate. The base plate is provided a graft window having edges, wherein at least one of the edges being configured to receive and connect with the connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Binder, Frank Guntz, Mark Weiman
  • Patent number: 11666457
    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: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Glerum, Andrew Iott, Mark Weiman, Jody Seifert, Kevin Gahman, Colm McLaughlin, Adam Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20230157836
    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: January 24, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    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: 11612495
    Abstract: A joint spacer for therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A frame defines a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface and a threaded portion. An actuator screw is threadably engaged with the threaded portion, and bears against said frame to cause the carriage to slideably move within the frame when the actuator screw is rotated. A first endplate engages a bone of the joint, and has at least one ramped surface that is mateable with the ramped surface of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Davenport, Chad Glerum, Mark Weiman, Duncan Sibson, Andrew Iott
  • Publication number: 20230074577
    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 12, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Cianfrani, Mark Weiman, Adam Friedrich, Erik Peterson, Sean Suh
  • Publication number: 20230071654
    Abstract: Expandable fusion devices, systems, and methods thereof. The expandable implant may include first and second lateral legs and link plates pivotably joined between them. The lateral legs may include upper and lower endplates configured to engage adjacent vertebrae, an actuator assembly including a rotatable actuator having a shaft and a rotatable nut, and driving ramps positioned along the shaft of the actuator. The actuator assembly may cause independent movement of one or more of the driving ramps, thereby causing an expansion in height of the upper and lower endplates of the lateral legs and passive expansion of the connected link plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Myles Sullivan, Tyler Hessler, Chad Glerum, Albert Hill
  • Patent number: 11583409
    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: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    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: 20230026598
    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 3, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp
  • Publication number: 20230028545
    Abstract: Orthopedic implants, systems, instruments, and methods. A bi-portal lumbar interbody fusion system may include an expandable interbody implant and minimally invasive pedicle-based intradiscal fixation implants. The interbody and intradiscal implants may be installed with intelligent instrumentation capable of repeatably providing precision placement of the implants. The bi-portal system may be robotically-enabled to guide the instruments and implants along desired access trajectories to the surgical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Myles Sullivan, Mark Weiman, Carly Taubenkraut, Chad Glerum
  • Publication number: 20230023449
    Abstract: Orthopedic implants, systems, instruments, and methods. A bi-portal lumbar interbody fusion system may include an expandable interbody implant and minimally invasive pedicle-based intradiscal fixation implants. The interbody and intradiscal implants may be installed with intelligent instrumentation capable of repeatably providing precision placement of the implants. The bi-portal system may be robotically-enabled to guide the instruments and implants along desired access trajectories to the surgical area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Myles Sullivan, Mark Weiman, Carly Taubenkraut, Chad Glerum