Patents by Inventor Michael E. Landry

Michael E. Landry 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: 20210161562
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient using quick-connect sleeve assemblies. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly can be coupled to a bone fastener assembly in a fast and intuitive way. In one embodiment, a quick-connect sleeve assembly has a detachable member and a movable member. Both members engage a collar of the bone fastener assembly. In one embodiment, the engagement can be locked via one or more locking features to facilitate screwing a bone fastener of the bone fastener assembly onto a vertebral body in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly has a low profile and is particularly shaped for minimally invasive entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Charles R. Forton, Brian Bergeron, Bruce A. Riceman, Peter Thomas Miller, Kameron Scott Ely
  • Patent number: 11013614
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. One of the interlocking features includes a plurality of prongs projecting from an upper surface of the wafers and into a recess defined in the lower surface of an adjacent previously inserted like-configured wafer. The prongs and recesses are configured to prevent retrograde movement of each new wafer in a direction opposite the direction of insertion. Other interlocking features prevent movement in the direction of insertion, transverse to the insertion direction and vertically within the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barreiro, Dennis Ty, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10945772
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient using quick-connect sleeve assemblies. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly can be coupled to a bone fastener assembly in a fast and intuitive way. In one embodiment, a quick-connect sleeve assembly has a detachable member and a movable member. Both members engage a collar of the bone fastener assembly. In one embodiment, the engagement can be locked via one or more locking features to facilitate screwing a bone fastener of the bone fastener assembly onto a vertebral body in a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Each quick-connect sleeve assembly has a low profile and is particularly shaped for minimally invasive entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Charles R. Forton, Brian Bergeron, Bruce A. Riceman, Peter Thomas Miller, Kameron Scott Ely
  • Publication number: 20210059732
    Abstract: An anchor device for use in sacroiliac joint stabilization comprises a housing having one or more apertures; one or more engagement members at least partially disposed in the housing, where at least one of the one or more engagement members is movable between a retracted position and an extended position such that, when in the extended position, the at least one of the one or more engagement members extends through at least one of the one or more apertures; wherein, when in the extended position, the at least one of the one or more engagement members is configured to move to the extended position within cancellous bone of a sacrum; and wherein the anchor device comprises a continuous channel extending from a first end of the anchor device to a second end of the anchor device, the channel being configured to receive a guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: WEST END BAY PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Andy J. Redmond, Charles R. Gordon, Erik Wagner, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10864029
    Abstract: An anchor device for use in sacroiliac joint stabilization comprises a housing having one or more apertures; one or more engagement members at least partially disposed in the housing, where at least one of the one or more engagement members is movable between a retracted position and an extended position such that, when in the extended position, the at least one of the one or more engagement members extends through at least one of the one or more apertures; wherein, when in the extended position, the at least one of the one or more engagement members is configured to move to the extended position within cancellous bone of a sacrum; and wherein the anchor device comprises a continuous channel extending from a first end of the anchor device to a second end of the anchor device, the channel being configured to receive a guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: WEST END BAY PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Andy J. Redmond, Charles R. Gordon, Erik Wagner, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10828172
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer is dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 10702371
    Abstract: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable energy absorbing device attached to the first attachment structure and second attachment structure, wherein adjusting the energy absorbing device changes the load manipulating characteristics of the energy absorbing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Michael E. Landry, Anton G. Clifford, William G. Tammen
  • Patent number: 10631990
    Abstract: Implant apparatus and methods are directed toward treating conditions involving the knee joint, and the patella specifically, maintain alignment or address misalignment of a patella through a full range of motion of the knee joint Exemplary devices include an elastomeric, Y-shaped device which is secured to the femur and patella on opposite ends thereof by bone anchors. The elastomeric device can be either rotatably or non-rotatably connected to the bone anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Josef L. Friedmann, Michael E. Landry, David Lowe, Mary O'Connell, Heber Saravia
  • Patent number: 10531897
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human ankle joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis and pain of the ankle without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the ankle joint. In one particular embodiment, the device includes a first load transmission support, a second load transmission support and an implantable compressible absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe
  • Publication number: 20190262141
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. One of the interlocking features includes a plurality of prongs projecting from an upper surface of the wafers and into a recess defined in the lower surface of an adjacent previously inserted like-configured wafer. The prongs and recesses are configured to prevent retrograde movement of each new wafer in a direction opposite the direction of insertion. Other interlocking features prevent movement in the direction of insertion, transverse to the insertion direction and vertically within the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Barreiro, Dennis TY, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10383736
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to base components that are usable with implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems. According to one embodiment, the base component includes a low-profile body having a elongate, straight portion at a first end and a curved body portion at a second end. The second end is elevated as compared to the first end. An inner surface of the low-profile body has a raised portion extending along the elongate, straight portion of the low-profile body. The base component also includes a plurality of openings positioned along the low-profile body for alignment and purposes of affixation to body anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, Michael E. Landry, Clinton N. Slone
  • Publication number: 20190231405
    Abstract: An anchor device for use in sacroiliac joint stabilization comprises a housing having one or more apertures; one or more engagement members at least partially disposed in the housing, where at least one of the one or more engagement members is movable between a retracted position and an extended position such that, when in the extended position, the at least one of the one or more engagement members extends through at least one of the one or more apertures; wherein, when in the extended position, the at least one of the one or more engagement members is configured to move to the extended position within cancellous bone of a sacrum; and wherein the anchor device comprises a continuous channel extending from a first end of the anchor device to a second end of the anchor device, the channel being configured to receive a guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andy J. Redmond, Charles R. Gordon, Erik Wagner, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10363139
    Abstract: A ball and socket assembly including a ball component with a notch formed therein. The socket is a one-piece structure including an opening sized to receive the ball component. The ball is a capable of being inserted into the socket when the notch, cavity, or undercut is properly oriented relative to the opening of the one-piece socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alan C. Regala, Clinton N. Slone, Michael E. Landry
  • Publication number: 20190224020
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior plates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of expansion members or wafers. The superior and inferior plates include features that at least initially interlock the two plates until the superior plate is dislodged by pressure from the growing wafer stack. The wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. Each wafer also includes features that interlock with the inferior plate until the wafer id dislodged by sequential introduction of another wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Steve Wysocki
  • Patent number: 10327816
    Abstract: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable energy absorbing device attached to the first attachment structure and second attachment structure, wherein adjusting the energy absorbing device changes the load manipulating characteristics of the energy absorbing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Michael E. Landry, Anton G. Clifford
  • Patent number: 10292835
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. One of the interlocking features includes a plurality of prongs projecting from an upper surface of the wafers and into a recess defined in the lower surface of an adjacent previously inserted like-configured wafer. The prongs and recesses are configured to prevent retrograde movement of each new wafer in a direction opposite the direction of insertion. Other interlocking features prevent movement in the direction of insertion, transverse to the insertion direction and vertically within the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SPINE WAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Barreiro, Dennis Ty, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10130394
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. The collar may be rotated and/or angulated relative to the bone fastener. Detachable members may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The detachable members may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Erik J. Wagner, Charles R. Forton, Robert J. Jones
  • Publication number: 20180271671
    Abstract: An expandable interbody fusion device includes superior and inferior endplates that are configured to receive a sequentially inserted stack of interlocking expansion members or wafers. The like-configured wafers include features on their top and bottom surfaces that interlock the wafers in multiple degrees of freedom so that the wafer stack is not disrupted when the fusion device is fully expanded. One of the interlocking features includes a plurality of prongs projecting from an upper surface of the wafers and into a recess defined in the lower surface of an adjacent previously inserted like-configured wafer. The prongs and recesses are configured to prevent retrograde movement of each new wafer in a direction opposite the direction of insertion. Other interlocking features prevent movement in the direction of insertion, transverse to the insertion direction and vertically within the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Barreiro, Dennis TY, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 10052137
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. The collar may be rotated and/or angulated relative to the bone fastener. Detachable members may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The detachable members may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Erik J. Wagner, Charles R. Forton, Robert J. Jones
  • Patent number: 10022154
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to base components that are usable with implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems. According to one embodiment, the base component includes a low-profile body having a elongate, straight portion at a first end and a curved body portion at a second end. The second end is elevated as compared to the first end. An inner surface of the low-profile body has a raised portion extending along the elongate, straight portion of the low-profile body. The base component also includes a plurality of openings positioned along the low-profile body for alignment and purposes of affixation to body anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Moximed, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, Michael E. Landry, Clinton N. Slone