Patents by Inventor Michael J. O'Neil

Michael J. O'Neil 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: 10646350
    Abstract: The present invention concerns several fusion devices and methods for laterally inserting a fusion device at an initial trajectory that is not parallel to the disc space. Each fusion device incorporates components that enable flexing, bending or pivoting of the device during its final approach to the prepared disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Douglas Raymond, Jonathan Bellas, Andrew Dooris, Alexander Grinberg, Derek Shaw
  • Patent number: 10588754
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Snythes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Douglas Raymond, Jonathan Bellas, Derek Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200054386
    Abstract: A surgical device. The surgical device may comprise a transducer configured to provide vibrations along a longitudinal axis and an end effector coupled to the transducer and extending from the transducer along the longitudinal axis. The surgical device also may comprise a lower jaw extending parallel to the end effector. The lower jaw may comprise a clamp face extending toward the longitudinal axis. Also, the lower jaw may be slidable relative to the end effector to bring the clamp face toward a distal end of the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin L. Houser, Stephanie J. Muir, Louis T. DeLuca, Daniel W. Price, William D. Boyd, Galen C. Robertson, Michael J. O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20200038196
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Hassan Serhan, Douglas Raymond, John Riley Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20200015982
    Abstract: The invention is generally related to an intervertebral implant for replacing an intervertebral disc of the human spine. The intervertebral implant includes a first conformable endplate, the first conformable endplate being conformable to a boney vertebral endplate under an anatomical load, a second endplate and a core between the endplates, wherein the first conformable endplate partitions the core from the boney vertebral endplate, whereby the core does not contact the boney vertebral endplate. The invention is also directed to a method of replacing an intervertebral disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10531910
    Abstract: A surgical device is disclosed including a surgical instrument and an outer sheath surrounding the surgical instrument. The surgical instruments includes an end effector including a first jaw member and a second jaw member. At least one of the first jaw member or the second jaw member is pivotable toward the other to grasp tissue. The outer sheath is slidable relative to the surgical instrument along a longitudinal axis between a first position, wherein the first jaw member and the second jaw member are positioned within the outer sheath proximal to a distal portion of the outer sheath, and a second positon, wherein the first iaw member and the second iaw member are positioned outside the outer sheath distal to the distal portion of the outer sheath. The distal portion of the outer sheath is configured to clamp tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Houser, Stephanie J. Muir, Louis T. DeLuca, Daniel W. Price, William D. Boyd, Galen C. Robertson, Michael J. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10449057
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Hassan Serhan, Douglas Raymond, John Riley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10433974
    Abstract: The invention is generally related to an intervertebral implant for replacing an intervertebral disc of the human spine. The intervertebral implant includes a first conformable endplate, the first conformable endplate being conformable to a boney vertebral endplate under an anatomical load, a second endplate and a core between the endplates, wherein the first conformable endplate partitions the core from the boney vertebral endplate, whereby the core does not contact the boney vertebral endplate. The invention is also directed to a method of replacing an intervertebral disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10405989
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device comprising inferior and superior fusion cage devices that provide an ability to correct spondylolisthesis via in-situ adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Hassan Serhan, Douglas Raymond, John Riley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10405987
    Abstract: A method of determining disc space geometry with the use of an expandable trial having endplate-mapping capabilities. An expandable trial is inserted into the disc space and its height is adjusted to obtain the desired decompression and spinal alignment (which is typically confirmed with the use of CT or Fluoroscopic imaging). The endplate dome/geometry dome is then determined by one of the following three methods: a) direct imaging through the trial, b) balloon moldings filled with flowable in-situ fluid (for example, silicon, polyurethane, or PMMA) from superior/inferior endplates or c) light-based imaging through superior & inferior balloons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J O'Neil, Roman Lomeli
  • Patent number: 10398417
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which customized instruments, e.g., surgical instruments, can be manufactured to provide improved ergonomics, comfort, and accuracy. Instruments can be customized based on various parameters, including a quantitative assessment of the user, desired or intended use of the instrument, user preferences, and so forth. Exemplary instrument properties which can be customized include size, geometry, durometer, mechanical assist, texture, color, markings, modulus of elasticity, sensor inclusion, sensor type, sensor feedback type, balance, finish, and weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Robert Sommerich, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20190209153
    Abstract: An expandable trial can include an inferior portion, a superior portion, and a middle expanding portion as well as load cells for monitoring the load on the trial. The trial may also include recesses on its lateral sides to provide spacing to accommodate a disc removal tool so tissue can be cleared monitoring load. In addition, neural foramen spacing can be monitoring to provide information about how much neural release has been achieved as the disc is cleaned and the spine is positioned and repositioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Roman Lomeli, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher Ramsay, Zoher Bootwala, Jennifer DiPietro, John Griffin
  • Patent number: 10342662
    Abstract: Devices and methods for in situ drawing, filtering and seeding cells from the marrow of surrounding bone into a fusion cage without any of the challenges mentioned above. Various implants and devices with aspiration ports that enable in-situ harvesting and mixing of stem cells. These devices may include spinal fusion cages, long bone spacers, lateral grafts and joint replacement devices. Each device utilizes at least one aspiration port for harvesting of stem cell-containing marrow via aspiration from adjacent bony elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Liesbeth Brown, Nimish Parikh, Daniel Keeley, Shannon Cormier
  • Patent number: 10327911
    Abstract: An inserter instrument for inserting an intervertebral fusion cage having curved sidewalls, comprising: a) a threaded securement rod that mates with the cage via screw threads; b) a cannulated cage holder to receive the rod and hold the cage in position as the sheath is retracted; and c) a bulleted cannulated sheath, wherein the sheath is curved and comprises a superelastic shape memory material having a curved configuration and a straight configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John C Voellmicke, Michael J O'Neil, Derek Shaw, Alexander Grinberg
  • Patent number: 10271832
    Abstract: An expandable trial can include an inferior portion, a superior portion, and a middle expanding portion as well as load cells for monitoring the load on the trial. The trial may also include recesses on its lateral sides to provide spacing to accommodate a disc removal tool so tissue can be cleared monitoring load. In addition, neural foramen spacing can be monitoring to provide information about how much neural release has been achieved as the disc is cleaned and the spine is positioned and repositioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Roman Lomeli, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher Ramsay, Zoher Bootwala, Jennifer DiPietro, John Griffin
  • Patent number: 10206784
    Abstract: Insertion and expansion devices for use in inserting motion discs, and associated methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Bellas, Seung-kyu Daniel Kwak, Michael J. O'Neil, John Riley Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20190046246
    Abstract: A spinal distractor for distracting opposed vertebrae in which a pair of elements are threadably connected by a screw having opposing threads, wherein actuating the screw spreads the elements apart and pushes the vertebrae apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Slivka, Michael J O'Neil, Hassan Serhan, Michael Fisher, John Riley Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20190008549
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for removing tissue. In one aspect, a device for removing tissue includes a hollow elongate member having an outer wall and a lumen, a selectively deployable tissue-cutting element extending from the hollow elongate member, and an actuation member extending through the lumen and coupled to the hollow elongate member at a location that is distal to the tissue-cutting element. Movement of the actuation member can cause the tissue-cutting element to move from the insertion configuration where the tissue-cutting element is not deployed to a tissue-cutting configuration where the tissue-cutting element is deployed such that it is radially extended relative to the insertion configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn D. Stad, John Riley Hawkins, Michael J. O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20180333061
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a neural monitoring device and related methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary neural monitoring device can be used during various surgical procedures to assess neural activity, status, health, etc. in order to anticipate and prevent nerve damage due to neural ischemia and other neural conditions. In some embodiments, a neural monitoring device can be configured to monitor neural activity, status, health, etc. of nerves encountered during a spinal surgical procedure. Embodiments of the neural monitoring device can also be used in non-spinal surgical procedures that can risk neural damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: John Pracyk, Thomas M. DiMauro, Michael J. O'Neil, William Horton, Emir Osmanagic, William Kane, John Wright, John Canady, Sean Lilienfeld
  • Publication number: 20180317813
    Abstract: Technologies for a monitoring system for monitoring a user's movement include a sensor module and a monitoring device. The sensor module is attached to the user or wearable by the user. The monitoring device detects the sensor module positioned in proximity to the monitoring device, receives sensor data from the detected sensor module, analyzes the received sensor data to determine a position and an orientation of the detected sensor module relative to the monitoring device, compares the determined positions of the detected sensor module to predefined planned positions, and initiates an alert notification in response to a determination that a difference between the determined positions of the detected sensor module and the predefined positions is greater than a reference threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mark T. Hall, Varun Ramdevan, Michael J. O'Neil