Patents by Inventor Missoum Moumene

Missoum Moumene 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: 9629662
    Abstract: A spine stabilization system includes at least one bone anchor assembly, the bone anchor assembly including a bone engaging member and a receiver member, wherein the receiver member includes a connecting member cavity, and an elongated connecting member inserted into the connecting member cavity and connected to the receiver member, wherein the connecting member comprises locking features configured to secure the connecting member to the receiver member without the use of a fixation screw extending through a top portion of the receiver member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Arnold, Seungkyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Erasmo A. Lopez, Missoum Moumene, Charles M. Bartish, Jr., William L. Dunbar, Jr., Amie Borgstrom, Anwar M. Upal
  • Patent number: 9445844
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Posterior Dynamic Stabilization (PDS) device that allows elongation, which is a critical requirement for a PDS device as it allows pedicles to travel naturally in flexion, extension, and lateral bending of the spine. This interpedicular travel preserves a more natural center of rotation unlike other PDS devices that simply allow bending. In particular, the invention involves a PDS spring rod, wherein the helix is created with composite flow molding (CFM) technology and comprises a polymer matrix reinforced with continuous carbon fibers, wherein the fibers are oriented substantially parallel to the centerline of the helix, thereby creating a high strength spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Jonathan Fanger, Kevin Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9320543
    Abstract: A posterior dynamic spinal stabilization device utilizing a spinal rod, a fixed anchor, a mobile anchor adapted for both translation and pivoting, a mobile anchor-limiting stop affixed to the rod and an optional bumper-type, a rod with at least one limiting stop. It allows predetermined and prescribed interpedicular motion. It allows the use of traditional pedicle screw-rod placement techniques in a flexible system possessing many treatment options using familiar components that are familiar to the surgeon, and can be used on multiple levels (especially to top off) and can transition loads by limiting displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Fanger, Missoum Moumene
  • Patent number: 9232968
    Abstract: A spinal pedicle rod comprising an internally reinforced polymeric core that is at least partially encased within at least one polymeric coating. A dynamic stabilization device for bones in which flexible rods are combined with a pair of dynamic anchoring devices comprising i) a shank for anchoring into a bone or a vertebra, ii) a head connected to the shank, iii) a receiving part for the head and iv) a mobile element acting on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Jonathan Fanger, Charles M Bartish, Jr., Michael J. O'Neil, Anwar Upal, Stephen Connolly, John Riley Hawkins, Michael A. Slivka
  • Patent number: 8641734
    Abstract: A Posterior Dynamic Stabilization (PDS) device that regulates physiologic spinal elongation and compression. Regulation of elongation and compression are critical requirements of Posterior Dynamic Stabilization devices. Elongation and compression of the device allow the pedicles to travel naturally as the spine flexes and extends. This interpedicular travel preserves a more natural center of rotation unlike some conventional PDS devices that simply allow bending. The device incorporates two components: 1) a spring that allows elongation/compression, and 2) a polymer core component that serves to increase the stiffness of the device in shear, bending, and tension, and also prevents soft tissue ingrowth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Payman Afshari, Jonathan Fanger, Kevin Flaherty
  • Patent number: 8414652
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis comprises a first endplate, a second endplate, and a bearing surface positioned between the first endplate and the second endplate. The bearing surface may be provided by a mobile bearing disc including a convex bearing surface configured to engage the first endplate and a concave bearing surface configured to engage the second endplate. The multiple bearing surfaces of the mobile bearing disc engage articulating surfaces on the endplates to form a plurality of articulating joints. Each articulating joint is configured to facilitate a particular type of movement for the segmental unit. Furthermore, each articulating joint is defined by a distinct center of rotation. The contact pair formed by the convex bearing surface of the bearing component and the concave bearing surface of the first endplate may provide a flexion/extension center of rotation for the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Martin Masson
  • Patent number: 8409256
    Abstract: A spine stabilization system having a dynamic screw comprises at least one bone anchor assembly comprising a receiver member and a bone engaging member pivotably connected to the receiver member. A bearing is provided in the receiver member that engages a portion of the bone engaging member. An elongated connecting member is connected to the receiver member. A retention member insert is provided within the receiver member between the elongated connecting member and the bearing. The retention member is configured to secure the bearing within the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Arnold, Charles M. Bartish, Jr., Seungkyu Daniel Kwak, William L. Dunbar, Jr., John Riley Hawkins, Amie Borgstrom, Erasmo A. López, Anwar M. Upal, Missoum Moumene
  • Publication number: 20130041412
    Abstract: Various bone screws and methods for accommodating stiffness regions in bone are provided. The bone screw provided generally includes a receiver member configured to receive a fixation element and an elongate shank having different stiffness regions. In one embodiment, the elongate shank can include at least one slot for increasing the flexibility of the slotted portion of the elongate shank. In another embodiment, the elongate shank can be manufactured from materials selected to alter the stiffness of the shank. The different stiffness regions allow the bone screw to mimic the flexibility of bone, reducing the risk of fracture of the bone and/or loosening of the bone screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Missoum Moumene
  • Patent number: 8308770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic stabilization system (DSS) having at least one rod having a ring formed therein (“the spring”) and a pair of pedicle screws adapted for fixation to separate vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Martin Masson
  • Patent number: 8298287
    Abstract: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two opposing endplates, a central articulating core, and a peripheral helical shock absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Richard Toselli, Martin Masson, Payman Afshari
  • Publication number: 20120083888
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis comprises a first endplate, a second endplate, and a bearing surface positioned between the first endplate and the second endplate. The bearing surface may be provided by a mobile bearing disc including a convex bearing surface configured to engage the first endplate and a concave bearing surface configured to engage the second endplate. The multiple bearing surfaces of the mobile bearing disc engage articulating surfaces on the endplates to form a plurality of articulating joints. Each articulating joint is configured to facilitate a particular type of movement for the segmental unit. Furthermore, each articulating joint is defined by a distinct center of rotation. The contact pair formed by the convex bearing surface of the bearing component and the concave bearing surface of the first endplate may provide a flexion/extension center of rotation for the prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Martin Masson
  • Patent number: 8043379
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc prosthesis comprises a first endplate, a second endplate, and a bearing surface positioned between the first endplate and the second endplate. The bearing surface may be provided by a mobile bearing disc including a convex bearing surface configured to engage the first endplate and a concave bearing surface configured to engage the second endplate. The multiple bearing surfaces of the mobile bearing disc engage articulating surfaces on the endplates to form a plurality of articulating joints. Each articulating joint is configured to facilitate a particular type of movement for the segmental unit. Furthermore, each articulating joint is defined by a distinct center of rotation. The contact pair formed by the convex bearing surface of the bearing component and the concave bearing surface of the first endplate may provide a flexion/extension center of rotation for the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Martin Masson
  • Publication number: 20110238119
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Posterior Dynamic Stabilization (PDS) device that allows elongation, which is a critical requirement for a PDS device as it allows pedicles to travel naturally in flexion, extension, and lateral bending of the spine. This interpedicular travel preserves a more natural center of rotation unlike other PDS devices that simply allow bending. In particular, the invention involves a PDS spring rod, wherein the helix is created with composite flow molding (CFM) technology and comprises a polymer matrix reinforced with continuous carbon fibers, wherein the fibers are oriented substantially parallel to the centerline of the helix, thereby creating a high strength spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Jonathan Fanger, Kevin Flaherty
  • Patent number: 7985244
    Abstract: A posterior stabilization device is provided for controlling movement between adjacent vertebrae. In one exemplary embodiment, the stabilization device can include one or more joints that rely on rotational or sliding movement to allow flexion of adjacent vertebrae, and that control extension, lateral bending, axial rotation, and anterior-posterior shear, preferably by providing one or more flexible connectors and/or a flexible central spacer for connecting to the adjacent superior and inferior vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Amie Borgstrom, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, Missoum Moumene, William Dunbar, John Riley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 7967844
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 7951169
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, e.g., flexion, extension, lateral bending, and/or axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis
  • Publication number: 20100331886
    Abstract: A posterior dynamic spinal stabilization device utilizing a spinal rod, a fixed anchor, a mobile anchor adapted for both translation and pivoting, a mobile anchor-limiting stop affixed to the rod and an optional bumper-type, a rod with at least one limiting stop. It allows predetermined and prescribed interpedicular motion. It allows the use of traditional pedicle screw-rod placement techniques in a flexible system possessing many treatment options using familiar components that are familiar to the surgeon, and can be used on multiple levels (especially to top off) and can transition loads by limiting displacements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan Fanger, Missoum Moumene
  • Publication number: 20100211104
    Abstract: A Posterior Dynamic Stabilization device that comprises a dual lead titanium spring, a polymer core component disposed within the spring, and a bone anchor attachment feature, wherein the dual rod comprises an intermediate spring portion comprising first and second springs, each spring having a helical intermediate portion, the helical intermediate portions oriented to form a double helix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Payman Afshari, Jonathan Fanger, Kevin Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20100211105
    Abstract: A Posterior Dynamic Stabilization (PDS) device having a telescopic sub-assembly that allows axial movement but restricts bending, shear and in some configurations torsion, and an outer polymeric sleeve component that primarily resists elongation and axial rotation but also encapsulates the telescopic assembly to prevent tissue ingrowth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Missoum Moumene, Payman Afshari, Jonathan Fanger
  • Patent number: 7763051
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for stabilizing the posterior elements of the spine, and more preferably methods and devices are provided for sharing the load with the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the ligaments, and the muscles of the spinal column. In certain exemplary embodiments, methods and devices are provided for substantially controlling or providing resistance to movement, including flexion, extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation, of the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Labrom, Amie Borgstrom, William Dunbar, SeungKyu Daniel Kwak, John Riley Hawkins, Missoum Moumene, Ian Burgess, Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis