Patents by Inventor Patrick Fatyol

Patrick Fatyol 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: 9993349
    Abstract: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two motion surfaces and. wherein the radius of the upper articulation surface of the core member is greater than the radius of the lower articulation surface of the core member, and wherein the first articulation surface of the core member is spherical and the second articulation surface of the core member is curved and non-spherical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Rogers, Andrew Dooris, Patrick Fatyol, Mark Lionetto, Ronald Naughton, John Riley Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20170100256
    Abstract: An expandable implant is made via a central strut having a pivotable arm on each end. The implant can be inserted into a disc space either horizontally or vertically with the arms in a closed position and then (if inserted horizontally) optionally rotated up into place. The arms are then pivoted out, thereby increasing the foot print of a horizontally inserted implant. The expanded implant can be locked in place through the use of an additional insert or ratchet that fits between the arms and locks the arms in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoher Bootwala, Sean Saidha, William Frasier, Thomas Martin, Shreedhar Kale, Laura Wilson, Patrick Fatyol, John Olkowski
  • Patent number: 8021428
    Abstract: A prosthetic is provided for replacing a vertebral disc. The prosthesis can comprise first and second endplates formed of a ceramic material, each including an articulating contact surface and a bone facing surface. The contact surface of the first endplate can have a shape complementary to the contact surface of the second endplate, thereby facilitating articulation of the first and second endplates while in contact with one another. The device can further include at least one non-ceramic bone attachment element mated with at least one of the bone facing surfaces, such that the bone attachment element covers less than a full area of the bone facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. Bartish, Jr., Jeffrey Brousseau, Patrick Fatyol, Conor McCrea, Michael J. O'Neil, Stephen Connolly
  • Publication number: 20090177284
    Abstract: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two motion surfaces and. wherein the radius of the upper articulation surface of the core member is greater than the radius of the lower articulation surface of the core member, and wherein the first articulation surface of the core member is spherical and the second articulation surface of the core member is curved and non-spherical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Christopher Rogers, Andrew Dooris, Patrick Fatyol, Mark Lionetto, Ronald J. Naughton, J. Riley Hawkins
  • Patent number: 7517363
    Abstract: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two motion surfaces and an open channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Depuy Acromed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Rogers, Andrew Dooris, Patrick Fatyol, Mark Lionetto, Ronald J. Naughton, J. Riley Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20070123904
    Abstract: A distraction instrument includes a drive rod, a driver mechanism coupled to the drive rod, and a pair of arms linked to the driver mechanism. A method of implanting an artificial disc or a fusion implant in an intervertebral site includes preparing the intervertebral site, actuating a gear mechanism of a distraction instrument to distract the intervertebral site, and inserting at least a core of the artificial disc or fusion implant into the intervertebral site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Stad, Patrick Fatyol, Mark Gracia
  • Publication number: 20060004453
    Abstract: A prosthetic is provided for replacing a vertebral disc. The prosthesis can comprise first and second endplates formed of a ceramic material, each including an articulating contact surface and a bone facing surface. The contact surface of the first endplate can have a shape complementary to the contact surface of the second endplate, thereby facilitating articulation of the first and second endplates while in contact with one another. The device can further include at least one non-ceramic bone attachment element mated with at least one of the bone facing surfaces, such that the bone attachment element covers less than a full area of the bone facing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bartish, Jeffrey Brousseau, Patrick Fatyol, Conor McCrea
  • Publication number: 20050010213
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for a surgical instrument is provided which includes a receiving component having a longitudinal axis, a modular tip configured to be coupled in a rigid manner to the receiving component in two or less orientations, and a locking mechanism for securing the tip to the receiving component. A method for attaching a modular tip to a surgical instrument is also provided that includes actuating a locking mechanism, inserting a mating component of a modular tip into a receiving component by moving the mating component in a direction substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the receiving component, or by rotating the mating component relative to the receiving component, or a combination thereof, and releasing the locking mechanism to secure the tip to the receiving component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Stad, Christopher Rogers, Michael Sorrenti, Patrick Fatyol
  • Patent number: 6709439
    Abstract: A medical instrument impacting tool that is useful for mating to a medical instrument used during spinal surgery is provided. The impacting tool is effective to apply a force to the medical instrument to efficiently and effectively prepare a bone structure, insert or remove a trial implant, insert or remove an implant, or to remove a medical instrument positioned between adjacent bone structures. In general, the medical instrument impacting tool includes a hollow tube, a handle slidably disposed around the tube, and a mass connected to the handle and slidably disposed within the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Rogers, Patrick Fatyol, Michael Sorrenti, Thomas M. DiMauro
  • Publication number: 20040002761
    Abstract: This invention relates to an intervertebral motion disc having two motion surfaces and an open channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Christopher Rogers, Andrew Dooris, Patrick Fatyol, Mark Lionetto, Ronald J. Naughton, J. Riley Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20030083668
    Abstract: A medical instrument impacting tool that is useful for mating to a medical instrument used during spinal surgery is provided. The impacting tool is effective to apply a force to the medical instrument to efficiently and effectively prepare a bone structure, insert or remove a trial implant, insert or remove an implant, or to remove a medical instrument positioned between adjacent bone structures. In general, the medical instrument impacting tool includes a hollow tube, a handle slidably disposed around the tube, and a mass connected to the handle and slidably disposed within the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Christopher Rogers, Patrick Fatyol, Michael Sorrenti, Thomas M. DiMauro