Patents by Inventor Peter Butcher

Peter Butcher 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: 8591584
    Abstract: A textile-based plate implant (and related methods) that supports tissue ingrowth within the implanted implant structure and is suitable for use in a variety of surgical applications, including but not limited to anterior, posterior and lateral surgical approaches directed towards the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions of the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Reah, Peter Butcher, Alan McLeod
  • Patent number: 8377135
    Abstract: A combination pre-filled and in situ filled implant for the replacement of an intervertebral disc of the spine, including a textile core and a flange with apertures dimensioned to receive screws or other affixation elements. The combination pre-filled and in situ filled implant may also have attached side pockets comprised of extra layers of embroidered fabric. The pockets on the implant may serve a dual purpose: to facilitate insertion and to expand the dimensions of the implant after insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan McLeod, Christopher Reah, Peter Butcher
  • Patent number: 8074591
    Abstract: A manufacturing process and resultant medical devices and components thereof wherein one or more individual laces (12) is placed within an embroidered structure (10) using an automated process allowing for the manufacture of embroidered surgical implants containing laces to be mass produced repeatably and cost effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Butcher, Christopher Reah
  • Patent number: 7946236
    Abstract: An embroidery process allowing for extra lengths of stitched thread pairs to be laid down in a zigzag pattern while embroidering on a dissolvable substrate such that when the substrate is removed, the extra length allows the two-dimensional embroidered structure to relax into a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Butcher
  • Patent number: 7942104
    Abstract: An embroidery process allowing for a three-dimensional shape to be embroidered in two dimensions, allowing for the cost effective and repeatable manufacturing required for use in surgically implanted medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Butcher, Christopher Reah, Alan McLeod
  • Publication number: 20110060366
    Abstract: Implants and methods aimed at safely repairing and/or reconstructing the facet joint so as to provide the required flexibility and elasticity to support continued motion after the implant has been implanted in a facet joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen Heim, Luiz Pimenta, Lukas Eisermann, Alan McLeod, Christopher Reah, Peter Butcher
  • Publication number: 20110054610
    Abstract: A textile prosthesis comprising a unitary body of predetermined shape having structural integrity, the body including at least one anchorage body portion for attachment to an anatomical body part, the body being composed of a combination of binding yarns and tensile load bearing filaments, the binding yarns being located at least in the or in each of said anchorage body portions and being interconnected to one another by sewn stitches, the tensile load bearing filaments being located inbetween said stitches so as to be constrained to extend through said unitary body along predetermined pathways extending in one or more predetermined directions so as to render the body resistance to stretch when a tensile load is applied in said one or more predetermined directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Julian Ellis, Peter Butcher, Alan McLeod
  • Publication number: 20100314275
    Abstract: A clamshell package is provided including an enclosure configured to hold a product. The enclosure includes a recess configured to receive an alarm component of an alarm spider wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Gabriel Sconzert, Peter Butcher, Jesse Vandiver
  • Publication number: 20100286778
    Abstract: A textile-based surgical implant that can be inserted through any number of suitable surgical approaches, including but not limited to lateral, anterior, anterior-lateral, posterolateral, and/or posterior approaches. When applied to spine surgery and inserted into an intervertebral disc space, the implant restores the normal height of the intervertebral disc space, while advantageously preserving the natural motion of the spine. The textile construction of the implant is beneficial because it is generally compliant and thereby restores and/or improves spinal motion. The compliant nature of the textile-based implant provides the required flexibility and elasticity to advantageously support physiological movements, as opposed to fusion surgery which forms a boney bridge between adjacent vertebral bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Lukas Eisermann, Alan McLeod, Christopher Reah, Peter Butcher, Eugene Shoshtaev, Keith Valentine
  • Patent number: 7828855
    Abstract: A textile prosthesis comprising a unitary body of predetermined shape having structural integrity, the body including at least one anchorage body portion for attachment to an anatomical body part, the body being composed of a combination of binding yarns and tensile load bearing filaments, the binding yarns being located at least in the or in each of said anchorage body portions and being interconnected to one another by sewn stitches, the tensile load bearing filaments being located in between said stitches so as to be constrained to extend through said unitary body along predetermined pathways extending in one or more predetermined directions so as to render the body resistance to stretch when a tensile load is applied in said one or more predetermined directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Ellis, Peter Butcher, Alan McLeod
  • Publication number: 20100122867
    Abstract: A method of assembling a prefabricated speaker enclosure and an assembly including left and right side panels, top, front, bottom, and rear panels each having an inner surface with a left channel configured to receive the left side panel and a right channel configured to receive the right, side panel, and a continuous material extending along an outer surface of the top, front, bottom, and rear panels to form a living hinge at each point where two of the top, front, bottom, and rear panels meet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Scosche Industries,Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Butcher, Joe Garretson, Jack DeBiasio
  • Publication number: 20100089297
    Abstract: A manufacturing process and resultant medical devices and components thereof wherein one or more individual laces (12) is placed within an embroidered structure (10) using an automated process allowing for the manufacture of embroidered surgical implants containing laces to be mass produced repeatably and cost effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Butcher, Christopher Reah
  • Patent number: 7553184
    Abstract: An adapter for installing an aftermarket audio device in a vehicle. The adapter includes a first and second connectors electrically connected together, the first connector being suitable for connecting to a wiring harness in the vehicle and the second connector being unsuitable for connection to the wiring harness in the vehicle, the second connector being further suitable for connection in a different wiring harness in a different vehicle. The adapter also includes a plurality of wires electrically connected to the first and second connectors, the wires being adapted to connect to the aftermarket audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Butcher
  • Publication number: 20090138082
    Abstract: A textile-based plate implant (and related methods) that supports tissue ingrowth within the implanted implant structure and is suitable for use in a variety of surgical applications, including but not limited to anterior, posterior and lateral surgical approaches directed towards the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions of the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Reah, Peter Butcher, Alan McLeod
  • Publication number: 20080234835
    Abstract: A textile prosthesis comprising a unitary body of predetermined shape having structural integrity, the body including at least one anchorage body portion for attachment to an anatomical body part, the body being composed of a combination of binding yarns and tensile load bearing filaments, the binding yarns being located at least in the or in each of said anchorage body portions and being interconnected to one another by sewn stitches, the tensile load bearing filaments being located inbetween said stitches so as to be constrained to extend through said unitary body along predetermined pathways extending in one or more predetermined directions so as to render the body resistance to stretch when a tensile load is applied in said one or more predetermined directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Julian Ellis, Peter Butcher, Alan McLeod
  • Publication number: 20080178786
    Abstract: An embroidery process allowing for extra lengths of stitched thread pairs to be laid down in a zigzag pattern while embroidering on a dissolvable substrate such that when the substrate is removed, the extra length allows the two-dimensional embroidered structure to relax into a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Butcher
  • Publication number: 20080173223
    Abstract: An embroidery process allowing for a three-dimensional shape to be embroidered in two dimensions, allowing for the cost effective and repeatable manufacturing required for use in surgically implanted medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Butcher, Christopher Reah, Alan McLeod
  • Patent number: 7338531
    Abstract: A textile prosthesis comprising a unitary body of predetermined shape having structural integrity, the body including at least one anchorage body portion for attachment to an anatomical body part, the body being composed of a combination of binding yarns and tensile load bearing filaments, the binding yarns being located at least in the or in each of said anchorage body portions and being interconnected to one another by sewn stitches, the tensile load bearing filaments being located inbetween said stitches so as to be constrained to extend through said unitary body along predetermined pathways extending in one or more predetermined directions so as to render the body resistance to stretch when a tensile load is applied in said one or more predetermined directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventors: Julian Ellis, Peter Butcher, Alan McLeod
  • Publication number: 20070281551
    Abstract: An adapter for installing an aftermarket audio device in a vehicle. The adapter includes a first and second connectors electrically connected together, the first connector being suitable for connecting to a wiring harness in the vehicle and the second connector being unsuitable for connection to the wiring harness in the vehicle, the second connector being further suitable for connection in a different wiring harness in a different vehicle. The adapter also includes a plurality of wires electrically connected to the first and second connectors, the wires being adapted to connect to the aftermarket audio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Peter Butcher
  • Patent number: 7303430
    Abstract: An adapter for installing an aftermarket audio device in a vehicle. The adapter includes a first and second connectors electrically connected together, the first connector being suitable for connecting to a wiring harness in the vehicle and the second connector being unsuitable for connection to the wiring harness in the vehicle, the second connector being further suitable for connection in a different wiring harness in a different vehicle. The adapter also includes a plurality of wires electrically connected to the first and second connectors, the wires being adapted to connect to the aftermarket audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Butcher