Patents by Inventor Peter Newton

Peter Newton 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: 10993746
    Abstract: A transverse connector includes a cross member assembly, a first connector assembly, and a second connector assembly. The cross member assembly includes a cross member, a first ring, and a second ring. The cross member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first ring is receivable on the first end portion of the cross member and the second ring is receivable on the second end portion of the cross member. The first and second connector assemblies are coupled to the first and second rings of the cross member assembly, respectively, to support the cross member between the first and second connector assemblies. The first and second connector assemblies are configured to selectively and releasably secure to bone anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Christopher Harrod, Sergey Neckrysh, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Timmon Ark, Theo Choi
  • Publication number: 20210113250
    Abstract: A fixation device includes a tapered cannula defining a bore therethrough, a shaft, and a post. The shaft includes a proximal portion disposed within the bore, and central and distal portions extending distally from the tapered cannula. The proximal portion includes a threaded inner surface defined therein. The shaft includes blades disposed within the central portion, the blades movable between a closed position in which the blades are disposed within the shaft and an open position in which the blades extend laterally through the shaft. The post includes a threaded outer surface threadingly engaged with the threaded inner surface of the shaft. The post is movable longitudinally within the shaft to transition the blades between the closed and open positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Major, Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Larry E. McClintock
  • Publication number: 20210077151
    Abstract: A bone fixation apparatus includes an insert and a bone anchor. The insert has open ends defining a lumen. A first thread is disposed on an outer surface of the insert and a second thread is disposed in the lumen. The insert is configured for threadably engaging bone. A driving tool is releasably attachable to the insert. The bone fixation apparatus also includes a bone anchor with a bone screw member and a housing. The bone screw member extends from the housing and has a third thread along a shank of the bone screw member. The third thread of the shank is engageable with the second thread of the lumen such that the bone anchor is coupled to the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Larry E. McClintock
  • Publication number: 20210077167
    Abstract: A fixation device includes a head, a tapered body coupled to the head and extending along a central longitudinal axis, and a flexible tail extending distally from the tapered body and defining a central bore therethrough. The flexible tail is movable from an initial configuration aligned with the central longitudinal axis to a deflected configuration that extends away from the central longitudinal axis when a force is applied to the flexible tail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Brittany Harwell
  • Publication number: 20200253655
    Abstract: A fixation device includes an outer member, an inner member, and an expansion member. The outer member includes an elongated body portion and a slotted tail portion, and defines a central bore therethrough that extends along a central longitudinal axis. The inner member is disposed within the central bore of the outer member, and the expansion member is coupled to the inner member. Proximal movement of the inner member relative to the outer member moves the expansion member into the slotted tail portion of the outer member such that the slotted tail portion moves from an undistended configuration to a distended configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. ERRICO, Peter NEWTON, Harry SHUFFLEBARGER, Brittany HARWELL
  • Publication number: 20200121370
    Abstract: A surgical implant includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a body and connector assemblies. The body includes a posterior surface and defines a first bore defining an acute angle with respect to a first axis that is orthogonal to the posterior surface. The connector assemblies are disposed on opposing lateral sides of the body. Each connector assembly is selectively rotatable relative to the body. The second portion includes a base extending in a cephalad direction from the first portion, and an extension extending in the cephalad direction from the base. The base defines second bores configured to receive respective bone screws. The extension defines a third bore. The first bore of the body and the third bore of the extension define a second axis. The second bores are defined along a third axis orthogonal to the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Khaled Kebaish, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Joel Toretti, Theo Choi, Stacy Hollins, Keenan O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20200093527
    Abstract: A fixation assembly includes a tapered cannula, a post, and a snap ring. The snap ring is attachable to the post and the tapered cannula. The snap ring is configured to maintain the tapered cannula axially fixed in relation to the post such that the tapered cannula and the post are rotatable relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harold Shufflebarger, Larry E. McClintock
  • Publication number: 20200038067
    Abstract: A modular screw includes a first assembly and a second assembly. The first assembly includes a base portion having a head portion, a securing portion defining a first bore, and a receiving portion defining a second bore. The second assembly includes a first post, a second post including an engaging portion, and an elongate screw threadably engageable with the second post. The second post is dimensioned to be received through the second bore of the receiving portion of the first assembly such that when a first set screw is received in the first bore, the first set screw secures the base portion of the first assembly to the second post. The elongate screw received in the second post causes radial expansion of the engaging portion of the second post, which, in turn, causes the engaging portion to be affixed to the cavity of the first post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Larry E. McClintock
  • Publication number: 20200030006
    Abstract: A modular screw includes a post and a head assembly. The post includes a tapered portion extending along a length of the post, the post defining a first bore. The head assembly is adjustably coupled with the post. The head assembly includes a head defining a slot configured to receive a spinal rod therein, an elongate screw having external threads extending along a length of the elongate screw, and a screw shank defining a second bore configured to receive the elongate screw therein. The screw shank includes an engaging portion configured to expand radially outward when the elongate screw engages the engaging portion, and internal threads configured to engage the external threads of the elongate screw. At least a portion of the screw shank is dimensioned to be selectively received in the first bore of the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. Errico, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Larry E. McClintock
  • Publication number: 20190336178
    Abstract: A transverse connector includes a cross member assembly, a first connector assembly, and a second connector assembly. The cross member assembly includes a cross member, a first ring, and a second ring. The cross member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first ring is receivable on the first end portion of the cross member and the second ring is receivable on the second end portion of the cross member. The first and second connector assemblies are coupled to the first and second rings of the cross member assembly, respectively, to support the cross member between the first and second connector assemblies. The first and second connector assemblies are configured to selectively and releasably secure to bone anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Christopher Harrod, Sergey Neckrysh, Peter Newton, Harry Schufflebarger, Timmon Ark, Theo Choi
  • Patent number: 8992578
    Abstract: Spinal anchoring methods and devices are provided that are effective to correct spinal deformities while allowing some flexibility to the spinal. In particular, the methods and devices allow a spinal fixation element to mate to several adjacent vertebrae to maintain the vertebrae at a fixed distance relative to one another, yet to allow the orientation of each vertebrae relative to the fixation element to adjust as the orientation of the patient's spine changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Slivka, Peter Newton, Hassan A. Serhan
  • Publication number: 20150039036
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a tether, therethrough. The device generally includes a staple body that is adapted to seat a spinal fixation element, a fastening element for fixing the staple body to bone, and a locking assembly for coupling a spinal fixation element to the staple body. In one embodiment, the locking assembly includes a washer that is adapted to couple to the staple body such that the spinal fixation is disposed therebetween, and a locking nut that is adapted to engage the staple body to mate the washer to the staple body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan A. Serhan, Michael A. Slivka, Mathew Hannen, Peter Newton, Michael Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8888818
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a tether, therethrough. The device generally includes a staple body that is adapted to seat a spinal fixation element, a fastening element for fixing the staple body to bone, and a locking assembly for coupling a spinal fixation element to the staple body. In one embodiment, the locking assembly includes a washer that is adapted to couple to the staple body such that the spinal fixation is disposed therebetween, and a locking nut that is adapted to engage the staple body to mate the washer to the staple body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan A. Serhan, Michael A. Slivka, Mathew Hannen, Peter Newton, Michael Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20130304126
    Abstract: Spinal anchoring methods and devices are provided that are effective to correct spinal deformities while allowing some flexibility to the spinal. In particular, the methods and devices allow a spinal fixation element to mate to several adjacent vertebrae to maintain the vertebrae at a fixed distance relative to one another, yet to allow the orientation of each vertebrae relative to the fixation element to adjust as the orientation of the patient's spine changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Michael A. Slivka, Peter Newton, Hassan A. Serhan
  • Patent number: 8540754
    Abstract: Spinal anchoring methods and devices are provided that are effective to correct spinal deformities while allowing some flexibility to the spine. In particular, the methods and devices allow a spinal fixation element to mate to several adjacent vertebrae to maintain the vertebrae at a fixed distance relative to one another, yet to allow the orientation of each vertebrae relative to the fixation element to adjust as the orientation of the patient's spine changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Slivka, Peter Newton, Hassan A. Serhan
  • Patent number: 8273086
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a tether, therethrough. The device generally includes a staple body that is adapted to seat a spinal fixation element, a fastening element for fixing the staple body to bone, and a locking assembly for coupling a spinal fixation element to the staple body. In one embodiment, the locking assembly includes a washer that is adapted to couple to the staple body such that the spinal fixation is disposed therebetween, and a locking nut that is adapted to engage the staple body to mate the washer to the staple body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan A. Serhan, Michael A. Slivka, Mathew Hannen, Peter Newton, Michael Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8123749
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a tether, therethrough. The device generally includes a staple body that is adapted to seat a spinal fixation element, a fastening element for fixing the staple body to bone, and a locking assembly for coupling a spinal fixation element to the staple body. In one embodiment, the locking assembly includes a washer that is adapted to couple to the staple body such that the spinal fixation is disposed therebetween, and a locking nut that is adapted to engage the staple body to mate the washer to the staple body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan A. Serhan, Michael A. Slivka, Mathew Hannen, Peter Newton, Michael Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7981117
    Abstract: A screw placement guide tool for use in minimally invasive surgery has a proximal handle portion, an extension member extending distally from the handle portion, and an alignment element connected transversely to a distal portion of the extension member and having a screw placement guide located thereon. In this aspect of the invention, the tool is configured so that a surgeon may operate the tool using the handle portion external to a patient's body to align the alignment element with implanted screws so that the screw placement guide indicates a desired position for implantation of an additional screw. Systems and methods for placing a rod receiving screw are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Newton, Mark Gracia, Michael S. Varieur, Carrie A. Breech
  • Publication number: 20110077688
    Abstract: Spinal anchoring methods and devices are provided that are effective to correct spinal deformities while allowing some flexibility to the spinal. In particular, the methods and devices allow a spinal fixation element to mate to several adjacent vertebrae to maintain the vertebrae at a fixed distance relative to one another, yet to allow the orientation of each vertebrae relative to the fixation element to adjust as the orientation of the patient's spine changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Slivka, Hassan A. Serhan, Peter Newton
  • Patent number: 7909826
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating spinal deformities are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a low-profile spinal anchoring device is provided for receiving a spinal fixation element, such as a tether, therethrough. The device generally includes a staple body that is adapted to seat a spinal fixation element, a fastening element for fixing the staple body to bone, and a locking assembly for coupling a spinal fixation element to the staple body. In one embodiment, the locking assembly includes a washer that is adapted to couple to the staple body such that the spinal fixation is disposed therebetween, and a locking nut that is adapted to engage the staple body to mate the washer to the staple body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan A. Serhan, Michael A. Slivka, Mathew Hannen, Peter Newton, Michael Nilsson