Patents by Inventor Rahul Vaidya

Rahul Vaidya 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: 8814917
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method and construct for temporary or definitive minimally invasive treatment of broken long bones such as a femur or humerus. The method includes the steps of tunneling an elongated plate subcutaneously in the subcutaneous fat layer parallel to the fractured long bone; and attaching the ends of the elongated plate to the fractured long bone. The elongated plate remains disposed in the subcutaneous fat layer and away from, but parallel to the long bone once attached to the long bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8814866
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for construct for temporary or definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Fixation means are affixed to the ilia and both a rigid, subcutaneous anteriorly bowed elongated plate and a subcutaneous posterior plate are connected between the fixation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8814916
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method and construct for temporary or definitive minimally invasive treatment of a broken humerus. The method includes the steps of tunneling an elongated plate subcutaneously in the subcutaneous fat layer substantially parallel to the fractured humerus; and attaching the ends of the elongated plate to the fractured humerus. The elongated plate remains disposed in the subcutaneous fat layer and away from, but parallel to the humerus once attached to the humerus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8609003
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming any size antibiotic impregnated bone cement (AIBC) intramedullary (IM) nail. The cement nail is formed around a base support or base IM nail. The apparatus includes a molded plastic tube device to form the shape of the cement IM nail and plastic spacers which position the molded plastic tube around the base support or base IM nail for formation of the cement nail. The AIBC material may be any of the known antibiotic loaded/impregnated bone cements that are commercially available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8398635
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for construct for temporary or definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Fixation means are affixed to the ilia in the supra-acetabular position and a rigid, subcutaneous anteriorly bowed elongated plate is connected between the fixation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8398686
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method and construct for temporary or definitive minimally invasive treatment of broken long bones such as a femur or humerus. The method includes the steps of tunneling an elongated plate subcutaneously in the subcutaneous fat layer parallel to the fractured long bone; and attaching the ends of the elongated plate to the fractured long bone. The elongated plate remains disposed in the subcutaneous fat layer and away from, but parallel to the long bone once attached to the long bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20120259370
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for construct for temporary or definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Fixation means are affixed to the ilia and both a rigid, subcutaneous anteriorly bowed elongated plate and a subcutaneous posterior plate are connected between the fixation means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20120226324
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Pedicle screws are affixed to the ilia and a rigid, bowed fixation rod is connected between the pedicle screws. Preferably the pedicle screws are attached to the supra-acetabular area of each of the ilium of the pelvis and the fixation rod is bowed anteriorly away from the pelvis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20120158005
    Abstract: A blocking screw insertion guide useful for proper alignment of blocking screws used in intramedullary nail fixation of fractured long bones. The insertion guide including a intramedullary nail dummy head consisting of a short segment of the proximal portion of an intramedullary nail; a nail insertion handle of the type used to insert intramedullary nails; and a blocking screw guide portion. The invention also includes a method of intramedullary nail fixation of fractured long bones using the inventive blocking screw insertion guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Patent number: 8177785
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Pedicle screws are affixed to the ilia and a rigid, bowed fixation rod is connected between the pedicle screws. Preferably the pedicle screws are attached to the supra-acetabular area of each of the ilium of the pelvis and the fixation rod is bowed anteriorly away from the pelvis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20120089148
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming any size antibiotic impregnated bone cement (AIBC) intramedullary (IM) nail. The cement nail is formed around a base support or base IM nail. The apparatus includes a molded plastic tube device to form the shape of the cement IM nail and plastic spacers which position the molded plastic tube around the base support or base IM nail for formation of the cement nail. The AIBC material may be any of the known antibiotic loaded/impregnated bone cements that are commercially available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20120010665
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method and construct for temporary or definitive minimally invasive treatment of a broken humerus. The method includes the steps of tunneling an elongated plate subcutaneously in the subcutaneous fat layer substantially parallel to the fractured humerus; and attaching the ends of the elongated plate to the fractured humerus. The elongated plate remains disposed in the subcutaneous fat layer and away from, but parallel to the humerus once attached to the humerus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20110130794
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method and construct for temporary or definitive minimally invasive treatment of broken long bones such as a femur or humerus. The method includes the steps of tunneling an elongated plate subcutaneously in the subcutaneous fat layer parallel to the fractured long bone; and attaching the ends of the elongated plate to the fractured long bone. The elongated plate remains disposed in the subcutaneous fat layer and away from, but parallel to the long bone once attached to the long bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20100280554
    Abstract: A novel spinal stabilization instrumentation construct and method for use after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. The instrumentation construct consists of single pedicle screw attached to a translaminar screw with a rod (V construct). The V construct is superior to unilateral pedicle screws (UPS) construct in all movements except right lateral bending and left axial rotation and compares favorably with the unilateral pedicle screws with a translaminar screw. It provides bilateral fixation with minimal implant load and preserves the anatomical integrity of the superior facet joint. The construct offers significant advantages of reduction in surgical time, duration of hospitalization, cost of implants and a possibility of decreased incidence of adjacent segment disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20100198267
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for construct for temporary or definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Fixation means are affixed to the ilia in the supra-acetabular position and a rigid, subcutaneous anteriorly bowed elongated plate is connected between the fixation means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya
  • Publication number: 20100094290
    Abstract: The instant invention is a novel method for definitive pelvic stabilization. The method uses the already established principles of anterior external fixation combined with internal hardware placed in a minimally invasive fashion. Pedicle screws are affixed to the ilia and a rigid, bowed fixation rod is connected between the pedicle screws. Preferably the pedicle screws are attached to the supra-acetabular area of each of the ilium of the pelvis and the fixation rod is bowed anteriorly away from the pelvis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Rahul Vaidya