Patents by Inventor Randall Allard

Randall Allard 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).

  • Publication number: 20200289738
    Abstract: A centrifuge having a housing containing a rotational mechanism and a centrifugal container having a longitudinal axis. The rotational mechanism has a circuit including an electrical motor, a switch, and an internal electrical power source. The centrifugal container is operably connected to the rotational mechanism through the housing, and is rotatable about the longitudinal axis. The centrifuge is portable and is for single use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: ABC Med Tech Corp.
    Inventors: Randall ALLARD, William Bradley LYDENS, Polly ALLARD
  • Patent number: 9066816
    Abstract: A multi-piece intervertebral disc augmentation implant that may be assembled within the annulus fibrosus is disclosed. The implant may be guided into a precise location through a relatively small opening in the annulus fibrosus with the aid of an elongated guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Allard, Robert S. Biscup, Thomas Carls, Jason Eckhardt, Tom Francis, Clayton G. Leroux, Robert B. Rice
  • Patent number: 9011538
    Abstract: A multi-piece intervertebral disc augmentation implant that may be assembled within the annulus fibrosus is disclosed. The implant may be guided into a precise location through a relatively small opening in the annulus fibrosus with the aid of an elongated guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Allard, Robert S. Biscup, Thomas Carls, Jason Eckhardt, Tom Francis, Clayton G. Leroux, Robert B. Rice
  • Publication number: 20110320001
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device for promoting fusion of first and second vertebrae comprises first and second endplate modules. Each endplate module includes an outer surface adapted to interface with vertebral bone and an opposite inner surface. The endplate modules further include an attachment feature. A central module is adapted to extend between the first and second endplate modules and is further adapted for connection with the attachment feature. A through passage extends through the outer and inner surfaces of the each of the first and second endplates and through the central module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hughes, Randall Allard, Robert Rice
  • Patent number: 8057545
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device for promoting fusion of first and second vertebrae comprises first and second endplate modules. Each endplate module includes an outer surface adapted to interface with vertebral bone and an opposite inner surface. The endplate modules further include an attachment feature. A central module is adapted to extend between the first and second endplate modules and is further adapted for connection with the attachment feature. A through passage extends through the outer and inner surfaces of the each of the first and second endplates and through the central module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Hughes, Randall Allard, Robert Rice
  • Patent number: 8048119
    Abstract: A surgical procedure and apparatus according to which force is applied to a member to compress the member, and the member is retained in its compressed state while it is inserted between two anatomical structures. The member is then allowed to move from its compressed state towards its original state and into engagement with the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelien Bruneau, Eric C. Lange, Kent M. Anderson, Randall Allard
  • Patent number: 7967862
    Abstract: A method for implanting an articulating intervertebral disc prosthesis into an intervertebral disc space comprises surgically accessing the intervertebral disc space through an opening on a first lateral side of the intervertebral disc space and inserting a first half of the articulating intervertebral disc prosthesis through the opening and into the intervertebral disc space. The method further comprises inserting a second half of the articulating intervertebral disc prosthesis through the opening on the first lateral side of the intervertebral disc space and positioning the first half of the articulating intervertebral disc prosthesis on a second lateral side of the intervertebral disc space. The method also comprises positioning the second half of the articulating intervertebral disc prosthesis on the first lateral side of the intervertebral disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Allard, Alex Kunzler, Anthony Finazzo, Vincent Bryan, Carlos Gil, Robert Conta
  • Patent number: 7901459
    Abstract: An artificial spinal joint for creating at least a portion of a coupling between a superior vertebra and an inferior vertebra is disclosed. The artificial spinal joint comprises a first arthroplasty half comprising a first articulating joint replacement component for placement in an intervertebral disc space between the superior and inferior vertebrae, a first posterior joint replacement component, and a first bridge component coupled between the first articulating joint replacement component and the first posterior joint replacement component. The artificial spinal joint further comprises a second arthroplasty half comprising a second articulating joint replacement component for placement in an intervertebral disc space between the superior and inferior vertebrae, a second posterior joint replacement component, and a second bridge component coupled between the second articulating joint replacement component and the second posterior joint replacement component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Hodges, Steven C. Humphreys, Marc M. Peterman, Randall Allard
  • Patent number: 7875059
    Abstract: Spinal support members having varying stiffnesses are disclosed. In one embodiment, an elongated spinal prosthetic includes a pair of curved elongated portions. The portions are formed of materials having different stiffness characteristics such that the stiffness of the prosthetic varies along its length. In another embodiment, an elongated spinal implant includes a pair of threadedly engaged elongated sections. The first section is formed of a first material having a first rigidity. The second section has an inner portion formed of the first material and an outer portion formed of a second material. The second material is less rigid than the first material. In another embodiment, a modular spinal rod is provided. The modular spinal rod includes a pair of connectable rod portions with different stiffness characteristics. In yet another embodiment, a kit for a modular spinal rod includes a plurality of connectable modular rod portions having different stiffness characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Patterson, Michael S. Veldman, Randall Allard
  • Patent number: 7806933
    Abstract: A motion-preserving implant device for insertion between two bones is disclosed. The motion-preserving implant includes a first plate for engaging with a first bone and a second plate for engaging with a second bone. An articulation member is positioned between the two plates and a motion-controlling member attached to one or both of the plates. In some embodiments, the motion-controlling member is configured to constrain, dampen, and/or bumper the relative motion between the two plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: William Sears, Randall Allard, Hai Trieu, Frank Bono
  • Publication number: 20100185286
    Abstract: A multi-piece intervertebral disc augmentation implant that may be assembled within the annulus fibrosus is disclosed. The implant may be guided into a precise location through a relatively small opening in the annulus fibrosus with the aid of an elongated guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Allard, Jason Eckhardt, Tom Francis, Thomas Carls, Robert Rice
  • Publication number: 20100185287
    Abstract: A multi-piece intervertebral disc augmentation implant that may be assembled within the annulus fibrosus is disclosed. The implant may be guided into a precise location through a relatively small opening in the annulus fibrosus with the aid of an elongated guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Allard, Jason Eckhardt, Tom Francis, Thomas Carls, Robert Rice
  • Patent number: 7637955
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant comprises a first member for engaging a first vertebral body and a second member for engaging a second vertebral body. The first member has a first surface with a first curve, and the second member has a second surface with a second curve. The first member is translatable with respect to the second member and the second curve is positioned within the first curve to bias the first and second curved surfaces towards central alignment along a longitudinal axis passing through the first and second vertebral bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Inventors: Greg Marik, Kevin Foley, Tom Francis, Randall Allard
  • Patent number: 7556651
    Abstract: An artificial spinal joint for creating at least a portion of a coupling between a superior vertebra and an inferior vertebra comprises a first joint half comprising a first intervertebral articulating assembly, a first rostral connection assembly, and a first caudal connection assembly. The joint further comprises a second joint half comprising a second intervertebral articulating assembly, a second rostral connection assembly, and a second caudal connection assembly. The joint further comprises a constraint component extending between the first rostral connection assembly and the first caudal connection assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventors: Steven C. Humphreys, Scott D. Hodges, Marc M. Peterman, Lukas G. Eisermann, Randall Allard
  • Publication number: 20080177388
    Abstract: Spinal support members having varying stiffnesses are disclosed. In one embodiment, an elongated spinal prosthetic includes a pair of curved elongated portions. The portions are formed of materials having different stiffness characteristics such that the stiffness of the prosthetic varies along its length. In another embodiment, an elongated spinal implant includes a pair of threadedly engaged elongated sections. The first section is formed of a first material having a first rigidity. The second section has an inner portion formed of the first material and an outer portion formed of a second material. The second material is less rigid than the first material. In another embodiment, a modular spinal rod is provided. The modular spinal rod includes a pair of connectable rod portions with different stiffness characteristics. In yet another embodiment, a kit for a modular spinal rod includes a plurality of connectable modular rod portions having different stiffness characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Patterson, Michael S. Veldman, Randall Allard
  • Publication number: 20080161921
    Abstract: Spinal prosthetic devices having selectable and/or changeable centers of rotation are disclosed. In one aspect, a spinal prosthesis kit includes a first component, a second component, and a plurality of inserts. The first component has a first articulating surface that includes a first articulating structure. The second component has a second articulating surface with a recessed opening adapted to receive one of the plurality of inserts. Each of the plurality of inserts includes a second articulating structure adapted to moveably mate with the first articulating structure. The second articulating structure is positioned in a different location on each of the plurality of inserts. In some embodiments, the articulating structures are moveably mating projections and recesses. In another aspect, a revisable prosthetic device having a first component, a second component, and an insert is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Tommy Carls, Jeffrey Zhang, Randall Allard, Chris Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080161930
    Abstract: Spinal prosthetic devices having various engagement structures are disclosed. In one aspect a spinal prosthesis system comprises a first component with a first engagement structure extending from a surface of the first component at an oblique angle and a second component with a second engagement structure extending from a surface of the component at an oblique angle. In another aspect, a pair of flange members extend from the first engagement surface at an oblique angle such that the flange members are substantially perpendicular to one another. In another aspect, a first flange member extends transversely from the first engagement surface at a first oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of the surface and a second flange member extends transversely from the first engagement surface at a second oblique angle to the longitudinal axis such that the flange members are non-parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Tommy Carls, Jeffrey Zhang, Randall Allard, Charles Brian Murrell
  • Publication number: 20080058939
    Abstract: An intervertebral fusion device for promoting fusion of first and second vertebrae comprises first and second endplate modules. Each endplate module includes an outer surface adapted to interface with vertebral bone and an opposite inner surface. The endplate modules further include an attachment feature. A central module is adapted to extend between the first and second endplate modules and is further adapted for connection with the attachment feature. A through passage extends through the outer and inner surfaces of the each of the first and second endplates and through the central module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Hughes, Randall Allard, Robert Rice
  • Patent number: D852961
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Energize Medical LLC
    Inventors: John Ellenz, Randall Allard
  • Patent number: D907796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ABC Med Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Allard, Polly Allard, Greg Marik