Patents by Inventor Richard G. Fessler

Richard G. Fessler 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: 11103289
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interspinous process fusion device, a method of fabricating the interspinous process fusion device, and a surgical method for maintaining a space between two spinous processes in a spine of a patient using the fusion device. The interspinous process fusion device including a distal tip member, a middle plate, a proximal plate, an elongate member, and a plurality of movable wings. The elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second end. The distal tip member is connected to the first end of the elongate member, the proximal plate is connected to the second end of the elongate member, and the middle plate and plurality of wings are positioned intermediate the distal tip member and the proximal plate along the longitudinal axis to form the interspinous process fusion device assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Fessler
  • Publication number: 20210212737
    Abstract: Implant systems in some embodiments such as midline incision implant systems may generally include an insertion guide assembly and a plate, which define fixation trajectories. In other embodiments such as a percutaneous implant system may generally include a first a plate, an insertion guide, and a separate second insertion guide, which define fixation trajectories. Surgical methods include use of the implant systems with the plates, and use of plates alone, for installing bone fusion systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey NYCZ, Jon C. SERBOUSEK, Richard G. FESSLER
  • Patent number: 11058464
    Abstract: The present invention discloses spinous process fixation devices, systems, and instruments. The spinous process fixation device includes a first member, a second member, a third member, and a fourth member. Each of the first and second members includes a body and an engagement member and the engagement member of the first member couples to the engagement portion of the second member. Each of the third and fourth members also includes a body and an engagement member and the engagement member of the third member couples to the engagement portion of the fourth member. A method of assembling the spinous process fixation device and methods of using the spinous process fixation devices are also disclosed. A reamer instrument is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. Fessler, John W. Boger
  • Publication number: 20210169459
    Abstract: Articulated instruments that include tools for disrupting and/or distracting tissue, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Helson PACHECO-SERRANT, Justin Taber, Douglas M. Lorang, Laurent B. Schaller, Patricia McHale, Michael Baldwin, Richard G. Fessler, Joshua M. Ammerman
  • Publication number: 20210113347
    Abstract: A disc replacement device including a first body member with a convex articulation surface and a second body member with a concave articulation surface is disclosed. When operably positioned, the convex articulation surface engages the concave articulation surface to provide for movement therebetween. The disc replacement device also includes a first opening in the first body member and a second opening in the second body member, wherein the openings are angled and extends from the front aspects of the body members through the external surfaces. The disc replacement device further includes at least two bone fasteners for insertion into the first and second openings to secure the disc replacement device to a first and second vertebra. An interbody motion device and fusion implant, as well as a surgical method for implantation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. FESSLER, John W. BOGER, Frank S. BONO
  • Patent number: 10856996
    Abstract: A disc replacement device including a first body member with a convex articulation surface and a second body member with a concave articulation surface is disclosed. When operably positioned, the convex articulation surface engages the concave articulation surface to provide for movement therebetween. The disc replacement device also includes a first opening in the first body member and a second opening in the second body member, wherein the openings are angled and extends from the front aspects of the body members through the external surfaces. The disc replacement device further includes at least two bone fasteners for insertion into the first and second openings to secure the disc replacement device to a first and second vertebra. An interbody motion device and fusion implant, as well as a surgical method for implantation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. Fessler, John W. Boger, Frank S. Bono
  • Publication number: 20200345401
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for distracting tissue. The devices and methods may include insertion of first and second elongated members into the space between two tissue layers, with an augmenting elongated member at least partially inserted therebetween to form a distraction device between the tissues to be distracted. At least one of the first and second elongated members may be formed of a flexible core member with a plurality of rigid veneer members spaced along the length of the core member. At least one of the elongated members may include a shaping member that automatically moves from a generally linear configuration to a generally less linear configuration. A deployment catheter may include a deformable distal end to allow augmentation of the tissue distraction device during implantation. An injection aid may be provided for introducing a filler material into an interior defined by a deployed tissue distraction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Patricia McHale, James K. Lee, Douglas M. Lorang, Laurent B. Schaller, Sandeep Kunwar, Richard G. Fessler, Frederick Serrahsu, Helson Pacheco-Serrant
  • Publication number: 20200246156
    Abstract: A prosthetic system for implantation between upper and lower vertebrae having an upper joint component and a lower joint component. The joint is adapted for implantation within a disc space between the upper and lower vertebrae, allowing the upper and lower vertebrae to move relative to one another. The system further includes a bridge component extending posteriorly from the lower joint component and from the disc space, with the bridge component having a lower contact surface configured for engaging a resected bone surface of a pedicle of the lower vertebrae. The distal end of the bridge component comprises a connection component adapted to receive a fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas CARLS, Eric LANGE, Danny BRADDOCK, JR., Steven C. HUMPHREYS, Scott D. HODGES, Richard G. FESSLER, Jeffrey ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10631995
    Abstract: A prosthetic system for implantation between upper and lower vertebrae comprises an upper joint component. The upper joint component comprises an upper contact surface and an upper articulation surface. The system further includes a lower joint component. The lower joint component comprises a lower contact surface and a lower articulation surface configured to movably engage the upper articulation surface to form an articulating joint. The articulating joint is adapted for implantation within a disc space between the upper and lower vertebrae, allowing the upper and lower vertebrae to move relative to one another. The system further includes a bridge component extending posteriorly from one of either the upper or lower joint components and from the disc space. The bridge component has a distal end opposite the one of the either upper or lower joint components. The distal end of the bridge component comprises a connection component adapted to receive a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3SPINE SEZC
    Inventors: Thomas Carls, Eric Lange, Danny Braddock, Jr., Steven C. Humphreys, Scott D Hodges, Richard G Fessler, Jeffrey Zhang
  • Patent number: 10517644
    Abstract: The present invention discloses single level fusion systems and methods of use. The single level fusion systems include a first fastener, a second fastener, and a connector to secure the first fastener to the second fastener. The method of assembling a single level fusion system including obtaining a first fastener, a second fastener, and a connector, securing the first fastener to the connector, and securing the second fastener to the connector. Methods of using the single level fusion systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. Fessler, Richard David Fessler, Jon C. Serbousek, Jill A. Serbousek, Jeffrey Nycz, John W. Boger
  • Publication number: 20190358050
    Abstract: An oblique expanding fusion cage device including a body with a superior portion and an inferior portion. The superior portion and the inferior portion have a proximal end and a distal end. The fusion cage device also includes a pathway, an opening, and an expanding member. The pathway travels from the proximal end to the distal end of the device between the superior and inferior portions. The opening in the proximal end of the body enables access to the pathway. The expanding member may be re movably inserted into the opening and is moveable toward the distal end of the body, wherein the expanding member engages the superior portion and the inferior portion as the expanding member moves distally within the pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. FESSLER
  • Patent number: 10369012
    Abstract: An oblique expanding fusion cage device including a body with a superior portion and an inferior portion. The superior portion and the inferior portion have a proximal end and a distal end. The fusion cage device also includes a pathway, an opening, and an expanding member. The pathway travels from the proximal end to the distal end of the device between the superior and inferior portions. The opening in the proximal end of the body enables access to the pathway. The expanding member may be removably inserted into the opening and is moveable toward the distal end of the body, wherein the expanding member engages the superior portion and the inferior portion as the expanding member moves distally within the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Fessler
  • Publication number: 20190183532
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes implant systems, devices, implants, guides, instruments and methods of use. The insertion guide including a base member having a first opening with a first trajectory and a second opening with a second trajectory, a connecting member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the base member and a locking block coupled to the second end of the connecting member. The locking block has a first guide hole and a second guide hole. The implant including a body including a first hole at a first end of the body, a second hole at a second end of the body, and a locking opening positioned between the first hole and the second hole. Methods of using the implant systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jon C. SERBOUSEK, Jeffrey NYCZ, Richard David FESSLER, Jill A. SERBOUSEK, Richard G. FESSLER
  • Publication number: 20190159813
    Abstract: The present invention discloses spinous process fixation devices, systems, and instruments. The spinous process fixation device includes a first member, a second member, a third member, and a fourth member. Each of the first and second members includes a body and an engagement member and the engagement member of the first member couples to the engagement portion of the second member. Each of the third and fourth members also includes a body and an engagement member and the engagement member of the third member couples to the engagement portion of the fourth member. A method of assembling the spinous process fixation device and methods of using the spinous process fixation devices are also disclosed. A reamer instrument is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. FESSLER, John W. BOGER
  • Publication number: 20190105084
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interspinous process fusion device, a method of fabricating the interspinous process fusion device, and a surgical method for maintaining a space between two spinous processes in a spine of a patient using the fusion device. The interspinous process fusion device including a distal tip member, a middle plate, a proximal plate, an elongate member, and a plurality of movable wings. The elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second end. The distal tip member is connected to the first end of the elongate member, the proximal plate is connected to the second end of the elongate member, and the middle plate and plurality of wings are positioned intermediate the distal tip member and the proximal plate along the longitudinal axis to form the interspinous process fusion device assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. FESSLER
  • Patent number: 10213234
    Abstract: The present invention discloses spinous process fixation devices, systems, and instruments. The spinous process fixation device includes a first member, a second member, a third member, and a fourth member. Each of the first and second members includes a body and an engagement member and the engagement member of the first member couples to the engagement portion of the second member. Each of the third and fourth members also includes a body and an engagement member and the engagement member of the third member couples to the engagement portion of the fourth member. A method of assembling the spinous process fixation device and methods of using the spinous process fixation devices are also disclosed. A reamer instrument is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G Fessler, John W Boger
  • Patent number: 10154860
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interspinous process fusion device, a method of fabricating the interspinous process fusion device, and a surgical method for maintaining a space between two spinous processes in a spine of a patient using the fusion device. The interspinous process fusion device including a distal tip member, a middle plate, a proximal plate, an elongate member, and a plurality of movable wings. The elongate member having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second end. The distal tip member is connected to the first end of the elongate member, the proximal plate is connected to the second end of the elongate member, and the middle plate and plurality of wings are positioned intermediate the distal tip member and the proximal plate along the longitudinal axis to form the interspinous process fusion device assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Fessler
  • Publication number: 20180250034
    Abstract: The present invention discloses single level fusion systems and methods of use. The single level fusion systems include a first fastener, a second fastener, and a connector to secure the first fastener to the second fastener. The method of assembling a single level fusion system including obtaining a first fastener, a second fastener, and a connector, securing the first fastener to the connector, and securing the second fastener to the connector. Methods of using the single level fusion systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard G. FESSLER, Jon C. SERBOUSEK, Jill A. SERBOUSEK, Jeffrey NYCZ
  • Publication number: 20180193161
    Abstract: An oblique expanding fusion cage device including a body with a superior portion and an inferior portion. The superior portion and the inferior portion have a proximal end and a distal end. The fusion cage device also includes a pathway, an opening, and an expanding member. The pathway travels from the proximal end to the distal end of the device between the superior and inferior portions. The opening in the proximal end of the body enables access to the pathway. The expanding member may be removably inserted into the opening and is moveable toward the distal end of the body, wherein the expanding member engages the superior portion and the inferior portion as the expanding member moves distally within the pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. FESSLER
  • Patent number: D912821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Duet Spine Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jon C. Serbousek, Jill A. Serbousek, Richard G. Fessler, Jeffrey Nycz