Patents by Inventor Richard Kana

Richard Kana 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: 10034764
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for use in spinal fusion procedures. An interbody fusion device has a first piece that is a load bearing device designed to bear the axial loading from the end plates of adjacent vertebrae. A second piece of the interbody fusion device is a retention device whose function is to prevent migration of the load bearing device. One or more fasteners secure the retention device to the vertebrae above and below the load bearing device. The fasteners cause the end plates of the vertebrae to compress the end plates to the load bearing device to facilitate proper fusion. The second piece can be configured to include lips that abut the apothyseal rings during, with the plate including bores angled such that fasteners penetrate the apothyseal rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Kana, Kevin Dunworth, Luis Duarte, Brian Burkinshaw, Mukund Gundanna, Ryan Medema
  • Patent number: 9241810
    Abstract: An interbody fusion device for fusion of vertebrae, and methods thereof. The device includes a first piece made of titanium having upper and lower surfaces configured to engage the endplates of two opposing vertebrae. The upper and lower surfaces include a plurality of barbed teeth configured to engage an endplate. The first piece includes an inner void area configured to receive a second piece. The second piece is configured to engage the first piece to slide over inner surfaces of the first piece become seated and mated in the first piece. The first and second pieces mate to form an assembled interbody fusion device that fits between two vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Mustasim Rumi, Robert J. Jones, Richard Kana, John Rossman
  • Patent number: 9114023
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for use in spinal fusion procedures. An interbody fusion device has a first piece that is a load bearing device designed to bear the axial loading from the end plates of adjacent vertebrae. A second piece of the interbody fusion device is a retention device whose function is to prevent migration of the load bearing device. One or more fasteners secure the retention device to the vertebrae above and below the load bearing device. The fasteners cause the end plates of the vertebrae to compress the end plates to the load bearing device to facilitate proper fusion. The device includes a snap in mechanism for coupling the first piece to the second piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Kana, Kevin Dunworth, John Rossman, Larry Khoo, Zachary Smith
  • Publication number: 20120277873
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for use in spinal fusion procedures. An interbody fusion device has a first piece that is a load bearing device designed to bear the axial loading from the end plates of adjacent vertebrae. A second piece of the interbody fusion device is a retention device whose function is to prevent migration of the load bearing device. One or more fasteners secure the retention device to the vertebrae above and below the load bearing device. The fasteners cause the end plates of the vertebrae to compress the end plates to the load bearing device to facilitate proper fusion. The second piece can be configured to include lips that abut the apothyseal rings during, with the plate including bores angled such that fasteners penetrate the apothyseal rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Kana, Kevin Dunworth, Luis Duarte, Brian Burkinshaw, Mukund Gundanna, Ryan Medema
  • Publication number: 20120277872
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for use in spinal fusion procedures. An interbody fusion device has a first piece that is a load bearing device designed to bear the axial loading from the end plates of adjacent vertebrae. A second piece of the interbody fusion device is a retention device whose function is to prevent migration of the load bearing device. One or more fasteners secure the retention device to the vertebrae above and below the load bearing device. The fasteners cause the end plates of the vertebrae to compress the end plates to the load bearing device to facilitate proper fusion. The device includes a snap in mechanism for coupling the first piece to the second piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Kana, Kevin Dunworth, John Rossman, Larry Khoo, Zachary Smith
  • Publication number: 20110112436
    Abstract: A distraction pin for aspiration of a bone fluid and marrow. The pin includes an elongate metallic shaft of generally uniform diameter having a proximate end. The proximate end of the shaft includes an adaptor (attachment means) and a longitudinal bore extending from the distal end to the proximate end. The distal end of the shaft includes threading adapted for screwing the shaft into bone. The distal end also includes at least two fenestrations transverse to the longitudinal bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Richard Kana, John B. Rossman
  • Publication number: 20060064104
    Abstract: A translating surgical mount used to selectively position a surgical component in one of a plurality of positions adjacent to a surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Kana, Joseph Pieczynski