Patents by Inventor Richard Pellegrino

Richard Pellegrino 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: 8333773
    Abstract: A remotely-activated injection device for use in vertebroplasty is provided to inject a flourescent probe material into a patient. The injection device includes a pump defining an injection chamber having an exit opening; an actuator; and a cable having a first end coupled to the actuator, and a second end remotely engaging the pump. The actuator remotely controls the pump by responsive movement of the cable to thereby cause injection of a flourescent probe material from the injection chamber of the pump through the exit opening to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. DiMauro, John Crombie, Richard Pellegrino, Martin A. Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20120143333
    Abstract: An intervertebral connection system wherein the bone anchor has a helical configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Christine Rusbarsky
  • Patent number: 8092528
    Abstract: An intervertebral connection system wherein the bone anchor has a helical configuration, and includes: a) a conformable synthetic ligament having a first end portion and an intermediate portion, b) an anchor having a central axis which is axially implantable into a bone in a patient's body, the anchor comprising: i) a distal head portion having a body portion that extends transverse to the central axis of the anchor, a proximal surface, a distal surface, and an axially extending throughhole; ii) a first helix extending axially from the body portion of the distal head portion and transversely engagable with the bone, the first helix having a proximal end, a distal end, and an intermediate portion having an opening, wherein the first end portion of the ligament extends through the throughhole of the distal head portion of the anchor, and wherein the intermediate portion of the ligament extends through the opening within the intermediate portion of the helix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Christine Rusbarsky
  • Patent number: 8066713
    Abstract: A remotely-activated injection device for use in vertebroplasty is provided to inject a flourescent probe material into a patient. The injection device includes a pump defining an injection chamber having an exit opening; an actuator; and a cable having a first end coupled to the actuator, and a second end remotely engaging the pump. The actuator remotely controls the pump by responsive movement of the cable to thereby cause injection of a flourescent probe material from the injection chamber of the pump through the exit opening to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. DiMauro, John Crombie, Richard Pellegrino
  • Publication number: 20110034884
    Abstract: System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a radial opening at or near the distal end of the trocar. The system includes a curveable cannula sized to be received in the central channel, the curveable cannula comprising a curveable distal end configured to be extended laterally outward from the radial opening in a curved path extending away from the trocar. The curveable cannula has a central passageway having a diameter configured allow a probe to be delivered through the central passageway to a location beyond the curved path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: RELIEVANT MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Samit Patel, Harold Carrison
  • Publication number: 20100324506
    Abstract: System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a radial opening at or near the distal end of the trocar. The system includes a curveable cannula sized to be received in the central channel, the curveable cannula comprising a curveable distal end configured to be extended laterally outward from the radial opening in a curved path extending away from the trocar. The curveable cannula has a central passageway having a diameter configured allow a probe to be delivered through the central passageway to a location beyond the curved path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: RELIEVANT MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Samit Patel, Harold Carrison
  • Publication number: 20100222777
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating an intraosseous nerve. The method includes positioning a hollow shaft through the cortical shell of a vertebral body and into a cancellous bone region of the vertebral body. The hollow shaft includes an annular wall having a longitudinal bore therein, a proximal portion and a distal portion, and a first window extending transversely through the annular wall. An electrosurgical probe is advanced within the longitudinal bore from the proximal portion toward the distal portion. The electrosurgical probe includes a first treatment element at a distal end of the probe, wherein the first treatment element being in electrical connection with a power supply. The first treatment element is slidably disposed within the longitudinal bore so that the first treatment element is advanced radially outward from the window and shaft to affect treatment of the intraosseous nerve within the cancellous bone region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: RELIEVANT MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sutton, Thomas Ryan, Samit Patel, Richard Pellegrino
  • Publication number: 20100185161
    Abstract: System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a radial opening at or near the distal end of the trocar. The system includes a curveable cannula sized to be received in the central channel, the curveable cannula comprising a curveable distal end configured to be extended laterally outward from the radial opening in a curved path extending away from the trocar. The curveable cannula has a central passageway having a diameter configured allow a probe to be delivered through the central passageway to a location beyond the curved path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: RELIEVANT MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Samit Patel, Harold Carrison
  • Patent number: 7749218
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of straddling an intraosseous nerve with an energy transmitting device to improve the therapeutic treatment of the nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Paula Papineau, John S. Crombie, Samit Patel, Thomas Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100094269
    Abstract: System and methods are shown having a tube-within-tube assembly with a deployable curved deflectable tube or cannula that deploys from a straight cannula or trocar. The curved cannula has pre-curved distal end to create an angular range of 0° to 180° when fully deployed from the straight trocar. The curve is configured such that the flexible element carrying a treatment device can navigate through the angular range of deployment of the curved cannula. The curved cannula allows the flexible element to navigate through a curve within bone without veering off towards an unintended direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: RELIEVANT MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Samit Patel, Harold Carrison
  • Publication number: 20090270872
    Abstract: A remotely-activated injection device for use in vertebroplasty is provided to inject a flourescent probe material into a patient. The injection device includes a pump defining an injection chamber having an exit opening; an actuator; and a cable having a first end coupled to the actuator, and a second end remotely engaging the pump. The actuator remotely controls the pump by responsive movement of the cable to thereby cause injection of a flourescent probe material from the injection chamber of the pump through the exit opening to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. DiMauro, John Crombie, Richard Pellegrino, Martin A. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7594888
    Abstract: An expandable port for minimally invasive surgery includes a first section, a second section, and at least one intermediate section. The port is expandable from a closed configuration in which the first section is proximate the second section along at least a portion of a length of the first section to an expanded configuration in which the first section is spaced apart from the second section. The intermediate portion spans a gap between the first section and the second section when the port is in the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Depuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Raymond, Shinikequa White, Richard Pellegrino, Anthony Carlone, William Frasier, Connie Marchek, Brian Murphy, Stephen Connolly, Nicholas Pavento, Sara Dziedzic
  • Patent number: 7531002
    Abstract: A prosthetic endplate having articulation surfaces whose relative positions can be post-operatively adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Depuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Karl Sutton, Edward John Crowe, Kristy Lynn Davis, Michael O'Neil, Richard Pellegrino, Hassan Serhan
  • Publication number: 20080039856
    Abstract: A remotely-activated injection device for use in vertebroplasty is provided to inject a flourescent probe material into a patient. The injection device includes a pump defining an injection chamber having an exit opening; an actuator; and a cable having a first end coupled to the actuator, and a second end remotely engaging the pump. The actuator remotely controls the pump by responsive movement of the cable to thereby cause injection of a flourescent probe material from the injection chamber of the pump through the exit opening to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas DiMauro, John Crombie, Richard Pellegrino, Martin Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7326203
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for incrementally advancing functional probes through tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Depuy Acromed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Papineau, Richard Pellegrino, John S. Crombie, Samit Patel, Jeffrey Sutton
  • Publication number: 20070270854
    Abstract: A bone anchoring device for securing suture or cable within a bone hole of a bone includes an anchor member and a cable. The anchor member includes engagement ribs and an axial cutout. The axial cutout further includes a cutout surface and at least one pin that extends radially outward from the cutout surface. The cable is secured to the anchor member by penetrating the cable with the pins that extend radially from the axial cutout surface, such that the cable distal end aligns with the anchor distal end and that the cable proximal end extends beyond the anchor proximal end. This results in a bone anchoring device in which failure due to low pullout strength of the cable is greatly minimized or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Zhigang Li, Kevin Cooper, Raymond Shissias, Richard Pellegrino, Douglas LaSota, Jonathan Fanger
  • Publication number: 20070260237
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrosurgical device having a hollow shaft, an electrically conductive distal tip that is also adapted for penetrating bone, and an intermediate electrically insulating spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sutton, Thomas Ryan, Samit Patel, Richard Pellegrino
  • Publication number: 20070208366
    Abstract: A tissue expander system for expanding tissue, skin and muscle along a pathway to a surgical site through a minimally invasive incision includes a tissue expander having a plurality of arms adapted to bear against tissue, the plurality of arms coupled at a first end to an actuating member and at a second end to a shaft, movement of the actuating member relative to the shaft adjusts the arms between a first position having a first diameter and a second position having second diameter greater than the first diameter and an outer sleeve having a lumen sized and shaped to receive the tissue expander in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Sean Selover, Sara Dziedzic
  • Patent number: 7258690
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrosurgical device having a hollow shaft, an electrically conductive distal tip that is also adapted for penetrating bone, and an intermediate electrically insulating spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sutton, Thomas Ryan, Samit Patel, Richard Pellegrino
  • Publication number: 20060276895
    Abstract: An intervertebral connection system wherein the bone anchor has a helical configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Christine Rubarsky