Patents by Inventor Richard W. Woods

Richard W. Woods 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: 20210077267
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a spinal implant (10, 110, 210, 310, 400) is provided and includes a body portion defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, opposed side surfaces that extend between the distal and proximal end portions, and top and bottom surfaces configured and adapted to engage vertebral bodies. The top and bottom surfaces have a surface roughness between 3-4 ?m. A cavity extends through the top and bottom surfaces defining a surface area that is at least 25% of a surface area of the top surface or the bottom surface. First orifices (24, 124, 224, 324, 426a) are defined through the top surface and second orifices (34, 134, 234, 334, 426b) are defined through the bottom surface. The second orifices are connected to the first orifices by a plurality of channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas MORRISON, Richard W. WOODS, Richard PELLEGRINO, Michael PROSSER
  • Publication number: 20170150977
    Abstract: An implant includes an implantable portion and a housing. The implantable portion has a head and a shank extending from the head. The shank has a solid outer surface and defines a radius of curvature. The housing is pivotally and rotatably coupled to the head and is configured to secure a rod to the implantable portion. The housing is fixed relative to the implantable portion when a rod is secured within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: John Kostuik, Richard W. Woods, Nick Missos, Michael Barrus
  • Patent number: 9579127
    Abstract: An implant includes an implantable portion and a housing. The implantable portion has a head and a shank extending from the head. The shank has a solid outer surface and defines a radius of curvature. The housing is pivotally and rotatably coupled to the head and is configured to secure a rod to the implantable portion. The housing is fixed relative to the implantable portion when a rod is secured within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: John Kostuik, Richard W. Woods, Nick Missos, Michael Barrus
  • Patent number: 9510858
    Abstract: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the retractor spread apart to open the wound proximally. The retractor is removed by pulling it out of the wound whereby the retractor is deformed to pass over the pedicle screw head. The retractor is intended to be made of a stiff plastic material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, John Kostuik, George Picetti, Kevin R. Strauss, Michael Barrus, Larry Mcclintock, Richard W. Woods
  • Publication number: 20160296342
    Abstract: A spinal fixation assembly includes an intervertebral body and a fixation member. The intervertebral body is positionable between adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral body includes a front surface, a top surface, and a bottom surface. In particular, the top and bottom surfaces engage the respective adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral body defines a through-hole extending from the front surface toward one of the adjacent vertebral bodies. The fixation member is configured to be received through the through-hole, and includes cut features to facilitate flexing of the fixation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Richard W. Woods
  • Publication number: 20160038182
    Abstract: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the retractor spread apart to open the wound proximally. The retractor is removed by pulling it out of the wound whereby the retractor is deformed to pass over the pedicle screw head. The retractor is intended to be made of a stiff plastic material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, John Kostuik, George Picetti, Kevin R. Strauss, Michael Barrus, Larry Mcclintock, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 9161779
    Abstract: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the retractor spread apart to open the wound proximally. The retractor is removed by pulling it out of the wound whereby the retractor is deformed to pass over the pedicle screw head. The retractor is intended to be made of a stiff plastic material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, John Kostuik, George Picetti, Kevin R. Strauss, Michael Barrus, Larry McClintock, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 8956284
    Abstract: A minimally invasive retractor assembly includes a posted screw and one or more retractor blades. Each retractor blade is releasably coupled to the posted screw. The retractor blade or blades are manipulated or flexed relative to the posted screw allowing retraction of tissue surrounding the incision. The retractor is made of a biocompatible material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 8932210
    Abstract: A retraction device comprises a base and at least one retracting blade. The base has at least one tab. The retracting blade has a slotted distal end for receiving the tab of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Woods
  • Publication number: 20140277162
    Abstract: An implant includes an implantable portion and a housing. The implantable portion has a head and a shank extending from the head. The shank has a solid outer surface and defines a radius of curvature. The housing is pivotally and rotatably coupled to the head and is configured to secure a rod to the implantable portion. The housing is fixed relative to the implantable portion when a rod is secured within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: John Kostuik, Richard W. Woods, Nick Missos, Michael Barrus
  • Publication number: 20140243605
    Abstract: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the retractor spread apart to open the wound proximally. The retractor is removed by pulling it out of the wound whereby the retractor is deformed to pass over the pedicle screw head. The retractor is intended to be made of a stiff plastic material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: K2M, INC.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, John Kostuik, George Picetti, Kevin R. Strauss, Michael Barrus, Larry McClintock, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 8734338
    Abstract: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the retractor spread apart to open the wound proximally. The retractor is removed by pulling it out of the wound whereby the retractor is deformed to pass over the pedicle screw head. The retractor is intended to be made of a stiff plastic material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, John Kostuik, George Picetti, Kevin R. Strauss, Michael Barrus, Larry McClintock, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 8603098
    Abstract: Provided is a system and devices for use in the treatment and repair of moveable skeletal joints in the body of a subject. In particular, the present invention relates to the complete or partial posterior modular disc replacement of damaged or diseased fibrocartilage intervertebral discs in a subject wherein the replacement disc is capable of rotation and translation articulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Woods, Hallett H. Mathews, Richard D. Guyer, Charles S. Theofolis, Gordon D. Donald, Jean-Jaques Abitol
  • Patent number: 8317868
    Abstract: A repair system including a closure prosthesis and deployment device, and associated methods for repairing any imperfection including a flaw, hole, tear, bulge, or, in some cases, a deliberate cut or incision in any tissue including an intervertebral disc. The prosthesis has first and second side portions with a connecting central portion, and is designed to span an imperfection with opposite ends positioned on opposite sides of the imperfection. The prosthesis may include anchoring features including barbs and/or members that extend transversely. The deployment device can include a cannula for positioning the prosthesis near the imperfection, and, in some cases, a mechanism that may cause the two sides of the prosthesis to be deployed in a specific order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: JMEA Corporation
    Inventors: Mohit K. Bhatnagar, Jack Y. Yeh, James A. Sack, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 8298138
    Abstract: A device, system and method for orthopedic spine surgery using a novel screw-based retractor, disclosed herein, that allows for access to the spine through a minimally or less invasive approach. The retractor device is designed to be coupled to a pedicle screw and then to have opposed arms of the retractor spread apart to open the wound proximally. The retractor is removed by pulling it out of the wound whereby the retractor is deformed to pass over the pedicle screw head. The retractor is intended to be made of a stiff plastic material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, John Kostuik, George Picetti, Kevin R Strauss, Michael Barrus, Larry McClintock, Richard W Woods
  • Publication number: 20120190934
    Abstract: A minimally invasive retractor assembly includes a posted screw and one or more retractor blades. Each retractor blade is releasably coupled to the posted screw. The retractor blade or blades are manipulated or flexed relative to the posted screw allowing retraction of tissue surrounding the incision. The retractor is made of a biocompatible material, sterile packaged and disposable after one use. A system and method for using the retractor and performing a minimally invasive spine surgical procedure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Gorek, Richard W. Woods
  • Publication number: 20120165947
    Abstract: A repair system including a closure prosthesis and deployment device, and associated methods for repairing any imperfection including a flaw, hole, tear, bulge, or, in some cases, a deliberate cut or incision in any tissue including an intervertebral disc. The prosthesis has first and second side portions with a connecting central portion, and is designed to span an imperfection with opposite ends positioned on opposite sides of the imperfection. The prosthesis may include anchoring features including barbs and/or members that extend transversely. The deployment device can include a cannula for positioning the prosthesis near the imperfection, and, in some cases, a mechanism that may cause the two sides of the prosthesis to be deployed in a specific order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: JMEA Corporation
    Inventors: Mohit K. Bhatnagar, Jack Y. Yeh, James A. Sack, Richard W. Woods
  • Patent number: 8192494
    Abstract: Provided is a device and method for replacing a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc in the spine of a patient. The device provided having at least two units, each of the units having an articulation surface and a bone contacting surface, the articulation surfaces of each of the at least two being in articulating opposition one to the other, one of which having a convex articulation surface and the other having a complementary concave articulation surface. The bone contacting surfaces being provided with bone implantation securing elements such as keel type or spike type protrusions. Also provided is a method of implanting the device into an intervertebral space from a posterior approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: George Miz, Richard W. Woods, Kevin R. Strauss
  • Patent number: 8177847
    Abstract: A repair system including a closure prosthesis and deployment device, and associated methods for repairing any imperfection including a flaw, hole, tear, bulge, or, in some cases, a deliberate cut or incision in any tissue including an intervertebral disc. The prosthesis has first and second side portions with a connecting central portion, and is designed to span an imperfection with opposite ends positioned on opposite sides of the imperfection. The prosthesis may include anchoring features including barbs and/or members that extend transversely. The deployment device can include a cannula for positioning the prosthesis near the imperfection, and, in some cases, a mechanism that may cause the two sides of the prosthesis to be deployed in a specific order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: JMEA Corporation
    Inventors: Mohit K. Bhatnagar, Jack Y. Yeh, James A. Sack, Richard W. Woods
  • Publication number: 20120022598
    Abstract: A method for immobilizing a spine. The method includes the steps of implanting at least one low profile screw assembly into a first portion of the spine, implanting at least one bone screw assembly that is not a low profile screw into a second portion of the spine and connecting a rod to both the at least one low profile screw assembly to the at least one bone screw assembly which is not a low profile screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: K2M, INC.
    Inventors: Scott JONES, Richard W. WOODS, Andrew Thomas ROCK, Michael BARUS