Patents by Inventor Robert A. Rhoads

Robert A. Rhoads 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: 20240000582
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11786377
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20220079774
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert A. Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20210346172
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11065128
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20180250142
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 10034773
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Patent number: 9980824
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 9867715
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, III, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Publication number: 20170086985
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Publication number: 20170014242
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, III, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Patent number: 9539103
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Patent number: 9474622
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, III, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Publication number: 20160235548
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Noah Hansell, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Publication number: 20160058564
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20160058563
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20160058571
    Abstract: An implant for therapeutically separating bones of a joint has two endplates each having an opening through the endplate, and at least one ramped surface on a side opposite a bone engaging side. A frame is slideably connected to the endplates to enable the endplates to move relative to each other at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the implant, in sliding connection with the frame. An actuator screw is rotatably connected to the frame. A carriage forms an open area aligned with the openings in the endplates. The openings in the endplates pass through the carriage to form an unimpeded passage from bone to bone of the joint. The carriage has ramps which mate with the ramped surfaces of the endplates, wherein when the carriage is moved by rotation of the actuator screw, the endplates move closer or farther apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Colm McLaughlin, Daniel Davenport, Robert W. Trout, III, Robert Rhoads, George Howard
  • Publication number: 20160058565
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20140230919
    Abstract: A valve for controlling the flow of a waste gas stream received from an industrial process is disclosed. The valve includes ducts to permit entry of the stream for removal of harmful VOCs and exit of the treated gas stream to the atmosphere. The valve includes several open frames extending radially from a central axis. A distribution blade mounted on the axis rotates between two positions to control the flow of the stream through the open frames during processing. A seal ring mounted to each open frame forms a seal with the distribution blade when in contact with the frame. Pressurized air delivered within the seal ring during contact with the blade acts to significantly reduce of the gas stream from within the valve to the atmosphere during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Rhoads
  • Publication number: 20060252115
    Abstract: The ability to synthesize capped RNA transcripts in vitro has been of considerable value in a variety of applications. However, one-third to one-half of the caps have, until now, been incorporated in the reverse orientation. Such reverse caps impair the translation of in vitro-synthesized mRNAs. Novel cap analogues, such as P1-3?-deoxy-7-methylguanosine-5? P3-guanosine-5? triphosphate and P1-3?-O,7-dimethylguanosine-5? P3-guanosine-5? triphosphate, have been designed that are incapable of being incorporated into RNA in the reverse orientation. Transcripts produced with SP6 polymerase using “anti-reverse” cap analogues were of the predicted length. Analysis of the transcripts indicated that reverse caps were not formed. The in vitro translational efficiency of transcripts with the novel “anti-reverse” cap analogues was significantly higher than that of transcripts formed with conventional caps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Darzynkiewicz, Robert Rhoads, Janusz Stepinski