Patents by Inventor Robert A. Till, Jr.

Robert A. Till, Jr. 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: 10646259
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising an implant bending device including a mating part such that the implant bending device is interchangeable with a bending module and a cutting module. The bending module having work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to a selected implant configuration. The cutting module is engageable with the spinal implant having the selected implant configuration. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, Jr., John Hengesbach
  • Publication number: 20200121374
    Abstract: An implant bending device includes a first work surface. An implant support is movable relative to the first work surface. A second work surface is movable relative to the first work surface. A sensor is connected with the work surfaces and configured to detect contact of at least one of the work surfaces with an implant. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, JR., John Hengesbach
  • Patent number: 10582968
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template configured to provide three dimensional coordinates of a selected implant configuration. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to the selected implant configuration and an implant contact sensor. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Matthew M. Morrison, Richard L. Brown, Victor D. Snyder, Robert A. Till, Jr., John Hengesbach
  • Patent number: 10524846
    Abstract: An implant bending device includes a first work surface. An implant support is movable relative to the first work surface. A second work surface is movable relative to the first work surface. A sensor is connected with the work surfaces and configured to detect contact of at least one of the work surfaces with an implant. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, Jr., John Hengesbach
  • Patent number: 10405935
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template having a base connected to vertebral tissue and a member movable relative to the base. The member includes a sensor configured to identify coordinates of one or more bone fasteners connected with the vertebral tissue. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to a selected implant configuration based on the coordinates. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, Jr., John Hengesbach, Richard L Brown, Victor D. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20180289396
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template having a base connected to vertebral tissue and a member movable relative to the base. The member includes a sensor configured to identify coordinates of one or more bone fasteners connected with the vertebral tissue. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to a selected implant configuration based on the coordinates. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, JR., John Hengesbach, Richard L. Brown, Victor D. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20180289491
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising an implant bending device including a mating part such that the implant bending device is interchangeable with a bending module and a cutting module. The bending module having work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to a selected implant configuration. The cutting module is engageable with the spinal implant having the selected implant configuration. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, JR., John Hengesbach
  • Publication number: 20180289408
    Abstract: An implant bending device includes a first work surface. An implant support is movable relative to the first work surface. A second work surface is movable relative to the first work surface. A sensor is connected with the work surfaces and configured to detect contact of at least one of the work surfaces with an implant. Systems, surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Robert A. Till, JR., John Hengesbach
  • Publication number: 20180280147
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template configured to provide three dimensional coordinates of a selected implant configuration. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to the selected implant configuration and an implant contact sensor. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: THOMAS V. MCGAHAN, MATTHEW M. MORRISON, RICHARD L. BROWN, VICTOR D. SNYDER, ROBERT A. TILL, JR., JOHN HENGESBACH
  • Patent number: 8480673
    Abstract: A cavity drill is provided, which is configured for use with a bone drill. The cavity drill includes a body. The bone drill has a first portion movably connected to a second portion. A third portion is movably connected to the second portion. The body is mounted with the third portion of the bone drill. A sheath extends from the third portion to a distal end. A curette is connected with the distal end of the bone drill. The curette is composed of retractable cutting tines/blades which are turned/powered by the bone drill motor. The curette tines can be used in a partially or fully deployed state and at low or high speed. The curette is designed to create cavities of varying size in a bone. The cavity drill and the bone drill may include a radiation protection guard and radiolucent portions. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Osteo Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Yedlicka, Robert A. Till, Jr., Nancy S. Yedlicka, Patricia M. Till
  • Patent number: 8465491
    Abstract: A radiolucent bone drill and/or impact drill is provided, which includes a first portion connected to a second portion. The first portion defines a first axis and the second portion defines a second axis. The second axis is disposed at an angle relative to the first axis. A third portion is connected to the second portion. The third portion has a shaft extending therefrom. The shaft includes a distal end configured to engage bone. The bone drill may include a radiation protection guard mounted to the first portion. Specific drill bits, access sheaths/conduits/tube, curettes, and screwdriver bits designed to be used with the devices are provided. The bone drill may be used to place an access sheath/conduit/tube/needle into a bone in a single step. Methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Osteo Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Yedlicka, Robert A. Till, Jr., Nancy S. Yedlicka, Patricia M. Till
  • Patent number: 8370977
    Abstract: A patient line management device to manage one or more patient care lines is provided. The line management device includes a line manager coupled to a support. The support is adapted to be coupled to a patient support such as a hospital bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert A. Till, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120089195
    Abstract: A self filling autograft bone screw for stabilizing and fusing bones within a body of a patient. The self filling autograft bone screw includes an elongated body member, a lumen disposed within the elongated body member, a plurality of external threads, a cutting section, and at least one opening disposed along the length of the elongated body member. A system and method for inserting a bone screw into a bone of a patient's body includes advancing and positioning a self-filling bone screw including an elongated body member, a lumen disposed within the elongated body member, a plurality of external threads, a cutting section, and at least one opening disposed along the length of the elongated body member into a bone within a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: OSTEO INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Yedlicka, Robert A. Till, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110213426
    Abstract: A self filling autograft bone screw for stabilizing and fusing bones within a body of a patient. The self filling autograft bone screw includes an elongated body member, a lumen disposed within the elongated body member, a plurality of external threads, a cutting section, and at least one opening disposed along the length of the elongated body member. A system and method for inserting a bone screw into a bone of a patient's body includes advancing and positioning a self-filling bone screw including an elongated body member, a lumen disposed within the elongated body member, a plurality of external threads, a cutting section, and at least one opening disposed along the length of the elongated body member into a bone within a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph W. Yedlicka, Robert A. Till, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110196494
    Abstract: Percutaneous interbody spine fusion devices are provided. These devices may have a number of different designs and exemplary features. One device consists of a single rotating hollow cam cage with perforations (with or without fixation anchors) and a delivery tool. Another device consists of a counter-rotating cam cage (with or without fixation anchors) and a delivery tool. A third device consists of an expanding cam with anchors and delivery tool; this device may consist of a single expanding cam or a series of expanding cams. A delivery tool is included. A fourth device consists of a spring cage; this device may be a stand-alone device, can be combined with expanding cam device, and may be incorporated into a cage. A delivery tool is included. This spring cage may or may not have fixation anchors. A fifth device consists of a random coil support device that can be used as a nuclear or spine fracture support device; a delivery tool is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Osteo Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Yedlicka, Robert A. Till, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100263123
    Abstract: A patient line management device to manage one or more patient care lines is provided. The line management device includes a line manager coupled to a support. The support is adapted to be coupled to a patient support such as a hospital bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert A. Till, JR.
  • Patent number: 7766289
    Abstract: A patient line management device to manage one or more patient care lines. The line management device includes a line manager coupled to a support. The support is adapted to be coupled to a patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert A. Till, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4587517
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting the forced opening of a door. The apparatus comprises a paper sheet with a frangible conductive path thereon. The sheet has holes therein for the passage of a retractable bolt and fasteners, which are used to secure a strike plate to a frame. The sheet is then concealed behind the strike plate and the conductive loop surrounds the fastener holes. When the door is forced open without retraction of the bolt, a crack appears on the surface of the frame surrounding the fasteners. This crack causes a break in the conductive loop. This break is then detected by a detecting device electrically connected to a part of the loop, thereby triggering an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: AT&T Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Engstrom, Robert A. Till, Jr.
  • Patent number: D297325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: American Telephone & Telegraph Company, AT&T Information Systems
    Inventors: John G. Engstrom, Henry J. Mack, Jr., John N. McGarvey, Robert A. Till, Jr., Michael P. Zambelli